Halloween Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Spider Webs

Red Velvet Cake | Handmade Mood

When we were planning out our Halloween calendar, Candice mentioned that she thought Red Velvet cake would be a perfect dessert for the season. Even though Red Velvet is more of a Christmas dessert, it’s deep red color works especially well for Halloween. A spooky version of the cake seemed like the perfect dessert for […]


10 Halloween Decorating Ideas We Love (And Wish We’d Thought Of)

10 halloween ideas

  Design Improvised’s Glitter Art Country Living’s Gilded Pumpkins Pizzazzerie’s Little Mummy Party Martha Stewart Bat and Branch Mobile Anne’s Spooky Silhouettes Glitter Treat Bags from TomKat Studio Fabric Pumpkins from Garden and Gun Potion Bottles from DIY Network Peek-a-Boo Pumpkins from HGTV Mummy Door Hanger by Paging SuperMom on Land of Nod

Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts | Handmademood

We are ending apple week with a delicious treat. Have you ever tried apple cider donuts? If not, we have something amazing for you! These donuts are baked, which makes them a lot healthier than the deep fried version. These are pretty much the perfect treat for Fall. They make a great after school snack, […]

Dulce de Leche Candy Apples

Candy Apples | Handmade Mood

When we started talking about what we wanted to feature during apple week one of the first things we decided on was the candy apple. We wanted to do something a little different from the melted caramel version (although I love that version!). As we brainstormed different flavor ideas, an opportunity came to create a […]

Apple Cider Punch


Growing up having a nice warm cup of apple cider was one of my favorite things about coming home on a cool Fall day. But here in Texas cold and fall…don’t really go together. It’s more like a hot humid Fall day here right now. But instead of missing out on my favorite treat a close […]

Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

Even though we’re prepping for Fall this week, the weather here in San Antonio is still pretty toasty. It was 100º on the walk home from school yesterday! San Antonio is known for amazing Mexican food, and this is where I tasted my first spicy hot chocolate. Even though you have to come to our […]

Crock Pot Chicken with Tomatoes

The BEST Crock Pot Chicken

In the interest of making life easier for back to school, today we’re talking super simple crock pot chicken. I know we’ve posted crock pot chicken before, but this is more of a complete meal instead of just chicken. This really couldn’t be any easier, and all you need to add is some kind of […]

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

With school starting soon (or already started, depending on where you live) everyone’s mornings are about to get a lot more rushed. School starts for us at 7:30, which means my kids are out the door by 7:00am. I’m a big believer in eating breakfast, but a lot of times I find myself trying to […]

Back to School Lunch Ideas

2,250 Lunch Combination ideas

So, are you ready for a couple of weeks of back to school fun? School starts here in a couple of weeks, and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get back to a little bit of a routine. Our school starts early, so the more prepared we are, the better. I try […]

Homemade Lavender Laundry Soap

Homemade / DIY Lavender Laundry Soap

Ever since we made the kitchen spray, we’ve been talking about doing homemade laundry soap. I don’t know why we waited so long, it was actually a simple process. In my head it involved lye and all other sorts of dangerous elements, but I actually had all of the supplies in my cabinet. I won’t lie, I […]