Bright Eyed Monster Cookies

With Halloween officially over, most store have their items 50, 60, and even 80% off. I wanted to make these cookies during my 31 Days of Halloween but changed my mind at the last minute. So I decided to make it a tutorial when using some leftover items that you can get for little to nothing. Since this is a baking item, you may have a lot of the materials on hand. First, your shopping list:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 8oz packet of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • Vanilla
  • Green and yellow food coloring
  • Powdered sugar
  • Candy eyeballs
  1. Beat everything together until fluffy
  2. Add the food coloring. I used a few drops of green and yellow to balance out the color. You want a light, monster-like green.
  3. Chill for 30 minutes
  4. Roll into balls and dip in powdered sugar.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  6. Push the eyes in while still warm.
  7. Allow them to cool and…..
  8. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!

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I See You…….

Olivia went to an annual early Halloween/Birthday Party for a cousin a few weekends ago, but I have a special project in mind for today. I will be creating another cute tutu for her to wear (DIY to come) decked out with spiders and skulls. To tie the whole outfit together, she will need some appropriate hair art. The only ghoulish thing to do is a ‘spooky’ Halloween treat. I chose a ‘scary’ headband to mark the occasion.

Below you’ll find a easy to follow, step-by-step guide to creating one for your little one.

They didn’t have any orange wide band headbands, so I got a two-pack; green and purple.


Happy Halloween!!!!

As promised in an earlier post, here is Olivia’s tutu to celebrate the holiday. I used the same method to make her tutu as I did for the one for her birthday celebration. In the birthday post you can find a link to a Youtube video with a how to for the easiest tutus on the planet! I like to have at least three colors in mine though (two of each color). For this tutu, I was only able to find two ‘Halloween’ colors for the price I wanted. Although this tutu was made with 4 scrubs instead for 6, it turned out great.

I have made three multi-colored tutus; two for Olivia and one for my niece for spirit week. This tutu was a little more involved because I added the skulls, spiders, and bats. The white mesh scrubs came from my craft stash and the orange from Dollar Tree. The accents also came from Dollar Tree.



Skeleton Vase

This may be the easiest Halloween decoration ever. I bought Skelton garland and two bunches of black flowers from Dollar Tree.


Wrap the garland around the vase and secure it with a simple knot. I tried to keep the skeletons equal distance apart. Next, add the flowers. I also add a pumpkin with the tea light already installed (also $1) for an extra scare.



In preparation for Halloween, I wanted to start working on a sign for the front door. You could use any phrase, I chose ‘Boo’. All you need is the three wooden letters, black paint, a brush, burlap ribbon, raffia, and a all purpose gloss. Paint each letter with at least two coats, allowing for dry time in between.

Once dry, spray the letters with a small coat of gloss. Use the raffia to tie the ‘B’ to the ‘O’, and then the ‘O’ to the additional ‘O’. Tie a piece of raffia to the top of the ‘B’. Use this raffia to tie the burlap bow onto. You can add a few pieces of raffia where needed. I used the raffia above the ‘B’ to have a loop to hang the sign from.