Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Witch House 2018

Our favorite local yard display. Next week I will try to get night photos with all the lighting. More photos in the 2018 Halloween Album on Flickr.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Pumpkin Patch

Gorgeous fall day at the pumpkin patch yesterday. Vince Woods Farm is still my favorite family run patch. This was the first time we had been on a weekend. It was crazy busy. Picked out 2 good size carving pumpkins for home and 2 smaller pumpkins for The Great Pumpkin Project. Bought cornstalks and gourds to go with the old hay bail. The porch decorating is still a work in progress. Next project is hanging lanterns.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Halloween Sales

Christmas is taking over the seasonal departments at most stores. Michaels Halloween is already 50% off with not much left on the shelves at my store. The Martha Stewart pieces I had hoped to buy were all sold out. There were still a few of the hanging bug ornaments. World Market is at 50% off on the Bug vases that would pair well with the ornaments. Picked up this wall hanging on sale at my local Fred Meyer store. It was only $7.

Fred Meyer this year had corn and millet growing in big tubs. Nice concept if you want a living display on your porch for the season.

We were traveling last week in California. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party at Disneyland and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal studios. Mr. Old Fashion Halloween is teaching the History of Haunted Attractions class again this fall. We had to do some field research.

Last Friday we were at Paramount Studios for the VIP day tour with a break for dinner. We came back for the after dark tour that takes place on the back lot and in Hollywood forever cemetery. I do highly recommend the after dark tour if you can still get tickets. A lot of walking quickly in the 2.5 hours! More on the adventures later.

Friday, September 21, 2018

BEATSYNC Halloween Lights

Walmart has BEATSYNC lights that sync with music for $5.98. The web site only shows the Christmas colors. The Halloween lights blink orange and purple. The lights do a pretty good job of blinking with the music. The light reacts easily to clapping and cackling sounds! Nice compliment to voice activated props.

On my way to the Disneyland Halloween Party on October 1st. Trying out the lights to wear at the party. Making my own version of "GLOW WITH THE SHOW" mouse ears that will blink with the music of the shows.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Target Infinity Bat

My favorite Halloween treat, so far, this year is the Infinity Bat Light at Target. Nice little optical illusion.

Mr. Old Fashion Halloween thinks I am kidding about using it as the Yule tree topper!

Blogspot stopped mailing me comments some time last year. A back log of comments has been posted. My apologies for thinking it was just REALLY quiet out there!

City Flowers Halloween 2018

If you can't see this video full frame the youtube link is here.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Spirit Halloween Store 2018

My local store opened mid August. Its always a slow set up with new stock added through the beginning of September. Not as many new offerings this year.

More photos in the Halloween 2018 album on flickr.