1. Switch Witch
I've been doing the "switch witch" tradition since the boys were little. And it's still a favorite around here. The idea is to get all the excess candy out of your house after Halloween. As you know, I'm pretty picky about sugar and we never have candy laying around our house. However, I do allow my boys to be boys during Halloween. They trick or treat and come home with way too much candy and that night, we sit around the table and pig out on candy. I let them eat way too much for a few days and get their fix.....then I allow them to pick 5-6 of their favorite pieces and then the rest goes into a big bag. We place that bag on the porch for the Switch Witch.....who comes by and takes the candy and replaces it with something fun for the boys. I have it easy....having 2 boys that like the same things right now. This is not meant to break the bank. Nothing to stress over but you want to provide something that helps them not miss the candy. In the past, they have gotten Star Wars Clone Wars season DVD's (something they can use for a long time ) A few weeks ago I overheard them talking about this movie and I knew it was something they would both like.
So this morning, the Switch Witch took our candy (thank you Lord) and left us this movie. Perfect for a movie night with my boys!
2. Kismet Bag
A couple of months ago, my friend had a NoonDay party. If you are not familiar with the story then I recommend that you check them out. I love knowing that my purchase supports people in other countries that need a job. It's a great ministry. Anyways, I bought this bag and I love it!
3. Handprint/footprint pottery
Even though decorating for the fall is hard for me.....one of my favorite things to set out are these custom pottery pieces with my boys footprints on them. I have a couple for Halloween, a big one for Thanksgiving and a few for the Christmas/winter season. I handle them with such care because they can't be replaced. My boys are growing up so fast! :(
4. Vanilla Cookie Spread
If you've ever been to Trader Joe's then I'm sure you have tried their famous Cookie Butter spread. Oh my. It's been a LONG time since I've had it but the other day while in Kroger I saw this spread. While it does contain real sugar and all that.....at least it is free of the high fructose corn syrup and all those yucky artificial ingredients. My favorite way to eat this is
by the spoon by dipping pretzel sticks so that you get the mix of sweet and salty. Go get this.....but you have definitely been warned.
5. Mary & Martha mug
So, I'm thinking I may have already posted about this but I'm too lazy to go back and check. Either way, this mug is precious and deserves its moment in the spotlight. Sometimes I need these gentle reminders.
My friend Abbey can hook you up with some really great scripture/faith pieces for your home and kitchen.
6. Fall bouquets.
Sweet boy brought this home the other night. I love the warm colors and the woven basket. A nice change from your typical roses or tulips.