Dessert Recipes
November 3, 2014

3 Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

They came dressed as bats, ninja-turtles, princesses, hockey players, zombies and more! Halloween has come to a close, and if your home is anything like ours, you now have more candy than anyone could possibly eat. And you certainly don’t want that temptation sitting around, am I right? Colleen came up with three fun recipes to help you get...
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October 29, 2014

Halloween Chic Reprise

I posted this a few years ago and thought it would be fun to republish this week. It’s always fun to be festive for the holidays, but festive doesn’t have to mean cheesy either. Remember these? Please, just don’t. You can be festive and still maintain your dignity. This year, try something like this instead
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October 27, 2014

Decorating Our Haunt for Halloween

I’ve not always been big on decorating our house for Halloween. I mean, we always carve a pumpkin or two. Well, almost always . . . R will NOT let me live down the year we didn’t get around to it. (In our defense, we were at Disney World and arrived home just in time...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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