What To Do With Halloween Candy (Besides Eat It)

What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

If you're like me, you over bought on candy for those trick or treaters.  I ate some...than I ate some more.....and by now I'm sick of it.  The candy is sitting there in its adorable little fall themed packages taunting me.  It must leave.  What can you do with it?  Read on to find out... Freeze It For Baking If you like to bake, freeze the candy.  You can use it in milkshakes, cookies ...

5 Ways To Spoil Your Dog (Even When You Have No Time) #Petcurean #NourishForLife

The past year has been the busiest of my life.  Honestly, I'm not sure where it went.  And my poor doggies have felt that business.  So recently I set out to find some ways to show them some love, even on the busiest of days.  Now, I'm sharing those ideas with you!  Take you pup for a ride.  While it's not advisable to leave your dog in the car, use your judgement on this one.  My dog ...

10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Pet Safety Tips for Halloween

No Scaredy-Cats Allowed Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let's face it, it can be a downright nightmare. Forgo the stress and dangers this year by following these 10 easy tips. 1. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets. All forms of chocolate -- especially baking or dark chocolate -- can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats. Symptoms of ...

Candy Alternatives For Halloween

Candy Alternatives

Candy used to be a real treat for kids.  However, now its everywhere!  Halloween has become over whelmed with candy and honestly, we just have too much sugar, food coloring and processed foods in our diet.  Make a small change this Halloween by giving out treat OTHER than candy. Here are two dozen ideas to get the inspiration going! Edible Ideas 1.  Fruit Leathers.  I love the ones by Stretch ...

Your Halloween Budget Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

Halloween Budget

This year Halloween doesn't have to bust your budget.  According to MSN Money, Americans spend $7 Billion on Halloween.  Most of that goes unused, uneaten and become clutter.  This year, spend your money and time wisely.  Here are some tips to get you moving in the right direction. Do you have a way that you save money on Halloween?  Share it with us in the comments below! Costumes •Since most ...

October Roundup

So fall is here and while it's not traditional, I love to do a round of cleaning in my home.  It's the perfect time of year to purge, clean, and get your home in shape for the long winter ahead.  After all, as the days get shorter and colder, you're going to be spending more and more time indoors.   This month I'm crushing on products that are helping me keep my home fresh and clean....and feel ...

Fall Faves

Fall Faves

Well, it's here.  Fall. It's hard to believe.  It sure snuck up on me.  BUT, it's my favorite season.  I always think of that line in You've Got Mail.....where Tom Hanks references a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.  Honestly, I'd love getting that gift.  Anyway, here's what I'm crushing on right now. Please note I received samples of some of these products to facilitate these reviews.  My ...

Tips for Minimizing Stress During Holiday Travel with Kids

Labor Day weekend is a few days away, and the Holidays will be here before we know it, which for many families means making plans to travel by planes, trains, and cars. Please see below for tips from parenting expert Sarah Baldwin M.S.Ed., that will help make the trip easier and more enjoyable for kids and their parents. Sarah is an early childhood educator, author and owner of Bella Luna ...

One Year Wonders

I can't believe my little is almost a year old.  I also can't believe the amount of STUFF we've gone through already.  There is SO.  MUCH.  STUFF.  We have donated and handed me down so many bags and boxes and I still feel like there's so much.  I will say, I thought I had a good handle on what I would use and love, but as he grew older, even our tried and true favorites changed.  So what are we ...