Fun Friday: Halloween Recipes That Will Gross You Out!!


Big Sisters Who Think They’re Scary – and Little Sisters Who Think They Aren’t…

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I like it because it’s all about fun! And we can dress up! And the colors are divine!

The food however, is not my favorite part, but it might be yours!

Since I’m always looking for more recipes to try, and Halloween is just around the corner, I thought I would share this list of GROSS RECIPES (shown as a google search so that you can pick your poison when it comes to where you get your recipe from:) –

KITTY LITTER CAKE (you have to at least look at it)

DIRT CAKE (popular,yummy)
I made mine with just this stuff: Chocolate Pudding, Crushed Oreos, Worms and Chocolate Cake….and minus all the other complicated ingredients! dirt cake ingredients Cream cheese? REALLY? Nope…dirt cake completeDidn’t use it.

SEVERED FINGERS IN A BUN (yep, they look real and grossed each of my kids out- and that’s sometimes hard to do)


My personal easy favorite? It’s nice and easy: Smiley Fries with Ketchup on their head (looks like blood- and yes I corrupted my children by telling them this). I googled to see if there was a photo of this anywhere and there IS! Here’s one courtesy of a blog called On the Road Photography!

Okay, so truth be told, I might have grown up watching horror flicks however, I don’t promote any mean, harmful things on others…I just have a sense of humor and “It’s Halloween Mom!”. Believe it or not, I’m still that parent who won’t allow my kids to play with play guns, swords or knives.

Go figure.

Check out Pinterest for more disgusting recipes! (Some great adult ones too! I like the cut out stomach of the baby doll for green dip!)

Fun Friday: Feral Cats, Come On Down! (A Poem)



My friend sent me this poem last week. She makes and sells personalized greeting cards at They’re often funny because, well, that’s Deb. She is also sincere, so if you have an important event you want to send a card for, check out

This poem happens to be about animals, Bob Barker and a true story.

After catching our 3rd of 4 outdoor cats to get fixed earlier this week, I want to be like Bob Barker and spread the news about spaying and neutering your pets. Did anyone ever think about his last name and his mission? Pretty funny that as an animal lover, his last name is Barker! For those that don’t know, latest statistics put Cleveland on the map with 75,000 feral cats!

Sometimes, it’s difficult
Herding cats in a yard
Our kittens are wiley
And made it quite hard
But we were victorious
On Monday near dawn
Stormy is a boy
And now his *#(A$ are all gone
We bought a big cage
But the kitten has smarts
So, we had to think fast
Because when he sees us, he darts

So, while he was eating
I came behind his small head
I grabbed with both hands
He scratched and bit; we both bled
Injuries were minor
But Julie went for a shot
And now we’re both grateful
For the AFLAC she’s got!
All ended well
Now just one more to go
Little Tiger is precious
He can put on a show
If you want to adopt him
He’d make a great pet
And we’ll do the work
Of getting him fixed at the vet!
From your office or home, send someone a poem!


Fun Friday: Kids Eating Healthy (and being outnumbered as a single parent)

I often try to lay down the law in my house, well, because I can (and should). But I’m finding that as my kids get older (they’re all double digits-YIKES) they know I’m completely outnumbered 3 to 1!

So in the case of last week, when I sprung a surprise family meeting on them because they all happened to be at the kitchen table at the same time having a snack (smart right?)…yeah, it didn’t go well.

I’m pretty sure I saw an eye roll, somebody left early, and the last one cut me off as she was getting up to go back to her room, saying, ‘yeah, we know, mom… do the things that are necessary first before we do fun stuff…we got it‘.



So when I saw this quote online this week, it just struck me as something they would say to get what they wanted (while using the gang up on mom idea)…


Parenting is a balance… you should let them win sometimes, just so they don’t get discouraged (wink-wink).

Fun Friday: Murphy’s Law for Moms (and pet owners)

Even though my children are no longer in diapers, I got a laugh out of this because not only do I remember the day, but now I experience these things with my pets!

Instead of runny noses, it’s dog hair, instead of spills on the floor it’s cat puke, instead of poopy diapers it’s more poop than bags on the walk around the block…
Ah, the joys of kids and pets…
But it’s all worth it.

Happy Friday!