Halloween Dirt Cake

I’ve posted before about how much I like making dirt cake for parties, and Halloween is most definitely no exception.

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This year for Halloween, my DBF and I hosted a Halloween party at my house.  Since we’re both big fans of Halloween, I really wanted to serve something at our party that was quick and relatively inexpensive to make, but also carried out the theme of the event.

This particular dessert took less than 10 minutes to make and was a big hit with all of our guests.  Continue reading “Halloween Dirt Cake”

Repurpose An Old Bracelet!

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For today’s project, we’re gonna take a random old bracelet and give it a little makeover!

One of my favorite things about this type of project is that it doesn’t require a lot of time or money.  You can make your bracelet as elaborate or as simple as you’d like, but for the sake of readability, I decided to go for something simple.  If you want a quick little craft project that’ll help repurpose some old jewelry into something fun and new, read on!

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The Joy of Dirt Cake

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Ahhh, Dirt Cake.  It’s a great thing to make for parties because it’s relatively easy to put together and doesn’t require any baking.  People usually want to eat it, and it’s also pretty uncomplicated to decorate.

For my housewarming party this past summer, I served up this dirt cake, which was decorated to look like a little garden, complete with rows of candy vegetables and gummy worms beneath the “dirt”.  (In case you’re wondering, I got the marzipan on Etsy, here.)

Of course, you’re not limited to just mini gardens. Continue reading “The Joy of Dirt Cake”

Poltergeist Soup

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Remember that classic scene in the movie, Poltergeist, where it’s pouring rain outside, and one of the characters falls into a muddy swimming pool full of skeletons?  Well this year on Halloween, I decided to make a soup that looked like it.

For the “swimming pool”, I just made a simple French Onion Soup.

***Disclaimer:  I’m not a real chef.  This was just for some Halloween fun.  If you’re looking for some “authentic recipes”, go look them up. *** Continue reading “Poltergeist Soup”

Antique Shadowbox Collage

If you’re strapped for cash (or just want to be a little smarter about how you spend your money) but your creative juices are flowing, take a cue from these craft projects of the past!

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Last week while at an antique store on the opposite side of town, my friend and I spotted a collection of shadow box collages.

The oldest of these (bottom right) dates back to the 1920s; the newest (top right), to the late 1930s.

Shadow box art can be a pretty common find inside thrift stores and antique malls, but to me, two things really set this collection apart from others that I’ve seen in those types of places: Continue reading “Antique Shadowbox Collage”