Halloween has taken over the internet! I have to be honest, I have always had a love/hate relationship with Halloween. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the dressing up, candy and home-made spooky treats! But see, my birthday is Friday and growing up my birthday parties always – ALWAYS – turned into birthday/Halloween parties. Okay, they WERE fun but I just wanted a birthday party. Imagine how Christmas babies must feel. My Mom and Aunt Paul were/are New Year’s babies. That had to suck! Okay, I’ll take Halloween! lol
Have you seen the crazy amount of Halloween baking ideas that are hitting the blogs lately? There are some amazingly talented people out there! Melted witch brownies look not only funny but super yummy! I’ll find that recipe and post it below. It literally looks like the green witch from The Wizard of Oz – hello favourite movie – is melting on top of your brownie! Sooooo funny!
I have been watching a lot of HGTV and you Americans are incredibly lucky! It is crazy – CRAZY – how cheap, sorry inexpensive, it is to remodel homes there! Of course, some areas are more expensive than others but MAN, it’s sooooooo much cheaper than here in Canada. I was watching – I’ll look for a YouTube video – Beachfront Bargain Hunt – Renovation the other night and it was on the coast of Virginia. This woman bought a hundred year old farmhouse for $115,000.00! That in itself is an amazing price BUT then she had a $85,000.00 budget for renovations AND she came under budget at $82,000.00! And she did the kitchen, both bathrooms, opened up walls, created walls to create MORE indoor space and built an incredible outdoor fireplace! It wasn’t some dinky fire pit either. It was this crazy – wow, I can’t stop saying crazy – huge stone fireplace on a huge stone sitting area. I mean, that fireplace alone in Canada would be soooooooo much money. I think that it would be about $30,000 for just the landscaping she did here in Canada, if not more! It’s CRAZY! lol
Anyhoo, it is getting late and I’m going cross-eyed! One last thought about HGTV – stop destroying good things and throwing it in our landfills! Peace out!