Green-Eyed Monster

21st day of 31 Days of Halloween Ingredients 6 marshmallows 6 chocolate or vanilla cupcakes baked in black foil liners 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting Neon green food coloring 6 small chocolate-coated mints Directions Trim a corner from one short end of each marshmallow. Attach the marshmallows, cut side down, on top of the cupcakes with

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Dirt Balls

19th Day of 31 Days of Halloween Ingredients 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese 5 green onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon dill weed 2 teaspoons dried oregano 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper Black sesame seeds Bagel chips Directions In a

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Glowing Ghosts

I think the hardest part about making these glowing ghosts will be blowing-up the balloons!  Personally, I get a horrible headache blowing-up balloons…ugh!  If you can get past that, this very well be the easiest #31DaysOfHalloween decorations I’ve posted. However, beware, these apparitions may seem friendly at first, but in the darkness their scary side

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Black Lace Pumpkins

Use lace to create fancy and fashionable pumpkins. Lay lace fabric over the pumpkin, gathering it at the bottom with your hand, to determine the location for the stem opening. Remove the lace. Cut a small circle (for the stem) with scissors and lay the lace over the pumpkin, inserting the stem through the opening.

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Bloody Doorbell Finger

I found this awesome photo on PrudentBaby.com, and just HAD to share it with you! This would be a real eye-catcher, to say the least, hanging from a doorbell, drawer pulls, toilet handle, medicine cabinet, car radio, etc. I really love this idea…so many haunting ideas are swirling around my mind…buuuaaahahahaaa! Share your ideas on

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Treat Bowls

Decorate candy bowls using black tape (electrical tape), and turn them into clear Frankenstein, Ghost and Jack-O-Lanterns. (Photo: The Celebration Shoppe)

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Frankie’s Bride Cake

Day 14 of 31 Days of Halloween Ingredients 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size) 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup shortening 7-1/2 to 8 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/4 cup milk 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt Purple and green paste food coloring ASSORTED CANDIES: Large marshmallow, black raspberry candies, black shoestring licorice, green

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Ice Cube Skeleton Bones

For your Halloween beverages and/or cocktails, be sure to mix up some spooky ice cubes. These have little plastic skulls and bones in them! I found these plastic skeleton pieces which are small enough to fit into my ice ball mold from Muji. note: You should not ever put something small into ice that is intended

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Glassware and Candles

For a more elegant approach to #31DaysOfHalloween, try mixing and matching glassware and candles, and placing them on a platter. If you don’t have a silver platter, stop by a thrift store and see what’s available. Usually, there’s a lot of old platters that folks have discarded, that would be perfect for your Halloween decorations.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Funkins

INTRODUCTION Resources: Glow-in-the-dark powder available from www.stevespanglerscience.com. Funkins available from www.funkins.com. MATERIALS Funkin (foam pumpkin) 2-inch-wide vinyl tape Pencil Scissors Spray adhesive Box (large enough to fit funkin) Mask Glow-in-the-dark powder Cookie sheet Krylon Fluorescent black light STEPS Cut strips of 2-inch-wide vinyl tape; place strips of tape down on a nonstick surface. Draw face

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Googly Eye Tree

Are you like me, and think googly eyes on a tree (bushes, etc.) is just too, funny?  Well, I was searching for a cute picture on Google images, and found this one…it’s hilarious! I don’t know who posted, this or who owns the tree, but this would be soooo easy to make.  I can’t quite tell,

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Halloween Cookie Swirls

This Tasty Tuesday Recipe is ideal for our 31 Days of Halloween…they’re so easy…and best part, they’re made with refrigerated cookie dough!  A little chocolate on the bottom and you have not only cute cookies, but really yummy ones as well! I keep seeing these swirled cookies online and I decided I simply had to try them in

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Ham ‘n’ Cheese Spiders

Day 5 of 31 Days of Halloween Ingredients 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits, separated into 10 biscuits 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks, separated into 12 breadsticks 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard 5 slices process American cheese 1 egg

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DIY: Jack-O’-Lantern Envelope Liners

Are you having a Halloween party this year?  Well, it’s about time to send out invitations. Surprise your guests, with a little something hiding inside your envelope, a Jack-o’-Lantern! You could adapt this to make all sorts of Jack-o’-Lantern faces, or even monster faces, ghost faces and more! Even if you aren’t sending out invitations,

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DIY: No-Carve Lettering Pumpkins

What you’ll need:  Chalkboard and gold spray paint Painter’s masking tape Newspaper or cardboard Pumpkins Chalk Pencil Black Sharpie Typefaces! We used Lust Script by Neil Summerour & Blakely by Mark Simonson. STEP ONE: Using your masking tape, tape off any part of the pumpkin you don’t want painted. It could be the stem, or you can create

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Floating Apple Tea Lights Display

Too old for apple bobbing? Do you still want the effect of apples floating about? Well, here’s an easy display for your next fall evening table, yard, porch or campground setting. What You Need: Apples of any color, size or brand Candles – tea lights or battery operated tea lights Small sharp paring knife Pen

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Spooky Chicken Wire Ghost Display

No white sheet needed for this spooky ghosts! All you need is chicken wire, gauze, safety glasses, gloves, wire cutters and perhaps a pumpkin or ball for a head and post and brackets for securing your ghost to your yard….and not finding it in the neighbors yard down the street.  Best of all, these ghosts are easy

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31 Days of Halloween, 2014

It’s that time of year, again! Get out the crockpots, because you’re not going to have much time for cooking these next couple weeks (well, except all the delicious treats we’ll be posting), because it’s our annual 31 days of Halloween!  We’ll be sharing the Troopers favorite decoration ideas this season, and holiday classic Halloween recipes. We

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Green-Eyed Monster

Green-Eyed Monster

21st day of 31 Days of Halloween Ingredients 6 marshmallows 6 chocolate or vanilla cupcakes baked in black foil liners 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting Neon green food coloring 6 small chocolate-coated mints Directions Trim a corner from one short end

Dirt Balls

Dirt Balls

19th Day of 31 Days of Halloween Ingredients 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese 5 green onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon dill weed 2 teaspoons

Meet Jimmy Lee, our new RV!

Meet Jimmy Lee, our new RV!

Some of you may already know, that I’ve been on hiatus, in lieu of my daddy’s passing. Getting our life, and my mommy’s, back in order. However, we haven’t been completely idle while away, we have made a few changes

Glowing Ghosts

Glowing Ghosts

I think the hardest part about making these glowing ghosts will be blowing-up the balloons!  Personally, I get a horrible headache blowing-up balloons…ugh!  If you can get past that, this very well be the easiest #31DaysOfHalloween decorations I’ve posted. However,

Black Lace Pumpkins

Black Lace Pumpkins

Use lace to create fancy and fashionable pumpkins. Lay lace fabric over the pumpkin, gathering it at the bottom with your hand, to determine the location for the stem opening. Remove the lace. Cut a small circle (for the stem)

Bloody Doorbell Finger

Bloody Doorbell Finger

I found this awesome photo on PrudentBaby.com, and just HAD to share it with you! This would be a real eye-catcher, to say the least, hanging from a doorbell, drawer pulls, toilet handle, medicine cabinet, car radio, etc. I really

Treat Bowls

Treat Bowls

Decorate candy bowls using black tape (electrical tape), and turn them into clear Frankenstein, Ghost and Jack-O-Lanterns. (Photo: The Celebration Shoppe)

Frankie’s Bride Cake

Frankie’s Bride Cake

Day 14 of 31 Days of Halloween Ingredients 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size) 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup shortening 7-1/2 to 8 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/4 cup milk 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt Purple and