Very Last Minute Halloween Costumes

So it’s Halloween night and the kids are in their costumes all ready to go trick or treating and they look at you and say, “Mommy,where’s your costume?”  Crap! They want me in a costume too! You’re about to head out the door and you need a costume!

Here are some costumes that you can literally pull out of your closet. No making anything or intricate make up. My lovely friend Jessicah helped me out with this. Thanks babe, I owe ya one.

Hogwarts student. 

Because I’m a dork, I have the tie and the scarf. But you really could just use a solid tie. We just used a black or grey skirt, a black or grey cardigan and a white shirt. You could do tights or knee socks and black shoes. Grab a stick from the backyard for a wand and done. We actually forgot the wand for the picture, what were we thinking?!?!

50’s Housewife

Even easier. A full skirt a tight sweater or blouse, an apron, some pearls and heels. Done and done. Extra points for a martini and cigarette. Lol.

Holly Golightly-Breakfast at Tiffanys

This one is just a black dress, black heels, some black gloves, big sunglasses and pearls. Put you hair in a bun with a tiara or sparkly headband or even a rhinestone broach. Extra points for take out coffee cup and a Tiffany bag or box.

Rosie the Reviter


This one is super easy and comfortable! Just a denim shirt and jeans or even better, coveralls, a red bandana around your head and some black boots. Done. “We Can Do It”.


I feel like this is the easiest. Jeans, a plaid shirt, some cowboy boots, a banana, cowboy hat and some cute braids. Done.


I realize not everyone is going to have a coin hip scarf in their closet, I used to be a belly dancer. A square scarf or shawl will do the trick. With a long skirt, flowy top, a head scarf and a tonne of jewelry. Done. I suggest wearing boots, I thought it looked good with bare feet. But I wasn’t going anywhere.

I hope this gives you some ideas for a no fuss, out of your closet Halloween costume. Hope you all have a great Halloween weekend.🎃

And I’m off.

Summer Holidays for Me!!

After a full dance year and a great year end show, I’m done. Done in many ways. I’m finished work for the summer which is awesome, mostly because I’m also mentally and physically done.
Now it’s on to what I call “housewife month”. It’s from the end of May to the end of June, while S is still working. Then we are both off for the summer! Well off work anyway, summer is still busy for us.
As part of housewife month, I’m usually all about cooking and trying out new things. This year however, the first week of housewife month has been a slow start, I have a cold. Couldn’t be helped I guess, so many people had it during show week, I was bound to get it.
I did manage to try out something we had at a restaurant in Downtown Disney. Balsamic glazed portobellos with mozzarella.

I didn’t have a recipe, so I just had to go on the memory of how it tasted. They came out pretty good, although I could have left them in the oven a little longer. Oh well, we were hungry! They didn’t taste exactly like the ones at the restaurant did, but they were good.

Now if I could just get rid of this cold I might get some things done around the house I’ve been putting off. Who am I kidding, I’m just going to catch up on PVRed “Elementary” and “Ghost Hunters”. Oh yeah, and that mommy thing, I’m doing that.

And I’m off!