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  1. Happy Halloween!!!!

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    October 31, 2013 by Jenn

    My favorite holiday is finally here!!!! I’ve made some delicious spooky snacks fro friends who are coming over tonight.

    First off is the cheese. This is an idea I got from Martha. Just add a few spiders to blue cheese and boom. Moldy cheese.
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    A while back I found a pan with bone shapes inside at target. I simply used my best sugar cookie recipe in the pan and then sprinkled them with powdered sugar.
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    I’ve seen folks do mummy cupcakes before but I decided to do mummy cookies. I purchased the eyeballs in the cake decorating department at Michael’s. I made pumpkin cookies and used a flat icing tip to make the mummy bandages.
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    These pretzels are a staple of any party because they’re easy to make an accessible for your guests. I bought the black candy melts, dipped the pretzels in the chocolate, and then sprinkled them with Halloween sprinkles.
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    I usually like to have a special cocktail for parties but this year I decided to do a mimosa bar. I poured 3 bottles of champagne into my dispenser with a few drops of green food coloring and plastic eyeballs (for the spooky). On my table I had blood orange juice, cranberry juice, and pink lemonade so folks could make their own drinks.
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    Lots of spoooooky.
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    Here is Emily as Axl and me as Slash.
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    ps. ITCHIEST. WIG. EVER.


  2. DIY Spooky Fence

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    October 30, 2013 by Jenn

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    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!

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    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)
    - sandpaper
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    - white paint
    - water
    - paintbrush

    How to:
    First I took all of my wood pieces and spray painted them gray.

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    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.

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    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.

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    We spray painted a few old boxes gray and organized our pumpkins on them. Voila. Spooky front yard display.

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    I used yellow and orange lights all around the perimeter of the flower bed to make it look spookier at night.

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    Yay! Halloween party is ready for tomorrow night. What’s your favorite way to decorate?


  3. Spook Up Your Work Look!

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    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!

    spookylook1-Dress/LaZtyle 2-Blazer/9XIS 3-necklace/ModCloth 4- Shoes/Payless 5-Tights/Etsy

     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?


  4. Fall (is ALMOST here) Round-up!!!

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    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!

    veganpumpkincupcakes

    Fall would not be complete without pumpkin treats! These vegan cupcakes are delicious.

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    Dye your own yarn for all your fall projects!

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    Cool weather calls for warm meals! Try out our vegan corn and cheddar chowder, you won’t be sorry!

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    Start your DIY gift list early and make some sweater buds.

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    Treat yourself with vegan peanut butter cups.

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    Make a Halloween door wreath for under 15 bucks!

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    Our Bourbon Ginger Swizzle will warm you right up!

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    Holiday party season is on it’s way, spice up your ensemble with your own DIY accessories.

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    Cozy up with your favorite spooky movie and chow down on our popcorn recipe!

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    Start screen printing a tote or a few tea towels to get a head start on Christmas gifts!

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    Enjoy a late night snack or maybe just have a S’mores cupcake for lunch?

    ApplePie

    Apple pie liqueur? Yes, please!

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    Warm up your breakfast with these Marmalade Rolls!

    What are your favorite things to get ready for fall?


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