Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

(Best Halloween Movie EVER)
May your day be filled with tricks and treats and your night a BOOzy costumed feat!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hump Day Delay - Halloween Edition!

Candy Corn makes me DANCE (or is that just the sugar!?)
Friends, lovers, ghost, ghouls and goblins... Today is National Candy Corn Day! HEEELLLZ YES! My most favorite seasonal treat (seriously. No, SERIOUSLY) is celebrating its greatness on the eve of my favorite holiday so it's pretty much orange-colored sugar-fest over here today. (#GoodthingIhaveDentistsinmyfamily) Since I didn't manage to make a Merry Meri appearance yesterday, I thought I would combine my hump day collection with my carefully curated food and drink inspiration for Halloween. 

* Because you've always wanted THIRTY different candy corn related recipes
* Do you know who BatDad is? BatDad is the man. Check him out in action HERE.
* 13 incredibly cool recipes for Halloween HERE... and in case that endorsement doesn't get you clickin, check out visuals of a few of my favorite edible creations:

* How about 31 last-minute Halloween hacks from the always reliable Buzzfeed? (some of them are really good!)
* 25 Halloween inspired cocktails to make sure your night is plenty BOOzy.
* Pretty sure my favorite thing about having a little kid is going to be dressing them up for Halloween (also, THIS). 
* Because humans aren't the only ones who can get into the Halloween spirit:
Click HERE for more DIY animal costume amazingness.

I cannot even handle this little dude's cuteness (and I'm so glad he's ok!):

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Week Day 2 - Make your home BOOtiful!

Just in case your home isn't already this Halloween'ed out!
I love decorating for Halloween and I love that there are so many options, from store bought and scary to corny and homemade. There's a Halloween decor type and style for everyone!! Here to help you create your very own Halloweeny home are some inspirations, DIYs, tricks and treats from around the web!

I could pretty much just send you over to OhHappyDay for everything Halloween related, but since I gots my own blog to run over here, I thought I'd share some of my personal favorites:
10 HALLOWEEN DIY IDEAS HERE

GHOST ON A STICK HERE

I love these toilet paper roll bats and think they'd make a perfect craft activity for your kiddos before "flying" up to your ceiling and light fixtures!
FULL INSTRUCTIONS HERE

I'm a fan of a classic carved jack o lantern (Dr. H and I really need to get to work on that!) but HERE are some other ideas for decorating your haul from the pumpkin patch!

Babble has 25 ideas for decorating your house this Halloween, many err'ing on the more frightfully elegant, unique and classic haunted house side, so be sure to check out their full list (including the "monster in my toilet bowl" below!) HERE.

And finally, back from last year, the mummy door is still a big personal favorite of mine. I think I just might have to spend some time tonight mummifying apt 4F!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween Week!

boo!
Yesterday I rode the elevator in my apartment building with a tiny dragon. While walking through the park I passed a baby bumble bee. On Saturday my Instagram feed was filled with costumed pups on parade. Ladies and gentleman... Halloween is almost here! Somehow the black and orange love of my calendar year snuck up on me and now we're just 4 days away from All Hallow's Eve and I've barely said a peep (errr candy corn?) about it!! Do not despair, I've got your inspiration a'plenty from last minute costumes to recipes and decor. So gather your pumpkins and call in the ghosts, it's Halloween Week on Seek to be Merry starting with all the dress up inspiration a last minute reveler could need. Now get ghoul-ing!

Pop Sugar has a list of 20 last-minute costumes for those of you that still don't have a clue what to be. Click HERE for inspiration that will be sure to get the laughs (my personal favorites are the spider, candy wrapper and tourists, though "Nickelback" is pretty damn witty)

Because who doesn't love a good pun, HERE are some pun-tastic costumes courtesy of BuzzFeed. I personally almost went for the "Shooting Star" (kick it up a notch like this) and the "Pig in a Blanket".

So Jordan of OhHappyDay is pretty much the Queen of adorable kids costumes of the DIY variety. And while these are no doubt perfect for the wee one in your life, most would also be perfect in the full-grown version. Check out great unique costumes like UFO, Urkel, Sound of Music, all things Hipster (these are pretty great!), sailor, butterfly, iconic musicians (x2) and more over at OhHappyDay. (For the full collection of "homemade halloween" posts from Jordan, click HERE).

And finally, Ms. Conrad's blog has an awesome little collection of feminine and chic last minute costume ideas, including, quite coincidentally my very own Wednesday Addams inspiration! (Though I love that pineapple idea and do have a bright yellow dress!!)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doom and Gloom - Day 2

Autumn Rain
We're enduring a second straight day of grey skies, downpours and serious wind here in NYC and even though there's something a little romantic about puddles of colorful leaves everywhere, the romance kinda dissipates when the sideways rain soaks you and your umbrella becomes a parachute. Blegh. Since I'm feeling all doomy and gloomy today (the sun will come out tomorrow? I hope??) here are some smile worthy items from my beloved, -always there to distract me - world wide web. Stay dry my friends!!

How amazing and creepy but mostly amazing is this sculpture in Budapest!?




I freaking love a good pun!!! More HERE (thanks Sis!)


Animals dressed as other animals. YES.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hump Day Distractions

You don't have to be Sleeping Beauty to love bed, right Cindy?
Today is the kind of grey, rainy day that makes you want to hide in bed forever. If only that were actually possible, we'd be all set (AmIRight!?) Here to get us through the gloom and 1 day closer to the weekend are some delightful distractions from around the web. Enjoy!

* Just when you thought you knew everything about the Office (man I miss that show!)
* I just need to make a trip to the Lego store and my new home office will be complete.
* Who knew chicken and spinach could look this delicious?
* For my other NYC dwellers, how to outsmart the MTA (because won't that feel good!?)
* A kind of amazing pet parrot reunion story.
* This little girl and I are definitely kindred spirits.
* Go ahead, pee in the shower!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Your favorite shell is BACK!


"Life's a party, rock your body" - Marcel the Shell, 2014

And just in case you don't already know Marcel (or want to revisit his previous greatness):
Marcel the Shell with Shoes on Part One HERE and Part Two HERE