Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween the Roseanne Way

Hi Lovelies!

Halloween is just a couple of weeks away and I thought I would share some of my favorite Halloween episodes from Roseanne. In fact TVLand aired all of the Halloween episodes and I watched all of them!! LOL!!! 

Roseanne ran from 1988 to 1997 and starred Roseanne Barr and John Goodman. It was an original family sitcom that centered around a working class family struggling to make ends meet and who suffered the same problems as many of their viewers. From seasons 2 through 8, Roseanne had special Halloween episodes every year.

While most families (and TV shows at the time) would make a big fuss over Christmas, the Conners considered Halloween to be the best holiday of the year. The family would spare no expense to decorate their house and come up with most gruesome tricks to play on each other and their friends. They also expected for one another to come with the most creative and gruesome costumes and pranks.

Today, I would like to share a few of my favorite Halloween episodes from Roseanne.

1. Boo

First aired October 31, 1989.

Halloween is the Connor's favorite holiday and they go all out to make it the scariest, most gruesome holiday they can. Roseanne puts one over on Dan who is waiting to learn the outcome of a business deal.

2.  Trick or Treat

Originally aired October 30, 1990.

Roseanne dresses up as a lumberjack for Halloween. When she and Jackie have car trouble they stop in at the Lobo where Roseanne stays in character. In the meantime, Dan is worried that DJ wants to dress up as a witch.

3.  Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down

Originally aired October 29, 1991.

Roseanne is worried that her uptight neighbour Kathy Bowman will take revenge for the Halloween joke she played on her; Jackie flirts with a moose at the Lodge costume party who turns out to be her former boyfriend Booker (played by George Clooney).

4.  Halloween IV

Originally aired October 27, 1992

In a take off on A Christmas Carol, Roseanne is visited by the ghosts of Halloween past, future and present while she is at home alone. The spirits teach her a lesson about the Halloween spirit.

5.  Halloween V

Originally aired October 26, 1993

Roseanne falls for several jokes played on her by her family. She tries to get Dan to play a joke on her friend Nancy who is convinced that Dan doesn't like her, and Roseanne discovers that Darlene and David are dating.

6.  Skeleton in the Closet

Originally aired, October 26, 1994

Leon hosts a Halloween party at the Lunch Box for the staff and a few of his gay friends, many of whom seem to know his boyfriend Fred very well.

7.  Halloween The Final Chapter

Originally aired October 31, 1995

Roseanne is "Queen of the Gypsies, consort of wizards and seer of souls" on Halloween. An Ouija board sends a message and foretells an unexpected event...a new baby.

What are some of your favorite Halloween episodes from Roseanne?


NOTE: I was not able to upload the videos from these episodes from Youtube. I apologize for that. I'm not sure why I wasn't able to. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Hi Lovelies! 

Today I wanted to share something so delicious and oh so perfect that you are going think yo have died and gone to heaven. 

I was scouring the interwebs for a pumpkin bread recipe and found this little gem. It is so moist and so yummy. We loved it! 

So, here is everything you will need:

Pumpkin Bread:

2 cups all-purpose flour 
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
1/2 cup packed brown sugar 
1 large egg 
1 large egg white 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1/4 cup chopped nuts


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

COMBINE flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt and baking soda in medium bowl. Blend pumpkin, granulated sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, egg, egg white and oil in large mixer bowl. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Pour into prepared loaf pan; sprinkle with nuts.  

BAKE for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Easy and delicious!!

What is your favorite fall food?


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

20 Fun Halloween Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Hi Lovelies!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Now that the Little is older we can finally do some of the activities that I have been finding lately. So, this year we are going be doing lots of Halloween stuff.  It's always fun to expose her to all of this stuff and watching her wheels turn as she is trying to figure out something. So, today I have rounded up 20 fun Halloween activities for toddlers/preschoolers.

These are some of my favorites that I have found will pinning on Pinterest and some that we are going to try this year. There are so many cute ideas!! Don't forget to check all of the blogs too, they are chock full of AWESOME ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.

1. Pumpkin bowling from Jeanetics
2. Halloween handprints crafts from Coffee cups and Crayons
3. Halloween necklaces fine motor activity from Happy Hooligans
4. Carve free pumpkins ideas from Babble

5. Sticky Witch Hat craft from Twodaloo
6. Pumpkin Guts Exploration from Stir the Wonder
7. Creepy Crawly Sensory Play with water beads from Little Bins for Little Hands
8. Finger Paint Pumpkins from 3 Dinosaurs

 9.Footprint Ghost Craft from Crafty Morning
10. Candy Corn craft from Thriving Home
11. Textured play dough from One Time Through
12. Toddler Halloween Basket from House of Burke

 13. Halloween Sensory Bin from Holly’s Arts and Crafts Corner
14. Pumpkin Sun Catchers from Here Come the Girls
15. Candy Corn Counting from From ABCs to ACTs
16. Cotton Ball Ghosts from The Chirping Moms

17. Halloween Invitation to Play from Mess for Less
18. Candy Corn Pom Pom Craft from Crafty Morning
19. 31 Ideas for an Active October from Toddler Approved
20. Halloween Party for Babies & Toddlers from Adventure in a Box

I plan on trying a few of these projects with the Little. She loves Halloween just as much as I do and has been asking "is it Halloween yet?" every morning for the last month. LOL!!!!!

So, what you looking forward to this Halloween?

Have a wonderful Tuesday evening!!!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good Morning Lovelies!

I woke up to a giggly 4 year old and a grumpy hubby. I sure hope today gets better. We also decided to get our flu shots today. The Little actually got her about two weeks ago. She insisted on going in with us at the same time and she held our hands as we got our shots. She is such a sweet and awesome little girl. After the flu shots we decided to make a quick trip to Target. The Little just loves going to Target.

Anyway, let get on with Happy Homemaker Monday, shall we?

1. Breakfast time....what's on the plate this morning

Scrambled eggs and biscuits with milk.

 2. On today's to do list (this will have to be worked on tomorrow)

Change bedding
Clean bathrooms
Clean bedrooms
Menu plan
Work on planners

3. Currently reading

The Fault in Our Stars

 4. On the TV today

Not sure yet. Maybe just some old shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
5. The weather outside

6. On the menu this week

Monday- Leftovers from Sunday (roast)
Tuesday- Creamy chicken and noodles
Wednesday- Beef stew with homemade rolls
Thursday- Chicken tenders, mac and cheese, veggies (The Little's favorite meal)
Friday- Homemade pizza and breadsticks
Saturday- ????
Sunday- Beans and cornbread

7. If I have a few minutes to myself, I will

be reading. Always reading.
8. New recipe I tried, or want to make this week

Strawberry oatmeal bars from the Pioneer Woman

 9. Homemaking tip

Can't think of anything yet.

 10. Praying for

My husband and that he starts to feel better.
11. Bible verse

Have an awesome Monday!!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Tidbits and a To Do List

Hi Lovelies!

I hope everyone had a wonderful day. The weather here has been wonderful except for yesterday, it rained all day. It was rain that was much needed and it kept it cool here. Today I'm going to share what has been going on during my day in list form.


*  washed three loads of laundry. I still have two left to wash and dry tomorrow.
* vaccumed the living room and dining room. All I have left to do is vacuum the bedrooms and bathrooms.
* cleaned the vent hood over the stove and the cover that is over the fan (so gross).
* played with the Little and watch a couple of movies with her.

Now, here is this week's To Do List:

* finish all laundry and wash all blankets.
* mow the front and back yard.
* Schedule flu shots for the the Mister and I.
* make hair appointments for all three of us. 
* meal plan for the rest of the week.
* meal prep for the rest of the week.
* work on orders and ship the tomorrow.
* design some new stickers for my planner and list in my esty shop.

Whew! When it's listed out it looks like a lot, but I am confident that I can tackle this to do list have to completed by the end of the week!

Have a great night and have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Social

Hi Lovelies! 

Well,  I just found out this this will be the final Sunday Social. Neely and Ashley are going to be starting a new Sunday link up in November. Here are the final questions for the final Sunday Social. Have fun!! 

Final Questions:

1. How did you come up with your blog name?

It's just a play on our last name. I thought it was cute and just went with the it.

2. What is your favorite about blogging? 

Meeting new people and making new friends. Hands Down!!!

3. What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now cant live without?

My Erin Condren Life Planner!! I love it so much!!!

I have also discovers the Plum Paper Planner. It should be here in a couple of weeks!! Cannot wait!!!

4. Facebook or Twitter? And why? 

Twitter because its easy!!

5.  If one celeb read your blog who would you want it to be?

I'm not sure, but I would probably say Tori Spelling.

6.  What is something you want people to know about your blog?

It's just a little bit of everything. I share recipes, tips and tricks, and just little things like that. 

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!!