The Wasteland Pub

Check out my latest spooky and fabulously fun video all about my Wasteland Pub display. I shot this little video during two different Halloween photoshoots I did today. Stay tuned for that. Enjoy my  youtube video here and make sure to subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t already.

My new Halloween Decorations

This is my first official Halloween post. This is the time of year where I get to finally break out the Halloween decorations. Actually last month is when I started pulling them out but what’s the difference. When I know the stores are taking out their seasonal stuff I always tell myself that I will only buy one new Halloween decoration for my collection. Sadly, that never happens.

I do make a lot of Halloween decorations for my home and to sell but I love shopping for Halloween. Even if I go into a store and don’t plan on buying anything, I still enjoy looking. It’s very therapeutic.

   Here are just some of my new pieces I picked up for Halloween this year as well as a new decoration that I made. I emphasized some because there is a lot more spooky items in my house that aren’t shown here. This is only the start of my Halloween posts and articles so stay tuned for some fun stuff and enjoy.

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I love my new black pumpkins. The spike studded ones are very cool and ‘rock and roll’ and the smaller ones, I will be lighting up underneath with an electric tea light.

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This bronze skull and roses mirror is actually really beautiful and works well with my Snow White evil poison apple spell book.

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This is probably one of my favorite things I bought. I’ve always wanted to get some cool Halloween displays but one that was unique that not everyone would have. This Wasteland Pub light up display was the perfect thing. I love all the details and how it looks when it’s turned on.

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This cool antique style type writer works perfectly in my hall way alongside my golden claw hourglass timer with black sand.

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This top hat skull piece I actually made. I found a wreath that was absolutely destroyed and found the skull piece. I ended up turning the wreath into a small spooky broom. I attached the skull on top, which wasn’t easy, and added some extra glittery jewels to it. I then attached the pumpkin, the rose, and leaves. It doesn’t look perfect but it’s still fun.

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All I can say is that this sign is perfect for me, especially if you know me and know what my latest art installation I’m working on is. I love this sign.

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The Witches’s shoe and the “Little Shop of Horrors” plant were the first two new Halloween decorations I bought this for this year. They are both so cute.

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I’ve never had a wreath before and this year I decided to finally treat myself to a really cool skeleton one which I’m very happy with.

Make sure to leave a LIKE and COMMENT below if you like to decorate and go all out for Halloween. I’d love to hear what you like to do to celebrate this fun holiday.

WE NOW HAVE 26 DAYS LEFT UNTIL HALLOWEEN! 

How to Make Your House Your Home

   I’ve been wanting to do this article for awhile now. I’m not talking about how your house will never be a home unless you have specific items. This article is about not listening to other people who are blatantly telling you what your home should look like, otherwise it wouldn’t be your home, it would be their’s.

To create an environment that you are comfortable and in love with here are a few tips and ideas. First, think about what your personality and interests are. Are you big into sports? Are you a music lover? Do you like Modern art, etc.? 

Also don’t feel that your house has to have one style such as contemporary, modern, etc. I love mixing different styles. I love being creative.

Using my house as an example, my style is not just one thing. I have mostly vintage pieces mixed with rock and roll, movie posters that have great significance to me, a sugar skulls, and a lot of magical pieces and hanging art that both my husband and I did. My house is very eclectic. Even though I have more than one theme to my home style, I’ve made it so it all coincides together.

You don’t necessarily need to have a lot of money when furnishing and decorating your house. If you can afford custom furniture, that’s great but if you can’t, you can still have really cool furniture pieces by DIY.

   For example, you can take a table, like a small TV tray table or a cheap nightstand from good will and decorate it with images that you love from magazines or clippings and then seal them with strong adhesive. I’ve done that in the past and have had great results with it. You can also paint and repurpose furniture. Goodwill, flea markets, Target, and consignment shops are great places to check out and search for hidden treasures if you’re on a budget. If you need help on doing DIY furniture, there are many youtube tutorials that can help you out. This image below is from a DIY youtube channel. You just need to explore different channels.

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Another tip is that if you have your home a particular style but find a piece of art, a special object, or something that doesn’t go with your decorative style, but you can’t live without it, definitely buy it. If you really love it, you’ll be able to incorporate into your decorations at your home.

Below are a few items from my home in different genres just to give you an idea how more than one  style can work in your home. 

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Hope these ideas, tips, and tricks help you create your own livable and lovable space.