• Celebrate

    Halloween 2015

    This Halloween we wanted to create a spooky haunted forest but still keep it light and playful enough that it was still warm, inviting and not too gloomy.   Some dead tree branches from the yard were perfect for making a huge impact – and the best part is that they cost NOTHING! When you bring lots of natural elements into the decor everything falls into place. Sea shells, leaves, branches, pine cones and any other natural element can cover your decorating schemes for all the seasons and holidays. “Creepy Cloth” is a very loose weave gauze-like fabric that can…

  • Food - Recipe

    Pepper Pumpkins and Mashed BOOtatoes

    Pepper Pumpkins and Mashed BOOtatoes!  I actually made them this year, and here are the pictures to prove it!! (and illustrated six step how-to guide and recipe below) Every holiday season I start decorating and preparing just a little bit earlier than the start of the season — which lulls me into falsely believing I have plenty of time to prepare and create all the fantastical holiday projects that dance through my head.  Yet somehow I go from being the early bird planner to the last minute loser every year without having any idea what happened to all the time…

  • Celebrate - Food

    Dunkin Donuts

    Oh..My…God…..Dunkin Donuts that look like Pumpkins.It’s like the universe designed a perfect mouse trap for me..It turns out that the hospital where we are visiting our Evie every day is right next door to a Dunkin Donuts….….and they have donuts that look like PUMPKINS! Oh Great Pumpkin! How could you do this to me?Impossible to resist.Stress and carbs — both dancing an intoxicating Pasodoble’ in my body. Sugar that goads and fuels the anxiety spikes like a matador’s red cape — then dropping off to the side suddenly so the bull has wasted it’s energy charging at the empty cape, exhausting and…