October 31st

It’s Halloween, we made it. Happy Halloween! Merry Samhain And to some Happy Birthday! Today, Halloween is a great day and we are lucky in these days to get to spend it with some family. Today was action packed! So much fun. Last night we finished up all the treats for today. Most of the scraps from the Jack-o-lantern cake […]

Halloween Birthday Cake

For the birthday cake we wanted something halloween theme obviously , but we also wanted something a little more individualized for the birthday boy. Luckily Minecraft and halloween are an easy combo. For the recipe I searched and searched the internet. There are thousands and so many of them are different, not only in ingredients but in methodology as well. […]

Halloween Season

Halloween is only days away, 2 sleeps we tell the kids. The costumes are ready, the decorations are hung and the pumpkins are carved. We have a little more prep to do around here because Halloween is also a birthday! We are busy setting up for the big day so in this post I am just going to talk about […]

Halloween Apron Dress

Throughout the year, whenever I find discount Halloween fabric, I can’t help but stock up a bit. It is so much cheaper buying things like that out of season, after all. I bought the fabrics I am using for this project in August, right before this years Halloween fabric came out, so I only paid half price. This one is […]

Zombie Photoshoot

Ok, so here we have another photoshoot for this year. All of the kids shoots have been really different from one another which I love. They all had very different editing requirements meaning I got a lot of practice with different aspects of photo manipulation. So far I have learned a lot and taking fun pictures of the kids is […]

Zombie Makeup

I don’t have much practice with face painting yet but it’s another really fun medium. Doing special effects makeup takes a whole new kit of things I just don’t have. Even the paint from the face painting booths at festivals is a pretty big expense to start. It’s really nice to use but not always easy to get your hands […]

Jack-o-lantern Sweetrolls

I love this recipe, it’s one of my favorites. Making these and having to wait to decorate them before eating was so hard. My mouth was watering while doing the dishes as they cooled. It’s a good thing the recipe doesn’t make too many; I can’t resist them when they are around. I am not sure what else to call […]

Baby Baba Yaga Photoshoot

Ever wanted to set up silly photoshoots just for fun? Here is my daughter dressed as baby Baba Yaga and killing it. Photos are all shot on my phone and edited with GIMP free software. All props are made by myself. Baba Yaga Baba Yaga is an old woman from Slavic folklore, a witch that lives deep in the woods […]

Sculpted Skulls

I have been working on putting together some props for another photo shoot. This one has a lot more pieces than I originally intended but some of them will have additional uses and others were pretty simple, so it’s really just a matter of getting it all together. Among the list of things needed for this setup I need a […]