Utilizing books for home decorating has been a popular trend for quite some time. Whether you are using them as a riser to heighten something small or wanting to display the whole book to add to your ensemble, books can definitely finish off the look! Decorating for Halloween is no exception, and you are going to love making this spooky DIY Halloween spell book to proudly display with your other festive decor.
DIY Halloween Spell Books
Here is What You Will Need:
Craft Letters (wooden, puffy–any with a raised surface)
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This cute little guy is 100% poseable. As your children learn different poses, they can mimic the same poses on Meddy Teddy. He’s a perfect little yoga buddy with a great big heart!
BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR KIDS~
Improves academic performance, learning & memory
Reduces anger & anxiety
Fosters calmness & compassion
Improves self control
Increases social skills
Do you now or have you ever done Yoga and/or meditation? Can you remember the benefits you received from it…or are still receiving? Studies show that the earlier you introduce this concept to children the better the benefits. Children actually have a natural feel for it because their minds are not yet biased or stressed with all of the things we adults deal with. Now more than ever is a great time for extra help on raising happy and compassionate kiddos.
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Are you feeling as obsessed as I am with this little guy and all of the fun and benefits he offers? I actually placed my order today (with that awesome code MIMI15) for Addi and Max. Without a doubt, they will love him! I also can’t wait to see how it helps Lauren with bedtime routines. Updates coming soon…..
Just a quick drop in to help you get ready for Halloween. This post contains 3 of my favorite things…Shopping, Halloween & Coffee. I spent a little time rounding up some fun new items for you to add to your Fall and Halloween Decor….it’s everything Coffee & Halloween!!!!!
Pictures & Links~
Check out the pictures below and if you just HAVE to have it, click on the green link below each pic….how fun is this????
When it comes to pizza and flatbread, Pappy and I definitely have different opinions on which ingredients make a great pizza. Traditional toppings are wonderful, but sometimes I like to get adventurous. Sunday was a perfect day for grilling pizzas with Pappy on the Penarve. The weather was crisp, the tv was roaring with football games and fun ideas were rolling through our heads of our upcoming creations. My final outcome was grilled caramelized onion, apple and Canadian bacon flatbread…..AHHHmazing!!!!
The wonderful thing about flatbread pizza is that everyone can create their own masterpiece. They are just the right size for one…or two if you decide to share. However, the only one I was sharing my grilled caramelized onion flatbread with was a nice glass of Chardonnay!
THIS RECIPE IS SO VERSATILE!!!
Caramelizing onions is a must for this yummy recipe. However, you may wish to alter the recipe a bit after you prepare the onions. Maybe you wish to use only onions and no fruit. Apples were used in this recipe, but peaches or pears would be just as delicious. The trick is that whatever you choose to add in, you must cook them over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes to get the caramelizing to take place.
The flavors mixed very well with Canadian bacon, but maybe you prefer no meat….it would still be fantastic!
While the onion mixture is cooking, you will need to prepare your flatbread. Brush it with a thin layer of olive oil then layer fig spread over the top of the oil. Add the caramelized onion mixture on top of the fig glaze. Top with fresh spinach or other greens of your choice. Next will be your choice of cheese. We prepared this with blue cheese. Goat cheese, brie or feta would work wonderfully as well. Lastly, top it off with some toasted walnuts and dried cherries.
Once you have transferred the flatbread to the grill, close the cover and grill for 8 to 10 minutes. Check on it after 5 minutes to decide the correct amount of time for the level of crispiness you prefer. Then top it off with balsamic glaze….perfection!
Now you are looking at me like I am crazy! Kid friendly you ask? What child likes blue cheese? Well, I know there are some kids out there that do eat different cheeses, but if they don’t, substitute mozzarella. Easy peasy!
The really cool thing about flatbread pizzas, is you can have a small layout of different toppings and let everyone make their own. Psst…..kids are more apt to eat their dinner when they take part in the process of preparation. So let them dig in and have fun!!!!
Well hello weekend….and what a beautiful weekend it is! What is on your agenda? Laundry, housework, cleaning the garage, paying bills? Put all of these chores aside, if only for a while, and get outside!!!
It’s Good For Your Health!
Everyone “knows” it’s good for your health to get outside. Why is it that so often we simply “forget” just how good it actually is for us?
Vitamin D boosts your mood AND your immune system
Nature helps lower cortisol levels and reduce stress
Natural environments improve mood
Nature helps improve memory and attention
Fresh air increases your energy level
It’s Good For Your Family!
Whether you plan a day trip or a weekend getaway, hiking creates wonderful family memories for years to come. It’s just a bonus that it also provides so many health benefits. Sit and think for a moment…how long has it been since you decided to do an impromptu family fun day? The unplanned activities are many times some of the best!
Do you find yourself always going to the same one or two parks? I am sad to admit that we have not taken advantage of all of the amazing places available to us, some less than a half hour away! I don’t know if I would call it a bucket list, but I decided that our family needs to branch out and try some new spots. Included below is a small list of some of the parks of various sizes that have hiking trails as well as other amenities.
Hiking and picnicking definitely make for a fun-filled day, but since we are on a roll, let’s add some extra fun. Why not add in a little scavenger hunt for the kids? Print out as many copies as you need of the activity sheet I created to help enjoy the day further. Download and print outdoor scavenger hunt!
So get outside…and don’t forget to take pictures of this fun-filled day! I would love for you to share other parks your family goes to so we can add them to the list! Happy Weekend!!!!
Are you tired of reading the same Halloween picture books to the kids every year? Yes, there are always the favorites that everyone looks forward to each year, but maybe it’s time to spice up your collection. You are going to want to try this list of the best Halloween picture books.
Last year I hosted a Witches’ Tea Party for the kids. I’m not sure who had more fun…me preparing for the big event or the kids when they got to partake of it. I will do a separate post on that later, but suffice it to say that it was a huge hit! As I was planning all of the festivities for that day, I was overjoyed to discover that there are actually books titled The Witches’ Tea Party….how frightfully awesome! (I was happy to see that there are other crazy Halloween lovers like myself out there in the big world 😉)
Below are some of the new books I have purchased over the last couple of years…and one that I am ordering this week to add to our spooky collection of Halloween books! There are also some fun FREE printable coloring pages🖍 included at the end of this post!!!! Continue reading
Ok! I realize that I am a little early. Here it is September 11, and fall doesn’t officially begin until Tuesday, September 22. But seriously, aren’t you ready for some fall fun? Let’s start enjoying the wondrous blessings of the fall season. I have started bringing out a few items of festive decor, and those warm colors of fall just make the house seem so much cozier. Add a bit of spicy cinnamon to the candle warmer and voila…I have entered the happy
The fun craft ideas are certainly abundant–some old favorites as well as all of the new ones that people create every year. So before we look at some of the fun craft ideas, I want to share with you a coupon code I for some crafting supplies that you need to be sure to have on hand.
The time is here folks!!! Pappy on the Penarve, with his AMAZING grilling tips and techniques, will be rolling out new recipes on the reg. (lol, do you like my attempt at sound young and hip?? 🤣) We are starting out with a recipe that Pappy has become very famous for among our family and friends. So read on for this awesome recipe for Flank Steak with Pappy on the Penarve.
Reading is magical. It sweeps you up and whisks you away to far away places, finds you in the middle of an exciting event, engages you with new lifestyles of people all around the world! I could go on and on about the wondrous places you find yourself when you throw yourself into a good book. Introducing young children to this magical wonder is critical in helping them to understand the joy of reading throughout their life.
Add in the excitement of getting to run out to the mailbox monthly and open it up to find a package just for them…priceless! We have discovered this great monthly book club, Owl Post Books, that caters to the age of your child. There are different options available:
The verdict has not yet been reached, but many statistics are showing Halloween 2020 will still be taking place! I am hoping that is true. It may look a little different than the past years, but surveys are showing that a high percentage of people are still planning to celebrate whether it be the traditional trick-or-treating or through new social distancing events. Not to mention, it is now more socially acceptable than ever to wear a mask!!! So let’s start planning for Halloween now!!!
I am so excited to announce that I have partnered up with HalloweenCostumes.com to share the amazing costumes, accessories and decorations they have…many being UNIQUE to their company. AANNNDDD…..we have coupons!!! Get Coupon Codes Here!!!👻
I’ve been perusing their site, and I must say I am completely hooked! We all know I LOVE Halloween, and I am beyond excited about all of their unique products. Here are pics of some of my favorite costume ideas…
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