Crisped whispers from the leaves above remind me that it's a SoCal fall. Gone before you know it. Some of the leaves hold on to genetic memories and defiantly turn red, but most of them have given up, yellowed and rustled a goodbye to their mates as they float down.
Take two of your favorite things, upcycling and decorating, and put them together, for a perfectly eco-friendly Halloween!
I've been celebrating Halloween with kids for about a decade now, and as a result, I've got a few Halloween hacks to share.
Halloween decorations don't have to be tacky plastic skeletons draped in gauze or garish jack-o-lanterns -- you can up your Halloween decor game by adding some chic to your spooky decorations.
Instead of breaking out the carving tools this year, check out these awesome ideas for real or faux pumpkin design from people who have no-carve decor down to a science.
Dr. Radley's Nightmare Machine inadvertently came to my attention, and, once there, it was hard for me to put it out of my mind.
What kind of mom am I that shops for costumes online? And who always has to pay extra shipping to get them in time? And what kind of mom tries to control what her kids wear? Don't I know before the photo opp the costumes will just tear?
I try to love Halloween as much as the next parent, but I admit to having my limits when it comes to embracing this kid frenzy of overdone costumes and too much candy. Here are five ways I won't be celebrating the holiday this year, no matter how much my kids beg me.
It is the day a teenager can dress up in her underwear (um, costume) and leave the house because after all, it is Halloween. It is the day a little boy who isn't allowed to play with toy guns can walk around with a hatchet in hand and blood dripping down his face because it is Halloween.
Adults are ready to pay for their children's costumes $1.4 billion, while lavishing their pets with outfits that factor in for $330 million.
Getting creative with pumpkins is both fun and a great way to practice mindfulness... and you just may end up with some unique gifts and seasonal décor that will transform your home into a fall oasis.
Crime writers have to look unflinchingly at the most gruesome aspects of humanity on a daily basis, so what do they do on their off-hours? In my case...
It's time to start thinking about the necessities you or your little goblins will be needing.
One of my favorite projects for Halloween is crafting a table full of miniature paper baskets.
From boys in puffed-up Iron Man garb to girls lost in reams of Little Mermaid organza, the marketing machine that stocks the Halloween sections in drug and department stores seems to have sucked all the creativity out of a holiday that begs for imagination -- not shopping.
With a little creativity, you can save money and spend more time creating lifelong memories while teaching valuable lessons to your children.