Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dark Forest (Halloween Costume)

 Deep within the forest is where you will find me this Halloween.
My costume idea for this year is a dark forest nymph! Check out my costume "how to" instructions and guidelines.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Party Planning and Recipes


(http://weheartit.com/entry/143933590)
It's time for a Halloween party...
And I've got some spooktacular ideas!
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Let's start with food.

(http://weheartit.com/entry/38034534)
Warm spicy apple cider is the perfect way to kick off a party. Trader Joe's has a wonderful mix of Spiced Cider available in stores that I have stocked up on and is easy to use. 
Even the smell of cider reminds me of fall <3

(http://weheartit.com/entry/142851701)
Of course you must have candy apples-- as long as they're poisonous! There are some great recipes for vegan and sugar free caramel apples  (always using organic apples) online, just surf around and good luck with the experimenting.

(http://weheartit.com/entry/80811010)
I have NO idea how to make these healthy, but popcorn balls with marshmallow centers sound frighteningly delicious!!!

(http://weheartit.com/entry/143575984)
A nice warm pumpkin soup is sure to be a smash! (a graveyard smash!!!) Trader Joe's has a really yummy butternut squash soup as well as pumpkin soup that will certainly appease your ghoulish guests.

Or you could try my new favorite recipe: 
Gluten free sugar free Finger Food
Witch Finger recipe below!
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups of gluten free brown rice flour

2 organic eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup organic coconut sugar
1/2 cup room temperature coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
organic almonds
organic raspberry jelly

Procedure:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk lightly. Then with an electric beater, beat the coconut oil and coconut sugar until it is smoothly mixed. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, then add the dry ingredients and mix together until the batter begins to form clumps or is solid. On an oiled baking sheet, roll out small sections of the dough into thin and long strips. Push an almond into one end of the strip, making it look like a nail in the finger. Then, with a small knife, cut small lines into the cookie resembling knuckles. Bake them in the oven for about 7 minutes and then let cool. Remove cookies from the sheet and dip the end opposite the nail into the jam so it looks like the bloody end of a severed finger! Serve up and scare your guests!
You can find an amazing tutorial of this process HERE by Giada from the Food Network Channel if you're having trouble.

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 Music 
Spotify is my go to place for the latest tracks and the coolest playlists. Check out their Halloween Party Playlist to get all those monsters bouncing! 

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Halloween Movies
(http://weheartit.com/entry/143033927)
Hocus Pocus is my clear choice. But I have to say that Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is an absolute favorite and perfect for a whimsical evening!
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Hope your Halloween party is so good it Haunts people for years to come!
Have a bootiful Wednesday!
xoxo

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Salem

  Ghostly forest blackened night
The wicked witches come haunting haunting
Secrets and spells round the old graveyard site
Black magic cauldrons boil bubbling bubbling
The witches go cackling into the night

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Pancakes-- Gluten free & Vegan!

Since it's fall, and fall is flying, I am trying to make as many pumpkin inspired recipes as possible!!! I was just giddy when I found gluten free pumpkin pancakes at Trader Joe's market. Check out my recipe using the Trader Joe's mix!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Moon River

Moon River wider than a mile, I'm crossing you in style someday.
We're after the same rainbow's end
just around the bend, my Huckleberry friend, Moon River
and me.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hayrides

My favorite thing to do in fall is go on a Halloween hayride.
There is a lovely farm near us where they have a big pumpkin patch, cornmaze, and haunted hayrides that run all throughout October. It is certainly a party, the whole town shows up for the ghoulish fun! I consider this a yearly tradition for my friends and I, it just makes the approaching of Halloween so much more real. Shrieks and laughter fill the air as magic is uncovered there.

Happy Haunting
XOXO

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Olivia's Organic Pumpkin Pie

It's hardly October and I'm already breaking out the pumpkins...

That should give you a good glimpse on how hard core I am about fall. Its my favorite thing ever. I'm a Halloween freak and a maple leave guru. A tradition for me every season is to make way to many pumpkin pies. My only justification for this is the fact that my recipe is dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, and organic! Click "read more" for more details on my fall favorite!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ME (Lovey) PERFORMING AT CITY WALK UNIVERSAL!

I AM SO THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE MY LA DEBUT PERFORMING AT CITY WALK UNIVERSAL STUDIOS THIS SATURDAY!
Hey lovelies!
I have super cool news today: This Saturday night (September 27th) I will be playing two original songs and a duet with blues guitarist SUR at the John Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City Walk. The concert starts at 9:00PM and tickets are on sale at the door for $25-30. 
I cannot get over how cool this opportunity is, and I'd love your support if anyone's free that night!
Don't forget to check out my songs on iTunes-- I'll be playing "Tea Party For One" on Saturday!

My love to you all
Have a rockin' weekend!!!
XOXOXO