Wednesday, October 28, 2020

5 Ways To Trick-Or-Treat Safely

Halloween is almost here! And yes, obviously things are different. However, it doesn't mean trick-or-treating has to end. In my neighborhood many houses plan on passing out candy, including ours. But it's important to stay safe since cases are still rising. 


I have tips on how to do that! 





1. Pass out the candy yourself. 



In the past I would allow kids to grab what they wanted. This time I'll be handing it over. 



2. Have sanitizer nearby. 





I plan on using this many times throughout the night to be on the safe side. 



3. Wear masks. 



I'll have a mask on and so will my kids. I hope others will as well. 


4. If passing out candy makes you nervous, put the candy in bags and leave them out on a table. We won't be doing this since I worry someone might take it all, but you can always monitor from your porch. I know several people in the neighborhood are doing it this way. I just personally don't want to waste a bunch of plastic bags. 


5. Don't forget lights! Meaning, have your kids wear glow sticks on their costume so vehicles can easily spot them. Some wear dark costumes so it can be tough to see when the sun goes down. Gregory is holding a lighted spider that you can add to a costume. 




Halloween can still be enjoyable. And if you aren't comfortable going trick-or-treating, that's perfectly okay. Don't let anyone make you feel foolish. You know your family best. If you want to go trick-or-treating, be sure to use caution. I know we certainly will. 


Are you planning on trick-or-treating? 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Hey, It's Okay

 I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you're okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with Hey, It's Okay. It's rude and I'll delete the link.


Hey, It's Okay.... 


....to still be going trick or treating on Saturday. We'll have masks and sanitizer. We'll also be passing out candy. I'll just put the candy in bags instead of allowing kids to grab their own as before. 


.....to be excited that The Mandalorian will start streaming on October 30th on Disney+. It's such a great show. Plus I love The Child. (And I have my own and his name is Steve. You can see him here!)


....to be reading A Week At The Shore by Barbara Delinsky. It's about a woman returning to the town she grew up in to help her aging father--and solve the mystery of his lover disappearing years ago. 


.....to be proud of Natalie for getting As and Bs on her first report card, so I paid for her to watch the livestream Billie Eilish concert last Saturday. She loved it! 


....to be amused by this ghost costume. I guess it's a social media thing to wear a sheet and sunglasses. Hey, if you need an easy costume, here you go!






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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Easy Halloween Monster Fruit Cups

 I love easy. 

Especially when it deals with food. 

I know some parents love making elaborate snacks for their kids. And while I admire those snacks, I know I'll probably never, ever make them. I just don't have the patience, nor do I get any pleasure from making a sandwich into a fish/fairy/dog. 

I do like to amuse my kids, so I knew they'd like these monster cups. 



Do they look Pinterest worthy? Probably not. I mean, the crafty moms can probably make them look fancier, and that's great, but again, I'm all about quick and easy. 

All you need are grapes, marshmallows, clear cups, and a sharpie. 

You put grapes on the bottom of the cup:





Then you add marshmallows in the middle and add more grapes on top:




Draw a face! Make whatever kind you want. 





Hand over to your kids! My daughter was like, "These are cute, but you didn't do that great with the face." 




No, I didn't, but oh well. You get the gist of what I as going for. A monster. Yay. 

So if you're looking for something simple, try these Halloween Fruit Cups. Perfect for parties. Kids can decorate their own cups and will most likely do a better job than I did.


EASY HALLOWEEN FRUIT CUPS


Ingredients/items needed:

--bag of green grapes

--marshmallows

--black sharpie

--clear cups 


Instructions

1. Put a few grapes at the bottom of a clear cup.

2. Add marshmallows.

3. Top with more grapes. 

4. Draw a face on the cup with a Sharpie. 

5. Enjoy!





Are you all about simple in the kitchen too?



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