25 Googly Eye Treats

25 Googly Eye Treats on Your Homebased Mom

I am totally in love with today’s fun googly eye post.  So many fun ways to use googly eyes.  Anything can become more fun just by adding googly eyes! And you can make your own too! How to Make Edible Googly Eyes from Your Homebased Mom Adorable Monster Cupcakes from Lil’ Luna Airheads Monster Cookies from I Heart Nap Time Candy Corn Mummy Sugar Cookies from Java Cupcake Chewy Cinnamon White Chocolate Pecan Cookies from Bakingdom Easy Monster Eye Cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade Eye of Newt Pretzels from Lady Behind [Continue Reading...]

Lucy and Ricky

Lucy and Ricky

I have joined together with  80+ blog buddies to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including our Couple Costume for this year!!  I know you’ve been waiting to see what we would be this year!! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring you tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea! Yes, this year we are Lucy and Ricky!!  For those of you who may be too [Continue Reading...]

Pumpkin Donuts

Donut Pumpkins

I am a big fan of Halloween and even though my husband and I are now empty nesters we celebrate up big.  Since I no longer have children at home to plan costumes for I have talked my husband into dressing up with me for Halloween.  He’s a good guy.  Last year I got him to be Popeye! You can see some of our past costumes here.   I’ll be unveiling this year’s couple costume on September 26th! Each year we host a Halloweenie Roast for our neighbor kids.  It is [Continue Reading...]

Popeye & Olive Oyl

Popeye and Olive Oyl

I Yam what I Yam! One of the positive things about being an empty nester is that I now have time to put together Halloween costumes for Jim and I.  Dressing up for Halloween has become a fun tradition for us the last three years. We never dressed up when the kids were home but now that I don’t have to make and put together costumes for four kids I can do it for us! I think half the fun for me is deciding what famous couple we are going [Continue Reading...]

Halloweenie Roast 2013

Halloweenie Roast 2013

Last night was our annual Halloweenie Roast. It is a fun Halloween party we host for our neighbors each year. We build a fire in the back yard and roast hot dogs and have all kinds of other fun treats. Everyone brings something to share which is always fun. This year I used this print from Caravan Shoppe as the backdrop for my table. I had it printed at Staples as an Blueprint so it was pretty inexpensive, about $6.00 or so I think.  I just glued a yardstick at [Continue Reading...]

Crazy for Candy Corn

Candy Corn

You either love it or you  hate it – that is how most people feel it.  I am a lover.  Yes, I love that cute little candy and get so excited when I spot the first bag of the season at the store! Over the years I’ve shared several fun candy corn ideas and recipes with you so I decided to round them all up for you in one place today!  You’re welcome!! For those non lovers maybe you know someone who loves the cute little candy and share with [Continue Reading...]

Witch’s Cauldron Sundae

Chocolate Witchs Cauldron

I love Halloween.  I think I actually enjoy it more now than I did when my children were younger.  It seemed like when they were younger all the time and energy I had to devote to Halloween went towards making and putting together Halloween costumes for my children.  Yes, I was one of those mother’s that always made their children’s costumes.  No store bought costumes here.  I was usually the room mom so all my party planning energy went towards that. Now that I don’t have to make costumes for [Continue Reading...]

Halloween Hot Chocolate

Halloween Hot Chocolate

I think fall may be over here in the NW and we’ve gone right into winter. My husband joked that he needed to go out and build an ark in our backyard which is very quickly turning into a lake due to all the rain we have had this week – 4 inches in 2 days. On a cold, blustery winter like day nothing is better than a cup of hot chocolate. We aren’t coffee drinkers at our house but we are big hot chocolate drinkers. I am also a [Continue Reading...]