One Year Later…

We have officially been home-owners for a year!  We closed on October 28th last year.  And it has been a wild ride to say the least.  In celebration of the anniversary of our 30 year debt home-ownership, this week I’ll be rolling out a home tour.  I feel like the whole house is in a state of progress, so no judging too harshly.  I’ll be posting the first home tour post tomorrow, so stay tuned for that festival of rooms.

Did you all have a good weekend?  I hope you all partied til your eye balls fell out.  Aaron and I held a party to apologize to our friends for ruining Halloween last year.  Remember how I said we closed on our house on Oct 28th last year?  That was a Friday, and we planned on moving Saturday.  However, the Salvation Army couldn’t get their shiz together, and they told us we couldn’t take possession until November 3rd.  The thing is, we were renting a house in Murray.  And, we told them we would be out by the end of the month (we were SUPPOSED to close mid-October… again, the fudge-packing Salvation Army… taking 5 million days to get signatures from every member of the board on all documents).  So we had to have EVERYTHING out of the house, before November 1st.  That equated into an emergency moving session, on HALLOWEEN NIGHT.  I felt awful.  We were supposed to have a party.  So when we asked our friends to help move, they couldn’t really say they had other plans.  All year long they gave us crap about how we tricked them into helping us move.  And I felt bad, all stinking year.  So we decided to throw a Halloween Party that they wouldn’t forget.  And like that, my conscience was cleared.

I didn’t go all out on decorations.  Just a few dollar store items.

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halloween party ideas_ Halloween decorations

halloween party ideas_ Halloween decorations

halloween party ideas_ Halloween decorations

halloween party ideas_ Halloween decorations

Boat loads of food.  Mostly Pinterest inspired dishes.

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Pumpkin barfing guac (let it be known that this guac was the best batch I have ever ever ever made.)

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Swamp slime.  (I tried to do the whole “freeze a glove then use it as an ice cube”… but when I was peeling off the glove, all the fingers except the middle finger broke off.  We just went with that.  Seemed fitting.)

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You know things be gettin’ ghetto cray when you have tie the chandelier up out of the way.

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Our little 8-bit family. (Insert “awwwwww” here)

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Mushroom & 1Up: nap style

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 Some other costumes.  We have the most rad friends.

Rick & a walker  (Kami, Winner of Scariest Costume)

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halloween party ideas_ Halloween decorations

Cookie Monster (Winner of Funniest Costume)

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Teen Witch!

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halloween party ideas_ Halloween decorations

Rosie The Riv… and isn’t Taegen’s owl costume amazing?!  (Photo bomber/Uni bomber)

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halloween party ideas_ Halloween decorations

Opposites attract.  (Sara made her costume herself… talent.  Pure talent.)

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Safari Sir (Winner of best costume)

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Uni Bomber

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Tony Stark & Luigi getting their chat on.

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halloween party ideas_ Halloween decorations

halloween party ideas_ Halloween decorations

How were your Halloween parties?  Tell me all about it!

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  • http://twitter.com/MiddleClassMod Middle Class Modern

    Your dining room lends itself very well to Halloween decorations! It looks great, and like a super fun party. As the owner of a smallish, white, snuggly dog I can say with authority that yours are adorable.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thank you! Indy and Buster LOVE wearing their costumes. Maybe because it feels like a snuggly blanket? I don’t know, but it’s adorbs. I thought the damask was very Halloween-y. We hare changing it after Christmas though to match the rest of the upstairs.