My Favorite Fall Treats! 


Hello everyone & welcome back to my blog. I hope that you all are having a great Monday.  

Fall is here and in full affect. One of my favorite things to do during the fall is to eat all of delicious treats that comes along with Fall. We are leaving the tricks at the door with theses delicious treats because are easy to make and they are super tasty. 

They are also great to make with your family. Include your kids in the prep process  with a few of these and you are sure to turn any night into a fun family night. 

Here are some of my favorites…

  • Fall Party Mix ~ I got these recipe a few years back from one of my aunts. She used to make this and put it in pretty little bags and pass out to all of her nieces and nephews. Your can pretty much add anything to it that you want. I add pretzels, mini peanut butter cracker, and chocolate m&ms to mine. This mix is so delicious you guys! 
  • Pumpkin Bread ~ Y’all I love me some pumpkin bread and I am sure that all of my pumpkin spice lovers will appreciate this masterpiece as well. Definitely something that the kids will love to make with you! 
  • Taffy Apples ~ Come on, like who doesn’t like taffy apples!?! This is also great to do with the kids because they can decorate them how they want.
  • Apple Cider Sangria ~ This great is for us adults only. I love sangria and this apple cider sangria is so good! The recipe is easy to make and would be a great addition to any holiday party. 

So there you have guys! My favorite Fall treats! Comment below and let me know what kind of treats do you all like to enjoy during the Fall. 

Until next time…stay positive 💖

-Toya 

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The Spooky October Tag 


Hey guys, happy Tuesday. 

I’m the spirit of October and all things scary I have here for you guys a spooky October tag. It was very fun to do and I hope you all enjoy. 

After reading, I would like for you all to answer one of the questions in the comment section. I look forward to hearing from you guys. So let’s jump right into it. 

  1. Do you get scared easily? Absolutely! I am such a scary cat! 
  2. Have you ever played Bloody Mary? No, never! I wouldn’t bring that type of energy into my life. 
  3. You’re home alone, but you hear footsteps. What do you do? I refuse to be scared in my own home. So I would call my husband to come home immediately lol. 
  4. Do you prefer gore or thrillers? Definitely thrillers. 
  5. Favorite scary movie? I would have to say The Skeleton Key and the Jason movies. 
  6. What was your scariest Halloween costume? I was a dead cheerleader when I was much younger. Lol. 
  7. If you were dead to spend the night in a haunted house, would you?  Nooo…I can’t even imagine having to do something like that. 
  8. Are you superstitious? No 
  9. Creepiest thing that has ever happened to you? I swear that my dolls spoke to me when I was little. Haven’t touch a doll since. 
  10. Did these questions scare you? Kinda sorta. 

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Until next time…stay positive 💖

-Toya 

D.I.Y Halloween Decoration Ideas 


Hello guys, happy Wednesday 😄

This year I am excited about Halloween because my son actually gets to participate. Last year my son was only three months old when Halloween rolled around. Before becoming a mother, I didn’t celebrate this holiday as an adult. Now as a mother, I want my child to have the full experience of this day. 

Decorating the house is very fun to do with him. I love seeing him happy and full of excitement as he helps me. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, you can make a lot of the decorations on your own. Here are a few D.I.Y Halloween decorating ideas that I think you guys will enjoy.  

  • Outdoor Pumpkin Light Cover ~ this is a very inexpensive and creative idea. Use $1 plastics pumpkins , cut them in half, and cover your outdoor light with. 
  • Flying Ghost ~ Another inexpensive idea. Use balloons and fabric to create “ghosts” that you can hang around the yard. 
  • Spider Wreath ~ Use a wreath form and wrap it in fabric then place tiny toy spiders around the wreath. This is sure to give a spooky welcome to your home. 

I hope that you all enjoyed these ideas. Comment below and let me know how to you like to decorate for Halloween. 

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Until next time… stay positive! 💙

-Toya 

How to Make Sick Kits


Hey guys, happy Monday 😊

I hope everyone is starting the first Monday of the month off with a positive attitude. This will help you to conquer October with ease. 

With that being said, it’s almost that time of the year again. You know the one that bring coughs, sneezes, and running noses. Yep, you guessed it. It’s almost time for the dreaded cold and flu season. 

No one likes to see their kids sick and helpless. We all go to great lengths to make our little babies feel comfortable when they are not feeling well. 

Today I have for you guys something that will help your get through this season a little easier. I mentioned it on my  5 Life Hacks That Every Mom Should Know Post. It’s called a sick kits or sick buckets. Basically it’s a bucket, basket, or small storage container filled with all the essentials that you need to take care of a sick child. 

Things you can fill your kit with…

Get a plastic bucket or storage container a

  • Medicine (cough medicine, cold & flu medicine, etc.)
  • Rags for clean up
  • Tissue
  • Tummy friendly snacks 
  • Stickers because everything is better with stickers.
  • Thermometer 
  • Trash bags 

I like to keep mine in the hallway closets. When my son get sick I can grab and tend to him, instead of running around the house looking for things. You can even keep on in the car to use if someone was to get sick while on the road. You can put anything that will help you child get better in your sick kit. 

I hope this helps you guys. Comment below and tell me what are some things that you do to get you through cold & flu season. 

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Until next time…stay positive!💙

-Toya 

5 Life Hacks That Every Mom Should Know! 


Hello everyone, happy Wednesday 😊

Welcome back to my blog. Today I will be giving you five hacks that I believe that every mom should know. Every one loves a good hack these days so why now add these to the list of hacks that can make Mom life a little bit easier. 

  1. Use rubber bands to keep doors unlocked. Every child knows how to lock the door but for some reason they seem to not be able to unlock the door to get out of a room. Attach rubber bands to both the inside and outside door handle to prevent doors from locking. 
  2. Create sick buckets filled with the thing you use to care for your sick children. This will help save time on looking for items around the house because they will all be in one place. 
  3. Use shoe holders as snack organizers for kids. Fill each compartment with snacks for the kids and let them choose what they would like. Great way to control what they eat while help them become more independent. 
  4. Create a Family Binder to help store all of your family’s important documents and important numbers. Put it in a easy to remember place so that when an emergency happens you will know directly where to go and not spend time searching in different places for different documents.  
  5. Use clothes pins and rope to organize stuffed animal. Hand rope from the ceiling and attached stuffed animals with clothes pins to the rope. This helps with easy clean up and you won’t have to worry about stuffed bears being thrown around the room. 

I hope you all enjoyed these hacks. Comment below and let me know what hacks do you use in your life that make each day go by easier. 

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Until next time… stay positive! 💙 

-Toya 

Time Out For Moms! 

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday 😃

I know some of you read the title and thought, “wait, what!? A time out for Mom.” Well just wait one second and let me explain. 

No, I am not talking about an actual time out. You know the ones where we would have to go and stand in a corner and reflect on what got us there in the first place. I’m talking about taking a break from being a Mom and clearing our mind. No, this break doesn’t need to be a full day, just enough time away from the kids where you can think about something other then being a mom. 

*My son & I
My son is one and I love him dearly. I am a stay at home Mom so I am with him 24/7. Some days I just need time to myself. I just need a “time out” to refocus and gather myself. These “time outs” can be as small as going on the patio for a cup of coffee. Or going into another room to watch my favorite show without being disrupted by my little one. 

There is nothing wrong with “time outs”. They are very much needed, if you ask me. Doing things away from your children and being a parent, helps to create balance in your life. It took me awhile to get to the point where I was comfortable with telling my husband that I need a little break. He always encourages me to take them.

 I want all the moms out there to know them at there is absolutely nothing with doing something for yourself without feeling guilty. I want us all to take this breaks and enjoy them. Just think about it, when we return we will be refreshed and ready to play! 😄

Please comment below and let me know how you like to spend your “time outs” away from the kids 😊

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Until next time…stay positive! 
-Toya 

The 30 Day Rule 


Hey everyone! Happy Monday 😀

I hope that you all are having a great day/night depending on when you are reading this

In continuation of my Money Saving September series, I want to offer you all another way to help save some cash. 

This option is called the 30 Day Rule and it is very simple and easy to do and can help those who spend on an impulse. 



How It Works: 

When you have the urge to splurge on things that you really do not need such as, clothes, shoes, makeup, etc. You hold off on buying them. You make a note reminding you of the item and wait for 30 days to go back and see if you really need/want that item. 

Usually after not having the item that you thought you needed you realize that you really do not need it. Which results in you saving money on something that you probably didn’t need in the first place. 

The whole point of the 30 Day Rule is to stop us from impulse spending. I mean we all do it. Me included. We go to a store and see a pair of shoes and instantly think that we just got to have them.  When in reality we already have shoes at home that we rarely wear. 
I hope this helps you guys with saving some cash. Let me guy know what you all think about it in the comment section. 

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Until next time… stay positive! 

-Toya