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Post-Halloween Tips from the Archives

Post-Halloween Tips from the Archives

Back in the days when I actually had time to write (ie one child, who was in preschool a couple mornings a week), I loved writing seasonally appropriate posts for every holiday, Halloween included.  Now that I’ve got a toddler running me ragged a lot less time, those sort of posts have gone on the backburner.  Back when Baby Zu was a newborn, I threw all the blogging “rules” out the window in the hopes of keeping my sanity (it helped?!?)  While writing soothes my soul, not putting pressure on myself to do it means a lot less stress – and…Read the rest of this entry →

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Creative Ideas for that Leftover Halloween Candy Stash…

Creative Ideas for that Leftover Halloween Candy Stash…

Raise your hand if your house still has Halloween candy left.  Don’t lie about it, we can’t be the only ones.  And yes, that secret stash in the top of your pantry that your kids don’t know about DOES count.  If you’re like our family, your kids probably got way too much candy and you’re not quite sure how to, ahem, dispose of it in a manner that is satisfactory to everyone in the household.  I mean, you could always just throw it away I guess, but I don’t like that idea because it goes against everything we’ve taught our son about…Read the rest of this entry →

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Highlights from Halloween

Highlights from Halloween

Considering our 4 year old frequently chooses to dress in costume for everyday activities (I once counted 16 days straight with his “Larry-boy” costume), it’s no surprise that Halloween is a big hit at our house.  We don’t do much of the scary stuff – our decorations consisted of pumpkins, ghosts made out of recycled plastic bags, and a “franken-door.”  But we do tend to go all out for costumes.  I keep hoping one of these years I’ll be able to convince everyone to dress up together in a common theme, but for right now we all do our own…Read the rest of this entry →

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! (And Clif Giveaway!)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  (And Clif Giveaway!)

Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope your week was as frightfully delightful as ours was!  We started the Halloween festivities early with the first-ever “Black Light Party” at our local climbing gym, Inner Peaks.  Later on in the week we carved jack-o-lanterns into the pumpkins we’d painstakingly chosen from the pumpkin patch a few weeks prior – a Daddy pumpkin, a Mommy pumpkin, a C pumpkin, and don’t forget a tiny little pumpkin in honor of the little pink crag-sprout in utero!  Then we did the door to door family thing on Thursday in our neighborhood.  C dressed as Larry-boy, his…Read the rest of this entry →

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5 Ways Pumpkin Season Can Last Past Halloween

5 Ways Pumpkin Season Can Last Past Halloween

Just because there are no more skeletons donning your front door, or giant faux cobwebs draped across your bushes, doesn’t mean all the pumpkin fun has to end just yet.  There are all sorts of ways you can prolong your enjoyment of the bright, orange friend that has been faithfully guarding your doorstep for the past few weeks.  Here’s just a few… 1.  ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS – This is by far the yummiest way to enjoy your jack-o-lantern once the trick or treat festivities are over.  But if you’re household is anything like mine, the seeds will get scarfed up…Read the rest of this entry →

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