Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What the Teacher Wore...For Halloween



Happy Halloween! I love linking up with Chandra from Teaching with Crayons and Curls for her "What the Teacher Wore" linky! And I LOVE Halloween! We have a neighborhood (adult) Halloween party and this year was a Cartoon Theme. (So, this costume is not what I wore to school for Halloween...no shorts at school!) 

I love dressing up in costume and I am a bit picky about the percentage of a costume that can be purchased. I love homemade (or at least home put-together) costumes. I am not a big fan of buying the commercial store-bought full costumes. I will buy necessary accessories, but even with my lack of sewing skills, I prefer to make them. So, when we found out the theme for this year's party, I racked my brain for cute, but original, difficult, but not impossible partner costumes. Here is a peek at our potentials:
  • Charlie Brown and Lucy (I'm glad we didn't go with this as their were two couples dressed as them.)
  • Waldo and Carmen San Diego
  • She-ra and He-man
  • Carl and Ellie
  • Wiley Coyote and Roadrunner (This was almost the winner.)
  • South Park characters
  • Cruella and a Dalmation
  • Tom and Jerry


But, in the end, we settled on Pinocchio and Geppetto.
Here we are:

Notice the knee joints and Jiminy Cricket sitting on my hat. You will get a closer look at him in a second! (It's all about the details!)



And we were to bring a ghoulish treat. Since I don't cook, there are not many things I can whip up, but I did learn how to make easy and delicious salsa once. So, the only way I knew to make chips and salsa Halloweeny was to make tortilla chips using a pumpkin, ghost, and bat cookie cutter. They turned out great!

Here is a close up of my hat. I found a little plastic cricket (or maybe a grasshopper) at Party City and made him a tiny top hat from the fabric I cut off Derek's pants and viola...Jiminy Cricket!


                           

And, low and behold...we won first place! So exciting! Second place went to the cute Darla and dentist.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

What the Teacher Wore Wednesday: SPIRIT WEEK!


I love to dress up and therefore I LOVE Spirit Week! So, this link-up with my cute friend Chandra from Teaching with Crayons and Curls is dedicated to our recent spirit week. Here is one of the posters hanging around school in promotion of the week.


Cute, right?

So, here we go. Here is my ""Merica Monday."

Then, "Team Tuesday." I had to rep my Razorbacks and one of my all time favorite players, Felix Jones!

I didn't nail Fratastic Wednesday, but I did pull off a double popped collar. ;)

Denim Thursday was a bit weird, but I threw on three denim pieces and kids thought I was a cowgirl. Okay. :/

Purple and White Friday was fun, mostly because I have purple and white polka dot shorts and we won our Homecoming game!