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 »

Oct 242014

Decorating for any holiday can get a little overwhelming.  Do you buy things after the season when they’re on sale, then store and hope you remember where you put them next year?  Do you try and make everything leading up to the holiday?  And what about last-minute parties or guests for whom you want your house to look spooky?

Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decoration Ideas

There are a few last-minute Halloween decoration ideas that will help you pull everything together easily and stress-free.  Many of them are inexpensive, too, like my DIY Halloween candy dish. Continue reading »

Oct 142014

This DIY Halloween Candy Dish post is sponsored by the Sverve #smokehousebbq campaign. All thoughts and words are my own.

Over the weekend I dug out my Halloween decorations and started to transform our house.  I actually couldn’t believe we’re already only three weeks away from Halloween!  I feel a little behind the ball on getting everything all set up.

DIY Halloween Candy Dish - Made from a terracotta pot! Easy craft for under $5 #SmokehouseBBQ

As I started to lay things out – the table runner, silly spider, ghost in a jar, pumpkins, you name it – I realized I was a little short on candy dishes.  Then I remembered the candy dish that I had made when I was younger as a gift for my Gram.  It was an easy project using terracotta pots, which I knew I had in my craft closet. Continue reading »

Sep 092014

There are a few new DVDs for kids that are just releasing or releasing soon that I wanted to let you know about. Some of these star our favorite current characters and would be well-received by any of the kiddos in your life, I’m sure!

My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic

DVDs for Kids: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic - Spooktacular Pony Tales

Bubbles is all about My Little Ponies right now, and so this is one I hope to order for her.  In My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales you’ll join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie (and, of course, Spike!) in some of the spookiest adventures Equestria has ever seen.  The DVD contains six episodes and has a runtime of 132 minutes and is available today! Continue reading »