Let’s Stay Home – Tips for Cozy Decor

Let’s Stay Home – Tips for Cozy Decor

During the Holiday months I seem to find myself wanting more and more to stay in and just be with my family, bake, decorate, and make little memories that last a life time. During the summer months I find my self always outdoors adventuring and sometimes we all need a little hibernation time.

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I wanted to share with ya all a few tips and tricks to creating a cozy haven for the holiday months with a few simple decor changes and additions!

With a new addition to our family, this year I was all about simplicity in decor for the holiday seasons about to rush upon us. Lets get to it shall we?

Fresh real pumpkins are always a must for my mantle. I absolutely love the pops of color it adds without being to overkill on the black and orange. I tend to always go with the greens, whites, and a few orange. (These also transition over beautifully into Thanksgiving with a change of placement.) The Target “Bullseye” section also always has little succulent pumpkins and cute little additives for mantles that our $1-$5 and can also go into the November Months.


Candles – Because HELLO what says welcome to my cozy haven like a pumpkin spice or apple pie candle burning?


Wood Die Cuts are my new-found love – I have them in our living room and littles rooms and they are a perfect way to make the room feel more “homey”. Craft Cuts creates any phrase you want or they have several selections of pre cut items to choose from as well. You can hand paint or spray paint depending on the look you are going for – We wanted a simple black for our living room to match year round so I just went with spray paint when doing our “Let’s Stay Home”  Get Your Custom Cuts Here

Lambs Ear Wreath and Silver or Gold pops I am so obsessed with pops of greenery to break up the traditional colors and add some textures and this year it’s all about the Lambs Ear and Stainless Steel look for a complete Farm house holiday style.


Buffalo Plaid Everythangggggg – I found these buffalo plaid pillows on Amazon and am completely obsessed (I always just buy covers and rotate out through the seasons) they are the perfect addition to our farm-house bench!!!


Big Knit Blankets and throws are the perfect cozy invitation! Who doesn’t love snuggles while watching Hocus Pocus on Free form for the 400th time this season? (It may be my favorite.)

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Hoping these little tips allow for ultra happy snuggle time and memory making this Holiday Season! Psssst…. Only 9 Fridays left until Christmas! (I am totall that girl) hehe.

Happy Decorating – xoxo

33 Etsy Picks for a Hauntingly Handmade Halloween

33 Etsy Picks for a Hauntingly Handmade Halloween

Ladies, I love almost all things Halloween. Creaky doors, fake spiders, cute ghosts, creepy crawlies, fake vampire teeth, and yes, candy corn. I love that it’s the one time of the year when you can dress up like anything or anyone you choose. The only thing containing you is your imagination. The laughter, the goosebumps, the nervous excitement…the world just seems extra alive (or dead, bwahahaha).  😉  As a child, after I decided I was too old to trick-or-treat, I started working in Haunted Houses and Barns. I’ve scared and been scared so many times and I love it.  Except for one thing.  Did you notice earlier I said I love ALMOST all things Halloween?  Confession time.  I want nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with clowns.  Never have, never will. Not scary clowns, creepy clowns, happy clowns, or laughing clowns. Nope. Not even Ronald McDonald. ‘Cause that’s one scary as hell clown.  So, I have composed a hauntingly good list of 33 Handmade Halloween Etsy items, but not one contains a clown.

It all starts at the door, right?  Check out these delightfully spooky door decorations to up your Halloween game.

Witch Hat WreathWitch Hat Wreath

truckPersonalized Halloween truck and ghost door hanger

raven wreath Spooky raven wreath

friendly ghostFriendly ghost door hanger

spider wreathLittle monsters live here Halloween wreath

While we’re talking about door decor, let’s look at a few amazingly wicked doormats.

HocusHocus Pocus doormat

doormatFriendly Halloween doormat

booBoo Y’all doormat

Another fun way to bring Halloween into your home is with seasonal throw pillows.  Check out these to up your creepy factor:

farmstyle pillowFarmhouse-style Halloween pillow

witch lives hereA witch lives here throw pillow

skeleton famPersonalized skeleton family Halloween pillow


burlapBurlap Hocus Pocus throw pillow 


More frighteningly fantastic handmade halloween decor:

ceramic ghostsHandmade ceramic ghosts

circling crowsCircling crows wall decal

ombreOmbre candy corn wine bottle

witch hRustic, distressed witch hat 

standing H bowl  Standing Halloween bowl

witch & mWitch and her little monsters Halloween canvas

Bring Halloween to your kitchen and get-togethers:

h rolling pHalloween Rolling Pin

cup with legsWitch cup with legs 

beware mom Beware of mom mug

 H wine Witch way to the wine

HP wine Hocus Pocus wine tumbler

H jack glass Jack Skellington wine glass

H wine labels

 Halloween wine labels


Okay, so I had trouble stopping at home decor and kitchen items.  I have to add in a few shirts for moms too. Because, did I mention I really love Halloween?

momster Momster mom shirt

squad shirtSquad/Hocus Pocus shirt

For the expecting ladies:

H preg shirt

For expecting mommas of baby girl, Halloween shirt

h brewing Pregnancy Halloween shirt

mummy Mummy-to-be shirt

And last, but not least, a few goodies just for the kiddos:h pillowcase

Personalized Halloween pillow case, kids 

frankFrankenstein plushie, kids 

H cupsHalloween cups for kids

Happy Halloween!  What are some of your favorite Etsy Halloween items?

-Kristen M. Rodgers