Every year around this time, Colleen and I start to get busy…real busy.  What happens is that Halloween party preparations are in full swing and we start realizing that we have once again bitten off more than anybody should probably chew.  But this is our process and so it will be.  On top of that I have been continuing to work on making house preparations for when I finally hear from the HOA about whether my paint color is okay.  No, I still have not heard anything, if you can believe that.  Jerks.  Last time I try to follow the stupid HOA rules ever.  They only have themselves to blame.  Anyways, I won’t include any pictures of all of the riveting sanding we have been doing because I know it is difficult enough to stay awake on a Monday as it is.  But here are some of the more delightful things that have been going on lately.

Happenings 929 Cupcake | Two Delighted

Lots of fall food items are being consumed.  This particular gem was an apple cinnamon cupcake that was delicious.  His pumpkin friend was exemplary as well.  If you live in the Lake Norman area, you should really try Sweetcakes.  They are my favorite cupcake shop around here.

Happenings 928 pancakes | Two Delighted

Spiced Pumpkin Pecan pancake mix was purchased on a whim as a Williams Sonoma splurge when I went in to restock my go-to vanilla.  I have to say they were worth every penny.  Have y’all ever tried cinnamon and sugar on your pancakes instead of syrup?  It is my favorite way to eat them

fall bouquet | Two Delighted

A lovely autumn bouquet is currently brightening up my kitchen.

Happenings 929 invites | Two Delighted

We’ve nearly completed a major  part of our Halloween party preparations…invitations.  Thank goodness.  We will most likely be sharing our invites later this week as well as our party theme.

Spooky Tree | Two Delighted

The other week I was at home on a Friday afternoon when all of a sudden, the UPS man showed up with a giant box from Grandin Road.  This was quite confusing to me as I hadn’t remembered having ordered anything.  Turns out my favorite gentleman caller had decided to surprise me with my highly desired Spooky tree that I talked about in this post.  Isn’t it creepy and glorious?  The tree is a keeper and so is that gentleman caller, I think.

Happenings 929 Elly | Two Delighted

Happenings 926 Juice | Two Delighted

While we have been working our butts off, the cats have been doing what they do best…luxuriating and napping on soft and squishy things. My jealousy level is pretty high.

Hope everyone has a lovely fall week!


  1. Taylor

    Fabulous Monday post. LOVE the new decorations from that fancy gentleman caller. He for sure is a keeper 🙂 That cupcake looks to die for… And ya know I’m not a big sweets fan but I swear, every thing you post or pin or make looks incredible and I feel as though I must have it.

    • Megan

      Thanks Tay Boo!

  2. Kristen

    Halloween parties are soooo fun!! Looking forward to seeing all the deets. Aren’t HOA’s the worst??

    • Megan

      They are! Yuck! Hope things are coming along well with your house 🙂

  3. Coastal Splendor

    I had NO idea Williams Sanoma had pancake mix. I think I might have to make a trip now to try out their vanilla- that sounds fabulous!!

    Can’t wait to see your theme for the party. Only you two could pull off something better than last years HP theme!!


    • Megan

      Hi! The vanilla is actually vanilla extract! Not vanilla pancakes. I must have worded that confusingly. They may have vanilla pancakes but I have never had them. Get the vanilla extract anyways. I promise it makes baked goods taste better 🙂 Thanks!!!

  4. rox

    I CANNOT WAIT to hear all about your halloween party details for this year!

    • Megan

      Thanks Rox!

  5. Megan

    Good news everyone!!! My color got approved! It’s a Halloween miracle!