November 30, 2023


Science Of Woman

Episode #204: Halloween Favorites – A Stunning Mess

37 min read

It’s October and which means Halloween time!!! It’s one in all our favourite holidays, so right now 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 films – Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies and Megan

Favourite Halloween costume:

Emma – Household Zoolander

Elsie – Beetlejuice

Elsie’s Haunted Mansion costume

Favourite Halloween ornament:

Emma – Skeletons and bats

Elsie – Harry Potter-inspired candles and black Christmas tree

Halloween traditions:

Emma – Soup and film night time

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

Responsible Pleasure Treasure (Halloween addition):

Emma – LED light nail lamp

Elsie – Pumpkin cream chilly brew and Halloween puzzles

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Episode 204 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to the Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. It’s October, and which means it’s Halloween time. It’s one in all our favourite holidays, so right now we’re discussing all issues Halloween. Halloween favorites episode. I really like this subject. That is most likely my favourite subject we’ve accomplished shortly.

Emma: Yeah, Halloween’s the most effective. 

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

Emma: This and Christmas, the most effective time of yr. Sure. So, earlier than we get into Halloween, I believed I’d give a bit replace. So, again in episode 185, I talked a bit 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 over time, 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 pals who had accomplished it. I had heard about it, I’d seen it in films, and I’d heard this one actually nice podcast about it. Anyway, that was over 5 months in the past, and I believe I’ve solely bitten my nails, like, a couple of times since then, like, solely as soon as that I can bear in mind. So it’s virtually been half a yr. 

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

Emma: I type of simply forgot. Like, I used to be feeling a bit social nervousness, and that’s one of many instances that I’ll chew my nails prior to now was a bit little bit of, any type of nervousness, it doesn’t need to be social, however like. 

Elsie: Yeah. I do 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 identical to my very own little tick. You understand what I imply? As a result of I’ve accomplished it round you earlier than. I don’t know. It’s identical to a, I believe nervousness is type 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 prior to now. Additionally, after that podcast got here out, I made a decision to jot down a weblog publish about it so I can hyperlink that within the present notes the place I like 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, in search of a strategy to, like, get out of a behavior or simply change your mindset about one thing that you simply really feel caught in, I believe it’s one thing to attempt. For me, I believed it was very a lot simply, like, a personalized meditation, and I’m shocked at how effectively it labored. I actually didn’t count on, like I hoped that it could work. I used to be very open to it working, however I didn’t actually really feel like this is able to for positive work or I’d have tried it years earlier than, you realize?

Elsie: I can’t wait to attempt it. I nonetheless haven’t accomplished it. However ever since I learn your weblog publish, I’ve been planning to e book 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 so often you simply have a factor that you simply really feel like type of down about your self, or identical to, habits you are feeling caught in, stuff you really feel caught in, mindsets you may 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 may be one thing to attempt. Yeah, it labored for me. Possibly it may be just right for you. Possibly it received’t be just right for you I don’t know, however I simply thought I’d give an replace as a result of I really am shocked at how effectively it labored and It makes me blissful 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 instances 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 burdened me out and it made me really feel like, oh, you don’t have your life collectively. Have a look at you, you possibly can’t even cease biting your nails like a child. You understand, like I’d simply do that in my thoughts, like, you suck because of this. And I simply don’t have that anymore. I don’t fear about that anymore. And it’s very nice. It’s identical to one much less factor that I beat myself up about. And it actually wasn’t an enormous deal. Like, it was a bit, I felt nervous to do the hypnosis. I didn’t know if it could 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 making an attempt? 

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

Emma: Yeah, I did. Anyway, it’s been very optimistic. So, there you go. A bit 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 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 could, like, break it should you bought an excessive amount of of it. I don’t know. You understand how should you eat a bit an excessive amount of cake, you’re at all times like, dang it, I actually shouldn’t not eaten the previous few bites, it was an excessive amount of, you realize? Possibly nobody else will sit with me. Anyway, perhaps it could be like that. I don’t know. Trigger you at all times need the proper quantity, you realize? 

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

Elsie: That’s a good suggestion. Yeah. I believe that I’m going too exhausting on every 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 let you know as your buddy, it’s enjoyable for me!

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

Emma: Okay, so, I used to be serious about this, and like, our childhood, it was undoubtedly a mixture of church Halloween stuff, which was not likely 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 mother and father would take us trick or treating, or I bear in mind going to love the Spooktacular at our zoo on the town, like issues like that. So it was an actual combine. I don’t really feel like our mother and father have been like, completely no Halloween, however we did go to church buildings the place it was not so Halloween-friendly.

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

Emma: Nicely, I used to be simply gonna say I beloved that our mother and father, no less than after we have been older, have been I bear in mind. Which might have been sufficiently old to, like, use craft gadgets, you realize. They have been very, like, make your personal Halloween costume. Like, go downstairs, there’s all this cloth stuff our mother used to stitch. She nonetheless sews, and there was simply, like, stuff round. And it was like, make no matter you need. You understand, 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 identical 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 recollections of like, taking a look at my closet and being like, what may I, what sort of particular person may I be from these items, you realize? And I bear in mind one yr making a tennis outfit, I wasn’t a child who performed tennis, so this was to me like a Halloween costume, 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 yr, 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 cloth and a ton of glue and a ton of glitter, a lot in order that it was, like, nonetheless very moist after I put it on. And it didn’t persist with my face or something, however I simply bear in mind pondering, 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 selfmade, very, I don’t know, small-town Halloween. Feels very basic to me in all the most effective methods. 

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

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

Elsie: Okay, effectively, 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, and so they have a Halloween parade, and the youngsters, when Marigold heard in regards to the Halloween parade, she was like, on a fuckin Hearth! Like, so excited. 

Emma: Lady loves a parade. 

Elsie: So, it’s very particular, and yeah, I actually love that. I’ll always remember the primary one, and yeah, it’s very thrilling. After which, yeah, I’d simply say, like, my favourite, I believe my favourite Halloween recollections are extra from now than from after I was a child, by the best way. I wish to form of blow my child’s minds. So, like, you realize, 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 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 form of high-effort issues that, like, I’d do, like, whereas they’re in school, however then once they come house, I can, like, blow their thoughts. That brings me lots of pleasure at this age, and it’s form 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 lots. 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, you realize, Halloween sweet and like no matter, however these are my favourite by a mile, love them. 

Emma: Yeah, I’m undoubtedly a chocolate particular person. I really like gummy sweet, too, and, like, bitter sweet, but when I’ve to choose one, it’s chocolate for me. Yeah. So, yeah, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups which 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 essentially the most scrumptious ones. 

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

Elsie: Yeah, until, like, it’s not exhausting chocolate. It’s, like, very smooth. 

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

Elsie: I really like popcorn balls. I’m glad you could have that recipe on the weblog. I believe 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 most effective 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 related. So I really like popcorn balls and for no matter cause, Halloween and Fall is just like the time of yr to me for a popcorn ball, although you might undoubtedly make them anytime. I additionally love caramel apples. I choose 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 really like pet chow. Some individuals name it Muddy Buddies, I believe it’s a regional factor. The place I’m from, we name it pet chow. But it surely’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 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 principally. So anyway, yeah, and I’ve made a batch just lately and introduced it over to e book membership and it bought devoured So I used to be very blissful 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 blissful. Okay, I need to talk about your opinion about full-size sweet bars as a result of, okay, so I at all times grew up pondering that should you have been a home that gave out full-size sweet bars, you could have actually made it in life. And that you’re like the highest tier rich wealthy particular person and in addition very beneficiant, form, and superb. And so this yr, I’ve by no means accomplished it by the best way, and so this yr, I used to be like trying up how a lot wouldn’t it value, and I used to be like, oh, that’s advantageous, I’ll do it. So I advised Nova, I used to be like, this yr we’re gonna have large sweet bars at our home. And I believed she can 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 totally different. So I believe I’m truly not going to do it now. Possibly 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 believe. 

Emma: Yeah, and lots of instances the packaging has, like, a bit bat or a bit monster. You understand, they package deal 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 type of enjoyable. I see what Nova’s saying, however I need to strongly disagree. I’d very very similar to to obtain a large-sized sweet bar versus a fun-sized one, personally. However, that’s cute. 

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

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

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

Emma: I imply, we’re doing effectively, 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 one million different ones that, like, I additionally love. My favourite youngsters one, I used to be pondering of placing Hocus Pocus, however since we simply did the rewatch, I believed I’d be authentic and distinctive and say The Adams Household as a result of I additionally equally love the unique Adam’s Household is de facto good, and the Adam’s Household Values can also be a bit little bit of, like, extra enjoyable to observe 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 yr. But it surely was actually cute, and I actually preferred it, and I’d 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’d simply say it’s totally different. I’m a really, like, love a franchise, blissful to have a lot of choices type 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 believe it’s subsequent week. 

Emma: All proper. Yeah. And I really like Sensible Magic. I’d watch it any time of yr, however I do suppose because it’s about witches, it’s nice for the Halloween season, the spooky season. After which type of for teenagers, however type of for adults, I actually love all of the Harry Potter and identical to, decide 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 instances. And a few are extra kid-friendly than others. You understand, it will get lots 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 effectively.

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

Emma: Yeah, and within the books, like, it’s at all times a faculty yr, so that they at all times have each. They at all times have Halloween and Christmas. However a number of the films function, relying on what the plot is, you realize.

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

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

Emma: Yeah, and I believe, too, like, anybody who reads lots or watches, you realize, like, should you devour lots of tales, then you definitely additionally type of know when there’s a protracted 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 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 believe should you’re anticipating, I don’t know, one thing else, then it may not be. Anyway, these are a few of my favourite films.

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

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 named Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies. And it’s form of like a trapped-in-a-house whodunit kind of scenario. Actually good ending, a extremely good film, actually humorous. You’d 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 need to, like, throw it in there as a result of it’s enjoyable, and it’s, it’s cute. 

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

Elsie: After which the opposite one is Megan, which is sort of a robotic horror film. It’s form of within the vein of Chucky. She’s like a Robotic doll, and that’s actually all you might want to know. It’s actually humorous trying. It took me a very long time to get my husband to observe it with me as a result of he’s a snob. And I really feel like I’ve mentioned that the final two episodes, like, perhaps two, one too many instances, 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 a bit scary. Alongside the identical traces as Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies, you’d solely watch it as soon as just about for positive, nevertheless it’s identical 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 accomplished thus far was after we did Household Zoolander. So, Oscar was tiny, tiny, he was born in June and this was his first Halloween, so he was itty bitty. And the entire time I used to be pregnant, at any time when I’d really feel down in any respect, I’d suppose, What ought to my child be for Halloween? As a result of it was only a manner, it’s only a factor I do to love, type 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 in regards to the trend business. So anyway, he was tiny Derek Zoolander. I used to be Hansel and Trey was the unhealthy 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 must 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 comfy outfit for, he was very a lot an toddler nonetheless. So, it was very comfy 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. But it surely was largely simply stuff from our closets. After which Trey’s was totally from Amazon. 

Elsie: I believed you actually nailed it. I believed that you simply actually nailed it. It was actually humorous. I really 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, you realize, 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 believe she’ll suppose it’s actually humorous that I dressed her as that when she was like 4 years outdated. 

Emma: I believe it had a tie and he or she 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 sporting not bow ties however like a males’s necktie with velcro. She had a few these from varied costumes that she would simply put on with every thing for some time. So it was cute. 

Truthfully, it is 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 a bit little bit of menswear. It’s cute. 

Elsie: Oh wait, I need to share my costume this yr. Okay, so I made a decision I’m simply going for like a easy costume as a result of yearly I really feel like if you find yourself a mother on actual Halloween you’re largely nervous 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 in search of one thing that I may identical to placed on and prefer it’s gonna be advantageous 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 like a maid’s outfit and has a bit hat and it’s simply type of cute I imply, it’s like what the I believe it’s what the solid members put on in the beginning of the trip. I believe that’s the place the costume comes from, I’m undecided. However the element that makes me so blissful 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 appeared like all the youngsters within the neighborhood would adore it. Like I used to be making an attempt to hype it a bit bit. 

Elsie: She is sporting this costume and he or she’s like one in all 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 he or she may not need to put on it. However, she is going to, she is going to put on it. 

Emma: We now have introduced the sweet. We now have introduced the costume. You might be doing it. 

Elsie: It’s a reasonably simple costume to put on. I believe it’s a superb mother costume. In order that’s why I’m going to hyperlink it. In the event you’re in search of one thing that you simply, 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 abruptly she’s identical to into it. You understand what I imply? I don’t know. 

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

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

Elsie: Okay, so this yr I bought a few new issues. I bought three packing containers of those Harry Potter-inspired candles. And I put them above our kitchen island, so I suppose it’s like 36 of them. I believe one was damaged, however yeah 35. Fairly shut. They’re a lot enjoyable. They’re bringing us lots of pleasure. And so they’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 bought a black Christmas tree, a Halloween tree, and I actually just like the Ray Bradbury Halloween tree e book. So I like wished, I need to do like his mini Halloween. I would love to do an enormous tree with the lanterns the best way it’s within the e book. It’s like, type of like a tree with pumpkins throughout it within the e book, like an outside large large tree. I believe that’s perhaps too formidable for me for this yr, nevertheless it’s undoubtedly like a dream. There’s at all times subsequent yr, and also you at all times 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 bought new this yr. Do you could 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 every thing else is gravy I suppose after that to me. However I’m gonna do one thing this yr ’trigger we’re planning to come back trick or deal with in your neighborhood. I believe Oscar will simply take pleasure in it extra along with his cousins. And anyway, so we’re gonna arrange a sweet station outdoors of our home ’trigger we received’t be there at hand out sweet. So I’m gonna do one thing with the skeletons the place they’re type of across the sweet. I used to be pondering 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 yr since we undoubtedly received’t be round at hand 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 additional enthusiastic about it. Received 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 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 strategy 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 strategy to like, it was exhausting to speak to him like, you need to get all of your enamel. You must 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. A bit dentist mannequin. Precisely. It’s precisely like a bit 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’ll most likely transfer round the home and not likely be, I’m not going to pose them in methods the place they’ve to love keep. Which I’ve accomplished prior to now. I’m going to pose them in methods the place he can mess with them. As a result of I do know he’ll. And that might be a part of the magic this yr. 

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

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

Elsie: Very joyful. Very, very joyful. Oh yeah, final yr I put, or perhaps the yr earlier than, I put one in all them in my pool within the sizzling tub, however I left him in there a bit too lengthy and he bought a bit 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, principally after the park, or prefer it bought a bit sizzling, 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 identical to strolling up and down the Halloween ornament aisles, and like, simply take a look at stuff, principally. 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 identical to, oh my gosh, that little toddler’s pointing at every thing and saying spooky, you realize, it’s lovely. 

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 need to be Halloween night time, simply usually the season.

Elsie: Okay. So I’ve already talked about that I like to embellish for like a stable two weeks. It’s like a bit bit on daily basis. It’s identical to, I believe it’s extra enjoyable. It’s like, it’s simply blissful. It’s like a bit one thing to sit up for on daily basis. After which additionally I believe my kids reply to it extra as a result of it’s like on daily basis one thing’s a bit 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 keen about all of these recipes. These are type of the one Halloween issues which might be a should for me. 

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

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

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

Elsie: Nope. 

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

Elsie: Okay. So, my responsible pleasure treasure is the pumpkin cream chilly brew, which Emma simply wrote the recipe for it on our weblog, and it’s my favourite. Starbucks drink for fall. I believe it’s so good. I imply, I like Pumpkin Spice Latte, however I solely 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. Nicely, I used to be additionally going to say with the chilly foam, which is type of the entire thing with that drink you may also put it on different drinks as a result of after I made the recipe, it’s type of like for my recipe, there are totally different ones on the market, however the one which’s on our web site, it’s primarily a syrup after which I train you tips on how 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 publish. However you possibly can put that chilly foam on actually any chilly or sizzling drink if you need. So you might make an Irish espresso that has this pumpkin chilly foam on prime. Or like, I’ll make a tea latte, like an iced tea latte, as a result of I actually solely do espresso a couple of times a day, twice on the most. And I don’t even 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 night time. So I type of like placing this on prime of different issues simply to make them a bit extra seasonal. So anyway, it’s simply type of a bit 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 beloved it. 

Emma: She loves spices. She’s so humorous. Okay. Nicely, my responsible pleasure is treasure. Halloween version is I purchased myself this LED mild nail lamp. It’s like on the spa the place you set your hand in there and it activates. So I purchased one for my home and I’ve like a bit extension twine that I pull out and plugin in order that I can like sit in entrance of my TV at my espresso desk and do my nails and watch a film and It’s not Halloween version all yr spherical so you might use this on a regular basis, however I’ve used it for my Halloween manicure house manicure as a result of I like to get a manicure out, however I typically get a bit burdened by too many appointments. It’s identical 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 actually suppose the LED lamp makes an enormous distinction. One, it’s identical 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 type of elevates doing it, after which additionally it actually does dry your nails quicker and should you’re like me, it’s like I end my nails and I’m like, okay, I gotta await them to dry, however I instantly overlook 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 suppose 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 evaluations and bought 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 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. Nicely, my final mini one is, halloween puzzles. So I simply wished to hyperlink a pair. I bought new Halloween and Christmas puzzles this yr, simply to have out and do through the season and it’s identical to a joyful factor I believe 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 no less than. So yeah, they’re undoubtedly a superb factor to commerce when you have a puzzle buddy.

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 yr 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 bought. I believe 500 items are, like, you are able to do it type of shortly and children will be concerned. And 1, 000 items is, like, good luck with that.

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

Elsie: It’s the most effective. We now have a bit 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, you realize, backwards and forwards, which is the best half. And in addition, like, should you want the desk, that’s why it’s there, in an effort to, like, transfer it with out ruining your puzzle.

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

Elsie: All proper, Nova, what do you could 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 superb one. Alright, do you need to inform everybody to have a superb week?

Nova: Have a superb 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 might be doing Sensible Magic should you’d like to observe together with us.

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