Great Gatsby Party

This past weekend we had a Great Gatsby themed party! It was so much fun! My friend, Justin has this huge garage that we cleaned out and set up shop in! We decorated with tinsel curtains, peacock feathers, vintage bottles and circus lights. As per usual, I took almost no pictures, but got a few. We all had so much fun dressing up!

 

(Fright) Night In

Happy Monday! Halloween is getting closer! Lately, life has been so hectic and all I have been craving is a night in with some monster movies and popcorn. SF Girl By The Bay has recently been tweeting about how amazing popcorn is with some truffle salt and now that’s all I can think about. I’m thinking I’m going to need some of that in my life very soon. Another thing that happened: Zara launched it’s home collection. I might be obsessed. It’s modern, affordable and just a click away from being in my home.

Also, I lost my glasses. WTF! I thought I’d be okay without them. But it’s been only a day and I can’t handle it.

 

Clockwise from top left: Zara Home Vernon Tea Pot/ Urban Outfitters Hockey Mask Sock/ Zara Home Carola Candlestick/ Threshold Upstate Throw from Target/ Universal Monster Gift Set/ Tartuflanghe Black Truffle Salt from Sur La Table/ Bonlook La Marquise Glasses

Details

With craft after craft, my house is usually a pigsty, but this week after finishing a mad rush of projects I was able to clean it up. Sort of. Okay, so enough to ease up my anxiety a bit. I have so much happening in the next few weeks, but I’m taking it easy this next week to finish my costume!

Also Walking Dead and American Horror Story are back and I couldn’t be more excited. Last Saturday I wasn’t feeling well and I watch all of Walking Dead season 2. It was like I’d never seen it, I didn’t get up unless it was a commercial. It was pretty pathetic. If you haven’t gotten into it, get into it! Also, if you a huge nerd read the comics. They are amazing! The show and the comic are so vastly different it’s great to watch how the story plays out in different ways.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Happy Thursday! I have a little MIA this week, but I’m back!

I have never cooked a pumpkin before and was a little hesitant when I bought these at the pumpkin patch a few weekends ago. But it was a very easy process and very fun! I have already eaten too much of it and plan on taking the rest to a party this weekend, maybe with a box of ginger snaps….I just though of that, blew my own mind.

If you only want to make pumpkin puree stop after step four.

What you’ll need:

Sugar Pie Pumpkin (clean)

Olive Oil

1 cup Brown Sugar

3/4 Cup Water

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1 Tsp Nutmeg

1 Tsp Ginger

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Step One: Preheat oven to 400. Cut your pumpkin in half. Scrape out the seeds and fibers.

Step Two: Cut in half again so that you have four pieces. Rub those pieces with olive oil and set face down on a baking sheet. Bake for about 25 minutes.

Step Three: Once cooled for at least 10 minutes, scoop out the insides and place in processor or blender. I ended up just peeling the skin off and mashing it into the blender.

Step Four: Puree.

Step Five: Place your freshly pureed pumpkin in a sauce pan with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, and water. Bring to a boil.

Step Six: Once it reaches a boil reduce to the lowest setting and let simmer for 45 minutes.

Enjoy! XOXO

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