Happy Halloween!

Decided to dress up this year for the Knights of Columbus Halloween party and will also be doing the same look for tonight’s trick-or-treating.  This look was founded on Instagram and seemed easy enough.  It wasn’t as easy as it looked, to be honest, but the end result was so much fun to look at.  My youngest will be a kitty and my oldest will be wearing a previous costume: Snow White.  Husband took these photos as I was getting ready.  I also did the kitty makeup on my daughter but she said it was too much makeup so she washed it off and I repainted just the nose and whiskers.

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This year we also decided to carve pumpkins instead of doing the spider web thing, which felt like work.  Carving was a lot more fun.  Unfortunately, pumpkins don’t last very long so they molded over and we had to toss them.  We realized that in order to keep them longer lasting, we had to wash them in bleach after carving, etc., (husband looked up the process) so we’ll be trying that next year.

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October Random

Another month gone by too quickly.  I’ve:

  1. Been reading A LOT.
  2. Learned couponing.  It’s not what I thought it was so it will take me a long time to fully grasp it.
  3. Not been feeling well these couple of weeks.  Low Vitamin D (again), etc.
  4. Continued to volunteer teaching catechism and singing in the Sunday choir.
  5. Voted.

Kids were on fall break.  Today’s the last day so they return to school next week.

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In her funky glasses (I think she got them from McDonald’s).

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It snowed for the 2nd time.

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Baked some really yummy strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  It was a bake-out-of-the box, so it was quick and easy.

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Sent out some happy mail.  Made these stickers using elements from Echo Park.  I’ll post another blog about how I made them soon.

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I’ve been loving these collectors stamps and have started to collect again.  I used to collect stamps in high school and college.  The Batman circle stamps are so cool!

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On her Galaxy S2 24-7 watching movies and stuff.  Her latest love is the movie, “The City of Bones.”

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Wanted to play more with Photoshop but the kids want to spend time with me so quickly made this image using textures and a photo I took of the decoration in our front yard.

Boo!

[2011: Southlands Shopping Center]

I’ll be taking the girls trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.  The girls’ dentist is offering $1 per pound of candy (up to $5) they donate to the dental office and they will ship those candy out to our military in Afghanistan.  I think that’s a really awesome idea!  My 4-year-old was pretty excited.  My 9-year-old was a bit hesitant at first but she agreed.  They’ve collected a lot of candy this month and there’s no way I’ll let them eat it all.

To see the full image above, go here.  Enjoy the last day of October.

Southlands Halloween Trick-or-Treat Photos

I took the girls trick-or-treating at the Southlands Shopping Center yesterday evening.  My 4-year-old refers to the place as ‘Halloween Town’ because of all the costumes and the door-to-door store-to-store candy going on.  The girls had a great time even though it was quite chilly.

Once again, I used the free actions from dbox.tumblr.com on these photos.

Knights of Columbus Halloween Party 2011

We attended another year of the Knights of Columbus Halloween Party.  The girls loved it.

To accomplish the look of the above photos, I ran some actions on them.  The actions were downloaded for free from dbox.tumblr.com.