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!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Can you believe that another year has passed again so quickly? Time sure does seem to fly by, when we have as much fun as we do around here!

I don't know about you.... but I'm exhausted! So, The Queen will be taking a much-needed break, to enjoy Christmas with The Count.

Have a safe and frightfully fantastic Christmas! And I want to thank you all so much, for being such loyal Halloweenies over the years, and I look forward to all of the fab-boo-lous things that the new year will bring.

Enjoy this holiday season with your family and fiends, and here's to a Spooky New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2015


Christmas isn’t complete without a wreath. Better yet, why not make it a wreath you can eat? A must-have recipe for holiday gatherings, this mini sausage wreath is simple and quick to make and is a marvelous centerpiece for your table of Christmas hors d’oeuvres.


  • Mini Sausages
  • Refrigerated Crescent Dough Rolls
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Diced Rosemary
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to the temperature specified on the package of Refrigerated Crescent Dough Rolls. Drain the liquid off of the mini sausages.
  2. Unroll the crescent dough and separate at the perforations to create 4 rectangles. Press together the remaining perforation in each rectangle. With a knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 8 strips making a total of 32 strips.
  3. Wrap one strip of dough around each mini sausage. Lay out the crescent-wrapped sausages with their sides touching on an ungreased cookie sheet in a circle forming a wreath shape.
  4. Bake for 11-15 minutes or until golden brown. Melt 1/3 cup of butter and brush the butter on top of the crescent-wrapped sausages. Sprinkle the rosemary on top of the butter.
  5. Cut a red bell pepper into a bow shape for garnish. Combine the BBQ sauce and cranberry sauce in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until heated through. Serve with wreath for dipping.
For more amazing holiday recipes, you need to check out Six Sisters Stuff.Com!

Friday, December 18, 2015


A bottle of Apothic Dark and you can't go wrong

A very classy wine friend of mine, just told me about this wine, she said I "absolutely need to try!"

Every year around this time, vintners and distilleries like to release special edition or limited engagement offerings. This year, Apothic Wines is offering their Apothic Dark. Blueberry, blackberry, coffee, and dark chocolate blend together beautifully in an under $15 selection that is silky on the tongue, but full of rich notes that linger, making the next sip as welcome as the first.

Served at room temperature or just very slightly chilled, will release the fruit scents as well as the classic coffee and chocolate combination.

Be sure to check out their website, they've got so many faBOOlous wines to choose from, and it's a the perfect gift for the wine lover on your list.... or for yourself.

Sounds perfect for those long winter nights around The Manor......