Sunday, October 12, 2014

It's Spookytime

As far as Silkworm and I are concerned, Halloween has been here since July. Clamoring skeletons have been dancing around in our heads for months, but we didn't want to let them out too early because we were afraid they might get tuckered out before autumn even arrived. Now that it's October, we've been decking the halls with bats and spiders ever since the air began to smell like apples and dirt.

We plug in the lights in my room every night post sunset (check out our tutorial for paper bat string lights). Halloween music plays every hour we're near a computer, and we're making a CD playlist so we can listen in the car. Silkworm wears an orange sweater with a purple bat on it daily, and his bat costume has been crocheted, though I wish I would have had enough yarn to make a hat with teeny ears.

Our to-do list is chock full, but things are getting crossed off day after day. I'm beginning to realize just how wonderful the holidays are going to be this year. I am so much more independent than I was last year, with a driver's license in my hands and a little bit of money I'm willing to spend from my job at the farm this past summer. Silkworm and I don't have to wait to go pumpkin picking, or apple picking, or simply photo-shoot-exploring. We can buy cute $1 ribbons for snail mail and send people Halloween goodies without begging Madre and Padre for a bit of money. It's the best feeling and good things are already coming of it. I cannot wait to see what Christmas will be like--but for now, Halloween is spooktacular.





















17 comments:

  1. Your room looks so delightfully spooky and I also love how to made the site match!
    The purple lights are my favorite and I wait for every Halloween to grab some new ones to replace my burnt out ones :)

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    1. Thank you! I've always loved the idea of decorating a website for the holidays. I forget where I saw it first, but I know I fell in love with it somewhere specific! And I bought those purple lights thinking they would actually be deep almost blueish purple like the packaging promised, but they turned out to be much more pink. I was gonna return them, but then I thought I could use them for Valentine's Day, too, so I might as well hang on to them!

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  2. How fun it is to see how you and Silkworm are celebrating this fun time of year! That first picture is with the bokeh-bats is insanely cool, Silkworm has the coolest wardrobe ever, and your room is simply spooktacular! Thank you guys for spreading the Halloween spirit!

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    1. Shaped bokeh is so much fun, I can't wait to do some Christmassy photo shoots with it! Thank you so much!

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  3. Your room looks absolutely amazing! And Silkworm looks so cute. :)

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    1. Thank you! I love it at night especially. Silkworm says thank you, too!

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  4. I used to decorate my room with strands of many-colored lights all during the month of December for Christmas, but I never thought about decorating for other holidays! What a cool idea : ) We're going to make some leaf banners this week to celebrate autumn, at least!

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    1. Oh, I always do lights for every holiday, if I have some available! They have such a festive vibe. :) And leaf banners sound perfect for October and autumn!

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  5. oh. my. goodness.
    this room is the stuff of fantasies!!
    i love the lights, bats + spooky decor everywhere!!! the pumpkins in the windows are amazing!! i
    i 1000% agree with you - halloween is the best time of the year (christmas is great but has nothing on halloween!!!)

    i usually leave out 'halloween' decor all year 'round because i love it so much and it makes me so happy whenever i see it!! :)

    ps thank you so much for the beautiful comments you left on my blog!! i love each and every one of them!! xoxox

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    1. Thank you oh so much! All the exclamation points you wrote put together are the equivalent of the feeling I get when I turn everything on at night. Ahhh do you really leave Halloween decor out all year round? That's perfect. ♥ You're very welcome for the comments, and I'm happy to have another blog to read!

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  6. Oh my gosh seriously loving the new spooky themed blog design!! Your room, and Silkworm's sweater are absolutely amaaaziiing! Ah, I wish I had my room so wonderfully decorated!
    Happy halloween season! :)
    xx Juli

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    1. Thank you SO much! As long as you've got paper and an imagination, you can make do with that to decorate a spooktacular bedroom. I know the lights add so much, though!

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  7. Holy moly Carly, YOUR ROOM! Even though we don't really do Halloween in Australia this makes me slightly wish we did! It's safe to say that Silkworm's jumper is perhaps the cutest thing (scrap that, all his outfits are the cutest thing.) I love how the paper on your windows gives the entire room and eerie atmosphere! x

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    1. I wasn't sure if Halloween just wasn't a big thing in Australia, but I didn't know it wasn't really a thing at all! It's my favorite holiday! Well, expect a spooky package anyhow, 'cause it's on its way. Thank you so much for all the compliments! ♥

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  8. PS. I'm loving your spooky banner! Last year I started changing my banners around for the different seasons and the holidays but they were all pretty dodgy haha. Yours on the other hand are lovely!

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  9. i love the halloween vibe! i saw the window decorations on pinterest last night! yours came out nice! i'm itching to add a bit more decoration to our home but i'm still thinking through what to add. and i can't wait to pick up some candy!

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    1. Whoa whoa whoa wait you saw these on Pinterest? Phoo, we were so excited that we'd come up with something original, haha! Thank you, though. ♥ And our house unfortunately doesn't get any trick-or-treaters, yet I still need a ton of candy for a special top secret project!

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