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Episode #204: Halloween Favorites – A Lovely Mess

It’s October and meaning Halloween time!!! It’s considered one of our favourite holidays, so at present we’re discussing all our favourite Halloween issues.

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Present Notes:

Learn Emma’s weblog submit 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 Sequence

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 evening

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

Responsible Pleasure Treasure (Halloween addition):

Emma – LED mild nail lamp

Elsie – Pumpkin cream chilly brew and Halloween puzzles

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Episode 204 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to the Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. It’s October, and meaning it’s Halloween time. It’s considered one of our favourite holidays, so at present we’re discussing all issues Halloween. Halloween favorites episode. I like this matter. That is in all probability my favourite matter we’ve achieved shortly.

Emma: Yeah, Halloween’s the very best. 

Elsie: It’s the happiest, most great time of the 12 months, as they are saying. 

Emma: This and Christmas, the very best time of 12 months. Sure. So, earlier than we get into Halloween, I believed I might give just a little replace. So, again in episode 185, I talked just a little bit about how I made a decision to attempt hypnosis. And my purpose 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 chew my nails. And I’ve tried a bunch of issues through the years, 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 associates 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 feel 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 nearly been half a 12 months. 

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

Emma: I type of simply forgot. Like, I used to be feeling just a little social anxiousness, and that’s one of many occasions that I’ll chew my nails previously was just a little little bit of, any type of anxiousness, it doesn’t must be social, however like. 

Elsie: Yeah. I do this by choosing my nail polish off once 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 assume I’m bored or such as you’re making me anxious. It’s similar to my very own little tick. You already know 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 feel anxiousness is type of a really inner factor and I’d by no means need anybody to assume it was about them, as a result of it’s actually not. However anyway, I simply wished to present an replace about it as a result of I discussed it previously. Additionally, after that podcast got here out, I made a decision to put in writing a weblog submit about it so I can hyperlink that within the present notes the place I like type of in-depth speak about my expertise. And I’m not essentially, like, saying everybody ought to get hypnotized, however I additionally thought it was actually optimistic for me. And so if anybody’s on the market, like, searching for a method to, like, get out of a behavior or simply change your mindset about one thing that you just really feel caught in, I feel it’s one thing to attempt. For me, I believed it was very a lot simply, like, a custom-made meditation, and I’m shocked at how properly it labored. I actually didn’t anticipate, like I hoped that it will work. I used to be very open to it working, however I didn’t actually really feel like this may for positive work or I might have tried it years earlier than, ?

Elsie: I can’t wait to attempt it. I nonetheless haven’t achieved it. However ever since I learn your weblog submit, I’ve been planning to ebook 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 every so often you simply have a factor that you just really feel like type of down about your self, or similar to, habits you’re 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 stress 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. Perhaps it may give you the results you want. Perhaps it received’t give you the results you want I don’t know, however I simply thought I might give an replace as a result of I really am shocked at how properly it labored and It makes me completely happy 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 lots of occasions my palms 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 harassed 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 already know, like I might simply do that in my thoughts, like, you suck for that reason. 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 just a little, I felt nervous to do the hypnosis. I didn’t know if it will 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 at all times 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 type of new factor, particularly one thing like that, that you just’ve by no means tried that’s type of woo woo. I feel it’s a very courageous factor to do and it exhibits that you just actually wish to make a change.

Emma: Yeah, I did. Anyway, it’s been very optimistic. So, there you go. Just a little 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 will, like, break it for those who bought an excessive amount of of it. I don’t know. You know the way for those who eat just a little an excessive amount of cake, you’re at all times like, dang it, I actually shouldn’t not eaten the previous couple of bites, it was an excessive amount of, ? Perhaps nobody else will sit with me. Anyway, perhaps it will be like that. I don’t know. Trigger you at all times need the proper quantity, ? 

Elsie: Sure. I undoubtedly 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’re.

Emma: I feel we’re not going to do this this 12 months. I feel I’m going to attend yet one more 12 months. And I additionally assume we’re going to do it the place it’s one week lengthy. I feel I’m going to do it the week earlier than Christmas. 

Elsie: That’s a good suggestion. Yeah. I feel that I’m going too arduous on the whole lot 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 let you know as your good friend, it’s enjoyable for me!

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

Emma: Okay, so, I used to be fascinated by this, and like, our childhood, it was undoubtedly a mixture of church Halloween stuff, which was probably not Halloween, it was like, trunk or deal with, or like, harvest stuff. They might at all times name it harvest one thing, I really feel like. So it was like a mixture of that, after which additionally our dad and mom 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 dad and mom had 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 dad and mom, however we did have the church, and likewise I went to a Christian college, that was in that method. So, yeah. Anyway, I do really feel like I bought loads of Halloween. Okay, so what was your favourite reminiscence? 

Emma: Properly, I used to be simply gonna say I liked that our dad and mom, at the very least once we had been older, had been I bear in mind. Which might have been sufficiently old to, like, use craft objects, . They had been very, like, make your personal Halloween costume. Like, go downstairs, there’s all this material 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 already know, 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 only make one thing at house. And I actually like that as a result of I’ve lots of fond reminiscences of like, my closet and being like, what may I, what sort of individual may I be from this stuff, ? And I bear in mind one 12 months making a tennis outfit, I wasn’t a child who performed tennis, so this was to me like a Halloween costume, nevertheless it was additionally one which I may 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 12 months, that is so random, however we made Halloween costumes and I really feel like mine was simply type 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 material and a ton of glue and a ton of glitter, a lot in order that it was, like, nonetheless very moist once I put it on. And it didn’t keep on with my face or something, however I simply bear in mind considering, like, uh oh, I overdid it on the glue and the glitter, nevertheless it was, like, simply enjoyable to make your personal factor as a child. Yeah, and I bear in mind our mother driving us round to completely different homes with this bizarre masks on. It was a lot enjoyable! I don’t know, it was very selfmade, very, I don’t know, small-town Halloween. Feels very basic to me in all the very best methods. 

Elsie: Sure, the selfmade costumes are my favourite. Final 12 months, I made our youthful daughter wish to be Princess Hashbrown, and I made her a Hashbrown wand with glitter, it’s considered one of my favourite reminiscences for positive, and I’ll by no means, ever, ever neglect that wand. It’s very particular. 

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

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

Emma: Woman 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 might simply say, like, my favourite, I feel my favourite Halloween reminiscences are extra from now than from once I was a child, by the best way. I wish to kind of blow my child’s minds. So, like, , I just lately 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 kind of high-effort issues that, like, I might do, like, whereas they’re at college, however then after they come house, I can, like, blow their thoughts. That brings me lots of pleasure at this age, and it’s kind of, like, my private, like, highest level of happiness proper now.

Emma: I adore it. It’s so cute. 

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

Emma: I’ve rather a lot. Okay, inform me your very sturdy 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 all types of cute, , Halloween sweet and like no matter, however these are my favourite by a mile, love them. 

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

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

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

Elsie: Yeah, except, like, it’s not arduous chocolate. It’s, like, very comfortable. 

Emma: True, sure. However I like any, like, fun-sized sweet bar, actually. 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 selfmade issues, as a result of though I don’t actually assume many individuals give out selfmade stuff for trick or treating. I imply, there are occasions I feel it may work, however, , you wish to actually do, like, sweet in little packages, . Extra for a celebration I significantly, as a child and now, love popcorn balls. 

Elsie: I like popcorn balls. I’m glad you might have that recipe on the weblog. I feel it’s, perhaps it was like a child within the Eighties factor, however like, I at all times thought {that a} popcorn ball was the very best factor we may 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 motive, Halloween and Fall is just like the time of 12 months to me for a popcorn ball, although you could possibly undoubtedly make them anytime. I additionally love caramel apples. I want selfmade, however I’ll take any. Love caramel apples, and we now have, Laura has a extremely good recipe on her web site. After which additionally, I like pet chow. Some folks name it Muddy Buddies, I feel 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, ? And so, I wish 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 just lately and introduced it over to ebook membership and it bought devoured So I used to be very completely happy 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 completely happy. Okay, I wish to focus on your opinion about full-size sweet bars as a result of, okay, so I at all times grew up considering that for those who had been a home that gave out full-size sweet bars, you might have actually made it in life. And that you’re like the highest tier rich wealthy individual and likewise very beneficiant, type, and superb. And so this 12 months, I’ve by no means achieved it by the best way, and so this 12 months, I used to be like wanting up how a lot wouldn’t it price, and I used to be like, oh, that’s high-quality, I’ll do it. So I advised Nova, I used to be like, this 12 months we’re gonna have massive sweet bars at our home. And I believed she could be like, oh mother, you’re so superb. And she or he was like, I don’t need that. I need Halloween sweet. And I used to be like, oh my gosh! What a candy little perspective that’s so completely different. So I feel I’m truly not going to do it now. Perhaps later, however like, I don’t know. I’m type of torn on it now. She thinks Halloween sweet is particular as a result of it’s small and cute, I feel. 

Emma: Yeah, and lots of occasions the packaging has, like, just a little bat or just a little monster. You already know, they package deal it for, like, that is trick or deal with sweet, , no matter. So, it, like, has little, I don’t know, figures on it or no matter. So, it’s type of enjoyable. I see what Nova’s saying, however I need to strongly disagree. I might very very like to obtain a large-sized sweet bar versus a fun-sized one, personally. However, that’s cute. 

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

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

Elsie: Yeah. Perhaps we’ll get a few of the whole lot. 

Emma: I imply, we’re doing properly, however that’s lots of full-size sweet bars, so. I don’t find out about that. Yeah, okay. So let’s speak about 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 adore it a lot. There’s 1,000,000 different ones that, like, I additionally love. My favourite children one, I used to be considering of placing Hocus Pocus, however since we simply did the rewatch, I believed I might 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 be just a little little bit of, like, extra enjoyable to observe film, however I, for some motive, want the primary one. They’re each good. 

Emma: They’re each good. And I truly 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 12 months. Nevertheless it was actually cute, and I actually favored it, and I might undoubtedly re-watch it. 

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

Emma: No, I might simply say it’s completely different. I’m a really, like, love a franchise, completely happy to have numerous choices type 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 feel it’s subsequent week. 

Emma: All proper. Yeah. And I like Sensible Magic. I’d watch it any time of 12 months, however I do assume because it’s about witches, it’s nice for the Halloween season, the spooky season. After which type of for teenagers, however type 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 undoubtedly 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 occasions. And a few are extra kid-friendly than others. You already know, it will get rather a lot scarier because the franchise goes on. And so they’re type of Christmas films, too, as a result of I do watch them at Christmas as properly.

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

Emma: Yeah, and within the books, like, it’s at all times a college 12 months, in order that they at all times have each. They at all times have Halloween and Christmas. However among the films function, relying on what the plot is, .

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

Emma: Yeah, I do really feel like lots of people are like, the primary one’s just a little 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 feel that I bear in mind once I was youthful and I watched it for the primary time and I believed it was boring, however I feel that’s a really misguided perspective now that I watch it only for the vibes.

Emma: Yeah, and I feel, too, like, anybody who reads rather a lot or watches, , like, for those who devour lots of tales, then you definately additionally type 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 may be lots 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 feel 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, over the past couple of years, I’ve watched two technically horror films which can be hilarious. And they’re gross, they usually do have blood, and they’re horror films, type of, however like, considered one of them has Pete Davidson, and the opposite one is like, oh my god, it’s so unhinged, they usually’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 feel 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 kind of like a trapped-in-a-house whodunit sort of state of affairs. Actually good ending, a extremely good film, actually humorous. You’ll solely watch it as soon as for positive, nevertheless it’s like, it’s good. And I simply didn’t like, actually hear lots of people recommending it, so I at all times wish 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 kind of within the vein of Chucky. She’s like a Robotic doll, and that’s actually all it is advisable 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 stated that the final two episodes, like, perhaps two, one too many occasions, nevertheless it’s true. However he liked it. He was like, that was humorous. It’s good, it holds up. 

Emma: That one regarded scary to me. 

Elsie: It’s just a little scary. Alongside the identical strains as Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies, you’ll solely watch it as soon as just about for positive, nevertheless it’s similar to type 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 date was once 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 might really feel down in any respect, I might assume, What ought to my child be for Halloween? As a result of it was only a method, it’s only a factor I do to love, type of get via arduous occasions. 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 assume 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 in regards to the vogue business. So anyway, he was tiny Derek Zoolander. I used to be Hansel and Trey was the dangerous man. We’ve bought to. Yeah, Oscar’s outfit was very handmade as a result of they don’t make child Zoolander costumes on Amazon. You need 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, nevertheless 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 snug outfit for, he was very a lot an toddler nonetheless. So, it was very snug for him. After which, my outfit was type 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 principally simply stuff from our closets. After which Trey’s was totally from Amazon. 

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

Emma: Yeah, and he was simply so little that it was like, we actually may do something you wished and he’s simply this little new child who like, , it’s the proper 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, nevertheless 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 feel she’ll assume it’s actually humorous that I dressed her as that when she was like 4 years outdated. 

Emma: I feel 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 the whole lot 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 just a little little bit of menswear. It’s cute. 

Elsie: Oh wait, I wish to share my costume this 12 months. Okay, so I made a decision I’m simply going for like a easy costume as a result of yearly I really feel like when you find yourself a mother on actual Halloween you’re principally fearful about your children. And doing like all like be targeted on them and stuff, so I simply need like no matter factor I do wish to gown up, However I simply was searching for one thing that I may similar to placed on and prefer it’s gonna be high-quality for positive. So I bought a haunted mansion costume. I’ll hyperlink it within the present notes It’s just about only a striped gown that type of appears to be like like a maid’s outfit and has just a little hat and it’s simply type of cute I imply, it’s like what the I feel it’s what the forged members put on originally of the trip. I feel that’s the place the costume comes from, I’m unsure. However the element that makes me so completely happy is that I noticed I may purchase one for our grandma and we may match. And she or he’s by no means worn a Halloween costume earlier than as an grownup. And she or he’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 type of like, I don’t find out about that. And I used to be like, Oh yeah, Elsie advised me. I believed it sounded great. I believed it seemed like all the children within the neighborhood would adore it. Like I used to be attempting to hype it just a little bit. 

Elsie: She is sporting this costume and he or she’s like considered one of 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 wish to put on it. However, she’s going to, she’s going to put on it. 

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

Elsie: It’s a fairly simple costume to put on. I feel it’s an excellent mother costume. In order that’s why I’m going to hyperlink it. Should you’re searching for one thing that you just, like, don’t actually must assume that a lot about.

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

Elsie: She’s undoubtedly had time to arrange. I’ve defined to her how, like, her home is type of on probably the most busy trick or treating avenue, so I’ve like actually taken lots of time to clarify it to her, and I feel she’s excited. I feel she’s gonna get into it. 

Emma: I feel she’ll prefer it, too, like in case your women, after they’re achieved, come again and assist her, which I feel they, at the very least final 12 months, they liked doing that, handing out sweet. You already know, it’s like, it’s enjoyable to trick or deal with and get sweet, nevertheless it’s additionally type of enjoyable handy out sweet. It’s very enjoyable. You are feeling type of highly effective since you’re handing out the sweet to all the children. So anyway, I feel she’d actually like that as a result of then it’s like simply spending time together with her grandkids, . Anyway, all proper, so we talked about Halloween costumes. What’s subsequent? Oh, favourite Halloween decorations. 

Elsie: Okay, so this 12 months I bought a few new issues. I bought three bins of those Harry Potter-inspired candles. And I put them above our kitchen island, so I suppose it’s like 36 of them. I feel one was damaged, however yeah 35. Fairly shut. They’re a lot enjoyable. They’re bringing us lots of pleasure. And so they’re fairly inexpensive. I truly assume 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 bought a black Christmas tree, a Halloween tree, and I actually just like the Ray Bradbury Halloween tree ebook. So I like wished, I wish to do like his mini Halloween. I would love to do an enormous tree with the lanterns the best way it’s within the ebook. It’s like, type of like a tree with pumpkins throughout it within the ebook, like an out of doors enormous big tree. I feel that’s perhaps too bold for me for this 12 months, nevertheless it’s undoubtedly like a dream. There’s at all times subsequent 12 months, and also you at all times must one-up your self too, as a result of we stay in a Halloween neighborhood, and it’s necessary. It’s not a contest, however, what I imply? 

Emma: However it’s.

Elsie: So, anyway, that’s what I bought new this 12 months. Do you might have any favourite Halloween decorations?

Emma: My favourite issues are at all times 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 the whole lot else is gravy I suppose after that to me. However I’m gonna do one thing this 12 months ’trigger we’re planning to come back trick or deal with in your neighborhood. I feel Oscar will simply take pleasure in it extra together with his cousins. And anyway, so we’re gonna arrange a sweet station exterior of our home ’trigger we received’t be there handy out sweet. So I’m gonna do one thing with the skeletons the place they’re type of across the sweet. I used to be considering I would 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 12 months since we undoubtedly received’t be round handy out sweet. After which apart 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 house and he’s simply actually, we already brushed enamel, however he was simply further enthusiastic about it. Obtained some particular toothbrushes and he met a dentist. So then we had been within the spooky closet, trigger he likes taking part in in there, and he bought one of many cranium heads out. And we, now within the mornings, we’ll brush the cranium head’s enamel with a toothbrush with no water, no toothpaste, after which we brush his. And it’s type of like my method to be like, let’s go brush Scully’s enamel, and he’s like enthusiastic about that, however he’s not that excited to brush his enamel. So then we brush Scully’s enamel and all of us, it’s additionally like, that is so silly. It’s like a method to like, it was arduous to speak to him like, you need to get all of your enamel. You need to get the enamel within the again and behind your enamel. However now that he can wish to see me brush the cranium’s enamel. He’s like sees you open your mouth like this woman. Just a little dentist mannequin. Precisely. It’s precisely like just a little 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 taking part in with them each morning and night. And they’ll in all probability transfer round the home and probably not be, I’m not going to pose them in methods the place they’ve to love keep. Which I’ve achieved previously. 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 shall be a part of the magic this 12 months. 

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 might have. I feel I’m going to place mine on the porch. Like in chairs and, ?

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

Elsie: Very joyful. Very, very joyful. Oh yeah, final 12 months I put, or perhaps the 12 months earlier than, I put considered one of them in my pool within the sizzling tub, however I left him in there just a little too lengthy and he bought just a little rusty, so. 

Emma: Whoops. Oh, the one different factor about Halloween decorations was I used to be going to say, a few occasions I’ve taken Oscar to Dwelling Items, simply as like, mainly after the park, or prefer it bought just a little sizzling, however I wasn’t completely able to take him house 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 have 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 the whole lot and saying spooky, , it’s lovable. 

Elsie: Yeah, we wish 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 evening, simply typically the season.

Elsie: Okay. So I’ve already talked about that I like to brighten for like a stable two weeks. It’s like just a little bit daily. It’s similar to, I feel it’s extra enjoyable. It’s like, it’s simply completely happy. It’s like just a little one thing to look ahead to daily. After which additionally I feel my youngsters reply to it extra as a result of it’s like daily one thing’s just a little completely different they usually discover that factor as a substitute of like 5 or ten issues abruptly the place just one overshadows the remaining, ? 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 obsessed with all of these recipes. These are type of the one Halloween issues which can be a should for me. 

Emma: Yep. Apart from adorning and like Halloween evening with the costumes and the sweet and all of that. The opposite factor that I like within the season is soup evening. Soup and film evening. 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, crucial 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 feel it’s so good. I imply, I like Pumpkin Spice Latte, however I solely wish 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. Properly, I used to be additionally going to say with the chilly foam, which is type of the entire thing with that drink it’s also possible to put it on different drinks as a result of after I made the recipe, it’s type of like for my recipe, there are completely different ones on the market, however the one which’s on our web site, it’s basically a syrup after which I train you methods to 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 submit. However you possibly can put that chilly foam on actually any chilly or sizzling drink if you need. So you could possibly make an Irish espresso that has this pumpkin chilly foam on high. 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 at all times have espresso twice a day as a result of I simply typically wait too lengthy after which I can’t sleep at evening. So I type of like placing this on high of different issues simply to make them just a little extra seasonal. So anyway, it’s simply type of just a little hack that I believed I’d throw on the market of like you possibly can truly put this on lots of various things.

Elsie: I’ll undoubtedly make the chai at house 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. Properly, 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 set your hand in there and it activates. So I purchased one for my home and I’ve like just a little extension wire 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 12 months spherical so you could possibly use this on a regular basis, however I’ve used it for my Halloween manicure house manicure as a result of I like to get a manicure out, however I typically get just a little harassed by too many appointments. It’s similar to you probably 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 house rather a lot, and I actually assume 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, , this isn’t my house anymore, , it’s like simply that type 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 watch for 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 truly assume the lamp is a extremely good funding. It wasn’t very a lot cash. I simply purchased one on Amazon and it really works nice. I like studying the opinions and bought one the place folks had been like, I’m a manicurist and this one’s nice. I used to be like, okay. So, and yeah, it’s nice. I adore it. Use it for a Halloween manicure. I’ll undoubtedly be utilizing it for a Christmas manicure. Simply elevates the house manicure expertise. 

Elsie: Oh, good. Okay. Properly, my final mini one is, halloween puzzles. So I simply wished to hyperlink a pair. I bought new Halloween and Christmas puzzles this 12 months, simply to have out and do through the season and it’s similar to a joyful factor I feel you possibly can by no means actually have too many puzzles since you type of can’t do this. I imply you possibly can’t repeat them very quickly at the very least. So yeah, they’re undoubtedly an excellent factor to commerce you probably have a puzzle good friend.

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

Elsie: However you bear in mind, like, a 12 months 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 bought. I feel 500 items are, like, you are able to do it type of shortly and youngsters may be concerned. And 1, 000 items is, like, good luck with that.

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

Elsie: It’s the very best. We’ve got just a little like, spot the place our puzzles can sit, like an off the lounge desk, however then you possibly can convey it to, like, to the espresso desk after which convey it again, , forwards and backwards, which is the best half. And in addition, 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 truth meditation with Nova. 

Elsie: All proper, Nova, what do you might have 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 an excellent one. Alright, do you wish to inform everybody to have an excellent week?

Nova: Have an excellent week!

Elsie: Thanks a lot for listening. You’ll be able to 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 shall be doing Sensible Magic for those who’d like to observe together with us.

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