Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

House Decorations Halloween 2013

We were so excited to have a house to decorate for Halloween! I actually started working on some of the decorations while we were still living in the motel - I just couldn't wait to work on Halloween crafts!

House Decorations Halloween 2013

I haven't been feeling well for the past few days, so we didn't do much beyond decorate the front yard and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Pumpkins Halloween 2013

We weren't sure how many kids to expect, so we bought candy for over 100 (my coworkers told me there would be lots of kids downtown). In the end we only had 13 kids come to the door, so there's lots of leftovers for Chris to enjoy. The children who did come by were super impressed with our decor, especially the fog machine. I think we'll have to step it up next year to draw in more trick-or-treaters. You've got to build a reputation, right?

I've posted the full instructions on instructables for how we made Zero, the ghost dog from the Nightmare Before Christmas, in our motel room.

Zero - Nightmare Before Christmas

The Oogie Boogie Man in the window is just a cardboard cut out (inspired by that awesome house that was all the rage on reddit).

House Decorations Halloween 2013

Our neighbours have been super nice to us (being extremely nice seems to be norm in the north) so I made some cake ball eyeballs to give them. I used red velvet cake and smarties for the irises and followed Bakerella's instructions.

Eyeball cake balls

Thursday, October 17, 2013

We bought a house!

After years of house hunting, and many false starts and heartbreaks, we've finally bought a place of our own!

We got our keys today and couldn't be more excited. Chris even filmed a cute little house tour.

Chris has started a blog of his own to chronicle his adventures in the Yukon: "Why one, eh?" is a play on the start of Whitehorse postal codes. Clever, eh?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Our little Cutie traveled all the way to Whitehorse, but unfortunately she won't be moving into our new house with us.

Cutie & Chris
Cutie hanging out with Chris in our motel room

She'd become so frail over the last few months, we're really impressed she actually made it so far.

Hops is a little lonely but we're looking for a new Yukon friend or two to add to the mischief soon.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

It's that time of year!

Halloween is just around the corner!

Great Pumpkin Ball 2012 photo by Alissa Albert

We're still living in a motel, so we don't have any big costumes in the works at the moment, but you can find all the posts on our past Halloween fun and costumes at these links:

All Halloween Blog Posts

All Costume Blog Posts

Instructions on how we made the costumes are over on Instructables