Tricks, Treats and Achieving Great Feats

Halloween is over, and I must say it was quite an adventure!

Coming up with costumes, trick or treating with the kiddos and having a house for the first time to welcome the trick or treaters was a blast, but it was tiring as well!

I love this holiday, so I cannot complain because I had so much fun, but I certainly learned a few things, too!

One thing I am very proud of, though, is the costume that I made for myself, and my mommy friend Fabiana to match our girls’ Lady Bug Costumes!

Trick or Treating

They came out so good and were so easy to make! Red tanks tops, black felt, a scissor and a hot glue gun is all it took! I purchased the antennas for $5 at Party City and it really helped tie the costume together. I was going to make them, but saw that they had these which made the costume even easier to put together.

Trick or Treating

We had a blast trick or treating through Winter Park at all of the shops and got so many compliments on our costumes!

Trick or Treating

My mom had to come along for Rylee’s first Halloween and we had so much fun shopping!

Trick or Treating

All the excitement really tired Rylee out though, and as we were taking pictures, she fell asleep in my arms!

Trick or Treating

Back in our home town, it was time to put the finishing touches on our house’s decor I had planned for the night of Halloween.


What do you think?

Totally, kidding! I wish that was my house! That is actually a picture of one of the iconic homes of downtown Winter Garden. They usually go all out for the holidays and people come to awe at their detailed decorations.

Speaking of details,


They really portrayed the perfect zombie scene with the decaying limb grilling over the open flame here.

Grotesque… but awesome!

This is what my house ended up looking like the night of Halloween:

Photo Oct 31, 6 58 33 PM

Can you see the glowing blue eyes in the bushes?

Photo Oct 31, 6 59 15 PM

And my make-shift glow-stick fire that the ghosts are gathering around?

Photo Oct 31, 7 21 43 PM

Not too bad for my first Halloween House Decorating project. It can only get better from here!

One thing Brett and I quickly learned about celebrating this holiday in a home… with a spastic Winston… is to be prepared for a lot of barking and excitement every time those trick or treaters rang the door bell.

We will have to rethink that for next year…

NOTE: Picture not taken at time of event!!!

NOTE: Picture not taken at time of event!!!

Overall I had a great time celebrating Halloween this year, in such a new way!

I loved seeing all the kids come to the door and it felt awesome that they were coming up to OUR home.

Such a great time and I can’t wait for next year’s celebration!

Photo Oct 31, 7 40 56 AMUntil Next year!

Happy Halloween to all!

8 Comments on Tricks, Treats and Achieving Great Feats

  1. Anonymous
    November 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm (4 years ago)

    I lov e rylees picture at the end so cute. Loved the other ones too but I had seen them before,ha ha ha!

    • Jane
      November 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! She’s pretty cute!

  2. Anonymous
    November 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Love picture of Rfylee at end. Love others too but saw them!

  3. Anonymous
    November 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Love this

    • Jane
      November 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks for reading!! 😉


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