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Wayfair: FREE Halloween Printables & DIY Tips

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 23, 2016 · 0 comments

Visit Wayfair today for your FREE Halloween Printables and DIY tips.  You'll find a handy list of steps to creating treat bag party favor tags, mischievous masquerade masks, and 'potion' labels for adult parties too!


Baskin Robins Ice Cream Cones $1.31 (Saturday Only!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 27, 2015 · 0 comments

Visit your local Baskin Robins on Saturday to sweeten your day a little more with ice cream cones - on sale for $1.31!  You can choose from any of your favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors, including classics like Pralines ‘n Cream, Very Berry Strawberry, Rocky Road, Mint Chocolate Chip and World Class Chocolate, and seasonal favorites like Pumpkin Pie and Quarterback Crunch.

You can also take a minute to guess how many candy pieces are in the Baskin-Robbins Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake (on Facebook and Twitter).  You can tweet your guess to @BaskinRobbins with the hashtag #BRCakePromotion or guess on Facebook by commenting on the promotion post to enter. The fan who guesses the correct number or has the closest guess will get FREE ice cream cakes for a year, fulfilled as $500 in Baskin-Robbins gift cards. Additionally, ten runners up will receive $31 Baskin-Robbins gift cards. No purchase necessary, must be 18+ to enter. Void where prohibited.


FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnut (10/31 Only!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 22, 2015 · 0 comments

Wear your costume to your local Krispy Kreme on Halloween and get a FREE doughnut. (Limit one per guest while supplies last at participating Krispy Kreme shops on 10/31 only).

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!


Chipotle Burrito $3 on Halloween (10/31)

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 12, 2015 · 0 comments

Make plans now to stop in at your local Chipotle on Halloween (10/31) from 5 p.m. to close - dressed in costume - and you can score a Chipotle Burrito for $3! The twist this year is to add a little something extra and unnecessary to your costume, like a beard with your fairy costume or a scuba mask to your skeleton costume.

Proceeds benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to help fund initiatives that support sustainable agriculture, family farming, and culinary education.  Sounds like a great deal all around!

Thanks, The Coupon Project!


DIY Harley Quinn Halloween Costume For Girls

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 9, 2015 · 0 comments

My youngest daughter is slightly obsessed with Harley Quinn... Mind you, I don't think she's ever seen a single movie featuring this character, but after daddy used up some of his GameStop Rewards points on a Harley Quinn-inspired juniors tank top for her (which she wears to sleep in and as her dress above), she's been hooked -- collecting Funko Pop figures, Bleacher Creatures, and any other fan gear she happens across.

So it really was no surprise when she asked to be Harley Quinn for Halloween. Unfortunately, finding a girls' costume in her size that isn't too racy has proven to be a challenge, to say the least...

We solved this easily enough by simply slipping her soccer cold gear shirt and leggings under the aforementioned tank top. But for other Harley Quinn wannabes, an oversize black tank top and a little red Duck Tape would be another simple solution!

Though Harley Quinn is typically shown with white face paint, I knew Addie wouldn't be comfortable with that amount of makeup on. So I kept things pretty simple by playing up her eyes with a kohl eyeliner followed by some matte black eyeshadow. I simply lined her eye all the way around heavily with the eyeliner, and then layered on the eyeshadow, blending it up to her eyebrows and down underneath her eyes. I finished her eyes off with a couple of coats of very black mascara.

Finally, I carefully applied a true red lipstick on her lips. I chose a long-wearing formula to prevent any smudging and smearing while sneaking a piece of candy while Trick-or-Treating when she thinks I'm not looking.

When it comes to Halloween makeup, I typically shop the regular cosmetics department, choosing from the bargain brands since they're not usually items that I'll use frequently. Here are some budget-friendly options I found:

The finishing touch was to pull her hair up into two pigtails, doubling up on the elastic bands so they were extra perky, and then sprayed one side with washable black hairspray and the other with red. She loves the way it turned out and can't wait for Halloween!

I'm pretty sure I have a budding fashionista on my hands, as getting her to remove the makeup after snapping some pics proved to be another challenge, lol. But here's a fun tip -- fragrance-free Equate Wipes double as a gentle and effective makeup cleansing towlettes at a fraction of the price of other brands! And trust me, you'll need them with this black eye makeup...

Do you have a great DIY Halloween costume idea that you're pretty proud of? Share a link in the comments -- I'd love to see them!

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