Have some leftover Halloween candy on your hands? Here are a few ways to sort it, and clean up your house. The idea of candy always seems exciting at first, but after a week or two, the leftovers can sit for ages. Even if you're not the trick or treating age anymore, these tips work with anything you might have too much of. With a few tips, you can have all unnecessary items out of sight.
First things first, sort out the candy that you do want to keep. I usually keep one of each kind of candy I receive, unless it's my favorite. When sorting this pile out, make sure to ask yourself, "Am I really going to eat this?" And if you can't answer yes confidently, then it's time to say goodbye.
The next step is to take anything that could be used for baking or other uses should be sorted into a pile. I always keep chocolates for baking because they make it more fun. Any candy that is colorful also makes great decoration. Some candies that I would recommend using for baking are m&ms, Hershey's, Snickers (or other chocolate bars), Kit Kats, etc.
The next thing I like to sort for when it comes to candy, is for later holidays. I always save some candy to decorate my gingerbread house during Christmas time. Some candies that are great for decorating are Smarties, Jolly Ranchers, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, Twizzlers, Laffy Taffy, etc. You can save candy for any decorating idea or craft you would like to try in the future. Trust me , you won't regret it.
With anything you have leftover from sorting or giving out to kids, you can decide what you would like to do. Many dentists offices will often buy your candy back per pound and donate to the troops. You can also bring leftovers to work, school etc., because they are a great contribution to any event. Whatever you do, make sure it makes you happy, because that's what giving should do.
I apologize for the poorly written/formatted post today, because I am currently in Arizona on vacation, and am writing this on my phone. I am planning on making a post in the travel section about my trip, so let me know in the comments if you would be interested in that. Right now, I'm going to head inside and defrost my fingers, because I've been sitting outside for 30 minutes typing this and I'm frozen! Hope you have a great week and that this inspired you.
It's already November, even though it feels like it was September yesterday. Every year, fall time passes by so quickly. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has already seen a Christmas commercial! Anyways, the beginning of November comes the end of October, which means another favorites post. This post is filled with all things sweet, and will give you one last glimpse of the past month.
As October hits, I become very sad because all of the summer fruits start to go out of season. Melons and berries are still in most supermarkets, but they don't taste as sweet or fresh. The good news is, some other great flavors come into view. Pomegranate is my favorite fall time fruit, and I've been having a ton of it this month. Pommelo, a type of grapefruit, is also in season, and combined with pomegranate creates the best fruit salad.
Candy Corn is not only a cute decoration, but it tastes amazing. I love having on the counter as a grab and go snack. You can place it in a festive dish and it looks adorable. The pumpkin shaped ones are my favorite, which is why they are all gone from the dish. I also love anything flavored pumpkin, so I ate a lot of pumpkin treats this month. The pumpkin loaf is from Costco, but I also made delicious muffins this month from DamnDelicious, and I totally recommend trying it out. Lastly, buying pumpkin seeds or making your own is a great healthy snack for fall. Today I cooked the ones from pumpkin carving, and they taste delicious.
Here is the pumpkin I carved for Halloween last night. It is a little sloppy because I was in a hurry, but it looked very spooky when lit up. Pumpkin picking and carving is something my family does every year as tradition, and it always makes me very happy. If you are looking for something fun to do in the fall, this is a great activity with friends and family. You can even have a friendly competition to make/pick the best pumpkin.
Trick or Treat
Lastly, trick or treating is a great fall tradition that I take part of every year. Whether it is going out door-to-door with friends, visiting a party, or handing out candy to children, Halloween makes my favorites every year. In the picture are my 3 favorite types of Halloween candy and a little hint to what my costume was this year. See if you can figure out what I was, and comment down below your guess.
In conclusion, October is one of my favorite months in the year, and I am very sad its over, but I am also looking forward to November. This month brings Thanksgiving, more fall fun, and lots of festivities. Comment below your favorite candy and what you are looking forward to in November. I hope you are enjoyed October and liked looking back with my post. Have a great day!
A sixteen-year-old fashion obsessed girl, who stands just under 5 feet tall.