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Author: Nebka Galyn, October 2016

Happy Halloween!!

My favorite time of year is Fall. I love all things Pumpkin Spice, cooler (but not cold) weather, and of course HALLOWEEN!!!

Today I will be sharing with you some ideas that I found:

  1. A simple Halloween porch light decoration.
  2. A fun Halloween themed appetizer.
  3. Some great ideas for Halloween costumes.

I love to save money so these ideas will be inexpensive and should be easy to do. I lead a chaotic life and don't have a ton of free time to be spending on decorating and party planning. I hope you find these things useful!


Thanks to Heidi over at Happiness Is Homemade for this great idea.

Supplies Needed
  • Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Pail
  • Utility Knife
  • Zip Ties (or Wire)

Start with a plastic trick-or-treat pumpkin pail, and use a utility knife to cut off a portion of the back half. How much to cut and the shape to cut will be dependent on the shape/size of your light. Slip the pumpkin over the front of your light and use a zip tie or wire through the handle holes to attach it. So cute both day and night!


Layered dip is easy to make and is a great snack to serve at a party. This spooky version is perfect for Halloween!

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup cheese, grated
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 container guacamole
  • 1 plastic spider ring
  1. Heat up refried beans in a microwave bowl, until warm. Stir and spoon the beans onto your plate.
  2. Add guacamole into the center of the plate. Use a spoon to smooth it out.
  3. Place sour cream in a squeeze bottle (or a baggie with the corner snipped off). Put a dot of sour cream in the center of the guacamole. Then draw concentric rings with the sour cream, from the center to the outside edge of the guacamole.
  4. Using a chopstick, (or similar tool) pull it through the sour cream and guacamole, from the center to the outside edge, repeat all the way around. This will form the spider web pattern.
  5. Spoon the salsa onto the beans around the edges of the guacamole.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded lettuce onto the salsa.
  7. Next add the cheese layer.
  8. Using the squeeze bottle of sour cream, trace over the lines you drew in the sour cream and guacamole. Now your web will be more defined.
  9. Place a plastic spider ring into the middle of the web. Then add your black olive layer.
  10. Finish off your layer dip with diced tomatoes. Serve it immediately with tortilla chips.

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Lurking Inside Your Closet

Thanks to ecouterre we have some fun and easy Halloween costume ideas.

1. BRAWNY MAN: a plaid shirt, jeans, a belt, work boots, and a roll of paper towels.

2. WHERE’S WALDO: Red-and-white striped shirt, Jeans, Red beanie, Black-rimmed glasses, Camera with strap, Cane (an umbrella would also work in a pinch)

3. CAT BURGLAR: Black-and-white striped shirt, Black leggings, Black beanie (with or without cut-outs for your eyes), Laundry bag for slinging over your shoulder, Bling

Head over to the site to see these awesome ideas and four others from ecouterre!!!

I hope you enjoy your Halloween and look forward to writing some more articles for you!