Sunday, October 26, 2014

{Sorta} Spooky Black & White Halloween Fireplace

Hey there everyone!  It's a beautiful fall day here in the ATL.  My friends and I went to the Country Living Fair yesterday and had a great time.  That fair is so full of good stuff that it's hard to see it all in one day.  SO much inspiration!  We love it!

I fixed up my mantle a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just now getting around to sharing it with you.  It's simple and fun.


I use things from previous year, like the black feather wreath (which I LOVE! - got that at Kirkland's a couple of years ago), the skull (probably a Wal-Mart find), and the vase with black sticks. Every year I grab a few scraggly branches from our crape myrtles and give them a quick, black spray paint.


Easy, right?  The black candles used to be white and I sprayed them too.  I just use them again each year with those old candlesticks.  The little white pumpkins came from the dollar store and Wal-Mart, and I painted them white with some leftover spray paint after taping off the stems.  Easy.


F is for Frightening!!


It has to be easy or I won't do it.. I just don't have the time or energy to be super-creative! I wish I did, but I know my limitations haha!  And I am in love with this real pumpkin I found at Wal-mart!  So squished and cute!  I hope it lasts through Thanksgiving.





Pretty soon we'll be enjoying a roaring fire in the fireplace - but not today!  It's sunny and 81 degrees! Happy Halloween, y'all! 


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Brand New Look for the Blog!

Hi Everyone!

Just popping in to show off my new blog design!  I'm so excited - it's been in the works for a few weeks now and I'm so happy to share it with you!  Take a look around and let me know what you think~~  and check out Girl on Fire Design- Elle and I collaborated on the design and she put it all together :) Thanks, Elle!

Lots of gold and white with some black sprinkled in - Love!  And, I actually have other pages you can visit - I will be working on those in the days to come.

It sure has been fun posting projects and recipes here, but the most amazing thing that has come out of me starting a blog is definitely the people I have met.  I can't tell you how many cool women (and a few guys, too!) I have met since starting this little blog.  It has opened up a whole new world of folks to me, and I am so grateful for that!

So, thanks for reading Life at 818 and sharing this journey with me!



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Table Setting

I hope you're not tired of seeing my dining room!  Today I wanted to share my fall table setting with you~~  almost everything on the table is something I already had in my house.  I usually don't take the time to do a pretty table setting, so this makes me happy :) 


I just found the little birds and the feathers last weekend up in Braselton, GA, while thrift store shopping with my bestie.  The little birds have a burlap texture and are so adorable.


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