Halloween Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable

Halloween Don't Eat Pete Free printable in color and black and white, also in full size and 4x6 giveaway size! These would make great Halloween giveaways with a bag of m&m's!

You've got to love a game that involves eating candy and scaring people! :) We love to play a good game of "Don't Eat Pete" around here! This year for Halloween I made a little printable and printed a bunch of these on 4x6 photos at Costco. I am giving them away with m&m's at our local trunk or treat. Won't that be fun? A treat and a game to play with said treat? Just in case you have never played this fun family or classroom game here is the rundown...it's super easy! After you learn to play, grab yourself a free printable and grab a bag of candy...m&m, candy corn, whatever you want, and play the game! Rules of the game Don't Eat Pete: Choose one person to be "it" and they leave the room. While they are gone, the remaining players quietly choose a square to be Pete and cover all squares with candy of choice. Call the other player back into the room. That player chooses one square at a time and eats the candy off the square, as long as it's not Pete, the player ... [ Read More ]

Simple FHE Planner Printable

Simple FHE planner printable, color code each family member and have over 3 months of FHE planned! Easily hang it on the fridge or where your family will see it and will be able to prepare for the week. Love this!

As you know if you read my blog, I am LDS. One of the best parts of my religion is the emphasis that it puts on family, and making mandatory family time at least once a week is super important in our church. We call it Family Home Evening, or FHE for short. Each week on Monday we all come together and make sure we have nothing else planned that night. We start with a family prayer, a song and a scripture or quote that will uplift us. Next we have a little short lesson on whatever we need to be working on that week; sometimes it's honesty, or helping out at home, or being kind to others...if you search Pinterest for FHE ideas, you will get millions of ideas. All of that takes about ten minutes, we can't do much longer than that and keep the little's attention! After that we have an activity, that could be playing a game, going on a walk, going to a park, watching a movie...you get the idea! Finally we end with a treat, which is what they all look forward to the most. :) Rather ... [ Read More ]

10 DIY Costumes

10 DIY Cosumes

I know Halloween is coming up faster than I'd like at our house. We're in some serious need of easy DIY costumes around here, so I thought we'd start our Block Party with a round-up of some great Costume Ideas. DIY Doctor Costume from Making the World Cuter Lego Man Costumes from Keeping It Simple, Quick and EasyBat Girl Cape Tutorial from Raegun Ramblings No-Sew Sushi Costume from Do Try This at Home DIY Cat Ear Headband from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Avengers Capes from Sunshine and a Summer Breeze  DIY Harry Potter Costume from Pieces by Polly Thrifty Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes from A Mom's Take DIY Pirate Costumes from Life's Little Projects Two Ways to Use a Black Body Suit from A Life in Balance Now it's time for the Block Party Link-Up hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly     Polly here from Pieces by Polly as your host for this week. ... [ Read More ]

Pretzel Wrapped Lit’l Smokies

Pretzel Wrapped Lit'l Smokies, the perfect party food!

It's the best time of year! Time for all the wonderful holidays and cooking and time together with friends and family! It's party time people! If you are throwing a party or going to a party anytime in the near future, you need to make these DELICIOUS pretzel wrapped Lit'l Smokies! They will be gobbled up and are really the perfect party food. Pretzel Wrapped Lit'l Smokies I live in Bend, Oregon...which if any of you have ever been here you will know two things; 1. It is BEAUTIFUL here. 2. People like their beer here. As a non-drinker I don't participate in that second part, BUT because of all the breweries here, we have the most AMAZING places to eat. You can't walk downtown for more than a few steps without seeing another brewery, pub or ale house. Everyone knows the best food comes from those places! The sauces, the desserts, the bratwursts, the fish and chips, the burgers...oh the burgers! Another thing a lot of them have? Pretzels. Delicious soft baked pretzels. That's where my ... [ Read More ]

King of Christmas|Christmas Tree Giveaway!

Christmas Tree Giveaway

I know, I know, it's only mid October, but whether you like it or not, Christmas is coming up faster than you think! As of today, you have 70 days my friend! Oh, how I love Christmas and all that goes along with it! I promise to give proper attention to Halloween and Thanksgiving before then, but I wanted to give you a chance to win a new pretty Christmas tree, and some trimmings to go with it! That will help with the holiday stress right? I'm excited this year because last year at the end of the season we found these mini artificial trees for each of my kids...so do you know what that means? All of their adorable little handmade ornaments, and the ornaments that we buy them each year to go along with their theme, will go on their own personal trees. Which really means...I get a tree all to myself to make pretty and magazine worthy if I so choose! I get to go shopping for matching sets of ornaments and trimmings while still having the cute and meaningful ornaments displayed on my ... [ Read More ]

DIY No Sew Monster Trick or Treat Bags

DIY No Sew Monster Trick or Treat Bags! Eeeek! These are so cute!

EEEEEK! I may just be more excited about these ADORABLE, not to mention easy DIY no-sew monster trick or treat bags than my kids...and they're ecstatic! The gals from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft asked me to create something for kids in their "A Halloween to DIY For" and I knew my kids needed trick or treat bags for this year, I just had to figure out what! When I saw the giant googly eyes in their craft section, I just knew I had to make some cute monsters! If you want to share your own projects with Jo-Ann, use the hashtag #DIY4Halloween and check out their Halloween sharing hub, it is full of spooky and fun inspiration! DIY No Sew Monster Trick or Treat Bags For this project you'll need just a few things... 1/2 yard of monster fur fabric-this will make 2 bags. Medium size canvas bag(s) 2" sticky back big googly eyes *Optional: Black feather for facial hair, you can buy this by the yard in the trims. High temp. hot glue gun and glue sticks The first thing you need to ... [ Read More ]