festivities / by Christina Rosalie

For the first ever we're actually doing it up right for Halloween with some serious pumpkin carving the day of with friends and neighbors. I'm a little terrified about what my kitchen might look like post pumpkin massacre, but totally into the idea of having a bunch of rascals running around while parents attempt masterpieces with the aid of sharp implements and choice beverages. How can that not be fun? I'll totally be taking pictures.

We've starting cookie baking early this year too, and are attempting a haunted gingerbread house (you can download a PDF of the no-frills pattern I made here.) Because as Bean put it, it's just too long to wait until Christmas, and because baking cookies is one of my coping strategies of late. Grin.

+++ Some links I've been wanting to share:

I want to live here. Oh yes.

Misty Mawn's photos are giving me a serious case of wanderlust.

Brian's mix on 8tracks.

Doing this is so on my bucket list.

This set of autumn photos.

What are you up to for the weekend?