We Are In!!! Mommy Perks Holiday Gift Guide

It is always a joy to be included in a holiday gift guide.  Mommy Perks is an awesome community and Shara, the owner of Mommy Perks is a true cheerleader for small business.  She is the owner of Mommy Perks and Personal Child Stories, two great sites you should checkout.

I am thrilled to have a place in the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, check us out on page 5.   Along with Cute Beltz, you will be amazed by the creative, educational and beautiful gifts that are offered by these businesses.  This is the gift guide that will jump-start your holiday shopping!

 Peacock Pottery,The Boys StoreWikki StixSlimy BookwormFatCat PhonicsDaddy BookinsLittle Journey’s WorldJudith RayeTeach MyFlip2BFit, Pea Wee Baby and SwaggerTag

Happy Shopping! –Cute Beltz

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You Think Of Halloween and You Think Candy! | Cute Beltz

With great jubilation, our guest blogger is a childhood friend who I am so excited to introduce to you.  Our guest blogger is (drum roll, please)  ……. Kimmi Troy!!!!  She is an extremely witty and gifted writer, enjoy!

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You think of Halloween and think candy. While the costume certainly has its place as an important piece of the whole spooky spectacle, the candy bag is the most important accessory. As I browse through Target, I find hundreds of bags designed to enhance this most important October outfit.

The Pumpkin:

I look back at this bag with nostalgia. The child holding it can walk and hold things for small periods of time. It may not be his first costume experience, but he is now ready to join the neighborhood in a massive group activity past his bedtime. You teach him to say “Trick Or Treat” and “Thank You” as he watches some stranger drop candy in his bucket shaped like a decapitated pumpkin head.  But, it’s Halloween, so it’s okay!

The environmentally conscious themed bag:

Every weekend, I try to be one of those moms who walk out of the grocery store with a cart full of items packed in cute recyclable bags. If I could just remember to put the bags in my car before I get to the store. Alas, this particular bag is perfect for young school-aged children. You can find them everywhere! The Disney Store changes their themed bags every couple of months and usually run about $3. The kids marching around with these bags are mostly focused on what their friends will think of their costume. Last year, we had Luke Skywalker in our house. This year, it’s his dad, Anakin. While I drew the line at buying yet another light sabre, he can just use last year’s, I didn’t mind purchasing the Star Wars themed bag from my local Toys R Us. It even has Darth Vader on the front. Not sure if I’ll use it for fruits and vegetables, but it could be handy.

The Pillowcase:

Nothing says teen like a pillowcase. Too cool for an animated bag, and not too shy to ask for free candy. Many of these kids don’t even put on a “real” costume. They slap on a football jersey, throw their pillows on the floor and start ringing bells. Halloween is not ending for your teen, just changing. In the blink of an eye it went from pumpkin heads to parties.

The most important bag of all:

It’s all about them now. You have been enlightened that as an adult, you don’t really need the typical Halloween bag.  Your most important bag has probably been sitting on your counter for days now. You might stare at it or even smell it occasionally. Willpower keeps it unopened until that first goblin steps up. Because you know once you open that 4-pound candy bag, your inner child will feast. But, one thing will always remain the same; Halloween is timeless and never goes out of style.

About the author:

Kimmi Troy is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College with a degree in English Writing. A busy daughter, sister, wife and mother, she doesn’t mind wearing many hats as long as they don’t interfere with her Zumba classes. Kimmi lives in the Midwest with her husband of ten years and their two children. She is re-launching her blog, kimmitroy.blogspot.com after a two-year hiatus and can also be found on twitter @zumbakimmi

12 Cool Kids Halloween Costumes | Cute Beltz

:)     costumes.

Kids costumes     DIY baby costumes

Baby Chick Costumes for Halloween pic from www.familyclawson.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html#!/2009/10/family-and-spring-chicks.html     Halloween costumes?

DIY - Family Costumes     Thing Halloween Costumes

     

         

How adorable are these cute kids costumes.  I love creative ideas.  So, what are your kids going to be for Halloween?

Happy Halloween – Cute Beltz

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Dreaming Of a December Vacation | Cute Beltz

I need a vacation!!

 

The kids have only been in school for  2 months and I need a vacation! Between activities and school this mommy is one tried cookie.  So, December can’t get her fast enough because the family will be escaping to somewhere warm.  I’m thinking Disney, not sure if I will go for the cruise or one of the Disney Parks, but either way the kids, dad and mom are getting out of dodge for a little R & R.   We’ve been to Disney World, but never the cruise, can’t decide????  If you have been on the cruise, I would love to hear about your experience and tips.

Here’s to December Vacation! -Cute Beltz

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Red Tricycle 2012 Totally Awesome Awards | Cute Beltz

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2012 TOTALLY AWESOME

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We love Red Tricycle, one of the best resources for parents to find kids’ activities in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago .  We are so thankful to our many supporters, it is with your continued belief in our products that we are in the running for the Red Tricycle 2012 Totally Awesome Award for Chic-est Kids Accessories!!!  THANK YOU!

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We appreciate your votes, have a wonderful day! – Cute Beltz

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