Snapshots: Happy Halloween

Snapshots: Happy Halloween

Halloween weekend was wonderful and then it was topped off by a really fun Halloween Day. Below are a few snapshots from the weekend…

I guess it started off last Thursday when I did a Halloween spot for KATU’s Afternoon Live:

KATU Afternoon Live Halloween Ideas


Then there was the weekend Halloween Party:


Comic Book Halloween Party


Comic Book Halloween Party


Today I dressed as a unicorn:


Unicorn Costume


This evening was all about trick or treating with the boys.


Trick or Treating with Kiddos


I hope you all had a very happy Halloween!

Sunday Snapshots: Halloween Party Prep

Sunday Snapshots: Halloween Party Prep

This weekend I had some much needed down time. Last week was insane at work and I couldn’t seem to get a moment to work on anything blog related much less see my kiddos. In the midst of the errand running and general hanging out with the family that I did, I also got to spend a couple of hours prepping for Halloween. Our comic book themed Halloween party is starting to come together! (Now that my Felicity Smoak costume is complete I’m moving on to party decorations.)

My week/weekend in snapshots:

I had to add in this photo because it is just too fun. Our work had our yearly conference this year in which I take a big part in putting together. We always go ALL OUT with our theme and this year’s theme was Rock and Roll. I pretty much want purple hair and a tattoo sleeve now.

Punk Rock and Roll Costume - A Well Crafted Party


The party prep has involved cutting up a lot of old comic books I found while thrifting. We used the comic books to decorate tags, cups, juices, and more.

Comic Book Party Prep - A Well Crafted Party


The biggest project I tackled this weekend was creating LARGE paintings of comic characters. I utilized a projector to help guide the paintings. I first drew the outline and then painted in the large sections of color and then finished the details. My son even got in on the painting!


Comic Book Party Prep - A Well Crafted Party

Comic Book Party Prep - A Well Crafted Party

Comic Book Party Prep - A Well Crafted Party

Comic Book Party Prep - A Well Crafted Party


I got a lot done this weekend, but I still have lots more to do to be ready for this next weekend.


Are you ready for Halloween? If so, what are you planning on doing for the holiday?



Sunday Snapshots: Workin’, Halloween Prep, and Mamma Bear Magazine

Sunday Snapshots: Workin’, Halloween Prep, and Mamma Bear Magazine

The past few weekends have been filled to the brim with fun Fall-like activities. This weekend, like last week and all of next week, has been pretty much work, work, and more work. Thankfully, I really like my job.

Even with all the work I did have a little time to enjoy some of my favorite fall traditions and read through the newest issue of Mamma Bear Magazine.

Enjoying Fall Foods Like WHOA

Fall Favorite: Fall Foods

Basically every chance I get I am now roasting all of my favorite Fall foods. I haven’t had a ton of time to cook recently and I really didn’t have time to cook this meal (which took upwards of two hours) BUT, man… I really wanted some tasty Fall foods. It is simply comforting. I roasted up some butternut squash and then made a puree out of it. I served it along side sautéed bok choy, roasted sweet potatoes, and roasted yellow peppers.   The main course was a smoked gouda and apple stuffed roasted chicken. It was GOOOOD.

Halloween Prep - Shopping at Local Thrift Store Deseret Industries

Halloween Prep - Cell shading my comic book themed costume


Fall Favorite: Halloween Prep

I might enjoy the prepping for Halloween as much as I love the holiday itself. It is all kind of wrapped up in one for me. This year I am doing a comic book themed Halloween party and family costume. I was fortunate enough to get to partner with local thrift store Deseret Industries to pick out some items to help create my costumes. Look forward to seeing posts on how I created my comic book themed costume from items found while thrifting.


"The Art of the Stress Free Party" A Well Crafted Party featured in Mama Bear Magazine


A Well Crafted Party featured in Mamma Bear Magazine

My favorite part of this whole weekend was receiving my copy of Mamma Bear Magazine in the mail! It is chock full of great articles on motherhood and beyond. I am excited to share that I wrote a little article for the magazine titled, “The Art of a Stress Free Party.” This gorgeous magazine is available for purchase at


How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

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