Batty Bites

Batty Bites

Batty Bites

 

 

I love this time of year and I know I have mentioned how much I love Halloween. I found this super adorbs simple party fun recipe on All You Magazine. These are the kind of appetizers that everyone will enjoy and you won’t have to spend forever trying to get them right! I also like that they are simple enough to incorporate into other holidays. Add some fun shaped pretzels/crackers/treats and make them reindeer antlers or make a top hat and it can be a leprechaun! You can play with the cheeses and use different colored sesame seeds, nuts, cracker or chip crumbs to compliment the cheese ball. You can also make monster bites or witches maybe vampires and ghosts! Soo much fun! Get creative!

 

 

Ingredients:

1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
8 ounces soft, mild goat cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup pesto
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
8 pitted olives, sliced
32 peppercorns
32 triangular corn chips or any kind of chip or cracker you prefer.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mash together cream cheese, goat cheese and pesto.
2. Let chill for 40 minutes.
3. Shape mixture into 16 2-inch balls.
4. Roll in black pepper and poppy seeds to cover.
5. Press two olive slices into balls for eyes
6. Place peppercorns in centers for pupils.
7. Insert chip on either side of ball for wings and serve.

6 Books Every Proper Hostess Must Have

I love playing hostess and having any old reason to prepare for an event! I was looking around for some fun accoutrement the other day for an upcoming birthday shindig a friend of mine and I are throwing and I found some super fun and beyond awesome books I think it would behoove any hostess to have either available for guests or to get some pointers from. These books look like so much fun I assumed everyone could benefit as well as enjoy.

The Zombie Survival Guide

 

The Zombie Survival Guide This could quite possibly be the ultimate hostess book ever. How better to appease your guests by giving them access to life saving tips for the ever present and always possible threat of the Zombie Apocalypse? To be taken much more seriously than that silly Y2K, December 21, 2012, The Rapture and Heaven’s Gate combined. We all know that the Zombies can and will take over our world and perhaps the universe one day. The key to being a successful hostess is preparedness. This book could cement your position as top dog in your circle so I suggest you get your hands on this new “Bible” ASAP.

 

 

Unbored

 

Unbored Have you ever thrown an event that didn’t go over too well?  Perhaps the people aren’t meshing or the mood is awkward with a capital A? It happens to the best of us. You can’t always control the crowd or tell how certain things might go over. To avoid any further embarrassment why not have Unbored at the ready just in case. A good hostess should always have back up plans to keep everything running smooth. Who knows, Unbored could be the hit of the entire party even if it didn’t start out to be boring.  No one wants to be known for failing at an event or for throwing blah parties! Have this little secret weapon available at all times.

 

 

The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You

 

The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You Do you or someone you know check Web MD every time something feels amiss? I know I do and I scare the crap out of myself. I know people make jokes and searching online for random ailments has become a favorite pastime for many so why not have a book where you can easily look up if you gave a guest food poisoning or put something they are highly allergic to in the main course. If someone comes over looking mildly ill you can figure out whether to send them home immediately or if the rest of your guests will be safe from the bird flu. If all else fails and conversation has come to a stand still whip out your handy dandy book full of things that might kill you and scare the fun back into your evening.

 

The Vintage Tea Party Book

 

The Vintage Tea Party Book is very chic if you ask me. I know tea parties/shabby chic is so in right now so why not get hip to the tea party tid bits you might be missing out on. Throw a real actual vintage tea party. Your guests will appreciate your attention to detail and knowledge.  If you are into crafting or event planning this really is a great book for you.  It is also a great gift or coffee table book because it is so darn pretty.  How about if your friends need some immediate classing up?  This book could be a very subtle way to tell your besties that they are a tincer unseemly and that they need to brush up on their lady-like-ness before summer is here.  We all know that unclassy broads only attract unclassy bros and who wants those at their party?

 

The Jane Austen Handbook

 

 

The Jane Austen Handbook is obviously a personal favorite as she makes my world turn but let’s just be honest here for a moment and accept that she is the Coco Chanel for unrequited love and all things proper.  One cannot throw a perfectly proper event without some hints from she who is the most refined.  If you don’t know who Jane Austen is after immediately smacking yourself in the face and writing moron on your forehead in a black Sharpie please venture to the nearest e-reader and please culture yourself because I fear any party you are throwing and your guests probably do as well.

Feminist Ryan Gosling

 

 

Feminist Ryan Gosling Not a person on the planet has any excuse not to purchase this book.   It should just come automatically with any living space any individual on the entire planet Earth could possibly inhabit, cardboard boxes, cars and caves included. This will make more than just your event amazing it will make your life amazing. We all know the magical powers Sir Ryan Gosling possesses. No one is capable of resisting his awesome not even the one and only Chuck Norris! Not purchasing this book is an affront to love, romance and anything that might possibly be even a little good ever in the history of ever and every person that comes to your events will automatically think you and your event suck because you were not gracious enough to have a copy of this book for everyone to drool over and on!

Horne Indoor/Outdoor Planters

Horne Indoor/Outdoor Planter

Horne Indoor/Outdoor Planter

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The nice weather is here and my garden is sprouting but I wanted to spruce up the inside. I have to take a billion trips to Home Depot to get all of these tools,dirt and whatever else so the man of the house can assert his barbarian tendencies and do man work outside which is soo not my thing. I now know how men feel when they shop with women but in hardware stores there are no comfy places to sit and a room where women can commiserate about how much they hate shopping with their men so I am forced to stare at flowers and plants. I
saw one too many plans that I wanted but they can’t all go outside. I can leave the boring yard work for the bf while I revamp our inside!
I have a slew of pets at home so putting plants on the floor is out of the question and hanging baskets inside are never pretty enough. I did some research and came across these adorable indoor/outdoor planters by HORNE.com. I am in love! The planters come in orange, mustard, turquoise, and white. The HORNE.com planters are simple but modern. The size is perfect because you can do a ton with it and if you hand more than one it wont look like too much. If you use the HORNE.com outside you can easily bring them back in if the weather gets bad or cold weather starts to come. If you don’t have a zoo at your home instead of hanging them you can arrange them anyway you want on a table or ledge to create a really modern looking indoor garden.

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