Dia De Los Meurtos and Happy Halloween!

For Halloween this year I decided to take my obsession with sugar skulls and turn it into my costume!  I needed a costume because my sister & BIL hosted a FABULOUS Halloween party in conjunction with their across the street neighbor.  They’ve set the bar high!  Anyway, I didn’t want to spend any money on a costume so a Day of the Dead Sugar Skull was perfect!

I gave myself a couple hours to paint and I used every minute!  I started with a white base. IMG_5935  That took a long time to get the streaks and splotches out.  Then I moved on to eyes, nose, jaw. IMG_5936I used Snazzaroo water based face paints.  I curled my hair before I started painting so it would set.  2 hours later- the results! IMG_5941_2IMG_5949IMG_5950I wore all black clothes and pinned 2 Thirty One large rosette clips to a thin black headband.  To set my face paint I sprayed my face (and hair) with glitter hair spray!  I also wore a skull and crossbones necklace and large silver earrings.  Last but not least, sparkly lip gloss!

Then it was time to party!  The set up was awesome!  This is the candy table! IMG_5943_2There were plenty of toys for kids with allergies too.

The tables were all decked out with black candelabras.  So cool! IMG_5942Sara and Gigi looked so cute in their get ups! IMG_5946IMG_5945

Joey was Shadow Man!  You couldn’t see that kid as soon as he stepped out of the light! IMG_5947

The party was in Sara’s front yard for dinner, then we were to move across the street to the neighbor’s house for dessert and an outdoor movie.  Brianna the neighbor even carved a theme pumpkin to match the movie- Hocus Pocus!  The pumpkin was amazing!!!IMG_5944_2Alas, it was not meant to be.  We had just finished dinner and socializing when a storm came up!  We all dashed inside with the food and decorations.  CSP and I had to go home early anyway because he had to be at work at 5am today.

We had a ball though and we’re thinking this will turn into an annual thing!  I already have requests to do Gigi and Momo’s faces next year!

 

 

 

Glitter on glitter action, baby

I wasn’t planning on blogging about every manicure I get I swear.  But I just received so many compliments on this one that it begged a mention.  Christina and I went and got Christmas manicures on December 17.  This is what it looked like 3 weeks later!  It’s hard to see in the picture but the polish is super sparkly.  Glitter on glitter action, baby.   Of course after 3 weeks the new growth has pushed the polish out to the ends of my fingers and the situation has turned pretty janky, but I’m still very pleased with my Gelish manicure!

Tisket, tasket

I get a few emails each day from various web sites and one really caught my eye today.  They showed a deal on a Wii game saying something like “This would make a great addition to your child’s Easter basket”.  I was floored!  Really?  We’re giving Wii games in Easter baskets now?  Isn’t that a bit much?  What happened to candy and maybe a stuffed animal?  I mean, it’s your money and all, but it just seems that we’re really throwing gifts at our kids more and more these days.  When you give a gift at Easter that is as extravagant as a Wii game then don’t you end up feeling like you have to top that at their birthday and then Christmas and the next thing you know it looks like you robbed a Toys R Us on any given holiday.  Do kids really need that much?  With this adoption we’re at the paperwork/ introspection stage where we’re really analyzing our feelings on parenting.  I don’t know how it will actually be once our kidlet comes home but we are all for a more simple approach.  No over the top birthday parties every year- some of those cost hundreds of dollars just to have the party at those kid party places.  Nothing wrong with cake and pizza at home with the family and a few friends.  I just hope when our kids go back to school after Easter that they don’t catch slack about the lack of electronics and expensive toys in their baskets.  Hopefully the candy and family time will make up for that.  We can’t be the only ones who feel this way, right?