Saturday, October 29, 2011

Last post of October

Hello boils & ghouls,
This will be my last post until after Halloween... tomorrow is my first wedding anniversary. :] Can't believe time has flown by so quickly! We will be extremely busy making treats, making our house even more haunted and just relaxing. I will definitely post pictures when it's all said and done. But in the meantime, here are some pictures from our wedding.

Blue haired vamp singing an original song for us :]

I love my cake.. and my husband

What could be this Southern Belle's fortune?

Line up for the costume contest

Want some fries with that shake?

The mismatched couple.. one old, one dead :]

The biker gang

Uncle Franky
I hope you all have a boo-rific weekend & I look forward to stalking your blogs (hopefully with pictures ;) lol)

Mr. Dan's Fright Yard -- Review

He posed for me :]

I'm going to keep this review short & sweet
 and just get to the bottom line: GO!
It was so good for a "home haunt".
The attention to detail was amazing & they
had some creepy "thangs" goin' on.

They are open tonight until 10 p.m.
& will be open on Halloween

The Walking Dead Season 2 Production Photos

Oh, and to add something fun:

Apocalypse Survival Test

Apparently I am a natural born leader... what are your results?

Treats + Friends = Spooktacular Times

My friends Dede & Channan hosted a housewarming party for AC and I. We had a blast and they were very good hostesses. We not only want to thank them, but also thank our guests. AC and I are very appreciative that you not only came, but also for your gifts. Here are some pictures. Oh, and Holly, I didn't take a picture of the "carpet" and used glue that you gave us.. haha! Funniest thing ever though!

Dessert table

The rat thought this dip was amazing too

Earthworms invaded the veggies!

I like my new tree :]

Swamp punch with a bloody hand...

Dede's Jell-O worms

I've got an eye for sweets

One of my bewitching displays

Orbs? Dust? Take your pick. I'm going with orbs.
They like to party too.

My webby living room


This movie looks really cute! Here's a preview:

Friday, October 28, 2011

2010 Carving Fun

October 28, of last year, began our wedding festivities. Our families held a pumpkin carving party. It was an event to not only to get together before the wedding, but to carve up some spookiness for the decor.

Right to Left: My mom, me, the hubby, & his parents
My Memaw's pumpkin in progress

Thursday, October 27, 2011

We have a new addition to the Bewitching Coven...

image 1
This is the ad she was in
(she is the black and white kitten)
I will try to get a picture of her, but she keeps hiding... silly ghoul :]

Finally got one at the vet's office:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Local Indie Film -- The Merchant

“The Merchant” is an American Western\Horror feature film
 directed by Justin Mosley and written by Allen Reed.

  • Mathew Greer   - (No Country for Old Men, The Mist, Mad Money)
  • Kari Kramer - (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, Vampires Suck)
  • Mike Hall   -  (The Alamo, Gilmore Girls TV Series, American Outlaws)
  • Tristan Lavelle - (Straw Dogs 2011, Texas Frightmare Massacre)
  • Allen Reed   -  (Texas Frightmare Massacre, Hill House Tapes)
  • Jaysen Dry   - (Battle of Los Angles)
  • David  Shelton - (The Gates TV Series, As Though Dead)

 You can still be a part of the movie, just got the their FB page The Merchant for more details.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mr. Dan's Fright Yard

Picture taken from Spirit Halloween Tyler Texas FB page

I don't know about you all, but I am planning to visit  Mr. Dan's Fright yard this weekend. The yard is open on October 28 (Sat), 29, or the 31st at 1318 Graham Dr. (neighborhood behind Home Depot) between dark (so about 7ish..hmm?) and 10 p.m.

Spirit Halloween Tyler and Terror Nights Haunt assisted him in building his castle of doom. Donations go to UTHSC-Tyler Cancer Center.

Anyone want to go after the party Saturday? :]

Directions: Take 323 Loop to Old Jacksonville Rd. Past Carino's and Home Depot. Make (Lft) on S. Robertson Ave. next make (Lft) on Graham Drive. Castle on a hill to the (Lft).

Books on the mantle.. Finished

I finally am finished with my books.. now onto the witch kit. I am really excited about this project! It will keep all of my witchy treasures after All Hallows Eve :)

This is what the front cover looks like...

On the Darker Side...

David Koresh

Birth: Aug. 17, 1959
Death: Apr. 19, 1993

Cult Leader. Born in 1959 to Bonnie Hadelman. He lived with his grandparents and they were the acting parents in his life. As a child he was called Vernie. Suffering from dyslexia and as a result, bad grades, he never finished high school. He enjoyed the Bible and music. At the age of 20 he joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Having different ideas from the church leaders he was asked to leave the church. In 1981 he joined the religious sect the Branch Davidians who had settled 10 miles out of Waco, Texas in 1935. Lois Roden the prophetess was in her sixties. After her death in 1986 Howell and Lois' son George began a power struggle to become head of the sect. Being unsuccessful, he left with his followers and went to East Texas. They returned to Waco in 1987 armed and prepared to fight. In the fight George Roden was shot. Howell and his followers were put on trial for attempted murder. The followers were acquitted and Howell's trial was declared a mistrial. In 1990 he legally changed his name to David Koresh and became the leader of the Branch Davidians. The name change came from the belief that he was the head of the biblical House of David. The compound was called Mount Carmel. On February 28, 1993 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation tried to execute a warrant for David at Mount Carmel. They had been investigating charges of illegal weapons and child abuse. As a result of the Davidians resisting the warrant a shoot out occured and left ten people dead, including 4 BATF agents. The Davidians stayed inside their compound for 51 days. During that time negotiations continued for them to surrender. On April 19, 1993 the compound burned to the ground. Lost were 74 followers along with their leader. (bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson)

He is buried in Tyler, TX.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tune in Tonight

I absolutely LOVE this show! I'm recording every episode!

Also Team Bling Bats won the $50,000 in the Food Networks Halloween Wars :]

Sunday's Errands

Today as been a go-go-go kind of day. I wisely decided to head out at 10:30 a.m. (as people are still in church) & was blessed with light traffic and very few occurrences of road rage. First stop: Lowe's. I picked up a Hobby knife set for less than three dollars and one black, red and orange energy efficient lights. I hope these lights give me the effect I am wanting inside of my haunted house. Spent $22.00 for everything. Next stop: Goodwill - they were closed... We don't have the blue laws anymore, but a lot of businesses are still closed on Sundays (you can't get  liquor either, although Smith County is "dry" anyways). Sorry, I rambled. So to ease the disappointment of not getting to go to the thrift store, I headed to Ross. If you don't have one, I pity your town... I love it! It's like Marshall's or T.J. Maxx, but even cheaper! Kind of like a thrift store, but everything is new. I purchased a few non-Halloween items, a pumpkin cookie cutter for $1.99 and a really cool Do Not Enter sign (pic right) for $2.99. I then bee-lined for Wal-Mart. I don't remember everything I purchased because I went cray-cray & just started throwing items into my cart. I managed to get out alive with an $80.00 bill. (By the way, did anyone else read these growing up? I love these books - it was hard for me to put it back on the shelf).

So on my way home, I noticed Marsh Farm Rd. I remember it as "Werewolf Lane" or "Werewolf Rd". This road was rumored to be haunted and the woods were filled with devil worshippers and an evil witch. It had a creepy bridge and the trees' branches blocked out all light from view. An old cemetery is also located on Werewolf Lane. The funny thing is, is that I played in this woods as a child (I had no idea they were "those" woods). My friend Maria and I also had our own club, which ironically we named ourselves as "The Wolves". I remember making that sign and putting claw marks on it and hanging it up in our dastardly clubhouse (the trees and whatever material we could scavenge of course). Anyway, the woods were creepy, but I don't remember ever encountering devil worshippers or any witches.Unless they used some memory charm..  who knows.

So back to my original story, I wanted to go back to Werewolf Lane and see how much it has changed since I was a kid. It doesn't even look the same; the bridge has disappeared, a new road has been paved, and the trees are cut back. I pulled up and noticed that the gates to the cemetery were closed. My guess it's due to vandalism. Darn. I took a few pictures from my car and was going to head back to the house. Then I don't know what got into me, but I got ballsy all of a sudden. I hopped out of the car and squeezed through the fence. I was scared shitless.

The one photo I was brave enough to take inside of the cemetery

I took a few pictures.. I didn't even have the guts to talk the whole cemetery. Honestly, I did a walk in and walk out. It was that scary. I noticed a fence separating the cemetery in two and thought that maybe there was another way to get in without looking like a criminal.
So I jumped in my car (with relief) and headed to what I thought would be an open entrance. Well I was wrong; the second entrance was closed and wires were added to the already thick green cattle guard fence (no slippin' past these). The driveway was so steep, I almost fell back into the ditch. I realized the road was trying to kill me, and left. I took a snap shot of what appeared to be the older-looking cemetery and shucked ass.
Due to low interest, the Foundation cannot afford upkeep. 
Monetary contributions would be greatly appreciated.
You may send them to:
Barron Cemetery Foundation
Norma Beddingfield, Treasurer
18367 CR 134
Flint, Texas 75762


Killough Monument is a place known here in East Texas as "haunted". Locals say that eyes watch you from the trees and ghosts chase you. Rumors like these started because of the massacre that took place here on October 5, 1838. White settlers were out gathering crops unarmed and were attacked by Native Americans. Eighteen people were either killed or captured, which none were ever seen again. Some settlers survived and were able to tell their story.
I will say that that is not what I felt as I looked upon this silent lonely place. I felt a sadness for these people. Not only for what happened here, but for what continues to occur... vandalism. It is such a sad thing to admit, but I saw it for myself. Stones commemorating the dead were overturned, the gates were gone (my mother said there were black gates surrounding the place when she went there 20+ years ago), and a vile "bloody" t-shirt hung over a growing pine tree. I will not even dignify the perpetrators with a photo of their nonsense.
The monument itself is extraordinary. I will let the pictures speak for themselves...


This is one of the boulders guarding the green gate. 
The moss reminded me of fingernail marks...

Option 1:A. From the intersection of Highway 69 & Farm/Market (FM) Road 855 go west on FM 855 until you reach FM 3405. People say there used to be a sign.. exactly, USED to be. We learned that the hard way.

B. Turn left on FM 3405 and go just about .4 miles to FM 3411. FM 3405 is the FIRST right after Larissa Cemetery. There is a church on the left-hand side once you turn onto that road. The road is not far from the cemetery so slow down once you reach it!
C. Turn right on FM 3411 and go .6 miles until you reach FM 3431 with a green gate with a huge boulder on either side. It really is pretty creepy looking.
D. Turn left and proceed through the gate – the monument and cemetery are at the end of the road.
Option 2:
If you were like us and didn't have prior knowledge and used Internet directions, we just found a county road and hoped it would lead us there. In case you decide you want to do this: drive forever until you reach CO RD 3414. Turn left onto that... you will eventually reach 3411 and make that left. You will follow that road for an eternity and you will come upon 3431 on the right hand side. Trust me, go with Option 1.
Also, that drive is straight out of the movie Wrong Turn, I would suggest not going out there at night for two reasons. 1. There could be people vandalizing or conducting other criminal activities and you certainly don't want to get caught up in a situation like that. And 2, you could get lost; really lost and it's scary. If you decide to go for it at night, good luck and I warned you.