Saturday, October 30, 2010

Witchy Wedges

I forgot to show you my Witchy Wedges I embellished for the Witches Bunco Ball...

you knew I couldn't resist

I wish the wedges were black so the background didn't show through so much BUT I didn't want to buy anything & these were already in the donation bag for Goodwill!  So how about you-what are you wearing for Halloween?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Witches Bunco Ball

Missy hosted our Witches Bunco Ball last night & had so many cute touches

like these broom pens

yummy Oreo truffles

homemade carmel corn as take home favors

kids treat bar

who doesn't love a cute water bottle?

Best time I have ever had hanging out with a group of witches!  Thanks Missy!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Black & Green Halloween

I love the combination of green & black for Halloween celebrations

the simple addition of green cocktails really POP off the table

love the signage of this "poison" bar

perfect color story for Halloween party buffet.

What color combination do you like for Halloween?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eye Flops

"Eye" love these flip flops I made for trick or treating on Halloween night
 (it is still pretty warm here).

What do you think I should googly eye next?  Headbands, barrettes, bangles??? 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Googly Eye Accessories

Guess what I am doing with all of the left over googly eyes from our mummy bars?  I can't get over the shoe cuteness of these wedges & how fun are these bangles?!!

How fun would this be on a headband for your little one?  You all know I will be making these this week!  If you want to create your own, go here for instructions.

(photo from Martha Stewart)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trick or Treats

Started wrapping mummy bars for our trick-or-treaters on Halloween night....

I "borrowed" this cute idea from Skip to My Lou 

I am half way done-only 60 more to go!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Garland

Finally put our Halloween door garland up for the season! I added a feather boa wreath for a little more color on the door (which BTW is the easiest wreath to make: 2 feather boas wrapped around 24" form).

I am thinking I might need to add SOMETHING to the wreath to jazz it up-any ideas??

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mummified Treats

I have been seeing a lot of Mummies around my favorite blogs this Halloween season!  I adore these Mummy wrapped drinks created by Sara & I am thinking about making these mummy wrapped chocolate bars for my trick or treaters again this year.  Inspired by all this mummy cuteness, I wanted to create my own mummy treat!  This morning I stopped by the craft store & picked up these plastic ornaments

filled them with yummy candy corn

 wrapped it in crepe paper, glued googly eyes on a black strip of paper

& VOILA!  A mummy is born! Couldn't be any easier or any cuter.  Maybe I'll make these for my trick or treaters this year.

Dad's 65th Birthday

A few people have been asking about my Dad's 65th fiesta. I snapped a few shots before all the guests arrived but didn't get as many as I would of liked

the papel picado & red luminarias were my fave 

crepe paper flowers & hurricanes made an easy centerpiece

 LOVE my Mom & Dad

 It was a great night for my Dad with many friends & family there to help him celebrate! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Star Wars Pumpkins

Did you see these Star Wars pumpkins on  R2D2 was always one of my favorite characters!

My brother Tom would LOVE this Death Star pumpkin!

What type of jack o'lanterns are you carving this year?

(photos via Fantasy Pumpkins, spotted on Craftzine)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Cookie Houses

I always like to have a little something for our youngest trick-or-treaters.  My Mom gave me these small boxes of animal crackers & I thought they would be perfect as little Halloween Houses.

 I got out my Halloween scrapbook paper left over from past projects & wrapped the boxes

 glued on a little left over pom pom trim

embellished the house with a few stickers & ribbon

& created a fun treat for the little ones!  

 Now I just have to figure out what we are handing out to the older kids! What treats do you like to hand out for Halloween?

Halloween Candy Centerpiece

How cute is this Halloween candy centerpiece from One Charming Party??

This would make such a fun hostess gift too! 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chocolate Tiles

Wouldn't you love these chocolate tiles for your next dessert bar?

I think they would make beautiful place cards & favors too!

How would you use these chocolate tiles?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Glitter Candy Garland

Did you see this adorable Halloween candy garland from Martha?

If you want to make your own, click here for instructions.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I know I have been MIA all week but I have been hanging out with my boys & our favorite
mouse this week for fall break....

 I will be back next week!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Pumpkin Story

Seriously?  Michele from Primp made a pumpkin from paperback books??? GENIUS!!

I LOVE this idea!  I am so trying this with a little touch of vintage glitter of the edges & various sizes.  No, you can't have mine when I am finished BUT you can make your own with Michele's instructions that you can find here.

(photo from Primp found via Just A Girl)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Halloween Calendar

I am SO crazy about this 13 day Halloween Calendar created by Kristen from Domestifluff

Such a cute, creative, & fun idea!  I would LOVE one for my niche bookshelves.  Thankfully, Kristen is posting a full tutorial next week on how to make your own!  You can find all the details here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's Boo Time!

Yes, it is that time of year again.  My boys think this tradition is one of the BEST parts of Halloween!

We gathered all of our treats for our booing adventure

&  packaged them up for our friends to leave on their doorstep!

Kim from The Tom Kat Studio has created the cutest Booed sign that you can download here.

Do you "Boo" your friends & family?  If not, you should start the tradition in your neighborhood-your kids will love you for it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween Tablescape Remix

 The boys & I started decorating for Halloween yesterday (they LOVE to help)! We didn't get everything done but we did finish our pumpkin display for the sofa table. Every year, I try to move around the decorations so it doesn't look the same...

Recognize any of the decorations from my coffee table scape from last Halloween? 

Do you like to move your holiday decor around or do you like to keep it traditional & recreate the same look year after year?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Fireplace

Don't you love this fireplace idea from Country Living?

Perfect for our Arizona fall nights!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Masquerade Party

We are still recovering from an amazing weekend of celebrating birthdays....more pics soon to follow!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Monster Brownies

 I am LOVIN' these Monster Brownies created by Amanda!  My boys are over my shoulder demanding asking that we make these over fall break.

 For all the details, check out her blog Amanda's Cookin'