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beach house, Food, Halloween

Celebrating Fall . . with vampire steak

I drive past the best pumpkin yard on my way home from work this time of year. I stopped on a Friday night and spent a good $20 on pumpkins – small and large, including a Cinderella one {more on that later!}. Over the weekend we put the scary movies on, made some vampire steak and a fire every night. I love weekends like this, especially when the nights are cold and we haven’t anything to do!


{+new pillows for the couch!}





{Recipe for the Vampire Steak is here.}


{Already starting to day-dream about our post-pregancy trip to Sonoma. Rob enjoyed some Merlot from Alexander Valley.}

{LOVE our fireplace.}
Giving Joy, Halloween, Projects

BOO-ze your friends

Are you guys all ready for Halloween? We’re not dressing up {or passing out candy}, so I did a little something for my friends at work. I did this same thing a couple years ago, but added some upgrades, like washi tape and wraphia. I turned on some Michael Buble Pandora, sipped on pumpkin spice coffee and enjoyed a crafty morning on my back patio.

Here’s what you need to “BOO!”ze your friends:

  1. Paper; washi tape; scissors; pens; wraphia.
  2. Bottles of wine – one for each friend. I always opt for red since it’s scarier than white.

I like to go to Trader Joe’s for the wine. They have a great selection of wine labels that are dark & spooky – and cost any where from $1.99 – $6.99 each. Which, is pretty cheap if you’re buying for a few friends.

I put a bottle at each of their desks at work and surrounded it with some black, shredded paper. And done!

Happy Halloween friends!