all hallows eve

The pumpkins are carved, so all we need now is the pumpkin pie! (and some candy of course.) We went with a bat theme this year: bat trio and a cat bat.

new in the shop: yellow nerdy birdy

Yellow hipster birds only bathe in organic, fair trade water. (new in the Little Amaryllis shop)

ginger cookies

My soul is soothed by most molasses/ginger based cookies. The smell of baking cookies reminds me to feel very grateful for being warm and cozy, and to pray for those that are not so much. (recipe here)

A future friend for Marley

For those of you who don’t know, I have a 6-year old Labrador mix named Marley (who I named before the movie “Marley & Me” came out). She is a pretty funny dog who really just wants to love people all the time and is one of the best companions you could have. She also thinks that every dog is her friend so when I found this picture of a Saint Bernard puppy it made me want to get it. Unfortunately, until we move somewhere that is big enough for two full-grown dogs, Marley will just have to wait for her new best friend.

Marley                                                                                            St. Bernard Puppy

pear donuts

I have already made pumpkin donuts this season. I wanted to make something else that was still fall themed, and I found these apple doughnuts with caramel drizzle. But then, I took out all the things in the recipe name, and made pear donuts instead. I love a good pear, and it was torture for me to wait for the pear to be ripe, and then save it for the recipe. I tried to make them for breakfast, but I had bad timing, so I had to make them for dessert. They were so good fresh from the oven. I think they would make really good muffins too, since they weren’t too sweet.

A mound of cookies

You know you have a keeper when you walk into the kitchen and there is a mound of good smelling cookies. Reason #1,378,423 that The Girl is my favorite.

a pumpkin friend

My ma got me this little pumpkin pattern. I haven’t followed an actual pattern in a while. Patterns are such a science and art. I think the little pumpkin turned out really cute, and fits right in with the little gourd and candy arrangements. It is nice to come home to his smiling face.

the halloweekend

Spending the weekend before Halloween eating treats and watching movies with my boy. (card from here)

Ping pong fever in Austin

This past Thursday I was privileged enough to take part in my first ever King Pong tournament. For those of you who do not know, King Pong is an agency ping pong tournament that happens once a year in Austin and pits the best pongers from local agencies against each other in a 5-hour long tournament. I love ping pong so I was stoked for this. The whole event was pretty cool, but I was definitely not as hardcore as some of the other players there. I made it through the first round but lost in the second round to one of the guys that founded the event a few years ago. I think that I might need to invest in a ping pong table so that I can start practicing and be fully prepared for next year’s event.

It’s official, there’s now a 5K for everything.

Raise your hand if you ever thought you would see a 5K for a Zombie Mud Run. I got this livingsocial deal recently in my inbox and it made me laugh because lately it seems like more times than not when I ask someone what they are doing this weekend they say “Oh, I’m running in a 5K!” and I would have never thought of a Zombie themed 5K but I suppose even zombie lovers deserve to have a 5K of their own.


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