What to Do with Extra Halloween Candy

What to do with extra Halloween candy - Organized 31

Did you over buy Halloween candy this year?  Did your kids come home with the mother of all candy hauls?  Do you just not want all that extra candy laying around in your house?  Are you wondering what to do with extra Halloween candy?  Here are 15 ideas to help you out. 1.  Save it for advent […]

Thank Our Veterans Free Printable

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #RunWithGlory Quick quiz.  When’s Veterans Day?  It’s on November 11 each year.  As 1 of 10 veterans in 2 generations of […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #73

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Have a happy and safe Halloween tomorrow. As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at […]

Easy DIY Notepad

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I enjoy sharing a small gift with a friend or family member to let them know I’m thinking of them.  With this being breast cancer awareness month, I have girl power on the brain and wanted to share an easy DIY notepad with a couple of my girlfriends to let them know I care about them. […]

Encourage Healthy Dental Habits

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I recently shared with you that having good dental hygiene is a big deal in our family.  Five out of 5 of us in our family have had braces.   Four […]

How to Fold Socks

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If you’ve ever gone through military boot camp, you’ve learned that there is only 1 correct way to fold socks.  While that is true at boot camp, in real life there are at least 4 different ways I can show you how to fold socks.  I use different folding techniques depending on the size and […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #72

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As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

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This post is sponsored by Hillshire Brands and Mom It Forward.  Although I received compensation, all opinions are my own. One of the best things about moving around with the military is sampling food in different parts of the country and the world.  While stationed in the South, I learned that I really, really like […]

Peanut Free Halloween Treats

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Today I’m sharing how my family organizes our Halloween candy over at Ask Anna (come visit me there).  Several years ago we had friends with children who had peanut allergies.  I learned how complicated and disappointing Halloween can be for children with peanut allergies.  It also occurred to me that much of the candy I have […]

Scrap Buster Mummy Treats

Scrap Buster Mummy Treats - Organized 31

As I’m crafting and getting ready for Halloween this year, I keep coming back to mummys.  Not sure why, but it may be those googly eyes (googly eyes are just too fun).  My friend, J., and I whipped these adorable scrap buster mummy treats  at our last crafting date using my stash of paper scraps.  I’m […]

Upcycled Halloween Kids Craft

Upcycled Halloween Kids Craft - Organized 31

If you’ve been around Organized 31 long, you know I have an addiction to using recycled items in crafts.  I was emptying a can the other day, about to throw it in the recycling bin, when bing! I had an afternoon craft to make with my son.  This upcycled Halloween kids craft can be used to hold candy […]

Now Is the Time for Daytona Beach

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I had to wear a sweater and heavy coat last week and I didn’t like it. I’m not ready for cold weather, but I am ready for a warm, fun […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #71

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As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Road Trip Snacks To Go

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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Just last weekend I was able to go visit my “baby” at college.  It was an unexpected trip thanks to my friend, M., for twisting […]

Tie-Dye Casual Fall Fashion

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Tell me I’m not the only one that misses bright summer colors when we move into fall fashion.  I find bright summery tie-dyed colors happy and energizing and happy. Did I say that they make me happy, especially on a dreary fall day?  My daughter and I spruced up a plain old shirt and made it […]

Easy Duct Tape Halloween Skull Decoration

Easy Duct Tape Halloween Skull Decoration

I have never liked scary or creepy Halloween decorations.  I prefer funny or cute decorations.  My son, however, thinks scary (not super scary, but more than mom likes) is cool.  As he’s gotten older, I’ve felt a little guilty that we don’t have any scary Halloween decorations.  My compromise was to make this easy duct tape […]

DIY Mummy Candy Bar Wrapper

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Now that my kiddos are older and I don’t get to make Halloween costumes anymore, so I channel my Halloween creativity into crafts and treats.  This diy mummy candy bar wrapper is easy and so adorable.  They’d make great party favors or a fun craft to make with kids.  You’ll need a flat candy bar […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #70

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As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

College Care Package – Personal Care Items Edition

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This post is sponsored by WaterWipes and Mommy Bag Marketing.  Although I received product and financial compensation, all opinions are entirely my own. #WaterWipes It’s been over 2 weeks since I sent my oldest baby her first care package of her first year at college.  In an effort to keep busy and not think too much […]

Deviled Egg Eyeballs

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What is it about Halloween that makes eating creepy looking food fun?  Our current neighborhood throws a Halloween block party. It’s so fun to get together and see all the kids’ (and adults’) costumes, eat and visit with each other before the real fun of trick or treating begins.  Last year my kids asked me […]

Peanut Free Halloween Treat Envelope

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We have several children in our neighborhood with peanut allergies.  The joy of trick-or-treating is not the same for them or their parents.  Trick-or-treating is filled with danger and disappointment (who wants to receive a scrumptious piece of candy to then be told you can’t eat it?).  As much as my family enjoys Halloween, I decided […]

Small Gift Idea

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There are so many excuses in life to give a small gift to let someone know you’re thinking of them.  I love to watch that person’s face light up knowing that I care and want to let them know.  With this being breast cancer awareness month, it’s the perfect occassion to let the women in […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party # 69

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As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Heroic Habits Dental Care Package

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE.  I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.  Dental hygiene and health is a big deal in our family.  Out of the 5 of us in our family, 5 of us have had braces.   Four of […]