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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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October 31, 2010 Posted by | Fun Post, Halloween, Uncategorized, You Tube | , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Gingerbread House

Halloween Gingerbread House…

Recipe from allrecipes.com

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                                                              Wendy Piersall – Flickr.com

October 31, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Halloween, Recipes | , , , , | Leave a comment

Baking Halloween Treats

Baking Halloween Treats with FoodNetwork.com

                                                          Juushika Redgrave – Flickr.com

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                                                             nikkicookiebaker – Flickr.com

October 30, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Halloween, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network Stars’ Pumpkin Carving Contest

Food Network Stars’ Pumpkin Carving Contest….

                                                             sara.atkins – www.Flickr.com

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                                                         Robert S. Donovan – Flickr.com

October 29, 2010 Posted by | Fun Post, Halloween, The Food Network | , , , , | Leave a comment

Decorate Your Home For Halloween

Decorate Your Home For Halloween with help from Good Morning America!

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                                                                     PV KS – Flickr.com

October 29, 2010 Posted by | Decorate, Good Morning America, Halloween, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety Tips from Good Morning America…

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                                                                 drcorneilus – Flickr.com

October 29, 2010 Posted by | Good Morning America, Halloween | , , | Leave a comment

Scariest Places on Earth

Scariest Places on Earth from About.com

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                                                                 ~Duncan~ – Flickr.com

October 28, 2010 Posted by | Halloween, Home, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Ghostly Recipes for a Delicious Halloween

Ghostly Recipes for a Delicious Halloween!

Great Kraft Foods Recipes…

                                            ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK HERE  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                norwichnuts – Flickr.com

October 27, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Halloween, Kraft Foods, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Pumpkins!

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Pumpkins!  So much to do with Pumpkins this time of the year.  Use them for cooking and baking, carving and decorating,  use them in Fall Fest games, grow and compete with them… so much to do with this gourd-like squash!

                                                      Pink Sherbet Photography – Flickr.com

                                                             Joe Shlabotnik – Flickr.com

                                                                 orangeacid – Flickr.com

                                                                 norwichnuts – Flickr.com

                                                                  jurvetson – Flickr.com

                                                                 Andrew Atzert – Flickr.com

October 22, 2010 Posted by | Fall, Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post, Halloween | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Spooky Dinner

Here are some Spooky Dinner Ideas from Pillsbury.com

                                                                       Crystl – Flickr.com

October 21, 2010 Posted by | Halloween, Pillsbury, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Devilish Halloween Desserts

Devilish Halloween Desserts from FoodNetwork.com

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                                                                   theogeo – Flickr.com

October 19, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Halloween, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Halloween Time!

It’s Halloween Time!  Here are some great tips from HGTV for a Ghoulish Halloween!

                                                               Joelshing V2.3d – Flickr.com

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                                                                      ms.Tea – Flickr.com

October 17, 2010 Posted by | Halloween, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin with the help of About.com

                                                               Joe Shlabotnik – Flickr.com

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October 14, 2010 Posted by | Halloween, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Scary Homes For Sale

Scary Homes For Sale – RealEstate.aol.com – Buyers Beware: Was That House a Crime Scene? 

                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Article  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                 Bee Skutch – Flickr.com

October 12, 2010 Posted by | Halloween, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Throw a Halloween Party

Are you throwing a Halloween Party? – Need some spooktacular ideas? – Here’s a few ideas from about.com

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                                                            Tammra McCauley – Flickr.com

and HomeMadeSimple.com

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                                                                   kkimpel – Flickr.com

October 11, 2010 Posted by | Halloween, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

A Spooky Halloween

A Spooky Halloween… with help from:

                                                                       Trostle – Flickr.com

and from FrontDoor.com – Tips for Living in a Haunted House… say what?

Real Estate Top 10
 
Tips for Living in a Haunted House
Living with ghosts Who you gonna call? Get advice on living with ghosts from the paranormal pros featured on HGTV’s House Haunters.
1
Don’t panic
2
Ask for the ghost’s name
3
Continue to not panic
6 (Hopefully) Ghost-Free Castles for Sale
 

October 9, 2010 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, Halloween, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Headquarters

Halloween Headquarters from allrecipes.com

                                                                      euart – Flickr.com

Everything from recipes, party tips and decorating for a Spoooky Halloween!

                                                          Artiom Ponkratenko – Flickr.com

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                                                                   StarMama – Flickr.com

October 5, 2010 Posted by | Fall, Halloween, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Costumes You Can Make

Halloween Costumes You Can Make from About.com

                                                                   L. Marie – Flickr.com

                            ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Many Ideas  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                     peasap – Flickr.com

October 4, 2010 Posted by | Fall, Fun Post, Halloween, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 102

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 102:

                                                                  Happy Halloween!!!

My day started off with showing a few homes – starting in New Fairfield – then Bethel and ending in Brookfield

After dropping off my clients, I made a trip to Wal-Mart to purchase some more Halloween items to complete our costumes – 4 wigs at $6 a piece – awesome price!

SSPX0969      Joe and his wig – which he kept complaining that his hair was going in his mouth so I had to clip it back!

We were invited to my brother’s house in Brookfield, CT for his yearly Halloween party – my sister-in-law, Leia out did herself again with all the decorations!  For our costumes…  Melissa was a Pirate, David a Ninja, Amanda a Baseball Player, Sara a Gypsy, Jonathan was Britney Spears, Joe was Morticia and I was Octomom!

We had a blast!  Which started with getting dressed – Joe and Jonathan both needed help getting into their dresses – Ha!

Then, we stopped at the New Fairfield Food Market to pick up a 3′ Wedge I had ordered.  Since we were all dressed in our costumes, we debated who would be going into the store to pick up the wedge.   Amanda graciously offered while the rest of us sat in the car getting stares from people coming out of the storethe photo of Joe above was taken while we were waiting and he kept getting the most stares – I was laughing so hard I could hardly drive!

SSPX0983                          Jonathan (Britney Spears) going into the “Haunted House” for our party

We arrived at my brother’s and had a great night – food, drinks, a “Best Costume” award – which was given to my brother, Louie, who was a Bagel and his wife, Leia, who was a box of Philadelphia Cream Cheese – very original and hand-made.

I will be adding photos to this post as soon as I get my camera back – I left it at Lou & Leia’s!  The photos above were taken with my camera phone.

November 3, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween - Jerry                                                                     Jerry – Flickr.com

A Poem from AlphabetSoup.com…

IT’S HALLOWEEN

It’s Halloween! It’s Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can’t be seen
On any other night.

Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.

In masks and gowns
we haunt the street
And knock on doors
for trick or treat.

Tonight we are
the king and queen,
For oh tonight
it’s Halloween!

~Jack Prelutsky~

Jack-o-Lanterns - Joe Shlabotnik                                                            Joe Shlabotnik – Flickr.com

and from TheHolidaySpot.com…

Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate….

Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate

the first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late”

the second one said, “But we don’t care”

the third one said, “I see witches in the air”

the fourth one said, “Let’s run, and run, and run”

The fifth one said, “Get ready for some fun”

Then whoosh went the wind,

and out went the lights,

and five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

October 31, 2009 Posted by | Halloween | , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Treats

                                                                   ~ Halloween Treats ~

With Halloween here and if you’re looking for a simple, no-bake dessert – try Sandra Lee’s Tombstone Treats

Halloween - Pingu1963                                                             Pingu1963 – Flickr.com

Or if you prefer to bake, in a simple way by using a box cake mix – try Sandra Lee’s Chocolate Cupcake Critters

Jack-o-Lantern Cupcakes - CQ with stars front back                                                                   *CQ* – Flickr.com

October 31, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Halloween, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Halloween

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Halloween – also known as All Hallow’s Eve.

Here are some FANTASTIC Halloween Photos from Flickr.com

Jack o'lantern - weeta                                                    Silly Jack-o-Lantern – weeta – Flickr.com

Witch - dawnzy58                                                      Wicked Witch – dawnzy58 – Flickr.com

Black Cat - Peti Deuxmont                                             Witch’s Black Cat – Peti DeuxmontFlickr.com

 Cemetary - m.eckelberg                                           Black Crow on a Headstonem.eckelberg Flickr.com

 Haunted House 2 - darkpatator                                                     Haunted House – darkpatator – Flickr.com

Tick-or-Treat Candy - love janine                                                    Trick-or-Treat – love janine – Flickr.com

Fog - keepwaddling1                                          Fog… anyone out there?keepwaddling1Flickr.com

Bat - charliejb                                                        Sleeping Bat charliejbFlickr.com

Cemetary - mandy pantz                                                            City Cemetary – pantz1 – Flickr.com

 Black Crow - Flowery Luza - with stars in between                                                 Eery NightFlowery *L*u*z*a*Flickr.com

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Halloween | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 99

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 99:

Halloween count downcandy, costume, Ticks & Treats for our yearly Halloween Party at my brother’s house in Brookfield, CT.  Oh, I said costume – right?  Well, I still don’t have one.  Again, I just need to stop and think what costumes we already have.  Melissa suggested I be a bunny – oh how original, but my brother does has 3 little one’s – so I need to keep it where I’m not scaring or shocking them!

Before the party, we will be going Trick-or-Treating – my younger 3 still like to go – and being a kid for as long as you possibly can isn’t a bad thing.  And, even though all 3 of them are teenagers, Halloween safety is always important.

Along with some goodies and wine that I will be bringing, I’d like to bring a movie or two – Here is Halloween online MagazineTop 13 Favorite Horror Movies – there are actually a few Halloween kids movies – again, we have a few young kiddies.  And, I can’t forget the music

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ghost Lab – Discovery Channel

Ghost Lab – Discovery Channel

Boo - Arty Farty                                                                  Arty Farty – Flickr.com

Haunted House - Trostle                                                                  Trostle – Flickr.com

Cemetary - mandy pantz                                                                 mandy pantz – Flickr.com

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Halloween Ideas from HGTV

Halloween Ideas from HGTV :

antwerpenR                                                                antwerpenR – Flickr.com

~ CLICK ~ here to view decorating, costume, pumpkin carving and part planning ideas!

Pumpkin Witch - Joe Shlabotnik                                                              Joe Shlabotnik – Flickr.com

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 97

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 97:

Monday – looks like rain – Ugh!

Home today – working, cleaning, cooking, …  I feel as though that is all I do – and you know what?  I Love it!

Joe stopped at his mom and dads in Mt. Vernon, NY.  His mom has a brick oven that she bakes bread in – Yumo!  Too bad I have developed food allergies to wheat and corn – so no more homemade bread for me  😦 

Joe’s dad had gone apple picking and sent us a bunch of delicious apples – I plan on making caramel apples for our Halloween Party at my brother’s house on Saturday.

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And that brings up the problem of Halloween.  It is in just a few days and I don’t have a costume!  I am trying to do this on a budget – so I will probably just use something we have at home – I could be a Witch, Cat, Tiger – hey, we have a Batman and Pirate costume!   Oh, and… we have a Jason mask from the movie “Friday the 13th”.   Man, I still get creeped out when I watch that movie – and Michael Meyers in the movie “Halloween” .   No other movies scare me more than these two.  It may be because when I first watched them, I was young and they scared the heck out of me.  Even as a mother of 5 and being 44 years old – watching these horror flicks brings those frightful memories, which come rushing back and make me feel like a scared child again.  Maybe I need therapy?  😉

Watch below… if you dare!

Oh my!

Really, the sounds and music in both of these movies send chills up my spine!

October 28, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Party on a Budget

Good Morning America and Sarah Gray MillerEditor in Chief of Country Living Magazine showed how to have a great party on a small budget!

~ CLICK ~ Here for a perfect Halloween Party

Pumpkin Fairy House - tinyfroglet                                                                 tinyfroglet – Flickr.com

October 27, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, Halloween, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Extreme Halloween Pumpkins

From www.DIYNetwork.com   –   CLICK here to view a gallery of Extreme Carved Halloween Pumpkins!

Jack-o-Lantern - euart                                                                   euart – Flickr.com

October 26, 2009 Posted by | Halloween | , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Ideas from HGTV

Here are some great Halloween Ideas from HGTV.com ~ CLICK ~

Jack-o-lantern - sth                                                                 sth – Flickr.com

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, HGTV, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Carve Cool Jack-o-Lantern’s

Carve Cool Jack-o-Lantern’s with the gang from Ace of Cakesfrom www.FoodNetwork.com

jack-o-lantern - Plutor                                                                     plutor – Flickr.com

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Halloween Pumpkins - YAXZONE                                                                  YAXZONE – Flickr.com

October 13, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, The Food Network | , , , , | Leave a comment