“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl





Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hello!!!


I wanted to pop in and let you know that due to 
Stephen King's Birthday Palooza
on the 21st (Friday)
 Haunted Humpday will not be featured this week.

I do hope you will join in on the fun here..

Friday at 5p.m.
the birthday post will be up.
Leave me a comment
let me know what you think, 
or let me know your favorite 
Stephen King
book
movie
memory.
Or have a little party of your own for him and let me know.
If you leave me a comment
you will have a chance to win
some creepy goodies!
If you have a party for him, you will double your chances at winning something­čĹ┐
You have until Monday to leave a comment and enter the giveaway.
I will announce the winners next week on Haunted Humpday!!!
See you in a while!!
  

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A bunch of Hocus Pocus and a little bit of chills and thrills


Welcome back!
Did you have a spooky week?


We did! 
Especially on Saturday.
So get ready for this week's installment of....



I used to have this book.
It has the most amazing stories, recipes and folklore ever!!
It was ruined when someone left a swamp cooler float 
in the wrong position and we had a flood in our house:(
Anyhow, I was gifted it recently and it's just as fun as I remembered.
You can probably find it on Amazon.





This is one of the Haunted  houses on our mantle..
It's from 'Tuesday Morning'
I love that it lights up..the outside is black and covered in glitter.
See  those multi colored Jack-'o-Lanterns?
I found them at the thrift store for $2, not even opened!





The pumpkin guy and the cat are from the 99cents store,
aren't they adorable? They are heavy too.
The other critters are also from Tuesday Morning


Look at my little baby boy, Peeves!!
He's the best kitty!
He gets on the sink when I do the dishes, (while meowing loudly)
 eats scrambled eggs with toast and he loves to play fetch with a foil ball.
He especially likes when I play with my tarot or goddess cards..
He comes into the room, sits quietly, doesn't knock things down & wont 
leave until the reading is over.



 Look what we found at our neighborhood grocery store!!!
They are huge and on sale 2 for 8 dollars.
I love going to the local pumpkin patch near us,
 but the prices are usually a little bit ridiculous.
This was a great bargain.


On Sunday we had a little celebration party..
just because:)
The design was drawn.... 


Just kidding, this was a joke played on me.. everyone knows I'd never approve
such a itty bitty face on  our pumpkin..lol...so even though it was cute..we changed it!
Do you do anything special to your Jack-o'-lantern?
As soon as ours is carved
(I can't touch raw pumpkin innards, I'm terribly allergic)
I cover the inside with cinnamon powder, pumpkin pie spice or cloves.
When the candle starts burning, the scent that wafts out is incredible!!!!









I created a little wooden Halloween plaque
for this week's Haunted Humpday..
 I'm actually working on my website and this little guy is
going to be on it, along with a many of my creations.
 This is 3 inches by 5 inches.
& there's a little hanger on it.
If you're interested, send me an email :)



Look at this! The Halloween Oreos are at Target!!
The season has officially started for me when these are finally available.





 We watched Hocus Pocus,


Then I made these adorable brownies!!


I baked brownies,
 when they cooled,
I used a scalloped edged cookie cutter to shape them.
When that was done, I used black gel icing
to add the details.
For the eye, you can use candy eyeballs
(which are for sale right now)
or white icing.
Here's how they looked set up on a plate
before they were all decorated.
Aren't they cute?!


We also made some home made caramel corn, I don't have a picture unfortunately..it goes fast.
But there is a recipe I follow...


                          Cooking spray
                          4 quarts popped popcorn
                          1 cup brown sugar
                          1/2 cup light or dark syrup
                          1/2 cup butter
                          1/2 teaspoon salt
                          1/2 teaspoon baking soda
                          1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  
  1. Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and place in preheated 250 degrees F oven while preparing caramel.
  2. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Pour syrup over warm popcorn, stirring to coat evenly.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.


 Are you ready for a little story?
Well, grab a brownie and a cup of caramel corn & get cozy...








Have you ever heard of the Slithery Dee?
There's a poem written about it, which I found on Wikipedia: 
Oh... The Slithery Dee
He lives in the sea
He saw all the others
But he didn't see me
The Slithery Dee
He came out of the sea
He chased all the others
But he didn't chase me
The Slithery Dee
I hid in a tree
He caught all the others
But he couldn't catch me
The Slithery Dee
He went back to the sea
He ate all the others
But he didn't eat me
The Slithery Dee
Oh where can he be?
He ate all the others
But he'll never eat ---
 (Sluuuuuuurp!!!!)
......................................................................

 It's a little creepy right?..it's about a sea monster (according to Wikipedia)
Well, years ago
my brother's friend told us a story about when he was a child...
He was visiting his grandparents farm.
After dinner,on the first night,
 they went for a walk to the small lake that was on the property..
When they returned home it was about time to get ready for bed.  
Not being used to their schedule, he lay awake for a while..
to pass the time, he decided to get up and
walk back to the lake.
He was not afraid, as the moon was full and the path was bright.
He arrived and sat down on the little pier, enjoying the view and the fresh breeze.
After a short while he heard a loud splash...
he couldn't make out exactly where it came from, nor could he see what it was.
He then decided that it was time to get going.
It seemed to him, to take a very long time to get back to the house,
 much longer than it took to get to the lake.
Along the way, he said he heard shuffling in the bushes behind him.
As he climbed into bed, he glanced out of the window
 and thought he saw a dark shape slink behind the garage. 
Throughout his visit, he was nervous and uncomfortable, always
sure that there was something watching, just out of the corner of his eye. 
This feeling persisted even after he arrived home.
He claimed this creature had tentacles, a large squishy body and glowing eyes.  
It would hide in the dark corners of his room, in the bathroom hamper and under the sofa.
Eventually he grew out of this phase or the fear itself and he forgot about it.
Many years later, he said he read this poem in a book of scary stories his niece had brought home.
It reminded him instantly of his old childhood fear.
He told my brother that he was pretty sure he was going to start hearing and seeing things again....





Do you have a story or poem from your childhood that still freaks you out?
I'm still afraid of the little orphan Annie poem about how the gobble-uns'll git you if you don't watch out!!
I read that when I was 7..I remember I was in my parent's room, waiting for dinner to be ready..
the sun was starting to go down and it was in that weird twilight time, when it's just about to 
be too dark indoors and a light needs to be turned on.
eeeeeeeek!!!
.......................................................................................................

Little Orphant Annie


Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,
An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,
An’ shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the hearth, an’ sweep,
An’ make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an’-keep;
An’ all us other childern, when the supper things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun
A-list’nin’ to the witch-tales ‘at Annie tells about,
An’ the Gobble-uns ‘at gits you
             Ef you
                Don’t
                   Watch
                      Out!
        
Onc’t they was a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers,--
So when he went to bed at night, away up stairs,
His Mammy heerd him holler, an’ his Daddy heerd him bawl,
An’ when they turn’t the kivvers down, he wasn’t there at all!
An’ they seeked him in the rafter-room, an’ cubby-hole, an’ press,
An’ seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an’ ever’wheres, I guess;
But all they ever found was thist his pants an’ roundabout--
An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you
             Ef you
                Don’t
                   Watch
                      Out!
        
An’ one time a little girl ‘ud allus laugh an’ grin,
An’ make fun of ever’one, an’ all her blood an’ kin;
An’ onc’t, when they was “company," an’ ole folks was there,
She mocked ‘em an’ shocked ‘em, an’ said she didn’t care!
An’ thist as she kicked her heels, an’ turn’t to run an’ hide,
They was two great big Black Things a-standin’ by her side,
An’ they snatched her through the ceilin’ ‘fore she knowed what she’s about!
An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you
             Ef you
                Don’t
                   Watch
                      Out!
        
An’ little Orphant Annie says when the blaze is blue,
An’ the lamp-wick sputters, an’ the wind goes woo-oo!
An’ you hear the crickets quit, an’ the moon is gray,
An’ the lightnin’-bugs in dew is all squenched away,--
You better mind yer parents, an’ yer teachers fond an’ dear,
An’ churish them ‘at loves you, an’ dry the orphant’s tear,
An’ he’p the pore an’ needy ones ‘at clusters all about,
Er the Gobble-uns’ll git you
             Ef you
                Don’t
                   Watch
                      Out!
......................................................................................
 
Ok, it's very late and I'm getting a little sleepy..
I think I'll leave a light on for sure..
I don't want that slithery dee coming out from under the bed:O

(Thank you for your responses to my Stephen King Party..
it's going to be so much fun!!!)

Goodnight, I'll see you soon!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

A King Size Party!!!

So, as most of you know, I'm a Stephen King fan:)
This year on the 21st I will be having a party for him on my blog..(again)
I'm having a giveaway too!
Stop by on that day and leave a comment, have a party of your own or just post
about which book/movie is your favorite and you will have a chance to win
some cool prizes:)




Hope you have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

5th annual Haunted Humpday!!

What? it's here already???

Welcome, my creepies!!
It's the fifth annual


I'm so excited!


We made a yummy dessert to kick off the season!
Here's what you need:




okay, now you mix these together, then you bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes..that's it!
you can frost with cream cheese icing or leave plain..


I had mine with coffee while watching Coco:)






Hows your Halloween shopping coming along?
The shops have plenty of fun spooky items on the shelves right now!
I bought these "books" at the dollar tree.
Aren't they cute?




Look at this light up ghost! It's a set of three:)



I just received a gift from my daughter..she got it for me, just because.
It's a purse!!I love it!!


Since I have been healing and feeling better, I have had some fun creating some 
seasonal goodies.
I created a mini shrine for Dia de los Muertos.
I used a Lisa Kettell Designs sugar skull.




The little case it's in is from an old gift box I repainted.
After glittering everything and gluing the skull down, I added iridescent tinsel and wings.
This will for sure be on our large indoor shrine!


Have you watched any good movies lately??


This one is surprisingly good.
I wasn't expecting much..there was such hype surrounding it..
I tend to judge movies hard when that happens...
But I really enjoyed it! 
If you get a chance to watch this one, I hope you like it as much as I did.

I love when scary movies are released in the Fall!
Since I'm a fan of the 'Conjuring/Annabelle' franchise,
I'm looking forward to watching the latest film coming out this week:






 well, it's time for a short story..
whether it's scary or not, is up to you.



When I was a child
I had my crib in my parent's room, when I grew out of it, my crib was replaced with a twin bed.
My dad would put the closet light on and leave the door cracked open, 
so I wouldn't be afraid.
One night as I was lying in my bed, waiting for sleep to arrive, ... I noticed the light get a little brighter in the room.
I turned my head, expecting to see my parents coming to bed,
but instead I saw a dark shape floating in the corner of the room near the closet.
It was a nun.
She had on a long black habit, that undulated like smoke and her bright eyes were trained on me.
She started speaking to me.
Her voice was very calm.
She told me that my parents were going to die and I was going to be alone..
She said other horrible, obscene things..things I still remember but refuse to repeat.
I told her I was going to tell my dad what she said and she smiled and slowly drifted
 into the closet..I heard the door close then the light went out.
I honestly don't recall what happened after that. 





Well, that's it for now..I'll be back very soon..
leave a comment, or better yet, a link to your page with a creepy post
and you could win a small scary surprise!


goodnight!!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Take a word challenge

The challenge this week is black, white and red.



I decided on a kitty this time because
about four weeks ago, my little Tabitha cat
slipped out the back door.


 It was around ten in the evening..
We spent 6 1/2 hours looking for her..up and down the streets,
calling for her..crying..worrying..walking..
I'd read that if your cat gets out, 
you should put their litter box outside by the door, they can smell it and
will come back to use it, if they are so inclined..
also recommended..
heat up tuna or wet cat food in the microwave and set it outside.
(the stinkier the better) 
When calling out for your pet..use a soothing voice..they can tell if you're stressed out .
Long story short..
we got her back..
she was super skittish and needed a good coaxing and a quick grab
to bring her in to safety, but we got her!
I'm 90% sure it was the recommendations that helped.



Hope you have a beautiful day!

Next week on the 5th is our first Haunted Humpday of the season!!
come back and visit..there might be a giveaway:) 

See you soon!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A little witch, a bride and some cake...



Hello!
How are you doing?
Can you believe it's getting close to the end of August?
Time seems to be flying by faster every year.

I went to the doctor yesterday and he's pleased with my progress.
I don't have to go back for 6 months:)

Since I've felt better, I've been able to get a little more crafting done.
I have not really been able to go many places, but I'm okay with that for now.

Here's a couple of Halloween ornaments and a painted canvas I made...


Little Witch's Walk:




 Frankie's Bride:





 Cakes & Crowns:




So guess what?
Haunted Humpday is going to be here pretty soon!
I hope you are going to join me again this year.
.
.
.
.
.
Also..
Stephen King's Birthday-palooza is happening next month..
I'm going to have the usual creepy foods, decorations &  guests.
Oh! and a few give aways!!!!
I really hope you will stop by for that too.


I'll see you back here really soon..
School has started up and Helena and I are getting our curriculum ready.
M