Curly Crafty Mom: Holiday Craftacular Link Up: Halloween Home Tour & Recipe by Mom Home Guide

Monday, October 12, 2015

Holiday Craftacular Link Up: Halloween Home Tour & Recipe by Mom Home Guide

*Thanks to Personal Creations for providing me with the beautiful personalized red mixing bowl that was featured in this Halloween Fall Tour. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Welcome to our Halloween Holiday Craftacular Blog Hop!


Throughout the year, my blogging friends and I will share our holiday or seasonal projects. Stop here Monday through Friday of this week to see great Halloween decorating projects, crafts and ideas from me and my friends! Plus, share your Halloween project, recipe or craft at the Holiday Craftacular linky party below! We can’t wait to see your Halloween creations! We'll share our linky party favorites at our next Holiday Craftacular blog hop and on our Holiday Craftacular Pinterest Board! Meet the Holiday Craftacular blogging crew! Please follow your Holiday Craftacular hosts! Also, be sure to visit our next Holiday Craftacular blog hop, which starts November 9 for our Thanksgiving Craftacular blog hop! 

Lauren of Mom Home Guide

Becky of The Dempster Logbook

Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom

Tee of Beauteeful Living

Reesa of Momma Lew

Now for today's Holiday Craftacular blogger, Lauren!

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday! I'm Lauren of Mom Home Guide! I am a DIY/crafting blogger who loves working on projects around the house, traveling with my family, spending time with good friends and just relaxing at home! I am a true homebody! When I am not working on a DIY project at home, you can find me picking out a tune on the piano in my home's sunny living room, watching HGTV or burying my nose in a good book! I love hiking, natural vistas, lakes, woods, streams and mountains, and want to buy a kayak someday! I used to be a runner, but haven't gone running in ages. But now that my daughters run cross country, I'm hoping to lace up my racing shoes and enter a 5K with them one of these days! I live in Central New Jersey, which is known for its shopping malls, but I love to get lost on local country roads and take in the beautiful farmland views. My husband and I met on our very first day on the job after graduating college and hit it off right away! (Although I didn't realize it at first. He had to do some pursuing first!) We bought our home together 13 years ago and had our twin daughters about 9 months later! Our house has been home sweet home ever since! Today I am sharing my Halloween home tour and a super easy Halloween recipe! 

But first, I would like to show you my pick from last month's fall Holiday Craftacular link up party! 

I love this sweet farmhouse-style fall tablescape from Design Loves Detail!  
My fave is the fall tablescape from Design Loves Detail Mollie's farmhouse style really speaks to my heart. Her style is sweet and sentimental, pretty, yet cozy and simple. I am not one for too many fancy bells and whistles! Love it!

Now, it's time for my Halloween home tour and a simple recipe for a fun Halloween treat! Holiday Craftacular -- see how Lauren of Mom Home Guide has decorated her home for Halloween! Plus, link up at our linky party and stop by all this week to see the next installments in this Holiday Craftacular blog hop! 

Love the Halloween throw pillows on this brightly decorated love seat! 
I adore my home's living room. It's sunny, and I have so much fun decorating the love seat for the seasons! For Halloween, I added a few Halloween throw pillows. My kids love the Halloween pillows!

Halloween throw pillows on love seat 
This is a closeup of the pillows.

farmhouse style table decorated for Halloween  
My daughters and I had a fun day of shopping the other day. While out shopping, I found a fun Halloween table runner and autumn salt and pepper shakers. (I got everything for about $12!) I couldn't pass them up. So I used them to decorate my kitchen's farmhouse-style table!

Autumn pumpkin and squash salt and pepper shakers  
This is a closeup of my adorable new salt and pepper shakers!

Personalized red mixing bowl with red apples  
One of my daughters loves apples, so I added a bowl of apples to the table. I love the bowl that I have them in. The mixing bowl is from Personal Creations, and I had it personalized! I really like its red color! (Two smaller mixing bowls also came with the set.) I have pops of red throughout my kitchen. (If you are interested in purchasing anything from Personal Creations, check out these great Personal Creations coupon codes!)

Sweet daisy like mums in a vase on a farmhouse-style kitchen table  
The daisy-like flowers in the vase are actually mums (also called chrysanthemums) from my garden!

   Colorful Halloween dish towel  
While out shopping I also found some inexpensive and fun Halloween dish cloths! I hung one from the door handle of my oven to continue my kitchen's Halloween theme. 

This homemade dark chocolate Halloween candy corn bark with candy corn and Reese's Pieces is simple to make! 
My kids were seriously hungry the other day when they got home from cross country, so I decided to make them a quick sweet Halloween treat! I made them some dark chocolate Halloween bark with Hershey's Special Dark chocolate, candy corn and Reese's Pieces for extra fall color!

The candy corn was a happy surprise for my hungry tweens! The recipe is at the end of this post! This wraps up my Halloween home tour! 

Dark Chocolate Halloween Bark

One 6.8 oz bar of Hershey's Special Dark chocolate
One 10.5 oz bag of Reese's Pieces
1 small bag of candy corn

Directions Fill a small pot with water. 

Rest a small metal pot or mixing bowl in the first pot, just above the water. 

Place the chocolate in the top bowl. Bring the water to a simmer. Stir chocolate until it melts. 

Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease the foil with butter. Spread the chocolate evenly in one layer on the foil. 

Gently lay the candy corn and Reese's Pieces on top of the chocolate layer. Place the tin and the chocolate in the fridge until it cools. 

Once the chocolate is cool, gently break the chocolate bark into pieces and serve.

Check back here tomorrow to see how my friend, Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom, has decorated her home for Halloween!

Now it is your turn to link up your Halloween and fall crafts and home tours below. We will each pick one person to feature during our November party!

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