Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wishing A Very Happy Halloween!

Thanks to everyone for the well wishes! I think this year we are going as the swine flu family. Little piggy noses and pink piggy ears are in order. Things are getting better and a few of us my make it out tonight!

I hope everyone has a very Happy and Magical Halloween! I'm off to roast up those seeds! Yummy!

Friday, October 30, 2009

I always wanted to be a Witch!

I begged and begged for this mask. I got my way the year was 1977. I wore my mother's dress and reddish wig. I'd have to say this was my favorite costume as a child. Witch fits me well even today.
I volunteered in my son's class today. Fun Halloween Party! Lots of kids out sick and my youngest and oldest have the flu. We may have to trick or treat at home this year.

When I was young tonight was known as Devil's Night. I'm not sure if kids still go out and toilet paper trees, egg cars and play ding dong dooeee. A favorite memory I have is one of my father. He really got into Devils Night. Not playing pranks but protecting our home. He would sit in our front yard which was full of pines. This made us an ideal target for tp. He would sit in the dark and sneak up on kids. He'd say in a low scary voice "I wouldn't do that if I were you". Sometimes he would us the hose and spray kids with water. So if any of you are planning some Devil's Night pranks keep that in mind!
Wishing everyone a safe and spooky Devil's Night! Don't get into too much trouble!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ghost of Halloween past

Boo! Thanks for all the well wishes! We are hoping everyone will be better for trick or treating. This pic. is me and my brother's arm. The sheet was too long and was hemmed up so I could walk. Have a spooky day everyone!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Raggedy Ann & Snowman

That's me as Raggedy Ann. 1970 something. I feel Raggedy today we have yuck flu over here. No fun. The snowman ornament is chilling in my etsy shop. Have a great day everyone and stay healthy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

My Monsters

Here they are aren't they cute! Wishing everyone a scary Monday!
I'm got off to paint snowmen and candy canes! :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Magic Mushroom Ornament & A Witchy Treasury

Magic Mushroom ornament is now in my etsy shop.

This Wooden Witch decoration is a favorite of mine. I got her at a craft show years ago. I went back the next year but the artist wasn't there. I also got a Haunted House like this.

Witches are wonderful and I picked some of my favorites in this Etsy Treasury! Check them out.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Goodies for a Halloween Friend!

This post is a virtual gift for my friend Halloween Spirit! She is having trouble finding Halloween Treats in the stores. I'm sending you these. I am also sending you the calories and the weight we may gain from eating all of these!

Don't you just love what they have done to Aunt Millie! Love her wicked alter ego! The Captain Crunch turns the milk green and the kids are over eating that. The Franken Berry they only liked the fake pink marshmallows. The cookies and the muffins were a hit!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Two Moons

Golden Moon Ornament is now Sold. Moon Balloon was an order and goes with one of the Magic Mushrooms I made. I hope everyone has a Magical weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Remembering those who came before

This is a photo of my Great Grandmother and Grandfather. Valentine and Julia were married in Poland on October 28th 1916. Very often marriages took place before winter in the area where they came from. That makes sense to have someone to go through the winter with to keep you warm!

I am fascinated by this photo because of my Grandmother's wedding gown. There are herbs and foliage sew into her gown. I have never seen anything like it before. My Great Aunts told me rosemary was used and other herbs. They are hard to make out from the photo. Rosemary for remembrance. So your husband would not wander he would remember his love. Good idea in my opinion. Anyway, I thought I'd share this and if anyone has a similar photo of family I'd love to here all about it.

Valentine and Julia went on to have five children. My Grandmother being one of them. I never got a chance to meet them. Great Grandmother lives on through me in the recipes that have been handed down to me. My sons share some similar features with my Great Grandfather Valentine. Don't you just love that name it was passed down several times. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In A Witches Garden....

You may find mushrooms. You may find witch hazel. You may find toad lilies. What will you find today? Time to sweep up!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Wonderful Blog Award & A Swamp Ghoul

I want to thank Pam over at
Pam is awesome! She is a wonderful friend! She is super talented I love her monsters and whimsy creations. If you need a happy pill swing over to her blog and check it out! And she is having an awesome giveaway right now so what are you waiting for go over there!
This award is for friendship. And since I can possibly choose just a few of you I give this award to all of you! I can't say enough about all you wonderful people out in blog land! :)

Now onto the Swamp Ghoul well you just never know what you'll find lurking around the woods this time of year! Have a super Ghoulish Day All!

Comical Christmas Candle

No this is not a firecracker! My son asked me when it was going to blow up! He's pretty funny I think. I promise to post some Halloween/ Fall stuff later. :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Beautiful Fall & Mr. Tree

Oh Christmas Tree why are you so silly? I know too much time in the woods alone! He's now in my etsy shop.

This sugar maple was on fire! I love the gold and red. It also has a touch of orange pink. Amazing! The other tree is a shagbark hickory.

This post is out of order. Why well because I'm super tired. I think we have a mouse in our house. If it was not a mouse then maybe a ghost. Great I love waking up at 4 am! Yikes! Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Run, Run as fast as you can!

If you are sly like a fox you can catch him! He's in my Etsy shop now. I am aware this is not a Halloween story. If you have ever read the Gingerbread Man he does get eaten by the fox. I think that is scary enough! HaaHaa

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This is not Halloween Candy! Don't eat me!

I know what your thinking! This is not Halloween candy! I know! I'm working on Christmas ornaments now. I just finished him and I had to share. He is currently hanging on one of my Halloween trees. He looks funny next to the pumpkins. He is looking for a Happy Holiday Home in my Etsy Shop. Have a very Minty day everyone! :)He found a home and is sold! Thank you!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I love Vampires! Why? They are shape shifting, blood sucking, eternally young. So here's my nod to the Vampire. This is a photo of my husband and I. Yes we were young. I'd like to say we have retained our eternal youth but that would be a Horrific lie. Enjoy your day everyone. Tonight I will enjoy mine!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Autumn Colors

Here's just a few pics. to get everyone in the mood. It's windy here today and leaves are blowing all over.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Few Halloween Favorites

The first pic. is of a vintage plastic pumpkin. I know they made Gurley Candles like this. We used to have Gurley Halloween Candles. If I smelled one it would bring back some strong memories. I'll have to check for some on ebay.

The next pic. is some favorite die-cuts they are not vintage. They are Beistle reprints of vintage Halloween. I have these hanging all over. The witches do tend to scare the kids.

The last shot is some older primitive wood do dads I've made. They are scarp wood painted up silly.

Have a fantastic Monday everyone!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


I'm the bunny! Too funny. This may bring back some memories for some of you! Thanks for the well wishes for my son. He was able to sleep through the night last night! :)
I think the soup and the vicks worked. Have a fun weekend everyone!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Falling Leaf Chair

My Hubby made this it's one of my favorites! We still have this one. I'm glad we kept it! Have a great weekend everyone. I'm off to take care of a sick kid and try and finish a moon.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Whooo Gives a Hoot & 2 Over The Top Blog Awards!

I'd like to thank Dede at

And Thanks to Suzie at
I am thrilled!
So here's what you have to do. Change the answers to your own. Pass this on to 6 blogs you love. Let them know you've awarded them!
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? red
3. Your mother? close
4. Your father? unavailable
5. Favorite food? Thai
6. Your dream last night? storm
7. Favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Art
9. Room you are in? kitchen
10. Hobby? photography
11. Fear? loss
12. Wish to be in six years? Lake
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something your are not? unkind
15. Muffins? Pumpkin
16. Wish list item? basement
17. Where did you grow up? Hartland
18. Last thing you did? diaper
19. What are you wearing? PJ's
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pets? none
22. Friends? great
23. Your life? Full
24. Your mood? hopeful
25. Missing someone? friend
26. Vehicle? Expedition
27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
28. Favorite store? Michael's
29. Favorite color? purple
30. Last time you laughed? yesterday
So here are 6 blogs I love ~
Hootie is finally done! I'm going to keep him and he's going to nest up on my kitchen cabinets for Halloween. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Magical Holiday Artists new Blog!

Please come and visit our new blog! Here you will find magical art and wonderful people! Happy Windy Tuesday everyone! I hope to get things done before the power goes out again.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Witches Brew & Golden Hickory

I was super excited to find this Witches Brew at my local store today! Here's what the bottle says Leelanau Cellars Witches Brew.
A spiced red wine that simmers with the allure of an Autumn's eve. Our special recipe, when served warm, fills the night air with the spirits of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, dispelling the chill of the season.
Fire up your cauldron and heat this brew to the temperature of a witch's tongue,
but do not boil, lest the enchantment be undone. Bewitched!

Here's where you can find more info. on this wicked wine.

The Hickories in our yard are at peak color! I love the golden tones and an added bonus are all the critters that enjoy these nuts. My kids call the nuts eyeballs when the nuts drop they are green.
Have a wicked and colorful day everyone!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Creepy Monday!

Wishing everyone a super Creepy day! This photo was taken in haunted woods near our home. You never know what the camera will capture!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

And the Winner is ...

The Winner of Autumn Apple is Haunted Swamp Designs! So most of you prefer Carmel Apples. I love both. Thanks everyone for all the comments this was fun! Happy Sunday to all!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Boo-Berry Cereal

Growing up in 70's Saturday mornings Boo-Berry Cereal and Scooby Doo were always favorites! I sent away for the Bobble Head a few years ago. What's for breakfast at your house? Happy Saturday everyone!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Happy Halloween Arrival!

I won this wonderful Halloween creation from Gourd Queen! Let me introduce you to Pumpkin Gourdie- Do. Please fly over to Gourd Queens blog and check out her amazing Halloween Magic! You can find her at

Thanks Again Linda! You Brightened my Day with Halloween Cheer! :) Becca

This giveaway was through
These are a group of Wondrous Halloween Artists. Please check out their blog. You will not be disappointed!