Monday, October 20, 2008

Our ScArY House and Grosgrain

I think I've finally finished getting our Halloween decorations up. Usually I have then all up by October 1st--but there has been so much going on around here, it kept getting delayed. So I've kind of been doing it here and there--and I think it's finally scary enough!

Also, we went to one of those temporary Halloween stores today and I added to my zombie/creepy collection a little bit more. Actually, we went to the Halloween store twice today--not because I wanted to, but because when we got home, Andy discovered the the gorilla costume I had just bought for him was minus a face, hand and foot. I was NOT happy! Especially because when we were checking out (the first time) I told the checkout lady I wanted to make sure the whole costume was there and she looked at the bag and told me it was all one piece. Grrrrrrr!

Anyway, we're well-stocked in zombies and severed heads and skeletal creeps. Here are some pics of what we've created:

This is our yard. I like this pic because the sunlight is making all these ghostly images in our "graveyard." Oh, and see that "body" hanging off the house at the top? That something the kids rigged up!

Here's me and my new hair and my zombie friend:



Pickle loves the zombie! Here she is hugging him:
Ghosts and spiderwebs in the tree:
A scary doll-ghost thing:
A Killer Klown:
A severed head:
"Ratty":
Patrick holding a severed leg:
Gooser holding a severed foot:
And inside--this is the set-up on the dining room table:
Here is another angle so you can see the evil dolls seated at the table:There's more--I'm not even showing you my skeleton nun or the black-lit Hannibal Lecter-type thing Don set up in the living room last night! I'll save that for later!

Also, there is a giveaway on Grosgrain and--HOLY CRAP--I want to win this dress for Pickle!! It's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

Look at it!!!!! LOOK at it!!!!!

Can you imagine how good Pickle would look in it??

Here's the link: Grosgrain If you enter and win will you give it to Pickle? Pleeease?? Thank you!

Oh, one more thing--check out Insane Mama's Halloween contest!!

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32 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

Pickle looks cute in pink and so do you!
Here I am thinking my grandson is brave and pickle is hugging a zombie!
I think your yard and hone is decorated so scary...I love that your kids just think it's cool!
The dress is too die for ...I hope you win!

Brooks said...

I love love love your halloween decor! check out my blog, you've been tagged~ Hope you win!

steenky bee said...

Can I just say that I love that table spread? The snake coming out of the skull? Classic. I think I just fell in love a tiny bit.

Shannon said...

OMGosh that killer clown is freaky deaky!

Pickle hugging the zombie is hilarious!

The pic of Gooser with the foot is PRICELESS!


I'm going to enter the dress giveaway... I never win anything, but if I do this dress is so Pickle, I would definitely give it to her!

Brenda said...

Great Halloween decorations! And you are right - that dress is amazing!

C.S. Perry said...

After reading "World War Z" I'm scared of all zombies.
Real or not.

Kori said...

House is super SCARY! My favorite picture is of Gooser. I mean you should seriously put that cute kiddo in some acting classes. He cracks me up with that expression holding the foot.

And I am off to enter in the contest for the dress. And since I don't have girls I will happily forward it on to Little Miss Pickle Darling.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Love the Clown! That looks like a lot of fun setting up! Looks FUN FUN FUN

- Jennifer

Jennifer said...

The halloween decor is awesome! That pic od Miss Picle and the zombie- it looks like it's looking up at her- spoooooooky!

OMG- that dress is soooooooo Marie Antionette-ish! You must win it for Pickle- she would look so adorable. Just imagine it with her pearls, too!

Jennifer said...

Hey--thank you so much to those that said you would give that dress to Pickle if you won! That is amazingly nice of you!!!!!

oº˚ Queen Bee ˚ºo said...

I can't believe you little girl is not scared. Aden was scared of the pumpkin after we carved it. Love all your decoration -- The kids looked like they had fun with it.

Much Love
Anissa

Stitching Mama said...

Your yard looks awesome!

I've tagged you on my blog. You can participate if you would like by posting 7 random facts about yourself and tagging 7 other people.

Jo-Jo said...

I just LOVE all of your Halloween stuff! Thank you for the suggestions and I am using them all! I have a giveaway over on my page come check it out if you want! It's my first!

Karen said...

What an awesome looking yard and table decorations. Love the photos of you and pickle hugging the zombie and that one of Gooser and thefoot is hilarious. He looks as though he's about to take a bite out of it !!

I will enter the giveaway for the dress and gladly pass it on to Pickle, if I was to win. :-)

'm just about to start making a Halloween costume for a friend's teenage daughter. It's not quite as complicated as that dress, but it does have the dreaded boning...didn't see that bit when she picked out the pattern. Workng with boning has never been my favourite sewing activity...

Lori said...

Gooser with the foot kills me! LOL!

Jen B. said...

Great decorations!

I'll enter for the dress & pass it on to Pickle if I win. But, I have horrible luck, so no promises!

Jessica said...

Awesome! You guys go all out! What fun. :)

CaraBee said...

Girl, you have some serious Halloween spirit! I wish I had half the energy to do all those decorations that you do. You are officially my hero!

And the zombie is totally creepy. I wouldn't be able to sleep with that thing in front of my house.

Kori said...

I think we in our house are all wimps, because I would walk three blocks out of my way to avoid your house; I hate that part of halloween! But you definitly get points for enthusiasm and creativity, and yes, that dress would BE Pickle!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I want to Trick or Treat at your house! Totally awesome setup.

oº˚ Queen Bee ˚ºo said...

I have two awards for you come and pick them up!

Much Love
Anissa

Annikke said...

Yes, that is the cutest dress ever! Wow!!

Susie said...

Your yard looks REALLy scary!! Just great:-)

Dee from Downunder said...

LOL, that's one SCARY yard!

Pickle hugging the zombie is priceless! "I aint scared o no zombie"

Love it!

Jenni Jiggety said...

WOW! You go all out with the decorations! It looks fantastic!

noble pig said...

So awesome! I love that one of pickle and the monster thing, it's hilarious and gooser with the foot.

Aubrey said...

Ok...those are the best Halloween decorations EVER. Love it all. I'm so slacking in this area. I don't have anything outside yet. You have inspired and motivated me! Yay You!! LOL

Teri said...

Oh my gosh, you rock for sure! I LOVE Halloween stuff. We are doing all that this weekend. Gotta get a bunch of tombstones. Too fun.

Insane Mama said...

OMG that dress. That is amazing. Love your house too! thanks for participating,I'll put you down for 3 entries...:)

Z's Mom said...

Those pics are great!!! You really DO go all out!!! I love the pic of Pickle hugging the zombie thing an Gooser's expression is so funny....

Good luck...I hope you win the dres....I could totally see Pickle in it....

Aleta said...

Did you when the dress? That would be perfect for her! Cool. Loved the decorations, but the clown head freaked me out a little.

Kelly said...

Wow!! Those are some great decorations...I love the fact that Pickle is not freaked out in the least by giving some love to a ghoul. And BTW, those are ORBS and you've TOTALLY have a haunted house!!