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TheBeltlineBuzz                 October 24, 2011

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That's The Spirit
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 Safe Haven for Cats Fall 2011  

BeeHive Girls

Worth Fall & Winter 2011

Certain Things

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McKenzie Tribe in North Hills

JLR Cookbook

Fork and Barrel
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Kat's Home Repair Referrals  

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Olde Raleigh Real Estate
First Night Raleigh

Zaytoun Orthodontics
Kenna Custom Painting
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That's the Spirit - Halloween Fun Ideas


It's nearly All Hallows' Eve, and we have assembled some ingredients to add to your party cauldron. So grab your sexy bunny costume (actually, don't) and get ready to dance, eat, drink, and scream your way through the weekend.


Halloween Bloody Mary Bloody (good) Mary Shots
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - You won't be chanting anything three times, but here's a way to escape all the kids strung out on sugar with Halloween Bloody Mary Shots - Bloody Recipe.


Party Pumpkin Pie
Here's a perfectly savory and sweet pie that won't have guests running scared. It combines goat cheese, walnuts, and red chili flakes for a terrifyingly good meal.  Pie Recipe.


Mask-or-Aid: Last-Minute CostumesAngry Bird Costume
Having fun can be stressful. Skip the days of preparation and throw together a costume that won't look like you didn't try. Trust us. We've been doing this for years. P.S.: A sexy nurse called. She wants her costume back.  Last Minute Costumes.


Halloween Ghosts Holy Sheet Ghost
Want some variations on the old cut-out-a-white-sheet trick? Use our tips to channel your inner hipster ghost (don't forget to be apathetic), preppy ghost (monogram that sheet), and more.  Happy Halloween, boo.  Ghostly Ideas.




Music to Your FearsHalloween Music
Listen up, ghouls. One can't do the monster mash all the time. Loosen up your joints and tune into some scream-worthy jams.  Cryptic Tune-ups.






Hogwarts Halloween Party at Tir Na nOg -

Sunday, October 30th, 4pm


Tir Na nOg Irish Pub, Raleigh presents its 2nd Hogwarts Halloween event Hogwarts Tir Na nOg with live Celtic music in the dining hall with spooky Irish dancers on stage. Witches and wizards are there to serve you from The Hogwarts menu.   Mix with Muggles and other students and Hogwarts teachers . NO COVER CHARGE. Harry Potter movies will play on big screen in the Cottage. Toast the season with Butter Beer and Pumpkin Ale, be amazed by magic tricks, and win prizes for best costumes.  Fun for all ages.  Website 




Get Involved!  There is something for everyone. You may be into athletics, love of fashion, or involved with children or pets. Whatever it is... We appreciate your support! Click Here to read more.

To Bee or Not to Bee

Sweet Deliverance - Halloween Cupcakes That Even You Can Do!

They'll be around later, a-knocking at your door. Trick: cheap-tasting, plastic-coated sweeties. Treat: homemade frosted Halloween cupcakes.  Result: eternal popularity with everyone in the neighborhood.

Decorate Wickedly Fun Cupcakes for Halloween - Whether you're starting with home-baked or store bought cupcakes, you can create creepy looks with dozens of ghoulishly good decorating ideas.  Thanks to BHG for these great ideas!

Halloween Spider Cupcake: This eight-legged cupcake cutie sports a friendly grin for any festive occasion. Licorice pieces help create theHalloween Spider Cupcake lengthy legs and sweet smirk.
1. Cover a cupcake with chocolate icing and sprinkles.
2. Attach sourball halves to circle mints using icing.
3. Place the eyes and a chocolate-candy nose onto the cupcake.
4. Form a smile with a small piece of red licorice.
5. Use eight long slivers of black licorice for legs and two short slivers for pinchers; cut into points and insert into cupcake.

Mini Monster Cupcakes: These monstrous Halloween cupcakes -- made Mini Monsters Cupcakeswith frosting, gumdrops, and fruit leather -- are the perfect treat to serve holiday guests, or for anyone who gets a kick out of cute monsters.
1. Cut the rounded tops off cupcakes. Frost cut surfaces of cupcakes with black frosting.
2. Place a large gumdrop half in the center on top of each cupcake.
3. Spread green, orange, and purple frosting over cupcake tops as shown.
4. Place frosted tops over gumdrop halves on cupcakes, tipping each top back slightly to form a mouth.
5. For eyes, attach a small piece of black candy to a slice of marshmallow; insert a small piece of black licorice into bottom of marshmallow slice. Press into cupcake. (Or make eyes from gumdrop pieces and small black candies and/or marshmallow halves, gumdrop pieces, and small black candies.)
6. For teeth, cut marshmallows into pieces or use white small oval mints.
7. For tongues, lay a fruit leather roll flat; fold and press together to make four layers. Use scissors to cut out tongue shapes.
8. Attach candy circus peanut pieces to the fronts of cupcakes for feet (optional)

Marshmallow Mummy Cupcake: Slices of marshmallow create a cute mummy cupcake you won't be able to keep under wraps for long.Marshmellow Mummy Cupcake
To make the cupcake, follow these steps:
1. Dust a frosted cupcake with granulated sugar.
2. Place three slices of marshmallow on top of the cupcake for the mummy's head.
3. Place two small mint candies between the top two marshmallow slices for eyes, using frosting to attach.
4. Put a candy-coated chocolate between the bottom two slices for the mouth, using frosting to attach.

Eyeball Cupcakes: These cupcakes have an eye out for you. A red velvet cupcake becomes Halloween party worthy with red Eyeball Cupcakesicing and doughnut holes.
To make the cupcake, follow these steps:
1. Use purchased red icing to pipe red zigzags atop a white-frosted cupcake.
2. Place a circle gummy candy on top of the cupcake using white frosting to secure.
3. Dip a small doughnut hole in melted white chocolate or icing; place on top of gummy candy for eye.
4. Use icing to attach a small chocolate candy to the top of a doughnut hole for the pupil.

Flying Bat Cupcakes: Everyone will go batty for these chocolaty Halloween cupcakes. A cookie, candy, and some creativity are all it takesFlying Bat Cupcakes to make these tasty treats.
To make the cupcake, follow these steps:
1. Cover the cupcake with chocolate or colored sprinkles.
2. Break a chocolate cookie wafer in half; use purchased green icing to create wings on each piece of the cookie wafer.
3. Place a candy-coated chocolate in the middle of the cupcake for the head.
4. Make two dots for eyes using green icing.
5. Stick the decorated chocolate wafer halves on each side of the head for the bat's wings.

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes: With such a simple design, these pumpkin Pumpkin Cupcakescupcakes can be made quickly for any Halloween event on your calendar.
To make the cupcakes, follow these steps:
1. Frost cupcakes with orange frosting and dust with orange sprinkles.
2. Use a wooden skewer to draw pumpkin veins radiating from the center to the outer edge of the cupcakes.
3. Break large pretzel rods into small pieces

Tip of the Day: When using a pastry bag for decorating, practice your design on a piece of parchment paper; you can scrape it off and use it again.

Orange you glad you created such fun little monsters? Now watch as they magically disappear.

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Beehive Girls
will be at the following Shopping Shows. Please stop by and buy those fun girlfriend gifts for this holiday season.  A large selection of Beehive Girlsnote pads, note cards and novelty gifts will be available. Website.
October 20: Sip and Shop @ WakeField Plantation to benefit Cancer.  6 -9:30 $25 advance tickets, $35 at door. 
November 2 - 6: Shopping Spree with the Junior League Booth #634
November 6th, 10am - 4 pm: CHKD Holiday Bazaar(King's Daughter Fundraiser for Children's Hospital) Norfolk, VA 
November 25 - November 27: Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival, Jim Graham Bldg. NC State Fairgrounds Booth #1605


House for Sale - Great location, Great Price, Charming!
St Marys House2748 St. Mary's St. View Details. Offered at $620,000. 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 3204 SF, Transitional. Contact: Jill C. Rekuc, Owner/Broker, Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC. 919-389-0555, email:


Fall Savings at McKenzie Tribe:
The fall season is here, and so are great Fall Fashions @ McKenzie Tribeselections of new clothes & accessories at McKenzie Tribe! New items from Bird Dog Bay, Collared Greens, A Tail We Can Wag, Peter Millar, and more!  Leather Jackets - 40% Off, Fall Woven Shirts - 40% Off, Selected Slacks - 25% Off, L/S Knit Shirts - $ 39.00, Wool & Cashmere Blazers 25% Off, Scott & Charters at McKenzie Tribe 25% Off. McKenzie Tribe has the perfect outfit for football games or a night out on the town. Please stop in the store and to see the new fall line. Website.


Simply-Refined: Just relocated to the Triangle from Miami. This designer Start thinking Holidaysmay be new to the area, but comes to us with over 20 years of Interior Design experience. Seasoned years along with availability to cutting edge resources are only two reasons to contact Simply-Refined for your Interior design needs. Website. It's time to start thinking about the Holidays! Call to reserve time if you'd like your home decorated by a professional.


The Worth Collection Trunk Show
for Fall & Winter is now through Thursday, October 20th at 2123-108 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh. (at George Worth Collection Fur sweater vestMcNeill Fine Antiques & Interiors) The fashions are as extraordinary as the women who wear it. They are unique, exclusive and original and executed with impeccable style.  From simplicity of line and cut to quality of fabrics, the Worth Collection is classic and subtle, yet new and dramatically striking.  To preview the collection go to Website.  For more information contact Ann Proctor at (919) 417-6455 or Peggy Fain at (919) 605-1062.


Baileys Fine Jewelry is looking for genuine Bailey Box Moments caught on Bailey Box Momentsvideo and is offering you a chance to win $1,000! So share a blast of your past and create a DVD video moment that may give you your fifteen minutes of Internet fame.  Give the personalized documentary of your wedding proposal, anniversary, or birthday gift-giving a tweak, and enter this contest. Click Here for Rules and Regulations. Deadline is November 30, 2011.


Y'all Hungry? Then be our guest for a second helping of Raleigh's favorite JLR Cookbook recipes from The Junior League of RaleighYou're Invited Back is a beautiful cookbook loaded with menus to choose from, JLR Cookbookwhether planning a casual picnic, elegant dinner, or holiday brunch. Some of the recipes are new and some have been handed down through generations of families here in Raleigh. You're Invited Back for another round of Southern hospitality.  Where to purchase 'You're Invited Back': Taylors in Glenwood Village; Lavender & Lace, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Charlotte's and The Bargain Box in Cameron Village; Charlotte's, Tyler House, Quintessentials & Monkee's in North Hills; The Paper Company in Holly Springs; the NC Museum of History gift shop; A Southern Season in Chapel Hill; The Angus Barn; and Quail Ridge Books and The Wine Merchant in Ridgewood Shopping Center. Or to order online, Click Here.

Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe: Thursday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the Holiday Shoppe 2011 call 919-228-4653 or visit


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