Four Items to spice up your home this Halloween!
Its October! And you know what that means. Halloween is just around the corner and what a better way to celebrate by transforming your house with some awesome Halloween décor! Here are a few ways to get in the Halloween spirit.
Black Branch Wreath
We all thing of wreathes as a Christmas decoration but it can be very halloweeny if you want it too! Go to your local crate and barrel or visit their website and they will have a plethora of wreathes to put on your door to create a spooky welcome for your guests! Don’t sell Halloween decorations short there are great items that will really make your house stand out.
Don’t want a boring ol’ pumpkin that you’re sure everyone else will have outside their homes? Get some attachments and make it into a pumpkin person! No need to carve or anything (but it’ll maximize spookiness). Just plop him on your front porch or on one of the steps leading up to your house and you have a easy decoration to liven up your house.
Incense Witch Hat!
Hey why not have your house smell delightful while also giving a nice Halloween aesthetic! This Witch Hat is a great way to do that. Its simple small enough to place in areas where there will be a lot of people and plus you can get your house smelling great!
Black and White Striped Table Cloth
If you like Beetle Juice this is the table cloth for you. If you are planning on a pumpkin carving party this is the perfect table cloth for you. Sleek and scary with those vibes from that classic Tim Burton film it is sure to delight all the party goers.
So there you go here a some great items to bring into your home (or into your yard that will give your house the perfect Halloween look that we all love.
How to Relax During a Stressful Move
Having a stressful move? Moving to another location can be a harrowing experience even for the most patient and calm people. How can you reduce stress when a big move is approaching? Here some helpful hints to give yourself a better night's rest!
First thing you should do is prepare. Before bed and in the morning, get in a traditional meditative position. This will help you retain your meditative state for a longer period of time. Make sure your body is relaxed, and your eyes are closed.
When you exhale through your mouth, you relax your head, neck and chest. Breathe in through your nose, and raise your chest and stomach for ten seconds; then gently exhale through your mouth. This is a great way to start the meditation.
This part of meditation should be done at the end of the day. Think about what you did during the morning, and let the thoughts pass you by. The key is to not linger on any one thought; watch them as if you are watching movie pass by. While doing this, gently breathe in and out for 5 seconds each. Once you are done, continue to breathe 5 more times in complete breaths.
This training involves being in communication with your body. Close your eyes; take 5 complete breaths, and repeat a mantra. Begin with saying your left leg is relaxed, your right leg is now relaxed, etc. Go through your entire body. After you are done, take 5 more full breaths. This is supposed help your entire body relax.
Back to School Lunches
Getting your children ready for school is probably one of the most stressful parts of parenting. Waking your kids up, getting them dressed, making lunch, and just getting them out the door might be a pain. And while those things may be difficult, here are some ways to make it a little easier on both you and your kids.
Kids generally like finger foods, so try cutting their sandwich up into little pieces. It will make it easier for them to eat, and they will probably enjoy it more. Replace sugary sweets with fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and sliced apples. Perhaps add peanut butter or yogurt to dip their fruit in. A healthy side can be vegetables like baby carrots or cherry tomatoes. Another good addition is cheese cubes. Sandwich alternatives could be quesadillas or dumplings! At the end of the day, your kids should eat what they are given. However, giving it to them in a way they like can convince them to eat healthier!
How you pack the lunch can can make or break the meal. If you give them a plastic lunch box, make sure that it isn't difficult to open. You may want to use a general paper bag, but that may not be feasible as the bag may break. Ideally, an easily accessible bento box may be the best option.
Prepare lunch the day before, so you don't have to rush in the morning to get your kids their food. Set aside an hour before you go to sleep to prepare their lunches. Usually, it shouldn't take any longer than an hour to prepare simple lunches.
Give your kids the nice healthy lunch that they deserve. Good luck this school year, and don't stress out!