This Is Halloween [The 2019 Edition]

We go a little nuts for certain holidays and seasons here at GXO headquarters. While October is #WickedGoodReads Month when I’m reading books with wicked people & creatures, dangerous places & things, it’s also the month for bringing out the scares in other ways … because #Halloween! We’ve decked out or houses and yards for all the scares, and here’s a little peak.


Our dining room is at the front of the house on one side – and we got the table and our 2 bookshelves featuring some simple, easy decorations – just adding little skeletons in some of the cubicles, plus Creepy cloth and eyeballs on the dining room table.

Halloween Dining Room

Close-up one of the bookshelves, we see skeletons, a skull and some pumpkins.

Halloween Bookshelf

The dining room table is super simple with this graveyard entrance sign, more creepy cloth as the table runner, and a bowl full of eyeballs … and yes – we eat here!

halloween dining table


halloween dining table

The dining room faces the front of the house – and there’s a bench below big windows where Mr & Mrs. Skillinski are perched – looking out on our front yard – waiting for the trick-or-treaters.

the skullinskis

They will get moved outside on the big day … wouldn’t want them to miss out on their Halloween close-up with the kids.


View from outside.

halloween house

Back inside – towards the back of the dining room (opposite the bookshelves) – with more #Halloween decor.

More skulls, and red & black cups full of poison (not really) that my husband randomly picked up last year.

Finally, we’re also serving skulls at our backdoor – where we enter from 99% of the time.

Halloween Serving Skulls

Halloween Serving Skulls and Bones


I don’t know what it is but I tend to gravitate towards all things pumpkins and black cats at Halloween. The Living Room mantle is home to some of my favorite pumpkins, a black cat, and a wooden haunted house.


My little mountain shelf has a new wall in the Entry to hang on this year after we did some painting. My other favorite collection of miniature pumpkins and a black cat get to sit here. I also added my cauldron candle and this little cross stitch of a jack-o-lantern my mom made. We always had it hanging in our house when I was growing up.


We decked the Front Porch and flower bed out with purple and orange lights and also included some green flying witch lights. I added a couple of pumpkin lanterns and the crashed witch after I found them sitting in storage at my grandparents house.

I picked up this eyeball wreath that lights up from Target recently and I love it. I had big plans of putting more right next to the front door (I still may) but haven’t found anything that I really love yet.

Other than a few little things in my sons room (he loves Halloween) that’s about all I put up this year. Last year I completely purged a bunch of my Halloween and Christmas decorations that I no longer loved or that was broken. I’m now just slowly adding in new things as I find things I like.

Do you decorate for Halloween? Outside or inside, both or neither?

(Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplash)

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