True Confessions: How I Use Halloween As the Barometer Of My Parenting Skills.

Halloween is coming up fast, and my son still does not have a costume.Choosing a costume for PJ has been one of my favorite parts of parenting. Even though he is a little young for Halloween, and still does not connect with the idea of choosing a costume and playing pretend, I love the theatrics and creative spirit of Halloween....more

No, We Don't Carve Pumpkins

I have two boys -- almost 11 and 8.  Regular wild boys.But you know what?  We don't carve pumpkins.Now, I hear your outrage -- "WHAT?!?!?  EVERYONE CARVES THEIR PUMPKINS!"Nope.  Not us.We tried to carve them when my oldest was little.  The outcome?  Wretching.  Gagging.  Running away.  Completely grossed out.  He even had "Carve a Pumpkin Day" at school.  Nope -- he was 'disgusted' and asked to sit AWAY from the STENCH....more

7 Halloween DIY's for Creepy Chic Home Decor


Good Finds for Halloween

Besides my usual outfit and recipe highlights, I like to share what's been occupying my time lately in hopes that there is someone out there doing the same thing and could possibly benefit from the information presented. Halloween ideas have been occupying my mind these days as October 31st is fast approaching....more

Easy Cat Shirt with Printable!

A Do-It-Yourself Vampy Look For Halloween

All Hallows’ Eve will be here before we know it. It falls on a Friday, leaving no excuse not to celebrate!Many of my friends have already started to discuss their plans for dressing up. I have some friends who are extremely creative and will opt for face paint, hair extensions and glitter, and others who will go for a simpler, yet still festive, look....more

DIY Budget-Friendly Star Wars Halloween Costumes for the Family

Our costumes have always been homemade. The problem with homemade costumes when you're me is this: I have absolutely no sewing skills. Sure, I can re-affix a button to a shirt, but there have been several times my sweet, talented sister Jenny has attempted to teach me how to use a sewing machine and I've almost killed both of us. Multiple times. ...more
Lol thanks! Sadly only Noah will be wearing a Halloween costume this yearmore

Two Easy Upcycled Halloween Decorations

When I saw these two projects on Pinterest I knew I had to make them because they are cute and FREE! ...more

Halloween Spider Wreath

Today, I was able to finish up the Halloween spider wreath I'd been working on in between coats of paint in my office. It ended up quite a bit different than how I pictured it when I began (does that ever happen to you?), but I'm pretty happy with the final version. ...more
Love this idea!more

Graveyard Pie

Halloween is quickly approaching, and I had to share this pie with you. I saw it last year in my Martha Stewart Living magazine, and knew I had to make it. The recipe itself is relatively simple. I got the skull candies from Candy Nation. I hope this inspires you to get creative in the kitchen for Halloween! ...more
Yay Sarah!more