Monday, September 29, 2014

Graveyard Wreath

Did you know:  Victorian funeral customs and superstitions: 

Curtains would be drawn and clocks would be stopped at the time of death. Mirrors were covered with crape or veiling to prevent the deceased’s spirit from getting trapped in the looking glass.  A wreath of laurel, yew or boxwood tied with crape or black ribbons was hung on the front door to alert passersby that a death  had occurred. The body was watched over every minute until burial, hence the custom of “waking”. The wake also served as a safeguard from burying someone who was not dead, but in a coma.  Most wakes also lasted 3-4 days to allow relatives to arrive from far away. (source)

Our Graveyard Wreath  is not made from any of the above mention materials, as a matter of fact we upcycled it from how it use to look and gave it a more Gothic Halloween style!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yummy & Easy Homemade Pumpkin Butter

If you are in the mood to make something "pumpkin"?Afterall, it is that pumpkin time of the year. Why not try making your own Homemade Pumpkin Butter!

Homemade truly is better than any store bought version. 
The recipe we used is easy and from the talented 
Tidy Mom blog.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Gothic Inspired Halloween Wreaths

We are over the moon in love with our
Gothic Inspired Halloween Wreaths!!!

If you want to add some Halloween Gothic inspiration into your Halloween decorating this want a project that is not going to break the be used as a home decor item well beyond Halloween...
this one is it!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Essential Oil Love Potion

We dusted off our caldron and whipped up a lovely little Essential Oil Love Potion
No cat whiskers or nail clippings in this potion! 

Instead you will find the enchanting fragrance of love... like Ylang Ylang and Jasmine to mention a few. 

And love potions are not always with the intent to capture love, but also made with the intent to keep the attraction renewed, alive and well.

A love potion is a very personal thing, and each one is different to that person.

Actual formulas are not given as part of the power of a potion lies with the creator of the blend. (source)

 So the blending of this Essential Oil Love Potion is not a followed recipe per say, but lies with the potion maker.

Now, lets get ready to cast a spell!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Black & Orange Halloween Mantel

So, it's that time of year again! When the pumpkins appear, the crows begin cawing and we start our Halloween decorating.

Loving the black and orange traditional color combo this season as is evident in our 
Black and Orange Halloween Mantel.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Halloween Gummies

No tricks just treats here! And healthy treats at that! 
If you are looking for a Halloween treat that is mom approved, this one is right up there on the list of things to make.

Using quality, wholesome, clean ingredients you too can magically whip up a batch of Halloween Gummies for your little monsters and give them a treat too!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Black & Orange Halloween Mantel Inspiration

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We are getting ready to start our Halloween decorating and needed some inspiration for a black and orange Halloween mantel and figured maybe some of you could use a little inspiration too!