9 Chic and Easy Last Minute DIY Projects for Halloween



I won't be celebrating Halloween this year, as my surgery is scheduled for Oct. 31 (which is, for me, actually quite spooky too!). But I have bookmarked my favorite Halloween projects for next year, and thought I'd share them with you, especially for the procrastinators and last minute makers among you- don't panick, most of these projects are quick, easy, and only require few and cheap supplies!

1. Lovely Bones (made from a $6 plastic skeleton) from House of Earnest
2. Dusty Bones Sugar Cookies (these require a bone cookie pan) from Sprinkle Bakes
3. DIY Scroll Test Tube Invitations from Sugar & Cloth
4. Free Printable Trick or Treat Color Block Labels + Box Template from Paper Crave

5. DIY Halloween Pillow from Alice & Lois
6. Halloween Decor Ideas from The House That Lars Built
7. Fox Makeup Tutorial from Wonder Forest
8. Black Pumpkin from Sweet Paul
9. Make Weighted Book Ends from Dollar Store Skulls by Brittni Mehlhoff for Curbly

P.S.: For even more DIY ideas, check out last year's roundup of 12 stylish Halloween projects.

Three Things




It's been a tiring day today, and while waiting for my turn at the hospital, I was looking forward to the moment where I'll just put on some yoga pants, sit down with my cat on my lap, and peruse Pinterest. Add a cup of hot tea to the mix, and that's perfect way to end a drizzly, cold, long day!
Anyhow, I thought I'd share my three favorite finds... just in case you're in need of some little, simple, pretty things to end your day, too.

1. Chai tea bread sounds heavenly (from Sugar Plum Musings, found via this pin).

2. Fall seasonal flower guide- because there's no autumnal gloomy day that can't be brightened up by a bunch of fresh flowers (from Green Wedding Shoes, found via this pin).

3. This photo of Mara Kerr by Chris Lambeth is absolutely stunning. It's part of a roundup of 50 fall haircuts to copy on Daily Makeover (found via this pin).

P.S.: If you're curious to see what else I'm currently pinning, you can find me right here ;)

Friday DIY Roundup + Another Health Update


Happy Friday!

My surgery has been scheduled for the end of this month. I'm still a little bit scared but the doctors have been absolutely wonderful so I'm feeling way less stressed about it. Hopefully everything will go smoothly. I've been warned that there's a chance that the surgery won't stop the leak, in which case I will undergo another surgery. But one thing at a time and let's hope for the best!

Of course, I couldn't head off for the weekend without sharing my favorite DIY projects of the week.

1. DIY jeweled headphones from A Pair & A Spare
2. DIY lip-plumping Cinnamon lip balm + scrub from Hello Natural
3. DIY crocheted cushion (with free pattern) from Joann
4. DIY cake dome & cloche jars from A Beautiful Mess
5. DIY iPad vinyl and marbled paper clutch from For the Makers

Have a beautiful, fun filled weekend!