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Halloween Happenings!

So – the spookiest night of the year is nearly upon us.  This weekend, will be full of last-minute costume shopping and assembly, and pumpkin carving.  But when you’re not answer the door for the trick-or-treaters, here are some fun family things we’ve found for you to do on Halloween with your little ones:

These shadow puppets, from Chez Beeper Bebe, are super fun, and the website has free downloadables!

And how adorable are these popsicle scarecrows for your preschoolers from Little Family Fun?!?

And when everyone’s home, why not play a fun game of Jack-o’Latern Bag Toss, as shown on Parents.com?

Here’s another cute craft for the little ones, from Kinderart:

And, of course, you have to have a spooky treat when the day is done.  Here are some ghostly rice krispy treats, from The Idea Room.

For more great idea, check out our Halloween DIY and Family Fun Time boards on Pinterest. :)

Happy Halloween to you and yours!

Pretty as a Picture – Fall Home Decor

Fall is my absolute favorite season.  Living in San Diego, it’s a brief season.  And it’s long-overdue this year.  We had a taste of fall for a couple days last week, and hopefully after this coming weekend’s cool-down, fall will be here to stay.  With the long hot summer, I’m behind in decorating for fall, as it has been too darn hot.  However, I’ve been inspired by so many creative ideas on Pinterest, that I just wanted to share some beautiful fall decor for your home this season!

Shanty-2-Chic has a fabulous article with step-by-step instructions to turn ordinary pumpkins into extraordinary decorations for your mantle, tabletop or other display areas:

And how perfectly simple and elegant is this idea from My Hearts Desire?  Fill glass jars with autumn-colored beans and/or grains, and add a candle!

And nothing says fall, like the fall harvest of wheat.  I love how it is simply, and elegantly displayed here (from Castles and Carriages).

 And, of course, you can’t be without a stylish way to greet your house guests this season.  This is a lovely wreath to adorn your door.  Love the texture of the “moss” and burlap bow from The High Heeled Hostess.

For more “Pinspiration”, come visit us on Pinterest.  Happy Fall, y’all!   – s


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BlueFlair’s Favorite Date Ideas—Perfect for Valentine’s (or any) Day

BlueFlair’s Favorite Date Ideas—Perfect for Valentine’s (or any) Day


  • Ice Skating

Find an outdoor skating rink and rent some skates. Bundle up and grab a thermos of hot cocoa (with maybe a touch of peppermint schnapps), some mugs and a camera to document your winter wonderland memories.


  • Stargazing

Find a tranquil outdoor setting and bring an air mattress, hammock or some reclining chairs. For an unforgettable time, mark your calendar for the next big meteor shower and get ready to make some wishes! Bring a nice bottle of wine and ask 20 questions while you gaze. Make your own constellation.


  • Take a ski day

Hit the slopes with your love, and be sure to spend some time by a nice roaring fire at the end of the day. Make s’mores and then hit the hot tub together.


  • Scavenger Hunt

Whether it’s throughout your house or throughout the whole city, make a scavenger hunt for your love and help them follow the clues to a picnic or dinner at a nice restaurant.


  • Row, Row, Row your Boat

Rent a row boat and take a few leisurely spins around a lake. Timeless romance. Sigh…


  • Go to a Game

Get tickets to a home game and tailgate together. Wear team jerseys and be super fans together.


  • Play Strip Poker

And let them win a few games!


  • Get Fresh

Go to an orchard or berry farm and pick some fresh fruit to enjoy together. Bring a nice bottle of champagne (of course) to reward yourselves for your efforts. Find a nice spot to plant a tree together. Go back and carve your names in it on an anniversary or special occasion down the road.


  • Be Adventurous

Go bungee jumping, skydiving, rock climbing, anything out of your comfort zone. You’ll get a great adrenaline rush and wonderful memories with your loved one.


  • Dance the Night Away

Take a dance class and then go to a nice dinner afterwards.


  • Volunteer Together

Find a common interest and donate some time together. Visit a nursing home for a monthly bingo night, help out at a food bank, visit children in the hospital or clean up a trail or park.



Hope this list helps your imagination run wild. Get out there and spend some quality time with the one you love!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these extra-sweet crafts and treats!

Valentine Pancakes
Just use an empty condiment bottle and some pancake batter—delicious and so yummy! Add strawberries and whip cream for a special touch. (Don’t forget to mix in some love. That’s very important.)

Pillowbox Alligator Valentine
This adorable do-it-yourself valentine can be downloaded for free and filled with candy.


Heart and Lollipop Flowers
A fun and simple gift—perfect for school valentine exchanges!


Crayon Heart Valentines
These gifts are candy-free, adorably sweet and easy to make too!

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
Use a heart shape for fun twist on this decadent treat.


Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at BlueFlair Photogarphy!

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