Thursday, October 23, 2014

23 Halloween Party Games


Last year I put together a huge collection of 266 Halloween Food Ideas to help you with your party planning. Today we are going to take a look at some Halloween Party Games. It is great to have some games planned to ensure that little ones have a good time but these games would be a lot of fun for a party full of adults as well!

Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Totoro Hoodie


Over the weekend my best friend came to visit and I helped her out with her Halloween costume: a Totoro hoodie. I had never heard of My Neighbor Totoro before but it looked cute from the pictures that I had seen and I was happy to help out. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hanging Zero the Ghost Dog Tutorial


Since my Etsy shop is closing down and I will no longer be selling my Hanging Zero the Ghost Dog I thought that I would update my tutorial to make it easier for you to make your own. It now has pictures of each step and a pattern to print out!

Monday, October 13, 2014

DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Props

You may have noticed from previous posts around here like our Nightmare Before Christmas Birthday PartySally's Worms Wart Soup Labels & Spoon, and Hanging Zero the Ghost Dog that I am a HUGE fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas. I know a lot of you are too so I thought that I would share this amazing blog that I recently stumbled across. It is full of great tutorials to make your own Halloween decorations based on the movie!


There are life-size characters including Jack Skellington SallyMayor of Halloweentown, and Barrel. There is a promise of Lock & Stock props coming soon as well!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Edward Cullen's Ashes Necklace


A few years ago I put together a bottle full of glitter with an Edward Cullen's Ashes label as a joke. This year I made a small pendant version. This necklace would be great as part of a vampire slayer costume!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mini Vampire Killing Kit


If you couldn't afford a full-size vampire killing kit or if you need something that you can take with you everywhere: then make one of these miniature versions!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mad Scientist Poison Bottles


These poison bottles are easy to put together and will add a great touch to a mad scientist display! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Repurposing A Tart Warmer


I love repurposing items to make new pieces of decor. It saves money, keeps broken items out of the landfill, and you end up with an item that you won't see in a million other homes. When I dropped my cute owl tart warmer I broke the dish that holds the wax so I removed the light bulb and now use it to keep my cooking utensils handy. There are a million other uses though.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Organize Deep Freezer with Milk Crates


I have been on a freezing kick lately; putting up summer veggies to keep us through the winter plus making my own convenience foods like fully cooked dinners and ready to bake cookies. We also purchased a quarter of beef that my father-in-law raised. We love having a freezer stocked full of healthy food and knowing exactly how all of it was grown. It can get a little difficult to keep all of that food organized though.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Life at the Homestead: Kittens!


We have some new arrivals at our little homestead. Three roly poly kittens! I'm not a huge fan of cats and all of the mischief that they get into but I must admit, they are pretty cute little buggers.