Saturday, October 20


Well guys, it's almost here!  Not only is my birthday coming up next weekend, but we are days away from heading back to Covington, GA!  If you remember, last year we went to Covington to visit the set of The Vampire Diaries, and now we are heading back for loads more fun!

This year, we are planning on taking a 4 day trip to this quaint little town for a number of activities:

1.  The Vampire Stalkers Tour - If you are a major Vampire Diaries fan like my mom and I, check out this website.  They have ticket prices, pictures, FAQ's, merchandise and more!  Take it from someone who went last year and liked it so much that she's going back again, it's worth it!  And as the show continues, Jessica (the founder of Mystic Falls Tours) adds new stops where the show is filmed.  Virtually every week the tour is different!

2.  The Country Living Fair - ...Where the pages of Country Living magazine come to life!  We have never been to this fair before, but we have read nothing but good things about it.  It's being held at Stone Mountain Park outside of Atlanta, GA on October 26-28.  You can check out their ticket prices, vendor list and even see a map of Stone Mountain to get a good idea of where each booth will be.  Personally, I'm going to be on the lookout for the kitchen station!


3.  Eyecon 2012 -  We missed this convention last year because it took place the last weekend of October, and we went the first weekend in October.  However, this year we made sure to plan around Eyecon!  It takes place in Atlanta, GA on October 26-28.  You can see a list of the guests that will be attending, speaking and available for pictures and autographs.  You can also see a tentative schedule and even follow a link to book a room at the hotel where the convention is being held.  I'm not quite sure what our plans are for this day, because I'm being surprised for my birthday!  I'll give you more details and lots of pictures when we get back!  I'm hoping there might be some Salvatore action!

We have such an exciting list of things to do, and we might even through in a trip to H&M for some shopping!  Check back in about a week for some great pictures and I'm sure some very interesting stories!


Tuesday, October 16

Our Vampire Diaries Premiere Party

Vampires, Werewolves, Hybrids and Witches,
We FINALLY got to calm our twitches!
154 days came and went,
Now I can tell you all about our event!
There were homemade invites and decorations galore,
Themed yummy foods and  party favors you'd adore!

After everyone arrived sporting their all-black attire, we laid out the food on our wonderfully decorated kitchen table and looked at our spooky, fang-tastic creation!  This was such a fun night!  We got together great friends to enjoy a night of tasty food, interesting conversation and very interesting TV!

I sent out invites about a week before the party.  They were so easy to make!  If you are familiar with scrapbooking, I used my Cricut to cut out different parts of the invite and glued them down to a piece of 4x6  scrap paper that I bought in a bundle at Joanns Fabrics.  But you can just as easily find paper and little decorations to put the invites at Michael's, Hobby Lobby or your local craft store.

My mom made bought plates for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree and used a sharpie to write which side of "Team Salvatore" we were each on.  (Of course, I was the only "Team Stefan."  Not everyone prefers deep, compassionate , unfailing love over a funny personality.)  One of my other favorite parts of our decorations were the candle holders that I created.  I put a couple of red candles from Hobby Lobby in 2 empty red wine bottles.  I would recommend burning them for about 2 nights before the night of your party to get your desired amount of dripping down the candle and the sides of the bottles.

Each person made their own dish to bring to the party, and they were all themed so we got really creative!  Here is the menu that I printed up just using Microsoft Word and some pictures from Google!



Graveyard Dip

Beware! This dip is a lethal layer of terror tortillas, goulish guacamole, bloody beef, and rotten refried beans! This devilish dish will satisfy your cravings, but you may still want another BITE!


Gilbert’s Cheesy Garlic Bread
Luckily in Mystic Falls, garlic being a vampire repellant is just a myth!  Enjoy this explosion of flavors in your mouth, and breath mints will be available on your way out!


Sultry Salvatore Salad
This salad is sure to tempt your tastebuds and leave them longing for another bite!
Feast on sumptuous greens accompanied by slivered almonds, feta cheese and delicious red, ripe strawberries. You will want to top it off with a delightful splash of savory salad dressing. Go ahead "Sink your teeth into it!"


Vampire Blood Tomato Basil Soup
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live forever? Join in for a taste of this salty and fulfilling tomato soup. It’s made with the help of only the freshest humans and topped with garlic croutons and a hint of basil. Satisfy your cravings!


Sinful Chocolate Delight

Heighten your senses with the very first bite of this chocolate decadence. With layers of sinfully creamy goodness surrounded by toffee and pecan sandy crunchiness, this dessert will leave you wanting more…much like each episode of “The Vampire Diaries.”

 To wrap up the night, my mom gave each of us a mini scrapbook made out of cardboard.  She added a few little decoration pieces but left room for us to add pictures from the night.  I think it was the perfect little gift, because it was easy to make and it's easy for your guests to add their own pictures in the album.  It's also something you can pull out each year to look back at how much fun you had!

We had a great time and I hope this helps give you some ideas for your favorite TV show premiere party!  

 Have a bloody good night!

Thursday, October 11

"The Vampire Diaries" Season 4

SO guess what guys!!?  The season 4 premiere of The Vampire Diaries is TONIGHT!  My mom and I have been waiting for Thursday October 11 since May!  

One of my best friends and her mom are also HUGE fans of the show!  So to celebrate the premiere of our favorite show, we are throwing a "Vampire Party!"  I created homemade invites, put together a menu of "vampire inspired" foods and we are putting up all kinds of decorations!  I will put up pictures and how to's very soon so stay tuned!!

Monday, October 1

13 Nights of Halloween

I had to post this video when I saw it on ABC Family!  As you all know, I believe October is the best month of the year, fall is the best season of the year and ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween is the best TV event of the year! (With ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas and Falalala Lifetime tied for a close second).

13 Night's of Halloween premiers Friday October 19!