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Haunted House

A few years ago Rob did some work for a customer who transforms the entire exterior of his house into a haunted showcase every Halloween.  The set up is an impressive array of motion-activated monsters combined with horrific vignettes and live actors.  There is so much thought and detail put into the entire affair that…
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Boo and Everything

“Bob, you are adorable.” “Mom!” “And extremely scary. You’re a very scary zombie.” “I’m not a zombie! I don’t eat brains! I’m a skeleton! A skeleton is just plain scary, Mom.”
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Twas the Weekend Before Halloween….

It was a busy weekend around here! Saturday night Rob and I went to our friend’s annual Halloween costume party.  Last year Rob and I didn’t worry so much about matching our costumes, but this year I thought it would be fun to coordinate outfits.  Since I am all about easy this year, I thought…
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DIY Halloween Treat Toppers

Contributing Writer: Kelly Griglione from Notable Nest Are you still looking for something special to make for school Halloween treats, or for certain kids in your neighborhood? These clothes in Halloween treat toppers are quick and inexpensive to make, and can easily be personalized for the recipient. This is also a project your kids can help with,…
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DIY Trick or Treat Bags

Contributing Writer: Laurel MacDougall from Ducks in a Row Although my kids LOVE carrying the plastic pumpkins to collect candy in every Halloween, this year I thought it was time for an upgrade.  I saw this awesome vinyl polka dot at Ikea and knew right away that I was going to make trick or treat bags…
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Halloween Pumpkin Faces

I had this great pumpkin carving idea for my preschooler. See, in Florida you can’t just carve a regular old pumpkin and leave it on your doorstep, a reality I learned when I first moved here in 2000. All you get from that is a large, wet, moldy mess on your front porch, and that’s…
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Easy Ghost Craft

The Younger is fighting a nasty head cold, so last night we decided to say “no” to baseball and stay home. The kids are getting excited for Halloween, so I figured there would be no harm in starting our annual footprint ghosts a bit early. These are easy to do (this is my second time…
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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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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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