Week in Review | 10.25.2015

Tucker as Hairy Pawter and Mr. Big the Houseweenie #thelovelygeek #halloween


On Friday we celebrated Halloween at work. I went as Wednesday Addams.

Happy Halloween! #three29 #halloween #halloweencostume #officefun #wednesdayaddams #katnisseverdeen #chickmagnet

(Jillian as Katniss Everdeen, me as Wednesday, Kara as an anthill, and Eduard as a Chick Magnet)

I had been tossing around the idea of either going as Wednesday Addams (easiest costume based on what I had), Mary Poppins, or Sadness from Inside Out. I was going to be Mary Poppins, but at the last minute I couldn’t find my hat (I think I might have donated my fedora), so I did Wednesday instead. I found a pretty basic make-up tutorial on YouTube for Wednesday, so overall I was pretty pleased with my costume!

Yesterday on Halloween itself, I ran around running errands in my Gryffindor shirt and socks as a casual Gryffindor Girl (aka myself, hah). I dressed the dogs up as Harry Potter characters.

Hairy Pawter and Dobby the House-weenie

Tucker went as “Hairy Pawter” in which I dressed him up in my scarf, Gryffindor robes and glasses; Mr. Big went as “Dobby the House-weenie” and all I had to do for his costume was cut a hole in an old pillowcase and put a sock beside him. They stayed in costume long enough for me to snap photos, and then I promptly gave them their dignity back.

We barely get trick-or-treaters, so I decorated the front porch a little and left out a big bowl of candy. I spent the evening watching Hocus Pocus, Halloween 4, and Rocky Horror. Dani got off work around 10pm, so she and her friends hung out for a little bit and then went out bowling.

I also did some minor decorating inside the house, most of it at the last minute. 🙂

Cozy pellet stove and #halloween decor. #shelfiesunday #mantel

I’m so glad it’s been getting cold enough to where we can run the pellet stove. It’s quite cozy!


It was a bit slow this week, so I didn’t have a whole lot to work on other than internal stuff. We’re doing a social Bingo game with some agencies in San Francisco as a way to introduce ourselves to the area, so I was helping with the eBlast for that; I guess we did something like this last year for the Sacramento area.

I did end the week starting on a new project, but it’s got a December deadline so it will go fast.


  • Since it’s the end of the month I cranked out my usual Favorites and Beauty Bag posts.
  • Continued hustling to get prepared for NaBloPoMo.
  • Made some serious design progress on The Lovely Geek this weekend.