It’s Halloween season!
I love to decorate our house for the various holidays and occasions – Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Halloween. Well, maybe the truth is – I love buying the stuff and watching Huzbo put it up!
Over the years, we’ve collected quite an array of decorations for each occasion. Some of them fancy and expensive-looking, some of them not-so-fancy and pretty obviously not expensive.
Fall seems to be a time of year when even the craft-challenged folks like myself suddenly feel inspired to do some sort of crafty project. I’m not sure why that is, but I’ve seen some incredible hand-made crafts on blogs for crafty people, and I am constantly amazed by the talent, creativity and patience of those who can fabricate these decorative items.
I used to feel guilty that I wasn’t crafty like that. I don’t search sites looking for ideas of fun crafts to do with my kids. I don’t wander the aisles at Michael’s, filling my buggy with components of some great creation I or my children can create together.
I am a Dollarama Mama. And no, this is not a sponsored post for Dollarama, although if they want to send me a gift card in appreciation for the plug, I’d be happy to receive it!
I love Dollarama. Do you know why? Because they save me brain cells, time, energy and money. They create these awesome little craft kits that provide the needed parts of a cute craft, and my kids just open the container and DO A CRAFT! Plus, you can’t beat the price! For $2 tops, I get an all-in-one-package hour’s worth of occupied time for my kidlets, parental participation optional, that I didn’t have to think of or shop for.
The results are pretty sweet too:
I went 6 years in my first marriage without a carved pumpkin or Halloween decoration, and the day after I met Huzbo, he came to my home to carve pumpkins with me, his newly-sharpened knives wrapped in a towel. Smarter women might have been worried by that, but I thought it was romantic that he wanted to do something with me that I had missed out on for so long. So romantic, in fact, that “Wanna carve some pumpkins???” has taken on a whole new meaning in our house since then, but that’s an entirely different post!
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