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“Welcome to the Haunted Mansion”

Living Room

“When hinges creak in door-less chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls. Whenever candle lights flicker where the air is deathly still. That is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight!” – HAUNTED MANSION

We moved into our new house last year in September. As much as I wanted to decorate for Halloween last year, the spooktacular holiday came and went in the blink of an eye. We were understandably busy getting settled in to our new abode. I made sure that we weren’t going to miss enjoying the season again this year. >:) 

I actually started decorating mid-September. Fall starts early here in Alaska, so it just felt seasonally right to me. I like to joke that my decorating schedule follows Disneyland and Disney World’s schedules. I wanted a fresh new beginning so I gave away most of my previous Halloween decor. I decided on a Haunted Mansion-esque theme, which calls for lots of black and purple.

I always aim to decorate without breaking the bank. I put in some DIY effort to create signs and banners. I was able to find a lot of cute items that fit the theme from Target’s Bullseye’s Playground (bka the dollar spot). My focus for decorating was the entrance and the living room. Maybe next year I’ll expand to other areas like the dining room or the kitchen (I can’t wait to do after season clearance raids!). Overall I just wanted my design to be simple, easy, inexpensive, and fun.


Front Door 1

Front Door

  1. Banner made by me
  2. Hello decal made by AllThingsCuteDecals
  3. Welcome to the Haunted Mansion sign made by me
  4. Doormat from Fred Meyer, $10
  5. Tombstones from Fred Meyer, $12
  6. Lantern from Fred Meyer, $6

Coffee Table

Coffee Table 1

Coffee Table

  1. Black and purple candles from Target (Bullseye’s Playground), $3 each
  2. Room for one more Haunted Mansion sign from Character Outlet in Orlando
  3. Mini glitter pumpkins from Target (Bullseye’s Playground), $3 for the set of 4
  4. Table runner from Target (Bullseye’s Playground)
    Not Halloween related, but figured I’d add the details…
  5. Pillows and covers from IKEA, $5.99 pillows & $7 covers
  6. Faux orchid from Costco, $25
  7. Lamp from Fred Meyer


Fireplace 1


  1. Welcome Foolish Mortals sign made by me (and available on HappyDisneyThoughts!)
  2. Haunted Mansion sign made by me (also available on HappyDisneyThoughts)
  3. Purple and black banner made by me
  4. Small pumpkins from Target (Bullseye’s Playground), $3 each
  5. I’m Here for the Boos sign from Michaels, $5
  6. Happy Halloween sign from Target (Bullseye’s Playground), $3
  7. Mickey & Minnie pumpkin from Walgreens
  8. Crow animatronic from Target
  9. Mickey & Minnie decal by me (also available on HappyDisneyThoughts)
  10. Haunted house from Hallmark
  11. Spooky sign from Fred Meyer

I am very happy with how it all came together! I made a few projects, used items that I already had, and I spent $54 on new items. That’s a little more than I thought I would spend… but on the upside it’s a theme I foresee myself doing for years to come since it’s one of my favorite attractions!
With Love


Favorite Makeup Products

My daily makeup routine changed significantly in the past year. I thought it would be fun to start off my new blog with a few of my favorite beauty products!

My usual routine consists of filling in my eyebrows, wearing black eyeliner, putting on highlighter and blush, applying LipSense, and spritzing setting spray.


I didn’t start using Highlighters until earlier this year. Boy, I was missing out! These 2 colors make me feel like I’m a mermaid, a fairy, or a unicorn. Haha! I always get compliments when I use these babies.

ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter, Monster , $8


NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder, Lavender Steel, $8

Lavender Steel

I like using this bareMinerals color as blush.

bareMinerals All-Over Face Color, Pure Radiance, $21


My makeup stays put with this makeup setting spray! Tested at Disneyland from park opening to park closing.

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray, $32

Urban Decay


This brow color is amazing. It doesn’t budge, even in 115 degree weather!

ColourPop Precision Brow Color, Bangin’ Brunette, $6

Bangin' Brunette

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Trooper, $20

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara, $24



I believe that LipSense is the holy grail of everlasting lip color. I used to be a Chapstick and lip stick only kind of gal until I tried this stuff. I was always so self conscious when I wore makeup because I get it everywhere. No matter how careful I was, I would always get it in my teeth or smudged onto my face. I don’t have to worry about that with LipSense.

LipSense Color, $25

Some of my favorite colors – Plumeria, Blu Red, Red Cherry, Strawberry Shortcake, Kiss For a Cause, and Berry.


There are several types of glosses, but Glossy Gloss is my favorite.

LipSense Gloss, $20


On days I don’t feel like using LipSense, I use ChapStick DUO. The pineapple and coconut flavors are my favorite!

ChapStick DUO, Tropical Pineapple & Fresh Coconut, $4.99


What are your beauty and skincare favorites?

With Love