Episode #204: Halloween Favorites – A Stunning Mess

It’s October and which means Halloween time!!! It’s one in all our favourite holidays, so in the present day we’re discussing all our favourite Halloween issues.

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Present Notes:

Learn Emma’s weblog publish about her hypnosis expertise

Favourite Halloween reminiscence:

Emma – Making Halloween costumes rising up

Elsie – First Rountree Halloween

Favourite Halloween sweet:

Emma – Any fun-sized sweet bar, Popcorn Balls, Caramel Apples, and Pet Chow

Elsie – Reese’s Pumpkins

Favourite Halloween film:

Emma – Sensible Magic and The Harry Potter Collection

Elsie – Rosemary’s Child and The Addams Household

Humorous Horror films – Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies and Megan

Favourite Halloween costume:

Emma – Household Zoolander

Elsie – Beetlejuice

Elsie’s Haunted Mansion costume

Favourite Halloween ornament:

Emma – Skeletons and bats

Elsie – Harry Potter-inspired candles and black Christmas tree

Halloween traditions:

Emma – Soup and film night time

Elsie – Taking two weeks to embellish, sugar cookies, Chex combine, and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Responsible Pleasure Treasure (Halloween addition):

Emma – LED light nail lamp

Elsie – Pumpkin cream chilly brew and Halloween puzzles

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Episode 204 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to the Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. It’s October, and which means it’s Halloween time. It’s one in all our favourite holidays, so in the present day we’re discussing all issues Halloween. Halloween favorites episode. I like this matter. That is most likely my favourite matter we’ve achieved shortly.

Emma: Yeah, Halloween’s one of the best. 

Elsie: It’s the happiest, most great time of the yr, as they are saying. 

Emma: This and Christmas, one of the best time of yr. Sure. So, earlier than we get into Halloween, I assumed I’d give slightly replace. So, again in episode 185, I talked slightly bit about how I made a decision to attempt hypnosis. And my objective with it was to stop biting my nails. I’ve been a lifelong nail-biter. Like, I actually don’t even bear in mind a time I didn’t chunk my nails. And I’ve tried a bunch of issues over time, and nothing ever actually caught. So I made a decision to attempt hypnosis. And I had by no means achieved it earlier than. I didn’t even actually know any buddies who had achieved it. I had heard about it, I’d seen it in films, and I’d heard this one actually nice podcast about it. Anyway, that was over 5 months in the past, and I believe I’ve solely bitten my nails, like, a couple of times since then, like, solely as soon as that I can bear in mind. So it’s virtually been half a yr. 

Elsie: Once you bit your nails that one time, was it, like, tremendous anxious, or was it, like, you forgot, or what was the. 

Emma: I form of simply forgot. Like, I used to be feeling slightly social anxiousness, and that’s one of many instances that I’ll chunk my nails up to now was slightly little bit of, any form of anxiousness, it doesn’t must be social, however like. 

Elsie: Yeah. I try this by choosing my nail polish off after I get like actually bored or actually anxious.

Emma: Yeah. And for those who ever see me biting my nails and also you’re speaking to me, please don’t suppose I’m bored or such as you’re making me anxious. It’s similar to my very own little tick. You realize what I imply? As a result of I’ve achieved it round you earlier than. I don’t know. It’s similar to a, I believe anxiousness is form of a really inner factor and I’d by no means need anybody to suppose it was about them, as a result of it’s actually not. However anyway, I simply wished to offer an replace about it as a result of I discussed it up to now. Additionally, after that podcast got here out, I made a decision to jot down a weblog publish about it so I can hyperlink that within the present notes the place I like form of in-depth discuss my expertise. And I’m not essentially, like, saying everybody ought to get hypnotized, however I additionally thought it was actually constructive for me. And so if anybody’s on the market, like, in search of a technique to, like, get out of a behavior or simply change your mindset about one thing that you just really feel caught in, I believe it’s one thing to attempt. For me, I assumed it was very a lot simply, like, a personalized meditation, and I’m shocked at how nicely it labored. I truthfully didn’t anticipate, like I hoped that it might work. I used to be very open to it working, however I didn’t actually really feel like this could for positive work or I’d have tried it years earlier than, you realize?

Elsie: I can’t wait to attempt it. I nonetheless haven’t achieved it. However ever since I learn your weblog publish, I’ve been planning to guide a session. In order that’s so thrilling.

Emma: Yeah. And I’ve had a lot enjoyable portray my nails. I like portray my nails. It’s like a enjoyable night exercise for me. And, yeah, so it’s actually a small factor in life, however each once in a while you simply have a factor that you just really feel like form of down about your self, or similar to, habits you are feeling caught in, belongings you really feel caught in, mindsets you would possibly really feel caught in, perhaps you’re actually down on your self or like put an excessive amount of strain on your self otherwise you don’t have any confidence, or the entire above, this is likely to be one thing to attempt. Yeah, it labored for me. Possibly it might give you the results you want. Possibly it received’t give you the results you want I don’t know, however I simply thought I’d give an replace as a result of I really am shocked at how nicely it labored and It makes me pleased as a result of I actually love not biting my nails and portray my nails extra and simply not having to fret about it. As a result of loads of instances my fingers are in photographs for work, like displaying a spoonful of casserole or no matter I’m doing. And any time my nails look horrible, it simply confused me out and it made me really feel like, oh, you don’t have your life collectively. Take a look at you, you possibly can’t even cease biting your nails like a child. You realize, like I’d simply do that in my thoughts, like, you suck because of this. And I simply don’t have that anymore. I don’t fear about that anymore. And it’s very nice. It’s similar to one much less factor that I beat myself up about. And it actually wasn’t an enormous deal. Like, it was slightly, I felt nervous to do the hypnosis. I didn’t know if it might work. I felt skeptical, I suppose. And yeah, I’m simply actually grateful that I attempted one thing. new. Good for you. And it labored. 

Elsie: Yeah. I’m all the time tremendous nervous each time I do one thing for the primary time, like go to an appointment, a brand new physician, a brand new something. 

Emma: Yeah. You’re like, this isn’t going to work. Why am I even attempting? 

Elsie: Yeah. Any form of new factor, particularly one thing like that, that you just’ve by no means tried that’s form of woo woo. I believe it’s a very courageous factor to do and it reveals that you just actually need to make a change.

Emma: Yeah, I did. Anyway, it’s been very constructive. So, there you go. Slightly replace. 

Elsie: Okay. So, Halloween favorites. A number of the issues we’re going to speak about. Favourite Halloween reminiscence, sweet, film, costume, ornament, traditions. After which responsible pleasure, treasure, Halloween version. So, that is going to be a enjoyable topic. Yeah. I like Halloween, I want that it was even longer than the 2 months that I noticed it. 

Emma: Oh, yeah, I want it was longer, however perhaps it might, like, smash it for those who received an excessive amount of of it. I don’t know. You know the way for those who eat slightly an excessive amount of cake, you’re all the time like, dang it, I actually shouldn’t not eaten the previous couple of bites, it was an excessive amount of, you realize? Possibly nobody else will sit with me. Anyway, perhaps it might be like that. I don’t know. Trigger you all the time need the right quantity, you realize? 

Elsie: Sure. I positively have that with Elf on the Shelf, the place it’s like a lot pleasure. After which via the weeks, and we do ours for greater than a month, there’s a level the place you might be.

Emma: I believe we’re not going to try this this yr. I believe I’m going to attend yet one more yr. And I additionally suppose we’re going to do it the place it’s one week lengthy. I believe I’m going to do it the week earlier than Christmas. 

Elsie: That’s a good suggestion. Yeah. I believe that I am going too laborious on every part in life and it’s my deadly flaw. However on the identical time, typically it pays off, typically it bites you within the ass. So we’ll see, no matter. 

Emma: I don’t know if it’s enjoyable for you, however I’ll inform you as your pal, it’s enjoyable for me!

Elsie: Okay, do you have got a favourite Halloween reminiscence? 

Emma: Okay, so, I used to be fascinated by this, and like, our childhood, it was positively a mixture of church Halloween stuff, which was not likely Halloween, it was like, trunk or deal with, or like, harvest stuff. They might all the time name it harvest one thing, I really feel like. So it was like a mixture of that, after which additionally our mother and father would take us trick or treating, or I bear in mind going to love the Spooktacular at our zoo on the town, like issues like that. So it was an actual combine. I don’t really feel like our mother and father have been like, completely no Halloween, however we did go to church buildings the place it was not so Halloween-friendly.

Elsie: Yeah, we didn’t have the like, I’m frightened of Harry Potter mother and father, however we did have the church, and in addition I went to a Christian faculty, that was in that approach. So, yeah. Anyway, I do really feel like I received loads of Halloween. Okay, so what was your favourite reminiscence? 

Emma: Nicely, I used to be simply gonna say I liked that our mother and father, no less than after we have been older, have been I bear in mind. Which might have been sufficiently old to, like, use craft objects, you realize. They have been very, like, make your individual Halloween costume. Like, go downstairs, there’s all this cloth stuff our mother used to stitch. She nonetheless sews, and there was simply, like, stuff round. And it was like, make no matter you need. You realize, or like, go in your closet and put issues collectively or no matter. It wasn’t actually like a, you’re not allowed to purchase a Halloween costume. It was extra similar to, this was regular. Like, it was regular to simply make one thing at dwelling. And I actually like that as a result of I’ve loads of fond reminiscences of like, taking a look at my closet and being like, what might I, what sort of individual might I be from these items, you realize? And I bear in mind one yr making a tennis outfit, I wasn’t a child who performed tennis, so this was to me like a Halloween costume, however it was additionally one which I might put on to church as a result of it wasn’t spooky since you weren’t allowed to do monsters or witches at church. In order that was enjoyable. After which I additionally bear in mind one yr, that is so random, however we made Halloween costumes and I really feel like mine was simply form of like a pink glitter superhero. There was no precise, like, it wasn’t like a personality from TV. I used to be simply making stuff out of stuff we had, however I made this masks with some pink cloth and a ton of glue and a ton of glitter, a lot in order that it was, like, nonetheless very moist after I put it on. And it didn’t stick with my face or something, however I simply bear in mind considering, like, uh oh, I overdid it on the glue and the glitter, however it was, like, simply enjoyable to make your individual factor as a child. Yeah, and I bear in mind our mother driving us round to totally different homes with this bizarre masks on. It was a lot enjoyable! I don’t know, it was very home made, very, I don’t know, small-town Halloween. Feels very traditional to me in all one of the best methods. 

Elsie: Sure, the home made costumes are my favourite. Final yr, I made our youthful daughter need to be Princess Hashbrown, and I made her a Hashbrown wand with glitter, it’s one in all my favourite reminiscences for positive, and I’ll by no means, ever, ever neglect that wand. It’s very particular. 

Emma: It was a great wand. Yeah. I noticed the photographs. I used to be like, that’s an important wand proper there. It’s received a Hashbrown on it. 

Elsie: Okay, nicely, my favourite reminiscence is simply form of random. Our first Roundtree Halloween, which is like the lovable little neighborhood, it’s like very like Halloween neighborhood, which is why I like it, and so they have a Halloween parade, and the children, when Marigold heard concerning the Halloween parade, she was like, on a fuckin Fireplace! Like, so excited. 

Emma: Lady loves a parade. 

Elsie: So, it’s very particular, and yeah, I actually love that. I’ll always remember the primary one, and yeah, it’s very thrilling. After which, yeah, I’d simply say, like, my favourite, I believe my favourite Halloween reminiscences are extra from now than from after I was a child, by the way in which. I prefer to type of blow my child’s minds. So, like, you realize, I not too long ago did the Harry Potter candles and it’s so particular. Like, they get to do it for, like, dinner and breakfast each morning as a result of they like to sit down on the island. And they also have these, like, magical candles. 

Emma: They’re at Hogwarts.

Elsie: Sure, we made the Halloween tree. And simply, like, issues like that, they’re type of high-effort issues that, like, I’d do, like, whereas they’re in school, however then after they come dwelling, I can, like, blow their thoughts. That brings me loads of pleasure at this age, and it’s type of, like, my private, like, highest level of happiness proper now.

Emma: I like it. It’s so cute. 

Elsie: Oh, favourite Halloween sweet. I’ve a really robust one. Do you? 

Emma: I’ve quite a bit. Okay, inform me your very robust one. 

Elsie: Okay, I solely have one, and it’s Reese’s Pumpkins. To me, they’re the one good, actually good Halloween sweet. There’s like every kind of cute, you realize, Halloween sweet and like no matter, however these are my favourite by a mile, love them. 

Emma: Yeah, I’m positively a chocolate individual. I like gummy sweet, too, and, like, bitter sweet, but when I’ve to choose one, it’s chocolate for me. Yeah. So, yeah, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups which are formed like pumpkins, or at Christmas they attempt to do bushes. They by no means actually appear to be it, although, however I like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Elsie: They’re, like, proportionally essentially the most scrumptious ones. 

Emma: As a result of it’s extra peanut butter? 

Elsie: Yeah, except, like, it’s not laborious chocolate. It’s, like, very gentle. 

Emma: True, sure. However I like any, like, fun-sized sweet bar, truthfully. Like, I’ll have a Snickers, I’ll have a Twix. Signal me up. I like chocolate, so I’m an enormous fan. However I additionally wished to shout out a few home made issues, as a result of though I don’t actually suppose many individuals give out home made stuff for trick or treating. I imply, there are occasions I believe it might work, however, you realize, you need to actually do, like, sweet in little packages, you realize. Extra for a celebration I critically, as a child and now, love popcorn balls. 

Elsie: I like popcorn balls. I’m glad you have got that recipe on the weblog. I believe it’s, perhaps it was like a child within the Nineteen Eighties factor, however like, I all the time thought {that a} popcorn ball was one of the best factor we might make at Halloween. 

Emma: Yeah. And I like a Rice Krispies deal with, however popcorn ball is sort of a next-level Rice Krispies deal with in my thoughts. These are very comparable. So I like popcorn balls and for no matter cause, Halloween and Fall is just like the time of yr to me for a popcorn ball, although you might positively make them anytime. I additionally love caramel apples. I want home made, however I’ll take any. Love caramel apples, and we now have, Laura has a very good recipe on her web site. After which additionally, I like pet chow. Some folks name it Muddy Buddies, I believe it’s a regional factor. The place I’m from, we name it pet chow. Nevertheless it’s like Chex Combine cereal with chocolate and peanut butter on the skin and powdered sugar. I consider this extra as a Christmas factor, however I do actually prefer it for any vacation, and to me, like, Halloween and Christmas are, like, equal. They’re, like, sisters, you realize? And so, I prefer to make pet chow at Halloween and blend sweet corn into it, like, simply toss some sweet corn in there, so it’s, like, Tremendous sweet path combine mainly. So anyway, yeah, and I’ve made a batch not too long ago and introduced it over to guide membership and it received devoured So I used to be very pleased about that. However I like pet chow. It’s so good. 

Elsie: I ate the shit out of that pet chow. I used to be so pleased. Okay, I need to focus on your opinion about full-size sweet bars as a result of, okay, so I all the time grew up considering that for those who have been a home that gave out full-size sweet bars, you have got actually made it in life. And that you’re like the highest tier rich wealthy individual and in addition very beneficiant, form, and wonderful. And so this yr, I’ve by no means achieved it by the way in which, and so this yr, I used to be like wanting up how a lot wouldn’t it value, and I used to be like, oh, that’s high quality, I’ll do it. So I instructed Nova, I used to be like, this yr we’re gonna have massive sweet bars at our home. And I assumed she could be like, oh mother, you’re so wonderful. And he or she was like, I don’t need that. I would like Halloween sweet. And I used to be like, oh my gosh! What a candy little perspective that’s so totally different. So I believe I’m really not going to do it now. Possibly later, however like, I don’t know. I’m form of torn on it now. She thinks Halloween sweet is particular as a result of it’s small and cute, I believe. 

Emma: Yeah, and loads of instances the packaging has, like, slightly bat or slightly monster. You realize, they bundle it for, like, that is trick or deal with sweet, you realize, no matter. So, it, like, has little, I don’t know, figures on it or no matter. So, it’s form of enjoyable. I see what Nova’s saying, however I have to strongly disagree. I’d very very similar to to obtain a large-sized sweet bar versus a fun-sized one, personally. However, that’s cute. 

Elsie: I nonetheless suppose it’s fairly cool. However, I don’t know, perhaps I’d do a mixture of each. I’m not very indecisive. 

Emma: Or we are able to purchase our grandma some so she will be the cool one. You realize? I don’t know if we are able to purchase sufficient. We’ll must get her small sweet too, like common. 

Elsie: Yeah. Possibly we’ll get a few of every part. 

Emma: I imply, we’re doing nicely, however that’s loads of full-size sweet bars, so. I don’t find out about that. Yeah, okay. So let’s discuss favourite Halloween films.

Elsie: Okay. So, my favourite Halloween film, an grownup film, is certainly Rosemary’s Child. I couldn’t say one other one since you would all know I used to be mendacity. It’s my favourite. I like it a lot. There’s 1,000,000 different ones that, like, I additionally love. My favourite youngsters one, I used to be considering of placing Hocus Pocus, however since we simply did the rewatch, I assumed I’d be authentic and distinctive and say The Adams Household as a result of I additionally equally love the unique Adam’s Household is actually good, and the Adam’s Household Values can also be slightly little bit of, like, extra enjoyable to observe film, however I, for some cause, want the primary one. They’re each good. 

Emma: They’re each good. And I really actually favored it, no nostalgia to it but, however the Wednesday, I don’t know in the event that they did it on Netflix, I can’t bear in mind, I really feel prefer it got here out final yr. Nevertheless it was actually cute, and I actually favored it, and I’d positively re-watch it. 

Elsie: I assumed it was actually cute, and I assumed Jenna Ortega was wonderful. However for me, it doesn’t dwell as much as, like, the Nineteen Nineties.

Emma: No, I’d simply say it’s totally different. I’m a really, like, love a franchise, pleased to have a number of choices form of individual. So my favourite. grownup one for me is Sensible Magic, which is an upcoming episode we’re going to do a re-watch, consolation re-watch about Sensible Magic.

Elsie: Sure, I believe it’s subsequent week. 

Emma: All proper. Yeah. And I like Sensible Magic. I’d watch it any time of yr, however I do suppose because it’s about witches, it’s nice for the Halloween season, the spooky season. After which form of for teenagers, however form of for adults, I actually love all of the Harry Potter and similar to, choose at random or will Marathon. And to me, at this level, they’re positively one thing I can have on within the background if I’m like cooking or adorning or no matter as a result of I’ve seen them a bunch of instances. And a few are extra kid-friendly than others. You realize, it will get quite a bit scarier because the franchise goes on. And so they’re form of Christmas films, too, as a result of I do watch them at Christmas as nicely.

Elsie: The primary Harry Potter has Halloween and Christmas in it, so I believe that it’s for me essentially the most frequent rewatch and the one which, like, is essentially the most seasonal, I believe. 

Emma: Yeah, and within the books, like, it’s all the time a faculty yr, in order that they all the time have each. They all the time have Halloween and Christmas. However a few of the films characteristic, relying on what the plot is, you realize.

Elsie: The scene with the floating pumpkins is within the first film, which is like, to me, peak, prime, like, primary most stunning scene in all the films. I’m obsessive about that. 

Emma: Yeah, I do really feel like lots of people are like, the primary one’s slightly gradual, and it’s, like, extra kid-friendly, and that’s true.

Elsie: The primary one is gradual, however they’re so little and cute. 

Emma: They’re so little and cute, and it’s after they introduce Hogwarts, so I really feel like they actually go for it. 

Elsie: I’m not watching it for the story. Like, I’m watching it for the coziness, so I believe that I bear in mind after I was youthful and I watched it for the primary time and I assumed it was boring, however I believe that’s a really misguided perspective now that I watch it only for the vibes.

Emma: Yeah, and I believe, too, like, anybody who reads quite a bit or watches, you realize, like, for those who devour loads of tales, then you definitely additionally form of know when there’s an extended epic story, and Harry Potter is as a result of there are such a lot of films, so many books, there’s loads of, like, groundwork a storyteller has to put after they’re doing world-building. So I by no means actually thoughts that. To me, I’m like, this one’s about establishing the world. Sure, it’s going to have a narrative. It’s going to have a plot. We’re going to introduce a bunch of various characters, however we’re primarily establishing what the world is. And I’m cool with that. However I believe for those who’re anticipating, I don’t know, one thing else, then it won’t be. Anyway, these are a few of my favourite films.

Elsie: Okay, during the last couple of years, I’ve watched two technically horror films which are hilarious. And they’re gross, and so they do have blood, and they’re horror films, form of, however like, one in all them has Pete Davidson, and the opposite one is like, oh my god, it’s so unhinged, and so they’re actually, they’re like, cute and humorous, additionally, as well as. So if you need one thing like on Halloween, for those who’re a noncommittal horror film individual. Like, I believe Emma would take pleasure in these films. 

Emma: I’m on this Pete Davidson suggestion as a result of I’ve not seen it. So I’m listening. 

Elsie: So the primary one, that is the one which has him in it, known as Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies. And it’s type of like a trapped-in-a-house whodunit kind of scenario. Actually good ending, a very good film, actually humorous. You’ll solely watch it as soon as for positive, however it’s like, it’s good. And I simply didn’t like, actually hear lots of people recommending it, so I all the time need to, like, throw it in there as a result of it’s enjoyable, and it’s, it’s cute. 

Emma: I’m going to observe that for positive. 

Elsie: After which the opposite one is Megan, which is sort of a robotic horror film. It’s type of within the vein of Chucky. She’s like a Robotic doll, and that’s actually all it’s essential know. It’s actually humorous wanting. It took me a very long time to get my husband to observe it with me as a result of he’s a snob. And I really feel like I’ve mentioned that the final two episodes, like, perhaps two, one too many instances, however it’s true. However he liked it. He was like, that was humorous. It’s good, it holds up. 

Emma: That one appeared scary to me. 

Elsie: It’s slightly scary. Alongside the identical traces as Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies, you’ll solely watch it as soon as just about for positive, however it’s similar to form of a cuter, lighter, sillier horror film. And, like, has a humorousness, it’s self-aware. So yeah, anyway, okay. Halloween costume time! What’s your favourite costume? 

Emma: Sure, my favourite costume of all time that I’ve achieved to this point was after we did Household Zoolander. So, Oscar was tiny, tiny, he was born in June and this was his first Halloween, so he was itty bitty. And the entire time I used to be pregnant, at any time when I’d really feel down in any respect, I’d suppose, What ought to my child be for Halloween? As a result of it was only a approach, it’s only a factor I do to love, form of get via laborious instances. And anyway, I used to be like, I’m gonna make it the place he’s a child Zoolander as a result of I simply suppose that’s humorous and I like that film and I really feel prefer it’s very costume-friendly. Sure. It’s an excessive, it’s like concerning the vogue trade. So anyway, he was tiny Derek Zoolander. I used to be Hansel and Trey was the unhealthy man. We’ve received to. Yeah, Oscar’s outfit was very handmade as a result of they don’t make child Zoolander costumes on Amazon. It’s important to make it your self. So I like hand stamped his little onesie and I purchased this like, it wasn’t a wig, it was a hat, however it was like a fuzzy hat to be the hair and I put like a bandana round it. So, it was nonetheless like a really comfy outfit for, he was very a lot an toddler nonetheless. So, it was very comfy for him. After which, my outfit was form of just like the stuff we personal, stuff I put collectively. I did purchase the jacket and I did purchase a wig. Nevertheless it was largely simply stuff from our closets. After which Trey’s was totally from Amazon. 

Elsie: I assumed you actually nailed it. I assumed that you just actually nailed it. It was actually humorous. I like Zoolander. I want to observe that once more. 

Emma: Yeah, and he was simply so little that it was like, we actually might do something you wished and he’s simply this little new child who like, you realize, it’s the right time to place hats on him. So, anyway. And that was simply enjoyable and it fulfilled my little dream of getting my first Halloween with my child. 

Elsie: Aww. Yeah, my favourite fulfilled-my-dream costume was the time I did the Beetlejuice costume with Nova. However she’s nonetheless too younger to observe Beetlejuice, so she’s by no means seen Beetlejuice. So, it was like only a costume for an image, however it was enjoyable. She thinks it’s humorous. She remembers it, we now have the image framed in our home and sometime when she is sufficiently old to observe it, I believe she’ll suppose it’s actually humorous that I dressed her as that when she was like 4 years previous. 

Emma: I believe it had a tie and he or she actually favored the tie from it too. I bear in mind her being a part of it. 

Elsie: She has a factor with ties. Yeah. She likes sporting not bow ties however like a males’s necktie with velcro. She had a few these from varied costumes that she would simply put on with every part for some time. So it was cute. 

Actually, you need to attempt to simply gown her like a tiny Diane Keaton on a regular basis as a result of I really feel like that’s her vibe.

Emma: Sure, like slightly little bit of menswear. It’s cute. 

Elsie: Oh wait, I need to share my costume this yr. Okay, so I made a decision I’m simply going for like a easy costume as a result of yearly I really feel like if you end up a mother on actual Halloween you’re largely frightened about your youngsters. And doing like all like be targeted on them and stuff, so I simply need like no matter factor I do need to gown up, However I simply was in search of one thing that I might similar to placed on and prefer it’s gonna be high quality for positive. So I received a haunted mansion costume. I’ll hyperlink it within the present notes It’s just about only a striped gown that form of appears like a maid’s outfit and has slightly hat and it’s simply form of cute I imply, it’s like what the I believe it’s what the forged members put on initially of the trip. I believe that’s the place the costume comes from, I’m unsure. However the element that makes me so pleased is that I spotted I might purchase one for our grandma and we might match. And he or she’s by no means worn a Halloween costume earlier than as an grownup. And he or she’s 89 and he or she’s like borderline, she didn’t say no, however she was like very reluctant. 

Emma: She introduced it as much as me and he or she was form of like, I don’t find out about that. And I used to be like, Oh yeah, Elsie instructed me. I assumed it sounded great. I assumed it appeared like all the children within the neighborhood would like it. Like I used to be attempting to hype it slightly bit. 

Elsie: She is sporting this costume and he or she’s like one in all my youngsters. I’ll make her, I’ll die on this hill. We’re getting an image in our matching costumes. So yeah, I’m excited and he or she won’t need to put on it. However, she is going to, she is going to put on it. 

Emma: We’ve got introduced the sweet. We’ve got introduced the costume. You might be doing it. 

Elsie: It’s a fairly simple costume to put on. I believe it’s a great mother costume. In order that’s why I’m going to hyperlink it. Should you’re in search of one thing that you just, like, don’t actually must suppose that a lot about.

Emma: I’ve a sense she’ll get into it. I don’t know why, however she’s like a type of individuals who like, it’s like she’ll be like hesitant about one thing, after which impulsively she’s similar to into it. You realize what I imply? I don’t know. 

Elsie: She’s positively had time to arrange. I’ve defined to her how, like, her home is form of on essentially the most busy trick or treating avenue, so I’ve like actually taken loads of time to elucidate it to her, and I believe she’s excited. I believe she’s gonna get into it. 

Emma: I believe she’ll prefer it, too, like in case your ladies, after they’re achieved, come again and assist her, which I believe they, no less than final yr, they liked doing that, handing out sweet. You realize, it’s like, it’s enjoyable to trick or deal with and get sweet, however it’s additionally form of enjoyable at hand out sweet. It’s very enjoyable. You’re feeling form of highly effective since you’re handing out the sweet to all the children. So anyway, I believe she’d actually like that as a result of then it’s like simply spending time along with her grandkids, you realize. Anyway, all proper, so we talked about Halloween costumes. What’s subsequent? Oh, favourite Halloween decorations. 

Elsie: Okay, so this yr I received a few new issues. I received three packing containers of those Harry Potter-inspired candles. And I put them above our kitchen island, so I suppose it’s like 36 of them. I believe one was damaged, however yeah 35. Fairly shut. They’re a lot enjoyable. They’re bringing us loads of pleasure. And so they’re fairly inexpensive. I really suppose I spent fairly much more on the batteries than I did on the precise candles, which is ok, trigger I’ll reuse these at Christmas. Yeah, after which I received a black Christmas tree, a Halloween tree, and I actually just like the Ray Bradbury Halloween tree guide. So I like wished, I need to do like his mini Halloween. I would like to do an enormous tree with the lanterns the way in which it’s within the guide. It’s like, form of like a tree with pumpkins throughout it within the guide, like an out of doors enormous big tree. I believe that’s perhaps too bold for me for this yr, however it’s positively like a dream. There’s all the time subsequent yr, and also you all the time must one-up your self too, as a result of we dwell in a Halloween neighborhood, and it’s vital. It’s not a contest, however, you realize what I imply? 

Emma: However it’s.

Elsie: So, anyway, that’s what I received new this yr. Do you have got any favourite Halloween decorations?

Emma: My favourite issues are all the time my skeletons, and simply hanging up bats. I really feel prefer it’s such a big effect for such low effort and low cost and you’ll reuse them. And people are the 2 that to me are like a should. After which after that, it’s like every part else is gravy I suppose after that to me. However I’m gonna do one thing this yr ’trigger we’re planning to come back trick or deal with in your neighborhood. I believe Oscar will simply take pleasure in it extra along with his cousins. And anyway, so we’re gonna arrange a sweet station exterior of our home ’trigger we received’t be there at hand out sweet. So I’m gonna do one thing with the skeletons the place they’re form of across the sweet. I used to be considering I’d make them like witches the place the sweet is like, In a pot or one thing like that. So I’m going to do one thing like that this yr since we positively received’t be round at hand out sweet. After which aside from that, I simply anticipate Oscar, he’s actually into the skeletons, like saved within the closet he calls it the spooky closet and he requests to go in there on a regular basis. He loves a spooky closet. And he additionally like had a dentist come to his daycare and he got here dwelling and he’s simply actually, we already brushed tooth, however he was simply additional enthusiastic about it. Bought some particular toothbrushes and he met a dentist. So then we have been within the spooky closet, trigger he likes enjoying in there, and he received one of many cranium heads out. And we, now within the mornings, we are going to brush the cranium head’s tooth with a toothbrush with no water, no toothpaste, after which we brush his. And it’s form of like my technique to be like, let’s go brush Scully’s tooth, and he’s like enthusiastic about that, however he’s not that excited to brush his tooth. So then we brush Scully’s tooth and all of us, it’s additionally like, that is so silly. It’s like a technique to like, it was laborious to speak to him like, it’s important to get all of your tooth. It’s important to get the tooth within the again and behind your tooth. However now that he can prefer to see me brush the cranium’s tooth. He’s like sees you open your mouth like this woman. Slightly dentist mannequin. Precisely. It’s precisely like slightly dentist mannequin. So his lavatory has been Halloween for some time now. However he simply loves the skeletons. So as soon as I get them out, I anticipate we’ll be enjoying with them each morning and night. And they’re going to most likely transfer round the home and not likely be, I’m not going to pose them in methods the place they’ve to love keep. Which I’ve achieved up to now. I’m going to pose them in methods the place he can mess with them. As a result of I do know he’ll. And that will likely be a part of the magic this yr. 

Elsie: For positive. There’s by no means a Halloween ornament that I didn’t like. I do have a few skeletons like yours, however not as many as you have got. I believe I’m going to place mine on the porch. Like in chairs and, you realize?

Emma: Yeah, they’re hanging out. Hold an eye fixed out. Neighborhood watch. 

Elsie: Very joyful. Very, very joyful. Oh yeah, final yr I put, or perhaps the yr earlier than, I put one in all them in my pool within the sizzling tub, however I left him in there slightly too lengthy and he received slightly rusty, so. 

Emma: Whoops. Oh, the one different factor about Halloween decorations was I used to be going to say, a few instances I’ve taken Oscar to Dwelling Items, simply as like, mainly after the park, or prefer it received slightly sizzling, however I wasn’t completely able to take him dwelling but, we simply pop into Dwelling Items, and he now calls it the Spooky Retailer, so he’ll be like, we go to the Spooky Retailer, and it means Dwelling Items, and we similar to strolling up and down the Halloween ornament aisles, and like, simply take a look at stuff, mainly. And he loves it, and he’ll level at issues and go, spooky, spooky. 

Elsie: You’re elevating him so good, yeah. 

Emma: I can inform all the opposite mothers and grandmas within the aisles are similar to, oh my gosh, that little toddler’s pointing at every part and saying spooky, you realize, it’s lovely. 

Elsie: Yeah, we prefer to go to Goal and push all of the little buttons. It’s enjoyable. 

Emma: It’s enjoyable. Yeah. Okay. What about favourite Halloween traditions? This doesn’t must be Halloween night time, simply typically the season.

Elsie: Okay. So I’ve already talked about that I like to embellish for like a stable two weeks. It’s like slightly bit daily. It’s similar to, I believe it’s extra enjoyable. It’s like, it’s simply pleased. It’s like slightly one thing to look ahead to daily. After which additionally I believe my youngsters reply to it extra as a result of it’s like daily one thing’s slightly totally different and so they discover that factor as an alternative of like 5 or ten issues abruptly the place just one overshadows the remaining, you realize? After which, most significantly, I like three issues. For sugar cookies, I’ll hyperlink the recipe, Chex Combine, and bake pumpkin seeds. I’m like very enthusiastic about all of these recipes. These are form of the one Halloween issues which are a should for me. 

Emma: Yep. Aside from adorning and like Halloween night time with the costumes and the sweet and all of that. The opposite factor that I like within the season is soup night time. Soup and film night time. As a result of I simply love soup. And it’s not a Halloween meals per se, clearly, you possibly can take pleasure in soup any time, however to me, it’s only a very fall time. Will need to have chili, should have soup, essential to me. 

Elsie: Agree. We’re on the identical web page.

Emma: Okay, so how about the rest on Halloween traditions? 

Elsie: Nope. 

Emma: Okay. Cool. Then let’s do our responsible pleasure treasure, the Halloween version. 

Elsie: Okay. So, my responsible pleasure treasure is the pumpkin cream chilly brew, which Emma simply wrote the recipe for it on our weblog, and it’s my favourite. Starbucks drink for fall. I believe it’s so good. I imply, I like Pumpkin Spice Latte, however I solely prefer to have like one or two. And I like the brand new chai one. It’s fairly good. 

Emma: Yeah, it’s like apple crisp chai or one thing, proper? 

Elsie: Yeah. However more often than not I’m within the temper for the chilly brew as a result of it’s actually the one time I ever get a chilly brew. I actually prefer it. It’s actually good. So yeah, that’s my favourite factor. After which I’ve a few different little ones, however you possibly can say yours. 

Emma: Okay. Nicely, I used to be additionally going to say with the chilly foam, which is form of the entire thing with that drink you may as well put it on different drinks as a result of after I made the recipe, it’s form of like for my recipe, there are totally different ones on the market, however the one which’s on our web site, it’s primarily a syrup after which I train you mix it with half and half or heavy whipping cream if you need it to be extra like whipped cream, however half and half is extra just like the Starbucks model. Anyway, you possibly can learn the publish. However you possibly can put that chilly foam on actually any chilly or sizzling drink if you need. So you might make an Irish espresso that has this pumpkin chilly foam on prime. Or like, I’ll make a tea latte, like an iced tea latte, as a result of I actually solely do espresso a couple of times a day, twice on the most. And I don’t even all the time have espresso twice a day as a result of I simply typically wait too lengthy after which I can’t sleep at night time. So I form of like placing this on prime of different issues simply to make them slightly extra seasonal. So anyway, it’s simply form of slightly hack that I assumed I’d throw on the market of like you possibly can really put this on loads of various things.

Elsie: I’ll positively make the chai at dwelling as a result of I let Goldie have a drink of it one time and it was like she liked it. 

Emma: She loves spices. She’s so humorous. Okay. Nicely, my responsible pleasure is treasure. Halloween version is I purchased myself this LED mild nail lamp. It’s like on the spa the place you place your hand in there and it activates. So I purchased one for my home and I’ve like slightly extension twine that I pull out and plugin in order that I can like sit in entrance of my TV at my espresso desk and do my nails and watch a film and It’s not Halloween version all yr spherical so you might use this on a regular basis, however I’ve used it for my Halloween manicure dwelling manicure as a result of I like to get a manicure out, however I typically get slightly confused by too many appointments. It’s similar to in case you have a busy season, I really feel like I simply can’t sustain with appointments and I already get my lashes achieved. So I do my nails at dwelling quite a bit, and I truthfully suppose the LED lamp makes an enormous distinction. One, it’s similar to enjoyable. It makes me really feel like I’m having a spa second, as foolish as that may sound. It actually simply makes the house expertise. I’m like, Oh, I’m at it as long as I’m utilizing the little nail lamp, you realize, this isn’t my dwelling anymore, you realize, it’s like simply that form of elevates doing it, after which additionally it actually does dry your nails quicker and for those who’re like me, it’s like I end my nails and I’m like, okay, I gotta look ahead to them to dry, however I instantly neglect and like cuddle up in a blanket to observe my film after which my nails are all f ed up.

Elsie: It’s a fuzz nail. 

Emma: Precisely! 

Elsie: There’s nothing worse than the fuzz nail. 

Emma: I really suppose the lamp is a very good funding. It wasn’t very a lot cash. I simply purchased one on Amazon and it really works nice. I like studying the evaluations and received one the place folks have been like, I’m a manicurist and this one’s nice. I used to be like, okay. So, and yeah, it’s nice. I like it. Use it for a Halloween manicure. I’ll positively be utilizing it for a Christmas manicure. Simply elevates the house manicure expertise. 

Elsie: Oh, good. Okay. Nicely, my final mini one is, halloween puzzles. So I simply wished to hyperlink a pair. I received new Halloween and Christmas puzzles this yr, simply to have out and do in the course of the season and it’s similar to a joyful factor I believe you possibly can by no means actually have too many puzzles since you form of can’t try this. I imply you possibly can’t repeat them very quickly no less than. So yeah, they’re positively a great factor to commerce in case you have a puzzle pal.

Emma: Yeah, I used to be gonna say perhaps subsequent time I’ve the clothes change I ought to say let’s deliver puzzles too and commerce.

Elsie: However you bear in mind, like, a yr or two in the past once you visited and we had, like, the toughest, craziest Halloween puzzle? 

Emma: It was, like, a bizarre clip artwork puzzle, too. It was so humorous and enjoyable. It was actually humorous. It was superior.

Elsie: So, anyway, I’ll hyperlink to the brand new ones I received. I believe 500 items are, like, you are able to do it form of rapidly and children will be concerned. And 1, 000 items is, like, good luck with that.

Emma: We additionally extremely advocate puzzle tables. We’ve talked about them up to now. We each have them. It’s an effective way to love in case you have a much bigger puzzle, you possibly can like transfer it round the home. So if it’s essential get it off your eating room desk so you possibly can have dinner, you don’t must mess up your puzzle.

Elsie: It’s one of the best. We’ve got slightly like, spot the place our puzzles can sit, like an off the lounge desk, however then you possibly can deliver it to, like, to the espresso desk after which deliver it again, you realize, backwards and forwards, which is the best half. And likewise, like, for those who want the desk, that’s why it’s there, in an effort to, like, transfer it with out ruining your puzzle.

Emma: Precisely. Sure, completely. Okay, now it’s time for a joke or a reality meditation with Nova. 

Elsie: All proper, Nova, what do you have got for us this week?

Nova: A joke. 

Elsie: A joke? Okay. 

Nova: Which key opens up a banana? 

Elsie: What key? 

Nova: A monkey! 

Elsie: Yay! That was a great one. Alright, do you need to inform everybody to have a great week?

Nova: Have a great week!

Elsie: Thanks a lot for listening. You may submit your questions at [email protected] or name our voicemail at 417-893-0011. Subsequent week we’ll be again with one other Consolation Rewatch episode and this time we will likely be doing Sensible Magic for those who’d like to observe together with us.