Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’
October 30, 2013 by Jenn
Halloween is tomorrow and I just can’t wait. Emily and I are doing Guns N Roses. She is Axl and I’m Slash… photos to follow. Anyhow, I enjoy a good spooky front yard. However, we don’t have a front yard. Living in Baltimore city, we basically have a flower bed. So I worked with what I had and came up with a spooky fence and sign for our front “yard”. Here’s how to make it!
You will need:
- gray spray paint
- thin wire
- wood (I found these cool small stakes from my local hardware store for 50 cents a piece)
- white paint
First I took all of my wood pieces and spray painted them gray.
I sanded the wood a bit with the sandpaper to make them a little rough. Next you’ll want to white wash the wood to make it appear older. White wash in stores can be expensive and it’s much easier to make your own. Just mix water with your white paint until it has the consistency of glue. Paint the gray wood with the white wash mix until it looks spooky. I then nailed the wood into the front flower bed. Once all my pieces were in order, I wrapped the metal wire around them. Super simple and easy.
To make my beware sign, I took a wood piece from my boyfriend’s stock and spray painted some of the edges red and used black acrylic paint to write beware. Again, so easy.
We spray painted a few old boxes gray and organized our pumpkins on them. Voila. Spooky front yard display.
I used yellow and orange lights all around the perimeter of the flower bed to make it look spookier at night.
Yay! Halloween party is ready for tomorrow night. What’s your favorite way to decorate?
October 9, 2013 by Emily
I don’t know if you know this… but Jenn and I LOVE Halloween… Ok Ok Ok, we know you know. But seriously? Candy, Cocktails, Costumes and Craziness?! Bring.It.On.
I’ve been known to spends weeks (sometimes MONTHS) working on a halloween costume to wear out, but up until now I hadn’t been able to pick out a non-costume outfit to celebrate my favorite holiday. You see, a teacher wearing a costume is super distracting for 36 middle-school students… and I have enough to worry about in my classroom without adding extra distractions.
So how do you tastefully, and subtly express your love for halloween in a work environment? Spook up your look!
Everything is pretty subtle as far as a halloween look and I know for certain I would be wearing these pieces throughout the year!
What’s your favorite way to show some spooky spirit?
September 9, 2013 by Jenn
My favorite time is upon us!!!! It’s starting to be nice and cool (almost downright chilly) when I leave the house in the early morning and I can just feel that sweater weather is not far behind. Like any other crazy person, September 1st I went to the mart across the street from my house and started checking everyday for Martha Stewart’s Halloween guide (which they didn’t actually put out until the 5th). Once I had it in my possession I drank my pumpkin iced coffee on my front porch and started planning. It is true that Halloween is my favorite holiday but even if you aren’t big into the spooky scary, you can still prepare for fall and have a lot of fun. Here are 13 (spooooky, right?) ideas to get you in the fall spirit!
Fall would not be complete without pumpkin treats! These vegan cupcakes are delicious.
Dye your own yarn for all your fall projects!
Cool weather calls for warm meals! Try out our vegan corn and cheddar chowder, you won’t be sorry!
Start your DIY gift list early and make some sweater buds.
Treat yourself with vegan peanut butter cups.
Make a Halloween door wreath for under 15 bucks!
Our Bourbon Ginger Swizzle will warm you right up!
Holiday party season is on it’s way, spice up your ensemble with your own DIY accessories.
Cozy up with your favorite spooky movie and chow down on our popcorn recipe!
Start screen printing a tote or a few tea towels to get a head start on Christmas gifts!
Enjoy a late night snack or maybe just have a S’mores cupcake for lunch?
Apple pie liqueur? Yes, please!
Warm up your breakfast with these Marmalade Rolls!
What are your favorite things to get ready for fall?