Halloween Monsters: Frankenstein’s Monster

For several years, I’ve been on a fact-finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween “monsters” including their origins and evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Today, let’s take a look at FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER. Of all the Halloween-related monsters, this one is perhaps my favorite. Sounds crazy, right? Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and now... Continue Reading →

Halloween Life Lessons (Blog Hop + Giveaways)

We’re Hopping between Oct. 27 – Oct. 31, 2014 Over 50 participating bloggers LOTS of prizes will be given away including the grand prize of a $100 Amazon or B&N gift card! Halloween has long been one of my favorite holidays. There's candy and costumes involved. What's not to like? After many Halloweens (no, I'm... Continue Reading →

Halloween Traditions: Jack-o-Lanterns

There is a giveaway raffle involved - see the bottom of the post for details! ***** For years I've had these two tiny cauldrons made to look like carved pumpkins. This year I found some batter-powered tea-lights to put in them, and both my kids immediately knew what to do. When they get up at... Continue Reading →

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