Our house loves Halloween. I’m almost embarrassed to say that we count down to it much like we count down to Christmas. (I promise that this year, we’re going to really talk about the meaning of Christmas with the littles!)

With the excitement comes decorations. We’ve already set up our Halloween mantle again, and our Halloween tree is ready to go on the porch.

We also love dressing up. Our first Halloween together, Math Man and I dressed as Jack and Jill – complete with broken heads and bruised faces. Math Man even used an old, fake bone and made it look like his shoulder had not only popped out of socket but out of the skin as well. Ew.

Since then, we’ve been pirates. We’ve been a baker and an oven (that’s how we announced our news about expecting the Animal). Last year, we were super heroes.

Every year, Miss Sassy Pants tries to out do the year before. Last week, she came out with funky lips that made her look like what she considered Elsa from Frozen. I thought they looked more like a zombie’s lips. That inspired us to look at the makeup we had on hand to create a zombie-like look.

Watch as Miss Sassy Pants uses the shadows, lip glosses, and other items we already have on hand to give me a Halloween makeup makeover!

What ways do you use what you have on hand for Halloween costumes?


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