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Happy Halloween! October Blog Bash Recap

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Happy Halloween!  I hope everyone has a safe and fun time tonight! In case you missed out on all of the fun this month, have no fear! Here's a recap for the month: 

Almond Stuff Mushrooms

Macabre Home Decor

DIY Fall Tutorial: Fall Decorative Wreath

Apple Flax Seed Muffin Recipe

31 Days Of Monster Toys

Pumpkin Patty Recipe

Halloween Costume DIY: Rachel Zoe

THEM! A Memory guest post

Thanks to everyone who participated in another fun October Blog Bash. I hope you enjoyed visiting as much as I did putting it all together. Until next year!  Or just come back tomorrow. ;)


Meet My Monster Friends

I thought it would be appropriate to share some of the ghouls and monsters hanging out in my own home for Halloween.  Don't worry, they're all friendly....

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Except for maybe this guy. I kind of leave him alone...

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And here's one of my favorite monsters

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Mike has this collection of super cute monster plush dolls, I am so glad we have them out to admire.

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I just wanna bring them all to bed and snuggle up with them!


THEM! A Memory - Knot By Gran'ma Guest Post

Today is a guest post from one of my Etsy partners in crime, Jess from Knot By Granma.   A crochet guru with a wicked imagination. Today she shares a classic favorite and unlikely source of inspiration.  Last year she shared a creepy crawly tutorial for our bash.

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This is one of those times when I wonder if I had the coolest or most questionable role models in my life. I’m going with coolest. I remember watching this movie when I was very little (I’ve seen it since a few more times, and now I can’t handle scary movies at all. Apparently my old set in.) This was one of those Grandpa’s watching me kind of memories. We all have them. I was probably 5 or 6 when I was first introduced to THEM!

The idea of the story is one of giant radiated ants are terrorizing a small New Mexico town. People are being killed, store fronts are being mangled, the government is covering it up, the army gets involved, boys are being trapped near the ant queen’s nest, and the plot thickens. They throw in flamethrowers. How can that not be awesome.

THEM! gives us a warning; not to mess with nuclear technology (kind of deep if you think about it). It was nominated for an Oscar, and was the first giant insect film of it’s time (1954). It is pretty cheesy, and has one of the most memorable monster/animal ringing noises ever. Just a high pitched, horrible ringing. You actually don’t see the ants until it’s almost over. I don’t know I love it.

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This one’s right up there with The Blob from 1958 (another favorite from when I was probably too young to be watching such things…) and Mothra vs. Godzilla.

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Halloween Costume Mission: Rachel Zoe

So excited to have Paige back with another fun post.  She's going to share how to come up with a Halloween costume with items you may already have in your closet, and her subject is one of my FAVORITE people! 

Hello, Pulp Sushi readers! I'm Paige from Little Nostalgia, and when I heard that Marilyn was doing a month of Halloween blogging again this year, I knew I had to get on that train. My favorite thing about this time of year is getting a costume together, especially if I can make one out of real clothes.

I like to DIY stuff, including all of my Halloween costumes, but it bugs me to go to all that trouble for something I'm never going to wear again. That's where the real clothes come into the picture. Sound weird? Okay, let me break it down. This year I'm going as Rachel Zoe, of Bravo TV fame.

She's a celebrity stylist, and as you can see, she definitely has A Look. The key to making a costume out of not-costumey things is to focus on a handful of main details that will make or break your outfit. I cruised through some pictures of Rachel on Pinterest and realized she wore a lot of the same basic things over and over:


See, that's not so bad, is it? Add in my cell phone and a Starbucks cup and we're practically twins. Weirdly (or perhaps awesomely?) I only had to buy a maxi dress and ended up finding one at Target. Score. The specific one I got is apparently sold out on the website, so I had to use a stand-in for my mock up below. All of the Rachel-tastic items here are from national stores like Target and Forever21, so they're affordable and easy to find:

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dress  //  jacket  //  boots  //  necklace  //  gold ring  //  silver ring  //  sunglasses  //  purse


When everything is combined it's a little much for everyday wear (which makes it perfect for a costume!), but think about how cute those boots would look with skinny jeans, and how that big necklace would really jazz up a plain t-shirt.

Still not sure about it? I want to note that I was Two Face from Batman last year wearing real clothes, so you can really do anything using this method.

Have you ever bought your costume at the mall? Or worn one again on a regular day?

 


Fall Food Recipe: Pumpkin Tikki (Patties)

Today we have another recipe shared by guest blogger Cassy. You can follow Cassy on her blogTwitter, and Pinterest.

Hi Everyone, I'm Cassy, I like crafting, decorating & blogging. I sell handmade crafts on Etsy at The Art Bug. I love to blog about DIYs, recipes, my travel diaries, fashion styles, home decor & featuring talented artists. Thanks to Marilyn for giving me the wonderful opportunity for this guest post! Today I'm sharing a favorite fall recipe with you all, hope you all will relish it - Pumpkin Tikki (Patties)

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Ingredients –

  • Grated Pumpkin - 1 Cup
  • Red Chilly Powder – ¼ Tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder – ¼ Tsp
  • Ginger Paste – ¼ Tsp
  • Garlic Paste – ¼ Tsp
  • Cinnamon Powder – 1 Pinch (take a big pinch J)
  • Salt – To Taste
  • Olive Oil – To fry the Patties

Method –

• Mix all the spices into the grated pumpkin.

• Shape the batter into small equal sized patties.

• Heat the olive oil. • Fry the patties on both sides till nice & golden.

• Garnish with some fresh coriander/parsley.

• Serve hot with tomato/chilly sauce.

** If you like a more crispier crust, make a paste of 1 tablespoon all purpose flour and 1 table spoon corn flour and dip the patties in it before frying. ENJOY!!

 


New Earrings At Pulp Sushi Shop

We interupt the October festivities to bring you a couple of new earrings I added to the shop last night. You can  click the images to view the shop listings.

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I checked out a bead store the next town over that has some really awesome findings AND it's not a chain place! It's nice to discover new supply sources. :) 

It's 31 Days Of Monster Toys #31daysofmonstertoys

As part of the October fun, I wanted to share something my boyfriend has been doing on Twitter. He has a big toy collection and for the month of October, he's been doing #31daysofmonstertoys . I thought it would be fun if I shared some of my favorites (you can find Mike @mmod138 )

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I didn't get a chance to mention it sooner but a week ago we went to see Alice Cooper live, it was out fourth time seeing him and he's just AMAZING!  The man is 65 years old and still puts on a better performance than people more than half his age.  He's pretty awesome. :)