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Friday, October 18, 2019

Fun Friday

Happy Friday all! I hope everyone had a good week. This weekend, my friend Deb and I are planning to attend the Poetry at the Witch Market event. I have never been there before, so I am looking forward to it. ๐Ÿ‘ป


Last weekend, I spent some time looking around at one of our local antique markets called Renninger's. While there, I found a few cool items. One was an old table book from 1871 ...


I also picked up a nice little hat that I thought would go along rather well with my flapper costume for the Witches Masquerade Ball this year ...

And, I found an awesome dress at one of the vintage clothing antique stands ...

I recently bought this witch dress at Spirit Halloween that I want to wear for my sister Aurora Skye and my up-coming Samhain ritual celebration ...

A cheap make-shift Halloween costume I put together - the scrubs I can actually wear for my job ...

This year, I m serving up a little something new for our Samhain celebration - a tasty desert called Chocolate Flan cake. I will have both chocolate and vanilla.

Chocolate Flan Cake recipe here.

As you can see, I have two more fans of the Samhain Tree this year ...

Merlin and Butterscotch ...

And last, but not least, a couple new additions which I added to the Samhain Tree - some more cat photo ornaments in memory of my beloved fur babies ...

Have a blessed weekend everyone!!

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Samhain Tree


Ginger and Butterscotch checking it out ... later last night, Ginger decided to snuggle up to Leo underneath the tree. ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ˜ธ

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Throwback Thursday: To tree or not to tree - that is the question ...

Greetings all! Well, this weekend I was contemplating as to whether or not to put up my Samhain/Halloween tree this year since our kitty Ginger is still a kitten and ... well, you know where I am going with this, right? But another part of me wants to because our other cats enjoy laying underneath it so much and I am thinking I might regret not doing it for them. After all, our beloved Midnight loved it so and we lost him the very last year we decided not to put the tree up - little did I know or I would have let him enjoy it one last time. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ


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For my beloved Midnight ... (originally posted on September 29, 2017) 

Midnight, Samhain 2015

This Samhain will mark the first major holiday without my sweet Midnight since I lost him earlier this year. He (along with the rest of my fur babies) absolutely loved lying underneath the Samhain (and Yule tree because I use the same tree for both except for the ornaments) every year. Last year, I had decided not put up the tree mainly because I was just too depressed at the time and was going through a lot. Little did I know that it would have been Midnight's very last chance to enjoy the tree he loved so very much.

Looking back now, I sincerely regret it and now that Kiki is not well I refuse to make the same mistake twice! Quite honestly, we never truly know how long we will be blessed with our loved ones be they human or fur baby. 

I would also like to believe that Midnight's spirit is still somehow enjoying his tree and, perhaps, he will even decide to lie underneath it from time to time ...


Since putting up the tree tonight, the rest of the cats are already enjoying it as you can see ...

Tabitha

Leo

 Kiki

Tabby and Kiki


And so it goes without saying that this year, most especially, the Samhain and Yule tree is dedicated to my beloved Midnight.


So that being said, perhaps I just might? I will make up my mind by Friday I suppose. I love looking at it and then I simply switch up the decorations to my Yule tree every year. 

Monday, October 07, 2019

Monday montage


Greetings, my friends. It is Monday once again ... busy but too short of a weekend as per usual. Hope all is well with everyone. Spent Saturday morning at the dentist getting a broken tooth repaired then the rest of the day at a local fall festival with my friend Deb and her grandson, J.J.  Yesterday was family running around time. We took my mom to the grocery store, went to two different Goodwill Stores to shop, and then visited my MIL on the way home.

While shopping around over the weekend, I found a few goodies for my Fall decorations in the house ...

A pretty seasonal table cloth.

An adorable ceramic witch with a cute little orange cat, two mermaid skeletons, a large black ceramic cat I use for my large Yankee Candles, and I left my Freya statue up as well as she represents the sabbat of Samhain (she is a goddess of war who guides the soldiers who have fallen safely to the afterlife).

I put out my Halloween/Samhain bathroom towels ...

And, I picked up a few items to bake some cupcakes for my sister Aurora Skye and I to enjoy for our annual Samhain celebration coming up in a couple of weeks ...

What's new with all of you? Have a blessed day!

Friday, October 04, 2019

Fun Friday!

Well, it is finally Friday and what a week it was. Among the things I had going on, last Friday I had taken a scheduled day off from work. Originally, my friend Deb and I were going to attend the first day of the "Celtic Classic" as she had never been there before, but since it only started at 4:00pm and she had to work early Saturday morning, we decided to have a girl's movie day instead. We spent much of the afternoon at her house watching the DVD, "Unfaithful" starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane ... ๐Ÿ’“


Her cat, Jack, decided to join us!

We also purchased tickets for this year's Witches Masquerade Ball ...

It will be held on Saturday, November 2nd once again at The Crowne Plaza. My friend Deb and I are going as Flappers - this is my costume plus I just bought long black gloves to go along with it. The rhinestone choker actually belonged to my grandmother. :)


BTW, this is my new "used" car. Another Honda Civic. Unfortunately, I had to take a personal car loan out for it so another $3,900 and it is mine.๐Ÿ˜”

One of my co-workers is also a caterer and she takes weekly orders for homemade dinners and baked goodies - this week the desert was Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread ... DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!


Miss Ginger is growing up fast - getting bigger and she is still just as sweet. Next month I have to call the vet and make an appointment to have her spay. ๐Ÿ˜ฝ
Butterscotch and Merlin having dinner.
"Butters" and Ginger just chillin' on the sofa.

Have a great Friday everyone!

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Throwback Thursday

Happy Throwback Thursday everyone! Just thought I would share a few pics from last year's Witches Masquerade Ball at The Crowne Plaza ...

Have a great day!