Category: This and That

Trick or Treat, You’re So Sweet! ( A Lift-The-Flap-Book)

Trick or Treat, You’re So Sweet a lift-the-flap book written and illustrated by Dean Gray is a fun hands-on hardcover book perfect for reading during the Halloween season for young ones.

Each hardcover page has a door flap to lift along with a rhyme to read. We were delighted to see the trick-or-treaters behind the door decked out in their favorite costumes. There is no real guessing involved since the rhyme gives it away but it was still fun to see.

The illustrations are great and full of so much color. They were a true delight to take in. I appreciated all the details.

My youngest enjoyed it as we read this book together from start to finish. The vocabulary isn’t too difficult for early readers.

There is nothing scary here such as creepy monsters or witches. There is a child dressed up in a silly vampire costume but there is no blood just silly candy corn-shaped teeth. Our favorite costume was the pirate!

It’s a cute book overall and can get little ones excited about the fun and not scary elements of the holiday like dressing up and candy!

* I have received this product for free or at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest and unbiased product review; all opinions are my own.*

The Chosen Season 1 Now Available to Stream for Free on Crackle

The Chosen Season 1 Now Available to Stream for Free on Crackle
 Episodes to roll out on Truli and Crackle linear channels starting Monday, October 4 through Friday, October 8

WHAT A charismatic fisherman struggling with debt. A troubled woman wrestling with demons. A gifted accountant ostracised from his family and people. In this ground-breaking first season of The Chosen see how Jesus reaches each of these and more as He works His first miracles and embarks on His ministry to change the world. See Him through the eyes of those who knew Him.

WHEN / WHERE: Season 1 is available now to stream for free on Crackle. Episodes will also roll out on Truli and Crackle linear channels starting Monday, October 4 through Friday, October 8.


This year I wanted to start a new tradition in making each of my kids a Christmas tree ornament. This year I decided to go with something silly and fun. I chose to make the Red Heart Jolly Pickle Ornament which can be found on the Yarnspiration website.

I used various scrap yarns in my stash ( mainly all Red Heart yarn). The eyes I used can be found on Amazon. If you are interested in making some of your own! For the pickle on the far right, I used these eyes & for the others, I used these. Any stuffing will do for the inside.

Do you make your own ornaments too?

Garden Sunflowers Sunday

If you didn’t know, Sunflowers are my favorite flower. These beautiful flowers make the Summer and Fall seasons so lovely with their vast varieties. Did you know Sunflowers are the only flower with the word “flower” in it? I’m mainly leaving these for the birds and bees to enjoy this year but they are also a joy to cut and save seeds from for future planting or snacking. Enjoy the photos I’ve shared below.

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