Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rice Krispie Treat Monsters

So stole this idea from Donut over at Potionsmith
It is an easy way to make an already sickeningly sweet treat even sweeter.

 I will take them to my Audubon Chapter meeting as I am the snack hostess. 

No Rest

For the wicked.  So I thought of Tombstone names - all night long.  I am dragging a bit today.
Amanda Ceased
Mandy Parted
Helena Picnic
I. B. Gone
Claude A. Wheyout
Daisy Pusher - from my Grandmother saying "I'll be pushing up daisies"
Ian I. R. Wretched
Isaiah Boo
Ammon Interred
Etta Null-Slumber
Milo Point
Candice B. Real
Adam Nuisance
Hera Wail
Harry Waites

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Making a Few Tombstones Today

I know I should have started this in August!  Today I am making some stones.  I have cut the shapes and am getting ready to carve the names.

For about a month now, goofy puns have been running through my head.  I would like to share some with you and find out what you think:

Rob A. Grave
Ewan I. B. Wraiths
Dee Kay N. Stiff
Phillip A. Crypt
Kat A. Comb
Shirley Shelby Rotten
Ben Dunnin
Fester N. Flesh
Patience Lee Waiting
Hershel O. Tomb
Bea Headed
Willa U. Joinus
Lyle Lone
Sharon A. Cemetery
Ima N. Sane
Ara U. Dead
M. T. Coffin
Izzy B. Low
Maud Lynne Ghoul
Manny Bones
Dee Comp
Sam A. Terry
Isadora Tudy Underworld
Hugh R. Putrid
Tucker N. A. Casket
Ely Still
Zom B. Walken
Ben Moore Active
Bo Gee
Will B. Haunting
Anita Spade
Carrie A. Hatchet

Or the beloved sisters
Ima Mouldering
Ina Sepulcher

There are always the ones I used before that I gave to Baby M's haunt:
Ima D. Ceased
Justin Pieces
Ewell B. Next

Or such classics as you see in stores:
Barry M. Deep
Dusty Bonepyle

Whose your choice? 

On a different note, when the tenants vacated this house, they left a shit ton of stuff.  Lots of it was useless. But not this - 2 whole gallons of Benjamin Moore paint in my favorite colors - gray and black.  This will be perfect for my stones. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Molly Brown House Review

Last night some friends and I went to the Molly Brown House for an Immersive literary experience.  We were read to by the Brother Grimm (The Youth Who Could Not Shiver and Shake),  Francis Marion Crawford (The Screaming Skull), Edgar Allen Poe (Masque of the Red Death),  Lucy Maud Montgomery (House Party at Smoky Island), and a short piece by Kate Chopin The Story of an Hour. That was my favorite story.  It was about a woman who thought her husband had died and in her shock, realized that she was free to do as she wished. 
We got to tour Molly's Mansion by Moonlight
 Naturally, we dressed for the occasion.

They had some fine decorations but alas, photography was frowned upon.  Skeletons in the stew pot and mood lighting added to the effect. We enjoyed the stories and were followed around the house by a ghoul who startled me on more than one occasion.  The carriage house gift shop contained a spooky assortment of Halloween goodies.  It was all I could do to restrict myself to purchasing these earrings.

A fun girls night out.  Thanks ladies for hanging with me.  If you're ever in Denver for Halloween, keep it in mind.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Molly Brown House

Tomorrow some friends and I are headed to the Molly Brown House in Denver for their sold out Victorian Horrors!  This is described on their website as "An immersive theater experience for literary nerds and fans of the macabre." 
For this occasions, I will wear a Victorian gown.  I also spruced up my hat with Ravens and Spiders and lots of ribbons.  Wish me luck because I am kind of a wuss when it come to really scary stuff.

Beautiful Gift

We received this beautiful gift from some friends who went to London. They got this lovely little coffin at Fortnum & Mason. Needless to say, this blew my diet ( called"slim down to Halloween") with a hurricane force wind. I just couldn't resist eating those little skulls and femurs.  Thank you Doug and Annie!

YUM - so delicious!