A Spooky Front Porch with Pottery Barn Kids

pumpkin pillow (target/old) . werewolf costume PBK (sold out) . welcome mat . door color-

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine. Dressing up is a big deal around here and so is decorating for this spooky and fun holiday. When Josh and I were newlyweds we were both into the super scary decorations but now that we have little ones we love the adorably spooky decor.

When I was on the search for front porch decorations Pottery Barn Kids was the obvious choice. The pieces they offer are so cute and fun for the season and Copeland had the best time helping me pick out things to make our front porch extra "soo-ky" as he calls it. He loved helping me put up the spider cut outs on the wall and always has to say good bye to Mr. Skeleton when we leave the house. This is a kid after my own heart. His love for Halloween is so cute. I love watching him get excited everytime we pull up to the house and he sees all the fun things! Having kids just makes holidays so much fun, doesn't it!?

While we were browsing Pottery Barn Kids, Copeland saw this werewolf costume and was jumping up and down and howling because he was so excited about it. I'm so happy we got it because he is the cutest little werewolf I've ever seen! We're so excited for Halloween night to take this little guy and his brother out for candy!

Also just a heads up! Every Halloween piece from Pottery Barn Kids is on major sale right now!!!

Dining Room Makeover

plant hanger- vintage find / plant stand- handmade 

The one room in our house that was never truly finished was our dining room. It always seemed cluttered and was such an awkward space because of how small it is. As I've mentioned before, our home is very small and tight so making the most of the space is key for us to enjoy it. 

When I first started thinking about redoing this room I knew I wanted to go straight to hayneedle.com. They have everything you could think of for every part of your home! I picked the rug, chandelier and table from there and love how they all came together.

I've always loved rectangle tables that can seat a bunch of friends and family but that's just not practical in our space so instead we opted for a modern white table that fits in with the rest of our home. Since we won't be hosting Thanksgiving anytime soon, the table ended up being the perfect size for our little family. 

I'm trying to be better at adding color to our home so we ordered this fun fuchsia rug and I really do love the pop it brings to the whole space. The dining room, kitchen and living room are all connected so the color really adds a lot to the entire area. 

A couple things that I'm totally in love in the new space are the buffalo print and the letter board. Josh actually picked out the buffalo print. I love when he helps me design a room. It's super rare because he honestly couldn't care less what the house is decorated like but when he does help it makes me so happy! I love that there is something he loves in the space. 

One last thing that makes this area probably my favorite in the entire house is the crochet swing. Since the day Copeland was born I knew I wanted to have a swing in the house. Having it in a common area like the dining room is so much fun!

Do any of you have a small home or small spaces? Our Dining room is about 9' x 6' and I love how the whole thing turned out! It feels much more open and bright now instead of dark, cluttered and dingy. 

a huge thanks to hayneedle.com, minted and letterfolk for helping create this space

Pickin' Pumpkins

dress . cardigan (sold out but love this one!) 
 hat (love this one too!) . shoes (identical to these free people shoes at 1/4 of the price!) 
copeland & finn's outfits are from zara

We visited our first pumpkin patch of the fall this weekend and Copeland was pretty much in "spooky" pumpkin heaven. He calls anything related to Halloween "spooky". He goes "ohh those are sue-key aren't they mom?" And before I can answer he says "Wellll... they not a lot sue-key, just a wittle bit sue-key. Just a wittle bit. But not a lot." Oh my heart with this one. The little things he says and comes up with melt us all the time.

We'll probably visit a couple more pumpkin patches this season just because Copeland has so much fun seeing all the pumpkins. We're all pretty excited for Halloween even though we're not doing any crazy costumes this year. Having two kids and trying to make elaborate costumes for the whole family just ain't happening haha. Here's a picture of our costumes last year and the year before. I was about 2 months pregnant with Finn here :)

woody, bo peep and buzz ^

and the year before that!
wendy, pan and hook

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I enjoy making costumes every year for us but this year will just be a little less work. I'm so excited to show you guys! 

What is everyone dressing up as?! I can't wait to see all those cute babies!