Halloween Par-tay

(I swear last post for the day)

We went last night to our friends Sam and Natalie’s House. Natalie is the Hostess-with-the-Mostess, and NEVER disappoints when it comes to a party. This girl goes all out! Decorations, food, drinks, it’s amazing. I mean her house is pretty freaking adorable all the time, but I LOVE what she does at Halloween. The girl made her own cat and witch-hat shaped tortilla chips for god sakes! AMAZING!

Mr. Gaunt and I whipped up a last-minute costume idea I had, which turned out to be (in my opinion) the coolest costumes ever. Especially if you work in the print industry. Seriously OBSESSED with all things Pantone.

Amazing right?

And so easy. Seriously less than $10 was spent.

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On to the party, let me highlight a few awesome things:

Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Insane.

Peanut butter Acorn’s. So cute

-Apple Juice Mimosa….I may have had 7.

-Honey Sticks, love em!

-Brain Cupcakes. Look so cute, and so easy!

-Mr. Gaunt carved Walter White (from Breaking Bad) onto his pumpkin.

-I drank too much and flitted around until my old ass got tired at 11pm, and went home to bed. (Oh and my Houndstooth nails are Sally Hansen)

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Pumpkin Carving

We carved pumpkins this past week. My brother gave my mom a ton of pumpkins, and we took 5 of them, and so far Mr. Gaunt has carved 3 and I carved 1. This year we went with the scratch/surface shave method instead of the full on carving. It’s easier, you can get more detail, and your pumpkin lasts a lot longer.

Mr. Gaunt has been on his 13 days of Halloween scary movies, and I have been unusually willing to watch some of them with him. So far we have watched The Mist, 28 Weeks Later, The Faculty, and couple others. He has watched way more (actually scary movies) that I don’t participate in. I have enough trouble sleeping.

Also we have been watching Glee, Breaking Bad, and Oddities too! (in case you wondered)

Need pumpkin carving inspiration, check out Reddit Pumpkins!

Halloween Front Door 2012

Our Halloween decorations aren’t that much different from last years. Mr. Gaunt put up his silly video game related tombstones (that only he finds hilarious) and the cobwebs, and skeleton are both back. I did however get all sorts of crafty and made our front door one big spiderweb with masking tape! Seriously folks, if you have a dark colored door, and 79 cents to buy 1 inch masking tape, your front door can also be this cute.

We have a pretty awesome cardboard coffin and fog machine that we will bring out for trick-o-treaters. Speaking of, we should probably stock up on candy from Costco before it’s all sold out!  Mr. Gaunt has selected his Halloween movies that he will watch 13 day up to Halloween, and we are making costume plans! I’m going to be a witch, and he is going to be the Notorious BIG….seriously. Pumpkin carving will happen this week! YAY FOR FALL!

Coconut Cocoa Oat Cookies…whatever

I really wanted to bake something chocolate last week, which is sort of odd for me, because I really wouldn’t say I’m a chocolate fan. I like chocolate, but if given two choices, I’m almost always going to pick the non-chocolate option. Needless to say I had some fancy Cocoa powder that I wanted to use, and a craving to make a slightly healthier cookie too. Mr. Gaunt LOVES cookies, but he kind of hates my healthy cookies. I was hoping the cocoa powder would make them less “healthy tasting”. The recipe I used is:

1 1/4 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
pinch salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
3 T Agave

1/2 Cup shredded coconut

Mix all together, bake at 350 for about 12 minutes.

I used this recipe, but made a number of adjustments. My cookies were ok, but not fluffy, so following her recipe more directly might yield better results.

I thought they were yummy in a dark chocolate, not too sweet sort of way. Which is good because then I only eat like 1 a day.  As usual I think Mr. Gaunt could take or leave them. Don’t worry, I’m planning to make him this cake for his birthday next month. Full, fat, full sugar.

Can I also just say that I am super obsessed with PicMonkeys Halloween features. It makes me want to deck out my front porch all goolish!

Amazing, I know.

 

Halloween in a Nut Shell

Halloween was pretty fun this year, although very low key.

Mr. Gaunt and I dressed up as Patti Mayonnaise and Doug Funnie. If you don’t know who these people are, then you are either too young, or we can’t be friends. (:

Although we only went to my moms bar for a little while in costume. The best costume by far though was the one I threw together last-minute for my mom. She was Lion Tamer complete with a Lion jumping through a flaming hoop and whip! Awesome.

On actual Halloween my mom and Tank came over and she made Clam Chowder. Mr. Gaunt dressed up as Quail Man (Doug’s Superhero Alter-ego) and I wore Butterfly Wings…lol. We borrowed my moms Fog Machine and had spooky tunes on the porch, good times.

At around 10pm we went downtown and watched the famous Bellingham Thriller Dance “Thrillingham”

Last is a picture from our work Halloween. We dressed up like we were going to a funeral.

Halloween is for SISTERS!

My sister Taylor and I had a little Nail painting party last night while watching Halloween Town, AND Halloween Town 2! Mr. Gaunt ordered them for us on Amazon. To say Taylor and I are Lovers of Disney Channel Movies (note, much different from actual Disney Movies) is an understatement. Were obsessed.

Taylor bought OPI’s “Spookettes” Halloween collection and we painted some pretty awesome Spooky Nails! (The Green Glows in the Dark). Such a good time.