I have a special place in my heart for Halloween.
My mom was a bit of a stickler about having candy in the house.
As in, we ate carob bars instead of chocolate.
But on Halloween, glorious Halloween, it was a sugar-high free for all.
My brother and I got to keep every bit of the candy we earned and could eat as much as we wanted.
Because of this, I always was always especially excited about trick-or-treating at the “good houses.”
You know, the houses that have 90% chocolate in their candy bowls and are uber generous with the handfuls.
I have always wanted to be that house.
And so, I inevitably go way overboard and buy way too much candy for the roughly dozen or so trick-or-treaters we’ll get.
But, I love it.
And this year, I have a few special guests coming, my adorable two little cousins and a sweet two-year-old neighbor.
This was me and my little cousin, Amelia, at halloween last year:
This year, she’ll be dressing up as Mickey Mouse (nope, not Minnie) and her newborn sister, Eliza, will be a chili pepper. <3
So, in addition to the tons of candy I’ll be handing out, I’ve enjoyed watching scary movies and shows over the last two weeks.
“Walking Dead,” anyone?
I made spiced pumpkin seeds. And then remembered that I hate pumpkin seeds.
I made this crack candy caramel corn, cravings for which just. won’t. quit.
Hope your Halloween is awesome.
Watch “The Strangers” or “The Descent” if you’re looking for a quality scary movie.
Oh, and don’t watch them alone. ;)