Witch Brew 2008
The witch added some eyeballs to her brew. (2011)
Bubble, blubber, squirm and gloop,
Boiling broth of bat’s tail soup.
Wobble, slobber, liquid goo,
Add the sole of one old shoe.
Spooky shadows dance around,
Of frogs and rats and snarling hounds.
Steam swirls rising to the roof,
Add one small ear and one old tooth.
Gnarly, scratchy, tickle and itch,
Stir round and round to make it rich.
Mushy, sticky, sizzle and stew,
They’re making mischief just for you
by Gareth Lancaster
Over the years, I found some very cute and easy-DIY ideas on Pinterest. I’ve got the materials and took the time to do it myself. It is cheaper and fun to create. Not to forget to mention, not everyone has the same old Halloween decor in the yard, in a window, or on a shelf.
- Katelynn always wanted a Pet Ghost in a jar. So I made her one with a big cotton swab, phosphor colored spray, mini pom-pom, a glass jar, black paint, a print out I found on a website, and a flameless candle.
- The cat and the witch, I printed out on a regular 8″x11″ paper, went to my former company, and let it print out on a bigger scale. I glued them on black craft paper. This way, the light didn’t shine through. The rats I did the same way, without printing them on a bigger scale.
- The Mummy lantern is simply made from some medical gauze and googly eyes; the Jack-o-Lantern jar is painted, and decorated with a printout silhouette.
DIY Pet Ghost (2014)
Mummy & Pumpkin Lanterns (2014)
Halloween Window Silhouettes (2014)
It’s “Halloween Season Monday”! This time, I post about the years 2011 & 2012. Sara was old enough to enjoy Halloween. And she loved to go to Trick-or-Treat with her sister.
Awww! In 2011 was one of my favorite Halloween Seasons of all time so far. Katelynn had a crush on “Marvin, the Martian” and wanted to marry him. That’s right. She loved this Looney Toon character so much, we had to get her a plush Marvin. She said, she wants to become an Astronaut and be the First Woman on Mars. Well, over the years her idea of flying to Mars has changed. But she still wants to be a Paleontogist, now. 😉
Sara was the cutest little garden gnome, I’ve ever seen. It was her first Halloween, she could walk to the houses. But she still had a hard time to catch up with her older sister. Her little feet were not fast enough. So, she called Katelynn to wait for her: “Kaitin, Kaitin! I want to go T’ick-o’-T’eat with you!” Sara wasn’t scared of any monsters either. Since we always made a big fest out of Halloween, she must have thought it is normal.
My little Garden Gnome & Marvin, the Martian (2011)
“WUUUAAAARRRR! I’m a zombie!” (2011)
The witch’s cooking … (2011)
Katelynn is ready for Trick-or-Treat
The witch added some eyeballs to her brew. (2011)
Death invites the little princesses, goblins, and zombies to our house. (2011)
“Kaitin, Kaitin! Wait for me! I want to go T’ick-o’-T’eat with you!”
My favorite photo of Halloween ❤ (2011)
Halloween “Diddl” Wreath 2011
Nevermore on the gravestone (2011)
Katelynn’s & Sara’s Jack-o-Lanterns (2011)
Halloween display in front of our house in 2011
Kevin, the girls and I went to a couple of fun events that season. Finally, we made it to “Boo at the Zoo” at the Fort Worth Zoo. The weather was perfect for some Trick-or-Treat time. And Sara had a Halloween Party at her daycare, where she could play a lot of games, had hot dogs, lemonade and cake. Once in a while, it’s fun to splurge. 😉
Do you see the rat in front of the tomb stone? (2012)
“RAAAWWWWR! LET ME OUT OF HERE!” (2012)
A “Boo at the Zoo” Pumpkin (2012)
Sara in her Kitty Cat costume (2012)
Katelynn and Sara are ready for the daycare Halloween Party.
“Mom, here is my tongue for shooting too many photos of me!”
Happy Halloween 2012!
… to be continued next Monday, October 22, 2018 …
“A Spellbinding Halloween” from Jim Shore/Disney
“A Pixie Treat” from Jim Shore/Disney
In 2007 when I was at Walt Disney World for the second time, I went into the “Disney’s Days of Christmas” store in Downtown Disney. There was a small room with all other seasons in that store. When I saw Minnie and Figaro on that carved pumpkin, I had to have it. In 2011, I came back and picked up Tinkerbell. Unfortunately they had only “Frozen” costumes and knickknacks in that room, on my forth visit in 2015. Aren’t these figurines adorable? I have to ask Kevin, if he can order me some more spooky Mickey & Friends items of Jim Shore/Disney.
It’s “Halloween Season” Monday, again. Today, I’ll blog about Katelynn helping me carving pumpkins, Sara’s First Halloween, and more visits at the pumpkin patch and the zoo.
Katelynn wanted to help me with the pumpkin carving. So, I’ve got her a little pumpkin she could play with and get the pumpkin guts out. She always loved to say: “We need to get all the pumpkin yikes out!” And then she played with the gooey inside of the pumpkin.
“We need to get the pumpkin yikes out of the pumpkin!” 😀
The Graveyard 2008
Both pumpkins on Halloween night (2008)
The ol’ witch at our door entrance.
Sara was only twelve days old, when we celebrated Halloween in 2009. She was such a cute little Pumpkin. Katelynn wanted to help with the pumpkins again, while her little sister took a nap. Katelynn was very proud being a big sister. She really enjoyed taking Sara out for her first Trick-or-Treat. All bundled up we walked through the neighborhood and collected candy on this cool October night. The fresh air was good for the little munchkin.
Katelynn helps carving another pumpkin.
Katelynn’s (left) and Sara’s (right) pumpkins in 2009
Katelynn carved this pumpkin with a little bit of help from Mommy. 😉 (2009)
Sara First Halloween
“Okay, enough with the photos! I want to go to Trick-or-Treat!”
Witch Brew 2008
Katelynn loves going to the pumpkin patch, because she can jump in the bounce house, go on hay rides and pick a pumpkin. Sara just enjoyed crawling around between the pumpkins. Every pumpkin had to be tested by giving it a good slap on top. We also went to the Pirate Days. Unfortunately “Boo at the Zoo” got rained out the day, we went to the Fort Worth Zoo. But it wasn’t the end of the world, either. The girls got out and had fun, anyway.
Katelynn at the Pumpkin Patch (2010)
Bouncy houses are fun
And hay rides are fun, too.
“Mommy, I don’t want any photos taken. I’m hungry!”
Katelynn as a kitty cat at the Pirate Days (2010)
Katelynn loves the jump ropes. She bounced all the way high up in the air.
Rain or shine, Sara is happy.
Sara at the Pumpkin Patch (2010)
My ‘Jack Skellington’ Pumpkin (2010)
… to be continued next Monday, October 15, 2018 …
October almost is here!
Woohoo! My favorite month of the year is almost here. It rhymes! And usually what rhymes is good. 😉 It is Pumpkin season. The days are still warm, but the nights begin to cool off. It is the time for pumpkin spice and pumpkin latte. The porches are decorated for Halloween. It is becoming a little bit more “spooky” and “creepy” in the neighbor hood. I love October!
I love my scare crows, pumpkins, flowers, hay bales as Autumn decor. It’s so inviting.
My front entrance decor in September 2015
The Autumn decor at our front door in 2016
🌻🍃🎃Happy Autumn Season!🎃🍃🌻