Halloween Party: Vintage-Modern Menu

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We set out to have a kick ass Halloween party – one that blended our love for spooky lighting and modern horror and that classic, chilling wonder of Halloween that happened 90 years ago. We pulled it off quite well I think, and everyone had a great time. Here I’m …

Vintage Ad: Twick or Tweet Raisins

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So you’re a kid and you’re out with your friends, having the time of your lives running from house to house frantically while clinging for dear life onto that pillow sack or pumpkin pail. Awesome, isn’t it? Then… raisins. And brief confusion. Maybe I’m in the minority because while I …

Crafty: Awesome Halloween Garland

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Make a Halloween garland to hang anywhere. It has loads of potential, which I love. I’ve seen some really creative executions on this pattern. We used 3 colors (thick construction paper) and attached it to a neutral colored yarn. I made it 2 sided so we could hang it anywhere. …

The Worst Witch

Halloween Specials: The Worst Witch

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Here we are, our first go at Halloween Specials, and it’s a classic: The Worst Witch! I grew up in the thick of the 1980’s and absolutely love Halloween specials. All holiday specials really. To me they meant it was full throttle time… stores weren’t putting Halloween costumes out in …

Some Bayshore Goodness!

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 Seriously… how could I have missed this?   These are 2 pages from the 1972 Bayshore catalog… blow molded figures! Lights! There’s more, too, like masks and all kinds of sort of vintage goodies, at the source. I would give anything for a copy of this catalog, by the way, …

Irked, Proper

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Here we are, 9 days shy of September… which everyone knows is just the month before the awesomest month of the year. Onto why I’m really here… a story about a boy finding poison in his Halloween candy. I meant to post this when I first saw it, about 2 …

Jen Got Sick

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I got very sick last year. As I’m sure you saw on the front page, Boo did not happen. Crushed could maybe, POSSIBLY begin to describe my feelings on it. Believe with all your heart that if I had not been physically hospitalized for almost a full month, I would …

McDonald’s 2010 Halloween Happy Meal Buckets

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After a nine-year hiatus, McDonald’s has decided to re-introduce the Halloween happy meal premium bucket! McDonald’s hasn’t given away Halloween themed buckets since 2001, but they’ve returned in 2010! They’re definitely pacing themselves, as there are only two different buckets to collect. They’re both Mr. Potato Head themed, another change. …

Mars Halloween Candy Containers

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During the Halloween 1989 season, the Mars candy company sold (I believe) 2 plastic characters full of fun size chocolate bars. In 1990 there were 3 sold.* *I am completely guessing here. In my travels, I’ve only found the goblin stamped 1990.  The 1989 ghost and pumpkin are different from …