Posts tagged halloween

Fashion Friday: Head into skull scarves and more

   September 12, 2014 7:38 am    0

At dinner the other night, our lovely young waitress had on what I thought was some kind of pattern — white on black, but it was skulls. Tastefully done — tiny skulls, but skulls just the same, and not for Halloween. I mean her top was adorable! Then I looked up the fashion trend, and thanks…


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Beardskis blowing in with cool weather

   August 20, 2014 6:15 am    0

Well I was going to save this for Fashion Friday, but I just can’t wait that long. If you always wanted a beard — here’s one to warm you up — they are called Beardskis. What a great gift idea. Or Halloween costume idea. It’s about four months to Christmas. Yikes, but what better way to…


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Wrap up Halloween with a dress made of wrappers

   October 31, 2013 7:32 am    0

What should you do with all those leftover candy wrappers? Make a chain … or a dress. In 2012, we interviewed Adria Roberts, then a student at Strong Vincent High School. She and her boyfriend,  Steven Comi, — and countless others — collected Starburst Fruit Chews wrappers so that Adria could make her prom dress. The…


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House Lady — chalk this one up to paper

   October 26, 2013 6:50 am    0

The temperatures are driving us indoors, and some great ideas are popping up for decorating. Chalkboard wall coverings and ideas for chalkboard decor are spicing up homes. Mary Carol Garrity wrote a terrific column that appears in House to Home this week, and local decorators Marie Feltz, of Decorating Den, and Sabrina Fischer, of Sassy Peacock…


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Halloween memories from the Eckert crypt

   October 24, 2013 7:37 am    0

When I see all the cute Halloween costumes, I remember some of the cute stuff my kids wore. And here they are: As the kids got older, they were very clever. Kelly has been a slice of pizza, Mario Brothers’ characters, Woody from “Toy Story” and much more. The boys were football players. And they…


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House Lady’s time to autumnate

   September 21, 2013 8:28 am    0

Happy Fall! Today’s the day. Summer is gone, and this place needs some fun fall and Halloween stuff. And some mums. This photo, above, is from the National Chrysanthemum Society. I never have any luck with mums. I have spent a fortune killing them, but I try every year to get at least one pot to live through 30…


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Halloween Google Doodle scares up fun

   October 31, 2012 6:55 am    0

                    Another masterpiece for Halloween —  the Google Doodle welcomes us to lucky building Number 13. A black cat sits in a trash can while a raven walks the rooftop. A skeleton dances in front. Click on the doors, cat, raven and skeleton, and get a…


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Hot Halloween decor: Glittery skulls and more

   October 25, 2012 1:12 pm    0

If you want to update your home Halloween decor, glitter will do it. It covers spooky houses, skulls and more, and that booooosts your home’s Hallow WOW factor. On a recent vacation to Albuquerque, glittery skulls were all the rage. Some had gems in one eye socket — kind of like an eye patch. Glittery skeletons…


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Last day for pumpkin-carving entries

   October 24, 2012 8:56 am    0

In case you missed it — today is the last day to enter the John V. Schultz pumpkin carving contest. All you need to do is carve a pumpkin and upload a photo! How about the one at left? And wait till you see the gory and funny submissions. The grand prize winner gets a $250…


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Downton Abbey Halloween costumes, here I come

   October 22, 2012 11:00 am    0

Huffington Post offers some perfect costumes from TV programs. That includes the now famous PBS show Downton Abbey. Dame Maggie Smith’s character — the Dowager Countess requires a hat, cane, gown and “optional accessories of maids and  a cup of tea,” says Huffington Post. Almost any character from the show would be worth the effort, and if you…


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