Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall and Halloween Front Porch!

I'm alive! :) Staying home with Bradley is the greatest thing ever but it definitely pushes other things to the side (like blogging). I hope to try and keep up with this at least through the holidays since decor is what I love! And if you have ever read my blog you know I love decorating our front porch!

Our fall porch was pretty simple (and it went fall the day after Bradley's birthday party). I don't wait around for holidays, I welcome them with open arms. :) I had these hay bales from his farm party and they were too perfect for the fall theme. I put up my deco mesh fall wreath that I always do, then instead of having the mums by the door, I pushed them to the edge of the porch. Our mums always get so crispy before Halloween is even here and that has solved our problem! We also are actually watering them so that might help, too...

Then we had to get some pumpkins! We got one from Severs, our favorite place in the world then picked up a few others at Trader Joes. :) 

Future gardener or just destroyer?

Sidebar to Severs...check out these cute pics! We just love it there! Our season pass has gotten good use - I think we haven't missed a weekend and went multiple times some weekends!

Back to the porch! Once October 1st rolled around, things got spooky! I drug out all of my supplies including my favorite wreath, the witch leg wreath! This pin from when I made the wreath gets so many hits and re-pins - cracks me up because Sprinkles is in it, too! 

The decor goes up so easily since I have the mesh and garland all set to go, but it is getting a little limp. I think next year I finally need to buck up and get fresh mesh. Rats.


I love the addition of the Vintage Marquee Light R for to make it look a little more rustic out here. But the squirrels must love it as well because we are down to like 2 small pumpkins now!

It glows so pretty at night!

 I just love the pumpkin buckets hanging. Fits my whimsical style well. :)

The R is BRIGHT but I love it!

 Bradley helped rip off adjust the pumpkin lights.

 Come on in! We also have a couple touches inside.

The sideboard has the usual suspects that aren't too terrible if Bradley runs off with.

I got these Mickey pumpkin buckets after my Instagram friend @motherofrebels posted about them. They were a need!

I also got this cutie at Hobby Lobby. 

The family room has some pumpkins,

and my favorite Starbucks haunted house, too.

I also got some Halloween nails! Woohoo!

Are you all decorated and ready to go? Happy Halloween!

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Oink! Cluck! Neigh! Moo! Bradley is Turning Two!

Our sweet Bradley is two! He is just changing every day and the absolute light of our lives! Of course we had to celebrate this milestone with all of his friends with a little party since his absolute favorite thing to do is play with friends.

I like to party prep at least a month out. I am no expert but party planning is my hobby and I love all the details! Last year's theme was breakfast, and this year's theme was farm since Bradley loves farm animals. Our basement had lots of stuff like this laying around for a while.

Then a few days out I started getting the basement set up.

All the party planning exhausted Chimi!

On Bradley's actual birthday we celebrated with his favorite Papa Murphy's pizza and ice cream! And of course lots of park visits in his new Bubble Guppies gear.

So obsessed with Bubble Guppies...

The morning of the party we got the front porch all ready.

Got the backyard all ready, too. It rained right before the party so we were nervous we wouldn't be able to be out here but it stopped right as the party began! Phew!

Of course the inside had lots of fun details! The kids all adopted a cow.

And ate Rice Krispies treat hay bales! Bradley had about seven I think...

Chicken feed! (Chex Mix)

Cupcakes from Made By Michelle Bakery!

Lots of fruit and veggies for the little farmers.

Then the party began!

Cutest little farmer!

Cutest little farm girl!

So much party fun!

Then the next day, I was up bright and early for a cheerleader reunion/performance at the new Vikings Stadium! Such a fun weekend!

The birthday decor is down but I'm so happy our favorite guy had another great birthday! Every day with him is the best!

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