Halloween Countdown 2014

Misty Artist Card!

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I completely forgot to show this..it’s a little artist trading card I drew for my friend Melissa,who worked her first year at Tour of Southern Ghosts with me.
Misty’s a little bit difficult to draw sometimes, as she has a rather amorphous shape. But I think I captured her sparkling personality enough.:)

Halloween Countdown 2014: Disney at Halloween!!!

Every year,my husband and I travel to Walt Disney World to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, since that was what we did for our honeymoon. Often we have friends traveling with us, and this year we had several—some with Star Wars costumes and some accompanying me in my 1950’s-style Halloween skirt theme.



Halloween Gifts–It’s like Christmas!

I initiated a Halloween Gift Exchange with some friends this year. I would like to use this post to express my gratitude for the lovely surprises they posted to me!

* Also thanks to Gary for sending the Halloween playlist of almost 400 songs!!!


Beth D. sent a jar of “Spellbinding Bath Salts”, dressed up all cute,and rubber bugs!


Halloween Countdown 2014–MEMENTO MORI SHOP at the Magic Kingdom!

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!

Halloween Countdown 2014– Mint Conspiracy!

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.

Halloween Countdown 2014–Halloween Hot Sauce!

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!

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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!