Make Your Own Personalized BOO Candy Bucket!

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I have seriously been smiling since the day my daughter told me that Halloween is her favorite holiday.

Now to be fair, she has also said the same thing about St. Patrick’s Day AND Valentine’s Day at points in her life, so I’m certain she caught the Halloween spirit the way it has caught us all. In the heart. What’s to love about holidays? For us, it’s about the connections and the kindness. I also love a little element of surprise. Halloween is pretty epic around here. We always go crazy with costumes, parades, parties, and trick-or-treating. I start getting excited about Halloween in August!

And that’s why we love Halloween. It’s that element of surprise, and never knowing what’s going to happen. That’s why it’s such fun to make a little something happen too! Cassidy is an Operations Manager of a small company and is always trying to think of fun things to do for his employees. I myself have employees now (SHOCKER) and we’ve been talking about how to BOO all of these wonderful people who help us out in our daily lives. Cassidy is such a crafty guy and I’m also inspired by my mom. She’s been an art teacher for 40+ years so if there’s someone to talk to in order to get good BOO ideas, it’s her!

We got the idea to make personalized BOO Candy Buckets out of empty ice cream tubs.

We found inspiration at Sam’s Club, of course. I think if you’re going to be BOO’in in bulk, you need to make bulk purchases. These large packs of candy allow Sam’s Club members to get BOO’ing essentials on a budget. You can’t beat that! You can buy in bulk and save – and these packs come with a great variety of your favorite MARS® and Wrigley products. And, you can look for TWO specially marked Halloween Designed Bags. Personally, they make me so happy for my project!

What do you think? Will our employees and co-workers LOVE our fabulous BOO’ing kit. The MARS® Bat Bag is the perfect size to make a batch of these BOO bucket kits. And it has the perfect batch of candy for BOO’ing your loved ones!

Ready to shop for this awesome BOOtastic candy? Hover over the photo to click through to SamsClub.com to purchase!


The people in our lives deserve a special treat. And I’m going to show you how to treat them!

Materials Needed:

Empty Ice Cream Bucket/Pail
Spray Paint (white and colors of your choice)
Wood Cutout Letter
Baker’s Twine or Yarn
Foam Sheets
Tissue Paper
Hot Glue
White Glue
Scissors
Permanent Marker
Utility Knife
Large cardboard or sheets to protect your surface while spray painting

Directions:

Make sure you read all the directions for the spray paint on the can before painting. Be sure you are in a well ventilated area and allow for adequate drying between drying times.

1 – Wash and dry the ice cream pail and lid. Remove the handle by gently pulling it off and setting it aside to reattach later.

2 – Use a permanent marker to draw a mouth shape on the inside of the pail lid. Make sure the mouth is big enough for your hand to fit through. Use a utility knife to cut out the mouth. Discard/recycle excess.

3 – Place your pail upside down and your lid right side up on a flat, covered surface and spray with white spray paint. This acts as a primer to cover the writing on your pail. Repeat with another coat if necessary, mainly hitting the printed spots the second time around. Let dry between each coat.

4 – Paint one pail the color of your choice and the other another color. I chose yellow and green. Apply 2 coats, if necessary, letting dry between each coat.

5 – Spray the wood cutout letters with orange spray paint and let dry.

6 – Cut out foam shapes with scissors. I chose circle shapes and angled rectangles for each of the 2 pails.

7 – Use foam and cut out shapes for eyes – one monster has 2 eyes and the other has 3. Add eyebrows and horns if desired.

8 – Cut out white triangles for teeth. Cut out letters and words for each pail. Use white glue to affix the foam to each other.

9 – Set the face onto the bucket to make sure it fits and looks as desired. Using hot glue, attach the foam pieces to the bucket and decorate your monster. Add text/words.

10 – To add orange tissue paper hair, cut a 5″ piece of tissue paper the length of the tissue. Fold in half and in half again and cut points into the paper. Open the paper to have a flat edge at the bottom and points at the top. Scrunch the flat edge of the tissue paper across the edge of the pail and press it onto the brim of the pail. Place the lid on the pail and secure the tissue paper in place.

Ready to BOO your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers? Buy Mars candy in bulk at Sam's Club and make a BOO Candy Bucket! #ad #SpookySavings #BOOItForward

Ready to BOO your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers? Buy Mars candy in bulk at Sam's Club and make a BOO Candy Bucket! #ad #SpookySavings #BOOItForward

11 – Add baker’s twine or yarn to the back of the wood cutout letter. Secure with hot glue. Attach one end of the handle onto the pail. Slide the wood cutout letter onto the handle and secure the 2nd side of the handle. Fill the bucket with candy.

And then have FUN BOO’ing your favorite people!

Ready to BOO your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers? Buy Mars candy in bulk at Sam's Club and make a BOO Candy Bucket! #ad #SpookySavings #BOOItForward

Ready to BOO your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers? Buy Mars candy in bulk at Sam's Club and make a BOO Candy Bucket! #ad #SpookySavings #BOOItForward

Now I have to know! Who will you BOO this year with MARS® and Wrigley products from Sam’s Club?

Ready to BOO your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers? Buy Mars candy in bulk at Sam's Club and make a BOO Candy Bucket! #ad #SpookySavings #BOOItForward

BOO!

5 Little Delights I’m Enjoying This Fall

What are Coco-Roons? The Original Superfood Cookie! Find out why they ROCK and 4 other delights to enjoy now that it's #BackToSchool #ad #CocoRoonsAtWalmart

If we’re being honest, and we’re good at being honest, this summer was a bit of a challenge for me.

I’m still trying to learn the whole work/life balance. Scarlet was at camp for most of the summer and Des was mostly glued to my side. We had some great adventures – small and large – and we took a series of small trips. In fact, the kids even went away without me a few times! During those times, I’d work hard to catch up on any of my two businesses but it was hard to keep ME afloat. Now the back to school rush is in FULL FORCE and every morning is a race with a pounding heart. Did I pack the right lunches and the right water bottles and the right homework and the right paperwork and the right library books and the right sneakers on the right day and in the right backpack? Whew.. and are they wearing the right backpacks??

Then I get home and I nearly sink into the couch, except, I generally have three or four deadlines in one day! Phone calls and video chats. Right now that’s when the workmen come to do the upstairs renovations. Did the cat eat? Did the dog eat AND go out? Are all 11 chickens safely in their coop? Speaking of which, are there any eggs? This is a typical morning for me – ALL BEFORE 9:00AM. It’s no wonder that I’m now committed to taking time out for myself for little daily delights.

What are Coco-Roons? The Original Superfood Cookie! Find out why they ROCK and 4 other delights to enjoy now that it's #BackToSchool #ad #CocoRoonsAtWalmart

1 – First of all, we are going to talk about Sejoyia Coco-Roons. What are they? They’re healthy, clean-eating, non-GMO treats that my whole family enjoys! I found them at Walmart in the gluten-free set. It couldn’t have been easier!

Coco-Roons are the original superfood cookie and they’re organic, gluten-free, vegan, Paleo, and non-GMO. Not only that, they’re made with no refined sugar. What ARE Coco-Roons made with? Coconut and cashews, and they’re sweetened with pure, organic maple syrup. I love that they’re made with a handful of ingredients I can pronounce, AND, they provide nutritional value! They’re 100% wind powered too! I got the Brownie Flavor – made with the finest raw, organic cocoa. It has a delicious deep, rich flavor. And the Lemon flavor is light and refreshing! Do I have a favorite? It’s a tie!

That said, Coco-Roons are wonderfully versatile. I use them as a pre-bedtime snack sometimes too. In fact, that’s why this is the 1st of my “little delights.” I love the time of the day that belongs to ME. Then I kick into these guilt-free snacks.

Isn’t this exciting?

And I know I promised you four more delights! Here are they are:

2 – I delight in going to the dog park during this transitional time of year. There are both warm and cool breezes. Greenery with a hint of golden. I can’t get enough. Athena is pretty happy with our brisk walks and our slow runs too.

3 – My third delight is raspberry picking on our own property. This is our best year yet and I can’t get enough!

4 – My fourth daily delight is reading a book while watching the chickens in their coop. They are hilarious!

5 – For my fifth daily little delight, I like to create something. It can be simple, like a lunch salad or a new way to eat toast. Or I’ll take photos! Maybe I’ll bake something, or even make something. I’m more crafty than I realize sometimes!

Nothing beats snack break time, though!

Take advantage of the $0.75 off ibotta offer when you purchase 1 Sejoyia Coco-Roons at Walmart, while supplies last! Also, get an additional $.50 for redeeming the rebate on 3 different shopping trips!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sejoyia, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CocoRoonsAtWalmart http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Enjoy your own delights!

What are Coco-Roons? The Original Superfood Cookie! Find out why they ROCK and 4 other delights to enjoy now that it's #BackToSchool #ad #CocoRoonsAtWalmart