An Uncomplicated Life Blog: High Five for {Halloween} Friday!

Friday, October 31, 2014

High Five for {Halloween} Friday!

In honor of my most favorite holiday, I thought I'd mix up my "Friday Five" post to write about my five most favorite things about Halloween.

Low and behold! Why Halloween is so amazeballs:

1) The smells: Apple cider slowly boiling on the stove, spice candles burning, the crisp air of cooler nights, leaves falling (unless you're in Texas... Where we're still green), the smell of cutting open a pumpkin for carving... All of the smells associated with Halloween are fantastic!

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2) Two words: Candy corn.

3) Decorating! Whether you like to keep it classy or get gory, decorating for this fun holiday is a blast.



4) Horror films: I love them all! Only a small few are truly scarey to me, the bulk are entertaining, and the rest are just hilarious. Whenever I'm a bit overdosed on the "bad" horror films, we pull up a classic on Netflix. Seriously, check those out (especially if you're prone to get scared - these are just great classic films!)

5) Dressing up: Now, I'm not a big fan of dressing myself up... But man do I love dressing up my dogs and baby! I had grand plans for Henry's first costume, but dang ol' Tejas is still 90 degrees and all baby costumes are furry animals. Heat + fur = no bueno for Henry, so I had to make other plans. But look at these dogs!

Baxter is a fireman; Otis is a pirate

Happy Halloween! I hope all you young, kid-less readers are going out to a wild party tonight. The hubs and I will be taking our small flock of two and four legged babies around the neighborhood for some treats, then (hopefully) checking out some kiddos that come knocking on our door for some candy.

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18 comments:

  1. Ohhh man. I cannot WAIT to see sweet Henry's costume!

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    1. Haha! I hope we can pull this all off. Our WHOLE house is sick with a head cold and we have a day full of appointments for Henry... Why I scheduled them on Halloween I'll never remember! Sometimes I operate in "dumb blonde" status.

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  2. Those pups are too cute - but I just know Henry is going to be such a start in whatever you dress him in! Have a great weekend!

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    1. They did so well trick or treating too! They kept their hats on the whole time :)

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  3. doggy trick or treat is the best!

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    1. Isn't it?! I love dressing up my dogs. Poor little guys.

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  4. My daughter and I totally tried to make those leaf mason jars last week. My first Pinterest fail, ha!
    One of our friends dressed their dog up as a fireman last year. So cute!!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I haven't tried to make them (we have no leaves that have turned here in TX) but I want to make a version of it with Epsom salts as "snow" for Christmas! Who knows if that will turn out :)

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  5. lol I am doing the opposite of wild partying - that was last week! the dogs are so cute - can't wait to see Henry's costume!

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    1. So you didn't go out and get crazy?! I wanted a party pic update on the blog... So I could live via you...

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    1. I thought they were really cute too! I'll be trying a version for Christmas... I'm sure (success or failure) they'll be an update here eventually!

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  7. Aww! The puppies look adorable! I love the smell of a fresh cut pumpkin... We chopped one in half with a sword in the backyard a couple days ago. It was glorious, even if it took me three tries... Have fun trick-or-treating! I wish I could say my childless husband and I were going to party, but alas, he has to work really late so I'll be passing out candy to the early trick-or--treaters and then turning off the porch light and watching Hocus Pocus (with a glass of wine)... =)

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    1. You chopped a pumpkin in half with a sword?!?! Hahahaha, that I would LOVE to see. But yes, the smell is so fresh, I love it too. Did you manage to pass out all that candy I saw on Insta? We had about 20 trick or treaters, but we turned out lights off once Henry was in bed.

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  8. Yup totally agree about all the Fall scents!! Our house smells so good right now because of it all haha!
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    1. YES!! I'm still lighting fall candles and just got some apple cider to make on the stove :) Mmmmm!

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  9. We watched Silence of the Lambs for the first time on Halloween night! Netflix had a way bigger scary movie selection than I thought they would! Hope you had a great weekend :)

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    1. Nice! Between Netflix, Apple TV and our cable's on-demand, we watched wayyyyyyy too many scary movies this year. And I loved every minute of it :)

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