21 Healthy Halloween Treats

Though a little candy now and then won’t hurt, it seems like the celebratory nature of Halloween seems to go on for weeks! Parties at school, parties in the neighborhood, parties everywhere! Though candy seems to be everywhere, you can sneak it a few smart  choices with these 21 Healthy Halloween Treats!

Apple Mummies 
Banana Ghost & Clementine Pumpkins  
Grape Monster Eyes 
Pretzel & Cheese Broomsticks  
Frankenstein Fruit Cups 
Halloween Popcorn Hand 

Apple Monster Mouths
Cheese Monsters
Strawberry Ghosts
Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball 
Deviled Egg Eyeballs 

Halloween Spider Dip
Pudding Pumpkins
Frozen BOO-nana Pops
Ghost Chips
JELLO Worms

Shrunken Head Apple Punch
Halloween Skull Veggie Platter
Jack-O-Lantern Smoothies 
Candy Corn Popsicle 
Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Quesadilla

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Spooky Bat Bites

These spooky bat bites are not only delicious but super easy to make for the uncrafty talented bakers like myself – and easy enough for kids to make too! They make a great treat for Halloween parties!

Prep Time: 1 minute| Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:
Miniature Reese’s Cups
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Chocolate Frosting (store-bought or homemade)
Edible Candy Eyes

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Directions:

1. Remove the Reese’s cups from the wrappers.
2. Twist the sandwich cookies in half, and separate. Scrape off the frosting (discard, use for other recipes, or eat it plain!). Using a knife, cut each side of the sandwich cookie in half and shape into two bat wings (or you could simply break in half).

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3. Fill a plastic bag with the chocolate frosting. Cut off the tip of the bag pipe frosting onto the back corners of the broken cookie pieces.
4. Press one cookie piece on the left of the Reese’s cup and another cookie piece on the right of the Reese’s cup – letting the two sides meet in the middle.

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5. Pipe frosting on the back of the edible eyes and secure on top of the cookie “wings” in the center of the Reeses cup.

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23 Halloween Party Favors

These 23 Halloween Party favors will be perfect for your Halloween Party! Check them out:

 

 

Frosty Halloween Party Cups

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough “Cupcakes”

Homemade Spider Soap

Make a Monster Kits

Cute Halloween Party Stamps

Halloween Paint Chip Bookmarks

Eye Ball Bath Bombs

Halloween Slime

Halloween Friendship Bracelets

Candy Corn Gift Boxes

Mummy Treats

Halloween Pencil Cases

Adorable Halloween Treat Boxes

Hocus Pocus Slime

Magic Halloween Springs

Monster Eye Sensory Bottle

Creepy Crawly Sensory Bottle

Halloween Candy Treat Jars

Creepy Eyeball Slime

Spooky Smores Party Favors

Halloween Bat Treat Cups

Halloween Surprise Balls

Pumpkin Water Koozie

Easy Halloween Candy Holders

Halloween Punching Balloons

Spooky Monster Pencils

Adorable Ghost Lollipops

 

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Stream Your Media with Google Chromecast

If you are like other families , you may consider cutting the cord on cable. We have been looking at making the change, and trying to save money on our entertainment budget. But whats the best choice? We already subscribe to Netflix, and Hulu, we have a lot of options for watching the shows and movies that we love. But what is the best option for streaming these services?

We tried out the Google Chromecast where you can watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photo streaming all from your T.V. -or household devices!

Stream from Your Phone to T.V.
You can plug your Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and stream right from your phone. You can watch shows, listen to your music, binge on Netflix, whatever you’d like to do. The nice thing is that you can still use your phone as you are watching.
Works with Most Streaming Apps You Love
You can enjoy all your favorite streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube, HBO NOW you can find more supported app here.
You Can Start Streaming with Your Voice
Use compatible apps and control your TV – hands free! Chromecast and Google Home work seamlessly together.
High-Speed Wireless Connectivity
The built-in 802.11AC WiFi connects to the internet through your wireless home network! If you don’t have a super fast WiFi network, (which you need to stream) Google does have an Ethernet adapter so you can still use the device!
Besides the capabilities of this awesome device – it’s so affordable! You can get one for each T.V. in your household for $35 a pop. Visit Best Buy online, or stop by the store to pick up yours! 

 

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The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Mechanic When Having Your Vehicle Serviced

When you take your vehicle in to be serviced it can sometimes be a bit intimidating. Cars can be quite expensive to maintain, and unfortunately a lot of them require special tools and equipment to repair. A lot of people aren’t prepared for the costs or time it takes for repairs and service – so making sure to empower yourself with the information, knowledge and confidence to make sure you know what is going on and what you are getting into is a smart move to make. There are a few questions that you  can ask your mechanic to feel confident in your repairs and their service. It  can also help you avoid paying too much and avoid unnecessary repairs.

 This post is sponsored by Robert’s Chrysler Doge RAM Fiat.

Can I Meet the Mechanic?
If you ask to meet the mechanic you can put a face with the name – and a name with the experience. If you ask what they drive, how long they’ve worked there, and some about their experience, it can go a long way building a great relationship. It also shows your mechanic that you  care about your car (and him) and it  can really benefit you. Be sure to also ask if you can ask for that mechanic specifically if you feel more comfortable with them.

Can I See What the Problem Is?
This is a pretty important question – unfortunately there are times when some mechanics take advantage of people, so when you are getting to know your dealership or service company, having them take you into the shop and show you it does reduce the risks of anyone trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Even if you don’t understand all the parts of the car or how things work, this will really help. If they won’t show you the problem or  give you a full explanation then you probably want to find someplace else to have your vehicle fixed.

Can You Help Me Prioritize a List? 
Sometimes when you bring a car in, it can have multiple things wrong. .and sometimes it’s just not in your budget to fix them all at once. If you can have the mechanic or service adviser help prioritize a list that – from vital and on down, you can work on getting things repaired in the correct order. Most of the time the top things on the list are safety related repairs. They will also give you an idea of things that need taken care of to prevent further damages.

What Happens if I Don’t Get the Repairs Done?
Most of the time mechanics will tell you what will happen if you don’t get the repairs they recommend completed. Just be  sure it is a mechanic you can trust, because some shops can blow repairs out of proportion when really its  minor repair that can be done at a later time. However you do want to make  sure that you take heed to mechanics that you trust, because not getting repairs done can sometimes cause damage that’s irreversible or a very serious safety hazard. 

Is There Any Type of Warranty on This Repair?
There is no such thing as a perfect part or sometimes even a perfectly done repair job. Things go wrong – it can happen. Just be sure that when you get a repair done (especially if its costly) that you have some type of warranty. The best type they can offer is covering both parts and labor – and make sure you have the terms of it as well (exactly what is covered and for how long) and of course always get it in writing.

Hopefully this helps take some of the mystery out of car repair for you – or at least make you better equipped to handle situations that may come your way. Remember, when in doubt, ASK!

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