Happy Halloween and
welcome to Motivated Monday.
I'm a little late posting tonight.
I had a long convo with the girl child this evening that put me behind but it was so worth it.
Life has been crazy and we actually had to schedule a phone date for catching up.
I love our chats and that definitely took priority but now I am eager to share a few highlights from last week's link ups to Motivated Monday.
There were a number of Halloween posts and I know that most of you have already decorated, found your costumes, and have come up with some great trick or treat snacks but there were a few last minute ideas for those of you still trying to pull something together like this Halloween lamp shade idea from
These simple felt shapes just stick to the shades and could be easily packed away for next year. I started thinking you could do holly shapes for Christmas, cupids for Valentines, bunnies for Easter. The options are easy and limitless.
Then there was this whimsical LInus pumpkin treatment from
Kim at Maiden D'Shade
There were two over the top girly costumes that I thought were too fabulous not to share.
I adored this darling Cookie Monster number from
So cute you just want to eat her up and I love the marabou. Adorable.
Then there was this princess dress from
You could twirl for days in these two tulle delights
I would imagine these little cuties want to wear their costumes to bed, to the store, running errands... everywhere! and why not they couldn't be any cuter. These outfits were both made by their mamas and the posts include tutorials so be sure and visit them for all of the details.
There were also some ideas for Fall but not limited to Halloween.
I thought this wreath made from store bought leaves, a piece of cardboard and a magnet was so simple it was genius.
I liked the understated simplicity of this look but you could make so many different variations of this idea using something other than leaves. It is light weight and because so many homes have steel front doors, I thought the idea of a magnet was inspired. To see how this wreath was made be sure to visit here.
This healthier take on Caramel Apples was also a motivator submitted by
Caramel apples and Fall, they just go together.
There were also some anytime projects that I wanted to bring to your attention.
I was totally intrigued with this clutch made from a recycled book
Very cool. I am sometimes so amazed at how you people come up with this stuff. I never would have thought of that in a million years and I love it.
Motivated Monday sees a number of crocheted projects and this skill is something I don't know how to do. Maybe someday I will learn. I haven't featured anything like this for awhile but I thought this little soft rattle was especially cute from
Finally the week wouldn't be complete without at least one decorating post and I thought this foyer ledge update definitely took the cake.
I just can't believe DIY Design did all of this fifteen feet up in the air.
I am so not worthy.