Halloween Movies to Watch on Netflix

movies to watch on netflix on halloween

Movies to watch for Halloween. It’s Halloween!  Which is one of the best times of year, if you ask me.  Any excuse to dress up as your favorite _________ (fill in the blank), party with friends + family, and eat candy is a-okay with me. As an adult the very best kind of Halloween for me is one where I get to stay home, wear a wig or comfortable  stretchy-pants costume of some kind, and watch a good Halloween movie. …
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Czarnecki Family Halloween Costumes 2016

fireman

It’s Halloween again, and I’m so excited to share the costumes my kids chose this year.  And just like last year, our friend and favorite local photographer Justin Hackworth, took pictures of the kids in their Halloween costumes.  I’m so excited about how they turned out. As soon as we watched Stranger Things on Netflix, we knew my daughter had to be Eleven for Halloween.  She looks so much like Millie Bobby Brown (the actress who plays 011 in Stranger…
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Tasty Gluten-Free Snack Treats To Buy

snacks

Gluten-Free goodnessknows Snack Squares I don’t know about you, but I try to eat as gluten-free as possible in my day-to-day life.  I don’t have Celiac disease, but I just feel better when there’s less gluten in my life.  Do you know what I mean? I have friends who do this as well.  They don’t eat 100% gluten-free, but when it’s a possibility to eat that way, whether at a restaurant or buying food at the grocery store, they do. …
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There Is Kindness Everywhere You Look

there is kindness everywhere

I don’t know about you, but it’s so easy to get bogged down emotionally by all the sadness around me. I’m inundated daily by grief on all sides. The homeless people down the street looking for warmth now that the weather is turning cold. Hungry kids. Major war and disaster, the scale of which is so devastating, countries around the world are absorbing refugees on a scale we haven’t seen since World War II. It doesn’t take much to see…
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Choosing Souvenirs

Choosing Souvenirs

When I go to a new place, especially a new country, I’m fascinated by all the trinkets and souvenirs that my eyes behold. It’s like a little piece of culture that grabs my attention, because it’s usually different and unique to the place I’m visiting. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of souvenir shopping and then get home, open your suitcase, and realize you brought home a whole lot of useless “stuff.” Over the years, I’ve refined…
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List Of Good Books To Read Right Now

book club picks

A list of good books to read right now. If you’re interested in reading more, but don’t know where to start, this is for you.  If you read plenty, and you’re out of ideas, this is for you, as well.  Let’s talk about some fun, good books I’m loving right now. It’s been awhile since I’ve recommended books in my online book club, so I’m amending that situation now.  Here’s a current list of 4 books I really liked:  …
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Best Parenting Advice I Will Ever Give

parenting advice

Parenting advice is usually like any other advice you get: totally unsolicited by strangers and family alike. But I promise you, if you listen to this one piece of parenting advice, (I know, I know) both you and your children will be happier because of it.   Here’s the thing about parenting: it makes so much sense in retrospect.  Once you’ve traveled down that broken road, you can see all the mistakes you made and what you’d do differently if…
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Do We Speak English Here?

I live in a foreign country but my language skills are, well, I actually don’t have any. I’m not one of those people who are blessed with the ability to pick up a foreign language easily. South Africa has 11 national languages. English is one of them, so I lucked out. However, after nearly 7 years of living outside my home country, I’ve learned that English word choices from one land to another can vary as much as the weather….
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Favorite Things for Fall

Fall Favorites Cowboy Boots

Happy first day of fall! Though I tend to resist the end of Summer sun and fun, I admit I always welcome this change into the fall season.  I’m ready for cooler temperatures, to pack my  flip flops away and inhale some crisp fresh air. I’m ready for the football games and pumpkins and the dappled golden-gray light of autumn afternoons. Fall is like a reset button for wardrobe, my home, and my soul. It’s a giant pause, a breathing deep and…
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