Today, is Sweetest Day – another reason to brighten the day of someone you care about. It’s a day to show your love for parents, grandparents, sweetheart, helpmate and friends, or to spread a little sweetness on someone you know who could use a little love.
Here are some ways to make today the sweetest of days:
- Send candies or chocolates to your loved ones, or if you have the time bake some special sweets. If you have little ones, get them involved for a deliciously sweet time together
- decorating cookies or cupcakes!
- Send a different kind of treat, like one of my personal favorites – cupcake bath bombs
- Do something nice for someone you know can never repay you – among the sweetest of feelings.
- Getting together this evening with friends? Take along some bon bons and bubbly for a sweet cocktail hour.
- Treat your BFF to a chocolate pedi
- Be spontaneous and book a room at charming little B&B for the night with your love.
- Not close to loved ones today? Then be sweet to yourself. Spend the evening snuggled up with a saccharine-entitled flick such as Chocolat or Sweet Home Alabama and your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s.
- Make a sweet soundtrack for your special someone or a playlist for you and your besties
- Send an e-card.
However you choose to spend the day, may it be filled with many delicious memories.
Do you have other ideas for how to celebrate the day? Share with us in a comment below!
Here’s another costuming idea for your autumn-themed home adornment. Meet Vincent, Virtuoso on the Vine. This squash has swagger! He has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence – a connoisseur of objets d’art.
To create this artiste, you’ll need:
- 1 pumpkin
- 2-3 large black beads
- 1 beret (fascinator or child’s doll clothing fashion)
- 1 piece black felt
- Mustache stencil
- White paint pen
- Mark (or place by sight) the features – eyes, nose, mustache
- Glue on eyes
- Draw on nose, or use another bead, etc. I used a small bat sticker to complement my bat wing beret fascinator.
- Trace stencil onto felt
- Cut out felt mustache then adhere to pumpkin using glue
- Affix your topper
And you’re done!
He would be perfect company to the the candy dish in your gallery and is perfectly suited for the drawing room. This Virtuoso is also quite popular with the pretty pepons – paired together they make quite the IT couple to greet guests in your entryway. For our “Gourd”geous Gourd how-to, click here.
If you have other thoughts for creative fashions for your pumpkins, please share in a comment below. And if you have photos of your festive fruits, we welcome you to share them with us on our facebook page.
When it comes to decorating for fall, pumpkins are an essential of any October ornamentation. For a non-traditional take on displaying these fall fruits, I forego the drimmel for dress up. I like to primp my pumpkins – styling them by painting on pretty patterns, wrapping in ribbon and tricking them out with trendy toppers. A few fun accessories and one pair of fabulous lashes, and this Gorgeous little gourd took on a personality all her own.
Creating this gourdgeous little girl is quite easy. Here’s how to costume your very own pretty little pumpkin:
What you’ll need:
- 1 pumpkin (color of choice)
- 2 large beads
- 1 set fashion lashes
- 1 lips decal (or you may paint on a pretty pout if you so choose)
- 1 festive fascinator
- Crafting wire (Optional)
- Marker (Optional)
- Mark your features (if you wish – or do as I do and “eyeball it”
- Glue on lashes
- Affix “eyes” with glue (you may start with the eyes if you prefer, though I found it easier to place the lashes first rather than try to work them around the bead”
- Paste or paint on the perfect pout.
- Position and place topper – if needed, wrap the pumpkin stem with crafting wire and then attach the fascinator to the wire.
Voila! This fashionable little fruit is primped and ready accessorize your candy station or to pose as part of your festive centerpiece.
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