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Come In……We’ve Been Expecting You……

Welcome to our Halloween Blog Party.  How nice of you to stop by…..Come right this way…..skele-finger

It has been a hectic time around here, so much to do so little time.  But I won’t bore you with all the strange events that have been happening in our abode…..I think first we should sit for a spell and have a couple refreshments and I will show you around….table_2

Help yourself to a cookie…..cookies

Or try a cupcake…..cupcakes_2

I tried out an idea that we had, that adding a Miniature Reese’s Cup to the batter would be worth trying.  I made Devils Food cupcakes added the Reese’s Cup.  After they cooled I frosted half with Peanut Butter Frosting and the other half with a recipe I had read on Tasty Kitchen.  Here is a picture of how the cupcake experiment came out….cupcake_half

Notice how the Reese’s Cup sank to the bottom.  It also didn’t melt, it kind of hardened.  The frosting recipes are wonderful (for the recipes just click on the above links).  The peanut butter is wonderful on the Devils Food cupcake. :-)

Anyway, make yourself a potion to wash it all down…potions_2

Now that we have had our refreshments I’ll just show you around.  Here are some pictures of the family room…..livingroom_2

The fireplace mantle…..mantle

My tribute to the Haunted Mansion….haunted_mansion

Our hitchhiker, Gus….

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One of our old favorite decorations…..our fiber-optic black cat…fiberopticcat

Here are a  few more photos from around the house…..skullandhands

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Our Halloween Tree….righttree

Young and Old Mr. Gracy Ornaments. Characters from the Haunted Mansion….twogracys

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The  Bat Wing Mantle Clock is in a new spot in the house….  batwingclock

I also made a Phantom Manor Gingerbread House….gingerbread_5

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I kind of have the Haunted Mansion on the brain so I am going to do two giveaways.  The first is a Haunted House candle holder….hauntedhousegiveaway

The other will be for two Halloween Eggs I painted.  I painted a few of them to put in my kitchen fruit bowl….eggs_2eggs_close

To enter to win just leave me a comment.  I will randomly draw winners on Sunday, October 24th in order to get them shipped in time for Halloween!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun Blog Partying and have a spooktacular Halloween!

Welcome, Foolish Mortals…

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Welcome to our Halloween Celebration.  We have been expecting you.

Come inside and make yourself comfortable.  Hang up your cloak and park your broom…..hall_tree3

Don’t mess with Medusa or she’ll get very angry…. Oh No!!! I think she’s getting unhappy with us….We better be moving onpleasant_medusamean_medusa



Take a look around but excuse the housekeeping.  We’ve been very busy and things have gotten a bit disheveled.  Don’t mind the spiders, they seem to be taking over but we think they are harmless…..chandelier_2

Come into the “Living” Room and sit for a spell….

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Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched?

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On the mantle you can see some of our nutcracker collection….the wooden skull was carved by Brandon, the other two are vintage.

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There is one of our felines, Leo, by a bust of our dear departed Uncle Vladamir…. Leo loved old Vlad but it looks like he has made a new friend.

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Try not to pick up any hitchhikers from our home, but sometimes it is unavoidable.

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Our Halloween tree is decorated with autumn colors and some hand crafted ornaments.

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On the tree is the ornament I won earlier this year in a giveaway.  It was created by the wonderful artist, Laurie Hardin….

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Come into the kitchen and have a bite before you have to run….

Maybe you’d like a scary Spider Cupcake and a tasty drink concoction…

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Look at the time it is getting late…..batwingclock



Giveaway Time!!!!

As a thank you for attending our Halloween Party we are having our first Giveaway. Just leave us a comment to have your chance to win either….

The Hand Painted Jack-O-Lantern Ornament

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The Hand Painted Mean Black Kitty Ornament

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Or last but not least…..

The Spooky Haunted House Candle Holder

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If you want another chance to win a Giveaway Party Favor, add my blog to your blogroll and let me know in your comment and I will give you another entry.  I will draw three winners on Monday, October 19th at 9:00 pm.  The first winner will get first choice of items, the second will get to pick from the remaining two.  Please provide a valid email where I can reach you if you win.


Some Other News!!!

Last Wednesday our son heard something outside, he opened the front door and this is what was there….

This little guy apparently was dropped off by someone and he really wanted in the house.  He was climbing our screens and making himself be heard.  After spending a couple days looking for a home for him it started to really rain.   Brandon felt bad for him and put him in his shop thinking he could be a shop cat.  A couple days later, it got really cold and we decided that he is a super nice and lovey cat and that we could make room in our home for him.  I scheduled the vet appointment to make sure he was good and healthy and everything checked out so not we have a new kitty.

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Only a few problems….Molly, our other black cat, is very sassy and doesn’t like any changes.  She will not take this well.  Leo, our gray cat, is trying to get along with kitty and I think in the end they will be good buddies.

Our other problem, we can use your help to name him.  We cannot decide on a name.  So please vote in our “Help Name our New Kitty Poll. Also, if you think he should be named something other than one of the names on the list, please enter it in the “Other” space.

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Thanks For Stopping At Our Blog Party!  Remember to leave a comment to be entered to win a giveaway prize!

Halloween Blog Party!!!!

I just signed us up to take part in a Halloween Blog Party.  There are many bloggers taking part.  If you want more information and to see the list of all the parties, click the announcement picture and it will take you to Vanessa’s site for the scoop.