Halloween Scares

This week was a really exciting one -- Doug asked me to be his wife, and I couldn't be more excited to start the next chapter of our lives together.  We heard from friends, family and loved one, through phone calls, texts and cards and we are so grateful for the love and support.  It was a wonderful week to catch up.  But while catching up with once of my dearest and closest friends, she informed me that her husband recently discovered he had cancer. "WHAT?" I screamed into the phone. I was in shock.

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Halloween :: The Billion Dollar Holiday

When I think of "money maker" holidays, the first one that comes to mind is Christmas.  Between holiday decor, parties and gifts, I imagined it to be the highest grossing holiday in the US (which it is), but imagine my surprise when I read that Halloween was a BILLION dollar holiday! Oh, and that number is based on candy alone.

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