Decorate the pumpkin and October Dry Erase

I like to use a lot of dry erase stuff around the house. It keeps down on wasting paper and it’s fun to take a little bit of time to be creative. Below are the files for a Decorate a Pumpkin Dry Erase and an October Dry Erase board.

The kids can design a different jack-o-lantern as often as they want to. Just use a napkin and wipe away. Create again! Remember to take pictures of each design. It will make for a fun collage picture or video when Halloween is over.

On the October dry erase, I use the dashed line to write what day it is

The first pumpkin to write the date.

And the other pumpkin to write any notes for that day.

Print off the downloads below and insert into an empty sheet protector. It’s that easy!

Handmade Zebra Decor

My den is filled with zebra decor. I have art, photos, figures… you name it. There are so many cute handmade zebra items online, I wanted to share a few with you. At the bottom, click the banner to view all Handmade Zebra items from Amazon.

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It’s time for Fall & Halloween Decor!

Fall starts on Wednesday, so it will be time to bring out your Fall and Halloween decor. I found some cute stuff on Amazon that I wanted to share. Cute Stuff below!

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These were just a few that caught my eye.

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We are ready for Halloween!

SAM Costume

This year, I was lucky enough to be selected to review some Halloween costumes with my son. What better for a seven year old boy to review than Fortnite Costumes! He was so excited about these when he saw them. Our favorite, by far, was the SAM costume (Pictured Above). It only has a few pieces to keep up with and it looks absolutely adorable.

Dark Rex

We also received the Dark Rex Costume. Also, super cute… but way too many pieces for him to be able to lose. It fit nicely on him. He likes to look serious for certain poses.

This kid loves to play dress up. We have a lot of costumes and they all get equal playing time. He has such a creative imagination, I love to watch him entertain.

As a Walmart Spark Reviewer, I received this product for free for my review. All photos and opinions are my own.

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Trick 'r Treat Sam Boys Halloween Costume

Fortnite Dark Rex Youth Halloween Costume with Trick or treat Bag Size Medium8-10

A Zebra’s Life: Weekly Wrap Up (9/19/21)

Each Sunday, I will try to wrap up what has happened the past week. The good, the bad, and the ugly. There will be links and discussion points throughout the post. I might not always have something to share, in each section, so check back the next week. I hope you find some stuff that interests you and feel free to comment at the bottom of the post.

In the Health Chat section, I will update you on my Endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos & Fibromyalgia

I’ve been fairly miserable lately. Zero energy and extreme fatigue. I’ve been spending a lot of time in bed. It gets real old.

In The Great Outdoors section, I will share anything that has to do with gardening, flowers, birds, patio stuff, etc…

When I have a little bit of energy, I go to the backyard.

Hanging out with “Skip”
(Silver Spotted Skipper)

Cucamelons (top left), Pumpkins (right), and Carrots (bottom left)

Stopped by Krystal’s Produce

Beautiful butterflies in my backyard

What have you been seeing in your backyard?

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In The Favorite Foods section, I will share any new foods that I have tried or that I am currently obsessed with

Tried the Hidden Valley Rancho Taco seasoning this week. It was so darn good. We will definitely buy this against!

What is your favorite kind of taco?

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In The Shows & Streaming section, I will share any thoughts on the shows I am currently watching.

Below Deck Mediterranean (S6E13)

From day one, I could tell Lexie was going to be a problem. She just carried herself in a way that made me think she thought she was better than everyone else. She quickly revealed that to be true. Her absolute disrespect of people, in general, is so hard to watch. Now while I understand how hard it is to lose your father, I never lashed out at people. When I lost my Dad in 2007, I didn’t insult people, or shove them. These insults roll off the tongue so easily, this is clearly who she is. I enjoyed watching the others stand up for each other. If you don’t say anything, nothing will change. Matt was definitely in the wrong as well, but Lexie just takes it to a whole other level. I’m sure it was hard for Captain Sandy to fire Lexie, based on what she heard from others. But it had to happen. Once Captain Sandy watches this season, I’m sure something will be said at the reunion. She absolutely made the right decision. The mood on the boat was getting toxic.

Malia and her deck crew are such a great little deck family. They respect one another. They don’t need to tear anyone down during a disagreement. This is probably one of the best deck crews I’ve seen (as far as meshing as a unit) in all of the Below Deck seasons. Lloyd, Mzi & David are so fun to watch. I’d love to have a drink with these guys.

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball

I have been watching a lot of Cardinals baseball lately. So that is taking up a lot of my viewing this week. We are in 2nd for the Wild Card. And there is nothing like post season baseball here in STL. Red October, baby! Go Cards!

Do you enjoy MLB post season ? What’s your team??

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In the Shopping section, I will share any products that I think are 4 -5 stars (in my book)

Check back next week

Question / Discussion

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In the Future Fun Stuff section, I will share anything related to fun stuff that will be happening in the NEAR future

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Are you looking for some cute, handmade Halloween items?

Halloween is quickly approaching. I was scrolling through Amazon and saw some adorable decorating ideas. Hopefully you will find a thing or two that you must add to your collection at home.

Here are just a few. There is a link at the bottom to view all of the Halloween Handmade items.

Witch’s Brew Mug

Price: $15.99

Large Velvet Pumpkins

Price: $39.99

Halloween Ornament Set for Miniature Tree

Price: $29.95

White Black Halloween Wreath

Price: $124.95

There are so many more cute signs and decorations.
Click the Handmade Banner below to be taken to the Halloween Handmade Section.

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A Zebra’s Life: Weekly Wrap Up (9/12/21)

Each Sunday, I will try to wrap up what has happened the past week. The good, the bad, and the ugly. There will be links and discussion points throughout the post. I might not always have something to share, in each section, so check back the next week. I hope you find some stuff that interests you and feel free to comment at the bottom of the post.

In the Health Chat section, I will update you on my Endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos & Fibromyalgia

This week has been a bit challenging. Still having stomach issues. From one extreme to the other. I have also been cramping a lot and not even close to my period. Hot flashes, night sweats… all the menopause symptoms and still have the period. Doesn’t that sound like fun? (Obviously, I am being sarcastic).

Thinking there may still be an issue and that the laparoscopy wasn’t as successful as I first thought. Or the ovarian cysts are back. Who knows?! I will just have to contact the doc tomorrow and go from there. One day at a time, right?

In The Great Outdoors section, I will share anything that has to do with gardening, flowers, birds, patio stuff, etc…

I spend a lot of time in backyard for mental therapy. I need little breaks, here and there, and my backyard has been doing that for me. I have flowers, bird feeders, lights, a hammock… everything to just try and relax for a bit.

This has been a fun week with my gardening. I wanted to try growing some produce for the first time. I don’t have my hopes up too high but what I have planted is looking pretty awesome.

One last sunflower is in bloom. I loved these. Can’t wait until next year, I’m going to plant a ton of sunflowers – yellow & red.

The hummingbirds are loving their new feeder! The colors are amazing and definitely gets the bird’s attention.

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Also, I got a great deal on these adorable Solar Lights. They add just enough light to the rock path, I can see where I’m going. Love them!

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I will post more about my friend, “Skip”, the silver spotted skipper (Butterfly). There is just so much to add into the post, I want to make sure I included everything. The bond I have with this butterfly is unreal. I was just outside watering, and “Skip” flew over to the flowers I was spraying, and flapped its wings, like “Hi! I’m here!”

Do you garden? If so, what’s in your garden?

Respond in the comments below 👇🏻

In The Favorite Foods section, I will share any new foods that I have tried or that I am currently obsessed with

Sampler launched a new program with Orangina. At first, I wasn’t sure if I’d like it but once I took my first sip, I was in love. My husband and son both enjoyed it as well. I would describe it was a sparkling orange juice. We tried it in the morning and it was absolutely delicious. We all agree we need to buy more of this stuff!

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After my last Daily Goodie Box, I am still obsessed with Baja Jerky (street taco) .
This would be a great Stocking Stuffer for any jerky lovers out there.

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In The Shows & Streaming section, I will share any thoughts on the shows I am currently watching

After a few months of watching The Good Wife, I finally finished. I absolutely love this show. The cast, the story lines, everything. Next week, I’ll start the The Good Fight.

Bachelor in Paradise: absolutely disgusted by the behavior of Chris & Brendan. So much lying and sneaking. So unattractive! Not too happy with the way their ladies are acting either. They all kinda deserve each other.

What are your favorite shows? Are you binging anything right now?

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In the Shopping section, I will share any products that I think are 4 -5 stars (in my book)

This year, I have become obsessed with the “Good Vibes” motto and fashion. I have these in most colors for tank tops, a couple of sweatshirts and some long sleeved t-shirts with pockets. Every time I wear one of these, I am reminded to have good vibes. It’s a mental thing.

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In the Future Fun Stuff section, I will share anything related to fun stuff that will be happening in the NEAR future

Daily Goodie Box

In October, I will unbox free samples from Daily Goodie Box.

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Smarthome Riggs Giveaway

My husbands channel, Smarthome Riggs, is going to be having a giveaway to celebrate 1 year.
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Halloween Stuff

With Halloween approaching quickly, I was lucky enough to be offered some fun costumes for my son to review. I haven’t told him yet, but he will be over the moon when he finds out. The three costumes are Fortnite Characters .

I will share when those arrive.

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  • Stream TV shows, movies, and ad-free music. Plus, pick up free games and loot every month.
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  • Enjoy Prime member deals, discounts at Whole Foods, and early access to Lightning Deals.
  • Grab unlimited photo storage and try on clothes at home before you buy.

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Prime Student members get a free monthly Grubhub+ Student membership including unlimited free delivery from your favorite restaurants. Earn 10% Grubhub+ Cash on all off-campus pick-up orders, plus enjoy more perks and donation matching.

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