I haven't been updating my blog as often as I would have liked in the last few months. So much has happened that I haven't had the opportunity to update my blog.

I'm still crocheting and making new things. I just haven't had the opportunity to blog about it. There are seriously not enough hours in the day.

I shared on my Instagram post a while ago that I got a new job. I started this new job in mid-September, it's a temporary job that allows me to work from home. It's supposed to be flexible, but I am in front of the computer all day long. So you can understand why I may not want to spend my evenings also in front of the computer, blogging.

The weekend before I started my new job, Hanson and I also made the largest purchase of our lives: we bought a TOWNHOUSE! We're moving in December and it's all so exciting! We're going from a 700+ square-foot condo to a 1700+ square-foot townhouse!

It's been a bittersweet experience. I love our condo and because it's our first home and the whole story of how we got it.

For some of us, Halloween is something we prepare for during the whole month of October (and maybe even at the end of September).

You may have been getting ready for the holiday for weeks, with pumpkins carved, candy stocked, and the finishing touches on your handmade crochet costume all ready to go.

Whether you’ve been planning all month or are just trying to put together some last-minute activities for the kids, you can add some extra fun to this Halloweekend with these five Halloween-themed printables.

Each printable is the perfect balance of sweet and spooky, and kids of all ages will enjoy them!

1. Set Up a Game of “You’ve Been BOOed”

If you’ve decided to stay socially distanced for Halloween this year, it doesn’t mean the kids have to miss out on any of the fun! Start a game of “you’ve been BOOed” by tagging a neighbour with a bag of candy on their doorstep and these cute door printables.

You and the kids can drop the goodies off, ring the doorbell, and then watch your neighbours receive your surprise from a safe distance. It will be up to them to continue the game by tagging another neighbour, and everyone gets to join in on the socially-distanced fun!

Fun Halloween Printable: You've Been Booed

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2. Put Up a Cute Candy Sign

On the other hand, if you’ve decided to indulge in trick-or-treating this year, this printable candy sign will be a friendly greeting to accompany your candy bowl at home. One safety tip for leaving your home unattended on Halloween is to keep some lights on in your house. 

This will deter any burglars or thieves (the real kind, not the costumed kind) from trying to break in and keep your home safe for when your family returns with a bounty of candy.

Fun Halloween Printable: Cute Candy Sign

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3. Go on a Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Another safe, socially-distanced activity is to organize a spooky scavenger hunt at home. To help get the kids off the couch and active before they indulge in all their candy, design the scavenger hunt to go all throughout the house and yard. 

Once they finish, you can reward them with their favourite Halloween movie or some special sweet treats. Use the scavenger hunt printable below to help you get started.

Fun Halloween Printable: Scavenger Hunt

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4. Swap Germy Candy Bowls for Sweet Goodie Bags

Candy bowls at Halloween are notorious for sticky fingers and germs. Keep your family’s health and everyone else’s top of mind by putting together individual treat bags that will prevent everyone’s germs from mingling in a bowl. 

You can fill the bags with assorted candy, chocolate, or baked goods and attach these sweet and spooky labels to make them festive.

Fun Halloween Printable: Treat Labels

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5. Prevent Accidents with Property Signs

With most trick-or-treaters coming around in the dark, it can be easy for any kid or adult to trip, slip, or fall. 

To help prevent any unwanted accidents on such a fun-filled night, try lighting walkways well and putting up signs like the ones below around your property to alert others to potential hazards. 

It’s always good to know that neighbours are looking out for each other and making sure everyone has a good time.

Fun Halloween Printable: Warning Signs

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Whether you’re taking the family trick-or-treating or planning a socially-distanced night at home, we hope these printables inspire you to have a good time. Stay safe and have a happy Halloween!
Halloween is just around the corner! Although it helps, cosplay is not restricted to just Halloween. You'll normally see cosplayers fully dressed as their favourite characters at special conventions and festivals.

Cosplay costumes are not just any off-the-rack costumes that you would normally find in a store. Many dedicated cosplayers set out to create their own costumes because they want more detail in them. 

Cosplay has really exploded since the 1990s. I've seen many amazing cosplay costumes, but here's something different. They're not just crochet costumes. They're crocheted cosplay costumes! 

Let's check them out:

Princess Anna's Coronation Dress

Crochet Cosplay: Princess Anna Coronation Dress
Over the summer, we brought the kids to our public library and signed up for the BC Summer Reading Club. It was a great motivator for the kids to continue to read or do our "activity book" (aka. homework) every day over the summer.

BB was very driven to colour in her circle each time she reads a book or works in her activity book so that she could earn her sticker each time she completes 7 circles. I was a bit easy on her on some days, but I also wanted her to succeed too.

I had some doubts, but by the end of the summer, BB actually finished her Summer Reading Club booklet and managed to earn a medal from the library for all her hard work! She was so proud. She wanted to do more of it!

Free reward chart printable

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