Happy Halloween!

 

 

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Happy Halloween! Or as I like to call it, Happy “The-Kids-Are-Going-To-Act-Even-Crazier-Day-And-There’s-Really-No-Way-To-Stop-It-So-Just-Eat-All-The-Reese’s-They-Get-While-Hugging-Your-Knees-In-The-Corner” Day!

Us parents (and teachers!) have a lot to deal with this week–because, let’s face it, these kids are going to talk non-stop about Halloween the rest of the week–so I thought we could all use a little funny to get us through the madness these sugar-rush junkies are going to put us through!

 

 

Stay safe tonight! And remember to divvy up your kids candy after the go to bed so you get your favorites!

Mommy Monday

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Hey, Moms! Guess what? Tomorrow is Halloween. Yes, you read that right. TOMORROW. As in “less-than-ten-hours-from-now-tomorrow”. Got your kid’s costume made yet?

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I’ll take that as a “no”. Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered! Here are some easy-peasy, “I-can-make-this-in-twenty-minutes-or-less-with-a-trip-to-Walmart-or-Dollar-Tree” costumes that are actually creative and will look like you spent months planning!

 

Paper Doll Costume

All you need to make this costume is poster board (literally $1 at Walmart) and a black Sharpie. That’s it!

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Bank Robber

Get your kid a striped shirt (honestly, any color shirt with black stripes will work), a black beanie (hi, Dollar Tree!) and a black mask (yep, DT again!). Don’t have a drawstring bag? Grab a white pillowcase and draw on it with a magic marker. BOOM. Done.

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Jake from State Farm

Every little boy probably has a red polo and khakis somewhere in his closet. Borrow a headset from someone (or run to the thrift store!) and you’ve got yourself a clever costume on the cheap. Click the link above and print off an “official” Jake nametag!

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Wind Up Doll

This may be the easiest costume. Just dress your little one up in the cutest outfit she has, grab some cardboard, cut out a “winder”, and you’ve got yourself an adorable little doll!

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Fork in the Road

Got a black t-shirt? Cut out some white paper and grab that plasticware from last week’s takeout!

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Deviled Egg

Walmart/Dollar Tree/Party City/Target has devil horns like crazy! Cut out a yolk and you’ve got yourself a “punny” costume for less than a bag of Halloween candy!

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DO you have any ideas for last-minute costumes? Share in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Stranger Things Season Two Day! I mean, Happy Friday! I’ve got all kinds of geeky goodies and gossip to share with you so let’s jump right in!

Being a SAHM has its perks: you can wear jammies all day, dinosaur nuggets are a legitimate meal for an adult, and you get to some awesome children’s television. I love Sesame Street–Muppets are my jam and even though Elmo can be a tad annoying at times, they teach some great life lessons. The also do some HILARIOUS parodies! Like this week when they took on The Walking Dead!

I love that the characters names were “Sheriff Graham”, “Macaroon”, and “Dough Roll”!

 

 

Growing up, I had some pretty rad costumes. I’ll never forget when I dressed up as a Hershey’s Kiss (shout out to my dad for making a kick-a costume!) and I totally won the costume contest! But even I have to admit that when it comes to Halloween costumes, 8-year-old Anthony Alfano from Illinois would totally win first place!

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Anthony has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound but that doesn’t stop his parents from letting him totally rock Halloween! Just take a look at his costumes!

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Last week I showed you a beautiful new line of Disney princess-inspired wedding dresses, and the Disney couture is growing! There is a new Disney-inspired line that has hit the runways and will soon be available to folks like us! These are my favorites:

A Snow White/Evil Queen-inspired frock:

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And a gown even Elsa would envy:

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Click here to see more!

 

One of my favorite movies is The Wizard of Oz. Not only for its nostalgia and amazing story, but also for its AWESOME songs! So when I saw a high school dance team put on a WoO-inspired dance at their pep rally, I was so jazzed! Just watch!

 

Happy Fangirling!

Her’s Day Thursday

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Halloween is almost here! I’m not so much into the whole gory, scary, parts of Hallowen–I just lurves the cosplay part of it! I’ve always loved dressing up in costumes. Especially well thought out costumes or creative costumes. I mourn for girls nowadays because, as Mean Girls showed us, Halloween has changed A LOT.

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This is why I’m so excited that A Mighty Girl has a complete list of costumes that will empower and inspire young girls! I mean, just look at these awesome costumes!

 

Rockford Peach 

“There’s no crying in baseball!”

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Amelia Earhart

For your adventurous little girl!

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Astronaut

Because girls like space, too!

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Ghostbuster’s Movie Costume

Because she ain’t afraid of no ghost!

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Hermione Granger

For your brave Gryffindor!

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Supergirl 

“It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s {insert your girl’s name here}!”

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What are some of your favorite Halloween costumes? Is your little one dressing up like any of these? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

 

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It’s finally here, Mommas. The day when your children will lose their ever-lovin’ minds for a piece of candy. In my home we call that “everyday”, but the rest of the world calls it Halloween. Gird your loins. It’s probably going to get rough. If you haven’t already, get your plan together, just like the hilarious ladies over at The BreakWomb!

 

 

 

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday! And happy Halloween Eve! Or, as I like to call it, “Candy Coma Eve”. I’ve found some delightfully dorky delights to make your weekend great!

 

I know it’s a bit early to be talking about Christmas, but once Halloween is done it’s we’re going to be on a downhill slide people! Do you realize that Christmas is less than eight weeks away?!
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I’m super excited to show you this first fabulous nerdy find from Think Geek! While others will be sporting the Who’s from Whoville this Christmas you can represent the Who from Gallifrey with this awesome Tardis  lawn decor!
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With the holidays fast approaching I’m sure everyone is thinking about how they’re going to entertain people. I’m sure everyone’s also thinking they can make their holiday meals just as fabulous as everything they see on Pinterest. Well I’m going to step further and I’m gonna help you have the best Thanksgiving or Christmas or Hanukkah dinner in the galaxy!

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Add some more rebellion to dinner with this Millennium Falcon cutting board! You can serve cheeses, bread, or any other kind of nummy!
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It’ll impress your guests faster than you can say “Kessel Run”!

 

And since tomorrow is Halloween, let’s get into the spirit with this awesome Halloween light show by Tom BetGeorge from Tracy, California! (Sidebar it’s totally awesome because it’s all Disney villains!) Behold the greatness!

Her’s Day Thursday

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Since Halloween is in less than 48 hours, I thought I would highlight a lady who is actually a major reason we celebrate the holiday the way we do!

Elizabeth Krebs was the president of the local garden club in Hiawatha, Kansas back in 1912. On the morning of November 1st of that year, Elizabeth woke to find her prize-winning garden smashed to bits. There were other reports of havoc; fences being destroyed, houses egged, and windows being smashed. She knew it had to be the same culprits who had destroyed other flowers around town–rowdy children. In her town, kids were notorious for creating all kinds of destruction on Halloween night. Desperate to make her town garden-smashing free, Elizabeth put together a plan.

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The next year, Elizabeth threw a huge Halloween party at her house for the town’s children. She had treats, games, and fun planned for them. Several kids came to Elizabeth’s party. Because of the turnout, Elizabeth was confident there would be no chaos.

When she woke the next morning, however, her hopes were dashed. Several gardens were demolished and a mail wagon was even set ablaze! During the next year, Elizabeth worked tirelessly with local law enforcement, city leaders, and educators to come up with a plan to make the holiday more enjoyable and less violent.

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On Halloween, 1914, Elizabeth put her plan into action. She organized a town-wide Halloween parade complete with events, games, and costume contests. Practically everyone in the town came! When November 1st rolled in, the town police chief visited Elizabeth at her home. He informed her that the reports of destruction were down dramatically from the previous year!

 

Because of the success of Elizabeth’s plan, the town of Hiawatha, Kansas has kept up the tradition and several cities and towns have followed suit. Because of Elizabeth Krebs, many of our Halloween traditions exist!

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Thanks, Elizabeth, for helping Halloween be less of a trick and more of a treat!