The Introduction: We’ve Moved!!


I Love Candy by Luci is  a small party favor business located in Baltimore, MD. We sell chocolate dipped apples, oreos, pretzels, marshmallows and rice krispies — along with homemade hard candy apples–any color and any flavor! Our previous blog (which we have had for over 5 years) was (which is where all of the previous posts came from). I wanted to bring over a few of my favorite posts first before I completely started over with this one. Feel free to follow us on:


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As our tag states at the top, we love to share everything craft, food or party related.

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{5 Days of Halloween 2014}

{ 5 Days of Halloween} – Cocktails

**The Morgue-A-Rita Cocktail**
  recipe is from HGTV

As the countdown to Halloween continues, we will be posting daily during the series “5 Days of Halloween” about Halloween cocktails, craft and party ideas, homemade treats and home decor. My favorite cocktail is the MARGARITA!!This recipe is a margarita recipe with a twist found on the HGTV website. Click here for the full article and recipe.

1/4 cup light corn syrup
green food coloring

1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup club soda
3/4 cup tequila
3 ounces triple sec
4 cherries
4 teaspoons maraschino cherry syrup

**Zombie Slime Shooters**
recipe from


For cocktail:
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce peach schnapps
1 ounce sour apple schnapps
1 ounce coconut rum
1 ounce sweet and sour mixFor blood slime:
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Rim Instructions:

1. Mix corn syrup with red food coloring.
2. Dip the rim of martini glass into the mixture, and slowly spin the glass to coat it.
3. Turn the glass upright and the blood will begin to drip slightly. Set aside.

Cocktail Instructions:

1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes.
2. Shake well and pour over ice cubes into slime-rimmed martini glass.

**Caramel Apple Martini**

2 ounces Apple Cider
2 ounces Caramel Vodka
1 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps
Sliced fresh apple, caramel, and / or cinnamon sugar for garnish.

Rim your martini glass with caramel or cinnamon sugar. To get the cinnamon sugar to stick to the glass, dip the rim in a little apple cider, then the cinnamon sugar.
Combine the apple cider, caramel vodka, and butterscotch schnapps in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously.
Pour mixture into the rimmed martini glass and garnish with a slice of fresh apple.

 **Caramel Apple Pie Martini**
2 ounces apple pie vodka

1 ounce kissed caramel vodka
1 ounce Velvet Cinn Horchata
1 ounce half & half
Caramel sauce and crushed graham crackers for garnish
sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)

Rim a martini glass with caramel sauce; then dip the glass in crushed graham crackers. Set aside.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine both vodkas, horchata, and half & half. Shake vigorously and pour into prepared martini glass. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the top.
**Witches Brew **
 recipe from

2 oz. mixed pineapple and cranberry juice
2 oz. 7-Up or Sprite
1-1/4 oz. shot Malibu Coconut Rum

Mix juices and 7-Up or Sprite in a highball glass. Pour shot of rum down the side of the glass right before drinking.

{5 Days of Halloween 2014}

{ 5 Days of Halloween} Candy Apples

Candy Apples are another sign that Fall is here and Halloween is soon to come. It falls in the category of pumpkins, apples, scarecrows, pumpkin farms, and trick or treating– well except for us since we make candy apples all year long using different colors and flavorings, but the traditional red candy apple and caramel apples remind us of fall and the smell of cinnamon and spice.

Need apple decorating ideas or candy apple recipe? See the pics and blogs listed below…..
Black and Red Apples “Black Heart Candy Apples” from Taste of Home
Click here to view article…
These SPOOKY SWEETS are from Hostess with the Mostess
Click here to view article..
 Purple Candy Apples from The Kitchen McCabe
Click here to view article..
Caramel Apples from
Click here to view article
 And lastly….
 I Love Candy by Luci

{5 Days of Halloween 2014}


{ 5 Days of Halloween} Decorating Pumpkins

How cute is this pumpkin????? Covered in chalkboard paint….kids would love this
 Photo and tutorial from Country Living
 Chalkboard Spray Painted Pumpkin

Use chalkbaord spray paint and a white chalk marker to decorate your pumpkin. Click the link above the view the entire tutorial but the shopping list is pretty easy:

1. Buy a pumpkin (either a pumpkin from the farm–of course you should clean it before decorating, or a pumpkin from a craft store like Joann’s or Michaels which are easy to carve and decorate)

2.  Chalkboard spray paint and white chalk marker ($3 or $4 each) – can be purchased from The Home Depot or Lowe’s

Dripping Paint Pumpkin
 Photo and tutorial from House of Joy
Use a faux craft pumpkin, or a real pumpkin, and paint with acrylic craft paint. Click the link above the view the entire tutorial but this shopping list is pretty easy also:
 1. Pumpkin
 2. Acrylic craft paint
 3. Paint brush
 4. Acrylic letters
Glitter Pumpkins
Photo and Tutorial from Martha Stewart
Supplies needed:
1. Medium-size paintbrush
2. White glue
3. Small pumpkin
4. Paper plate or a sheet of newspaper
5. Glitter
6. Brown acrylic paint

{5 Days of Halloween 2014}


{ Halloween Glam} Spray Painting Pumpkins

Pumpkin Obsessed!!!
Picture from Sweetly Chic Events
As the month of October concludes and the countdown to Halloween continues, my pumpkin obsession also comes to an end—AFTER THIS POST 🙂
This pumpkin tutorial is from Sweetly Chic Events and Frog Prince Paperie.

-Spray Paint
-Mod Podge
-Foam Brush

Check out these other glitter -glammed pumpkins:
Pics below are from Make Life Cute
Pretty much the same supplies needed:
• Pumpkins
• Glitter
• White Craft Glue
• Wax Paper
• Spray Adhesive
Pic below is from Fave Crafts

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week 2014}


{Breast Cancer Awareness Week}

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month aka “wear pink”month. The NFL and little league players wear pink socks, stores sell pink Breast Cancer awareness gear and annual walks begin sponsored by well known organizations such as Susan G. Komen and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Even though this disease is researched, discussed, and acknowleged all year round, October is the month where we come together to show support for the cause and to fight together to find a cure. Each official purchase, regardless if its a shirt, cup, mug or pen, donates a portion of the proceeds to a Breast Cancer organization. Donating is always an option, a very valued option to help fund research, but there are other ways to fight as well. Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support.

For Breast Cancer Awareness week here on the blog, we will provide tips, ideas, and online resources to make your next Breast Cancer Awareness event a success and motivate you to support the cause by making or purchasing a craft listed. Use the items listed below for fundraisers, home and office parties, gifts and reminders that the fight is still on!!!

These Breast Cancer tags/circles are by Laura from Eye Candy Creative Studio. She is a very good friend from Ohio who designed my logo, many of my stickers, and is a creative genius!! To view her blog, pin this to pinterest or read more about her story, click here.

This Breast Cancer Awareness set is from Heather at Chickabug Blog, originally found on To download and print the items listed, click here.
****Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support****
{Breast Cancer Q & A}
per Susan G. Komen website

Are young women at risk for breast cancer?

Breast cancer is not common among young women. In the United States, fewer than five percent of all breast cancer cases occur in women under 40.

{How can I Help?}

Someone you care about has breast cancer. In our book, that makes you a “co-survivor.” And whether you’re a friend, co-worker, family member or spouse, you have a very important role to play.

Co-survivors provide much-needed emotional support such as listening, giving a hug or just being there. Some offer informational support like gathering data or the latest news on breast cancer. And others give practical help like driving to and from doctor appointments, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping and child care. All together, this is called “social support” and it makes survivors feel loved, cared for and understood.