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:
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here & reading my posts! I’ve started truncating my posts, so please click over to read the rest of the story!


  1. I would LOVE to win this gift card and I LOVE your blog!! Your hallway is amazing. I am drooling….

  2. I ♥ ♥ ♥ your hallway! It’s adorable.
    I am already a follower and would Love to win!

  3. i can not believe it is the last weds in september. where did these last few months go?? i’m loving what you did with your hallway, that fab giveaway, and the fall parties you’ve hosted. thanks so much! can’t wait to see all the entries!

  4. http://www.facebook.com/clarissa.stagg … I posted on FB! Oh, and I forgot to put on my first comment that I am already a follower. =)

  5. Great hallway! Love the witch and moon! :)

  6. And, I’d love to win the g.c I’d totally use it on my girls bedroom makeover!

    Of course I follow. :)

  7. I’m a follower of the blog!

  8. I’m a facebook fan! I liked it :)

  9. I’m a recent follower and loving all the cute ideas you have!

  10. Now following you on twitter =)

  11. So original and adorable!! You have done it again my friend, this is awesome! My little one would love it.


  12. I want this giftcard so bad!!!

    I follow your blog too!!


  13. I also follow you on twitter (@schelleysturdi1)


  14. The mice on the stairs are sooo very clever! My SIL just ordered a silhouette and I am soooo excited!

  15. I’d love to be entered in the giveaway. I follow your blog.

  16. I like you on facebook.

  17. love the halloween hallway! i’m a follower and i would love to win!

  18. PLUS i’m following you on twitter!

  19. I’m a follower!


  20. I wish I had something to link up this week, but I can’t wait to see all the inspiration!

  21. I ‘liked’ you on fb. I forgot to say that I love the vinyl in the hallway =)

  22. love the halloween transformation in the hallway, kellie! so fun for the kids. i bet they think you are the coolest mom ever. :)

  23. i like you on FB! :)

  24. I love your hallway!! Thank’s for hosting

  25. I’m your new follower

  26. I linked the Halloween Frappuccino Bottle!

  27. Hi Kellie, Your hallway is adorable! I love the chalkboard and the cute little mice on the stairs. Your children must love this!

    I am already a follower and I would love to finally win a CSN gift card. Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs, Sherry

  28. Kellie, I can’t believe September is almost over! I have linked up my Fall decor this week. Thanks for hosting this party.
    xo, Sherry

  29. I’m already a follower and I am loving your fall decor inspiration!
    lydiabridgette at gmail dot com

  30. I’m a follower!

    Love your hallway and stairs! So cute!

  31. I also linked up a project.

  32. What a great giveaway!!! Love all of vinyl, I have got to get some vinyl. oh yes I am a follower…

  33. I love it! I would hang out in the hallway too.

  34. I am now a Twitter follower!


  35. I liked you on FB.

  36. I left a comment on Face Book.

  37. I would love to win the gift card. Love the blackboard in the hallway!

  38. I am linked up, so glad to be back, missed you last week.

    Cha Cha

  39. I follow you on facebook

    Cha Cha

  40. I follow you on twitter

    Cha Cha

  41. Just twittered you

    Cha Cha

  42. I love your blog… Your hallway is so cute!

  43. I like you on facebook!

    Love CSN stores. So many great things. Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. i sooooo want to win!!!!!

  45. Your fall festivals have been so fun and have really jump started my decorating. Hope you enjoy my post on Round Top Fall Antique Festival!

  46. can we move in?? If not my whole family..what about just me?!?! LOVE your chalkboard hallway!!!

  47. I love your blog and would love to win this gift card giveaway!

  48. I have linked up with my Over the Shoulder Tote Bag that I just finished.

  49. I think I’m late to the party, just now getting into my groove for Fall decorating!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. 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.


  51. The wall art is just amazing! I absolutely love the chalk board idea. When I get a house of my own, I am going to do that. Yay halloween!

  52. This is the cutest hallway- wish I had thought of this when my children were small. I want some of those mice- how adorable!

  53. I adore your blackboard!!! This is the kind of project I would do. So cute and all for the kids, they would love it! Sherry

  54. Oh, I am following, love your blog.

  55. And, I linked up the Witchy Tea Cupboard. Thanks for hosting and a giveaway!

  56. I am a follower! I love the chalkboard in the hallway. Can’t wait to do fun things like this when I have a little one :)



  57. Kellie, your kids are soooo lucky to be included in all your decorating fun. I want that hallway chalkboard :)

    Thanks for hosting a fun fall party!

  58. I think your stairway is a hoot! Do you ever forget and jump, thinking they’re real? I think I would. Fun!!!

  59. Thanks for hosting this fall party…I am glad I someplace to hook up my fall displays. I would love to be entered in the drawing too. Thanks.

  60. I would love to win the gift card!

    candlesbynatureshop at gmail dot com

  61. 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!


  62. I follow you, of course!

  63. And you’re liked on FB too!

  64. i love your hallway!! even though, i do not like mice, i love them on your stairs! heehee!


  65. i’m a facebook fan
    Jessica Cotten – jessicacotten@gmail.com

  66. i follow on twitter

  67. I always love to see what kind of fun things you’re doing. Full of inspiration! Thanks :)

  68. So sad your Fall Festival is ending. I have really enjoyed linking up every week!!!! Thank you Blessed Nest.

  69. Sent you a “thumbs up” and like on Facebook!!!

  70. LOVE what you’ve done with the hallway. So festive.

    Can’t believe it’s the last week, the month flew by!


  71. I follow you here, and on FB of course.


  72. 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!

  73. oh, and I follow you on The Twitter. Even though I like never use it. One of these days you need to explain all the “ins and outs” to me, I’m lost!

  74. I am a new follower to your adorable blog. I love what you did on the stairs! I can imagine a cornucopia for Thanksgiving and a Tree for Christmas, too!

  75. I am following you on twitter.

  76. So fun!! I love this party!! I follow you on twitter and your blog :)


  77. Joined your blog your party and would love to join for the giveaway too!!

    The mice up the stairway is so darn cute!

  78. I’m following you.

  79. I’m following you on twitter.

  80. I linked up to you! I love love love your hallway!

  81. I also like you on FB!

  82. What a great way to end a really fun festival! Thank you for doing it :)

  83. Oooo…would I love some CSN cash! I follow!

  84. …and I linked!

  85. I just “liked” you on facebook!

  86. I just “followed” you on twitter!

  87. I am following your page on MyYahoo!

  88. I follow your blog…

  89. I linked my wreath today…

  90. I “like” you on facebook…

  91. And I follow you on twitter :)

  92. I follow and I LOVE your hallway! it makes me wish I had a hallway to make into a giant chalkboard!

  93. 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?

  94. I follow you. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  95. I follow! And have forever!

  96. I linked up! yeah!

  97. I am a Facebook fan!

  98. I Follow You! Great giveaway!

  99. I linked up!

  100. I like you on FB!

  101. I am new to blogging and am a self diagnosed blogaholic – yours is one that inspired me to start my own! Thank you ! xxxx I liked you on facebook, am now a follower AND added your link to my blog http://www.akeeweegirl.blogspot.com
    Best Wishes

  102. 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 : )

  103. Hi! I enjoy following your blog on my Google Reader. Always fun…thanks for the great giveaway!

  104. kellie

    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!!


  105. I linked up again.. of course you know that from your too sweet comment ;-)

    Can I link up twice?

  106. And I follow your blog OF COURSE..

  107. and i follow your tweets.

    sharing your fall festival on both!!


  108. and i follow your tweets.

    sharing your fall festival on both!!


  109. Im linked up! :)

  110. I am a like (love) you on facebook! ;)

  111. And I follow you on twitter :)

  112. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Fall Festival and getting to know you, Kellie! Im a bit sad it’s over. What a sweet and creative lady you are! <3

  113. I linked up!

  114. I have a link!

  115. I am a follower too!

  116. Love the hallway decor, my kids would love it. Thanks for letting me link up, I have enjoyed peeking at all the ideas this month.

  117. I am now following on facebook

  118. I love all the Fall ideas. You are inspiring me, now I just have to do it!

  119. 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.

  120. I would love to win this gift card! You are so inspiring.

  121. I’m now a facebook fan also. =)

  122. and following you on twitter.

  123. tweeting about this also. =)

  124. I love your blog! Your Halloween decor is so fun.

  125. I liked you on facebook. Thanks for such great inspiration!

  126. I’m a follower! Would love to win this!

  127. 128 comments, wowza darling! You have the best inspiration for fall, just love it here. I keep eyeing up the stair case and really want to replicate that.

  128. I am LOVING your halloween hallway! So fun, my kids would love this, as would I. I need more whimsy in my home. Great job:)

  129. I just found your blog today. I’m following you on google reader.

    Please include me in the drawing.

  130. Love your entryway! The special halloween elements are really cute.


  131. I LOVE the chalkboard wall in your hallway! What a cool idea!
    I linked up to Fall Festival & I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!


  132. What a great link party – there are so many great ideas! Thanks for hosting.


  133. What a FUN hallway for your little ones…I’m going to pass this on to some young mothers that I know. Thanks so much for hosting the party and please count me in on your CSN giveaway!


  134. I’m a new follower:)


  135. thanks for all the inspiration! i love decorating for fall. i tried to link my monogrammed jack-o-lantern but i’m not sure what happened. ;-)

  136. Please count me in!

  137. I’m subscribed to your blog, and am now following. Thanks for the chance to win!

  138. I like you on Facebook.

  139. I am a facebook fan :)

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  141. So happy I found your blog. I look forward to many more inspirational ideas :)

  142. I ADORE your decorations. A silhouette is on my wish list too! Your kids must think the world of you. You rock!

  143. I would LOVE to win this giveaway. Sissy is getting a room makeover :)

  144. I am a follower!

  145. If my husband & I ever move into a larger home, I’m definitely going to have a chalkboard hallway/wall/something! such a good idea :)

  146. i follow your blog & twitter

  147. I found you at Tidy Mom today. I am now your newest GFC follower.


  148. Because of Tidy Mom giveaway I already like you on FB. :)

  149. I now follow you on Twitter. @lavonnelong is my username.

  150. What amazing links! I’m going to enjoy visiting them this afternoon! Thanks for the giveaway, too! ♥

  151. I’m a new follower ! Hope you’ll visit me soon, too! ♥

  152. Thanks for the great opportunity to win! I’m a follower here on the blog and just followed you on Twitter too! Happy October to ya!

  153. I’ve only been following you a short time but already love what you do. I feel that fall isn’t over so the fall festival should continue! :)

  154. As usual, your post is ‘chalk-ful’ of inspiration:) Thanks for the opportunity to link up during September, it’s been fabulous!

  155. Of course…I’m a follower!

  156. Oh, and…I {like} you on facebook!

  157. I “like” you on facebook!

  158. Thanks for providing me with so much inspiration! My two year olds birthday is on Halloween so you’ve given me a lot to work with!

  159. I am a follower of your blog!

  160. I follow! I want to get my mom a pink Rollater from there, they have great prices on them!

  161. like you on facebook

  162. I am totally jealous of your adorable hallway. Love the stairs to!

  163. I “LIKE” you on Facebook

  164. Follow you on twitter

  165. I love, love, love CSN!!! This would be fabulous to win! jen_michelle@hotmail.com

  166. I like you on facebook! jen_michelle@hotmail.com

  167. Great giveaway! I would purchase a starburst mirror.

    Am a new follower too!


  168. Just sent out a tweet to the peeps!



  169. Didn’t see the date the giveaway ended, but hope I squeezed in! I am now a follower & love your blog. Thanks for such awesome ideas. :)

    The Gift Closet

  170. I follow you on Twitter now. :)

    The Gift Closet

  171. I like you on Facebook! :)

    The Gift Closet

  172. feautured this today!


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