Baking brown butter treats at home
Taking pictures of two girls
Easter Family Picture
Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu

Halloween at Our Home

kids halloween costumes

Happy Halloween! Enjoy a little snippet of our fam, as we got dressed up last weekend for our church Fall Festival, our dry run for Halloween Night!  I can’t ever miss an opportunity for a fun family picture, so we got a few pictures  outside of our garage as we were heading out the door. I’m kindof a procrastinator when it comes to costumes.

Halloween Bloody Brownies

Bloody Brownies for Halloween

It’s so fun to make Halloween treats for the kids, to get them all excited for the big day! Actually, it seems like a week of festivities with our church Fall Festival, the pre school library party, and then the 31st BIG DAY, I love that my kids get multiple chances to wear their costumes. Today I’m sharing a fun recipe for some Halloween Bloody Brownies. It’s really so simple, and just a fun way… Continue Reading

Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Spooky Lab Kit with Gelatin

I love Halloween. I love to throw parties, and so today I wanted to share some Kids Halloween Party Ideas. I’ve also thrown Halloween Couples parties in the past, and similar guidelines apply.  World Market asked me to share their fabulous Halloween section, which I’m happy to, because I’ve shopped at World Market in the past for my parties, and I knew how fabulous it is! (I’ve been compensated for this post, but all thoughts… Continue Reading

Halloween Candy Porch Sign

candy corn

I’m all decorated for Halloween, but I decided to add a little something to my front porch this year. It’s the holiday where the porch gets the most use, it was time I had something! I made this Halloween Candy Porch Sign, because it’s really all about the candy, isn’t it? I almost put the word “please” at the end, but changed my mind and hope it’s implied in this “joke” sign. Guess what else… Continue Reading

Skeleton Halloween Printable

skeleton halloween free printable

I’m so excited to share this simple Skeleton Halloween Free Printable I like to call Scaredy Bones. I saw the skeleton font online, and had to have it made into a fun printable to share. It’s the simplest, less-than-5-minutes craft! I asked my friend Kim at 733 to help me with my concept, and she designed this printable in orange, as well as in black. I quickly printed it up, trimmed the edge to size,… Continue Reading

Halloween Decoration: Mini Canvas & Easel

mini Canvas & Easel Halloween Decoration

Today I’m sharing a simple Halloween craft that is versatile for any holiday or home decor, a Mini Canvas & Easel Halloween Decoration. I originally shared it last week on Eighteen25′s Spooktacular September. Check it out if you haven’t yet!   I pretty much think anything GIANT or mini are so much fun. From the moment I saw the mini canvas & easel’s, my heart skipped a few beats. Are they not simply adorable just because they are mini?!? The mini… Continue Reading

Spooktacular September

Halloween Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

Who is ready for Halloween?!? Well, I’m not pulling out all of my decorations QUITE yet, but I am happy to be sharing a fun Halloween project over at Eighteen25 today for their amazing Spooktacular September series! All. Month. Long. They have posts going TWICE a day with other creative bloggers sharing everything Halloween! I changed my logo for my introduction over there, you like it? A snippet of my post:  From the moment I… Continue Reading

Happy Halloween!!!

halloween fun

My left to right: LaLaLoopsey–Crumbs Sugar Cookie to be exact (same theme as her birthday party last spring). I’ve got a BYU football player, a warrior, and a vampire. This was from our church Fall Festival last Saturday, they’ll look this same tonight;) For myself, I got just 2 accessories to make my costume, can’t decide if I’m a kitty cat or a cheetah. I like cheetah. It is easy and fun! Now for a… Continue Reading

No Sew Halloween Costumes

no sew halloween costumes

2 Years ago, I made a family of 4 no sew Halloween costumes To see the tutorials and more details for these costumes, click here.

Halloween Bat Photo Collage

bat photo collage

Last Friday, I shared a guest post on Eighteen25′s Spooktacular September, my Halloween Bat Photo Collage. In case you didn’t click over to see that, I’ll share it with you today.  I love it so much! I love everything about Halloween, and as a photographer–I love anything to do with pictures as well–especially of my sweet family. So I combined those two loves and pulled out photos from our family Halloweens past to make this… Continue Reading

Glow in the Dark Halloween Bat project


I made this Glow in the dark Halloween bat project 2 years ago, and didn’t want it to get lost in the archives, so I’m pulling it out for re-display! I still LOVE it!!! This is how I decorated my mantel around it the past 2 years, I need to figure out how to still display it this year, while changing it up some. When it isn’t holiday time, I like to have my 24×36… Continue Reading

Couples Halloween Party

photo backdrop couples halloween party

For the past 5 years or so, I’ve organized a Couples Halloween Party at my home, filled with spooky food, scary games, and great conversation. I have a love/hate relationship with this affair. I love it because it is SO fun to get together with our friends, see the crazy costumes people come up with, find out funny and new stories from said friends, and eat a bunch of festive Halloween food. Not so fun… Continue Reading

Happy Halloween!


I thought I’d share some fun pics from Halloween’s past as well as my home decor today and some decorating with Halloween pictures ideas.  For halloween this year, I found some funky eyelashes to go with my peacock costume, and I think I’ll just have to have cool eyelashes every year for halloween…they rock!  So many young children  just stared at me as I walked around with them… {taken with my cell phone and edited with… Continue Reading

Halloween Lunch Jokes


As I was preparing my kids lunches this morning, and then making a “boo” gram for them to be delivered on Halloween (student council does this), I looked up some halloween jokes and decided I NEEDED to make 2 weeks worth of Halloween Lunch Jokes Printables to share with you!  I whipped these bad boys out from the templates Aimee from Sprik Space helped me with at the beginning of the school year.  So for… Continue Reading

Halloween Treat~ Melted Witch


I saw these a while ago on pinterest, and knew I had to make them!  I love my Wilton chocolate melter.  I got it a few years ago, and it keeps the chocolate warm while dipping.  I add a little oil to thin out the chocolate, too. I used a chocolate mint, the bright green Halloween melted wafers (found at Wal Mart with orange, too), pretzels, and molded yellow starbursts for the broom.  1 side… Continue Reading