You’ve Been BOOed!

7 10 2013

One of my favorite things about teaching was the excitement and anticipation that came with every holiday. Every holiday there was always something new and exciting to be done and the kids loved every moment of it.

At our school the teachers would BOO other classrooms. They would leave a decorated basket with enough treats for the entire class by your classroom door. The class would find it and enjoy the treats then you would go BOO another class. So that everyone got BOOed you would hang a sign out side of your class saying that You’ve Been BOOed. It was all done in secret and was such a fun way to start getting ready for Halloween.

One year out neighbors even started this and I remember the kids from down the street rang our door bell and left us some homemade cookies for us to enjoy. We only had a baby at the time but we had so much fun finding another house to go BOO.


This year I began the BOOing in our neighborhood. I found some cute Halloween buckets at Target and stuffed them with glow sticks and a candy corn/pumpkin candy mix.

boo printable

I also included a copy of a cute little poem that tells you how to play that I found over at Centsational Girl.

You also have to include a copy of the We’ve been BOO’ed sign that they are to hang in their window or on their front door so that others know that they have been BOO’ed. I found this one over at Printables by Colette.

Once you have it all ready to go the fun begins. You take the kids out and you leave it on the doorstep, ring the bell, and then get away before they open the door. BOOing someone else is always kept a secret!

My kids had so much fun delivering these and now they are anxiously awaiting their chance to get BOOed.

If these weren’t cute enough head on over to It’s Written on the Wall and check out 16 versions of You’ve Been BOOed!

Hope everyone has great fun being BOOed and BOOing others! Happy Halloween!

Simmering Spices

16 12 2011

I love the smells of the holidays. Cinnamon, baking cookies, allspice and cloves, a fresh Christmas tree. All things that make my house smell yummy and festive. I have seen many people post about making simmering spices of the years and I have always wanted to give it a try. But when you aren’t home much there wasn’t much of a reason. This year was the year and I was so happy I did it. It made my house smell great and it was very simple. You just through all the ingredients in a pot, cover with water and simmer on your stove.


~ 8 black peppercorns

~ 6 whole allspice

~ 8 whole cloves

~ 2 cinnamon sticks

~ 1 whole orange peel

~ water

Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer. Add water as needed throughout the day.

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