Mil-Spouse Friday Fill-In #75

Happy Friday everyone!  I can’t believe this week is over already.  It’s already the second week of October.  Holy Cow!  My daughter will be 4 this month and my baby boy will be 1!  I’m so happy you are stopping by for another Fill-In this week.  I’m sad they aren’t every week anymore, but that just makes me all the more excited when they roll around every month!  Thanks so much to Wife of a Sailor for another great fill-in!  Much love girl!  If you are a new follower please let me know and I will happily return the favor.

1. What’s one thing you would like to change about the last month if you could?  

I don’t know.  It was a pretty good month in general.  The hubby was gone a lot this last month and I would have liked to have changed that a little bit, but wouldn’t we all 😛

2. What was your favorite thing you did in September?

Well, despite the fact the hubby was gone there was so much fun to be had in the month of September!  It was the hubby’s birthday and we did a little bit of family outing adventures.  I took the kids to a couple Fall Festivals and Fairs.  And one of my good friends that I originally met on a military support forum came to visit again (I love being so close!)

3. Sometimes I like to sit on my couch and eat ______ from a ______ with a _________. – Courtesy of Just Another Snarky Navy Wife

Frosting, from a tub with spoon…wanna fight about it?!  LOL!

4. What are your favorite childhood Halloween costumes?  

My grandma was quite the sewer and many many many of my childhood costumes were made by her.  I also still have most of them and my daughter will get to wear them!

Some of my favorites were Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Bride and Scarlett O’hara!

This intense spoiling has only made it terribly hard for me to find costumes that meet my approval for my children, especially my daughter.  Seriously, I am not buying a Halloween costume that has a picture of the person they are supposed to be on a little button thing on the actual costume.   How ridiculous is that?  They aren’t even trying anymore.  This year’s Ariel costume that is in the store doesn’t even look like Ariel?  I mean, what are we teaching our children that everything has to have glitter and sparkles and rhinestones and sequins?!  It’s so ridiculous!!  *end rant*

5.  What are you looking forward to in October?

I am really looking forward to my Mom coming!  Yippeeee!!!!   We are going to walk around Old Town Alexandria, which I haven’t done yet.  I have to do some research.  And we are going to go to Ford’s Theater…which, Hello!!, who wouldn’t be excited about that?  I’m also hoping to do a little meet-up with a couple of my mil-spouse girls!  

that’s me (dark hair) with my mom and dad!  Probably 1989 :)

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Halloween in June……Costume for 2012 #halloween #costume

          Sort of like Christmas in July right?!  Maybe its a new holiday we should come up with, or some kind of sales thing…I dunno, I smell a good marketing campaign.  When you think of costumes most people naturally think of Halloween.  If you have a little girl, about the age of 3 or 4, every day is a costume day!  One day she just started gravitating to them in the store.  It didn’t matter if it was an actual costume or anything pink and frilly.  There is definitely something to be said for Nurture, and how we mold our children, but I’m telling you, there’s a lot of nature involved!  LOL!  I remember my mom telling me about the times I would sleep in my slip and my “clicky shoes”, which is what I called black patent leather mary jane’s.   So I’m happy to say that I’m passing on the girlishness and Ami loves to wear all that stuff, all day long, in bed, eating food…its like pulling teeth to get them off.  We have one rule, “it stays at home.”  So we don’t go to the store or errand running in the dress-up clothes.

          When I received the opportunity to review an item from a costume store, and it wasn’t anywhere near Halloween, I wasn’t concerned in the least bit about what I would do with the said item.  I mean, who wouldn’t want a new costume you know what I mean?  So, I took a nice little internet stroll over to Wholesale Costumes to check out the Popular Costumes for 2012.  I naturally checked out some of the Disney costumes that would be sure to catch the eye of my girlie girl.  Some of my favorites were Snow White,  Belle, and Minnie Mouse And for only a little bit more than a costume I could get at my local grocery type store, I can have more variety and, frankly, better quality.  The truth of the matter is I was honestly a little shocked at the quality.  I mean, you know these costumes are usually not the best.  I’ve gotten the ones locally and have a day of playing in them they are starting to come apart.  We can safely say that after a week or so of some good playing this costume has kept up quite nicely, and I was even able to get a stain off of it and get it right back to playing.

          We chose the Girls Deluxe Alice In Wonderland costume and it is darling.  It came with the petticoat and a matching headband.  What I most liked about the costume was that, even though it has some unique aspects to it, it looks like the costume from the movie.  It has some added decorations that make it unique and “deluxe” I think.  Some extra frills, some sparkly and ruffles and a picture of Alice, are some of the things that make this a little more “deluxe” then the movie version, but it was enough like it that my little girl knew right away what it was.

Love it: I really appreciate the quality of this item.  For a little more money I can get something nicer then what I might find in the average grocery store.  Its super cute and I appreciate the fact that even though they frilled it up a bit it still looks like the costume from the movie.  I would recommend ordering online from this company if you were looking for some dress-up clothes or you couldn’t find a costume in the store that you were looking for.  You can find so many costumes on here, and last year when I was struggling to find an affordable Captain Hook costume for my son I would have loved to have been able to order from them. 

What I might change: The headband it comes with isn’t super high quality and isn’t one-size fits all. The elastic on the waist of the little petticoat was a little big on my daughter, while the rest of the costume fit her well, so that might be something I would change.  And even though the pictures on the bow and the apron of Alice are super cute, its kind of a pet peeve of mine when costumes actually picture the character the costume is of, lol, but it wouldn’t stop me from buying.

All in all I give this 3.75 combat boots from the Cammo Love House! 

You can check out Wholesale Costumes at the link above, or search Wholesale Costume Company on Facebook and like them!  Follow them on twitter @WHCostumes

I received this costume in an exchange for my opinion.  I was not compensated for a positive review, these opinions are honest and are my own.  you can see my PR and Disclosure link above for more information.

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