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The Friday Five – Halloween Costumes

The Friday Five - Halloween Costumes | Squirrelly Minds

Pinocchio Themed Family Costume from A Beautiful Mess / Puppy Cupcake Halloween Costume from Lovely Indeed / Rainbow Bird Wings from hello, Wonderful / Infant Sushi Costume from Cheryl Style / PInata Couples Costume from Morena’s Corner

Costumes for the WHOLE family!
Since the deer halloween costume I made two years ago, I haven’t put much thought into dressing up. In fact last year I just recycled the costume because I loved it so much. But this year I’m getting a little antsy and want to try something different.
I don’t think an adult in a sushi decorating onesie would be as cute as a baby though…

DIY/Holiday | DIY Halloween Tin Can Candleholders

DIY Halloween Tin Can Candleholders | Squirrelly Minds
Whoa what? Tan is blogging today?
Yes I’ve been away a bit lately, caught in a whirlwind of a new job (which so far I love), thanksgiving, and getting sick. I’ll try to make it here a bit more regularly. If not here, then setting up the Squirrelly Minds Shop, cause I’m determined to not let this nasty cold stand in the way of that (although I’ll admit it has so far).

But today I had to share this cute DIY I did for Used Everywhere. I love getting creative with what’s in the recycling box, and this time I opted for a fun DIY to get in the spooky spirit – tin can candle holders painted for Halloween! I currently have mine sitting on my mantel decorated up for the occasion (see pics in the post for a sneak peek of our living room re-decor plans). It’s a cute and simple way to add some halloween decor on a mega cheap budget. So head on over for the full DIY tutorial!

See you there!

The Friday Five – Thanksgiving Dishes

The Friday Five - Thanksgiving Dishes | Squirrelly Minds

Sausage Sage Stuffed Acorn Squash from 2 Teaspoons / Millet and Brussels Sprouts Salad from Lynsey Loves Food / Rosemary Roasted Carrots from Oh My Veggies
Vegan Garden Herb Biscuits from Bitter Sweet / Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream from Sugar Hero

Yessss my favourite feast of gluttony is here! Happy Thanksgiving Canadians! If you’re still trying to finalize the menu, here are 5 delicious looking recipes for you. I mean seriously, I want to make these all year round. And right now. Right right now.

I’m heading to the sunshine coast with family for Thanksgiving weekend so I won’t be back in these parts on Monday. I’ll see you all later next week!
Happy Thanksgiving friends.

For a bit more Thanksgiving inspiration:

From The Thanksgiving Archives


Eat/Holiday | Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream

Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream | Squirrelly Minds
I made some delicious pumpkin pasta (to come in this month’s #pinmakeeat!) and had some leftover pumpkin puree. I don’t know why, but the first thought that came to mind when deciding what to do with it was ice cream. Actually no, cocktail, then ice cream. Cause just because summer is over don’t mean we gotta stop enjoying this tasty treat.
Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream | Squirrelly Minds
The mister found a great pumpkin butter recipe online that he made with the leftovers to create a pumpkin cocktail recipe (on the blog roster folks). I simply snatched up a heaping tablespoon of the stuff and mixed it in with some store bought ice cream, cause sometimes (most times) you can’t be bothered to make your own.
Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream | Squirrelly Minds
How do you make this delicious, pumpkin pie alternative (or co-thanksgiving-dessert-arsenal) ice cream? Simple.

  • Make this pumpkin butter recipe
  • Buy or make a soft serve ice cream, such as Breyers. You can do plain vanilla, or have a little fun and go with something like caramel fudge. That’s what I did, cause hello caramel and pumpkin are a natural couple.
  • Add a heaping tablespoon (or two or three) to your bowl or ice cream and mix it all together.
  • Top on your pumpkin pie or enjoy solo, or with a friend.

Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream | Squirrelly Minds
YUM! Happy pumpkin ice cream eating folks. And to my Canadian friends – hooray it’s soon Thanksgiving!!!!

For a bit more Thanksgiving inspiration:

From The Thanksgiving Archives


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