Home is where the (bloody) heart is

It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  That time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love.

Who am I kidding – I’m not so young anymore and I think of Halloween 365 days a year!  But if you are interested in some different gifts for your sweetie, check these out:

We all know that chocolates have become a traditional gift for Valentines Day.  I’m sure the chocolate industry has something to do with that. Instead of the standard caramel filled chocolates in a heart-shaped box, why not try an actual chocolate heart from PushinDaisies.com?

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Hacking Christmas

If you have been bitten by the haunting bug, you’ll notice that everything you see brings this question to mind : “How can I use this for Halloween?”.  And Christmas stuff is no different.

Here are a few ideas for you to think about, as the tradition of Christmas markdowns gets underway.  Think about picking up some of these products to use or alter next October 31st.

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Merry Krampus!

I like Christmas.  Really, I do!

Just because I make our house look all spooky at Halloween doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the bright cheery Holiday Season.

Still, I always loved Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.  Which is, after all, a Christmas ghost story.

And if you are looking for more modern holiday horror, look no farther than the new movie “Krampus”

Merry Krampus!

On Target for 2015

It seemed like it took forever for Target stores to get rid of their back-to-prisonschool stuff and make room for Halloween.  But they finally got the shelves stocked with spooky goodness this last weekend in our neighborhood stores.  I was lucky enough to snag a skeleton at 20% off, through the Cartwheel app.  HOwever I was a bit annoyed that the discount was only good until that Saturday.  Still, if you don’t have the app, you may want to check it out.  You can still find deals on Halloween candy now, and maybe more later!

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World Market Halloween 2015

World Market advertises itself as a place for “top quality furniture, affordable home decor, imported rugs, curtains, unique gifts, food, wine and more”.  I know that we shop there for unique stocking stuffers of candy from around the world.  But it also has become a wonderful place for Halloween items every year. Continue reading