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 ...

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 ...

Easy Decoupage Pumpkin Project

Polka dot pumpkin

  So Halloween is right around the corner.  Chances are, you've been busy and you have yet to carve an award winning pumpkin as seen on Pinterest.  To save you and your Halloween spirit, I've come up with two quick projects that you can do and still look like a rock star. Materials Used: Martha Stewart Crafts Layering Punch in Scalloped Circle Tissue paper Martha Stewart Crafts ...

Spooky Stuff

Spooky Stuff for Halloween

Costumes, candy and decorating, oh my!  Halloween has become a full blown event.  There's a lot to do and a lot of fun to be had.  Like any event, planning in advance can help you stay calm, avoid stress and make sure you get what you want at the stores.  I wanted to share with you some of MY favorite Halloween items15 RedBuble has an amazing amount of Halloween themed items; tee shirts, bags ...

Pumpkin Lights

Pumpkin Lights

Jill’s tip: I love using battery-powered lights to emphasize my holiday displays. It takes a lot of time to decorate for the season and that hard work should be appreciated by day or by night. Here’s a clever way to make your pumpkins stand out. Imagine these lining a walkway or sitting atop hay bales next to your door. Find: String of lights (around 30-100, depending on the size of the ...

Holiday DIY From Happy Is A Verb

October 2013

Hello! I'm Becky from happyisaverb.blogspot.com, where we love a unique craft, give family life our level best, and share tips on mental & emotional health.   I am delighted to be a guest here today! Thank goodness there are people like Bonnie (and her amazing site) to help us get our lives in order.  Especially for creative types, who usually can find the glue gun, but not the glue ...

Spooky Gear for Halloween

Halloween Gear

Halloween used to be a small holiday.  Everyone seemed to have a few decorations.  Now, Halloween is a huge enterprise and you can go bonkers with costumes, decorations and more.  Since there is so much available, it's hard to know what to get.  I've brought together a few pieces for you to take a peek at and hopefully, enjoy as much as I do. 1.  Felt-o-Ween is a crafting book full of ideas ...