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Monday, November 1

Tricks and Treats

October is my second favorite month, right after December. A lot of my October love comes from the fact that I am a grown up child who loves birthdays and Halloween. Lucky for me, I celebrated both in a fun and crazy fashion, despite our hectic schedule. Here are some of the highlights....
Porter giving me his best doggie grin at my party.

Jonathan. There aren't enough words.

Jonathan and Oliver. Ollie looks like he's thinking to himself, "Okay, enough photos already!" My sister, mom and I at my birthday party. Excuse the crazy hair -- I'd been working outside in the 20 mile an hour winds all day.
My pretty pink cake. It was carrot with whole wheat flour and egg replacer. I think she used real milk though. :)
Now for some of our Halloween decorations...
We hung cobwebs on all the pictures...
My first attempt at craftiness in 2010...a leaf garland!
I cut out all the leaves and then stitched it together.
I had so much fun that I made second garland for the front door!
Our first Halloween decoration that we bought at Target our first year in Memphis.
Ghosts and bones from my days at Chandler Ehrlich Advertising. I won the office decorating contest while I was there - the prize was a $50 Wal Mart gift card that Jonathan and I used to buy our first Christmas tree. :)
Our pumpkin. We didn't carve real pumpkins this year because we spent the day running around town looking for Halloween costumes. I'm glad we can enjoy them until Thanksgiving, but I did miss having a real jack-o-lantern on Halloween night.
Porter's sun room ghosties getting their boo on.
My "spider" and webs from the Chandler Ehrlich days.
After spending a few weeks in a Halloween house, we decided it might be fun to make plans for Halloween weekend. What says Halloween better than a tour of a real haunted house in Memphis' Victorian Village? We thought it sounded fun, so dressed in our costumes, we went to check it out....
Jonathan was a 1970s dude. He bought the shirt from our favorite vintage store, Flashback. I'm pretty sure it had never been worn. The glasses and wig came from Mr. Lincoln's Costume Shoppe.
I was trying to go as a 1930's girl ( mine also had to be a vintage costume, naturally), but I think I looked more like a porcelain doll. I loved that dress, which I rented from Mr. Lincoln's Costume Shoppe. It had pearl buttons down the back. I did some quick research on 1930's hair and makeup, and I wore my new Anthro mary janes.
Victorian Village is amazing. We toured the Woodruff-Fontaine House, which is both beautiful and creepy, thanks to two household ghosts. We wanted to end our night at the equally fabulous Molly Fontaine Lounge, which is directly across the street from the mansion. The restaurant was closed for a private party, so we went to Huey's on Madison instead. It was a lot of fun to watch people's faces when they saw Jonathan. :)
We ended our night at our local pub and then walked home in the creepy-cool darkness. It was such a fun Halloween!

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