Monday, October 31, 2011

christmas on Halloween

Christmas on Halloween. Yep, that's right. I had to start pulling out my Christmas Spirit today and then go home and give out my spooky candy.

I am still having a hard time adjusting to the retail world. I feel like Halloween was over a month ago. The upside, opening the boxes that we ordered this summer and finding all of the wonderful shiny things! It really helped me find a bit of christmas joy.

Next, we opened the cans of paint and started freshening up our outside decorations.

ooh! More fun boxes!

Christmas seems to just be popping out of thin air around here.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these trees that Jay and I made. They are so simple and create such fun.

We just drew a design that we wanted, cut them out of outdoor plywood, and then painted to please.

I'll show you the finished product in a day or so. Hope you have a spooky and spectacular Halloween.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

If wishes were fishes...

Today, I would .. ride this bicycle home from work...

go inside and peep out of these two windows...
at this chair...

have a soak in this tub...

grab this blanket...

curl up on this sofa...

have someone lovely make me a cup of this...
crawl in to this bit of heaven...

and post this on my front door...
I hope that your weekend is full of color;
fun, frolic, and freckled smiles;
and all things that are practically perfect in every way!
cheerio and I can't wait till we meet again!

all of these beautiful photos are from pretty inspirations.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween

I told you guys that I had gotten a little tired of the Paris Grey! This is YELLOW and it screams AWESOME! I took an old cabinet that was missing the bottom doors and mirror then just put a chalkboard where the mirror was and 2 cutesy baskets in the bottom. I would love this in my kitchen or laundry room or under the carport to write love notes to the family.

Next up, pink. I love pink. It makes me feel happy and tickles my soul. This old chest was so tired and dumpy(a lot like me lately) so I decided to make it sing again. I am pretty sure that it is whistling the happiest little tune around now!

I love the alcove behind the vault. It makes the coziest bedroom!

This is my splurge from Texas. I have always wanted one of these barn toppers. I finally got one. If someone doesn't buy it soon it may have to go home with me.

Happy Halloween from your friendly spooks at Alice and Jay. We hope that your weekend is filled with loads of treats and a few fun tricks.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Happy Halloween from Alice and Jay!
Hello! It has been a while. I feel as though I was swallowed up by the crypt keeper this last month and couldn't escape and I am pretty sure that I acquired a few of his bad habits while I was stuck down there. Has anyone else who has experienced hysterectomy induced menopause felt this way? It is quite frustrating and I am going to try and move forward as quickly as possible. If anyone has any advice, I welcome it(and I am certain that my co workers do too!)

We packed up Halloween in the store yesterday to get ready for Christmas. It still seems a bit odd to pack up a holiday before it even arrives! I am hoping to have the Christmas Spirit by next weekend.

I am off to paint, paint , paint today. I'll try and show you a few new things we have. I have the usual paris greys and whites but this mood has stirred things up a bit in my painting. I brought out the hot pink, yellow, and orange this week. Everyone is in shock around here.