Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gone a little Batty!

It's been a little while since I posted anything on here..guess I just got busy with life! So I thought I would make a quick post to show some of what I've been doing around the house.

I wanted to add some Halloween to the rooms. A friend of mine made bat cut outs and taped them up on her walls...I loved them and how cheap and easy it was sooo I went ahead and made a bunch as well! Love how they look and how they are all different from each other.  This is in the dining room. I went a little crazy using the vampira scape effect on picnik lol.

I used the glass jar luminaries that the kids made for this arrangement. Added in some skulls and big blingy gems plus the new garland I got at Michaels. I thought it was cute with the little ghosts and candy corns on it..$3. why not?!





  This is my Bat wall in the living's hard to tell that the bats are sticking off of the wall above the horse...but they are. The kids really like looks like they're flying! Oh and I love my crow perched on my wall plaque!
 Here is the living room at night with just the candles and garland lights lit. I love the glow!

This room is upstairs. It is an open room that sits off of two of my kids rooms in the back of the house. It's small but works well for a small TV area. My love seat from Ikea is up there and an old armoire from pier 1 imports that I've had for years! The rug is from pottery barn and the black table was a thrift/junk find for $35. I got that last week. I plan on painting it with some ASCP...just haven't gotten to that yet! As you can see MORE bats lol. Sorry...I just really had fun making them!

 Looking into the TV room from my sons bedroom.

 A vignette I put together using lots of my Grandmothers books and some things I had around the house. I purchased the cloth pumpkin on sale at Michaels and the white one I painted with ASCP old white. The birds were sent to me by a dear friend.

 More painted pumpkins, old books and one of the fabric pumpkins I made.

 I love the shadow cast on the wall from the bats...very neat! The pillows I made seem to float around the house to different rooms...

Well that is a little of what I have been doing.....making lots of bats ha! Hope you enjoyed that long picture tour.  Thanks for stopping by to take a looksey!



  1. LOVE it! You have great style! Your home is beautiful and the pictures you have taken are great! I think I'm going to try Picknik now! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Aww thank you Alison :) Picnik is quite addicting lol..lot's of fun! Thanks for your sweet comments!

    P.S. I loved making the fabric pumpkins you posted about :)

  3. Hi, I just found your blog. Your home is lovely and those are the some of the best Halloween decorations I've seen.

    p.s.I am addicted to Picnic too.

  4. @ All that Glitters, Thanks a bunch :)

  5. Hi, Rachel! You've have been busy! I bet your kids just love all the fun Halloween decor you've added around the house. Especially those bats! How fun!

  6. Gosh girl love those bats! Your halloween decor is so fun!

    You are the second person to mention to me about my email addy.
    I don't understand cause under my info I have to display my email and I do receive emails letting me know I have comments. I am soooo clueless! I will check it out again. Thanks for letting me know.

  7. Super job on those bats! I saw some similar on pinterest and pinned them but never got around to making them.

    Love you Halloween decorations!



  8. Hi Rachel! Great spooky decor. Of course, love the bats! And I noticed those big gems next to one of your skulls ~ cool! You have a lovely home, and look forward to visiting more of your blog.

    Oh, and thanks for stopping by my place and leaving such a nice comment. Now I'm following you ;o)

    Have a spooktacular weekend!

  9. @ Linda, thanks a bunch for your nice comment!

    @ Carla, thanks so much for your sweet comment and thank you for becoming a new follower!

    Hope you all have a great weekend!
    Thanks for all your comments :)

  10. Great Halloween decor Rachel, love it! I had fun cutting out bats for Halloween too.
    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog post just a moment ago and I wanted to answer your question right away. Well I think she used pretty much everything else from farina, baking soda, oil (walnut) sugar etc.pp. She got the recipes out of that great recipe book: "Vegan cupcakes take over the world"
    Have a great week!
    xoxo~ Carola