Spooky Halloween Bat Mobile

  Him: So what are you gonna do? Me: I’m gonna make a bat mobile. Him: A bat MOW-BEAL? Me: No. A bat MOW-BULL? BAT-MOBILL, MO-BLEUX? Him: Oh. For a minute there I thought we were going engine shopping. Me: Nope. Not this time. Him: Good. I don’t think we have time to recreate Bat Man’s Lair in time for Halloween. Me: Yeah. Probably not. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – I pronounce a lot of things kind of funky. Like addict. I say it more like ah-dick. Which Read more […]

Oatmeal Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Bars and PYURE STEVIA SWEETENER GIVEAWAY!

[WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW] Sunday, I was walking Phoebe (5) and Soledad (8) from the car to the softball field. It was a little wet, and a little muddy, but the ground was sturdy and the wind a little breezy. I walked about 10 steps ahead of my girls, hurrying to get a good spot on the bleachers. One step in front of the other. Step over a rock. Bypass the candy wrapper. Hop over the huge hole in the dirt. Only I think I must have been so mesmerized by the hole that I actually Read more […]

Cheap & Easy Halloween Craft: Martha Stewart’s Witch’s Curtains

When I lived in Dallas, I used to make these curtains every Halloween. We have a covered front porch that had an oval entrance. I hung these curtains right behind the archway, and when the wind blew it was like long black strands of hair blowing in the breeze. Calling to all passerbys, with whispers and whimpers of tales never told. Man, I loved that house. But, I love this one more, even though there is no perfect spot for those Martha Stewart Witch Curtains. But the idea of them is so incredibly Read more […]

Fast & Easy Halloween Decor: Broomstick Front Door “Wreath”

  We’re walking to the bus stop and the three of them notice all the really great Halloween decorations that have popped up in the neighborhood over the last few days. Wooden ghosts. Sparkling Pumpkins. Ghouling trinkets hanging from the trees. When we get to the bus stop, brown eyes look up at me, “Mommy. Maybe today you can spend the day surprising us. Go home and put up our Halloween decorations, and when we get home, we’ll be so excited.” “Well, it’s not actually a Read more […]

Orange You Glad it’s Halloween Breakfast Yogurt Drink (with Orange, Banana, and Raspberry)

  This is how I know my infatuation with Halloween is not normal. I have just planned what my children will eat for breakfast 28 days from now. It’s the attention to details that really call attention to the fact that I have lost my mind. Never mind that I didn’t feed them breakfast today. Which isn’t really true, I did feed them breakfast. . . . . at 12 noon. But that was because I needed to go to the store to buy orange juice concentrate to make this to see if they’d like it well Read more […]

Dollar Store Craft: Jack O’ Lantern Lamp and Crawling Spider Lampshade

Bella: Mommy. Me: Yes. Bella: What are you doing? Me: Halloween Decorations. Bella: Oh. Jack O’Lanterns? Me: Yes. Bella: Are they going to light up? In different colors? And twinkle? And sparkle? Me: No. Bella: No? Well then what are they going to do? Me: Nothing. Bella: Oh. (Silence) I guess that’s good enough. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – YOU ARE DARN TOOT’IN’ THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH. That’s brilliant, actually. A lamp that lights up with a light bulb. But wait! Oh Read more […]

12 Fun Halloween Decorations For Your Yard. . .that you can do in a day.

  I’m busy working over here. PLEASE EXCUSE ME if my absolute favorite holiday is arriving in EXACTLY 31 days and I have yet to get started on the fright. I won’t be gabbing in your ear so much today, because I’m busy working out the details on how to scare my kids senseless. Not the kind of scary where eyeballs pop out of my head. I’m classier than that. The type of scary that keeps you constantly looking over your shoulder.. . and seeing strange lights. . . and Read more […]

Homemade Teen Beach Movie Costume: Biker Babe Picture Tutorial.

Around this time of year, there is A LOT of argueing in my house. Children wanting to be silly little princesses or American dolls and me screaming at the top of my lungs that scary costumes are all the rage. Trying to shatter their ever hopeful dreams of being pretty. “You are pretty ALL THE TIME. Why on earth do you want to be pretty on Halloween?”  I plead. They just look at me and shake their heads. As in usual fashion, this year, Soledad decided she wanted to be an American Read more […]

Halloween Homemade Candy: Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Seed and Candy Corn Bark and A Crazy About Chocolate GIVEAWAY!

Okay, look. If we are going to do this thing, this blogging thing. . . . This thing —-> where I type  and you read. You know. . . . .THIS. YOU. AND. ME. It might get a little rough. Like, I might say,”I PROMISE IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER TO POST EVERY SINGLE DAY BECAUSE I’M THE HALLOWEEN GURU, AND I LOOOOVVEEE HALLOWEEN. AND I LOVE YOU. . .” BLAH. BLAH. BLAH. And then you’ll be like, “Great. Fab. I’ll try and click over everyday.” But only, sometimes when you click over (like Read more […]

Halloween Breadsticks: Aunt Cinnamon Sugar’s Achy Bones

  Yesterday, my best friend brought her daughters to the ballpark to watch Bella play softball. When I saw her walking across the field, I was ECSTATIC. Completely overjoyed. OUT OF MY MIND HAPPY. I kissed the girls. Kissed my best friend and settled into the bleachers with the biggest grin on my face. We talked about books. And movies, and websites about movies that have turned into books and completely beautiful houses from those movies that were books. I know. The important Read more […]