Halloween Safety Tips For You & Your Home

October 18, 2018

This post about Halloween safety is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Erie Insurance

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost Halloween. Personally, I love Halloween, namely because I really enjoy checking out the costumes. My son’s school even has a Halloween Parade of DIY costumes only; it has been a tradition since before my husband attended the same elementary school (a very long time ago). Most of the discussions about Halloween safety surround costume safety or checking candy; most people don’t even think about trying to make their home safer during Halloween. Unfortunately, we live in a litigious society, and if someone is injured on your property, you might not be protected with your current homeowners insurance plan. Luckily there are insurance plans available for you to research online, for example, if you are looking for a specific home insurance policy, you may want to visit somewhere like Homeownersinsurancecover.net to find the right policy that covers all your needs. A friend of mine did this for her house, ensuring that her policy covered her home from floods, storms and other disasters that could affect her property. She even looked up a water damage adjuster firm so that in the event her home did suffer water damage that she would get the maximum amount of compensation. It got me thinking about different tips that could help my family around Halloween. So, today I’ve partnered with Erie Insurance to share a some practical Halloween safety tips for your home and how you can check your policy to ensure that you’re properly covered in the event of an accident.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

October 11, 2015

I’m a big kid at heart, and that can be seen in my love of all things Disney. When I was growing up, most of our big vacations were taken to Walt Disney World; in fact, the very last vacation my family took before my parent’s divorce was a weeklong trip to Walt Disney World. I was about my son’s age when my parents first took my brother Brandon and I. This was Gabe’s second trip to Walt Disney World; we went 2 1/2 years ago when I ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon and created so many memories. I think we enjoyed this trip more than the previous one, Gabe is tall enough (and brave enough) to ride most of the big rides and he loved Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (who am I kidding? the adults loved it too). The Halloween and fall decorations around the parks were gorgeous, and I could sit for hours people watching and taking in all the creative costumes. It was worth every…single…penny… just to see the smiles and excitement. Today I’m sharing a few tips to help you plan your trip to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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Ghoulish Halloween Pudding Cups

October 7, 2015

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It’s time for Halloween planning! I’ll reiterate my excitement since my words might not truly convey how excited I am. I really enjoy Halloween, but not for the typical spooky reasons. I love to see how children are dressed for Halloween. My five year old has been a lion, a pirate, Clark Kent, a Minion, Mario, and Luke Skywalker (twice). He likes to choose costumes from his favorite characters and I try to make his choices a reality. We have fun choosing costumes together, and decorating for Halloween. He also loves to help in the kitchen, and we prepare Halloween themed goodies for his classmates, friends, and teammates. This year I created some fun Ghoulish Halloween Pudding Cups using Snack Pack Pudding Cups.

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No Tricks Just Treats DIY Halloween Bag

September 30, 2015

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Have you found the perfect bag for Halloween yet? I wasn’t able to find anything that I liked enough to purchase, so I decide to make one. I created this No Tricks Just Treats DIY Halloween Bag that could be used as a book bag, to carry party supplies, and trick-or-treating. We weren’t waiting until Halloween to fill our treat bags; I found some great┬ávariety candy bags with an assortment of our favorite Hershey’s products in each.

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Extra Halloween candy? Consider Ronald McDonald House

November 1, 2014
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Trick or treaters around Kentucky were sorely disappointed by the weather last night. It was cold, windy, and rainy; it eventually snowed in the wee hours of the morning. People were complaining about having tons of candy and no trick or treaters. My sweet friend is the Executive Director for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass; she reminded me that Ronald McDonald House happily accepts candy donations.

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Bluegrass Junior Woman’s Club volunteering at the Bluegrass Ronald McDonald House in Lexington, Kentucky

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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2014

I hope all my readers have a Happy Halloween. I thought I would share a few photos of Gabe’s costumes this year, and our costumes from previous years.
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I didn’t make a homemade costume┬áthis year, Gabe was pretty adamant he wanted to be Mario. I hope everyone stays warm and safe tonight.

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