Jack-O'-Lantern Pudding Cups

Check out the original post here!I love Halloween! I love the goop, the messiness and all of the fun this Holiday brings. During this time of year I try to involve my kids in as many fun crafts and cooking activities as I can. Here's a fun and simple little dessert idea you and your kids will both have fun making, Jack-O'- Lantern Pudding Cups!...more

October Bucketlist: 5 Halloween Must Dos

I can’t put my finger on what is different about this year, but for some reason I am more excited than usual for October, and Halloween activities in general. I think all of the Pinterest perusing I do has gone to my head.I thought it would be fun, albeit a tad over-ambitious, to create an October bucketlist in honor of Halloween. A collective list of fun things to look forward to and plan for! You know, because I have so much free time on my hands.So, without any further ado, we have…...more

How To Find Your Family Halloween Fun

Just days before Halloween, when my daughter Zoe was almost 4, we found ourselves inpatient (… again) at our local hospital. Fall had just arrived in Arizona, and though the days were bright and sunny, the weather in the desert was finally, deliciously cooling....more

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The Goldilocks of Halloween Decorating

Growing up, my family only decorated the house for Christmas, no other holidays. It just wasn't my mom's thing. I do remember one ceramic jack-o-lantern shaped candle holder and I loved getting it out when I was young. (I still have it and my kids know how important it is to me.) As I got older, I'd bring home bales of hay, cornstalks, and pumpkins to create a fall facade on our front porch. ...more

Yarn Pumpkins & Mummies–An Easy Halloween Craft

Today is Budget Girl’s second anniversary! That really crept up on me. It’s also the beginning of October, so I’m going to share a really easy Halloween craft with you.A few years ago, I bought this Halloween bowl (?) at TJMaxx. I guess it’s supposed to be for candy? I’m not sure, but it was cute. I’ve spent the last two or three years trying to figure out what to do with it. This year, I came up with this idea....more

Halloween Countdown Day 4: Zombies

Counting down the days to Halloween? So am I! The Halloween Countdown is 31 days of themed round-ups featuring crafts, recipes, costume ideas, and decorating tutorials to make the best Halloween ever! Day 4 was Zombies - my personal favorite - and here is a taste of what you missed. Click the link so you won't miss out again!...more

Sweet Packaging for your Trick-or-Treaters!

Having lived in Alaska for several years, I know what it's like to be a trick-or-treater walking from door to door in the blistering cold. One thing my mom did to make things extra special for the little kids was to pack and wrap the candy individually. Our candy didn't end up mixed with the other candy from the neighbors. They'd go home remembering that the individually packaged ones came from us. ...more

Boo Juice (Spooky fun healthy orange juice with a twist)!

The Vegan Skinny  Boo Juice (Orange juice with a twist!)Alright it’s what I call my Sunshine Juice but in the spirit of Halloween and since I have a child who doesn’t like to try new things…I gave it a fun new spooky name. “Boo Juice”. I love the Fall and really love being festive and making the most of each season. ...more

Make Your Own Starbucks-Style Pumpkin Spice Latte: Recipes

It isn't officially autumn until you can order Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Consumers have become so addicted to this blissful beverage that pumpkin-flavored products have skyrocketed in popularity, from pumpkin beer to pumpkin jerkey, according to the Examiner....more