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Day 31...It's here! The soul.

Hello my dear Ghouls and Boils. It's here, it's here, Halloween!
Halloween was originally spelled Hallow E'en meaning the day before All Hallows Day (Nov. 1st). This was a day to celebrate the ancestors that came before us.
What happens after with pass from this plain of existence has been debated for centuries. Most agree that we all have a soul that passes on.
The soul is a curious thing. How the soul lives on is up for debate too. How we see our soul is a question of perspective.A few years ago a curator in England wanted to see just what people thought their soul looked like and had everyone draw it in black and white. The drawings where eventually published in a book called Soul. 
I drew what I think my soul might look like. I will say this, I think depending on what state of mind we are in depends what our soul might look to us at any time.



What does your soul look like? Draw it for me. While you are doing that listen to this fantastic track...the soul in music.

Happy Hall…

We have a winner!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!



The winner picked by Random Org. for the signed copy of Halloween Nation is...

Entry #2 Marie C.!!!

Congratulations! Please e-mail me your confirmation within 48 hours.

Thanks everyone for your entries on my first ever giveaway!
Be looking for more on my sidebar.

Also be looking for the final Halloween Countdown entry later on today!

~Naila Moon

Day 30...Which, Witch is Which?

Welcome back to day 30 at my crypt. Oh eek,  we are only one day away until Halloween! Excitement all around!

Today I am going to talk to you about witches. I am aware that this is a subject some people get nervous about but trust me, it will be ok.

Hollywood has painted many witches to look like the picture above. They have pictured them to be evil, ride around on broomsticks, cause harm and should be dealt with. Then again, there is Glenda the good witch...


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...or the Charmed ones...



...or Harry Potter.



In other cases witches are what were depicted in the Salem Witch Trials. Supposedly Puritans who became possessed by the evil one reeked havoc on the society. It is nothing to say these people, mostly impoverished women, who were unjustly hanged. Later the people of Salem would admit they were wrong and pay the families who were wronged.

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There was also the witches of the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, who were very involved in political affairs. The term, " Double, double, toil and tro…

Day 29..."Eerie" Halloween Music and the 4M's

Welcome back to my crypt. Today is day 29 of the Halloween countdown. We are so close aren't we? Today I am posting a double down post so to speak.

Every Monday I post for Mondays Music and today is no different. Today just happens to be the theme of Halloween Music so, just what do you think I am about to offer you? Bwa ha ha ha

First up:



Next:



This one next:



Here is yet another for your screaming pleasure:



Let's go for one more, shall we:



Come back to my crypt tomorrow for more.
Your Crypt Keeper, Naila Moon

Day 27...Halloween Scream for Pinning

Hello my dear Ghouls and Boils! Today is day 27 here in my crypt.


I thought today that I would just share some Halloween crafts and treasures from Pinterest. I love that site and it has some great ideas to get your boo self on! 

Source: todayscreativeblog.net via Maria on Pinterest

Source: bdghostriderz.com via VivianThelma on Pinterest


Source: patternmart.com via ♥♥♥ Y.O.L.O.!! ♥♥♥ Remember! ♥♥♥ on Pinterest

Source: crunchyfrugalista.com via Angie on Pinterest


Source: spoonful.com via Marci on Pinterest


Source: splitcoaststampers.com via Sheila on Pinterest

Source: howtonestforless.com via Candace on Pinterest



Source: halloween.tipjunkie.com via Valerie on Pinterest


Do you scream for Pinterest?  Follow me HERE. If you leave me a comment with your link to Pinterest I will follow you back.
Have a frightfully good weekend and I will see you Monday for some really spook-tacular music.

~Naila Moon

Day 26...Interview & Giveaway "Halloween Nation"

Welcome all of my ghoulish friends to my crypt and day 26 of the Halloween countdown. Today I have something so fantastic it will make a skeleton's head spin.

If you recall a few days ago I spoke to you about a book I had checked out at our local library called Halloween Nation. Go HERE  to read that blog and review.

It turns out the publisher of Pelican Books also read the review and contacted me. In the next two days I was e-mailing and interviewing the author of Halloween Nation, Lesley Bannatyne.

Here is that interview:


Welcome Lesley Bannatyne. Thank you for taking the time to do an interview with me and my blog, “Just the Stuff Ya Know.” We are here to discuss about you and your book, Halloween Nation.


Please tell me a little about yourself .How did you get your start in the book industry?
I’ve been a writer since I graduate from college, and was working freelance for various magazines and ad agencies when a literary agent friend told me that Facts on File (a publishing house)…

Day 25...What is there to fear?

Hello my spooky friends to day 25 of the Halloween countdown. We are almost there and no time to waste.

  “Fear of the Name increases fear of the thing its self.”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Halloween is all about the fear factor. Don't you agree?
I mean come on! There is the dark, spooks, spider webs, clowns...all sorts of things.

Do you know some common phobias that can be associated with Halloween and what the fears are? No? Well let me tell you some.

Necrophobia-fear of dead things (there is no term for fear of skeletons)
Arachnophobia-fear of spiders
Musophobia-fear of mice/rats
Achluophobia-fear of the dark
Keriophobia-fear of candles
Maskaphobia-fear of mask
Coulrophobia-fear of clowns
Hemophobia-fear of blood
Tetraphobia-fear of monsters
Sanguivoriphobia-fear of vampires
Kinemortophobia-fear of zombies
Lycanthrophobia-fear of werewolves/wolves
Wiccaphobia-fear of witches
Formidophobia-fear of scarecrows
Pedophobia-fear of children
Domatophobia-fear of haunted houses

Day 24...Landscaping and lighting

Welcome back to day 24 of the frankly ghoul-ed Halloween countdown.
Did you know that in the United States Halloween is the second most celebrated holiday next to Christmas? It's true! So of course that means lighting and landscaping.

I am here to tell you that growing up we did not do much of that for Halloween. In fact, I do not do much of that now. 

However, I know many people across the country take Halloween to the extreme. This can be attested by contest and some of the TV shows about the subject. Most Halloween stores also cater to the most serious Halloween landscaper. If one is in a pinch, they can always go to Pinterest and find all sorts of things there too.

Check out some of the most fantastic landscapes and lighting I found by just perusing around the web.

~Naila Moon

Palm Beach








Step Into Fall Giveaway

Welcome to the Step into Fall Giveaway Event!Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts Mom Blog Society and Giveaway Bandit!
From Slatkin & Co. {available at Bath and Body Works}
-14.5oz Candle ~ Three-wick candle burns approximately 30 to 45 hours. Includes elegant lid to keep your fave fragrance fresh, while adding a touch of decor.
- Novelty Wallflower ~ Combine with Wallflowers fragrance plug, sold separately to scent any room with 24/7 with noticeable freshness for up to 8 weeks.
-Wallflower Bulb ~ America's favorite fragrance plug! A quick twist of the rotating plug lets you choose a vertical or horizontal outlet.





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Day 23...Halloween can be so trivial

Hello there Boils and Ghouls. It is day 23 of the Halloween countdown. This year we are going to be home and passing out candy to our new neighbors.  We have not gone to get candy yet because frankly, do not want to kill my diet. LOL

Anyway, since I have no candy to hand out to you, I though I would just throw some Halloween trivia your way. Hmmm...
So, see if you can answer these with out Google-orbing (my coined term for looking up on Google). Ready?

1. What was the most popular candy in 2004?
a. Snickers  b. Candy Corn c. M&M's d. Tootsie Rolls

2. According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight Halloween, what will you see?
a. Bloody Mary b. Your Death c. Your Future Spouse d. Dead Ancestors



3. Jack 'O Lanterns were originally made out of what?
a. Watermelon b.Pumpkins c. Turnips d. Coconuts

4. How much does the world's largest pumpkin weigh?
a. 245 lbs. b. 485 lbs. c. 858 lbs. d. 1,385 lbs.

5. What ancient festival do most people think Halloween evolved from…

Day 22...BRAINS!!!

Halloween is almost upon us my ghoulish friends. I am back with another week of Halloween spook-tacular stuff. This is day 22 here in the crypt.
Today I want to talk to you about something so delicious. BRAINS!!!!
Ok, ok...I don't really want to talk about BRAINS!!! Yummy...um, I mean what I really want to talk about is the zombie fest Tamirisc and I went to over the weekend.

It really was a ton of fun. I estimate about 7000 people were downtown and yes, most of them were zombies!  Here, take a look.











~Naila Moon
PS>Make sure you come back tomorrow for dinner...I mean for day 23 of the Halloween countdown.

The 4M's...International Music

Welcome back everyone to a new week. How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good but I will chat with you about that later on.Today is Monday and of course that means, Mondays Music Moves Me or The 4 M's.



This week is a theme which was picked by my hubby. The theme is International Music. Good theme I think but I am a bit biased.Anyway, on to it shall we?
First up: (I have a story to tell about this group but that is also for another time)

Next: 

Finally: (not exactly politically correct in words I will admit)

I realized I posted all English artist. What can I say, they rock my world. LOL
Watch out for my Halloween post today and the rest of the week. I got something special lined up here shortly. Stay tuned!
~Naila Moon