Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's time for some Blogaversary Candy

Wow, hard to believe it has been a full year on Blogspot. I enjoy blogging for you all, and appreciate you all taking the time to stop by and check out what I have been working on plus my ups and downs of illnesses in my family along the way.
So without further ado here is what is up for grabs.

20 6x6 sheets of designer paper (10 different designs so you are getting 2 of each)
Karen Foster Jumbo Eyelets 40 pieces in Wild Berry
Karen Foster Chipboard Book Kit also in Wild Berry (Kit contains 2 Chipboard covers, 8 card stock pages and 2 rings all already punched and ready for use)

Now to win the prize package you need to leave me a message on this post telling me about your favorite Halloween. I'll start and give you an idea.
When my brother and I was little our older sisters (9 and 10 years older than us) put on a spook house for us and the neighborhood. Some of the older neighborhood kids helped. We had a blast going through our dark basement all decked out. Now our basement you could get in two ways one being from outside so Mom and Dad wasn't stuck with a hundred kids in and out of the house. The cellar was the dungeon an had all kinds of creepy things in there, they had fake cobwebs hanging down so you run into them trying to get out. And like all damp basements and cellers real spiders. They did bowls of things you had to stick your hand into and figure out what it was. They had brains, intestines, eyeballs, all kinds of gross things. Which by the way was all made using things from our cupboards in the kitchen. Think Mom and Dad might of went broke that year. They had Halloween music playing, creepy things all over and the older neighbor kids would pop out of no where and scare the snot out of ya. They was all dressed up in costumes too. Outside we did bobbing for apples and things like that. Needless to say our yard and basement was packed but we sure had fun and is something I will always remember.
So tell me about your favorite Halloween and I will put all your names into a hat and have my little spook pull out a name. Travis was born two days before Halloween so we sometimes call him our little spook, he will be 13 this year. Wow time flies!! Make sure and read the other comments to and bring back fun memories.
I will have Travis draw a name out next weekend on the 18th and post who the winner is. Please add a name and email addy to your post so I can get in touch with you for your prize.
So on with the stories!
Angel hugs


JIB said...

Wow I'm the first. Growing up we loved Halloween.
One year we made a scarecrow with a paper mache head. We put it on the porch at the beginning of October so that everyone would get use to it being there--now you know where this is going don't you. We'll on Halloween I got in to the scare crows custom and put the paper mache head on and took a seat on the porch where he had been all that time. So as kids came up on the porch I would move ever so slightly so they would question whether I was real or not. Then after the got their candy and began to walk away I would raise my arm or leg or making a yawning sound and scared them. Oh was it fun and funny--especially when I got a teenager or an adult. I would be very careful about scaring little ones:)

I have many many more stories. Oh they bring back fun memories. That's the one "holiday" that all of us kids (7 of us) would get along.

Thanks for the chance!

Krafting Karen said...

big congrats on the one Blogaversary. That's awesome!!!
My favorite Halloween was when Sarah was 4. I made matching witch costumes for both of us. We had broomsticks, hats, and a black cat! I'll have to go dig out the pictures and post them to my blog so you can see.

Melanie PL said...

Every halloween was my favorite growing up. We lived in a small village, had homemade costumes (one year I was a TV set!), and went house to house and then to the local school for a big party.

Love your blog!
Melanie said...

First of all love your blog! My fave Halloween is when Red Skeleton (Yes I'm that old) used to dress up on his show for skits My Mom loved the half man half woman so that is how I was dressed that year!Mom cut in half a red dress from her "dating days" and one of my Grand-fathers suits and somehow atached them. I was a hit and won every prize availiable as no one could top that costume A very memorable halloween and my favaorite!Candi Wood

Wanda in NC said...

My favorite halloween was one year when I went to Nashville to visit a dear friend. Because she had a heart defect, she couldn't go into this "hauted house" s0 her boyfriend and I went in it while she waited outside. Man, this was the larger and BEST hauted house I'd ever been in, and the scariest. The monsters would grab you as you walked thru (wasn't suppose to though), and you would be so busy looking at everything that you would fall in a pit as you were walking through. It was the best HHouse ever and I enjoyed it so much.

As a child, we only went from house to house - no big deal there, except once. They had that hauted music going and it was real scary! Everyone was inside playing cards.

Diane said...

Love your story Deb!!!
My favorite memory is this house we we're told to check out,everybody was talking about it.
They really get into it every year,
adding more spooky stuff.
Well the time we went,it was a long driveway,so we're going up the
drive and looking at all the decorations and they had a real witch brewing up something in a big pot,gee was scarry looking. As we're almost at the door to get our treats this monster jumps out behind a tree,than what we thought was a dummy sitting on an old chair,grabs my arm! OMG!!! I thought I was going to crap my pants! The following years,we drove by but didn't go in the yard!

Have a wonderful week Deb! Thanks for a chance at this wonderful candy!

Diane said...

oops,I forgot my email

JeanM said...

When I was 7ish my Mom dressed me up as a laundry bag (LOL) She even stuff me with clean laundry. As the night wore on I started leaking laundry. Yep spreading my dirty laundry all over hte neighborhood. Never knew what ideas Mom would come up with for a costume.

Carolyn said...

I loved Halloween as a kid, ( I grew up in a small town in the sixties/seventies) we never worried about anyone hurting us, we trick or treated in our neighborhood, walked up and down the streets after dark, even sat in the middle of the street in the pitch dark and told stories and ate our candy. Times have changed.
My favorite Halloweens were after I grew up and had children of my own and we went to my parents home for Halloween. I dressed my young children up in costumes and we spent that time with my parents, opening the door and giving out candy and watching my children and my parents enjoy the parade of ghosts, goblins and Power Rangers (LOL) that came by. My parents have since passed and I do so miss those happy times.

Tammy (SCS-tkaybo) said...


I just started my blog a couple of weeks ago, I try to get out there with a new project a couple times a week. At least until I get a few people to come over & visit like you have.

Favorite Halloween:
Well, my most memorable as a child was the year that we had a blizzard on Halloween. That didn't stop us though, we went door to door & got lots of candy! The most memorable part of the evening wasn't the snow for me! I lost my eye glasses in a snowbank and couldn't find them. My mom had to go out and buy me a new pair the next day. We did find them in our own yard the following spring!!

As a mom now, my favorite Halloween was when my child was 2. He was dressed up like a fuzzy duck & we carved 3 pumpkins (he got to get dirty pulling out the "guts" and boy did he!!) The pumpkins were bigger than him!!

Congrats again, Debbie! I love to see whatever you're sharing!!

Chrissy D said...

Congratulations on your Blogging success Debby! I personally love your blog and even though I may not comment often - I do stop by often! :)

My favorite Halloween - every year our church has a Fall Fest and just watching my children and the joy they have around this time and fun they have at the festival is such a blessing to me.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherry said...

Love reading the stories about everyones favorite Halloween. I guess my favorite was when my girls where about 7 and 8. I was their brownie leader and we had a Halloween get together her at the house in the basement. They bobbed for apples, made pizzas and carved pumpkins. Don, my hubby, had on old bib overalls and a pretty scary mask. He went to the doors in the basement and knocked....WOW, girts screaming everywhere. They all had alot of fun and so did I.

Love your blog. Thanks for sharing your creations.

Sherry Pappan

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 1 year of blogging.

my favorite halloween is about 2 years ago my cousin brought her son who was 8 months old over to trick or treat in our neighbor. They made it to one house that had suckers and he loves suckers. He was dressed as dumbo and he sucked on that sucker all night never left his mouth.. his hand was covered in green slime along with the front of him...but it was so cute. To this day that is his favorite candy is suckers.

Michelle Stamps

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog-aversary!

My absolute favorite Halloween memory is when I was about 6 or 7 years old. My parents weren't together, and now as an adult, I know that there were money issues-- but you wouldn't have been able to convince me! We had a neighborhood Halloween Party-- everyone brought an apple as an entry fee -- we had a bobbing apples contest -- all costumes had to be homemade and made from scratch -- we weren't allowed to use a cousin's costume, or a sibling's. I remember going as a 'die' -- a single 6-sided die! Hey, cardboard boxes were easy to come by -- talked a neighbor out of some white paint, and cut the black dots out of construction paper! We had a halloween parade around the neighborhood! Thanks for reminding me to enjoy the fun part of the Halloween holiday, Debby--
Shelly ~ waving from a chilly SD

Holly said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the blog candy - crossing my fingers hoping I win!

My favorite Halloween? Hmmmm..... I'm an old fart now...... getting hard to remember things. How about a few years ago when my brother frantically called me asking me to help? His little girl was a cheerleader, and she needed makeup. My bro has no clue how to put on makeup (LOL), so he begged me to come with some of my old makeup and make her all pretty. LOL That was fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debby. Love the pictures of the fall trees! Also, love the blog candy. Happy blogaversary!

Jennifer said...

Holloween is one of my favorite times of year. Not only because my birthday is on the 30th, but that this time of year in New York has the trees a bright orange, red, & some hot pinks. I do remember a time though about 12 years ago when we had a snow storm of 4-5 ft of snow on Holloween.
Let me me give you a brief background. I am a Baptist pastors daughter (enough said). I was not allowed to tricker-treat so my parents used Holloween night to celebrate my birthday.
When I was 18 years old & had moved out of the house, I begged my boyfriend (now my husband of 14 years) to please take me tricker-treating. I dressed as a clown, & God bless that man, he took me out in horrible conditions with a smile on his face. I felt like a kid in a candy store. He swore that he never got as much candy has I had gotten that night. I firmly believe that it was because I was the only crazy one out that night. Anyway, that is my favorite Holloween & one of the ultimate reasons why I married that man:)

Sharron said...

Congrats Deb on the Blogaversary! I'm hoping you will rub off on me a bit and I'll get started working on mine.

My favorite Halloween would be about 15 or 16 years ago. I had just met Bruce (now my DH) and he was a firefighter. My kids adored him! Justen dressed up as a firefighter and Karissa was a dalmatian. They were so cute together and couldn't wait to get over to Bruce's house to trick-or-treat him. Wouldn't you know that we got over there just a few minutes after he had left to answer a fire call??? His dad answered the door and that was the first time I met Dad-in-law. Bruce got back by the time we had trick-or-treated in his neighborhood and met some of the people who would eventually become some of my very best friends. The kids were SO HAPPY to see him! Thanks for helping me to remember such a great memory!

Ceal said...

I don't really have a favorite I dont think. Our curch holds a fall fest also and I just love seeing all the kids dressed up in not so much tradition halloween costumes and they are so cute!

tracyj said...

Congrats on the 1st anniversary!!
My fave halloween - there are a few stand-out ones. One is when my daughter Mandy was little - she dressed up as a ballerina - I guess she was 3 or 4 - she was so cute - we set out on our street, and our cat followed us to every house! it was so funny - every one kept asking her if that was her kitty. She stayed with us for 2 streets, then went back home. Mandy won the neighborhood costume contest in the 'cutest' category.
thanks for stirring up those memories - and many others that I can think on now!

fitncrafty said...

Congrats on a year of blogging. It goes fast doesn't it!

My favorite halloween, that I remember is when my Mom made me a Snoopy costume. I loved it so much that I wore it all the time even after halloween.

sanjo said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary! My favorite Halloween was many moons ago. After trick-or-treating, our youth group went to one of the family's farm to have a hayride, bob for apples, and play hide-and-seek in the dark. Just good ole fashioned fun.

Darlene said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!!

My favorite Halloween was when my granddaughter, Trinity, was two years old. She was dressed like a dinosaur, she was so cute and she said, "Frick or freet"

Susan Hackney said...

My favorite was 2 years ago. My hubby took all the neighbor kids to get pumpkins (and our 3). Then he helped them all to clean them out, draw a face on them and then he carved them. They saved the seeds for me to toast. It was a really fun project.

Anonymous said...

Well I didn't read about posting my favorite Halloween memory. I would have to say it was when I was about 6,7,and 8, the years I went out trick or treating with my younger brothers. We always had homemade costumes and loved to go up and down the 2 streets we lived near. We all loved going to this older couples home that gave out little boxes of sweetened cereal. It was much better than candy!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Debby,

Happy Blogaversary! I have so many memories, but I have to say there is an extra special one- our daughter's first Halloween.

Our very first jack-o-lantern theme was Disney characters from her picture books. We looked at the pictures & drew the faces on the pumpkins. It was difficult at first to figure out what areas to carve to make the shadows just right when they were lit. They didn't have the wonderful patterns like they do today.

Our neighborhood loved seeing them lit up in our front window each year with a different theme.

This was the beginning of a tradition for our family. This year it will be 17 years that we have each carved a pumpkin.

From the first Halloween on, we started to carve more intricate jack-o-lanterns & now will spend up to 3 hours to carve just one pumpkin.

We play music & I save the seeds to roast.

After the children come to trick or treat we watch "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown."

When I was growing up we watched it on t.v., when our daughter was little we bought the VHS tape & now we have the DVD to enjoy every year.

It will be interesting what our designs will be this year. We always pick our pumpkins from a pumpkin patch & decide what the design will be from the size & shape of the pumpkin.

Thanks for letting me share my great memories!

Jack-o-lantern Smiles from Ear to Ear,
Ann (^_^)