Eeeek! Spiders In The House…

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Eeek! Spiders on my house! With Halloween fast approaching and Hurricane Sandy on its way, our children have been asking us to share all sorts of spooky stories with them. Not wanting to scare them too much (they are still pretty little), we try to keep our stories limited to the creepy and crawly kind!… 

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Gabrielsen’s Country Farm, Jamesport, NY

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Sometimes, however un-Long island it may seem, we’re just not in the mood to traipse through another pumpkin patch. This is where Gabrielsen’s Country Farm, in Jamesport, NY comes into play. It was exactly what we were looking for – it had a solid 11-acre cornmaze, some adorably clean barnyard animals, a great musician, unlimited hay rides through the “creepy forest”, a sensory corn crib, a bounce house, and…no “pick your own” pumpkin crowds. In my kids’ eyes, it was perfect. In our eyes, it was an ideal way to let them run free and inhale the fall air and all of its goodness.

Easy Peasy Halloween Treat: Ghost Cupcakes

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Over Columbus Day weekend, my husband and I hosted his extended family over at our house for an annual Regan Family Get Together. While I was making some Mini Triple-Treat Cupcakes for our guests, I spied a lonely box of cake mix in the pantry.   I had just finished reading the October issue of… 

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Halloween Kids Craft: Fun with Funkins!

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I have a secret. And it’s not an Eco-friendly secret. I’m almost afraid to say it out loud because all of my Eco-conscious readers are going to yell at me for it. But,I believe in telling the truth, so I will confess. I have a serious addiction to…FUNKINS!!! There. I admitted it, and I will not be silenced any longer!

Mini Triple-Treat Cupcakes

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This Mini Triple-Treat Cupcakes recipe should be kept on hand for any holiday that leaves you with an excess of candy afterwards – think Halloween, Christmas, and Easter too! Just swap out the candy corns for something appropriately festive.

Batty Party Favors

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This will be the first Halloween in over 5 years that my sister and I will not be spending together. Boo…hoo. I couldn’t bare the thought of not seeing my sister’s little munchkins dressed up in all their costumed glory. So, we decided a pre-Halloween party was in order!

Chewy Caramel Mystery Cookies

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Unfortunately, our family’s enthusiasm for Halloween often leaves us with lots of leftover Halloween candy. I hate wasting it, so I’m always trying to find new ways to use it up. So when I came across a version of this recipe in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food Magazine the other day, I just had to test it out. Her original version is buttery-sweet with lots of caramel inside. The best part of this recipe is that you can use whatever candy bars you happen to have leftover – which means you can have endless varieties of this one recipe.
Chewy Caramel Mystery Cookies, Leftover Candy, www.weknowstuff.us.com

October’s Etsy Artisan Giveaway: Yours Is The Earth, by Allie Peach & Jamie Wyckoff

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Now that the kids are back to school, I've finally had a chance to start fleshing out my to-do list of projects around the house. With our bathroom finally finished (pictures coming soon), I am now focusing on our kitchen. It's definetely in need of a gut job, but I just can't fathom having contractors… 

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