Category: Halloween

  • “31 Days of Halloween” from Nancy Nightmare & the Wizard

    “31 Days of Halloween” from Nancy Nightmare & the Wizard

    Usually, I put all my favorite musical finds of the season in my 13 Spooky Music Video playlist, but this song was so amazing, it deserved its’ own post! If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of listening to Nancy Nightmare and the Wizard‘s 31 Days of Halloween, you should stop what you’re doing and…

  • The Halloween Guys in Modesto, CA

    The Halloween Guys in Modesto, CA

    On September 7th, I had the pleasure of getting to attend opening day of a local Halloween store in my area. Modesto, California, to be exact. Modesto is only a 15-20 minute drive from my home depending on traffic and I was not disappointed by this very exciting pop-up shop dedicated to the Halloween season.…

  • Halloween Card Exchange 2018

    Halloween Card Exchange 2018

    Can you believe it’s already that time of year again? Yes, it’s true! I am mailing out Halloween Cards once more this year! I had such a blast last year mailing out cards and getting ones in return that I couldn’t resist doing it again. And this year it’s a whole new card design so…

  • Welcoming Our Loved Ones through Our Halloween Tree

    Welcoming Our Loved Ones through Our Halloween Tree

    Our Halloween Tree looked gorgeous  in the glow of lit jack-o’-lanterns and Halloween lights and the pumpkins’ lights made it all through the night well into the passing of the veil closing. I was quite impressed by how long the balloon lights did last as most of them were just leftovers from a previous party…

  • Slainte! to Halloween 2017

    Slainte! to Halloween 2017

    I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween and celebrated just the way they wanted! What were your Halloween plans?

  • Comfortable, Cute & Expecting

    Comfortable, Cute & Expecting

    My life has been focused on our move, our coming baby and Halloween. Unfortunately, Halloween was been pushed to a back burner repeatedly as the first two become more pressing of matters when it comes to getting our old house on the market, our new house unpacked as well as finding a new hospital and…

  • Dell’Osso Family Farms Pumpkin Maze 2017

    Dell’Osso Family Farms Pumpkin Maze 2017

    Every year, if we can make it happen, we go to the Dell’Osso Family Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. We just barely made it this year, but we did it and made record time with our maze wanderings! The last couple years, though, we’ve forgone the pumpkin patch. This year, we swung by and…

  • Dingle Pies for Samhain

    Dingle Pies for Samhain

    Actually historically served in Dingle, Ireland during Lammas (the feast of apples), I added Dingle pies to my Samhain feast to accompany the colcannon. Colcannon is usually a main dish, but I have a family full of picky eaters so I searched for a recipe that was might be a little more universal to appeal…

  • La Mas Nhbul for Samhain

    La Mas Nhbul for Samhain

    Now considered a more common drink during “wassailing” season or during Twelfth Night, originally La Mas Nbhul or lambswool was a recipe drunk during the feast of apples (Lammas), most namely during the end of harvest time as the evenings got colder. It’s a simple drink consisting of apples, ale and spices and often consumed…

  • Colcannon for Samhain

    Colcannon for Samhain

    Colcannon seems to be a traditional Irish recipe for all seasons. I’ve hear it used for Halloween, for St. Patrick’s Day, even for Christmas time. It seems that it just all depends on what you want it’s purpose to be! However, consistently, Colcannon seems to be a dish that is used to change or improve…

  • Barm Brack Cake for Samhain

    Barm Brack Cake for Samhain

    This year, my Halloween focus has been all about getting in touch with my roots. Whether it be culturally, via family traditions, or for my husband’s family and culture. Maybe it’s the coming baby, maybe it’s been that vintage Halloween vibe being thrown around a lot recently or maybe it’s just because it’s been something…

  • The Halloween Tree Sugar Skull Guardians

    The Halloween Tree Sugar Skull Guardians

    Like Moundshroud is the the “keeper” of the Halloween Tree in the story, I felt my own tree needed a guardian. Ones to keep safe those it represents and to keep any spirits that aren’t welcome at bay. In Egyptian lore, cats are protectors, represented by the Goddess Bastet, for both the living and the…