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Halloween Decoration Ideas

Holy cow, Halloween is almost here and I’m behind the eight ball! My kids have been pointing out some of the homes in the neighborhood that have already decorated for the spooky holiday and asking when we will decorate our own home. This weekend I tell them knowing that I’ll have to keep my promise.

So to get me and many of you inspired and motivated for Halloween decorating, I’ve pulled several of my most popular images from my Halloween Pinterest board to share.

spooky fireplace mantel // halloween decorating ideas #halloween

Love this spooky fireplace mantel created by The Design Daredevil. She keeps to a black and white color palette which is also a fave for Halloween decorating.

no carve pumpkin decorating idea // halloween decor

No carve pumpkin decorating ideas are always up my alley. Love this spotted in Midwest Living with fluttering butterflies and harlequinlike masks.

DIY hanging spiders // halloween decorating ideas

 

Love this simple idea of hanging black paper spiders from helium balloons via DIY Studio. Super fun and easy Halloween project!

black cat pumpkins // halloween decorating ideas #cats

How clever at these black cat jack-o-lanterns? Such a fun way to greet trick-or-treaters!

We've Been Boo'd // Halloween Fun Ideas

Getting Boo’d is always fun for the kids. Love this door-tag idea – printable found here.

DIY mini carmel apples // halloween ideas #apples

Not decor, but really love these mini caramel apple idea via the Inspired Dreamer! Love that they are bit size! Totally going to try this.

Frozen Bananas & Yogurt Ghosts // Healthy Halloween Treats

These frozen bananas and yogurt ghosts are also a great Halloween treat idea for the kiddos. Healthy too! Here’s the recipe.

Don’t all of these creative Halloween decorating ideas and yummy treats get you in the mood to start decorating for Halloween?

happy decorating,

cristin

OTHER HALLOWEEN ARTICLES:

Halloween Decorating Ideas :: Witch Theme

Halloween Decorating Ideas :: Spiders

You’ve Been Boo’d

 

 

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Read full story By on October 9, 2014 in baby and children, DIY, Entertaining, Halloween, Holiday, Tips/Tricks

Darling Pink Peonies Picnic Birthday Party

 

Pink peonies are favorite, so I had to share this adorable picnic birthday party of little Mila I spotted on Pinterest.

pink peony picnic birthday party

How cute are the little gold crowns on each chair, fringe streamers and diy pinata letters spelling out the birthday girl’s name?!

Letter Pinatas - Birthday Party Ideaspink peony, citrus and gold metallic table runner #party

Love the little biodegradable  birch wood plates from eco-gecko topped with kumquats. And check out those gorgeous pink peonies in full bloom.

pink doughnut birthday cake

Donuts instead of cake or cupcakes? Why not.

drink table #picnic #birthday #party

At the end of the table a pair of drink dispensers from Pottery Barn are placed for guests to serve themselves. So simple.

pink and gold birthday partypink peony picnic birthday party table

 

Adorable right? For more images and links associated with this party, visit 100 Layer Cakelet!

happy entertaining,

cristin

*images by Jenna Elliot via 100 Layer Cakelet

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Read full story By on August 28, 2014 in baby and children, birthday party, Birthdays, color, craft, Entertaining, flowers, Parties, pinterest, tabletop

My #ZeviaStyle & Contest

As you know, I’m a Zevia fan. So when I was asked to participate in their #ZeviaStyle campaign and show how Zevia fits into my unique style. I was pleased to do so.

#ZeviaStyle - Simplified Bee

My pic shows my fresh, eclectic and multi-layered home decor style. The image also includes a punch of color, pattern and texture that also communicate my personal style. I couldn’t decide which Zevia flavor I like best, so included a variety. :)

Zevia would like to see what makes you an original too and are currently running #ZeviaStyle contest that anyone can enter. It’s really quite simple. Zevia  would like you to snap a picture of your unique style – think fashion, parenting, entertaining, cooking/baking, home decor, etc. and post it to Twitter or Instagram using #ZeviaStyle and you will receive a free 6-pack of Zevia. In addition, you are eligible to win a $100 Target gift card or other oodles of other fabulous prize handed out daily until September 5th. All pics will be curated in a style gallery and if you need more inspiration head here!

Just to be clear, here’s how to enter:
•              Anyone can enter. To qualify, please post to Instagram or Twitter, follow Zevia on the platform you post to, and use the #ZeviaStyle hashtag in your post.

•              Everyone who posts a #ZeviaStyle pic will receive a free six pack.  Additional prizes will be given daily including $100 Target gift cards.

•              Style gallery where all pics will be displayed: www.zevia.com/stylecontest

Can’t wait to see your #ZeviaStyle.

happy monday,

cristin
*this post was sponsored by Zevia, however all opinion are my own (as always!)

 

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Read full story By on August 25, 2014 in chinoiserie, color, contemporary decor, Entertaining, Features, Giveaways

Friday Finds :: Fave Memorial Day Sales

disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.

 

Memorial Day weekend is here! The day marks a special day of remembrance for the men and women who lost their lives in service of the United States of American. Many celebrate the weekend with backyard bbqs, picnics in the park and lounging at the beach. Wherever you are this holiday weekend, you don’t have to miss out on all the amazing deals from retailers because most can be found online. Here’s a round-up some of my favorite online Memorial Day Sales you’ll have to check out!

memorial day sales

Tom's // Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale


Nordstrom
: Half-Yearly Sale for Women’s & Kids (Spring markdowns on women’s & kids apparel, shoes, accessories and more) // Ends June 1 // Loving the classic summer stripes by Toms currently marked down!

white rattan scroll headboard // girl's bedroom

 Serena & Lily20% off everything // CODE SUMMER20 // Loving the vintage inspired rattan seahorse headboard featured in the little girl’s room above!

daydream believer t-shirt - Kids Gap #sale

Gap: Take 40% off regular price styles! Use code EVENT. Restrictions apply. // Ends 5/26 // I’m going to have to pick up this girl’s “daydream believer” tee!

indigo tie dye dress - Joie

Joie: Receive an extra 20% off sale items through 5/26 // CODE MDW20 // Loving the indigo tie dye dress above for summer – it’s under $100 with the promotion!

white snake skin handbag // Loeffler Randall #sale

Loeffler Randall: 30% off // Ends 5/26 // Loving the selection of handbags – the white snakeskin bag is stunning!

Channels Wallpaper in Beige by Kelly Wearstler #sale

 Kelly Wearstler: 20% off sitewide with purchases $250+ // CODE KWFAMILY // Ends 5/26 // I’m a huge fan of Kelly’s designs and love her fabrics and wallpaper especially. Channels in Copper/Beige (above) is a current fave!

Happy Memorial Day!

cristin

 

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Read full story By on May 23, 2014 in bedrooms, beds, discounts, fashion, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday, wallpaper