Halloween Owl.

When it comes to holiday decor I solidly reside in the vintage camp. Especially when it comes to Halloween. I’m not hardcore about whether it’s actual vintage or a recreation, but there you have it. This little Halloween Owl is screen-printed on heavy chipboard and sitting high atop of my radar at the moment.


I Want Candy.

I want candy, and lots of it. I was lucky enough to grow up in a complex of town houses, which meant mucho sweets come October 31st. Everything was close in proximity and it wasn’t unheard of to have 500+ kids stop by your house come Halloween night. So for me, well, it was all about quantity. It also wasn’t unheard of for there to be lingering Halloween candy come Easter. What kind of trick or treater were you as a kid?


Happy Weekend.

{via ffffound}

+ Hoping these Apple Nachos find my face soon.

+ Why can’t my roof grow a forest?

+ Halloween dessert table, party of one!

+ Great article about chefs, their scars, and how they got them.

+ I love a good bow tie.

+ I automatically don’t like anyone who refuses this Halloween party invitation.

+ Pretty excited about these Pittsburgh tees.

+ Love this Halloween invitation download!

+ Helvetica + Cross-stitch = Awesome

+ Plant your driveway.

+ A scratch-n-sniff print that smells like the moon!

+ This woman chronicled her life in fairground shooting gallery photos.

+ You should pick up a copy of Dick and Jane and Vampires for your favorite kiddo (or kiddo at heart).

+ Some ideas on what to do with the rest of October!

Happy Weekend!


Pixel Girl.

Pixel Girl is where I’m drawing this year’s Halloween costume inspiration from. Do you think it’s okay to dress up for Halloween when you’re 75? Because I probably still will.


Caramel + Chocolate Dipped Apples.

photo Nicole Hill Gerulat

Most holidays I like to do a little something for friends. Sometimes it’s a goodie bag, others a handmade card. For Halloween I normally do your typical trick or treat candy packaged in a fun way. Last year I covered clean aluminum soup cans in decorative fall-looking papers and filled them, the cans could then be used for pens or whatever after the fact. (This isn’t exactly earth shattering, I realize.) I knew I wanted to venture into unknown territory this year and go old school with some caramel apples.I just didn’t know which recipe I’d be following until this gem came into my life. If mine end up looking half as photogenic I’ll consider it a success. {I’m also interested in these Peanut Butter Caramel Dipped Apples!}

More Halloween treats:
+ Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
+ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles
+ Pumpkin Milkshakes
+ Halloween Petit Fours (for the professional orderers amongst you)
+ Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini
+ Candied Apple Cider


Happy Weekend.

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+ I’ve been munching on Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts over the past month, now I’m tempted to make my own (decidedly more healthy) version.

+ These velvet pumpkins are a luxe twist on Halloween decor.

+ A few more October desktop wallpapers 1, 2, 3

+ Pasta Whistle!

+ I want to visit this cafe that looks like it’s been flipped on its side.

+ Crazy about this modern crepe paper lantern project!

+ Knitted graffiti on a bridge in Australia.

+ I kill everything, including succulents, but I still want to make a terrarium.

+ What does your Facebook portrait say about you? (I’m possibly balding, among other things.)

+ In love with this raggedly striped bathroom.

+ I want to plan a road trip based around roadside motels.

+ Who doesn’t need a trapeze in their home?!

+ Have a writing deadline? Check out Write or Die.

+ I want to move into this beautiful gray space. Or at the least, paint my living room and main hallway.

Happy Weekend!


Happy Weekend.

{The devil’s crayon}

+ I love these DIY flower bulb favors.

+ Yesterday I shared some out of the ordinary wedding rings over on Oh, hello friend.

+ I also answered a few questions for Annie at Poetic + Chic.

+ More Halloween cards + invitations.

+ I’ve been wanting to paint some Mason jars, so this DIY is perfect timing!

+ Sad I didn’t think of this idea when I moved into my first apartment.

+ Every designer, actually every human, needs to read these words from Milton Glaser.

+ Wowed by these courtroom sketches.

+ Web designers rejoice and meet the Gridulator!

+ I can’t wait to pick up a copy of Baked’s second cookbook.

+ WANT: these Maple Candied Apples in my face.

+ One more reason I need to my ass to NYC: FoodParc.

+ Did you know you can visit illustrator Edward Gorey’s house?

+ Looking for a reason to make + wear a fall leaf mask.

+ New garb for your desktop 1, 2

Happy Weekend!