SPOOKY SEASON | Homesense + Winners Halloween Sneak Peek


I've been really sitting down and thinking about what I wanted to post and then it dawned on me, why am I not posting about what I LOVE? It doesn't have to be that deep and initially, when I started this blog back in 2012 it was just about things that I loved. So here we are!

As a Halloween obsessed gal living in Calgary, Alberta I always have a wee bit of jealousy towards the USA for how much Halloween items they get and how QUICKLY they get it! This idea is entirely inspired by people posting on twitter of the amazing Halloween items that I get to see through their eyes, and very mainly inspired by The Spooky Vegan for always posting sneak peeks at stores when they release their Halloween stuff. I wanted to be able to provide that for Canadian Halloween enthusiasts! 

The other night I went out with my boyfriend after work to a few of my favourite spots to look for Halloween decor, the first two places were Homesense and Winners which I figured I'd just combine because they do have some of the same items and are the same company. 

First off, can we talk about their always amazing selection of proper home goods? You can bet that all of my kitchenwares are going to be spooky. These plates and bowls are to die for and are dishwasher and microwave safe so they're definitely something you could use in everyday life.

Here's a little peek at their acrylic bowl collection. I was very tempted to grab a few of these for my upcoming Halloween party but I did refrain for fear that they would inevitably just get broken anyway. Also, the amount of self-control I had to use when I saw those Trick and Treat mugs was way too much. I am such a sucker for spooky mugs, I'll definitely be showing you all my spooky mug collection.. those might just be included in that.

I told my boyfriend that I WAS NOT going to buy any spooky mugs on this specific Halloween shopping trip.. but when I saw their bamboo spooky travel mugs you know I had to grab one! Peek that Mummy mug... I definitely already grabbed that earlier in the week.  

Little fun fact, I actually don't like skulls so unfortunately, I didn't grab anything related to that. But for those of you that do they have some really nice looking spooky wine and drinking glasses.

Now onto the home decor section. There are SO many pumpkins which I am a big fan of. I've been really attracted to orange items this year which apparently is lucky because there is a ton! The fabric pumpkins in the right bottom are so lush, and come in a bunch of different fabrics like velvet! PS. peek the boyfriend checking out a phone that makes noise! 

They also had LED light signs that said EEK and BOO, as well as the spooky "snow" globes! 

These chalkboard pumpkins were one of my favourite items. I've seen quite a few things that gave you the option of a Halloween countdown but they never went high enough which was a little disappointing when you start counting down the day after Halloween. With this pumpkin, you'd be able to count down all year round! 

Last but not least, some pets like to be festive too! Unfortunately, none of my pets like to wear costumes or little sweaters but if yours do they have great options, or maybe just a chew toy!

I hope you guys enjoyed scrolling through as much as I enjoyed creating this post. It's my first of many and I can't wait to show you more! If you had a favourite item or if there is a specific store I should check out? Let me know!