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!



  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

  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...)

  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

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

  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.


  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.