Hobby Lobby 2015

Hobby Lobby arts and crafts stores have gotten an early start with the fall merchandise this year.  Of special interest may be the Funkin brand foam pumpkins.  They do seem to carry a higher price tag – $39.99 for a large pumpkin (ouch)!  The Michael’s  store brand was cheaper last year by 10 dollars, but I haven’t seen them yet this year.

Here are a few pictures from the Hobby Lobby seasonal aisles

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Happy (Haunted) Valentine’s Day

Haunters are a interesting breed.  We add our special touch to all holidays.  And Valentine’s Day is no different.

So why not give your sweetie something something unique this holiday?  Instead of a boring box of chocolates, try a box of anatomically correct chocolate hearts.

9 chocolate hearts

Or other body parts

9 chocolate organs

There’s more at visualanatomy.com if these two don’t make you shudder with delight.

Or you are in a more Do-It-Yourself mood, you can bake a cake and mold these Zombie cake toppers from ThinkGeek.com.

Zombie Chocoalte mold

 

Just remember to bite the head off first!

ScreaminScott says ‘dig it up’!

 

The Tombstones of Stonehaven Manor

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The question I’m most asked is “How do you make your tombstones?”

Actually, I’m most asked “Where do you store all this stuff?” (in the attic above the garage), and “Why does your wife put up with you?” (She loves me, as challenging as that may be). But a close third-place is people asking about the tombstones.

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Halloween Night 2014!!

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I know I promised information about Tombstones in the last post, but I got busy.  So lets talk about the reasons for these posts anyway.. Halloween!

We had 411 trick-or-treaters this year.  Only one more than last year, but I think the cold weather and school football games reduced the number.

So, on to the pictures!

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Digging up the bodies.. er… decorations

For the past few weeks, I’ve been pulling decorations out of the attic and trying to find time to put everything up before the big night.  One of the first things to go up were the window decorations.  Nothing particularly spooky about these, I just think they look cool.  Black and orange are the traditional colors of Halloween, and I like having the entryway in these colors.

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Halloween at Target 2014 (Part 1)

After several days of empty Halloween shelves, Target finally started stocking Halloween merchandise.  I wanted to take pictures of everything. But the employees were falling over me as I got down onthe floor to get close-ups of the Cat Skeleton.  So I decided to split these pictures into 2 parts.  I’ll post more after the shelves are fully stocked (and I’m not tripping Target employees).  So here we go….

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