Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sugar Skulls

I was going to wait and post these lovelies till the "Day of the Dead" on November 1, but I just couldn't wait! 


My wonderful hubby went out shopping at World Market yesterday, and saw these and brought them home for me. They're cloth cocktail napkins... not that it's what I'm going to use them for, but aren't they just awesome?

I love having a husband who just gets me! If you dont' have a world market near you, check them out online - they're for sale on their website! It's one of my favorite places to get unique Halloween stuff!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cryptkeeper - Year 3

http://www.countdowntohalloween.com/I am proud to announce that I've joined the Cryptkeeper list again this year over at the Countdown to Halloween - they list a great group of Halloween Bloggers that post frequently in October of all the Halloween goodness.

Head on over and take a look at the list of awesome for the year, they should be posting it shortly.

You'll see all my badges on the right side of the blog from my participation in the years past - and I've added this year's beauty of the Creature from the Black Lagoon! If you're a Halloween blogger and want to join. Head on over to www.countdowntohalloween.com and shoot the moderators an e-mail, they'll add ya!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Funkins & Other Finds!

I went out and about the other weekend...

Found these at Fred Meyer - for $20 I might have to go back for them!


Bought these - they lasted 1 day in our place - delish! Though, not as good as the candy corn ones.
Skull Soap... Love it - Joanns (of all places)



Funkins... SO SHINY!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Strange Thing Happened...




I was walking along my way in the dollar store, and these three little guys just Jumped right in my cart!

At a $1 each, I couldn't kick them out!







Beware when you're at the dollar store, they might just jump in your cart too!

I found them at the Dollar Tree in Burien, WA ... There was a Skeleton too, but he wasn't quite as cute as these 3... The Dollar Tree is a great place to shop to fill in the "little" things, What a bargain!

Monday, September 8, 2014

My First Halloween Party

So, this year is our first year (by ourselves) in our house. There are many things that I looked forward to when we got a house, but having gatherings was at the top of my list.

All of my adult life I've lived in a small apartment only able to invite 1 or 2 people over at a time, and that was if my husband wasn't going to be home at the same time.

This year, I'm not going to go hog wild and invite 100 people, but I'm starting the (very early) planning stages to have a small Halloween party at my place.

I have a couple co-workers invited, along with my husband and anyone else who wouldn't poo poo on my favorite day! I stumbled upon this check list but it seems a little bigger than I want to get involved in. Basically I want spooky food, decor and we'll be watching a couple scary movies.

What are your favorite things to do for a small Halloween gathering? What are your favorite appetizers? I could use some suggestions!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bowsbykels - Support Local / Handmade








Are you drooling yet?
Aren't these adorable? They would make the perfect accessory to any Halloween inspired outfit, or a perfect pop to an every day outfit to make it Halloween happy!

Part of my blogging mission this year is to preach the gospel that is SUPPORT LOCAL / HANDMADE!!!

Now, I know there are some things that are just not practical, but when it comes down to accessories and custom Halloween items it doesn't get more unique or awesome than a crafter putting their love out there for the world and you connecting with it! 

So, this year I am going to show off some of my favorite entrepreneurs who are rocking the Halloween items, please how them some love, go follow them on Instagram, Etsy, Facebook and support them! 

First up for the season is Bowsbykels. I found Kelsey on Instagram (my favorite place to shop) and fell in love with her mad bow making skills! Most of all, the ones adorned with the Sanderson Sisters! So, I reached out to see if she'd be okay with me sharing her shop here for all to see!


What caught my eye first of her shop was obviously Hocus Pocus, but then, I saw that she is a college student who does this as a hobby to make a few bucks on the side and I knew I wanted her to be a part of my push this year to shop hand made! 

She started her shop a few months ago after making bows for her cousins who loved them! She loves to do custom orders and memorial bows. She's even begun to branch off trying out her creativity on Head-Ties and Necklaces. 

When talking with Kelsey, she said that her favorite pieces to make are Custom orders. Because the customer picks something out that they're passionate about, and there's nothing more exciting than knowing they can rock that passion daily!


The Best way to reach Kelsey and see her awesome items is to follow her on instagram (bowsbykels) or e-mail her, bowsbykels@gmail.com

Head on over and take a look - she's got some awesome stuff brewing and a big sale this weekend starting Sunday at 5pm. The bows showcased there will be between $2 & $3! All of them are one-of-a-kind!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Frankenhead


I debated (for a WHOLE WEEK) about buying this Frank Head. I really didn't feel like it was a good use of $13, but then I totally smacked myself alongside the head... LOOK AT HIM! $13 was well worth it, and with a little paint and creativity, he'll be a gleaming piece on my mantle this October... I can't wait to show you how he turns out! Oh and for those of you wondering... He's at Michaels!
It's as big as MY head!!!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Michaels ... LOVE THIS PLACE!


I'm proud/disturbed that I walked out of this place only purchasing 2 items that were Halloween related. I must say, even I have my limits in August! Michaels has a fun line up of items to purchase this year, and I'm certain I'll be back!




This is what I bought - Can't wait to paint them!