Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Peanuts Halloween
Happy Halloweenie everyone!
I can't wait to see all the trick-or-treaters tonight!

Miss Heather and I wanted to share with you some pictures from "Freaker's Ball" last Saturday night!
Top Picture:
Sally, Thomas the Train, the Hulk, Hawkeye, Iron Woman, Thor, Captain America and Black Widow
Bottom Pictures:
Sally and Iron Woman and Hawkeye and Iron Woman

Top Picture:
Sally, the "Yup, Yup" Muppets and Iron Woman
Bottom Pictures:
The Hulk, Sally, Thomas the Train and Iron Woman

We had so much fun!
We hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Miss Heather's Halloween Costume!

Miss Mel and I have always been a fan of making our own costumes, rather than buying a pre-made one, when it comes to Halloween. It takes all the creativity out of it! This year Miss Mel is being a lady Iron Man and I am being Sally the rag doll from The Nightmare Before Christmas (one of my all time favorite movies!!). Here's how I made my costume!

Black dress
Fabric scraps of different colors
Black Sharpie
Fabric glue
Black yarn
Thick needle
Fishnet tights
Thick white socks *optional*
Brown ankle boots *optional*

Step One:
I bought plain fabric and drew the designs onto my fabric with a thick point Sharpie.

Step Two:
I had a picture of Sally to loosely follow when cutting the fabric for the costume.
So I cut the fabric to look very similar to the picture and made up my own pattern for the back.

Step Three:
I glued the patches of fabric onto the black dress.

Step Four:
With the thick needle, I ran the black yarn along all fabric edges to give it a loose stitch work appearance.

Step Five:
Since I had some extra fabric left over, I sewed it up and used it for a headband!
*headbands are the BEST when dancing around and wanting your hair to be out of your face!*

Step Six:
Once I put the fishnet tights on my body, I ran yarn through the holes to give the "stitched look" on my legs. To add to the rag doll experience, I also ripped some of the netting.

Step Seven:
I found a black body pencil and drew the stitches all over my arms, chest and face. With eyeliner, I drew large circles around my eyes and put a thick amount of mascara on.
To quote Miss Mel, "you need to look dead!"

We had so much fun making our costumes! We're already brainstorming what we're going to be next year! What are/were you guys? We'd love to see!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Monday, October 29, 2012

Miss Mel's Halloween Costume!

I hope everyone had a fun pre-Halloween weekend!
I know Miss Heather and I certainly did! 

This year for Halloween, I was Iron Woman!
Now, I know there technically isn't an Iron Woman but I decided to take the Iron Man costume and make my own version of the comic!
"Iron Man"

As a group, we were all "The Avengers"!

Tom was Hawk-Eye, Ochs was The Hulk, Tj was Captain America, Kaitlyn was Thor and Kim was Black Widow. Everyone worked really hard on their costumes and it paid off! We got second place in the costume contest!

Here's how to make your own "Iron Woman" costume.

I took the red and gold theme of Iron Man's suit and ran with it!


Gold Leggings from Forever 21 for $12
Red T-shirt from Hobby Lobby for $3
Red Elbow-Length Gloves at Target for $5
Gold Headband from American Apparel for $6
2 yards of Gold Fabric from JoAnn's for $6
(I tied this fabric around my waist as a sash for a more "comic book" look)
Optional: Red Cowboy Boots!

Tom, my boyfriend who is an electrical engineer, made my Arc Reactor chest piece which he attached to my shirt using velcro. It was amazing! It's definitely the reason why we got in the top three in the costume contest! The light was blinding and I even had a switch in my glove to make it brighter!
Special thanks to Tom for making it for me! I loved it!
Unfortunately, I am not an electrical engineer and I have no way of explaining how to make your own! However, for those who need a quick alternative, I suggest using glow sticks to make a Arc Reactor. 

 Two more days until Halloween!
Make sure you check out tomorrow's post to see how Miss Heather made her costume!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy weekend before Halloweenie!

 Funny Halloween Ecard: Witch, please.
 Haha! I love this eCard.

Are you celebrating Halloween this weekend?
Miss Heather and I are! We're headed down to Rolla, MO to KMNR's "Freaker's Ball"!
"Freaker's Ball" is a dance put on by Missouri Science and Technology (where Tom, Miss Mel's boyfriend goes) radio station, KMNR. This year they are having three bands perform and there is, of course, a costume contest! This is our second year going and we can't wait! Most of our friends will be there so it should be a blast!

Below are some links from around the web we want to share with you!

Okay, I know this is old but " Harry Potter Puppet Pals " always makes me laugh.

43 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Life!

One of my new jams off of TayTay's new album.

Don't forget to check out all of our Halloween themed posts!
DIY: Door Decorations
Monster Dash
Pumpkin Carving: Clay Style
DIY: Tissue Paper Pumpkins
DIY: Halloween Cupcake Toppers
What are you being for Halloween?

Do you have any fun Halloween plans for this weekend? We would love to hear!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What are you being this Halloween?

Halloween is one of Miss Heather and I's favorite holidays. We seriously spend months talking about possible costume ideas...I think this year we started brainstorming in August.
Granted, we always change our minds 1,000 times but we come up with some great stuff!

Therefore, I wanted to share a couple of costumes I've found on Pinterest that are super creative and could be perfect for all those people who are just now figuring out their costumes! *slackers!*

"50 Shades of Grey"
Haha! DIY: 50 Shades of Grey Costume  Literally, 50 shades of grey!
Literally....50 shades of grey!
I thought this costumes was hilarious!
You can find directions on how to make it on Lauren Conrad's site.

Victoria's Secret
HAHA! Victoria's Secret Halloween Costume
This is genius!
Although there are no directions (that I could find) on how to create this costume yourself, I think it would be pretty simple to recreate. Grab a cardboard box, pink and white paint, glitter pens, ribbon and some tissue paper!

royal babes?!
I seriously love this SO much.
(I have an addiction to Starbucks and this little kid is too cute!)
No directions on how to make this one either but I assume it's all felt for the cup and foam. Grab a headband and add on some more felt for whipped cream and a straw.

Easy Mac
Halloween costumes halloween
No words.
It's just too funny!
As to make this costume, I would take a round laundry basket and either paint or print out the Easy Mac label and attach it to the basket. Then create the "mac and cheese" with toilet paper rolls and paint! Glue your mac and cheese to the laundry basket, headband and cardboard fork!

"Toddlers and Tiaras"
Toddlers and Tiaras costumes. Too funny...
I cracked up when I found this one.
You will definitely get some attention in this costume but, hey, isn't that what Halloween is all about anyways?
To create this costume, get a tutu (or make your own with tulle), white t-shirt, tiara, pacifier and create your own sash with thick ribbon and glitter pens. Don't forget to bring the attitude!

I hope these costumes give you some inspiration or at the very least, some laughs!
And if all else fails, through on your best dress and some animal ears!
"I'm a mouse, duh."

Stay tuned because next Monday and Tuesday, Miss Heather and I are sharing how we made our Halloween costumes for this year!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DIY: Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Hey guys! Last night I made some fun Halloween inspired cupcake toppers! Here's how I did it!

Construction Paper

Step One:
Draw your objects on the paper and cut them out. I drew pumpkins and ghosts!

Step Two:
Tape your toothpicks to the back of the paper and enjoy!

Ideally I would stick them in cupcakes but I haven't actually made them yet. I want to use them for Halloween but that's too far away and my will power when cupcakes are present is quite low.

Halloween is so close and we just can't wait!!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The best cookies you'll ever have!

Last night, my mom and I decided to treat ourselves and made our family's best cookies, Mini-Chip Snowballs
This recipe is from my grandma (Mimi) and are Miss Heather's favorite! 
Normally, we bake about 200 of these during Christmas time but last night, we figured, we can have a couple a little early this year. A little Halloween cookie if you will! 

3 sticks of butter
3/4 Cup of Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
3 Cups of Flour
1 Package of Semi-Sweet Mini Morsels
1/2 Cup of Finely Chopped Pecans (optional)
An Electric Mixer
One Mixing Bowl

Step One
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees and place your 3 sticks of butter into a mixing bowl.
Use your electric mixer to stir and soften the butter.

Step Two
Add the 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and mix well.

Step Three
Stir in the 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of vanilla and the 3 cups of flour.
Make sure you are using your electric mixer to stir everything together after each addition.

Step Four
Add the package of semi-sweet mini morsels and mix well.
If you choose to add pecans, mix them in now.

Your mix should look like this after everything has been added.

Step Five
Roll your dough into ping-pong size balls and place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
While your cookies are baking, prepare a bowl of powdered sugar to roll your baked cookies in.

Step Six
After baking for 10-12 minutes, remove your cookies from the oven and place them onto a cooling rack.

Step Seven
Wait 1 minute and then roll your cookie into powdered sugar and place back onto the cooling rack.

Enjoy your mini-chip snowball cookies!
Don't mind if I do!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Monday, October 22, 2012

DIY: Tissue Paper Pumpkins

This weekend, Miss Heather and I DIY'd a Pumpkin!
It was a super fun craft and you can do it too just in time for Halloween.

Toilet Paper Rolls
(We used 3)
One Package of Orange Tissue Paper
One Package of Brown Tissue Paper
Black Glitter Glue
Silver Glitter Glue
Elmer's Glue

Step One
Grab one toilet paper roll and place it on top of the orange tissue paper.

Step Two
Stuff the corners into the center of the toilet paper. It should be a little fluffy.
If needed, use a little bit of Elmer's glue to keep the pieces down.
Repeat this step with a second sheet of tissue paper.

Step Three
Roll one sheet of brown tissue paper to create the pumpkin stem.
Use a small dot of Elmer's glue at the end to keep the paper from unraveling.

Step Four
Take your rolled up tissue paper and stuff it into the center of the toilet paper roll.
Use a pair of scissors to cut where you want the stem to end.

Step Five
Decorate your pumpkin!
We used the glitter glue to create stripes, spiderwebs and polka-dots.

Step Six
Display your pumpkins!

When your done creating your pumpkins, head over to Craftbaby to see inspirations and enter their "DIY A Pumpkin" contest which Miss Heather and I are sponsoring!

Have fun crafting!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's the Weekend!

This weekend is a great one because Miss Heather came to St. Louis to visit me!
We've been crafting like crazy, searching for supplies for our Halloween costumes (posts to come) and hanging out with friends.
What are your plans for this weekend?

I love this!
Our picture quote of the week is how we feel about our friendship!

Have you guys seen "Pitch Perfect" yet?
Miss Heather and I went last night and we couldn't stop laughing!
Rebel Wilson is the star of that movie.

Taylor Swift's new album "Red" comes out on Monday!
We are SO excited!

Edgy fall outfits.

This eCard describes Miss Heather and I.

Have fun this weekend!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Friday, October 19, 2012

Our Sseko Story

After Miss Heather's post on Sseko sandals we were contacted by them to share our Sseko story along with their new "White Arrow" collection. 

We both are OBSESSED with the "Fringe Clutch".
Miss Heather wants it in "Espresso" and I want in it "Caramel".

For those unfamiliar with Sseko's mission, they are a sandal company based in Uganda that provides income for women to continue their education at a University. They recently graduated their fourth class of women and have been featuring each graduate on their website this month.

Our "Sseko Story" is that we are both still in school with one more year until we graduate with, Early Childhood Special Education degree-Miss Mel & Dietetics and Nutrition degree-Miss Heather, and take our next adventure in our lives.

Please check out the Sseko and support their cause.

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Carving: Clay Style!

This week I got to carve my very own clay pumpkin! For the past few years the Clayworks Department at my school has been offering this fun activity. They make the clay pumpkin for you and all you have to do it show up and "carve" your pumpkin.

Here's me with my proud work of art!

They'll fire it some time this week or next week and then I can pick it up! I'll proudly be displaying on my porch come Halloween!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Monday, October 15, 2012

Soulard Oktoberfest!

As I mentioned in our weekend post, this past Saturday I headed down to Soulard in St. Louis for Oktoberfest. We had a blast! We all got beer steins (which hold a liter of beer...eee!), brats, German potatoes, candied pecans and danced around to polka!
I love October. 

Fun with friends!
Tom, Miss Mel, Tim and Ochs.

Does your town have an Oktoberfest?

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

I apologize for the quality of the photos..taken on my iPhone after a few beer steins in...hah!

I made these collages for free using Picisto.
Check it out!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Have a fun weekend!

Have any fun plans for this weekend?
A bunch of friends and I are hitting up Soulard's Oktoberfest this Saturday and then I'm slammed with homework and projects...mid-terms next week...ugh. 

Our picture quote of the week makes me smile.

This video is unbelievable! These sisters are so talented!
I almost like it better then the original!

How to style bangs

If you're in the St. Louis area, come join us at Soulard Oktoberfest this weekend!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dealing with Sickness

So this past week I have been deathly ill. Okay well I wasn't actually dying but it sure as hell felt like it! I feet like now would be the perfect time to let you guys know some of my best go-to's when I'm under the weather.

1. Hydrate. Seriously, taking in all the liquids you can is the best thing you can do for yourself. Tons of water, hot tea (with a little lemon to help settle an upset stomach) and orange juice (high in Vitamin C) are what always help me feeling better.

2. Eat Simple. I mean honestly when I get sick the first thing I want (when I have an appetite that is) is some sort of brothy soup with crackers. Bananas and Applesauce are great for people that can't take pills but need them to help them get better. Just be sneaky about it!

3. Couch Potato Time. This is one of the few times that no one can judge you for being a pathetic lump on the couch for hours while watching mindless T.V. If you're lucky a marathon of Real Housewives will be on and you can be sucked into their crazy lives the whole day!

4. Sleep. Above all else get your rest! You know the phrase "I'll sleep when I'm dead"? Well they were wrong, more than likely the reason you're in this mess is because you haven't been sleeping! No judgement, I am guilty of this all the time but sometimes you have to listen to your body and give into the mini coma you're about to have. Your body will thank you.

If this doesn't help you then I don't know what will. This is a tried and true method for myself and look how well I've turned out... Okay maybe I'm not the best example but hey I'm not sick anymore!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Have you guys heard of the new ABC show "Nashville"? I've seen countless billboards, commercials and very advertisements trying to get fans to support their new drama. Well, it worked for me!
 The television drama revolves around a country music iconic facing being upstaged by a younger, country-pop singer. Think, "Country Strong" but as a television show. It stars Connie Britton from "Friday Night Lights" (another one of my favorite television shows) and "American Horror Story", Hayden Panettiere from "Heroes",Powers Boothe from "24" and Charles Esten from "Big Love".   
"Nashville" premieres tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
Are you going to watch? I am! Let us know what you think!
-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monster Dash!

This weekend I did a Monster Dash 5K! It was super fun and zombie themed! Costumes were encouraged so Rave and I decided to be sexy cat runners!

So there were "life" flags for the race. Raven and I decided that we would put them in the back, you know for out tail!
A zombie tried to eat my face off! *so terrified*

The 5K was super fun and thankfully we survived with our  brains intact!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather