Happy Halloween!

Next year I'll plan further in advance so I'm not spending all of my cleaning-the-house time making costumes, but I'm pretty happy with the way our last-minute costumes turned out! Halloween is so crazy fun. It's the best holiday of the year for Facebook and Instagram, in my opinion. I can't get enough of my friends and their kids in their amazing costumes. You with me?  

(ps. this isn't a legit backdrop. it's just cloud tissue paper I was planning to use with the golden gate bridge costume that didn't work, so we used it for a photo op instead!) 

(ps. this isn't a legit backdrop. it's just cloud tissue paper I was planning to use with the golden gate bridge costume that didn't work, so we used it for a photo op instead!) 

It's a lovely holiday {who SAYS that? With its ghosts and goblins, perhaps the word "lovely" is an overstatement, but with tiny kids, it really does feel lovely}, and it's fabulous getting our fair share of sugar for the house for the year. Maggie hooked us up with toddler handfuls at each house. She's little enough to go for the double dose and people said "aww, it's fine" rather than "no, only one!!" Got to love the double standard. 

People had their brilliant Halloween marketing going on the streets too- pens with business names for the parents, toothbrushes with dentists' phone numbers, etc. I'm good with it all. Starting a business is tough work, so you may as well market your little heart out when you can! ;)  

Our costumes were the last-minute type that Heidi Klum says she would rather stay in than wear, ;)... but I'm okay with that. The surprising thing? Sophie got rave reviews on her bridge. I mean, people were stopping her left and right with compliments. It was strange for us because we're always the blend-right-in costumers that no one notices, so I was feeling pretty good about this. It may actually motivate us to put MORE effort in next year... I already told Brian that he WILL be in costume next year. 

So with all this new found love for Halloween {compliments do wonders, folks!}, I'm still happy it's over. It got chilly here... chilly is relative, I know... and I'm ready for some holiday music and gift-buying!! YES.

Confession? We got coffee from Starbucks this morning and part of it has to do with the red cups. I know I'm not the only one. Those schemes are hugely successful... props to them for being marketing geniuses!

And happy Friday! 

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