Our friends from all over are pouring into Walt Disney World this past month and returning with treasures from Memento Mori, the brand-spanking-new store that has opened up, no doubt, after decades of howling from us Haunted Mansion fans.
At last, it was our turn. Taking our usual wedding anniversary trip, tacking on a few friends, and doing the trip on the cheap(staying off Disney property,mainly), we scouted out this wondrous new store that at last kicked out that useless Yankee Trader place and put Haunted Mansion merchandise in a full fledged shop where it BELONGS instead of just on a dinky cart!
Let’s hear it for wee furry collectible monsters! That is what you’ll find at Mint Conspiracy, a site owned by my dear friend Jill. She designs and builds these terrific little darlings and demons, and the line is always changing! There’s something for almost every taste here, and if you like what you see but want something a bit more unique to you, chances are she can custom build your own little individual beast.
Looking for something to put a little “bite” into your next sandwich or burger? Well, have we got the cadaverous condiment for you!
Halloween Hot Sauce!
Spider Venom, with gauze shroud secured by a toe tag!! Also thrown in were some grave(gummy) worms.
Our dear friend Victor at Moonlit Hill Mortuary conjures up these tasty concoctions all year round, and we have a bottle of the mild variety known as “Spider Venom”. To see the other flavors, and take a look at the artful way in which Victor “The Undertaker” enshrouds his spooky sauce, go to HalloweenHotSauce.com!
These are just great to have anyway. They taste great, are all natural, and all joking aside, made with no preservatives.
If you choose to purchase a bottle as a gift, you might want to go with the “in Coffin” variety, which arrives in its own tiny handcrafted wooden coffin, also made at Moonlit Mortuary.
Drag your bones over to the Halloween Hot Sauce Site, folks, and snatch a bottle!
One thing you new readers need to know is that I am an 80’s junkie. I miss them and I love finding old videos, shows,posters, books, toys, commercials, clothes, EVERYTHING 80’s.
I was a big fan of Sheena Easton back in the day. I still like her,but as a teen, I idolized her. I had short hair cut very similar to hers and had I had a professional stylist I’m sure I could have gotten her look. I was of course, thinner, younger and cuter then,and I think in the right light I could have been a fine Sheena lookalike.
Not only did I love her music and her look, but also her sense of humor, You could not possibly do this video that she made for her song “Telefone”(also known as “Long Distance Love Affair”) without one. Believe me, my little Halloweeners, It’s worth a look.;)
Every October, for our anniversary, my husband and I (and sometimes a few friends) visit Walt Disney World to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Basically it’s a trick-or-treating party within the Magic Kingdom for all ages, adults included! So a costume is a must. You basically have to keep it clean, not wear a mask or helmet, and be mobile and not able to cause danger to yourself and others. In other words, leave the booby and gore costumes at home, and wear nothing in which you might fall down some steps in and impale someone.
Two friends and I are doing 1950’s bobby-soxer skirts with a theme I have always wanted to do–1950’s bobby-soxer skirts, Halloween-style. As in, instead of a poodle, the skirt has a Halloween or scary-themed animal or other character. And a Halloween color scheme. So now, we have skirts that are orange with a skull, green with a ghost, and mine, which is…
Black with a pink octopus!
I was going to do a giant squid (for a Captain Nemo nod!) but ten arms were just too much to deal with. This guy here already has a handicap of seven(graphically it just didn’t work, and octopi do lose arms).
The other girls are wearing cute saddle oxfords, but I made my skirt specifically to go with my pink high-top Chuck Taylors. I’m thinking in the end I may look a tad like Mizzy Scarlet from The Monster Plantation at Six Flags in the process. 🙂
I’ve had eye surgery and some trying times as a result. Looking forward to this trip!
It’s behind me, isn’t it?
Aunt Liz here!
Well, this was an exciting weekend. Uncle Steve and I traveled the whopping 45-minute drive to downtown Atlanta to visit Walker Stalker Con, a Sci-Fi and Horror convention that was LOADED with Walking Dead actors and artists. Also in attendance were The Comic Book Men, which was actually our main reason for going(Check out my post on Puppatoons.com’s blog for our adventures visiting their store in New Jersey).
Aunt Liz reviews a fairly new book with a lot of family-friendly party ideas. Great photos! Apologies for the low quality videos; when it’s dark in the room, the video quality gets pretty rough, I have discovered..