Saturday, May 31, 2008

My ghostly experiences....

Ive had a few things happen that I cant explain in my life...and since this is my halloween blog, I might as well add them right?

When I was little..around 8 or 9 , my niece and I would always hear things downstairs when we were upstairs (along with everyone else!) It would sound like the microwave falling off the stand, the chairs being pulled away from the table, dishes being dropped..etc....we would rush downstairs to check it out (we werent scared of anything lol) and absolulty nothing was moved..ever! This happened quite often...we actually got used to it...

Also, our t.v's would often turn back on after we turned them off. It got really annoying actually. We would have to sit there and keep turning the tv off, because it would turn right back on. We never did see anything though, I really wanted to.

Fast forward about 10 years...

About 4 years ago, when my daughter just started kindergarden, I would wait till she went to school (which was only 1/2 day back then) to wrap Christmas presents. We one day, I dragged all the gifts out and put them on the table. I stood up to grab some tape and I heard a little girls voice say "Mommy, what are you doing?" I froze and I thought to myself..."why didnt I wait till Madi was gone"...then I got REALLY cold and I realized that she WAS at school! I stood there, frozen and heard little feet on the kitchen floor. I must have stood there for about 15 mins, frozen, not really knowing what just went on, and what was going on. I finally calmed down and went to grab some tape. I sorta dismissed what happened on account that I didnt have any coffee and I told myself I wasent awake yet. Then I was just about to sit down and I felt someone tug my necklace on my neck 3 times. Well that was it. I freaked out, called my husband and started crying, freaking name it, I did it!

About a year later, I got in the shower while my kids were at school. I was washing my hair and I heard a knock on the door and heard what sounded like my son saying "mommy" . I yelled back a "WHAT?!?!" (extremely irritated because he was bugging me in the shower, you mom's know what im talking about LOL) then FROZE because both my kids were at school!

And then recently, actually May 1, 2007 , a little over a year ago, my dad passed away. He was on life support for 3 days..and they took him off May 1 at noon. He actually had passed away at 9:15pm and almost exactly at that time (I found out the time later) our smoke alarms kept going off, like every 15 mins. Our lights started going off and on randomly. I had joked to my mom about how daddy and grandma were together (and they were both little pranksters) that they were going to annoy us forever. Finally about midnight, after the smoke alarms were going off and on for hours, I said outloud..Grandma and daddy , knock it off, we know your ok, im tired so stop...and then BAM..they stopped. Ill never know if it was really them, but whatever it was, listened to me and havent had that happen again.

So thats it. Ive never seen anything, wish I could sometimes. I would love to see my dad and my sister again.

If anyone has any of these kind of stories, please, let me know, im interested in the unknown!

Happy Great Pumpkin Day 2!!!

I sorta had my GPD2 yesterday. I added a whole bunch of links and whatnot to my blog. I added some links to ghost stories..check em out if your interested in the unknown! I am!! Right now im at the beach. Its nice, not windy at all, which is surprising. Not too great -pumpkiny, but ill have some hot chocolate later lol..In a bit, Ill add some of my real ghost stories....

Friday, May 30, 2008

Halloween Games

Here's some links for game ideas...

A few party ideas

A few of my ideas:

Outdoor- I dont do much outside..probably just some pumpkins..we get too much rain and wind to really decorate out there.

Indoor-Since my party will probably end up in the kitchen anyways, that will be one of my main focus'. Im going to make up a bunch of those jar things what was posted..the ones with potions and all that. Im going to try to make that spellbook also..I have tons of halloween scrapbooking supplies..I might as well put those to use lol..Im going to get out old pics and probably print some B&W pics ( you know the creepy old ones,) I have a few that are of my great great great great great uncle..YIKES!! Scary, but it will be perfect to hang up in the living room!I also have a bunch of cute signs that I picked up at DollarTree last year, ill put those up too.

Chili in a hollowed out pumpkin
Snake bites-recipe is on this site..Paula Deen made it
Caramel Apples - maybe make those big gourmet apples like they do in the store...YUM
Popcorn- Either caramel or kettle korn
Punch- Ill have to figure out what kind I want to make..whatever it is, Ill have a floating hand in there lol

Music- I have a few Halloween cds, one with just sounds, one with music..Oh lol I have the Little Peoples Halloween cd..i love this listen to it in the car all the time!!!

Games- Ok , this is where I need help..Im going to have kids from 9-12 at my party, dont know what kind of games for that age range..I guess I could ask the kids and see what they want to do...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

What I really did on GPD..

I worked on my notebook some, watched a few Halloween movies (the Covenant and some other cheesy one from On-Demand and looked up some recipes and ideas on the internet. I didnt get around to going to thrift stores because, well, to be honest, I was too engrossed online to leave the house LOL. I might go on GPD2.

Hope everyone had a wonderful GPD~! See you at the end of the month for round two!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy Great Pumpkin Day!

YAY! Its finally here! I already listed what I was planning on doing today , last night.

Im going to find a good halloween movie or just pop in Halloween Town :)

Hope your day is wonderful..err..spooky!

Monday, May 12, 2008

May GPD is tomorrow...

and ive already listed some things that im going to work on, but Im also adding something. I am going to go to a few thrift stores to look for jars and containers that I can "spice" up and use for my kitchen for Halloween!

Im super excited to get started! Ive started GPD early (tonight) and im working on my notebook and online, getting ideas.

Happy Great Pumpkin Day tomorrow!!

Will post again tomorrow...I might have changed things around.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May Great Pumpkin Day Challenge

Im going to try to do Gingers challenge.....

Make a decor item(s) for the BooBash....So the challenge should you choose to accept it is to make a party decor item (or party favors would count!) or if you aren't hosting a party then a fall decor item for your home!!!

Im also going to work on my notebook a little. I dont really have a halloween notebook put together. I have a green binder that I want to use, but not sure what sections to have in it. So will be thinking about that.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

May Great Pumpkin Day

This month im going to do GPD on the 13th. Im going to start planning my Halloween party. I want to think of a cute name for it...instead of just Halloween party lol. I will have it on the Sat before Halloween. Ive never had a party before. Ive always wanted to, just ran out of time. Thats why im so glad for GPD. My kids have been begging me for a party and this year is the time! I need all the ideas you can think of. My will be 12 and 10 by the time of the party, so they are old enough to help. I dont really want things that are too scary though. My daughter is a little chicken lol.

So any suggestions would be wonderful!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

GPD Challenge

The April Great Pumpkin Day Challenge is a DOING item.

Find some Halloween pictures. From 2007 or 1976….it doesn’t matter…just find some pictures. Do one of the following with the pictures:
Create a two page scrapbook layout for your album.
Use them to create a personalized notebook cover for your Halloween or Autumn notebook. Make sure you have a clear view notebook
Create an altered autumn clipboard using them. You can actually use the clipboard or use it as a picture display in the fall.
Create an altered book (use an old child’s board book) and include the pictures in it. Call it The _____ Family’s Halloween Hauntings or some sort name.

What I was doing on GPD

Ok, so I forgot about Great Pumpkin Day.. I was working. Sooooo, im going to make up for it today. I think I will celebrate GPD on the 13 of the month from now on. Rudolph and GPD are too close together.

My plans today are to go through my halloween/harvest recipes. I will post them, just incase someone out there would like them.

I am also going to browse the web and find new recipes.

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