How To Support Kids With Food Allergies This Halloween Season

Believe it or not, some kids can’t eat all those Halloween treats due to severe food allergies.

A great way to support these kids on Hallows eve, is by placing a teal pumpkin outside, which lets these trick or treaters know that you have non food treats.




Here’s our Teal Pumpkin Project display at our Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center office in Maryville, TN.


Please visit for more information, and free printable signs in both English & Spanish.


Also, here’s a list of Non-Food Treats to hand out to the kids.


I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween season and please share this with your family and friends.

Super Halloween Hats, Shirts, And Skirts


I may be in my 50’s but I still get a kick out of dressing up for Halloween.


Here’s some simple, budget friendly, work wear costume ideas that anyone can wear below.



Spider Head Band



Plus Size Long Sleeve Spider Web Printed Poncho Top



I wanted to share something a little different, and in plus sizes.


This spider poncho top goes so well with the spider headband above.  LOVE this top. 


6 Pack Of Assorted Halloween Head Bands



This is great for all those slackers who show up to work with out a costume on Halloween!
You can hand them out like candy!  LOL

Pumpkin Beanie Hat




Keeping it simple with this pumpkin beanie hat!  A costume in a flash with this one!



Halloween Steampunk Spider Witch Mini Top Hat



Peasant Blouse Vintage Boho Pirate Shirt




Steampunk Skirt 






A little steampunk fun, and heck, I would wear that peasant shirt outside of the Halloween season.




Star Wars Porg Pumpkin Patch Halloween Graphic T-Shirt




BORG Bigface Pom Beanie Hat



I just had to put some Star Wars love in this list of tees!

How cute would this shirt be with this beanie hat above!  Insta costume, it’s what I’m all about!


Men’s Western Cowboy Costume T-Shirts




Beistle Cowboy Hat Headband



This one goes out to my hubby, who thinks he’s a cowboy.  NOT!

Halloween Off The Shoulder Sweatshirt



Going retro with this sweatshirt, and of course you need to add some leggings like the ones below.  Large sizes on these!!

Halloween Spider Web Pattern Fashion Legging




Ok….I’m done being scary with all the sharing!

I hope that you see some costume ideas for yourself or another.


More importantly, have a safe Halloween with your family and friends.

How To Use That Digital Camera You Just Bought!


A couple summers ago, I took a beginner’s photography class to learn what all those little symbols were on my digital camera.  


At the very first class the instructor told us to buy a book called, “The Digital Photography Book” by Scott Kelby!  


(This is now available in a 5 part boxed set) 




He knew that we were going to probably forget half of what half of what he said, and needed a go-to guide once we left his class. 

Mr. Scott Kelby is the president of KelbyOne and Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine.

He also serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry, Photoshop World.  (Just giving him some props as to why my instructor chose this book).  🙂




I really enjoyed taking this class in person, but many of us need some flexibility when it comes to learning something new.  If this is you, it’s time to go online and highly suggest you try Bluprint.  



The best part of an online series is that you can stop and start whenever you want to, ask questions, and share your work.

Check out these FREE classes at Blueprint!



Watch woodworking classes at


So, now that you have learned how to take some super pics, what the heck do you do with them? 


We’ll if you wanted to edit them a bit and add some flare, you can load them to PicMonkey or Canva. 

Both places have plenty of templates and editing tools.


Dial up your pic power with PicMonkey's simple, sassy photo editing tools.


Well…by cracky, what can’t you do with those photos today?


You can transfer them to canvas prints, mugs, t-shirts, and even blankets for goodness sakes. 


Places like Canvas POP, PrinterPix, or offer unique ways to share those pics.     

Also, when the holidays role around it’s worth signing up for their email list, to get in on the deals.  


Honestly, I can’t think of a better gift, then pics of your family, friends, or co-worker memories.  


So, here’s to taking happy snap shots!  


Super “It’s Fall Y’all” Decor And More

I don’t know about you, but I am so happy that the fall season is almost here.

It’s been hot as hades here in East Tennessee, and it’s time for some, as they say here in the south, “Fall Y’all”!

So here’s some super fall decor, fashion, and decorating savings tips below:


Indoor Decor Ideas

I love the pillow above, but check out these

Set of 4 Fall Pillow Covers below:



What a super way to save for the holiday seasons!

I’ve seen these decorator pillows go for a mint, and it just makes savings cents to buy a plain starter set and change the holiday designs out seasonally.



T-shirt’s are my thang, and when it cools down here’s a cute sweatshirt to wear over it below!




Fall means baking!  Apple pie, pumpkin bread, cakes, and more!  This apron is a perfect gift for all you cooking divas out there!


College Back To School Savings With Amazon Prime Student


Holy Moly, back to school is here, and if you have a college student, then Amazon Prime Student is a great way to save.     



Now, scroll back up to the top, and just remember that Amazon Prime Student is FREE for the first 6 months!!  After that you can cancel at any time.  


But, after the 6 months, they still offer a 50% discount, which means it’s $59 a year or $4.92 a month.  That’s cheap for a Prime membership! 


My kids took advantage of this offer and ordered school supplies, techie gadgets, and we really saved on their textbook program.



Textbooks Rent or Buy


Speaking of textbooks, you can rent, buy new or used textbooks on Amazon. 


It’s super easy to do, and the sooner you start the better, because these books go quickly.  Click on the box below to see how this program works.  


(This program really helped us save, I had to get my daughter a graphing calculator, and Amazon’s $88 price and FREE 2 day shipping couldn’t be beat!  Cha-Ching!)

Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator


Texas Instruments TI 84 Plus Calculator



By the way,  your student can get a $10 credit every time they invite their friends to sign up with their referral link, which can really help out with the cost of textbooks, tablets, or cell phone data charges.  🙂  


You know our kids….their the best marketers around with that phone that NEVER leaves their side.  They might as well get paid for it.  LOL


Click below and see all the current Shop Amazon – Off to College sales that are also going on at Amazon.  

 Join Amazon Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students

Amazon Students


Just so ya know that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course.  Thank you for your support!!    :-)

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