Halloween Shopping 2020: At Home

 

It’s only fitting that we’d kick off Halloween shopping season with “At Home” stores because we’ve literally all been at home for the majority of 2020. But there’s nothing like feeling a bit of normalcy by seeing Halloween hit the shelves in the Summer as the official ringing in of the Halloween shopping season. 

I decided to check out what my local Tulsa, OK location had on my lunch break last week with my trusty facemask and hand sanitizer in tow. 

There was just a smattering of decor spooking the shelves, but it was just enough to send my Halloween heart aflutter and that all too familiar yearning for Fall! 

Take a stroll down the aisles with me in the photos below!

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DIY Quarantine-o-ween Costumes


Happy Quarantine-O-Ween! The first of it’s kind where the online Halloween community decided to make the best of being stuck at home by having another Halloween. Let’s scare the pants off this virus!!!

I plan to watch a scary flick, work on a Halloween project and MAYBE even bust open a bag of candy corn to nosh on with some peanuts (my favorite!).

If you will be celebrating Quarantine-O-Ween, be sure to tag your photos #quarantineoween so we can all celebrate together and enjoy a taste of October during March.

I wanted to put together a fun and quick list of some costumes that are on trend with the times and can be pulled right out of your own closet. Keep reading to see FOUR different costume ideas you could be wearing for Quarantine-O-Ween 2020! 

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Life Update!


It’s been a minute since I’ve posted here! I could make excuses, but no one likes to hear that.

Life has been an absolute whirlwind – I know it has for all of us all over the world as we work through a global pandemic (I never imagined we’d be living in a science fiction movie…) but I hope everyone is being safe, has plenty of TP,  is staying healthy and taking care of themselves.

Something I’m also taking care of right now is my wonderful, precious BABY BOY due August 21, 2020 (my husband’s birthday!).

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DIY Halloween Snowman

Despite what the groundhog says, it’s still winter in Oklahoma. Today is the first good snow we have had since 2011! So I thought it would be fitting to share my DIY Halloween Snowman (which was meant to be shared for Creepmas….but I have had some crazy life events happen that I can’t wait to share with you soon!).

I have had the idea for some time now to Halloween-ify a thrifted Christmas decor object, and what better object to Halloween-ify in the winter than a jovial snowman. I think I was inspired by on my favorite and the silliest winter horror film “Jack Frost” .

Keep reading to see the before and after of this spooky snow abomination…

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Creepmas Shopping Guide 2019

Just like that, we move from Halloween to holiday gift giving. Some of us enjoy the holidays with a bit of spookiness in the mix, so I’ve curated a list of some of my favorite “Creepmas” gift ideas and items to help you celebrate or shop for yourself or that spooky someone in your life.

You better not pout, and you better not cry because you can celebrate Halloween all year with these gifts – just gotta make sure you’re on Santa’s “good” list and that Krampus hasn’t paid you a visit instead….

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Happy Halloween 2019!

Happy Halloween! Merry Samhain! The day of all days is here! Today is the perfect day to let go of heaviness, the things of the past, and set good and new intentions as the season changes to winter.

I have had a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween season and year so far and wanted to reflect on and highlight some of my favorite things to celebrate HALLOWEEN.

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Becoming Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls

The bad news I got this fall was that my braces will have to stay on a little longer than I had anticipated – but the good news is that I can pull off a Mabel Pines costume this fall without any problem!

Mabel is the brace-faced twin sister to Dipper Pines on the Disney series, Gravity Falls.  I love the paranormal and supernatural adventures that ensue during Mabel and Dipper’s visits with their Great Uncle (Grunkle) Stan. They also help to run his tourist trap “Mystery Shack” – with a plot line like this you know that it is full of spooky fun for all ages (my all-time favorite episode is “Summerween!”).

Keep reading to see how I decided to make the most of having adult braces during Halloween by becoming Mabel Pines!

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Becoming Fiona Applesauce from Bob’s Burgers

I love Bob’s Burgers on Fox! It’s always been one of my favorite shows and the humor is always spot on. I love it so much so,  that I decided I had to copy Gene Belcher’s Halloween costume he made this year.

In the Halloween episode, season 10, episode 4 (aired on Oct. 20, 2019), the Belcher kids line up and show off their costumes and I lost it when Gene presented himself as “Fiona Applesauce – Fiona Apple’s saucy aunt.”

I was surprised at the end of the recent episode because it actually features Fiona Apple singing the closing credits. Check out this Pitchfork article to see a photo of Gene’s Fiona Applesauce costume I was inspired to create and to learn more about Fiona apple’s special song for the Halloween episode.

I adore Fiona Apple’s music, so I knew I would equally love being her saucy aunt for Halloween.

If you want to see how I become Fiona Applesauce, keep on reading!

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Halloween Travels: Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Nights at Silver Dollar City

I was so excited to go on a mini excursion to celebrate my favorite season of all! I went to visit the inaugural Pumpkin Nights at Silver Dollar City Amusement Park in Branson, MO this past weekend.

Branson is a quick three hour drive from where I live and I have lots of fun and fond memories going to Silver Dollar City with my family growing up. It was always a summer vacation spot for us, but I’ve never been to visit this late in the year. The last time I was there was in the summer when I had to have been about 11 or 12 years old.

Let me tell you something though about this trip – the fall foliage driving through the Ozarks this time of year is absolutely magical. I was having an equally fun time soaking in all of the colors of the leaves as I did enjoying the masterfully carved pumpkins in the theme park.

If you would like to take a look at what the first ever Pumpkin Nights is like, keep on reading to see lots of photos!

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