Happy Halloween

img_4500Who else is relieved Halloween is on a Monday?! I’m all for the fun, but it does make it a little easier knowing that it’s on a school night!

One exciting event happened in our house last week that will make this a Halloween to remember….my youngest got his braces off, after having them on for 4 years. And, he’s a big fan of all those gummy things!

As one son has outgrown trick-or-treating and the other is nearing the end of that childhood right of passage, I thought I’d take a trip through the years and the costumes.img_1095dsc_0045 dsc_0103img_7632 dsc_0051 dsc_0017 img_0426 img_4568 img_7626 img_0357Whether you’re dressing up little ones or handing out candy….may it be a fun and safe Halloween. And, I wish you a few pieces of your favorite candy!


Trick or Sweet Treats

halloweencupcakes-102Has the Halloween candy sneaked into your house yet? I’m afraid to get the big bags, as they might not last until October 31st! But, I do love to keep little treats in the house. These Monster Cupcakes by Camille Styles are especially fun to do with your children or to take to the neighborhood gathering. If you want the details on how to create them, go here!halloweencupcakes-105 halloweencupcakes-107 halloweencupcakes-109

For something a little more “grown up”, try the recipes by Dana Loia of Dana’s Bakery….or you can order them and have them delivered to your door!candycornmacaronsCandy Corn Macaroonspumpkin-pie-macarons1Pumpkin Spice Macaroons

Now, you just have to get out the carving tools and decide on your costume….you’re ready for Halloween!


images: Camille Styles, Dana’s Bakery

Grandin Road Halloween Pop-Up at Macy’s

unspecified-3Calling all scaredy-cats….there’s a spooky new shop in town. Grandin Road has arrived at Macy’s Herald Square with their first ever Halloween Pop-Up shop. Whether you like your Halloween frightful and fun or glamorous and ghoulish, you will find what you need to make your home the place people “dare to be”.

Located on the ground floor of Macy’s until October 31st, the concept store beckons you in with a bewitching mix of decor. And, for those of you not in NYC, you can check out everything hereunspecifiedunspecified-4 unspecified-5 unspecified-6 unspecified-7 unspecified-8 unspecified-9Be sure to check it out….if you dare!