Halloween is only EIGHT days away. Crazy! In the spookiest of spirits I’m inspiring you to do one more push towards celebrating the creepiest holiday. Last week I shared my favorite costumes from Pinterest, and this week it’s all about decor. I tried to find things that were really easy to put together with stuff you probably already have on hand. I hope you’re ready for all the ghouls and goblins to come knocking at your door!
Have you ever seen someone post some amazing Halloween decor on FB and wanted to see more and know more? That was the case when Kim (you may remember her from here) posted a few shots of her home. I loved the spooky feel, it was done in a way that felt like maybe that’s how her home always is… I emailed her and asked if she would send more pictures and tell us how it all came together. Kim is very creative and crafty and loves to make things by hand. She’s also super kind! She emailed back with a detailed description of her spooky, elegant, handmade decor.
If you’ve ever seen a black Honda minivan around town with a sticker on the back, which reads, “Where the wild things ride”, we’ve kind of met. I’m Kim Pratt, I live in El Dorado Hills with my four little boys and my husband Jason.
The raven below is the Owls friend. I found him at Home Goods as well. It was the best day. The trick with Halloween decor is you have to go to Home Goods in the beginning of September. The good stuff sells fast. Im still waiting for a whitch I wanted one year to come back.
Well Hello again, Mama Momtourage readers! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. In case you didn’t catch last Monday’s Post my name is Megan and last year I started a Facebook page, Crocktober. (Don’t forget to “like” her page for daily updates!) I have been going crazy with my crock pot and I am here to share with you my favorite recipe from the past week.
Hands down best recipe of the week was……Chicken Ranch Wraps
I will be celebrating my birthday this weekend. I don’t have anything exciting planned… I will have a family dinner that will include Corti’s Ravs and homemade cake and vanilla ice cream from my fave ice cream shop. Visiting friends, having some family time, a soccer game. That’s about it. I opted to wait to celebrate with friends for a little while.
This is a crazy busy month!!!! With Halloween parties, fall festivals, birthday parties, trips to the pumpkin patch, and the list goes on… It’s definitely time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. Chances are your little girl wants to be Anna or Elsa and your son wants to be a super hero, a Ninja Turtle, or a Transformer. This list is kinda off the wall and outta the box, most are handmade and all are pretty quirky… Just the way I like it.
A few weeks ago, I was having brunch with some girlfriends I’ve known for a very very long time. At some point, we all exposed our worst fears and they were oddly similar. These concerns had been wearing on each of us for some time and just happened to come to the surface.
I was having a conversation with a neighbor over the weekend about crockpot meals. (Yes, my life really is THAT exciting.) She brought up a very valid point, she said that her main problem with using the crockpot is that the meals always home out… one dimensional. Not necessarily from a flavor aspect, but the texture. I totally agree with this. There are some dishes that are supposed to be this way: soups for one. But even then, you don’t want the noodles or whatever other starch or grain you are using to come out too mushy. The answer is going to really let down a lot of people. You can’t throw all the ingredients in the crockpot in the morning and expect it to be completely finished eight hours later. No, you can’t. I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news.