Happy Haunting House


It's that time of year again, when I make our little home just a tad spookier. There are skulls and lots of black & white out all year long, so it doesn't take much to make our place Halloween-ready. Our portrait masks change every year, but until next year when Jose gets his teaching job, this super-tight budget only allows for the same decorations as always. Good thing I like them a lot, and I have plenty of black construction paper!



Keeping with the Halloween spirit, I decided to have my own Tim Burton movie marathon over the past few days. In mostly-chronological order, I have watched Vincent, Frankenweenie, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, and Sweeney Todd.


I watched most of them with commentary by Mr. Burton, which is funny because he can be a little uncomfortable-sounding but I love to listen to his stories and his musings on things that scare him, like suburbia and normal-seeming families.


Tonight I will be watching Alice in Wonderland and my old VHS of Batman. I unfortunately don't have access to Batman Returns, Mars Attacks, or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so those will have to be for some other time. I love movie marathons!


On the subject of Halloween, now is a great time to head over to my Etsy Shop and pick up something spooky, because I'm offering free shipping until November 2nd, with a special code. If you're in the States, there's still time to receive your order in time for Halloween!

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6 comments:

  1. seeing so many of your wedding photos here reminds me to tell you how AMAZING your event looked! I found your R&R Bride feature and had to pick my jaw up off the floor. beautiful day, awesome theme and great photos. great decorations--I really like your silhouette portraits. xo

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  2. I love Tim Burton's commentaries! I find his ummmm's and ahhhh's so soothing for some strange reason, haha.

    Ohmygod, Batman on VHS! My sister and I wore out our copy when we were little. I have such vivid memories of the commercial starring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck at the beginning! (That's so sad...)

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  3. ooooh i love your little masks. i think i might try making some of my own!

    we watched sleepy hollow the other night! :D

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  4. Your decor is amazing! I especially like the bunting, your wedding photos and that black and white striped bowl!

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  5. I really love the dark wedding idea, I'm hoping to do a dark/somewhat gothic theme for my wedding. My fiance and I love skeleton/skull stuff.

    Gosh that reminds me, I own a lot of Tim Burton's movies and I don't think I've listened to any of the commentaries on them. Hey if you're looking for Batman Returns I think they have it at Best Buy but I can't be certain. I don't typically go to Best Buy for my dvds though. FYE is one of my favorites and used dvd/bookstores too.

    Anyway I'm talking too much as always. Love your decorations and great post once again.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  6. Aw, thank you everyone! I really hope we can do a bit more decorating next Halloween, I do like my paper decorations but it would be nice to go all out.

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