My Boys Dressed Up as a Pair of Franks for Halloween

Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! I can’t believe another candy-filled day of Halloween has come and gone already. I tell ya, October has been a crazy whirlwind this year. While I donned my familiar red, white and blue business attire for the occasion, both Jason and Ryan chose some interesting options for their Halloween costumes. Ryan chose to be one of my favorite food groups: a hot dog! And Jason went the superhero (or in this case, the …

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10 Scary Netflix Shows I Need to Binge Right Now

#StreamTeam scary Netflix shows

Halloween is easily one of my favorite holidays of the year. No offense, Arbor Day. Now I’m not one to love horror movies. I actually don’t really even like them. I am, however, slowly changing my tune over time. Sure I can enjoy a good Nightmare on Elm Street flick but it’s the supernatural dream stuff that intrigues me, not the blood, gore and scares. I do love a good horror comedy (horredy?) like the …

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Pumpkin Carving With Your Family Takes Guts

pumpkin carving

It takes a lot of guts to do what I did today with my family. Yep, it was pumpkin carving time and the boys couldn’t have been more grossed out if we tried! I have really fond memories of carving pumpkins as a kid. We didn’t have any fancy shmancy tools back then either. It was just mom with one big honking serrated knife and a simple pencil to sketch out the face. Though I …

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Save the Scares for Halloween, Reading Should Be Shared


My parents used to live only 15 minutes from us. So every year at Halloween, after taking the kids trick or treating in the neighborhood, we’d all hop in the car and drive to grandma and grandpa’s house for an extra special Trick or Treat session. Now that they’ve moved upstate, it’s been a number of years since we got to spend Halloween with them. Allie’s parents still live 15 minutes away, though, so we …

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You All Need To Trick or Treat at Grandma and Grandpa’s House

Happy (Belated) Halloween, everyone! Hope your day was filled with adorable costumes, delicious candy and all sorts of scares (of the good kind). This year, Ryan went as a ninja. He’s always super easy. We visit Target, walk around for all of three minutes and he grabs a costume. Jason, on the other hand, is loads more difficult. Always. I can’t blame him, though, as I’d probably be the same way. He’s always picking the …

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