I had the chance to try my hand at decorating sugar skulls for the first time on Friday. It's certainly not perfect, but I thought it turned out alright. I wish I would have gotten a photo from a better angle, since it had some hearts and a sweet flower on top. Ah well. This will be on display and for sale this week at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center during their week-long Dia de los Muertos celebration.
♥ If someone wanted to buy me this lovely Latin-themed 2012 calendar from Peachy Cheek, I certainly wouldn't object! Be sure to check out the Peachy Cheek blog as well, Kim's a pretty swell lady!
♥ Another swell lady? My friend Brie, who's undertaking a personal challenge to do 30 random acts of kindness in 30 days. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to join in! Check it out on Tumblr, Twitter, or Facebook.
♥ I've vowed to do mostly-handmade holiday gifts this year, and I'm getting an early start (famous last words). You can imagine my joy when Caiti posted her Handmade Holiday Gift Guide! She's got several posts with some great DIY gift ideas ... I'm already planning on making a couple of the gifts listed!
♥ Too early to be talking about the holiday season? Chic Steals posted a number of ideas found in Elle Magazine of how to turn used Halloween costumes into super on-trend looks. The Cleopatra transformation is pretty stunning (although admittedly, so is the original costume!)
♥ And if you didn't get enough candy over the Halloween weekend, you might try whipping up a batch (or three) of these Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bars from Deliciously Organic. Oh, pardon me, I was just drooling on my keyboard.
♥ These 3D works by Yuki Matsueda speak for themselves. Mind = blown.
Happy November, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying your week.