Cheers to Friday! The kids are off of school today and the weather for most of the weekend looks beautiful. I can not complain! My kids are wrapping up the first grading period of the school year. Where did this quarter go?! Anyway, there is not much we can do about how fast time goes by, so we have got to enjoy it right? As usual, I am wrapping up the week with a few favorites including our new Flying Bats Wall Decor, a new book and some upcoming (fun) things!
ONE| DIY Flying Bats Wall Decor
Yesterday I finished up an easy Halloween DIY decor project. I’ve had flying bats on the wall the last few years for Halloween.
This year, when I went through our Halloween decorations, I realized I was down a few bats. So I need to make a few new ones. We decided to put the bats in a new spot this year. It’s fun to change things up for a whole new look.
Flying bats for the wall is so easy and very popular these days. I wanted to share a little DIY bat decor tutorial so you can make them!
First, you need to find a free bat template. You can do a quick search on “free template for flying bats on the wall”. I found a free bat template over at Craft Passion HERE.
Next, you can either use black card stock or a poster board. I ended up using a poster board this time. You can grab poster boards 2 for $1 at Dollar Tree.
Then, you cut out the bat templates you are using. It is nice to use different size bat templates for a fun look.
Trace around the bat templates onto the black paper. I used white chalk but a white paint marker would have been even easier (less messy).
Once you have traced and then cut out all the bats, start decorating!
I was able to use tape to adhere the bats to our cabinets. Be careful using tape if you are attaching to walls.
Lift up the sides of the bats to give them a “flying” look.
Once you get started with these bats you won’t want to stop. I ran out of paper or I would have even added more to the display!
TWO| Target Run + New Book
This past week I found myself with a little time at Target, so I checked out the book section. Normally, I get books from the library (either a hard copy or digital). But sometimes, it is nice to pick up a new book. I looked through the best sellers at Target and checked on my phone to order the digital copies from the library. Some of the newer ones have a long wait time until the book will be free.
So I decided to treat myself to a new book. I am always drawn to WWII books, even though I find them intense and tough to read sometimes. This book, Cilka’s Journey, is by the same author as The Tattooist of Auschwitz. I’m about half way through and it is so good, but very hard to read. Does anyone else have to put a book down for a bit when you get to a really raw part in the book?
I may have also grabbed a bag of Bark Thins. This treat was way TOO GOOD! I snagged a few minutes of downtime before I picked my little one up for school. When I have an actual (hard copy) book that I am reading, I find that I am more likely to read it and not get distracted then a book that is on my phone. Do you prefer to have an actual book in hand or do you like your e-reader??
THREE| SHOPPING TRIP
This upcoming Monday, my mom and I head out for our annual Mother Daughter shopping trip. A tradition that was started when I was in high school has continued for 20+ years!
FOUR| FALL FAVORITES ON THE BLOG
This last week was a busy one and I was a little under the weather earlier in the week. So there was just one other post this week but a good one–Fall Favorites! I rounded up all the best fall posts from the blog.