Archive for October 2014

10 Pinterest pins for Halloween outfits if you don't want to wear a costume

10 Pinterest pins for Halloween outfits if you don't want to wear a costume
You may like Halloween but not want to or not be able to wear a Halloween costume. Perhaps you work somewhere where a costume would be inappropriate or impractical. Maybe you’d rather leaving Halloween costumes to the kids, but you still like to be a little festive. Whatever the reason if you want to show... Read more »

Halloween traditions for finding your true love

Many old Halloween traditions included fortune telling, and many of those fortune telling rituals focused on how to learn about your true love. Here are a few Halloween love spells that I found in The Better Days Books Vintage Halloween Reader. Most of these Halloween traditions were popular in the 1800s and later. Each is... Read more »

3 classic scary stories ruined by modern twists

What if some classic, short scary stories were given modern twists? I updated three short scary stories that are classics for campfires and slumber parties. First, I’ll list spoiler-filled reminders of the original scary stories. Of course, these classic spooky tales always change slightly depending who is telling them, but here are the general ideas:... Read more »
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An easy Venn diagram Halloween costume for couples who love charts

Do you need an easy Halloween costume for a couple? Do you and your partner love charts and graphs? A Venn diagram Halloween costume is for you. All you need to let your analytics freak flags fly is some poster board or cardboard, markers, and something to use as straps. Depending on what you choose to wear... Read more »

28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants

28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants
I’m not a fan of the “leggings as pants” trend, and I know I am not alone. Still, we shouldn’t be surprised that leggings as pants has emerged in fashion. Science fiction (sci-fi) movies and TV shows have been warning us for decades that leggings as pants is the look of the future. Well, the... Read more »

100 pumpkin spice products to love or loathe

The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, or PSL, is patient zero in the pumpkin spice pandemic.
I admit that I like pumpkin flavors this time of year, and yes, I do expect that the pumpkin be prepared with some spice. Occasionally I like pumpkin spiced with curry, but usually I like pumpkin things spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, the flavor combination that has come to be known as “pumpkin spice.”... Read more »
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8 Halloween haikus

After writing a long Halloween poem I switched to the brevity of Halloween haikus. Read my 8 Halloween haikus below, then leave your own Halloween haiku (a poem of 5 syllables / 7 syllables /5 syllables) in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #HalloweenHaiku. RELATED POSTS: ‘Twas the Night Before Halloween The Clickety... Read more »

Halloween party tips for hosts and guests

Halloween party tips for hosts and guests
Are you planning a Halloween party and are looking for some Halloween party tips? Luckily, some of my past guest authors have provided you with some great advice. Read these posts to ensure you have the best Halloween party where your guests will have fun without you feeling stressed. Tip: Never host a Halloween party... Read more »

13 best Halloween people to follow on Twitter

Follow @GhouliaChilds for pictures of creepy foods, spooky coffee foam, and horror affirmations. <br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Horror Affirmations: MY MIND IS AN OPEN CHANNEL FOR GREATER KNOWLEDGE <a href="http://t.co/mxg66vWdQl">pic.twitter.com/mxg66vWdQl</a></p>&mdash; Ghoulia Childs (@GhouliaChilds) <a href="https://twitter.com/GhouliaChilds/status/514074338593480705">September 22, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I’m always looking for the most interesting people to follow on Twitter, and to get ready for Halloween I looked for some spooky people to follow on Twitter to get us all in the Halloween mood. Here are 13 of my favorites. If you are looking to get your Twitter feed ready for Halloween you... Read more »
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"Halloween Scare in Chicago" book has scary little to do with Chicago

"Halloween Scare in Chicago" book has scary little to do with Chicago
I was at a bookstore browsing Halloween books and spotted A Halloween Scare in Chicago. I was instantly drawn to it since my kids really enjoy books that feature the city. (Our favorite is Larry Gets Lost in Chicago, which I highly recommend.) Unfortunately, I was rather disappointed with A Halloween Scare in Chicago although I... Read more »