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Low-Carb on the High Seas with Yakuza Yatai Ramen & Maiden Voyage Cocktails

Tiki gods and goddesses will not be denied their desires. So why would you? I’m a hula gal who knows she can enjoy her luau and have it low-carb, too! There’s no reason for meal time mutiny when you crave that taste of the tropics, yet need to keep it keto. Low-carb on the high…

Munster Mixology: The Herman & The Lily

At 1313 Mockingbird Lane, drinks are double shaken and triple strained. The mesmerizing glow of the black and white film, gentle roar of studio laughter, and the corny comedy of The Munsters transformed after-school snack time into a soothing ritual. Sitting cross-legged, back against the couch, I studied Yvonne De Carlo's every graceful move. The…

The Mask Tutorial That Saved Halloween from COVID-19

My Halloween heart just loves a good mask! And, until now, masks were reserved only for creeping around the neighborhood on All Hallow's Eve. But, I've got a sew-at-home mask tutorial with a few tricks that make these masks a real treat! By now, there are tons of mask tutorials out there. And I even…

DIY Purifying Potion & Wearable Atomizer

Keep germs at bay by brewing up a batch of this purifying Hand Sanitizer in a pretty, wearable potion bottle that's perfect for accessorizing during any pandemic. If you would have ever told me that hand sanitizer and toilet paper would have been the hottest products in 2020, I would have told you that your…

Ghostly Gatherings: A Thanksgiving in Black and Bright

The colors of nature really pop on a field of black for this semi-casual Thanksgiving for the living -- and beyond. When work schedules are constantly changing, it can be difficult to host (or even properly RSVP to a friend's) Thanksgiving dinner. And, since I'm not one to be easily discouraged, I planned our version…

Thriller– Chiller– Pup-Pop Bites

Banish Werewolf Breath From Your Favorite Hell Hound's Furry Little Face Sometimes I wonder if Vincent Price's lines at the end of "Thriller" aren't actually describing the nightmare that is dog's breath: "The foulest stench is in the air The funk of forty thousand years... ...And though you fight to stay alive Your body starts…

A Terrifying Terrarium for Carnivorous Plants

No bones about it, you're going to really dig this vivarium with a voracious appetite! This terrifying terrarium is Day 82 on The Pretty Spooky 100 Days Til' Halloween Countdown, yet it's also the kind of imaginative DIY that will sneakily blend in to your year 'round decor--that is, if you're still keeping your spookiness…