October 21, 2018

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Puking Pumpkin Guacamole Dip #Halloween #Recipe

Are you ready for all things Halloween?   It’s time start making some creative,  creepy, spooky treats for get togethers and such!   This  Puking Pumpkin featuring  Guacamole dip is a sure fire hit!

What you will need:
  • Small pumpkin
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Marker
  • Guacamole (I used Wholly Guacamole)
  • Chips
Instructions:
  1. Wash the outside of your small pumpkin
  2. Cut into the top to remove the stem like you would when you carve pumpkins and then completely clean out the pumpkin. 
  3. Then use a marker to draw the eyes and mouth. Make sure the mouth is low and has a wide enough opening to  allow the "vomit" to come out. 
  4. Carve the pumpkin
  5. Place your pumpkin on a large plate or serving platter.  Place the backside of the pumpkin close to the end or edge of the plate.  
  6.  Add a spoonful of guacamole (homemade or store bought) through the top of the pumpkin and put it on the bottom of the pumpkin by his mouth.  
  7. Spread the remainder of the guacamole out from his mouth onto the plate.  Surround the guacamole with corn chips (I like to use the blue ones, makes it look spooky)

This is fun for the kids and super tasty! 

October 20, 2018

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October 19, 2018

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UNTAMED Skeleton Dinos from WowWee are out now! #TheUNTAMED #ThinkChristmas


The great people who brought you Fingerlings (WowWee), has now released UNTAMED Skeleton dinosaurs. Remember the Fingerling craze last year and how hard it was to get your hands on them?   Well now is the time to pick up Doom and Gloom so you have this year's hot toy!  Doom and Gloom are fierce dinosaurs with snapping jaws that look like broken bones, claws that grip, more than 40 different animations and sound effects, and they glow in the dark like zombie skeletons.

UNTAMED Skeleton Dinos AKA Boneheads [$14.99; only at Walmart]: Meet Doom and Gloom, fierce and unpredictable zombie skeletons who know friends vs. foes. In Untamed mode, they rattle, roar, hiss, and chomp! In Tamed mode, the nuzzle and purr in their jingle-jangle skeletal way. Players beware, they glow in the dark - so there's nowhere to hide!
  • Reacts to sound, motion and touch
  • Glows in the dark
  • Rattling jaws that clatter like broken bones
  • Batteries included; Additional colors sold separately

These dinos wrap itself around your finger just like the monkeys.  But that is where the similarities end.    Beware and it can chomp and get angry!   He reacts to being touched, hearing sound, and detecting motion in its immediate surroundings.   Will you be able to tame you Untamed Skeleton Dinosaur?  If not, you may get chomped!


Make sure to check out the UNTAMED Instagram channel, that would be fantastic.

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Hershey Kiss Acorn Treats #Recipe


These Hershey Kiss Acorn treats are super easy to make and the kids will have a blast making them with you!  They are fun fall treat!

You will need the following:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided
  • Bag of Hershey’s Kisses
  • Mini Nilla Wafers, Nutter Butter bites,  Mini Chips Ahoy  or Mini Golden Oreos (you can score the small containers for $1 at most stores)
Directions
    1. Place about 1/4 cup of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, stopping and stirring it every 20 seconds until melted.
        
    2. Line area with wax paper for easy clean-up
       
    3. Unwrap the kisses and use the melted chocolate to attach one kiss to each a mini Nilla wafer
       
    4. Spread melted chocolate on the flat side of the chocolate chip and attach them to the tops of the acorns. Let cool &  serve.
      


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    Your New Favorite Stocking Stuffer for this Holiday Season #ThinkChristmas

    Are you looking for a fun stocking stuffer this year for kids ages 4-6?  Well Hoyle card games are the perfect idea!  All of Hoyle’s card games are designed to be both fun and educational. Each game teaches a different set of practical skills such as addition and subtraction, sequence building and numeral identification, while promoting emotional intelligence, self-awareness and empathy.

    Here is the list of card games available this year!


    Hoyle 6-in-1 Fun Pack contains six classic unique-themed kids cards games. Games develop learning skills like matching, color identification, counting, A-Z letters, making pairs, taking turns, recognition and more! Games include:
    • Old Maid
    • Crazy Eights
    • Go Fish
    • Slap Jack
    • Memory
    • Matching
    • SRP: $5.99

    Remember the fun when you played some of these games as a kid? Now you can share that experience with a new generation, creating a bond that will live on.  These cards are designed for smaller hands, so perfect for the littles to hold!  What is super cute about this it you get six games!  Give them all at once or open the box and divvy up the games between different stockings this holiday season!
    Hoyle Waterproof, clear plastic playing cards feature fun graphics and are perfect for the beach, boat, or campsite!  These cards are even washable!   They are easy to shuffle and deal! They are prefect for camping, picnics, the pool, the beach, and so much more.   No need to worry if they get dirty, just wipe them off!
    • SRP: $5.99

    Piggy Bank card game teaches counting by fives and tens and simple addition and subtraction with coins.

    •  Fun first, but always room for a lesson
    • Easy to learn - fast to play
    • For ages 4 - 6
    • Two different levels of game play to challenge growing minds
    • SRP: $5.99

    Monkey May I? is an emotional intelligence game that your kids will go bananas over! Designed to help kids learn to recognize good choices and exercise self-control.
    • Simple to set up, easy to learn and can be played in 15 minutes or less
    • For 2-4 players, ages 4 to 6
    • Two levels of challenging play so you never get bored
    • SRP: $5.99


    Catch N Fish card game teaches number sentences and numeral values with addition and subtraction.
    • Fun first, but always room for a lesson
    • Easy to learn - fast to play
    • For ages 4 - 6
    • Two different levels of game play to challenge growing minds
    • SRP: $5.99


    Sharks are Wild card game teaches sequence building and numeral identification with fun sea creatures.
    • Fun first, but always room for a lesson.
    • Easy to learn - fast to play
    • For ages 4 - 6
    • Two different levels of game play to challenge growing minds
    • SRP: $5.99

    Super Me! is an emotional intelligence game that includes elements of kid-favorites like memory and matching. Designed to help kids learn empathy, helping others and social skills.
    • Simple to set up, easy to learn and can be played in 15 minutes or less
    • For 2-4 players, ages 4 to 6
    • Two levels of challenging play so you never get bored
    • SRP: $5.99
    This holiday season, give a gift of fun, laughter and learning with Hoyle cards!

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    October 18, 2018

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    Plan your Ugly Christmas sweater early this year! #ThinkChristmas

    With Halloween fast approaching, you may not be thinking about Christmas yet, but no time like the present to start planning your ugly Christmas sweaters. I highly suggest heading to TVStoreOnline.com and UglyChristmasSweater.com to find the perfect unique Ugly Christmas Sweater. Whether you're attending an Ugly Sweater Contest or just going to your family Christmas dinner, you should definitely check out their wide variety of sweaters to choose from.  They have such unique and fun sweaters and a fun way to show your holiday spirit!   I even found a sweater for myself and my teen!

    While the ugly Christmas sweater trend started as a joke of wearing those old classic homemade Christmas sweaters and sweatshirts, it's now considered one of the Holiday season's most fun traditions!  Now you don't have to raid your grandfather’s  and grandmother's closet to rock their oversized Christmas sweaters, you can order your own fun sweater. This trend has become so popular that now there's even a National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (the third Friday of December). Do you have your ugly Christmas sweater ready for Friday, December 21, 2018?

    For my teen, we got the Smurfs Papa Smurf As Santa Ugly Christmas Sweater!  She wears an XS and even though it says it runs small, it fit her perfectly!  It is a great quality and not a cheap thin sweater at all.  I am really impressed with the quality and can't wait till she can wear it this holiday season!

    How do the Smurfs celebrate the holidays? One look at Papa Smurf should answer all of your questions. He already has the red hat and beard, all he needs to do is pass out gifts! Show some love for this classic animated series while you celebrate the season with this hilarious and fun Smurfs sweater.
    • 100% Acrylic
    • Adult unisex sizes
    • Runs Small; ORDER ONE SIZE LARGER
    • Great add on for Ugly Christmas Sweater parties
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    There’s nothing better at Christmas time than spending time with your family. What better way is there to remind everyone of that when you remind them of the Griswold Family vacation to Walley World! This officially licensed National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Marty Moose Walley World  sweater should do the trick. Featuring Walley the Moose, this Walley World sweater is just gaudy enough to be the talk of your next ugly Christmas sweater contest!

    This is another quality sweater and well worth the money.  It is perfect to show  everyone how much you love the Griswolds and Christmas!  Every year at work we wear ugly Christmas sweaters on the last day we are open before we close for Christmas break, they will now be my go to sweater!  It is just so fun!
    • 100% Acrylic
    • Adult unisex sizes
    • Great add on for Ugly Christmas Sweater parties
    • Imported
    • Officially Licensed

    These websites are two of the largest online retailers today of Halloween costumes and ugly Christmas sweaters. They even had some of their costumes and sweaters featured on The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, and the Ellen Show.  Whether you are looking for a fun costume or an "ugly" Christmas sweater, they have you covered!


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    Boo your neighbors this Halloween


    As we gear up for Halloween this is the perfect time to "Boo your neighbors"! The tradition of "Booing your Neighbor" has been around for several years now and it has really grown in popularity as a fun, safe, family-oriented activity. It's also known as "Ghosting" or "Boo-gramming."


     

    To "Boo" someone you would just put together a home decorated bag/bucket of treats including a note with instructions on how to "boo" and deliver it anonymously to their neighbor, friend or relative. The recipient would then have 48 hours to do it to their next door neighbor or friend which creates a chain throughout the neighborhood. It will be fun to see how many people are "boo-ing" it this season!
    You don't necessarily have to do all candy either!   You can pick up some super cute glow items that aren't just glow sticks!  Glow in the dark vampire teeth, flashlights, necklaces and more.  You can get really creative making your goodie bags and boo bags!  If you have kids at home they love to help make goodie bags and boo bags.  First I counted out the items and then we set up an assembly line of making them.   It was done in no time at all! 

    YOU HAVE BEEN BOO'D!

    The air is cool, the season fall,
    Soon Halloween will come to all.
    With ghosts and goblins, spooks galore,
    Trick-­or-­treaters at the door.

    Excitement grows when friends like you
    Decide to share this little BOO.
    Neighbors will have smiling faces;
    None can guess who’s “BOO'd” which places.

    A day or two to work your spell,
    But keep it hidden! Hide it well!
    Join the fun; the season’s here.
    So spread these “BOOs”  and share the cheer!

    Directions:
    1. Enjoy your treat! 
    2. Hang your "BOO" sign on your front door or visible in a window 
    3. Within 48 hours make up your "Boo" bags or treat baskets and include these instructions. 
    4. Keep an eye on nearby front doors and porches and watch the "Boo-ing" spread

        
      Here is one that I did last year for my neighbors with kids!
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    Amazon: First Reads: Free #Kindle Book ($4.99 value) for Prime Members


    Amazon Prime Members can request a free book each from Amazon First Reads! Get early access to editors' picks. Choose one FREE Kindle book each month and shop hardcovers for $9.99 or less. This month there are six choices each valued at $4.99 and all books are available in advance of their official November 1st release date.

    These are the Free books to chose from for Prime Members ($1.99 for non-Primers):
    • Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb
    • The Dark Heart by Joakim Palmkvist
    • River Bodies by Karen Katchur
    • The Lines We Leave Behind  by Eliza Graham
    • Duck on a Disco Ball  by Jeff Mack
    • The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane

    Kindle First Reads is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing.
    Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99.

    Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Amazon First Reads picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting Amazon Local and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account

    October 17, 2018

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    Pumpkin Inspired Graham Cracker & Peanut Butter Pops #Recipe


    These graham cracker pops are adorable to present for the Fall season and are incredibly easy to make!  They are perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any Fall get together!


    GRAHAM CRACKER & PEANUT BUTTER POPS



    Ingredients:
    • 1-1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10 to 12 standard-sized crackers)
    • 4 oz. cream cheese (about half a cup)
    • ¼ cup peanut butter
    • 1.5 cups orange candy melts
    • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
    • Lollipop sticks
    • ¼ cup melted chocolate
    • Green icing
    Yields: 15 to 20 1-inch pops

    Instructions:
    1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese and peanut butter. Mix until you achieve a fairly sticky consistency. If you feel like your mixture is still too dry, continue adding peanut butter, one tablespoon at a time.
        
    2. Roll graham cracker mixture into one-inch balls and place on your lined baking sheet.
        
    3. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave your candy melts for about 30 seconds. Stir in coconut oil and microwave for another 30 seconds.
          
    4. With the help of a fork, dip and coat your graham cracker balls in the melted candy. Let them set on your lined baking sheet.
         
    5. Place a lollipop stick into each graham cracker ball. With the help of another lollipop stick (or a toothpick), carefully dab on some melted chocolate at the end of the lollipop stick (the end that meets that graham cracker treat).
       
    6. Using a piping bag, pipe green icing on top, giving them a “swirly” shape – these will act as your pumpkins’ leaves.
    7. Place in the refrigerator until set (about 20 to 30 minutes). Enjoy!
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    New Balance Women's Evolve Tight, now Only $24.99+ $1 Shipping (was $84.99)

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    October 16, 2018

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    #DIY Tiki costume #halloween


    Each year I try and design my kid's Halloween costumes.  My son is usually more game then my daughter!  Last year my son was Steve from Minecraft, this year he wanted to be a Tiki, so of course I had to oblige!  The entire costume cost under $10 to make, can't even but a costume in the store for $10!

    Tiki Face:
     I took a large cardboard box and used one of the sides to draw on a face.  I found an image on line and drew the face on freehand and marked what colors we wanted to use on the face.

    Next up was painting the mask.  I used acrylic paint from the craft store (normally $.50 a bottle).  It dried really fast on the cardboard, so painting went fast.   Some areas needed two coats (lighter colors).

    Here you can see the  finished product before cutting it out!  The area not painted is the eye area that will be cut out further along in the process.    I used craft scissors and an exacto knife to cut out the mask.

    Then, we bought a two hula skirts at the dollar store and  a couple of leis.  I had originally planned on using the leis around the mask, but instead we wrapped them around ankles on wrists.  

    I tried using glue to secure the skirt around the head, but that did not work.  I was fearful staples would show through or irritate little man.  So on top of the glue, I applied Duct Tape and the skirt attached perfectly to the backside of the mask.  Next we had to make it wearable! We took an old baseball hat  that had a black strap and clasped it  through the eye hole. The hat was worn backwards on his head and I took the second skirt and taped it over the hat so it and the back of his head was covered!  

    Feather the skirt around the hat and face to your liking.  Depending on the height of your tiki, you may need to trim the bottom of the skirt that hits the floor.

    Pair with khaki pants and a dark shirt and tiki is ready for a night out!

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    Fun and Healthy #Halloween Snack Ideas or Treats for School!


    With Halloween just around the corner we know that candy and junk food will inevitably be haunting healthy families. Send a fun and healthy snack option to the classrooms this year! 


    Pick up some fruit cups and get creative! Using a marker draw on pumpkin shapes, jack o'lanterns, bats, witches , etc. Get creative, write cute messages, draw a spider, ghost, etc. Kids won't care if you are not artistic, they will love it no matter what!




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