Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Let's celebrate tonight with devilish delight! Make sure you get lots and lots of treats!

Halloween sampler

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Get Your Halloween On!

It's almost Halloween! Are you ready for some trick and or treating? Ready to scare those little goblins out of their gourds? I've got my decorations out and ready to scare. You can too, with this wickedly awesome Craftster video!

Here is a close up of the tombstones. My favorite is the one with the flowers. I love the way it turned out.

As if that isn't enough, how about some scary silhouettes to give your Halloween a touch of class. I made these for Lanikins in a Halloween swap on Craftster. I love them so much, I may need to make them for myself.

The biggest part of our Halloween decorating is our mantle. I used some of our old pictures and covered the faces with pumpkins and gave OMP some google eyes.

Whew! I think I'm coming down from my sugar rush from all that Halloween candy. I hope your Halloween is absolutely E-VIL and devilishly delightful!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tie One On Tuesday

Fall has finally decided to visit us in the Pacific Northwest. The rain is back! I love the rain till about....ummm...March, then it can go away.  I believe that I need to have a beverage or two to celebrate the rain, the leaves changing and the cooler temperatures. 

Wanna know what's good in the morning? Cinnamon toast. Wanna know what's better on a blustery day? Cinnamon Toast cocktail.

Cinnamon Toast
1 1/4 ounce spiced rum
1 cup warm apple cider
Mix the rum and the cider. Pour into a mug. Yep, that easy!

Still feeling a chill? How about a warm old fashion?

Old Fashion
2 oz  bourbon
dash of  bitters
1 sugar cube
1 orange slice
1 maraschino cherry
club soda
hot water
Place one sugar cube into the bottom of an old-fashioned glass and add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters directly to the sugar cube as much as possible.
Add one orange slice, one cherry, and a splash of soda and muddle thoroughly. Remove the pulp
Add 2 ounces of Bourbon, top off with warm water. 

Maybe you don't need something warm cause you are already smokin' hot! Ouch! In that case, I have something for the sweet side of you. A nice little early Halloween cocktail. 

Candy Cornatini
1 oz  Tequila
½ oz butterscotch schnapps
½ oz Crème de Cacao
2 oz fresh orange juice
1 tsp dark cocoa
4 pieces candy corn
Rim a martini glass with orange juice then cocoa powder.
In a shaker, add tequila, butterscotch schnapps, crème de cocoa and orange juice.
Add ice and shake well.
Strain into prepared martini glass.
Garnish with a toothpick of candy corns. 

YUMMY! Spirits to warm you body and soul. A little sweet, a little spicy, a whole lot of yum. Just like me! Happy fall everyone!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Still Alive

We are still here, just in the throws of surgery, dogs and complications that come with surgery. I just wanted to write a quick note and say hello.


There, I feel much better.

Love you guys and will be back real soon.