The Dwelling Tree

Friday, October 31, 2014

Now, go get some candy!


The day has come. The day I couldn't wait for when I was a kid. 

Candy? Costumes? What kid doesn't want to dress up and gorge themselves with candy?

Lillian decided to be Rapunzel, then switched to Anna last minute, then is switching back to Rapunzel. So, pictured here is a last minute Anna attempt from a Children's Museum event last week. Braids and boots. Why does every little girl want to only be Elsa? We were swimming in Elsa's, but only saw two little Anna's. Let me guess what this years most popular costume is....

 We didn't have the fancy Disney version of the Anna dress, and my daughter's was held up by an old flower (because the Anna button fell off). She looked a little grungy, but do you think she cared? She couldn't stop telling me how cute she looked! Kids are easily impressed, and any old and ratty piece of cloth in the right color can transform them into anything their imagination desires. If only I were so easily contented!

Well, tonight I pulled out the big guns. I made a Rapunzel braid out of yellow yarn. She will not let me fasten it to her head, so she simply holds it around her neck like a weird pet yarn thing. I laugh every time. At least her Rapunzel dress is intact and still looks pretty good. 


Well, my daughter hasn't taken off her costume since we bought it two weeks ago. It is a mangled mess. We actually have a back up costume she wears also. Taken out of her dress up bin, of course. 


Hope you find some time to paint and play out some fantastic imaginative scenarios. Our favorite is pretending to make super weird soups. 


We also love to pretend we are monster doctors (see pic below). That is a really fun make believe game to play. Bring out the doctor kit! 


We have a fun day planned. Soccer in costumes this morning (who doesn't want to watch a bunch of two year old's running around like crazy costumes?). Cuteness overload. 


This afternoon we are perfecting our chex mix. I need to add more chocolate, but it is basically a delightful mix of candy corn, pretzels, nuts, chex, and CHOCOLATE. 


Then we are going to walk through our neighborhood to see if anyone around here actually passes out candy. Or if that era is over. 


Lastly, we are going to a party at my church tonight. It will be lots of fun. Controlled chaos. I am a fan. Plus, candy booths. Bonus. (Oh, and lots of my favorite people in the world and their cute kids). 


What plans do you have?


Do you even EAT candy with your kids? Or am I the only mother who will be partaking? (I've had a rough week of overindulging). 


I hope I get some kit kats tonight. Lil won't miss em. 


And, please don't be one of those people who passes out toothbrushes or raisins! (unless they are with a big candy bar). ;)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tory Burch Flats Giveaway! Do enter.

Why hello and happy Wednesday! It's been a while since I have participated in a group giveaway, but I just couldn't help but partake! I hope one of you win a pair of these flats. I love the nude ones. They would go with everything. 

Off to drink a cup of coffee and get my day started. Hope you have a lovely day yourself! ;)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Let's Be Friends 89th Blog Hop is now LIVE! Come link up! :)

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!



A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 89th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of  The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!

There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news! 




***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. 

Meet your hosts: 

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'

& Co-Hosts
Rebekah @ Butcher's Niche
Kaelyn @ My Fair Daily

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

Hi friends! It's Chelsee today. Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner! 

... onto the winner! 
With Halloween coming up in a few days I am trying to squeeze in a few extra ways to get festive this holiday. I personally love decorating cookies and thought some of you may want to do this with your kids. These cookies are super cute, and I mean who doesn't love monsters?!  

Chrissy's blog, The Taylor House, is a great blog full of information, such as recipes, gift guides and much more! Also she has the most BEAUTIFUL pictures and best posts. Go check The Taylor House out and go follow Chrissy

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)


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