Halloween Themed Brunch

I think I’ve raved about brunch before but I can’t help but bring it up again. Another excuse to have breakfast food but a little later in the day? Yes please! Every month my boyfriend’s family rotates houses on brunch. Now that we have our own place, our cute apartment got added to the rotation and we got the month of October. What a perfect opportunity to make a Halloween themed brunch! I’ll post the recipes in the coming days so make sure to keep coming back to see the menu unveiled. Today’s focus is the decorations because every good Halloween party needs the right decorations.

Warning though: I am not a person who loves the frightening side of Halloween… AT ALL. My ideal level of scary is watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and only listening to the scary movie theme songs with all the lights on. I know, I have the taste of a 5 year old in Halloween scares and I am almost 26! Thankfully, for my sake, our brunch was a mellow take on Halloween decorations.

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Pumpkin Signs

Every morning I take our small puppy outside for a walk. Lately those early morning walks start with cold air filling my lungs and a slight chill to my fingertips. Fall is right on the cusp and I am embracing every moment. I am so excited to share the latest project here on the blog! This is a project where we knew what we wanted the base to look like but not necessarily how to finish it. This did give the perfect opportunity for another two take creation!

Two Take Pumpkin Signs
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Crockpot Peach Butter

This past weekend my boyfriend and I got peaches… and I mean A LOT of peaches. After making this peach butter, other treats, and giving some away; we still have a half a box of peaches! I haven’t ever tried or made peach butter but the premise would be the same as making any other fruit butter (i.e. apple butter). The fruit pieces need to be cooked long enough that when blended, it creates a smooth velvety texture. I’ve been super busy lately so the idea of making this in a crockpot was extremely appealing. I prepped it and let it cook overnight in the crockpot and in the morning it blended like a dream. Plus, we woke up to the smell of peaches and spices (drooling now just thinking about it).

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PSL = FALL

Fall is marked in my internal calendar as the day that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is released at Starbucks. Some may consider this to be “basic” but it is my special treat around this time of year and I know I’m not alone in this sentiment. It’s a sip full of fall and all the comforting feelings that the season brings to me. I’m a beleafer this year as always (Starbucks marketing is always so good with this drink)!

Anyone else consider PSL the beginning of fall? Comment below if you have a variation of a pumpkin coffee drink I should try!

FALL Blocks DIY

While relaxing tonight, I decided to make a quick fall craft. I dug through the miscellaneous craft supplies and found four of these wooden blocks. The letters could easily use a Cricut machine or calligraphy pens but I do not have either at my place so I decided to hand paint the letters. Next time I would definitely use a calligraphy pen for clearer lines. While working on this, I thought of how I would like to improve my lettering skills. Comment below with what you would recommend to learn and improve!

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Repurposed Terra Cotta Pot – Scarecrow

We had so much fun making the pumpkin candy containers that we thought we would give another go at a terra cotta pot transformation. I’ve seen a few happy scarecrows but have never attempted to draw one myself (P.S. if looking for cartoon scarecrow faces online, make sure to type in “happy cartoon scarecrow face” or you might have nightmares that night haha). This was my take on a scarecrow candy container out of a terra cotta pot. All together the project probably took 30 minutes (less dry time) and made for a perfect weeknight project! What character would you put onto one of these candy containers? If you want to see me try it out, comment below with the character!

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DIY Pumpkin Candy Container

I can’t believe that it is almost to the end of summer! I’ve enjoyed my summer, but with the opportunity to make multiple crafts one night, we decided to throw a fall craft into the mix. We already have a few more projects lined up in the next month but this might be the easiest.

It did get us thinking about what candy to fill it with when it is time to put it out as a decoration. We went a little nostalgic too. Anyone remember the Mary Jane candies? It’s a peanut butter molasses taffy like candy that we would get when I was little around Halloween. I’m not sure if they still make them but I will definitely be checking in about a month from now. What candy would you fill these fall pumpkin candy containers with?

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