Jean-Marie's bookshelf: read

Mistress by Mistake
The Bride
The Winter Sea
Three Weeks in Paris
The Secret
The Duke's perfect wife
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron
Lady Isabella's scandalous marriage
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie


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Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Halloween...a tad after the fact

I have gotten quite a chuckle reading through different posts on the traditions in other parts of the world.  One I am particularly fond of was from Aberdeen, Scotland... children telling jokes for their treat.  How adorable is that :)

I was very proud of myself this year for my costume frugality .  Times have been tough as of late and have been trying to pinch the ole pennies.  This year was a bit easier as my older two had high school hockey games and could not participate { makes me sad they are growing up :(  } ....  The youngest also did his part by deciding to be a hobo .   I can soooo do that, esp with the help of my local beloved Goodwill store  and their tag of the day discount... That lovely Pumpkin Orange tags saved me a bundle.  I paid $2.97 for three items which were the main pieces of lil man's costume (and quite wearable after the fact) With an additional $2.10 for face paint (a splurge) ... a halloween pillowcase, hat and a walking stick...all from home.... the costume was complete.  So for around $5 ,  we created a costume that was a hit with my son and all our peeps in the hood.

Funny how the treaters and parents alike gave him praise for his creative costume idea.  I thought it funny as it was a very "old school" costume idea.  Maybe in the days of Disney, Cartoon Network and Marvel comics .... it actual did appear very original.  He was thrilled and I love that I made him happy and saved the family budget.