Halloween Decorating Obsessiveness

Can you tell that I have a 4 year-old obsessed with perfect order in all things???


Happy October!

Jack-O-Lantern Bah Humbug!

I hate carving pumpkins!


A few days ago I announced it to the world. (And no one hurt me or anything!)

Tara asked me to share my ideas for NO-Carve (or low carve) Jack-O-Lanterns.
With the help of Google and Pinterest— here are my favorite ideas…


  1. From TaterTots&Jello a DIY tutorial to make your own fabric crafty pumpkins.
  2. From Lowes — Mumpkins! They use real mum flowers poked into the pumpkin, but I vote for fake flowers and a glue gun??
  3. From Etsy Seller SeaPinks — A stuffed polka dot pumpkin. But what if you painted a pumpkin a dark color like this green (or black) and then gave it a ‘glow in the dark’ polka dot topping?

I have a bunch of other fun pumpkin decorating (without the carving knife) ideas…back at my little blog: GoodNCrazy.com! Come join me!


It’s finally here!

October.  It’s finally that time of the year that I LOVE!  There’s just something about the crispness of the air and the fall colors.  Oh and the fall smells…  Like apple cider and pumpkin.  Yum, yum, yum!  Since it is October 1st that means there’s also some newbies on the sidebar.  Beginning of the month you know.  So check out some of our sponsors to see what they are up to.  You won’t be disappointed!


Stay tuned to the Dandy for some more October fun…

The bookcases at our house get in on the fun of Halloween decor.  How do you decorate around your house?