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Halloween Care Package

August 28, 2017
Halloween Care Package

Boo! Scared ya didn’t I? Don’t worry, that will be the only scary moment in this blog post. Because let’s be honest, my new Halloween care package is way too cute to be scary!

If you know me at all, you know that I love a good pun and when I started brainstorming my Halloween care package, I kept coming back to this one. Now that it’s all done, I’m so happy that I went with it! It’s cute, a little romantic and perfect for Halloween.

Halloween Care Package Flaps

I opted to alternate colors for the flaps to really drive home the Halloween theme. Plus I think the cut out pieces really stand out against their background color.  The flaps play off the bottom paper very well and make the whole thing come together.

But as much as I love the overall look of the box, there is one element that I love above and beyond the rest. I bet you can’t guess.

Oh. You guessed the sparkly cutouts. Well yes, that is my favorite part. But can you really blame me? There’s something about a Halloween care package that screams for glitter. Of course, I’d argue that every care package needs a touch of glitter.

Halloween Care Package

My Halloween care package is available for sale in my Etsy shop. As always, it ships for free and 10% of each sale is donated to an organization that supports military families.


Happy Halloweenie!

October 31, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone! Since today is all about the kiddos and the candy, I’ve let B and Ruger take over control of the blog today! Hopefully it’s still standing when I get back tomorrow! 

Hey bloggy peeps! It’s B and Ruger back together. Well technically this is our first blog post together, but you get the idea. Our mom asked us to talk about Halloween and show off our costumes, but we both think that’s a little lame.

But our mom has final say because she’s the grown-up and controls access to our food, so happy Halloweenie everyone! Aren’t our costumes great?!


We were supposed to be a banana (B) and a monkey (Ruger), but Mom took too long got busy and the store was sold out of bananas by the time she went shopping. So a shark and a crab it was! Don’t worry, our faces may say that we hate our costumes, but we just really hate having our picture taken…in our costumes.


We can’t wait to wear our costumes when trick-or-treaters come to the door, although B will likely pretend he can’t walk and just bark from the couch. Ruger is probably going to try and join the kids, even though he’s supposed to stay in the house and isn’t allowed to have candy.

We hope that you all have a great Halloweenie and get lots of candy! Don’t forget to give your four-legged family members some!

Oh. Mom says you cannot do that. Candy would make us sick. Give us a piece of cheese instead.


7 Non-Candy Halloween Treats

October 17, 2016
7 Non-Candy Halloween Treats

We’re just a few weeks away from a yearly rite of passage for children: the annual sugar crash that comes the day after Halloween. You know what I’m talking about-stomachs hurt, moods are a little on the grumpy side and folks are way over tired from a much delayed bedtime.  I’ve never been much for the candy overload that takes place on Halloween so this year I thought I would give out non-candy Halloween treats, but wasn’t sure how easy it would be to pull off.

Y’all. It’s super easy to pull off!

A quick Google search for a few of my ideas brought tons of results and all very reasonably priced. I was genuinely surprised to see that I could actually spend less than I would on candy! Plus, these would be ok for any child to have, even those (of us) with food allergies.  I’ve added links and prices below to help you get started!

7 Non-Candy Halloween Treats

  1. Halloween erasers/pencils – I love this 720 piece eraser assortment for less than $15. Odds are you’d have enough for multiple years of trick or treating.
  2. Halloween jewelry – you know those plastic spider rings you find and then can’t remember where you got them? Well I found them! You can get 144 plain black plastic ones, multi-colored ones or even glow in the dark ones all for less than $6 per bag.
  3. Halloween stickers – these smile face monsters are so stinking cute that I want some! Now this requires a little bit of work because you’d have to cut them into individual pieces, but when you’re only spending $2.50 on 100 stickers, that doesn’t seem so bad.
  4. Halloween trinkets – these Halloween prickly balls are a little more expensive than earlier options ($8 for 36), but depending on how many you need, they could be really fun!
  5. Halloween activity pads – 12 booklets for $1 sounds pretty good to me, especially when they will be entertaining for a tad longer than a bag of M&M’s.
  6. Mini Play-Doh – this is the most expensive option I’ve shared so far, but you can find fairly good deals on bulk orders (check here for a pack of 24 for $20). This may not be as popular with older kids, but the little ones would love it!
  7. Mini race cars – Another fun option that isn’t necessarily Halloween-themed, but still comes in monster-colors, I really like these mini cars ($10 for 12).

You could very easily do a mix of multiple non-candy items and let trick-or-treaters choose! You may be able to find similar items in local stores, but in terms of bulk purchases, I think online shopping is the way to go. Just make sure you factor in enough time for shipping!

Would you give out non-candy Halloween treats this year? If so, which is your favorite suggestion?

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway! You could buy a lot of non-candy Halloween treats with $25!

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Care Packages

Mini Halloween Care Package

October 14, 2016
Mini Halloween Care Package

Dear readers, by the time you read this, my little family will be deep in the woods in the midst of a three-day camping trip. I enjoyed my first camping experience, but it’s kind of different when you’re only 15 minutes from home. We’re going to be hours from home this time, but I think I can handle it. Wish me luck!

But never fear! I have not let my outdoorsy adventures keep me from sharing something awesome today: my $15 mini Halloween care package! I wanted to put something together for A, but knew I wouldn’t be able to send an entire box just yet.  So I came up with the idea of a mini Halloween care package to pack with him and knew just where to go…Target.

Seriously, their $1 section is the bombdotcom. In addition to a lot of my fall decor, I found everything I needed for this mini Halloween care package in the greatest section of all time. While I originally planned to use a small box, the black and orange bag was just too cute to pass up.

mini Halloween care package

I had to think small when it came to the bag’s contents so that everything fit (and it did, but just barely), but I wanted to pick things that A would actually like.  Since we operate in a no-nut environment, I wanted to pack as many of his favorite treats in there as I could. With the Nutella, Reese’s Cups and M&M’s, I think I was successful.

The random Halloween tissues were so cute and eventually everyone needs a tissue. At only $1, in the basket they went.  I topped the bag off with a little bit of fake spiderweb and plastic spider or two, you know, in the spirit of the season. Hopefully it brightens his day a little bit when he opens it.

mini Halloween care package

Now, I’m sharing my love of Target with you all! Enter below for your chance to win a $25 Target gift card and stock up on all the things! The giveaway will end next Friday so best of luck!

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Happy Halloweenie!

October 30, 2015

Hey there blog homies, it’s B again! I finally talked my way into getting another shot at being a famous dog blogger. Apparently, I’m not always the most reasonable guest writer to work with…something about sleeping too much, barely getting my post in on time and then hogging the bed. I don’t know. It all sounds like a whole lot of sour grapes if you ask me.

With tomorrow being Halloween (or as I like to call it “attack of the small creatures intent on harming me and my family so I will bark nonstop to frighten them”), I thought I would share my Halloween costume with you all! I’m pretty psyched about this one…you could almost say it’s so hot, it might as well be on fire.

Right?! How awesome is that?! And don’t let my face fool you; I really do love this costume. I’m just working on my moody model face. And pouting because my mom wouldn’t let me eat that funny looking ball.

My mom likes to take advantage of my natural body shape when she picks out my costumes. I appreciate that. There’s nothing worse than trying to fit a square peg into a round hole…or a wiener dog into a cropped shirt. Let me tell you…it’s not pretty.

I’ve gotten a lot better about wearing my Halloween costumes. The first time I got one, I pretended I didn’t know how to walk anymore and would just stand there. And then, my friend T thought it was funny to try and eat my antennae! Not cool!

Last year, I was much happier with mom’s choice. It was all cushiony on the sides…like my own personal wiener dog body pillow. It must have been a really funny costume because everywhere we went, people kept laughing and saying stuff to my mom.

And this year? This year, you can just call me the fireman, because I’m going around town putting out old flames.

That was a joke about a country song. I told my mom it wouldn’t work, but she was insistent. I’m sorry. One of these days, she’ll listen to me and we’ll both be happy. It’s a good thing she knows where the food is hidden.

Until next time, happy Halloween-ie!

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