Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mid Year Halloween Celebration & Give Away!

Joyous Midyear Halloween Greetings!!  Please look at the thickly layered dust as decorations in the making.

Some of you may remember that last year at this time, we were more than midway through a midyear celebration of Halloween, by trying to find vestiges or outright celebrations of our favored holiday, which is now only a little more than 6 months away.

I had fully planned on doing much of the same this year, with expanded plans to include other Halloween related ideas to start working on, for completion by October. I had planned on asking others to get involved too. .right up until May 1st, when I had to make the hard, sad decision to forgo everything this year. There is just too much else going on in my life right now, for me to celebrate in any sort of manner that would do Halloween the justice that it deserves.

And the fact that it is now May 21st, and I'm just now finding the time to devote to sharing, shows me that I made the right decision, no matter how much it tore me up at the time, to do so.

HOWEVER (and I do hope that you think that this is a good "However"), I had purchased something(s) to give away on May 31st, and since they are sitting here, jumping up and down, begging me to take their photo, and let them wing their way to a new home, I'm feeling compelled to listen to their demands.

So, I am offering a black bibbed baker's apron by Gravestone Artwear. It has two large pockets in front, and is approximately thigh length. Perfect for wearing while making Halloween treats, mixing papier mache, potting up some herbs, making soaps and lotions, or conjuring up a spell!

Also included in this give-away, is a well padded, orange and black cooking mitt, complete with black skull and spider webbed design.  A must for pulling those cookies out of a hot oven, or holding onto a hot handled spoon, while stirring a bubbling cauldron.

And last, but not least, to read while relaxing, sipping tea and sampling treats, is the newest book by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne, "Halloween Nation; Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night". Published earlier this year, it covers not only some of the history of Halloween, but all of the aspects of why it is now so popular.  It is a fun and informative addition to any Halloween library. .or an excellent start to a new one!

If you would like a chance to win this give-away, the requirements are simple and the usual.  Please be a follower, and leave a comment on this post only, on this blog.  And if I don't have a way to contact you, please leave that info too.

The winner's name will be drawn on May 31st!  Good luck, and thanks for entering!


  1. Very cool give away... I'm in!
    Come over and toss your name into my give away too... for a Storm Chaser Voodoo doll!

  2. me, please! I'd love to be entered in your contest! a shame you won't be doing Halloween in your usual manner but how very nice of you to host this giveaway!

  3. What the Hay?!
    I would have bet anything that I was already a Follower?! But I went through your list and then back to my blog roll and....
    I must be losing my MIND! ARRGGHHH!!!!
    Anyway, I'm one now!
    (I guess I just always just skipped over here from your other blog!)
    Please throw my name into the pointy hat!
    XOXO - Greedy Cindi

  4. Suzie, you have been in my thoughts a lot of late. And have been sending peaceful energy your way. ♥ I've been missing you! :0)
    A most generous giveaway! Please do throw my name into the cauldron!
    Take care! {{Hugs!}}

  5. Wow! What a generous Halloween package! I'm definitely entering this contest. :) I love to bake Halloween themed desserts, so these things could come in handy! I doubt that you do have a way to contact me already, so here is my email address:

  6. You are very generous. I love the idea of Halloween at this time of the year. It is such a long stretch until the 4th of July!!


  7. I LOVE Halloween so please add me in the drawing. You must be having a busy year for you to pass up doing everything that you normally do for Halloween.

  8. What a lovely giveaway my dear! Thanks for thinking of us.


  9. Count me in!

  10. It's sad that you had to make the decision you have concerning Halloween, but understandable. I still have an unwrapped gravestone in my trunk that never made it to my lawn. Thank you for being so generous with your giveaway. The book has me so intrigued. Take care, Dianne

  11. I DO so love a good book....
    I may not comment here much, but I do read your blog regularly.

    Pick me! Pick me!!!

  12. Wow! I love this blog! The way you have it set up is fantastic, soooo cute! I found your blog through Judith. I seem to find the best blogs through her. Please enter me in the giveaway. I could use a new apron. :)

  13. Such a cool blog site. Sorry to read you won't be participating in Ghoultide Gatherings this year. I hope everything is going okay. Please throw my name in the cauldron, that book looks very


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