Episode #204: Halloween Favorites – A Lovely Mess

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By Calvin S. Nelson

It’s October and which means Halloween time!!! It’s considered one of our favourite holidays, so at this time 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 Sequence

Elsie – Rosemary’s Child and The Addams Household

Humorous Horror motion pictures – 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 gentle 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 which means it’s Halloween time. It’s considered one of our favourite holidays, so at this time we’re discussing all issues Halloween. Halloween favorites episode. I really like this matter. That is in all probability my favourite matter we’ve accomplished shortly.

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

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

Emma: This and Christmas, one of the best time of 12 months. Sure. So, earlier than we get into Halloween, I assumed I might 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 give up 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 accomplished it earlier than. I didn’t even actually know any buddies who had accomplished it. I had heard about it, I’d seen it in motion pictures, 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 annoying, 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 chew my nails previously was slightly little bit of, any form of anxiousness, it doesn’t need to be social, however like. 

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

Emma: Yeah. And should you 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. what I imply? As a result of I’ve accomplished it round you earlier than. I don’t know. It’s similar to a, I feel 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 previously. 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 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, on the lookout for a option 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 assumed it was very a lot simply, like, a personalized meditation, and I’m shocked at how properly it labored. I truthfully didn’t count on, 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 is able to for certain work or I might have tried it years earlier than, you realize?

Elsie: I can’t wait to attempt it. I nonetheless haven’t accomplished 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 really 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 now and then you simply have a factor that you just really feel like form 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 all the above, this could be one thing to attempt. Yeah, it labored for me. Perhaps it may be just right for you. Perhaps it gained’t be just right for you I don’t know, however I simply thought I might give an replace as a result of I actually am shocked at how properly it labored and It makes me glad 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 a whole lot of instances my arms are in pictures for work, like exhibiting 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. Have a look at you, you may’t even cease biting your nails like a child. , 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 slightly, I felt nervous to do the hypnosis. I didn’t know if it might work. I felt skeptical, I assume. 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 feel 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 optimistic. So, there you go. Somewhat replace. 

Elsie: Okay. So, Halloween favorites. Among 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 really 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, wreck it should you acquired an excessive amount of of it. I don’t know. You know the way should you 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? Perhaps 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’re.

Emma: I feel we’re not going to do this this 12 months. I feel I’m going to attend yet another 12 months. And I additionally suppose 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 am going too exhausting on every little thing 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 good friend, it’s enjoyable for me!

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

Emma: Okay, so, I used to be fascinated with this, and like, our childhood, it was positively a mixture of church Halloween stuff, which was probably not Halloween, it was like, trunk or deal with, or like, harvest stuff. They’d all the time 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 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 fearful of Harry Potter dad and mom, however we did have the church, and likewise I went to a Christian college, that was in that approach. So, yeah. Anyway, I do really feel like I acquired loads of Halloween. Okay, so what was your favourite reminiscence? 

Emma: Properly, I used to be simply gonna say I beloved that our dad and mom, at the least once 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 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. , 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 a whole lot of fond recollections of like, my closet and being like, what may I, what sort of particular person may I be from this stuff, you realize? 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 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 material 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 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 totally different homes with this bizarre masks on. It was a lot enjoyable! I don’t know, it was very do-it-yourself, very, I don’t know, small-town Halloween. Feels very basic to me in all one of the best methods. 

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

Emma: It was a very good wand. Yeah. I noticed the pictures. I used to be like, that’s an incredible wand proper there. It’s acquired a Hashbrown on it. 

Elsie: Okay, properly, 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 find it irresistible, and so they have a Halloween parade, and the youngsters, when Marigold heard concerning 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 recollections are extra from now than from after I was a child, by the best way. 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 take a seat 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 might do, like, whereas they’re in school, however then once they come house, I can, like, blow their thoughts. That brings me a whole lot of pleasure at this age, and it’s type of, like, my private, like, highest level of happiness proper now.

Emma: I find it irresistible. It’s so cute. 

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

Emma: I’ve lots. 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 particular person. I really 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 might be formed like pumpkins, or at Christmas they attempt to do timber. They by no means actually seem like it, although, however I really 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 exhausting chocolate. It’s, like, very gentle. 

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

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

Emma: Yeah. And I really 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 really like popcorn balls and for no matter cause, Halloween and Fall is just like the time of 12 months to me for a popcorn ball, although you can positively make them anytime. I additionally love caramel apples. I choose do-it-yourself, however I’ll take any. Love caramel apples, and we have now, Laura has a very good recipe on her web site. After which additionally, I really like pet chow. Some individuals name it Muddy Buddies, I feel it’s a regional factor. The place I’m from, we name it pet chow. However it’s like Chex Combine cereal with chocolate and peanut butter on the surface 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 acquired devoured So I used to be very glad about that. However I really like pet chow. It’s so good. 

Elsie: I ate the shit out of that pet chow. I used to be so glad. Okay, I need to talk about your opinion about full-size sweet bars as a result of, okay, so I all the time grew up considering that should you have been a home that gave out full-size sweet bars, you will have actually made it in life. And that you’re like the highest tier rich wealthy particular person and likewise very beneficiant, sort, and wonderful. And so this 12 months, I’ve by no means accomplished it by the best way, and so this 12 months, I used to be like wanting up how a lot would it not value, and I used to be like, oh, that’s fantastic, I’ll do it. So I informed Nova, I used to be like, this 12 months we’re gonna have huge 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 need Halloween sweet. And I used to be like, oh my gosh! What a candy little perspective that’s so totally different. So I feel I’m truly not going to do it now. Perhaps 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 feel. 

Emma: Yeah, and a whole lot of instances the packaging has, like, slightly bat or slightly monster. , 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 might 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 might be the cool one. ? I don’t know if we are able to purchase sufficient. We’ll need to get her small sweet too, like common. 

Elsie: Yeah. Perhaps we’ll get a few of every little thing. 

Emma: I imply, we’re doing properly, however that’s a whole lot of full-size sweet bars, so. I don’t learn about that. Yeah, okay. So let’s speak about favourite Halloween motion pictures.

Elsie: Okay. So, my favourite Halloween film, an grownup film, is unquestionably 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 find it irresistible a lot. There’s one million 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 might be unique 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 look at film, however I, for some cause, choose the primary one. They’re each good. 

Emma: They’re each good. And I truly actually preferred 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. However it was actually cute, and I actually preferred it, and I might positively re-watch it. 

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

Emma: No, I might simply say it’s totally different. I’m a really, like, love a franchise, glad to have plenty of choices form of particular person. 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 really like Sensible Magic. I’d watch it any time of 12 months, however I do suppose because it’s about witches, it’s nice for the Halloween season, the spooky season. After which form of for youths, however form of for adults, I actually love all of the Harry Potter and similar to, decide 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. , it will get lots scarier because the franchise goes on. They usually’re form of Christmas motion pictures, 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 all the time a college 12 months, in order that they all the time have each. They all the time have Halloween and Christmas. However a few of the motion pictures 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 flicks. I’m obsessive about that. 

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

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

Emma: They’re so little and cute, and it’s once 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 after I was youthful and I watched it for the primary time and I assumed 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 lots or watches, you realize, like, should you eat a whole lot of tales, you then 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 motion pictures, so many books, there’s a whole lot of, like, groundwork a storyteller has to put once 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 should you’re anticipating, I don’t know, one thing else, then it may not be. Anyway, these are a few of my favourite motion pictures.

Elsie: Okay, during the last couple of years, I’ve watched two technically horror motion pictures which might be hilarious. And they’re gross, and so they do have blood, and they’re horror motion pictures, form of, however like, considered one of 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 would like one thing like on Halloween, should you’re a noncommittal horror film particular person. Like, I feel Emma would get pleasure from these motion pictures. 

Emma: I’m on this Pete Davidson advice 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, is known as Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies. And it’s type of like a trapped-in-a-house whodunit sort of scenario. Actually good ending, a very good film, actually humorous. You’ll solely watch it as soon as for certain, nevertheless 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 look at that for certain. 

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 you have to know. It’s actually humorous wanting. It took me a very long time to get my husband to look at 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, nevertheless it’s true. However he beloved it. He was like, that was humorous. It’s good, it holds up. 

Emma: That one seemed scary to me. 

Elsie: It’s slightly scary. Alongside the identical strains as Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies, you’ll solely watch it as soon as just about for certain, nevertheless 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 accomplished 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, each time I might really feel down in any respect, I might 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 exhausting 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 really like that film and I really feel prefer it’s very costume-friendly. Sure. It’s an excessive, it’s like concerning the trend trade. So anyway, he was tiny Derek Zoolander. I used to be Hansel and Trey was the unhealthy man. We’ve acquired 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, 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 form of just like the stuff we personal, stuff I put collectively. I did purchase the jacket and I did purchase a wig. However it was principally 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 really like Zoolander. I want to look at 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, 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 look at 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 have now the image framed in our home and sometime when she is sufficiently old to look at it, I feel she’ll suppose 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 she or he actually preferred 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 carrying 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 little thing for some time. So it was cute. 

Actually, it’s best 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 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’re a mother on actual Halloween you’re principally fearful about your youngsters. And doing like all like be centered on them and stuff, so I simply need like no matter factor I do need to gown up, However I simply was on the lookout for one thing that I may similar to placed on and prefer it’s gonna be fantastic for certain. So I acquired a haunted mansion costume. I’ll hyperlink it within the present notes It’s just about only a striped gown that form of seems like a maid’s outfit and has slightly hat and it’s simply form of cute I imply, it’s like what the I feel it’s what the solid members put on originally of the journey. I feel that’s the place the costume comes from, I’m undecided. However the element that makes me so glad is that I spotted I may purchase one for our grandma and we may 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 she or he’s like borderline, she didn’t say no, however she was like very reluctant. 

Emma: She introduced it as much as me and she or he was form of like, I don’t learn about that. And I used to be like, Oh yeah, Elsie informed me. I assumed it sounded fantastic. I assumed it gave the impression of all the youngsters within the neighborhood would find it irresistible. Like I used to be attempting to hype it slightly bit. 

Elsie: She is carrying this costume and she or he’s like considered one of my kids. 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 she or he may not need to put on it. However, she’s going to, she’s going to put on it. 

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

Elsie: It’s a fairly straightforward costume to put on. I feel it’s a very good mother costume. In order that’s why I’m going to hyperlink it. If you happen to’re on the lookout for one thing that you just, like, don’t actually need to 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 kind of individuals who like, it’s like she’ll be like hesitant about one thing, after which impulsively she’s similar to into it. 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 probably the most busy trick or treating road, so I’ve like actually taken a whole lot of time to elucidate 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, once they’re accomplished, come again and assist her, which I feel they, at the least final 12 months, they beloved doing that, handing out sweet. , it’s like, it’s enjoyable to trick or deal with and get sweet, nevertheless it’s additionally form of enjoyable handy out sweet. It’s very enjoyable. You’re feeling form of highly effective since you’re handing out the sweet to all the youngsters. So anyway, I feel she’d actually like that as a result of then it’s like simply spending time together 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 12 months I acquired a few new issues. I acquired three containers of those Harry Potter-inspired candles. And I put them above our kitchen island, so I assume 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 a whole lot of pleasure. They usually’re fairly inexpensive. I truly 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 acquired 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 best way it’s within the guide. It’s like, form of like a tree with pumpkins throughout it within the guide, like an outside enormous big tree. I feel that’s perhaps too bold for me for this 12 months, nevertheless it’s positively like a dream. There’s all the time subsequent 12 months, and also you all the time need to one-up your self too, as a result of we stay in a Halloween neighborhood, and it’s essential. It’s not a contest, however, you realize what I imply? 

Emma: However it’s.

Elsie: So, anyway, that’s what I acquired new this 12 months. Do you will have 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 little thing else is gravy I assume 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 get pleasure from it extra along with his cousins. And anyway, so we’re gonna arrange a sweet station outdoors of our home ’trigger we gained’t be there handy 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 12 months since we positively gained’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. 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 acquired 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 form of like my option 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 option to like, it was exhausting to speak to him like, you need to get all of your enamel. It’s important to get the enamel within the again and behind your enamel. However now that he can prefer to see me brush the cranium’s enamel. He’s like sees you open your mouth like this lady. Somewhat dentist mannequin. Precisely. It’s precisely like slightly dentist mannequin. So his rest room 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 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 accomplished 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 might be a part of the magic this 12 months. 

Elsie: For certain. 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 will have. I feel I’m going to place mine on the porch. Like in chairs and, you realize?

Emma: Yeah, they’re hanging out. Preserve a watch 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 scorching tub, however I left him in there slightly too lengthy and he acquired 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 House Items, simply as like, mainly after the park, or prefer it acquired slightly scorching, however I wasn’t completely able to take him house but, we simply pop into House Items, and he now calls it the Spooky Retailer, so he’ll be like, we go to the Spooky Retailer, and it means House 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 little thing and saying spooky, you realize, it’s lovable. 

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 need to 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 slightly bit every single day. It’s similar to, I feel it’s extra enjoyable. It’s like, it’s simply glad. It’s like slightly one thing to sit up for every single day. After which additionally I feel my kids reply to it extra as a result of it’s like every single day one thing’s slightly totally different and so they discover that factor as an alternative of like 5 or ten issues unexpectedly 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 obsessed with all of these recipes. These are form of the one Halloween issues which might 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 really 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 may get pleasure from soup any time, however to me, it’s only a very fall time. Will need to have chili, will need to have soup, crucial to me. 

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

Emma: Okay, so how about anything 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 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 may say yours. 

Emma: Okay. Properly, I used to be additionally going to say with the chilly foam, which is form of the entire thing with that drink you can too 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 basically a syrup after which I educate you methods to mix it with half and half or heavy whipping cream if you would like it to be extra like whipped cream, however half and half is extra just like the Starbucks model. Anyway, you may learn the publish. However you may put that chilly foam on actually any chilly or scorching drink if you would like. So you can 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 evening. 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 may truly put this on a whole lot of various things.

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

Emma: She loves spices. She’s so humorous. Okay. Properly, my responsible pleasure is treasure. Halloween version is I purchased myself this LED gentle 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 12 months spherical so you can 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 slightly harassed by too many appointments. It’s similar to when you have a busy season, I really feel like I simply can’t sustain with appointments and I already get my lashes accomplished. So I do my nails at house lots, 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 house anymore, you realize, it’s like simply that form of elevates doing it, after which additionally it actually does dry your nails sooner and should you’re like me, it’s like I end my nails and I’m like, okay, I gotta look forward to them to dry, however I instantly neglect and like cuddle up in a blanket to look at 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 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 acquired one the place individuals 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 find it irresistible. 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. Properly, my final mini one is, halloween puzzles. So I simply wished to hyperlink a pair. I acquired new Halloween and Christmas puzzles this 12 months, simply to have out and do throughout the season and it’s similar to a joyful factor I feel you may by no means actually have too many puzzles since you form of can’t try this. I imply you may’t repeat them very quickly at the least. So yeah, they’re positively a very good factor to commerce when you 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 deliver puzzles too and commerce.

Elsie: However you bear in mind, like, a 12 months or two in the past whenever 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 acquired. I feel 500 items are, like, you are able to do it form of rapidly and youngsters might be concerned. And 1, 000 items is, like, good luck with that.

Emma: We additionally extremely suggest puzzle tables. We’ve talked about them previously. We each have them. It’s a good way to love when you have a much bigger puzzle, you may like transfer it round the home. So if you have to get it off your eating room desk so you may have dinner, you don’t need to mess up your puzzle.

Elsie: It’s one of the best. We’ve slightly like, spot the place our puzzles can sit, like an off the lounge desk, however then you may deliver it to, like, to the espresso desk after which deliver it again, you realize, forwards and backwards, which is the best half. And likewise, like, should you want the desk, that’s why it’s there, so as 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 will 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 a very good one. Alright, do you need to inform everybody to have a very good week?

Nova: Have a very good week!

Elsie: Thanks a lot for listening. You possibly can submit your questions at podcast@abeautifulmess.com or name our voicemail at 417-893-0011. Subsequent week we’ll be again with one other Consolation Rewatch episode and this time we might be doing Sensible Magic should you’d like to look at together with us.

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