Day of the Dead Ofrenda

Good morning! Can you believe we are already in November? Some of the days kind of drag by, but the month is gone before I know it! I have some exciting news for you! Lauren and I have joined in with 50 other bloggers with some great Christmas ideas and the series will start this Friday!! I can’t wait to see what ideas everyone has come up with. There is sure to be something for everyone! So come back on Friday for the kick-off!

Did you decorate or go trick-or-treating for Halloween? I don’t usually do too much decorating, just a few pumpkins, but this year Lauren helped me set up an Ofrenda, similar to the one from the Disney movie Coco.

We have a 99 Cent Store in our town and we found so much Day of the Dead stuff there! Now, ours is not as elaborate as Disney’s (!), but I think it turned out pretty good!

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I don’t know much about this celebration, but the little bit I have learned is so interesting. I think the whole idea behind it is so cool. Remembering our relatives and our past is so important to who we are. I hope to learn more each year.

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I found pictures of the Coco characters online and printed them out to place on our Ofrenda.

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I love the little spirit animal! A dog, of course!

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Lots of candles and flowers fill it all in.

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I love the designs on the jar candles! So perfect!

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Do you recognize any of the characters! Mama Coco is at the bottom of the picture.

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Does your family set up an Ofrenda? I would love to know about it! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Remember, on Friday, starts Christmas!!

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Home on the Corner Halloween!

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Halloween yesterday.  Even though I had to work all day, I was still able to have a little bit of fun and dress up.  I wore a pair of Minnie Mouse ears to work but that was it.  Nothing too exciting.

But I did have an actual costume that I wore just because.  I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do for Halloween and then I had the random (yes it was completely random) thought of dressing up like Molly McIntire from the American Girl series.  Molly was the only doll that looked like me (except for the glasses) and I had the doll and a lot of her things when I was growing up.

So here is my outfit with my Molly doll.

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I am very happy with how my outfit turned out!  I was able to find everything relatively easy with the exception of my skirt, which I ended up sewing myself.  And thanks to my friend Elise who went out on a random photoshoot adventure with me to get this adorable photo.

Mom dressed up as well.  For her job, all of the teachers dressed up as different story book characters.  And she dressed up as Bo Peep from Toy Story!

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She even has a little lamb and everything!  I have to say that my mom got very creative with her outfit.  She used a candy cane for her staff and fashioned her own ruffles for the bloomers.  She also made her cute bow headband!  I think it looks so cute and perfect for a story book character.

And of course the dogs had to dress up!  Do you remember their costume from two years ago?  If not, you should click here because it was cute!  So of course, the dogs have to outdo their costumes from before and my mom and I were on the hunt for their outfits!

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In this photo we have Rozy Blu the turtle, Ezzy the shark, Zoella aka Munch the lobster, and Maggie the mermaid.  Aren’t they the cutest?!  They even have their own background and props for the photo.  This took a lot of treats, sweat, and convincing everyone to look at the camera to get this photo.  But some of the outtakes are even cuter!

And that’s it!  This is how we all celebrated Halloween at our house.  I hope you enjoyed our little update post and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Halloween Snack Attack

Hello!  How was everyone’s week?  Is everyone happy that it is finally Friday?  Anyone have any fantastic plans for the weekend?

I know I talked about Thanksgiving last week, but we are backtracking just a smidge to Halloween again.  Halloween is around the corner and some people are having parties (I am not but other people are).  So here are some cute Halloween snack ideas.  Enjoy!

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Spooky S’mores Bars from Bake at 350

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Candy Corn Rice Krispies from My Food and Family

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Halloween Oreos from The Baker Upstairs

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Mini Spider Pizzas from Recipe Runner

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Halloweeño Jalapeño Popper Mummies from The Hopeless Housewife

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Pretzel Broom Sticks from Smart School House

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Halloween Taco Dip from The Tipsy Housewife

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Brownie Dirt Pudding from My Baking Addiction

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Fanta Jack O’Lantern Floats from Belle of the Kitchen

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Candy Corn Jello from Cincy Shopper

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DIY Dog Costumes for Halloween!

Hello!  How is everyone doing this week?  Is everyone excited that it is Friday, because I know I am!

This week we are looking forward to Halloween (it is only a couple weeks away if you weren’t aware).  And we are taking a look at some Halloween costumes for our furry friends!  Now, my cats would think that it’s the worst thing in the world to be dressed up in a costume, but other people will dress their pets up for each Halloween.  So here are some ideas for you if you have decided to dress up your pet but you don’t have any ideas.  Enjoy!

This Ty Beanie Baby swing tag costume is easy to make and adorable on pets but can also be a great costume for their humans, too. I'm loving this for the Howloween Pet Parade!

 

Ty Beanie Baby Tag from Dream A Little Bigger

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Lion Costume from Instructables

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Hostess Cupcake from Sew Doggy Style

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Flower Costume from DIY Network

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DIY Dinosaur Jacket from Crafty Carmen

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S’mores Costume from Studio DIY

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Loofa Dog Costume from Crafts by Courtney

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Pirate Costume from Luigi and Me

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Easy Sven Costume from Ella Claire Inspired

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Puppy Fairy Wings from Instructables

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Non-Carved Pumpkin Round Up

Hello!  How has everyone’s week been?  I took a day trip up to Yosemite with a friend of mine which was super nice and fun. We had a wonderful time up in the mountains away from the heat so it was relaxing.

This week we are showing off some really cool pumpkins that don’t require any carving.  These are the kind of pumpkins I like because I absolutely despise carving.  I cannot stand gutting a pumpkin so I much prefer decorating them.  So here are some cute ideas if you are like me and can’t stand carving.  Enjoy!

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Crayon Drip Pumpkin from The Swell Designer

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Confetti Pumpkin from Cloudy Day Gray

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White Pumpkin with Flowers from Finding Zest

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Candy Corn Pumpkin from Craft Project Ideas

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Frankenstein Pumpkin from Plaid Online

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Painted Pumpkins from Think Make Share Blog

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Striped Pumpkins from Makely Home

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Thumbprint Pumpkin DIY from Handmade Charlotte

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Glow in the Dark Pumpkins from I Love to Create

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Fox and Owl Pumpkins from Home on the Corner

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