“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl





Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Haunted Humpday, gypsies, fairies, flies and Kings

Welcome back to our second Haunted Humpday of the season!


Did you do anything spooky this week?
We watched some really creepy movies
but the one that really stuck out was this one:


I don't know how you feel about Djinn, but they scare the Hell out of me!
you can read about the movie here.
If you plan on watching this movie, watch it with the lights off :) 



So I have been under the weather a bit lately and I wanted to show
 you some get well gifts I've received.
This amazing collector's edition of
Entertainment Weekly..


A new toad to keep my more mature toad company..
And this gorgeous blanket.
It's so soft and the sugar skulls on it are pressed into the fabric..


It goes well with my regular room decor don't you think?


Since I have been pretty much stuck at home for a while
I've made a few more crafts..
I created the Lydia painting a bit ago, but recently changed her up a little...


Recently after doing the laundry,
 we found a stocking mixed in with our freshly
dried clothing...
I didn't even give it a second thought..I cut that stocking apart and
a fly was born..lol

  
Here's a little Fairy-witch
I created with a Lisa Kettell Designs
Lulu doll...


When I was a little girl, my absolute favorite thing to be on Halloween was a gypsy ..
I loved the lipstick, the flowing clothing and the jewelry..
(I've not changed much, haha)
I painted this because it's true for me.


I mentioned before that I didn't get a chance to
gather many stories for this year's HH
But I do have a weird one for you...it's not scary, just strange..


We used to have a cat named Baby Tuna.
He's in a few older posts as a matter of fact.
He was a stray, part of a all black litter of feral kitties that were born
under my dad's old truck.
We favored him because he was the biggest, most friendly kitten, who would often
climb on our lap to grab a slice of turkey or chicken, purring all the while...
He grew up to be a gorgeous inky black mini panther
who showed us much affection.
rubbing his fat face against our legs whenever he was around.
He was always the first one to run into the yard to eat.
One very cold, rainy afternoon
when he was about a year old,
my dad told me he had just seen a dead cat in the back alley..
I went outside and called for Tuna and he didn't turn up..I put food in the dish
and he still didn't show..
I finally went and looked at the cat in the alley and saw it was a large black cat.
it had a scratch across it's nose like Tuna did.
Heartbroken, we buried him in our yard, next to two other beloved pets that had passed.
We hurt so much for him..every time we fed the feral cats..many of them, his siblings, we would ache.
One night about a month later
I was out in the garden
when I felt a cat bump up against my legs...
I looked down and saw a large black cat.
it looked exactly like Tuna.
it even had a scratch on it's nose.
I called my daughter and my niece outside and they agreed,
especially when he climbed all over us to get some turkey slices..
We weren't positive but we decided to bring him into the house that night,
the next day I made an appointment to get him fixed.
I wasn't going to take any chances..whether this was Tuna or not. 
His behavior was very Tuna-ish.
The vet estimated that his age was at least a year old.
We had him for three more years,
 he had a wonderful life indoors but ended up with a liver issue that was inoperable.

We always joked about him being buried in the Pet Sematary...
 we still miss him.



So next Thursday is the big day..



I hope you get a chance to stop by and celebrate with us!
we're having dinner, cake and crafts!!
You can just visit or maybe share a story about your favorite book or film.
We're SO excited!!

Have a wonderful week!!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

First Haunted Humpday of September

Welcome to 
Wow! It's September already!!!
I look forward to this time of the year all year!
We have such hot weather,
it's Summer from May until November.
but once fourth of July is over
we begin decorating for Halloween
it gives us a chance to really get into the season, and the decorations.
When do you start?
 
As usual I create a myriad of different crafts with Helena.
Here's a few of mine...

This is an old cigar box




& this is a little wooden shadow box turned around.



and two itty bitty Dia de los muertos Frida shrines
 I have more, I'll show them as the weeks go on.


Have you seen the latest poptarts?
We bought some last night and they were SO good!


we also made popcorn and watched


I don't know about it being as great as 
 American Werewolf in london 
but it has it's moments.

Speaking of movies
Are you ready for IT ?
I read it so long ago I've started rereading the novel to refresh my memory..
now I'm constantly on edge and having nightmares...
I love Stephen King! 
There is a funny article here about the movie.
I've never really been afraid of clowns,
But if one popped it's head out of the sink, I'd probably change my mind haha

When we are getting ready for Stephen King's birthday 
we make a lot of creatures and characters from his books (and films)

Last year we made closets for the boogyman, a Pet Sematary cake 
and bugs from The Mist...
This year we have a new guest stopping by..
His suit isn't completely finished but it will be by the 21st 


I used a stuffed doll from the 99cents store to create him!
Isn't he cute?
Cute as he may be, I can honestly say he will not be anywhere near me
when I go to sleep tonight. (hopefully)



I think one of the reasons
IT
creeps me out so much 
is because it's about your own personal boogyman.
What would you see in the darkest corner of the closet?
What scares you the most?



Well it's time to wrap up this haunted humpday and get ready for bed.
Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to link your HH if you have one to share.
 
 

Friday, September 1, 2017

...


Hello again!
It's been about nine months or so that I've been away and I have missed blogging and the amazing friends I've made very much.
I've had a whirlwind of a time..lot's of things have happened.
It's been a time of removal, it seems...
I have been able to rid myself of many negative people and situations that were effecting
my health and happiness.
Now I can focus on better things.


I want to continue the 
Haunted Humpday tradition only slightly abbreviated...
mainly just crafts and recipes this year.. 
I didn't have a chance to gather many new stories.


This month is a very important one for me
It has one of the most special days in it.
Stephen King's Birthday!
Helena and I plan on having our annual
birthday party for him.
I hope you will join us.



Hopefully everyone is doing great..
I'll be by to visit as soon as I can.
big big hugs!






Friday, December 2, 2016

December Days..

 (pinterest)

How was your November?
Ours was alright..other than having a bit of unpleasantness at the beginning,
it turned out better than I thought it would.
To me, November is a time to take a breath, take down the Halloween decorations
and start getting the Christmas stuff ready to go.



I like Thanksgiving and we definitely celebrate it..but we give thanks every day,
in fact, Helena and I have a gratitude journal we write in every night before bed.
 We have to write down three things we are grateful for, no matter how trying our day was..

(pinterest)

 But. my favorite time of the year..(okay, second favorite :) is here already!
I. LOVE. December.
The weather cools down, there's baking to do, cozy sweaters to wear..
and..
My birthday is this month!
that means
 I'm going to have a birthday or... un-birthday give-away soon!


(pinterest)
 
It's been cold here and it's made everything seem more festive.
I'm very excited!!
The cooler weather often inspires me to create, much like a stormy day does..

These are new little goodies I made. They are the start of a fairytale banner
I'm going to hang in the little reading nook I have for Helena.

This is Queen of the Sweets...
my version of the witch from Hansel & Gretel...


and .
Dumpty Sumptuous, haha..
I swear this name was what the phone autocorrected
 'Humpty Dumpty' to a few years ago...
When I got this doll out to paint the other day, I had to think hard about his real name  
because I've been calling him dumpty sumptuous for a long while now.
I gave him wings, just in case he has a great fall, 
So this time he can just fly away if he feels like.
 


I started another piece to this banner last night, which I will post soon.

The cute little doll head and "humpty" are Lisa Kettell Design products.
I also used Beacon glue (3in1) to attach everything to the card-stock. 



Well, I have not forgotten the wonderfully enchanting post that Magaly created
not long ago...
I have a winner for the 'Spring Witch' painting...
shoot me an email so I can get the details for your painting.

I'll be back with more crafts and glitter in a day or so..
We both caught a little chest congestion/cold 
so I'm a bit behind on posts.
But we're on the mend and ready for this amazing month!!

I hope you have a magical day.


 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November moves in...

Hi!
time has run away from me lately, but
We have done SO much!!
We made our visit to the Arizona State Fair.
There were gigantic corn dogs, milk shakes, huge french fries 
and for the first time ever, I had some
Funnel cake!!!
I'm sad to say I loved it!!



We had a great time in the silly haunted house...
I had to take a picture of this..he looks too much like Pennywise not too.


we got on the Ferris wheel






Actually won a huge stuffed animal,
Helena's new stuffed toy..
Socko


We went to the zoo
It was so much fun..the crowds were terrifying, but it was worth it.
 Here's Helena the zombie hunter and her cousin the zombie.
(they wanted to be serious for this picture)


 Great Pumpkin night was awesome as usual...
He brought toys and candy for Helena..
sweet smelling goodies for me.
 We also went to a home haunt on the 30th..
It's called Terror Nights
It was So much fun!
actually scarier than some of the "professional" haunts Ive been to in the passed few years.
Dia de los muertos has always been a huge deal for me..
especially now that both of my parents are gone.
I set up our family altar in a new space this year.
Now that I moved away from negativity 
I dream of my mom and dad on a regular basis..
I had many dreams of them the passed few nights.


while at the great pumpkin festival at the botanical gardens a couple of weeks ago,
I was able to visit the amazing exhibit they had set up for this special occasion.
It's is gorgeous!!






.
Now that we have entered November
I'd like to slow down just a tiny bit.
Thank you to everyone that stopped by and joined in on HH !
I appreciate it so much.
Oh! I have a painting to give away too!
that will be in my next post so stay tuned, lol!
I hope you are doing well and staying cozy.
I'll be back very soon.
Now, does anyone know where I can get funnel cake in Tempe?


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