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13 Costume Tips from the Crazy Halloween Lady

Photo: Ashley de Coligny Halloween is my JAM. What started as a minor obsession is now veering dangerously into Crazy Halloween Hoarder Lady territory and–spoiler alert–I. DON'T. CARE. I love it all: the candy, the parties, the décor, the haunted…

Recipe: Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

Images of “spider” cookies have been floating around Pinterest so we decided to give them a try. They were tricker than we thought and might be frustrating for kids to finish, but they sure will enjoy gobbling them up! They…

Make It: Backyard Bat Mobile

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon Looking for a different kind of Halloween decoration? We spied this idea on marthastewart.com and found it was very easy and had many steps the kids could do themselves. Materials Long branch Black spray paint (optional) Needle…

Our Guide: Obon Dances for Beginners

The Jikoen Hongwanji Obon Dance. Photo: Luke Takayama Summer in Hawai‘i usually brings in an abundance of three things: Mango, lychee and Obon dances. These celebrations held across the state are a Japanese tradition, welcoming ancestors who have come back…