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Halloween Cake: Graveyard Cake

October 20, 2014

This Halloween cake is perfect for moms like me who want to make a homemade cake for a Halloween party but don’t feel too crafty. The hardest part of making this Graveyard cake is getting the half sheet cake out of the pan. The rest of the decorating can be done in less than 30 […]

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Motivation Monday Linky Party #113

October 19, 2014

Welcome to a new week of Motivation Monday! Last week, 240 links were shared at Motivation Monday. That’s pretty amazing. We’ve got all kinds of ideas for you this week including: an amazing Pumpkin Biscotti recipe fun non-candy Halloween treats to make and a no-sew reusable market tote bag that I’m seriously contemplating making! Motivation […]

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Halloween Fun: Treats, Crafts, Decorations, Costumes

October 18, 2014

With Halloween just 2 weeks away, we’ve rounded up tons of Halloween fun for you! Halloween treats, Halloween crafts, Halloween decorations, and Halloween costumes all for your inspiration and crafting this weekend and next weekend! Don’t forget to check out the ideas for decorating your yard. Not feeling like a craft Mom? Never fear! You’ll find […]

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Healthy Kids Snack: 6 Healthy Halloween Treats

October 17, 2014

No sugar treats here. Find 6 Healthy Halloween treats easy for moms to make and fun for kids to eat. These spooky treats are all about healthy kid snacks instead of sugar. Healthy Kid Snack: Healthy Halloween Treats As a Kindergarten homeroom mom this year and Girl Scout volunteer, I love to serve healthy Halloween […]

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Fashion Friday: Fall Fashion – Ankle Boots and Scarves

October 17, 2014

I love fall fashion! I never want to dress up in the summer, preferring to stick to shorts and t-shirts. The moment fall hits, I’m digging into my drawers for fun color combinations and pull out sparkly jewelry to accessorize. I’m back for Fashion Friday with a new look for me. I bought a pair […]

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Simple Dinner Recipes: Here’s the Beef!

October 16, 2014

When the weather starts to cool in the fall, I always get a hankering for hearty beef stews. Thanks to my English father, I grew up eating beef and tomato stew and shepherd’s pie, a fantastic way to use up leftover cooked beef. One of the first dishes my husband cooked for me was beef […]

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Fall Party Ideas: 10 Fantastic, Frugal Ideas

October 16, 2014

Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond, and contributor to A Life in Balance is back this month with frugal fall party ideas. Here are some frugal fall party ideas to make your party fantastic and budget friendly. Fall is my favorite time to throw a party. All my favorite flavors are in high demand […]

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Easy Halloween Decorations: BOO Garland

October 15, 2014

I’m back with the second of my easy Halloween decorations this week – a BOO Garland. Like yesterday’s Halloween decoration, the Halloween Chalkboard Table Runner, this BOO Garland takes only about 10 minutes to make. How to Make the BOO Garland If you buy your supplies through Amazon, shipping is Free with your Amazon Prime membership or […]

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Easy Halloween Decorations: Chalkboard Table Runner

October 14, 2014

I love easy Halloween Decorations, especially when I’m rushed for time getting ready for a Halloween party. This Chalkboard Table Runner took me about 10 minutes to make. Most of my supplies came from Target, making it easy to pick up everything you need in one stop. Don’t Forget! If you order your supplies through […]

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