Saturday, September 23, 2017

Halloween Costumes, Features, and Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party

Hi.  It's a cool Saturday here in Nevada--I took blankets to the grandkids' soccer games today.  One thing I don't like is to be cold!

So glad that you could join us for Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party today!  Always a treat to see what everyone has been up to!

Here is what Two Chicks and a Mom was up to this week:

Oriental Trading was good enough to provide Staci and her little family with Star Wars costumes for Halloween!  You can read about that HERE.

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All Features will be pinned to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board. We would love for you to pin the features, too. Please pin from the original source!
If you have an Etsy shop (or even if you don't) Over the Apple Tree has these cute and clever Packaging Ideas! 
Etsy Packaging Idea, Over The Apple Tree

Nana's Salisbury Steak looks pretty tasty so head over to The Best of Long Island and Central Florida and get that recipe!
Liz at Howling at the Moon has the perfect crocheted item for Halloween--Frankenstein ! (Or Frah-ken-steen if you have seen "Young Frankenstein" lol).

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Junky Pumpkins--even the name is cute!  See what Duct Tape and Denim is up to!
Finished jello mold junk pumpkins |

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall, Halloween, and Funtastic Friday 144

Hello and you are just in time for the party!  So glad that you could stop by!  
This week I am sharing a few Halloween and Fall-related posts from last week, as well as my "chosen" feature (below). **I don't know why but my picmonkey was not cooperating so just adding the photos one at a time**


Bird's Party --Halloween Party Ideas
Ad Lib Mom--Fall Printables
Somewhat Simple--Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

So awesome!

Onto the party!

stinky dresser makeover: The AFTER
Fetor to Fetching @ Everything Karupped
Sherry and Cristy's favorites Sherry's favorite - Pallet Pumpkins - Fall is Here! @ The Apple Street Cottage Cristy's favorite - Hot Spiced Cider @ Marilyn's Treats Angie and Heidi's favorites Angie's favorite - Fetor to Fetching @ Everything Karupped Heidi's favorite - Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal @ Cooking on the Front Burner Lacie and Debra's favorites Lacie's favorite - Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts @ Delightful E Made Debra's favorite - Pumpkin Gingerbread Truffles @ Play Dates to Parties Liz and Donna's favorites Liz's favorite - Sloppy Joe Nachos Recipe @ Home Cooking Memories Donna's favorite - No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Homemade Chewy Granola Bars @ Mainly Homemade

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Welcome to our link party!  This week will bring the start of the Fall season and, from the looks of our weather, time to bundle up!  Yes, I did have on my flip flops today but the nights are cooling down quite a bit.  I suppose it is time.....

What have you been up to lately?  Make sure you share with us below!

This week Staci shares a Halloween post.  Oriental Trading was good enough to send costumes for Staci, Jon, and Parker.  You can check it out HERE.


OUR SIMPLE HOMESTEAD   has a delicious recipe for Apple Pie with Crumble Topping.  Must try!
Apple Crumb Pie 

Leanna at Faeries and Fauna shares ideas for Elegant Fall Decor Tutorials.   So lovely!

Wife, Mommy, Me shares a fun printable Fall Scavenger Hunt List. 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Our Halloween Costumes - Oriental Trading

We were provided the following items by Oriental Trading in return for this blog post.  All 
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Hey everyone!  

It's almost the funnest and happiest time of the year!  HallowThanksMas! At our house we already have our Halloween costumes and couldn't be more excited to wear them when we won't get weird looks for going out and about in them!  Oriental Trading had our backs this year with some great and fun costumes.  It was a perfect fit for our family who loves Star Wars!

Parker (who absolutely steals the show in these pictures), will be R2D2 this year and we honestly cannot resist his cuteness when he's wearing it.  He's wearing a 12-24 months (he's 15 months) and it fits loosely which is perfect because he does a lot of running around!  Then of course there is the cute little cap it comes with.  He may not be old enough to understand what we are doing but everyone gets to say "aw" when they see him in it!  If you are interested in getting this costume for your little one, check it out here: R2D2 Halloween Costume for Toddler

Jon is dressing up as a storm trooper!  He got some fun looks rolling around with his helmet on and we had some good laughs.  His costume is a Large (he's 5'11 and 180 lbs.).  He said it was a comfortable fit but the material also made it easy to move around.  If you're interested you can check this out here:  Men's Deluxe Star Wars Stormtrooper Costume

As for me, I'm going as Princess Leia!  My main reason for going as her is I'm about 6 months pregnant now so I'll be even bigger at Halloween and this outfit is so comfy and will gladly go over my growing belly.  I also am wearing a Large (I'm 5'7 and pregnant so weight doesn't matter haha).  The wig is the most fun part of course!  It looks just like hers.  This also comes with the belt that you just tie on.  You can find this here: Women's Adult's Princess Leia Costume

We had a lot of fun wearing these (even in September) and can't wait to wear them again at Halloween!  Oriental Trading has a lot of other Star Wars costumes and other movies, tv shows, or whatever else your kid might want to dress up as!  So click on that link above and go check them all out!  Let us know in our comments what you are planning on going as!

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