Bat crazy

I set up this little area over the weekend. I really wanted to hang the bats from the ceiling, but I couldn’t figure out a way to make them hang right, so I just taped them on the wall. I used this template from All You for my bats. You fold a sheet of black cardstock in half, draw the pattern and cut them out. The bats are bent so they pop off the wall a bit. It looks really cool at night when the light bounces off of them.

For the rest, I just spray painted branches from the yard and put them in a vase wrapped in gift wrap. I made an orange pom (directions here) and threw the scraps from that in a clear vase to add a little more orange. The picture is our nice linen print from our wedding. I still haven’t framed that thing, but I threw it up there. It looks spooky, eh?

Picnik, I heart you…

scarymurphy

Picnik.com has lots of fun Halloween things up to spookify your pictures. I loved this one of Murphy from his shoot a couple of weeks ago. He looks just like a little vampire doggie. Those fangs are real people! :)

Get over there and check it out! Lots of fun to be had

Pizza Bites!

Don’t these pizza bites look so delish? They would be really fun to make with the kiddos. Everyone can make their own combination of toppings in their bites.

Hop over to Our Best Bites for this and tons more great recipes.

Full recipe here.

Boo!

So sorry for the lapse in posting. Things have been super busy with work and I’ve just been enjoying the fall weather. :)

Last year, I saw this Booing idea in the blog world and thought it was a fun idea. After hearing about my friend Stephanie getting booed by her neighbors this year, I wanted to give it a shot at getting it started in our neighborhood.

Basically, you drop a little goodie bag filled with treats on an unsuspecting neighbor’s doorstep for them to find. The directions inside tell them to Boo two other neighbors within 48 hours. After you’ve been ‘Booed’ you’re supposed to hang the little sign on your door, so you don’t get booed twice.

So I gathered my supplies….mostly from the dollar tree. Printed out my boo signs and went on my way to the two houses I picked.DSCF8214

Results are mixed. The neighbors I gifted hung their signs, but I haven’t seen anymore, so I don’t think they gave to two neighbors. I did this last Sunday. Bummer that it didn’t start a wave, but at least two houses got surprises! :)

For more information and to download the poem and signs, visit beenbooed.com/

Caramel Apple Cookies

These caramel apple cookies from Katie Goodman are delish! Such a sweet fall treat.

Found via Craftzine.

Recipe here.

Halloween Wreath

I’ve had a fall wreath up for the past few weeks, but I was bored with it and it definitely wasn’t scary enough for Halloween!  So I came up with this…

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I made my wreath form from a cardboard box. Just traced some circles and cut. As you can see, it doesn’t have to be anywhere near perfect!

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Then I wrapped two black boas around until it was covered. I secured them with fishing line (in case I ever want to reuse them. I have a fear of using of supplies!)

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I found the little glitter skull at the Dollar Tree and knew it would be perfect to dangle in the center. I hung it with fishing line as well.DSCF8150

Etsy Love: Mini Goal Chalkboards

Mini goals are necessities in life. You have got to break it down to get things done in my world. So I can’t help but love these mini goal chalkboards from MaryKateMcDevitt. So cute!

Halloween pictures

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I got a little bored creative the other day and decided to jazz up one of our pictures for Halloween. I used a black poster board I had laying around (construction paper would work just as well), cut out the shapes and double taped them right on the glass.

These could be done on random family photos throughout the house. It’s basically a free project with little mess, supplies or clean up, that adds a little unexpected fun into your Halloween.

p.s. The husband hates cats, so this was an especially hilarious to me :)

Painted pumpkins

I know we’ve all seen these, but here are some painted pumpkins I did while freelancing. I used gold metallic and brown spray paint + painter’s tape to make these. These were very fun to work on! Metallic spray paint still mesmerizes me :)

Vampire cupcakes

I can’t wait to make these little suckers >:) found over at Baking Bites!

Click over for directions.

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