Show and Tell Tuesday: Halloween Costumes

First things first--how do you like my new blog design?!  I'm super excited about it and for the first time in five years, I feel kinda sorta "official".  I've always designed my own blog headers with free online editing programs, but this time, I bit the bullet and bought a pre-made template for $15!  Not too shaby, huh?  Totally worth the time savings!  Special thanks to Vanessa for inspiring me and helping me figure out the specifics...I texted her no fewer than 28 times. ;)

Anyway, since I wanted to show off the new design, what perfect timing for a Show and Tell Tuesday.  Today's topic: Halloween costumes!  So fun!

I wish I could share some of the Halloween costumes from my childhood (Pippy Longstocking and a troll are two that stand out), but that would involve me going into our basement and searching through old photo albums.  Considering it's already 10pm, I'll save that for another day. ;)  Besides, a few weeks ago we saw a spider the size of a half dollar down there, so needless to say, there's no way I'm venturing down there alone and in the dark.  

Instead, you get two of my adult life costumes (the only two I have digital files of) and recaps of the last three Halloweens with kids.

First up, Halloween 2002.  My sophomore year of college.  A Twinkie + a Playboy bunny + two 80s chics.  Most random combination ever?  I think yes.

While in college, I also remember dressing as a leopard and as Jessica Simpson (my love of her runs deep), but those pictures are in the basement.  Too bad for you.

In 2009, Craig and I dressed up.  He was an...ahem...Mexican immigrant and I was the border patrol.  That was fun.

And then we got married, had kids, and lived a tamer life in the 'burbs.

In 2012, Brantley was just 3 1/2 months old and I dressed him as a pumpkin.  I've always been a big fan of themed costumes, so naturally Kinnick was a bat.  You can re-visit our Halloween 2012 here.

In 2013, I found the perfect lobster costume for Brantley at a consignment sale.  I about died when I found a matching lobster costume for our dog at Target.  Done and done.  Of course, that meant we dressed as chefs. #duh  You can revisit our Halloween 2013 here.

And then last year, I had a second kid to dress up, so I choose Mickey Mouse and "Pluto".  I searched high and low for a real Pluto costume for Holden, but all I found was one for $90 on Ebay.  No thanks.  I had to settle for a puppy costume, but they were still a pretty cute combo!  See more of our Halloween 2014 here.

As I mentioned before, this year they are going as Olaf (Brantley) and a penguin (Holden).  They both look stinkin' cute in their costumes but you'll have to wait another week (or sp) before the big reveal!

Oh, and let's not forget the year (pre-kids) when I dressed Kinnick as his nemesis - a squirrel.  I'm such a mean doggy owner.  I just can't help myself.

Aren't Halloween costumes so much fun?!

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  1. Love the new design, so simple yet classy! And I am all about coordinating costumes!! All of yalls have been so cute! Can't wait to see little Olaf and a Penguin!!

  2. First of all, nice design! :)

    Secondly, I just have to say - OH...MY...GOSH, that lobster costume is SO dang cute! I love it!