Happy Halloween!


I couldn't let this day go by without sharing a few photos from my all time favorite Halloween Roseanne episode. Happy Halloween everyone!

DIY: Halloween Wall Art


Looking for a simple way to decorate your walls for Halloween? Grab some cheap frames, black paint, and some dollar store snakes and you're all set!

What you'll need:

  • picture frames (try the goodwill or a dollar store for cheap ones)
  • black spray paint (unless the frames are already black)
  • rubber snakes
  • hot glue

Start by painting your frames black.

Once they've dried, hot glue some rubber snakes on to the frames.

Add your favorite photos and you're done! I used a photo from a Roseanne Halloween episode (of course), my x-rays from when I broke my finger last month (I knew they'd come in handy) and some rubber rats from the dollar store.

Once you've hung them, add some cobwebs for an even spookier look!

Halloween Round-Up


For some reason this year my Halloween DIY projects keep flopping. I made a wreath yesterday and it's seriously the ugliest thing I've ever seen. So, until I manage to put together something awesome enough to post, I thought I would share some of my old favorites. 

The 2nd Annual Sriracha Festival


Last week I entered a Photoshop contest for tickets to the 2nd Annual Sriracha Festival and I won! I wish I had taken more photos of the food because it was so good. Everything was made with Sriracha. My boyfriend and I had a field day. We ate smoked ribs, spicy pork ramen (pictured above), steak tacos, crawfish mac & cheese, peruvian steak sandwiches and so much more. There was dessert and craft beer and cocktails. The tickets were normally $60 but since I won them we got everything for free. It was the best.


The video below shows some of the food they served. We actually talked to the chef who made the crawfish mac & cheese and told him how much we liked it. I think we went back to his booth about 3 times.



I definitely recommend this event if you're in the LA or San Diego area next year. Read more about it here.

Recently


1.) A (semi) failed attempt at a new pumpkin cake recipe.
2.) A few adorable birthday presents.
3.) My current favorite game.
4.) The first two editions of the Bob's Burgers comic book.
5.) My idea of the perfect lunch.
6.) Post breakfast with Lauren of A Wild Tonic!

Homespun Magazine


I'm so excited about this. My burger pillow is featured in Homespun Magazine this month. Learn how to make it here!

Bob's Burgers Pumpkins


I'm officially in the Halloween spirit! I painted some Bob's Burgers pumpkins today so I took some photos to share with you guys. It's not my best work but my drawing hand is broken so I'll cut myself some slack. It was definitely easier than trying to carve them. Plus, they'll last a long time!

The Best Time of the Year!


Today marks the beginning of my three favorite months of the year. 
Happy October, friends! Let's decorate!

Red Pepper Relish


I'm hooked on the red pepper relish from Jersey Mike's so I decided to make some of my own. It's perfect for sandwiches, burgers or just add it to some cheese and crackers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

Finely chop your bell peppers and onion. I used a food processor.

Add everything to a saucepan and cook on high for about 5 minutes.

Continue cooking (stirring occasionally) on low until most of the liquid is gone.

Allow to cool for about an hour before serving.

DIY: Goo Gone


So, I dried some clothes yesterday and I don't know what was in the pockets but whatever it was, it was sticky. It was either gum or tape. Regardless, it made a huge gross mess all over the inside of the dryer. I didn't want to use any harsh chemicals that will leave a bad smell in the dryer so I started googling. Turns out, if you mix equal parts baking soda and canola oil (coconut oil works too), you have your very own goo gone! I scrubbed the sticky mess with an old toothbrush and it worked perfectly! No bad smell either!