“Today is such a fantastic day! It’s one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, and even better: MY MOM IS ARRIVING IN TOKYO! All by herself! She’s being so brave in taking the long trek alone, and I’m super proud of her. It can be pretty intimidating, and I can’t believe she’s going for it.
The photo above is a little treat that I made for us to enjoy all week long with our many tea breaks. They’re chai tea tea cookies (I like the way that sounds, although I suppose ‘tea cookies with chai tea’ would be less confusing). I’m still working out the kinks, but I thought that might make a good future blog post. What do you think, are you interested in the recipe?”
*Sweet potato enchiladas. Moving to the top of my “must make” list. We’re hosting an almost-vegetarian for dinner in a few weeks, and I think these may be on the menu.
*Ways to use leftover pumpkin puree. It’s kind of strange, but the cans of pumpkin never seem to coordinate with the recipe and I always throw away 1/4 of a can a week after opening it.
*I’m ready for a trip somewhere new. This list of the most romantic small towns in Europe gave me a bad case of wanderlust!
“Happy Halloween! I LOVE this holiday: it’s the perfect start to kick off the longer holiday season as we look toward Thanksgiving and Christmas. The big celebration for me happened at work yesterday: a huge costume party including several skits by department (our Evolution of Dance skit CLEARLY should have swept the competition, but we lost to IT’s Time Warp), a kid’s costume parade and trick or treat around the office, all capped off with a huge party in our event space. SO AWESOME. Today’s celebrations will be more low-key: trick or treating with my nieces and nephews followed by some spooky movies. How are you spending yours? What did you dress as? TELL ME EVERYTHING.”
*I love this fancy door decor idea and can’t wait to replicate it. Washi tape or electrical tape? Different looks, but so much possibility!
* Can’t get enough of sticky things, apparently: this DIY wallpaper using a Silhouette is (literally) EPIC.
* A super interesting article on using spinach instead of kale!
One year ago: DIY Framed Party Menu, a perfect use for those gorgeous, odd-shaped frames that you can’t live without but also can’t seem to find anything to put in.
Dremel liked our tutorial that turns a mason jar into etched spice shaker so much that they highlighted it in their October newsletter!
Do you read Brit and Co? They recently included our Quick Pickle Carrots and Cucumbers in their 12 DIY Vinegar Recipes or Sippin; and Stirrin’! (Make sure you check out our friend Alanna from The Bojon Gourmet, also featured in the post!)