Glamorous Pumpkin for those Halloween Parties

Hey! So as I was doing my usual blog browsing/inspiration gathering, I stumbled upon this beautiful DIY that can turn your holiday party from scary into scary beautiful…

What you Need:

Martha Stewart Metallic Acrylic craft Paint in three shades (available at Michaels or Amazon)
Kraft pumpkin (I found mine at Michaels)


1. Start by painting the bottom half of your pumpkin with your darkest color and work your way up towards the middle with your brush.

2. Immediately start on your second midtone color so that its easier to blend the colors. Brush in up and downward motions across the middle and up towards the top.

3. Finish with your lightest gold color around the top, continuning to blend together the layers. Let dry and then display!




Where Do You Draw Your Inspiration From?

This is a great article from about the designing process behind SwellMayde’s jewelry. Aimee draws inspiration from the elements and her environment.  Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Five Spooky Halloween DIYs to Kick off the Holiday Season

Hey, so as you guys all know Halloween and Dia de los Muertos are rolling around pretty soon. So to kick off the holiday season in a spooky way, I’ve conjured up five amazing spooky DIY projects! Enjoy! 

1) Creepy Spider Pie via

2) Pumpkin pie bites (so yummy):

3) Goldleaf Halloween Postcards (you can also use this concept for Christmas and New Years’ Eve cards as well!):

4) Creepy Cat-Eye No-Carve Pumpkins:

5) Cameo Hairpin:

Just some stylish & delicious projects to get your holiday DIY juices flowin’! 

List of October DIY Projects…

So, since it is the middle of October and I really need some things to do to fill my time during Fall Break in Ithaca I scoured my favorite blogs and found some great DIY Projects…

  1. Office Stick Polka Dot Pumpkin
  2. Holiday Garlands
  3. Delicate Layered Necklace
  4. Graphic T-Shirts
  5. Wrapped Stone Bracelet
  6. Apple Pie
  7. Sharpie Manicure
  8. Faux Bow Clutch
  9. Confetti-Filled Frame
  10. DIY Postcards

They’re all just such great time-fillers that are great to accessorize with or decorate my apartment with so I’m super excited! Pictures to come along next Monday. 

Blackberry Cobblers


16 ounces blackberries, if frozen allow to thaw before use
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons melted, then cooled butter

In a bowl mix together the blackberries and brown sugar. Distribute evenly among your baking dishes. 

In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Last stir in the melted butter. This should create a thick paste kind of batter.

Spoon the batter over the berries. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes until the edges begin to brown. If you double this recipe you can bake this in a 8×8 square baking pan. If doubling allow to cook for an additional 8-10 minutes.