Category: Holidays

Halloween Countdown Door Hanger

Halloween Chalkboard Countdown

Once upon a time there was a sad pumpkin door hanger. The door hanger’s owner (yours truly) painted it with good intentions but ended up hating it.

Halloween Chalkboard Countdown: BEFORE
Now, some may think this a good door hanger. I, on the other hand, never liked it. The colors were too 1970s for me, and I absolutely abhorred the swirl border. Not my style. Don’t even mention the fact that I painted the pumpkin upside down!

Fast forward two years.

This sad pumpkin has been sitting in my shop, begging to be displayed. So, what does a girl do? Paint over it, of course! (more…)

My Favorite Halloween Movies


I absolutely love this time of year. Keep in mind that I love the fun, playful side of Halloween, not the “Freddy Kruger” side of Halloween. I’m kind of a big wimp. Case in point: When I was in the 7th grade, I spent Halloween night at a friend’s house. We stayed up and watched several classic Halloween movies (Friday the 13th, Child’s Play, etc.). I had nightmares for days. Even movies like Scream left me very freaked out.

Therefore, I don’t go to Haunted Houses or watch the latest horror movie at the theaters. Instead, I enjoy Halloween by watching a few of my favorite family-friendly movies, visiting a nearby pumpkin patch, and carving pumpkins.

A Few of My Favorite Halloween Movies

Here are a few of my favorite Halloween-inspired movies that I enjoy this time every year, in no particular order. (more…)