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Happy All Hallows Eve eve.  Tomorrow the goblins will be out and most of them will be as cute as buttons, at least in my neighborhood.  Oh, there will be the occasional zombie hockey player or dead salesman done up by high school kids who don’t want to put a lot of effort into a costume but still want a pillowcase full of candy – I don’t care and I’ll never tell anyone they’re too old to Trick or Treat.  In fact, I think I might go out next year.  Why not?!

This time of year is when Husby and I roll up our sleeves and dig into the pumpkins.  It’s pretty fun to carve pumpkins, especially as neither of us has any compulsion to make our jack-o-lanterns extravagant.  So we cut off the tops and plunged our hands into the slimy mess of pumpkin guts.

Husby had a plastic bag on the table for slime and a separate container for seeds.  Do you not roast your pumpkin seeds?  You totally should because they’re delicious and nutritious.  Google how to do it – it’s very easy.

By the time we were done we were both laughing at what had become of our creations.  Mine was a simple pattern, looking more like a ghost than a jack-o-lantern.  Husby’s was much more complex, including a protrusion for a nose with drilled nostrils to boot.

Last year I claimed myself to be the Scrooge of Halloween, but I had a blast carving a pumpkin this year and even look forward to greeting the Trick-or-Treaters with enthusiasm.  What’s with that?

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The busy season is upon me.  I know, because it’s dark before 9:00 p.m. and the blistering hot temperatures are starting to run out of steam.

I’ve been in the crafty business for a while now, and I’m still not used to the fact that I have to be ahead of the busy season.  That means thinking about Christmas in June.   That means getting seasonal products out for sale at least six weeks before the season is actually here.

This year I’m sort of getting the hang of it.  For instance, I’m going to be putting my Halloween bottle cap magnets in shops next week.  That includes my Etsy shop.  I’ll be listing them a little at a time throughout a couple of weeks.  They’re really cute!  Here’s a sample of what you’ll see:

Many of my holiday magnets are inspired by vintage post cards. Why not stop by the shop and check them out. If you’d like a bunch of them be sure to find the listing for six or twelve magnets of your choice and get a great deal.

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