Miss A, Halloween 2005
First of all, I want to tell my Nashville area readers about a great deal to share with your families, especially with many counties having fall break weeks this month. I’m helping spread the word about Savvy Savings & Scholarships, which is now in Nashville! Think Groupon for families. This week’s deal is 1/2 off an annual family memberships to Discovery Center in Murfreesboro! A family pass is just $37.50 and is good for two adults and two children (plus it includes four free passes which are great for grandparents or friends.)
It’s not fall until I slip on my boots, bid my pink flip flops farewell until spring, and order my first pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. Although it’s well in the 80s most days here in Nashville, two out three Blonde Mom Blog ushers in autumn traditions have been met.
I’m neither artsy nor craftsy nor an incredible cook, but I do love fall. Here are some fun links to get you in the mood:
My friend Amy Allen Clark has a great wrap-up of fall recipes, including her frugal version of pumpkin spice latte.
I love decorating open houses on blogs (my own house needs a LOT of work but I’m doing good lately to keep us all in clean clothing and empty the dishwasher daily) and this fall open house from Hooked on Houses features a ton of great ideas.
I’ve seen different versions of monogrammed pumpkins and I think I could actually make this monogrammed pumpkin featured on Mandy’s Yellow Corner.
Another fun pumpkin idea…ribbon pumpkins from The Autocrat.
I was totally checking out Angry Julie’s whoopie pies (heh) when I saw this recipe for pumpkin muffins, published in the Orange County Junior League Cookbook. Yum!
Pumpkin cookie recipe from One Charming Party.
Pumpkin topiary tutorial from Our Southern Nest.
These pumpkin blondies with white chocolate chips from Family Bites are crazy good (I know from personal experience!)
Making a fall magnolia leaf just screams Southern fall from Southern Hospitality.
I also love this candy corn wreath featured at How Does She?
Adorable free printable Halloween card game from The Idea Room.
The best Halloween movies for kids from Parent Dish.
I’ve never seen this idea before and I think it’s really simple (bonus!) and cute: spooky spirit jugs made from repurposed milk jugs.
Fun monster brownies from Amanda’s Cookin’.
Spooky fun bowl of eyeballs from Flamingo Toes.
Here are tons of great free Halloween theme printables featured on Tatertots and Jello.
And it’s not too early to start thinking about holiday libations. Candy flavored vodka from Scary Mommy? Yes please!