Holidays + Occasions

cat

Don’t forget! Halloween Costume Contest Ends Friday!

, , No Comment

Should I dress up as a cat?

Don’t forget to enter the Halloween costume contest! YOU get to tell me what I should dress up as for Halloween. The contest rules are simple. Tell me what my Halloween costume should be by leaving a comment and the most frugal and unique costume wins!

I’ll create the Halloween costume you suggest AND post pictures. It can be scary, sexy, sweet, silly, punny, political, timely, whatever – I’m game!

So, what should I be for Halloween?

(more…)

Anna from Frozen

20 Pumpkin Carving Ideas That Will Amaze and Inspire You

, , No Comment

Anna from Frozen

Right now, my hand-carved pumpkins are looking a bit pedestrian. Which is a nice way of saying pathetic. That’s because last night, I took my family to see The Rise of the Jack o’ Lanterns, an amazing outdoor exhibit featuring 500 hand-carved pumpkins. Professional artists and sculptors, such as Jon Neill, star of Halloween Wars on The Food Network, have taken pumpkin-carving to a whole other level.

How is it done? Some pumpkins are carved deeply, some just barely etched on the surface. And others are carved all the way through with a light shining out from inside. Different techniques for different pumpkins, all spectacular.

 

You won’t believe these pumpkin carvings! (more…)

ghots

Halloween Decorations: 10 Easy DIY Crafts!

, , 1 Comment

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays…partially because I feel like it’s “my” holiday since I was born in October! For this reason, I’m a little obsessed with Halloween decorations and crafts so I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you! Many of these projects look impressive (a.k.a. hard) but actually require few steps and only a few materials, many of which you probably already have around the house.

Here are 10 fun and frugal Halloween decorations

(more…)

Sunflower Pumpkin

How to Paint Your Pumpkin – 11 Ideas + Tips

, , No Comment

Sunflower Pumpkin

Carving pumpkins is well, kind of a mess. Cutting them up takes effort and elbow grease, you’ve got to scoop out the insides and then, after all that work, they start rotting.

We’ve got a better alternative: paint your pumpkins! It’s a fun and safe activity for kids and a great creative outlet for adults. So if you can’t get enough of everything pumpkin right now, gather up your paints and brushes, throw on an old t-shirt or smock and join us for a Pumpkin Painting Party!

How to paint your pumpkin – tips and pics

 

 

 

(more…)

Hot Mugshot Guy costume idea

11 Celebrity Halloween Costumes for 2014

, , No Comment

Be the most famous bride of the year! /photo via Albawaba.com

With just three weeks until Halloween, are you feeling the crunch to pick a great costume? Even if you’re not Martha Stewart, there’s still plenty of time to pull together something creative and timely.

Most of these celebrity Halloween costumes combine pieces you may already have in your own closet with things you could borrow or find at a local thrift store.

Here are 11 celebrity Halloween costumes for 2014:

(more…)

latte

6 Pumpkin Recipes for Treats That Save Big

, , No Comment

I’m shocked at this fall’s prices for some of my favorite pumpkin treats – did you know Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte starts at $4.15 for a small? At Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf a small pumpkin latte runs $4.65 – $5.25 (the higher price is if you want soy). I’ll admit, there was a time when I’d stop for a latte every day. Sometimes twice a day. But those days (and the salary that supported this habit) are long gone. Sadly, my pumpkin cravings are not.

Here are 6 pumpkin treats you can make at home – and save big.

(more…)

Halloween sexy librarian woman CC

Halloween Costume Contest 2014: What Should BB Dress Up As?

, , 9 Comments

It’s that time again when YOU get to tell me what I should dress up as for Halloween. The contest rules are simple. Tell me what my Halloween costume should be by leaving a comment and the most frugal and unique costume wins!

I’ll create the Halloween costume you suggest AND post pictures. It can be scary, sexy, sweet, silly, punny, political, timely, whatever – I’m game!

So, what should I be for Halloween?

(more…)

Easy and Frugal Halloween Costumes for Babies

9 Easy and Frugal Halloween Costumes for Babies

, , No Comment

Pump it up this Halloween with an easy costume for your little one. /via Homemade by Jill

Babies and Halloween go together like Trick and Treat. So much sweet adorableness, you barely need the candy to go with it. Whether you take your munchkin out around the neighborhood, to a party, or just dress them up for pictures, it’s a rite of passage you’ll remember fondly for years to come.

Remember to dress your baby appropriately for the weather, and of course you probably want to keep all the candy they get for yourself… you know, for their own good!

Here are 9 easy and frugal Halloween costumes for babies:

(more…)

Ch-ch-ch-chi! via Cutest Dog Ever

10 Hilarious Dog Halloween Costumes You Can Make on a Budget

, , 1 Comment

Ch-ch-ch-chi! via Cutest Dog Ever

Let’s face it, Halloween is really just a great excuse for us to dress up our pets and laugh at them. But look at this adorable dog here – you just know he loves the attention! And so will you when your dog is the hit of the costume party this Halloween. (If you can keep the costume on them.) Note, costumes are not for all dogs. Dress your dog in a costume that fits his or her temperament – or none at all!

Here are 10 DIY dog Halloween costumes (+ a dog video):

(more…)