Every now and then, I get excited about something non-beauty related and I feel the burning desire to write an off-topic blog post. Today is one of those days. And because my beauty blog is the closest thing I have to a lifestyle blog, this is where my off-topic blog posts end up.
As some of you know, I moved into my first “grownup apartment” with my boyfriend Carter just this summer. We’ve been living here in our urban, cozy apartment for almost three months now, and I’m loving it.
But that’s not to say that I have nothing to show for it. Our apartment is (FINALLY) completely furnished and decorated (minus a bare spot above the couch that we just don’t know what to do with), just in time for Halloween to kick off the holiday season. And in the spirit of Halloween, the last of our decorating budget has gone toward prepping the apartment for the spooky holiday. I’m lucky enough to be living with someone who gets just as much (okay – almost as much) excitement out of getting ready for Halloween as I do! So, here’s a small preview of the Halloween decorating we’ve done.
I dressed up Carter’s little mini bar with bats and other such Halloween goodies. Now it’s much prettier, wouldn’t you agree?
We replaced our usual flower centerpiece with something more Halloween-y for the holiday.
I couldn’t resist these stones when I saw them at Pier 1. They came with ghosts, bats, and pumpkins.
I’ve been seeing these sparkly skulls everywhere from Target to Z Gallerie to Cupcakes and Cashmere. They come in all sorts of colors, but I thought the black went best with our centerpiece.
With a little push from me, Carter agreed to hang pumpkin ornaments hanging from his stick bouquet.
And for the final Halloween touch, we bought some pumpkins today and scattered them throughout the apartment.