Orange List: Hot Costumes and Party Trends for 2014 from #OrangeTuesday

Captain America costumed family

I’m a ambassador. Do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween yet? I’m still going back and forth on whether the family should do a group costume thing and be a super hero family. We’ve tried unsuccessfully to do group costumes in the past, but OMG, a family of supers makes me [...]

I’m a Ambassador! #OrangeTuesday

Orange Tuesday

I’m sure you’re well aware how passionate we are in our love for Halloween. From Halloween parties and themed food to dressing up and decorating, we ADORE Halloween and get so excited once September rolls around, because that means it’s right around the corner! Eeek!! This year, we’ve got another reason to be excited! We’re [...]

Halloween 2013

trick or treating 2013

I got the suckiest pictures known to man this year. By the time we finished dinner, got dressed, and headed out, it was already sunset. Everything ended up blurry. I need to learn how to take better night pictures Here’s the crew, minus the hubs and baby – we had our neighbor-friend walk with us. [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Three} #happinessis

Alamo City Comic Con

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Hangin’ Out with Personal Creations’ #HalloweenHangout

Halloween Decorating with Personal Creations

It’s almost Halloween, yes!! I am so excited, our house already had fall decor up, but I hope to have the rest of the Halloween stuff up this weekend! Woohoo! Look at what I’ve done so far, though. (Isn’t that BOO-quet from ProFlowers adorable!?) Today I had the pleasure of participating in Personal Creations’ first [...]

Addicted to Dress Up

halloween family collage

Halloween’s over? I DON’T CARE. The costumes are still out. E-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. I figure, as long as there is lingering Halloween candy, we should celebrate with dress-up, no? Besides, I canNOT stand the adorableness of an infant in a tutu, ruffles, and headband. Evidence: CAN YOU DIE FROM CUTENESS OVERLOAD? I think so. We love dressing [...]

25 Halloween Recipe Ideas You Can’t Miss {+ Link Up}

25 Halloween Recipes

I’ve been a busy bee rounding up some of the best Halloween Recipe Ideas I’ve found on the web. I enjoy “trading” my kids their Halloween candy for homemade treats and healthier candy (particularly since you can’t control what the neighbors give out). Check out these awesome Halloween Candy alternatives, or feel free to bookmark [...]

Halloween Schmalloween. Today is Mom’s Freaking Day Off!


Today might be Halloween, but other than dressing up and trading candy, today shall henceforth be known as MOM’S FREAKING DAY OFF, YO! Friday, Saturday and Sunday were non-stop, mom’s-gotta-go-go-goooo kind-of days that make me pant in exhaustion just thinking about them. I tried to stop and take a belly bump pic, but honestly? I [...]

Halloween Recipe: Spooky Alien Cupcakes

spooky alien cupcakes

This recipe is pretty simple, actually. And ridiculously fun for your children to decorate. Pick out (or make from scratch) your favorite chocolate cake mix, poured into either a regular cupcake pan or a mini cupcake pan (as we did), frost ‘em with your favorite frosting (colored or otherwise), and decorate as you wish. The [...]

Halloween Recipe: Chocolate Pretzel Spiders

chocolate pretzel spiders

What do you get when you combine mini pretzel rods with melted chocolate chips drizzled on ‘em? A fun Halloween craft for your kids, that’s what! Chocolate Pretzel Spiders Bag of tiny pretzel rod sticks Bag of chocolate chips Microwaveable bowl Tea spoon Parchment Paper Baking sheet Open the bag of pretzels and spread out [...]

Halloween Recipe: Ghost Pudding with Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

ghost pudding

Do you want something snacky yet simple to create for your Halloween party? Be sure to try this super quick and easy recipe for Ghost Pudding with Homemade Whipped Cream! Halloween Ghost Pudding One package of all-natural Butterscotch (or whatever flavor your prefer) pudding Whipped cream (recipe below) Mini chocolate chips (for the eyes) Prepare pudding [...]

Halloween Appetizers: Mummified Hot Dogs

mummified hot dogs

I’m a huge pigs-in-a-blanket fan, but cocktail weinies you often find are chock-filled with additives and preservatives, as well as the dough they use. We always buy Oscar Meyer franks that are all-beef and have no extra additives, preservatives and colorings, so we decided to create our own ghoulish creation for our Halloween, recipe inspired by [...]

5 Tips to Throw an Awesome Halloween Party (Post Sponsored by Kmart)

halloween party

My husband leaves this Sunday to go away for two weeks, and will miss spending Halloween with us. We decided not to let this news get us down, so we threw our own Halloween party this weekend, before he leaves, complete with Halloween costumes, Halloween decorated house, and Halloween party snacks out of this world. Tip #1: [...]

Homemade Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Homemade Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Cream Cheese

As you know, I bake my own desserts from scratch most of the time to control what goes into each recipe to ensure we eat all-natural and organics. For our Halloween Party, we used an organic boxed chocolate cake mix, which we thickened up with a little organic flour to produce chocolate cake-like cookies to [...]

Halloween Shopping at Target


Is it any big surprise after his big Toy Story Birthday Party that Baby Dude wants to be Woody or Buzz for Halloween? Baby Sis has decided to go along with him again this year and she wants to dress as Jessie (last year they were Mickey and Minnie Mouse). Not impressed with the local [...]