Friday Round Up For WinifredBean.co

It can be argued that October is the best month of the year. Crisp autumn air fills your lungs as you stroll under the fire-hued leaves of apple trees. And even if picking apples and watching the leaves change colors doesn’t appeal to you, few can resist the festivities (and candy) that come along with Halloween. Skip the bags of chocolate and whip up a batch of ooey-gooey cupcakes in your cauldron. Slip into something a little more spooky and check out Martha Stewart’s amazing do-it-yourself Halloween makeup tutorials. Let the season inspire your table with painted pint-sized pumpkins as centerpieces. Add flare to your autumn wedding with gorgeous blind press invitations, and an unforgettable “guest book”—have guests sign blank Jenga tiles to create a fun and unique way to remember your special day!

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1. Halloween Mini Cupcakes via Bon Appetit; Image via Martha Stewart | 2. Painted Pumpkin Centerpieces via Green Wedding Shoes  | 3. Blind Press Invitations via Brooklyn Bride  | 4. Jenga Guest Book via Snippet and Ink  | 5. Halloween Makeup Tutorials via Martha Stewart |

 

Baby, It’s Hot Outside for Winifredbean.com

FRIDAY ROUND UP

July 19, 2013

It’s hot outside, we get it, but that’s no excuse to worship your air conditioner all weekend! The Pitchfork Music Festival is heating up The Windy City today through Sunday. Throw on some sunscreen and catch Icelandic music legend Björk rocking out with nearly fifty other musical acts.

Take five to freeze your brain at Chicago’s favorite slushie machine: Parson’s Chicken and Fish serves scorched-to-perfection fried chicken alongside icy and irresistibly popular Negroni Slushies. Cool kicks can also be found in your very own kitchen with easy homemade Blueberry-Green Tea Slushies.

Too hot to wander out for a manicure? Have the nail art shipped to you with Scratch’s monthly subscriptions—each box contains three limited-edition nail wraps from a featured artist, nail art tools and accents, step-by-step tutorials, and a gift from that month’s artist.

While you’re on a DIY streak, turn vino into the perfect table number marker at your summer wedding. This crafty table setting will have guests drinking to your good fortune—and your excellent taste.

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Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: 1. Björk via Playmaker  | 2. Parson’s Chicken and Fish via Chicago Reader  | 3. Blueberry-Green Tea Slushies via Whole Living  | 4. Nail Wraps via Scratch   | 5. Wine Bottle Table Numbers via Martha Stewart