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Five Halloween Treat Ideas

Trick or Treat season is finally upon us!! We are so excited for all of the festivities to begin! We are hosting our annual Halloween party (with a whole new crowd this year!) and our favorite Halloween weekend brunch. I rounded up five of our favorite sweet treat ideas for those of you hosting or contributing to parties, or even better, just to make memories with your kiddos and deliver to your family, friends & neighbors!

Halloween Popcorn Bark // This is our favorite snack to make for every holiday, but it is MOST fun for Halloween because, candy eyeballs!!! This is super simple and funnnnn to make with little ones. On a huge sheet of tin foil, lay out pretzel sticks & chex rice cereal. Melt a tray of white almond bark, and drizzle half of it over the first layer of snacks. Then, layer on a bag of white popcorn (we use orville redenbacher tender white, the best popcorn ever!) onto the mixture while the bark is still wet, drizzle the second half of the tray on top, and sprinkle with toppings of your choice. Like candy eyeballs, sprinkles, candy corn, colored m&ms, chocolate chips, etc. Let the entire thing harden (maybe 15-20 minutes) and then break it apart into chunks to place in a bowl for serving. It is so yummy and SO addicting!!!

Mini Chocolate Bat Bites // Ok these are SO fun & easy, I know my girls would have a blast making these, definitely a fun project for kids of all ages!

Frozen Boo-Nana Pops // Love these for even the littlest kids, also a healthier option amidst all the sweets & treats of the season!!

Candy Coated Caramel Apples // The most fun way to use up leftover Halloween candy!

Movie Night Marshmallow Popcorn // We are big time popcorn lovers over here, if you can’t tell. This popcorn recipe is another tradition we do every year, usually right after Halloween, but it is good all season long!

I would love to hear your favorite treats & traditions, share any favorites below!! Hope you are all having the best October so far!! XO


Fall Family Photos

Happy Monday, friends! I apologize for the radio silence on the blog last week, we spent a few days in Chicago for a work event & celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary. Playing lots of catch up on the blog this week! πŸ˜‰ I am so excited to share our family photos that we had taken a few weekends ago, the sweetest Amanda Marie Bannister shot these at our house (probably the easiest ever shoot location when you have kids!) and we love how they turned out!! I already want to do them again as soon as every leaf in the city turns YELLOW!

Outfit Sources: Claire’s Sweatshirt // Claire’s Glitter Hair Clip // Ellie’s Striped Shirt // Ellie’s Skirt // Harper’s Shirt // Harper’s Corduroy Skirt // Harper’s BowΒ 

The girls personalities have been captured so well here, I love all of these little moments frozen in time! Thank you, Amanda for making this magic happen!!! Ok off to print a bunch of these & find a hundred other things to do to procrastinate unpacking. Hope you all have the best day ever!! XO


Friday Favorites

Hey hey, it’s the weekend!!! Fall weekends are pretty much the BEST ever, this weekend we are going to attempt to take the girls to the apple orchard & wrap up all of our Fall decorating. I also need to do coat inventory because midwest chilly is actually pretty dang cold and I don’t think we are prepared. But I love it and I’m excited for it and I will surely be eating my words in less than a month.

Moving on.

Friday favorites!! You guys wanted Friday faves back and I am here. for. it.

Let’s start with the BEST black jeans to ever grace this earth (or at least the mom bod), high waisted, stretchy, so comfy, I just love them! I normally don’t splurge on jeans, let’s be honest, I normally don’t even wear jeans, but these are so worth the money! Wearing one of my favorite basic long sleeve tees from american eagle.

Hocus Pocus fans, did you see this?! I also just found out it will be playing in movie theaters across the country this year. It’s already here in Kansas city so we areΒ going immediately.

Wine delivery!! I get IG messages about this all the time, I’ve mentioned it a few times before and it is the BEST. We have been subscribing to winc wine delivery for over a year, it’s so fun because you can try tons of good wines & always have some on hand to bring to dinner parties or give as a gift. I love it, I may never stop.

The perfect leopard pointy toe flat.

We love hosting game nights in the fall, one of our all time favorites (we play it every year on NYE) is Balderdash, it got a makeover recently and is even more fun than ever!!

If you love pumpkin flavored anything… or breakfast food, this recipe is for you.

And last butΒ  not least, in case you haven’t already bought everything, Anthropologie launched their holiday stuff this week, it is all SO good!!! Living for every single Fall day but always secretly excited for the holidays!

Happy weekend, friends! Hope it’s a good one! XO