Saturday, October 27, 2012

10 Ways to Play This Weekend: Week 15

Friday, October 26, 2012

Kid's Co-op: Acorns



It's Kid's Co-op time! Link up your favorite kid-related posts and then check out all the fun that has been linked up from other bloggers.

Last week there were so many fun ideas linked up to the Co-op.  Outdoor fun, indoor fun, cooking fun, and lots, lots more. This week I'm focusing on acorns. I love acorns, but for some reason I can never find any in my area. We have plenty of oak trees, but there seems to be some sort of acorn fairy that gathers them all up before I can get to them. If anyone knows where I can find some, please let me know. Thank you, thank you!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Creative Family Fun Nights: Spooky Stories


Halloween is drawing near and it's a great time to have a bit of spooky family time. Don't worry, this is not planned to give your kids nightmares, just to have a bit of Halloween fun with the family. This night can be as simple or elaborate as you want. I chose simple. So grab a spooky story, a flashlight, and shadow puppets. It's time to have some fun!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Word Search


Lizzie has recently discovered word searches. Maybe she's seen me work so many of them, that she wanted to try them out herself. I don't know, but once she tried them, she was hooked. The only problem I've found is a lack of word searches suitable for the Kindergarten/1st grade crowd. So, I did what I always do and created my own.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Get Crafty: Candy Corn Wreath


Candy corn is a favorite around our house. We love how it looks and we love how it tastes, which is why Lizzie challenged me to come up with a candy corn craft she could do. (Yes, my 5-year-old does give me craft challenges!) After a lot of thought and a bit of trial and error, I can up with this candy corn wreath made from paper plates. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Kid's Co-op: Fun Costumes



It's Kid's Co-op time! Link up your favorite kid-related posts and then check out all the fun that has been linked up from other bloggers.

Last week there were so many fun ideas linked up to the Co-op.  Outdoor fun, indoor fun, cooking fun, and lots, lots more. This week I'd like to share some fun costume ideas I found on last week's link-up.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Glow-In-the-Dark Halloween Socks

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with iLoveToCreate and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.


Tie-dye and glow-in-the-dark... it's a match made in heaven, or at least Halloween night. When I received a tie-dye and paint kit from iLoveToCreate, I knew I wanted to make something fun for the girls to wear for Halloween. Tie-dye shirts are a lot of fun and I almost made some until I found a couple of pairs of plain white knee socks. Every kid needs a pair of glow-in-the-dark Halloween socks, don't they? My two certainly did.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Get Crafty: Simple Halloween Garland


My 5-year-old has been constantly begging for Halloween crafts to do. One day I had completely exhausted all the ideas I had and went searching through our craft supplies. I happened upon a bag of foam Halloween stickers and inspiration hit. We could make a Halloween garland. It was a simple process and the girls were able to do most of it independently.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Kid's Co-op: More Halloween Fun


It's Kid's Co-op time! Link up your favorite kid-related posts and then check out all the fun that has been linked up from other bloggers.

Last week there were so many fun ideas linked up to the Co-op.  Outdoor fun, indoor fun, cooking fun, and lots, lots more. This week I'd like to share some more fun ideas for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

On-The-Go Tic Tac Toe

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Martha Stewart Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.


Confession time: I love to craft. Don't be shocked. When I'm not coming up with craft projects for my girls, I like to do a little crafting myself. When I was given the opportunity to come up with a craft project using supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts, I jumped at the chance. After playing around with a box FULL of fun crafts supplies, I decided to make a fun fall-themed game for the girls. This tic tac toe game is perfect for car trips, waiting in restaurants, or even at the doctor's waiting room. And, the best part... it was easy to make.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Around the World in 12 Dishes: Mexico


Hola and welcome to Mexico! Our virtual trip around the world has landed in Mexico this month and we were eager to start cooking. We're not strangers to Mexican food and actually eat it quite often, so this month's food challenge didn't require any research on my part. The challenge was deciding. We finally came up with the idea of taquitos. Taquitos are actually quite easy to make and the girls were able to do a lot of the work themselves.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Kid's Co-op: Halloween Fun


It's Kid's Co-op time! Link up your favorite kid-related posts and then check out all the fun that has been linked up from other bloggers.

Last week there were so many fun ideas linked up to the Co-op.  Outdoor fun, indoor fun, cooking fun, and lots, lots more. This week I'd like to share some fun ideas for Halloween.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Cats


I love Halloween crafts and despite our busy October, I hope we get a chance to do several this year. For this craft, we decided to dig into our endless supply of empty cardboard tubes and made Halloween black cats.