Saturday, November 15, 2014

Small cauldron....

I love the small cast iron cauldrons.  I also love my Pumpkinrot Creatures.  I have 5.  You'll see them in little vignettes throughout my indoor Halloween insanity.

Cauldron of tiny pumpkins

Evil Pumpkinrot Creatures standing watch

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nobody does it better...

He's the reason we try.

He's the reason we try harder. 

He's inspiration.

He's talent. 

He's Pumpkinrot.    

           Thanks for  yet
         another great year.

Pumpkinrot Halloween 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sherwood Scare - 2014 Walkthrough

I don't know how many of you have seen this video from Sherwood Scare but it's pretty darn amazing for a home haunt.  Definitely worth watching.....

With or without.....

I found these amazing realistic eyeballs this year.  I tried them everywhere.  I put them in cast iron ladles, bird nests, turkey claws, bird got the idea.  I'm thinking I'd like to put one in a cast iron ladle and surround it with leather.  In my mind it would look like "Book" in "Hocus Pocus."

Turkey claw without?

Turkey claw with?

I do like the red of the fingers in the background.

I do love green eyes!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Idanha Hotel...

Isn't this a great spooky photo?  We had a full moon last Thursday night and I got this photo on my phone.  Gotta love old architecture.

Idanha Hotel ~ Boise

And this is what it's all about...

Halloween night.  I love the kids, the crowds, the adults, the smoke, the excitement, the candy.....I love it.  Ususally I don't get photos of the crowds.  This year I got a few.  We have 314 kids that actually made it to the door.  At least another 40+ that did not.  Maybe next year they will.

The kids

And more kids

Got an audience

A little smoky

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grim Stitch Factory

This is just awesome!!  I love the work that Grim Stitch Factory does.  Check their links at the bottom of the page.

Grim Stitch Factory Facebook

Grim Stitch Factory

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Alcohol doesn't solve anything. Neither does milk...

I've been locked out of my blog for quite a while.  Drove me nuts!  Yahoo changed how I could log-in.  I have always logged in with Google.  So, I had to remember my Yahoo account info.  Now, I have the most insane "User Name" that Yahoo assigned to me.  That gave me access to my Flickr account.  Still no access to my blog.

Next in line is Google.  I was denied access and directed to contact the domain administrator.  I believe that's actually me.  I did contact Cableone.  They seem to be the only one with a phone number for tech support.  They did give me a number for Google.  That number and all the options (press 1, 2, etc.) direct you to their website for help.  After several hours, days of frustration, and throwing my hands up; here's what I learned.  I did not have a Google account and  I did have a Google account.  I read all the forums.  I asked numerous questions.  I read complicated solutions.  I drank wine.  I cursed.

Next I try Blogger.  No access for me.  I read all the forums.  I asked numerous questions.  I read complicated solutions.  I drank more wine.  I cursed and used sign language.

I kept thinking it cannot be this hard.  I have Blogger one day and the next I don't.  It cannot be that hard.  It has got to be something simple.

Back to Google.  I search the website for anything in the form of help.  I just start clicking at anything and everything on their site.  I'm getting distracted, bored, and click on the Google Webstore.  When everything else fails....go shopping.  In the Google Webstore I find I can buy or get free apps.  One of the free apps is  I check the box for  Guess what?  I'm back in my blog!  I pump my arms in joy. I drank wine.  I cursed.

Here's to perseverance....

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Full-size broom vs sub-compact broom....

 I started hanging the witch brooms last year.  This year I have a fascination with the witch broom mini (sub-compact) version.  I'm thinking for the long Halloween night ride a witch would choose the standard version.  Maybe for a very short trip to replenish frog legs...a sub-compact.