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I Love Halloween And The Fall Season

Many of you may not agree … That’s fine … But for those of you who want to kickstart your Halloween decorating … I have this delightful pumpkin train with ghosts and other wonderful Halloween spooks …

I love pumpkins … and the color orange … I also love trains … This really rocked my world of holiday decor … How about you?

The Pumpkin Express Resin Figurine Is A Wonderful Addition To Your Halloween Decor

I begin my Fall decoration planning early because I also like adding craft projects to my bought decorations … It’s always excellent to add a personal touch as well …On this webside you’ll find lots of recipe ideas and craft projects … I’ll be revisiting them to keep things current …

Be sure to upgrade your cell phone so you’ll have current pictures of your family and holiday projects.

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Already Thinking About Fall

I’ve Enjoyed My Summer Months … 

But … I’m looking forward to autumn … thinking about pumpkins and falling leaves … cooler temperatures … That bit of a bite in the air … I enjoy wearing sweaters and long-sleeved blouses … 

I’m not all about fashion … but comfort … It seems easier to dress for the colder temperatures than for the warmer ones … just a personal preference …

I Do Have Thoughts Of The Upcoming Holidays …

Fall brings us Halloween and Thanksgiving … Then winter brings on Christmas and the New Year … 

It’s never too early to be thinking and preparing for the holidays … whatever form they take with your faily and friends … 

I’m Always Amazed How Many Of My Neighbors Are Already Planning Their Halloween Decorations

Some go all out with lights and all things creepy and sometimes humous displays to delight their families and neighbors …

Since I’m yearning for all … I thought I’d look around YouTube and see what I can share with you to get you thinking about your own Halloween decorations … inside as well as outside … 

I know a lot of work goes into this … some people truly go all out …

Halloween Home Tour


It’s Always Fun To See What Others Have Done To Inspire You To Get Creative With Your Own Unique Halloween Decorations

It’s never too early to begin thinking about your fall decorating … especially when it comes to Halloween … or perhaps that’s just me …

You can find all kinds of stuff … spray paint it to make it spooky and creepy … use your imagination … get the kids involved … And just have fun!

It may be worthwhile to check out some Halloeen themed children’s books … They are always fun even for adults …

I hope you enjoyed this post and have been thinking about the upcoming holidays … This is definitely the best time to get started!


Thanksgiving Week 2019

It’s Cold And Windy … May Be Bringing In Some Rain Clouds …

I’m truly excited that autumn is here!! There is truly something exciting about colder weather that gets me motivated to accomplish so very much more … It seems to be an exellent time for creativity in whatever form that takes …

Years ago I made an autumn tree … it was a artificial Christmas tree … I put it in a colander and decorated it with fall items … Decorate it with things of the season … spooky Halloween stuff … Thanksgiving items … things to do with baking and being harvest … also being thankful …

It may be worthwhile to create one for all seasons … Or include them all together in one tree … I’m sure you’ll find your interests blend quite well together from season to season …

It’s Always Fun To Be A Kid Again And Play In A Pile Of Leaves …

And excellent opportunity for you to go around the neighborhood and see how many families are working together raking leaves and kids playing in them …

This is a good time to get out in nature and see all the abundance around us … We are very fortunate … If we would only look around …

That’s the beauty of having a smart phone, you can always take pictures or videos … As well as reaching out to family and friends. 

Update: Thursday, November 28, 2019 — Happy Thanksgiving

We’re experiencing rain and in the higher elevations snow … It’s all quite exciting!! 

I’m not out playing in the leaves … I’m cozy and warm inside with my precious Yorkie … It’s a nice day to sit with family and friends telling a few tall tales or even some ghost stories … I encourage you to visit my new website CryptKickers.com where you’ll find some interesting ghost stories and paranormal investigatiI’mons … I’m finding many are using their smart phones to capture apparitions and paranormal activity … They find it much handier to work with along with their ghost hunting equipment. I find it all quite interesting that a smart phone has all the bells and whistles to do several tasks to make life so much easier.

I do hope everyone is having a delightful Thanksgiving!! Hopefully, no one is stuck on the roads … This is a busy traffic day to get to friends and family … Be safe!!

Many of you may be looking forward to the Black Friday sales … I do a lot of shopping online … It’s a great way to upgrade your cell phone … and to get a bit of a headstart on your Christmas shopping … maybe for some December birthdays, too.

I Love Holidays And The Seasons …

Life is to be enjoyed and shared … At one time I thought all of this social media was a waste of time … But it truly is a way to connect with friends and family and meet new people with shared interests …

I was watching a Live YouTube presentation a few days ago and the woman asked about everyone’s Thaniksgiving plans … Then said, “please don’t tell me you’re going to be alone … That makes me sad …” Well, it doesn’t have to be sad … Sometimes things don’t work out … We can’t get to our loved ones … But we can reach out to them … It doesn’t have to be physical contact … The internet connects us quite nicely …

We create our happiness … We share it online with friends, family and strangers … This could be a good thing … Many YouTubers do what they do to reach out to others … They share parts of their lives … and if we care we follow them or subscribe to them … Look for the positve … don’t get bogged down in the drama of others … 

Have a great Thanksgiving … enjoy this week and the following weeks closing out 2019 and welcoming in a new year …

Thanks for stopping by and upgrading your cell phone … it is greatly appreciated 🙂


Halloween Is In The Air

October is scooting by quickly.

We had some cooler temperatures . . . and then it got warm again . . . Anticipating cooler temperatures again.

There is something about autumn and getting ready for Halloween.

I found this image and just had to use it. It is a bit spookier than I like, but as you look closely, there isn’t a skull moon, but it is made from the tree branches. I think this is quite clever along with the children walking along in their pursuit of candy.

Initially I didn’t see the children walking. My focus was captured on the moon.

That may have been the whole point, but once we begin to look around, it needed to be more of an All Hollows Eve picture . . .

This is something I need to keep in mind when I’m doing my paper crafts. It is great to draw the eye into the card initially, but there does have to be a complete “picture” once one decides to look around.

This reminds me to get your Halloween Treat Boxes together and ready to fill with delicious treats.

Remember our friend Ray O’Bannon over at Ravensblight Paper Toys . . . 

Remember all of his great treat box coffins?

This year I’m favoring the weathered crate for my Halloween Treat Box. I can decorate it with pumpkins and may have a spooky cat or a witch . . . maybe her feet sticking out of it or at least have her hat on the crate.

The weathered crate can be made spooky by having a skeleton trying to get out . . .

What’s great is that all of Ray’s paper toys are free to download and assemble — he has excellent instructions.

I do love Ray’s Haunted Houses.

I especially like The Ghost House.

It has a secret chamber under the house that is a great place to put some treasures.

If you’re into building a paper craft Haunted Ship, Ray O’Bannon has a collection of them along with cars and trucks and even a train. You can have some great fun exploring everything he has available to download, print out and assemble.

Click the image of the Ghost House to the right to be taken to the PDF and click here for the assembling instructions.

It would be best for you to begin right away with the Ghost House or one of the ships — this will take some time to assemble.

Depending upon the number of “coffin” treat boxes you have to make, time is of the essence.

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Harvest Chex Mix Recipe

Snack recipes are always welcome for Thanksgiving . . . Or between Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Here are my suggestions for making this delicious snack for your family and friends.harvestchexmix

Harvest Chex Mix


  • 1 box Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 bag Bugles
  • 4 cups Pretzels
  • 1 cup Candy Corn
  • 1 cyo Candy Corn Pumpkins
  • 1 bag Reese’s Pieces
  • Feel free to add pieces of your favorite left-over Halloween candy

Sauce Ingredients:

Yes, there is a buttery brown sugar sauce that goes over the mixture before popping it in the oven.

  • 3/4 cup melted Butter
  • 3/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave
  3. Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract to the melted butter and whisk until combined and dissolved
  4. In a large bowl, add the Chex, bugles and pretzels
  5. Pour the sauce over this mixture and toss gently until evenly coated
  6. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper
  7. Divide the mixture on the two baking sheets, spreading in an even layer on each baking sheet
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  10. Put the cooled mixture into a large bowl
  11. Add the candy
  12. Toss to combine evenly
  13. Store any left-overs in an air-tight container

Well, there you go! It’s a great treat that will give you a fun Fall taste.

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