And because of Fact #5, she is the PERFECT co-host this month!
Take a look at Andrea’s family in Halloween costumes past…
And here are a few pics from the Shull family’s previous Halloweens.
So, we’re in our pjs, hanging out and talking Halloween…here’s what we’re saying…
What are our kids going to be for Halloween this year?
Me: Kensington is going to be a witch (because she basically just wants to walk around with a broom) and Smith is going to be Iron Man. Again.
Andrea: We’re going to be a family of bees.
(This is why you don’t even try and compete with Andrea…my kids are a random mess and her entire family is going to be dressed as bees!)
When I press her for more family costume ideas, Andrea turns to Pinterest for some inspiration…
…seriously, what did we do before Pinterest???
What are our favorite Halloween traditions with our families?
Me: I love making Halloween treats with my kids in the kitchen and then taking them trick or treating around our neighborhood!
love it all! Love decorating, dressing
up, trick-or-treating, etc. But I think my favorite tradition is our Bible
Fellowship group’s harvest party. I love
seeing the kiddos in their costumes, getting to hang out with all my besties
and of course, getting to sample AMAZING crock pot soups and chilis.
Do we eat dinner before or after trick or treating?
Me: We always eat either chili or soup before we head out…and then we come back and fill up on candy!
usually get home from school, play for a while and eat dinner. After dinner, we get dressed and ready to
What are some Halloween traditions you have with your family?
Me: The kids get their Halloween pjs each year on the day we decorate the house for fall (end of August). They wear those jammies every night :). We also eat off of Pottery Barn’s cute little Halloween plates, we carve pumpkins, we take walks at night and look at everyone’s Jack-o-lanterns and we make lots of yummy treats.
October we carve pumpkins, do Halloween crafts, eat on our special Halloween
plates all month, and visit the pumpkin patch.
On Halloween morning, I usually do something fun for breakfast like
chocolate chip pancakes and after trick-or-treating we watch The Great Pumpkin
Now…let’s talk about Halloween parties…Andrea is the Queen Bee (pun intended) of Halloween parties! Take a look at a party she hosted two years ago…
I asked Andrea how she decorated her house for Halloween and she said, “over the top!”. Yup. She even has a black Christmas tree with Halloween ornaments…
And of course, it wouldn’t be one of my pj parties if we didn’t talk about food!
Good food makes a Halloween party! Here are some of our favorite treats to go along with your tricks…
until college (GASP!) and then it was mainly just mascara. My very favorite cosmetic (and I’m not even
sure if this qualifies) is Burts Bees Lip Shimmer. It has enough color (for me at least), feels
great and looks fantastic with a gloss over top.
type this, but I LOVE Noxema face wash.
I use it every night and I love the smell, feel, tingle – everything.
watch way too much TV and I watch all kinds of stuff. I’m a big fan of the Real Housewives (of
anything!), love The Amazing Race and look forward to Scandal every week. I “may” also be counting down the days until
the return of Downton Abbey.
Banff, Alberta… but a close second was when we went to The Homestead when I was
pregnant with Mason.
Hunter Wellies, Uggs, etc.) and my current favorite boot are by BedStu
is Fall Mood by Revlon. It’s sparkly and
goes well with the scarves and boots I’m starting to pull out of the closet.
Friends Wedding… oh, and Bridget Jones Diary J
may come as a surprise (Shay says I’m quirky – hahaha), but I love historical
fiction by Ken Follett. Pillars of the Earth and World Without were AMAZING, I
read Fall of Giants last fall and am currently in the middle of Winter of the
World. His books are BEASTS (like 900+
pages), but are sooooooooo well written.
mint chocolate chunk from Ben and Jerrys.
I teach) that I look like Carly Rae Jepsen… so, based on looks, I guess it
would have to be her. The other one I
get a lot is Zooey Deschanel. Pretty
much anyone with long dark hair and bangs J
long… but I DESPISE putting them away.
about my “quirkiness”… but you might not know that in Middle School I was on a
“Battle of the Books” team. We had to
read this long list of books and then compete against other teams to answer
questions (and name the authors) about the books on the list. It was super intense and competitive and we
won the championship battle. I looked
for a picture of me wearing my oversized battle of the books t-shirt with the
knot on the side and AWESOME glow in the dark glitter retainer holding our book
trophy, but I couldn’t find one. You’ll
have to just trust me that it was amazing. J
She does my cards every year!