My very first Halloween memory is from around 3-years-old, when my mom took the clothes off a giant doll and dressed me as Raggedy Ann. We went around the neighborhood trick-or-treating and when one house turned off its lights and wasn't quite in the Halloween spirit, my mom picked me up, handed me a bar … Continue reading Making Happy Halloween Memories
Last weekend I grabbed a friend, we loaded up the kids, and took a road trip to Gainesville to check out the 15th Annual Florida Bat Festival at the Lubee Bat Conservancy. I've been seeing ads for this bat festival for a few years and always wanted to go. I'm a fan of bats. They're … Continue reading Florida Bat Festival at Lubee Bat Conservancy
It's the time of year when most conversations will veer toward Halloween costumes at some point and the popular inquiry of what you and your child will be for Halloween. Since I have been known to dress up elaborately from time-to-time, I get asked this question a lot, usually with the expectation that I will … Continue reading What Are You Going to be for Halloween?
I had an eventful week that left me a little sore afterwards! One minute I'm hanging upside at Circus Yoga and then next I'm jumping in the biggest ball pit I've ever been in while navigating a Ninja Warrior course. I also survived a full-moon Friday the 13th, added a neat mermaid skeleton to my … Continue reading Keane Interest: Circus Yoga, Urban Air, Halloween Decor and Tablift
I love saving the seeds after carving pumpkins and then roasting them. This year they turned out the best ever! I've been snacking on them all week. I'm ready to run out and get more pumpkins just so I can do it all over again and try different flavors! The secret to making them come … Continue reading The Secret to My Best Roast Pumpkin Seed Recipe
This week I feel like I had a ton of stuff planned, cancelled on some it, got a lot of other "stuff" done, but still felt like I did nothing. I mostly caught up on blog stuff and posted a new video on YouTube for the Short Story Book Club. Week in Review - Oct. … Continue reading Week in Review – Everything, Nothing and a Book Club
One of my must-do Halloween activities is carving pumpkins. I love visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out just the right one! I usually go for a medium size one with a good area to put on a "face." I also like to use a pumpkin carving tool kit that at least has a scooper, … Continue reading It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!
I have always loved Halloween night. I still remember the thrill of getting dressed up and running around the neighborhood in the dark. There would be kids running everywhere, house to house, demanding candy. There was such excitement and fun in the air. Then I got older and didn't get to trick-or-treat anymore. To be … Continue reading Never Too Old for Halloween