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Halloween Inspiration: Minecraft

Hello my name is Lacy and I am the mother of a Minecraft Maniac. Yes my life revolves around small blocks that can be turned in to things. Yes Diamond Armor means something in my household. No I have not seen ANY costumes that will satisfy, no I am NOT a huge DIY fanatic. But yes, I will be making the costume. Say it with me now, “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING!”

But thank goodness I am the queen of the internet. I found someone who DOES know what they are doing. And I am going to share that with YOU!

Thank you to the Mommy Mafia for helping and inept and over-promising mommy like me create a costume that will satisfy my kid. Mommy Mafia has an awesome tutorial for this awesome Diamond Armor Minecraft Steve costume. This is the BEST thing I have seen in months o looking for something to dress my kid in this halloween. I LOVE it. I cannot tell you how much I love it. Even my KID LOVES IT. That should tell you how much I love it.

The tutorial is so perfect and not that difficult to duplicate. So if you have a Minecraft maniac in your household I highly suggest checking out this tutorial. You will be glad you did. Check it out now, and be sure to check out all the other cool things that go on over at the Mommy Mafia. Or you may end up swimming with the fishes.

Spooky Cookies: Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies

It is officially October which means that I can officially post Halloween ideas without angering other people. Yes, my favorite holidays are Christmas, Halloween, and Easter. Yes, those holidays last longer than just one month in my house. Yes, I decorate, and yes my Halloween decorations have been up for three weeks already. No, I will not apologize for it. Now that the rest of the world has caught up we can begin celebrating in earnest.

First on the agenda is food. Because food is life, and treats are the best. We do a lot of baking in the fall and winter. It all starts during the Halloween season. My kids and I just did a whole batch of Star Wars Sugar Cookies to share with the kindergarten class. But next on my agenda is Halloween cookies. Since we just did roll out sugar cookies I am not so sure I want to spend my day rolling out, cutting, and decorating again so soon. But I do want some fun Halloween treats on hand. So after doing a little looking, I found something that will be simple to make, be fun, look great, and give me that sweet treat I am looking for.

Spooky Cookies

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies are the way to go this year. This amazing little recipe and tutorial from Tastes Better From Scratch is perfect for the spooky season. Lauren from Tastes Better From Scratch has a great and simple recipe that will knock your socks off. Sometimes we make the mistake of trying to impress at holiday time with fantastic out of this world recipes, meals, desserts, and decor. But with so much going on in my life I discovered it is best to do what I enjoy, make myself happy, and just live my best life possible. So I make treats because I want them, and I decorate them because I want something fun to brighten my day. But, I know my limits, and with so much going on right now this fun and simple dessert is right up my alley. So thank you, Lauren, for reminding me that simple is great!

Head on over to  Tastes Better From Scratch to get the full recipe and tutorial now. And check out some of Lauren’s other great ideas when you are there. You will not be disappointed.

Halloween Traditions: McDonald’s Buckets

I know it sounds crazy, who would want to admit they take their kids to McDonald’s every year at the same time? In this crazy organic, gluten, and dairy free world what mother would admit to taking their kids for fast food? This one! Hear me out, its a treat, its childhood, its FUN!

My parents never took us for fast-food. There were too many of us and it was expensive. But on vacation and during October and December we got to go. Every year McDonald’s does a special Halloween bucket, and every holiday season they do some fun holiday toy or decoration for Christmas. This was a big deal for us. We still have those decorations on my parents tree. Those Halloween buckets were what we took to special events that Halloween at school, friends houses, etc. They were just the right size to fill with candy (not too much candy but not too little!)

I always treasured that time with my parents. So yes, every Halloween I take my kids to McDonald’s. This year they got come fun Charlie Brown themed buckets. They enjoyed decorating them together while they ate their nuggets and fries. And you know what? I loved hearing them giggle, watching them snack, and enjoying their time together for once without hearing the usual “he’s touching me!”

two McDonald's buckets McDonald's buckets

What special traditions do you have with your kiddos?