Sunday, October 20, 2019

 

Creep it Real October

 


2019 / 10 / 01


Trick or Treat Yourself

Here at Lawson, we always creep it real. This month, we’re shedding our old skin and revealing the new, magnificent self. We’ve come through September, our season of abundance and transformation, and are emerging like butterflies ready for flight. Continue focusing on the rhythms you started last month, and make those choices into habits that will take you into the winter. At Lawson, we’re here to help you find those patterns. Speaking of patterns, have you seen the latest plaid prints for fall? Read on for luxurious fall favourites from your favourite Canadian retailers. Keep reading for some creeptastic DIY crafts for Halloween and costumes for the kids.

Haunting Fall Looks

If you've got it, haunt it. Flaunt new Fall finds expertly chosen with every trend in mind. As the weather cools down, it’s time to invest in truly boo-tiful accessories and layering pieces that will keep you cozy through the winter. We’re focusing on chunky knits, warm browns and beiges, and classic plaid for looks that could kill.

Pumpkin Spice:

PSA: Who says you can’t look as delicious as a PSL? Spice up your wardrobe with rich toffee, caramel and nutmeg tones that say you’re ready for the season.

Rouched cotton top in the perfect pumpkin shade (1. Le Chateau. $29.95) goes brilliantly with a camel blazer (2. Le Chateau, $179.95) and nude stretchy pants (3. Le Chateau, $49.95). Complete your look with knee high boots (4. Le Chateau, $129.95) that were made for walking to Starbucks to pick up your real pumpkin spice drink.

Lumberjack but Make it Fashion:

Who says lumberjacks get to have all the fun? Make it fashion with a selection of plaid finds like this hooded sweater coat for warmer days (L5. e Chateau, $119.95) or this stunning plaid print coat for cooler nights (7. Le Chateau, $150). Complete your look with a rich toffee-coloured cardigan for an extra layer of warmth (6. Le Chateau ) and a pair of classic striped slacks (8. Le Chateau, on sale $39.99). Finish the look with lace-up boots that are better suited for suburban strolls than forest hikes (9. Le Chateau, $110).

Stick of Beige:

If you followed the trends, #stickofbutter has been the minimal woman’s go-to look this summer. The fall version? Beige and camel. Go for a monochromatic look for ultimate sophistication.

Start with a classic wrap coat in Camel (10. Le Chateau, $119.95) and pair with a mock neck sweater (11. Le Chateau, $49.95) and wide leg slacks in a matching hue (Le Chateau, $89.95). If matching colours feels too bold, go for plaid leggings instead (12. Le Chateau, $39.95). Complete the look with a classic pointed toe ankle boot (13. Le Chateau, $169.95).

 

DIY Costumes for the Kids

Frida Kahlo: For the artiste in your family, this classic costume is an easy DIY! Start with a colourful dress + brightly coloured shawl and pair with a simple white skirt. Make your own flower crown and finish off with exaggerated eyebrows that connect. If their ears are pierced, raid grandma’s old jewelry for the most colourful earrings you can find!

Andy Warhol: Is your child pretty minimal? This classic costume is an easy and fun way to get them involved without any extra frills. Get a white wig and cut it short. Dress them in black pants + a black turtle neck and hand them a can of Campbell’s soup. Optional details: black sunglasses and black boots. Done.

Garden Snail: For the bug collector in your life, this DIY is as easy as it is adorable. Dress your little one in a neutral sand or beige coloured outfit. Roll up brown craft paper into two small bundles and adhere them together. Make a little backpack with ribbons. Take the extra craft paper and twist them into antenna and attach them to a headband. Add Styrofoam to the ends, and voila!

“Sadness” from Inside Out: Grab a dark blue wig from Spirit Halloween for this classic movie character! To complete the look, all you need is dark black frames (you could use 3D glasses without the lenses or pick up a pair without lenses) and blue body paint. The rest is simple: just a cozy sweater and pants (blue preferred).

Eleven from Stranger Things: Pick up a blonde wig from Spirit Halloween (because shaving their head might be a little too committed!) and pair with a light pink dress, preferably with a white peter pan collar. You’ll want to find white socks with stripes and white converse shoes because it’s all in the details! Finish the look with a navy blue windbreaker.

Snacks that Slay 

Do you have a recipe you’re just dying to try? Now’s the time. With the cold air keeping us indoors, there’s no better time to spend a day baking and preparing treats that will satisfy the kids, visitors, or even those late-night cravings.

Spider Devilled Eggs

Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Spider Avocado Devilled Eggs! The whole family will love these creepy crawly olive spiders on top of ghoulishly green avocado devilled eggs! Satisfying to make, even more to eat.

Ingredients:

6 hard-cooked eggs

1/4 cup diced California Avocado (about 1/2 of an avocado)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. dry mustard

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. light mayonnaise

black olives

Instructions:

Hard boil your eggs and rinse with cool water. When cooled, peel off shells and cut each egg in half. Put each egg yolk half in a food processor. Mix in avocado, salt, mustard, pepper and mayonnaise. Puree until creamy. Fill eggs with with creamy yolk/avocado mixture. Slice olives in half lengthwise. Place on the top of the avocado mixture for the spider body. Slice more olives in half lengthwise and slice into small slivers for the spider legs. Push into the side of the spider body.

Serve and enjoy!

Mummies in a Blanket

Costumes, candy and crescent mummy dogs—that’s what Halloween is all about! Have your little ghouls and goblins help prep dinner by wrapping the crescent dough strips around the hot dogs to look like bandages. They’ll love seeing these simple-yet-spooky mummies bake up into cheesy, crescent-wrapped Halloween pigs in a blanket to eat before they trick-or-treat.

Ingredients:

1 can (8oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls or 1 can (8oz) Pillsbury refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet

2 ½ slices of cheese, quartered

10 hot dogs

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375°F. If using crescent rolls, unroll dough and separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet, unroll dough and cut into 4 rectangles.

With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).

Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to look like "bandages," stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate "bandages" so hot dog shows through for "face." On an ungreased large cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down); spray dough lightly with cooking spray.

Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. With mustard, draw features on "face."

Treats from Pine and Fancy 

For the kids that are going to play with their food regardless of what you say, we love Pine & Fancy’s selection of treats and snacks that are engaging and delicious. Pick up your Halloween goodies here for treats that make the kids scream (in the best way). May we suggest edible slime? Check out Pine & Fancy’s Cherry Sour Slime Candy. For real slime (that you can’t eat but can have hours of fun with), look no further than our DIY lime slime below.

 

DIY Slime Time

Tis the season for gooey, icky, sticky crafts that tantalize the senses and play tricks on the imagination. What better craft that homemade slime? The slime craze isn’t over and it’s easy to DIY at home for an activity that will get everyone in the mood for spooky things. Slime can often be a trial and error project so we suggest starting with a small amount of glue for your first slime-making experience.

How to make spooky lime slime:

1.     Pour Elmers glue into a plastic container

Ziplock containers do the trick nicely! They're especially handy because they have lids. If your container doesn't have a lid, we suggest storing the slime in a ziplock bag.

2.     Add food colouring

This is the best time to add the colouring so it doesn't stain your hands when you play with the slime later.

3.     Add half a teaspoon of baking soda.

4.     Add Opti-Free Puremoist contact solution.

Start with 1/4 of how much glue you’ve used.

This is your activator; it's what's going to make your ingredients become slime. Most products with boric acid will work, but we tried others and none compare to this one. 

5.     Stir, stir, stir!

Stir all your ingredients until they mix together. Remove from container, knead and add your monster eyeballs.

All the items mentioned above can be picked up at Lawson Heights Mall. We suggest London Drugs and/or Safeway for all your slime needs.

Trick or Treat Yourself Giveaway

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Boo! Boo-who? Don’t cry, we have a new giveaway!

This month’s giveaway is nothing to shake a bone at. We’re giving you the option to choose between two prize packages. This season, do you want to trick or treat yourself?

We have a few tricks up our sleeve with our Trick pack

  • Tea from David’s Tea
  • Hair appliances + products from Chatters
  • Home manicure accessories from London Drugs
  • DIY face masks + brushes from the Body Shop
  • $25 SLGA gift card
  • $200 Safeway gift card. 

Maybe you’re looking for some treat yourself moments in the fall season. Upgrade your self-care routine with our Treat pack:

  • Starbucks gift card
  • Gift card to Hairstyle Inn for a wash + blowout
  • LA Nails and Spa gift card
  • Face masks from the Body Shop
  • $200 gift card to Brown’s Socialhouse

To enter:

Follow us and like the corresponding post on Facebook or Instagram. Tag a friend in the comments to let us know if you’re treating yourself or looking to add some tricks to your self-care game.

You can also enter on our contest page.

In-mall: Complete the ballot and put it in our designated Giveaway cauldrons at Customer Service.

Contest details: Contest is open to residents of SK over 19 years. Giveaway closes October 30th, 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen and announced on October 31st. Winner is asked to pick up prizes within 2 weeks of winner announcement.