October 31, 2014 | by cyd
So, real life. B and I are not typically the type who dress up for Halloween. You’re much more likely to find us wearing jeans, watching a Halloween movie and pausing it regularly to hand out candy to trick or treaters. This would explain why I’m never the blogger who gets all crazy crafting and sharing Halloween costume ideas. That said, this year we are attending a Halloween party, one where everyone dresses up. Needless to say, as is our way, we’ve kind of dragged our heels for months on this whole costume concept and now we’re up against a time crunch to come up with awesome, easy last minute costumes. Are you in the same boat? Then this post is for you! Liz over at Say Yes is, in my opinion, the queen of awesome Halloween costumes so today I’m sharing five of her amazing couple costumes, most of which you can easily pull off using things you already own with maybe a couple of additions from the thrift store or Halloween shop. Check them out and be sure to get a load of your weekly Friday Link Love. Happy Halloween, friends! Be safe and have fun! xoxo
[James Bond + Bond Girl | Bandits | Mad Men | Punk Rockers | Moonrise Kingdom.]
October 30, 2014 | by cyd
Speaking of my current pancake obsession, I would be all too happy to have someone make me up a batch of these Halloween pumpkin pancakes tomorrow morning. Or, heck! I’d be down for having them for dinner, too. I don’t care what anyone says. Pancakes shaped like Jack O’Lanterns are my kind of awesome. Drizzle them with a big dose of maple syrup, and I’m pretty sure these make for the only Halloween treat I’d ever need. Pop over to So Haute for the how-to! Trust me, friends, it’s easier than you think.
[Photo from So Haute.]
October 30, 2014 | by cyd
I’m kind of in shock that tomorrow is Halloween! That said, I’m really really excited. I love handing out candy to trick or treaters so today I’ve rounded up a handful of fun last minute printable Halloween treat bags. The kind sure to make every little ghost and goblin exceedingly happy. Of course these double as great little party favors if you’re planning a shindig this weekend, too. We’re actually attending a party this weekend, but I also fully intend to watch Hocus Pocus at least once in the next couple of days. Best Halloween movie ever.
[1: Printable ghost treat boxes | 2: Printable trick or treat bags | 3: Metallic Halloween treat bags | 4: Halloween treat bag labels | 5: No tricks just treats bags | 6: Spooky sweets treat printables.]
October 30, 2014 | by cyd
Hi, friends! I am so so sorry for the unexpected radio silence the first part of this week. You see, I have a very good, very cute excuse. You may remember that about a month ago I hosted a baby shower for my cousin. She and I are about as close as two ladies can be. We grew up together on the old family farm, surrounded by an excess of boy cousins and brothers, and it was just she, my sister and I holding down the fort for the female contingency. Fast forward a few decades later and on Monday I got a call that she was headed to the hospital. One incredibly long night later, we welcomed this handsome little gentleman into the world on Tuesday morning. Being there to help her through labor and witness the moment she became a mother was indescribable. Not having biological children of my own, and this being her first baby, it was the most amazing experience to share together. After thirty years of skinned knees, picking out prom dresses, crying over boyfriends and generally being each other’s #1 partner in crime, this little guy takes the cake. He’s practically perfect in every way and I’m completely in love.
Meet Baby Keegan! I’m sure you’ll be seeing him around these parts from time to time. He was born 6lbs 13oz with a full thick head of hair and he captured my heart the instant he arrived. Yesterday I was down and out, completely exhausted from a night of no sleep, which is why there was continued radio silence yesterday. I do hope that you’ve been having an incredible week! I’m going to be spending some time preparing a few meals for the new mommy and daddy so they can be stress-free at meal time for the first several days now that Keegan is home. Do you have any favorite gifts or meals you like giving or receiving when a new baby arrives? I’d love your input! Oh, and to all of you moms out there, whoa. Just whoa. You are all rockstars. There is nothing like witnessing the birth of a baby to make you realize just how tough mothers truly are, and you are all my heroes. xoxo
October 24, 2014 | by cyd
Friends, I’ve been on a major pancake kick lately. In all fairness, I’ve been a massive pancake lover basically my whole life, but in recent years I’ve moved toward egg dishes as my go-to weekend breakfast. The last few weeks though, I’m loving all the pancake things. So today I’m here to inspire you to spend a lazy morning this weekend eating pancakes and drinking coffee. From chocolate chip and pumpkin to oatmeal cookie inspired pancake recipes, there’s something here for everyone – even gluten-free and vegan options, too! Be sure to scroll down for your weekly dose of Friday Link Love and here’s wishing you a very happy weekend! xoxo
[Chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes (gluten-free) | Banana nut muffin pancakes (vegan) | Oatmeal cookie pancakes (gluten-free) | Pear pancakes | Greek yogurt pancakes.]