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Halloween Kid-Made Sweet Treats

Looking for some simple and easy snacks to make with your kiddos this Halloween? These could not be easier or more fun!

Spider Cookies
- Chocolate sandwich cookies (would be really cool with the Halloween themed Oreos!)
- Red licorice candy (we used peel and pull Twizzlers)
- Candy dots (or some other circle shaped candy, like M&Ms, Skittles, Nerds)
- Frosting

To assemble: Cut your licorice candy into smaller pieces for the "legs." Pull apart the sandwich cookie. Insert 4 "legs" on each side and put the cookie back together. (You can use a dab of frosting to make them stick if needed.) Spread frosting onto the back of the candy dots and stick them on top of the cookie. (My kiddos kind of just smushed the frosting on top of the cookies but if you wanted to make it more neat you could!)

Monster Teeth
- Mini marshmallows
- Peanut butter (or whatever nut butter you prefer)
- Apples, sliced

To assemble: Slice your apples lengthwise to make long pieces. Apply peanut butter to one slice. Stick approximately 5-6 mini marshmallows in a row on top of the peanut butter for the "teeth." (They can be as straight or as crazy as you'd like!) Then apply peanut butter to another slice of apple and squish it down on top of the marshmallows.

Easy & Cute Pregnant Pumpkin Halloween Costume

If you are pregnant this Halloween and looking for an easy and cute costume, I've got you covered! I did this a few years ago and it was so simple. (Which was great since I was exhausted!)

First things first: your supplies. You will need:

- an orange t-shirt
- a pencil
- a permanent marker, like a Sharpie
- a large book, piece of cardboard, or something else big & flat

After getting these items, you are simply going to sketch a very basic pumpkin face onto the shirt with your pencil. Since I'm not the world's best artist, I Googled "jack 'o lantern outlines" and found a TON. has some great ones. I printed one out and used it as a guide. I got a large, flat book and stuck it inside my shirt to keep it nice and smooth while drawing.

After sketching out the outline, I simply filled it in with my black marker. I let it dry for a few hours and then voila! I added a pair of black leggings and flats and voila, my costume was complete. It was quick, easy, and I actually got quite a few compliments on it!

If you end up using this idea, please share your pictures in the comments!

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2004 (on and off)

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(Auguries of Innocence was my old blog and all my old posts can still be seen there.)
My blog is called Wonderfully Chaotic and in it I write about parenting, childbirth, my kids & husband, our extended family, my new adventures in homeschooling and pretty much just life in general. :) I also post occasional reviews, giveaways & recipes.

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At 10:01am on July 12, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

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At 5:03pm on July 14, 2011, the third boob said…
we (chach + nellie) started a blog & would love for you to check us out and hopefully get a giggle & some answers to "why is this blog called the third boob"?! (
if you find the story amusing enough to follow us or tell people about we would be forever grateful.
At 4:07pm on November 10, 2010, Robyn said…
Thanks for the friendship... I just check out your blog & I love it. I'm a follower now, hope you'll check out mine as well. Have a fabulous day! :)
At 12:41am on August 21, 2010, Cynthia Helwig-Putorti said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 3:58pm on July 26, 2010, Mommy Dearest said…
Thanks for the friendship! May God bless you and yours! When you get a free moment, please bless my site with a visit and be blessed in return!

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At 1:46pm on May 24, 2010, Danielle Shellhorn said…
Hey Shay! I am Danielle and wanted to let you know I also living in Terre Haute!! I am now following your blog and following you on Twitter. Please visit
At 11:01pm on March 9, 2010, Scarlet Paolicchi said…
Cool that you are into natural childbirth. I had both my kids at home with a midwife. It was perfect for me!
You are probably aware that one way links are more valuable in search engine eyes, than reciprocal links. I would like to propose that you add my blog (text link or grab my button)
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At 4:44pm on March 8, 2010, Surviving Little People said…
I love the name of your blog. My blog name is Surviving Little People but I sign my comments and posts as Fabulously Chaotic. So when I saw the name of your blog I just had to check it out.
At 4:56pm on February 19, 2010, Alexandra Jones said…
checked out your blog today and love it! following you now. found you on the natural birth group :)
At 6:08pm on February 15, 2010, Dagmar Bleasdale said…
Hi Shay, thank you for your kind comment :)

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