Monday, October 15, 2018

October 15th, 2018

Greetings and salutations!

It is hard to believe it is already the 15th of October.  I've not done any Halloween shopping this year - done some looking, but haven't purchased anything.  I've put myself out of commission this year due to years of overindulging on Halloween stuff.  I'm paring down what I own and am getting back into a place where what I have is REALLY what I love to have and not just a heap of stuff that I may "someday" use.

I was in the 99 Cent store the other day and took some photos.  It is tough to walk out empty handed, but I did it.  I guess I'm doing my own "12 Step" program as it relates to my Halloween addiction.  It felt good to walk out, but there are a few things that still pop up in my brain as things I "should have" gotten.

I love looking the aisles of stuff and at under a dollar so much of this stuff is really awesome. This year in particular there were a ton of really cheesy/cool masks.  There's something really spooky about the masks from these 99 Cent/Dollar stores. I'm not sure what it is about them that creeps me out, but add some of these into your space with the right lighting and sounds and you've got Halloween gold!

I have committed to NOT going shopping on November 1st this year either (which is a BIG step for me).  I love getting the half off stuff at all the local spots and thinking about next Halloween.

Not me...not this year.

The fact is, I have THE WORST Halloween house ever.  I don't decorate for the neighbors since they can't see what I'm doing where I live so I put my stuff up around the house for my kids to enjoy and for the occasional Halloween party (if I decide to have one).

Anyhow, what's your favorite place to buy Halloween wares?  Are you buying more/less/the same as last year?

As always, here's some music to creep you out...
Happy Haunting,

Mark Harvey

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