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Jenna Maxwell
Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Trabuco Canyon, CA
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Back to School--for kids, it's the end of summer inevitability. For parents, it may be a long-awaited reprieve. No matter how you view the end of summer vacation and the back to school transition, school time is nigh. No need to feel sad or stressed at summer's end, because there is still plenty of fun to be had. There is so much cool about school! http://www.halloweenexpress.com/blog/2016/08/23/whats-cool-about-school/ #backtoschool   #schoolyear   #cool   #summer2016   #endofsummer   #schooltime   #learning   #brainpower   #HalloweenExpress  
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In 2010, Tim Burton’s reboot of the classic Lewis Carroll tale, "Alice in Wonderland", catapulted the whimsical and memorable characters of this classic children’s story to a new level of creativity, vision, whimsical fantasy and imagination. The original movie even sparked some really awesome Alice in Wonderland costumes. On May 27, 2016, the cast of Alice in Wonderland will return in the exciting sequel, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”. The Alice story is timeless, yet Tim Burton’s version is as one would expect, quirky and superbly creative. Here are some fun facts about Alice Through the Looking Glass! #alicethroughthelookingglass  
In 2010, Tim Burton’s reboot of the classic Lewis Carroll tale, "Alice in Wonderland", catapulted the whimsical and memorable characters of this classic children’s story to a new level of creativity, vision, whimsical fantasy and imagination. The original movie even sparked
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Captain America may be a fictional character, but he exemplifies some of the patriotism that many of us still appreciate.  Here are some of the reasons why we think that this year may be the Captain’s best year ever!  http://bit.ly/24aaFvC  #teamcap     #captainamerica    #captainamericacivilwar     #patriotic     #america     #marvel    #marvelcomics     #superhero   
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With Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day happening so close together this year, we thought we would help you celebrate the Valentine’s-Presidents’ Day long weekend by giving you a few extra reasons to fall in love with some past presidents!  Here are some rather astonishing facts about former presidents that we’re betting you didn’t know! #valentinesday2016   #valentine   #presidentsday   #america   #usa   #PresidentialHistory   #funfactfriday   #ValentinesWeekend   #love   #HalloweenExpress   #vday  
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When you think of Mardi Gras, you likely think of that rather massive, crazy party down in New Orleans.  Mardi Gras, or Carnival as it is known in much of the world, does have a reputation for being a rather raucous celebration. But what exactly is Mardi Gras?  What is up with all the costumes, beads and masks? There’s a lot of tradition and fun that surrounds this unique celebration, and you don’t have to live in New Orleans to get excited about it. #mardigras   #mardigras2016   #neworleans   #carnival   #mardigrashistory   #costumes   #masks   #beads   #HalloweenExpress   #costumeparty   #partytime  
When you think of Mardi Gras, you likely think of that rather massive, crazy party down in New Orleans. Mardi Gras, or Carnival as it is known in much of the world, does have a reputation for being a rather raucous celebration. But what exactly is Mardi Gras? What is up with all the costumes,
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When it comes to Christmas celebrating, the legend of Santa Claus has become one of the most beloved and enjoyable focal points of the holiday season.  Our modern image of the jolly ol’ elf characterizes Santa Claus as the ultimate magical Christmas toy distributor, not to mention judge of character.  But, where did we get the modern visage of Santa Claus?  Why does he wear a bright red, fur-trimmed suit?  Here we’ve attempted to answer the most perplexing questions about one of Christmas’s most legendary characters. #santa   #santaclaus   #SantaFacts   #SantaSuits   #tistheseason   #christmas   #christmas2015   #christmaselves   #holidayseason   #holidayfun   #jolly  
When it comes to Christmas celebrating, the legend of Santa Claus has become one of the most beloved and enjoyable focal points of the holiday season. Our modern image of the jolly ol’ elf characterizes Santa Claus as the ultimate magical Christmas toy distributor, not to mention judge of ch
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The long-awaited Fourth of July holiday weekend is upon us. A hallmark holiday of summer, for most of us, the Fourth of July means carnivals, parades, barbecues, picnics, and of course, lots and lots of fireworks displays. No matter how you intend to celebrate summer’s favorite holiday, understand that there is a lot of history that goes into Independence Day. How much do you know about the Fourth of July? What does “Independence Day” actually mean? Before you head out to your family cookout and fireworks show, there are a few things about the Fourth that we think you should know! #independenceday   #4thofjuly   #4thofJulyWeekend   #fireworks   #barbecue   #usa   #freedom   #America   #weekendfun  
The long-awaited Fourth of July holiday weekend is upon us. A hallmark holiday of summer, for most of us, the Fourth of July means carnivals, parades, barbecues, picnics, and of course, lots and lots of fireworks displays. No matter how you intend to celebrate summer’s favorite holiday,
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With Father's Day right around the corner, we have dug deep into our costume caverns to bring you some of the best fatherly advice ever given by some of our favorite TV dads: http://www.halloweenexpress.com/blog/2016/06/06/pearls-of-wisdom-what-we-can-learn-from-tvs-favorite-dads/ #fathersday   #wisdom   #wisdomquotes   #tvshow   #tvseries   #HalloweenExpress   #TVdads   #HomerSimpson  
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What do you think of when you hear the words Cinco de Mayo? Some of you may think oh, Cinco de Mayo is the Spanish term for guacamole and margaritas! Well, not exactly. For those of you who may have forgotten all that high school Spanish, in English, Cinco de Mayo translates to mean the Fifth of May. So, what’s the deal with the Fifth of May? What’s the significance of a holiday named after a date? It must be a pretty important date, right? To get you ready for the ultimate day to celebrate and party, fiesta-style, here are all the quick facts you need to know about Cinco de Mayo! #cincodemayo   #party   #partytime   #fiesta   #mexicanfood   #mexico  
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March the 2nd marks the birthday of one of the most beloved authors of children’s literature, Dr. Seuss.  Traditionally, Dr. Seuss’ birthday is remembered in schools, libraries and communities as a day devoted to celebrating the love of reading while recognizing some of the most memorable characters created by this unusual man. Although Dr. Seuss often stated that he never wrote a book with a definite moral thought in mind, many life lessons can be learned from the pages of this great man’s beautiful books. Here’s a list of those life lessons, along with our favorite Dr. Seuss quotes! http://bit.ly/1VRe3mI   #drseuss   #catinthehat   #childrensbooks   #childrenrhymes   #happybirthday   #literature   #readmore   #positivethinking   #happiness  
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Humankind has worn masks for well over nine thousand years.  Whether it was for protection, ritual, celebration, or just for use in the performing arts, the mask is both part of ancient culture as well as it being a practical accessory.  Throughout history, masks have been created in a vast array of styles for a wide variety of reasons.   Mardi Gras and mask wearing are hopelessly entwined, as masks are an integral part of the Mardi Gras tradition, both historically as well as into the modern day.   #mardigras   #Mardigrasmasks   #partywear   #partytime   #fatTuesday   #carnival   #costumeparty   #HalloweenExpress   #costumetime   #partyfun   #MardiGrasWeekend  
Humankind has worn masks for well over nine thousand years. Whether it was for protection, ritual, celebration, or just for use in the performing arts, the mask is both part of ancient culture as well as it being a practical accessory. Throughout history, masks have been created in a vast ar
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Christmas is much more than a holiday.  Christmas is an occasion built around family rituals and traditions, old and new.  The years will come and go.  The gifts and the presents exchanged during the holidays will scarcely be remembered as time goes by, but the memories created within your family will most certainly last a lifetime.  Every family has their unique set of routines that make the holidays special.  What do you do to make your family celebrations memorable?  Do you need to spice up your holidays a little bit?  Here are a few ideas that may add some Christmas magic to your family’s holidays! #christmas   #christmas2015   #christmasgifts   #christmastree   #holidayseason   #christmasdecor   #christmastime   #christmastraditions   #tistheseason  
Many years ago when my kids were still very small, the entire family piled up in our minivan on Christmas Eve to drive around and look at the neighborhood Christmas lights. It was an unusually warm winter, even for Southern California, and since we were all in the mood for a festive snack, w
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Every year we invite friends and family for Candy House Making. Wifeypoo makes a real gingerbread blank house for each family, and each child gets a graham cracker house. The take is filed with bowls of candy and frosting for glue.

One for the house, one for me.

Followed with games, food, drinking, and more games. Everyone always looks forward to this event. 
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If human beings had genuine courage they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween!
Introduction
I love fashion and I always have!  Getting dressed every day is an artistic adventure of expression for me.  I grew up in a super small town in Nowheresville, USA, thus when I was a kid and got ready for school every day it may have seemed as if I was almost in a full-on costume! (Hey-it was fashion to me!) I am pretty sure I have retained a lot of that vibe today in my adulthood, but here in the OC I tend to blend in a lot more easily.  :)

I love movies, television, the beach, country music and classic rock 'n roll.  I am an eclectic mixture of cowgirl, fashionista, party girl, rocker chick and I also have to admit that I am a closet nerd as well as a pretty bonafide book worm.
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Social butterfly, mother of 3, married to a talented but struggling jazz musician who is hugely gifted, but still can't quit his day job.
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  • Brigham Young University
    Fashion Merchandising
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Female
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Freelance Writer
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My first love is writing, but I have also spent a crazy amount of time working as a theatrical make up artist, plus chasing around 3 kids and 2 dogs is obviously a full-time job in itself.
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Trabuco Canyon, CA
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