Wednesday, August 13, 2008

BOO! It's Your Halloween Wake Up Call!

~ Felt Pumpkin People ~

I know, you're thinking, "Halloween already?" Yes, already. Sort of . . .

A couple nights ago as I was scrolling through blogs I came across
Just a Girl, a wonderful and well written blog by Chris. Going through her recent posts I happened to notice this one in particular, due to the out of season Halloween theme. It was rather shocking though, I have to admit. For most of us August is still a 'head in the clouds' month where one day seems to drift into the next. Before you know it, the school buses start showing up, the the weather is cooler, and . . . oh my gosh, it's October 1st! How did that happen?

Well Chris has been to Martha Stewarts website recently and she noticed there's a spot where you can sign up for the Halloween idea of the Day! From now until Halloween you will receive an email each day with a Sweet or Spooky Daily Treat. And no, not all the treats are food. When it comes to creative holiday stuff, I need all the help I can get! See above and below examples of the last two days ideas.

Candy filled headstones

First you will need to sign up as a member, but it's pretty quick and painless. From there you are given the opportunity to check different boxes for other daily or weekly email ideas such as: Craft of the Day, Cookie of the Day, Organization Tip of the Day (who couldn't use that one!), Christmas Workshop, Thanksgiving Workshop, and more. It really is a pretty darned frightfully good website over there that Martha's talent has cooked up!

Wait until you see our old Halloween pictures . . . it's only 2 1/2 months away.


Laura said...

Good 'ole Martha Stewart - ready for the holidays months in advance - LOL! I was in Garden Ridge yesterday and they alreday have the Christmas trees out and lit up - ugh!

A New England Life said...

Laura, there ought to be a law. Seriously. The older I get the more I dislike Christmas.

I thought you might appreciate Martha's craftiness ; )

Unknown said...

That is a great picture of you and Lily, Sharon. Is your orange sweater for Halloween? : ) We love Halloween, because it means the heat is on its way out of Texas. hooray for Halloween!!!

Chris said...

I LOVE that you linked to this. I know I'm crazy for posting it so early, but that's what Martha does to people! She brainwashes us into actually wanting the holidays here! I'm glad to see you've passed along the insanity! :)

Jenn: said...

Halloween is my Christmas! Literaly!

John and I exchange gifts on Halloween, so we can concentrate on family for Christmas.

Also, it has always been my favorite holiday! I have 3X the number of tubs of Halloween and Fall decorations than I do Xmas.
And I start decorating the moment it just doesn't feel like summer anymore!

I am definately signing up for the tip a day! Thanks so much for posting it!

A New England Life said...

That's pretty cool Jenn! Who doesn't love Halloween? I'll take it any day over Christmas : )

Hopefully you will actually RECEIVE the tips in your email. I had to email the company to find out why they weren't sending them. Then yesterday they sent them all at once. lol!