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Franco’s room is one of my favorite rooms to makeover. He is always down for the adventure and he makes the biggest deal when it is finished. He is my number one fan. That is why I couldn’t pass up doing a cool boys bedroom makeover just in time for kindergarten.
The theme was embracing where we live in New York. I was born and raised on Long Island and Franco will be a born and raised ‘upstater’. I wanted to combine the two by adding some locally made decor with some vintage pieces of my home from when I was a kid.
Black, white and gray was part of the vision board. There are a few colors that pop out from the vintage pieces I chose but it all came together at the end.
In order to make this a cool boys bedrooms makeover, I had to find the best wallpaper. Thanks to Coloray, I was able to easily find the wallpaper I was looking for on their website. Geometric Shapes Removable Wallpaper in the size of 8’ x 11’ was the design I chose and is very happy with it! The peel and stick option was best for me because I am not the best with all peel and stick wallpapers. The fact that I can just peel and apply without having to spray with water to activate the adhesive was so much easier. The best part is it is removable so when I am ready for the next cool boys bedroom makeover, it will be easy to remove.
This year my parents sold my childhood home after 40 years and moved down south. As much as I was excited for them, I was so sad to say goodbye. Luckily I grabbed things from the house such as this street sign, Super Nintendo and wicker stool that brought back memories being in my house. Little touches of my home are in here and I just love having the feeling surround us.
Imani Collective has the best banners so I finally the opportunity to hang some. This pillow is from a local shop Bluebird Home Decor. This kids mat from H&M is perfect for imaginative play. Then my favorite purchase has to be this stuffed animal beanbag storage. This is the best way to keep all of his animals but without the mess.
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For the past 7 months nothing has been normal. The more hopeful we get about returning to what we know, things get more uncertain. Halloween is a big deal in our home and I promised that no matter how different things are, we are going to celebrate.
The benefit is there are many ways to enjoy this spooky season safely and I am going to share ways to make this the safest and most memorable Halloween ever.
Wear Costumes With A Mask
There are a ton of costumes that come with masks, consider choosing this years costume that has one to help the spread of germs. If you decided to go trick or treating outside, this will come in handy if you can’t stay six feet apart.
Boo Your Neighbor
Gather some fun Halloween themed treats and leave them on 2-3 neighbor’s doors with a door sign and instruction poem included in the basket. Ring the doorbell and run away. The instructions will direct the neighbors to do the same thing to other neighbors. Get some great ideas here!
Social Distance Halloween Party
Gather a few friends and family to come over ( in there costume masks) and celebrate! Decorate your home and serve all the treats. Party City has all of your decorating needs in one stop. They have ‘scary’ affordable prices for decorations and festive ways to serve food.
Check out our Spooktacular decor table scape of treats! All these serving bowls, plates and cloths were around $15.
I also grabbed this skull mold to add some chocolate treats to our graze board as well!
The best part is Party City offers curbside pickup and free same day delivery for extra safety!
Virtual Halloween Party
If you don’t feel comfortable having people over, host a Virtual Halloween Party via Zoom or Facetime. You can find decorations and spooky backdrops from Party City that will definitely be a hit. Make some goodie bags and deliver to your friends and family and you can all enjoy them together! Check out these basket ideas here to deliver to your friends and family.
Safe Trick or Treating
Trick or Treating can be safe with these tips! Make markers that are a safe distance by using duct tape. Kids can stand on these markers and wait for their candy. To serve the treats, you can use an extended grabber to place the candy in their bags. If you are the one taking your little ones trick or treating, make sure to wipe them down before you open and eat them!
Last but not least, wash your hands and sanitize! Keep pocket hand sanitizers with you at all times and most of all have fun. We can easily keep the spirit of Halloween alive with these simple tips and ideas.
I am sharing five affordable ways to decorate for fall this season. The best part is these decorations can be used year after year so you do not need to keep buying something new every year.
This is one of the cheapest ways to decorate this season because it can be free! Take a walk or a hike and see what you find- turned leaves, old branches use your imagination! Then place them in a vase a jar for a beautiful dried bouquet.
I also have dried some cilantro (shown above) and eucalyptus until the desired color. Tie the bunch with some twine and hang in a cool place. The length of hanging them depends on how dry you want them.
Shop Clearance at The End of The Season
When Halloween ends, the timer starts for clearance fall decor! You won’t regret it even though you won’t get to use these goodies this year and need to wait a whole year to see them again. I’ve had this door hanger for two years and was the best $3.75 I have ever spent!
Change Your Letter-board Regularly
I usually share this tip during other seasons, but I love it! Letter boards have always been my favorite decor because they are affordable and is interchangeable. Just always remember to credit whoever’s quote you use.
You don’t have to be artistic or crafty to do this, but you can make most of your decorations for half the price of store bought decorations.
Don’t get me wrong, pumpkin picking is a must during this season but I suggest investing in some faux pumpkins to add to the ‘patch’. Having some faux pumpkins adds dimension and depth to your decor. You can grab some tiny ones at Target or Dollar Tree, but once again wait until the end of the season to get some bigger ones at places such as Michaels and Jo Ann Fabric!
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My name is Nicole and I am a full time working mom to my toddler Franco. I love creating and sharing ideas. You can find me rummaging at estate sales, binge-watching The Golden Girls while chugging Diet Coke, listening to old school hip hop, supporting small businesses and being an advocate for maternal mental health.