Easy Valentine's Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

In addition to the delicious Valentine's Day Goodies we had at our Valentine’s party yesterday, I also got Sugarplum back in her Halloween costume (which I vowed to do months ago after I was ...more

Halloween Costume Contest at work

The boss told us we could dress up for Halloween and there would be costume judging,but,I still can't make my mind up what to be. I looked around in the dollar store today.I looked at Groucho Marx glasses. I looked at princess crowns. I looked at fairy princess wings. I don't know .She said we could wear a halloween t shirt so maybe that's the route I will go.The prize will be a gift card....more

make-me-up costume ideas

It's that time again... the one day a year we can all play dress up in public. Because I will be in training all day and will be getting home pretty late, I am thinking about going simple with my costume this year. Actually, I've gone simple with my costume the last 5yrs, but who's counting. ...more

The 5 Best Bosses to Dress Up As on Halloween

As the CEO of my own company, it’s nice to be able to switch it up on Halloween each year and dress up in an outfit that’s less like a boss and more like a superhero. But while this is my own personal preference, I know there are plenty of infamous bosses, both on TV and in the movies, who have an incredible sense of style that’s easy to emulate and instantly recognizable. If you’re still looking for a last minute costume for the office, try dressing up as one of these fearless (and in some cases, fearsome) leaders!Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)...more

Can a Feminist Mama Let Her Daughter Wear a Pink, Frilly Costume?

It’s almost Halloween, the time of year when ladies dress up as “Sexy SpongeBob,” and little girls have costume options that are in no way weather appropriate. (It’s OCTOBER, you guys. You know what’s not sexy? Frostbite.) But I have decided to let my daughter be whatever she wants this year, even if it’s pink and frilly and makes me gag. ...more
I think your daughter will be a-ok with a strong mama like you! And at some point, she'll grow ...more

Why did it have to be costumes?!

I did see the innocuous little line slipped unobtrusively into the middle of the e-mail invitation for my sister's "not-quite-40" birthday gathering a few years ago - the line that read, innocently enough, "After confirmation of your attendance, you will receive further information regarding the event." Sure, I SAW it, but I guess my eyes skimmed right past it. And why wouldn't they? After all, the date, time, and place for the party were all provided within the rest of the e-mail's wording, so what more could I need to know that would be of any real import? ...more
Thanks so much for the share! :)more

Making A Burlesque Costume For Practically Nothing

Hip wrap with fringe and coins.  More photos on page 2. Let me start with saying I'm a big beautiful woman, so buying this off the rack just isn't going to happen for me. I have to modify everything anyway so why not make it myself in my favorite colors?...more

A Halloween Costume Nightmare

This is an update to my previous post The Halloween Overachiever.When I last wrote, I was beginning to feel the stress of another Halloween. In fact, I was already doubting whether I could actually pull off my daughter’s costume this year. This stress lasted all the way up until the last second when I finally had to put it on her....more

4 Fun Halloween Costume Ideas

I have six days to come up with a costume before we head to Tallahassee to visit our friends at FSU and go to a Halloween party. In my quest to procrastinate as much as possible when it comes to my internship work, I present to you my costume ideas for Halloween 2011. ...more
When I was in NYC for BlogHer Writers I bought THE Mary Poppins umbrella at the Disney store. ...more

Viral Meme: We’re a Culture, Not a Costume

Racist Halloween costumes are nothing new, and neither are the pleas to stop them. But never underestimate the power of the Internet. This week a series of posters with the tagline “We’re a Culture, Not a Costume” has gone viral. The images, featuring a Middle Eastern man, an Asian woman, a Black woman, and a Latino man each holding a photo of a derogatory ethnic costume, were created by a group of ten college students at Ohio University....more
I don't get upset when people want to be Jewish for a day.  I have seen people wearing yarmulkes ...more