15 Fun & Creepy Recipes To Make This Halloween

Invited to a Halloween party this year? Take a delicious, yet spooky and funny dish with you! Halloween is such a fun even to cook for, because you can put an incredibly fun twist on your treat’s appearances. Have you ever seen ghost strawberries, or “feet loaf”? Check out some of these awesome food ideas we found on Pinterest and be sure to share any of your fun ideas in our comments section!

Monster Pasta
 

Witch Fingers
 

Skull Cheese Ball
 

Feet Loaf
 

Creepy Ribs & Guts
 

Bloody Cheesecake
 

Jack O’ Lantern Floats
 

Witch Hats & Brooms
 

Poison Apples
 

Screaming Pretzels
 

Jello Worms
 

Mummy Hot Dogs
 

Spooky Skeleton Platter
 

Vampire Floats
 

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats
 
*Note: This photo is my second attempt at these, and they were much better with tootsie rolls as stems. Learn out to make them here!
 


 

Sherrie Carter

The Best Songs to Celebrate Fall

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Last night the autumn equinox began, commencing: sweater weather! The fall leaf scents and pumpkin flavors have already taken over, but today it’s official. Cooler, rainy days and the “back-to-school” feelings fill us with so many happy memories. Almost everyone can agree that autumn is a stunning and heartwarming season, despite the ubiquitous rain and foliage death. Perhaps this is because it reminds us of going back to school, Halloween, and other events that breed wonderful reminiscences for us.

Along with the sights and scents of autumn, music adds to the beauty and pleasant nostalgia of the season. Certain songs can take you back, some excite your heart as you hear them for the first time, and others will put you in a peaceful mood. Most of us love autumn because it represents the beginning of the end of the year, and a period of relaxation. Working on research papers, holiday projects, or tasks in a home office can be quite soothing… with the right tunes. Brew your favorite tea or warm up cider, start our playlist, and relax while you focus on your to-do list.

We’ve put together 25 songs that are just as beautiful as the season itself. Go ahead, give it a listen and give in to the happy comfort of fall 2015. Have suggestions for our playlist? Leave your favorite autumn songs in the comments below and we’ll add the best ones!

 

Not a Spotify User? Here’s a List of the Songs We Added!

Autumn Leaves – Ed Sheeran

November Rain – Guns N’ Roses

Dog Days are Over – Florence & The Machine

Wake Me up When September Ends – Green Day

Autumn Leaves – Chris Brown

These Days – The Black Keys

My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion – The Flaming Lips

Electric Feel – MGMT

Black & Gold – The Pitchforks

Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Your Song – Ellie Goulding

Autumn Shade – The Vines

Dead Sea – The Lumineers

Skeletons (Halloween Remix) – This Century

Love Vigilantes – Iron & Wine

Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood

Round Here – Counting Crows

Cough Syrup – Young the Giant

Summer Skin – Death Cab for Cutie

Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas

Autumn in New York – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Change – Blind Melon

High and Dry – Radiohead

Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan

Sherrie Carter

The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist

Autumn is just two days away! Who else is incredibly excited for such an amazing time of year? The sights and scents of harvest season are already here, and pretty soon there will be holiday parties left and right! You can make life much easier during the holidays and have fun with your autumn cleaning this year. Find some good music, and use our checklist to make it go quickly!

 

fall chores cleaning checklist

Inside Chores

  • Vacuum all drapes, window treatments, baseboards, moulding and floors. Shampoo carpets and upholstered furniture (if applicable)
  • Clean windows and window sills
  • Flip mattresses (and couch cushions if applicable)
  • Clean and organize kitchen pantry and refridgerator
  • Clean and purge old clothing
  • Create a master shopping list, organized by store and urgency
  • Clean behind large appliances and furniture
  • Wash light covers and wall fixtures

 

Outdoors

If you live in a colder area, you’ll have a few extra tasks in the next week. If your pool and patio furniture stays out year-round, you get to skip some of the bullet points below!

  • Wash and store all outdoor furniture, backyard play sets, and decorations that cannot withstand harsh weather.
  • Check paint on railings and decks for any touch-ups that need to be done.
  • Check storm windows and doors and repair if necessary
  • Schedule chimney and flue cleanings
  • Clear debris from gutters, downspouts, and nearby areas
  • Clean windows and shutters
  • Close the pool, and store all hoses and sprinklers
  • Prep gardens for winter
  • Replace summer decorations with new harvest decorations