How to Make a Tasty Super Hero Potion with Your Kids

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This post is sponsored by Tampico. All opinions are my own. Pretend. It's a word my kids say constantly as they play with each other. They tell each other to "Pe-tend" that they are in various situations, that they have various powers, that various things are happening around them, sometimes in quick succession. "Pe-tend I'm an alligator and pretend that the floor is a swamp and pretend that you are walking through it and don't see me." As a mom, I love hearing my young children pretend together as they tend to get lost in their pretend worlds and end up getting along for long stretches of time without any ...

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Where to Buy Costumes Online that are Frightfully Cheap

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Awesome resource on the best places to buy Halloween costumes online at affordable prices! All the promo codes and cash back info is going to save me money!

Halloween is such a fun holiday, especially because you and your kids get to dress up, go to parties, bob for apples, drink cider, and eat lots of candy. But, spending a lot of money on a Halloween costume, especially for kids who won't wear it very long, and you have several kids to outfit in costumes, is not very appealing. Shopping for Halloween costumes in department stores is frustrating because the selection is often very picked over, and very limited, which is why it is helpful to know the best places to buy costumes online, and how to get them cheap. So, I decided to do some researching and find out the best places to ...

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How to Encourage Imaginative Play in Your Child

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Love these 8 ways to encourage imaginative play in kids! It's so important!

I have twin four year-olds who know how to play and imagine. And I absolutely love it. It is such an important part of childhood. Acting out different situations, expressing different emotions, trying to empathize, and doing bigger and awesomer things. And there are definitely somethings you can do, as a parent, grandparent, or caregiver, to encourage imaginative play in your child. How to Encourage Imaginative Play 1. Costumes Life is better in costume. And so is a child's play. Allowing your child to dress up in fun costumes all year long, and not just at Halloween, is such a great way to encourage an imagination in your ...

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15+ Awesome DIY Princess Anna Costume Tutorials for Little Girls

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15+ DIY Princess Anna Dress and Cloak Tutorials! So awesome! My daughters wants to be Anna for Halloween thanks to Disney's Frozen movie.

I know Queen Elsa is more popular than her sister, Princess Anna, from Disney's Frozen. Which is a shame because I love Anna's deep sisterly love! But, what are you going to do about her lack of super power, and long awesome capes? If you want to DIY an Elsa Dress, see my previous post. This post though is featuring my favorite Princess from Frozen - Anna! Here's a collection of DIY Anna Costumes you can make yourself. And if you end up running out of time, or not really wanting to DIY, there's always Etsy! If you pin from this page, please pin the first, main collage image. DIY Princess Anna Costumes Anna Costume DIY from ...

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20+ Awesome DIY Elsa Costume Tutorials for Little Girls

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Love this list of DIY Elsa Costume Dresses! It's giving me some inspiration as to how I want to make my daughter's Queen Elsa dress from Disney's Frozen for Halloween.

Looking for some Homemade Elsa Costume Tutorials and Inspiration? Then read on! My daughters love the movie Frozen! I don't know a little girl that doesn't. And Queen Elsa, with her awesome ice powers, beautifully long flowing cape, snowflake decals, and beautiful braided hair, is many little girls favorite princess. I'm sure a Queen Elsa costume will be on the top of the Halloween costume idea list this year. I hate forking out a bunch of money on poorly made Halloween costumes (especially when I have twin girls to outfit). So, I wanted to put together a huge round-up of DIY Elsa costumes to give you some inspiration to ...

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L. Ron Hubbard Book Reviews: Fear and Carnival of Death

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Book Review: Fear by L. Ron Hubbard. A perfectly spooky and mysterious Halloween novel.

*Disclosure: I was given a copy of the books Fear and Carnival of Death in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I am sorry I did not get this book review done before Halloween, as these books are great for a spooky thrill ride! Here are my L. Ron Hubbard Book Reviews for Fear and Carnival of Death. Fear Fear is about Professor James Lowry who is not a believer in things supernatural. As an ethnologist, he has just written an article in a scientific paper about a country's ancient religious and superstitious beliefs. But, little did he know this article would put him in the hot seat and ultimately cost him his ...

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Children’s Museum Haunted House {Ticket Giveaway!}

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Children's Museum Haunted House Time Warp - 50 Years of Fear in Indianapolis

*Disclosure* - I toured the new Haunted House exhibit with my children for free and was given four complimentary tickets from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.  All opinions are my own and this post and giveaway were not required by the Museum. I haven't been to a haunted house in quiet a few years.  But, I loved going to Haunted Houses as a teenager.  I went with my older siblings and their friends, my friends, and college roommates.  I even went to one with my husband shortly before we were married.  I enjoy being scared, and enjoy scary movies and books, sometimes.  That's why I think it's awesome that the Children's ...

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Our First Halloween – Pumpkin Carving

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Happy Halloween! This Halloween provided Josh and I another first. This wasn't our first Halloween together (actually our second). But it was the first year that we carved pumpkins together. This turned out to be rather funny as Josh found cleaning the pumpkin really gross, and made me clean out his pumpkin for him. He helped some by using a really big, long handled spoon. Here's pictures to prove his disgust: And here's me doing all the work (and I made his cleaner than mine cause I'm such a good wife...   And here's me really enjoying the yummy pumpkin guts! And the end products! Guess who did which ...

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