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7 Must-Know Halloween Safety Tips

7 MUST-KNOW Halloween Safety Tips.

Everyone here is super excited for Halloween, especially since it’s Manny and Priscilla’s first. They learned about Halloween from TV and movies and I’ve been answering questions ever since.

“They give you candy?!”

“Do we get to go to all the houses?”

“Mom, do you tell a different joke at each house?”

Halloween isn’t one of my favorite holidays, but it sure will be fun to watch Manny and Priscilla experience this first.

Many accidents unfortunately happen during Halloween, so here are a few must-know halloween safety tips brought to you by Energizer.

7 Must-Know Halloween Safety Tips

Plan a trick-or-treat route ahead of time. Create a route that avoids major intersections, but does have safe crosswalks and sidewalks. If there are no sidewalks, be sure to walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Always look both ways before crossing any street.

Find new ways to celebrate the holiday. Seek out neighborhood “trunk-or-treats” as alternatives to traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. These events are great for younger children or in neighborhoods that might be difficult to navigate on Halloween night.

Keep a portable light on hand (or head). As the sun sets, you don’t want to be caught in the dark. Energizer portable lights ensure you’re ready to hit the streets on Halloween night:

  • Energizer® LED 2 in 1 light Fusion Flashlights – Compact and versatile, Energizer Light Fusion Technology products are convenient, water resistant and provide impressively bright long lasting light—easily seen by drivers and other pedestrians.
  • Headlights – Powerful Energizer LED headlights are lightweight and convenient – perfect for keeping hands free. That way, you may hold your child’s hand, while their other clutches the ever-important candy container. The headlight can even add to or be a part of a costume!

Pick the right costume. Choose lightly colored costumes, while avoiding head-to-toe dark selections. Make sure the costume fits properly and shoes are comfortable. If possible, avoid masks and opt for face paint so that vision is not impaired.

Walk, don’t run. Take your time and walk; don’t run from house to house on Halloween night. Use Energizer portable lights to be aware of decorations or other obstructions in yard and on sidewalks to avoid trips and falls.

Be selective. Only visit well-lit houses and avoid stopping at dark houses. Remind your children to stay in groups and never accept rides from strangers or enter homes without a parent or guardian.

Charge your devices. Make sure to charge cell phone and ensure that your flashlight has fresh batteries. Energizer® MAX® with Power Seal Technology is long-lasting and no leaks guaranteed*. Use your cell phone for necessary communications (and adorable photos), otherwise keep it in a purse or pocket to avoid distractions.
*Or we will replace your device. See www.energizer.com/guarantee.

In what ways are you staying safe this Halloween? We are going to a trunk-or-treat!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Energizer and The Motherhood.

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DIY Vanilla Bean Gift Set

Do It Yourself Homemade Vanilla Gifts

I’ve developed over 25 recipes for the Living Litehouse Blog, so this post is a little different, focusing more on how to reuse Litehouse’s pourable dressing bottles. I’m always looking for thoughtful and homemade gifts and this DIY Vanilla Bean Gift set is the perfect homemade gift for hostesses or foodies- especially with Thanksgiving and the holidays coming up before we know it!

DIY Vanilla Bean Gift Set includes homemade:

Vanilla Extract

French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Vanilla Bean Sugar

Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup

You can view all of my instructions on the Living Litehouse blog: DIY Vanilla Gift Set with Reusable Jars.

Homemade Vanilla Kit Gift with  Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Bean Sugar, Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup and French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Fall Family Selfie

Fall Family Selfie

Fall is here! From here on out, the weather in Iowa will only get colder and I’m sure snow will be on it’s way. We have a beautiful day today in the low 60′s so we are taking advantage of it before the weather gets too cold.

We have our fall decorations out: big, beautiful mums, a fall wreath and pumpkins. We decided to take a fall family selfie on our front porch with the warm sun shining, to show you guys how easy it is to enter a #SuaveFamilySelfie prize pack. Here are the details!

Enter for a chance to win a #SuaveFamilySelfie Prize Pack

Enter for a chance to win a Suave® Fall Family Selfie prize pack by snapping a photo of you and your family living beautifully outdoors and posting it to Instagram.

Step 1: Take a family selfie (or use a recent one!)

Step 2: Post it on Instagram using the 3 hashtags: #suavefamilyselfie #LB2LB #Walmart

Step 3: Fill out this form and submit your Instagram link.

*To get your Instagram link visit instagram.com, log in, and find the link to your photo. It will be in the format of http://instagram.com/p/YOURPHOTOID.

*To retrieve the link from your Instagram mobile app, go to your profile picture on the app, click the “…” in the bottom right hand corner, and then select “Copy Share URL”.

Enter the sweepstakes weekly to increase your chance of winning. Each week 6 new winners will be drawn to receive a $175 Walmart prize pack.

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Suave and Lunchbox.