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.





Instructions:


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! 





Enjoy!


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. 



Cheers! 

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!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Bewitching Valentines

Instead of opting for the traditional store-bought Valentine, why not send your sweetie a Vintage Halloween Valentine?!













Haha, this one is a little creepy...



Happy Valentine's Day!