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{ 5 Days of Halloween} Last post- Our Creations

Our GLAM pretzels!!!

~ white chocolate covered pretzels with purple glitter ~

~ purple dyed white chocolate pretzels and oreos ~
~ purple glitter covered marshmallows (white chocolate) ~

~ purple dyed white chocolate pretzels and oreos ~
~ purple glitter covered marshmallows (white chocolate) ~

{ Halloween Glam} Spray Painting Pumpkins

Pumpkin Obsessed!!! Picture from Sweetly Chic Events


As the month of October concludes and the countdown to Halloween continues, my pumpkin obsession also comes to an end---AFTER THIS POST :) This pumpkin tutorial is from Sweetly Chic Events and Frog Prince Paperie.



Supplies:
-Pumpkins
-Spray Paint
-Glitter
-Mod Podge
-Foam Brush


Check out these other glitter -glammed pumpkins:
Pics below are from Make Life Cute


Pretty much the same supplies needed:
• Pumpkins • Glitter • White Craft Glue • Wax Paper • Spray Adhesive Pic below is from Fave Crafts

{ 5 Days of Halloween} Decorating Pumpkins

How cute is this pumpkin????? Covered in chalkboard paint....kids would love this  Photo and tutorial from Country Living  Chalkboard Spray Painted Pumpkin
Use chalkbaord spray paint and a white chalk marker to decorate your pumpkin. Click the link above the view the entire tutorial but the shopping list is pretty easy:

1. Buy a pumpkin (either a pumpkin from the farm--of course you should clean it before decorating, or a pumpkin from a craft store like Joann's or Michaels which are easy to carve and decorate)

2.  Chalkboard spray paint and white chalk marker ($3 or $4 each) - can be purchased from The Home Depot or Lowe's


Dripping Paint Pumpkin  Photo and tutorial from House of Joy
Use a faux craft pumpkin, or a real pumpkin, and paint with acrylic craft paint. Click the link above the view the entire tutorial but this shopping list is pretty easy also:   1. Pumpkin  2. Acrylic craft paint  3. Paint brush  4. Acrylic letters Glitter Pumpkins Photo and Tutorial from Martha St…

{ 5 Days of Halloween} Candy Apples

Candy Apples are another sign that Fall is here and Halloween is soon to come. It falls in the category of pumpkins, apples, scarecrows, pumpkin farms, and trick or treating-- well except for us since we make candy apples all year long using different colors and flavorings, but the traditional red candy apple and caramel apples remind us of fall and the smell of cinnamon and spice.

Need apple decorating ideas or candy apple recipe? See the pics and blogs listed below.....

Black and Red Apples "Black Heart Candy Apples" from Taste of Home Click here to view article...


These SPOOKY SWEETS are from Hostess with the Mostess
Click here to view article..

 Purple Candy Apples from The Kitchen McCabe Click here to view article..


Caramel Apples from Delish.com Click here to view article 
 And lastly....
OUR VERY OWN CANDY APPLES  I Love Candy by Luci




{ 5 Days of Halloween} - Cocktails

**The Morgue-A-Rita Cocktail**   recipe is from HGTV
As the countdown to Halloween continues, we will be posting daily during the series "5 Days of Halloween" about Halloween cocktails, craft and party ideas, homemade treats and home decor. My favorite cocktail is the MARGARITA!! This recipe is a margarita recipe with a twist found on the HGTV website. Click here for the full article and recipe.

Ingredients:
Goo:
1/4 cup light corn syrup
green food coloring

Cocktail:
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup club soda
3/4 cup tequila
3 ounces triple sec
4 cherries
4 teaspoons maraschino cherry syrup

**Zombie Slime Shooters** recipe from HGTV.com

Ingredients:For cocktail:
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce peach schnapps
1 ounce sour apple schnapps
1 ounce coconut rum
1 ounce sweet and sour mixFor blood slime:
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
Rim Instructions: 1. Mix corn syrup with red food coloring.
2. Dip the rim of martini glass into the mixture, and slowly spin the glass to co…

{ 5 Days of Halloween} Push Up Pop Ideas

Click here to view the ENTIRE article and tutorial. These push pops were found on the The Frog Prince Paperie blog along with as easy to follow recipe and tutorial as a candy alternative for Halloween. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups Silk Vanilla Coconutmilk1/2 cup mandarin oranges, drained1/2 cup pineapple chunks1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 3/4 teaspoon coconut extract3 teaspoons sugarorange food coloringyellow food coloring6 push-up pop containersInstructions
The push pops will need to be made and frozen in layers. You can make the mixtures for the layers all at once and keep the mixtures in the fridge as you wait for them to freeze. Orange layer--puree 1/2 cup Silk Vanilla Coconutmilk, 1/2 cup mandarin oranges, 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract, four drops orange food coloring and 1 teaspoon sugar in the blender. Pour mixture in each of the 6 push-up pop containers until 1/3 full. Place upright in freezer until frozen solid. White layer--puree 1/2 cup Silk Vanilla Coconutmilk, 1/2 cup sh…

{Breast Cancer Awareness- Home Decor}

Sooo.....I found this pink beauty as soon as I walked in the door at Michaels. My goal was to find a pumpkin and paint it pink myself, but when I saw this (and noticed it was marked half off) I had to buy it. There's a scratch at the top from where my son dropped it once we made it in the house, but other than that its still in perfect condition. Even though I have this now, I still would like to paint a pumpkin--just to see how the process works. Anyways, today's post is the last post in tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness. 

So this week we covered:

Party Printables and Print Outs- Click here to go to this post and print out tags, labels, and signs for a BCA event or fundraiser

Home Decor and Crafts Ideas- Click here to go to this post and view wreaths, pink pumpkins, and party set up ideas

Desserts- Click here to go to this post and view amazing cakes, cookies and cupcakes in support of BCA

Drinks- Click here to go to this post and view pink drink recipes


****Together, we can f…

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week- Candy by Luci treats}

{Breast Cancer Awareness- Cute Desserts}

Breast Cancer Awareness Week!!!!! Every single day this week we have been sharing cool finds from online --- party ideas, arts and crafts, cocktails, important facts about Breast Cancer and getting checked---- and today we are sharing Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookies! How cute are these treats??!!
How cute are these cookies from Simply Sweets by Honey Bee.Click here for her blog and cookie and cupcake making tutorials.



Beautiful cake by Cake Central


Another gorgeous cake from Cake Central

Charity Cake from Flickr

Think Pink from Flickr
Pink Ribbon/Hearts/Flowers on Flickr Sharing all of the pics I found on Flickr was not the plan, but once I found one cute picture then another one popped up and then another one. You'll see....click on the links above. ****Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support****
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{Breast Cancer Awareness Week- Pink Cocktail Recipes}

Thic cute drink is from one of my FAVORITE blogs, Hostess with the Mostess. Click here to view more pink recipes and find the most amazing party ideas and dessert recipes. CHAMBORD PINK-TINI {pictured at top}

Ingredients:
1 oz Chambord
1.5 oz honey vodka
.5 oz lime juice
3-4 raspberries

Directions:
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass or crushed ice-filled rocks glass. Top with more crushed ice. Garnish with raspberries.



PINK-A-COLADA 3 cups cranberry juice cocktail 
2 cups coconut water  1 1/2 cups pineapple juice  2 cups coconut rum Garnishes: pineapple wedges, tropical flowers www.myrecipes.com MY FAVORITE DRINK........ The MARGARITA!!! (with a twist)
PINK LEMONADE MARGARITA Ingredients 1.5 oz tequila.5 triple secJuice of lime wedge4 oz pink lemonadeSplash OJInstructions First, rim your glass by dipping the top in water or sweetened lime juice then into an equal parts salt + sugar mixture. For the cocktail, combine all ingredients into a shaker (or a large glass) …

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week-Home Decor and Crafts Ideas}

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Week on the blog this week!! All week long, we are sharing photos, articles, parties, fundraising ideas, crafts, treats and more in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today our pictures come from online etsy shops, blogs, and party sites....please see below **Pictures shown below are NOT my work and can purchased or viewed by selecting the highlighted links


Wreath made by: Southern Accents Etc located in Eastman, Georgia.
Click here to visit their online etsy shop.



Wreath made by: Great Little Gift Shop located in Mobile, Alabama.  Click here to visit their online esty shop.



Wreath made by: Lauren Hogan from ItsCraftyCoutureClick here to visit her online etsy shop.



This cute HOPE party was featured on PartyBluPrints Blog and The Frog Prince Paperie The signs and tags shown are FREEBIES and can be downloaded and printed from the website

These pink pumpkin centerpieces were featured on Colin Cowie Weddings  and Brenda's Wedding Blog


Decorat…

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week}

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month aka "wear pink"month. The NFL and little league players wear pink socks, stores sell pink Breast Cancer awareness gear and annual walks begin sponsored by well known organizations such as Susan G. Komen and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Even though this disease is researched, discussed, and acknowleged all year round, October is the month where we come together to show support for the cause and to fight together to find a cure. Each official purchase, regardless if its a shirt, cup, mug or pen, donates a portion of the proceeds to a Breast Cancer organization. Donating is always an option, a very valued option to help fund research, but there are other ways to fight as well. Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support.

For Breast Cancer Awareness week here on the blog, we will provide tips, ideas, and online resources to make your next Breast Cancer Awareness…

Frozen/ Snowflakes/Winter theme.......