Halloween Spooktacular!

Time to get creepy! Or as close to creepy as I ever can be…


  1. These cute costume horns by Bunny Bubbles are perfect for playing devil’s advocate. (Har har.)
  2. This skeleton cross-stitch pattern from The Cottage Needle is the perfect blend of cute, folksy and spooky.
  3. It’s hard to pick just one weird vintage Halloween postcard to feature, but this one from the appropriately named Mooncat Antiques checks all the  spooky boxes: black cats, owls, pumpkins, bats, a full moon and some witches just out to have a good time.
  4. Is this little guy from Flat Bonnie a bunny dressed as a bat or a bat dressed as a bunny? I don’t know and I don’t care. He’s adorable either way.
  5. Aw, punkin. (from Simply Sphynx)
  6. Don’t know whether you want to go cute or deeply unsettling with your costume this year? Go vintage (like this 1970s Ben Cooper Holly Hobbie costume from retrOKC) and you won’t have to choose!

Chattanooga, Tennessee

This past weekend, the husband person and I took a little trip up to Chattanooga to visit his brother for a couple days. It’s about a six hour drive from where we live, so it’s not too bad for a short vacation. And when you leave a coastal area for the mountains, it really feels like you’ve gone a lot farther than you really have.

Chattanooga’s a pretty hip town, too. It’s walkable (or bikable if that’s your style), there’s history and art and so much food. It’s like Nashville Junior, if you consider Nashville the Austin of Tennessee. (Austin being the Portland of Texas.)


Here’s what we did!


First up: Nature! This is the husband person (right) and brother-in-law person (left) marching toward Signal Point on Signal Mountain. It’s called that because of the Civil War Signalin’ that went on there. (Click the link for someone that knows what they’re talking about.)

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