After the Last Harvest


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Bracelet shaped like a measuring tape wrapped around your wrist. 100% brass.

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Black and Red Candy Apples


Image and recipe taken from The Hive.

Red & Black Candy Apples

8-10 medium sized apples
8-10 wooden twigs, trimmed
3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup of water
several drops of cinnamon flavored oil
1/4 teaspoon of red food coloring
1/4 teaspoon of black food coloring

Clean and dry the apples. Try to remove as much of the wax as possible. If you purchase them from your local farmer’s market then chances are they have not been treated with the food grade wax that makes then shine. Remove any stems or leaves and insert a twig into the end of each apple. To facilitate easier twig entry you can carefully sharpen the end of the twig or use a candy stick to create a guide hole. Set apples aside.

Heat and stir sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Boil until the syrup reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. Don’t go over 310 degrees or your candy burns and then you’ll be sad.

Remove from heat and stir in flavored oil and food coloring.

Dip one apple completely in the syrup and swirl it so that it becomes coated with the melted sugar candy. Hold the apple above the saucepan to drain off excess. Place apple, with the stick facing up, onto a baking sheet that’s greased or lined with a silpat. Repeat the process with the remaining apples. If your syrup thickens or cools too much, simply reheat briefly before proceeding. Let the apples cool completely before serving.

A note about the black apples: Lighter colored apples (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious) work well in making the red appear bright and glassy; darker apples like red delicious help the black candy appear as dark as possible. Muy spooky!

You can make one batch with red food coloring then re-heat the candy mixture and add black food coloring. Adding black to red will make it darker. Repeat the dipping process. Black food coloring can be found online or at specialty baking stores.

Candy Corn Garland DIY

I just saw this on Poppytalk and had to share it. Please see this post for the tutorial!

Bon Weekend – Happy Haunting


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However you celebrate, please have a safe, fun, and blessed sabbat.

Guest Post at Lost & Fawned

I’m very excited that my friend Lindsey of Lost & Fawned asked me to write something for Halloween. I decided to share how we made our vintage looking bat picture in the foyer. It’s a very easy and inexpensive project to finish for the weekend!

I’m looking forward to making more posts at Lost & Fawned in the future, and Lindsey make some guest appearances as well.

Thank you Lindsey!

Apartment Therapy Feature!

Thanks again, Sarah Rae! If you’re coming over from AT, the full post and all it’s glory is just a few entries down. I can’t say enough how honored I am that others like what I do when it comes to seasonal ideas. I definitely have to give props to my mother for motivating me. She’s taking over for Thanksgiving.

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I’m more than happy to answer any questions!

Thanks again!

Ooops! I did it again.

I finished this late last night and published it this morning. If you know me…you know how much I LOVE silhouettes!

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The Messenger

I really have a lot to do right now, so instead, I decided to make my first Etsy Treasury.

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