1. SQUAD GOALS PAINTING
2. SUNFLOWER SKULL DIY
3. SKELETON WALL TAPESTRY
4. SUGAR SKULLS AND ARM CANDLE HOLDERS
5. OOGIE BOOGIE PAINTING
6. RAINBOW SKULL BOTTLE
7. DIY RHINESTONE SKULL
As Halloween approaches, several people are probably wondering how they can participate in the Halloween spirit by handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. In today's post, I'll offer up some ways you can do this that are all COVID safe!
1. MAKE A PVC PIPE SHOOT
When the trick-or-treater approaches, have them position their bucket under the opening of the pipe on there end. Slide the candy through the pipe and the trick-or-treaters can go on their merry way!
2. PICK A NUMBER
3. DRIVE THROUGH TRICK-OR-TREATING
This will become a fun costume parade and will allow children to be comfortably seated in the car. No more whining about their feet hurting!
4. SKIP TRICK-OR-TREATING AND DO A SCAVENGER HUNT FOR CANDY WITHIN YOUR FAMILY
MAKE SURE TO CHECK AND SANITIZE CANDY!
Along with your usual candy check, please be sure to sanitize the candy wrappers before handing it over to your kid! Here are some guidelines:
TIM BURTON-INSPIRED LOOK
HALLOWEEN TOWN DRESS
MERMAID FOR TRUNK-OR-TREAT
HALLOWEEN FIGURES PRINT DRESS
FREDDIE MERCURY-INSPIRED LOOK
NETFLIX AND CHILL
LADY IRON MAN
If you didn't know, I'm a graphic designer! Am I the best? No! But I love what I do and what I make. Today, I want to share some of my Halloween designs with you. Over on RedBubble, you can purchase everything from stickers to shirts to phone cases!
HORRORS IN THIS HOUSE
YOU COULDA HAD A BAD WITCH
GHOUL GANG (WITH OR WITHOUT GHOST)
I try to add new designs when I can, but these are the main ones I have in the store right now. I also have a small "glitch" collection that could be fun for Halloween. Please feel free to check out my other designs as well. A portion of every sale goes to me when you purchase from RedBubble!
6. I MARRIED MY BEST FRIEND, AND I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.
12. NOT EVERYONE CHANGES OR IS OPEN TO CHANGING THE BAD THINGS ABOUT THEM. IT IS NOT OUR PLACE TO STICK AROUND UNTIL THEY DO CHANGE.
13. IT IS COMPLETELY OK TO CHOOSE TO STEER CLEAR OF PEOPLE WITH DIFFERING VIEWS AS YOU, ESPECIALLY IF THOSE VIEWS INSINUATE THAT YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS LESS VALUABLE THAN SOMEONE ELSE.
19. OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER ARE THE SUPERIOR MONTHS OF THE YEAR. NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
As I sat at my desk contemplating what my blog post should be after such a long hiatus, I knew that I needed to post something about the climate in our country surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.
If you can’t tell by my posts on social media, I’m an advocate for Black Lives Matter, which was not always the case. I used to be one of those people that wanted the whole story. But a strengthened relationship with God is truly what I think changed my mind about it all.
This is funny to me because it seems like a number of people who use this term “All Lives Matter” profess to be Christian’s themselves, while conveniently realizing they are acting much like the pharisees who killed Jesus, a man who only strove to do good.
Jesus was a man of color who was killed by the people with legal and political power in his time. It was the law that said it was wrong of Jesus to heal on the sabbath. It was the law that said Jesus was wrong to say he was God’s son. It was the law that said Jesus was wrong for saving the life of the adulterous woman.
And we as Christians read these verses and think of how awful the pharisees were to our savior, who was only trying to make the world a better place.
I think the issue comes in the word “matter,” because this word holds different weight to different people. For me, my husband matters to me more than a stranger. Because we use this word to describe what means the most to us, people don’t tend to understand it when it is applied to a larger group of strangers.
For some, “matter” is a very passive word. Sure, it matters. For others, “matter” is a powerful word that had the power to lift someone up. You matter!
For the current social majority, which is being phased out for a different social majority, the word “matter” doesn’t have a huge meaning. That’s why it is difficult for them to understand that all lives cannot possibly matter to them if segmented groups of people are treated differently for various reasons, consciously or unconsciously.
WHAT LIVES DON’T SEEM TO MATTER
I could go on and on about the sectors of people whose lives don’t seem to matter to the social majority. You’d be reading for a lifetime. If I left out a marginalized group of people, it was either unintentional, or I’m not informed, so please feel free to leave some info in the comments. I hope this has brought some clarity to this phrase for you. The goal, one day, is for all lives to matter. But we have a long way to go before we realize that goal. Let’s work together to make it happen.
Well.... long time, no see. I guess that makes sense?
I've been a super bad content creator since this quarantine started, and I really don't know why. I guess that I lost motivation to do a lot of things.
Nothing much has been going on with me. Here are some updates, I guess:
GIVE ME AN UPDATE IN THE COMMENTS. HOW HAVE YOU BEEN DOING DURING QUARANTINE?
So, for this product review, I will tell you what I think of the dog treats as far as being a dog mom goes. Then, I will tell you how Maisel, my Australian Kelpie/Pitbull mix liked them.
THE DOG MOM PERSPECTIVE
MY DOG'S PERSPECTIVE
ABOUT OLD MOTHER HUBBARD PRODUCTS
Overall, I would say "yes" to giving a recommendation for these treats. Maisel always gets excited when I reach into the treat bags, and I just know your dog will too!
As a general rule, I try not to write too much about my job. I want to start off this post by saying how grateful that I am that I have a job and that I can work from home.
I know there are a lot of people who were put out of work, or who are getting paid by their job, but were told not to work right now. I know that it must be challenging and scary. I just want to preface this post with that, because I know some might not understand where I'm coming from.
It all centered around leaving work and work and home at home, at least as much as possible. If I had a bad day at work, those feelings would stay in my office or in my car and I would have my home, a neutralizing place for me, to come back to.
I have quickly learned that professional and personal aspects of my life are blending together a lot during this COVID-19 pandemic, and it isn't the best for my mental health, or for the mental health of others.
I found out from my best friend Jeremy that I'm not alone. He's in Atlanta, which is obviously a hotspot for the coronavirus since it is such a large place.
He told me that he received a tip about how to kind of get ride of that extra energy floating around after working. He said you can get in your car and do whatever it is you do on your commute. For me, I listen to music or call my mom. You could stay parked and do this, or take a ride around the neighborhood.
âI realized on Tuesday that I didnât have a blog post for this week. Amidst all of the craziness with COVID-19 (which has also consumed pretty much all of my life this past month), I knew I didnât want to write about it again.
So, instead, I have decided to write a cheesy post about my anniversary, which is on March 18! By the time youâre reading this, it has likely passed. But, that doesnât make these lessons any less impactful.
Without further ado, here are some of the things Iâve learned as a young married woman after three years of marriage:
1: LIFE WOULDNâT BE THE SAME IF YOU ARENâT MARRIED TO YOUR BESTIE
2: LIFE OFTEN KICKS YOU WHEN YOUâRE DOWN
3: HARDLY ANYTHING IS WORTH GOING TO BED ANGRY ABOUT
4: IT CAN BE HARD TO SEE THINGS HAPPENING FOR OTHERS THAT YOU WANT FOR YOURSELVES, BUT PRESS ON
Those Chinese food and movie nights at the house, or that $5-a-ticket movie date. Those moments are special, so donât take them for granted.
5: A GOD-CENTERED MARRIAGE IS SO VALUABLE
Even if you arenât religious, taking time to humble yourself and realize the need for spiritual growth is so important. But I know that in our relationship, God has answered so many prayers, especially when we got to the point where we were making him a priority.