There's finally hints of autumn here in Southern California.
A few dropped leaves.
A few cloudy skies.
Cooler weather (at least for a few days).
And aisles of candy in the stores.
Of course, everyone knows that this means Halloween is near. I think this is one of our favorite holidays--when we rush to the fabric store, only to find there aren't any more patterns left for sewing that "one-of-a-kind" fairy costume. "Don't worry, we'll wing it (no pun intended)," she says to her pouty little girl. And so it goes. The last minute costume making.
Oh how I miss those days! [camera pans to woman crying, although we all know she's secretly jumping for joy.] My girls are practically grown ups. Daughter #1 is out on her own [and she can make her own costume now]. Daughter #2 is away in college. So what's a crafty Mom to do?
prowled strolled through Rite-Aid the other day, I spotted a sign that read "50% Off All Halloween Items". Close by was an end aisle display of not-so-spooky colorful socks. No, my feet weren't cold, but I instantly knew a few girls who might have cold toes.
Without hesitation, I picked up four pairs of the Halloween hosiery, as well as a few tubes of sweet treats, and set my crafty brain to work.
I wanted to get these into the mail the next day, to keep my daughter's (and her roommates') feet warm while they studied for their mid-terms. It's cold on the east coast. It's important to stay nice and cozy when you're staying up late at night, studying for exams.
I needed to package them quickly, but still with a little panache.
To the rescue: cellophane bags, orange card stock and my printer.
Throw on a personalized tag, attach some treats, and off to the post office I went.
Here's hoping their warm feet and sugar rush will keep the girls' "spirits" up while studying late at night. It's the least this Mom could do.
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