Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, my sweets!  I hope you have a fun and festive weekend.  Travis and I figured out a costume in the nick of time, but I feel like a bit of a hypocrite.  Last week, I was kind of slamming sexy Halloween costumes, but Travis and I dressed up as the sexiest thing of all…

BOOBS! (Sorry for the not-so-great photo…)

Please don’t be disappointed in me… I just couldn’t resist :)

What is your Halloween costume this year?  How are you celebrating?  And what do you think of Travis’ and my choice?  Share in the comments!

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Have A Fun (And Safe!) Weekend!

Are you all getting excited for Halloween festivities this weekend?  Travis and I are going to a Halloween party tomorrow, buuuuut we still have to find costumes!  (Wish us luck!)

This is the toughest looking onesie around… a good Halloween costume, perhaps?

I’ve got my eye on these cute trousers.  (These ones, too!)

One of my favorite childhood treats

What a fun and easy DIY project.

Designer Jack-o-Lanterns.

What an amazing birth story!

Adorable printable envelopes

I WANT, I WANT, I WANT!

And guess what I’m doing to my hair this weekend?! (So excited!)

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And a few {bb} posts you may have missed…

Plaid nails.

Which type of false lashes do you prefer?

Getting crafty with tea bags!

What are you up to this weekend?  Any big pre-Halloween plans?  Dressing up?  Tell me what you’re up to in the comments!

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Childhood Spaces

Poor Travis is so sick!  He’s been feverish and sleepy and, to be honest, I find it adorable.  We’ve been laying low, and I’ve had this overwhelming urge to revert back to my childhood and build an awesome fort…

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Aren’t these spaces magical?  I’d never get anything done!

Did you build forts as a kid?  (Or have you built one recently?)  Do you revert back to childhood when you get sick?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Wedding Wednesday: Have A Little Fun With Your Programs!

We’ve all been to weddings where everything is running late and you’re sitting in the sun, waiting for the bride to walk down the aisle.  I’m super crazy about being on time, but even the ceremony at my wedding ran a little behind.  I felt a little less guilty, though, knowing that our programs gave guests something to do.

Check out what I mean…

The front of our program was pretty run-of-the-mill.  We had the names of everyone that was participating in the ceremony, and a run-down of what was going to happen.

But the back of the program was a customized crossword puzzle that Travis and I built to reflect our big day and our relationship! We had our names in there, the names of cities we’d lived in together, and different “wedding” words (bride, groom, etc…)

We tied mini pencils to each one so guests weren’t fumbling around for something to write with, and because it was on a stick, it made a nice fan as well!

We got the template for the crossword and all the instructions here, and they turned out to be pretty darn easy to make.

What do you think of our programs?  Have you been to a wedding where the programs were a little out of the ordinary?  Stumbled onto other cute ideas?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Easy Pumpkin Muffins From Scratch

I made pumpkin muffins yesterday afternoon, and they were too easy and too delicious not to share!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-3/4 cup flour
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp ground ginger
-1/4 tsp baking powder
-1/6 cup water
-1/4 tsp vanilla
-3 Tbsp butter
-2/3 cup sugar
-1 large egg
-1/2 cup pumpkin puree


{pretty orange batter}

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl (flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, ginger). Set aside.
3. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl, making sure you melt the butter first. (Butter, sugar, egg, pumpkin, water, vanilla.)
4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
5. If you’re making big muffins, bake for 20 minutes.  If you’re doing mini muffins, bake for 12 minutes.
**note: If there isn’t enough batter to fill every cup in your muffin tin, fill the empty cups with a little bit of water.


{the finished product}

These were seriously so quick to make!  Eat ‘em warm with a little butter and you’ll be in pumpkin heaven…

Have you made any pumpkin recipes yet this Fall?  Got any other Fall cooking traditions?  Want to share your own recipe?  Email it to me: kim@blendingbeautiful.com or share your thoughts in the comments!

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