Many moons ago I conjured up an idea to host an early October gathering to help welcome the season of Halloween. I had read about a great way to sample the flavors and smells of autumn by having a witches tea party. What a great idea! It sat in the back of my mind for years but this year I decided to finally do it. Since my young nieces would be visiting soon I decided the mood would be light and cheery and everyone that attended would have to dress up as a witch. It went better than I expected and now I can’t wait to do it again next year. Keep reading to see how you too can throw a witches tea party of your own.Continue reading
Well I hope you’re all enjoying what’s left of your Halloween candies. No matter how good or bad things turned out during Halloween, I always get a bit sad to see it all end. Now that it’s November I finally have some time to look through blogs, organize my pictures, and just unwind a bit. As I was searching around the internet I found a few funny Halloween related items that I thought I’d share. I hope to do this more often and will call it the Friday Funnies. Enjoy! Continue reading
Hey fellow ghouls! This year I decided to create a Halloween advent calendar just for fun. I wanted something to help remind me of all the cool things to do during my favorite month. I’m calling it The October Calendar. You can click on each day and a surprise will be inside. You might find ideas for activities, food and treats or spooky Halloween quotes. Let me know what you think of it.
Here’s the link: The October Calendar
Did you see that? A slight movement in the photograph…almost as if it were haunted. Don’t be frightened, it’s just a cinemagraph. Cinema..what? Don’t worry, I didn’t know what they were until just recently. “Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement action occurs. The term “cinemagraph” was coined by U.S. photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, who used the technique to animate their fashion and news photographs beginning in early 2011.” Continue reading
Every weekend you can find a classic car show somewhere, but it’s not every day you can see a classic hearse show. Sunday I ventured out to Orange County for the annual OC Trick Or Treat Festival. In a little corner of the marketplace those classic creepy beauties where all lined up. To truly appreciate the restoration you have to check out the details up close including the interior. For example, the hearse above had a church organ inside. (You can see the top of the organ pipes coming out of the car). Here are some of my favorite hearses from the event. Continue reading