Fingers crossed the rain will stop before the trick or treating begins! I still need to hang lanterns on the porch and shoot photos. Have a magical Halloween!
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
This set of skeletal taper candles is now 50% off at World Market. The taper candles were one of the few things I added to my collection this year.
Michaels and JoAnn now have Halloween at 70% off. Good deals on last minute shopping. Carved my great pumpkin contribution last night. Placing it tonight.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Yesterday we took a public tour of this mausoleum in Portland, Oregon. Not all of the mausoleum is open to the public so it was a real treat to see sections of it dating back to its opening in 1901.
Across the street was this yard display.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Discovered these cute solar lights at Dollar Tree. They will hold a charge for a little over 24 hours. Nice warm orange glow.
Removed from the stake the lights fit in a candlestick holder. The serpent candlesticks are from the 2017 Target collection.
Experimenting with the lights in the corn stalks. The lights need to be charged only the solar panels are hidden on the back. Using clips might be the solution for easy removal. Charge during the day and replace at night.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
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
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.