Thank you to everyone who participated in my Halloween Costume Contest! I had sooo much fun seeing your costumes! We had everything from Bigfoot to Unicorns, 80’s Punk Rocker to Madonna and Child! You sure are a clever bunch!
Had you come Trick-or-Treating at our house last night, you’d have met this…
But, there can be only one! And this year’s Costume Contest winner is…
Be sure to check out Diana’s fabulous fantasy blog – Mermaids Don’t Do Windows!
Congratulations Diana! Thanks for Trick-or-Treating with me!
Behold your ghoulish bounty!
How did you each of you celebrate All Hallow’s Eve? What was your favorite costume you saw?
Like. Really. Love. Halloween.
It’s a good thing my honey loves Halloween too! Every year Joe and I collect more Halloween decorations.
He continues to scare the crap out of me by hiding more spiders around the house. (I don’t do spiders.)
I continue to buy Halloween movies for us to watch each night.
You never know what you might find at our house!
We also love to dress up.
Sometimes our costumes go together…
Sometimes, they don’t…
This year we coordinated! Joe’s band, TUGG, decided to dress up as The Wizard of Oz, and all the ladies agreed to play along too.
Pretty spectacular, isn’t it? I must say, we did have fun.
Maybe too much fun…
Ok, definitely too much fun! (But look what I made on Pixlr, I mean this just screams to be made into a bookmark!)
I want to see YOUR Halloween spirit!
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
Submit your favorite Halloween costume photo here, or on Facebook, by Thursday, October 31st, Midnight.
One lucky winner will be selected in a random drawing to win the following:
- DVD copy of John Carpenter’s Halloween – in honor of this month’s Original Vs. Remake series
- A Book from my Bookshelf to Yours – multiple titles to choose from!
- A Guest Post Featured on The Happiness Project, or One on Your Blog Written by Me
- A Plethora of Halloween and Fall Goodies
*Bonus entries can be made by sharing this post! Tweet or share on Facebook for additional chances to win!
What are you waiting for?
I cannot believe summer is half over already! Where did it go?
I love that summer is really the only season dedicated to book lovers. Sure winter months are good for cozying up indoors with a great read, but it’s the summer months that magazines and newspapers devote to reading. Maybe it’s because sunning yourself on a sandy beach with blue waves and a great book is one of the ultimate vacation dreams!
So in honor of summer, I’m sharing a few of my favorite summer reads with you!
But wait, there’s more!
I decided it’s time to another giveaway! And adding new books to my shelf, means sorting through the old ones. So I’m hosting a book giveaway where the winner gets to select a title of their choice from my bookshelf to their own!
Keep reading to find out how you can win!
Summer Reading Recommendations
Bernadette Fox was once a famous architect. Time has passed and Bernadette’s life has taken a drastic turn toward Hermitville. As she begrudgingly plans a trip to Antarctica (a promise to her daughter), everything begins to change. Told from the point of view of e-mails, parent/teacher newsletters, landscaping agreements, and FBI files, Bernadette’s daughter, Bee, tries to solve the mystery of her mother’s mysterious disappearance.
The author, Maria Semple, previously worked as a writer on the TV shows Mad About You, Ellen, and Arrested Development. Needless to say, this book will make you laugh out loud, and it has one of my favorite ensemble casts of characters all in one book!
A collection of satirical essays told by a southern charmer herself, Celia Rivenbark, Belle Weather made me wish to be her neighbor! I wanted to hang out with the woman who attempted to make pancakes in the shape of Miley Cyrus for her daughter’s friends. She also stands up for Britney Spears, desperate housewives everywhere, and American Girl Dolls.
Look, the woman is hysterically funny. Read this book!
Bonus: The audio book is read by the author and I thought hearing her tell her stories made them all the funnier!
Read this one last summer with the library’s book club and loved it! A memoir by Lynne Cox, Grayson recounts the nearly unbelievable story of Cox’s swim practice one morning when she was just a teenager. Feeling a change in the ocean currents, followed by several schools of fish, Cox realized that something big was following her. What it turned out to be was a baby gray whale!
The whale had been separated from its mother, and if left alone, could be picked off by a predator or not make the migration south on its own. Lynne stayed in the water with the whale, searching for his mother.
I’m in LOVE with Piper Bayard’s post-apocalyptic book, Firelands! This book is so cool! She’s webbed together this awesome world where religions are mixed and the people are divided. The Josephites control the food, unless…
Archer, our protagonist, just may be gutsy enough – and completely in over her head – to start a war that could take down the Josephites and feed her people forever.
Everyone in the town of Ruth Valley creeps me out!!! Amber West writes a great thriller about a girl who leaves New York and moves to the small town of Ruth Valley.
She quickly realizes that something about the town is off. Who does she trust? And when people start going missing, how far will she go for the truth? And can she solve the mystery before she too becomes one of the missing?
What’s on your summer reading list?
Leave a summer book you love in the comments and be entered for a chance to win a free book off my bookshelf! Tweet this post and be entered an additional TWO times!
As always, happy reading!
Just a few titles to peak your interest! 😉