Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our Fall Decor 2010

With the first cool temperatures of fall came the urge to bust out the Fall decor! And believe me, I have plenty of it! But this year, I wanted something different. I usually lean toward the usual oranges, browns, and reds. Here are last year’s fall decorations (and our fireplace wasn’t painted yet! So strange!")




It’s come a long way, no? but this year, I wanted a little less “harvest” and a little more “hocus pocus”. So I scoured my shelves and closets and gathered as many spooktacular items as would fit on our dining room table- and threw in some of our old Halloween favorites too:


WOAH. Right? First things first: some of these items just didn’t have the sterile-creepy vibe I wanted. So it was time to give a little make over to a few items.- pumpkins, candle sticks, and little statues got a shiny new coat of creepy:



Tip: to make spraying easier, I stuck bamboo shish kabob spears through these foam pumpkins then stuck them into the ground to dry!


Then it was time to pare down and try different combinations. And the results? Well, JUST eerie enough to be Halloween, but still simple enough to stay up all Autumn long!







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My branches still had this little guy hanging on them. Cool, huh?

I’m sure these displays will change TEN times before Halloween even gets here, but for now, I really love them! So how much did I spend this year? $3. Yep. Three bucks. And that makes for an even Happier Halloween!

Come back next week for a cool DIY Halloween wreath!



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

End of Summer Sale Ends Saturday!

Don’t forget to hop on over to the End of Summer Sale Section of our shop to find fantastic deals on our discounted vintage!


Sale ends Saturday, so don’t miss out!



Seeing Spots

So apparently the big thing this fall is leopard print.  I was skeptical. I hate to say it, but I was. I mean, leopard print? Really? How unoriginal is that? But then I started seeing it everywhere- bags, shoes, coats, scarves- and I have to admit. I’m a fan- let me rephrase: I’m a fan as long as it’s done correctly. When it comes to leopard print, the “Less-is-More” approach is key!

Number of leopard print items in my closet: ZERO. Zilch. Nada. None. This must change… I’m hoping for one or two simple items to accent my wardrobe. I’d love to have a silk scarf for my neck or hair! And probably some shoes. Yes. Leopard print shoes are a must! And maybe a bag? The important thing is to limit your picks to one or two pieces per outfit. So what would I choose?

Leopard For Fall

I love the idea of classic basics with unexpected pops of contrasting leopard and floral. Super chic!
How are you wearing your leopard this fall?!
(outfit details below)

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Makings of a Weekend


This weekend went a little off course- in all the best ways.  I had plans to do so many things, but the perfect weather distracted me and I only got to a couple of them!  There were walks to the park with Lucy and her best friend “ball”.


A good reminder along the way seemed to encourage my laziness…

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We reached new heights of “obsessed” when we visited the Barking Dog Bakery and picked up some Fall-themed loot for Lucy.

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I did get around to putting up my Fall Decorations and went with a bit of a different theme this year.  I scoured the house high and low for items that I thought would fit. (Come back later this week to see how this mash-up of monster madness turned into a Halloween Scheme!)


And I got around to some DIY projects:




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I hope your weekend was perfect in every way… Have a wonderful Monday!



Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Weekend!

It’s the first weekend of fall! I’ll be working on  Red Dirt Revival stuff tonight while Ryan’s in class (don’t forget the Red Dirt Revival End of Summer Sale is still going on!), tomorrow we’ll be tiling, and Sunday is reserved for fellowship at Frontline, grocery shopping and a DIY project!  I plan on picking up some ingredients for apple cider and something Autumn-ish to bake!

What are your plans? Any fall festivities? Fair food? Pumpkin picking? Baking?! I KNOW some of you are baking, so tell me what you’re making (and when to be there…) Also, have you started decorating for fall? I started to pull mine out last weekend, then I sort of chickened out and only put up two or three things.. I have TONS! Is it time?!

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Most of all, have a lovely weekend!



Thursday, September 23, 2010


This Gig Poster for Joanna Newsom (designed by The Small Stakes) is inspiring me in both my tattoo design and a business card design for Red Dirt Revival!  That font!  See more awesome gig posters at well medicated.



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Finally Fall

Well, sorta. Oklahoma has this annoying way of NOT having a fall season until November or so.  And while Fall temperatures might be a month away, the fall season will officially hit today! Fall is my absolute favorite season and I’m super excited about all the fun activities to come! Some of my favorites?

Going to the State Fair!



Pumpkin Picking and carving!





(Ryan’s pumpkin had a Batman mouth, mine was a vampire skeleton, and Lucy’s was a bone!)

Apple treats (caramel apples, apple cider, and apple pie are my favorites!)

Pumpkin Ale!


And of course, my favorite thing about Fall (or the ENTIRE year!) HALLOWEEN!!!

It’s really embarrassing how much I love Halloween. I just love all things creepy! I won’t even get a chance to dress up this year (unless someone is having a costume party and wants to invite me…. and no, I’m not above soliciting Halloween Party invites online. Take that as you will.)

I hope you’re kicking off Fall the right way- with some Pumpkin Ale!