Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

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DIY Eyeball Jawbreakers

Potions are a’ brewing. Zombies are awakening. Ghosts are washing their sheets. It’s almost time! And today eye have a spooky DIY that will make your jaw drop. Say hello to my little friends- jawbreaker eyeballs! Put a bowl of these out at your Halloween gathering and wait for the swarm. Seriously. When was the last time you had a jawbreaker? I think I was 10. With a quick brush of an edible pen, turn this nostalgic treat into the best, creepiest thing on your Halloween table... of terror. Mwahaha! Wanna see how it's done? Come on Eyeleen!

Materials

  • Jawbreakers
  • Edible Markers

Directions

Begin by drawing a black pupil in the center of your jawbreaker. Outline the pupil in red. Finally add red veins on the sides of the eyeball to make it even more realistic and terrifying. Repeat this process with each jawbreaker. Place eyeballs in glass jar for all to see!

DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins

Choosing a pumpkin design can be stressful- painted or carved, solid or striped, scary of funny? With so many pumpkin possibilities you might just make a mistake and choose the wrong one! Noooooo! So today I call upon my fellow indecisive, impulsive, pumpkin design flip-floppers. Friends, this DIY is for you. Introducing chalkboard pumpkins- because your Halloween design shouldn’t have to be set in pumpkin! Chalkboard pumpkins are awesome because they allow you to change your mind as often as you like throughout the holiday season. Witches hat design lookin’ wonky? No problem! Just wipe your pumpkin clean and start over! Second guessing that ghoulish ghost? Poof! He’s gone! The possibilities are endless. You can be silly, colorful, minimal, and scary all on the same pumpkin. AHHH-mazing!

Materials

  • Pumpkins
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Chalk

Directions

Wipe pumpkin surfaces clean removing any stickers. Paint pumpkins with chalkboard paint. Get colorful- there are many different colors of chalkboard paint! Apply a second coat of paint if needed. Dry completely. Apply designs with chalk. (don’t forget about colorful chalk!) When you get board, wipe surface clean ad start over. Yay!

Fave Five: Halloween Treats

We're in the month of Halloween people, and that means goodies. Lots and lots of goodies. Also, Goonies! I have a feeling this is the first of many Halloween treat roundups. Everyone gets so darn creative with their cute monster cakes and cookies. I love it! I’m still deciding how I feel about the super ghoulish treats, like blood cupcakes. I don’t know if I want my cake to look like it’s bleeding. Right? But these cartoony colorful eyeballs and webs are lovely and I definitely want to eat them. I want to eat all of ‘em! Mwahaha!

Fave Five: Halloween Treats

Your Cup of Cake

DIY Beach Ball Pumpkins

This SoCal heat wave is unreal. It’s been hotter the last two weeks then it was all summer, and yet pumpkins are popping up in grocery stores! Pumpkins!!! It’s technically fall, but it feels like summer. So I decided to craft a DIY appropriate for this very confusing time in life. I bring you… beach ball pumpkins! These no-carve pumpkins are perfect for those summer loving peeps who refuse to see the season end. Whether you prefer a brighter fall color pallet, love the beach, or just wanna break the rules these pumpkin beach balls are for you. It's true. Alright, lets do this!

Materials

  • Pumpkins
  • Red, Yellow, Blue and White Paint
  • Paintbrush

Directions

Gather Materials. Remove stickers and wipe pumpkin surface clean. Paint entire pumpkin white. Let dry. Paint red, white and blue beach ball portions. Let those dry. Paint white circle at top and bottom of pumpkin. Repeat process with as many layers as necessary to cover. Let paint dry completely. Decorate your home with pumpkin beach balls! Yay!