Candy Corn at Disneyland

During Halloween, candy corn at Disneyland is magical. Don’t you wish you too could grow candy like this?

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Disneyland/California Adventure Park

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Tuesday Giveaway Linky

Welcome to Tuesday Giveaway Linky with Simple Sojourns and A Frugal Friend. Link up your giveaways!

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 Join us every Tuesday (giveaway linky will go live 6pm Pacific time Monday) and link up your current giveaways. Easy Peasy! Or if you love to enter giveaways, stop by every week to see what giveaways are listed. Join the party, it’s going to be fun!

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LifeStraw Go Portable Water Filter 10/30

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-Ray/DVD 10/29

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Earth to Echo Blu-Ray/DVD 10/30

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LifeStraw Go – Clean Water That Gives – Giveaway!

Disclosure 1We love to travel. We love to visit other countries learning of their local cultures and we love road trips in the United States. We also like to be prepared when we travel. A few years back we visited a country during our Thanksgiving holiday. At the time, I was newly vegetarian and none of the local food was appealing to me let alone the water. Needless to say, I lost weight during that vacation. I wish we would have known about LifeStraw Go during that memorable holiday. 

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We also make it a habit to be prepared for emergencies at our house. Be it a natural disaster such as an earthquake, hurricane or even a fire on the nearby mountain range, we want to be prepared in case of a home evacuation or a chance of being confined to our home. That’s why we keep emergency supplies in our home and carry emergency backpacks in our cars. The latest addition to our emergency supplies is the LifeStraw Go

LifeStraw makes contaminated water safe!

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The award-winning LifeStraw technology was originally introduced in 2005 as an emergency response tool to filter water often contaminated following natural disasters. Today, LifeStraw is used in water filtration products around the world.

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LifeStraw also has an incredible lifesaving program for children in developing countries. And I truly believe it is indeed lifesaving. The Follow The Liters campaign gives everyday people an opportunity to help solve one of the world’s most pressing issues – lack of access to safe drinking water for people in developing countries. When a you purchase any LifeStraw water filter, a portion of the funds are used to provide one school child in Africa with safe drinking water for an entire school year. Yes, an entire school year!

 A Day in the Life of Violet is an adorable animated story that’s easy for children to understand the need to help children in other countries. 

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The above video is another excellent explanation for Follow The Liter

LifeStraw Go is perfect for camping, hiking, emergency preparedness, travel, sports and gifting. That’s why we want everyone to have an opportunity to win their very ownLifeStraw Go!

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One lucky Simple Sojourns fan will win their very own LifeStraw Go!

  • This giveaway will close at 1:00 am Thursday, October 30, 2014 
  • The giveaway is open to US residents only 
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This review/giveaway is a partnership between Simple Sojourns and LifeStraw. The product reviewed and the giveaway product have been provided by Vestergaard.  All photos are our own (unless otherwise credited) and may not be used without written permission.

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Don’t Judge Me

Don’t judge me because I sin differently than you do.

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Don't Judge Me Because I Sin Differently Than You Do

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Halloween on Pinterest

One week! In one week, one of my all time favorite Holidays of the year will be in full celebration! I’m knee-deep in tailoring costumes for Doc McStuffins and the 11th Doctor Who. Our grands are going to be over the top excited especially when they discover tonight is the first Halloween “dress rehearsal” at their school carnival. The fun is beginning!! And to help you get in the spirit we’re sharing a bit more Halloween on Pinterest. 

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Did you get a chance to check out the easy step by step tutorial for our Fabric Halloween Wreath? I think you’ll love the results!

Bewitching Halloween Mantel Scarf

Image credit: Grandin Road

One of my favorite catalogs is Grandin Road. I may not always purchase the products. Sometimes I simply reproduce them on my own. Like this gorgeous fireplace Mantel Scarf. It’s my latest project in the making.

Glittering SkeletonsImage credit: Bombshell Bling

Who would have thought that simply adding a bit of glitter could make something so extraordinary? Sarah, from Bombshell Bling, created a Pottery Barn knock off that is incredibly awesome! I have this Glitter Skeleton at the top of my Halloween to-do list! 

DIY Halloween Marquee Letters

Image credit: Lolly Jane

Eek!!! Oh my goodness! I have been wanting to make my own marquee for a few years now. I may not get this spooky “Eek” Marquee done this Halloween but I’ll be putting the step by step tutorial from Lolly Jane to good use next year!

Boo-tiful Button Pumpkin

Image credit: Better Homes and Gardens

I am over the moon for pumpkins! If they weren’t so expensive I would have dozens decorating the inside and outside of our home. I’ve always preferred pumpkins uncarved in their natural form. I favor warty bumps and always a wicked good stem. But as of late, I’ve discovered festive decorated pumpkins on Pinterest. Like this adorable Button Pumpkin from Better Homes and Gardens. Boo!!

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This has got to be one of the easiest treats I have ever made. They’re festive, oh so good and… you can switch up the colors for other holidays too! Make some Halloween memories by enlisting the help of the kids and/or grandkids when making our Chocolate Dipped Halloween Treats

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David and I have been using Evite for conference tickets and events for quite sometime. But I wasn’t aware of the Evite Gatherings blog that is full of delightful ideas like this Chocolate Mummy Apple. Yum!

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How awesome are these DIY Halloween Spell Books?!? I can’t wait to give Lindsey’s tutorial a go! Spooky, festive and oh so Halloweenie!

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I love getting creative especially if it’s something I can do with the grands. I’m looking forward to creating Dana’s batty wall with our grandchildren. I think they’re going to love the Bats as much as I do. Precious memories in the making!!

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We have six ghosts that hold hands and dance around our front yard every Halloween. I’m thinking Ashley’s Floating Head Hanging Ghosts will be the perfect addition on our front porch. 

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Image credit: Sweet Something Designs

And once again we have my passion for anything garland. How about this Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Garland from Michelle at Sweet Something Designs? She shares her step by step tutorial too!

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Coral Geranium

Today we want to focus on a simple but vibrant coral geranium blossom. A few months ago Cathi and I helped my sister and brother-in-law pack up his sweet mother’s household for a move from California to Texas. Mary, the ever vigilant gardener, had to leave behind the beautiful geraniums that lined her driveway and dotted her garden. Each and every one planted by her, over many decades. We decided to break off  a few starter stems and plant them in our garden. Now Mary’s geraniums are established and again blooming beautifully. Did you know you can break off geranium stems, place them in potting soil or the ground, and they’ll eagerly root and grow? Amazing!

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Tuesday Giveaway Linky

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Signed Lenny Kravitz Guitar 10/22

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If We Could Look

If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance and care. Marvin J. Ashton

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A Bit of Halloween on Pinterest

Halloween has landed at our house. The decorations are reminding us daily that the haunted holiday is less than two weeks away! And so today, we’re sharing a few of our favorite bits of Halloween on Pinterest!Super Easy Bling PumpkinImage Credit: Sugar Bee Crafts

I’m loving this Super Easy Bling Pumpkin from Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts

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Our  crowd pleasing Halloween Candy Corn Bark is just about the easiest treat you can make.

Easy Halloween Banners

 Image credit: She’s Crafty 

I love banners and I’m more than a little bit crazy about the Easy Halloween Banners from Candice at She’s Crafty!

Pumpkins

Image credit: Real Simple

I’m a huge fan of pumpkins. I love to decorate with them and bake with them. If you feel the same way then I think you’ll enjoy Real Simple‘s 10 Crazy Facts About Pumpkins.

Mummy Candy CansImage credit: Better HGTV

I’m here to tell you … these adorable Mummy Candy Cans could not be easier to make. Perfect for Halloween parties at home, school or anywhere else a group of goblins gather!

Halloween Dipped Pretzel Rods

Image credit: Sugar Spice and Spilled Milk

I seriously love chocolate and pretzels and the creative ideas seem endless. Anita’s Halloween Dipped Pretzel Rods are delicious, fun and festive!

10 Halloween DIY Ideas

Image credit: Oh Happy Day

One of my favorite websites for anything creative, festive or for entertaining is Oh Happy Day. Jordan never ever fails to amaze me with her creative talent for party ideas. I’m over the Halloween moon for her 10 Halloween DIY Ideas post. A Halloween goldmine!

Halloween CookiesCookie image credits: Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens has been creating spooky Halloween ideas longer than I’ve been around. These Decorated Halloween Sugar Cookies are both easy and creative and they don’t require a degree in cookie decorating!

Boo Halloween Banner

 Image credit: Sparkle With Style Etsy shop

So … crafting is not your thing? No worries! Not many things says Halloween more than Boo! And you can pick up this festive Halloween Boo! Hanging from the Sparkle With Style Etsy shop. 

Halloween Something Sweet Printable

Image credit: Bloom Designs

I love simplicity. And I love Jenny’s simple Something Sweet Printable!

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

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We made these Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats for the grandkids’ Halloween party a few years back. They were a big hit then and have been every year since!

Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins

Image credit: Simply Kierste

I’m in love with Kierste’s Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins. I love the distressed paint, the stripes, the polka dot and the thick twig stems. I’m quite simply crazy about them!!

Glowing Jack-O-Lantern Jars

Image credit: Somewhat Simple

How cute are these Glowing Jack-O-Lantern Jars? A bit of tissue paper and Mod Podge and voila! 

Trick or Treat Chalkboard Printable

 Image credit: Yellow Bliss Road

I have several frames that I use to display holiday printables. I switch the frames out with new prints for each holiday including birthdays and anniversaries. It’s not hard to figure out what I’m doing with Kristin’s Trick or Treat Chalkboard printable!

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Halloween at Disneyland

Disneyland is always magical but … there’s nothing like Halloween at Disneyland!!

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