Well That’s Pinteresting… {Target Killed Me Edition}

Last week, my friend Robin and I, did a little Christmas decor scouting at Target and I all about died right there in the aisles. The Threshold Collection is ev-ery-thing. It should be called ThresHOLD-the-phone Collection. There were white ceramic animals, glittery everything, and gold and silver up and down the aisles. The prices were affordable, but I wanted it ALL which made it a problem. I know I haven’t even decorated for fall and Thanksgiving yet, but Christmas is just so much more fun to decorate for in my book so I couldn’t help taking a little sneak peek. Looking can’t hurt anything, right?

Here are some of the things that made my heart stop in the middle of the home decor section of Target.

This figurine. How cute would this look arranged on a coffee table tray or on top of a stack of books on my bookshelves?! It would be perfect to keep out all winter long.

Squirrel Figural

This pillow. I love that its Christmasy without snowmen or reindeer prancing across it. I’m hoping to slowly collect enough pillows to swap out all of my regular ones with Christmas themed throw pillows.

Noel pillow

This basket. I’m picturing this next to an accent chair with a white faux fur throw or a cable knit blanket. Perfectly cozy for the chilly weather we’ve been having.

Metal Basket

This stag. I am ob.sessed with deer and reindeer. Weird, right?  They are my absolute favorite animal. I’m not sure why, I just find them so cute! It’s really hard for me not to buy anything and everything that relates to deer. I think this stag would hold me over for a while…

Threshold Stag Head

This tree. The wooden tree feels wintery without being too cutesy. And of course, glitter. Glitter makes everything better.

Glitter Tree

This post is not sponsored by Target, nor does Target know I even exist. They just really know how to do Christmas up right. Where do you shop for holiday decor? Have a great weekend!

Sticking it to the Man

I didn’t realize I was sticking it to the man at the time, but I did. I really let him have it.

Last week I stopped at Goodwill after work for no particular reason. I don’t think this is going to come as a surprise to anyone, but if you want to find awesome stuff at the thrift store you need to check back often, be patient, and have an open mind. I was working my way through the home aisles when I spotted glittery goodness. Someone donated an entire bag of gold and bronze glitter leaves. Perfect fall and winter decor and for $1.97 it was too good of a deal to pass up.

Leaf collage

Rewind to last fall. I was checking out the Dollar Spot at Target and they had items marked off 70%. I bought a branch wreath for 30 cents. 30 CENTS, PEOPLE! I should have bought them all! The wreath has been sitting in my craft room since last fall because I just wasn’t sure how I wanted to decorate it. Glitter leaves, meet wreath. Wreath, meet your destiny.

To make the wreath, I weaved the stems of the leaves through the branches to secure them. Hot glue wasn’t needed because I was able to use the wire in the stems to keep them in place. I alternated size and directions of the leaves to add variety. This project ended up costing about $1 (30 cent wreath and I didn’t even use half of the bag of leaves).

Leaf wreath close up

Front of house with wreath

You’re probably thinking “How exactly are you sticking it to the man?” A few days ago I was shopping at A.C. Moore with a friend to find inspiration for Christmas. We spotted some adorable leaves which we both wanted, but I didn’t need to buy any since I had already scored big time during my last Goodwill run. The most simple sparkly leaves were on sale for a 50 cents each at A.C. Moore and the fancy flowers were selling for 4-8 dollars. Not happening. It would have cost at least $15 to buy enough of the cheapest leaves to make the wreath. I’ll pass. I mean at that point, you might as well skip all the hassle and by a pre-made wreath.

Sam with wreath
Here’s a gratuitous picture of my dog, Sammy who looks eternally sad in photographs, posing by the door. Apparently, his life is horrible.

Final Score:
Chelsea: 1
A.C. Moore: 0

I win craft store, I win.

Fall in Love {Free Printables}

By my front door, I have a simple black frame with an 8 x 10 white matte that I change depending on the season or holiday. Sometimes, it’s as simple as popping in a piece of scrapbook paper and other times I create a printable using PowerPoint. I don’t have anything up for fall so I thought I’d whip up something to celebrate the season.

I don’t typically decorate with colors like maroon, green, or brown so I wanted to find a way to incorporate fall inspired art using cooler tones. Navy = fall, right? #Amiright?

Click on the links below each image to download the actual printable. Don’t just print the images posted because the cropped versions of the PDFs and won’t look as nice.

Fall in Love
Fall in Love Navy Chevron Printable

It's Fall Ya'll
It’s Fall, Yall! Navy Printable

Forever Fall
Forever Fall Navy Printable

Pick your favorite to display or use all three to create a gallery wall. Which one is your favorite? Have you decorated for fall?

Use the pin it button below to share the fall printable on Pinterest. Thanks!

How To: Halloween Table Setting

Growing up, I never loved the idea of Halloween. My parents enforced rules about what we dressed up as and my mom, being her thrifty self, insisted on putting our costumes together. No store-bought costumes for this family. Each year, I was some version of a gymnast, cheerleader, or princess and I always just felt so awkward and embarrassed. Dressing up just isn’t my jam. On top of that, I don’t do scary. I think the scariest movie I’ve seen is Titanic and that’s not even technically a scary movie and I was too scared to even finish it. I’m still not Halloween crazy, but I figured I’d try my hand at creating a Halloweeny table setting. Using only things I found around the house, I ended up with this:

Halloween Table Decor 5

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Halloween Table Decor 6

I find it hilarious that I had every. single. one of these items and didn’t spend a dime because I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to find anything. I laid out the tulle and cut a little longer than the length of the table. Twisting the tulle helped give it volume. I started by placing the center silver candle stick and worked my way out. I switched out pieces until I had varying heights and a mix of black and white. One thing I’m currently loving is mixing metal finishes. That was such a design faux pas, but it’s definitely in style to decorate with both silver and brass/gold. My favorite thing on the table? The gold-rimmed water glasses that I scored for 50 cents from the thrift store! It’s the little things.

Halloween Table Decor 9

Halloween Table Decor 11

Halloween Table Decor 12

Halloween Table Decor

Halloween Table Decor 8

How do you decorate for fall and Halloween?

If you like any of these pictures please pin them on Pinterest! Thanks!

{Source list}
Michael’s- chargers, striped straws, polka dot flowers, black tulle
Home Goods- sparkly hands & pumpkin, white candles & skull candle
Kohl’s- silver candle sticks
Goodwill & local thrift stores- gold-rimmed glasses, black candle sticks & spray painted silver vase
Joann’s- white flowers

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