Lazy Mama Halloween Treats

We have barreled into the season of tricks and treats and if you're anything like me, you've been swooning over your Pinterest board invisioning all the sweet treats that you're going to create with you and your boos.

But then shit....
You remember you have three parades this week, one dance class, 10 hour work days for four days, 5 hours of overtime, a dance class fundraiser, delivering for said fundraisers, amongst the the regular life shenanigans of bathing, grooming, and feeding like a regular functional person.

My head spins when I think of all the things that need to be done and the never ending to do and to buy list on constant rotation. So today, in honor of trying to be a 'fun mom', I picked up a few odds and ends to throw together some simple and fun Halloween treats for the kiddos.


Lazy Mama Halloween Treats 

Package of small sized unsalted pretzels
Package of regular sized marshmallows
Prepackaged and made Rice Krispie Treats
Green Candy Melts
Package of googly eye candy

Now focus in ladies and gents, because this where the shizz gets real...

- Follow instructions on package to melt candy melts
- When completely melted and smooth, dip assorted treats into green candy melts.
- Thickness of coverage if based on personal opinion or how sugared up you want your toddler
- Apply googly eyes with wreckless abandon
- Let melt and googly eyes cool and set

You're welcome busy and overwhelmed mamas.

Sure they might not make it on to the cover of any publication that Joanna Gaines puts out but it will put a smile on your littles face and isn't that what matters?

Simple can still be special.

Bloomsburg Fair

We try to hit up the fair every year and although Amaya is quite reserved on the usual basis, she was in all her glory at the fair this year. She walked around hand in hand with me, admiring the games and humongous stuffed animals, wanting to eat all the things (that's my girl!), and most of all wanting to play in the corn.

That is all she wanted to do since she walked in the gates to the fair and saw it set up in front of the livestock buildings. Even with all the bells and whistles that the fair brings, she was most content and excited for the most simplest activity there.

If only everyone could still see the world through the eyes of a child and enjoy the simplest pleasures of life.

I wasn't going to spend half of my life savings on fraudulent fair games, but we did play two games, one where we literally picked up a duck that said winner for her purple sword and a balloon game where anyone under the age of nine won a prize. That one was her favorite since she won a Shopkins apple plush.

This is the face of a girl who has her prizes and wants to hit up the corn bin ASAP. 

We look forward to this every year and I'm so happy that she's coming to an age where she is throughly enjoying activities that we go on.

All hail, Amaya the corn queen.

October | A Look Back

Happy First Day of October everyone!

We may have missed the first day of fall post but it's now October and I feel like we're in the midst of all things fall around us. The weather is finally dying down from the last week of our humidity filled summer and we're enjoying the current sweater weather and crisper temps that have been gracing us.

Some may be sad to see to see summer go but I warmly welcome all things autumn and can't wait to embark the flurry of fall activities ahead of us.

So until our plans come into fall fruition, here is how we enjoyed it last year.

How did my petite pumpkin get so big in the last 365 days?
Sometimes you don't really see how they've grown but looking back at the pictures from her last fall, well they are giving me all the feels.

I feel like she still had many more hints of baby left but this year she is turning into full fledged little girl. Be still my heart. I think this year will be lots more fun to experience with her and her new found independence.

What are your favorite October activities to do?
I feel like there will be lots of baking, pumpkin patches, and corun stalks in our future.