Proud to support a green Halloween!!

I am excited to announce that I was contacted by Alivia Hunter from the Los Angeles Costume Swap about my art. She was looking for the perfect prize for their adult zombie costume contest!! After reading about their organization and learning the great things they do I was honored to know they were interested in my work and am happy to donate to their wonderful cause!!
The winner of their GMO Zombie Contest will win…
1 Pin Up Girl Zombie Wall Hanging made by yours truly!

And to contribute to the Pirates Vs Zombies theme I am also donating this Dead Girl Decay Skulls and Crossbones Barrette..

 The Los Angles Costume Swap allows kids and adults a chance to swap new-to-them costumes — saving money and the environment — instead of buying new ones that often end up in landfills. 

The GMO zombie march is part of the activities for Los Angeles Costume Swap and National Costume Swap Day at Mar Vista Farmers Market in California on October 14th.

It is set to bring awareness to California Right to Know GMO labeling initiative Prop 37 which will appear on voter ballots for the November 6th elections. If passed, Prop. 37 would make California the first state in the U.S. to require labeling of most foods made with genetically modified organisms — those given specific changes to their DNA through genetic engineering techniques.

National Costume Swap Day™ was created by Corey Colwell-Lipson from Green Halloween® and happens every October. It is THE day, all over the U.S. and Canada, that calls on communities to improve Halloween by being healthier, safer and Greener.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

In my kitchen this morning before heading
off to work 🙂 he he

Well with Halloween this weekend.. we had the option of dressing up at the office today. Money being tight I decided to pull my costume out from last year from when I dressed as Lydia Deetz (despite the wig it’s also really comfy) . Last year I didn’t dress up at work cause I had wedding on the brain.. I only wore it for a party so my co-workers have never seen it. I didn’t enter the costume contest at work although I wish I had… cause the person who came in 3rd was dressed as Beetlejuice ha ha. But everyone at work loved it and it got me even more in the Halloween spirit for this weekend!!

Unfortunately my Count Pumpkin took 2nd place in the pumpkin decorating contest. I was grateful to take 2nd place despite the 1st place winner using an idea that has been plastered all over the internet for years. Everyone kept telling me all day how mine should have won because it was original. So that was nice to hear. 2nd place still landed me a $35 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings though! So me and the hubby will be grubbing sometime this weekend to celebrate.

I have always been a Halloween freak. I have so many awesome memories of my Mom and her best friend Jackie dressing me up in fun costumes. The best part is I always had a part in picking out what I wanted to be.. who I wanted to be and loved every minute of it. My Dad use to take part in the Halloween fun as well. He would get into Halloween and dress up as characters and sit out side on his front porch for the trick or treaters. One of my faves he did was actually Beetlejuice. He even dressed as McDonald’s Mac Tonight and got on his roof and danced and sang for the trick or treaters. He also use to take me to Boo at the Zoo every year as well.

As I have gotten older Halloween “time” has become more and more special to me.

Tieing the knot last year at the Courthouse Halloween morning 2009

Sunday is not only Halloween but mine and my husband Frank’s 1 year wedding anniversary!! Last weekend marked 12 years from our 1st date 🙂 which was our Homecoming dance our senior year of high school. Our 2nd date was Fright Fest at Great America haha. Next Sunday on 11/7 we mark the official 12 years of being an official couple! Ever since I was a little kid I have just loved this time of year!! Which of course makes it even more awesome that me and my husband started to date during this time of year. It was like it was meant to be. And getting married on Halloween last year was unforgettable and couldn’t have been more “us”. Every year when fall comes around and the leaves start changing I have so many wonderful memories to look back on and so many to continue to look forward to. On top of everything it has also inspired me in  my art work as well!! So when you look at my art pieces remember the artist is that little girl who obsessed over Halloween and never let it go! ha ha!

Ghost With The Most,
LDG Nicole