Why You Should Visit the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

 

Smoky Mountains

Looking for a great fall get away?  Look no further than the Tennessee Smoky Mountains.  They have become a part of my heart and soul.  I spent a week there and fell in love.  I understand why Dolly Parton and other western singers praise the Smokey Mountains.  They are truly one of the most beautiful creations on God’s green earth.

We stayed at the Fairfield Glade Wyndam, which is approximately 90 minutes west of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  The Fairfield Glade Wyndam is located in a retirement community.  And it sits on 12,700 beautiful, wooded acres with a marina nearby.

 

Smoky Mountains

There plenty of amenities, which includes a marina, indoor/outdoor pools, several lakes and golf courses.  There’s a 36-hole and three 18-hole golf courses.  They are listed among Golf Digest’s 75 best resort courses in America.  There are daily activities sponsored by the resort and a concierge to assist you with other activities.  You will also find walking trails and tennis courts. The marina has a variety of boats available for your pleasure, and provides an opportunity for a great photo opp.

Additionally, there’s a community center where you can play basketball, an arts and crafts center, a game room, and a media center.  There’s a post office, gift store and a Kroger’s grocery store located on the premises too.

So, our unit had 2 bedrooms, a fireplace and a full kitchen.  There was plenty of room to gather around the table for a meal or to play board games.  Additionally, there was a counter that could be used for additional seating.  The beds are delicious, and the fire place made the condo cozy.  I came home well rested.

Next, you will need a car to venture out to the surrounding areas.  If you head down I-40E, you will head toward Sierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg.  We spent some time in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before heading into the Smoky Mountains for the afternoon. The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Theatre in Pigeon Forge grabbed our attention as we were driving along.  The Hatfield and McCoy feud took place in Gilbert, WV, my home state.  So, we took a stroll around the building to check out the country items on display.   We weren’t disappointed, and had quite a few laughs.  There were humorous signs, an outhouse, replica of a moonshine distillery, and more.  We didn’t have dinner, but the theatre does puts on a show/feud while you’re dining.  The next time we’re in the area, we may check it out.

Pigeon Forge Attractions

 

This truck is everything, lol.  It reminded me of the truck on the Beverly Hillbillies.  Great advertising I may add.

 

Pigeon Forge Attractions

Check out this crooked, upside down building.  We had to pull over to check it out.  Your kids will be happy that you did.  They have an indoor Rope Course and Laser Tag for the thrill seekers.  They also have unique programs for students K-12 to learn about Physical Sciences.  There’s Earth Science, Physics and Astronomy.   You can spend several hours here for sure.

Afterwards, we headed toward Cades Cove to check out the wild life and the Smoky Mountains.  It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  The mountains in their fall foliage are stunning.  Majestic, bold, beautiful and mighty are a few adjectives that describes them.

 

Cades Cove is an 11 mile loop through the Smoky Mountains.  Additionally, there are streams, wildlife, churches, vacant cabins dating back to the 1800s and a peace that we often forget.  Through our journey we spotted this mama black bear and her 2 cubs.  Fortunately, we were able to watch them for about 10 minutes before they headed back into the woods.

It was truly an amazing experience to get this close.  They seemed to be oblivious to the cars and people watching them.  Their fur is so shiny and coal black.  The one cub on the far left was adventurous; however, the other club stayed close to mommy.  When we first spotted them, the adventurous club was playing in a tree not far from mom.

Smoky Mountain Wildlife

 

Smoky Mountain Wildlife

 

We spent several hours just taking our time driving the Cades Cove loop and enjoying the views.  I suggest that you pack a picnic and enjoy your time there.  At the halfway mark, there’s an area to enjoy a lunch and restrooms if you need a break.

 

Smoky Mountains Wildlife

 

Smoky Mountains Wildlife

Surprisingly,  we didn’t see any deer.  Especially, since it’s deer season.  So, the time spent observing the black bears more than made up for the deer not entertaining us.

 

Russull Stover Outlet in Tennessee

Last, on our way home we made a quick stop at the Russell Stover Candy outlet.  As a matter of fact, I picked up a few Christmas gifts dirt cheap.  So, be sure to treat yourself to some sweets before you head home.

Finally, we highly recommend a Smoky Mountains family vacation in the summer or fall.  There are water parks and Dollywood Amusement Park if you decide to visit in the summer.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to visit again next year.

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #149

Sunday's Best Linkup

 

Welcome to Week 149 of Mother 2 Mother Sunday’s Best Linkup.  We’re continuing our Stuffed Turkey theme this week.  We’re looking for Thanksgiving crafts, recipes, decorating idea, mantel displays and more.

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard hot dog roasts, and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and share those on our linkup too. They’re are great for inspiration.
Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like.  Be sure to tell your friends, they will want to join the party too.

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on our linkup post the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best Featured Blogger.  All Featured Bloggers will have their posts pinned to Rhonda’s Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board and Kim M. pins the weekly featured bloggers to her Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board too!
The Reader’s Choice post(s) will be determined by the post(s) with the most clicks. We will be adding the winner to our Sunday’s Best Linkup featured bloggers.

All posts linking to Sunday’s Best Linkup will be promoted on Twitter.  In addition to the Post With the Most Clicks, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best Linkup host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Sunday’s Best Linkup Hosts Are:

Sunday's Best Linkup

 

Rhonda at Mother 2 Mother   Brittany at A Mama Tale    Kim at Life in a House of Testosterone 

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Rhonda selected 10 Fall Travel Ideas from Seasonal Family Fun   

 

best states for fall foliage


Kim selected Pumpkin Spice Sweet Rolls from Intelligent Domestications

 cinnamon roll recipes

 

Brittany selected Thanksgiving Tradition Ideas from Simply Well Balanced   

 Thanksgiving Traditions

 

The Post with the Most Clicks


Pumpkin Strudel from Craft Beering  

  fall desserts

and

What to Pack for an Overnight Wedding Trip from A Bride on a Budget

Wedding Tips

Our Favorite Theme Post(s)  – Stuffed Turkey

DIY Harvest Porch Sign from Intelligent Domestications  

Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

 

 Thanksgiving Recipes

and

Thanksgiving Tablescape from The Sweet Sensation  
   Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas
Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and we deeply appreciate each of you participating on Sunday’s Best Linkup.  We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choose a featured blogger. Finally, your hosts would like to invite all of you back to link up your post(s) again; you could be selected next week! While you’re here, take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love and be sure to connect with others on social media!


6 Ways to Create a Garden Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland ideas

 

Christmas is fast approaching, and soon enough there’ll be frost on the sidewalks and carols playing to sound Christmas cheer. If you’ve been nicer than naughty this year, I’m sure you have, there’ll be sleigh bells ringing and the pitter patter of reindeer on the roof one special night.  Christmas isn’t just a magical time for the kids, but a magical time for the whole family.  What better way to make it special than turning your garden into a Winter Wonderland! Check out ideas on how you can create the perfect winter wonderland in your yard:

1. Winter plants

First, a garden in full bloom isn’t only for the Springtime.  In winter there are many beautiful flowering plants for your garden.  So, you are guaranteed more foliage than just a Christmas tree!  Both Heather and Japanese Quince bloom in winter.  Their pink and red blossoms say Christmas.  If you’re looking for a plant which flowers in spring but is still decorative at Christmas, check out the bare stems of a Red-Osier Dogwood. They turn a fiery red.  Quite like the suit of a certain Mr. Claus!

2.  Make it Snow

Second, not everyone is lucky enough to live in a place where it snows, and it naturally turns into a Winter Wonderland! But that shouldn’t stop you from having that perfect Christmas card snow scene.  There are plenty of options for snow without the sky opening. You can buy or make artificial snow at home.  Even a snow blanket that you simply roll across your lawn will do the trick.  Your kids will be thankful to have a little slice of a winter wonderland in their own backyard.  It will be a festive season they’ll never forget!

3.  Lights

Additionally, with cold nights rolling in and the days getting shorter, it’s good to add some shine to your Christmas garden.  We decorate our trees with lights and sometimes our houses, but lights in a garden can add Christmas magic.  A good way to do it without breaking the bank is just to add lights on the trees and shrubbery.  If the understated look isn’t your thing, go for a Santa, reindeer and little elves that light up.  They’ll make the kids eager for the magic of Christmas morning.

4.  Magic Touches

It’s nice to decorate the Christmas tree in front of a roaring fire, while you and the kids choose your favorite ornaments to hang on the tree while you’re listening ten to your favorite Christmas songs.  Spending time with family is truly the best part of the Christmas season.  It’s a great way to make memories you and your family will treasure for a lifetime.

Decorating your garden is another way to share the magic of the season with your loved ones. Kids will love to hang tinsel upon the plants outside. Helping to transform the garden into something like  Santa’s Grotto will be something your kids will never forget!  It’s nice to put Candy Canes along the footpath if you have one, or around the border of your lawn, as they are an easy and affordable way to make the garden all Christmassy.  A Santa Please Stop Here!  sign will remind your children of the joy of Christmas morning, and cut- outs of reindeer keep the magic of Santa alive.

5.  Get Out and In it!

Next, winter plants are blooming in fantastic reds, the Christmas tree is up and sparkling in your garden and fake snow has made everything Christmas Card perfect.  And, those special little touches truly add the famous seasonal magic.  Looking at your garden through the window is nice, but it’s much better to get out and in it.  Bundle up and go outside and enjoy your winter wonderland.  Tell your children Christmas stories and sing Christmas songs.  You’ve created the  perfect setting, making it truly the a real live Winter Wonderland!

6. Make it Cozy It

It certainly gets cold outside this time of year. The best way to enjoy your Winter Wonderland is to use a patio heater like those from Best of Machinery.  That way you’ll be cozy in the magical winter wonderland your family created.   Finally, when the little ones go to bed, you and your husband can enjoy a glass of eggnog or two in the perfect seasonal setting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing the Right Medical Mattress: Managing Pressure Injuries

Reshome health care

 

A good medical mattress is indispensable in the prevention and management of pressure injuries.  A medical mattress is particularly important for bed-bound patients.  Especially, overweight and limited mobility patients. Additionally, people with multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and those suffering from burns can benefit from a good medical mattress too.  Each of these patients are at high risk for developing pressure injuries or ulcers also known as bed sores.

There are various types of medical mattresses.  As a result, before buying one consider the needs of the user. For example, what is the current state of the patient’s skin integrity. Patients with more severe skin issues will usually require a mattress with extensive therapy options.

A patient with intact skin, a small blister, or shallow open bed sore is likely to only need a gel overlay or entry level foam mattress to manage the pressure injury. More advanced pressure wounds may require a specialized mattress to facilitate healing.

Various Types of Medical Mattresses

The most common medical mattresses include the alternating pressure mattress, low air-loss mattress, therapeutic foam mattress, and innerspring mattress.  Each has a different set of features that provide support, ease, and relief to patients at risk.

An alternating pressure mattress has individual air cells that inflate and deflate.  This type of mattress helps to effectively manage pressure and skin moisture. Additionally, it is good for relieving various pressure points.  It also improves blood circulation at the same time. This mattress can effectively prevent the formation of pressure injuries. Also, they promote the healing of existing ulcers.

Similar to an alternating pressure mattress is the low air-loss mattress. It also contains individual air cells that alternate pressure to stop wounds from forming. Additionally, it has a cooling function.  Each cell has a tiny hole that releases small amounts of air that targets hot spots on the body. It also regulates skin moisture and provides adequate support.

Meanwhile, a therapeutic foam mattress relieves pressure in specific areas of the body. It features soft foam in areas where pressure injuries are most likely to start. This includes the head, elbow, and back of the legs. The surrounding parts of the mattress have a more rigid foam.

Lastly, there is the innerspring mattress. This is similar to a traditional mattress and offers no protection against pressure sores. In fact, it can even cause the development of pressure injuries by adding pressure and increasing the temperature of the skin surface. Most importantly, while it is cheap, an innerspring mattress is NOT recommended for a patient who spends more than 10 hours a day in bed.

Important Considerations

Purchasing the right mattress can help in the prevention, maintenance, and healing of pressure injuries.  However,  that’s not all it takes. While a good mattress will lessen the manual work needed to control a pressure injury, a caregiver must still take responsibility for ensuring the health and daily care of the patient.

Just as important, special care must be given to patients who are incontinent.  The added moisture can aggravate pressure sores.  Restless patients should use perimeter guards.  These accessories can prevent falls.  Plus they help keep the mattress cover smooth to prevent shearing.

Finally, pressure prevention doesn’t stop with the mattress. If the patient spends a long time in a wheelchair, ensure that the seat is also adequately equipped to discourage the formation of pressure sores.

9 Halloween Drinks for Kids

Halloween Drink Ideas

Having a Halloween party or just want to treat the kids?  Serve a few of these Halloween drinks for kids.  Some are funny, some spooky, some creamy and some healthy.

 

Halloween Monster Floats

This drink is sure to bring shrills, thrills, and giggles.  Eyeballs, ears, and fangs. It’s scary good.  And, it only uses 3 ingredients: 7UP, lime sherbet, and ginger ale.  I purchased the body parts from Amazon.

 

Monster Hot Chocolate

Halloween Drinks for Kids

Perfect drink to take the chill off on the upcoming fall and winter nights.  Green is the name of the game in this monster cup of hot chocolate.  Thick, creamy and fun.

 

 Apple Monsters

Halloween drink ideas
Apple and apple juice are the stars in this drink.  There’s no recipe, this picture was Pinned from Pottery Barn. This is a great menu idea for my artistic followers.  Peel and carve monster faces on the applies.  Place in a see through container and fill with apple juice.  Enjoy!

 

Water Jack-O-Lanterns

Halloween drink ideas
My grandchildren love water, so this would be perfect in my home.  They would drink every bottle.  If you have kids that are involved in sports or having a party, this would be a great option.  It’s also a great option for those who like clear liquids or not wanting a sugary drink.  Find a template or get creative, remove the labels on the bottles and draw faces on the bottles.

                                                                                             Frankenstein Potion

Halloween drink ideas

 

 

Spooky Fog Drinks

Halloween Drink Ideas

 

Dry ice is the key to making this Spooky Foggy Drink.  This drink is sure to bring lots of awes!

 

VooDoo Punch

Halloween Drink Ideas

 

A Syringe of VooDoo Poison in a glass of Punch is the perfect drink for a Halloween party or for a Who Done It dinner.  Who will end up with the poisoned glass of punch?

 

Halloween Party Drinks

Halloween Drink Ideas

 

Purchase a piece of black vinyl and cut out faces for the bottles.  You can find the bottles here.

 

Mad Scientist Halloween Drink

Halloween Drink Ideas

 

We hope you enjoyed our selection of Halloween drinks for kids, and will whip a few for your party or a treat for the kids.  You may also like 9 Halloween Food Ideas for Kids.

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #148

Sunday's Best Linkup

 

 

Welcome to Week 148 of Mother 2 Mother Sunday’s Best Linkup.  We’re starting our Stuffed Turkey theme this week.  We’re looking for Thanksgiving crafts, recipes, decorating idea, mantel displays and more.

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard hot dog roasts, and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and share those on our linkup too. They’re are great for inspiration.
Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like.  Be sure to tell your friends, they will want to join the party too.

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on our linkup post the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best Featured Blogger.  All Featured Bloggers will have their posts pinned to Rhonda’s Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board and Kim M. pins the weekly featured bloggers to her Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board too!
The Reader’s Choice post(s) will be determined by the post(s) with the most clicks. We will be adding the winner to our Sunday’s Best Linkup featured bloggers.

All posts linking to Sunday’s Best Linkup will be promoted on Twitter.  In addition to the Post With the Most Clicks, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best Linkup host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Sunday’s Best Linkup Hosts Are:

Sunday's Best Linkup

 

Rhonda at Mother 2 Mother   Brittany at A Mama Tale    Kim at Life in a House of Testosterone 

Here are the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:

Mother 2 Mother: Please like Rhonda’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter;, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin, or subscribe/join her blog on the right sidebar before you leave.

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Brittany from A Mama’s Tale:  Please like Brittany’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, or Pinterest before you leave.

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Rhonda selected Tumbleweed Christmas Tree from Penny’s Treasures  

Christmas Decor

 

Kim selected Crème Brulee Brownie Pumpkin Brownie from All That Jas  

 dessert recipes

 

Brittany selected Cinnamon Apple Cupcakes from Looney for Food  

 dessert recipes

 

 

The Post with the Most Clicks


9 Halloween Food Ideas for Kids from Mother 2 Mother 

Halloween Food Ideas

Our Favorite Theme Post(s)  – Creepy Characters

Halloween Football Costumes from Two Chicks and a Mom 

 

Halloween Costume Ideas

 Halloween Decor
and

Halloween Mantel from Tea Doodles  
   Halloween Decor
and
Chestnut Praline Boo-Scotti from The Mad Mommy  
  Halloween Food Ideas
Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and we deeply appreciate each of you participating on Sunday’s Best Linkup.  We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choose a featured blogger. Finally, your hosts would like to invite all of you back to link up your post(s) again; you could be selected next week! While you’re here, take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love and be sure to connect with others on social media!


5 Fall and Winter Household Chores You Should Do

household chore list

 

As fall and winter arrive, for many of us this means colder weather.  With the colder weather comes more time spent inside.  As a result, be productive and get a few chores done.  Here are some of the fall and winter household chores you should make a top priority:

Clean Out The Garage

For those of you with a garage, you know how easily it can become cluttered. You are no longer able to park your car because it’s now filled with things that take up room.  With snow on the horizon, you may want to put your car back in the garage.  Take a weekend this fall to really go through everything in your garage.  It’s a great time to get organized and get rid of things you no longer need.  We know this isn’t a task anyone looks forward to, but once you get it done you’ll be happy that you did.

Stock Up On Emergency Supplies

Another problem that you might experience during the fall and winter is a bad storm. Fall is typically when hurricanes and tropical storms arrive.  And winter is of course is when we get blizzards and other snow storms.  Make sure that your home is prepared before cold weather arrives.  Fall and winter household chores should include a list of supplies you need.  Spend a weekend going replenishing your supplies. You’ll need things like batteries, flashlights, candles, food and water to start. Here is a list of some other emergency supplies you’ll want to stock up on.

Furnace and Air Conditioning (AC) Maintenance

The last thing you want in the middle of the Winter is for your furnace to give out.  Waiting until your furnace is fixed or replaced while struggling to keep you and your children warm is not fun. To avoid the stress, it’s a good idea to have your furnace inspected before the bad weather arrives. A professional heating expert will be able to tell you if your furnace is in good condition, or what maintenance you might need.

You should also have your AC unit inspected. Although you may not be using it for a few months, you’ll want it in working condition when needed. On top of that, AC companies are typically less busy in the fall and winter.  As a result, you should have an easier time setting up an appointment or even finding a discount on an AC installer.

Clean Out The Chimney

For those of you with fireplaces in your home, you’ll want to be able to use them during the winter.  Nothing is cozier than sitting around a fire on a snowy night.  But, if your fireplace is dirty then the experience might be ruined with a bad smell, smoke, or a lower air quality.  So, have your chimney inspected and cleaned now to ensure that it is good working order before winter arrives.

Insulate Your Home

Finally, with all of the work you’re putting into your furnace and chimney, you don’t want hot air to escape.  Among the fall and winter household chores is insulating your home.  When you properly insulate your home, you keep the warm air in, and the cold air out.  This makes your home more comfortable, and saves you money in the long run. It’s possible to insulate your home on your own, but if you want to make sure it’s done right call a local heating specialist to do it for you.

 

Enjoy The Cold Months and Prepare For The Warm Ones

While the fall and winter might be cold, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your time indoors.  So, make it productive by prepping your home for bad weather.  Furthermore, use the time inside to get ready for spring.  Making good use of your time now, gives you more opportunities for fun later.  You can enjoy your time later, knowing that you prepared your home doing fall and winter household chores ahead of schedule.  Therefore, you can start on spring and summer ahead of schedule too.

9 Halloween Food Ideas for Kids

Halloween Food Ideas

 

Planning a Halloween party or just want to do something special for your kids?  You’ve come to the right place.  We have 9 great Halloween Food Ideas for kids.  Make them all or choose a few.  No matter, your children will love your creativity and devour these special treats.  Let us know which is your favorite in a comment.  I love the Bloody Fingers and Eyeball Cupcakes.  Disgusting!

 

 

Witch Fingers

Halloween Food Ideas

Pretzel Rods, candy melts, almonds, and black gel food coloring are the stars for these Witch’s Fingers.  The kids will love munching on these goodies.

 

Bloody Fingers

Halloween Food Ideas

There’s no recipe for the bloodied fingers.  Just remove a square of skin from the hot dog and place on a bed of bloodied hot dog bun.  My grandson and his friends are going to love these.

 

Spider Pizza

Halloween Food Ideas

This blogger used a Tombstone Pizza, black and green olives and pepperoni to create this master piece.  My grandchildren love the Totino’s Party Pizza.  So, they will be choice for me.  Also, if your children don’t like olives make the pepperoni’s the star.

 

Spider Burger

Halloween Food Ideas

I love that this recipe is simple, and so cute.  A normal burger, a slice of cheese, raisins, and onion rings.  Perfect for lunch or dinner.

 

Halloween Potato Skin Pizzas

Halloween Food Ideas

Kids love pizza.  Here’s a twist on potatoes, turn them into pizza.  Yes, baking potatoes, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and olives is all you need along with a little creativity.  The kids will love them.

 

Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes

Halloween Food Ideas

Disgustingly delicious.  These Bloodshot Eyeball cupcakes are sure to bring Ewwwwk.  But, they are sure to be devoured.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Mac and Cheese Cups

Halloween Food Ideas

Homemade Mac and Cheese will work great for this recipe.  If you’re in a pinch for time, microwavable mac and cheese can be used.  My grandchildren love homemade mac and cheese.  They would eat it everyday if allowed.  A slice of cucumber or celery will work for the stem.  Make this a family activity, let the kids decorate the cups with a Jack-O-Lantern face.

Honeydew Bats

Halloween Food Ideas

Last, a honeydew melon and a bat cookie cutter is all that is needed to make these delicious and nutritious treats.

Finally, we hope you like a few of our Halloween Food Ideas for Kids and will create a few for your children.  You may also like 9 Fall Snack Ideas for Kids.

 

 

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #147

 

Halloween Ideas

 

Welcome to Week 147 of Mother 2 Mother Sunday’s Best Linkup.  This is the last week of our Creepy Characters theme.  Next week, we will start our  Stuffed Turkey theme.  This week, we’re looking for Halloween crafts, recipes, decorating idea, mantel displays and more.

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard hot dog roasts, and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and share those on our linkup too. They’re are great for inspiration.
Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like.  Be sure to tell your friends, they will want to join the party too.

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on our linkup post the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best Featured Blogger.  All Featured Bloggers will have their posts pinned to Rhonda’s Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board and Kim M. pins the weekly featured bloggers to her Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board too!
The Reader’s Choice post(s) will be determined by the post(s) with the most clicks. We will be adding the winner to our Sunday’s Best Linkup featured bloggers.

All posts linking to Sunday’s Best Linkup will be promoted on Twitter.  In addition to the Post With the Most Clicks, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best Linkup host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Sunday’s Best Linkup Hosts Are:

Sunday's Best Linkup

 

Rhonda at Mother 2 Mother   Brittany at A Mama Tale    Kim at Life in a House of Testosterone 

Here are the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:

Mother 2 Mother: Please like Rhonda’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter;, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin, or subscribe/join her blog on the right sidebar before you leave.

Kim from Life In A House:  Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter;, Google+;, Pinterest;, Bloglovin;, or Instagram; before you leave.

Brittany from A Mama’s Tale:  Please like Brittany’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, or Pinterest before you leave.

Snag a Button!

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Rhonda selected Tiered Fall Hot Beverage Bar from Intelligent Domestications 

Fall Beverages

 

Kim selected Homemade Alfredo Sauce from Drug Store 

 Alfredo Sauce Recipe

 

Brittany selected Cactus Pumpkins from See Lindsay 

 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

 

The Post with the Most Clicks


Healthy Fall Coffee Recipes from Simply Well Balanced 

 

coffee recipes

Milk Cup Drink Coffee Hot Latte Foam Espresso

                                                                                                  and
Rat Ring Toss from What Happens at Grandmas
Halloween Games

Our Favorite Theme Post(s)  – Creepy Characters

Halloween Monster Cookies from Electric Red Barn

Halloween Cookie Ideas

Halloween Monsters from Grandma Ideas 
  Halloween Craft Ideas
and

Fall Vignette from Boondocks Blog 
  Fall Decorating Ideas
and
Candy Corn Strawberries from Looney for Food 
  Halloween Food Ideas
Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and we deeply appreciate each of you participating on Sunday’s Best Linkup.  We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choose a featured blogger. Finally, your hosts would like to invite all of you back to link up your post(s) again; you could be selected next week! While you’re here, take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love and be sure to connect with others on social media!


Want to Eat Healthy: Check Out the Bulu Box

 

Bulu Box Review

Are you trying to get healthy? I am and the perfect partner in the pursuit of a healthier you is the Bulu Box.  It’s like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist as a best friend. Each month, a box of healthy discoveries is shipped right to your door for just $10 per month. You learn about that month’s 4-5 premium samples.  So, try each one and see what fits into your individual healthy lifestyle. Most importantly, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime your subscription anytime.

Also, if you share your opinion on each month’s samples through a quick survey, Bulu will give you 50 Rewards Points (that’s $5!).  So exciting, because you can use the points in the store to get more of your favorites.  Furthermore , you can get a 3 Month Subscription for just $15 (regularly $30)! Use code WOWZA .

As a matter of fact, you have two Bulu Boxes to choose from.  If you’re trying to loose weight the Weight Loss Box may be the best option for you.  The boxes can contain anything from vitamins, herbs, and detox products to snacks, protein bars and more.  The Original Box contains products like sleep aides, products to relax you, and products for energy and endurance.

For products that you like, you can visit the shop and buy them individually.  For example, I liked the Oh Yeah protein bars. I like being able to toss a few in my purse and grabbing one to curb my appetite until I get a meal.  They also have protein chips for snacking on the go or between meals.  So, sample the boxes each month and than purchase what you like individually.

Head over and check them out.  Vitamins, sports nutrition, diet, and healthy snacks are a few of the options to choose from.  It’s great for family, there’s a women’s, kid’s and men’s categories.