October in Review and Coton Colors Giveaway Winner Announcement!

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Hello All! October has just whipped by… it is hard to believe that November is here and that before we know it the Christmas decorations will be going up.

I wanted to take the chance today to share a few of my favourite projects from October in case you missed any during your busy October!

I did a few fun Halloween projects…

Halloween Projects October at thehappyhousie

Halloween Front Porch and Crow Door Hanging

Chevron Spider Art

Thrifty Halloween Mantel

There was also a fun Halloween House tour….

Halloween House Tour collage at thehappyhousie

and a Coton Colors Halloween Product Review with Giveaway

$50 Coton Colors Giveaway

I was happy to share some cozy fall projects this October as well, including:

Fall projects in October at thehappyhousie

Thrifted Rattan Chair Makeover with Zebra Cushions

Easy Two-Sided Sharpie Pillows

Fall Front Porch with DIY Chalkboard Art

Canadian Thanksgiving Tablescape

DIY Burlap and Fabric Strip Pillow

Quick and Easy Sweater Pumpkins

Out and About I shared some Drop Cloth projects…

DIY Striped Drop Cloth Table Runner at Twelve O Eight

dropcloth painted table runner by thehappyhousie

Drop Cloth Sharpie Pillow at The Inspiration Network

drop cloth sharpie pillow closeup by thehappyhousie

Drop Cloth Chalkboard Pillow at Uncommon Designs

DIY Chalkboard pillow by thehappyhousie for uncommon designs

Whew.  Busy month! It was a ton of fun but I admit that now that November has arrived I am starting to think Christmas.  And we are working on finishing off our boys’ shared bedroom.  I can’t wait to show you some projects for that.

Thanks to everyone who entered the Giveaway for the Coton Colors $50 Gift card and a HUGE thank you to the fabulous folks at Coton Colors for providing it!

The winner is Tammie Norman!

 Congratulations Tammie! I will contact you by email to arrange the shipment of your Gift Card.  And I would love to hear about what you decide to buy with it:)

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.


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  1. says

    Everything is so cute Krista, I love the black and white with all your brights! I love love your plank on the stripped runner, I just showed it to my contractor son and said, “I need this for Thanksgiving!” Thanks so much!

    • says

      Oh that is so funny Jenna! Glad you like it – the plank was such an easy project. I just took an old piece of wood we had laying around outside, smashed it up a little with a hammer, applied a stain, and voila! But I like the way it makes the table centerpiece items stand out a little:)

  2. says

    The autumnal colours look really good in your home Krista. You know I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve done in your boys bedroom, and of course Christmas is ’round the corner – yay! Petra xo

    • says

      Hi Petra!! Thanks…I thought I loved the summery colours best in our house, but now that I have added in so many warm autumn touches I am loving those colours as well. I think each season really does have it’s own great feel to it. When I reflect back now about our last few houses I realize that the colour scheme of each house was influenced by the season we moved into the house! Our first house was a spring and all the paint colours were fresh and bright and pastel… and the second house was fall and it was all warm tones with reds, greens, and golds. This house has pretty neutral paint and I just keep changing up the accessories. I think I like that strategy best:) I am happy to report that our youngest son finally has a real bed to sleep in again finally (there was a gap there between crib and big boy bed that consisted of a big boy mattress on the ground). And hopefully I will have some paneling and paint to share one of these days soon!! Looking forward to Christmas too:) Have a great week!

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