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Monday, October 24, 2011

Dressing Up for Halloween

         Some of you, especially those of you with children, might be thinking of shopping for Halloween costumes these days.  Maybe you've already bought something.  Some will choose to be creative and make the costumes yourself or patch something together from things you have lying around the house.  Pumpkins and Halloween decorations are all over the stores.  It's kind of difficult not to notice that Halloween will soon be here.

          I won't be dressing up for that festive day, but I have been dressing up--or dressing down--my blog of late.  Over the last few weeks we've looked at some of the changes and you readers have been giving me some fine feedback.   I've done some major blog cleaning, split up into multiple blogs, and you may have noticed a new header design.

         I've altered the color scheme of my header and removed the reference to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.  After all this is where the Challenge started, but now it's got a new home.  If you haven't visited the A to Z Blog and become a follower I hope you will do so today.   News about the Challenge should start coming in soon and I don't want anyone to miss it.

          Tossing It Out may have a new header with a new slogan--Juggling words and phrases--but the blog content will remain pretty much the same.   Although now if I write anything about dreams it will most likely appear on A Faraway View (my dream blog).   I will still include some memoir material on this blog, but some of that will now be diverted to the memoir blog Wrote By Rote.

          Speaking of which, Susan Kane of thecontemplativecat challenged me a while back to write a blog post about adventuresome food.   I decided to delay this challenge to deliver as a Halloween post.  It's not really all that related to Halloween, but there was just something about the topic that made me think the post would be appropriate then.  I'll be posting this story coming this Friday October 28.

           On Wednesday October 26,  I'll be visited with a guest post by Stephanie Campbell who hosted me earlier on her blog So You Want to Be a Writer?.  Stephanie's got a special Halloween story that features characters from her latest book Poachers.  Don't miss this fun little tale and say hello to Stephanie.

           In the upcoming week I may be more lax than usual making rounds to visit your blogs since I'm here in Tennessee and may not be on the computer as much.  Next Monday, which is Halloween, I'll be back to normal--kind of.  What the heck is normal anyway?

             Are you dressing up for Halloween?   What are the hot costumes this year?  Have you linked to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Blog yet to encourage your readers to join up?

         

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33 comments:

  1. I won't be dessing up for halloween, but will enjoy the children tricking and treating.
    Hope your new sites go well.

    Yvonne.

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  2. I won't be dressing up either. I'm not much into dressing up, but I don't mind watching everyone else who has. I planned on linking to the A-Z blog on my next post, which hopefully will be tonight. Enjoy your week, Lee.

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  3. I haven't dressed up in years. I think I was a zombie last time I attended a Halloween party.

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  4. You have a new home for the A to Z? Hopping over...

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  5. I'm not sure if I'm going to be dressing up or not this year. All our Halloween parties will be on Saturday so I only have five days or so to get a costume and to be honest I don't think it's something I can afford right now. Good luck to anyone who is dressing up though, I know it's tough sometimes to get your costumes perfect!

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  6. I'm not sure if I'm going to be dressing up or not this year. All our Halloween parties will be on Saturday so I only have five days or so to get a costume and to be honest I don't think it's something I can afford right now. Good luck to anyone who is dressing up though, I know it's tough sometimes to get your costumes perfect!

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  7. Man, you are one blogging Bonanza! Mmm, no, won't be dressing up for Halloween, but I do enjoy the holiday.

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  8. My costume of choice the past twenty years has been Brandon Lee's The Crow. Even dressed up one of our teenage foster kids as The Crow. She thought it was a hoot!

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  9. Nope, not dressing up this halloween. We'll be getting a meal out and seeing a film, though.

    Our cats protection society is trying to promote awareness and understanding of black cats which get a bad press and don't get adopted as often as other cats.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by. Here in TN and everything is beautiful. Gonna be helping my sister to move in to today.

    Lee

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  11. Favorite costume was when I went as a black widow spider. Sheer black hose, high heels, black leotard with red hourglass on the tummy and two extra sets of legs sewn on and strung on fishline. The little black hat with the veil was the perfect finishing touch.

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  12. Adults don't tend to dress up here in England which is a shame. Even my kids, at 15, are too old to go trick-or-treating now.

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  13. I am dressing up for Halloween. Though I keep it quite simple, I always do.

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  14. It's great to make changes sometimes. I like the header.

    And I'm still trying to figure out my Halloween costume. Time is running out...

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  15. How great that the A-Z Challenge has its own home now, I will definitely have to check that out. April seems so far away now but I know time will fly by as usual.

    I love Halloween but I haven't dressed up in ages. I always love seeing all the kids in their costumes though.

    Hope you have a wonderful time in Tennessee. :)

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  16. We had to dress as book characters for work recently. I was Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Good thing I have a bowler hat and false eyelashes just laying around. For Halloween I'm juts making a weird collage mask from old book jackets.

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  17. Oh my goodness...!! I've been so busy with everything around (kids falling sick & so on) that I've not read your blog for quite awhile - actually...I've not been reading anyone's blog for quite awhile...

    Looks like I missed out quite alot...

    Will drop by your other blogs now to take a look...

    Graywolfie
    http://graywolfie.andrewandgrace.net

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  18. I haven't dressed for Halloween in years, but the last time I/we did, my husband and I went as a twin lobster special...complete with claws. It was a blast!

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  19. BOIDMAN ~
    Yeah, I'm dressing up for Halloween this year. I'm going as a "Curmudgeon" but I haven't got a thing to wear.

    What, exactly, does a curmudgeon look like?

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  20. I rarely dress up for Halloween.

    I'm on my way to the A to Z blog....

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  21. So many festive people out there. I'll be keeping Halloween simple I'm sure. We unloaded my sister's stuff from the rental truck today. Tomorrow we'll set everything up and unpack the boxes.

    Lee

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  22. I used to dress up but since I became a mom I get to just dress up the kids and that's it. I think last year I wore a halo.
    Blessings, Joanne

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  23. Sadly we're past dressing up--the kids are teens now.But I LOVE when the kids come to the door--all those imaginative costumes. It's a favorite time of year for me. :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  24. I also enjoy seeing all of the trick-or-treaters in their costumes. Good luck with all of your blogs, and your sister is lucky to have you! Julie

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  25. Halloween is barely a children's holiday in New Zealand, so no dressing up for me. Love your new tagline. "Juggling words and phrases." I launched a new blog too, and I am hosting my first giveaway. Stop by if you get a chance.

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  26. Not dressing up, but planning on celebrating with lots of candy! :)

    Have a good one Lee!

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  27. Thanks for the mention! I am ready for yuh, cowboy!
    I may actually dress up this year. For years, I have not, but heck! why not?
    Being pretty creative, I will come up with something.
    Hot outfits for this year? I have it on good authority (grandkids) it is Harry Potter characters, Zombies, Robots, and witches. The witches must be cute, though, 'Sunshine' told me.

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  28. hey there! The last time I dressed up for halloween, I was a hooker. I mean, I dressed up as a hooker. Maybe, I never recovered from the trauma of that night, because I've never worn a costume since.
    Good luck getting thing sorted out. It's not easy...

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  29. not dressing this year but litle man is

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  30. I haven't dressed in costume since my daughter-in-law talked me into taking a tap dance class with her and I ended up in a recital in a short red fru fru thing with fringes and sequins. Oh, the trauma of it all.

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  31. Sounds like we're running the gamut from dressing up to not. Just so you have a happy safe Halloween.

    Still helping my sister get settled in to her new place and visiting family with very limited computer access available. My ability to make visiting rounds has been severely limited.

    Lee

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  32. I've never experienced Halloween, but I'd like to, it seems like great fun and wouldn't mind going trick or treating, although I doubt I could pass for a kid :))

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