Latest Obsession: Watercolors!

If you follow me elsewhere on social media, you already know I’m obsessed with the waterlogue watercolor app. While I can’t resist making watercolors of Penelope, I have to say I think the app does best at transforming travel pictures. Here are a few of my favorites!

The National Mall from the steps of the Lincoln
Water Color - DC Mall

Harrods in London
Water Color - London - Harrods

A winery in Stellenbosch, South AfricaWater Color - Stellenbosch Wine Country

I should note that these app people have no idea who I am, I’m just OBSESSED.  Have you been water-coloring anything recently?

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A Little Batty: Halloween Printable

I try not to let myself get TOO ahead of the season, even though the craft stores have already unpacked some Christmas ornaments!   I did sneak some pumpkins into our decor earlier this month, but that’s the only Fall decorating that’s happened around here.  I think I’ll wait for Fall to officially start before I give up on Summer.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t start thinking about Halloween, Fall, & Thanksgiving decorating!

Here’s a look at last year’s Halloween decorations.  I made a paper flower bouquet, had our spider salt and pepper shakers hang out on some old books & baked some cream-cheese filled pumpkin cupcakes, with bat cupcake toppers.

Continuing on the bat trend, I had a whole cloud of bats take over our screen door.  I especially loved the shadows they made in the house / on the door when the door was open and the sun was shining in. (BTW, this was insanely difficult to photograph!)

I don’t know why, but I find bats a little less creepy than mice and spiders. At least when it comes to Halloween decor. If I had to pick one of the 3 to find in my house, I would definitely pick spiders! (Which we already have plenty of, so please don’t send more my way!). I know I want to incorporate bats into the decor again this year, but last year’s bats didn’t survive, so I’ll have to cut out new ones. With that in mind, I wanted to share a little no-cutting needed bat printable for Halloween. I’ve sized these to 5″x7″, since I like to pop them into picture frames around the house.

Click here to download the PDF of Orange “Trick or Treat” Bat printable or here to download the PDF of  White “Happy Halloween” Bat printable.  (These are for personal use only.)

Please let me know if you use these in your Halloween decor!

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