» halloween
Tuesday, May 14, 2024


My sister and her husband are back in Vegas this week for her husband’s birthday, so I was packing to stay at my parents’ house. She was like, ‘Do you need that makeup on the desk?’ and I was like, ‘Nah, it’s for Halloween.’

I’m making my costume this year, inspired by this girl I saw at the Dia De Los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Only 170 days till Halloween! 😅 Is it too early to start buying shit for my costume???

james bond dia de los muertos gif

Also, if anyone wants to be the James Bond to my catrina, I’m taking applications 😆

Sunday, March 24, 2024

chocolate cake mini skulls

I couldn’t find the skull pan I wanted to use, but luckily I have two.

I only get to bust out my skull pan twice a year—Halloween and my morbid ass twin godchildren’s birthday (it’s a well known fact that chocolate cake tastes better when it’s shaped like a skull).

Happy 7th birthday, Dominic and Elijah! Ninang loves you weird little fuckers 💀🥳

Night Cap.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

What, you don’t like whiskey in your wine??? 😂

Christine and the kids stopped by last night, but it was after 8pm, so I was already in bed LOL. I usually last till at least 9pm, but that sangria took me out. The kids were up later than I was 😅 Pammie sent Christine home with some candy and sangria and she and Francis sent us this video.

Rise & Grind.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023


Me the month of October vs. me the rest of the year.

Taco Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

taco tuesday

Taco Tuesday, but make it spooky 💀

How I Halloween.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

spooky sangria

As I was pouring the bottle of wine into the Skull Drink Dispenser last night, Pammie was like, “Are we having a party tomorrow?” and I was like, “No, this is just for us.” 💁🏻‍♀️

Spooky Sangria:

  • 2 – 250 ml bottles merlot
  • 12 oz Fireball Whiskey
  • 16 oz orange juice
  • 16 oz pomegranate syrup
  • 1 – 20 oz can pineapple tidbits
  • 2 sliced limes
  • 2 sliced oranges
  • Cinnamon sticks (for garnish)

boo bark

chocolate cake skulls

Happy Halloween, y’all! Same time next year???

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

I need these neighbors in my life 🔪

Monday, October 30, 2023

mcdonald's boo bucket straw toppers

I’ll tell anyone who will listen about my special relationship with Mcdonald’s, and when I was a kid, I’d totally go trick or treating with my Mcdonald’s Boo Bucket. I saw these straw toppers on instagram and had to have them for my Halloween Starbucks cup.

Mcdonald’s + miniature versions + Halloween??? Yes, please 🖤

Transparent PNG.
Monday, October 30, 2023

transparent png halloween costume

A costume only a graphic designer would love ❤️

Boo Bucket.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

mcdonald's boo bucket

Partly because I wanted a Boo Bucket to put the candy in for the delivery guys, but mostly because I wanted Mcdonald’s. How cute is this tiny fry box?!

The Boo Bucket is smaller than I remember, but I was a lot smaller in the 80s, too 🤣

front door

Come and get it 🎃🍫🍬

Spooky Sunday Shit.
Sunday, October 22, 2023

halloween decor

halloween decor

When my sister ordered this Harry Potter doormat, I was like, “This home is four stories with a private rooftop and elevator. It is much.” I finally convinced her to put it outside (she had it on the inside of the door because she didn’t want anyone to steal it LOL). I was like, “Ain’t nobody gonna steal this shit!” 🤣

They didn’t get any trick or treaters last year, but I might put out a bowl of candy for the Amazon delivery guys.

Paint & Sip & Slurp.
Sunday, October 22, 2023

chel birthday

chel birthday

All Chel wanted for her birthday was to paint some pumpkins, sip some cocktails and slurp some ramen (and a sexy chef to make us dinner, but I couldn’t provide that).

chel birthday

I refilled the punch-a-bunch for Darien and the twins who also coincidentally love Halloween, BBQ and being naked.

I accidentally dropped my still-wet pumpkin towards the end of the night, so not only did I ruin Chel’s warm palette vibe, I also ruined her patio table and area rug underneath it with neon green paint! She says she was getting rid of the table and rug anyway 😅

My cup is so full. Love these girls ♥️

Friday, October 20, 2023

skeleton bone nails

I saw these skeleton bone press on nails, but they were way too long, so I made my own skeleton bone sticker decals with my cricut and white vinyl! Love how it turned out 💀

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
just a little bit gif

We’re having a paint and sip night for Chel’s birthday this weekend, and my Beetlejuice pumpkins don’t really fit Chel’s warm palette vibe 😅

Is this like when Lindsay Lohan didn’t know that Halloween was the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and was the only one who showed up at that party in a scary costume in Mean Girls? 🤣 Am I about to DJ Lo & Behold this party???

mean girls scary costume gif
mean girls scary costume gif
Friday the 13th.
Friday, October 13, 2023

friday the 13th

What better day to carve pumpkins than Friday the 13th? 🎃

beetlejuice pumpkin

I’m the ghost with the most, babe 🖤

What, you don’t like Beetlejuice??? It’s OK, the flame will keep me warm at night. JK there’s a fake candle in there. You almost burn down your apartment once (OK, twice) and people don’t let you forget it. Alicia gave me a Dole Whip Candle from Disneyland and I was like, “I’m not allowed to have an open flame.” 😅

Thanks to Jessie for helping me carve my pumpkin. AKA she carved most of it while I ate s’mores and watched 😂 It was her first time carving a pumpkin, and she loved it! She was like, “Did I just learn a new trade???”

friday the 13th

Jessie fell to the ground laughing after Christine asked if we were carving Albert Einstein 🤣 It was like when we were watching America Says and the board was “Famous Mustaches” and one of the answers was Groucho Marx and Pammie was like, “Who the hell is Groucho Marx? Richard Marx‘s brother???” LMAO she was serious! I was eating and spit my food everywhere!

friday the 13th

My Halloween snack game is to die for 💀

friday the 13th

My favorite Spicy Vodka Pasta from Jon and Vinny’s, but make it spooky 🦇🎃

friday the 13th

I’ll pretty much find any excuse to make a charbooterie board.


  • Salame di Parma
  • Spicy Sopressa


  • Sharp Cheddar (cut with a pumpkin cookie cutter)
  • Roquefort
  • Brie
  • Cranberry Chèvre
  • Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Syrah


  • Blackberries
  • Oranges
  • Cornichons
  • Blueberries
  • Dried Apricots
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate Seeds



friday the 13th

friday the 13th

And make a punch-a-bunch for the kids.

friday the 13th

And make s’mores.

friday the 13th

And witch finger pretzel rods.

friday the 13th

And use my plastic vampire teeth.

friday the 13th

And my skull pan.

Love, love, love Halloween and these girls so much 🖤

Saturday, October 7, 2023

witch nails

Pammie: What are you doing?
Me: Painting these blanched almonds for my witch fingers. What does it look like I’m doing???

Saturday, September 30, 2023


I’m obsessed with my Moon Phase Ring and Skeleton Hand Ring 🖤

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

skeleton figurines

I found them like this when I woke up. My sister’s husband got jokes! LOL.

Also, why does this keep on happening to me???

Boo Berry.
Friday, September 22, 2023

booberry krispie treats

Contrary to popular belief, I call Jessie “BB” because she’s loved Boo Berry cereal since we were kids. She and Abe have a legit pizza oven in their backyard and are having a long overdue pizza party tomorrow, so I made these Boo Berry Krispie Treats to bring.

Monday, September 18, 2023

halloween haul

My mom saw my Halloween haul and was like, “Why are you like this?” 🤣

Please ignore my sister’s big ass Harry Potter mirror in the back LOL.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

halloween haul

My amazon haul today 🖤

kermit in bed

When my sister saw the skeleton, she was like, “Why does he look like you when I walk into your room and you’re supposed to be working?” 🤣

Some mood music 👻

Haunted Cookie Cemetery.
Friday, September 8, 2023

feta fried egg taco

I’m trying to convince Pammie to throw a Halloween party so I can build this Haunted Cookie Cemetery. And make these Halloween S’mores Pies. And use my skull pan. And make this Halloween charcuterie board.

Spooky Season.
Friday, September 1, 2023

I need all of it.

Hocus Pocus.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

hocus pocus time to focus mug

Oh, look… another glorious morning… makes me sick!

When spooky season coincides with conference season 🎃🤓

Monster Bash.
Sunday, November 1, 2020

halloween punch-a-bunch

deadly diner halloween sign

fill bakeshop mochi donuts halloween

skull cakes

kamayan seafood boil

Double, double, seafood boil and trouble 🖤

Spooky Season.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

beetlejuice - handbook for the recently deceased - skull snow globe

Kicking off spooky season with some light reading…

beetlejuice - handbook for the recently deceased

Unsolicited fact about me: Beetlejuice is one of my favorite movies. It was one of the only VHS tapes my grandma had when I was a kid, so I’d watch it over and over again. My boss calls me ‘Morbid Marion’ and I think Lydia Deetz would be proud 🖤

Day of the Dead.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

dia de los muertos - day of the dead - pumpkin carving - sugar skull - coco movie

Pumpkin Carving, Level: Expert

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Sunday, November 1, 2009

I woke up this morning face down in a hotel bathroom still wearing my Halloween costume. I also had bruises on my legs from falling down the stairs last night and eight missed calls, six text messages, two voicemails and one Facebook message alert from Il Postino. Sooo not the evening I had planned.


Clockwise from top left:

  • Me and Liz in the only picture I took that night
  • Pammie in her awesome shark hoodie. I broke my mom’s sewing machine making this, but it was worth it.
  • Save a horse, ride a cowgirl! Jay becomes a woman every Halloween.
  • Shirtle the Turtle… She sewed this herself, too.
  • My favorite kindergartener, Lia, in the Hot Dog On A Stick costume I made her. Love this kid!
  • Chel as Max from Where the Wild Things Are. She made this, too! I mean, how cool are we???
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