Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone is enjoying the “holiday” and that you’re doing a little something to participate in Monday’s candyfest.

Or maybe you did something to celebrate over the weekend.

Skylar has a Halloween party at her school on Monday and then we have trick-or-treating in the evening.  I am sure the little Princess will be wired but tired when it’s all over, but for now, she’s really excited to get into that Princess costume.  And has requested pink eyeshadow and glitter, too.  She’s really looking forward to getting all dolled up Princess’ed up.


Over the weekend we enjoyed the sunny skies and amazing weather.  Mid 70s on Saturday and low 80s on Sunday; unseasonably warm even for San Diego, but I am not complaining.  Growing up in Minnesota, I am all too familiar with Halloween Blizzards where I didn’t even get to trick or treat, or had to wear a huge down coat over my costume.

We went to a local park as a family and met up with some friends and their kids on Saturday.  It was great being outside in the fresh air and chatting and watching the kids play.

I also took my scuzzy ride through the car wash.

And I spent time in the kitchen working on a recipe.  It involved my new donut pan.

I finally broke it in.

And then I made a glaze that I wanted to bathe in.   Pictures and recipe someday soon.

In the meantime, there’s Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies to enjoy.

Thanks for chiming in with your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes and fave type of cookies; those were fun to read.  This and this made me happier than the cookies themselves, truth be told.

For anyone who has leftover candy corn or isn’t quite sure what to do with it other than just eating it as is, I recommend making homemade Butterfinger Bars with it.

3 ingredients + 3 minutes = Butterfingers at home and they taste freakishly close to the real thing

The winner of the Sunglasses Giveaway is:

Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest October 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm

“I like the 850 BTB ones!”

Congrats, Lisa!


1. What are you doing for Halloween?  Did you do anything Halloween related over the weekend?  Are you going out tonight or staying home and passing out candy?

Do tell.

2. Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?

Being with my family was the best thing.

And these were the best food.  Tied with the donuts I made.

If you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend here are mine since Friday:

P.S. Please Vote for Me in the Biscoff-Delta Bake Off.  I would really appreciate your vote and it just takes one second to click.  Thank you!

Happy Halloween!  Be safe and have fun!

42 comments on “Happy Halloween”

  1. My niece and nephew came over yesterday and we made your butterfinger bars. That’s crazy how much they actually do taste like Butterfingers! All gobbled up.

    Tonight I’m going with them to trick or treat. In Oregon we definitely have to make sure all costumes have well packed bodies underneath. Lots of clothes to keep out the cold, and always raincoats somewhere near by in case of a downpour! Thankfully it looks like the forecast doesn’t predict rain tonight. Score!

  2. I’m still scarred from having to wear a turtleneck under my princess costume when I was a kid.
    We are going to my cousins for a get-together and I still need to find something to wear so I’m semi- dressed up. :)

  3. I had a fun-filled weekend with friends and family!! I dressed up as Black Swan.
    I hope you and Skylar have an amazing night! Happy Halloween!

  4. Have a great halloween! We watched the Patriots and had a wine tasting party!

  5. Oooooh donuts!!!! Awesome!!!

    I dressed up on Saturday and went out for a bit, and then dressed up again today for a Halloween party my my kiddies.

  6. It just stopped snowing here! Jealous of your blue skies!
    We’re having a party with close friends–dressing up, should be fun! Are you going to show princess Skylar? I haven’t seen many pics of her on here recently…

  7. Neat car wash pics, sounds like a good Halloween.

    1. Not much, just handing out candy after work.
    2. Relaxed spent time with hubby. Exciting, I know. But next weekend will be packed in SF.

  8. Boo to Halloween blizzards…we got one in New England. Over a foot of snow! Halloween (and school for the wee ones, not me) is postponed til Thursday.

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