October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween 2013-Time to Dress up

 Happy Halloween everyone! I personally love Halloween and love dressing up in costumes. I always try to spend a bunch of time thinking of an idea and not resort to buying a packaged costume. The second best part of Halloween is the candy of course. I'll have to find some friends who have trick or treaters and steal a few Reeses cups and Milkyway bars. When I was younger I always loved stashing all my Reeses from trick-or-treating in the freezer and having them for months after Halloween! I would still trick-or-treat if it was acceptable for someone in their mid-twenties to... I guess I'll just have to wait until I can tag along with somebody's kid as a decoy :) Here's a little look at some of my past costumes!

As I showed you earlier this week, I'll be dressed up again as R2D2 tonight. It's a shame I don't have more occasions to wear my costume to!


Last year Scott was Rick from The Walking Dead, and I was a zombie nurse. It was really fun to go all out with the makeup. The year before we were Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat. That was one of my favorite costumes to date!


Here are some other costumes from the previous years.  

Clockwise from top left: Harry Potter & Hermoine; Rocky Horror Picture Show; Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood; Me as Alice in Wonderland with my pals Dorothy and the Orbit gum girl. 

The past two nights, Scott and I have been working on our pumpkins. It's the first time I've actually used patterns and stencils and not just tried to freehand something. I always carve a pumpkin every year the week of halloween-it's a tradition! We've got a couple more to put finishing touches on because we bought too many pumpkins but here is a sneak peak: 

GO EAGLES, of course, and my Boo pumpkin

I didn't get the time to make as many Halloween treats as I wanted to but I saw this recipe online and made these little "bones"  for dessert the other night. They are a super simple and festive recipe, and all you need is marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and white chocolate chips. Attaching the marshmallows onto the pretzels did take a little more time than I expected, but I was really pleased that they turned out looking like they were supposed to! Props to my Scott for taking the lead on this little project!


After work I'm going to go for a quick run and and do my 5 Minute Abs workout and then it's some dinner, putting my costume on, and opening a pumpkin beer! 

Are you dressing up for Halloween? Do you have any fun plans for tonight? 



    1. haha thanks-it was so fun to dress up in that costume (and warm!)

  2. You are a halloween rockstar! Love the costumes!

  3. Your Boo pumpkin is awesome! And you guys as Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, adorable!

  4. Your Boo pumpkin is awesome! And love the man in the yellow hat+Curious George costume, so cute!