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Happy Belated Halloween

Hello everyone, Happy Halloween! I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday. I had to work all day and trick-or-treating was done in my neighborhood when I got home this year. It wasn’t a total loss, though. we got to be festive at work! After years of not being able to have any holiday spirit, my new company let us have some fun. My co-workers and I painted our faces and wore the traditional ears. I spent the day dispensing prescriptions (and dealing with the most annoying inventory ever) in full on bunny face. It was everything I could have hoped for. Seriously, it was stressful, but still a totally great day because of the festivities.

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I had so much fun doing my makeup!! I found a lot of inspiration on Instagram. When I got home, I tried the ears out on the doggos. Two of them hated it, but I can always count on this chilled out hound to go along with my games.

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She was sad when I took them off. I’m pretty sure she would have stayed in them for hours. Such a good girl!! The other stinkers kept wanting to take them and chew on them, so they had to be put away. Anyway, I am excited that it is now my favorite time of year. The festive songs, the yummy food and best of all, the amazing DIY projects! Halloween is always a great way to start things off. I need to kick it into high gear, because I have been slacking. I promise there is a lot coming your way. See you soon!

Halloween Town

I am so excited about this Halloween project! I wanted to do something fun for my mantle. I mentioned in my window bat post that anything can be a suitable Halloween decoration if it is painted black? Christmas villages are no exceptions! I picked up these beauties at Goodwill. They were each $3 or less. Score!

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There were meant to be potpourri and oil burners. They had bottoms and cords they raised them off of the ground so I needed to take those off. All that took was a screwdriver and a pair of wire cutters.

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I hit them with a few coats of flat black spray paint.

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After they were thoroughly dry, I headed for my mantle. Before I arranged them, I added some spider webs and orange lights. Some of the houses have holes in them, so the lights look like they are in the house too. The tiny house needed a pedestal, so I painted a small glass candlestick holder and flipped it upside down.

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Here are closeups of the houses.

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I hope to find more houses to make the village bigger next year. I also want to add a few cars, trees and maybe  a playground or something if I can find one. What else do you guys think would look good?