In the blink of an eye 

Summer came.. and will be leaving us in the blink of an eye. But, it’s not officially over until September 23rd, the first day of autumn. So enjoy it while it’s still here! 

Summer goes almost as fast as it comes.  Summer days.. typically, hot and sweaty. The summer sun beaming it’s rays down so hard that you almost want to complain but… then remember those cold winter months?..itching for the spring air and that summer sun. The waves of heat bouncing off my skin and I wipe the sweat from my face, I’ve waited all year for this. 

Although, I do look forward to the transition into fall especially, October. 

For me that when’s the real celebration of all the blessings fall has to offer kicks in. Sunny days, cooler evenings but, not quite cold just yet and of course the change in foliage. Pumpkins, apples, delicious scents, food and cozy clothes. And of course my favorite Halloween 🙂 

Pretty amazing the things Mother Nature is capable of doing. It’s so nice to sit back and take it all in. 

 Summer is seriously such a busy time of year for me! I did manage to sneak away to mass and have some family and beach time.

I went to the 4th annual Battle of the Burger hosted by the Boston Magazine / presented by Amstel Light! There were so many awesome sponsors to help make this possible! 

I came to show my love and support to my cousin Nick of Lincoln Tavern! I had never been to a burger battle before, and the only thing I could think to compare it to is what a red carpet event might be like but, for burgers! There were well known chefs, boston athletes, restaurants, the people! It was a high energy and fun place to be! It was a great night, I got to see Nick in his element doing what what he is so naturally good at. We couldn’t be prouder of him! 

Congrats to everyone’s hard work! It was a great event. 

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/cookout-burger/
All in all it was a pretty magical week xx

    

   

 

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Fun Fall Favorites & Halloween Crafts

I apologize for the delay but, I really wanted to update you with a decent blog post!

So October is here! And I am very happy it is! September was so busy (defiantly worth every minute!) I attended a wedding, two baby showers, store orders and worked! Feww! 🙂

October is such an amazing month people really get into the Halloween spirit and everyone is out participating in fall activities! Apple picking is a total must for me once the fall comes! Although, Lucky and I still need to get a pumpkin to decorate… Hopefully we will get around to doing that very soon!

As for the shop I’ve been making trick or treat bags, costumes and even some Halloween pillow cases! These pom-pom garlands are available to customize as well.

Last night I got around to making what I call Snow White’s “poison” candy apples! All you do is go to the grocery store and pick up 2 boxes of Concord Foods candy apple kits. One box for red apples and one box for black apples. You are basically following the directions on the back of the box except for adding the food coloring…. Make the red apples first if you plan on using one pot! To make the black apples follow the directions as stated on the box… once you’ve reached the temperature needed REMOVE pot from burner and add 1/4 tablespoon of black food coloring! Otherwise, you are going to have a huge mess! And please be Very Careful!! Candy apples get Extremely HOT! and you don’t want to burn yourself!

List of ingredients:

– 2 boxes of Concord Foods Candy Apple Kits (read back of box to determine the number of apples you need/want)

– Apples

– You’ll need popsicle sticks… but are included in kit!

– Black food coloring

– Sugar

– Candy thermometer is handy but not necessary

– I used shortening on a cookie sheet because these things are sticky!!

Snow White’s “Poison” Candy Apples!

I have one more fun craft for you to try this Halloween! Creepy, Crawly Spiders!

One other material that is not listed on here is fishing line or string to hang up your spider!

All of the materials can be found at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores! Except..the fork was found in my kitchen 🙂

Materials Used

Directions

Step 1: Begin wrapping black yarn around fork …

Step 2: Cut a separate piece of yarn. Tie it around the middle of the yarn (that has been wrapped around the fork). Tie tightly so yarn gathers in middle. Carefully remove the yarn from the fork. Take your scissors and cut the loops on both sides that have just been made. You now have a little pompom! :):)

Step 3: You will 2 pipe cleaners. Cut both pipe cleaners in half. Now you have 4 mini pipe cleaners.

Step 4: Bend pipe cleaner in middle and fold both ends. Shape is similar to a mustache.

Step 5: Hot glue pipe cleaners on top of each other and glue pom pom on top

Step 6: Add googly eyes and fishing line, string or yarn

Step 7: Enjoy your spider and try to scar someone! :):):)

Creepy, Crawly Spiders!