I have fond memories from Halloween when I was a kid. My crafty mom made a point of sewing costumes for me and my siblings, often creating a theme for all three of us. One year we were Princess Lea, Darth Vader and an Ewok. Another year my brother was Superman and I was Batgirl. Our little sis was a clown. Not exactly sure how that tied in to our super hero theme. Oh yeah, it was a costume my mom made years prior that both me and my brother had outgrown. ;) I’m not giving you grief for reusing costumes, Mom. Really, I’m not.Read More →
It’s Wednesday and I’m sick and posting a few pics is all I can muster right now. :P This is what happens when you get a foot of snow before Halloween: Two days later “I’m melting, I’m melting!”: Happy Halloween from the mime, doggy, snow princess & Mr. Clean: See more Wordless Wednesday posts at the original WW home and at 5 Minutes for Mom. Don’t miss a single CDG post, subscribe to my blog.
Jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lantern You are such a funny sight As you sit there in the window Looking out at the night You were once a yellow pumpkin Growing on a sturdy vine Now you are a jack-o-lantern Let your candle light shine See more Wordless Wednesday posts at the original WW home and at 5 Minutes for Mom. Don’t miss a single CDG post, subscribe to my blog.
The commercialism surrounding Halloween seems to be growing every year. Instead of putting out a jack-o-lantern on your front porch and calling it good, nowadays its not Halloween unless you have jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, skeletons, ghosts, lights, scary music, zombies… (you get the picture). There are entire “Halloween stores” devoted to selling cheap costumes, accessories, and decorations galore – the majority of which are likely manufactured in China. Halloween doesn’t need to be so over the top though. You can still dress up and decorate and have fun doing it without contributing to the landfills! Here are 10 simple ways to green your Halloween. Turn costumeRead More →
This post was especially popular last year, so after a few updates and changes, I’m recycling it this year. Halloween is right around the corner, but in light of my recent discoveries about damaging effects of artificial colors and flavors (and petroleum and coal tar) in candy, I haven’t been feeling very excited about a holiday that promotes candy consumption. Consider this: Americans spend a whopping $950 million on Halloween candy every year. So it’s not surprising that a 2006 Mayo Clinic article estimates that 1 in 3 American children are now considered seriously overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. That’s a staggering 25Read More →