I love Halloween! When I was a kid I would plan for months on what my costume was going to be. I think I only had one store-bought costume, Humpty Dumpty, when I was 4 years old. The rest my mom either sewed or I put it together. To me that was where most of the fun of Halloween was, in conjuring up my costume. One year my friend and I went as Siamese Twin Clown. She was the Good Clown and I was the Evil Clown. Another year I went as a Hobo with a homemade hobo stick bag and my acoustic guitar slung on my back with a  piece of twine string.

I no longer dress up for Halloween. Instead I dress my house up!

This is my house from last year’s Halloween. The Skeleton Head is motion activated and it lights up and talks. It really freaks the little kids out!

Every year we try to add something new and the older kids come by to check us out. This year I want to add plastic baby doll body parts hanging from the tree. Covered in some blood of course! My youngest daughter is not too keen on this idea. She mumbled something about little kids being really scared and having to go home to their toy dolls. She is such a party pooper sometimes!

I took my youngest Halloween window shopping last weekend and we found some pretty awesome things. I did not buy anything but I was really tempted! My favorite was a spider that was just sitting there and when you walked by it jumped up at you! I sat there and watched 5 kids get scared to death before my youngest made me walk away.

Here are some of my favorites that I found in the Halloween store:

My favorite is the Zombie Baby Clown. He is just awesome! That and my oldest really hates clowns!

Hopefully we will be able to decorate this weekend. I can’t wait!

Question & Video Of The Week

Stephen Lynch


Question of the week: Do you check your kids halloween candy? How much candy do you swipe from them?


Question & Video Of The Week

Question of the week: Which show do you like better, The Addams Family or The Munsters?

The Addams Family

The Munsters

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Happy Halloween!

Fall Is In The Air

Fall is my favorite season of all. To me it is a time to slow down a little, a time to reflect on my life. It’s time to put away the iced tea and grab a nice warm cup of coffee flavored with Vanilla Caramel Coffee-Mate.

Today is the first time we have had to put the heat on in the house. This is also the first day I have put on a pair of jeans in months. I love jeans and sweatshirt weather. Of course living in Texas this will also be the first day that we have the heat on in the morning and the air conditioner on in the afternoon!

Certain events always remind me that Fall is finally here. The Wings Over Houston Airshow is one of these events. We went this past Saturday and had a blast. This year we had the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and they were awesome.

Halloween is definetly another event that reminds of Fall. Sunday I climbed up in the attic and brought down our Halloween decorations. We put our headless man out and hung homemade ghosts from trees. I am attempting to find a head to put next to him that has sound or moves. Come Halloween night we will put our candy bowl in the headless man’s lap and attempt to scare the crap out of the neighborhood brats kids!

Another thing that reminds me that Fall is finally here is the first time one of the kids catch the dreaded cold. Both of my daughters have been fighting allergies all week long and finally Sunday my youngest one spiked a fever of 101! So Fall is finally here!

Question Of The Week

Question of the week:  At what age should kids stop trick-or-treating?

This question comes up in my house every Halloween. My husband thinks that our oldest daughter should have stopped trick-or-treating around the age of 12 or 5th grade. I think you should stop trick-or-treating at what ever age you want too. I think I was 15 when I stopped. By that age we were into the tricking part of it! My daughter is 16 years old and she is planning on dressing up and taking her little 9 year old sister out trick-or-treating this year. Then afterwards she will have a couple of friends over to enjoy our annual neighborhood cul-de-sac street party.