Decorating for Halloween


This year is our first year putting up Halloween decorations. Last year, we had just moved in and were still sorting through boxes. Before that, we lived in an apartment and spent Halloween away from our neighborhood.

Now that we live so close to Historic Main Street, we stay home for Halloween so we can take the kids trick-or-treating in the daytime, as the owners of the quaint little shops pass out candy. Since my mom moved to the country, she doesn't have a use for Halloween decorations so I get to borrow hers.

Olivia munched on her very first pomegranate while we decked out the house in cheesy, spooky garland, lights and skeletons. Pardon the messy hair, it was windy!

trash bag halloween streamers DIY

I love these black streamers. My mom has been making these since I was a kid.  They're made out of trash bags! Cut the trash bag open and slice into strips. Pull each strip here and there to create a squiggy spooky curtain. They look great blowing in the wind and they're great for inside the house in doorways. They're not so great for taking outfit pictures, though!

vintage 1940s 1950s Gaytees fur trimmed winter snow boots

70's Dress- consignment shop, ages ago
modern cardigan- Target
vintage Gaytees snow boots- ebay


  1. Oh soooo nice! I miss you now darnit and being there! Olivia looks like such a big girl! You did a great job and those booties look sooooo comfy!! Drool hehe xox

  2. Your streamers are fabulous! I love simply, inexpensive holiday decorations like that - they're in the same vein as the cute little Kleenex ghosties my mom always made with us when we were kids.

    Happy Halloween wishes to your whole family!

    ♥ Jessica

  3. How cute! I love your decorations! I carved a pumpkin, and that's it. And I adore your little fur booties :)

  4. Those garbage bag streamers are so great. I've got to make some. Love your boots. :)


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