A trip to the 2019 Texas Haunters Convention

This weekend has been SPOOKTACULAR. I made it out to the inaugural Texas Haunters Convention in Mesquite, TX.  I do not have much history related to convention attendance, so I’m never quite sure what to expect when I arrive at these events. It’s good to go into something with a sense of wonder instead of expecting too much or too little.

The convention is a cash and carry style two day Halloween convention geared towards haunt owners, industry professionals, home haunters, families, trick-or-treaters, and Halloween lovers (I fall into the latter category)! The event is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket.  There are also live demos, classes and make-and-takes sessions that are available to attendees for an additional fee.

I had so much fun seeing all of the AMAZING and talented crafters, creators, and haunters at this event.  The event had over 70 booths consisting of vendors, haunters, guests, and more.

What made this event even more enjoyable was spending it with my Halloween friends! I FINALLY got to meet my inspiration behind starting my very own blog, the queen of Halloween herself, and in my opinion a total internet Halloween celeb – Miranda, the ghoul behind Spooky Little Halloween!

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Spooky Sounds: Ingrid Michaelson’s “Stranger Things” Inspired Pop Record

I have always loved singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson – and there’s even more to love with the announcement of her Stranger Things inspired record coming out June 28!

She has released two singles so far from the record, “Missing You” and my personal favorite “Jealous“. Ingrid tweeted the following about her inspiration around the tune:

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Spooky Sounds: Records and Tracks to Get Your Ghoulish Groove On

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Greetings my spooky friends – it has been over a month since I last posted and I have no idea where all that time has gone. This year is flying by, but it isn’t a bad thing since that’ll bring Halloween season that much closer to us.

For today’s post, I wanted to share some of my favorite records with you that will keep you in an eerie spirit while we wait for summer to bring us Halloween once more. When I’m not obsessing over my favorite holiday, I am obsessing over music. I myself am a musician and songwriter with a strong passion for concerts, collecting vinyl, and immersing myself in music.

I was thinking the other day that I should share some of my favorite albums that I find especially spooky with you. Take a look at this list and share with me your favorite macabre records and together let’s sing these tunes loud to help us ring in Halloween 2019!

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Best of Halloween Head!

Valloween has come and passed, and Halloween seems so far away. But fear not spooky friends, because this time in-between seasons has me feeling nostalgic and looking back on my past blog posts.

I figured now would be a great time to revisit some of my favorite posts, recipes and DIYs to keep the spirit of Halloween alive during this chilly and bleak transition into spring.

Take a look back at my favorite posts with me…

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13 Days of Creepmas!

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Merry Creepmas to all! I’m so excited to be bringing a bit of Halloween cheer into December by participating in the 13 Days of Creepmas.

What is Creepmas you ask? This is the season where Halloween lovers and Halloween online content creators share frights, delights and spooky things to keep the spirit alive.

Just as retailers roll out all things Christmas in September and make us feel the Holiday stress before Halloween comes around, us creepers strike back with chills and thrills to bring out the most unusual, strange and creepy things about the holidays!

Be sure to visit the Creepmas website to see all of the bloggers and folks online who will be sharing Creepmas ideas from Dec. 1 – 13. I’ll be posting some fun recipes, ideas and outfits for my first Creepmas.

And to kick off Creepmas, check out composer Myuu on YouTube (or find a complete dark holiday playlist on his website here) for a playlist of eerie and dark renditions of Christmas classics:

How I celebrate Halloween all year long!

The candy has been passed out, the pumpkins have been carved, the decorations are coming down and our frightfully fun costume creations limply hang lifeless in the closet – this is enough to spark all of the sad feelings that Halloween has certainly passed and we have to wait another year to revel in it’s delights once again. But fear not, that’s not the case! If you love something, you don’t have to let it go! So if you LOVE Halloween like me, enjoy it every day, week, and month of the year! This blog post is all about the ways I enjoy Halloween all the time. Read on for some ideas and inspiration to cure your post-Halloween blues:

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My 2018 Monster Mash Bash!

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This year’s Monster Mash Bash was a hit and a scary good time was had by all! I appreciated everyone’s compliments towards my creepy castle – some guests assumed it was just to liven up the party but I had to divulge, this creepy castle gets creeped out on Sept. 1 every year. The only way I know to enjoy Halloween decor and hoarding habits is to display it sooner and longer!

Keep reading to see some photos of my guests and their costumes and to get some inspiration for your upcoming or next Halloween shindig.

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