Guess what I have been enjoying lately?
In giant mugs no less.
With swirls of chocolate syrup.
When I first started making these back in my sophomore year of college, I’d have one every night (no joke). Often times twice a day. Such a simple recipe:
- 1 cup milk of choice (or part milk, part water)
- Huge scoops of pumpkin
- Cinnamon and/or pie spice
- Maple syrup or sweetener
Blend and enjoy!! Best topped with whipped cream.
A Flashback Friday post?? Well…sure, why not
I know I’ve already done a Halloween costume flashback last year (in fact – it was my first Flashback Friday post!), but….I thought I’d do it again to remind you
I only have pictures of the past 5 years on this computer. But I can tell you what I’ve been!
Junior year (of high school) – Mary Kate Olsen (my friend was Ashley)
Senior year – “Taylor the Sailor”. Yes – I pinned a sign that said that to my shirt
Freshman year (of college) – a polar bear.
Sophomore year – a fairy when I visited my friend in Santa Barbara.
Night#2 at a party back at school, I was an Indian:
And an Eskimo on actual Halloween night (it was on a Tuesday that year).
And for you’re enjoyment, some pre-party getting ready dancing
Junior year – Minnie Mouse! And sporting my marathon necklace
I found my twin!!
Senior year – Indiana Jones (on the far right)
This was my first Halloween bars experience – it was crowded!!
Then I was Santa the next night. It was actually November 1st, yet still “Haloween Weekend.” We assumed people would be dressed up again. We thought wrong. It was slightly awkward….oh well!
Last year, my house braved it, and had our own party! We had a blast decorating…
Making the jungle juice….
Getting ready together…We seriously had no idea what we were getting into.
I was a gangster/mobster, by the way.
But it was lots of fun!!
The next night, I was a pumpkin when we went to the bars.
What was your best/favorite/most creative Halloween costume you’ve ever been?
I seriously come up with costume ideas a year in advance. I always have too many ideas and then know what I want to be next year. Or as I’m shopping throughout the year, I see something and think “that would be great for a costume!” That’s exactly how my Fairy (saw the dress at Walmart and thought Fairy!), Indian (saw the dress at Target and thought “Indian!”), and Minnie costumes (saw the shirt at Target and thought “Minnie!”) came to be.
In 5th grade, I was a picnic blanket. I literally had a blanket over me with plastic food, plates, and even ants glued on. I’ll find a picture and show you, I swear. I loved being “Taylor the Sailor” – got a few laughs on that one. I also loved being Indiana Jones because I love Indiana. And that whip got a few comments lol.