Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween is quickly creeping up on us....

I wanted to share a few things that I have came across while on the web. I think that some of these might be of interest to you.

First things first...
Do you and your family all have their costumes??
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So, here is what my Nate is going to be...
Spidey with Muscles :)
Ok, let's face it, there are plenty of sexy women costumes out there,
But...I have 5 kids and kids Halloween parties, etc.
You get the picture??
So here is what I'm going to be....
Mom-Appropriate Bumble Bee :)

and here is one more I just have to share because it's just so cute!!!

Now...back to whether or not you have your costumes yet??
If not, check out these ones....oh, and don't forget to check out their great clearance costumes too!!

Now I know everyone needs to eat...and many of you will be having Halloween parties, or making treats for the kids' school, here are some yummy recipes from for you to enjoy.

Eyeball Subs

I personally think these are great!! And what kid won't want to try one of these??
Here's what you'll need and how to make them!!

1/2 cup drained canned cannellini beans or other white beans

1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon apple butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
8 pitted colossal green olives, cut in 3 round slices
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce with Italian herbs
1-2 small black olives, cut in 1/4-inch dice, you will need 24 pieces
12 small club rolls (about 5-inches long), split


1-Preheat oven to 400°F.
2-Mash the beans with a fork, potato masher or food processor until completely smooth.
3-Mix with egg, ketchup, apple butter and soy sauce.
4-Mix into the ground turkey using your hands until completely incorporated.
5-Wet your hands with cold water and form into 24, 1-1/2-inch meatballs, and put on 2 sheet pans leaving plenty of space in between.
6-Push a green olive ring deeply into the center of each meatball, with the circular side facing up. Mold the meat around the olive into a football shape so that each meatball looks like an eye. Bake for 10 minutes until the meat is cooked through.
7-While the eyeballs are cooking heat the sauce in a saucepan until simmering, and keep warm.
8-Remove eyeballs from the oven. Dab away any juice from the top with a paper towel and insert a piece of black olive into the hole in the center of each green olive giving each eye a dark pupil.

TO SERVE: Spoon 1/4 cup sauce in each roll, top with 2 tablespoons cheese and insert 2 eyeballs side-by-side staring out from each roll.

That was just one of the great recipes I found in this
free e-cookbook with 23 spooky recipes :)
I also want to try the Crimson Gash Cocktail, the Granola Bugs,
and the Pumpkin Raviolis ;)

Want your own free e-cookbook?? Just click and you shall receive :)


And here's one more free cookbook for you...
ONLY, this one is healthy snacks!!
Now that can't be beat!!
Make sure to sign up for the newsletter while you are there...that way you won't miss any of their new ideas and recipes, healthy or otherwise :)


Now of course, once you have decided on which of these spooky recipes you will be making, you will need to do a little grocery shopping for the needed ingredients, right?  Right! So, here are some really great coupons for all those yummy Halloween treats you're making :) Just click and go!
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Ok, now once we have the party menu under control, we will need to decorate the house or that special party place. And for this occasion, I have found some really great Halloween crafts that range from easy to difficult, depending on your experience and how much time you feel like putting in :)

House O' Lantern
This cute " House O' Lantern" can be adjusted to fit the type of windows you have on your house.
The directions can be found here.
Here is a great craft newsletter. It's free and has so many cute ideas. Even my kids have enjoyed making some of the crafts I have found in this newsletter. Get yourself signed up now.

Ok, one kids want to make these luminaries...

Frankenstein Luminaries

The directions to make these can be found here.
And don't forget to wish everyone on your list a "Happy Halloween."
 Feel free to add me to your list :)
I found a great site with both adorable and/or spooky Halloween e-cards for you to send, depending on the receiver :) You can even send them today or you can set it up to send at a later date, maybe a little closer to Halloween !! And did I mention that they are free??? Oh, and one more thing...
you can even add your photos to these e-cards to personalize them even more :)

Here are a couple that I sent to the kiddos...
Halloween Find-It


Halloween Haunted Mansion

You can get these and many more from My Fun Cards.

And finally, for those on your list, when a simple card just isn't enough...I have found a site that offers the cutest Halloween gifts. And guess what?? Personalization Mall will personalize your items for free!!They offer adorable picture frames, coffee mugs, welcome mats and so much more. And all of these items are geared towards Halloween.  Of course...they also have items year round, and can personalize the perfect gift for any occasion.

Look at this adorable Halloween bag, I ordered one of these for Nate (the boys version of course.) Wouldn't your
child's name look good on one too?? about these cups?? I know I'm talking gifts here...
but I actually ordered one of these for myself (Shhh!!) cuz I'm such a tea drinking fool :)
And here's another secret...I've even been called one of those things on the cup

See how cute that is?? How could I resist between my love of tea and Halloween??? LOL!

Ok, so here's the link to go check out some cool personalized stuff for yourself those on your list :)

Enough of what I'm making and doing for Halloween! How about you??
I'd love to hear about your holiday plans and/or parties :)

1 comment:

  1. i love halloween! yay! thanks for sharing all these cool ideas; and thanks for following me at Cammo Style Love :)