Halloween inspiration

While browsing the archives on the Country Living website I found some great Halloween decorating ideas, crafts and recipes. I am loving the bright orange accent to a black and while background. That three layered cake is great isn't it?


Good afternoon! Inspired by the blogger Bakerella, I made an experimental treat last night.
Here is how it went.
  1. I made a normal batch of brownies.
  2. I spooned it out into bite size servings.
  3. I rolled each spoonful into a ball.
  4. I melted a bag of chocolate chips.
  5. I dipped each ball into the melted chocolate, then placed them onto wax paper to cool.
One thing to note if you want to try it: you will need to dip the balls into the chocolate right away so they don't dry out; mine were a little dry. Or you could under-cook the brownies a little. Also when I make these again I will try white chocolate for a contrast to the strong chocolaty flavor brownies already have. The end result was still very yummy! Happy experimental baking!

New papier mache witch

Soon to be up in the shop, unless I can't live without her. ;) And that is very likely since she, in my opinion, is the best one I've done yet. EDIT: she's SOLD but keep checking back at the shop for more to come! :)

New shoppe update: Vintage inspired crows

Here is a fun little holiday treat I am adding to my Etsy shop now. These cute crows in their little party hats! This is a limited edition of crows only five made so grab one before there gone!!

Also here is a little witch I made for my daughter.
I did her face and body a little different just for her.
If you check back you'll be able to see the next witch I am currently working on to sell. :)

halloween treat

Just thought I would share photos of the holiday yummies we had tonight with all of you!

Marie Digby

I was browsing around on you tube just now and clicked this video. Right then I fell in love with her music! Does anyone know anything about how she became famous? It looks like her you tube channel has been around for a while. Is that what got her music out there? If so thats really neat.

EDIT: I looked her up on wikipedia she has a really neat story------

Marié Christina Digby (pronounced /mæɹi'eɪ 'dɪgbi/ Ma-ree-AY Dig-Bee) (born April 16, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. She is best known for her acoustic cover version of Rihanna's No. 1 hit "Umbrella", which attracted attention on YouTube in 2007. The song was subsequently played on the radio station STAR 98.7, was featured on the third season opening episode of the MTV show The Hills,[1] and peaked at #10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. Marie performed the song on the late night talk show Last Call with Carson Daly on August 2, 2007.

Marie's first official single, "Say It Again", was released to radio stations on January 18, 2008. Her debut album, Unfold, was released on April 8, 2008.

Spooky September

Halloween is my favorite holiday next to Christmas. And I firmly believe that the decorations for both holidays deserve to be given a good two month's of celebration time. Therefore September, in my house, is very spooky indeed!
(p.s. Sorry for the blurry images! I was in a hurry when I took these.)