Friday, January 29, 2016


This is probably one of the coolest things I've ever found on ebay! Now, don't jump out of your skin, Halloweenies... this is not a Skull & Crossbones Kitchen Aid Mixer.... well it is.... but you'll need a black Kitchen Aid mixer to pull this off. They're stickers!

Here's the listing from ebay....

KitchenAid Fun Skull & Crossbones Vinyl Decals- Set of 8

For all my fellow Gamers/Nerds/Geeks out there, here is the vinyl decal collection to add a touch of Geekery to any item you own! These vinyl decals are made out of high quality Oracle 631 indoor/outdoor vinyl which can be easily applied to practically any smooth surface including walls, glass, porcelain, cars, etc. In every order I include instructions on how to apply decals but if you need more information please feel free to ask me any questions or refer to YouTube for step by step application instructions.

They're selling for $9.99 and I'm sure these will go pretty fast, so you might wanna jump on this pretty quick! What a skullrrific way to start the weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Spooky Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla CrispsHello Halloweenies!

It sure has been a busy time here around The Manor, with cleaning cauldrons and polishing tombstones, getting ready for spring!

And it's just about this time that I really start to crave a little something sweet. And I think I found the perfect treat! Let's make some batty Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Crisps!

This faBOOlous recipe comes from that foodie goddess herself, Elise at! 

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 flour tortillas
For Elise's step-by-step instructions, please click here!

How perfect are these little beauties?! And what a great after-school-snack for your little monsters. I told you, that Elise really knows her stuff!

Now you need to check out more amazing recipes on her site at You won't be disappointed!

Monday, January 4, 2016


I hope all my Halloweenes had a frightfully fantastic holiday and New Years! Now that all of the festivities are over, it's time for us all to get back to normal.

I love the holiday madness, but what I really enjoy is once all the decorations are put away, and we're getting back into our regular routines... is doing my Spring Cleaning!

Yes, I know some of you are saying.... "But Queen, it's not Spring, yet!" Well, that's ok, because think of how great it'll be, when you get one of your resolutions knocked off your list! You know that "get the house organized" resolution that ends up haunting you all year long!

If you're not going to jump in with both feet, at least you can make a little hop by doing a few of these....

1. Organize the junk drawer in the kitchen. And don't act like you don't have one, we all do, and it's ok. Throw out anything that hasn't been used over the last year. It probably won't take longer that 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how much junk you've got in there.

2. Clean out the freezer. Come on! You know there's stuff in there you have no idea what it is.... and don't forget about that thing you keep pushing to the back, that was there the day you moved in.....

3. Fill 1 box or trash bag with clothes that you can donate to your local thrift store. Get rid of those gaucho pants, spandex tops, and leg warmers already, you're never gonna wear them again!

4. Clean out and organize the silverware drawer. Maybe even get rid of all of those mis-matched pieces, and treat yourself to some new utensils. Take advantage of all of the after-holiday sales and pick out something you really like, and I bet you can get it for a great price, too!

5. Reorganize your bookshelf. Here's another great time to fill up just 1 box, of all the books you've already read, and donate them to a local used book store. Or take them to your Half Price Books and sell them to make a little extra cash!

Trust me! Once you get a few of these things under your belt, I know that you're gonna want to do more. And the best part is, that once you get rid of some of that old stuff, you just may have a little extra cash in your pocket to buy something new for yourself.

Happy Monday, Halloween Homemakers! Now, get to work!