With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of all the costumes deals that are currently going on in the stores. The sad part is, if your a plus size gal, the selections for fun, flirty, curvy costumes are pretty bad.
So, I thought that I would share some super cute, diva style costumes for all of us ladies with some curves that aren’t afraid to show them. To save some extra moolah on your costumes, remember to sign up for the following online retailers e-mail newsletter and take advantage of their current savings.
*These are just a few plus size Halloween costume ideas that I found online, and I encourage you to continue to try and find your flirty, fabulous, and fun costume this holiday season. Just so ya know, that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decide to buy. Thank you for your continued support of my website, and I hope that you have a safe & spooktacular Halloween.*
Plus Size Broken Doll Costume $50 at HalloweenExpress.com
I love the coverage, details, and broken tights on this broken doll costume. It’s available at HalloweenExpress.com for around $50. The wig & shoes are separate, and I would defiantly have to wear some pink hair & shoes like the ones below.
Long, Pink, Hair Wig $16 at Amazon.com
Platform Mary Janes Baby Pink $62 at Amazon.com
Plus Size Women’s Warrior Costume $50 Amazon.com
I don’t know about you, but this Gladiator costume not only looks tough, but I’m loving the royal blue color. Just add some wide-width gladiator shoes like the ones below and your ready to kick some butt.
Women’s Wide Width Strap Up Sandal – Amazon.com
Plus Size Flight Attendant Costume $35, Amazon.com
Red Satin Gloves $8, Amazon.com
Only certain gals are gonna wear this retro flight attendant costume, but I say if you got it flaunt it! 🙂
Plus Size Bewitching Witch Costume $42, Amazon.com
Plus Size Striped Tights $7, HalloweenCostumes.com
Here’s another retro, bewitching witch costume that let’s you flaunt some legs, but honestly, I am really loving the black and white tights above!
Do you have those certain friends on Facebook and Twitter who like to give you a daily Christmas or Halloween countdown? Sometimes I find it irritating, but that’s just because I’m not quite ready for the holiday season to begin and end so quickly. Needless to say, Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time to think about what costumes, decorations, Halloween party theme and food ideas you might want to have this year.
One of the best places to start your search for Halloween inspired ideas is HalloweenCostumes.com. Here you will find costumes in all sizes, decorations, and party essentials that you just can’t find in the regular store. You can also save big money by joining their Costume Club, and get a discount on your first purchase. Here are some of my favorite costume picks below.
*Just so ya know, that some of the Halloween costume picks below are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy. Thank you for all of your support.*
I love this ladies Minion costume, because you can easily wear this to work, and then go to your Halloween bash. I would just add some black leggings if you wanted more coverage on your bottom half. $40
How many of you loved the Back To The Future movies? This “Doc” costume will be a big hit, and bring back a lot of fun memories for your friends & family when you walk into the room. $59
I couldn’t resist sharing this little German toddler costume. Seriously, look at that “Sippy Stein” cup. $29
This Queen Of Wonderland costume if for all of you curvy divas who like to dress to impress at your Halloween parties. It comes in sizes 1X-5x, so get yours now before it is gone. $49
AND….here’s a super way to save! Buy used costumes!
Save this Halloween by shopping pre-owned costumes from HalloweenCostumes.com.
I can’t quite feel the cooler air here in East Tennessee, but at least we are in the middle of September, which gives me some hope! It also means that the Halloween season is right around the corner, and I can’t help but reminisce about the old days of Halloween, and what they mean to me now. If I’m honest, I have a mixture of feelings about how this holiday has changed through the years, some good and some bad, and maybe just a part of me misses how simple things were back then. So, in the spirit of this Spooktacular holiday, here are some of changes that I have observed & participated in over the years, Let me know if you have any others by commenting below.
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Candy, Candy, and More Candy!
This is a touchy subject for me, because when I was a kid, getting candy was the MAIN thang! I grew up in the 70’s & 80’s, and back then you simply walked up the sidewalk or driveway of your own neighborhood, sang the Trick or Treat song, grabbed only a piece or two of candy, and moved on! We were happy with whatever candy we received, and we would have NEVER looked inside our plastic pumpkins to see if we received premium candy or not. Yep! I said it!
Also, my parents didn’t spend hours dropping us off in different neighborhood’s so we could get even more candy. 🙂
Now, I happen to live in one of those neighborhoods where the parents drop off the kids, and I look forward to seeing all the different costumes and smiling faces. What makes me sad, is that every year I notice that less people are participating in the candy giving, and I would say it’s because it’s too expensive. Let’s face it, with how much Halloween candy prices have gone up over the years, you almost need to start a yearly Candy Fund right along with your Christmas one!
So, here are a few tips on how I save on my Halloween candy!
Clip those coupons – I start looking and clipping though my Sunday paper and online coupons such as coupons.com, red plum.com, and smart source.com starting in late August and match them with my stores weekly sales. It takes some effort, but it’s well worth it.
Download Some Apps– I also look for savings in my favorite money saving apps such as:
Check these suggested apps, and any other’s that you may find on a regular basis, and once again match them up with your coupons and weekly stores sales. Trust me, these savings add up fast on these apps, and I like to keep my cash savings in there all year, and around Christmas time I either cash it out or get gift cards for friends and family.
I also use my favorite grocery, drug, or discount store apps as well! I have saved a ton of money by regularly using my Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, Target, and The Dollar Store apps! In fact, these stores pay close attention to what I am buying and I often get personalized digital savings on the things that I purchase on a regular basis. Heck, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten FREE or heavily discounted items simply from being a loyal customer to these awesome stores! And this includes Halloween candy by the way!
Sign up for e-mail newsletters – Don’t forget to sign up for your local grocery, drug or chain store’s email newsletter! They will give you special coupons as well, as well as tips on how to save at their stores. In fact, the Dollar Tree newsletter is full of wonderful ways to save on holiday decor & treats. I like to get their bags of Halloween inspired toys or candy to pump up the volume of my trick or treat candy tub. I also like to wait a day or two before Halloween, because many of these stores start to discount their candy!
Who would have ever thought that we would spend the amount of money that we do on costumes! I could personally spend all day looking at kids, couples, or group costumes, but I have to admit that some of the costumes can be a little pricey.
We were much smarter when we were kids, we simply painted our faces or cut out some holes in a sheet and went about our way. Today, people spend months either creating their own costumes, or surfing the internet at Halloween retailers such as:
These Halloween super stores offer a variety of costumes that you just can’t find in your local stores, plus home indoor & outdoor decor, and party essentials. If you start shopping early, the discounts are huge, plus many times the shipping is free. If your a DIYer, then you must head to Pinterest, and here’s my Halloween Fun board if you would like to connect.
Halloween Indoor & Outdoor Decor
A long, long, time ago, the only home decor you saw on Hallow’s Eve was one, lighted, carved out pumpkin on the doorstep! That’s it folks!
Today, people start decorating for Halloween weeks in advance, with purple, orange, or yellow lights, lawn ornaments, and blow up inflatables that truly are amazing. It used to be that Christmas time was the only time you did this, but not anymore. This part of Halloween is my favorite, and I love to see all the creative ways that people decorate their homes inside and out.
Here is one of my favorites below.
One of the best places to get Halloween decor is good ole Amazon! The above inflatable cat is available for $89, and if your a prime member, you get two day shipping for free! Also, if your a DIYer, the items on your project list will almost always be available at a super price, or you can also head to E-Bay to compare.
I hope that you have enjoyed remembering the old days of Halloween with me, and I look forward to seeing what super, spooky, creative ideas that people come up with this year. No matter what each holiday brings, it makes me feel like a kid again, and that’s what makes it all worth it. I wish you all a safe & spooktacular Halloween season this year!
My hubby has decided that he is going to finally start learning how to use his wood router and design some custom pieces for our home. (Hopefully, an entertainment center) 🙂 When he mentioned this to me, I thought about the online woodworking classes that are available at Craftsy.com and I told him to check out a FREE class called, “Flawless Finishing” to see if this would be a type of learning environment that makes sense for him. I think he will enjoy that he can watch these classes anytime he wants on his phone or tabular device. Which is perfect for anyone who is always on the go! Below, is a class description and if you decide to give Craftsy a try, you must check out all the other FREE classes that are available while your there. Now, I want my hubby to get cracking because I really do want a new entertainment center…..LOL
Never fear finishing again! Learn accessible techniques and troubleshooting tips from furniture maker and instructor Robert Spiece in this free mini-class. Find out how to pick the right finish based on the wood grain and desired outcome for your piece. Then, experiment with a variety of finishes to make the grain pop as you master wipe-on, brush-on and rottenstone hand-rub techniques. Robert will demonstrate how to prepare your wood for a smooth finish and share application methods for flawless results. You’ll even learn how to easily and efficiently work with curved and offset pieces. Plus, get important safety tips to protect you and your shop!
I know a ton of people who are wanting to save some money by learning how to update or create their own cabinetry masterpieces. Here’s a mini-class to get you started.
What good does it do to buy all of that those tools and not have a clue as to how to use them, and…..honestly I would rather learn from someone else than my hubby at times. LOL
Just so ya know….that I am proud to be an affiliate with the Craftsy community, and the links above are my affiliate links. This means that I may get a small commission at no cost to you of course, and I really appreciate your continued support. As always….I encourage everyone to learn how to do something new and enjoy those savings. Enjoy. 🙂
I am always on the lookout for a shampoo and conditioner system that can give my thinning and fine hair that 80’s poof that I had back in the day! I know that there are plenty of ladies out there who can relate to my hair volume quest, and I was thrilled to try a new product that was sent to me for free from Influenster.com, called Reverse Wash by Tresemme. Check out the box I received, and what was inside below:
I LOVE opening a new VoxBox! 🙂
As you can see……the concept of this shampoo system, is to condition first and shampoo second. I’m glad that someone finally came up with this idea, because for us ladies with fine hair most conditioners simply weigh it down and it looks greasy, limp, and styling it is almost impossible without loading up on the gel & hairspray.
So, here’s my tips……through the years I’ve noticed that if I put too much conditioner on my hair, no matter what brand, it will weigh it down. The same goes for Tresemme’s Pre-Wash, a little goes a long way, so don’t load up on it too much, one pump is enough for me. Then you simply work it in from your roots to the tips and wait 2-3 minutes and rinse it out really well.
Part 2 is the shampoo, a quarter size will work for most people, and once again rinse it out really well. The best part for me, is how easy it was to comb out, (which means less hair in my brush), and it didn’t weigh down my hair down after I blow dried it out. It added some shine to my color treated hair, and the volume lasted more than one day, which is wonderful because I shampoo my hair every other day. I personally have enjoyed the feel, shine, and boom I get from Tresemme’s Reverse Wash System, and I will purchase these products in the future.
Seriously, what more can a girl ask for. 🙂
It’s that time of year when your garden veggies are about to burst, and they are begging for you to take them out of the dirt. The problem is, that the veggies & fruit can become garden overload, and then certain people start to secretly put their tomatoes, zucchini, and squash in grocery bags and drop them off on their family and friends doorsteps. (This just happened to me the other day). 🙂
Now…..I know it’s because they don’t quite know what do to with all the extras, and they definitely don’t want to feel guilty for throwing it out, because that’s just not right. So, to take advantage of your garden overload, I am sharing the top 3 things that you can do save some money, and enjoy all your hard work.
Learn How to Can For Goodness Sakes
I have several raised garden beds, which has allowed me to enjoy spring, summer, and fall produce, and I like to extend my saving for the entire year by canning. I keep it simple, I grow tomatoes, green beans, peppers, a little squash & zucchini, and grapes. Which means I get to get creative and make my own salsa, marinara sauce, relishes, green beans, jellies, and preserves. I can usually get through and entire year without buying these items, and they simply taste fresh and fabulous!
New to canning? The best place to start is here: FreshPreserving.com
What equipment do I use? Click here: Canning Essentials
Freeze Them Baby!
Instead of paying for frozen veggies & fruits, you can save a whole lot of moolah by freezing them yourself. I have an extra stand up deep freezer, just to keep this, and any other seasonal sales that I might find at the store safe. Here’s some tips on How To Freeze Fruits And Vegetables from AllRecipes.com.
Don’t throw those veggies out! Put them in a compost bin, watch the fertilizer magic happen, and put it in your garden. Plus, this is something that you can do year round with all your food scraps, and I’ve seen some pretty creative DIY composting bins such as this one by Practically Functional below:
I know that growing a garden is hard work, but I can’t express enough the savings that you will reap, as well as accomplishment you will feel the first time you make that can of salsa with ingredients you grew yourself. I thank you for stopping by, and just so you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decide to buy. I appreciate all of your support, and here’s to Happy Gardening Season.