Tis’ the Season for Candy Cane Sweets

Candy Cane Candies

One of these things is not like the others…but is definitely still super delicious. :) (I had just talked myself out of eating some of our leftover Halloween candy when my roomie walked in with a new batch of seasonally appropriate sweets.)

In related news, my roomie was at it again last night, decorating our apartment for the holidays. The santa I’ve affectionately dubbed “Kitchen Claus” has made his jolly return. It’s almost time to play round two of Spot the Santas!

Kitchen Claus

More Sweetness:
Eggnog Cookies  Pumpkin Pound Cake  White Chocolate Popcorn

Spooktacular Halloween Apartment Decor

Spooktacular Apartment

Have I mentioned that my roommate LOVES Halloween? For the past two years that I’ve lived with her, she’s turned our place into a wickedly awesome wonderland of haunted decor. We have Halloween-themed candles, dishes, mugs and signs. We even have a broom outside of our door.

Spooktacular Apartment

Spooktacular Apartment

The lil ghost below always gives me the side eye whenever I want to take a piece of candy from our bat-tray, and our other lil ghost glows brightly in our hallway. It’s fun to come home to such a spooktacular place. :)

Spooktacular Apartment

Spooktacular Apartment

More Spooktacular Sweetness:

Craft Bar  halloween sign  Evil...or pie?

Craft Bar: Hey Gourdgeous

Craft Bar

Last year, I stumbled upon a local monthly Meetup group for crafters: Craft Bar. I liked the group’s Facebook page and set a goal to check out an event. Almost a year later, I made my first visit, recruiting a few friends to join in on the fun. October’s session, “Hey Gourdgeous,” (cute, right?) was all about festively celebrating fall. Craft Bar partnered with Etsy Meet & Make to offer up some spooktacular craft projects. For a donation of $5.00 we had access to supplies, snacks and (most importantly) support from fellow crafters. :)

Craft Bar

As attendees, we were invited to hand stitch paneled fabric pumpkins; resurrect matchboxes into “Day of the Dead” mini coffins using decoupage techniques; decorate mini pumpkins with stickers, ribbons and embellishments and sew fabric, Halloween-themed mini bags. To create my mini bag, I got the chance to sit behind a sewing machine. (I hadn’t powered a machine peddle since middle school days!) I snapped a few shots of some of the wickedly awesome projects in progress.

Craft Bar

Craft Bar

Craft Bar

Thanks to the super friendly hosts and volunteer instructors. I’ll be back, Craft Bar!

More Sweetness:

Fire Minions   Halloween Sign  Paper Snowflake