Free Flow Friday 10/4/13

October is here – oh happy day!

October is seriously my favorite month and not just because my birthday happens to be in October (I’m getting too old to revel in those celebrations, but age is just a state of mind right?) I happen to love October because Fall is my favorite season, but most importantly: Halloween.

Anyone who knows me knows of my adoration for Halloween. I mean, one look at my year-round decor in my apartment and you’ll know I’m a little kooky for it. Skulls, ghosts, black cats, cemeteries…I’m obsessed with it all and honestly I have no idea why. It’s been this way since I’ve been old enough to remember.

Fellowship of the Vegetable Halloween Bookcase

I have a theory that because it was the first holiday I ever experienced, even if I was only 21 days old at the time, that it holds a special place in my heart. Halloween brings back so many special memories for me: dressing up as a kid and running around the neighborhood with my friends to fill up a pillowcase with free candy (come on, FREE CANDY!), flexing my craft muscles to put together costumes and decorating a table with my Halloween town.

Fellowship of the Vegetable Costumes

Some past costumes: Dead Secretary, Anime Butterfly Girl & Khaleesi

My fondest memory though is getting back to my childhood home after a night of trick-or-treating with my brothers and dumping our stashes in front of us to start the trading game. I’ll take two fun sized candy bars for 4 boxes of Nerds please. And then once the negotiations were over, trying to find the best hiding place for your candy because someone was sure to try to steal some of it while you were sleeping!

It’s such a silly holiday but I still adore it. I love the mystery that surrounds it, but also the nostalgia it conjures of younger, more innocent days.

I’m still trying to figure out what my costume will be this year. I have an amazing idea for my dog Henry, but no solid plan for myself yet.

What do you plan on dressing up as this year??


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