Tag Archives: HALLOWEEN

Pumpkin Patch 2012

26th October 2012

It’s October, which means fall colours, cardigans, Halloween and our beloved pumpkin patch.

We headed to the pumpkin patch to pick up some pumpkins, check out the corn maze and enjoy a tractor ride.

It just happened to be FREEZING that afternoon, but the kids weren’t phased one bit. Mommy was grumpy, but no one noticed, sadly.

My cuties had a great time.

We were surprised by how short the corn stalks were this year actually, but the smiley little people in my brood didn’t even notice.

Landscape shots!

And the boss with her choice of pumpkin. She picked it because “it’s bumpy so that makes it special to me.” Can’t argue with that.

Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Costumes – Review

25th October 2012

With an undecided six year old who had no idea what she wanted to be for Halloween, I thankfully received a well-timed email offering me a chance to check out one of the many costumes available at Pottery Barn Kids.

I was thrilled because I love their costumes. Although I don’t live near a PBK store location, I did buy my daughter a Pottery Barn Kids witch costume in Toronto two years back. I couldn’t resist – it was beautifully made and gorgeous. She still wears it and dresses up in it all the time, and it has held up perfectly.

I sat down at the computer with my daughter so we could look at all the costume choices available. There were SO many cute options to choose from that it took a while for her to decide on her favorite. It was a three way tie between the peacock, the owl (my favorite) and the flamingo.

And the winner is….

So cute, right? She wants to wear the thing every day, all day, and I kind of want to let her because that is one adorable flamingo.

Besides being super cute to look at, the costume is really well constructed. The sleeveless fleece body, lined in poly cotton, is warm and roomy enough to fit comfortably. It fastens in the back with velcro.

The wings, head and beak are a separate cape and hood that velcro at the neck. The wings and beak are sewn of polyester felt and layered bright pinks felt and sparkly tulle – it’s really a gorgeous costume.

As you can see we added a pink long sleeve top and striped black and white leggings but you can improvise with any color top and bottom. This is especially great if it’s a cold night on the 31st so we can layer with a thicker pink sweater if we need to.

The costume comes in three sizes 12-24 months, 2-3T and 4-6T, and with a nice roomy construction, the costume will easily accomodate a variety of little bodies comfortably.

It retails for $74 but I just noticed that it is on sale on the PBK website, as are many of their costumes. Of course PBK now ships in Canada!!

When Halloween is over, we’ll add our newest costumes to our dress up basket where all our costumes of Halloweens past get tons of play. It’s a great way to extend the fun longer than just one day.


What are you dressing up as for Halloween??


My Little Starbucks Baristas

1st November 2011

Just wanted to throw up a quick post to share what the kids wore trick or treating last night.

They looked beyond adorable despite the number of layers I made them wear – it was gorgeous out, but a wee bit cold.

Everyone loved their costumes, and they got tons of comments and compliments which filled them with joy.

Thanks Lindsay for helping me out with the Starbucks goodies!

Hope everyone had a great night!

Good luck avoiding the chocolate – I’m failing miserably at it!!


Giveaway – Kodak Gallery Gift Cards

4th November 2010

Hoping everyone had a fun Halloween!

Did you know that Halloween is the biggest photo upload day of the year? Personally, I had no idea

I’ve used the Kodak Gallery website myself many times. From sharing photos with international relatives, to creating personalized birthday invites and holiday photo cards, I had a great experience with a great quality result.

I’m excited to offer my readers a chance to win one of two $50 Kodak Gallery gift cards! Kodak Gallery is also offering you the chance to create you very own Halloween photo book if you like, with an exclusive template available to you until November 11th. The Halloween template is available at http://Kodakgallery.com/halloweenbook.


*MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to the Kodak Gallery website and let me know how you plan to spend your $50 gift card if you win!

*OPTIONAL ENTRY: Join my Google Friends Connect and/or let me know if you already do!! (make sure you make this a separate entry so that you get two entries!!)

*Open to Canadian & U.S. residents*

*ENDS THIS SUNDAY!!! November 7th, 2010 at 5p.m. est*

That’s right! This one ends THIS SUNDAY- it’s a quick one don’t wait to enter!!!

Disclosure: I was offered a $50 gift card to create a Halloween photo book on Kodak Gallery. My opinions and experiences are my own.


Congratulations to: #22 – ALISSA and #13 – CHERYL (chosen using random.org)



30th October 2009

A Message from Batman to you:

“Have a nice happy Halloween! I hope you’re going to have fun on Halloween too! Have good candy!!


A Message from Little Miss Butterfly to you:

“Hi! That’s all I want to say.”




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