Happy Birthday Raven!

At this exact time last year I had just spend my first hour being a mom. It's hard to believe it's been a year. It's gone by so fast yet very slow at the same time. I'm so thankful for this little nugget. She's made my boring life so much more exciting.

Happy Birthday Raven! | MeanRightHook.com

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Fall Decorations

I haven't been on top of it this year on decorating my own home for fall. I've been so busy planning Raven's party, making her Halloween costume, and helping my friend with his party I haven't had time to do much around here. But I got to go to this fun paint party at a friend's house where you paint your own wooden wreath and take it home that night. 

Wooden Pumpkin Door Wreath | MeanRightHook.com

I love that I got to hang out with friends, do a craft, drink!, and have a finished project at the end of the night. I would have never gotten this done if I was doing it at home. 

If you're in the St. Louis area I can't say enough good things about www.chalkaboutlife.com It was such a fun girl's night! I'd love to get to do this again some time soon

DIY Halloween Bats

This week I've been helping a friend decorate their house for their Halloween party / wedding reception. His house is just amazing! Each room is unique and every time I visit I notice something I didn't see before.

DIY Halloween Bats | MeanRightHook.com #Cricut

We needed something for his formal sitting room that filled the large space but didn't over power the room. I've seen awesome pictures floating around Pintrest of paper bat and I knew I wanted to make them for this room. This is one of the simplest projects I've ever done but the result looks like I spent all day cutting and folding bats.

First I uploaded my bat image into Design Space. (Save this PNG to make your own!)

DIY Halloween Bats | MeanRightHook.com

Then I added two score lines so the wings would fold, duplicated the bat at different sizes to fill my 8.5 x 11 card stock, and cut them out on the cardstock setting. I cut out about 50 bats to fill this wall. 

DIY Halloween Bats | MeanRightHook.com

These bats came out so cute and it took less than $2 worth of cardstock to make them. Maybe next year I'll get around to making some for my own home. 

I'd love to see your Halloween decorations! Comment on this post with your pictures or tag me on Instagram @KKuss.

Pumpkin Birthday

I'm finally done with Raven's 1st birthday invitations! These have been a labor of love. I can't wait to send these out. Now on to the decorations! :)