Happy Halloween

img_4500Who else is relieved Halloween is on a Monday?! I’m all for the fun, but it does make it a little easier knowing that it’s on a school night!

One exciting event happened in our house last week that will make this a Halloween to remember….my youngest got his braces off, after having them on for 4 years. And, he’s a big fan of all those gummy things!

As one son has outgrown trick-or-treating and the other is nearing the end of that childhood right of passage, I thought I’d take a trip through the years and the costumes.img_1095dsc_0045 dsc_0103img_7632 dsc_0051 dsc_0017 img_0426 img_4568 img_7626 img_0357Whether you’re dressing up little ones or handing out candy….may it be a fun and safe Halloween. And, I wish you a few pieces of your favorite candy!

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Grandin Road Halloween Pop-Up at Macy’s

unspecified-3Calling all scaredy-cats….there’s a spooky new shop in town. Grandin Road has arrived at Macy’s Herald Square with their first ever Halloween Pop-Up shop. Whether you like your Halloween frightful and fun or glamorous and ghoulish, you will find what you need to make your home the place people “dare to be”.

Located on the ground floor of Macy’s until October 31st, the concept store beckons you in with a bewitching mix of decor. And, for those of you not in NYC, you can check out everything hereunspecifiedunspecified-4 unspecified-5 unspecified-6 unspecified-7 unspecified-8 unspecified-9Be sure to check it out….if you dare!

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Halloween Decor That’s Happy Not Haunted

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Our neighborhood has seen a huge uptick in little kids….really little. They are SO cute!!! And, I can’t wait to see them all decked as Darth Vader, peacocks, princesses, football players, spiders, skeletons and many other creative costumes. And, because they are so young, I tend to decorate a little more “happy Halloween” than “haunted Halloween”.

With that in mind, here are some daring and darling decorations that will illicit a smile instead of a scream!

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Don’t these ideas seem more treat than trick?

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