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Halloween Memories and Fun Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner, and I’ll be dressing up the pups this year. I am sharing today some of my favorite Halloween memories!

Gibson, after being spared last year, from dressing up, is ready to get back into the Ewok zone.

“Princess Truffles” is now “Princess Leia” 🙂

Pumpkin picking and getting into the Spirit of the Season, with my sister and niece.

Hubby help leading the way out of the corn maze. No one asks me, as I have such a poor sense of direction!

I had to dig up this old photo of my brother Tim and I when my mom would make our costumes. He was a leopard, I was a bunny. Mom sewed all of our costumes. I will have to find more for next year, as all of the old photographs are at my mom’s house in Pittsburgh. My dad loved to show slides as well back then.

Halloween Goodies

Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, is a classic book or show to watch that made Halloween even more special at our house.

This is a  fantasy movie that my hubs and I enjoy. Classic Tim Burton.

This was one of the scariest movies I saw as a kid. I thought it was great though! Did you ever see Spielberg’s Poltergiest?

I love this Antique Victorian  Animated Spooky Phone for Halloween Decor. I can picture a kid saying, “That’s a telephone?”

Only $15 at Target, and there is still some time:-)

One of My Favorite Candies to Get as a Kid on Halloween.

My Favorite candy when I was a kid trick or treating was the Clark Bar. I am not talking those little bit sized nibbles you get in a bag today! No, when we would trick or treat, we would use pillowcases, and come home and all 4 of us kids would dump our stash on the floor. Clark Bars were a hot commodity, along with Reeses Cups, although, unless your from Pittsburgh, you may not have heard of my favorite candy.

History of the Clark Bar

“The Clark Bar is a candy bar consisting of a crispy peanut butter/spun taffy core (originally with a caramel center) and coated in milk chocolate. It was the first American “combination” candy bar to achieve nationwide success. The Clark Bar was introduced in 1917 by David L. Clark , an Irish Immigrant, and was popular during and after both World Wars. It was manufactured in PittsburghPennsylvania, by the original family-owned business until 1955. ” Courtesy of Wiki**

Tell me about Halloween when you grew up. Did your family make the costumes? What was your favorite candy?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Have a great Halloween weekend!

Jess xx

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    Midlife and Beyond
    November 4, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Your fur babies are so adorable Jess. Looks like a great time was had by all. xx

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    October 29, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    I love that your mom made your costumes and what a cute photo. My mom made one or two, and I’ll have to look through my photos to see if I have a picture.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2021 at 11:08 am

      I mentioned to Kellyann, she didn’t make all of our costumes, mostly when we were little. We did come up with creative costumes using supplies and our imagination! I would love to see it!

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    Michelle Churchman
    October 29, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    I adore your pups as Ewoks! Adorable! Princess Truffles is looking good as Princess Leia. Looks like there is a bunch of good Halloween festivities going on with your family. My nod to Kalloween is Halloween themed gel nails.


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2021 at 11:07 am

      Thank you! They are fun to dress up! I love it. The gel nails sound fun! I know I am getting mine done for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I usually do my nails myself,but it is a treat for the holidays!

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    Gwen Gottlieb
    October 29, 2021 at 7:07 am

    This is such a cute post! I do love Halloween and dressing up. Your puppies are adorable! And I love that phone! Snickers is my jam! Have a boo-tiful Halloween, Jess! 👻

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2021 at 11:06 am

      Oh, I like snickers too!yum, love chocolate and caramel together. Thanks, they go along with the costumes, and are so fun especially when the kids enjoy it ! You too Gwen!

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    October 29, 2021 at 5:04 am

    What a fun look back – my mom didn’t make our costumes but there were times we put things together and came up with some good ones. No idea where the photos are – so sad but I think they are all in a giant box at my moms!
    Gibby and Truffles are so cute!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2021 at 11:05 am

      It was! Yes, I should have mentioned she didn’t make all of them. Alot of them, and then we got creative with supplies. That is great! My mom has boxes of all of the photos at her house in Pittsburgh. Thanks, it will be a blast with them!

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