Happy {Halloween} Weekend.

I’ll never turn down a weekend but I haven’t been this happy to see one show up in quite some time. Work has been a bit quite hellish this past week and I’m ready to relax and let loose! Not to mention Halloween being my favorite holiday and getting to play dress-up.

This Weekend:
• Halloween party at K’s
• handing out candy to trick or treaters
• watch the OU/Nebraska game
• laundry!!!
• groceries
• work on Christmas gift projects

Happy Halloween!
Happy Weekend!

:: photo via ffffound


The Daily Eat: Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce.

I happen to have some leftover pumpkin puree and heavy cream hanging around in my fridge and can’t even wait to try out this recipe for Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce. Tomorrow just might be the perfect day for it in between college football and sleeping off tonight’s Halloween party fun…

:: recipe and photo via Dine & Dish


Mad Props: October.

October was an amazing month for posts! I love how into Halloween people were and the Mad Props were really tough to narrow down this time around. Enjoy my October favorites!

Family Math Problem : A Cup of Jo

toxic : Ali Loves Curtis

Birthday Party : Black*Eiffel

Ranch Style Wedding : Black*Eiffel

Stella McCartney for Adidas : Black*Eiffel

Well-packaged cake : Black*Eiffel

Coolest Doormat Ever : coco + kelley

Art, Design and Technology for Obama : Cool Hunting

World’s Smallest Postal Service : Cool Hunting

Free Printable Greeting Card + Tags : Creature Comforts

Recipe Cards : design is mine

this is Halloween : design is mine

DIY Birdie Snack Shack : Design*Sponge

Thoughtful Gent : Design*Sponge

Thanks for the warm fuzzies! : Fog and Thistle via How About Orange…

Trick or Treat… : Hostess with the Mostess

Talk to the Hand : in(side) the loop

Secret Message invitations : Oh Happy Day

Free Download : poppytalk

Pumpkin Time : poppytalk

Dessert Club ChikaLicious : Serious Eats

Custom Matchbooks : Style Me Pretty

Custom Sparklers : Style Me Pretty

Something Woodland This Way Comes : The Bedlam of Beefy

Free Printable 2009 Desk Calendar : Vintage Glam via How About Orange…


Happy Halloween.

Happy Halloween!

It’s supposed to be a beautiful day here in OKC today – perfect trick or treating weather. And not too shabby for the costume party I’m attending tonight either. What will I be, you ask? Well, let me tell you. Two years ago I was Alice in Wonderland and this year I’ll be recycling the ensemble with the key addition of chains – tada – Alice in Chains!

:: photo via ffffound


Marcela Restrepo.

Columbian-born illustrator Marcela Restrepo’s Leftyhand Shop is truly amazing! Take a look for yourself. It’s oozing awesomeness.

:: via Studio Home Creative


Halloween Eve.

Yes, Halloween Eve is what I actually refer to today as – I’m probably more excited today than Christmas Eve!!

:: photo via Skull a Day


The Daily Eat: Pumpkin Spice Muffins.

I baked these Pumpkin Spice Muffins last night as a sort of early Halloween treat for my office. They’re super moist and end up with the most amazing muffin top (in a good way!). And yes, my house smelled amazing all evening because of them!

:: photo and recipe via Stephanie’s Kitchen


Nutrition Pyramid Lunchbox.

Everyone knows the food pyramid, but it’s a whole different story when it comes down to actually following the guidelines set by it. The Nutrition Pyramid Lunchbox is a brilliant visual guide and reminder.

:: via swissmiss



This is me at work today. (Except more brunette, bustier and wearing jeans.) Those birds are my clients and the projects that are all of a sudden flocking back after weeks out. All at once. Can you see how awesome it is?

:: photo via ffffound


On the Rocks: Pumpkin + Gingerbread Cocktail.

You might want to skip dessert the day you decide to indulge in this Pumpkin + Gingerbread cocktail. It’s like an adult dessert in a glass!

– 2 oz Dark Rum
– 1 tbsp gingerbread essence
– 1 oz Pumpkin Molasses
– 1/2 oz chilled coffee
– Splash of Kahlua

Garnish: Ginger bread cookie

Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a ginger bread cookie.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via Fun & Food Cafe via Cocktail TImes