Friday, October 30, 2015

The Best Parts

Our week was full of fun Halloween related things and we enjoyed every moment of it.  The week flew by and we are really excited to visit with family this weekend.  We've never celebrated Halloween at home so it'll be fun to see Olive with family & her little cousins.  I'm just hoping and praying the rain stays away from trick-or-treating Saturday evening so we can get out and enjoy the night together.

The best parts of our week were:
1. I made candy corn sugar cookies with Olive.  She was thrilled to help with the flour and the rolling out of the cookie dough.  She made a mess, it took twice as long, but we had a great time together.  She told me they were be-ewww-tiful and de-wish-us so I'd say she's welcome to help me anytime in the kitchen.  I also had to hide them once they were done because she would not stop eating them!  Glad she likes my cooking :)

2. I picked up some fun Halloween things for Olive to do this week and she loved  them.  The coloring books and monster lacing cards were from The Dollar Spot, stickers from Meijer, Pez dispenser (which she's convinced is a harmonica that won't work haha) like $0.10 last year on after Halloween clearance and then a bag of her favorite candies.  I also found a Halloween book by our favorite author Leslie Patricelli for her at TJ Maxx.  Her books are funny, clever and there's so much to talk about on each page.  Olive adores them and I want to buy all of her books.

 3. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was on the hunt for some new jackets.  I didn't want to spend a ton and didn't really want to buy maternity jackets.  So I opted to check out what Wal-Mart had in stock for the season and was really pleasantly surprised.  Their workout attire is much cuter than you might imagine and I loved this line of jackets.  It's a cute fabric with fun details and it's really cozy.  Oh and it was $11.96.  I'm thinking of getting it in another color.  The military jacket was $29.96 and is so warm.  Both jackets have hoods which is a MUST for me and I loved the brushed gold details of the jacket.  It's flannel lined and I think they'll both be perfect for Fall & Winter.  I opted to size up in both jackets so that I'd have some room for my growing bump :)

4. I'm not a huge fan of carving pumpkins.  I love the way they look, but didn't really think we were up for carving pumpkins with a toddler.  So we picked out pumpkins and painted them.  They turned out really cute and we had a great time doing it.  Kevin painted faces, I painted stripes and Olive painted swirls.
5. I shared my recipe for Caramel Apple Nachos this week!
They are so tasty and easy to throw together.
Go here to find my recipe and directions

Any fun plans for your weekend?  
Hope you have a great Halloween!!
 

11 comments:

  1. I absolutely love that she thinks the Pez dispenser is a harmonica! :)

    Lindsey M. (who can't figure out how to sign in to comment)

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  2. Smart idea painting the pumpkins! I was just thinking we needed to carve ours. I like scooping! But everything else I wasn't looking forward to. We may just paint! We for sure need to "wash" ours ;) And I'm glad you posted about the apple nachos again. I was about to head to the store to pick up some fixings for fun treats tomorrow and I added "caramel dip" to my list :) What fun!!! Happy Halloween!

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  3. Olive is so adorable! I love all the activities you plan with her. Your pumpkins turned out great!

    I love your jacket, as well. I have a similar green utility jacket from Old Navy and wear it all.the.time like can't get enough of it. It goes with everything!

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  4. Olive is so adorable! I love all the activities you plan with her. Your pumpkins turned out great!

    I love your jacket, as well. I have a similar green utility jacket from Old Navy and wear it all.the.time like can't get enough of it. It goes with everything!

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  5. I need to venture to Wal-Mart's clothes more often. They have some great treasures! My boys have fallen in love with PEZ! Henry got a pumpkin dispenser last year and I've added Easter ones and TMNT ones!

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  6. Love your candy corn cookies! Those look delicious AND fun! :) I hope the weather holds out for your trick or treating this weekend. Olive and her broken harmonica...haha! :)

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  7. Those cookies look delicious! I've been needing a jacket, too. I'll have to check out Walmart! Thankfully it's looking like I won't need any maternity until at least after Christmas. I'll probably just continue to wear my regular coat unbuttoned with a warm scarf like I did with Lucy last year. No point spending tons of money on it!

    Mariah
    www.faithandfashionblog.blogspot.com

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  8. I love those jackets. I'm not sure sizing up will work for me, as this belly is growing by the minute! I might invest in a maternity coat. I do need some open cardigans that I can throw over a tank for an easy Saturday look. Olivia insisted on painting with real paint and carving a pumpkin Saturday. We should have combined like you! Glad y'all had a great Halloween!

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  9. Oh those sugar cookies have me drooling! I love the green jacket too. Marissa has one very similar (with a pink polka dot lining) that I often wish was my size :).

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  10. Those cookies look delish! I really dropped the ball with fall stuff this year. Painting pumpkins sounds way more fun than carving! Will add to the list next year!

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  11. Olive is so adorable! I love her cute little pumpkin that she painted. Those cookies and those apple nachos look so delicious. I hope she had fun trick or treating. Thanks for linking up to H54F!

    Della @ Della Devoted
    www.delladevoted.com

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