The Lorax Family Costumes – Onsler (greedy, non-greedy), Swami Swan and Humming Fish

I love Halloween!  I love all holiday’s, but my favorites are Christmas and Halloween!  Last year we did the grab bag costumes since I had just given birth to Baby Boy, but THIS year I wanted to go back to our Family costume themes!  We actually went through a few different costume themes before settling on The Lorax!!!

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pumpkin crochet hat

People often ask how I get so much done with 4 (now 5- EEK!) kids. Esp all my cooking and baking from scratch. My first answer? I don’t sleep much… I do my crafting, blogging and computer time from 8pm (when the kids go to bed) and 2 am (or often 4 am) when I finally go to bed. The pregnancy and now newborn/nursing time period kind of puts a kink in that, but still- not much sleep. I kind of hate sleep, it’s such a waste of time!!!

My second answer is my kids love to work/play/cook/craft WITH me. The only thing I don’t let them do WITH me is cakes for clients… This year I taught The Reader how to crochet! She’s made a few small things, but when she saw this pumpkin crochet hat I pinned she asked if she could make it herself!

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Pumpkin Pie milkshake or ice cream

I know, I know…  Pumpkin recipes are SOOOO last month.  Honestly I made this 2 weeks ago, Really I did.  But I lost my blogging mojo over the last few weeks and now that I’m back in the game I’m finally getting around to posting it.  So it’s okay, see, since I MADE it before Thanksgiving it still works.

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Mother Daughter Witch Party

On Friday night my girls and I were invited to a Mother Daughter Witch party. I had never been to one before and didn’t know what to expect, but I was so excited to go! It was a last min thing, so I only had half a day to come up with costumes. Lucky for me Char had a costume she had made for her daughter that she let me borrow, Walmart had a super cheap one on sale for my older daughter AND I found some great black items at DI.


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Our Halloween costumes! 50’s style.

So here is my first of a few Costume posts. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook your already up to date on my problem’s but in case your not… Between the remodel, the cake site, the cake, my sewing machine/pettiskirt order issues AND the lack of jobs/money I seriously considered trying to get away with no costumes this year. Seriously, I was totally deluded! A week ago Lego boy announces that he’s going to be a dragon. Any of you with Asperger/autisic kids know that once they DECIDE on something that’s IT. So now I’m really in for it. I waited to long and there is NO WAY to get a dragon costume made or even purchased. Still putting it off I was at Joann’s getting the elastic so I could FINALLY finish an order of pettiskirts I’ve been working on for months (above mentioned sewing machine issues) and I notice they have felt on a huge sale.


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