October 25, 2014

Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Are you in a pinch this Halloween? A party to go to, but no costume? These nine costume ideas are easy & perfect last minute ideas that utilize items you may already have in your closet or can easily be found at a quick stop on the way to your party. Skip the part where you rummage frantically through the costume section & create one of these easy DIY costumes instead.


1. Forrest Gump & Jenny via Mary Costa Photography  //  2. Tom Hanks & Wilson via Katie in Kansas  //  3. Lumberjacks via Say Yes  //  4. A strawberry via Studio DIY  //  5. Bank robbers via Say Yes  //  6. Where's Waldo via The Homes I Have Made  //  7. A lovely deer via Cheap Frills  //  8. Medusa via Martha Stewart  //  9. Creepy lip eye via Psycho Sandra

For more Halloween inspiration including recipes, crafts, DIYs, & additional costume ideas, be sure to follow Our Holly Days on Pinterest.

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October 24, 2014

Fun Finds Friday


These terrarium pumpkins are so cool I can't even stand it! I'm definitely planning on creating one!

This temporary tattoo may be inspiration for my next real tattoo.

These DIY window clings are genius!

This boho boy nursery is absolutely dreamy.

I loved this easy DIY mural art.

These family Halloween costumes are darling.

Did you see my DIY trick or treat bag craft over at So Fawned this week?


Have a lovely weekend, friends.

October 23, 2014

Creepy Eyeball Ice Cubes


A perfect addition to any Halloween punch recipe, these creepy eyeball ice cubes feature candy gummies that are sure to frighten even the most ghoulish of guests. They are simple to make & can be flavored for any punch recipe you plan to whip up at your spooky event.

INGREDIENTS
  • gummy candy eyeballs (I found these at Target)
  • fruit punch
  • ice cube trays


DIRECTIONS
  1. Fill your ice cube trays with fruit punch.
  2. Add in two to three eyeballs per cube for maximum effect.
  3. Place in freezer & do not remove until ready to serve to your guests.






I love to make these creepy cubes in a fruit punch flavor & serve in a glass of lemon lime pop so that as they melt, they, "bleed," into my beverage. It just adds an extra Halloween factor to a fun refreshment.

For more recipes like this, be sure to head over & like The Victorville Daily Press on Facebook. I'll be sharing recipes with them twice weekly with a focus on fun holiday foods that your whole family will love.

Fall Boots for Under $75


1. Brown Fiji Rain Boot ($39.99), Zulily  //  2. Minnetonka El Paso Ankle Boot (($48.95), Zappos   //  3. Blowfish Cooper ($49.00), Zappos //  4. Black Berry Over-the-Knee Boot ($29.99), Zulily  // 5. Black Wedge Boot ($42.99), Zulily   //  6. Cognac Tassel Petty Bootie ($19.99), Zulily 

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October 22, 2014

Exclusive Costume Designs by Artist Sandra Cimmino


This Halloween, my mother, sister, & I are going dressed as our most favorite Halloween characters: the Sanderson sisters. I've been practicing my best Winnie Sanderson impressions & creating lookalike makeup whenever I can. As thrilled as I was with my decision, it came with a little black cloud when I searched high & low for a costume & I realized I had to try another avenue.

When it came time to locate my costume & commercial stores failed me, I knew I needed something handmade & turned to Etsy. I discovered Sandra Cimmino's shop & instantly knew she would be the perfect artist for the bill. Her costume designs were intricate, detailed, & she brought classic characters to life with such creativity.



Sandra was incredible to work with. Once she received my measurements, she went to work immediately, sending me progress images along the way to ensure I was pleased with her direction. My custom costume was mailed right to my front door, packaged ever so carefully so as not to wrinkle or damage.

Can we all just take a moment to admire how totally & completely I'm going to rock Halloween this year once I add in hair & makeup?! Just look at this amazing artistry & detail work.

My costume is listed & can be made to fit any size. Order your Winnie Sanderson costume here.



Consider buying handmade this Halloween & for any future costume or clothing needs. You're supporting a family rather than a CEO lining his pockets. Sandra's work is incomparable & such a treasure. Be sure to stop by her Etsy store to show her some support & love from the OHD community.