Monday, April 11, 2016

#AtoZChallenge - Ideas & Thoughts


Ooo, this will the probably the longest & most scattered post!  
It's what goes on IN MY HEAD!!

First of all, have you heard about the USPS issuing Halloween stamps this year?  
I want a sheet of them just to frame!
This first day of issue is going to be September 29 and will be unveiled in Anoka, MN.

And I just learned Anoka, MN is known as the Halloween Capital of the World?!?!?!
BUCKET LIST!!!!!  I never had a reason to want to go to Minnesota before, but I do now!

WTF - where is this guy???  
This pic is from 2013 and I don't remember seeing him since!
He's not small so it can't be that I overlooked him....

Last year I purchased a hearse from HomeGoods.
 It's a pretty decent size - I left my sunglasses next to it for scale.  But what good is a hearse without a horse to pull it?  
I found this cheesy Bratz horse at the Salvation Army.  I was able to get most of the white off the horse, and especially those creepy-ass eyes.  I'm going to base coat it black and use the ivory to paint a skeleton on it.  This is going to really test my artistic skillz because I don't want cartoon-y! 

I've been entertaining the idea of my first non-static prop for the cemetery, too.Shiatsu massager grave grabber - part three - completing the basic grave grabber:
I already have the Shiatsu massager and plenty of skulls and bones and the gray plumbing strap, I just need to play with it. 

Speaking of Bucket list.... There are a few places I want to visit and/or explore.  The list is highly likely to grow. 
I've toured the Edson but didn't know about the ghost tours!
Wolcott Mill Paranormal Investigation - doing this in October!!

Other thoughts regarding my Maple Grove Cemetery since going thru computer folders to get pictures for this challenge.  
I need to hang creepy cloth in the windows again - I liked that look. 
From 2013

I also have considered building a light frame to fit around the windows so I could "board" them up without actually driving nails into the siding.  I've been wanting to do that for a while, but the man of the house thought I was really going to nail them INTO the house!!  Sheesh.  Give me some credit for having sense, Buddy!

 I need get this book back out!
I love to cross-stitch and there were some cute / neat patterns in there.
However....
 This picture is from 2014 and I'm really not much farther than that!

I forgot to put the ground-breaker coffin out in 2015!  Ugh!  
I keep a notebook to plot things out and jot down ideas as they come to me.  It's already written in there for 2016 - bring this out!

Speaking of my notebook.....I got a new one!
I've had this red one for several years. It does the job just fine but it's boring.
It helped plan the girl's graduation party last summer & has held many a grocery list.

I saw this one in the Salvation Army.  It's kinda "romantic" like it says right on the cover, but I like the hard cover & flap that snaps closed.  I added some green / purple / orange stickers and I'll transfer over the lists & jottings that I've made in the red one and it'll be ready to go!
It's Daisy-approved.

I'm sure that's enough randomness for now - hope you made it to the end of this post! photo http---signatures.mylivesignature.com-54494-124-9BF74C716651145ECAC7EDD1AB729D6B_zpsxkuumtdq.png

10 comments:

  1. Your ideas have made me dizzy at the effort that needs to be put in to achieve them all.I gave up on a bucket list many years ago and it's too late to start again.

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    1. With the exception of MHC, they are all day trips from me, so it really shouldn't be a problem to cross them off my list! The problem is actually DOING them! :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Some things made me laugh. https://mhsusannematthews.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks - my mind is a busy place!

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  3. It's kinda "romantic" like it says right on the cover, - THAT'S FUNNY. :)

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    1. Guess I could get something to recover the book, but it would only matter to me!

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  4. That moving skeleton will be great when it's done!

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    1. I'm looking forward to it. I had a static groundbreaker a while back and it was pretty neat. This should be better.

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  5. This is absolutely wonderful! I love the stream of consciousness ideas in this post. It's just fun to read, and I bet it's kind of liberating to get those thoughts out. (I really appreciate the horse and hearse!)

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    1. Thanks! I can ramble like there's no tomorrow! Sometime my husband just looks at me like I'm nuts, but he's learned to follow along - I hope anyway!

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