Archive for the Halloween Junk Category

Popcorn Ball Recipes

Posted in Food, Halloween Junk, Media, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2017 by ranranami

Leaving town this weekend, so I’ve got to get this one ready for you guys fast! Halloween is an epic time for all things sweet and/or spooky, but sometimes chocolate just doesn’t cut it. You want something more substantial, yet easy to transport without getting your fingers coated in delicious salty butter grease. So, why not try a couple of popcorn balls? It’s got the best of all the candy food groups: salty, sweet, compact, and classic! So, without further ado, check out some awesome recipes I found by amazing creators!

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Halloween Bath Bomb Recipes

Posted in Fun and Games, Halloween Junk, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2017 by ranranami

There are two times you’ll find yourself routinely soaking in boiling water: when you’re in the process of becoming a delicious stew for your friendly neighborhood cannibals, and when you’re just in the mood for a nice bath. Me, personally, I like my baths hot enough to turn me lobster red. As far as being prepared for a meal goes, I’d like to at least thing I didn’t get the same kind of crustacean treatment, but you can’t always pick and choose. Cannibals probably don’t like the taste of bath salts, bombs, or soaps. Even if the smell is incredible. Then, when it comes to having an amazing soak in your bathtub, those things can get so darn expensive! 8-12 dollars just for a bath? Surely you want something more out of it than a half hour soak. That’s where these awesome crafty recipes come in, just in time for Halloween season….they may only last for a couple of minutes, but they sure are fun to make.

Be sure to check out the other amazing videos from these creators if you liked their spooky selections. They really are all pretty awesome.

 

Vintage Halloween Postcards

Posted in Halloween Junk, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2017 by ranranami

Do you smell the pumpkin spice? The perfumes of the melting wax? The crisp, clean folds of fresh envelopes? No? Well, it’s no wonder. Most of these pumpkins are far too old to smell, and whoever heard of putting a postcard in an envelope? Nevertheless, tis the season, and just in case you’d like to send a love one some carefully penned spells for ‘All Hallows Eve’, here are some fantastic old postcards to scrawl them on. Note that a vast majority of this art is by the very talented (late) Ellen Clapsaddle, one of the most magnificent postcard and greeting card artists of all time.

 

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Halloween Cross Stitching

Posted in Fun and Games, Halloween Junk, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2017 by ranranami

Gosh, my crafts section sure looks pretty empty. How about we spruce some things up this month with a few crafts? This year, our method of choice isn’t going to be your traditional pumpkins and knives, but needles, scissors, magnifiers, lights, fabric, and grids.

Alright, alright, so maybe it’s not as simple as most crafts. In fact, the patterns I drew up today aren’t terribly simple either, and may not be for the faint of heart. BUT they sure are fun to look at! Don’t worry, guys, if you’r not a cross stitcher there will still be plenty of fun stuff to do this month. Junk for the kids, cocktail ideas for the adults, movies, comics…etcetera. Hey, it’s October! That’s what this blog is all about!

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Halloween Cocktails

Posted in Halloween Junk, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , on October 21, 2016 by ranranami

As the end of the month grows closer, and you’re panicking about exactly which recipe to choose for that perfect punch, or how on earth you’re going to figure out ways to incorporate as much variety as you can into some spooky delights, have no fear. These awesome youtubers are there to help you out.


And by the way, if you’re under 21…you can still make some awesome spooky drinks without liquor. In fact, some of them actually tend to taste better that way, anyway. IF you’re still absolutely convinced you need that flavor in some of your drinks, talk to your parents about rum extract for the cocktails involving rum. It will impart the same taste without the side effects. Cheers, and as always…Happy Halloween.

Filming Day: Don’t Feed the Scarecrow

Posted in Halloween Junk, Media, Uncategorized, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , on October 17, 2016 by ranranami

You may be wondering ‘hey, where’s the flick of the week? It’s October! You’ve got a blog-a-thon to be doing!’

Well, I just got done filming for my Halloween short I’ll be posting on none other than Halloween called ‘Don’t Feed the Scarecrow’, and I just couldn’t resist sharing some clips and pictures with you, my awesome readers. So…look forward to this very silly short, coming on Halloween to a blog entry near you!

 

More Superstitions, Bad Omens, and Old Wives Tales for Halloween

Posted in Halloween Junk, Media with tags , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2016 by ranranami

Halfway through the spook month already, and my how time flies. Let’s get a bit more into the spirit with some superstitious safety tips to keep you safe from ghosts, umbrellas, witches, vampires, and moths.

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– Close a dead man or woman’s eyes immediately, or they’ll find someone to take with them.

– Keep moths out of the house if it looks like they want in, and keep them in if they want out…they’re looking for a soul to steal.

– Never take a photo with only 3 people, and if you do…make sure you’re not the one in the middle, because you may di-…uh-oh…

– Poirot probably would have known this little tidbit, but keep an eye on all umbrellas in the house. If one of them falls, there very well may be a murder!

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Don’t let those innocent smiles fool you. Nose-eaters, every last one of them!

– Ancient Romans believed witches and vampires liked to come into dead people’s homes to do funny things with their bodies (like robbing, mutilating, and especially nose-eating.)

– A rooster crowing during the day, and not the appointed ‘too early for any normal human being to wake up’ time, is a sign of terrible luck. Maybe even approaching death.

– Numbers really piss ghosts off. Walk around one of them 9 times to get rid of the jerks.