When I was about nine or ten she took some serious time and made me an authentic clown costume. In fact, she made three! One for her, one for my dad and one for me. We were the best dressed Halloweeners that year, bar none. I remember how amazing the neck ruffle was, it literally filled from chin to chest and had red and blue rick-rack all around the many layers of ruffles. She made pom-pommed hats for us all and even put pom-poms down the front of each costume. As I grew, I got to choose which clown costume I wanted to wear, I think I wore each one at least once, I always felt so loved as all my friends would ooh and aah over my hand made costume. Gotta love mom.
Ok, on to the main event, my APR submission and the Masquerade Giveaway. I decided I really wanted to draw up some masks so I trolled the internet looking for some inspirational photographs. WOW, a lot to choose from, for serious! Now I wish I were throwing a masked ball and I could invite you all so we could wear gorgeous masks all night and try to guess who each other was! Each guest could bring a bag of candy (I KNOW I'd have to bring Swedish fish! I love those darn little gummy fish.). Then we could all make up our own Halloween candy goody bags! I should have been a party planner, hehehe.
Anyhoo, what are you doing this Halloween?? Do you decorate and go all out? Do you just do a Jack-o-lantern? OOh, do you roast the pumpkin seeds every year?? Yummo! OH, and I really want to hear what your all time favorite candy is!! Leave me lovely comments, I'll enter all who comment into a witch's hat and pick a winner. The winner will get a special mystery bag of wonderfulness. You didn't expect me to TELL you what you win did you?? This is a MASQUERADE theme, remember?? Sheesh! ;o)
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Talk to you all soon!
Click here to go to this week's Masquerade themed APR. Remember to leave your comment to win a mystery goody bag! Come back early next week when I'll be finally giving away my two issues of FEATURING magazine, issue 2 arrived today so we can do the giveaway next week!!