5 Easy and Fun Last-Minute Halloween Crafts

I know people who start their Halloween crafts in September. I applaud their obviously superior organization skills, because that is so not the way things roll for me. The way it works in my house: I look at the calendar, realize Halloween is a few days away, and then I say, "GAH!" So here's a list of crafts for the BlogHers like me out there who need fun Halloween crafts they can whip together quickly. ...more

How to Make a Haunted Halloween Playhouse for Kids

I love taking Halloween to the next level, and I love taking my kids along for the ride. I'm not saying I came up with the original idea of spray-painting an old playhouse to transform it into a spooky house—but I am saying that I added a few new funky spins on this Halloween classic I am pretty smitten with. Oh yeah, and the mini Halloween lovers in my house love it, too. ...more
SimpleCheapMom Even if you just throw some spider webs on there and add a few pumpkins it makes ...more

Halloween Spider Wreath

Today, I was able to finish up the Halloween spider wreath I'd been working on in between coats of paint in my office. It ended up quite a bit different than how I pictured it when I began (does that ever happen to you?), but I'm pretty happy with the final version. ...more
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Weekend Photo Hunt (Funny-Work Tool)

Wouldn't it be funny to see a mouse knitting. So I decided it would be fun to have anther give away....more

5 Easy and Fun Last-Minute Halloween Crafts

I know people who start their Halloween crafts in September. I applaud their obviously superior organization skills, because that is so not the way things roll for me. The way it works in my house: I look at the calendar, realize Halloween is a few days away, and then I say, "GAH!" So here's a list of crafts for the BlogHers like me out there who need fun Halloween crafts they can whip together quickly. ...more

craft paper punch storage

i combed the interwebs for some sort of a paper punch storage and i came up empty. i found nothing i was very fond of. nothing i was willing to do. i did not want my craft punches out in the open on a shelf or something. i wanted them put away, but very accessible and usable. i moved a few things around in my little IKEA (helmer) drawer carts (mainly i got rid of junk and consolidated a few drawers) and came up with four empty drawers....more

Fireflies!

Fireflies using left over plastic Easter eggs   These little critters are by far the nicest - littlest - sweetest things we have made, and when their bums light up… well that just brings squeals of happiness!! You just have to try make some of these! ...more

Chestnut Spider Web Weaving

Chestnut Spider Web Weaving   If you are anything like us… you have found all the Chestnut trees in your neighborhood, and go for weekly – sometimes daily – walks to pick up literally buckets of shiny new Chestnuts!!  What to do with your stash? We made spider webs! ...more

Quick crochet wristwarmers

How to Make a Haunted Halloween Playhouse for Kids

I love taking Halloween to the next level, and I love taking my kids along for the ride. I'm not saying I came up with the original idea of spray-painting an old playhouse to transform it into a spooky house—but I am saying that I added a few new funky spins on this Halloween classic I am pretty smitten with. Oh yeah, and the mini Halloween lovers in my house love it, too. ...more
SimpleCheapMom Even if you just throw some spider webs on there and add a few pumpkins it makes ...more

Halloween Party Ideas - food & decorations!

Halloween Party IdeasHere are some great ideas for your upcoming Halloween party or gathering! With decor, food and game ideas you'll have plenty of inspiration to put toward your Halloween festivities. The Halloween holiday will be here in about a  month so it's not too late to being organizing your thoughts toward this. I hope you glean some fun ideas here!...more

Boo With the Best of Them!

Halloween will be here in 11 days.  Now is the time to assess whether or not you are a good mom.  A good mom will have already hand sewn an elaborate Anna or Elsa costume, complete with replica braids made out of yarn.  I saw this on Pinterest the other day, so I know really good moms are actually doing it.  Pinterest is my barometer of good momness.  I look at the amazing crafts, r...more