“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A King's Day ( haunted humpday part 2)

It's Here!

It's birthday-day for Stephen King!
Happy 70th Birthday!!!!!
I've spoken about it often and written about it here a few times
but I will revisit why he means so much to me.

The first book of his I read was

I was still a child so I didn't understand much of it.
Staying over at my aunt's house watching 'Carrie"as the late night movie was a different thing all together..
I'm still afraid of the part when her mom lights the house up with all the candles.
I think this song was the reason that scene creeps me out so much!

It seems he has always been with me
in many pockets of time..good and bad.
I had my daughter and needed a book to read in the early stages of labor:
'Salem's Lot"
When I was treated horribly by someone
 I read 'The Mist' and forgot why I had been sad in the first place,
Reading 'Everything's Eventual' after I got married and being relieved
 someone else was in the room when I got scared.
During a sleepover with my daughter, my niece, nephew and a puppy named Kane..
(all cozy on my bed room floor in sleeping bags)
I read 'The girl who loved Tom Gordon' and knew that was going to be a vivid memory one day.

I reach for his books
for comfort and familiarity
like taking the hand of old friend,
which seems odd at times considering how terrifying his stories usually are.
Sometimes his scary is easier to deal with than my scary...

He was with me during
 my father's illness and eventual passing a few years ago,
In attorney's office last summer..
In a courthouse last November
In a very scary doctor's office
& just recently, in a hospital room. 
I can count on him and he is always there.

I've passed my love for him and his books down to my girls.
they will also find the light in the dark that he brings and learn the lessons that he teaches.

the festivities started last night, or rather, this morning at the stroke of midnight..
We were watching Creepshow and heard a light tapping at the window..
well of course it was Danny Glick 
waiting to be invited in...

He was the first to arrive..
Then the guests started to pour in..
Church came back, again!

Helena invited Carrie..

and Pennywise 1990

We heard a eerie scraping sound over by the sewer grate
(next to the pantry)

and out popped Pennywise 2017

Mr. Barlow appeared in the kitchen.

and Aunt Sylvia made an appearance too.
aww, even General and the nasty little troll are here!

Here Comes Jordy and his bucket of meteor shit!

It looks like the werewolves arrived..
This one is from the Neibolt house

And this one looks the guy from Cycle of the Werewolf

speaking of which,
This is how they got here...

The manglers are here too, practically knocking down the door!

We decided that it was probably a good idea to feed them all.
So we brought out the food.

Eyeball, anyone?

How about getting lost in a maze cake from the Overlook?

the Children of the Corndogs are pretty tasty too..

Now it's time to sing Happy Birthday!!
I see Annie Wilkes stopped by
and..... shhhh! he didn't want me to say anything but
Stephen King couldn't resist visiting either!
As the guest of honor,
We had him sit at the head of the table.
He heard about this awesome party and could not help himself!

I think the crate cake was what lured him over, haha!

Ok ok
he's made of cardboard but it could happen!!  
You never know!
It's his birthday and WE actually got some gifts!
My older daughter and my niece bought us goodies.

Frida Kahlo lipsticks

Halloween socks

CREEPSHOW graphic novel

this solar, wiggly, dia de los muertos toy
 (plus a super toasty, fleece Halloween blanket
 that is not pictured cause Helena is all wrapped up in it)

Tomorrow night we are going out to dinner and then to watch 'It'
I hope you enjoyed our little celebration.
By now you probably can guess that the King and I 
are a bit entwined.
I buy his books and He alters my life : )

Although i have no romantic notions towards this man
I do, however occasionally dream of him..
sometimes it's just us, hanging out..talking abut his books..
other times, ok four times, 
I have had this recurring dream that we are dancing the Tango.
(I have no idea why that particular dance)
I wake up from these dreams with the song 'Por una cabeza' stuck in my head.
The song is beautiful, so I'm including it in case you want to listen.

and I will leave you with this image of us dancing:

Hey, it's my birthday party for him, I can ask him to Tango if I want!! 
it could happen, you never know.

Have an amazing day & don't forget to eat some cake and

 thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Haunted Humpday part one...

Happy Haunted Humpday!

It's been a busy week here, preparing for Stephen King's birthday tomorrow!
I hope you will join our celebration.

 is going to be a bit shorter than usual.
Part 2 will continue tomorrow.

Guess what?!
We found out walmart had it's first pumpkin delivery last week!
and they're huge!

We baked a cake after we carved this guy up..
I just love funfettii cake.

We watched another scary movie
This one is called

usually, I hate the stupid movies with the shaky camera (found footage)
like Blair witch and paranormal activity, but this one wasn't too bad, someone had sense enough
to let the camera stay still once in a while:)
you can read the plot here.

I've been painting and gluing like a mad woman lately..
but I have a few older projects I want to share this week:

mini shrines and ornaments

Now, I must go continue getting ready for our party!!
(or Part 2 of HH)
If you want to participate in Haunted Humpday or 
the King party, you can do so throughout the weekend.

 Thanks for stopping by and if you get a chance to visit Thursday 
please do!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Haunted Humpday, gypsies, fairies, flies and Kings

Welcome back to our second Haunted Humpday of the season!

Did you do anything spooky this week?
We watched some really creepy movies
but the one that really stuck out was this one:

I don't know how you feel about Djinn, but they scare the Hell out of me!
you can read about the movie here.
If you plan on watching this movie, watch it with the lights off :) 

So I have been under the weather a bit lately and I wanted to show
 you some get well gifts I've received.
This amazing collector's edition of
Entertainment Weekly..

A new toad to keep my more mature toad company..
And this gorgeous blanket.
It's so soft and the sugar skulls on it are pressed into the fabric..

It goes well with my regular room decor don't you think?

Since I have been pretty much stuck at home for a while
I've made a few more crafts..
I created the Lydia painting a bit ago, but recently changed her up a little...

Recently after doing the laundry,
 we found a stocking mixed in with our freshly
dried clothing...
I didn't even give it a second thought..I cut that stocking apart and
a fly was born..lol

Here's a little Fairy-witch
I created with a Lisa Kettell Designs
Lulu doll...

When I was a little girl, my absolute favorite thing to be on Halloween was a gypsy ..
I loved the lipstick, the flowing clothing and the jewelry..
(I've not changed much, haha)
I painted this because it's true for me.

I mentioned before that I didn't get a chance to
gather many stories for this year's HH
But I do have a weird one for you...it's not scary, just strange..

We used to have a cat named Baby Tuna.
He's in a few older posts as a matter of fact.
He was a stray, part of a all black litter of feral kitties that were born
under my dad's old truck.
We favored him because he was the biggest, most friendly kitten, who would often
climb on our lap to grab a slice of turkey or chicken, purring all the while...
He grew up to be a gorgeous inky black mini panther
who showed us much affection.
rubbing his fat face against our legs whenever he was around.
He was always the first one to run into the yard to eat.
One very cold, rainy afternoon
when he was about a year old,
my dad told me he had just seen a dead cat in the back alley..
I went outside and called for Tuna and he didn't turn up..I put food in the dish
and he still didn't show..
I finally went and looked at the cat in the alley and saw it was a large black cat.
it had a scratch across it's nose like Tuna did.
Heartbroken, we buried him in our yard, next to two other beloved pets that had passed.
We hurt so much for him..every time we fed the feral cats..many of them, his siblings, we would ache.
One night about a month later
I was out in the garden
when I felt a cat bump up against my legs...
I looked down and saw a large black cat.
it looked exactly like Tuna.
it even had a scratch on it's nose.
I called my daughter and my niece outside and they agreed,
especially when he climbed all over us to get some turkey slices..
We weren't positive but we decided to bring him into the house that night,
the next day I made an appointment to get him fixed.
I wasn't going to take any chances..whether this was Tuna or not. 
His behavior was very Tuna-ish.
The vet estimated that his age was at least a year old.
We had him for three more years,
 he had a wonderful life indoors but ended up with a liver issue that was inoperable.

We always joked about him being buried in the Pet Sematary...
 we still miss him.

So next Thursday is the big day..

I hope you get a chance to stop by and celebrate with us!
we're having dinner, cake and crafts!!
You can just visit or maybe share a story about your favorite book or film.
We're SO excited!!

Have a wonderful week!!

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