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What Scares You?

I am so stoked for Halloween. Some years I like to go cutsie with big eyed ghosts and cute little pumpkins but this year I just want indulge in the spooky side of Halloween.  I love scary and spooky but am not into grotesque.  This scares the crap out of me.


More often than not, my imagination runs wild.  So the first thing I think of when I see something like the decoration below is…”wouldn’t it be scary if you saw this and then it blinked. Or you looked away and when you looked back it was right up close to you” AHHHH that will get the hairs on the back of your neck standing straight up.

I would want to put this in a hallway corner or a bathroom.... SOOO AWESOME!!

Seriously, I am my own worst enemy when it comes to this kind of stuff.

True story….I used to commute to Virginia (5 hours away) once a month for work. This meant getting up at 2 or 3 a.m. and heading out the door when it was pitch black outside…okay maybe not that dark but to me it was.  As I began my commute, my co-pilot was my over active imagination…yeah it was going to be a fun drive. It also didn’t help that we had watch The Grudge the night before.

So I did what any mature adult would do, I click on the dome light in my car and turned the rear view mirror away from me because I was afraid to look at it and have that Grudge girl looking back at me. Seriously…l drove 5 hours with the dome light on and singing as loudly as possible because I was terrified. LOL! 

Here is another thing that would scare the poop out of me.

Something dark in a corner can be very scary.. love it.

Something standing in the corner just staring at you….I would be waiting for it to lunge, or move, or something. AHHH I’m SCERD!

Okay….one more to get the heart pumping……

Scary ceiling prop , photo by Holly . Easy to make. A scary mask, an old night gown, and some wire hangers. Suspend with fishing line.

Ahhhh!!! That is horrifying! Okay that’s it for now!!! LOL I get scared so easily and yet I love horror movies, going to haunted houses etc. What can I say, I’m an enigma.

Let’s start our countdown to Halloween by sharing some sppooookkky ghost stories. What scares you? Do you believe in ghosts/paranormal? Have you had any “experiences”?

How Do You Decorate?


We are quickly approaching the holiday gauntlet. For me this is how it goes…

  • Canadian Thanksgiving
  • Halloween
  • American Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Years

Sounds like fun right? Bonus…two Thanksgivings means two turkeys means double the YUMMY!!!!!. Take a moment to really soak in all that goodness. 

Hmmm... my motto for this year? :)

So here is my dilemma (every year). Just perusing that list, I often struggle with how to decorate. I want the pretty fall leaves with the spookiness of Halloween and the pilgrims representing Thanksgiving. Sounds easy right….WRONG! LOL! This is where Pinterest saves the day. Look at all these cute ideas that my just blend and work well together.

Halloween Party Decorations ..how cute!

Thanksgiving decor-  Is this your house, @Heather Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Sulikowski Saviano ?  I saw the 'H' on the pumpkin hehe ;)

Yes! I must make this!

Sign for front entry.

Witch Hat Wreath by theBurlapBranch on Etsy, $85.00

I absolutely love the green with white polka dots.

Fall Wreath

Here is such a cute idea for pumpkins that can tie to Halloween. Fall, and Thanksgiving.

Pumpkins carved with a drill!


To be honest, I am slightly exhausted just thinking about it. But as the saying goes…”no rest for the wicked”…time to get my game face on and get this butt in gear. Speaking of game face…HOW AWESOME IS THIS LOOK??!!!

halloween makeup

Okay one more….

cute teeth :D


You Eyeballing Me?!

Let’s keep the Halloween decorating ideas going, shall we?

Last night, as I was washing dishes, I noticed a mason jar on the counter….now you know me an mason jars, those babies have endless possibilities.  You could do the cutesy cut out of a spider or bat on the front and put a tea candle in side, top it off with some black, orange or purple ribbon and voila….a cute candle holder for Halloween. But why not up the ante, and spook things up a little?

Now, I just happen to have some candles lying around that are a little more….Halloween-ish. Coincidence? I think not!

We got these beauties a while back and I have tried everything from laying them on the table, to putting them in wine glasses and so on. Although all those ideas were sort of cute (in a Halloween garish kinda way), it always felt like these babies were waiting for something more…something extravegantly haunting. 

This year, inspiration struck when I least expected it to, so I grabbed my camera and started snapping pictures as if I were possessed.

Okay, so perhaps I am getting a little carried away with the Halloween spirit….just bear with me until October 31st, and I promise I will move on. 😉


Where was I….oh yeah…into the jar they went.

Why didn’t I think of this before? After all, in every spooky movie you see witches reach up onto their shelf and take out a jar of eyeballs or fingers then toss them into their boiling cauldron….it is only logical that these belong in a jar of some sort. 😉

And yet it still seems like something is missing. 

So I stared at the jar (and it just stared back….sorry- couldn’t resist), thinking of what I could add to give it that perfect finishing touch. I thought about adding spider webs, or moss, or water, but it just didn’t feel right. 

Then I had an AH HA! moment. Wouldn’t it look awesome to add oil to the jar and perhaps a handful of spiders to float around, giving it that little extra touch. Perhaps a spooky lable that says “EYEBALLS” tied to a black ribbon wrapped around the lid of the jar.

What do you think? What would you add to the jar to finish off the Halloween look? Or would you do something different all together?

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