First I have to tell you….in the past week, I have been featured over at HOUZZ twice. It was very exciting to see our bedroom and French poster as the feature. Then today, I noticed a snippet of our front porch featured. I was excited!~ When looking over the other features I saw these cute little mice silhouttes going up stairs. Well, they talked about where to find them…which is MICHAEL’s crafts. Martha Stewart has a very cool line of these and I may go back next week to get more fun stuff. So off I went….and I bought me some Mice and spiders! I bought one pack each at $4.99. I will show you what I did with those….
I also was in a crafting kind of mood. I know my track record has not been so good. However, I did OK today, IMO and wanted to share. I had some left over orange burlap. I see everyone wrapping vases, and planters and thought I would give it go. Of course I added just a hint of embellishing to mine. First up…my MICE
|The boys got a real kick out of these when they came home from school. You do know I do this all for them right????|
|These topiaries are Real|
|Had a few mice left over, and thought I would jazz up this corner|
|I even modge podged this bottle that I use for dish soap|
|These paper cut outs I had since last year, purchased at the Dollar tree. No haste no waste, I used them this year on something different. My embellishments and soap bottle. I just cut out the eyes, mouth, bats, etc….. I may do more with the scraps.|
I also want to mention there will be NO garage salen party this weekend. We are going on a family road trip. I will have my laptop, and may catch up here and there, however, I really like to be dedicated to the partay, and this weekend I just won’t have the time. So this gives you another week to go thrifting and score some more!!~
The Shabby Chic cottage
Thrifty decor chick
My romantic home
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Susan from Between naps on the porch for MM
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
Very cute ideas. Love the mice all over the stairs and the embellished orange burlap looks great.
The Garden Bell
Your mice are perfect. Have a great weekend. We will miss ya, but look forward to lots of new pictures. Just what we all need is a pause from all this blogger craziness.
Have I told you I so enjoy popping by to see what you are up too "daily".
Have a good one,
Debbie, you just amaze me! I love your little mice!! That is the cutest idea along with your other ones. Yes, yes, I know it's all for the little guys but I sense a teeny little bit of joy oozing from your typed words. 🙂
continue being a sweetie,
Ahhh!!! The mice are soooooooooo awesome!!!!!!
These little mice are ADORABLE! I wish we had our upstairs already finishe so I could do that!
You are wonderfully creative and I love the burlap wrap too. Can't wait to see what you did with the spiders.
I hope ot join your thrifting party the next time you have it. I'll be on the lookout. Have a safe and fun trip!
hahaha, boys loved it I'm sure. How fun to have a rat surprise when they got home. Love the topiaries by the sink.
Yes mam, you did do very well today! I love the mice on the stairway, sooo cute! The faces on the burlap are wonderful too. Congrats on your features over at Houzz! You go girl!
Marla @ Always Nesting
Ok, those mice are just so stinkin cute!!
Those are very cute. I saw them on Houzz this morning when I saw your house:) Have a great weekend.
You always have the cutest ideas! Love the mice, your soap bottle & of course, the skeletons in the topiaries.
Have a nice weekend & a fun road trip too!
Those mice are rocking the stairs! I could send you some genuine webs. hehe♥olive
♥ Calamity Anne ♥
Those mice are absolutely adorable!!! Wish I didn't have carpeted stairs!
shannon i olson
love the little mice, how fun.. I don't have stairs darn!
Love love those mice. How cute! My kids would love that, too!
Everything turned out great. Love your burlap wrapped & embellished pots, too. And, of course, the modge podged dish soap! Wow, you are a busy girl.
Exciting features, too. I love Houzz! 😀
Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle
Oh my goodness, the mice are too cute!!!
The Polka Dot Closet
OK, now you are going over the creepy crazy halloween edge!!! Help someone save Debbie! OK…..I have to admit the mice are just toooo cute!
Great ideas! I adore those little mice! They are so darn cute 🙂
Linda @ A La Carte
Very cute ideas and I love the mice going up the stairs!! Have a good weekend!
♥ Sonny ♥
ok, this is just too cute…
I bet the boys will be bringing all their pals to see..
The DIY Show Off
Congratulations on your houzz features – so exciting and so deserving!
I love these mice. Too cute! I'm not much of a Halloween decorator but I might have to start. 😉
Have a great trip!
Kati @ Obscured Flair-
I LOVE THE MIIIIICE! Great job!!!
Carrie @ Dittle Dattle
Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.
I love those mice!!!! That is too cute. Your burlap on the topiaries looks great, but I have to say that my favorite is your soap holder! That is using your head!! So cute!
I have seen these mice before too and my favorite is them going up the stairs like you have them! Sadly, I have carpet on my stairs…would this be too flimsy of an excuse for ripping it up? 🙂 Love seeing all of your great fall decor!
OMG! I LOVE your mice! Unfortunately (or fortunately for my husband) we have a one-story house. I have Bunco at my place on the 25th, and we always have full decorations, and a costume contest! I'll have pictures of the event!!
Love the mice!!!! what a cute idea!!!!
I love the orange burlap also 🙂
I'm sure your boys love all the spiders and mice, so I'll let you decorate with these, Debbie. Looks cute, but I'd be scared to climb my stairs. 😉
Have a great family trip. ~ Sarah
Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top
Debbie, I've always thought the mice were so cute. My kids would definitely get a kick out of it. 🙂 I love the soap bottle! So cute! Everything looks great.
Your home is full of so many cute Halloween items, Debbie. You are such a cool mom!…Christine
I love the mice…pure whimsy! Have fun on your trip!!
Those are darling!! And i love your topiaries too;)
I'd love for you to come by and check out the fun giveaway going on at my blog this week;)
I saw those mice and loved them! I don't have stairs inside but I do have two on my front porch. Are they made of felt? I'm trying to decide if they'd hold up outdoors. I also love those topiaries.
I like the mice…I've seen them around – very cute.
I like the soap bottle best – he makes me smile.
GIRLFRIEND!!! Those mice would freak me out…although they are super duper cute! I just cant get over all you do and how great it looks.
Right now my kitchen is in crises mode, being re-done and dont have anything worthy of blogging about! sheesh!
I love the mice, Debbie! I wish I would use them too but my stairs are dark. Think hubs would paint them before Halloween? j/k
Dish soap! Girl, you are crafty! 🙂
Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti
Debbie you think of the coolest thinsg tio do when you decorate! The mice are too cute and I loved the mod podged soap holder bottle!
Have a nice trip this weekend!
I want to be one of your boys!! This is so cute. I am going to Michael's tomorrow and buy some of the mice for me and Sweet Ole Bob. I am still laughing. Congats on the Houzz airing. You have earned it.
Oh, I posted a small tablescape. and I have a garage sale find. I will have it ready for next week.
Love, love, love the mice!!! What an excellent idea! I love all of your Halloween decorations, and even if they are all for the boys(uh,huh) I enjoy them too 🙂
So cute! I am cheap so I printed out the free pattern for the mice and made them myself! Love the orange bags! Have a great trip!
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Those mice are too cute!! You are so creative!
Debbie-this is so cute-wish it would work on my stairs! It's Hallween just so fun!
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
I love those mice!! I gotta get to Michaels and get some for the front porch steps!! Too cute!! 🙂
very merry vintage style
The mice are a riot! I like the orange burlap too. I'll have to check out your next blog party. I am your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by blog and your very nice comment about my photography–it made my day!
Liz - Infusewithliz.blogspot.com
Hey Debbie- You have been doing a lot of crafting and decorating! Looks great! Lots of cute creative ideas! I love topiaries! Nice choice!
The orange burlap is very festive! I have not seen it before. I just used the mice on a project too. And I used muslin for a contrast behind the mice -burlap would have been a good choice -especially orange! You can take a look here:
Have a great time on your trip!!
The Inspired Nest
I love the stairs! I bet your kids went crazy over them! I so wish I had stairs to use them on! I love the orange burlap!
i just bought some of those mice…..love them…
Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)
Debbie, girl you have an infestation going on. LOL
I bought those a few weeks ago and still haven't put mine up…I have to do that! I love how yours came out…and they can be reused, right? I hope so…they are just too cute to not reuse.
Velvet Over Steel
So love your mice and cute decorations…again!! You were born to craft.. so creative and FUN you are!!
Have a wonderful Family Road trip & weekend, Debbie!!
& thank you for all your encouragment, support and sweet comments. It means and helps me so very much!! 🙂
Haha! I just love "them meeses to pieces"!! My daughters would freak out!
Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas
LOVE the mice!!! They look so CUTE!! And the topiaries are adorable with the orange burlap!! I love topiaries!
Have a great trip!
Lou Cinda 🙂
Your Halloween decorations are so cute!!
Wow! This is fantastic! I hope you'll come link it up to my Halloween party this weekend. http://www.whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com. It would be such a great addition! It looks wonderful!
I am so behind in reading posts. AAGGG. But, I just had to stop by and tell you how super cute your decor is. Those mice are the best. I may need to find me a Michaels coupon to print.
A girl needs 2 Talk
The mice are my FAVORITE!!!!!! I love them! Your soap bottle looks cool!!! (whistling)
I'm lovin' all these super cute ideas — your mice are adorable!
All your ideas are great but there is something about the skeleton heads and hand coming out of the flower pot that I thought ahh cool 🙂
The mice are nice ;o)…I wish my stairs weren't carpeted..ugh…BUT I absolutely love your dishsoap bottle! It is adorable! I might have to give it a try ;o)