happy halloween

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetHappy Halloween, everyone!

This is Remy’s first Halloween with us earth side. Last year I was nearly five months pregnant, and impatiently waiting for her arrival. 

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetWhat are your plans this year? We may visit a neighbour or two with Remy dressed up in her pumpkin costume.

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetI hope that everyone has a great night! Stay safe!

<3

Emory

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halloween : candy + candle holder diy

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIYHalloween is by far my favourite season of the year. I am drawn to all things paranormal and terrifying, so for the entire month of October, my supernatural internal pistons are firing on all cylinders. This season, I wanted to increase the number of DIYs posts that I normally publish. The great thing about today’s project, is that it is really two crafts in one. Each pumpkin jar can serve as its own candy-filled treat, or you can simply remove their lids and place tea lights in their bellies. I personally prefer the latter. So, here is the first craft of the season!

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 1Pumpkin Candy or Candle Holders:

Jam jars
Acrylic paint
Cork board
Foam brushes
Scissors
Crazy glue
Candy or candles

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 2Steps

1. Using a foam brush and orange paint, cover the exterior of the glass jars. Let dry. (If you are making candle holders, skip to step 4.)

2. Next paint the lids green. 

3. Cut the cork into small rectangular pieces. Cover in brown paint.

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 34. Once the pumpkins are dry, use the black paint to draw faces onto them.

5. Fill with either candy or candles, and put on display for all to see!

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 4 Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 5They make cute candy-filled gifts.

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 8 Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 9Or double as candle holders.

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 10See y’all on Monday!

<3

Emory

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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 roofsiding, 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

have you seen haveheart

201.jpgGuys! It’s time to get all Halloweeny on your butts for a minute. Did you know that the great, spooky holiday is only 26 days away?! I only know that because I just looked it up, but still! Have you bought your candy yet? Do you know what your costume will look like? Have you started any of your DIYs? If your answers are no, no, and no, then I can help you rectify one of those problems right now with my latest craft for HaveHeart Magazine. Are you ready?

This is what you’ll need to do in order to start a little thing that I like to call the “Classic Pumpkin Project,” or “Readable Pumpkin DIY,” if you will.

1. Get an old book, preferably a scary one.

2. Track down some scissors, a glue gun, wire, and pencil.

3. Click this link here.

202.jpgEasy peasy scary squeezy! Ok, that was lame. Hey, it’s Friday night and I’m feeling a little happy. Actually, it’s probably Sunday as you’re reading this, but you get what I’m getting at. Enjoy!

<3

Emory

P.S. Happy birthday, Lily cutie!!

little green does hallowe’en.

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dear readers,

i realize that it is only october 2nd, and that most of you are already getting tired of hallowe’en posts. well guess what? here comes another one!

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first of all, we grew two pumpkins! with all of the rain that came over the summer, and because our garden is mostly in the shade, i did not expect anything except rhubarb to grow. how wrong i was! mother nature sure surprised us this season. (actually, i think that pumpkins flourish in the shade. am i wrong?) regardless, it was a happy surprise. :-)

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with hallowe’en comes our trusty fall wreath and two little wire pumpkins. like little green, they are small and somewhat bare, but i consider my style to be a whimsical minimalist. thus, i am very happy with these items.

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truman started playing with the broom and rather than deleting these photos, i thought that they were somewhat reminiscent of a witch and her broom. that is why i have included them here for you. :-)

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i could not forget about what we have laying around the house! i love this holiday so much that i regularly collect hallowe’en items and keep them on display all year round. call me crazy.

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really, how could you not like seeing little green all decked out in festive wear? it’s like an outfit post, but for a house. maybe i should do more of these. ;-)))

p.s. if you have already made a hallowe’en post on your blog, please leave a link to it in the “hello comments” field below. i would love to see your creations!

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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