What To Do With All That Leftover Halloween Candy #HersheysHalloween

Leftover Halloween Candy

I know, I know. Some of you saw the title of this post & laughed your butts off. “LEFTOVER Halloween Candy? Tara, you are crazy! Not in this house!” Trust me, I’m right there with you. There are only a few candies, that shall remain nameless, that end up being “leftover”, otherwise known as thrown away. But, don’t forget that stores usually have their candy for 50% off (or more!) after Halloween so it’s a great way to save some {Read More}

750+ FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils for Halloween Fun

FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils

Now that you have that pumpkin, it’s time to start carving them! Here are 750+ FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils that you can use to make that pumpkin look fabulous. Some are simple, some are hard but all are FUN! Pop Culture Pumpkin Stencils – Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kate Middleton, Robert Pattinson, and more. 27 Cute Pumpkin Stencils – Easy for kids. 20 Nick Jr. Pumpkin Stencils 21 Disney Pumpkin Stencils 30 Pumpkin Stencils from Hershey’s – Organized by difficulty. 46 {Read More}

Hallows Eve Hootenanny Giveaway – $100 Amazon GC


Welcome to the Hallows Eve Hootenanny Giveaway Hosted by Budget Earth & A Spectacled Owl Co-Hosted by My So Called Balanced Life & Mom Knows It All Are you looking forward to Halloween? Many of us are already going store to store, looking for the perfect Halloween costume for our children. While costumes may not be cheap, they are also the centerpiece of many memorable photos that we will be happy to show off for years to come. For kids, {Read More}

Simple Halloween Wreath – Sharing is Caring Halloween Blog Hop


This post is part of the Sharing is Caring Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Life With Lovebugs, Pam’s Party & Practical Tips, and A Spectacled Owl! Read on to see how I made a Halloween wreath, then scroll down to find a link up of other bloggers that have write Halloween themed posts! A few months ago, I made a grapevine wreath that has been on our front door ever since. While I loved it, I knew it needed a little update. I {Read More}

Knott’s Berry Farm Camp Spooky is Coming!

RT KBF Camp Spooky 12-6700

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GigaSavvy. As a child growing up, there were many California amusement parks to choose from when we wanted to head somewhere as a family but some of my best memories were of us visiting Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. While there is another bigger, more famous amusement park also close to us, Knott’s Berry Farm has always been a family favorite. My kids now ask every year to go {Read More}

Blog Hop SIGN UPS – Sharing is Caring Halloween Hop

Sharing is Caring Halloween Blog Hop

If you are a fellow blogger, I have a great blog hop that you’re going to want to join! The Sharing is Caring Blog Hop is the brainchild of Monika from Life With Lovebugs. Our blog hops feature people sharing blog posts, crafts, recipes and more (just no giveaways, please), centered around a main theme. This time, we’re sharing posts that have to do with Halloween (Dia de los Muertos posts are fine too)! Posts must go live on Friday {Read More}

One Zombie, Coming Right Up!

Zombie Costume

When my 13 year old son told us he wanted to go to his Halloween school dance, we were pretty surprised.  He usually doesn’t like those sort of things and also since he’s been homeschooled on & off over the years, he really hasn’t had much opportunity for junior high dances.  Then, came the dilemma of what Jared wanted to dress as.  He said he wanted to be a “Gentleman Ghost” (basically a suit with white face paint lol). We {Read More}