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Dia de los Muertos Soiree

Our annual Halloween party this year was inspired by Day of the Dead! Instead of a spooky and haunted themed party, we hosted a Dia de los Muertos Soiree! While our Soiree was all in good fun, we were inspired by colorful and cultural pieces that are part of the three day Dia de los … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos Soiree

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Baked Pumpkin Seeds

While we all want to munch on all the Halloween candy we can get our hands on, you will most likely feel guilty afterwards. Like most things, candy in moderation is okay, but for those who do not have a sweet tooth or want to serve up something healthier put your Pumpkin Seeds to good … Continue reading Baked Pumpkin Seeds

Haunted Halloween Soiree Decor & Costume Ideas

Our 5th Annual Halloween Soiree was a success this past weekend, and here's a look inside the Haunted House and all the ghouls and gals that joined us! Between the webs, fog, Ouija Board, and spooky lighting, you can take these tips and incorporate them into your Halloween decor! Click on the Images Below to … Continue reading Haunted Halloween Soiree Decor & Costume Ideas

Dia de los Muertos Wed-Spiration

Dia de los Muertos is the Day of the Dead which falls on the day after Halloween, and is a Mexican celebration of family and friends that have passed.  As a San Diego native this holiday has been celebrated here for decades, and a Day of the Dead wedding in So Cal would not be … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos Wed-Spiration

Healthy Turkey Chili & Cornbread

During the week we rush through our meals like a race to the weekend, and sometimes it can be hard to make healthy choices when you are on the go.  This is the easiest and most delicious Chili I have ever had, and in fact this quick recipe has been a family Halloween Tradition.  My … Continue reading Healthy Turkey Chili & Cornbread

Cleopatra Makeup Inspired by Liz Taylor

Halloween is just around the corner, and this year for our Halloween Party I was Cleopatra inspired by the gorgeous Liz Taylor.  When this film came out, it was a BIG DEAL!  Liz Taylor's makeup as Cleopatra inspired the runway in the 60's, and continues to inspire the runway today.  If you are going to … Continue reading Cleopatra Makeup Inspired by Liz Taylor

Haunted Halloween Party Decor

Last night we had a successful Halloween Party after we transformed my sister's home into a Haunted House!  The main key was not only creativity, but lighting was crucial for optimal spookiness! Between the black lights, strobes, and colored bulbs, you can't go wrong.  We sectioned off areas for one colored bulb to shine, and … Continue reading Haunted Halloween Party Decor

DIY Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume

In honor of my little sister's birthday and our crazy love for Halloween, this DIY Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume was fun to make and a major hit downtown Nashville for some Halloween fun!  You will definitely get some looks wearing this fresh meat ensemble. We watched a DIY Video Tutorial, and a couple notes … Continue reading DIY Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume