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Halloween House Tour 2014

7 Oct

Halloween…Oh, how I love thee.

Here is a tour of my haunted home for 2014, I hope you enjoy it and get some inspiration to haunt your home!

For more ideas from my previous haunts, click here and here!

xoxoHalloweenxoxo

stylishpiggy

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Industrial Chic Lighting, On The Cheap!

26 Feb

Six months ago, I purchased the Allen + Roth light fixtures below from Lowes for my island area.

Not such a groovy idea.

I tell you, there ain’t enough windex in the universe to keep these lights, {consisting mostly of just a big ass clear glass globe}, dust free. There should have been a disclaimer on the box, “lights will only remain clear for 2.5 seconds or until dust settles”.

Why no, my light globes aren’t frosted, that’s 10,000 particles of dust clinging to them. Now we can draw pictures in the dust with our fingers. That’s super attractive.

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After replacing the perfectly good lights that I had with the dust bowls, my husband declared that I was stuck with them.

Dang, now I’m gonna have to wait until the next major present receiving Holiday to even suggest new lighting and even then, I have to play my cards just right.

Well, some time has passed and I had been eyeballing these industrial orb lights that I originally saw in the Ballard Designs catalog and also on Etsy.

Inspiration:

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So I’m at TJMaxx the other day, browsing for things I didn’t need when I spotted 2 mid-sized metal orbs that you are supposed to use as table decor. Hello new light orbs. I scooped them up for the delightful price of $20.00.

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Left side the dust bowl                                            Right side cool metal orb

All I had to do was take off the existing globe and wire the metal orb to the existing base.

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 Cool new lights and no more dust bunnies. Yay. I’m happy now.

 I also had been wanting to do a Ghost Lamp shade since I first saw them.  A ghost shade is a vintage lamp shade without the fabric.

Inspiration:

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I picked up two vintage shades at the antique mall for 12 bucks. They were already shabby chic’ed for me, but you can pick up any shade at the thrift, a yard sale or estate sale and just take the fabric off and Tada…ghost shade! Sounds spooky, I like it.

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This is how they look in my room. Gives a cool little industrial vibe to this girly sitting area.

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If you can think it, you can do it on the cheap. Well, sometimes…LOL

Happy Wednesday~

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

Fooded Out…Man.

16 Dec

 

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While searching the interwebs today for ideas for appetizers for my Christmas Eve Party, nothing was looking particularly appetizing. Then to my horror, I realized it had happened, “I’m fooded out”!!!

Wow, this really sucks. I love food, how could this be and at Christmas no less, the most wonderful time of the year to pig out.

Eating large amounts holiday food on a daily basis, can really zap the life right out of your bones. I just had 3 large handfuls of chocolate coated cashews for breakfast for Gods sake. What in the world!

I am thankful though at this time of the year that I have food to eat and feel sad that some people don’t have the luxury of getting “fooded out”.  Note to self: give chocolate cashews to the needy, ASAP.

Since I’m currently “fooded out” at the moment and unable to make a sound food decision, why not let me know what appetizers your cooking up for your Holiday party?

I hope Santa bring me some Tums this year.

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

The Secret to Decorating for Christmas

11 Dec

I am certainly not the best, by any means at Christmas decor, I am more of a Halloween gal, but after many years, I finally figured out the secret of Christmas decorating.

Ribbon.

 Start out by picking out some ribbon that suits your fancy, fill your cart up with it and then slap it on everything you own.

{Apparently, ribbon has some magical powers in the universe }

Coordinating ribbon can instantly transform your everyday items from BLAH to FA LA LA in a jiffy and make it seem like you really thought this thing out.

Here’s a quickie tour of my decorations for this year, I didn’t go all out this year, since I was sick and pretty busy, but it came together all the same. {ribbon} wink, wink.

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Rock-n-Roll ribbon meets lumber jack

Entry Tree
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Filled with roses and vintage ornaments

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Love these vintage silk thread ornaments, I got from an estate sale, I bet you probably had some of these on your tree growing up.

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Thrifted candle holders

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Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby

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Plaid Moose Christmas card holder from Dollar General

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Big Lots plaid and fur tree skirt

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Big Lots plaid and fur stockings

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Mr. Christmas from Big Lots, voice activated musical light show for your tree. This is really fun!

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Vintage brass deer and dollar store silver tree

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Kitchen Chandelier

This light was a DIY project. I saw a beautiful wood beaded fixture online for 1,200.00 bucks, so I went to Hobby Lobby, bought some wood beads and wood finial, strung them on my Lowe’s fixture and this is how it turned out!

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Here are some links from Tator Tots & Jello for some DIY Wood Bead Chandeliers.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

Eating Halloween.

27 Oct

 Eat Halloween, all day long!

 Breakfast

Ghost Cinnamon Toast

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Lunch

Candy Corn Tortilla Pizza

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Dinner

Stuffed Jack-O-Lanterns

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Dessert

Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

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As if the candy alone, doesn’t have enough sugar, lets wrap some white chocolate around it, shall we?

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{Happy Halloween}

xoxohalloweenxoxo

-stylishpiggy

And So It Begins….Halloween!

1 Oct

Halloween, my favorite time of the year is finally here…

Check out my yard haunt for 2013 “The Swine Sisters”

Also, here is some righteous and creepy things and Ideas for October!

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Skeleton Cameo Ring

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I am heavily into Vintage this year since I started my Etsy shop, so I want to do something like this for my Halloween Costume. Vintage Dress, some kinda of disturbing bag mask. You get the picture~

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If your child is having a Halloween party or some friends over, why not let them make creepy pizza cookies!

 For more fun Halloween costumes and decorating ideas, click here for the link to my Halloween post from last year.

Oh Halloween…i love u~

Don’t forget to subscribe,comment, and visit my Etsy shop for some vintage goodies!

xoxoHalloweenxoxo

-stylishpiggy

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