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Cozy Halloween


When I was in high school, my parents started a tradition of making chili in the crockpot and a mess of cornbread muffins on Halloween night, and inviting other neighborhood parents to swing by and help themselves. It’s been years since I was home for Halloween, but coming home after trick or treating to the smell of homemade chili and the sound of laughter in the living room is one of my very favorite October 31 memories. In an effort to carry on this tradition, Dave and I will be whipping up some chili and cornbread tonight and cuddling up to watch a not-really-scary-movie. Here’s a little inspiration for a cozy Halloween!

Cozy halloweenClockwise from top left: Martha Stewart Living, Sugar and Charm, West Elm, Allyson Kramer, Madhouse, Unknown, Julie Cate via RuffledA Country Farmhouse

What are your plans for this weekend? Have a good one!






  1. Jadzia says:

    Awwwwww! Glad that was fun for you! I hope the chili turns out!!

  2. Kristen says:

    I forgot about that tradition… :( happy halloween!!

  3. Dave says:

    Chili was delicious and our night was quite cozy! Mission accomplished :)


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