Monthly Archives October 2011

Girl power for Halloween

Halloween is such a sneaky holiday. We’re just catching the new routine, getting things set up…and it jumps out of a dark alleyway to say, “Beee-ware. It’s the start of the holiday season. I will sugar up your children and turn them loose into the nii-iight.”  Which is enough to terrify any parent. I like…
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3 handfuls and a spoon.

We have a pumpkin carving rule in this house – Mommy and Daddy will not do this grossness alone. So we developed a rule of three handfuls and a spoon. The rule says everyone must take a handful out of the first pumpkin’s guts, and then two out of their own. They also have to…
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Ghost Sock Halloween Craft

Materials: white sock black felt thick Popsicle sticks white glue tissue paper marker orange pipe cleaner scissors Method: Place the sock upside down so that the toe is at the top. (The toe area will be the head of the ghost). Socks should be about 8 inches long. If longer, cut the bottoms off to…
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Pumpkin Patch

Since becoming a mom, my favorite part of fall has been our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. We’ve been going to the same one for the past three years now (and I think before that even). These trips have produced some of my favorite shots of Haeden, too. The past two years, he has…
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Does Whatever a Spider-Pumpkin Does

This craft has been my plan to do since…well, forever. My mom used to make these amazing mini-pumpkins to sell at my dad’s store (he works in a produce department), and I’m not at all crafty and talented like she is, but I can certainly make it work for the kids! So far, we’ve made…
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Pumpkin Production Line

Can you believe it’s almost Halloween? We’re at a weird point with Halloween around here. The boys are in junior high, so they don’t have class parties or costume parades to prepare for, and Weston has only expressed interest in the day from a candy collection standpoint.  Kellan and Larissa are still not quite old…
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Words every mother wants to hear

I love you? Mama? Dada? Are these the words that every mother wants to hear? Of course! These words mean so much. The minute your child begins to talk, it’s amazing. You start obsessing and trying to get them to say everything! “I love you” is something you cannot wait to hear from your boyfriend…
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The Career

photo “Mom? I’m going to need a new Lego set.” “I don’t think so. You need to play with all of those Legos you have already.” “I do need more. Let’s face it, Mom. Legos is my job. I gotta do my job.”
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CTWW – Woof Woof

Change The World Wednesday is hosted by Reduce Footprints, an awesome blog that I came across through the Green Blog Hop and jumped right into the challenge. I plan to participate every week and hope to inspire and spread the word so that others can participate as well. If you participate, just leave a comment…
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Pants Rant

Like most girls, I love to shop – for myself, for friends and family, and especially for Haeden, of course. Lately, I’ve been searching for a good pair of jeans. I guess the closer I get to thirty, the less comfortable I am with the oh-so-low-rise jeans of my past. You know… The ones that force…
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