6 ideas for leftover Halloween goodies

Total count of kids who came trick or treating at our house this year? ZERO.

As in 0.




And while that’s pretty sad it in itself, it also means that we have a lot of leftover candy around here and I refuse to eat it all. So if you’re like me, here are some ideas for you!

  1. Donate it. Ask around at local libraries, nursing homes, shelters and food banks. There are plenty of places that will take sealed candy.
  2. Send it to the troops (more info here– must be done by 11/15!)
  3. Freeze them– Candy lasts for a long time. Get them out of your face but still save some for later by throwing them in the freezer for a bit.
  4. Bring them to the office. Is it just me or do candy bowls always go super quickly at work?
  5. Save it for your Thanksgiving table.
  6. You’ve been gobbled! Have you heard of this? It’s the same thing as being “booed” for Halloween or “jingled” for Christmas. Print out the flyer below and put together a few little goody bags and secretly leave them for friends!

You've been Gobbled! (And other things to do with your leftover Halloween candy)


PS- Don’t forget to enter to win a free pair of glasses!

Halloween Countdown

halloween countdown

What kind of blogger doesn’t realize that we’re only one day away from Halloween? The kind spending October at the beach, I guess. I just can’t get over the fact that TOMORROW IS HALLOWEEN! And then NOVEMBER is only one day after that…..I want to pretend that these facts aren’t real, but who am I fooling? So here’s my way of making up for alllll the blog posts that I could have written had I realized that Halloween was so close.

5 Quick DIY Halloween Costumes

  1. Strawberry
  2. Creepy Doll (versions 1 or 2)
  3. Flight Attendant 
  4. Beatnik, Rosie, train worker, mime
  5. Lumberjack/jane, burglar, 80’s workout star

4 Amazing Halloween Movies

  1. Hocus Pocus (for everyone who grew up in the 90’s)
  2. The Silence of the Lambs (for everyone who likes a good thriller)
  3. The Birds (for anyone who likes a classic)
  4. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (for anyone who likes a classic that doesn’t scare them)

3 Perfect Halloween Songs

  1. Thriller- Michael Jackson
  2. The Monster Mash- Bobby “Boris” Pickett
  3. The Time Warp- Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack

2 of the Best Halloween Candies

  1. Twix
  2. Starburst

and all of this brings us to one. more. day.

What would make your lists?

Halloween costume ideas straight from your closet!

I’m SO excited for Halloween this year. It’s the first time in 5 years that I won’t be traveling! And because it’s on a FRIDAY Dean and I will even be dressing up and celebrating (fingers crossed)! We’ve got some costume ideas running around, but there will be no formal announcement until we have everything nailed down!

Anyway, last year I did a post showcasing 4 costumes you can make from your own closet, but we all know that there are more options than that. With that in mind, here are 3 more!


3 costumes you can make from clothes in your closet!

1- 80’s Workout Star

This one is super easy, but may require a little diy. Grab yourself a pair of leggings, a leotard (or one piece swimsuit!) and an old sweatshirt and you have everything you need. If your sweatshirt is super old, feel free to give it a few snips here and there, maybe even widen the neck enough to hang your sweatshirt off a shoulder to give your costume something extra. Want to take things one step farther? Add in a scrunchie/headband, leg warmers, and fun sneakers.


easy costume ideas right from your closet!

2- Burglar

Here’s what you need: Black pants, black shoes, a black shirt, a black hat and /or a black bandana with eye holes cut out (opaque black stockings could also work for this!), and a little fake bag of money….tada! The key here is all black everything…well that and a bag of money.




costume ideas from your closet!

3- Lumberjack..excuse me- Lumber-Jane

This is probably the easiest one to do thanks to the stylish hipster wardrobe. Grab a plaid button down, extra worn-in jeans, boots and a beanie. Bonus points if you have a pair of suspenders!


And if you’re feeling really lazy, you could always just carry around a large, empty picture frame and say you’re a “self portrait” haha! What are you going to be for Halloween?



Halloween: Take 2

Yesterday was fun and I definitely repped my black and orange all day, but today brings even more fun for us adults- the Halloween parties! I have to work this weekend, so I originally thought it would be another costume-less year. Lucky for us, I realized that I don’t have to work until Sunday and we got invited to a Halloween party tonight! I’m super excited to pull myself together last minute with one of these costumes to enjoy my first Halloween since college.

I kinda wish that I wasn’t traveling so I could throw a party myself. I think that sounds fun! I’m all about decorations and there aren’t as many Halloween parties to battle (compared to holiday parties, anyway) so I think I could really take ownership of it. I do travel in the fall, so I think that instead YOU should throw a party next year. When you invite me, I’ll bring over one of the following treats.

jack skellington cupcakesJack Skellington Cupcakes

candy corn cookiesWhite Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies

halloween cake popsScary Cake Pops

But if you invite me late to the party? Forget about it. You’re getting pumpkin poo.

pumpkin poo

Have a safe weekend!