spooky mondays

It's time for another Spooky Mondays at
Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland.

Yay!!! It's finally Halloween at Home Goods. I found several aisles filled with glorious orange and black this weekend. I was so excited I made my Boo (my son) hold this BOO!

Everything was so shiny and sparkly and new!

These are not so spooky but I love them. I've had these Debbie Mum mugs for at least 8 years and they're still my favorite. I actually use them year round!

Oh did I already tell you (maybe not) that last  Friday we were gifted with the most beautiful Autumn like day? There were actually clouds to filter that bright sun and a big breeze that made all my windchimes dance.

It was so amazing since just a few days ago this is how hot it was...

Now THAT is truly scary!!!

Well I have to share my collection of Martha Stewart Living October issues. It's the only month I save and collect. These are from 1995 to 2009 (plus her 2 Halloween specials) and I'm still missing 1996 and 1998. About a third of these came from my local library. They sell old magazines for a quarter so I've been able to fill in the years that I didn't buy. I also collect all the October Country Living. Since it will be September in just a few days this year's October issues should be out soon.  Once they're out it will feel like the season really begins. I can ALMOST feel that crisp autumn wind. I can't wait!

Midnight Margaritas anyone? I collect all sorts of witchy things and this card from a dear friend is my favorite. It's one of those sound cards and it has the best witchy cackle. I'll have to figure out how to get an audio clip on here so you guys can here it.

This is a fun book I just found at the library the other day. Lots of great ideas and some lovely vintage  images I can use for my projects.

And I know I just posted this a few days ago but I had to include my raven tags for Spooky Mondays too!

Stop by Wendy's for more spooky fun.

Today I'm grateful for....

Luna. My little orange tabby who puts a big smile on my face every day.
LaLou. My sweet next door buddy who comes to visit me daily.
And for the all too brief time I had with my Kushka who
I miss every minute with all my heart.


Netty said...

Unfortunately we have cheap and nasty here in the UK for Halloween, nothing as fab as yours.... Great Raven tags....... Annette x

The Charm House said...

Hi Anna! I think I am your ATC swap this month! This is my first time and I hope my ATC will make you smile! My e-mail is MamaAuntE@AOL.com. You can send me your address there and I will send you your card! Wonderful Blog!!!
Have a blessedand awesome day!

Bobbi Ann said...

Hi Anna, Love, love, love your Spooky Monday post! Isn't Halloween a fun time! I have a Spooky Monday post to if you'd like to see it.
I'm part of your ATC group also and I'm taking a online class of Mary's from Green Paper. It's called Collage Coterie and I just love it! I had never seen or even heard of ATC'S before and now...yep, I'm hooked!
I hope that you have a wonderful and and Happy Spooky Monday to you!

Victoria said...

Yay.Happy SM....gorgeous post! Your raven tags are awesome...wonderful! And i love that cat bowl with the cat on the fence..beautiful!
Such fun and spirit! Lovely books and mags..woud be so fun to take a peek..and yes I'd love a Midnight Margarita!!
Have a sparkling day!

.Trudi Sissons said...

Wow - you have such a knack for putting things together in such a delightful way.

Marfi-topia said...

hi Anna!I love this post...I can almost smell cinnamon in the air and hear the theme from Hocus Pocus!
Have a beautiful day!

Designs by Blanche said...

Adore your mugs - they would be my favs too! Lovely tags, so many wonderful things in your post!
Happy Spooky Monday to you! Boo!


Kim B said...

Love the tags and what a collections of MS mags...I do love halloween.

Mary Bennett said...

Thanks for the HOme GOods tour!!! I LOVE Autumn and Halloween. I can't wait!!! For us here though, school just started and it's still the end of August.
I'm on Spooky Mondays too!

Rebecca said...

I'm so ready to see what the stores have for Halloween-they are always a few that have things in August! I keep my old Halloween Magazines too!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Oh what FUN Halloween themed goodies! I still haven't made it to the craft stores, although the new Halloween magazines are in the bookstores (including Martha's Halloween Handbook). I absolutely adore your little raven tags - you can show them whenever you like. :) Theresa

JoAnne said...

Hi Anna,
Trying to catch up with all my Spooky Monday partners. Great post-enjoyed seeing all your Halloween goodies. Hope you'll stop by and enter my Halloween giveaway!

Wendy said...

Hey spooky Friend,

I am finally getting around to visiting all the posts. I always love coming here. What a great selection at the store.

OMG. I love the Martha Stewart Mag. collection.
So great. Do you remember last years with the Gothic horse rider. She was so awesome. I wanted that horse.

Thanks for joining in again girl and keeping the fun rolling. I am working on my Gothic Ghost workshop, so I feel a giveaway coming on soon. Check it out.

Spells and Wishes,
Wendy from Wonderland