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Halloween Monster Bark

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Last year I made some candy bark for Christmas and the kids seemed to like it a lot. So for the ultimate candy holiday of Halloween I wanted to make another batch for the kids to give to their friends. I used Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Pretzels and Fudge Brownie Graham Fish crackers along with candy […]

Friday Favorites – What I’m loving for Fall

Friday Favorites – What I’m loving for Fall 0

It’s no surprise that I spend a lot of time online everyday. With a blog and an online shop, sometimes it feels as if that’s all I ever do! But one of the highlights of spending so much time online is that I find a lot of really awesome websites, shops, sales, deals – just […]

OC Zoo: Halloween Zootacular

OC Zoo: Halloween Zootacular 0

There’s a lot going on here in Southern Orange County, CA for Halloween! My kids and I are excited to check out the fun Zootacular happening at the OC Zoo on October  25. Activities include trick-or-treating*, a Halloween scavenger hunt*, kids crafts, and face painting. The first 100 kids ages 12 & under in costume will […]

Treat Yourself Slow Cooker Giveaway

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We’re just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind… treats! The Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop is hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. In this Hop, you’ll find lots of special treats to keep you entering giveaways until it’s time to go out and gather your own – so be […]

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Ham Soup

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Ham Soup 0

When I was growing up my family and I ate dinner together every night. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this was really special! My mom made dinner at 6 o’clock every night, we all sat down together and talked about our day. Even as we grew older and had sports practice to attend, or plans with our friends[...]

Teaching Kids Healthy Living:  Fuel Up to Play 60

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Today’s post is brought to you by Fuel Up to Play 60 and the California Milk Advisory Board. Read on the find out how you can keep the kids active and healthy at school!  Teaching my kids how to live a healthy life has always been important to me. I keep fresh fruit and veggies […]

eMeals Special Offer – FREE Trial

eMeals Special Offer – FREE Trial 0

I’ve talked about eMeals a few times here and can’t say enough good things about them! If you haven’t read one of my previous posts, eMeals is a meal planning service that sends you a weekly list of recipes including side dishes with a completed grocery list. Not only does eMeals get you organized, but […]

Haunts, Harvests & Pioneers at Heritage Hill

Haunts, Harvests & Pioneers at Heritage Hill 0

If you live in South Orange County, CA be sure to check out the festive events that the OC Parks and Heritage Hill Historical Park have planned for the whole family! October 11 – Autumn Harvest Festival  4 – 9 p.m. Event Cost: $5 per person ages 3 and up Parking: FREE (Recommended for all ages) Saturday, October 11 […]

Halloween Shadows Frame

Halloween Shadows Frame 0

As you know I’ve been working with Sizzix for the past few months and I just love it! Every time I visit their site, I just fall in love all over again with their dies. My latest crush is this Halloween Shadows Decorative Strip Die by Tim Holtz. I wasn’t sure what I would make with it at […]

Garanimals – Affordable Clothing for Kids

Garanimals – Affordable Clothing for Kids 0

Today’s post is brought to you by Garanimals – affordable clothing for kids! One lesson that new parents learn early on is that kids can be expensive! When they are newborns you only want soft, comfortable clothes for your growing baby. But kids grow so fast that it can be difficult to keep up with their […]

30 Delicious Soup Recipes

30 Delicious Soup Recipes 0

As Fall rolls in during these next few weeks the air is getting chilly and it’s time to bring out the sweaters and warm blankets to snuggle up on the couch. This is the perfect time of the year to have a nice big pot of soup simmering on the stove for lunch or dinner to keep your […]

Typography Pocket Style Envelope

Typography Pocket Style Envelope 0

This past month I’ve created two projects on the Sizzix blog using this awesome paper pack I received from Graphic 45 called Typography. I love the prints and colors so much that I decided to make a final project this month here using the same paper pack. This pocket style envelope can be used to […]

How to Make Paper Pumpkins

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Now that Fall has officially started it’s time to make all the pumpkin recipes and crafts, and I couldn’t be happier! A few weeks ago I make a new Fall Wreath and I can’t wait to make Pumpkin Bars again. As you may remember, I’ve started making new decor items to cover my very plain walls […]

Knott’s Berry Farm Season Passes – Lowest Price of the Year!

Knott’s Berry Farm Season Passes – Lowest Price of the Year! 0

Today’s post is brought to you by GigaSavvy. I’ll be taking a walk down memory lane, discussing the fun that my family and I have had at Knott’s Berry Farm!  Over the past year my family and I have visited Knott’s Berry Farm (6) times and every visit is more fun than the last! We […]

24 Fall Wreath Ideas

24 Fall Wreath Ideas 0

A few days ago I post a tutorial for the wreath I made this year for Fall. I tried to stay away from the traditional Fall colors such as orange, red and brown because I wanted an nontraditional wreath. But there are so many great ideas using those colors that I know you will enjoy, […]