Dollar Store DIY Halloween

A recent post from my Wordpress blog... ...more

My Halloween Decorations and Why I Paid Full Retail

It is October 30, and I just went out and bought a whole bunch of Halloween decorations for our front yard.Why now, you say?...more
Yes, today!  Oh, I forgot to mention about my fog machine -- remote controlled, no less! -- ...more

If the Top 10 Social Media Sites Were Halloween Candy

 All treats and no tricks around here! We love sweets around here, so the fact that tomorrow is Halloween makes concentrating difficult and the sugar rush makes it hard to sit still. As I sit here thinking (or try to sit.. remember - sugar rush) about the top selling candy during Halloween, I thought it would be fun to pair each with their appropriate social media site! See if you agree with my pairings:  ...more

Forget Something? Last-Minute Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

It's okay, I've done it too. Life gets busy and before you know it Halloween is upon you and you haven't a thing to wear. Don't worry! Pop culture history holds a plethora of great quickie costume ideas and I'm here to help you dig through it. Below? Eight costumes you can pull together in no time at all.There's Something About Mary: © 1998 Twentieth Century Fox...more
A group of friends and I were semi-last minute. This was an easy one to put together and quite a ...more

Halloween Bento

Counting down days to Halloween, I got inspired to make a Halloween themed bento lunch for my kids. This is my first attempt to make charaben (character bento!) All the cute Halloween themed treats and decorations I see everywhere these days, there's no better time to try. I love decorating cookies and treats for holidays anyway, so why not have fun with bento? ...more

A Win-Win Situation, Pumpkin Style

You know what's fun in the Fall? Halloween.(Look at me, all embracing Fall)I made a new friend this year. His name is Junior. And he is a street hardened teenaged vamp-o-lantern. ...more

Don't Let Frankenstorm Ruin Halloween: 5 Alternatives to Trick-or-Treat

Well here we are. It's Trick-or-Treat soon and it's disgusting out. Here in Ohio, it's raining and freezing cold and muddy and gross. I've got two kiddies under three, so the best part of trick-or-treat was always going to be running outside and swinging a pumpkin bucket. And you know what? Some kids are just skeeved out by talking to strangers or putting on a costume (I'm talking to you, Mr. Pants). So even though Trick-or-Treat is pretty much the most amazing night of many school age kids' lives, some littles can take it or leave it. If you are discouraged about the Frankenstorm ruining all your fun or you have a kiddo that would rather be duct taped to the floor than go up to other people's houses (both!), let me give you a few ideas!...more
IDK but I vote for a rescheduled date.more

Halloween-themed cinnamon apple turnovers, puff pastry

I made these puff pastry apple turnovers for Halloween – they look and work perfectly as Halloween magical “wizard hats” – a fun way to decorate pies or tarts. How to make cinnamon apple turnovers: Prep time: 20 min Ingredients: 1 puff pastry sheet,defrosted ...more