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Mummy Brownies

October 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Obsessing over these mummy brownies! How cute are they?! These are for sure my favorite halloween treats that I have made to this date. Everyone loved these when I was finished with them. Not only are they eye catching, but they taste yummy too! The most perfect spoooky dessert to bring to any Halloween get together. Follow along to see how to make them!

What you’ll need:

  1. White chocolate or vanilla icing (icing works best)
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Brownie mix
  4. Googly eyes
  5. Black baking gel

First, begin by following the directions on the back of the brownie mix! Once you have baked them, allow the brownies to cool and then cut them into squares.

Next, place a marshmallow on top of each brownie.

-Melt your chocolate or icing in a microwave safe bowl. Do this in 30 second increments at a time and stir as you go. Continue these steps until it is completely melted and silky. (Again, the icing will be a much smoother turn out)

-Once you have your melted chocolate or icing, pour a spoonful amount over the marshmallow coating it. Once your icing has cooled, take black gel and create the lines mimicking a wrapped mummy.

-Final step: place googly eyes on top!

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Witch’s Broom

October 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Ultra adorable and so easy to make. With this two ingredient, two part recipe we promise you won’t be showing up to the Halloween party empty handed or rushed for time. These DIY witch’s brooms are cute and tasty! All you need for a good spooky treat. Follow along to see how we made them!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Pretzel sticks
  2. Reeses cups

Collect your items: pretzels and Reeses cups

Carefully place the pretzel stick inside of the Reeses cup. (You don’t want to split the Reeses cup)

Ta-da you did it! Told ya it was easy. Make sure to prepare enough for everyone. Trust me, they will come back for seconds and thirds.

 

Lifestyle

Pumpkin Patch

October 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Is it actually Fall if you didn’t spend a chilly afternoon at a pumpkin patch picking your favorite ones? This is a tradition a lot of us make sure to check off the list every year. I love browsing through the endless rows looking for the perfect one to take home with me! It really get’s you in the Autumn mood when you grab your group of pals, family members or significant other and spend a day in the pumpkin patch!

Which kind of pumpkin do you usually go for?

Found the most perfect one for carving!

Feelin’ all the Halloween vibes. It’s one of my all time favorite holidays!

Say cheeeeese!

Picked my pumpkins and took some cute pics along the way. Now time to go home, make some hot cocoa and carve them!

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Spooky Potion

October 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The perfect Halloween decor for spooky vibes! These potions are so much fun to set out for any Halloween get together. Decorate them in any area: from the punch bowl table, to the snack bar, or anywhere else you may need a little touch of creepy! Follow along as we take you step by step.

What you will need:

  1. Glass bottles
  2. Halloween themed paper
  3. Green tea, raspberry tea, mango tea
  4. Food coloring
  5. Vegetable oil
  6. Hole puncher, silver metallic marker, black yarn

Step 1: Brew a bag of green tea, raspberry tea and mango tea in their own individual mugs. We are using these teas to get a green potion, red potion, and orange potion.

Step 2: Once the tea is brewed, pour the 3 different teas into the glasses individually. Take the red food coloring and drop in a single drop. Do the same thing for the green and the orange. Then add a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Shake it up and see what you get!

This should be your outcome!

Step 3: Time to make the labels. You will need: halloween themed paper, sliver sharpie, hole punch and string.

Use the sharpie to label your potions. Take the yarn to string through the hole in the paper. Hang them from the top of the bottles.

This should be the result!

Happy Halloween! Stay spoooooky!

 

 

Recipes

Halloween Pretzel Sticks

October 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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There are so many versions of this pretzel treat, but we had too much fun getting crazy with the sprinkles! I mean, sprinkles make everything better am I right? Halloween allows you to make everything fun and festive– So we took full advantage of that! These are the perfect Halloween treat to make with all your friends at home. Let’s get started!

Here is what you will need:

  1. pretzel sticks
  2. orange candy melts
  3. halloween assorted sprinkles

Follow the instructions on the back of the chocolate melts’ bag.

Melt them down into a creamy texture.

Mix together the assorted Halloween sprinkles in a separate bowl.

Dip half of the pretzel into the orange chocolate melts. Immediately dip them into the sprinkles so they will stick. Allow them to cool, then enjoy!

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Bat Treats

October 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Throwing a Halloween Bash and need some last minute treat ideas to set out? We got ya covered! These are quick, simple and totally cute. Follow along for our two ingredient bat treat DIY! These are guaranteed to be a party hit! You’ll thank us later. 😉

Here is what you will need:

  1. Oreos
  2. Reese’s
  3. Googly eyes

Take your Oreos and scrape the creme out of the center to save for later.

Break them in half to create the look of bat wings.

Use the creme to adhere the Oreo halves to the Reese’s cup.

Add the eyes. Look- now you have bats! Easy peasy.

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Ghost Garland

October 12, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Halloween is quickly approaching and I am so ready for it! Halloween is definitely one of my favorites to celebrate. Spooky DIY’s make for the best crafts. Today, let me show you how to do an extremely easy Halloween decoration you can add anywhere in your house! Grab your apple cider, some of your gal pals and let’s get started!

What you will need:

  1. Black and White yarn
  2. Googly eyes
  3. Book
  4. Scissors

Find a book that seems to be a nice length for the tassels. Wrap the white yarn around the book vertically 12-20 times.

Snip the end when you are done wrapping the yarn.

Take a new piece of white yarn and double knot it at one end of the yarn bundle.

Make sure to leave some extra length. You will needing it to tie them to the final garland strand.

On the opposite end, snip through the yarn.

This should be your end result.

Take a piece of black yarn and double knot it near the top about 1″-1.5″ down from the top of the tassel.

Once tied, snip the ends of the black yarn.

Time for the eyes!

Repeat all these steps for however many ghost tassels you want to hang. (You can also trim the length of the ghosts if you rather have a shorter look.

Knot them to string and hang!

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Candy Corn Candles

September 26, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Tis the season of Fall! SO many new exciting things to look forward to. From the crisp, cool air, to pumpkin EVERYTHING, to flannels and booties. Why not add some cute Fall decor to your home? We have a super easy DIY that will add the perfect hint of Autumn to your space. PS- you can find all of these supplies at the dollar store… even better!

Here is what you will need:

  1. tiny glass bowls
  2. candy corn
  3. tea light candles
  4. fabric flowers

Start by first lying the fabric flower in the bottom of the glass bowl

Now, place the tea light candle in the center of the bowl. We added a few candy corn pieces underneath to help the candle sit up a bit higher in the bowl.

Fill in the candy corn around the candle.

Find a nice, cozy spot to set them in your home or spread them out in different rooms to add a touch here and there!

A great way to greet the Fall season!

 

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Halloween Costume Ideas

October 8, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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If you’re like us, you still haven’t thought about your Halloween costume and will be scrambling on October 30th to put something together that’s easy, but also awesome. Have no fear (except when you’re walking through the haunted house) because we’ve got you covered with these Halloween Costume Ideas:

30 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

DIY Halloween Costumes for Teens: Emoji, Starbucks + Beanie Baby

75 Creative Couples Costume Ideas

Bracelet-inspired Costumes

Sailor = Anchor Wrap Collection

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Gypsy = Cuff Collection + Arrow Charms + Feather Charms

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Mermaid = Bubble Bath Pack

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Hula Girl = Hawaiian Orchid Pack

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Glam Rockstar = Studded Collection + Track Bead Collection

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Share this post if you’re dressing up for Halloween!

 

Travel

Wanderlust Wednesday: Festivals of the World

June 4, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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A festival is more than just live music and a good time; it’s a celebration of life. Almost every country has their signature celebration and when that time of year comes around, they go big. We were ecstatic to kick off festival season with Coachella but little did we know there’s so many more! Kicking off the new year in China and ending with a Santa Run in Wales. There’s a few that are a bit odd and others that I’m adding to my bucket list right now. Side note: the dates are when the festivals begin in 2015, so start planning now!

January

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival, China (January 5th)

February

Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (February 13th)

March

Pingxi Lantern Festival, Taiwan (March 5th)

April

Songkran Water Festival, Thailand (April 13th)

May

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival, England (May 26th)

June

White Nights Festival / Scarlet Sales, Russia (June 23rd)

July

San Fermin Festiva, Spain (July 6th)

August

Burning Man, Nevada, USA (August 29th)

September

Oktoberfest, Germany (September 19th)

October

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico, USA (October 2nd)

November

Dia de los Muertos, Mexico (November 2nd)

December

Santa Run, Wales (December 7th)