Monthly Archive: October, 2011

My New Breakfast Routine

Initially, I thought I would blog today about how to create the “naughty cupcake” that I loved so much in my post Hurry Up Halloween! but I mysteriously misplaced the foam pieces that… Continue reading

A Metal Tree for All Seasons

I thought I would take a few minutes to blog about a home accessory I bought this weekend in a frenzied dash to the fabric store for some last-minute Halloween costume supplies. I… Continue reading

Sore Feet – The Mark of a Truly Great Party

The green, blue, gold, and black eye makeup has been removed and the gold baubles put away. Cleopatra has left the building. All that remains of the Egyptian Queen are two very sore… Continue reading

Creating Costumes!

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds for Snacking

I am a bit of a nut about nuts…I like them all and I frequently snack on them during the day.  I also enjoy seeds like sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, which I… Continue reading

Unique Wall Art

Last year, I became disenchanted with a bare wall in my living room, and I vowed to find an art piece to fill it. I brought home several paintings and ended up returning… Continue reading

Frightful Dessert Fondue

One of my favorite suppers involves bringing out the fondue pot, the colorful forks, and some flavorful ingredients for a three-course meal.  When I make fondue, I generally begin with a creamy cheese,… Continue reading

Brown Bag Jack-O’-Lanterns

Today I tried to make a jack-o’-lantern from a brown paper sack.  I waited until dark to take a picture of the flickering orange light inside (another creative use of battery-powered flicker lights,… Continue reading

Fast and Easy: Halloween Office Chic

I was walking around the craft store this weekend, and I saw a kit to make a little bat using a small ball made from wooden reeds wrapped together.  The kit included eyes,… Continue reading

DIY Sparkly Spiders

One of the Halloween accessories I bought this year was a package of spiders fashioned out of glittery jingle bells.  I could only find a few colors, so I decided to try and… Continue reading

Mini Dessert Inspiration

I spent the evening dining at a seasonal restaurant with a good friend and we finished the meal with some mini desserts. Tiny shot glasses filled with sweets are nothing new — but… Continue reading

Quick Tip: Flicker Lights

I’m sure that many of you are familiar with these little battery-powered flicker lights.  Many folks use them in place of candles at home, or inside carved pumpkins this time of year. I… Continue reading

Eight-Legged Dinner Guests

Today is a short snippet about one of my favorite salt and pepper shaker sets. I know I have mentioned in previous posts how much I enjoy collecting salt and pepper shakers to… Continue reading

Leaf Toss Pillows

These are some toss pillows I made today with a fall motif.  Rain makes me feel like sewing…I’m not sure why. I used fluffy, almost duvet-like, place mats (about $5 for a set… Continue reading

Poisonous Potions and Creepy Elixirs

This is a simple Halloween decoration that anyone can make. I used some glass bottles from my recycling bin (a mini wine bottle, and two orange drink bottles), some flat black spray paint,… Continue reading

Pavlova with Blackberries and Honey Drizzle

Sorry, dear readers, I had internet issues earlier, and accidentally posted the wrong thing!  Here is the correct post: It must have been all that whipping up of egg whites that I did… Continue reading