DIY ‘operation game’ halloween costume.

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween, because I love how creative people get with their costumes. It’s the homemade ones that make people have to think a little bit and make you laugh. We saw a lot of good ones this year.

This year, my husband and I went as the “Operation” game from when we were kids. He went as the surgeon and I went as the game board. We made all of the pieces and even added a ‘special’ piece that isn’t in the original game. Instead of making the bread basket that goes on the tummy, I made a baby in the womb piece. It was a good way to incorporate our baby without making him the focal point, because I’m not showing a whole, whole lot yet.

Here’s how the costumes looked:


I bought a (somewhat) skin color looking shirt for about $5 from Wal-Mart. I made the pieces by drawing them on white cardstock, cutting them out, and then taping them to red construction paper. After that, I used velcro to attach the pieces on to my shirt and jeans, because I didn’t want to ruin my clothes by sewing or gluing them. The one on my head I taped to a clip and put it in my hair and it stayed on the whole night. Lastly, I painted my noise with red face paint to resemble the light bulb the game has that goes off when you touch the sides.

For the surgeon, we just bought scrubs from GoodWill for $6 all together, borrowed a stethoscope from a friend, got a mask and gloves from my work, and he carried around a pair of our tongs to look like life-size tweezers.

At the end of the day, both costumes costed us about $15, we were comfortable in them, and got lots of compliments. Success.

Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Baby Leachman got his first Reese cup….or two or three. Don’t judge..

Happy Halloween! Mine's the goofy looking one...if you couldn't tell.

Happy Halloween, from the Leachman’s! (Mine’s the goofy looking one…if you couldn’t tell.)

pumpkin patch.

Fall is by far my favorite season, so naturally I can’t wait for it to get here each year so that I can visit pumpkin patches, drink apple cidar slushies, and wear cute boots…all of which I got to do on Saturday. We took a trip to our local orchard for some fall fun. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun getting our pumpkins that we will carve in a couple of weeks. Here are some pictures from the day:



Of course my husband had to get the biggest pumpkin in the patch...

Of course he had to get the biggest pumpkin in the patch…


And we couldn't forget about baby Leachman!

And we couldn’t forget about baby Leachman!


Compliment vs. Creepliment

My fellow ladies, have you ever been in a situation where a guy is trying to pay you a compliment, but it is extremely creepy? If so, congratulations (and I’m sorry), you’ve fallen victim to a creepliment.

You may ask, “What exactly qualifies as a creepliment?”

Well, you’re in luck, because thanks to my awkward life first-hand past experiences, I’m able to bring you this public service announcement….a compliment versus a creepliment.


“You have beautiful eyes”…compliment.

“You have beautiful feet”…creepliment.

Really, who pays attention to people’s feet? That’s just weird. And creepy. Now, tell me my eyes are beautiful and you’re going home to meet momma (that’s pre-married jill talking).

“You have nice hair”…compliment

“Your hair smells nice”…creepliment.

Ok, you shouldn’t be close enough to my hair to smell it, especially if I don’t know you already. Probably even if I knew you. I like my space and no dude should be invading it that much. It’s sweet to tell me you like my hair, because it can boost a girl’s confidence, but I don’t care to know that you are a fan of my Herbal Essences shampoo. Thanks, but no thanks.

“You are very pretty”…compliment.

“You remind me of my mom”…creepliment.

So, first off…in what way are you reminded of your mom when you see me? Second…what is a girl to do with this information? Third, are you attracted to your mother? I have no further questions. Whatever the case, this is the worst way to start a conversation with a girl. Period. Even if the girl does look like your mom…don’t say it.

“I love your smile”…compliment.

“I love your nails”…creepliment.

That’s funny, because I chew on my nails so they aren’t usually commented on in a positive way. Also, I wasn’t aware that guys pay attention to nails.

I hope this helps you decipher between a compliment and creepliment in the future. Although, I wouldn’t say it takes an Albert Einstein to do so. This is more for entertainment than anything. A creepliment is really just a really, really bad pick-up line.

My advice to women when you hear a creepliment: run…like Forrest Gump run.

My advice to men who give creepliments…stop. You won’t win her over  that way. I promise.

This message was brought to you on behalf of every creeped on woman from when dinasours ruled the earth to when cars fly.