Sunday, October 15, 2017

Spiderweb Deviled Eggs


Ghoul evening and welcome to Day 15 of Countdown to Halloween,

Today's treat is a spin on a classic party fave, the Deviled Egg, and with a simple addition of food coloring and cut up black olives of turns it into a spider web eggs. 

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Have a Spooktacular evening.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

10 Halloween DIY Ideas You've NEVER Thought of!

Photo:  Screenshot from video by xoJahtna

Ghoul evening and welcome to Day 14 of Countdown to Halloween.

Can you believe the above bone bracelet is fashioned from hot glue from a glue gun? 

For this DIY and 9 other easy and inexpensive Halloween DIYs watch the video below by Youtuber xoJahtna  such as a barb wire necklace, a faux tatoo and other fun hot glue gun creations on the video below.




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Friday, October 13, 2017

Dollar Tree Halloween - Halloween Items only $1

Hello and welcome to Day 13 of Countdown to Halloween. Today's offering is a sample of things for Halloween you might find for sale at your local Dollar Tree for $1; here is a sampling of what I found at mine:

They have retro-vintage look window clings, cheesecloth mesh and plastic chains to add a spooky ambiance.  This is the first year I have seen them I have seen the normal looking portraits that turn creepy depending on what angle you look at them from.

They also have colorful Halloween themed wreaths to the right.

On the top shelf are Haunted Houses and pumpkin trinket boxes and pumpkin gift boxes with handles.  They all have plastic skull drinkware and ghost and pumpkin tumblers.  They also have plastic bowls and trays on the bottom shelf and all sorts of fun little plastic items like eyeballs and insects.

Glow sticks and pumpkin and ghost-themed candy buckets.

Spider themed items
Halloween buckets, ribbons, glow stick and garland


A spider decoration and some DIY kits.

Spray for hair, makeup, Halloween bags and tableware.  I picked up some good sized black bowls from the bottom shelf on the left at 2 for $1.

$1 costume additives


$1 capes, hair head bands, hats and other items.

$1 Knights shield, and accessories.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Horror Inspired Heels



Hello and welcome to Day 12 of Countdown to Halloween.

Today Soulful (or in this case, Sole-ful) offering is Horror inspired shoes created and sold on Etsy Kayla Stojek who put on Horror movies when she starts a project to inspire her.

Her creations are both morbid and beautiful.  While they are not cheap, you have to consider that they are unique creations and truly wearable art.

Below are more pictures her Instagram account at Zombiepeepshow.

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Here is a pair of non-heeled Jason/Friday the 13th inspired shoes
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Few Inexpensive Haunted Halloween Party DIYs



Hello and welcome to Day 10 of Countdown to Halloween.

If you are hosting a party or even if you just want to make few decorations to spook up your domicile here are a few inexpensive and easy DIYs. 

Today's offering is a short video by The Domestic Geek on Youtube and most of the items you can get at the Dollar Store, some things you may already have on hand and no special skills are required.

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Happy Haunting!





Monday, October 9, 2017

La Pascualita – The Mexican Corpse Bride

Hello and welcome to Day 9 of Countdown to Halloween. 

 Today's tale is of  La Pascualita, also known as the "Mexican Corspe Bride" which is actually a bridal mannequin that has been in a bridal shop in Chihuahua, Mexico 1930.  

She is known for her preserved corpse-like appearance and rumors circled that it was the owner's daughter who passed away on her wedding day after being bitten by a Black Widow spider.  The shop owner denied it but many of the locals believed it was true.

Of course. this had spurred rumors of it being haunted and even of a lovesick magician bringing her back to life and night and at night and she has shifted her position in the window and some have said they feel her gaze.

She is changed twice a week by the shop workers, but probably the creepiest account on Oddity Central is by shop worker that said she breaks into a sweat everything she goes near the mannequin and that the legs on it have varicose veins on them.  

Wouldn't see any reason why that would be on a mannequin, But in the article on Oddity Central indicated the Museum of Hoaxes stated it would be impossible to embalm anyone to be preserved that well.

Below is also a video.

 

Oddity Central

What do you think?

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

PUB DREAD - HALLOWEEN THEMED POP-UP BAR IN WASHINGTON, DC

Although scary things happen in our Nation's capital all of the time, this one sounds like it would be a fun one. Pub Dread will be a Halloween-themed pop-up bar open through the month of October. It had three themed rooms: The Dollhouse with creepy dolls, a Forbidden Forest with trees with eyeballs and giant spiders and the Crypt where you can get into a Dracula like coffin and take a selfie or have your
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Hello and welcome to Day 8 of Countdown to Halloween.  Today's sacrifice is a Halloween-themed popup bar in Washington, DC.

Although scary things happen in our Nation's capital all of the time, this one sounds like it would be a fun one.

Pub Dread will be a Halloween-themed pop-up bar open through the month of October.  It had three themed rooms:  The  Dollhouse with creepy dolls (below), a Forbidden Forest with trees with eyeballs and giant spiders (above) and the Crypt where you can get into a Dracula like coffin for a photo op (below).
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They also have some spooky themed drinks, such as Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice

It's Pronounced Fronk-En-Steen made with Belle Meade Bourbon, Salted Cucumber, Semi-Dry Cider and Apple Cider



As a bonus there is also a David Bowie room if you are not so much into the frightening stuff but more into a 70's to 80's sort of groove.

There is no cover charge, Pub Dread's Website indicates but you must be 21, IDs are held for some specialty drink ware and there are no reservations so there may be a line.

Location:  1839 - 1843 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Pub Dread's Website

Review and a few pics from Cloture Club
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Freaky Jack-In-The Box Makeup Illusion

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of Countdown to Halloween.
It is amazing that this woman was able to do all of the makeup herself to turn her into something so creepy. Thanks for checking in and be sure to check out the other participants of this year's Countdown.

Monday, October 2, 2017

CREEPY CLOWN MOTEL

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of Countdown to Halloween.

As a new adaptation of Stephen King's "IT" was recently released, I thought I would share this Creepy Clown Motel.




Clowns; people either seem to love them or hate them, but this Clown motel seems to land more on the creepy side.

The motel is located in Tonopah, Nevada and a LA Times article as "a tiny desert town plopped somewhere between Las Vegas, Reno and a “Twilight Zone” episode" and Ghost Adventure shot an episode there.   Also, the video game "Call of Duty has it included in part of their landscape.

Facebook page indicates the motel has 31 rooms, both smoking and non-smoking rooms, and that each room is equipped with a tv, a fridge and a microwave.



The ratings on www.tripadvisor.com range from Excellent to such as Heidi K indicating:



"Barring the transparent creepiness, the locality is infested with black cats and the cleaning-man wears clown pants! The room was clean enough and the staff was friendly."
and CindyW607 saying:


"The rooms are large. They are pet-friendly. They are knowledgeable about local history and events. They personally visit the local eateries and give accurate assessments. The price is low which is perfect for us because we sleep in our room. They provide hot coffee in the morning in the office. Rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. I have stayed at several motels & hotels in Tonopah, including the Mizpah and I keep returning to the clown."
 to Terrible, such as jdog17 stating:
"The town of Tonopah is, without a doubt, once of the ugliest towns in this country. I've been around, believe me when I say Tonopah looks like a Martian colony. It's very dusty and grimy. A haze seems to float through the air. There is nothing welcoming about it. Anyway -- the Clown Motel is pretty much part of the ambience of Tonopah. The room I stayed in was dirty in a deep, abiding way -- as if it had been covered with grime for decades. The amenities were . . . non-existent. The lock on the door was not a deadbolt, so I didn't feel particularly safe either. This place is only fun in retrospect. Makes for a great story, as in "I survived the Clown Motel."
and two other users that rated terrible reporting that porn was being filmed there.



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Would you stay in this motel or any other clowned themed motels?

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

What if Spider Man Was A Horror Movie?

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of Countdown to Halloween. I am participating again this year as a Cryptkeeper
 
Just goes to show you that editing is just important as content when it comes to the movies.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

New Beauty Trend - "Braided Eyebrows"

Photo:  Screenshot from video

While not actually "braided" it is giving the illusion of being braided by drawing with an eyebrow pencil.  While I have to give it props for creativity and would be interesting for a runway show, photo shoot or if you are in the entertainment or creative fields or for a different look for a party or to wear to a mall to see if anyone would notice, it is not something that would probably be a mainstream trend...but then again...you never know.




Friday, August 18, 2017

Astronaut Shows How To Wash Hair In Space



If you have ever wondered how an Astronaut washes their hair in space, here is a video that shows how one astronaut dots it.

Pop Sugar posted this video on how Astronaut Karen Nyberg washes her hair in zero gravity.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Unusual Flooring


This was from a post on Facebook of unusual flooring ideas.  Some are cool, some are a little scary, and I am sure they probably all are expensive.

While this one looks cool, it also looks like a plumber's worst nightmare to go into a bathroom and see it flooded with running water/

Ditto on this one and it also looks like something you would see in the one of the "Raider's of The Lost Ark" movies.

I think my innards would freeze up if I tried to use the facilities in this bathroom.

Also, Ditto on this one with the angry looking over-sized lizard defending the throne.

I really love this idea and if I weren't a renter, it would go on my wish list to make happen.


Ditto on this one too for my patio. How fun would it be to have barbecue in what looks like the middle of Koi pond?

NORTHERN LIGHTS IN 360 DEGREES



Like many people, one of my bucket list items is to see the Northern Lights, but because I am not a fan of cold weather if I do travel it will probably be somewhere warmer, I am thankful that others that have gone there share their videos and pictures.

Above is the first 360-degree video I have seen; you can use your mouse to drag around the screen to get a view just like if you were standing there and turning around and looking up, which is very cool.

 At the end of video credits, Willam Briscoe Alaskan Photography is to thank for this wonderful video.  The only thing I don't like is the annoying emojis that pop up - I guess they are reactions to the video, but I think it is the video speaks for itself and it is not only unnecessary but detracts from the experience.

Northern Lights Center indicates the magical dance of lights at the magnetic North Pole is the result of:
"Colisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Rare, all-red auroras are produced by high-altitude oxygen, at heights of up to 200 miles. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red aurora.
The connection between the Northern Lights and sunspot activity has been suspected since about 1880. Thanks to research conducted since the 1950's, we now know that electrons and protons from the sun are blown towards the earth on the 'solar wind'

The above site had looked up years ago when my son was learning about them in school.  I had not thought about it or aware before then, but the South Pole experiences the same phenomenon.

Northern Lights Center also has explained about the legends of the lights and because I was hugely into folklore tales when I was around 5th and 6th grade below is a quote from their site on this:
"Aurora borealis', the lights of the northern hemisphere, means 'dawn of the north'. 'Aurora australis' means 'dawn of the south'. In Roman myths, Aurora was the goddess of the dawn. \par Many cultural groups have legends about the lights. In medieval times, the occurrences of auroral displays were seen as harbingers of war or famine. The Maori of New Zealand shared a belief with many northern people of Europe and North America that the lights were reflections from torches or campfires.

The Menominee Indians of Wisconsin believed that the lights indicated the location of manabai'wok (giants) who were the spirits of great hunters and fishermen. The Inuit of Alaska believed that the lights were the spirits of the animals they hunted: the seals, salmon, deer and beluga whales. Other aboriginal peoples believed that the lights were the spirits of their people"
Screenshots below are from the above video:



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Leaf Insects


Photo:  Screenshot from video below

I am not a fan of bugs, but these Leaf insects look pretty cool. 

Brittanica indicates leaf insects, also known as Walking Leafs are native areas in the Indian Ocean, across parts of South and South East Asia and Papua New Guinea and Australia and there are more than 50 species and measure 1 to almost 4 inches long.

Their design mimic leaves to help disguise them from predators and some species even tilt to resemble blowing in the wind or have areas where it looks like they are diseases or have holes in them just like actual trees leaves do.

Below is a video of a few in action on someones hand.


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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Doughnut Bouquets


Photo:  Source

The Huffington Post reported on Mother's Day that Tim Horton's offered a bouquet of 24 donut holes on skewers and wrapped in waxed tissue paper and put in a box.

Around the same time. Food and Wine reported that Dessertboxes, a bakery operated by 3 siblings in Austrailia was offering a bouquet of Nutella doughnuts.

Photo: Source

Since then, it seems to be taking off as a trend as documented by in the video below.  I know I wouldn't mind receiving a bouquet like this.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

DIY CAT CASTLE



With some cardboard boxes, fake grass, fabric, paint, glue, string and a craft knife you too could craft your own castle for your feline King or Queen (or both!).

In the center, you could even add a water fountain and some catnip plants for the center Courtyard like the picture below.

In the back you can uses existing pet beds (or make your own out of an old sweater, cotton batting and a needle with thread - tutorial here) at the bottom, but use fabric and tie is to the cardboard to make hammocks.


Here is a video on the complete project and how to DIY your own.


Photos:  Screenshots from video below posted by Cuteness

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Rainbow and Thunder






Photos:  Screenshot from NTDTelevision's video below

God and Mother Nature always come up with amazing things.

 It is not often you see both lightning and a rainbow and the same time.

Below is a short video posted by NTDTelevision


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Animal shaped leg barstool


Photo:  Source

This was from a pin on Pinterest, but in searching, it looks like from pictures on  Judy Disney's blog in the Magic Mushroom Bar at the Oasis at Disneyworld.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Beautiful Storm Pictures


All photos by Zachary Hargrove
These fabulous pictures were posted on Facebook by Zachary Hargrove.  He indicated they were taken on a 30 minute drive west of Bismarck, ND recently.  

In addition to the storm, he also caught the lightening.

He used a Nikon d610 with a Nikkor 14-24, 5 second exposures... some f/2.8, some f/3.5... 200 ISO. There are three other pictures if you would like to see more visit Zachary Hargrove Facebook page.





Monday, June 12, 2017

1960 Bathtub Car























           This would make you take a second look, and it did back when it was invented as well.



I had seen this video below on Facebook and found the following additional information for an article on MSN News


"In 1960, engineering students at a British technical college got the bright idea to motorize a bathtub. The tub, which was donated by another student, was a 1927 model that they fitted with a scooter engine. Brake systems, suspension, steering, and gear change mechanisms were also added to make the tub legally fit for the road. The makeshift vehicle even featured a rubber ducky horn and a scrub brush rear view mirror. 
After getting it started, the students drove the strange automobile around town, and used it primarily for picking up groceries."
A video of the tub in action is below. 
  
Photos: Screenshots from video