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.

DIY Body Butter Amazingness

DIY BODY BUTTER AMAZINGNESS

DIY BODY BUTTER AMAZINGNESS

 

I love DIY! I really love making beauty products at home. Some are not as fun as others but after many a long search for a DIY body butter that didn’t require spending a ton of money or breaking out industrial sized kitchen equipment I think I may have found the right one! I found this recipe on shewearsmanyhats.com. In this heat it is difficult to think about anything else but if you are like me and love to get yourself a nice tan it is important to keep moisturized. You can personalize this recipe to add difference scents or even herbs, fruits or vegetables. You can really fine tune it to your very own skin.  I cannot wait to make this.  I am waiting on some essential oils to come in and this weekend I am going to get right on this!

 

 

Ingredients
1½ cups of coconut oil, measured as solid
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons zest of grapefruit or other citrus or essential oil

Instructions
1. Mix all together until combined and smooth.
2. Transfer to a clean container with a cover.

**It is very hot out currently so make sure to keep it in a warm dry place so the butter doesn’t melt. You don’t want to be a slippery greasy mess.
**The mixture can become hard after a few days so make sure to mix it up before using it.

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!

Trendy Pea’s Room Decor

I love the wall decal ideas even for adults but they make so much more sense when decorating children’s rooms. Children grow fast and in the process their tastes, hobbies, and preferences grow along with them. Previously decorating any room took so much work and effort with borders, paint colors and decorations. Now all you have to do is change some color schemes, decals and nic-nac’s and boom new room! I love it. I have found a few super cute things I found that not only would I like to have in my room but I think some kids might enjoy them as well.Shop For Baby And Kids Modern Room Decor! Receive Free Shipping Over $100!

BUTTERFLY FLURRY FABRIC DECAL

BUTTERFLY FLURRY FABRIC DECAL

 

 

I really think everyone can benefit from butterflies but I can see how some people might not be as in love with it as I am. I do wish there were more however. I would like to see an entire wall full of them if I were decorating. I know this theme would probably make most little girls super happy.

 

 

BIRDS AND OWLS FABRIC DECAL

BIRDS AND OWLS FABRIC DECAL

 

I am not particularly fond of the random banner but I suppose if you took a permanent marker and perhaps wrote letters on it or something I would like it better. I am a sucker for owls and the color green! I think it is such a serene color and in combination with the blue and white this decoration would probably aid in helping keep baby feeling cool, calm and collected.

 

 

TREE WITH BIRD NEST FABRIC DECAL

TREE WITH BIRD NEST FABRIC DECAL

 

For me this decal has all of the right components: pink, nature like & patterned! How cute would this be for a little girls room. I won’t lie I would like it in my room as well. It’s not too busy or intricate so you can see how the design might be able to last a while in the room before her tastes change.

 

 

Owl Mobile

Owl Mobile

 

I know this isn’t a decal but what ever, I heart it. Although I may seem too old for a mobile in my room I don’t think I would care. I could paint/decorate it any way I wish and have a super new decoration for my home. I think kids would appreciate it as well. You could even make a game of it and let them decorate how ever they want.

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