Tag Archives | Halloween



Hello!  My name is Amanda and I’m a new contributor to the QCMB. I’m a librarian (at the Davenport Public Library), a mom, a former book reviewer, and a book gifter (sorry kids!). My friends and family get a lot of unsolicited book recommendations and one of my greatest joys is matching the right person […]

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    1. Let Them Pick Their Costume. For most parents, this seems like a no brainer. But if you’re a control freak like myself, you like to plan things way ahead of time. That’s worked fine in the past, but now that my children are getting older, I’m learning they have their OWN opinions. […]

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I’m not handing out candy this year for Halloween. Don’t get me wrong,  I celebrate Halloween like some people celebrate Christmas: decorations, elaborate planning, running around like a spooky Buddy the Elf, but I am done with candy. I’m done with the sugar highs, the meltdowns, and the let down when all the good candy […]

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trick-or-treating schedule and safety

It’s about that time again: time to suit up and head out the door for another Halloween sugar fest! Being a free spirit, I’ve always hated rules in every way, shape or form. But the game has changed now that I have little ones. For my kids’ safety and well-being as well as yours, let’s […]

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do you like scary movies?

It is October, the month that brings pumpkin spice everything, the changing of the leaves, and a tribute to all things scary.  Vampires, ghosts, and goblins line the aisles of the local stores and soon those spooks will be knocking on your door asking for candy.  It is the perfect time of year to grab […]

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DIY pumpkins

diy: no-carve pumpkin decor

Halloween is quickly approaching and if you feel like you are running out of time to decorate your pumpkins, the following three ideas will take you very little time and money to complete.  I had all of the items needed for the decorating at home in my craft/wrapping bins, which meant I only had to […]

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fun qc fall favorites

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I know, I know…the “holidays” are not upon us yet, but for me Autumn is one of MY favorite seasons. From the crisp, cool weather (it could come along anytime, by the way!) to delicious fall-inspired dishes, to the smells of bonfires and sights of eerie jack-o-lanterns […]

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Trick or Treating in 2011

are you drowning in halloween candy?

Are you drowning in Halloween candy today? I know I am! For most of us, it happens every year.  It may even be a bit “worse” here in our community.  In the Quad City area we are a bit unique, since we have Trick or Treating on multiple nights.   Kids can trick-or-treat in Illinois one […]

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