Glow in the Dark

I came across this item, and I thought it was too good not to share! Glow in the dark Halloween buckets! I have seen them at WalMart, online shops like Etsy, Amazon, and more!

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They are not only fun and cute. They also provide another layer of safety as the sun goes down on Halloween. Trick or Treating is full of kids in all directions. It is sometimes hard to keep an eye on your child as they run 3 houses ahead of you. Well, your child will stand out among the crowd with this bucket!

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In addition, cars will be able to see them from afar too. To top it off, kids will love these! So, buy one for your kids, grandkids, friends or neighbors! Just a Halloween tip that I thought was useful. Happy Halloween!

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Teal Pumpkin Project

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You may have heard about the Teal Pumpkin this Halloween. If not, keep reading! This is a wonderful solution for children with allergies. Do you have a child with an allergy? If so, Halloween is probably a very dreaded day for you! You are sweating bullets just thinking about all the candy your child is allergic to that is filling his pumpkin!!

Welcome “The Teal Pumpkin.” Keep your eye out for blue/green painted pumpkins by people’s front doors. This means that they are handing out non-allergen items…glow bracelets, water bottles, beads, pencils, etc. This gives some peace of mind to the candy filled holiday.

So, if you have a child with allergies or you want to protect children that do have allergies…then paint a pumpkin teal and load up on fun items! Get creative!! Happy Halloween to all the children!!

Here is a list of ideas for your Teal Pumpkin:
– glow sticks
– stickers
– pencils
– crayons
– mini water bottles
– mini water guns
– little green army men
– cars
– toy spiders

**Add to the list!! Do you have any ideas that could be part of the Teal Pumpkin?

Sibling Halloween

Do you like your children to all “go together” for Halloween? If your children are still young, then you have a chance to have a costume theme! Here are some creative ideas for sibling costumes…

BLT:

Peter Pan:

Wizard of Oz:

Sunflower/Bee:

Toy Story:

Hopefully these costumes got your wheels rolling. Happy Halloween! Enjoy finding costumes for your adorable children! And if you don’t have young children, then I hope this post brought a smile!

Pumpkin Patch Tour

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Pumpkin Patch fun is a big part of Fall time in Houston. Kids love exploring the pumpkin patch while parents love to take a million pictures. I have put together a list of the top 5 places to pick your pumpkin this year. So, grab your camera and pack a lunch…kick off your fall season with a day of pumpkin patch fun!

1. Nature Discovery Center http://www.naturediscoverycenter.org/

2. 7 Acre Wood http://www.7acrewood.org/

3. Dewberry Farm http://dewberryfarm.com/

4. Spring Creek Growers http://www.springcreekgrowers.com/

5. A local patch at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
http://www.mdumcyouth.org/pumpkins

 

Submit your pictures to me. We would love to see the fun from your pumpkin patch visits!

Back to School…Again

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Harvey aftermath is still in action, but the time is officially here! School buses will start their routes, parents will be packing lunches, and children will be filling the school hallways. We have a “new normal” after Harvey, and here are some good tips as we try to bounce back!

As parents, what can we do to prepare our children to head back to school? Here are a few tips that will help you transition back to school.
Get Your School Paperwork Turned In: Take the time to get all of the documents your son or daughter will need for registration. This is a great time to organize your child’s vaccination records, birth certificate, etc. In order for a smooth start, be sure to turn in all paperwork when the school requests.
• Get Back On Schedule: Start adjusting your back to your school routine a week early. Gradually easing your kids into earlier mornings and more structured days will make their transition back to school less painful.
• School ‘station’ at home: Create an area that is designated for homework. Let your kids help you decorate/set it up. As you do your school supply shopping (do this early!), pick up a few supplies for your homework station as well.

 

I hope these tips help make the transition smooth in your home! Do you have a tip or routine that makes your school mornings easy? Go ahead and leave a comment that may help my readers!

Water Damaged Photos

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Hurricane Harvey has left months of work and restoration for Houston and surrounding areas! Water damage is hard to deal with. It can be very overwhelming to go through your “stuff” to determine what is trash and what can be saved! If you are currently trying to decide what to save and what to toss…this post may be for you!

In regards to pictures!!! One of the hardest things to let go of. Photo albums filled with memories….and now water!!! So, are the pictures able to recover? I found this link, and I wanted to share it with you because it was so helpful! So, before tossing those pictures…click this link:

https://www.thoughtco.com/salvaging-flood-and-water-damaged-photos-1422276

 

 

Fast Healthy Breakfast

It is BACK TO SCHOOL!!! School mornings can feel rushed! There is so much to do so early in the morning. You may toss a frozen waffle in the microwave and call it breakfast just to make it to the bus on time! Well, I have a healthier breakfast solution for you to try this week…

Egg muffins! You can also sneak in healthy ingredients. Make these at the beginning of the week, then heat one up in the morning for a home cooked meal!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in sausage; cook and stir until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes; drain.
  3. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in onion, green pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix in sausage and Cheddar cheese. Spoon by 1/3 cupfuls into muffin cups.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

Enjoy your delicious breakfast! Let me know if you have any secrets that you add to this recipe!