Show and Tell: COSTUMES!!

What perfect timing for this Show and Tell linkup with Andrea over at momfessionals! The topic this week is Halloween costumes. I’m pretty sure this is one of my favorite topics on the Show and Tell list this year.

We love Halloween. We love costume parties. We love it all. I mean, we have a costume closet. And it’s awesome. So I’ve got too many plenty of costume pictures to share, but I’m going to keep this one short and sweet and just share my favorite “turning point” costume that I wore two years ago – which marked my final Halloween before I became a mom.

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Our Costume Closet!

As our family continues to grow, the need for more house space continues to grow as well. But since we are not moving into a bigger house (yet), we need to get creative with the space that we have. Some sacrifices are necessary (office space now in the garage), some moving is necessary (Hayden to the bigger room downstairs), some creative thinking is necessary (hello, cat closet!), and some purging is necessary (good bye, certain furniture and boxes and bags of “stuff”). But some things never change, and one of those things is that the Parkinson household has and will always have a costume closet. I have big dreams that later in life (when we live in a huge waterfront mansion, of course), I will have an entire room dedicated to our costumes – I envision a Hollywood dressing room type of room, complete with full length mirrors, lights, display shelves, comfy seating, etc. But for now, in our suburban family home, it is a costume closet. And it is finally organized and put together!  Continue reading