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homemade halloween

Here is a visual summary of my weekend of homemade goodness.

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Reuben was slightly squeamish about the pumpkin guts....but not for long....
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covered in pumpkin guts!
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chocolate cream, coconut cream, lemon meringue

I baked three pies.  Two were my grandmother’s favorite- coconut cream and lemon meringue. Grandma has good taste in pies. The other was for my friend Brad’s ordination party. Way to go Brad!

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it was as if my fridge shelf was designed to be a receptacle for pies

I made some artwork to decorate our newly painted bedroom. We have $0 for a decorating budget so I got creative and expressed my growing fixation with peacocks by making these:

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You don't need a fat bank account to make cool things! Just a little creativity and some free time.
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all together now.

I was very pleased with how these turned out & how they look against the new lemongrass color of our walls. Now I just need to find/make some drapes! It only took us 7 years to get around to painting our bedroom 🙂

Lastly we made some halloween costumes from one of our favorite movies, The Royal Tennenbaums.

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"margot tennenbaum was known for her extreme secrecy"
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Dave busted out his sewing machine to make Ritchie's shirt. my husband has mad skillz yo.

Lastly, we took our little cutie trick-or-treating in our hood where he made out like a bandit. He caught on very quickly that if you said the phrase “trick or treat” people give you lots of candy. Yay America.

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"mama, stop taking pictures of me and let me eat some candy!"

Yay for fun homemade goodness! What kinds of things do you like to make yourself?

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