DIY Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey Door Wreath

INSIDE: How to make a brown paper bag Thanksgiving turkey front door wreath. Gobble, gobble!

DIY turkey Thanksgiving wreath from a brown paper bag | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI could eat Thanksgiving food all day, every day. It’s by far my favorite holiday…’cause it’s all centered around good food. And pie.

So why shouldn’t there be a front door decoration that pays tribute to this wonderful day of food? If there isn’t, there should be!


Grab some paper napkins, plates and a few brown paper lunch bags to make, what can only be described as, a ‘yummy’ wreath.
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DIY Halloween Tin Can Treat Holders

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackItAndPackIt #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias

How do you set out your Halloween treats? Do you place the goodies outside and hope no one takes off with the entire bowl, or do you greet the cutie tricksters at the door with every ‘trick or treat’ shout?

This year, I’m putting out some scary good snacks, like Pringles® Snack Packs and Cheez-It® Variety Packs, in fun painted Halloween tin cans.


Save those large tin cans from the spooky landfill with these ghoulishly easy Halloween tin can treat holders…
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DIY Boo-ti-ful Halloween Beauty Gift Idea + Printable Tags

INSIDE: Boo-ti-ful Halloween beauty gift idea + free printable Halloween mason jar tags. Halloween idea for teachers and friends.

Use a mason jar to put together a Halloween beauty gift | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comWho says Halloween must be scary? Not this girl. 

In this otherwise ghoulish season, Halloween is just as good a time as any to give the gift of beauty. Seriously, who wants to be spooked by ragged pedicures and scaly skin?!


Whether a girlfriend or your kid’s teacher, skip the tricks and treat them to some BOO-ti-ful beauty goodies instead. Well… maybe keep the chocolates and caramels!

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Upcycled Dresser Mirror Large Wall Art

INSIDE:  How to turn an old dresser mirror frame into a frame for large wall art decor. How to upcycle an old dresser.

Years ago, we were given a gorgeous dresser from my husband’s sweet, late grandparents. This dresser came with a carved, detachable mirror. With no space to use the dresser mirror and frame, my husband wrapped these pieces in mover’s plastic wrap and hung them on the garage wall. Just like you’d hang a bike. Nice.

After years of seeing this old dresser frame hanging from a bike hook, we finally had a good excuse to take it down from the garage wall. I think grandma and grandpa would’ve been happy about this!


See how we re-purposed this old dresser frame into a piece of large format wall art…
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DIY Dollar Tree $6 Halloween Wreath

INSIDE: How to make a super cheap Halloween door wreath that cost $6 using Halloween supplies from Dollar Tree.

Eery and dreary Halloween decor is just not my game. My kids, at their young ages, already know that I get freaked at their large rubber spiders and bats. Seriously, do they need to make these things so realistic looking?!

So while I am no fan of spooky Halloween fun, I can totally handle cute spiders, friendly bats and googly eyeballs any day. Bring it on [adorable] ghouls!!


There was absolutely no fear when I put together this $6 Halloween wreath. Check out my ghoulish frugal fun…
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DIY Easy Paper Bag Football Snack Bags + Home Tailgating Party Tips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HostUltimateTailgate #CollectiveBias

Host football tailgate party at home with football themed snack bags | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comOne of my favorite memories of dating my husband was attending Saturday football games together. Let me be clear: I had great fun going to all the pregame tailgating parties. Come the actual football game, I would spend more time checking out the crowd, eating my endless pit of popcorn and eyeballing the team’s mascot on the sidelines. Good thing my then boyfriend was smitten enough to overlook my lack of game attention!

Now with a trio of kids and a much busier life, our football days are all about staying home with the game on in the background. However, one can still get into the spirit of fall ball with an easy at-home tailgating party complete with brown paper bag football-themed snack bags and refreshing drinks like Coca-Cola® and COCA-COLA® ZERO SUGAR.


And be sure to check out these 10 Tailgating Tips for a fun-filled Game Day…at home!
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DIY Halloween Witches Cape from Men’s T-Shirt

INSIDE: How to make a Halloween witches cape using a men’s large t-shirt. Easy Halloween kids witch cape costume idea.

Make an easy witches cape for Halloween from men's large t-shirt | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comOf all the holidays, Halloween was never my favorite. I was just not into dressing up and having people looking at me. (Go figure. A wallflower with a blog all these years later!)

This all changed when I had kids. When I realized how much fun it was to dress up a chubby baby in a pumpkin costume with mom and dad posing as farmers, or to pretend to be a gnarly group of pirates. Suddenly, I was all about Halloween!


But, we have a rebel in our midst. My oldest stamped her Converse clad foot down last Halloween and declared the end to her going in theme. So while the rest of us went in a fire(man) theme, she went as a wicked witch….shooting flames out of her homemade broom? I’m reaching to make it work. Brouhaha!
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5 Tips for Visiting Birch Scripps Aquarium + Free Aquarium Printables

INSIDE: 5 tips for visiting Birch Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla, California. Free aquarium printables and activities for kids.

Tips for visiting Birch Scripps Aquarium with kids and aquarium activities for kids | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comFor a desert kid, seeing the ocean (or green grass, snow or any season outside of summer) is a big deal! So when we partook in the mass exodus that Arizonans do each July for the California coast, we spent a fun afternoon at the Birch Scripps Aquarium in beautiful seaside La Jolla.

Little kid, or one that is adulting, there is something really special about seeing the many (read: like 5000) species of colorful fish, giant sea stars and all the fascinatingly weird creatures that call the ocean their home. However, no trip to the aquarium can be complete without a fun activity for the kids, right?!
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Easy DIY Teacher Photo Frame + Teacher Poem Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MomentsShineWithWindex #CollectiveBias

Handmade teacher appreciation photo frame with printable poem | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

I dropped my kiddos off at school this morning. I did my yoga breathing as I battled the drop-off car line, rambled off my list of daily reminders of “be kind”, “eat your lunch”, “love ya” as the kids jumped out of the car, and took off to have a handful of hours of … quiet.


However, for our awesome school teachers, their day is just starting! Their patience, flexibility, superpower-like abilities to manage 25 kids. Wow!!

Anytime I can gift these special people with any token of appreciation, I’m on it. So I’m excited to collaborate with Windex® brand and Shutterfly® to bring you an easy DIY Teacher Photo Frame + Printable Poem craft. And how I clean up the crafty disaster that inevitably follows!

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8 San Diego Safari Park Tips for Kids and Family

INSIDE: 8 tips for visiting the San Diego Safari Park with kids and the family. DIY animal headband craft.

8 ideas for visiting the San Diego Safari Park with family | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comSo, I’m going to gush here. I loved (loved, loved) the San Diego Safari Park. Yes, I sorta felt like I was in a Jurassic Park setting at times with the open plains and rolling hills but being up close and personal with animals often only seen in the pages of National Geographic was well worth the movie-like feel.

With three kids in tow, here are 8 tips for visiting the San Diego Safari Park with the family without wanting to run off into the savanna yourself!
And no zoo trip is complete without a super easy DIY animal headband craft…
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