Stocking Stuffers Under $100

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1. C.Wonder- Gold Monogram Wine Stopper

2. Dior- J’adore Eau de Parfum

3. Gold Cursive Monogram Mug

4. Let It Snow Perforated Votive

5. Bath & Body Works 3-wick Winter Candle 

6. NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette

7. J.Crew Industrial Bolt Bracelet

8. Essie 2014 Holiday Kit  

9. Japanese Cherry Blossom Gift Set 

Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is all about the sweets… and the sips! I recently came across some delicious and adorable Halloween cocktails and just had to share with all of you. Mix up a few of these for your spooky celebrations and you’ll be the most popular hostess around…

1. Caramel Apple Sangria {A Night Owl}

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2. Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshake {How Sweet It Is}

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3. Candy Corn Jello Shots {That’s So Michelle}

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4.  The Gin Goblin- A Green Tea and Cucumber Cocktail {Sugar & Charm}

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5.Bourbon & Maple Apple Cider {Freutcake}

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6. Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate {Minimalist Baker}

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7. Apple, Pomegranate, and Rum Cocktail {French Larkspur}

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8. Spiced Apple Cider Champagne Cocktails {Dishing Up The Dirt}

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9. Pumpkin Spice Martini {The Flair Exchange}

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10. Vanilla, Pear, and Vodka Cocktail {Two Tarts}

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12 Halloween Tabletop Ideas

For some weekend fun, why not try out a few of these DIY Halloween tabletop ideas!?

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1. Deranged Halloween Centerpiece

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2. Erie Candlestick Display

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3. Spooky Napkin Holders

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4. Cobweb Candles

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5. White Pumpkin Centerpiece

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6. Root Vegetable Centerpiece

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7. Forbidding Candles

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8. Creepy Candles

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9. Pumpkin Trio Centerpiece

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10. Punch Bowl Prop

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11. Glittered Pumpkin Table Decorations

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12. Flying Place Cards

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5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes

If you are someone who finds yourself scrambling to put together a Halloween costume a few days before celebrations begin, then this post is for you. I personally like to plan ahead when it comes to deciding on my costume. Bu that doesn’t mean I haven’t been in a situation where I need a creative costume in a pinch. For a little extra inspiration, take a peek below at these 5 last minute costume ideas…

1. REGINA GEORGE FROM MEAN GIRLS. You probably have every item in your closet already. Just cut two (strategically placed) holes in an old tank top and viola! Bonus points if you can find an “R” necklace.

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2. PIPPI LONGSTOCKING. To be Pippi, all you have to do is find the most mismatched things in your closet and throw them together to make one outfit. Stripes, polka dots, and plaid are great for clashing. Then, just take a wire hanger, bend it upward for your pigtails, and se some temporary red hairspray for Pippi’s ‘do. For the finishing touch, dot your nose and cheeks with brown eyeliner to create some fake freckles.

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3. MARILYN MONROE. All you really need is a white dress, white pumps, blonde curls, and red lips. Don’t forget her signature beauty mark– use eyeliner to a draw a little black dot at the corner of your lip.

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4. NERD. A nerd costume is so easy to put together, and you can make it as feminine or tomboy as you would like (think shorts vs. skirt).

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5. TWIGGY. Twiggy is one of my favorite fashion icons, and her look makes for an adorable and easy costume. Grab your favorite shift dress, some statement earrings, and Mary Jane flats. The most important part of this costume is to recreate her signature eyeliner makeup look. Draw on bold lines with liquid eyeliner and draw lashes on your lower lid. For a tutorial on this, click here!

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Healthy Halloween Treats

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Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays. Between costumes, seasonal crafts, and candy, what’s not to love? I like to celebrate all month long, but by the end of October I usually feel like I’ve had more than my fill of sweets. While I certainly won’t turn down a sweet treat or two, it’s nice to have a healthy alternative to all the candy this time of year. These Halloween treats I’m sharing today are made with fresh fruit, so you can still feel festive without all the sugar. They’re a great healthy option to serve up at a Halloween party, or you can bring them to work to share with your officemates. I can guarantee they’ll be a huge hit!

Check out these healthy Halloween recipes below…

 Banana Graveyard Ghosts

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Here’s what you will need:

  • Bananas
  • Black decorating icing
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate Cookies

 Instructions:

For the Banana Graveyard Ghosts, I simply cut three bananas in half, and then gave the ghosts spooky eyes and a mouth using a tube of cake decorating icing. I placed a dollop of peanut butter at the bottom of each banana to keep it in place on the plate. To make the graveyard dirt, serve your ghosts on a bed of chocolate cookie crumbles.

 Cute Clementine Pumpkins

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Here’s what you will need:

  • Clementines
  • Green pipe cleaners

 Instructions:

Making these Cute Clementine Pumpkins could not be easier. First, make sure you are using clementines or another variety of citrus that is shaped like a pumpkin (oranges are too round). Then, peel the fruit, trim a green pipe cleaner down to the appropriate “pumpkin tem size”, and place it inside the top of your clementine.

I hope these healthy treats are a hit at your next Halloween party or celebration!