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Peeps, Mike and Ike, Peanut Chews and Halloween

October 21, 2015 By · 9 Comments

Disclosure: We were sent the products listed below to have fun with a few recipes and introduce you to the newest ones.


I have a confession….. I love sweets. Okay so that isn’t much of a surprise but one of the things I love doing now that my daughters are old enough and express interest is baking. I found out that PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, PEANUT CHEWS® all have new flavors coming out for Halloween. Fun right? So now I can make some delicious treats with my girls with the Peeps and pass out Mike and Ike’s and Peanut Chews. Oh and just saying that last part makes me think about the new Peanuts movie coming out at the beginning of November. Anyone going?

(Picture above is our Candy Corn and Pumpkin Spice Peeps Chicks floating on a chocolate (pudding) lake.)

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Look What’s New at Origami Owl!!

August 29, 2015 By · 1 Comment

For those of you that would like to purchase your own Origami Owl Items I would love it if you used my link. 🙂 http://elizabethferree.origamiowl.com Recently released we have Officially licensed collegiate charms. Is your favorite listed?

Next up we have these beautiful watches.
Don’t forget our really spooky Halloween items!
Which do you like?

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Our Halloween 2014

November 5, 2014 By · 3 Comments

This year was a low-key but really fun Halloween with the kids and I. We didn’t buy many costumes, in fact the only one we got was the Skylander’s Spyro Costume (which will be in the next review) that Little A wore. The rest of the costumes were basically face-paint, minus the one that BabyGirl wore that was her sister’s from last year.


Many of you know I like to go all out when it comes to my kids, this doesn’t stop for the holidays. I tend to make a meal-themed for whatever the holiday is. St.Patty’s Day everything is green. This year was no different, except we went to the Wild West Fall Fest thrown by our church and had our own Halloween on Saturday. BalletGirl was volunteering for her class at school and manned a booth to get some community service hours. (In California for AVID they must do 10 hours a semester) Yes, this meant I made my Halloween menu which consisted of black (turned out a darker grey) snakes with leaches and eyeballs swimming in a bloody swamp. (Yes, it is spaghetti and meatballs in sauce) The kids went as far as throwing on string cheese and melting them in it to make it even worse. We watched Halloween cartoons and scary movies and hung out with each other. As you can see by the photos the kids had a ton of fun. I did try dressing up Nicoli as a puppy but as soon as I tried putting dots on his face he was done, so he went as himself. Comfortable.

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Halloween Craft Link-up

October 31, 2014 By · 1 Comment

Happy Halloween!


I would love to say I’m all mom and am able to do remarkable arts & crafts with my kids but that is not the case, but I do try as hard as I can and the best that I can. Instead I’m the mom that gets inspired to try to do arts & crafts by other mothers like the ones below. I thought to myself that I simply couldn’t be the only one that loved Halloween as much as I do and maybe, just maybe others would like to try some of these really neat Halloween Crafts that I found around the blogosphere. So now I am going to share these spooky creations with you all. Let me know if you try any of them and if you create your own I’d love to do a round up of a Tried-and-true craft link up on Monday. You can either email me your attempts at homemom3@gmail.com or write a post and link it up to me.

For Little Ones:

I have five kids, one in just about every age group which can making crafting time fun but sometimes a little hard. First I’ll share with you some of the easier crafts with you that your younger kiddos could do, with minimal help from you. I’ve always been a fan of anything dealing with fingerprint artwork because it is the one thing that is always the same but gets bigger, which is probably why I loved the Thumbprint Spiders that Trisha of MomDot did for Life with Levi. How many of you remember doing any thumb or fingerprint artwork as a kid or with your younger ones? If your child loves to get paint on them you may also want to try something I’ve done in the past and coat the bottom of their CLEAN foot with white paint and have them step on a piece of construction paper (heal towards the top). Let it dry and then either put googley eyes on it or draw with a black marker some and you will have a ghost footprint to hang on your wall. Don’t forget to label it at the bottom with the year so you know how old they were. Robyn of The Neighborhood Moms posted some great Halloween handprint art that makes you think of a scary tree at a cemetery. Ghosts make me think of skeletons of course, which reminds me of the Q-tip Skeleton that Bre created over at The Small Things. Want to toss up a few Halloween decorations around the house tonight before anyone gets there? Have your kids make a paper plate spider web and hang up egg carton bats.  Oh and don’t forget to make the Lollipop Halloween Booquet over at A Cowboy’s Wife, the kids and I are going to pass out a few of these tonight if we get trick-or-treaters out here.

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Worst Halloween Memory

October 9, 2014 By · 23 Comments

When I first sat down to write about my worst Halloween memory I thought I’d write about the time of my sister’s 13th birthday, but then I started thinking that wasn’t my WORST Halloween Memory. No, falling against a broken television set the night before Halloween and profusely bleeding from my knee which would later require stitches was not the worst one. See, that was a bad Halloween, I mean not many can say they ruined their sibling’s birthday by falling into a television.

Now for all fairness I did try very hard not to ruin it. Everyone was playing kickball in the road and in order not to show anyone I was bleeding I sat down in a pile of leaves. That was until someone noticed the leaves were leaking and it wasn’t pee but blood. Yeah the party ended about 10 minutes after that. But that wasn’t the worst Halloween. See that was more the day before, Halloween that year meant I had to hobble around but that’s kind of fun, even as a teen. halloween memory
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