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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Less then Two Week Until Halloween

Can you believe that there is less then 2 weeks until Halloween?

Last night I finally broke down and bought my sons costume online. I had to pay extra for expedited shipping but, it was well worth the peace of mind. So all 3 costumes are finally handled.
Next step is pumpkins.
Like I said yesterday, we have family over until Monday, so I really don't think we are going to make it to the pumpkin patch anytime soon, but it is weighing heavily in the back of my mind.

If you haven't got your pumpkins yet, I found some really great pumpkin picking tips from Care.com
* Avoid Mushy Pumpkins. Pumpkin should be firm all over
* No brown spots, even the tiniest brown spot could mean bugs have burrowed
* Go orange, discoloration is OK, but green could indicate something is wrong
* Good stems are hard, dark green to black
* Pay attention to shape, round/oval pumpkins make great canvases and more seeds for roasting
* Check for damage, this can affect the life of the pumpkin
For more great pumpkin picking tips, visit Care.com:


Check out what I got in the mail yesterday for free from BuyCostumes.Com.
It is part of their new "Easy Costume" line.
It comes with a face mask, gloves and a Spider-man sticker that you can just throw on a red shirt. Easy as 1,2,3 and done. These are great for adults who may want to wear something festive to work or an office party. Also great just to play dress up with the kids!
I received this in a Swag Bag because I am a member of Persway. 
If your interested in getting great swag, you can sign up here:

You may want to check out BuyCostumes.com too! They have some great sales going on:

Halloween Safety Tips 

With everything that is going on, us parents can sometimes get busy and overlook things. 
I just wanted to share some quick safety tips with you guys.
* Decorate costumes and treat bags with reflective tape 
* Be sure to have kids use flashlights or glow sticks to be easily seen by drivers
* Non-toxic face paint is better then a mask that a child may have trouble seeing out of
* Children under 12 should always be supervised
*  Make sure older children stay in groups and well lit areas
* When selecting a costume, make sure it fits correctly to avoid trips and falls 
For more tips please go to Safekids.Org or click here:
Please remember, while Halloween is full of fun , sweets, parties, and excitement for us, it is not always the same for our pets.
Keep a close eye on your pets this time of year. If possible bring them in the home for the night. Halloween can be scary for them. People running through neighborhoods wearing costumes and invading their territory, anything could happen to your pet or a trick or treater.
Make sure there is no candy laying around or left out where your pet could get a hold of it.
Halloween is time where you never really know what may happen; trick, pranks & loud sounds can put your pet on edge.

Fun LED Light Up Devil Horns Review

Tired of trying to be that perfect Angel? Feeling a little devilish?
Want to leave a gag gift on your boss's doorstep?
OK, maybe not the last one, but check out these Fun Glowing Devil Horns.
The fit about 8-10 years old to 100!
They are super bright. They have an on/off switch and the batteries are replaceable.
I actually like them a lot more then I thought I would. They are very sturdy and do not slip off.
They flash on and off  and are a beautiful bright red color.
These are not the cheap little ones you get from discount dollar type stores.
The horns are see through and sparkle.
I really have a thing for shiny sparkly things like this.
They are very noticeable, especially when it is dark.
You could see them well from a far difference.
In fact, my kids get mad at me when I wear them because they are so bright and people stare.
I don't mind, I will wear them all year long just to embarrass them!

You can order your very own glowing devil horn on Amazon or click here:

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my page.
If you could be so kind as to leave me a comment and let me know what costumes you have planned for your family, I would love it!
Have a great rest of your weekend!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. Cool post. Nice reminder of how to pick a pumpkin.

  2. Geez, I guess we better get a pumpkin to carve!! great post!

  3. Great Posting! Just reminded me how much I am going to miss not celebrating this year. Great tips as well. Have a blast this Halloween...cheers