Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Five Hop and 5 Reasons to Celebrate Halloween!


Happy Halloween and welcome to the Friday Five!  Each week we invite you to link up your post of Five with us and check out our featured Friday Five post below!  Today's Friday Five comes from state rep Bethany!

Halloween is one of my utmost favorite holidays. 

Here's why:

1. The heat of summer in no longer an issue. It is now fall, the air is crisp, and foliage. 


2. I'm not a fan of scary movies, but any excuse to watch Twilight, Harry Potter, or Beetlejuice!


3. Getting festive is always fun, and the decor for Halloween is inexpensive and creepy in a cool way.


4. Even us adults like to get silly! We can dress up and be anyone we want, if only for one night.


5. Candy. The one time of year where no one judges you for your sweet tooth.


Happy Halloween and I hope you have a very spooktacular Friday! 

And now it's your turn!  Do you have a Friday Five post to share?  Link up below and then hop around and visit a few others in the hop today!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips

Tomorrow night is Halloween and that means that in every community across the country kids will be out and about after dark.  It can be nerve wracking for both parents and drivers trying to keep accidents from happening but by following a few important safety precautions everyone can have a great time!

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Adults  

For kids:
  • Make sure that you walk on well lit streets and if there are not streetlights then carry a flashlight and wear bright clothing.
  • Have kids remove their masks as they are walking so that they can see where they are going and watch for approaching cars.
  • Use sidewalks if available.  Remind kids to check roads for cars before crossing, since they are excited it is easy to forget.
  • Only visit neighborhoods and homes that you are familiar with.  Don't go to dark homes without lights on, remind your children to not go into homes and to stay with their group.  Don't let them trick or treat alone.
  • Don't allow your kids to eat their candy until they get home.  Once they are home make sure to check their candy for proper packaging, choking hazard and  potential allergens.
For adults:
  • Make sure that you walkway and steps are free of obstructions so that children don't fall and get hurt.
  • Keep your house well lit.
  • Avoid using decorative candles that could set costumes on fire.
  • If you must drive on roads with trick or treaters drive slowly and watch for kids running into the street.
  Remember to HAVE FUN and if you follow these safety precautions you will have a GREAT time! Check out my other Halloween related posts:
   
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blog of the Week: Chels and the City

This week's blog of the week is Chels and the City!  Chels and the City is written by on of our Pennsylvania State Reps, Chelsea, and covers her life in Pittsburg and her first love, fashion!  Meet Chelsea:


Tell us a little about you:
I'm a twenty-something wild child, who is always looking for adventure. Whether that's in a career, going out with friends, trying new foods, or mixing up my wardrobe; if it's exciting, new and colorful, I'm all about it.

What is your blog about?
Chels & the City was started to showcase the great city of Pittsburgh, but since I have moved, it has begun to be focused on my first love, fashion, with the occassional local small business shoutout!

What is your favorite spot to visit in the Northeast?
Pittsburgh, Pa...duh!

What do you love most about blogging?
Building an online community and gathering blog friends from all over.

What is your favorite form of social media?
I recently got Instagram and am OBSESSED! I'm a very visual person and it's like Twitter (which is my second favorite) but with pictures so it's perfect for me.

Where do you live and what do you love about it?
Currently I'm living in a tiny town near Erie, Pa. I love that it's a homey little place and has a great small business scene, but is still close enough to Erie that I get my city fix when I need to. Obviously, I'm a city girl at heart, so getting the best of both worlds is great!

Thanks for sharing Chelsea!  Be sure to check out her blog this week and follow along on her social media accounts!  


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