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Nov052008

i want candy

There is way too much candy around here this week. When I was little, my brothers and sisters and I used to come home from our marathon of trick or treating, dump out our pillowcases and organize our candy stash. One row for peanut butter cups, one row for now and laters, etc. And then we'd trade like crazy for our favorites.

My dad hated the idea of all that candy in the house, so the day after halloween he would buy our candy from us. We'd weigh it on the bathroom scale and get paid $1 a pound, or something like that. So this year, we bought the candy off Bee and C. They got to pick 10 of their favorites, and we got the rest. They're happy and we are too. 

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I love how you create these boards. So, does Mom and Dad then get to eat the candy stash once money is paid up? :)

11.6.2008 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

I love this collection of wrappers! We let our boys eat as much as they want on Halloween, then one piece a night for dessert after that. After about a week I throw the rest out when they've sort of forgotten about it. Maybe next year I'll try buying it?

11.6.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

Mom and dad are so genius. I was telling Dave about this last week and marveling how creative it is- we had a day to gorge ourselves till we were sick and then sell our goods for profit. And then there was always the option of stashing random candy throughout the house for later... I consider Trick or Treating to be my first job.

11.6.2008 | Unregistered CommenterApes

Wow that's really genius!

11.6.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

I absolutely love Inchmark. Your design is so unique!

11.6.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Such a great shot, and a super dooper idea! I'm going to try that after birthday parties.

11.7.2008 | Unregistered Commenterlexi

I love this post. Awesome graphic, and good idea.

11.8.2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

never knew candy wrappers can be so pretty!

11.17.2008 | Unregistered Commenterstevanny

I have a big problem. I have A candy stash and I dont know how to organize it. in a drawstring bag! I have wrapped candy just thrown in the bag then a container with jelly bellys, a jar with m&ms and a bundle of twizzlers. what do I do!!!!!

06.16.2009 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn

so after you trade in your candy to your parents, do they get to eat the candy in front of you or do they just get rid of it.

06.16.2009 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn

HEY Hey

06.16.2009 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn

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