It’s Time To Start Voting!

Frankenstein Cookie Jar

It’s time!  Time to begin voting on your favorite Halloween costume!

The winning picture gets the cookie jar.  It’s so cool.  The candy corn are salt and pepper shakers.  Thanks so much to those of you who went to all the trouble of getting me photos or emailing them.  Keep checking back this week because I have a couple more to put on.  You can vote as often as you want.

He is just too adorable! From Cracker Barrel!

Since I love all of Cracker Barrel’s Halloween merchandise, I stopped by there on my way home from physical therapy (remember the fall in the pool?), and this is what caught my eye.  My photos aren’t very professional-looking or even well-taken, just hurriedly done so I could get them on the post.  But I think you can tell enough about it.  I can’t wait for the winner to receive it… just in time for Halloween treats.

Each picture has a number on it.  At the bottom of the contest post (click on pumpkin, top right) you will see a place to leave a comment.  It’s easy; just follow the directions.   All of you who vote will get your names in the pot for a Halloween treat as well.  The random winner out of the voters will receive this:

a fun spatula and kitchen towel

I hope you have enjoyed, my faithful few, perusing the Halloween collection of pictures.  The prizes will be awarded on Monday morning so I can get them to the winners for Halloween.

Thanks for playing along, my little playmates and Halloween lovers.

My Witch Heart Loves Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner.  I’m sure it is because everything has been out since, oh, July or so.  And Christmas is right behind it because there are Christmas shelves and shelves and shelves in the stores containing all sorts of decorations and toys.  If I blink my eyes, I’m sure to miss it.  It’s that close!!  Isn’t it?

I was at Cracker Barrel tonight and just couldn’t decide.  Do I buy Halloween stuff or Thanksgiving stuff or Christmas stuff.  I looked all over for Easter stuff but didn’t see any.  I am amazed at how much stuff Cracker Barrel can pack into that little store.  But it’s such cool stuff!

There was an enchanted broom (click on link to see pic) that follows people around.  I absolutely had to have it!!  I can hardly wait to scare the snot out of the little kids that come for Trick or Treat.  I love Halloween!

Sometimes I feel as though I shouldn’t, with all the emphasis put on the devil nowadays, but I do.  It’s probably my favorite holiday.  And the reason it’s my favorite holiday is because it’s just fun.  Everyone’s in a good mood, laughing and visiting as they walk the neighborhood, although the Trunk and Treat move is sort of destroying the whole Trick or Treat spirit.  Oh, I’m sure they have the same camaraderie as do the rest of us who sit in our yards or houses and wait for the princesses and ghouls and other various superheros and monsters to come by.  It was just so much fun as a kid to wander all over town and knock on those doors and say “Trick or Treat!”

Even though the other major holidays hold a deep meaning in my heart, they are usually fraught with the burden of buying gifts, the sadness of loved ones not around, the lonesomeness of those with no one close, or the hustle and bustle to “get ‘er done so we can move to the next stop.”  It saddens me that Christmas and Easter have become as pagan as Halloween once was hundreds of years ago.  So I will always love Halloween.  It gives me a chance to be a kid again while I enjoy the kids and their families that walk with them.

Up next:  pics of Halloween Past from the Byassee archives.