Where my Renters at? Decorating an apartment isn’t always easy, right? You lack wall space, then there’s no storage space for when the season is over, and there’s only so much you can do with a front porch. Below are some cheap and easy ways to decorate your apartment for Halloween.
Candy Corn in a Jar
Realistically, you probably only have to fill it up once. Candy Corn doesn’t quite satisfy like other Halloween candy does. Unless for you, if does satisfy, then try filling it up with those equally unpopular gummy pumpkins. You can probably find both jar and candy at your grocery store. It doesn’t even have to be a candy! If you want to go really spooky, go for pickled eggs, and tell people it’s eyeballs.
Photo Collage Kit
Collage kits are big right now. Why not have one dedicated to Halloween? This kit is shot, edited, and curated by Little em. You can buy it here, or you can make your own! We suggest keeping the number of images to a minimum, so you aren’t putting in a lot of time and effort for something you’ll only have up for a couple of weeks. But you know what, you can keep it up all year round if you want to. We don’t judge here!
Now to appeal to another one of the senses. Swap out your usual scents for something a little sweeter! We offer the Lights Air Freshener in a Sweet Cream scent. It smells like a fresh baked vanilla cupcake. If sweet isn’t your style, but you still want to feel warm and cozy, we’ve got you covered. Try something in Little Ice. It’s more on the masculine/cologne side. You’re in luck, because all air fresheners are just .50¢ right now! And Little em Air Fresheners aren’t just for the car!…is this getting too sales pitchy?
This tip is not so much for your apartment, but for your devices. We’ve got some free downloadable background wallpapers here. The cat eyes one will scare you every time!
Halloween Bat Cut Outs
Another freebie file that is located below. It’s a page with three different sized bats for you to print and cut out. If you print them on a thicker piece of paper, you can curl their wings up a Little bit to make it appear like they are flying away. If you have black construction paper, you can print these out to use as a stencil. To stick them to the wall use masking tape, or something that won’t ruin the wall.
Witchy Woman Print
There are so many things about my mother that I have taken for granted. One of them being her knack for seasonal decorating. When I got my own apartment I was shocked that the decor didn’t change from season to season like it did in my childhood home. Turns out, it doesn’t happen by magic, you actually have to swap out the decorations yourself. I hope these tips help you make your little box a home!
Right now I relate to that clip of Paul Rudd on "Hot Ones" where they are saying, “Look at us. Who would have thought? Not me!” You know that clip, right? Go google it right now. I'll wait.
I started Little em. with very Little direction. Plus I’m sort of a quitter, but LOOK AT US, who would have thought? Two whole years of being in business, like actual business! Not just me funding my own hobby. Little em is definitely not where it should be after two years of business, but it has been able to reach some really great milestones.
We’ve sold over 1,000 air fresheners, and the new items launched earlier this year are doing just as great. Speaking of the launch, I started the Little blog, and while only my mother reads it, I’ve been really enjoying working on it. (Hi Mom!) We’ve shipped to 38 states, and we’re in 5 different retail stores. Really early on, we were featured in Voyage Houston Magazine! I thought this paragraph would be longer, but that’s okay! Maybe in two more years I’ll have a longer list of accomplishments.
Little em. wouldn’t be anywhere without the customers (and the silent admirers!). So, I want to thank you. Thank you for the support, and thank you for loving the stuff I design! I want to keep doing this for as long as you’ll let me. I have so many more ideas, and new stuff in the works! So, please stick around!
I know, I know, Sunday Comics were phoned in, there was no Monday Message, and there wasn’t a fun Wednesday graphic. It’s been a busy week. To make a long story short, at this moment, we think my dad is finally cancer free after a three and a half year battle! Please Knock on wood, kiss your lucky rabbit foot, and keep your fingers crossed! (Fun fact about Little em, I opened the shop the same day my sister had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her lung. The launch was planned, the cancer was not.)
A few weeks ago, my dad was pitching product ideas to me, and he mentioned the word, ENDURE. He said Endure has sort of been his mantra through this whole cancer thing, but it would probably resonate with a lot people. The dictionary definition of Endure gives me complacency vibes, but that’s not how I’m choosing to define it. To me, it means staying tough while you fight through whatever it is that is causing you pain, or discomfort, or frustration. When you’re about to give up, don’t. Endure it. Work through it. You can do it! You are so much tougher than you think.
This post is super cheesy, but I’m optimistic today. And I'm rooting for you.
I'm posting this clip from The Sandlot simply because it makes me feel good.
July 4th feels different this year. July 4th is different this year.
The country is going through, and growing through something.
You're a mess, but you're my mess.
Happy Birthday America
How is everyone doing?
Me? I’m fine, thanks for asking.
I don’t have any silly story to give, or any nostalgia to hit you in the face with this week. Just me checking in on you.
We are finally seeing the other side of ~The Quarantine~ tunnel. Some people are really excited about it, and some people aren’t so excited about it. Both feelings are okay!
Shoot, I’m excited to not hear, “In times like these…”, “In these unprecedented times…”, or “With everyone staying home…”, on my TV anymore! But I’m not excited about all the tension it’s caused.
I’m already feeling nostalgic for this time. Obviously, I can do without the fear, the deaths, and the economy tanking, but there weren’t any expectations of me. My time didn’t belong to anyone else but me. Have you ever said, “If I just had the time, I could…”? Well, you know what, I had 3 months worth of time, and still didn’t do any of that stuff I talked about doing. Not to say I didn’t do anything productive, because I did. But no, I did NOT learn how to play Feelin’ Alright on my Casio like I’ve been wanting to do since Christmas.
I hope all of you learned a little bit about yourself, because I know I did. I think that is most important. Living through a Pandemic is awful. There is no doubt I’ll remember it that way, but I want to also remember it as a time where I made some positive changes in my life. Like learning how to prioritize my time better, or learning how not to touch my face so much (honestly! Who knew it would be so hard?). And I hope that for you, too. I hope you’re doing alright. I hope you aren’t sitting at home pouting about all the things that were taken away from you. Pouting feels good, but it’s never the answer. Same goes for cheese, trust me.
Before I go, I want to thank all of you who have supported this little business through…sigh…these unprecedented times. You have kept me busy, hopeful, and happy. I am going to add a video below of a song that has been stuck in my head the last few days. It goes along with this post. I hope you dance a little bit while listening to it. But just a little.
Be cool, & (responsibly) party on.
If you know me, you know I’ve recently fallen in love. And his name is S’mores. It wasn’t love at first sight, but rather a slow burn. I really slept on S’more my whole childhood, but now I’m hooked, and I can’t get enough.
It all happened last summer. I said to myself, “Self, we have to do something to make summer nights special, otherwise it’s just another night.” (I re-wrote that sentence 1,000 times, and every time I sound like a 1950s housewife.) After deciding that a “summery” cocktail every night would be absurd (but would it?), I landed on S’mores. Something changed in me that first night I made them. I became a believer.
When summer ended, I cooled off on the S’mores. But when we were ordered to stay at home, and the world seemed to be ending, I decided to treat myself again. My first panic buy was a supply of S’mores ingredients. I absolutely have my priorities straight.
Anyway, I wrote this for you, S’mores. I love you.
Ooey gooey treat,
you knock me off my feet.
Melted chocolate, toasted mallow,
can’t wait til tomorrow.
Need one now, need it quick,
someone get me to a fire pit.
i learned from Ham
that first, you take the gram.
Time to be a stacker
Chocolate tops the cracker,
what comes next,
isn’t just for effect,
When the mallow’s on fire,
Ecstasy will transpire,
For now it’s time to eat,
your tasty little treat.
Are you a dessert or a sandwich?
I demand to know which.
Desserts make you wait,
they’re last on your plate.
So if you don’t mind,
I think it’s lunch time.
I'm Little Em
The Little blog was created so I could have a place to share my graphics, and love of pop culture.