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Posted by Kate on September 27 at 12:04 pm

Truth Time

Halloween is not my favorite holiday. I liked it alright as a child, but I was clearly just in it for the excitement of being allowed to stay up after sundown and collecting FREE Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Now that I can stay up as long as I want any day of the week and I can buy those little magical PB cups during my weekly grocery trips… the holiday has lost some allure for me. But the rest of the Lima Team seems to like the theme quite a bit and I’ve been told I better gear up for something called “Scream Week” (coming soon). I can get pretty jumpy around haunted houses, cemeteries, dark basements… so Scream Week is making me nervous!!

Scary Movies

As you probably can guess after that paragraph, I do not care for scary movies much either. I’ve always considered this a consequence of getting very wrapped up in the story the filmmaker is trying to tell, and when you mix suspenseful scenes with suspenseful music, I’m definitely going to jump a mile when the surprise comes! I know that’s what the filmmaker intends, but I like popcorn too much to keep spilling it all over my couch! However, I can get on board with at least one Halloween-themed movie. My favorite is Hocus Pocus. Bette Midler? Love it. Sarah Jessica Parker in her early days? Refreshing. Talking cat? Wonderful. Set in historical Salem, Massachusetts? Count me in for a nostalgic 90-minute trip to Spookytown. But when it comes down to it, I’m sure I only like the movie because there is some Disney-like musical numbers, including a great rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “I Put A Spell On You.”

 

Scary Beads and Charms

If You're Feeling Sinister Fresh Pick

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While I’m not always on board for the jump-out-at-you scary, I can appreciate a spooky mood. I created this little Fresh Pick to kick off the “Halloween shopping season.” I like the deep reds and blacks paired with a little hint of lighter blue and white hues– the lighter colors remind us that there is good out there, even in the midst of threatening wickedness. [insert count dracula laugh here]. This fresh pick is intended to inspire you all to start thinkin’ spooky in preparation for Scream Week 2012! Word on the street is that the residents in your favorite trick-or-treating neighborhood have been stocking up. Here are some spooky beads and charms to whet your appetite. Stay tuned!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Kate, I must agree with you on all counts. I’m just not into all the scarey, spooky stuff either.
    But I do love creating fresh picks and will use this opportunity to tweak my creativity.
    I look forward to the inspiration to come with all new Fresh Picks.

  2. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Oh, ditto here! Not really into the Halloween thing, especially since my daughter is grown, and she loves scary movies. She didn’t get that from me. Can’t wait to do some spooky picks though.

  3. Kate
    Kate says:

    Yeah, I’m trying to be more open minded to the spooky…I guess if I create it I feel better about owning the scary and not getting scared by it! haha we’ll see if that theory holds out! ;-)

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I loved that movie-Hocus Pocus-!!! that Bette Midler,Sarah J-P and Kathy Najimy song was the best! We need more skulls to get into the spirit, I think. Will we be seeing more??

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