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15 Easy Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

15 Easy Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

It’s pumpkin decorating time! We love carving pumpkins and do it almost every year as a family. However, it is a bit messy and can be difficult to do with little kids. So I thought I would share a few ways to decorate your pumpkin that don't all include carving. Also,...

25 Homemade Costumes for $25 or Less

25 Homemade Costumes for $25 or Less

This year (like so many in the past) I pulled out my sewing machine to make our Halloween costumes. Because I am frugal, and costumes are so expensive, we make our costumes almost every year. Plus, I enjoy the creativity of making our family costumes. If that is the...

What to do with leftover Halloween candy

What to do with leftover Halloween candy

Trick or Treating might be over, but the Halloween candy is still around. What do you do with the Halloween Candy? Do you let your kids keep it and eat it whenever? Or maybe you take it and they can have some here and there?  Does it become a family free for all? ...

Easy Halloween Party Planning TIPS

Easy Halloween Party Planning TIPS

Halloween Party Planning and prep, oh my!  Oh wait, not just one Halloween party, but TWO Halloween Parties going on in this house today!!  One thing about our party planning is that its not just a one man show!  We like to make it a family event, that way the kids...

Simple Homemade Halloween Costumes

Simple Homemade Halloween Costumes

In need of a cute easy Costume? I got your back!! I have always loved the cute and fun Halloween costumes and décor! Growing up it was always about having fun and being creative with anything we found around the house for our costumes. I have 7 easy homemade Halloween...

25 Fun Halloween Family Costume Ideas

25 Fun Halloween Family Costume Ideas

We love fun costumes for Halloween! Over the years we have done many different costume themes. I especially like the costumes that involve the whole family. Here are 25 family costume ideas for this Halloween, some of these costumes we have used in past years, and...

DIY for Cruella, Queen of Hearts, Evil Queen & Hook

DIY for Cruella, Queen of Hearts, Evil Queen & Hook

Cruella DeVille was super easy. Mostly just compiling items together.Costume needs:Black long sleeved shirtBlack sequins dress/skirtBoaDalmatian puppyWhite tights & black spray paintCigarette made from red straw & tape.1) insert swimming noodle into tights (or...

JAFAR DIY

JAFAR DIY

I did Jafar right after doing my Maleficent costume. I thought this one would be the most time consuming and maybe difficult. It wasn't too bad. Time consuming YES!Gown & Cape DIYMaterials needed:Black material / I used an Adult Black ghoul costumeRed...

Hades DIY

Hades DIY

Probably my easiest costume EVER! Togas are so fun. Materials needed: black sheet cardboardblack & white paintGrey fabricGreyish-Greenish old shirtB&W face paint ($1/each = $2)Blue hair paint ($2/can = $4)1) Cut cardboard to skull...

COST UPDATE Halloween 2014 Disney Villains

COST UPDATE Halloween 2014 Disney Villains

This year has been my most favorite year yet! The costumes were so fun to make, the kids loved watching "their" evil roles in their movies, and they loved pretending to be the evil villains. QUESTION: How do you get your kids to go with the family...

DIY Ursula Costume

DIY Ursula Costume

Disney Villains have been super fun planning & creating. Ursula is one of the classic villains. Items Needed: Purple shirt (a size bigger is ok)extra purple materialBlack fabric (I used an old dress from my older child & extra fabric from a...

Maleficent DIY: headpiece, Costume, staff

Maleficent DIY: headpiece, Costume, staff

For months I have been planning my Maleficent costume. I was actually inspired when I did Evee's Princess party & I made the Maleficent dragon for her Pinata, see HERE. HEADPIECE DIYI love to do things cheap & making things with my hands is super...

2014 Costume theme

2014 Costume theme

I enjoy dressing up for Halloween. We usually don't do bad guys or villains....well last year we had good bad guys like Wreck-It Ralph. This year, 2014, we decided to do villains...but not just ANY villains, DISNEY VILLAINS! I have been thinking about this...

#TBT (throw back thursday) Halloween through the years

#TBT (throw back thursday) Halloween through the years

I love a good Throw Back, bringing up fun memories and having a good laugh at times! Well here is a throw back to all MOST of our Halloweens themes & dressups. It all started in 2002, we had been married for 8 months. I had just gotten my morning...

Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-Treat

Before we headed out to trick-or-treat we attended the Aardema's Hallo"weenie" Roast! We enjoyed some grub before we collected our candy! Jase went with being the Surge Protector from Wreck-It Ralph instead of Zengif for candy collecting! The little girls and I only...

Wreck-It Ralph in the Halloween House!

I am amazed how everyone REALLY jumped in on this ban wagon for Halloween Costumes. We chose an awesome theme: Wreck-it Ralph! For most of the clothes and accessories we found them at DI (thrift shop), which I was thrilled about. Some of the clothes were higher...

Halloween Party! Wreck-It Ralph STYLE!!!

So after realizing that the elementary school doesn't have a halloween parade or anything for their costumes and also our Ward activity this year did not include dressing up....we decided to throw a party!BOOM!I've been wanting to do a party to get to know more people...

The look of Halloween

It's beginning to look a lot like Halloween. I think during the Holiday season is when I realize....that I miss all our stuff that we left in Hawaii. I know its just stuff and I can make/buy more, but being the CHEAP, frugal, crafty person that I am...I try to not buy...

Halloween Decor 2012

It's beginning to be a bit Halloweeny...Everywhere and more! Take a look at the ghosts and batsBoo!'s and the witchy hats! Candy bags and Costume Hags galore! 

2011 Halloween theme: XMEN!

Here is our ideas of what we will be for Halloween this year! Now I am ALL about homemade and I totally appreciate a GREAT homemade costume. THIS years goal is to make these costumes for under $20......I'll see if we can do it! Jase - easy...white shirt, big hair,...

Hexbug Bash

Well since the girls got their party....the boys NEEDED a party. And luckily I got to review this awesome product: hexbugs. A Hexbug nano Halloween Zombie Party kit arrived and I was more than stoked to throw a Hexbug Bash! Shae chose a few friends and we rocked the...

                        

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Rachel is a vlogger and stay-at-home mom! When she's not filming fun videos for the "Ohana Adventure" and the "Rach Bennett" channels, she is sharing amazing lifestyle, travel, parenting, and homeschool tips here on the blog.

Jase is an entrepreneur, surfer, skater, fisherman, and the best dad ever! When he’s not creating silly Reels (@jasebennett), you can find him sharing adventures on the blog & great entrepreneurial tips on his podcast: The Decode.

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