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Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're interested in past weeks and more recommendations, you can find those here.  If you make your own Three on Thursday list, please share it in the comments so I can check it out.


ONE.

Velcro Dots.  This favorite is solely related to hanging our Halloween decorations.  Yep.  So, I have a love/hate relationship with scene setters.  They're these plastic strips you attach to your walls so the room transforms into whatever scene you're creating.  Out of the bag, they look crappy.  Just plastic sheets.  But once they're up, they've flattened out, the lights are dimmed and you add in the rest of your decor, they actually look really good and give you a lot of bang for your buck.  They can be a real hassle to hang though because certain materials just won't stick (putty, for example), and regular tape can take your paint off the walls.  So we got velcro dots and they are awesome.  Super easy to attach and make the plastic sheets line up on the walls nicely.  They hold a good amount of weight (not that the sheets are heavy, but still) and we've had no issues with the scenes falling like we did with the tape.  Once less thing I have to worry about doing on Saturday before the party!  And since we can add a bit of glue or a command strip if needed, we can just keep reusing them year after year.

TWO.

Pumpkin Seeds.  I realize you can eat pumpkin seeds year round.  But I don't it.  I really do consider it an October food.  Maybe that's why I can eat them all month long and not get sick of them.  Roasting pumpkin seeds is super easy, I have an old post about it.  John loves carving pumpkins (it's not my favorite), so rather than waste the guts, we cook them!  It's 10 minutes in the oven, honestly, couldn't be easier.  I really prefer them out of the pumpkin but even if we got bulk seeds at the store, I would still rather cook them myself because I love doing the different seasonings.  I think I've made 7 different flavors of seeds at this point just this month.  Cannot get enough.

THREE.

Halloween Makeup Tutorials on YouTube.  Makeup can really make the costume, whether you want to dress up over the top or not.  I love watching these YouTube tutorials.  Personally, I use this one to put on my red riding hood wolf claw marks, which turned out great last year and I plan to do again this year.  I also think her vampire is so creepy and fantastic.  If you want to go the other way, the pretty mermaid ones always look really gorgeous, or snapchat filters, or cute little deers.  What are you planning for Halloween this year?  Is the fantasy makeup part of your costume?