Happy “No Recipe” Halloween!

I baked sugar cookies from a package, woohoo! Just add egg and butter. I used store bought white cookie icing and I added food coloring gels and sprinkles. Done and done. I sent the hub to work with 3 dozen and I kept a few ghosts, a bat, a pumpkin and some Go Giants! orange and black sprinkled rounds to consume at home.

I was told they got gobbled up. On a side note – I learned that Finn isn’t so patient when it comes to cookie decorating. Higgy used to sit quietly under the table and investigate every once in a while. I think Finn tried to catch every rogue sprinkle while balancing on his back legs, simultaneously trying to pull cookies directly off the cooling racks. Not to mention the times he tried to jump onto the dining room chair to get at the bowls of colored frosting.

It is for this very reason that I went light on Halloween decor this year. Too much for a puppy to investigate and destroy. I will sadly be doing the same for Christmas this year… or better yet, my house will be decorated from the waist up. There will be no low hanging Christmas fruit. Sounds kinda bah-humbug… but it’s really for Finn’s digestive track and my sanity.

Yes, our house is “officially haunted” according to the cool wooden sign I picked up this year. I also got a bunch of spiders at a street faire last month.

I had a black and white witch theme going on top of our entertainment center.

The witches came in 3 different sizes and I used them throughout the house in different spots, along with a “The Witch Is In” wooden sign. Very appropriate for my personality this week.

Mouse critters were randomly placed throughout the house. This one is sitting on some pearled cake sprinkles. I thought the use of white as a base really made Mr. Mouse (yes, I named him) pop.

Mr Mouse II decided to clean out the Kraft cheese box while hanging out next to the giant linen and twig pumpkin.

I picked up some small white pumpkins at the grocery store and placed those on my dining room table with more spiders and some black crows.

I loved the addition of Spanish moss. Another Finn magnet. I used to have it in the base of my house plants… Hoover Finn took care of that for me. Now it’s just dirt. Thankfully he is letting the plants keep their beloved dirt.

More black crows… and a skeleton or two next to that.

Several months back I noticed a really cool old frame in my Dad’s workshop. It used to belong to my great grandmother. I asked my Dad if I could have it. He helped me cut a piece of wood to the size I needed. I then picked up some chalkboard paint and created an entry way masterpiece. I’ve had fun with it over the past couple of months. One last Finn story… about 30 minutes after I quickly drew my ghost, we caught Finn sitting in the entry way barking at the chalkboard. Apparently chalk ghosts are pretty scary for a mini schnauzer puppy.

I hope you have a fun Halloween this year. My plan is to handout candy which will probably translate into me screaming Finn!, No!!!, Stop Barking! every single time the doorbell rings. I can’t wait!

Happy Halloween!

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    • Amy on October 31, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I have always loved your decorating skills…. those cookies look delicious!

    • Pod on October 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Great piece. What will Finn’s costume look like?? As previous experience would suggest, a leash teathered to something sturdy might help the situation tonite…;-)

    • Cheryl on November 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    hi Kath…who’s Finn? Did you get a new dog? 🙂

    Your cookies looks good! YUM!

      • foodiddy on November 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm
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      Hi Cheryl. Yes, got another miniature schnauzer puppy.

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