Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween...

I hope that everyone had a spooktacular Halloween =) Mine was AMAZING =) All of th hard work surely paid off. More pictures to follow.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Maybe Baby

I'm hoping but doubtful that the first two got fertilized. The last one still has a little way to go so I'll be ready to play the roll of Mother Nature =)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Froggy's Swamp Fog Review

Last night I tested out Froggy's Swamp Fog, fog juice in my backyard. I'm happy to report, that this product does not disappoint! It's advertised on Froggy's website as, "extreme long lasting fog fluid" and that is absolutly true.

Let's take a look at Swamp Juice's performance, shall we?

This first picture is just to give an idea of the system that we shoot the fog through. It's simply a system of PVC pipe that my husband drilled holes in. No ice, no chiller, just a good way to spread fog throughout our entire yard. On this night, we only used one section of pipe with one 1,000 watt fogger from Party City. Here's a picture of the pipe:
This next one show's how fully this fog covers the yard. Once it came out of the pipes, it slowly spread out and clung to the ground beautifully.

Here's a detailed shot of some clinging to the grass:

Another shot of ground hanging fog:

After the inital amazement subsided a little, I decided to time how long the fog actually hung around for. For about the first 5 minutes, there was a really nice thick cloud creeping low all around my yard. For the next 5, it started to thin out a bit and rise, but it was still very much visibly there. Even after the first 10 minutes, there was a thin eerie cloud that you could see changing shapes and shifting through the yard on the air currents.

Oh, and the smell.... WOW. I wondered how well the scent would disperse throughout the yard. After the first blast of fog, it was as if we had a giant airfreshener outside. It was very prominent, but not over-whelming.
In closing, I'm extremely impressed and happy with Froggy's Swamp Fog Juice and the Gothic scent. I'll absolutly be a regular customer =)
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

And So, It Begins...

Froggy's Swamp Juice

I received my first order from Froggy's yesterday. One gallon of Gothic scented Swamp juice. I will test it out in the coming days and give a full report. If I had to rate them on the Gothic scent alone, I'd give them 5 HUGE gold stars =) They've hit the nail right on the head with this one! Beautiful and mysterious incense smell. I really think that it's going to add a whole new dimension to the experience of 2nd Street cemetery.

More to come ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tombstone Paint

I've recently looked into Drylock for painting my tombstones. I've seen other home haunters use it on their stones and monuments with beautiful results, so I decided to look for it this weekend. Drylock, for anyone who doesn't know, seems to be used in masonry work for patching things. In any case, it's basically latex paint with sand in it, which gives it the apprearance of cement when applied to something. I found it at Homedepot and couldn't bring myself to pay $25.00 a gallon for it... I'm a cheap-o, what can I say? ;) So, I got some play sand from my mom, took some white and black latex paint that I had from last year, mixed it all together and VOILA! I created my own version of drylock. A few coats running the paint brush in vertical then horizontal directions give the ordinary foam stone a very convincing look! I'm very excited about this new found medium.

Oh and as a side note, plastic Ovaltine container with the screw on lid makes for perfect paint storage of homemade drylock =)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Do Over...

I'm not exactly happy about having to do this over again but, I think that it will be better in the long run. I'm done for the night but, tomorrow I'll be carving away.

Big n' Orange

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Libby's canned pumpkin =) I was beginning to panick. I sort of remembered hearing rumor of a canned pumpkin shortage last season, and when I couldn't find it on the shelves ANYWHERE, I decided to do some research. I found out that the shortage wasn't a rumor and that Libby's themselves, only had a few cans in their wearhouse due to a very wet season last year, which ruined their pumpkin crop... EEEEKKKKK!!!! What about the pumpkin pie? The pumpkin bread? The pumpkin cookies?

So, for the past month, I have been down every baking isle in every grocery store that I stepped foot in, looking for the illusive canned pumpkin.

Last night, my searching was 'fruitful' (har har har) and I was so excited, that I bought 4 cans. =)

I'll be baking this weekend =)

Thank you Libby's for coming through!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Always Double Check...

the information for your tombstones!!! I just realized that the dates on my Edgar tombstone are HUGELY inaccurate. Most people won't even realize that it's wrong, but I will and it will bug the heck out of me. It can be fixed. I hate set-backs!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pumpkin Vine Guardian

This lil' fella hopped up on one of my vines as I was watering them =) This one's for you Frog Queen!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thrift Store Goodies

Went cruising the thrift stores with Mommers yesterday and picked up some pretty cool things. One was a jacket for my Jack character. It's still not exactly what I wanted, but pretty darn close and it was $6. Then I found a copy of Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera" for $.39... who can beat that?

At the next store, I found this guy. A little rough for wear, but has a very vintage look, so I had to have him; $2.

Finally, I found my prize of the day. A precious little porcelin owl, sitting on a branch of beautiful fall leaves; $2.

It wasn't until I got in the car and took him out of the dingy plastic bad that he was in, that I realized that it's a Lenox piece! What a treasure =)