Happy Halloween Eve, all! Is everyone excited for the holiday?? We won't be celebrating since we're
heading out of town but we got our dressing up in last weekend and got a little festive around here on Wednesday, but more on that below… How cute are these pumpkin designs?!
The other night we had my family over for a little Halloween dinner at our house. Crockpot lasagna (a new recipe and coming soon!) with salad, a few appetizers and pumpkin cookies for dessert. Lots of laughs, lots of fun and lots of eating. A great night to "pre celebrate" this fun holiday. A little World Series watching rounded out the night.
Baking our roll out sugar cookies in the shape of pumpkins when I asked my mom to take a picture and poof! Derek through flour right in my face as she was taking it. I was mad, I was covered in flour, I was laughing in hysterics all at the same time.
A few festive signs and a DIY. My mom brought a very appropriate wine choice for a Halloween dinner. Can you see the pups smiling? They always have a blast and Stella got another chance to rock her hot dog costume.
Such an easy DIY that adds a little festive touch (well easy if your husband cuts out the inside of the pumpkin - it takes a few tries to fit the bowl shape perfectly). Hot Beer Cheese Dip is a perfect choice to go inside the pumpkin.
We always use the same cookie dough recipe for roll out cookies (mainly for Christmas) and decided for dessert to have some pumpkins.
Pigs in a blanket, Hot Beer Cheese Dip and bruschetta for appetizers, crockpot lasagna and salad for the main course.
Other Happenings:+ College Gameday is coming to Philadelphia this weekend - my favorite fall Saturday morning activity. The next best thing to them coming to Penn State. We won't be around this weekend but luckily we will be here in December when they come back for the Army/Navy game. Getting my signs for Samantha Ponder and Scout ready now.
+ I'm all about a good sale but 100% not on Thanksgiving. Not even on Black Friday - I hate the crowds. I do my shopping online - the cyber sales have become fabulous. DSW is keeping their doors closed on Thanksgiving and not even opening until 6am Black Friday - I wish more sales would follow along - wasn't the whole "Black Friday" thing about getting up early to shop? Not taking over a holiday where we give thanks? Other stores doing the same found here
+ Speaking of that magical holiday season - the Christmas count continues this week as we are just eight weeks away from Christmas. EIGHT. Tis the season, I grow more and more ready by the day.
+ We've been very tuned into the World Series this week - Derek's quite the Mets fan. I always grew up loving the Phillies and hating the Mets (him doing the opposite - makes for interesting summers) but now that it's come down to the main event, I've got no other choice but to cheer for them - support the National League and my husband. Hopefully they can turn this thing around.
+ There's a Kate Spade Earrings giveaway going on right now - have you entered? Don't miss out - giveaway ends Monday night at midnight.
Cheers to the Weekend!
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