Day 186: Costume!

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What do you think of my costume??

I came up with this one because I wanted a costume that wouldn’t require special and expensive purchases.

As it turned out I did spend money on this costume and it is perfect for Halloween this year.

I paid $18 for a pair of new overalls from Amazon (no shipping). I had a mini shovel in my hubster’s tools and used cocoa powder to coat my elbows, knees and face with dirt.

I have wanted a new pair of coveralls since I grew horizontally out of my last pair. These are better than my last pair which were pretty thin denim.

I wore a pair of insulated coveralls for a recent outdoor party and I was easily the warmest costumed guest there :-)

In case you haven’t caught on, my costume is a grave digger.

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Day 185: Happy Holidays

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Snatched this picture in Kmart the other day. From the angle I took this photo you can see the trick or treat buckets and fake Christmas tree forest. Just behind me are the turkey table centerpieces and Thanksgiving doodads.

I’m not trying to hate on Kmart. This is the way that large chain stores do things. I know many people that begin Christmas shopping in August so I can’t entirely blame the big department stores for trying to sell trees in October.

Day 178: Miniature Spookies

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This is my dollar store purchase. It was a ton of work to put this little guy together but I suppose you get what you pay for when you only pay a dollar.

I got set of six ghosts but I was shorted a twist tie so I couldn’t complete the last–meager excuse I know.

My sweet neighbor is an older gentleman not accustomed to change and he swerved nearly off the road when he first saw my ghosts set up by the mailbox. This was in broad daylight.

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I suppose it has the desired effect. Just looking adorable.
We had a terribly windy day recently but my little ghosties weren’t the least bit bothered.

Day 177: Corny Nails

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I know I have posted about these before but I have gotten a bit better at them and I wanted.to show them off.

I also have the correct yellow so I am really loving them.
This time I really got good coats of color on there too. The corn candy nails lasted most of the week and I had to remove it for work anyway–which took forever.

Anyone doing fun makeup or costumes for Halloween?

My costume is almost complete and I can’t wait to share it with you!!!

Special Post: Pumpkin Vote

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             VOTE FOR #21 NOW!

This is pumpkin #21 and I think she needs more votes. Every vote counts.
Not just style but also subject for the win. This pumpkin is in an all orthodontics contest against other offices. 

I think my dental hygienist friend needs to win!!
Will you help me?
If you’re on Facebook, there is nothing special you need to do. Just like the photo and continue on your merry.

Muchas Gracias, amigos

Day 172: Halloween Barn

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Spent a day here recently helping decorate for a Halloween party at my friend’s house/barn.

There will be cobwebs, crepe paper, skeletons, blood, tombstones, and creepy lights placed in strategic places.

This old barn is not just a stinky old tobacco barn but a huge horse barn that in its hay day was the best in the state.

Tons of stalls, room for hay above, medical stalls, and cleaning/treatment areas. Super impressive. The cobwebs already present will make for an awesome haunted barn for the party.

I can’t wait to drink punch and dance around the bonfire :-)

Day 165: Tombstone Decor

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I have been helping a friend of mine put together her decorations for a Halloween party. The location is perfect. We will be rockin in a huge old horse barn.

The cobwebs and shadows come free of charge. We painted tombstones last week and these were some of my favorites.

We also have headstones with blood smeared handprints and dripping good letters.
Water soluable craft paint, bursted and a large thin sheet of foam board. Easy as pie :)