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Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Cookies – Double the Fun!

Halloween Pumpkin cookies

These Halloween Pumpkin Cookies are the perfect treat for your family or neighborhood friends. They have a cute pumpkin face and are filled with rich chocolate frosting. I love this time of the year.  Our neighborhood kids are out playing most of the time, and it is a lot of fun to treat them to…

Candy Corn Martini Recipe – Halloween Cocktail with Three Layers

Are you looking for a drink that takes the flavors of a favorite Halloween candy and puts them into an adult beverage? Try this candy corn martini. This fun Halloween cocktail uses candy corn to make and infused vodka and then pairs it up with pineapple juice and cream for one delicious drink. Candy corn…

Halloween Plants – 21 Spooky Plants to Set A Scary Mood

It’s time to get your spook on – with creepy flowers, Halloween plants and all sorts of growing things that are sure to make you feel a Halloween mood. Traditional Halloween decorating is done with just a few plants and colors. This time of the year is cold and plants in most areas of the…

Halloween Cross-Stitch patterns – Crafting Spooky Embroidery Designs

Yarn, pillows and Halloween cross stitch projects.

These Halloween cross-stitch patterns are a great way for those who love to embroider to celebrate the holidays with their craft. If this is you, stitch one up an embroidery design today! Difference between cross-stitch and embroidery Some people use the two terms to indicate a similar technique, that of stitching a pattern on a…

Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink – Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Crow's blood Halloween drink with black candle, skull hand and eyeball.

It’s time to pick your poison! This Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink is a champagne cocktail that is made even more gruesome with the addition of the lychee eyeballs that garnish the bloody looking brew. Halloween is the beginning of three months of non stop cooking, decorating and entertaining for me. My garden is being put…

20+ Halloween Cocktail Garnishes – Special Effects for Halloween Drinks

Trio of colorful Halloween cocktails with garnishes

The best cocktails for Halloween are those that are made by invoking an eerie mood with special effects. From weird and wonderful Halloween cocktail garnishes to fall-inspired layers, to the use of special effects and color changes, learn how to create show-stopping drinks that will both charm and frighten your guests. Setting a mood with…

Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail – Fruity and Tart Halloween Drink

Witches brew Halloween cocktail and spooky props

Halloween is right around the corner and that means that it is time for some spooky cocktail recipes. Fruity and delicious, this Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail is the perfect way to get your holiday party started. The leaves are falling, the temperatures are getting colder and the holiday season is approaching again. Where on earth…

Quick and Easy Halloween DIY projects

Halloween decor projects

Halloween is the beginning of the festive season that seems to lend itself to decorating.  Try one of these cute Halloween DIY projects to dress up your home and yard for the holiday and for fall in general. The colors of autumn really lend themselves to setting a Halloween mood. Bring the outdoor inside with colorful…

DIY Spooky Mason Jar Halloween Luminaries

DIY Halloween luminaries

Looking for something to light the way along your driveway on Halloween night?  How about one of these Mason Jar Halloween Luminaries. Looking for an inexpensive project that will really set a Halloween mood? Try these spooky DIY Halloween Luminaries. Spooky Halloween Luminaries The project is simple to do.   Just assemble these items: (affiliate links)…

Spooky Halloween Snake Basket – Porch Decoration

snake head basket

Halloween is such a fun time of the year for me.  I love to do crafts and DIY projects more during these few months than any other.  This spooky Halloween snake basket is a real treat.  This project looks scary, will delight the neighborhood trick or treaters, and adds some great curb appeal to my front…

DIY Halloween Goodie Bags

DIY Halloween Goodie Bag

I just love this time of the year.  The temps are cooler, the leaves are changing and I know that the holiday season will soon be here. The kids in the neighborhood will love coming to your house this Halloween if you make these spooky Halloween Goodie bags. Spooky Halloween Goodie Bags will delight your…

Halloween Spooky Wood Cut Out Decorations

DIY Spooky Wooden Cut Out Yard Decorations

When my daughter was much younger, I was very much into all sorts of crafts. I especially loved decorating for the various holidays because she loved what I came up with for decorations. These DIY Halloween Cut Out Decorations were one of her favorites. This project takes more time than most of my craft ideas,…

Halloween Rice Krispie Bars

Halloween Rice Krispie Bars

This recipe for Halloween Rice Krispie Bars takes the traditional sweet treat recipe and dresses it up for Halloween. Printable Recipe – Halloween Rice Krispie Bars The bars are easy to do and the kids will love the cute colors.  Just sprinkle Halloween cake sprinkles over the bars before they set and cut into squares.…

Easy Halloween Decor Ideas

DIY Halloween Easy projects and decor ideas

It is that time of the year when all the spooks, goblins and black cats come out for the month.  There are tons of store bought Halloween decorations but why not try making some of our own with one these easy Halloween decor projects. Most of these projects use things you can get from the…

Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks – Carve a Pumpkin Easily

Skeleton head inside another carved pumpkin

These pumpkin carving tips will bring out the artist in any budding Halloween decorator and give you a fun decor item to share in your home. If you have tried your hand at pumpkin carving, you will know that an easy Jack o Lantern design is not too difficult. But attempting more elaborate designs may…

Knucklehead Pumpkins – Why do Pumpkins Have Warts?

2 Knucklehead pumpkins on a wire reel.

Knucklehead pumpkins, as the name suggests, are covered with warts that are reminiscent of the knuckles on your hand. This type of pumpkin, along with heirloom pumpkins of various colors and shapes, are all the trend right now for decorating. Have you ever headed to to pumpkin patch to get your pumpkin to carve only…

Terra Cotta Pumpkin – Recycled Clay Pot Pumpkin Candy Dish

Finished clay pot pumpkin

Don’t you just love fast and easy home decor ideas that add seasonal flair to your home at very little cost? Me, too!  This terra cotta pumpkin looks great as a decor item and also does double duty as a candy dish.  Win – win in my book! Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a…

Old Man Cactus – Growing Tips for Cephaocereus Senilis

Two old man cactus plants

Old Man cactus has so much character and personality! Even the botanical name – Cephalocereus senilis – hints at the senility of an Old Man! The spiky body of this cactus plant is covered with fine white hair which gives the impression of a frail senior citizen – thus the common name. I first discovered…

Cooking Cutter Eggs – How to Make Egg Molds in Fun Shapes

Get creative with cookie cutter eggs

Breakfast just got more fun with this playful idea for making eggs.  If you are like me, you will have a whole host of cookie cutters that you rarely use.  Put them to a creative use by making cookie cutter eggs. Breakfast is considered by many to be the most important meal of the day.…

Front Porch Decor for Fall – Autumn Entry Decorating Ideas

front porch decor for fall

It’s that time of the year.  Pumpkins, Indian Corn and autumn plants all help to make this front porch decor for fall a hit with visitors! Each year, I use supplies from the previous porch but mix them up a bit to make my fall front porch decor a little extra special. This year, I…

How to Care for Succulents – Succulent Plant Care

Tips for growing succulents

This guide will show you everything from how to care for succulents through to containers for their display, some DIY projects, and how to propagate them to get plants for free. If you have always considered that a green thumb is something that other gardeners have, but not you, it’s quite likely you have never…

Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Holiday Table Ideas

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

These Thanksgiving Tablescapes and holiday table ideas are so earthy and warm too, with all the colors of fall.Thanksgiving will soon be here and it’s the perfect time to bring out the big ideas for Table decorations. A tablescape is a term used to describe the decoration of the entire table top.  The upcoming holiday…