Well, it’s the last week of The Fall Festival & I  thought we should end it with a bang! 
 How about a CSN.com gift card worth $75.00 to one lucky winner?
Yep, I thought that sounded good myself.  They have hundreds of things, including dining tables that would be great for the soon to be here holidays!  *All info for the CSN.com GIVEAWAY will be posted at the bottom of this post.*
SO…..let’s get this festival started shall we?
I’ll be honest, my project this week is the master mind of 2 friends.
My friend Kerry, gave me this idea – and I ran with it.
Or should I say, I ran to the phone to call my friend Susan Lucci who is the vinyl diva & we came up with a plan…
If you’ve been a reader of this blog for awhile, then you know I love to incorporate the kids when it comes to decorating our home.
For example:

I have no problem with fun & whimsy front & center in our home.
But when my friend suggested to add elements to the chalkboard wall for Halloween….I knew she was on to something!
My kids hang out in this hallway.  My 4 y.o. wakes up talking about Halloween.  So it was obvious that I should do “something” for him.  You know, to hear him talk even more about Halloween.

Not that any imagination is needed for my 4 year old, but I knew he would get into this.  My friend Susan Lucci (I’ve called her that now for 15 years) used her Silhouette Machine. (the machine that is on my Christmas wish list) and stretched out the graphic & tweaked them just a little

added a few *starring roles* to the vignette.

Along with one spooky tree & some beautiful Fall rusted leaves falling.  I added the bunting from Tweedle Dee Designs, cut & applied the vinyl & drew a few things.  That was it.  Sometimes, I don’t know what I would do without my friend Susan Lucci.  She helps me so often at a moments’ notice. I will however, blame her for needing eye glasses now, it has nothing to do with my age.  Applying vinyl at 1AM is not a good idea.  (yep, I was that close to not having a project this week.)
But I absolutely love it!!!
I *heart* a project like this, once in a while.
I also think my kids do too. 😉
If you’re wondering what is up with the weird lighting in these pictures…well, I’ll give you a quick peek at another project I’m working on ~
We had a new light fixture installed in my beloved hallway.  $1.50 thrift store lamp shade to be revealed hopefully soon!
about the GIVEAWAY
a $75.00 gift e-code for CSN.com is up for grabs.  You may select anything you want using your $75.00 gift code.  CSN.com has almost endless possibilities!!!  Good luck to everyone.
You do not have to link up in order to enter.  All you need to do is leave a comment to be entered.
*All I ask is that you follow this blog in order to enter the GIVEAWAY.*
Please leave a separate comment if you have linked up.
BONUS POINTS = if you want to “LIKE” me on Facebook, tweet, or follow me on twitter.
That’s it!
Now let’s start this party….mix & mingle.  Comment, share some love, & network.
After all, this is what it’s all about.  Meeting new friends & finding inspiration.
On a personal note, I am so sad that it’s the final week, I have thoroughly enjoyed everything about the FALL FESTIVAL. But, more on all the mushy stuff on a separate post.
Let’s see what you‘ve got:
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  1. says

    I love the wall in the hall! A what machine? I want one, you should post about that and how it works…. Do you find the chalk is all over the place? I’m thinking of doing a wall in my dining room, and yes, I have kids!
    I’m here from The Nesters Mantle party.


  2. says

    Hi Kellie – I just started following you and am just tickled. I used to be “crafty” years ago and you have inspired me to get my fingers dirty again! thanks so much for sharing – Love your stairway and chalkboard!


  3. says

    I would like to move into your hallway. I’ll bring my own sleeping bag. It’s orange, so it shouldn’t throw off your decor vibe!! (I’ll bring treats)

    Love the hall, love the stairs, love it all!

    Great giveaway too.

    Happy fall!

  4. says

    You are awesome! I love looking through your blog and seeing all the wonderful things you come up with. I have a question though, how do you get the vinyl to lay so perfectly? I have a Silhouette and use it for my vinyl but my transfer paper seems to stink too much and I end up ruining everything most of the time. Any tips?

  5. says

    Still in love with that hallway…and how cute all geared up for Fall/Halloween.

    I would love that gift card…I am slowly but surely transforming my home and any little bit of $$ helps.

    PS – I do follow your blog : )

  6. says


    thank you so much for the super sweet comment. fall festival has really blessed me! you have no idea. i have been inspired to do the things i’ve always planned to do, like make jude a really cute fall outfit. and i’ve also been so blessed to make new blogger friends through all of this.

    you are a beautiful lady inside and out and i just want to say thanks for doing fall festival. it has been so much fun!!


  7. says

    I am going to miss your lovely Fall Fest! It has been a lot of fun. The hallway looks fabulous! I bet your little ones are loving it. I agree, fun & whimsy front and center for us too! Can’t wait to see the new light.

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