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Showing posts with label holidays and celebrations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays and celebrations. Show all posts

12 October 2017

My Best of Halloween Posts About the Black Cat

A Halloween celebration would be incomplete without a black cat.  

Do you think black cats are bad luck or good luck?  

Did you know that in a certain part of the world "giving a bride the gift of a black cat is thought to bring her good luck"?  

In my world, I believe a cat is just a cat, no matter what color the feline may be.  But during the Halloween season, it could be fun to dress up as a black cat!  Buy the cat mask and the rest of the outfit is left up to your imagination!  This is my way of celebrating the black cat.  😉

Venetian Masquerade Mask Luxury Sexy Black Cat Lace Mask For Fancy Dress Halloween Costume Party Girls/Women


Cute Black Cat Art Picture Pendant
Statement Chain Necklace by Vibola (Black)


Guide to Halloween Superstitions

















Black Cats are not just for Halloween!
But black cats are perfect for Halloween! 
Agree? :)












Celebrating the Halloween holiday all month. Check out my other blog posts.



Where to Find Free Music for Halloween



My Pick for Best of Halloween Spooky Scary Stories



Best of Halloween Costume Ideas - Queen for a Day and More!



Halloween Movie : MANIAC COP (1988) ~ What's on Your Watch List?



My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ - Gothic Garden



If You Could Create A Monster (Reblog)



Happy Halloween! “Trick or Treat for UNICEF!” #BeScaryGood



Decided on What to Wear for Halloween? Use Your B-Day to Decide.



Imagine Yourself an Exotic Belly Dancer





11 October 2017

My Pick for Best of Halloween Spooky Scary Stories

In the mood for a really spooky scary story for #Halloween?

Or do you just want to know what human beings are capable of doing to other human beings?

This story is about an entire family who had an insatiable craving for consuming human flesh. The incidents happened circa 1400 A.D. They were finally brought to justice and executed. 

Executed??!!  Can't believe they didn't have a lawyer to plead insanity as their defense. For sure, they were all basket cases!! 

Read about:






Happy Halloween!
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09 October 2017

Best of Halloween Costume Ideas - Queen for a Day and More!

Saw a picture of BeyoncĂ© dressed up looking like a queen holding a scepter (below) and got inspired for a Halloween costume idea.  Be a queen!

This is a Marie Antoinette-style gown. Eh!  We know her history.  Try not to think about the fact that she lost her head.  Just think of all the pretty gowns she wore.








* * * Other costume ideas?


  • Arabian costumes.  Why not be a genie?  Remember the old comedy TV show "I Dream of Jeanie".

  • Mother and Daughter Matching Witches from the Wizard of Oz.










Halloween Movie : MANIAC COP (1988) ~ What's on Your Watch List?

Definitely out of the loop on this one. There's a Maniac Cop one, two and three, and I have yet to watch the first one!  It's a "late '80s urban horror/action" film and for me, the idea of a crazy cop is for real scary!  It's not at the top of my watch list.  But it is on my list.

Do you have a watch list of movies for Halloween?




Other Halloween Movie Suggestions:















06 October 2017

My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ - Gothic Garden

A new trend in gardening is creating a gothic garden with mystical garden statues, and black and deep purple flowers.

In lieu of traditional pastel or brightly colored flowers, a gothic garden is becoming popular and these black (or dark purple) flowers are often included in the mix.

  • Black Cat Petunia (pictured)
  • Centaurea, Black Sprite PPAF
  • Onyx Odyssey Hellebore
  • Black Star Calla Lily






Happy Halloween!

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If You Could Create A Monster (Reblog)

This cool post is a reblog from my fellow blogger and friend who is participating in a writing challenge.  It's perfect for the Halloween holiday!



Image credits:  Disguise Men's The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Mask, One Size and Men's Deluxe Jack Skellington Costume







Here are my responses to the questions, if I were going to create a monster.


What Does The Monster Look Like?

My monster would have to be green. It's a throwback from that old movie The Exorcist where the possessed girl puked up green vomit. That scene got stuck in my brain and ever since then, that puke color green is associated with monsters. Even though it was the devil. In my mind, devil and monster are the same thing!  But SHE would also be attractive or alluring.  That way people would at first want to approach her.



How Big Is The Monster?
Really huge! Way bigger than an ordinary person because it would give the monster a sense of believing SHE is too big to be overcome. Like the American banks.  (Sorry.  Bad joke.)  That way when the humans take her down, it will be a surprise! “Yeah! That's right! Take that! Bet you didn't even see us coming!!”   :)



What Is Unique About The Monster?
The monster would have a combination of traits borrowed from the X-Men mutants (because I'm not very original).  Not sure what combination, but it would be definitely be able to morph or shape-shift.  Although because it's so big, even though it can change its shape, it still wouldn't be so easy to go run and hide.



What Does The Monster Eat?

Humans! 

Monsters who eat fruits and veggies don't scare nobody! 



Where Does It Sleep?
The monster would have to sleep some place that is either extremely cold or extremely hot, because that would make it more of a challenge for the humans to try to get rid of it while it's resting up for the next day of ravaging the human race.



What would the monsters be called?

My monsters would be called Cannibellas. Well because they're flesh-eating monsters that are also female, and they're not really that ugly or crude to look at. Sort of like the sirens in Greek mythology. They could lure people, especially men.  But because they are so huge, most men would probably run from them!! :)

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05 October 2017

Happy Halloween! “Trick or Treat for UNICEF!” #BeScaryGood

When I was young there was a campaign/advertisement that came on television every year around or near the time to celebrate Halloween. It went like this: Children would knock on the door and when the neighbor opened their door, instead of asking for candy the kids would shout:

Trick or Treat for UNICEF!


UNICEF logo
The campaign began in 1950.  Certainly made an imprint in my mind. The idea was to get people to donate to the cause of helping children all over the world. This October 2017 will be the 67th year. I liked the idea THEN and like it NOW. Sharing this precious gem found via the UNICEF Tumblr blog. No doubt there are all kinds of ways one can contribute to such a worthy cause.
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UNICEF photo
UNICEF:
Books, pencils, playgrounds, crayons – not all children will have access to these things going back to school. But they will be exposed to violence: http://uni.cf/1AbEGqt


Bless the children always.  Have to keep this charity work on the radar.  Always embrace an opportunity, especially when it's a holiday, and find a means to extend charity to those less fortunate. Trick or Treat for UNICEF!!


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My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ - Halloween Recipes (Thai Food Recipes)

Highlighting my social shares on Google+ for Halloween.
Recipes for tasty Thai dishes that would be perfect for Halloween.
  • Thai Pumpkin Stir Fry with Steamed Rice
  • Thai Carrot Salad
  • Thai Beef Noodle Soup
  • (Blood Soup - A Vampire-Friendly Dish)
  • Thai Pumpkin Curry
  • Bua Loy - Thai Dessert Soup with Pumpkin
  • Black Rice Pudding (black sticky rice, also known as "forbidden rice.")








   
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03 October 2017

3 Famous Ghost Ships and Their Interesting Stories

The most famous ghost ship is the Flying Dutchman, which I knew nothing about other than the fact there was a vessel by that name and there was a movie made about it, set sail in 1680 and the first time it was spotted was about 200 years later and various more sightings ever since. Sounds believable!


HUBPages Contributor Teresa Coppens tells the stories behind The Flying Dutchman and three other ships: the Mary Celeste, the Octavius, and the Caleuche.


Famous Ghost Ships




- According to legend, the Mary Celeste was found abandoned, the crew disappeared and the only trace they left behind was their last meal. An unexplained mystery to this very day. But there is no shortage of theories.

- The Octavius left London in 1761 with the goal of transporting cargo to China. The intended destination was reached but on the return voyage, the ship got stuck in the Arctic ice because the captain thought he could take a shortcut to get back to England. Discovered thirteen years later. Guess where the vessel AND the entire crew were found?

- The story of the Caleuche is a legend in Chilota mythology. There are water spirits (with cute names: Sirena Chilota, Pincoya and Picoy), a ship with a mind of its own, lost shipwrecked souls brought back to life to party with music and laughter, kidnapped fishermen who have to serve the happy people, warlocks, and sorcerers allowed to come on board but not permitted to mess with the partying passengers. The people of southern Chile may truly believe it, but unbelievers like me would say the tales are loaded with the stuff of Halloween.





Famous Ghost Ships

Ghost ships bring to mind vessels materializing from a fog shrouded ocean. These ships represent a number of mysterious possibilites: manifestation of a tragedy that befell the crew of a long ago vessel; vessels found floating without crew, all hands on board missing and a mysterious tale begging to explain the tragedy.



I am also a HUBPages Contributor using the pen name "cmoneyspinner1tf". My HUB tells the stories of lost ships.  Not ghost ships.  These vessels were lost but then found.


True Stories of Ships Lost at Sea



True Stories of Ships Lost at Sea

In the Walt Disney film "Shipwrecked" (1990), a young boy whose sailor-father is injured and can no longer work as a seaman. The 14-year old boy must take his father's place and work to earn money for his family. On his first voyage, the ship sinks because of a hurricane and he ends up on a jungle island.





Gift Shopping? Shop for Gifts in My Gold Mine

If you enjoy online shopping, this site might be of interest to you.  The site is Webnuggetz.com. The site owners describe their site as a place where you can find “gold”. This is a statement from their “About” tab:
“Nuggetz are tidbits of gold you find on the internet.”
The members or web page publishers are mainly of home-based business sellers who have their own stores on Zazzle, Etsy, eBay, etc. and affiliate advertisers or marketers like me.  Feel free to visit my Nuggetz. I have been an active member since 2014 and have published 50+ web pages.  Below is a sampling of some of my suggested gift ideas and a link for you to subscribe to my web page updates. Hope you like what you see in “my gold mine”. :)


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All I Got For Christmas Was a Lousy Christmas Stocking! :(
Kits to make your own Christmas stockings. Isn’t that fabulous idea? 
The product manufacturer contributes to various organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Gwinnett County Women’s Shelter, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the United Way.

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  • Gretta Curran Browne believes she was touched by angel.  She was raised in an orphanage and one of her caretakers, a nun, was certainly her guardian angel.  She gives her credit for becoming a writer because the sister taught here the art of telling a story.  She started her career writing short stories.   Dark Days, Dark Nights : Intro to the Writings of Gretta Curran Browne

  • Don't know many people who don't enjoy the writings of Charles Dickens.  But these two books are murder mysteries that are quick reads which follow the Dickens tradition.  In other words, if you like Dickens you can't help but like these books!   Dickens Junction Mystery Series

  • Gourmet food gifts are on my wishlist every year.  No matter what the event:  birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day.  Give me a food gift to make me happy.  Especially gourmet cheese.  Gourmet Food Gifts : Specialty Cheeses

  • In my house there need not be a season to be a reason to drink tea.  But according to a designated "tea aficionado", he seems to think that one should drink their tea according to the season of the year.   Hmmm?  He might be on to something!   Is a Season Your Reason to Drink Tea?