Monday, October 29, 2012

Mummy bars

I started wrapping mummy chocolate bars tonight to get ready for Halloween! It has become one of our traditions & I love that we are known as the mummmy bar house! Just hearing that makes it worth all the extra time it takes to wrap them all!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Starburst Mirrors

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest starburst of all?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Trick OR Tini

I styled these yummy Trick OR Tini's a few weeks ago for the Adult Beverage Company. They are all made with Adult Chocolate Milk, so super yummy & a perfect way to use up some of that left over Halloween candy! One of my favorite party girls, Chris from Celebrations at Home featured them on her blog today! You can find the post here!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Glow in the dark pop sticks

I wanted a fun way to display my marshmallow pops at our friends Halloween party this weekend. The party is outside & it's fairly dark & I wanted to make my pops glow! I took a pack of paper straws, closed off one end, inserted a glow bracelet & placed the closed end into the marshmallow.

They turned out great! I haven't quite figured out how to take a good photo of them GLOWING but you get the idea! These glow pop sticks are for display only. I will be removing the glow sticks before serving-we don't want someone biting into it!
(Linked to Tip Junkie)

Halloween Cocktail Bar

Are you throwing a Halloween party? Here's a chic & easy cocktail bar idea I styled for the Adult Beverage Company. Place a candelabra in the center of your bar table. Set up the bar with your favorite adult beverages, glass & bar ware. Add a few glittered pumpkins & crystal spiders for sparkle. String cobwebs throughout the entire bar. Light candles & let the fun begin!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Holiday Tour

Are you ready for Halloween? I wanted to share a little of my Halloween decorating tour with you that I am featuring on Maddycakes Muse today! My mantle this year is simple: Owl luminaries, pumpkins wrapped in ribbon & ric rack, tissue pinwheels & my Halloween banner. At night, I turn on the orange mini lights in the owl luminaries & the whole mantle glows!
In my kitchen, I have “ghostly flour, pumpkin soap, trick or treat banner with tissue pinwheels & Halloween pumpkins over my cabinets.
In my living room, a pumpkin display on the table, Haunted House luminaries which has been officially dubbed “Boo town” by my kids, lanterns with candy corn & vine pumpkins on the coffee table, Pumpkin Pi created for my son, hurricanes with candy corn & spider candles in the bookcases & our pumpkin creatures.
The last stop on our tour is the exterior. We boo our friends & neighbors every year & we put our sign on our door, pumpkin luminaries & our spider lanterns, front door wreath complete with spider, trick or treat mat & our trees are wrapped with orange lights and glowing lanterns.
On Halloween night, we line our driveway &walkway with Halloween luminarias! I hope you enjoyed our Halloween Holiday Tour! How do you like to decorate for Halloween?

Spring 2013 Pantone Color

Which is your favorite?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lantern Pendant Kitchen Lighting

I like the design trend of lantern pendant kitchen lighting: is it a Design DO or DON'T for you?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Nail head trim

I love details in design. One of my favorite design details to add to furniture are decorative nail heads. I like to play with patterns, add a row along the outside of chairs, outline the curve of a sofa or headboard. Are you a fan of nail heads?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Adult Cupcakes

I love adult cupcakes! In honor of National Cupcake Day, I wanted to share the Chocolate Monkey Cupcake made with Adult Chocolate Milk! Perfect treat to serve your girlfriends-they will love it! You can find the recipe here:

Orange Color Trend

What do you think of the color orange that is popping up in our interiors?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Accent tables

Off to shop for accent tables for newlywed couples living room-which of these tables do you like?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pumpkin Pi

I made Pumpkin Pi for my mathematically gifted son this Halloween-he loves it & wants to make one for his math teacher. I love that kid...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Boo Time

It's that time again! We had fun booing our friends & neighbors tonight! Did you boo anyone this year?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ceiling beams

I am looking for a little inspiration for clients family room ceiling. Which do you prefer-painted or stained, rustic or refined?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Milano Ghosts

I'm having a little Halloween fun in the kitchen this afternoon! I dipped double chocolate Milano's in white chocolate. I added a mouth & eyes with black gel icing! So cute, easy & super yummy!

Designer throw giveaway

Isn't this throw fabulous? My friends at By the yard are giving it away on Facebook! Simply like them here & you will be entered to win!

Ghost pop ups

I love these cute little ghost book pop ups from BHG! A small grouping on a coffee table or bookshelves would be a fun Halloween surprise.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bugs & kisses

How cute are these bugs & kisses from Tammy Mitchell Designs? I am so making these for my boo bags! She also has the tag available for free download on her blog! Love it!

Halloween banner

I finished the banner last night! It was such an easy project! I attached the banner letters to a 6"x 4" piece of scrapbook paper, cut & followed the shape of the pennant, attached sparkly balls to the tips & hot glued the letters onto black ric rac! Super easy & super cute!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Crafty Monday

I am working on a little craft project today for my fireplace with a little help from Martha. What are you making for Halloween?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Life Over Ice

Want to see some of the photo shoots I styled for the Adult Beverage Company? Visit Nikki at Life Over Ice! It has yummy drink recipes & fun entertaining ideas for your next party!
(photos by EOL Photography, styled by Susan Crabtree)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Candy Corn Treat Boxes

Did you see my guest post on Maddycakes Muse today? I made these cute treat boxes for her candy corn week!

If you want to make your own, start with a paper mache pumpkin boxes. Paint the entire box orange. After the paint completely dries, take blue painters tape and tape off the top section. Paint the top section white, add coarse glitter and remove tape.

After the white section dries tape off the middle section and paint it yellow and sprinkle with glitter.

Repeat process to the bottom layer with the orange paint and glitter. Fill with Halloween candy and give to your favorite ghosts and goblins! Enjoy!

*Note~do not spray paint the inside of the paper mache pumpkin box for it will make it not food safe. If you do spray paint the inside make sure to only put wrapped candy inside.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Candy Corn Milkshake

Remember when I made these last year? Maddycakes Muse is featuring them on her blog today for her Candy Corn Week! Please stop by & check it out! :)