Friday, October 31, 2014

🎃Halloween Festivities🎃

I🎃Happy Halloween Everyone! I hope all of you had a fantastic night!🎃

(Not my photo, but this couldn't be more wonderfully true!)

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the decorations, the movies, the costumes, and just how light-hearted and fun it can be. There is no pressure or drama with Halloween, unlike some larger holidays, so I find it the most enjoyable. We had such a fun Halloween tonight! I wanted to share a few pictures of the festivities.🎃👻

We had a large number of Trick or Treaters this year. We gave out so much candy! We started out with three bags of what Nick calls, "the good candy" (kit kat minis), and by the end of the night I was passing out organic suckers. By the time those ran out, I had opened a bag of starbursts (not what we had intended to pass out) and was handing them out individually just so each kid could get something lol. Six bags of candy later, we wound up having to turn our porch light out for the night because we had absolutely no candy left for the kids, and there were more down the street just waiting. Next year we will have to buy candy in bulk! We had such a great turn out, and loved seeing all of the creative costumes, and happy faces! Nearly every child was exceptionally polite and said, "thank you" as well; gotta love those Southern manners! 

After we handed out candy, we watched "Casper, and "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown". I adore Halloween movies, and it definitely shows! This is our collection. What are your favorites?

Halloween was such a blast, but it has been an incredibly long week! We hosted two parties: a moving party for a loved one, and a birthday party for another family member. It was so nice getting to share those special moments with them.  We were planning to also host a Halloween party this year, but those plans were changed, so we will hopefully host one next year instead. I'm still not 100% recovered from my two recent trips to the ER this month, so a little rest this weekend is definitely in order! Nothing mellows me out better than a little yoga, and a relaxing bubble bath. I'm planning to end the night with a Lush-themed bubble bath before I crash. I recently placed an order, and there was a bubble bar that caught my eye, "The Wizard". It is the perfect treat for Halloween night! You just crumble it under running bath water and it creates amazing, scented bubbles. (I will post a little Lush haul sometime soon with pictures of my order and mini reviews.)

Earlier tonight, the kitties took turns greeting our Trick-or-Treaters at the door. I thought it was so cute! One little girl was especially excited to see a black cat on Halloween, and wanted to pet Lucky. He is such a wonderful, tolerant boy! Isabella also kept watch over the door too; it amazes me how much she has come out of her shell with age. (Kojak couldn't be bothered to watch the door, and was cat napping on the couch, typical.)
We also took a few pictures of the Aussies in their costumes this year. This was the fourth year we put the same costumes on them, so some new ones are definitely I order for next year! I'm hoping the pet stores put out some on clearance after Halloween so we can find a great deal!

Mykelti clearly was not thrilled with her costume lol.🐝
Trying out the Halloween jingle collars. Mykelti had on an orange tutu, and Ranger's shirt said, "Trick or Treat".

My nails got a little festive too 🎃 (the accent nail polish is a clear, glow-in-the-dark polish.) Ignore the sloppy paint job, I didn't get a chance to clean them up before I snapped this photo.

The skelington earrings made a reappearance again this year too!

Earlier in October, we went to the pumpkin patch for our date night. 

These were the Autumn treasures we came home with! We carved up the large one last night, and left the rest untouched so we can use them through Thanksgiving.
I soaked them in bleach water when we first brought them home, and they've held up extremely well so far! 

Our pumpkin theme this year was, Oogie Boogie from,"The Nightmare Before Christmas".
We have an arrangement when it comes to pumpkin carving: I carve and design, and he "guts" the pumpkin. :)

This pumpkin has a lot of seeds, so I cleaned them and sautéed them. They were delicious! 

I free-handed the design on there after picking out one I liked online. I used a black chalk marker so I could easily fix any errors, and wipe lines away after it was carved.
Carved out with the lights on
Oogie Boogie all aglow!
We put the pumpkin outside earlier in the night when we had trick or treaters coming by. Once that ended, we brought the pumpkin inside to enjoy for the rest of Halloween night. Unfortunately, I forgot to take into account how much the Aussies love to eat pumpkin! Fresh pumpkin, canned pumpkin, pumpkin cookies, etc., they love it! When we went out of the room to change for the night, Ranger decided to turn into a little pumpkin cannibal. He never gets into things, but I guess he thought it was his since we placed it at his level on the floor, and he eats pumpkin on occasion. Long story short, our fluffy pumpkin ate the real pumpkin! Poor Oogie Boogie, Ranger ate the face right off! It was a pretty hilarious sight to walk into the room and see that. I couldn't stop laughing at their antics! 
It's a Pumpkin eat Pumpkin world
Om Nom Nom 
Mykelti helped too! (Bottom left corner). Once I was able to stop laughing long enough to call Nick into the room, we had a good laugh at them, then we took the pumpkin away. It was completely our fault for forgetting to give them the "Leave It" command, but it was a pretty funny ending to our night. 

I hope you all had a fun Halloween!

Since I didn't have a chance to post it before Halloween rolled around, I will try to take some photos of our home decor to share before I store it all away. 

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