Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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Monday, October 12, 2009
For all you people out there (ones that go by daylight savings time) Halloween will be very long this year because the 31st is the day we set are clocks back an hour. Have fun!!
Today I went to Halloween USA they have some really cool decorations there for a pretty go prices.
I love there accessories there really cool and won't hit your wallet as hard as some other places.
Posted by yearofthericeball at 4:45 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Did you know the White House is said to be haunted by past presidents and their relatives.
The most frequent ghost is Abraham Lincoln's. People have claimed to see him walking around his room, in the hallway, knocking on the door and fixing his shoes.
Abraham's son, Willie, who died when President Lincoln was still in office was said to be seen during Grant's term.
This picture looks a little creepy to me. How about to you?
Other ghosts that have been sighted at the White House are said to be:
Abigail Adams the first lady to live in the White House has been sighted carrying laundry in the East Room.
The ghost of David Burns who donated the land for the White House is said to have talked to people.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Things that you can only say in October (unless you're evil muhahaha), like what I said to my mom this morning.
"Darn those black cats always trying to knock over my severed heads." (Don't worry they're not real...maybe)
Well too bad I forgot all the other ones I had. If I remember I'll tell you later, till then why not post some of the craziest things you've heard people say in October.
Bye for now and keep having fun this Halloween season!
As Explaining all in detail about The Queen Mary can be very long and boring according to my best friend in resident after many failed attempts for her approval i will try and spare us all the boredom with a video instead:
this is a clip of Erika the on site physic that gives private tours to tourist.
here a clip of a picture taken and later look at. What do you think of this picture real or fake.
she finally approved....reluctantly :) thats a true friend for ya brutally honest they may be.
Posted by yearofthericeball at 3:02 PM
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
ok so for this craft you will need
1. 1 round form Styrofoam or cardboard
2. Black duct tape or black electrical tape
3. Cheesecloth, cut into 2-inch-wide strips
4. Fabric stiffener
5. Googly eyes
1. Cut a 3in. piece of tape and place it on the form as the background for the eyes.
2. Pour the fabric stiffener into a bowl. Dip one strip of cheesecloth into the liquid.
Using your fingers, wrap the wet cheesecloth around the form, keeping some of the wrinkles don't forget to leave some of the folds because they add character to the mummies.
3. Repeat this process until the mummy’s head is covered except for the eye area. Place cheesecloth between the eyes this will define the space for the eye sockets and gives the mummies more personality. Build up the surface of the brow by adding smaller, folded pieces of cheesecloth.
4. Add eyes by applying a few dots of glue to the back of the googly eyes.
i found this one on the reader's digest website have fun!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
although again the way she show it is more on the kiddish side by making a few small adjustments like taking the toys out of the cauldron, and getting a clear cauldron and green or orange lights under it.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
All though the things she makes in the video are more cutesy using the same material like the mirror paints you can make bloody message on the mirrors or window for guest to see (insert scary ghost noise here).
Monday, October 5, 2009
In Mexico Halloween is called Day of the Dead it starts on October 27 and goes as long as November 6. The celebrations goes from dressing up as ghost and skeletons and walk the streets to baking bread and candy in the shape of skulls & bones as well as clean up there relatives graves and placing flowers and the candies they made.
When I first thought about candy skulls i thought that they would be a little scary but the photos of these very easy treats has changed my mind completely i think their kind of cute.
you can find a link on the side of the page called Candy Skulls for the direction for these cute sugar candies.
Posted by yearofthericeball at 2:07 PM
Scary Tactics is coming back to Syfy with a big bang this season with a marathon going on this Tuesday all day long. Have fun!
Posted by yearofthericeball at 12:09 PM
thanks again to all the people that upload craft videos
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thanks to HDTV i found alot of cool crafts on Halloween Ideas.
This is Steph's mom and she invited me to be her guest today so I can tell you about my ghost hunting experience at a haunted hotel.
A few years ago I attended a romance writing conference at a haunted hotel in French Lick, Indiana. It turned out to be the same hotel where my grandparents used to spend a lot of their summer vacations since it's only a couple hours from Cincinnati where they lived. It was also a favorite hang out for Al Capone when Chicago got a little too hot.
Before you start thinking the hotel's name is lewd, let me explain how the hotel got its name. French Lick is the name of the town. A "lick" is a salt lick for animals. There had been French fur traders in this area called "New France". Around 1812 a fort named "French Lick" was built to protect the settlers.
The luxury grand hotel came many years later in 1845 and was named after the fort. Tomato juice was invented here when they ran out of orange juice for their guests. Many big golf tournaments are played there.
But enough about that part of the history. Let's get to the exciting part.
My group kept hearing the hotel was "haunted" and that the west wing of the 13th floor was locked and had been for many years. Only the infamous "red elevator" went to the floor.
As you can see from the photo above, French Lick is a huge hotel. That picture only shows a tiny portion of the buildings. Thus we searched for days without finding the red elevator and we were beginning to think it was just a hoax.
Then we convinced a member of the hotel staff to take us on a tour starting with the basement. That felt pretty spooky, too, with all its nooks and crannies, its own jail, and several creepy satanic looking statues.
We were a small, intimate group and so there was no more than a dozen of us on the tour, not too many, but too many to squeeze into one elevator load. Downstairs, we finally found the red elevator. The door was of course, red. And of course, we took the tour on a dark, spooky night.
According to the staff, this elevator often opens and shuts and runs between floors by itself. Many think the ghost of the former owner, Thomas Taggart, is behind these mystical occurrences. Taggart supposedly also rides his horse through the ballroom and the halls. When I was there, we were just told it was a "ghost" but not who the ghost was. I since learned through research. See Indiana Paranormal for more details.
The elevator, unfortunately, was the same elevator that that was across the hall from MY room! That freaked me out, especially as I didn't have a roommate. If I had known then that a body is reported to be buried in the wall behind that elevator shaft and there is ritual graffiti that may be satanic, I would have run home to Cincinnati early, with or without aid of my car.
As we advanced from floor to floor, we had to take two groups whenever we went in the elevator. I was in the second group and when our elevator opened on one of the floors, my friend's husband jumped at us when the door burst open, and he went "Boo!" really loud making us all scream and making our hearts hammer our ribs.
The adrenaline was really flowing. By the time we worked up the courage to go up the 13th floor, we were jumpy as hell. My nerves zinged and snapped at every little sound, every flicker of a shadow. We stayed close, most of the time holding hands for safety and comfort.
When the door open on the 13th floor, everything was deadly silent except for the whoosh of the elevator doors and our breathing. We weren't sure we wanted to step off the elevator in case we got trapped on that floor with the ghost and his steed. But we finally got out and slowly made our way down the dim corridor to the iron-bolted door keeping us out of the section where the ghost rode his mighty steed throughout the closed wing. I had to wonder that a bolted door would hold in a ghost, especially as that same ghost had a penchant for playing with the elevator.
Although it was spooky and creepy and there's no way I would return to that hotel alone, that was one of the most fun times I ever had. I wouldn't have missed it.
That would be an awesome place to stay in October, especially for Halloween. If they offer ghost hunting tours or sayonces go!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
If there is one thing that you can never miss at most any house on Halloween, it would have to the Jack O'Lanterns. But where did they come from?
Just like how Halloween originated in Ireland so did they.
Here is a short video to explain it more in detail:
Hmm....maybe that's where the "trick" came from in "trick or treat".
When I think back on Halloween when I was younger (although I can't say I'm old) I always remember the times when our whole family sat and carved our pumpkins, how we always saved the seeds and baked them - and of course ate them. Throughout the month of October I'm going to find the coolest Jack O'Lanterns to share with you.
Here is the first batch:
Posted by yearofthericeball at 4:24 PM
I would like to thank all the people out there that take the time out of there life to make such helpful fun craft videos because we won't have these cool videos here Thank you.
If your looking for a very cool center peace that can fit in perfectly for scary or cute.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
When you think of Halloween what do you think of?
witches, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night...well do you Know were Halloween really comes from?
Halloween also known as All Hallows Eve or the eve of All Saints Day. All Saints Day is a holiday to honor souls in heaven practiced by the Roman Catholics, Episcopalians and Lutherans. Some celebrated it with masses or festivals, but one in particular were Halloween is based of most was the Irish one the Celtic Festival of Samhain that celebrated the good crops and an end to a good year before the start of the deadly winter months.
It's so strange to me as I learn more and more about the holiday called Halloween that such happy day became such a scary one from remembering the early parts of the year before winter and past loved ones to fearing demonic spirits.
Posted by yearofthericeball at 10:36 AM
Friday, September 25, 2009
As everyone knows October starts this coming thursday why not start the fun a few days early with the help of the oh so great tv specials. Such as "The Children of the Corn" marathon on Syfy, tomorrow Saturday 26th at 11am to 5pm. Followed by "Final Destination 2" at 7 and "Interview with vampire" at 11. As for the younger halloween goers you will just have to wait for Oct. 1 Thursday for the start of wiztober on disney channel, so till then try asking a parent to rent some cool movies like scubby doo on zombie island or hocus pocus.
Posted by yearofthericeball at 10:09 AM