Oct 312012

Free Printable Frankenweenie Halloween Masks

Did the kiddos just decide they actually do want to Trick or Treat after all?  Or maybe you need a last minute costume for yourself to hand out candy or attend a Halloween party?  All is not lost!  Don’t bother rushing to the store and digging through the leftovers.  All you need to do is print, cut, and wear these four free printable Halloween masks from Disney’s Frankenweenie.

Click each image to open a larger, printable version.

Disney's Frankenweenie - Free Printable Sparky Halloween MaskDisney's Frankenweenie Free Printable Victor Halloween Mask

Disney's Frankenweenie Free Printable Halloween MaskDisney's Frankenweenie Free Printable Halloween Mask

If you choose to use one of the masks I’d love to see pictures!  Feel free to leave the link to a photo or blog post showing your mask below.

Oct 242012

The Middle Halloween special airs tonight!

Patricia Heaton stars as Frankie Heck in The Middle

Recently I and a handful of other bloggers had the opportunity to participate in a phone interview with Patricia Heaton.  She stars as Frankie Heck on ABC’s The Middle, a show that my family loves and watches each week.  Tonight is their Halloween special, which we had the chance to preview, as well.

Patricia Heaton as Frankie Heck in ABC's The Middle Halloween Episode

You’re going to love tonight’s special, called “Halloween III: The Driving”.  I won’t give any spoilers, but I think you’ll be able to relate to what Frankie and the rest of the family goes through.  Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated for Halloween (or holidays in general) and all the “extras” – like putting together costumes, helping out at school events, taking the kids trick or treating.  There’s also a side story line related to the angst of teenagers and driving that I thought was really funny.  A2 has his permit so it’s very relevant to our lives right now. Continue reading »

Oct 182012

Halloween Decorations From Hallmark

I’ve shared before (many times) my love for Hallmark and especially their Christmas ornaments and decorations.  Did you know, however, that they also have an awesome assortment of decorations for other holidays, too?  Their selections for Halloween will make your house the most fun and festive on the block!

This is our first Halloween in this neighborhood and I was excited to find that most everyone seems to enjoy decorating for the holiday.  There are tombstones, ghosts, pumpkins, witches, and much more dotting lawns, porches, and front doors up and down the street on which we live.  Our house had been looking a little sparse – but thanks to Hallmark, no more!

Hallmark Halloween Decorations

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Oct 142012

For more than 40 years General Mills Big G Monster Cereals have been enjoyed by kids and adults alike.  And right now you can find your favorite Franken Berry, Count Chocula, and Boo Berry varieties at Target – but only for a limited time!  If you have little ghouls who would enjoy these you’ll want to get them while you can.

Big G Boo Berry Monster Cereal

We don’t do a lot of sugary cereals in our house but I have always said all things in moderation.  The cereals have no cholesterol or saturated fat, and are considered to be a good source of whole grain, calcium, and nine essential vitamins and minerals.  So I am okay with serving up a few bowls of Monster Cereal to increase the fun of the Halloween holiday.  My personal choice would be to nosh on the Count Chocula; the rest of the family seems pretty partial to the Boo Berry, though.

General Mills Big G Monster Cereals

Boo Berry, Count Chocula, Franken Berry & $20 Target Gift Card

Which Big G Monster Cereal is your favorite?

The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have all been provided by General Mills and Target through MyBlogSpark.

Oct 122012

Free Pumpkin Carving Templates

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie movie

If you’re looking for some cute Halloween pumpkin carving ideas here are four free templates!  They are from Disney’s Frankenweenie (which is in theaters now – go see it!).  The designs might look more challenging than a basic toothy grin but they actually have step-by-step carving instructions and tips to make it easy.

We’re heading back to the pumpkin patch next weekend for more pumpkins so I imagine we’ll be up to our elbows in Frankenweenie jack o’lanterns and roasted pumpkin seeds!

Click each image to open up a full size printable template. Continue reading »