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The Art of Living
The first day of October means Halloween decorations are soon
to be pulled out from storage, dusted off, and displayed. It
is a fun time for us with the whimsical vintage decorations
dotted here and there throughout our house.
Hallow's Eve gives me an excuse to release my zaniness, get
dressed up as something unusual, bake goodies, drink spiced
apple cider while dancing to the Monster Mash song. So much
It's a busy time in our household. My dearest sprite, Lily was
born on Hallow's Eve under a blue moon (10:20 p.m.); that only
happens once every 40 years! WOW! Whatta blessing for us both!
So every October, we plan parties; there are three altogether.
Lily's girly-girl birthday celebration with just the two of
us, Lily's birthday party with her friends, and Lily's
birthday celebration actually ON Halloween where we trick-or-
treat and afterward have a birthday dinner.
There have been many costume designs throughout the years, and
this year will be no exception. She doesn't know yet what I
have brewing -- Smile.
Every year I make the costumes especially for her and it is a
part of motherhood I enjoy very much because of the creative
release. Not to mention the fun memories that come with it!
Looking for some inspiration? Martha Stewart won't disppoint.
The Art of Living is ...
Inspiration from nature's beauty, simple living, love, and peace.