Creative Halloween Costumes

Next week is going to be crazy for me. I’m attending a blog summit in California, and then I go immediately to New York City to run the marathon.

Needless to say, it’s going to be an exciting few days, but also a hectic few days, so today I tried to get a head start on my work for next week. I put my nose to the grindstone, and wrote almost a week’s worth of blog posts for NuVal, finished a freelance piece for the Pretzel Crisps blog, and started my Feel Great Weight post for next week. I also replied to a ton of emails and got my inbox down to 57 messages. I still can’t believe how much I got accomplished today. I think I blacked out.



Lunch was broken up into a few different parts today. I started with reheated spaghetti squash with meat sauce and grated Parmesan on top.

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A little while later, I snacked on a couple of Sweet Potato Spice Muffins. (The recipe will be on next week!)

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And, finally, I enjoyed an Apple Crisp Smoothie, which tasted like cold apple crisp with vanilla ice cream on top. Holy yum. I want another one! (This recipe will also be on the site next week.)



I planned to attend a yoga class this morning, but I was making some serious progress on the work front, so I decided to skip it and go to the gym later in the day.

At the gym, I did a 30-minute treadmill workout, followed by 30 minutes on the elliptical. While I was on the elliptical, I read this month’s issue of Real Simple, which included a one-page piece called 13 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on Halloween costumes, so I loved these creative and affordable ideas.

A few of my favorites: Fork in the Road, Iron Chef, and Ceiling Fan.

Fun, right?

My college roommate once pinned Smarties all over her pants for Smarty Pants, and I went to a party a few years ago where I saw a girl wearing a plastic pig nose with a blanket draped around her for Pig in a Blanket. So clever. So fun.

What’s the most creative Halloween costume you’ve ever seen?


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