Mad Like Alyce

For the last 8+ years, my family has done an “Italian” Thanksgiving using authentic recipes from my cousin’s Sicilian chef husband… YUM! That said, we actually haven’t had a traditional thanksgiving with the stuffing, gravy, turkey, casseroles, etc. in years and in the last week, I found myself absolutely CRAVING Thanksgiving foods. So, I decided to make them myself!

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Whoah… Thanksgiving for just you and Damir… are you nuts? Yes. I might be… Our apartment sized fridge is already packed to the gills with leftovers. But hang on just a second… there is more to it.

See, there is a gentleman who I will be very shortly introducing to you via a post on his poetry that I have been blessed with meeting and getting to know in past months. Kent, my now friend and poet, had less than $12 to his name just 6 months ago, but through the kindness of my friends and co-workers, we have helped him to get on his feet and start getting a grip on his health issues, which include Parkinson’s Disease and COPD.

Not everyone has something to be thankful for…

The holidays can be incredibly lonely without family and friends, and I know he doesn’t have much in the means of travel, and I wanted to make sure he had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday regardless! All of the Thanksgiving food you will be seeing on the blog in the next few days was prepared and frozen with cooking instructions, and will be delivered to Kent tomorrow in donated bake ware. It cost me just $40 for the food and fixins, and its a small thing that goes a long way!

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The “Give Thanks” Challenge

This time of year is full of ads for Black Friday encouraging you to spend your annual paycheck/max your credit cards on DEALS DEALS DEALS. While I certainly encourage you to partake if that’s your thing… I also challenge you and your family to think up a way to make a difference. How can you help someone you know? Could you line up or volunteer a few months worth of snow removal for the elderly neighbor down the street? Purchase a bag full of kids gloves and hats and donate to local charities? Maybe assembling a full meal and delivering to someone you know could use the help, be it someone who has recently been sick, or a family with a newborn and limited time. Be creative, and make it a family affair!

Make someone’s day, remember to be thankful for everything you have… and to pass it along!

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • One last look at this (insightful? Revealing?) makeup! I actually really loved the eyes by themselves, and they took a good 2 hours themselves. A good challenge in trying to make a flat art of round objects translated on a curved surface! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #eyes #makeupartist #inspiredbyart
Inspire by art by @xsullo
  • Eye see you! I also understand I’m not funny, it’s ok. 😂
This was actually a fun challenge, eyes are really complex and took nearly 2 hours to get them where I was happy. Of all of this, I’m really proud of the detail I was able to get in the irises of each eye, and my blocked eyebrow almost completely disappeared! This actually looks amazing compared to the first time I blocked them out. Yay for progress! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #horrormakeup #horrorart 
Inspired by art from @xsullo
  • I love finding inspiration in new places, and when @bearded_horror shared artwork by @xsullo a week or so ago, I knew I had to give it a try as a makeup! Seriously, such amazing art. I hope I did it justice! Check out their profile to see even more incredible works and compare to the original.
  • After this photoshoot im not sure how to go back to my plain black background... I mean if there isn’t ominous fog in the background, does it really even count?!?! #fogmachine #clownmakeup #scareactress #hauntlife #evietheclown
  • This is my level of excitement right now! The love I have gotten for Evie over the past few days have been amazing, thank you all so much! #clown #clownmakeup #clowns #hauntlife #scareactress
  • That’s not a Wiley grin, that’s me clamping my teeth together so I stopped chattering. This spring was BRUTAL in SD, and it was in the 30s when we shot this in an unheated parking garage. #clowningaround #clownmakeup #scareactor #scareactress #hauntlife
  • Evie is probably my favorite full-costume character I’ve created to date. It’s so fun to think a practice look I made for haunt last year will be a fully fledged character come haunt season next year! Also, I NEED these light bars @jibclimmer used in this shoot. If anyone has a few hundred dollars to donate to the cause just let me know. 😉 #clown #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #hauntlife #makeupartist
  • If only @grave_digger_the_clown would learn to share, Evie wouldn’t have to steal his shovel! #justclowningaround #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife photography credit goes to the incredibly talented @jibclimmer
  • Hey guys! It’s been a hell of last few months, but trust me, I’ve been busy! I’d like to introduce my newest character, Evie the Clown! Thanks so much to @jibclimmer for these incredible photos... more to come very shortly. #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife

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