Halloween Recap!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis has left the building.


I can’t believe it’s already November! This year has really flown by. This past month, more than ever before, I’ve been hyper-focused on my long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.

Mark and I have our hearts set on a 2017 Ironman Triathlon. We haven’t firmed up our decision as far as which we’ll choose, primarily because my other #1 goal for 2017 is to go to Australia, and we’re still figuring out the logistics of that one as well. (Yes, I just said I have two number one goals for 2017. They are of equal importance–so sue me!)

Through the long hours I’ve begun putting in to Ironman training, I’ve had many moments to myself to reflect upon my life, progress, and future, and there’s one thing that is certain: I will live a creative life.

This is something I’ve always done. I’ve always been making. What I’ve struggled with, however, is sharing what I’m making. It’s the scary “will you like it/will you like me” self-doubt tunnel that many, if not all, artists go through. I’m starting to get over it. Thanks for being along for the ride, y’all :).

That being said, the last couple of weeks I’ve been anxious to put more out there. I’ve been doing more essay style writing rather than blog posts, similar in style but not subject matter to my blog post just prior to this. Though I’ve been itching for many projects, October is always  dedicated to HALLOWEEN.


This is our ninth year of dressing up together, but it almost didn’t happen. Tobias has been getting so grown up lately! I can’t believe it. As he gets older and the more time he’s spending the holiday with his friends rather than right by my side, it feels silly to be the lady in the street with a costume that doesn’t hold on its own.

His costume took some work, too. It’s my first ever sewing machine project, made from scratch, so be gentle! There was no pattern, either. In tomorrow’s post, I’ll outline the step-by-step DIY stuff, but today I just can’t wait to show how well he worked that Elvis pelvis!


Halloween morning, I still hadn’t gotten a costume together for myself. Though he’s getting older, it was too sad to break the tradition! I just couldn’t. With only a few hours to spare, I turned an Amazon delivery box into Elvis’ famous pink Cadillac.


Where the headlights go, I held two flashlights to light the way for trick-or-treaters. It wasn’t my best work, by any means, but I still pulled through in the clutch!

It’s getting a bit late, and I still need to fit a workout in. Stay tuned tomorrow as I share how I turned a few yards of fabric and some dollar store rhinestones into Elvis & the following day, where I’ll outline the steps for an in-a-pinch pink Cadillac cardboard box costume DIY. Because, you know, you may need one of those last minute? And then maybe you can make it better than I did, with the lessons I learned. Hah!




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