Halloween alternatives: 100+ non-food, non-candy Trick-or-Treat prizes, giveways

So trick-or-treat is over and now your kids have a haul of #Halloween candy. And of course you want them to eat all that sugar as soon as possible (not!). Or maybe you're stuck with stale candy you couldn't give away because it rained on Halloween or you didn't get as many trick-or-treating children. Or maybe you gave out yucky kinds like Mike-N-Ikes or Mary-Janes, tsk-tsk. You could blow your diet, eat all the treats and then regret it. Or you could try one of these healthy ways to use up leftover trick-or-treat goodies.Halloween alternatives: 100+ non-food, non-candy Trick-or-Treat prizes, giveways

Halloween candy leftovers use-up recipes, ways to reuse stale candy from Trick-or-Treat

So trick-or-treat is over and now your kids have a haul of Halloween candy. And of course you want them to eat all that sugar as soon as possible (not!). Or maybe you're stuck with stale candy you couldn't give away because it rained on Halloween or you didn't get as many trick-or-treating children. Or maybe you gave out yucky kinds like Mike-N-Ikes or Mary-Janes, tsk-tsk. You could blow your diet, eat all the treats and then regret it. Or you could try one of these healthy ways to use up leftover trick-or-treat goodies. Halloween candy leftovers use-up recipes, ways to reuse stale candy from Trick-or-Treat

Jana Kramer has a 'Dancing With The Stars' mission which will make you smile through tears

Country singer Jana Kramer and partner Gleb Savchenko tangoed their way into the "#Dancing With The Stars" judges' hearts last week. They earned a 10 from Hough, Tonioli, Inaba and guest adjudicator Pitbull to nail that illusive perfect 40. But there's more to DWTS than dancing for the Rochester Hills, Michigan native, Kramer. She is dancing for a special mission and it will have you smiling through your tears.    Jana Kramer has a 'Dancing With The Stars' mission which will make you smile through tears

Duggars 'Counting On' Jana Duggar: Anna Duggar needs Jana, Jessa Seewald bosses sis?

Everyone is "Counting On" eldest Jana Duggar and maybe too much. Anna Duggar leans on Jana for support while her sex addict husband Josh Duggar (who molested Jana as a kid) is in rehab. Sister Jinger Duggar has the family by the tail with her whirlwind courtship and engagement to fiance Jeremy Vuolo. Everyone, most of all Jana, is busy getting ready for Derick and Jill Dillard to return from a mission trip. And sister Jessa Seewald will do her big pregnancy reveal and Jana's help will be expected there. Yet poor Jana can't even decorate the guest house for the Dillards without Jessa criticizing her clock choice. Tensions between the eldest single Duggar and her family will hardly surprise. Duggars 'Counting On' Jana Duggar: Anna Duggar needs Jana, Jessa Seewald bosses sis?

'My 600-lb Life' Ashley Dunn Bratcher weight loss finds iron will in jail of obesity

TLC "My 600-lb Life" stories are some of the saddest but also most exciting in Reality TV. Philistines see only morbidly obese trainwrecks trapped in fat-padded prison cells of their own making. But if you look close and listen carefully, you see and hear stories of heroism. Check out Ashley's story--after bariatric surgery, the Texas gal's half-ton weight loss found that there was one tough lady in that jail of obesity.    'My 600-lb Life' Ashley Dunn Bratcher weight loss finds iron will in jail of obesity

Duggar parents post Facebook pic of son Josh Duggar, wife Anna, and heads explode

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar can't seem to stop annoying folks by foisting their fresh-out-of-rehab molester son on social media and their reality TV show "Counting On." The parents posted an anniversary photo of Josh Duggar and wife Anna Duggar on Facebook and wished the unhappy couple wedding bliss, and heads exploded. Jim Bob and Michelle have been pushing to get Josh and Anna back on the show, even though Duggar's admission was what lost the first show "19 Kids and Counting." Mom and dad Duggar caused a family split over this and no one seems to think it's a good idea for him to go public--not the other kids, show sponsors, or fans.    Duggar parents post Facebook pic of son Josh Duggar, wife Anna, and heads explode

America Ferrera weight loss secrets revealed: Triathlon, healthy body image, good deeds

America Ferrera, of "Ugly Betty" showed a body beautiful after weight loss. The dazzlingly gorgeous Latina actress has been sharing her triathlon journey on social media and it looks like the grueling workout trifecta has paid off. Ferrera has been free with the body love advice since she lost the pounds. And positivity aside, she sounds like yet another celebrity that gives mixed messages about body image and weight loss.   America Ferrera weight loss secrets revealed: Triathlon, healthy body image, good deeds

Katy Perry births baby all in a day's work: multi-tasking midwife Perry hears baby roar

Is there nothing super-duper superstar #Katy Perry can't do? The"It Girl" birthed a baby (her sister's, not her own) and still hit the studio for morning curtain call, all in a day's work! Sounds like the multi-tasking midwife really heard that baby roar! Perry and her significant other Orlando Bloom were recently caught getting down to business on a beach, him fondling Katy's breasts and naked paddleboarding. Looks like Mr. Bloom isn't the only one who can juggle two things at once.    Katy Perry births baby all in a day's work: multi-tasking midwife Perry hears baby roar

Trash crafts for kids: Pirate treasure box, keepsake box gift crafts, scrapbooks

For Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Grandparents Day and Parents Day, how about gift crafts for kids to make? Or celebrate Earth Day with recycled trash crafts for kids to practice ecology. Here are gift crafts for kids to make 3D scrapbooks or a keepsake box. Or make a pirate treasure box trash crafts for kids. Moms and grandmas and little girls will love a vintage keepsake box. Or make treasure box trash crafts that double as decorative storage boxes. These trash crafts are suitable for storing lingerie, socks, intimate apparel, scarves, bath linens, or stationery supplies. Girls and boys will love creating a pirate treasure box. Children might make "living" scrapbooks using the keepsake box for storing their special memorabilia.  Trash crafts for kids: Pirate treasure box, keepsake box gift crafts, scrapbooks | Examiner.com

Mothers Day gift crafts for kids: Homemade potpourri crafts from recycled trash | Examiner.com

 Do you love potpourri? How about homemade holiday potpourri gift crafts for Mothers Day? You can repurpose and reuse food scraps in recycled crafts of potpourri. Potpourri makes great holiday gift crafts for kids. Keep a small saucepan of your favorite potpourri recipes simmering for holiday scents all year long! These recycled crafts double as gift crafts for kids to make for Mothers Day or Fathers Day or birthdays. Plus children get a fresh healthy vitamin C treat from these recycled crafts.  Mothers Day gift crafts for kids: Homemade potpourri crafts from recycled trash | Examiner.com

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