Just like that, we move from Halloween to holiday gift giving. Some of us enjoy the holidays with a bit of spookiness in the mix, so I’ve curated a list of some of my favorite “Creepmas” gift ideas and items to help you celebrate or shop for yourself or that spooky someone in your life.
You better not pout, and you better not cry because you can celebrate Halloween all year with these gifts – just gotta make sure you’re on Santa’s “good” list and that Krampus hasn’t paid you a visit instead….
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Happy Halloween! Merry Samhain! The day of all days is here! Today is the perfect day to let go of heaviness, the things of the past, and set good and new intentions as the season changes to winter.
I have had a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween season and year so far and wanted to reflect on and highlight some of my favorite things to celebrate HALLOWEEN.
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The bad news I got this fall was that my braces will have to stay on a little longer than I had anticipated – but the good news is that I can pull off a Mabel Pines costume this fall without any problem!
Mabel is the brace-faced twin sister to Dipper Pines on the Disney series, Gravity Falls. I love the paranormal and supernatural adventures that ensue during Mabel and Dipper’s visits with their Great Uncle (Grunkle) Stan. They also help to run his tourist trap “Mystery Shack” – with a plot line like this you know that it is full of spooky fun for all ages (my all-time favorite episode is “Summerween!”).
Keep reading to see how I decided to make the most of having adult braces during Halloween by becoming Mabel Pines!
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I love Bob’s Burgers on Fox! It’s always been one of my favorite shows and the humor is always spot on. I love it so much so, that I decided I had to copy Gene Belcher’s Halloween costume he made this year.
In the Halloween episode, season 10, episode 4 (aired on Oct. 20, 2019), the Belcher kids line up and show off their costumes and I lost it when Gene presented himself as “Fiona Applesauce – Fiona Apple’s saucy aunt.”
I was surprised at the end of the recent episode because it actually features Fiona Apple singing the closing credits. Check out this Pitchfork article to see a photo of Gene’s Fiona Applesauce costume I was inspired to create and to learn more about Fiona apple’s special song for the Halloween episode.
I adore Fiona Apple’s music, so I knew I would equally love being her saucy aunt for Halloween.
If you want to see how I become Fiona Applesauce, keep on reading!
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I was so excited to go on a mini excursion to celebrate my favorite season of all! I went to visit the inaugural Pumpkin Nights at Silver Dollar City Amusement Park in Branson, MO this past weekend.
Branson is a quick three hour drive from where I live and I have lots of fun and fond memories going to Silver Dollar City with my family growing up. It was always a summer vacation spot for us, but I’ve never been to visit this late in the year. The last time I was there was in the summer when I had to have been about 11 or 12 years old.
Let me tell you something though about this trip – the fall foliage driving through the Ozarks this time of year is absolutely magical. I was having an equally fun time soaking in all of the colors of the leaves as I did enjoying the masterfully carved pumpkins in the theme park.
If you would like to take a look at what the first ever Pumpkin Nights is like, keep on reading to see lots of photos!
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There’s nothing like a good clean Halloween feeling – and my friends at the Mad Optimist are delivering just that!
The Mad Optimist is a Bloomington, Indiana based all-natural body care company started by three best friends.
They create customized bar soaps, bath soaks, lip balms, and sprays. You can select the scents you like, your skin type and other add-ins to your liking and name your price on what you pay as well!
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My love for Halloween and clothes both have something scary in common. I’m obsessed with both! I have noticed that my Halloween shirt collection is starting to get a bit out of control, but it is OK to wear these tops year-round, am I right?!
I have so much fun putting together different Halloween theme styles and looks (I blame my Assistant Manager days back at Maurice’s when I clothed mannequins each week) so I wanted to share some of my looks with you!
Perhaps you’re looking for something to wear to work or to the office this Halloween that isn’t necessarily a full on costume. These looks are perfect for that occasion and every day this month!
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When you think about Halloween does ice cream come to mind? Perhaps I’m the only one who has ice cream on the mind all the time! It’s the perfect treat for any time of year (for some reason I think I crave it more when it gets cold than when it is hot out!).
I was thrilled when I was asked to work with FatBoy Ice Cream to share some ways that you can spookify your ice cream treats this month!
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Come take a tour of my haunted abode this season! I always love to share photos of how I spooked my halls for the season to inspire you and your decorating. I have a fairly small house and not enough room sometimes to both store and display my ghoulish goodies but I try to do the best with the space I have.
My favorite addition this year is my Old Time Pottery Halloween Tree! I have always wanted to make a Halloween tree and they teamed up with me this year to make my Halloween decorating dream a reality. I could not have been more proud or excited about working with them and how it turned out.
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Do you like comfy clothes in the fall?! Heck, I like comfy clothes all the time! I normally do not wear leggings much – but I recently was turned on to Beautifully Unique Leggings and my whole opinion on leggings has changed. You can find me living in these leggings every evening as soon as I get home from work and on weekends.
Owner Jill, has a passion for Halloween as well and has a huge variety of Halloween/Fall themed leggings in her store along with matching bandannas for your pet! (Oh, and did I mention these leggings also have a hidden pocket!? SCORE!)
Keep reading to get some style inspiration and to see just a few of the faBOOLous styles there are available! (Plus find out how you can get 10% off your purchase!)
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