I love Halloween more than candy…wait, what?

Who doesn’t LOVE Halloween!?!? If you in the back of the class said “me” then you’re in the wrong place. No, seriously, you should leave…. Ok, you can stay, but I am about to explode mad Halloween love at you, so there is your warning!

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Beyond the shroud of mystery that surrounds All Hallows Eve, my favorite part of Halloween is being able to transform myself into whatever character I choose, and prance around all night reveling in my Halloween joy.  There is also other delights that tickle my fancy such as: candy, candy, candy……oh, did I say candy? Don’t forget about haunted houses and pumpkin mazes; I do love a good fright! I also delight in watching some of my favorite cheesy Halloween classics such as : Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Hocus Pocus and so much more.

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Now let’s get to the real treat of this tricky blog post…eh, you got that? I knew you loved my sense of humor 😉 Coming up with costume ideas can be easy for some, and harder for others that aren’t crafty or an expert on the sewing machine; so I am here to help you with my some simple  DIY costumes I have compiled from the web!  If  you can visit a thrift shop(or find these items in your home!) and are handy with a glue gun, than these are the costumes for you! Just don’t burn yourself unless you want to be a burn victim for Halloween :-/

DIY zombie; all you need is some raggedy pieces of clothing you can cut up, fake blood a a comb to rat your hair, maybe some fun accessories and :  wala, you look like the dead! 

Birthday Zombie

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Rosie the Riveter is an iconic figure, and I am certain you can become her just from items in your closet! A denim or blue long sleeved shirt( Don’t be afraid to borrow from the hubbs/boyfriend), jeans and a red hair scarf  or bandanna means you are set; I’ll bet you look “riveting”! …*cricket* c’mon that was funny!

It's kind of scary how easy these Halloween costume ideas are to make at home

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Party on Wayne! Party on Garth! This couple’s costume is SO EASY! grab some jeans, tees, a couple of flannels, hats and wigs.Even if you do NOT have wigs, but you have some righteous acting chops ,you can pull this off.

Wayne and Garth* Image found on popsugar.com*

I hope these Diy’s have inspired you to be creative; this is certainly the holiday to go all out!

Have a spooky good time, and be sure to post pics here for me of your finished costumes!

Want to be a sparkly unicorn for Halloween? Let me make you your very own Cosplay unicorn hoodie; I am taking orders for Halloween through October 1st so you still have time! Available in a multitude of colors, and comes in size SM-XL.

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Diy-Pumpkin Spice Crockpot

It is fall, it is cold, and I know that I love to stay cozy warm with drinks. I love coffee and tea, but along with the masses I really enjoy Pumpkin Spice! This recipe is offered courtesy of “Thriving home blog and you can visit the full recipe here—–>http://thrivinghomeblog.com/2013/09/crock-pot-pumpkin-spiced-latte/

Enjoy, and stay cozy and warm!

Homemade crock pot pumpkin latte. This recipe is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. Made with REAL ingredients from your pantry. Everyone loves it and amazed that it is made in a slow cooker.

*Photo image credit: Thrivinghomeblog.com*

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Halloween DIY costumes

I have always loved Halloween; the spooky movies, fun treats, but most of all the one evening you can become someone else for one night, and be as creative as you’d like!

As a Fashion Designer, I now love making my own costumes; the creativity part of the process is so much fun; and I love putting bits and pieces together to create one amazing costume. This year I am making “Jack and Sally costumes” from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, for my husband and myself. It is quote the undertaking, but will be well worth it:

Below are some amazing costume ideas for you to draw inspiration from! Be creative, have fun, and go all out!

*Find this DIY @ http://www.curbly.com/users/brittni-mehlhoff/posts/16566-roundup-14-adult-halloween-costume-ideas-that-are-totally-awesome-amp-easy-to-recreate

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*Watch the full “Hooked mermaid” tutorial @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqYoQFUTmI4*

*Find this adorable bat DIY @ http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/diy-adult-costumes/*

*Be an “Ice bucket Challengee” in this fun tutorial! http://www.refinery29.com/halloween-makeup-tutorials?crlt.pid=camp.zEgeNLUweaOJ#slide-28*

Have fun with these tutorials, and be safe this Halloween!

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DIY Project Sharing- Get Patriotic

I really used to detest Forth of July; it meant spending money to blow stuff up, or drive to an overcrowded field to watch things being blown up and spending hours waiting for it to happen, while freezing(hey, it gets COLD in Oregon!)

Well, now it is growing on me like a positive fungus. yay! My husband’s birthday is July 5th, so he has always enjoyed celebrating the fourth. And my step-kids love blowing things up; I mean what kid doesn’t? I am still a bit of a scrooge when it comes to spending a lot of money on fireworks, but I am starting to enjoy the BBQ’s, the red, white and blue everywhere, and watching the pretty spark-lies in the sky.

Well, I found a wonderful tutorial video on making your very own patriotic shorts!  This tutorial is brought to you by “Mountain Girl Clothing” and you can find their tutorial here:

——> https://vimeo.com/131011384

You will need :

Jean shorts

Duct Tape

red and blue spray paint

stars cut out from cardboard

lace, ribbon or any bits to sew on after 

Here are some easy to follow written  instructions :

Grab a pair of denim shorts you are ready to decorate. Put duct tape everywhere you DON’T want to be spray painted. Then tape horizontal strips on one side of your short(the red spray paint will be sprayed in between the tape strips to create lines ). Tape stars on other side of  your shorts , spray blue all over; when you  remove the stars, they will show up on your shorts. Allow to dry for one hour. Then sew on any fun bits of lace to spruce up your shorts, or if needles and your hands are not 2 things that mesh well,  just leave the way they are!

Have fun, and be sure to watch “Mountain Girl Clothing’s ” video; I ADORE their style!

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Daily Inspiration Quote

this has always been a favorite quote, and oh so true. Hold it dear to your heart.

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DIY recipe -Let’s make some balls

Ok, I know you read the title, blushed like a sailor and thought” Erin, OMG I never knew you were this kind of blogger!?!?!”. Ok, SIMMER down, for reaslies! We ARE going to make balls in this tutorial, but you and your dirty mind need to go take a bath first! 🙂

We are going to make”Peanut butter /oat Energy balls, AND they are no cook! Woot Woot! But hey, it did make you click on the post righhhhht? Teehee! 

I am always looking for recipes that are healthy. I strive to eat right, and exercise daily. I do not eat red meat or pork,refined sugar, bread( I know , right!!?!), dairy, fast food, soda and any other un-healthy food items. ” So, um , Erin what DO you eat”!? Much to the astonishment of the populous that guffaw’s when I tell them I do not eat any of the above, there IS ways to be healthy AND enjoy what you love!

Now I am NOT vegan. I can’t give up sushi, I like, totally might die! I am serious! That said, I enjoy being creative and coming up with fun and healthy recipes, much to the disappointment of my step-kids :-/

Ok, on with the show. So I was looking for mid afternoon snacks that gave me energy, and I found this fabulous recipe for all different styles of balls to make. <Insert Beavis & Butthead laugh here>. The original recipe post was found here:

———–> http://www.getcreativejuice.com/2014/10/peanut-butter-oatmeal-energy-bites.html

To start you will need these few easy ingredients:

1 cup oats
2/3 cup shredded coconut(I used unsweetened)
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
Instructions :
Now you can easily make this vegan by using agave instead of honey, and using vegan chocolate chips. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until it is nice and sticky.Roll into nice small round balls(tehee!) and place on parchment paper( do this or it will majorly stick on another surface!). Place in fridge. Now the original recipe states to remove them from the fridge and store in an airtight container. I actually preferred to keep them in the fridge, they stayed nice and hard and crunchy!
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I hope you have  a great time making these treats, and I would love it if you took photos and posted them in the comments below!

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DIY- 10 minute sugar scrub

I LOVE sugar scrub. It is an excellent exfoliant AND moisturizer, and has ingredients that most of us can find right in our kitchen cupboards. Also, this recipe is SO easy, a child could make it. No, for realsies my 13 year old daughter made some in her after school program! This scrub should only take you about 10 minutes, now THAT is easy!

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Making scrubs is not only great to treat yourself and the family, but are so wonderful as gifts. Whether you need an inexpensive holiday, or a reason to treat a special friend, this is a great DIY! Now, just a few notes about the materials below: You do not HAVE to use essential oil, but I highly recommend it. Essential oils have many different healing effects mentally, physically, and emotionally,and they smell great! Also coconut oil as your base moisturizer is my top choice for a deep moisturizer, and it is an edible oil so it is non-toxic.Ok, let’s start !

Materials

  • 1/2 cup organic coconut
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (you can use up to 1/2 cup if you want your scrub to have a more coarse, sand-like texture)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lavender essential oil (about 25 drops)
  • Jar(I recommend glass only. essential oils will last longer)
  • Free printable label (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.  (Do not heat the coconut oil, as it will dissolve the sugar)
  2. Mix slowly, but thoroughly, then put into your chosen glass container.
  3. 3.) Affix chosen label, or decoration to top of jar. You can also use some twine and paper with a hole punched through to make a hanging label, just tie around top of jar!

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To Use:

Massage gently onto face, hands, arms or legs for 30 seconds while in shower. Remember , a little goes a long way so use sparingly! Do not put on feet as you may fall in the shower. I hope you had fun with my DIY, be sure to send photos, and let me know all the fun scents you made, wahoo!

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Dramatic Erin

Weekly DIY-Body butter

Who DOESN’T love Body Butter?!?! Ok, fine you in the back of the class, put your hand down and leave. We don’t need no body butter haters up in here!  Now, for the rest of you body butter fans, stick around. Body butter is not only fun to say, but SO flippin delish! It is thicker than lotion, and permeates into your pores, leaving your skin soft and moisturized for HOURS!

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What makes home made body butter better(woah now that was a tongue twister) is that you can make it without all those nasty chemical ingredients you can’t even pronounce. So now we can have HEALTHY, soft, delicious skin, wahoo!

This weeks DIY comes to us courtesy of the blog”Hens and Honey”.

You can find the instructions  on making your very own home made body butter by going here:

https://hensandhoney.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/how-to-make-luxurious-body-butter-with-just-three-ingredients/

You will need:

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Continue on to the link for detailed instructions. Thanks Hens and Honey, I am making mine now, and I cannot wait to smell like chocolate, I shall be good enough to eat!

Till later my fab fans,

xoxo

Weekly DIY- Halloween Poison bottles

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday; Not only do I love creating and sewing something amazing, but I adore helping my children dress up, carve pumpkins, and whip up some amazing spooky DIY projects!

This weeks DIY is amazing, and  comes to you courtesy of  ’36th Avenue.com and can be found by going to this link: http://www.the36thavenue.com/diy-halloween-poison-bottles/

*Photo is property of 36th avenue.com*

I really love this project because there is so much that you can do with these fun and bewitching bottles. Use them to decorate your bathroom, bedroom, living room; or even make them as creepy chic gifts for your friends! These are SO easy to make, and an inexpensive way to have a fun project with the kids! 

Supplies needed  :

 art glass stain

Chalkboard Paint

Brush

Stickers for bottles

Extras : 

Glitter

Fake cobwebs

Tutorial :

Wash and dry your bottles; this insures your glass stain will stick. You can purchase most of these supplies at Michael’s, craft warehouse, etc.

Stain the inside of jars with the black transparent glass stain; repeat until it is as dark as you wish.Once dry, use chalkboard paint to paint bottles.

Use your stickers you purchased to put on front; I also recommend some glitter, and maybe some fake cobwebs for added spookiness!