Happy Halloween!!!

I know it’s a day early, but I just wanted to take a very special moment to wish you all a Happy Halloween! As I’ve said before, this is my absolute fave time of year. The temperatures become cooler, warm Autumn smells fill the air and holiday baked goodies tend to be at their yummiest!

Carving pumpkins has always been a huge tradition with my family. The creativity involved just adds to the excitement. And then… there’s the baking of the pumpkin seeds! Right before putting them in the oven, I like to add some sea salt to give them a little extra bit of deliciousness. Oh, and did I mention that as we carved pumpkins yesterday, we baked nearly three dozen peanut butter cookies. Yes, we did and I would love to share them with you! 🙂

There’s also the marathon of fave horror movies to make this haunted holiday all the scarier. Earlier in the week I recorded Masque of the Red Death (a short story by Edgar Allan Poe) starring the late, great Vincent Price. A true classic in my opinion, another fave. Since my childhood, I’ve always loved the works of Poe and his creative ingenious as he brought out an eerie darkness that has resonated amongst his fans.

With so many different fun things going on this time of year, I decided to explore the stores to see what I could find to add to this season’s decorations. A couple of weeks ago I went shopping and found an adorable, yet simple, witch’s hat. (An image of this sweet addition is even included at the end of this post.)

When I got to the register, the cashier asked, “Are you gonna be a witch for Halloween?” I casually laughed and answered, “I already am one.”

She jokingly replied, “I thought you were kidding.” I grinned while shaking my head and told her, “Actually, I’m Wiccan.”

Then, we had a brief conversation about spirituality. The young lady was very cool and extremely open-minded.

The encounter made me giggle because of its innocence, which made me want to share it with you. As I always say, “Be Original. Be True. Be YOU!” 😉 )O(

 

Alright, everyone, I’ve shared with you a few of mine and my family’s Halloween traditions, would love to hear what are some of your favorite things that you like to do? Don’t be shy, this is an open-minded site where everyone is welcome to share!

 

Blessed Samhain! )O(

Love & Light,                                                                                                                         Sheila

 

 

 

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Pumpkins my son and I carved yesterday. 🙂

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27 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!!!

  1. Sounds great fun, those cookies sound good as well! I liked to have a marathon of my fave horror films on Halloween as well, usually a double bill. I like to watch an old classic and then something more modern. Wishing you all a very happy Halloween 🙂

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  2. My family would always go trick or treating early, then have a party, complete with games and entirely too much food! 😄

    It was a tradition I continued with my own three children. Now they’re all grown and gone – and there are no grandchildren yet – so I dress up and give out way too much candy to my trick or treaters! LOL!

    Happy Halloween! 🎃👻🎃

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  3. My daughter and I love watching scary movies, especially this time of year and buying candy corns and the ones shaped like pumpkins, my daughter carved a pumpkin and also added stickers to another one which was a sugar skull, and I have some Halloween decorations out in my yard some which includes two pumpkins and two skeleton solar lights I bought at Dollar Tree… Love this time if year too… 👻🎃

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  4. Love this time of year too and love your pumpkins and hat 😱 My daughter and I love watching scary movies especially this time of year. We enjoy those candy corn and the ones shaped like pumpkins, and we even bought sugar cookies shapped like pumpkins. I also have some yard decorations up, that of which is two pumpkin and skull solar lights I bought at Dollar Tree. One thing I have been into this year is pumpkin spice candles… Enjoy your Halloween 🎃👻☠

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  5. OK, I went trick or treating just once, at about the age of 10 or 11. I was the biggest of the four of us and I felt just a little protective of the three girls with me, about ages 9, 7, and 5. It was a long, long, time ago. I think the three girls were all witches. My costume was black with a full-sized skeleton on the front.
    Your day sounded like fun, Sheila. 🙂

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  6. I love watching “The House on Haunted Hill” with Vincent Price. That always get me into the Halloween mode. Decorating the front stoop has always been a tradition. And sometimes scary or traditional themes but always fun. *BB* Happy Halloween!!!

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  7. Compliments of the season to you too! 😀

    I totally agree with you about “Masque of the Red Death”… it’s a classic! I wasn’t as keen on “Fall of the House of Usher”, but intend to work my way through all the Corman Poe adaptations eventually.

    I’ll most likely spend this Halloween watching “Hocus Pocus”, and crushing on SJP… not that I ever really stop crushing on her… sigh…

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