How to make a Banana Split Trunk or Treat Decoration

Caroline dressed up as a Banana Split this year for Halloween.  This sweetie-pie is too cute for the creepy costumes, so we went with something a little more on the sugary side. When Garrett was a little dude I always decorated my car for his preschool Trunk-or-Treat to match his costume, so the tradition continues!  I made a giant DIY banana split decoration for Caroline's Trunk-or-Treat today. Here is the big ol' banana split in my trunk: It was fun to make it, so I … [Read more...]

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30+ Halloween Crafts for Kids

  With less than two weeks until Halloween, I'm on the search for some cute crafts for the kids that are not too hard to create.  I thought you guys might want to see what all I've found along the way, so here's a quick little roundup of 30+ Halloween Crafts for Kids... Kid's DIY from dreamalittlebigger.com DIY Halloween Treat Bags With Duck Tape from thecountrychiccottage.net DIY Silly Ghost Balloons from studiodiy.com 12 Fun And Creative DIY Masks For Kids from … [Read more...]

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Ultimate Halloween Desserts to Flop Your Lips On

Planning a Halloween party soon?  Any ghoul knows that the best part of a Halloween party are the devilish desserts. We went to a FUN Halloween party that was all decked out with tricks and treats, including a pumpkin puking spinach dip (awesome)... And "Goblinade" punch. Inside there were bloody handprints on all the doors and skeletons at the dining table. It was awesome!  The kids loved it. But the part the kids loved the most were the desserts. Today I've got a … [Read more...]

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Giveaway: City Farmhouse Popup Show + Matthew Mead Frighteningly Fun Halloween!

A few weeks back when I traveled to Franklin, Tennessee, one of the places I somehow missed out on seeing was City Farmhouse. This store has been on my bucket list for quite a while, since I am a huge fan of their facebook page and website.  When I found out that the City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show was happening the weekend of October 17th and 18th, it shot straight up to the top of my priority list.  I WILL be there fo' sho! You won’t believe all the vendors that are going to be attending this … [Read more...]

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A Handmade Christmas: 10 DIY Christmas gifts you can make from scratch

I don't know about you, but when I see all the stores opening their doors for their "Black Friday" sales on Thanksgiving Day this year--making their workers take time away from their families and friends on a holiday to come in and work so the store can earn more profits--it kinda makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little.   Can we not wait ONE day? Just one day before the pushing and shoving and trampling begins?  Really, 'Murica? So, instead of standing in the long lines on … [Read more...]

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Easy Tutorial: How to Draw a Spider’s web

  Spider’s webs are some of the easiest Halloween images to draw freehand.  In my creepy Halloween chalkboard art I showed you how to spray paint old serving trays with chalkboard paint to use as a backdrop for your Halloween tablescape.   If you’re not used to freehand drawing, this is one of the simplest ways to make creepy chalk art for Halloween.  Here is how to draw a spider’s web in three easy steps. 1. Draw a small circle in the center (or off center- don’t go for perfection.)  … [Read more...]

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How to Create Halloween Chalkboard art

Halloween is just around the corner!  Who else is ready for some trickertreats?  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, even though I’ve had to scale way back on my creepy decorations since Garrett was born.  He is a delicate little dude when it comes to scary things, so I try to avoid decorating the house with too much ghoulishness since I really love uninterrupted, scream-free sleep.  Four year old nightmares are not cool. But you know what is cool, creepy and four-year-old … [Read more...]

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Trunk or Treat 2011: Campfires and rocket ships

I realized that I totally forgot to post about last year’s Trunk or Treat, which has become an annual tradition around these parts.  I’m gearing up for this years TOT decorations when I realized that I hadn’t even blogged about last years.  Slacker blogger I am.  So, allow me to play catch up for a second.   I love Trunk or Treat at Garrett’s preschool.  If you’ve never been to a Trunk or Treat, it’s so much fun!  All the parents come out and decorate their trunks and hand out goodies … [Read more...]

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Potat-o-Lantern

Do you have a curious little guy or gal? Do you want to participate in a Halloween activity but don't want to risk sawing off a finger while pumpkin carving? Are you completely and utterly lazy? Do you have a drill with a drill bit? Yes? Then this post is for you! Read ahead! J saw this Mr. Potato Head pumpkin decorating kit at Target a few weeks back, and decided this was the easiest way ever to "carve" a jack-o-lantern with a three year old. He picked a nice warty pumpkin … [Read more...]

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Halloween 2010, aka the year of more costume changes than Carrie Underwood hosting the CMAs

Oh hi! I guess since it's nearly December I should post the Halloween blog entry, huh? Yeahhh. I picked out the cutest Tow Mater outfit for him. I searched high and low to find it on the internet because I couldn't find it in stores anywhere. Finally I bought it on ebay and spent way more than I should have on any Halloween costume. It arrived. And Garrett would have nothing to do with it. He refused to wear it. In his words, "Where's Lightning McQueen? I WANT LIGHTNING … [Read more...]

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