Thursday, November 1, 2012


 I don't know about you, but October FLEW right by. Like, lightening fast. But I'm starting to feel that way the older I get. Time just flies and I'm powerless to stop it. I've been wondering if the older I get, the faster it will go, and then I get a smidge depressed and go all Scarlett O'Hara and push those thoughts off on to another day. So in an effort to slow time down, I plan on starting to listen to Christmas music 24/7 from now until Christmas Day. Usually, I wait until closer to Thanksgiving, but at this rate, Thanksgiving will pretty much be here next week, so I figure I better get a jump start on things!
 Halloween went off without a hitch...mostly. We had a few hiccups, like my car not starting when I had somewhere to be, Kidd-O refusing to nap while yelling "Happy Halloween" repeatedly and then rounding out his crib stent with a stinky diaper, which he chose to remove and play in...yep. Good start to our Halloween. The lack of nap made made for quite the crank-pot and I'm not just talking about Kidd-O. For a moment I sounded like my father when I told my kid (while he was screaming) that he was going to be his scarecrow and he was going to "like it and have fun because we are having fun, aren't we people?!?!" Eventually, he did put on his costume and let me snap some pics. But don't let the smile and pleasant demeanor fool you...there was a wad of candy that had something to do with that. 
 We started out our day with 30+ little friends from church and their momma's. Kidd-O had a blast. And even though the rest of the day went downhill, at least we started with a bang! How sweet are they?
And once Kidd-O and I had an attitude adjustment, the rest of the evening was a success! 
I don't know if it has to do with the way I was raised, but I have this need to make Kidd-O's costumes. We never bought costumes as kids, my parents would need to take out a second mortgage to buy costumes for 8 kids. We always ran down to the basement to pull something together about an hour before we went trick-or-treating. So, something doesn't feel right to me about going the store bought route. I am very aware that this need may just change next year when I have 2 kidlets to dress, but for the last 3 years it's been homemade all the way.
First Halloween: Indian
Second: An Owl
And for this Halloween: A Scarecrow.
And I pulled this thing together with less than $10. I bought a pair of consigned overalls for $4, a yard of burlap ($3) and a sweet friend gave me some old fabric scraps, I had raffia from an old gift and a little owl for $3 for his hat. And there is nothing this girl can't do without some hot glue! And voila! My scarecrow.

He was accompanied by a bumble bee and a much thinner Honey Boo Boo.

 Now that another Halloween is in the books, break out the suitcases, because this girl  is headed to The Happiest Place on Earth next weekend!
 Have a great weekend! 


  1. I love the home made or hand me down costume route... we have actually never bought our children a halloween costume... and with Lexie being 7, I am very proud of this. This year we thought it would be fun to take them to the store and let them pick it out, but Lexie was not having it. Lol. My mom always made my costumes, though, except for one year when I insisted on the store bought with the cheap plastic and the cheap plastic mask- lol. When we look at pictures we laugh because it is just HORRIBLE!

    1. That's so funny, because the one year I remember buying a costume it was plastic with a plastic mask too!!! LOL! Was yours a Barbie?

  2. What a sweet little scarecrow ;) Sorry your day started out so rough and wish I could have helped you! I feel you in time flying. So glad Halloween is behind us and I am pretty sure that Christmas music is in order very soon!!!


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