Halloween Snack time featuring Boden Clothing

October is in full swing and that means lots of fun, festive snacks and spooky outfits!  Because if you are gonna make a ooey-gooey snack you need to look good doing it!

Boden clothing has been a favorite of mine since I had Olivia.  I love their unique style and you cannot beat the amazing quality.  Bonus for mom - their clothing is machine washable and all the mamas say amen!  I also love that they come up with the cutest holiday line and this years Halloween collection is to die for ;) Jack is obsessed with dragons (he is even dressing up like one for Hallowen!) and when I saw this dragon applique shirt I knew it would be perfect for him.  Olivia and her love of kitties inspired me to pick this darling Kitty Pinafore for her.

Olivia - Cable Footless Tights   Jack - Cord Pants

Boden has you covered from head to toe with the most adorable and durable shoes to match their outfits.  Olivia picked out these Glitter boots that I kinda wish were in my size and Jack went classic with the cutest Blue Suede shoes!

Now for the tasty treats!
We are a candy corn loving bunch so we made these super adorable candy corn shaped rice krispie treats.  The recipe is pretty simple and there are a few layers so it is perfect for little helping sticky hands to help with.

What you'll need:

Yellow Ring:
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
6 cups marshmallows
4 tablespoons butter
yellow food coloring 

Orange Ring:
3 cups rice krispies cereal
4 cups marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
orange food coloring
(or red and yellow food coloring)

White Ring:
2 cups rice Krispies cereal
2 1/2 cups marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter

non stick spray and or butter for hands and utensils 
2 large bowls (one microwave safe), 2 round cake pans, 2 rubber spatulas 


*Spray cake pans with non stick spray and set aside. 
*Starting with the ingredients for the yellow ring, add marshmallows and butter in a microwave safe bowl for 3 minutes or until the butter is melted and the marshmallows are puffed up (watch it closely so it doesn't overflow). 
*Remove from microwave and stir completely to mix.  Add in yellow food coloring (I added 15 drops) You want the mixture to be a bold color so it coats the cereal enough to turn it yellow. 
* Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal and stir with non stick spray coated spatula.  
*Using your hands (coated in butter or non stick spray) mold half the mixture into a ring around the outside of the cake pan then repeat on the second pan. 
* Repeat the steps for the orange ring and the white ring until you have a candy corn bullseye!
* Let each pan cool completely (20-30 minutes) then flip rice krsipie treats over on a cutting board, tap the cake pan to release them onto the cutting board
* Use a sharp knife to cut in half, then quarters, then cut each quarter in half

The kids and I had so much fun making these cute treats and even more fun eating them!  A tasty dessert and cute outfit always make the holidays more fun! You can check out the whole Spooky Halloween Shop here by Boden and I'm sure they will have something for your little witches and goblins! Boden encourages kids to be whoever they want to be and Halloween is such a fun time to let their little personality shine!

Happy October friends! Hope you love these treats and outfits as much as we do!

A few of our friends are sharing some frightfully good fun on their blogs along with<a href="http://www.boden.com/girls-halloween-shop?cm_mmc=OS-_-BBM-_-OctCW-_-CourtneyHalloweenTheChirpingMoms"> more Mini Boden Halloween styles</a>!

Together we have great DIY Halloween costumes: <a href="https://thechirpingmoms.com/diy-group-costume-peter-pan-wendy-michael-john/">The Chirping Moms have a DIY Group Peter Pan Costume</a>, <a href="http://www.hellobabybrown.com/2018/10/fun-easy-halloween-costumes-with-mini.html">Hello Baby Brown has an adorable DIY lumberjack, clown and unicorn</a> and <a href="http://www.alittlejandk.com/2018/10/easy-diy-wind-up-doll-costumes-with.html">A Little J &amp; K has the coolest DIY wind up doll costume</a>.  Looking for fun Halloween crafts and treats? We have those too! The Chirping Moms are sharing <a href="https://thechirpingmoms.com/3-fun-halloween-paper-plate-masks/">3 easy Halloween paper plate masks</a>, <a href="http://www.positivelypearson.com/2018/10/halloween-snack-time-featuring-boden.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Positively Pearson made Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats</a>, <a href="http://mommamosa.com/2018/10/16/halloween-mini-boden-rice-kreepy-treats/">Mommamosa made some Rice KREEPY Treats</a>. Trick or treat!

Small Shop Faves

Happy October friends!  If you need us we will be snuggled up in allll the buffalo plaid blankets, watching Hocus Pocus on repeat and sipping anything besides pumpkin spice ;)  And pretending it's not still in the 80's here in good ole Bama.  This is the kick off of the holiday season for us and that means decking out the house and the kiddos in all the festive goodness.  I love supporting small shops and the mamas behind the business so I thought I would round up some of my favorites and share with y 'all!
First let's talk bows.  A girl can never have too many accessories right?  I get asked a lot about my favorite bow shops so in no particular order here they are!

Ellia May Designs - Always have the most fun holiday bows in tons of prints and patterns!

Lulebloom - Darling felt flower bows and she also does specialty items like the little witch hat Olivia is wearing above!

Zozu Baby - Super cute festive bows for every season and she also has the cutest bow socks! Olivia is wearing the mustard ones from last year above!  And you guys, she makes scrunchies! Nuf' said

Cute Bird Kids - I cannot say enough about these beautiful bows. Always classic, the prettiest prints and the quality cannot be beat.  We are obsessed with her headbands too! They have wire to keep the bow nice and fluffy and you can even adjust where the bow sits on the band!

Labelle Baby Bows - The most lovely velvets you have ever seen! She also has vintage prints that are just the sweetest!

Now that you have a few a million choices for bows let's talk festive screen print shirts!  HEN & CO always delivers in the cute shirt department. The Hocus Pocus shirt Olivia is wearing above is from a couple of years ago, but she has a great collection this year too!  Also check out The Ever Co . Their Hey Boo shirts are so stinking cute!  They both have options for boys and girls!

Speaking of gear for the boys and girls, I just ordered the cutest rain boots for both babes from London Littles  They have so many prints available, but I couldn't resist the black and even better that they work for Olivia AND Jack because if I ever have the chance to twin them you know I'm gonna!

The kids always get the goodies first. Their playhouse was the first thing to get a spooky makeover and it may be my favorite "costume" it has had yet!  Glitter Party Co is our go-to for all things festive and holiday!  She made the adorable felt garland and Hocus Pocus banner.  The "hey Boo" sign is from Opal Plus Olive  The letters are actual wood cut outs and I love the whimsy fun it adds!

Hope you enjoy these goodies as much as we have!  Happy shopping :)