Thursday, October 22, 2015

Blast from the Past Halloween Costume

Quite a few years back, 1997 if I recall correctly, i was working part time as an instructional assistant at a local elementary school.  Halloween was coming up and the staff had a Halloween costume competition.  the movie, Men in Black, had been released that summer and I suggested that the instructional assistants dress as MIB agents.  The others agreed and we prepared our costumes. which were quite easy to obtain.  As an added bonus, we practiced the dance from the MIB music video (thank you, Will Smith) and performed that as part of our competition.  The dance and our "costumes" were hits and we won the competition.  The principal was so impressed with us that she had us perform for the students and parents at a school assembly later that day!

The photo above is from that day and that is my youngest son, Aaron, who was a student at the school at the time.  His friends were so impressed with his being MIB!

This is another in my "Blast from the Past" Halloween photos.  Hope that you enjoyed our 90's look!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Halloween Clowns of Long (Sort of) Ago

Since it is so close to Halloween, I have been looking at photos taken when my kids were young, innocent, and lovable (I guess they are still slightly lovable).  I do recall that one year when Joshua, Jared, and Elijah were young (I had them in less than three years!) I decided they should be clowns for Halloween.  How adorable!  When they are that small, you gotta have them dress as you would like them to--before the days of  dressing as monsters or ghouls begins. 

A pattern (either McCalls or Simplicity), some fabric and some of mom's make-up and "voila"!  I had three pretty cute little clowns who delighted all those who opened their door to them--and Grandmas and Grandpas were especially charmed!

I am sharing older photos of Halloween past this week so I hope you don't mind the photos not being the best quality--such was life in the 1980s.  PicMonkey does an awesome job of editing and adjusting the color, though!

Thanks for stopping by--another "oldie but goodie" photo of yours truly tomorrow.


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Monday, October 19, 2015

Football Halloween Costumes

I have children, several of them as a matter of fact.  Five boys and two girls (the two youngest yet).  I came across a couple of photos from over 20 years ago of some costumes we made for the kids (at the time five boys and one baby girl ).  The costumes were easy and could be worn after Halloween, too.

I bought each boy a sweat shirt (it gets cold most Halloweens here in Nevada) and a pair of sweat pants.  I then took fabric and cut out large numbers and basted those onto the shirts (basting so they could easily be removed).  My husband, meanwhile, took cardboard boxes and cut "shoulder pads" for each "player".  Those were placed over the boys' shoulders and then the sweatshirts were placed over the pads.  To make it even more convincing lol, we used Halloween make-up for the black stripe under their eyes.

Of course, the boys needed a cheerleader and their little sister Staci was just the one!  For her costume, I cut a simple circle skirt out of red felt and sewed velcro on it to hold it together.  She had a matching sweat shirt and her own pom poms.  I basted the school initials onto her shirt as well, and to keep her warm, she had red leggings as well.

I have no idea where the older two boys were while taking these photos.  I know these photos aren't the best but they are over 20 years old.  I hope you enjoyed our blast from the past!

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

Donna chose DIY Comic Book Letters from Mom's Messy Miracles.
Nancy also chose this post. "My son love super heroes and comics. This is a great DIY project that he can help me with to decorate his room."
Donna chose Post 57: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Ariel Louise.
Dawn chose DIY Body Cream {Whipped} from Little Miss Dexterous. "There is nothing nicer than getting out of the bath and popping on some beautiful smelling body cream. This would even make nice Christmas presents for the family. Thanks for sharing xx"
Dawn chose Mummy Meatballs Recipe- Halloween Snack for Kids from Serendipity & Spice. "What a fantastic idea. I will definitely be serving these up for a Halloween snack for the Gruesome Twosome. Thanks for sharing xx"
Lyn chose How to Make a Link Party Tracker from Purfylle to Embellish. "It can be so confusing to keep track of which posts have been linked to where. This method is a great tool to stay organized...and it doesn't require another password and login."
Bev also chose this post. "Trying to link up to parties and keep track of which ones you posted to is daunting. This is a great way to keep track of all the details."
This post also had the most views this week!
Elaine chose Crockpot Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake from Intelligent Domestications. "Pumpkin streusel is my fall indulgence and if it can be baked in a crockpot it shoots to the top of my bake this now list."
Tina (Kidz Activities) chose 25 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Treats from Crystal & Co. "I love this list of Halloween treats! A mix of cute, spooky and awesome ideas."
Tina (Kidz Activities) chose Halloween Trick or Treat Bags: An Easy DIY Idea from Kenarry. "I love DIY projects for kids and this is a useful one for the Halloween season."
Lyn chose Rock Your Subscriber Opt-In and Email Newsletter from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller. "Great tips on gaining subscribers! Something that most bloggers want =)"
Kayla chose Potato Soup from Fitness Food Diva. "Love potato soup, Its A big dish made during Thanksgiving for my family!"
Kayla chose Halloween Candy Bark and Creating the Perfect BOO Basket from Delightful E Made. "A great Idea for all that candy the kids can't have...but mom can!"
Mari chose Caramel Apple Pudding Cups: A Sweet Treat for Fall from Kenarry. "Carrie's pudding cups look so yummy can't wait to try. Great combo too!"
Stacey also chose this post. "These look wonderful! Caramel apples are on of my favorite Halloween treats and these look so fun to make with the kids. Thanks for sharing!"
Mari chose Candy Corn Recipes from The Jenny Evolution. "Loved Jennifer's share because ever since I could recall I have loved candy corn. There is a bag of mini ones from Walgreens in my car as a matter of fact lol!"
Nancy chose 31 Favorite Casserole Recipes from Intelligent Domestications. "Casseroles feel like comfort food to me, which is perfect for the cooler weather that has arrived. This is a great collection of all kinds of casseroles."
Bev chose Stacked Halloween Pumpkin Tower from Flamingo Toes. "Love this Halloween tower with the black and white pumpkins. The hat on the black bird is adorable."
Tina (Happy Creations) also chose this post. "What a wonderful Halloween decoration. Chic and beautiful,black and white looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us."
Stacey chose Halloween Sugar Cookies from A Pretty Life. "What an adorable Halloween idea! And sugar cookies are always a light tasty treat. Thanks so much for sharing!"
Tina (Happy Creations) chose DIY Spider Family Halloween Wreath from Pastels & Macarons. "A simple easy to make Halloween DIY. Ribbons and spiders make a beautiful wreath. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us."
Silvie chose Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins Walnut Streusel from Fitness Food Diva. "This post had me at "Cream Cheese"! These muffins look so delicious and I can't wait to try this recipe."
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