Oct 242017

Carving pumpkins has been a family tradition since Bubbles was just little. She loves to look through pumpkin carving stencils and choosing just the right design for that year’s pumpkin. She cleaned out all the seeds and pulp, then hubs and I would do the transfer and carving.

Family Pumpkin Carving Party + Pumpkin Carving StencilsThis post contains affiliate links.

This year my sister-in-law, Kate, invited us all up for a family pumpkin carving party. Bubbles thought long and hard about her pumpkin carving stencils choices and finally decided on a dinosaur.  Or as she constantly reminds me – “Mama, it’s not just a dinosaur, it’s a velociraptor.” Certain things are very important when you’re six. Continue reading »

Oct 262016

Bubbles is very excited about Halloween this year.  We spent at least two full hours in various stores checking out Halloween accessories and costumes, looking for just the right one.  And this past weekend we dug out all our fall and Halloween decorations so we’d have a little time to enjoy them before the 31st.

Last Minute Halloween Accessories and DIY Costume Ideas including Finding Dory and PJ Masks

After much deliberation she chose a Dino Charge Pink Power Ranger costume.  I really thought either a Shimmer & Shine costume (Shimmer more than Shine) or Skye from Paw Patrol would win out.  Turns out the combination of pink and dinosaurs, two of her current favorites, was just too good to pass up. Continue reading »

Oct 172016

PJ Masks is one of my daughter’s newest favorite shows.  In fact, Owlette was a serious contender for her Halloween costume this year.

Free Printable PJ Masks Halloween Party Invitations

If you’re not familiar with PJ Masks show it’s about three friends – Connor, Amaya and Greg – who are each 6-years-old.  By day, they go to school like everyone else.  But at night they become Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, heroes who swoop into action solving mysteries that arise during the day. Continue reading »

Oct 142015

This shop and my Headless Horseman Graveyard Halloween treats has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MixInMonsterMash #CollectiveBias

While Christmas is my favorite holiday, Halloween ranks a close second.  My Gram loved to cook and bake and spread that love to friends and family by entertaining and making sure everyone was always well-fed.  As farmers, Halloween often came at the close of a very long and hard harvest, and a Halloween party was the perfect way to celebrate.

Headless Horseman Graveyard Pudding Cup Halloween Treats

It started off kind of small but over the years there grew to be up to a hundred guests that came and went through their house.  While I don’t throw a party of that size every year, I do like to make up a variety of Halloween treats to serve to friends and family that stop by.  And this year I’ve come up with these cute Headless Horseman Graveyard snacks I wanted to share. Continue reading »

Sep 222015

Looking for some spooky (but not scary) fun for Halloween?  The kids Halloween shows on these fun Halloween DVDs would be perfect for your little ones.  Here’s a few of our yearly favorites plus a few new ones we’ve been watching this year.

A fun collection of kids Halloween shows including Mickey, Caspar, Monsters, Inc., Tom and Jerry, Dinosaur Train, Caillou and more! Continue reading »