Thursday, October 1, 2020

Halloween Happenings 2020


Mom Among Chaos has worked with local area bloggers to bring you the best family-friendly Halloween happenings in Southeast, Michigan! Make sure to share it with all of your friends!

Halloween Happenings 2020


223 E Gates St, Bruce Township, MI
October 8, 2020, 5:30-7:30
Join us for a Fall evening pumpkin event! Play pumpkin toss, take a trip down our trick-or-treat trail and enjoy refreshments & donuts. Plus, magic shows by Jason Hudy throughout the evening, pumpkin carving, and meet a Jack O’Lantern on stilts.

5535 Gatewood Dr, Sterling Heights, MI
October 8, 2020, 5 PM to 9 PM
Join us for a Spooktacular time at our Halloween Open Gym Party! There will be games, costume contests, music, dancing, and so much fun!
$25 Per Child
-Pizza and Juice Included!
-Halloween Goodie Bag for those Preregistered!

168 Cass Ave, Mt Clemens, Michigan
October 16, 2020, 7PM
Join us for Halloween fun! We will have pumpkin painting, a movie on the lawn, candy, and more!

Chesterfield Township Parks & Recreation
October 17, 2020 12PM-4PM
Must purchase tickets.
Chesterfield Leisure Services is excited to offer a Halloween event! Children ages 2-10 can breeze through our outdoor trick-or-treating trail held on the grounds of the Township Office. This safer alternative to traditional trick or treating, sponsored by Harbor Oaks Hospital and Wendy Jones, Real Estate One, is sure to please parents and children alike with plenty of candy and few special treats.

Tickets can be purchased online at parks.chesterfieldtwp.org.

Attendance is strictly limited for each time slot. Purchase your tickets TODAY to reserve your spot! This event is sure to sell out!

**Leisure Services is also seeking adult volunteers for the Trunk-or-Treating portion of the event. Volunteers must arrive by 11 AM, and will remain parked until 4:45 PM. You'll provide your own candy for 400 monsters. Sign-up to participate by calling Leisure Services at 586-949-0400 ext. 4. You must provide your name, address, phone number, age, vehicle license plate #, make, model, and color, and email address. Decorated vehicles are eligible to win a prize!

8174 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI
October 17, 2020, 3:35-4:15
Must sign up online. Limited to the first 200.

12900 Hall Rd, Sterling Heights, MI
October 17, 2020, 11:30-2:30 PM
Pre-registration is required
Join us for some spooky, pre-Halloween, fun! Follow the clues to local Macomb County businesses to unlock great prizes!
Pre-registration is required for this event:
Pre-register by 9/30 for $20
Pre-register from 10/1 - 10/15 for $25
Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber Office parking lot.
12900 Hall Road, Sterling Heights, 48313
We will release everyone at Noon to start the hunt.
Check out the discussion tab for more information on prizes and registration deadlines!
Thank you to our sponsor: First State Bank!

22522 E 9 Mile Rd, St Clair Shores, MI
October 17, 2020, 1PM-4PM
Trunks, Tricks and Treats...Oh my!
Join Us for a Halloween Stroll at our new branch in St. Clair Shores. Stroll through our parking lot full of decorated vehicles and end your stroll by picking up a bag full of treats. Stop by the Pie Throwing station and/or purchase raffle tickets to help raise money for Maggie's Wigs for Kids. You must register to attend. Registration is Free. We will be following all CDC guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all.

47120 Romeo Plank Rd, Macomb Township, MI
October 24, 2020 10AM-12PM
With the current regulations in place for gathering outside, we are going to “Flip the Trunk” on our annual Trunk N Treat event. This year, participants are asked to donate a bag of candy that will be brought to the Good News Gang in SW Detroit. The Good News Gang ministers to children with adverse living conditions. After donating a bag of candy, each family will have the opportunity to take a fall-themed picture (we encourage costumes!!!) and get a special surprise to bring home to celebrate.

27325 Barkman St, Roseville, MI
October 24, 2020, 4PM-7PM
Residents $3, Non-Residents $5 (use must purchase wristbands)
We are hosting our annual Trick-or-Treat Trail for children ages 18 months-12 years old. This event features spooky music, hot chocolate & cider, donuts and candy, and other goodies which will be handed out by many different service clubs, businesses, city departments, and other individuals. This is a great way for kids to trick-or-treat in a safe and secure environment.
Wristbands are required for entry and must be purchased in advance. In order to purchase a wristband for a child, first and last names, as well as birthdates, are required at the time of registration.
Available time slots:
Resident: $3
Non-Resident: $5
This event is only successful if we have volunteers to pass out candy and other treats for the children. If you are interested in having a space to pass out candy, please contact us at 586.445.5480 or email sfrederick@rare-mi.org.

5005 Chicago Rd, Warren, MI
October 24, 2020, 5PM-7PM
You won't even need to leave your car to celebrate Halloween this year- just put on your costumes, hop in your car, and come to our drive through Trunk-or-Treat! Weather permitting, we will also be showing a movie on our big screen at dusk.
Trunks needed: If you are interested in passing out candy, bring your car, decorations, and treats to the parking lot by 4:30 PM on October 24th to set up. Call (586) 264-4701 or email mfox@warrenfirstumc.org with any questions or to reserve your spot!

90 Macomb Place, Mt Clemens, MI
October 24, 2020, 5 PM- 7:30 PM
join us for our 2nd annual trunk or treat event. it was a big hit last year and want to keep it going. rules and regulations will be posted a week in advance prior to the event day. we are looking for trunkers to participate this year. please contact me if you are interested. Let's make this Halloween great for the kids this year!!

23322 Gratiot Ave, Eastpointe, MI
October 24, 2020, 3PM to 6 PM
Come join us for our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat. Candy, food and music, a fun event for all! We will be passing out candy and selling Corndogs and Sliders. We ask that you please bring one Non-perishable food item per child for our food drive. All proceeds go to Odd Fellows charities. If you are interested in passing out candy, you can email drew1216brown@gmail.com.

56295 Card Rd, Macomb Township, MI
October 25, 2020 8AM-3PM
Cost and information unknown.

14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights, MI
October 25, 2020, 9:30 AM- 6 PM
Sign up online.
Halloween Hustle 2020 Run/Walk is happening! This event will take place at the Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights, MI. The 5K racecourse is a mix of surfaces including pavement, grass, and packed gravel suitable for all-terrain jogging strollers.
The In Person event will have 6 waves in which participants will register for the wave of their choice. There is also a Virtual Category.
The Men's and Women's Competitive wave participants will be eligible for overall and age group awards. The Open wave participants will receive a chip time but will not be eligible for overall or age group awards. There will be a costume contest for each wave.
You may only run in the wave in which you are registered for. Each wave will be capped at 90 participants. We ask that spectators are kept to a minimum due to overall event limits. This is a dog friendly event.
Participants will have the choice of no shirt (for a $10 discount) or a premium soft feel long sleeve finisher top. All participants will recieve a finisher medal, as well as cider and donuts at the finish line.
There will be an evening drive-in family-friendly movie following the event. The movie cost is $25 per car and can be purchased during the registration process or as its own category for those that may have other friends and family wanting to join. Those registered in early waves and attending the movie will have to leave the venue after their 5K and return starting at 5:00 pm to park for the movie.
Schedule of Events
Early Packet Pick-up at Hanson's Utica on Thursday October 22 from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Race Day Sunday October 25
9:30 am Competitive Men's 5K
10:30 am Competitive Women's 5K
11:30 am Open Wave 3
1:00 pm Open Wave 4
2:30 pm Open Wave 5
4:00 pm Open Wave 6
6:00 pm Movie (cars may start arriving at 5:00 to park)
Registration increases $10 after October 15th. There will be no race day registration.

27700 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI
October 25, 2020, from 11-1 PM
Free trunk or treat event open to the public!
Fun for all ages!
October 25 from 11-1 at Live Rite's Recovery Resource Center
27700 Gratiot Avenue Roseville, MI 48066
(586) 217-5899
*In search of people to decorate trunks and pass out candy too!

45835 Van Dyke Ave, Utica, MI
October 28, 2020 6:30-8 PM
Join Stony Creek Church and the City of Utica Parks & Rec., for this fun, FREE, annual event for all ages! Route begins at Stony Creek Church and ends in Downtown Utica (or vice-versa). Businesses and some residents along route, will be passing out candy! **PLEASE NOTE** This is a weather permitting event, as it cannot be moved indoors due to COVID-19.

22884 Sharrow, Warren, MI
October 31, 2020, 2-6 PM
Must have a ticket!
For all ages! Numbers and Tickets are Limited! Free Trunk or treat Option for the kids, Tarot, Costume Contest with a prize (Value $50). Cake for all spooky music for all and fun crafts for the kids!

20900 Dequindre Rd, Warren, MI
October 31, 2020, 12-3PM
12 – 3 PM
1:00 PM AT THE BABE ON A BUDGET BOOTH Please follow CDC guidelines for public areas including wearing a mask and social distancing.


Eastpointe Spindler Sled Hill
November 1, 2020, 3-4PM
Don't just throw your old pumpkin away. Have a little fun by rolling it down a hill and watch it smash into pieces! *Pumpkins must be carved*
Refreshments will be provided by the Roseville Optimist Club.

Did I miss a Macomb event? Please let me know in the comments so I can add it.

Find more Halloween Happenings all across Southeast Michigan: 

Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood Livingston County Halloween Events 

Redesigning Happiness Wayne County Halloween Events

Sunday, September 20, 2020

7 Ways to Declutter Your House Fast

Clean Minimalist Home Interior

Recently, minimalism has been a trend, therefore, motivating people to declutter their homes. Even in fashion, architecture, and lifestyle, people are beginning to understand the beauty that lies in simplicity. Research says that decluttering and living a minimalist life, in general, can be beneficial to our mental health and well-being. 

For instance, going home to a cluttered home after a long and stressful day at work can cause more stress. Furthermore, minimalism and decluttering can help us on our way to financial freedom. Since it is all about focusing on the things that you need and removing the garbage of life, it will make us focus our energy on our passions. 

However, decluttering can be challenging, especially if you are living in a manufactured house and haven’t lived in one before. Here are some tips on how to declutter your house fast:

1. Learn to let go of things that you no longer use. 

Like Marie Kondo, a Japanese tidying consultant who became well-known because of her books on decluttering and organizing, puts it, only keep things that “spark joy.” Doing so enables us to live the life that we truly want and envision. Once you’ve collected all items that do not spark joy, put them in boxes or in plastic bags, and then consider giving them to your family or friends who may want to have them. It’s also a good idea to donate.

2. Categorize your belongings

Marie Kondo suggests that we organize our belongings by categorizing them into the following:

- Clothes

- Books

- Papers (Categorize into 3 types: Papers that need attention, papers that are necessary for the short-term, and papers that are necessary indefinitely)

- Komono (Miscellaneous items- grooming products, kitchen utensils, beddings)

- Sentimental items

3. Invest in organizers (storage boxes, shelves, drawers, etc.)

As much as possible, make things look tidy and organized by purchasing organizers such as hikidashi boxes, which are great, especially for managing underwear items. Shelves are also helpful, especially in the kitchen. It allows you to see your things at a glance.

4. Consider taking photos of your documents/films

You may want to consider scanning some documents or photos then store them into your computers or hard drives. This can also be easier to organize and keep track.

5. Set a deadline

This is important, especially when you want to declutter fast. You can try to declutter in 1-2 days, but this is easier said than done. It usually takes 5 to 7 days for deep decluttering and organizing. You may also want to try setting goals for each day of decluttering (for example, for the first day, you can focus on clothes and books, then another category in the next few days).

6. Label

Especially when it comes to garage and basement items, labeling can be a tremendous help! Consider purchasing a label maker if you have the extra money to put labels on boxes. It’s a suitable method for the organization and less worry when looking for something around the house! 

7. Make it a bonding moment

Decluttering is not easy, but it is worth it, especially if you’re doing it for fun! Consider doing it with your partner, friend, family member, or anyone you’d like to declutter with. Put on some music, prepare some snacks as a reward after a hard day’s work. It can be fun!

About the Author

Ron is the webmaster of MichiganHousesOnline.Com. For more home cleaning tips and advice, you can check out his blog.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Five Things on Friday 8/21/2020

Happy Friday! These summer days are becoming shorter and shorter, which breaks my heart. Grab a cup of joe, and let's catch up!

1. Almost two weeks ago, hubby came down with stomach issues and a headache. Of course, I made him go get tested for Covid-19. We were in the Lansing area for a weekend for karate, and even though everyone was outside and wearing a mask all weekend, you just never know. He came back negative. During this time, I ended up sick with cold-like symptoms, and so I went and was tested and was negative. It's so sad to think that every single time we get sick, that nasty virus will be in the back of our minds. 

2. We've been trying to upgrade our beach house all summer. We've had two houses we bid over asking and still lost out on. God has had our back without a doubt. I just happened to look at Zillow a few weeks ago, which I haven't done in a long time. There sat a cute house with a garage, fantastic porch, dishwasher, private backyard, washer, and dryer, plus more storage and bedrooms—every single item I have had on my wish list. We made an offer, and I had zero hope. I really didn't even think much about it like I did the others. That evening I got a text that our offer has been accepted and was in shock. The inspection went well, and now just waiting on all of the little details. I decided to put my other house up for sale as soon as the appraisal comes back. I could keep them both, but the business sucks up so much of our time. I want less instead of more. 

3. We've been getting ready for school mode. K is starting homeschool this year. F has already started her college classes. She has a lot on her plate this year with finishing her senior year and 2 college classes. 

4. Everything has calmed back down with the dogs. My dog Izzy tried to kill my chihuahua a few weeks ago. Sophie had broken ribs, stitches, and her lungs were affected. I thought about putting evil sister (Izzy) down. I couldn't do it. We now keep them completely separated. Izzy even has her own section of the house, and I rotate who gets to be in the central part of the house. Izzy doesn't have many years left, so I just couldn't bring my heart to doing it.

5. I have worked out 5 days a week since March. Because I had a fever, I allowed myself to take a week off. Let me tell you it was hard. When you fall into a routine, it's hard to get off. I even forced myself to take the Fitbit off because I had noticed my fitness level went down. Nope, it's okay to rest your body. I will be back at it on Monday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Amazon Favorites Part 1

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I received a free product. This blog post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

I'm going to blurt it out. I love Amazon. I love shopping and getting a surprise delivered to my door to brighten my day. So, I'm going to tell you about some of my favorite purchases on Amazon!

Amazon Favorites Part 1

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Keebos is a sleek crossbody phone holder. It also has a storage place for your credit cards. I like this because you don't have to carry your purse with you. It makes getting out of the car quick and easy. Not to mention, there are tons of places that I don't want to be lugging a purse. The design is fashionable and comes in a variety of colors and fits many phones! 

Amazon Favorites, acne, purse, phone holder, socks, hair, beauty, hair care,
A few months ago, I discovered Hempz lotions. The scents are fabulous. I have trouble deciding which is my favorite, and so do my girls. I guess we just love them all. The lotion is light and makes your skin super silky. The lotion has more of a natural light scent. If you're like me and don't like overpowering scents, this is a wonderful choice.

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These are seriously my favorite socks. They don't slip or slide, and they last a long time. These are not the socks that you will lose inside of your shoe or boot. Nope, not at all. Plus, they're a great price! 

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I have cystic acne. My skin stays clear until that time of the month. I just discovered these. Not only do these stickers cover up big red sores, but they also bring everything to the surface and suck it out like a vampire. Yes, I know it's gross, but it works well. 

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I first discovered the wonders of Olaplex when I started going blond. This potion in a little bottle can be used weekly to keep your hair super soft and in fabulous condition. When the salons were closed I kept right up using Olaplex. It's a miracle worker for your hair. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

SilverandGold's Treasure Hunt

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This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.

SilverandGold's Treasure Hunt

On August 22, 2020, in Wayne County, Michigan, something fun and exciting is taking place! You could be the first person to find the treasure! The treasure is $4,000 in silver and gold. You also have the option of selling your winnings back for CASH! How fun does this sound? It's like a real-life treasure hunt, and you can pretend to be a pirate! 

The best part?  A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan! 

How does the treasure hunt work? First of all, purchase your ticket! Clues will be released on a private Facebook page every 15-20 minutes, starting at 10 AM on August 22, 2020. Make sure you sign up for the private FB group at least 24 hours ahead of time, so you don't miss a single thing.

Grab your family and friends because this is for a beautiful cause and get ready to solve puzzles and find clues to find the x that marks the spot for the treasure. Will your family be the big winner? There is only one way to find out.

So, you're probably wondering how you can sign up. I know that crossed my mind! One ticket is all you need for your entire family! Yep, what a deal! Okay, you might want to grab some of those smarty pant family members to help solve the puzzle but skip the ones that won't share the booty! In all seriousness, it's fun for the whole family. 

Will you be the lucky winner? There is only one way to find out! You can learn more about signing up by visiting https://silverandgold.com/pages/silverandgoldtreasurehunt!