Happy Halloween!

by Katy on October 30, 2009 · 5 comments


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Not only is there no unpleasant family drama, but there’s candy involved. Not to mention it’s a perfect creative challenge for the Non-Consumer in all of us.

Put together a costume from this-and-that and then get rewarded with sweets, what could be better?!

Have a great Halloween!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

P.S. I bought all my Halloween candy, and then gave it to the next-door-neighbors to store at their house. It is not frugal for a 41-year-old to eat all the candy ahead of time and then have to buy it all over again.


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Simpler Living October 31, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Happy Halloween to you and your family too, Katy! It’s a perfect day for non-consumer costume creativity. I like your candy tip, too.



Magdalenaperks November 1, 2009 at 5:48 am

We are not Halloween people, but agreed to dress up the 2 year old and hand out a modicum of candy. The Jack-O-Lantern was carved in a religious theme, though. We waited until the last minute to buy candy on sale. The pickins’were slim, but did find some acceptable and cheap treats. The 2 year old wore a costume bought by someone else, and hated it! If I’d had enough warning, I definitely would have made a costume for her that she found tolerable.


Jeni November 1, 2009 at 10:23 am

I needed a costume to wear to work and I didn’t want to spend any money so I wore my comfy pj’s, a robe, slippers and put my hair up in my 7 year old daughters sponge rollers (and left them in) and called my costume “late to work”. It was a big hit around the office.


Julia November 7, 2009 at 8:43 am

“no unpleasant family drama”—good golly Miss Molly, I wish all holidays were like that!
I’m so dreading the freak show that awaits me at Thanksgiving…
hope your Halloween was fun. Our neighbors were out of the country, so they actually brought over a 5 pound bag of Costco candy for us to pass out. Score! And it was all stuff I hated, so I didn’t have to worry about eating it myself, as I would with regular candy.


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