• Emory Ann Kurysh

    Hello, friends. My name is Emory. I am a blogger, online store owner, prairie girl, vintage fashion lover, wife, and writer for HaveHeart Magazine. Welcome to Hello, Scarlett!

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in october

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 8.30.30 PMNot only is today Halloween, but it also marks the last day in October. Another month has come to an end. I always feel a bit nostalgic on these days. Like something important is concluding. Do you agree? Yet, at the same time, I like these days for the sole purpose of being able to sum up the entire month of blogging.

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 7.59.24 PMWhile 30 days may not seem very long ago to most people, to a blogger who publishes 5 posts a week, it feels like a lifetime. No longer do our previous posts seem relevant, as we are typically already planning an entire month in advance.Thus, something that we posted one month ago, in actuality, is really two months ago in our minds. A lot can happen in two months!

That being said, let’s finally discuss what did happen in October.

BeFunky_04.jpgI began the month with the introduction of my store’s¬†website, as well as the grand opening of¬†Potomac Trading Post, Ltd.¬†itself. I also published my¬†Pinterest¬†finds on my¬†store inspiration.

Holly03Next, I described the big changes that I’ve gone through emotionally this¬†summer, as well as dealing with Holly’s¬†health problems¬†and being able to¬†witness¬†the self-effacing beauty in a dog’s own strength and will to survive.

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.41.45 AMWe celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada. I wrote about what I was thankful for, in addition to showing you my outfit for the delicious holiday.

01.jpgSpeaking of food, my husband was October’s guest blogger and he made the most delicious¬†Butternut Squash Pasta.

J+J 08I was hired to shoot a prairie couple and their dog, seen here and here.

Moon.jpgI also blogged about my discovery of RAW format, not to mention testing it out on the night of the partial solar eclipse. (The former of which has become one of my most liked posts!)

BeFunky_2.jpgIt wouldn’t be a successful month without including at least one¬†home design idea. Here is my reigning¬†kitchen¬†concept.¬†

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 9.58.13 AMThis was probably the most that I’ve ever blogged about The Little Barn as well. I showed you our¬†roof,¬†siding, and¬†appliances¬†in these posts. I also discussed the idea of a¬†dream home¬†and you guys had some really amazing and insightful advice on the topic.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetOn a rare evening out, we were able to see the film Pulp Fiction in theatres. What a great night that was!

IMG_1050 copy06.jpgOf course, Halloween also occurred this month. I began by showing you the cutest pumpkin DIY, not to mention 10 scary film choices, a healthy holiday treat, a makeup tutorial, and finally, our costumes for that night (tonight, in fact).

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 7.58.56 PMIt was such a busy and diverse month. Bring on November, baby.

<3

Emory

a week of halloween: costumes

Hallowee1.jpgOne more day until Halloween! Yesterday, I showed you my take on Wednesday Addams’ makeup. Today, you can see Geoffrey and I dressed up as Wednesday and Pugsley with our playthings Truman and Holly. Where else would we stage our family photo but in a cemetery, in true Addams Family form.¬†

WAP.jpgWhat will you be going as tomorrow? Do you have any exciting plans?

<3

Emory

a week of halloween: wednesday addams makeup

01.jpgHey guys! Did you know that there are only two more days until Halloween? This year, I’ve decided to dress up as ¬†Wednesday Addams.

I’ve secretly always liked Wednesday. From her name that screams originality mixed with her I-don’t-give-a-hoot attitude, to her ability to rock a little black dress and stick with it (hey, it worked for Audrey), to her carefully chosen and annunciated words, and finally, to her fearless attitude. In a weird way, she is the epitome of girlish perfection. How could I not want to be her?

wednesday-addams.jpgThis is what you’ll need for Wednesday’s makeup:

foundation (the lighter, the better)

sponge

power cover-up (again, the lighter the better)

liquid eye-liner (brown or black)

dark brown eyeshadow 

dark grey eyeshadow

mascara (brown or black)

makeup brushes (in various sizes)

03.jpgSteps:

1. Apply foundation with a makeup sponge. Be sure to get full coverage over your face and neck.

05-2.jpg2. Next, use the eyeliner to trace your upper lid. At the corners of your lids, wing the eyeliner upwards for a cat eye effect. (Normally, I would put the eyeshadow first and eyeliner on second, but I wanted the eyeliner to be understated. It’s merely for more definition of the eye since Wednesday’s are quite beautiful and large.)

06.jpg3. Apply the dark brown eyeshadow to your top lid. Once it is successfully covered, take the grey eyeshadow and add it to the creases of your lids.

07.jpg4. Now apply the same grey eyeshadow to the underside of your eyes.

5. Take a large makeup brush and lightly dust cover-up over your entire face. Focus especially under the eye where you may have experienced fall out from the eyeshadow.

08.jpg6. The last step is to fill in and darken your eyebrows. I simply used the same dark brown eyeshadow for mine. Once they look full, use the foundation and sponge to wipe away any imperfections. After that, put a scowl on your face and get ready to terrorize any poor soul who comes your way!

10.jpgMake sure to visit¬†Hello, Scarlett Blog¬†tomorrow to see this year’s portrait of our spooky pet family. You can see last year’s by clicking here. I’m so excited!

123.jpg<3

Emory

a week of halloween: pumpkin pie pudding

Pudding0.jpgThis recipe hails from A Beautiful Mess, and was made by none other than my husband. Rather than having a recipe for a spooky treat, I wanted to offer a simple alternative that is sweet and delicious and Halloween-inspired. If you were wanting something to scare the crap out of you while you were eating it, then simply look at almost any other recipes being published on WordPress this week. Or make something from Gordon Ramsey while watching his show. Either one will do the trick.

Emory

Pudding1Pumpkin Pie Pudding:

1 box vanilla pudding mix

3 cups milk

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

2 tbsp cinnamon

2-3 cups whipped cream

1 cup ground ginger snap cookies

Pudding5Steps:

1. Lets start with the hardest task; making the vanilla pudding according to the directions listed on the box. If you can do this, the rest of the recipe is a breeze.

Pudding42. After the pudding is complete, whisk in the cinnamon and pumpkin puree and put it into the refrigerator.

Pudding23. Next, ground up the ginger snap cookies. I opted to use a tea towel and a miniature meat tenderizer. This actually worked better than I had expected.

Pudding64. Lastly, layer your dessert. Sprinkle in a base layer of cookie crumbs, add the pudding mix, sprinkle another layer of cookie crumbs, and finally the pudding again. Finish it off with cool whip.

Pudding7Pudding8This treat is light, tasty, and a perfect alternative to pumpkin pie, with about half of the work. It’s¬†the perfect¬†Halloween snack.

Geoffrey

a week of halloween: sinister house films

we-are-what-we-are-largeAnd so begins the final countdown to Halloween! In honour of¬†this awesomely gruesome holiday, I’ve decided to make each post this week a Halloween post. Because why not? I feed off of¬†tough challenges and insane deadlines!¬†

Today’s post will be one that focuses on scary movies. These aren’t just any frightening films, but those that take place within sinister¬†houses. Call it an ode to our new one.¬†

Here is my top ten list of movies with horror-ific homes:

1. The Conjuring (2013)

2. Silent House (2012)

3. The Fourth Kind (2009)

4. The Amityville Horror (2005)

5.¬†You’re Next¬†(2013)

6. The Shining (1980)

7. V/H/S (2012) 

8. 1408 (2007)

9. The Innkeepers (2011)

10. We Are What We Are (2013)

What are some of your favourite scary films to watch on Halloween? Feel free to leave me a list below!

<3

Emory

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