Friday Faves: Halloween Edition!

It's officially 
Halloween weekend!
Is anyone else as excited as I am?

Hope you all have a fun & safe one! 
I'll be sure to do a recap Monday!!

Here are my faves of the week:

Loving these candy corn poms posted by Jenni Adores

Obsessed with these too cute spooky Zombie Pops!!

A sweet vintage find from here

And a festive fall greeting from the Grady-pants himself :)

Happy Halloween!


A Halloween Greeting

Hello loves!
Wanted to take a quick second to share my Halloween Card with all of you
Hope you like it!

*In case you couldn't tell thats a Hershey Bar wrapped up like a mummy. 
Oh, puns!


Spooktacular Celebrations!

Mwah ha ha! 

Today, let's take a look into the most Goulish Get Togethers on the web!

as found on...

What are your celebration plans for Halloween?


In retrospect...

I should have posted the
this week.

And since I'm trying to keep this week all about one of my favorite holidays,
I'll spare you a non-Halloween recipe thats I have done
and share instead some of the best recipes of the web that I should have done.


How about these beauties from Annie's Eats?

Or these delicious and adorable little guys from the genius mind of Bakerella?

Maybe I should have gone with this no bake option courtesy of Martha?

Or these creeptastic concoctions from Novel Eats?

Well...shoulda, coulda, woulda.

I'll be sure to share what I actually do make this weekend.
What kind of treats are you making?


Currently being inspired by...


Man oh man do I love me some Halloween!!!

Here are some of my faves:
Totally need this bat necklace!!

a great way to spruce up your entrance!

The most adorable cupcakes
I think they just might be!

I mean, this is a joke right?
These are too cute to be real!
I'll have 1000.

A cute and easy DIY wreath

a few of my fave dessert tables:

and Shauna

A sophisticated floral arrangement

and finally, a peak into my costumes of Halloween Past.

Popeye & Olive Oyl 

Nerd (2008)


What are you going to be?


What's floating my boat...


Here are some quotes that are working for me


I Heart Catch my Party!

Yesterday it was
and today the party of the day is...

Be sure to go to 
and check out my little man's 15 minutes!!


Catch my Party!!

The Blackout Party 
is "Party of the Day"
over at

This is so fun!!!


Tasty Tuesdays!

Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Oh my heavenly deliciousness. 
This rich and sweet dessert was the perfect encore to our home cooked meal Saturday night.
We scraped our plates clean of any sign of a crumb.
Although a little time consuming, if done right this treat is the perfect fit for fall.

Let's get started.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Assemble your springform pan, with the raised side of the bottom part facing up.

Make the crust: 
In a medium bowl, mix cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter until moistened; 
press firmly into bottom of pan. 

Bake until golden around edges, 10 to 12 minutes.
*Do not let your football watching boyfriend be in charge of taking the crust out of the oven while you run to pick up a forgotten ingredient at the store. It will be burnt when you get home.

Make the filling: 
With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar on low speed until smooth;
 mix in flour (do not overmix).
 Add pumpkin puree, pie spice, vanilla, and salt; mix just until smooth. 
Add eggs one at a time, mixing until each is incorporated before adding the next.

Place springform pan on a rimmed baking sheet. 
Pour filling into springform, and gently smooth top. 

Transfer to oven; reduce oven heat to 300 degrees. Bake 45 minutes. 
Turn off oven; let cheesecake stay in oven 2 hours more (without opening).
*Sometimes the impatient part of me thinks it would be okay to skip these steps, but you should really just follow directions - your taste buds will thank you.

Remove from oven; cool completely. 

Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours.
 Unmold before serving.
*and if you happen to smudge the top when taking off your plastic wrap - COOL.WHIP.

Yum Yum Gimme Some (more!)

What are your favorite fall treats?

Thanks, Martha