Tag: Halloween

Grapenstein‏: Halloween Craft and Healthy Snack

| October 12, 2015 | 11 Comments
Grapenstein‏: Halloween Craft and Healthy Snack

    Grapenstein‏: Halloween Craft & Healthy Snack   Halloween is such a fun time for kids of all ages! The long awaited day to dress up as your favourite television or movie actor, childhood character, or one you simply made up has finally arrived! Some character costumes are time consuming to make, while others […]

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Spooktacular Halloween Bowlathon For CHEO Cardiac Kids!

| September 28, 2015 | 3 Comments
Spooktacular Halloween Bowlathon For CHEO Cardiac Kids!

Are you looking for a fun family fundraiser? It’s never too early or too late to teach your kids about the value in giving back and how to have fun while helping others. Since 2002, The Cardiology Department at The Children’s Hospital Of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has taken special care of my daughters’ hearts. I […]

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in Mason Jars

| September 25, 2015 | 11 Comments
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in Mason Jars

  Pumpkins make delicious fall recipes! They are even better when it’s so easy to prepare and made ready to serve in a Mason jar. This recipe is ideal for a special dessert served with whipped cream to friends or your family members. Enjoy! No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in Mason Jars Ingredients:  Package of Graham Crackers1/2 cup cold whole […]

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Caramel Apple with M&M Recipe

| September 11, 2015 | 14 Comments
Caramel Apple with M&M Recipe

  Just in time for apple season!  You can pick you own apples at any of Ottawa’s orchards and make the Caramel Apples with M&M recipe with your family when you get back home. They also make a delicious treat for Halloween. Your kids will love them!  This recipe will require a candy thermometer.  Enjoy! What is […]

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Scary Stuff

| November 12, 2014 | 8 Comments
Scary Stuff

So, we just had Halloween. A time when people have fun with ghosts and zombies and all things frightening. Since we’re on the topic of things that are frightening, let me tell you a tale. I love taking pictures of the kids, and am delighted that today’s smart phones means I always have a camera […]

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Halloween Costume Score!

| October 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
Halloween Costume Score!

If you saw my post about pumpkin carving Halloween traditions, you know that my husband and I are big Halloween fans. We are also creative people. But not creative enough in some areas. I dream about designing and sewing my daughter a fabulous Halloween costume. But alas, my sewing machine sits in a closet gathering […]

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Take the Real Horror out of Halloween

| October 30, 2013 | 3 Comments
Take the Real Horror out of Halloween

Many Canadian kids are thrilled by the make-believe horrors of Halloween.  Dreadful as it seems, my sons actually enjoy the severed limbs hanging from trees in our neighborhood. But it’s chilling to think that most of our Halloween treats have real-life nightmares in their supply chains. I recently watched the BBC documentary Chocolate – The […]

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The GLAD Gruesome Challenge: A Ghoultastic Experiment

| October 29, 2013 | 7 Comments
The GLAD Gruesome Challenge: A Ghoultastic Experiment

Composting.  It’s a messy, yet necessary procedure in our home that, we in our family, cuts down the waste that finds its way to landfills and helps our environment.  That was why, when asked to take part in the GLAD® Gruesome Challenge, I jumped all over it! What is the GLAD® Gruesome Challenge?  Well, my […]

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Family Traditions – The Halloween Edition!

| October 28, 2013 | 12 Comments
Family Traditions – The Halloween Edition!

Most families who participate in Halloween decide to carve pumpkins and showcase them on October 31st. My husband takes it to the next level – simple jack-o-lantern faces won’t do for him.  Around 2007, he brought up the idea of using stencils (you can find them online or create your own) to do our pumpkins. […]

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