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All Hallow’s Eve 2010


Halloween was lots of fun, but I am pumpkin’d, witch’d, goblin’d and candied out!

I’m so glad I decided to dress up this year…it added so much to the night. I spent a grand total of $8 on our costumes this year ~ Elliott reused her dance recital costume, Holden borrowed his and I spent $5 on handcuffs and $3 on a cheetah print beanie that I fancied up with some orange rosettes to match my inmate threads!

A gal stopped me on the street and commented on my rosettes…why thank you! She asked me if I sell them…well, no I don’t, but maybe I should. Which got me thinking….stay tuned!

Getting back to trick-or-treating…we decided to go to our friends’ neighborhood this year as they have a street that goes all out and has haunted houses and stuff. There were swarms of people, my goodness!

Holden was finished before we even started:

10 minutes before we were to leave!

He rallied and we were on our way…

Perpetual mouthful of candy!

LOVE, love, love the red door on this house…

Holdy was always about 3 houses behind the group, but would catch up every now and then…

We had a great time and all was well and good until we got separated and Elliott began to worry about me {she was with her friends and my mom and Jay and I were with Holden}. Apparently she thought I was “lost” and then saw a Sheriff’s car and thought that maybe I’d gotten picked up since I told her I was an escaped inmate! Oops!

We had our annual Halloween chili and cornbread for dinner and enjoyed cobbler with the fresh peaches we picked a couple weeks ago. The cobbler was a breeze to make and turned out much better than I thought it would. Here is the recipe I followed.

This year’s ghoulish cocktail was “swamp water“…


We kept ours green, but you can add a touch of grenadine or blue curaçao to change up the color {as seen in the above pic}. Personally, I thought it was just fine the way it was. This is the perfect group cocktail to make in a big bowl with lots of ice and a ladle and people can serve themselves.

Already looking forward to next year and planning my costume! I’ve been missing out all these years…


I’ll let you decide if our haunted gingerbread house was or was not built to code…


While our house was a hot mess, my toes are just plain HAUTE!

Gramma treated to pedis this afternoon….I chose OPI’s “Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees”…

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I tend to be right in the middle of trendy and traditional, but had to go {almost black} for October’s Sin City trip, the “BIG” birthday and Halloween.


Thanks, Mom!


Pumpkin Patch wrap-up mañana!

A House You Can’t Get Locked Out Of

{If the title of this post makes no sense, please read my previous post ;-)}


How cute is this?


A gingerbread haunted house kit.

I’ve never, ever seen one in all my shopping travels.

Saw something similar to this Wilton one over the weekend at Albertson’s, but the penny pinching side of me kept walking.

However, Gramma K picked one up for us without even knowing that I’d been admiring it.

Thanks, Mom!

Anywhoo, I just thought it looked like a fun project for the kids and something cute to have up for the month of October.