Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas, already?

I think I've been seeing Christmas decorations since friggin October 1st! What is happening??

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Get whilst the getting is good!

I hope everyone had a very wonderful and very successful Halloween! Unfortunately, we have to wait a whole year for that wonderful Halloweeny season to return :(

Luckily, many of us can still enjoy our favorite pumpkiny products for at least another month! Pumpkin lattes, candles, and homesprays to all! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Halloween DIY: Ghostly Gallons

Halloween DIY: Ghostly (milk) Gallons!


What You'll Need:

a couple clean milk jugs (leave the caps on)
black marker
craft knife or scissors
battery operated tea lights or clear holiday lights


1) Draw a ghostly mouth and a spooky pair of eyes. Tip: keep the cap on the jug while you draw. It will keep you from smooshing the jug and help you draw more accurately. 

2) Remove the cap & cut a small hole in the back of the jug. The hole should be large enough to fit a battery operated tea light. If using holiday lights, the hole should be large enough to stuff a portion of a light string inside.

3) Arrange the jugs where you like and enjoy their ghostly glow! 

Total Cost: $0! 

This project is cheap, easy, and can be enjoyed by anyone! 

If you can't scare up a couple gallon jugs in your home try your local coffee shops. They have a surplus of empty jugs & I'm sure they would be willing to let you have them -good luck!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

BuzzFeed presents: 21 Ways To Get Scary Drunk On Halloween


Click here to check out's 21 Ways To Get Scary Drunk On Halloween! 

Those black and orange mimosas look amazing -right?!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dollar Tree Decor: Spider Votives

I love finding Dollar Store Halloween crafts -don't you?!

Head on over to The Messy Roost for a step by step instructional on how to make these adorable spider candle votives!

All of her materials are from the Dollar Store but the finished product looks absolutely fabulous!

Good luck!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Free Animal Mask Templates!

Head on over to Illi Style to download these adorable animal masks!

You can choose from a fox (as pictured), a raccoon, an owl, or a deer!

Though you could potentially print these templates and use them as-is, the site recommended that you use these printables as templates.

Wouldn't these be adorable in felt! Here is another great, and inexpensive way to put together a Halloween Costume!

I can see these working very well on kids and, of course, hipsters! haha

EDIT: Here is a 50% off coupon for Jo-Ann's which could help make these masks even cheaper!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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Grumpy Cat Makeup Tutorial!

I know the Grumpy Cat meme has kind of had its hay-day (all hail the BUB) but I had to post this tutorial! This seems like the perfect costume for someone male/female who wanted a costume which isn't too dramatic or expensive! 

I would imagine that this unforgettable costume could be easily achieved with a white t, some cat ears, and a Halloween makeup set! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Craftaholics Anonymous: Free Candy Corn Printables


Click here to visit Craftahaolics Anonymous for these cute candy corn printables! These printables would be an excellent and very inexpensive way to decorate for a not-so-spooky Halloween party!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Glorious Treats: Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Head on over to Glorious Treats
for this super easy, super cheap, and super adorable Halloween treat!
I can see these as being a great activity for kids and a great looking party food.

Click here to check out this and other delicious projects from Glorious Treats!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

PumpkinPalooza @ Trader Joe's

Last weekend my local Trader Joe's held their annual PumpkinPalooza!

During this event the store showcased all its new pumpkin products & omg -everything either smelled or looked delicious!

I snapped a couple photos of the festivities to share with you all!

Hopefully you all are gearing up for the season too!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Buzz Feed's "Clever Pumpkin Carving Hacks You Should Know"

Tis the season to carve pumpkins! 

This year I've really been getting into various "pumpkin carving hacks" which will hopefully a) increase the ease in carving and b) help them last throughout the season! 

To this end, BuzzFeed has put out one of their awesome hack videos all about pumpkins! 

After watching this I might just give that drill a go! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

DeFrightful Party: Free Printables

 Click this link to check out Jenifer Hill's (of Hello Love Designs) Defrightful Party theme! The graphics are totally adorable and would be fit for anyone from kids to adults! 

Scroll to the bottom for FREE PRINTABLES so you can recreate this party in your home!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

5 Couples Costumes that DON'T SUCK

I'm sure the thought of a "couples costume" has crossed everyone's mind at some point. You or your SO or bestie concoct a plan to coordinate costumes -it would be sooo cool!

These dreams are promptly broken the moment you two step into a costume shop. You roam the aisles desperately with one thought running through your mind, "WHY DO ALL THESE COSTUMES SUCK?!"

Seriously? Your options:
  • Couple pirates? 
  • Some sort of lame reference to the coordination of your genitals?
  • Priest and pregnant nun?
  • Combinations of food stuffs?
Well, never fear!

 A Spooky Soiree Presents: 
5 Couples Costumes that DON'T Suck!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Popular Halloween Costume Search Terms for 2013 created this awesome infograph showing the most popular Halloween costume search terms in 2013. Is your costume on the list?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It's The Great Pumpkin Beer Review: Part One

For many, fall means falling leaves and cozy sweaters. For me, it means Pumpkin Beer. 

It is in this beer-loving spirit that the Spooky Soiree presents, The Great Pumpkin Beer Review: Part One

I hope you all have as much fun watching it as we did filming it! 

Stay tuned for more Great Pumpkin Beer reviews!

P.S. If there is a beer you would like to see reviewed please comment below -we're always open to new suggestions!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Hello October!

“That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.”

― Ray Bradbury, “The October Country”

Monday, September 30, 2013

Tour Transworld 2013

Getting excited for Halloween yet? Anyone start setting up their haunts or decorating their homes?

If you need any inspiration check out McKamey Manor's channel to see their walk-through of Transworld 2013. There are a couple people on YouTube who do these tours but McKamey Manor always seems to get the best shots and spend time with the coolest props, lights, and animatronics!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Greek Goddess Costume DIY

Check out anneorshine's super QUICK, super EASY, super FAST costume tutorial to become a beautiful Grecian Goddess for Halloween! 

I really like that she takes you step-by-step through the process of creating the costume -she truly makes pulling it off fool-proof!

Oh yeah! This tutorial would also work for any gentlemen planning to don a more elaborate toga!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Jareth the Goblin King

goldiestarling has done it again! As you all know Halloweeen is an amazing time on YouTube! Between all the costume & makeup tutorials and home haunt videos -it's a veritable Wonder Nightmare Land! 

Below is goldiestarling's tutorial for Jareth the Goblin King from the classic film Labyrinth - enjoy! Coupon Code: 2 Days Only!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy First Day of Autumn!

Happy Autumn everybody! Like many of you, this is my favorite time of the year! 

Some things I <3 about Autumn:
  1. Halloween!!
  2. Pretty much everything about outside! The leaves changing colors, the breezes etc
  3. Pumpkin flavored ALL THE THINGS!! My crutches limited me to picking up just one box of Pumpkin "Pop Tarts" @ Trader Joe's today. TRUST, when I get off these things next week I'm going back for the pancake mix, beer, scone mix, bread mix, pie pumpkins...
  4. The smells! Sure, I'm in love with all the pumpkiny smelling things but I also really enjoy the smell of wood smoke as people light up their fireplaces and firepits. That smell, combined with a sight chill in the air, has got to be one of the best things in the world!
  5. Hockey Season!

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

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I may or may not be COMPLETELY obsessed with the Walking Dead right now...


I may or may not have worked by way through seasons two and three in a week...

I know you're thinking that I'm officially the last person on the bandwagon but I assure you -there's a reason why it has taken me this long to catch up!

See, I have a thing about zombies.

They kinda sorta scare the crap outta me and make me want to barricade myself in the closet.

Give me a monster or slasher flick any day & it's whatever! However, once I hear those shuffling feet and those low groans...

See! Even thinking about it gave me a fright! Despite this, I found a way to power through the episodes and am now completely hooked! Sure, I'm having trouble sleeping at night but hey! -win some, lose some?

Thank goodness the new season doesn't start until October 13th -otherwise, I don't think I would ever get any homework done!

Click here for the season four trailer!

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