Mooch was so excited to get to pick them. Who needs a pumpkin patch when you've got a compost bin??
I wanted a new fall wreath for the front door, but I'm picky. We've all seen some of the fall themed ones on Pinterest, and some are cute but some are just .... not me. Let's just say if it can be described as "cute" I'm not going to dig it.
I had this simple wreath frame I picked up at The Thrift Store That Shall Not Be Named
I found fake leaves and yummy smelling potpourri at the Dollar Store. Brainstorm - some of the potpourri has interesting stuff in it, seedpods and herbs and such, that are really pretty, and this variety smells fall-y without being overpowering.
Of course I ended up being totally sucked in to the fall and Halloween decorations at the Dollar Store, which happens every year even though I swear this year will be different. I turned a corner, and lo and behold ...
Is there anyone out there who DOESN'T need about a million of these? I only got 2 and I'm kicking myself. I want to cover the front of my house in them.
The Mister came in and took a look and said jokingly, "Now you just need to put a 3rd eye on them!" and then saw how excited I got and immediately said, "That was a JOKE."
"But I'm so going to do that. Best idea ever. High five, craft buddy!"
"Don't do it. People already think you're a witch"
"Too late, seed of brilliance planted."
And after a night of wine consumption and burning my fingers - again- with hot glue and catching up on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (and the horrible realization that I think I don't hate Camille so much now) this is the beast:
I love it. I have a Halloween sign that I put up every year that says "Don't Make Me Use My Flying Monkeys" with a pair of witch's boots underneath it, but I do not want to take this down.
I'm trying to harvest herbs and preserve them now. (In all my spare time. HA) I did pull up my basil plants the other day, and made vegan basil/chive pesto that is pretty amazing. My chives never flowered this year, which I think is because they were in too much shade, but I still have lots.
Guess who won't take off her Halloween costume?
I did not measure (I don't really, ever) but here is an approximation:
Vegan Basil Chive Pesto
Approx. 3 c of basil leaves
A good handful of chives
1/4 c macadamia nuts
2 Tb pine nuts
salt & pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
Place macadamia nuts and pine nuts in food processor and process until it resembles coarse flour. Add basil and chives, pulse until incorporated. Add olive oil (about 1-2 Tb) salt & pepper to taste, and crushed garlic clove, pulse until completely combined.
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