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Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Halloween is just about a week away, and though Little Leighton won't be "officially" trick-or-treating, she still HAD to have a costume! (Our town has an event at the square with a petting zoo and carriage rides and we will be attending that -- with LL all dolled up in her Halloween finest.)

Can you guess what she's going to be?

Costume Dress Rehearsal
Don't worry -- I promise she loves it!
(Especially the "hat.")


Grammy ELC and I have quite the affinity for all things animal print, so, of course, we're hoping to pass that on to LL. I simply could not resist this when I saw it at Pottery Barn Kids. It's fabulous! (And was on sale.)

As I was browsing Pinterest earlier, I came across a recipe for "Boo Mix," and much like my weakness for Little Leopard-Clad Leighton, I had to immediately run to Target, purchase the ingredients and whip it up! It's SCRUMPTIOUS. And makes a ginormous amount. I do not trust myself around this festive treat. I'll be giving away as much as I can. Y'all need to make this STAT. It's the perfect combination of salty and sweet -- my favourite.

Boo Mix
recipe via Plain Chicken (I love so many of her recipes!)

5 c. Golden Grahams cerel
3 c. Cocoa Puffs cereal
3 c. pretzel sticks
2 c. peanuts
2 c. Reese's pieces
24 oz. almond bark (though my package was only 20 oz. and it seemed to work just fine!)

Mix first 5 ingredients in an extra large bowl.

Melt almond bark according to package directions.

Pour over cereal mixture. Stir until everything has been well-coated.

Pour onto parchment or waxed paper. Let "dry" completely and then break into chunks.