Friday, October 14, 2016

FREEBIE :: Halloween Chalk Art Print

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Happy (almost) Halloween my friends!
Hopefully you have gotten some great inspiration from the ideas I have been sharing over the last couple of weeks about Halloween to get you ready for the big day and today I am sharing another one that you can use: a FREEBIE! 

I wanted to design something for you that had a classic vintage feel with a little bit of a spooky vibe to it. One of the ways I thought to achieve this was by busting out my chalk and also my black drawing paper and I love the look I came up with, don't you? It's a perfect mix of old school meets a modern edginess.  

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As you can see, this print looks great in a frame or attached to a clipboard to display. So many great ways to incorporate this chalk art print into your current Halloween decor for sure. ;) I hope you enjoy this 'eye candy' as you prepare for the coming of Halloween in a few weeks. Here's your FREE: 'Halloween Chalk Art Print'!

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A couple things to make note of: if you are going to frame this print, then regular computer paper will work BUT if you want to display on a clipboard I would suggest maybe a heavier stock of paper so it keeps it's shape! Just sayin'. ;)

Also when you print out this Halloween print, you will notice that I made it a smaller size this time: a 5x7 print. However, let me share with you a little trick in case you would prefer a bigger size. IF you want it larger, say an 8×10, simply click on “fit to page” in your printer options and you will get one like you see below (on the left). The 5×7 print is in the chunky black frame (in the photos). 

For some reason, I am really liking the smaller size on this print as it makes a good focal point but just not so ‘in your face’ big. Sometimes you just want things on a smaller scale in print, so here ya go!  You have options now and feel free to choose what works best for you! 

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I love the look of chalk drawings and especially paired up with a bit 'of hand lettering . . . I am feeling some MORE prints like this to come in the very near future, perhaps for the next holiday? ;)

Feel free to download your own 'Halloween chalk art print' and add this fun print to your home! I would love to hear if you are using it, so please feel free to let me know below.

**FREE printables are for personal use ONLY and may not be sold or claimed to be your design. By printing any freebies, you are agreeing to these terms.

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What does your Halloween decor look like? Spooky? Vintage? Classic? Any favorite pieces? Let me know below . . .

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

EATS :: Easy Halloween Treats

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Hey y'all!

Halloween is almost here and you may have started thinking about all of those goodies, treats or food ideas that you will make. Or maybe not so much. Maybe you are hosting a party this year for you or perhaps a kids party (like I am). Or you volunteered to make something for your child's classroom party at school. No matter what it is for, you need a plan or an idea and I am here to help you out with a few ideas today. 

All of these ideas I have personally made or recreated myself so I know they are not only easy, they are quick. Oh and they are pretty darn tasty too! ;) Best of all, this kind of food is FUN!

1. Marshmallow Pops

So easy. So fun. And as complex or simple as you want it to be. These ghostly marshmallow pops were simple. I used regular marshmallows, inserted the straws in the bottom, drizzled some melted white chocolate over them, added a couple edible eyeballs and done! 

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2. Bark

This has got to be the easiest 'go-to' thing to make as it's no bake and super fast when you are short on time. I am guilty of making bark of any kind constantly in my house as my daughter and all of her friends just LOVE it. 

For this one I simply melted up a bag of dark chocolate chips, poured in a pan, added sprinkles and edible eyeballs and the next thing I had was: Halloween Eyeball Bark.

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3. Halloween fruit parfait

For those times when we need to make a treat just a little bit on the healthier side, these are perfect! Or a great way to add a fun breakfast item to a sleepover party (like we did with these). Simply stack (drained) pineapple chunks, (drained) mandarins and top with cool whip. Plus they look a LOT like candy corn so it makes them all the more fun!

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4. Cutie Pumpkins

I love doing these as they are simple adorable! Grab some cuties or clementines, peel them and then add a small piece of celery for the stem. Super cute and super healthy too!

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5. Cupcakes

I very rarely ever have a party without cupcakes as I LOVE decorating them! The thing about cupcakes is you can buy them at the store, if you are pressed for time OR bake them yourself. Either way you decide to go, whether they are mini cupcakes or regular size, jazz them up with some fun icing colors, sprinkles, candy . . . anything to make it festive! Oh and if you have some party toppers to add to them, it will make it that much more fun!

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Sometimes it's interesting to make up your own thing too. For my daughter's Halloween sleepover party last year, I made these spider cupcakes, which I used a cupcake kit and it was super easy but then I also made these monster cupcakes. I iced some cupcakes orange (since I had leftovers from the spider cupcakes), peeked in my pantry to see what I had and used these candy corn marshmallows for ears, some edible eyeballs and a candy coated ball for a nose and we have the friendliest looking 'monster cupcakes' right? lol

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5. Candy Corn

This one is a tried and true favorite of mine and I have made it every year once I discovered it: we call it 'Monster Mash' here but it's a simple two-ingredient treat. A bag of candy corn and a canister of salted peanuts . . . dump them in a bowl together and you have got a great tasting 'grab & go' snack that tastes a LOT like a bite out of a Payday candy bar = BONUS! ;)

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6. Reese's Bats

I love, love, love this idea for these Reeses bats that I found, so I used the regular size Reeses peanut butter cups for these and gave it a try myself. They are the FIRST treat to go, EVERY time I make them. ;)

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Hope you enjoyed these quick and easy Halloween treat ideas! Have you ever made one of these? Have another great idea? Please let me know below . . .

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

TOP POSTS :: Best of September


Hello . . . we meet yet again! ;)

It's October, it's finally fall and it's kinda starting to actually 'feel' like it here (a little bit) and I am super pumped about it, how about you? So many fun things are on our calendar for this month that I can hardly wait to do them . . . hayrides, pumpkin patches, festivals and so much more and guess what, most of them involve pumpkins! One of our fave things! Imagine that!

But before we start heading into 'pumpkin-ville' and never turning back, let's take a quick peek back at what happened on the blog in September, shall we?!

Let's see what ideas you were loving on this month and you can catch up and check in on them now, if you missed them the first time around! ;)

So let's see what the top 5 were for last month, shall we? . . .  

:: TOP POSTS for SEPTEMBER 2016 ::

DIY :: Be-YOU-tiful Framed ART 



ART PRINT :: Pumpkin Spice Everything

FREEBIE :: FabYOUlous Cell Phone Wallpaper

FREEBIE: Inspirational Bookmarks


This month was definitely full of FREEBIES and lots of hand lettering, which is my favorite kind! ;) As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying all things fall right now!
So now you are all caught up on some of the most read posts here on my blog. Hopefully you will take a moment to comment below to tell me what
YOUR favorite was this month?

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Looking forward to seeing you again! :)