Halloween veggies and dip in a bell pepper jack-o-lantern

Whether you’re a naturally crafty person or not, Halloween is the perfect time of year to have a little bit of fun with food.  There’s plenty of candy and other treats to be had, but even healthy snacks like classic veggies and dip can be transformed into a spooky creation at Halloween!...more

Halloween White Chocolate Pear Skulls

I have a fun and easy recipe for Halloween or Day of the Dead that's perfect to let your imagination flow and decorate with kids, friends or family:Check the video recipe out on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRpNgBKJE8Y ...more

The Infinite Sadness of Halloween: When Kids Choose Their Own Costumes

I'm feeling like maybe I've done all of this parenting stuff wrong. Maybe every choice I've made, every time I've encouraged our two sons to embrace their individuality, brought me to this point of infinite sadness. I fear there's no going back, there's no hope for change or a bright future. Nope. I've ruined everything. ...more
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10 Things to Say to Trick-or-Treaters Dressed as Elsa

Warning! They're coming. Not the walking dead. Or the Boy Scouts with their popcorn. No, the Elsas are coming. All 5,082,367 of them. How do I know there will be so many of them? A couple of weeks ago I took my daughter, 7, to a Halloween event. And then I almost lost her. That’s because she, as well as every other girl under age 10, dressed as Elsa from Frozen. So to prepare for the onslaught of Queen Elsas showing up at your door this Halloween, here are 10 Things to Say to Trick-or-Treaters Dressed as Elsa: ...more
My 4-year-old will also be making an appearance as Elsa, lol. I TRIED, SO HARD, to steer her ...more

Easy DIY No-Sew Alien Costume

I have found, in the past few years, that I have a ridiculous amount of fun crafting with duct tape. I couldn't give you any logical reason but, judging by the fact that there is an entire aisle of the stuff in my local supermarket, I'm guessing I'm not the only one who feels that way....more

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Yeah...already.

Here it is, nearly November and I’ve got Christmas on the mind. Please save me the the snarl of your nose and the shrillness of your gasp when you exclaim, “It’s not even Thanksgiving yet!” Yes, I know that. I know how a calendar works, too. Thanks.Truth be told, I did not come to this mentality freely. I have been bamboozled! I hate this rushed season as much as the next person.  Especially since by the time Christmas actually gets here all I do is thank God it’s over.Oh, and Happy Birthday, Jesus.But it happens. It’s everywhere....more

Cleaver Cupcakes

Halloween is quickly approaching, and I’ve got another fun dessert for you!  I saw these candy cleavers in a grocery store around Halloween last year and snatched them up. The package had a picture of the cupcakes I did below on it. I love seeing pictures of creative desserts and making them at home. They were super easy and a lot of fun. The cleavers are sold out on Wilton’s website, but they’re still available on Amazon....more

Curry roasted pumpkin seeds

I have one word (ahem, hashtag) for you today: #TGIF!That is all.I’ll keep this post short and sweet because it’s Friday and I bet you have better things to do than sit here and read about pumpkin seeds!  (I don’t, however, but that’s just me. *starts Googling pumpkin seeds*)...more

Halloween healthy eating tips (for adults)

This year Halloween falls on a Friday. I can’t think of anything more perfect! There’s time to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, watch some Treehouse of Horror reruns, get all costumed up, hit a house party and then enjoy some leftover mini chocolate bars back at home before hitting the hay. The icing on the cake: not having to worry about getting up early the next morning!...more

How to make a stay-at-home mom costume

Halloween is almost here. You might have your kids’ outfits picked out, and maybe you don’t yet. Don’t worry momma, you’ll figure something out and the world will keep on turning.But what about you? Do you have a costume picked out yet? ...more
I dress up every single year and this year I am just stumped....I think this is perfect!!! It is ...more