everything old

I am nearing the end of my 42nd trip around the sun. I’m so old that the clothes we wore in high school and college are pretty much what kids are wearing now. I mean, we’re talking about Trump and the Clintons, too — are we sure it’s not the 90’s? Mark Twain said: There is no […]

Halloween Didn’t Used to Be Scary

The first Halloween costume I ever remember wearing was a plastic Yogi Bear mask. It was 1978 and I’m pretty sure I went trick-or-treating with my aunt Jen. We are close in age so in our younger years we trick-or-treated together in Montevideo, Minnesota. I don’t remember anything else about that Halloween. I was three and a […]

FREE Halloween Portraits – No Tricks, Lots of Treats!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored. I’m sharing information in exchange for compensation. All opinions, funny anecdotes, and witty comments are my own.  My name is Candy and I’m the mom-slacker who never takes good pics of my kids in their beloved Halloween costumes. Every. Stinking. Year. This problem isn’t only on Halloween; it’s all year […]

31 Days: Women + Halloween Costumes.

For years I have been puzzled by the choices many women — young and not so young — make for their Halloween costumes. It’s become a long standing joke that women’s Halloween costumes are “slutty” this and “sexy” that. Can we stop this trend please? One thing that bothers me about this is that it’s […]

31 Days: Halloween Family Style

This weekend we have an event to go to at my daughter’s elementary school. It’s Trick or Treat festival with games and candy and it’s a fundraiser for the PTO. Of course my girls are excited to go, but they were pretty disappointed when I said they couldn’t wear their costumes. What?? What kind of […]