Holiday & Seasonal
October 16, 2014

Halloween Centerpiece Idea: Perfect for a Dinner Party

Thank you so much to Jo-Lynne for the warm welcome. In case you missed the introduction, I’m Tonya from Create-Celebrate-Explore and I will be sharing a variety of do-it-yourself projects, home decor and craft projects a couple of times a month. I hope you enjoy them. My first project is a simple Halloween centerpiece idea...
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Dessert Recipes
October 14, 2014

Halloween Brownie Bark

I don’t know about you, but the first time I had a bite of Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle, my mind was blown! Both my tween son and I kinda fell in love with it! Both of us have always loved the crispy edges of brownies, and if I didn’t have to share could eat crispy brownie...
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Holiday & Seasonal
October 9, 2014

21 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

Somehow October has arrived once again, and it’s time to start thinking ahead to Halloween! I’m all for the ease of store-bought costumes, but it’s much cheaper to make your own, and a lot more rewarding. IF I was crafty AT ALL, I would totally try one of these. I searched the Interwebs for EASY Halloween costume...
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Holiday & Seasonal
October 2, 2014

Easy Halloween Craft for Kids: Spooky Spider Napkin Ring

I’m back with another super easy halloween craft for kids. I’ve told you before that I’m not very crafty, but my girls sure are! So I’m always on the lookout for easy crafts they can do themselves that don’t require any fancy craft supplies. Check this one out. How CUTE is that!? And this is all...
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Holiday & Seasonal
September 25, 2014

20 Non-Candy Halloween Treats

I posted this last year and it was a big hit so I thought it was a good time to republish. I’m not totally anti-candy. The stash of Reese’s Pumpkins under my desk is a dead giveaway. But kids get SO much during the holidays that I like to give some no-candy treat options in my Halloween...
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Holiday & Seasonal
September 23, 2014

Easy DIY 80s Halloween Costume

Last year my younger daughter and her friend dressed up as “80s girls” for Halloween. I thought this idea was brilliant. I’m still getting used to the fact that the decade I grew up in is now considered retro and costume-worthy, but whatever. I guess that’s what happens after 40! If you’re looking for a...
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Holiday & Seasonal
September 22, 2014

EASY Halloween Craft: Drink Koozies

There’s something about Halloween that I love. Maybe it’s because it’s usually such a beautiful time of year — the height of fall when the weather is crisp and clear but not too cold yet, and there are still some leaves left on the trees with many more decorating the ground. Maybe it’s because it feels like the kick-off to...
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Holiday & Seasonal
September 12, 2014

Easy DIY Halloween Costume: Butterfly

I rarely dress up for Halloween, but a few years ago all the room moms agreed to dress up to surprise our kids when we came to help out with the 6th grade Halloween party at school so I was put on the spot. WHAT could I come up with that was cute and fun...
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Dessert Recipes
October 24, 2013

Easy DIY Halloween Candy

Hi everyone! It’s Colleen, here. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I know I am not alone in this since last year in the US alone we spent over 8 billion…yup 8 billion dollars on pumpkins, candy, decorations and costumes (even costumes for pets)! Wowzers!! Maybe it’s the lack of stress around Halloween that...
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Diary
November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone who went trick-or-treating last night had a great time. I know some have yet to get their Halloween fix as many towns in our area have postponed trick-or-treating until everyone has recovered from Sandy. Our township went ahead with it last night, and we managed to get home JUST in the nick...
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Diary
November 1, 2011

Halloween Festivities

Despite OctSNOWber, Halloween must go on. Yesterday morning, my kids happily boarded the schoolbus (albeit 2 hours late) with snow still blanketing the front yards in our neighborhood and their costumes snugly tucked away in their backpacks. I spent the morning preparing Halloween snacks for three classrooms before heading to school for the annual Halloween Parade. Since...
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Diary
October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Becca at the elementary school parade: Caroline came up with this gypsy outfit on her own. It was David’s idea to be Abraham Lincoln. Here they are with their cousin Ali, all ready for a night of Trick or Treat!
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