Happy {Halloween} Weekend.


Hoorah! Halloween weekend is finally here (I feel like I’ve been waiting for ages…) and it’s going to be a busy one. Tonight is Greedy Girl’s costume party, then tomorrow is college football, a bake sale and trick or treating! Will you be swinging by any parties or dressing up?

+ You only have until tomorrow left to enter the 2010 Calendar Swap, so hurry up already!
+ Our calendar giveaways are about to finish up, but you have until Monday to enter the Lizard Press calendar giveaway!
+ And the Aster + Sage giveaway ends Monday morning at 9:00 CST, enter to win a sweet pouch plus one to give away!

Great posts this week…
• a great roundup of sweet Halloween printables and paper crafts (I love the owl bag topper!) :: paper crave
• fantastic + amazing Halloween mix to play in your cube or at your party :: Kitsune Noir
• beautifully intricate project to download + make your very own I Spied October game :: A Field Journal
• really pretty pink + grey wedding! :: Wiley Valentine
• scary, tasty brain cake :: Neatorama
• classy holiday dinner party invites to download for your next fall get-together :: Love. Obsess. Inspire.
• Pumpkin Week :: Sweet Paul
• brilliantly designed Creature Survival Kit invitations :: A Brooklyn Limestone
• almost time to start gearing up for the holidays! check out 35 delicious treats to make + give :: Meet Me at Mikes

Happy Halloween Weekend!


Picture It.

{Estelle Hanania}


Adam’s Scary Apples.

Who would would’ve thought that red and black candy apples could look so elegantly spooky? So sleek and sexy even? And as an extra I bet they’re even delicious. {via At Home with Kim Vallee}


The Daily Eat: Milk Chocolate Pudding with Cream and Raspberry Sauce + Chocolate Roundup #5.

{recipe and photo Joy the Baker}

Milk Chocolate Pudding with Cream and Raspberry Sauce. Oh, yes please. There is nothing more decadent than chocolate and raspberries paired together in smooth, creamy bliss.

1. Fudgey Slice 2. Milk Chocolate Creams
3. Milk Chocolate Caramel Mousse 4. Nanaimo
5. New Wave Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
6. Quadruple Chocolate Loaf Cake 7. Snickery Squares
8. Sugar-Crusted Brownie Sundaes 9. The Concorde

All recipes and photos via/copyright their respective blog sources.


3 to See.

The lovely Mrs. French
and her menagerie of finds

Focused on invitations, parties and good design
what more could you ask for

Fashion, food and design
in no particular order

This is going to be the last weekly 3 to See post. I’m suspecting it will now become more of a monthly feature than weekly, seeing as I’ve exhausted my reader sharing everything with you! As new, eye-catching blogs pop up on my radar I’ll be sure to pass them on for you to enjoy as well. {You can check out past posts here to catch up, if you wish!}


Picture It: Masked.

I love masks. I love mystery. I wish I were dressing up simply in a pretty cocktail dress and mask like in some of the beauties in these photos…

{Cori Kindred}


{Fumi Sasabuchi}

{Gemma Booth}

{via hellopoe}

{Klara Kallstrom}

{Matt Irwin}



{via Audrey Hepburn Complex}

PS: I’ll be away from the computer all day tomorrow, but have posts scheduled to pop up throughout the day…


Last Minute Pumpkins.

Last year was one of the first in my life that I didn’t carve a jack-o-lantern to light up on Halloween night. I don’t want to end up in the same place again come Saturday, but time is running short and I’m a busy gal. There are lots of carveless pumpkin ideas floating around out there, but these two in particular might be just what the doctor ordered for my front porch!

Black & White Painted Pumpkins

I love the starkness of these. So striking and easy!

Provocative Pumpkins

Simple and a great way to get rid of snagged stockings without relegating them to the trash bin!


Tim Walker.

Feeling very inspired today by this Tim Burton-inspired Harper’s Bazaar fashion shoot by photographer Tim Walker. Don’t you just want to step into the photographs? {via Love. Obsess. Inspire.}

PS: And if you’re a Burton fan, don’t miss his MoMA retrospective exhibition that kicks off November 22.


The Daily Eat: Milk Chocolate Pretzel Tart + Chocolate Roundup #4.

{recipe and photo Burghalicious}

It’s tough to beat the salty-sweet mega-combo. I’m thinking I may have just found this year’s entry into my family’s Thanksgiving dessert-off in this Milk Chocolate Pretzel Tart!

1. Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding Cake 2. Chocolate Souffle
3. Chocolate Sticky Date Cakes 4. Chocolate Bouchons 5. Coco Choco Clusters
6. Cold War Brownies 7. Double Chocolate Devil’s Food with Fresh Raspberries
8. Low Fat Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberries and Cream
9. Fondant au Chocolat

All photos via/copyright their respective blog sources.


Chris Ware’s Halloween New Yorker Cover.

I’ve been staring at Chris Ware’s Halloween cover for the New Yorker off and on over the past few days and have decided I love it. Very, very much so in fact. Definitely enough to want a print of it. {via Boing Boing}