Haunted House Aesthetic

My house is a far cry from looking like the Gothic mansion of my dreams but little by little it’s starting to feel like it. With my wedding only a year away I don’t really have a budget set aside for home decor, so I have had to find inexpensive ways to adjust my home…

Portobello By Inspire Collection

According to their website, the Portobello by Inspire range is bone china with a vintage feel and the collections are Influenced by Portobello Road in London. The unique street is renowned for its vintage boutiques and trendy markets, where individual crafts and fashions tempt worldwide trendsetters. They sell bowls and mugs on their website but…

Cottage Witch Aesthetic

A touch of vintage and a dash of magic. Cottage witch aesthetic reminds me of my grandmothers house. Lots of quilts, lace, kitschy figurines and wooden dollhouses that my grandfather built. Most memorably there is a solid wooden chair in the corner with blankets folded neatly on its seat. My bedroom holds more of this charm…

Halloween Kitchen

With Thanksgiving around the corner I thought this was the perfect opportunity to show off my Halloween kitchen! The items that I buy during the Halloween season during one year are almost never available the next year. So the agony of buying Halloween items for every day use is that I may not be able…

Halloween Swap with HalloweenHomemaker

HalloweenHomemaker and I became friends on Instagram last year before we both realized that we lived in the same state! We met up over some delicious hot Ramen at a local Japanese restaurant, where we bonded over our matching Love Pain and Stitches bags and mutual passion for Halloween. We have since gone on many…

Halloween Swap with LifestyleCollector

LifestyleCollector is a self proclaimed Holiday junkie that I met on Instagram earlier this year and we decided to do a Halloween swap. We also chose to ship our packages out after October so we could enjoy a second Halloween! It was nice doing a swap with someone from a different state because there were…

Featured Fashion- The Kawaii Machine

During my research on the Pastel Goth and Creepy Cute blog I came across one shop in particular that caught my attention.  Based out of Nashville Tennesee, The Kawaii Machine makes clothing inspired by fairy kei, creepy cute, and pastel goth fashions. I fell in love with the designs and wanted to share some of my favorites. This…

Spring Forward into Creepy Cute & Pastel Goth Fashion!

I’ve recently become attracted to two fashion styles: Creepy Cute and Pastel goth. Creepy cute mixes pretty with pretty creepy.  A zombie with guts hanging out while also wearing a cute frilly dress would be considered ‘creepy cute’ so just think gore and creepy crawly bugs mixed with cute aesthetics of lace and bows is what you’re…

Love Pain & Stitches Review!!

I discovered Love Pain & Stitches while I was browsing the internet for a solid Jack O’ Lantern purse last Halloween.  The only ones I seemed to be able to find were cheaply made ones from across the world, until I came across the @lovepainandstitches Instagram page. The owner, Kenny Avila, makes hand crafted purses, wallets, and handbags all…

Valentine’s Day 2017

Valentine’s Day is a little less than one month away and stores are filling up with cheap pink and red flavored garbage. I’d like to believe the whole point of this holiday is to show someone that you care about them but I have met some people that believe the quality of the gift equals the quality of the…

Japanese Food

I like to wander off the spooky beaten path every once in a while, so here’s a trip into the other love of my life: Japanese food! Every winter I start craving Japanese food.  Karaage, Ramen, Japanese curry, and Pocky become staples in my diet. United Noodles is my favorite Asian market in Minnesota.  They have a…

Halloween Haul 2016

By mid-July a small few stores in the United States have started to put out their Halloween stock.  It’s usually home decor and fabric stores like Michael’s, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Tuesday Morning, and At Home that are first to get into the Halloween spirit.  Larger ‘big box’ stores like Target, Walmart, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Marshall’s follow suit in mid-September after Back to School clearances…