Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Creepy Elegance"....I've Gone Batty!

Are we really here again...already?  Yes, start your planning now!  Just a friendly reminder to get movin'!  Every year {after the wonderful Halloween night has passed} I say, to myself, I am going to do better next year or do more or start earlier!  Fall is my favorite time of year and with it comes all the splendor of decorating for the season.  This bat project was relatively easy and didn't require too much commitment.  Kind of a last minute project I jumped at.  I think it gave me the desired affect I was looking for to decorate my front door (yes, that is my front door and my daughter).  I call it "creepy elegance".  Even though it is only September 24, I feel like I am behind in my planning.  Especially when you are looking for material for your blog!  I am determined to enjoy myself and not stress over how much I decorate this year.  If you would like to try to make these bats, please go here for my instructions.  Come join me and let's get creative!  My favorite thing to do...
"Gone Batty" photo property of Living It At Home

"Gone Batty" photo property of Living It At Home
Since I am in Halloween mode now, I am going to try and do a weekly post on decorating for Halloween or the Fall season.  I am going to see how it goes!  It is such a beautiful time of year here in Massachusetts!  I hope you are enjoying gorgeous weather wherever you may be!  I am looking forward to seeing all the beautiful leaf colors!
If you would like to share your Fall or Halloween projects please link up!  I would love to see them!
Stay tuned for more!
xojamilyn


22 wonderful comments:

VictoriaArt said...

Just creepy fun! Love the design going over the glass door and the walls!

We are not too much into halloween decorating, but my kids run the show outside...after seeing your house I do reconsider this! Great inspiration!

XX
V.

Scientific Housewife said...

I am so excited to decorate for Halloween :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I'm trying not to buy too much stuff before our move so I think this year will be pretty low key but I would love to see what you and everyone else come up with!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

I love Halloween too! I have seen that swarming bat idea for a front door... it's brilliant!

Just loving your blog!!!

xo,
cristin

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hello & I love your blog. Can't wait 'til I have time to stop by again & read some of your other posts. I love "creepy elegance" too!

Warmly, Michelle

{lauren} said...

Very cute! I'm usually not into the Halloween side of fall decorating, but I really love this! Its just enough:)

Karena said...

I don't do a lot of Halloween decor, I am in a condominium....the bats are so fun though!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love your porch all decorated! We made some bats for the playroom last year, maybe some for the porch this year too. Will you have another link party?

Lori said...

Love this... maybe I'll try something similar this year!
~ X0X0 Lori

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Jamilyn,
You always do such great fall decorating! LOVE the bats flying across the front door - and your daughter is adorable! I'm going to try and get my act together this year and try and do more than just pumpkins.
Enjoy those beautiful New England fall days...what a gorgeous time of year.
xoTrina

nkp said...

My favorite time of the year as well! I loved your coverage last year and look forward to more great ideas again. Thanks Jamilyn!

amymeier said...

LOVE IT!
Best,
Amy Meier

LindsB said...

I love the bats! This is one of my favorite Halloween decor ideas, its so easy and it looks so darn cute!

NYCLQ said...

Beautiful fall post! I made bats last year for our front door and dining room... I was able to reuse them this year in our stairway... Happy to have found your blog - It's beautiful! However, I'm not familiar with this link system, so please forgive the mulitple posts (delete #3 ad #4). I'm your newest follower and will be back to visit!

i heart halloween! ThX for sharing :D Lynda

Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth said...

I remember that decor from last year! Absolutely loved it!

So nice that you came to visit on Scandinavian Chic! Long time no see!!

xx
dagny

1 Funky Woman said...

Jamilyn, yea its Halloween decorating time. I'm loving the bats! I've been busy decorating myself. I've blog some already and I have more to come. Stop on over and visit me!

Megan

1 Funky Woman said...

Jamilyn, I just linked up but goofed so if you could delete the Megan one #6 I mean to put 1 Funky Woman so I went back and did it!

Thanks, Meg

Annelie said...

Beautiful! and... spoooky!
Can't believe you are all so early. I better get my game on, quick. I even have kids that really appreciate this kind of stuff.
Cool idea with the links. They are chock full of ideas.

Cat said...

Wowza...those bats rock...seriously! If I was driving past your house I would literally slam on my breaks and check out the spooky coolness you have going on :) Love fall, love Halloween :) xo Cat

Jen said...

Love your Halloween decorations...& those finger cookies are the coolest things ever! I wanted to let you know I featured your blog today..I hope you dont mind!

eddieross said...

Love it! Your daughter's costume is adorable too!

E+J

Lauren said...

haha love them!!! might have to try it this year & will be sure to link if i actually get around to it!!

AWESOME
xoxo