time for fall – grapevine wreath

I tried to not waste any time going from Halloween to "Fall" decor. South Florida really has no Fall but I should probably retire the bat wreath for a something a bit more in line with Thanksgiving. When I was wandering around Micheal's right before Halloween they were having a super sale and I had a great coupon to go along with it. I bought these three mini grapevine wreaths and fake flower/seed things for under $4. Score!So I didn't find a huge wreath but that doesn't mean it can't look good … [Read more...]

this is halloween – halloween hangover

Not really hungover but the day flew by and so did yesterday. We had a great time on Halloween night with our friends who came over. So much fun we apparently forgot to take pictures. All we have are the handful of fuzzy ones I took with my phone while I was not chasing dogs in costumes or the little Superman who was visiting around the house.The weather was soggy so trick-or-treating was minimal. Not many were even able to see my bat wreath and we have a ton of candy left over.My little yellow … [Read more...]

this is halloween – happy halloween!!

Halloween is finally here! Everything is ready to go for our trick-or-treaters and casual pizza party with a few friends tonight.I even carved a last minute pumpkin yesterday to go with my many bat decorations this year. Now I'm just hoping the weather holds up and we get no rain tonight so the trick-or-treaters show. If not, there will be a lot of candy in my future.Have a great time tonight! I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of the celebration.If you are just joining us, check out the … [Read more...]

this is halloween – trick-or-treat bags

The possibility of actually having a decent amount trick-or-treaters this year made me go a little overboard with the candy and Halloween in general. When I was a kid, we used to leave a basket outside with little bags with candy for all the kids who would stop by our house while my parents would take my sister and me trick-or-treating. Even though we'll be home on Halloween night I still wanted to make little bags to give the kids. I had my handy bat punch and used some super sale coupons for … [Read more...]

feeling like fall – pumpkin butter recipe

It is definitely beginning to feel like fall around here. This is a highly subjective statement since I live in South Florida. Fall to me means when I go for my morning walk/run, it is hovering around 80 or instead of the 90+ I'm used to most of the year. To me that means it is "cool" enough to break out my favorite fall treat - pumpkin butter. If you like pumpkin, please make this. You will not be disappointed. Pumpkin butter30 ounces canned 100% pumpkin puree or fresh pumpkin1 and 1/4 cups … [Read more...]

this is halloween – bat wreath

Now that is is finally October, I can start decorating the outside of the house without the neighbors thinking I'm crazy. I didn't have any front door decor in my stash of Halloween decorations from the old house so I decided to make a wreath.This was a fun and easy wreath to make. A simple yarn base, some bats and a Trick or Treat mini banner along the inside.I simply wrapped the black yarn tightly around the entire wreath form. After I was done I went back and wrapped a gray piece of yarn … [Read more...]