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10 Reasons Why You Should Walk Away From Your Kids Halloween Candy Bag

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I caught my husband in the  Halloween Candy Bag early this morning and threatened to tell to the kids.  I was even prepared to take a picture for evidence. In fact, what they don’t realize is that he has already pulled out his favorite candies from their “trick-or-treat” bags stashing them away in the freezer. Now the Two Large Halloween Candy bags are haunting me in my own house! I work from home and the kids are at school.  Who...

Oozing Pumpkins for Halloween

Got you pumpkin all carved but it needs a little something.  Humm, how about an oozing pumpkin with neon green, or pink or even purple slim bubbling out of its mouth.  Green goo sliding out of you pumpkin’s mouth for Halloween trick-or-treaters is so easy!  The simplest way uses house hold ingredients that are safe and non- toxic. Couple quick tips to make the Pumpkin Ooze more visible. Carve a large mouth Carve the  mouth high on the pumpkin–top of...

3 Ingredient DIY FAKE BLOOD, So Much Cheaper!

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Need a little DIY fake blood for the walking dead in your house?  This recipe is cheap and easy with only 3 ingredients.  Your kids can make this gruesome blood for themselves.   Your little zombies will have a great time making and eating it! We created this video so you can follow along and make this yummy blood with us. Fun Last Minute Family Halloween 2016 Costume The whole family could have as much fun creating this zombie costume...

Mistakes to Avoid When Painting Pumpkins

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We are pumpkin carvers.   Painting pumpkins is a new adventure for the Joyous Family.  Elijah, age 9, wanted to enter the elementary school’s storybook pumpkin contest this year.  The pumpkins were displayed from Oct 15-31 too long for a carved pumpkin to serve–more on this in Painted Pumpkins Your Favorite Book.   Plus the boys hate putting their hands in pumpkin guts. Painted pumpkins last longer with no mess and less stress right?  Well we learned a few things...

10 Inspiring Pumpkin Painting Top Video Tutorials

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  So much more than just carving!  I picked YouTube’s Top Video Tutorials just for you!  These are amazing “not carved pumpkins” that can last -maybe until the New Year.  Painted, puffed, jeweled and sparkled pumpkins that are the super hero’s of Halloween and beyond. Leave a picture of your amazing creation in the comments below.  Give yourself permission to create your hearts desire! My son starts asking about pumpkins in August. We start carving pumpkins in September.  For the...

When Storm Troopers Invade Your Bedroom

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Storm Troopers in the Bedroom, Oh My! When Storm Troopers invade you bedroom you duck under the covers as they are likely carrying Nerfguns set to stun! A true delight in my house is my youngest son’s love of costumes.  For many years I went everywhere with a superhero.  Batman, Spiderman, Cap tainAmerica, Superman or Iron Man were my constant companions.  Elijah really did not want storm trooper costumes he wanted to be Commander Rex from the Clone Wars.  At the...

Sock Fight! 3 Active Family Fun Games

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Sock Fight! Active Family Fun! It all started with my Mom.  I came around the corner at  age 9 or 10 and thump!  I got hit with a sock bundle. What?  My quiet, 5’3″ mother stood in front of a pile of socks getting ready to hit me again.  Ahhh! I ran looking for a bundle of socks to throw back.  Family sock fights-active family fun- without the fuss!  Start one with your family tonight! How to Create a sock fight: Roll...

5 Favorite Fall Kid’s Museums

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The rainy days of fall are on their way.  What will you and the kids do on those Saturdays? These are our 5 favorite kid’s museums that make indoors a blast. For those in the Denver area the Star Wars the Power of Costume opens Nov. 13, 2016 at the Denver Art Museum.   Hands on kids museums capture minds on ultra hot summer days, rainy fall days and those burr cold days when you just need to get out...

How to Create Last Minute Holiday Cards

Constantly late with holiday cards? I might even pick up a card earlier than the holiday cards but then I forget where they are, can’t find a stamp, or even my favorite get it all ready to go and then find it three months after the holiday buried in a school book.  UGGGHH Happy Valentine’s Day From the Joyous Gioia’s Video was produced for this reason. The night before Valentine’s Day I rushed around thinking of what I could do...

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