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–Hand Sanitizers from Bath & Body Works!

Well, Aunt Liz really approves of this stuff. I don’t normally do bath & body stuff–perfumes and the like give me a headache.Plus, I don’t understand spending $10 on a bar of soap, even if it’s made from distilled koala tears and pumice dirt from Mars. But, I had an ancient gift card, and I was passing by, and I hopped in just to see if they had anything Halloweenery–the bath stores are never ones to shirk a major holiday, after all.

We hit the jackpot with these adorable little hand sanitizers with Halloween-themed names and graphics. An accessory will be revealed next that completes the selection brilliantly.

They are surprisingly easy to tolerate, even pleasant. The scents are not too strong, which is usually the reason I hate bath.body stores and when people give me gift cards for them. I know this is a purely girly item, but if any of you menfolk out there do like the smell, or need a shot of hand sanitizer and someone has these,you have been warned–they are also GLITTERY.

Halloween Countdown 2014–Monster Mates Play Packs!

We love monsters around here, and these play packs are right up our alley–great graphics, and fun stickers and artwork in the coloring book.  The crayon color palette may be limited,but we think the stickers more than make up for that. At least four different monsters on the front sides of the packs were spotted. Great surprise for your monster-loving kid!