10 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for YOU!


Hey, what’s up mamas? It’s Halloween week and maybe you’ve just finished preparing costumes for the littles and finally have 5 minutes to pull something together for yourself, Cinderella-style. Or perhaps you have been invited to chill with some grownups this weekend and need to come up with a costume fast. Here are 10 last-minute Halloween costumes we are loving for you. Most of them you can assemble with mostly what you have on hand and all without a pesky sewing machine, ha.

Haven’t had time to tweeze? Consider it a Halloween miracle and go with a fabulous Frida Kahlo look like Jaime did here (with her brows penciled in.) Add a shawl, jewelry, red lips and some silk flowers over parted hair.

last-minute halloween costume

Pull out your fave-beige and add some big doe-eyed makeup like this flirty Deer Costume by Hillary Gessner. You know that you have some Rudolph antlers in the dress-up bin.

last-minute halloween costume

Feeling truly… truly… truly outrageous? Jem and the Holograms costumes are going to be hot this Halloween. Pull out a pink dress, pink hair (wig or chalk) and Jem’s signature makeup and you will be a Halloween rock star… (more…)


Freezer Sriracha Breakfast Sandwiches Recipe

Freezer Sriracha Breakfast Sandwich RecipeSo, we all should eat breakfast, or so I have heard. I’ve also heard that sometimes we should also feed it to other members of our families. Well, to that end, I am obsessed with making and freezing a boatload of breakfast sandwiches a week or two in advance, so we can just whip them out and microwave them in the morning. It makes life easier for me, and it also ensures that my husband, who needs a lot of calories for his “diet” (he has that diet where you have to eat a lot of stuff to not waste away, sigh), and who also takes our kid to school every morning, has a filling breakfast at his disposal. Also, these are delicious with or without sriracha, but it makes him happy to have a little spice and it makes me happy to oblige.
Freezer Sriracha Breakfast Sandwich Recipe Get my recipe for Freezer Sriracha Breakfast Sandwiches after the jump… (more…)


A Cheese Soufflé For Fall Entertaining from ATK

America's Text Kitchen Cheese Souffle

I hadn’t obsessed over a cookbook in a long time, but then 100 Recipes: The Absolute Best Ways to Make the True Essentials from America’s Test Kitchen crossed my desk. It is full of recipes for the dishes that my family loves but with new tips and tricks to make them even better. From classic Sunday suppers like roasts and soups to easy weeknight favorites like pastas and salads, this book has earned the front and center spot on my kitchen shelf, and already has the sauce splatters to prove it. Although a cheese soufflé hasn’t made it to “True Essential” status in my home, looking at this photo I think it’s day has come. I can’t wait to try this version from the kitchen that has never let me down, America’s Test Kitchen. Thanks for sharing the full recipe with us ATK!

Cheese Soufflé

from 100 Recipes: The Absolute Best Ways to Make the True Essentials


Serves 4 to 6 (more…)


25 Stunning Thanksgiving Tables to be Inspired By

Jewel Toned Thanksgiving Table The Thanksgiving season is upon us, which is the perfect reason to start decorating fall tables. Here are the beautiful tablescapes that are inspiring us for Thanksgiving 2015, along with some tips and ideas for recreating these looks in your own cozy home. The table above inspires us with jewel tones; the rich blues and purples in this setting make us swoon. Find out more at Martha Stewart.

Add a dash of whimsy with these rose gold wishbones placecards. Get the DIY at Country Living.Rose Gold Wishbone Placecards

Modernize your Thanksgiving table with this monochrome version of the traditional cornucopia. Get the tutorial here: Modern Monochrome Cornucopia. Monochrome Cornucopia

Paint a couple of mini pumpkins the color of your dinner plates to make them stand out. Find out more at Decorating Your Small Space.Inspiring Thanksgiving Tablescape with Painted Pumpkins

These feather napkins and natural elements make for a serene Thanksgiving tablescape at Home Stories A to Z. Feather Napkin Thanksgiving Table

Wrap some autumn branches around white pumpkins to make a simple and cute centerpiece. Find out more at Halloweencesky.Wrapped Pumpkin Thanksgiving Tablescape

Use golden-hues for your table décor this year to add a little bling. Tape gold glitter tape to the tablecloth to make it sparkle. Find out more at Martha StewartGolden Glitter Thanksgiving Tablescape

Perfect for turkey day by the beach, learn more about this coastal Thanksgiving tablescape at Sand and Sisal. Beachy Coastal Thanksgiving Table

Change up your dinner by using printed plates and cobalt blue napkins. Find out more at Anthropologie. CobaltNapkins at Thanksgiving

Head outside and gather some twigs and garden goodness to create a natural table runner. Find out more at Vicky Barone. Natural Table Runner

Learn how to simply arrange a rustic Thanksgiving centerpiece at Pottery Barn Kids.Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape

These striped pumpkins add a little jazz and class to this Thanksgiving table. Find out more at Homey Oh My.Striped Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table

The unexpected striped tablecloth adds a dash of personality to this Thanksgiving tablescape at Dimples and Tangles. Striped Tablecloth Thanskgiving Table

The pumpkin ornaments on a twig centerpiece add some whimsy. Find out more at Zen of Zada.Pumpkin Ornaments on a Thanksgiving Table

Abandon the vase and lay your decor right on the table for a modern centerpiece. Learn more at Martha Stewart.Flat Thanksgiving Centerpiece

We love the mixture of white pumpkins and bright branches at Lily Pad Cottage. White Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table

Recycle old bottles into charming vases this Thanksgiving. Find out more at Decorating Your Small Space. Recycled Bottle Thanksgiving Table

Those green pumpkins can look a little funky at the patch, but make for a lovely Thanksgiving centerpiece. Find out more at Decorating Your Small Space.Green Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table

There’s nothing like lovely candlight to set a cozy mood for Thanksgiving dinner. Find out more at Decorating Your Small Space.Candlelit Thanksgiving Table

Adore the wood-slab natural tree-truk theme of this Thanksgiving table from The White Buffalo Styling Co. Wood Slab Thanksgiving Table

Make these sweet paper book pumpkins for a unique tablescape. Find out how at Upcycled Treasures.Paper Book Pumpkins

We still love jewel tones for Thanksgiving, especially contrasted with bright white. Find out more at Vicky Barone.Bright Thanksgiving Table Setting

Using simple slate coasters as placecards is a fun trick for making this Thanksgiving table. Find out more at nyla free designs. Slate Coaster Table Settings

These beautiful custom plates and all white tablescape are surprising and modern, while still traditional. Learn more at TomKat Studio. White Thanksgiving Table

This stunning centerpiece made from seasonal greens and pumpkins is breathtaking. Learn more at Design Chic. Beautiful Green Thanksgiving Centerpiece