Thursday, September 21, 2017

DIY It - An "Instagram Worthy" Balloon Garland Costume

When thinking of costume ideas for this Halloween, I found it fairly difficult to come up with a new idea that had not been done before. But then, as I was racking my brain for pop culture standouts from this year, it hit me. I would make a costume to play off some of the my "Instagram worthy" moments of 2017! So get ready for my series of costumes to play off this concept. Most are fairly easy to make and are so Instagram worthy!




I'm not sure if there was anything as popular as the Geronimo Balloons balloon garland/wall bomb/balloon installation this year. And there sure were plenty of unique takes on it as well. So why not be the life of the Halloween party and dress up as one of those Insta famous balloon garlands yourself?! Hahaha!

This costume is pretty simple, as all you need is a blank slate outfit and then a couple packs of small 5" balloons. Follow along as I show you how to make your own Insta worthy balloon garland costume.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Decorate It - A Rainbow Pumpkin Mantel

Remember all those bright colorful pumpkins from yesterday? Well, I painted a few extra and created the absolute best fall/halloween mantel with them! A Rainbow pumpkin mantel! Just look at those bright colors! I am so in love and it is everything I never knew I wanted in a fall mantel.




To make your own rainbow pumpkin mantel, you will need a bunch of faux pumpkins. Most of these are from Target. They have 5-6 sizes of white and orange pumpkins in their halloween section that I used and then spray painted with a few of my favorite shades of Montana Gold spray paint (Pink pink, lychee, shrimp, yolk, poison, malachite light, and malachite). The orange pumpkins I just left as is. 

Then all you need to do is paint a few different sizes in each color and stack them up on your mantel. So easy! But doesn't it make the most amazing statement?! 



I love the addition of the gold splatter pumpkins too and debated doing them all splatter painted, but I love the assortment of plain and splatters.


Now that is one colorful fall mantel! And because everything else about the fireplace is so neutral, it really helps the pumpkins pop without seeming like too much color don't you think? So tell me, would you decorate your mantel with a rainbow of pumpkins?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DIY It - Gold Splatter Painted Pumpkins

Ahh pumpkins, the harbinger of fall. Is there anything that signals fall's arrival more than a pumpkin? And with pumpkins comes pumpkin decorating! But with so many DIY pumpkin projects out there on Pinterest, it's hard to know where to start. So I have come up with a few new and easy ways to decorate your pumpkins for fall. But be warned, because these are no ordinary pumpkins, these are colorful fall pumpkins!



Just look at that pretty gold splatter! And surprisingly, despite how pretty they look, they are super simple to make. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Eat It - Pumpkin Spice Choco Tacos

With fall only day's away, I am officially in the bring on all things fall and halloween mood. But unfortunately the weather here in central Texas is not cooperating with my need for warm comfort foods and hot pumpkin spice latte's. So I whipped together these pumpkin spice choco tacos so that I could get my fill of the the quintessential fall flavor in the 95 degree heat. And let me tell you, they sure did the trick! Pumpkin spice waffles filled with pumpkin spice ice cream and topped with caramel and white chocolate. Um, yum! And they are easier to put together than you might think!




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