Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bath and Body Works 2014 Fall Scents

I am so excited for Bath and Body Works 2014 Fall scents! I love this time of year when I can surround myself in everything pumpkin! Bath and Body Works has a few new pumpkin scents this year and they have a few great sales going on too! 

So many amazing pumpkin scents this fall! I'd have to say my favorites are the Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow and the Pumpkin Pecan Waffles!

I stocked up on the antibacterial soaps for each bathroom and the kitchen sink! 

They even have some fun Halloween items such as soap dispensers and decorative candles! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Blueberry Frosty Skulls For Your Pups!

Nothing like a frozen treat to beat the heat! My pups go crazy for those "Frosty Paws" ice cream treats, so I figured I would try a healthier, homemade option!

Blueberry Frosty Skulls

Ingredients needed:

* 1 large container (32 oz) of low-fat, plain yogurt
* 3/4 cup blueberries
* 1 ripe banana
* 2 tbsp of creamy peanut butter
* Other fruit as desired - such as, apple slices, orange slices, strawberries, and more.


Chop up the banana in small pieces (or mash) and add all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Mix all of the ingredients together.
A blender or hand mixer work great! 

Place the mixture in ice cube trays (I found it easier to pipe them into the trays using a ziplock bag) and freeze for about 3 hours.

For fun, you can use skeleton shaped ice cube trays!
I actually found my trays at the dollar store!

Once frozen, run hot water over the underside of the trays, pop out the frosty paws, and serve to your patient pups! 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Zombie Cocktail Recipe

This iconic tiki drink, made popular in the late 1930's, definitely lives up to it's name. The potent ingredients will make anyone fall into a zombie trance! The combination of multiple types of rum and delicious fruit juices, make the perfect summertime cocktail. 


Monday, October 21, 2013

Couples Costumes

I've had several people asking me for some ideas for couples costumes so I've gathered a few clever ideas that I've seen. Here are a few funny, cute and creepy ideas!

Dexter & Victim

Wayne's World - Wayne & Garth

Mary Poppins & Bert the chimney sweep

Goyte & Kimbra 

Killer Clowns

Pulp Fiction - Vincent Vega & Mia Wallace

Pregnant Zombie Mother & Father 

Thing 1 & 2...or drunk 1, 2, 3, 4 & Cat In The Hat

Jessica & Roger Rabbit

Pee Wee & Miss Yvonne

Blades of Glory

Ghost Busters

Expecting Barbie & Baby Daddy Ken

Guess Who Characters

The Maitlands

You can find more ideas here - Coolest Homemade Costumes

Friday, June 28, 2013

Halloween Itch

125 days until Halloween!

The Halloween project itch is in full force! I have been in charge of planning several parties and baby showers for friends and family...but Halloween seems to always be on my mind. I should be searching on Pinterest for baby shower decoration ideas and yet I find myself searching for things like, "head in a jar prop" , "fake blood recipe" or "spider egg sack tutorial". I have to keep myself focused and and finish the current parties so I can then dedicate all my time to my favorite holiday. I can't wait to creep around the internet for inspiration for new recipes and projects for my haunt.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vampire Bat Baby

The thrift store is one of my favorite places to shop for elements for my Halloween haunt. I love the challenge of digging through old items and seeing their creepy potential! 
I found this strange looking doll...I'm thinking it's supposed to be an "Anne Geddes" type doll with a baby in some sort of fuzzy butterfly costume. It was pretty creepy to begin with but the butterfly wings gave me the idea of bat wings!
I started the transformation by lightly painting the fur with acrylic paints. I painted the body black and the head red. I liked fact that the fur color still slightly showed through the paint.
Next I sketched out some bat wings on posterboard paper. The posterboard will act as a template as well as acting as a firm base for the wings.
 I cut the right wing out, flipped it over and traced it to create the left wing.


Next, I used the posterboard wings to trace 2 sets of the felt wings. I hot glued the felt wings to both the front and back of the posterboard wings. Then, I used acrylic paint to create the bones of the wings.

I cut the existing butterfly wings off the doll and hot glued the new bat wings on.

I painted the face white and rimmed the eyes and lips with red paint.
 The end result is a creepy, cute Vampire Bat Baby! He will be a perfect addition to my evil nursery display!

Happy Haunting!