A magical book shop, the iconic Louis Vuitton trunk reimagined in 200 ways, no-bake Halloween treats, Ina Garten(again) and more on weekend meandering.
Good morning friends! Today I am joining Kim and Juliet for weekend meanderings, our weekly series. If you are new, we each share things that caught our eye, piqued our interest, adventures, style, life and so much more.
Juliet and Kim are in California and I am in North Carolina so you are bound to find something to enjoy.
As I mentioned yesterday it has been a busy week. You know those sorts of weeks, where every day is interrupted in some way by an appointment? One day it was the landscapers, another it was someone cleaning the roof, yesterday it was someone measuring the windows for curtains and hardware.
All good things but lots of noise from barking dogs(yes, my dogs are barkers), and a disruption to my schedule. Needless to say, I did not get much done. C’est la vie.
On to more interesting things.
No-Bake Halloween Treats
Monday is Halloween and this weekend is sure to be a busy weekend for many who are hosting or attending parties. This week I shared two easy no-bake treats to make for your celebration.
If you signed up to bring dessert to any celebration that you are attending but are running out of time here are 5 more no-bake Halloween treats you can make.
How cute are these no-bake pumpkin spice truffles?
This rocky road slice is not only a great no-bake treat for a party but also a great dessert to use up left-over Halloween candy!
Boo Chocolate Peanut butter bars, made with only 7 ingredients and minimal time on the stovetop.
Graveyard mousse pots, “a morbid but fun dessert.”
I am making these Ghostly Pots de Creme for dessert tonight!
Halloween Costumes, Movies and Decor
If you are not partaking in any Halloween festivities you might be interested in this list of 60 Halloween movies, from classics to cult favorites.
Speaking of Halloween, did you read Juliet’s post about her friend Shellys’ Halloween decor? If you love to decorate for Halloween you will love it, if you are a minimalist it might not be for you.
This years trendiest Halloween costumes. Are you wearing one of them?
What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy
For 13 years I had this problem. We lived in a house on a cul de sac and very rarely had more than a handful of trick or treaters.
If you have leftover trick or treat candy on Monday here are 13 genius things to do with it.
Visit this site to search for participating dentists and other businesses near you that accept candy donations in exchange for a small reward for the kids, such as toothbrushes, coupons, and sometimes cash. Important note: Make sure to call ahead. Many places set certain buyback rules, like a maximum amount of candy or specific drop-off hours, so be sure to get the details before you show up.
Soldiers’ Angels organizes Treats for Troops annually. Visit the website to find a Halloween candy donation drop-off point or register to start a drive of your own.
They distribute candy on Halloween, Christmas and Easter to troops that are missing the festivities while away from home regardless of where they are stationed. Any candy donations can be sent to Operation Shoebox at: 8360 East Highway 25 Belleview, FL 34420.
The Ronald McDonald House helps keep severely ill kids and their parents together during treatment. Many locations accept donations of unopened candy for the families they are helping after Halloween. Visit the RMHC Chapter search page to locate your nearest House and inquire about the specifics for candy donations.
Beacon Hill Books & Cafe is the most beautiful and cosy bookstore I have ever seen. This charming store was designed by Cathy Kincade to look as if you were perusing the bookshelves of someone home.
In addition to the store you can have tea in the cafe, visit the children book section through a hidden door and see the miniature home of Paige the squirrel, a fictional character who lives at Beacon Hill Books.
I would make a special trip to Boston just to visit this magical store. You can read more about it here.
See more of Cathy Kincades’ work in her beautiful book.
Outfit of the Week
Fall and winter call for cozy knits, comfy shoes and boots and of course a great tote to haul not only pumpkins but holiday gifts as well.
In other news
Do you remember 2 weeks ago on weekend meanderings I mentioned that Ina Garten seemed to be EVERYWHERE? She popped up again this week on 60 minutes! Did you know that she used to work at the White House for the OMB? Has an economics degree? And is not a trained chef?
After a trip backpacking in Europe she came home with Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and that is how she taught herself to cook! She is a nervous cook, loves a good cocktail, a denim shirt and she even dropped the F-word in the interview. You can see the entire interview here and get her latest of 13 cookbooks, Go-to Dinners!
This week I rounded up all of the gingerbread holiday decor I could find. Love the garland, the pillows and the wrapping paper.
Have you tried buffalo cauliflower? I love it!
Looking for some fancy designer inspired mules for the holidays? These are beautiful.
Planning a trip to London, here are all the details on visiting Buckingham Palace.
I love this London cottage.
Did you miss my Friday Favorites post? Pop over to see the latest book recommendations, my favorite comfort food finds this week and lots more.
I hope that you enjoyed meandering today and that when you leave here you pop over to see all of the things that Kim and Juliet have discovered this week.
If you missed any of the previous Weekend Meandering posts you can find them all here
Have a wonderful and safe weekend, enjoy all of the Halloween festivities and the candy!
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