Vlogging Workshop: Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial

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2.) Try your hand at a fun Halloween makeup tutorial.

I’ve been seeing tons of Sugar Skull makeup tutorials online and I figured if all of Pinterest can do it, then I can too! I gathered together some white face paint, a handful of paint crayons, red lipstick and eye lashes. What I discovered is that the people who do this makeup for Halloween are liars. They’re not ordinary humans, they’re MAKEUP ARTISTS. And I am too. Obviously:


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To see Halloween makeup done the talented way, watch Alicia’s video entry from last week’s link up. Talk about intense:


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Check out more of Alicia on YouTube and give her a subscribe! I just realized she did the sugar skull makeup tutorial two weeks ago as well…we’re practically twins.

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Create and share a craft inspired by witches.
2.) Try your hand at a fun Halloween makeup tutorial.
3.) Spook somebody!
4.) Try a recipe that uses candy corn or pumpkin as an ingredient.
5.) Take us to the pumpkin patch.
6.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1.). Share a favorite Fall recipe.
2.) Take us apple picking!
3.) Create a Halloween inspired hairstyle.
4.) Talk about something a spooky encounter you had.
5.) Talk about your top tips for a successful Halloween night.
6.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Workshop: Last Minute Costume

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3.) Share a last minute Halloween costume idea.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times…thank God for Martha Stewart! I had been searching the Internet for great diy last minute costume ideas and was so lucky to stumble upon her suggestion. It’s definitely a manageable costume for your whole family to enjoy and I managed to put it together in less than 2 minutes…at least, the video might lead you to believe that:


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I’m featuring the video shared by Growing Up Moon because her toddler has a lot of great plans for Halloween, one of which does NOT include wearing a hot dog costume. Take a look:


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Check out Growing Up Moon on YouTube and give her a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Create and share a craft inspired by pumpkins.
2.) Attempt Halloween inspired nail art.
3.) Share a last minute Halloween costume idea.
4.) Make a garland to hang this month!
5.) Take us to your favorite spot to see changing leaf colors.
6.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1.) Create and share a craft inspired by witches.
2.) Try your hand at a fun Halloween makeup tutorial.
3.) Spook somebody!
4.) Try a recipe that uses candy corn or pumpkin as an ingredient.
5.) Take us to the pumpkin patch.
6.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Workshop: Chocolate Covered Apple Owls

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I’ve got a fun, super healthy Halloween snack to share with you today! I found these chocolate covered apple owl treats on Pinterest and tracked the original recipe back to From Brazil To You. I have to say, it’s kind of nice to offer my kids a healthy snack option amidst the many sweets to choose from this Halloween season. To make these chocolate covered apple owls you need to coat your healthy apples in a layer of chocolate, add cookies, and candy corn and before you know it, you’ve one wonderfully spooky treat for the health nut!:


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I’m featuring Jenn from Wine And Sass because she fosters huskies, has a miniature version of herself running around with her camera, teaches kids how to play soccer, AND works graveyard. Pretty sure one week of her month was busy then all of September for me. Not to mention I recently had the opportunity to participate in a Wine And Sass podcast and these girls are hysterical!:


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Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Share a “no carve” pumpkin decor idea.
2.) Make a Halloween wreath for your front door.
3.) Make a Halloween inspired beverage.
4.) Complete the Trick Or Treat YouTube Tag (questions here).
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1.) Create and share a craft inspired by pumpkins.
2.) Attempt Halloween inspired nail art.
3.) Share a last minute Halloween costume idea.
4.) Make a garland to hang this month!
5.) Take us to your favorite spot to see changing leaf colors.
6.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

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Vlogging Prompts For 10.15

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Every week you’re invited to join me in a Vlogging Workshop focused on working together to create a community interested in video blogging!

  • To join, simply add a link to the Vlogging Workshop posted here every Wednesday that will direct viewers to your video (either on YouTube or your blog).
  • New vlogging prompts will also be posted on Wednesdays, so you will have a full week to create your video response!
  • I will feature a favorite video each week.
  • You can subscribe to this weekly newsletter if you’d like the video topics delivered early, along with a weekly vlogging tip.

To view more detailed instructions on how this weekly Vlogging Workshop meme works click here.

Here are the vlogging prompts for the Wednesday 10/15 Link up:

1.) Create and share a craft inspired by pumpkins.
2.) Attempt Halloween inspired nail art.
3.) Share a last minute Halloween costume idea.
4.) Make a garland to hang this month!
5.) Take us to your favorite spot to see changing leaf colors.
6.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!

Vlogging Workshop: Make A Halloween Wreath

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There’s a little challenge happening on YouTube this month called Pintober and the idea is that you choose a pin to test in daily videos. I’ve decided I have enough spare time on my hands to participate. Which is code for “someone highly underestimated how much time a challenge like that will require and will undoubtedly quit half way through.” But let’s just see how far I get!

Today I’m sharing my first entry with my attempt to make a Halloween Wreath. There are about 50 million Halloween wreaths pinned on Pinterest, but I decided to make mine Gothic Chic just like the pin I saw that Desiree from The 36th Avenue did. Ours are…a little different…here’s how it’s done:


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I’m featuring Meaghan and Wendy who participated in the I Heart Fall YouTube tag together on their channel Long Story Short. Their answers are funny and chances are you’ll relate to at least one of them as they share their strong opinions about all things Fall. Take a look:


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Check out Long Story Short on YouTube and give those ladies a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Complete the Social Media Book YouTube Tag (questions here)
2.) Half time recipe share! Create the perfect Football finger food!
3.) Video compilation. Take a look at unused video clips from this month and compile them into a video of their own.
4.) End of the month haul! Share some of your favorite purchases from this month!
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1.) Share a “no carve” pumpkin decor idea.
2.) Make a Halloween wreath for your front door.
3.) Make a Halloween inspired beverage.
4.) Complete the Trick Or Treat YouTube Tag (questions here).
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

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Vlogging Prompts For 10.08

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Every week you’re invited to join me in a Vlogging Workshop focused on working together to create a community interested in video blogging!

  • To join, simply add a link to the Vlogging Workshop posted here every Wednesday that will direct viewers to your video (either on YouTube or your blog).
  • New vlogging prompts will also be posted on Wednesdays, so you will have a full week to create your video response!
  • I will feature a favorite video each week.
  • You can subscribe to this weekly newsletter if you’d like the video topics delivered early, along with a weekly vlogging tip.

To view more detailed instructions on how this weekly Vlogging Workshop meme works click here.

Here are the vlogging prompts for the Wednesday 10/08 Link up:

1.) Share a “no carve” pumpkin decor idea.
2.) Make a Halloween wreath for your front door.
3.) Make a Halloween inspired beverage.
4.) Complete the Trick Or Treat YouTube Tag (questions here).
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!

Vlogging Workshop: Bring The Baby Tee Back

Bring The Baby Tee Back

2.) Favorite Fall fashion!

My favorite fall fashion is coming to you straight from 1996. You remember 90’s fashion right? I’m talking about flannels and overalls, doc martens and babydoll dresses…I’ve discovered there’s an item I paid good money for back then that I now have more of than I know what to do with. I’m talking about the baby tee. I would love to see Fall fashion embrace this and bring the baby tee back:


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This week I’m featuring Alissa from The Clever Compass because her story about how her husband thought she was hiding a pregnancy is just too funny NOT to share again!:


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Check out Alissa on YouTube and subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Make caramel apples.
2.) Favorite Fall fashion…show us your boots!
3.) I Heart Fall YouTube Tag (questions here)
4.) Create Fall inspired “how-to” video
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.



Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1.) Complete the Social Media Book YouTube Tag (questions here)
2.) Half time recipe share! Create the perfect Football finger food!
3.) Video compilation. Take a look at unused video clips from this month and compile them into a video of their own.
4.) End of the month haul! Share some of your favorite purchases from this month!
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.