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Jeannie Williams Guthrie

is an art teacher and owner of Zig Zag, an art studio for all ages in Hillcrest. She and husband Rob have two girls, Clare, 9, and Alice, 3, who LOVE to play dress up whether it's Halloween or not. Wthen they aren't making messes and masterpieces in the studio, the Guthries like to spend time outdoors playing with their dogs and laughing together. Halloween is their favorite time of year — they love crafting costumes, eating pumpkin-y foods and hanging with friends in the cooler weather.

We make homemade costumes each year and couldn't do it without a glue gun and a load of glitter! Use a cool glue gun so the kids can help, and Martha Stewart's glitter palette is gorge!

We make homemade costumes each year and couldn't do it without a glue gun and a load of glitter! Use a cool glue gun so the kids can help, and Martha Stewart's glitter palette is gorge!

You can't do October without a red wagon. From the pumpkin patch to trick-or-treating with little kids, it's a classic family staple.

You can't do October without a red wagon. From the pumpkin patch to trick-or-treating with little kids, it's a classic family staple.

I love getting out the Halloween books, and the king of them all is “Popcorn” by Frank Asch. It was my favorite as a little kid. We also love “The Dwindling Party” by Edward Gorie (another childhood favorite of mine).

I love getting out the Halloween books, and the king of them all is “Popcorn” by Frank Asch. It was my favorite as a little kid. We also love “The Dwindling Party” by Edward Gorie (another childhood favorite of mine).

Each year I make two things on Halloween — pumpkin fondue (cheese fondue in a baked pumpkin) and toasted pumpkin seeds with Cavender’s Greek seasoning (an awesome Arkansas product!).

Each year I make two things on Halloween — pumpkin fondue (cheese fondue in a baked pumpkin) and toasted pumpkin seeds with Cavender’s Greek seasoning (an awesome Arkansas product!).

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The Mehron Paradise Palette is the bomb for painting kiddo faces! Alice went through a huge face-painting phase and this stuff looks great, and washes off easily.

The Mehron Paradise Palette is the bomb for painting kiddo faces! Alice went through a huge face-painting phase and this stuff looks great, and washes off easily.

“The Burbs” is a Guthrie family all-time-favorite movie and October is the best month to watch a cheesy, spooky flick.

“The Burbs” is a Guthrie family all-time-favorite movie and October is the best month to watch a cheesy, spooky flick.

The Solo Stove is awesome for backyard bonfires. It's designed with efficient airflow, so no more smoke in the face when you're toasting marshmallows.

The Solo Stove is awesome for backyard bonfires. It's designed with efficient airflow, so no more smoke in the face when you're toasting marshmallows.