Yearly Archives: 2012

Awesome Crafty Giveaway from Elmer’s Craft-It (@elmers) …$150 value!

Craft It elmers giveaway
So my big plan was to come up with a really cool Christmas project to show off the stuff in this box… and a lot of great stuff it is… cutting mats and X-actos, and glues –courtesy of Elmer’s… all kinds of crafty goodies. (the full list is below). But as I mentioned yesterday, this past month has been a blur, so I have fallen behind in my crafty-bloggy duties.… [ KEEP READING ]

Update on Dot, in which I make excuses, give you a new recipe, and make some book recommendations.

Roasted Chicken Cast Iron with Roasted Cumin Cauliflower
This last month with the holidays and lots of web design work has been a total mess for me.  Work & family has kept me really busy, so I admit I’ve been neglecting this poor little blog! I do have a bunch of cool pics to show you guys from halloween (I assume you still want to see the awesome food and costumes, even if I am 2 months late?), plus some cool stuff for xmas coming up.  … [ KEEP READING ]

Another Halloween Creepy Decor Tutorial & Printables: Ghost Portraits

For my guest post on Fed Ex’s Out of Office blog this month, I originally was going to do yesterday’s Creepy Portrait tutorial.  But, apparently that was a little tooooo creepy for them, so I did another idea:  Creepy Ghost Photos. It’s a little simpler too, if you’re just starting with your photoshop skills, it’s a great one to start with.  … [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween Decor: How to make Super Creepy Photos (Photoshop Tutorial & Printables)

turn vintage photos into creepy halloween wall art dabbled.org
Update: Related technique and more downloads: Ghost Portraits! Did you know Great Aunt Gertrude was a zombie?  Or Ancient Uncle Elrod was a tad undead?  Unfortunately for my Halloween décor, I don’t really have ghouls in the family.  But we can fake it with a little photo manipulation. These creepy portraits will look great hung on a wall, or in small frames on your serving table, at any scary Halloween party. … [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween Cocktail Inspiration

Halloween Cocktail Inspiration
Six years. Long enough to have a baby and raise him/her until they are school ready. Long enough to date, get married and launch a career. Six years is long enough to remodel a house, launch a business, go to graduate school or change the course of your life. Six years is a substantial commitment and you may not believe this, but: I have been blogging for six years.… [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween: Mary Poppins Kids Costume !

Have you started thinking about Halloween yet?  It’s only a month and a half away you know, and time to start planning costumes! This fun costume comes to us from the wonderful illustrator, and all around nice guy, Eric Barclay.  Check out his daughter as Mary Poppins!  With a scarf knitted by her aunt.  … [ KEEP READING ]