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Halloween Decoration Ideas: 5 Easy & Inexpensive Tips

Halloween Decoration Ideas: 5 Easy & Inexpensive Tips

I confess. I started decorating for Halloween in mid-September. The bad news is that I can’t find some of my decorations. They are somewhere in our dark and somewhat cavernous storage unit. It’s not that big, but it’s full. I looked at Target, where I love to buy Halloween decor, but it looked picked over...

Sac Foodies
Home-Run Cake

Oct 3, 2014
Home-Run Cake

With the World Series around the corner, this is the time of year for baseball fans! Get in the spirit of your favorite team with this baseball-inspired cake. Here are a few tips: 1. Use food as decoration – the baseball stitching is done with fresh- cut strawberries, small thin slices work best 2....

Foods for the Soul
Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Sep 29, 2014
Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate brownies with a sweet peppermint drizzle. These literally taste like you’re eating fudge, but they’re secretly healthy!     Growing up, I thought that all brownies came from a box. That was the only way we baked them, whether for a random Tuesday night dessert or a special slumber party treat. While...

The Blue Muse
Thursday 13: Confessions, volume VIII, the Fall edition

Sep 25, 2014
Thursday 13: Confessions, volume VIII, the Fall edition

For the first time in months and months, I woke up to the sound of rain in Sacramento. Aside from a smidge bit of drought relief, the rain put me into a Fall state of mind. So, for Thursday 13, a few Fall-themed confessions...1. I hate Fuji apples. The...

Foods for the Soul
Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits

Sep 19, 2014
Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits

A simple recipe for elegant fall-flavored layered desserts. They taste like pumpkin pie in a glass—with chocolate cookies too!     Last March, my sweet friend Dorothy from Crazy for Crust invited a few of us food bloggers over to her house for an afternoon of fun, laughter, and lots of sweet treats. We all...

Chronicles of Nothing
Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

When it comes to Halloween costume ideas, I’m not the most creative. Sometimes I just need a little bit of Halloween to get into the spirit. These t-shirt costumes do just that for me and they have capes! No capes! They even have The Incredibles t-shirt costumes without capes, of course. Wonder Woman T-Shirt...

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Foods for the Soul
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

A light & refreshing smoothie that tastes exactly like the Thanksgiving dessert! Healthy, skinny & completely clean-eating—but you’d never guess by the taste!     After hauling all of our furniture and hundreds of heavy boxes into our storage unit, my guy and I said good-bye to our tiny place and turned in the...

Chronicles of Nothing
Halloween Costume Ideas: Groups of Fun!

Halloween Costume Ideas: Groups of Fun!

It will be here before you know it. What Halloween costume ideas do you have? If you’re like me, none. However, a good idea is to get a group of friends together and get a theme going. Of course, you have to have friends first, but that’s a whole different post. Worse comes to worst,...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: July Christmas craving

#100HappyDays: July Christmas craving

One whiff of cinnamon pine cones and I am ready for Christmas! July 3, 2014When Mr. T said "You should save the trunk for storing something special," I think he missed the daggers in my glance.My Christmas decorations ARE special, dammit.He went on to ...

MidLifeBloggers
Wordless Wednesday: Big, Bang, Boom

Jul 1, 2014

Every American holiday, I celebrate with store-bought cupcakes appropriately decorated for the holiday. They come by the dozen and I buy the lot, even the holidays when I’ve been on my own. They must come from the supermarket; no poofy bakery cupcakes for me. When I lived in Elk Grove, I would buy them at Raley’s,...

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