5 Fall Crafts and Activities For Little Boys

October 24, 2014 By · No Comments

I always see fall crafts or activities geared more towards little girls instead boys or better both. Today we are going to create a few crafts and activities that are geared towards boys but girls could surely do them too. Why do I say that? As a mom to five I know both can because I have 2 girls and 3 boys.  The only problem with making bracelets, necklaces and tutus is not all little boys can wear them and many won’t even attempt it.


1. Trace a Leaf- This is an easy craft but it takes finding a leaf to trace over, which can be tricky if you live in the desert. You only need three things, a leaf, a crayon and a piece of construction paper. Have your child put the leaf under the paper and rub the crayon over the top of the paper.

2. Jumping in a Pile of leaves- If you have a tree in your yard now is the time to have some fun and enlist some worker bees. Have your child go out and rake a pile of leaves and then tell them to run and jump into it. Make sure to have your camera ready because these will be some amazing Fall shots.

3. Nature walk- Go out on a nature walk and look at all that Mother Nature is sharing with you. To add a bit of creativity have your child take a notebook with and either draw, write or collect items for their book that they can remember this trip. If they are older see if they can identify leaves, paw prints, what type of plant something is, etc.

4. Painting rocks- Go out and grab a handful of rocks, some newspaper, paints, a paintbrush and let your child have fun. Lay the newspaper out so they don’t get the paint everywhere and just let them have fun painting their own creations. Do not forget to ask them what they are painting as they are doing it. Be shocked, be amazed, above all encourage them to have fun. While you have the paint out you may want to let them try making a fall tree painting.

5.  Make a dirt road- Boys (AND GIRLS) love to play in the dirt and many love to play with cars and trucks. Take them outside and have them make little roads, if you don’t have dirt (those of us in the desert have a ton of it) take some chalk and let them draw roads to drive on. Just above all let them imagine life, a world in which they create and sit back and watch as they learn to have fun.

What fall activities/crafts does your child do?

Helene in Between Blogtober
Filed Under: Home & Living Tagged With: ,

20 Spooky Halloween Treats for Your Guests

October 24, 2014 By · 16 Comments

Check out Halloween Treats: Spooky Treats for Your Little Monsters

by Eliza Ferree at Foodie.com

Halloween is my favorite time of year. This is the one time we all get to be someone we are not, we can dress sexy, scary, something not even human and no one will say anything to you. It’s all about scary and fun to be had. My favorite thing though is having a late night movie night with my family and our Halloween Menu. Almost every year I come up with our Halloween list and hang it up on the door for trick-or-treaters to read. I’ve been asked how I’d give my kids puss and brains for breakfast and just what is kitty litter. haha. I love to have fun don’t get me wrong and with my kids you have to get grosser every year because you can’t just have the same thing over and over. Thankfully Foodie.com has helped me pick a great selection that I think will make even my kids say ewww gross. I mean while my favorite sweet treat for Fall has been my daughter’s amazing peanut butter pie (which we discovered last year) these will definitely have to be tried.


I’ve compiled a list of 20 spooky Halloween treats for your kids that will definitely be creepy, gross and disgusting desserts for you to try out on your Halloween guests this year. Imagine sitting jello shaped like spiders and every time they wiggle it looks like they will jump at you. Or maybe your child is into guts, blood and brains, there’s even a gelatin brain or if you are into fruit you can have a watermelon one. There are a ton of ideas over there, if you sign up please follow me I’m Eliza Ferree over there and I’d love to see what you like so let me know so I can find you too. What fun things do you like to do at Halloween? Ever create a Halloween menu? I’d love to hear about it.

Filed Under: Holidays Tagged With:

Best Editing Tools for Blogging

October 23, 2014 By · No Comments


This one is a bit harder than most of the other topics because it calls for the best and I’m sure I haven’t found “the best tools for blogging” just yet, however there are a few tools on use every day or every few days so for the sake of this post that is what we will discuss today. Do you have any favorite editing tools or just tools you use to blog with? I’d love to hear about them, I mean I may not even know about them and find out they help me even more.

WordPress: I think having my own domain name meant I had to move from blogger (which sometimes I really miss) over to wordpress. Honestly it seems like what all bloggers do once they finally purchase their own name. I’m not really sure why we just do it.
[Read more...]

Filed Under: Home & Living Tagged With: ,

Wordless Wednesday: Spirit Week

October 22, 2014 By · 1 Comment

It’s Spirit Week for my High School Children which means each day has been something new. I will share Monday and Tuesday with you. Now I did not do pictures every day because I was kind of upset with the school.


This was for Super Hero vs Villain Day on Monday. She wanted Batman. Once she got to school they immediately made her wash it off before 1st period. No masks. I didn’t have a mask on her, this was paint. She was kind of bummed.

Today is “Fake an injury day” I kind of expect to get called up. I’m sorry but if you don’t really want them to dress up just don’t have a week like this. Am I
right? No notes came home stating how they could or could not dress up, only a tiny sheet stating the days of the week. Thursday is Powder Puff which is also when my son will be a cheerleader, I can’t wait to take photos for ya’l. ;) Happy Wednesday. Don’t forget to drop your link.


Filed Under: wordless wednesday Tagged With:

My Top 5 Pet Peeves

October 22, 2014 By · 22 Comments


Today’s prompt is to write about my top 5 pet peeves which is not very hard at all. I’m sure we all will have fun with this topic because I don’t know a single person that doesn’t have a pet peeve.

Talking on the cell phone while driving and not paying attention to what you are doing. Seriously there is no reason to have that thing up to your ear and your hand holding it while you are driving. The light turned green and it isn’t getting any greener just drive. Course please stay in your lane, just because you are important enough to get a phone call does not mean you are important enough to swerve over into my lane while driving and then get mad at me. Stay over there I have kids in my car. If your phone is making you do that there are other devices so your hands can stay on the wheel and you can pay attention to the road. You have absolutely no excuse to try to kill my family.

Chewing ice- Ugh the sound goes right through me. Maybe it stems from the time my back tooth actually popped (exploded) and ever since I can’t stand that sound. Yes, chewing ice sounds like a tooth breaking. If you must chew ice I beg you to do it in another room because as nice as I am I just want to hit you.
[Read more...]

Filed Under: Home & Living Tagged With:

Copyright © 2012 The Life of a Home Mom ~ All Rights Reserved