Southern Haunting

Submitted by Christi

A change is in the air. I can feel it and when I look around the neighborhood, I can see it. Something is afoot here! The world is metamorphosing even as I live and breath.

Who is that standing by the tree?

Who is that standing by the tree?

And people are putting pumpkins out on their porches!

And people are putting pumpkins out on their porches!

It is getting spooky.

It is getting spooky.

Boo!

Boo!

A ghost! Oh, well, he looks pretty friendly.

A ghost! Oh, well, he looks pretty friendly.

Hey, there are more of those pumpkins left out.

Hey, there are more of those pumpkins left out.

Mums in the fountain and more pumpkins? What is going on here?

Mums in the fountain and more pumpkins? What is going on here?

pumpkins and scarcrows and flags, oh my!

pumpkins and scarecrows and flags, oh my!

Those scarecrows are really getting around.

Those scarecrows are really getting around.

They are taking over the neighborhood!

They are taking over the neighborhood!

They try to hide.

They try to hide.

But I still find them.

But I still find them.

These ghosts don't look so friendly!

These ghosts don't look so friendly!

Big pumpkins!

Big pumpkins!

Eeeeeek!

Eeeeeek!

I’m not sure what is going on but it is really scary around here. Could it be? I think it is . . . Oh yes! It is almost Halloween!

Let us take a moment out for a quick announcement:

As many of you know, in addition to this blog, my husband and I have another blog for his business (Wharton Website Design and Marketing). On that blog, starting tomorrow, we will be teaming up with Soldiers’ Angels to participate in the Valour IT project.

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Many of our military who are wounded receive comfort by way of technology. The Valour IT project is a fund raising effort to help provide the purchase and shipment of laptops and other technology for severely wounded service members. As of November 2008, Valour-IT has distributed over 2700 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country, and is now expanding its mission to include other technology that supports physical and psychological recovery. Every cent raised by this effort is used directly for the purchase and shipment of the technology needed.

The project is divided up by teams representing the different branches of the armed services to make it a little more fun. All of the money raised by the teams is for the same project. Wharton Website Design and Marketing has joined the Marine team! Go Marines.

If you would like to donate to the help and comfort of our military, please go to the Wharton blog and click on the Valour IT link on the top right.

How else can you help? Join the effort yourself by posting about this on your blog. Help us get the word out. This fund raising effort runs from October 26 through Veterans Day, November 11!

Let’s give back to those who sacrifice for us!

Okay . . . back to our regularly scheduled program.

It is Metamorphosis Monday! See all the metamorphosing in the blog world at Between Naps on the Porch!

Today’s Lagniappe:  Monster Toes
A fun recipe that I found at the Disney Family Fun website

monster-toes

Cocktail wieners
6-inch tortillas
Ketchup or mustard

Toothpicks

1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut a wedge into the end of each cocktail wiener to make a toenail.
2. Cut the tortillas into strips about 4 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. Discard the ends.
3. Soften the strips in the microwave between damp paper towels for 10 to 30 seconds.
4. Roll each wiener in a tortilla strip and secure with a toothpick.
5. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove them from the oven, then fill the toenail with ketchup or mustard. Remove the toothpicks before serving.

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12 Responses to “Southern Haunting”

  1. Barb @ Grits and Glamour Says:

    Love the scary tour. I have mums for my fountain, too, can’t wait to get them in tomorrow. Cute recipe…I will pass this along to my sis for my neice’s Halloween party. Thx for sharing.

  2. [email protected] Porch Musings Says:

    A hauntingly spooktacular post!

  3. KBeau Says:

    Thanks for the Halloween tour of homes. We will be traveling on Halloween this year, so we’ll miss all of the Trick or Treaters.

  4. Kammy Says:

    Those ‘FINGER” snacks are GROSS ! I just couldn’t make them….got to go….scary…….
    Kammy

  5. Atticmag Says:

    Thanks for the Halloween tour. I just don’t think I could bite into one of those monster toes, it’d give me the shivers lol…but I bet the kids would LOVE ’em.
    Jane T.

  6. Ann Messick Says:

    Great tour and I love those toes!

  7. Nancy Says:

    What a wonderful neighborhood. It really looks like everyone is ready for Halloween.

  8. Shannon Says:

    I love how you shared all those wonderful Halloween decorations. I am having my first blog party tomorrow, with a giveaway that is all about your porch. Would love it if you came by and linked up!

  9. Brenda Kula Says:

    It is indeed nearly Halloween! Your neck of the woods looks mighty ready. With the leaves on the ground and the spooky goblins and scarecrows, its bound to scare the kiddies a bit!
    Brenda

  10. nannykim/spindle cottage Says:

    Wow–a lot of decorations in your neck of the woods!!

    Great idea about the fund raiser.

  11. Visual Vamp Says:

    Love your house!

    Will you do me a favor and vote for me? I’ve entered a little color contest, and could use the help. Thanks xo xo

    http://contests.apartmenttherapy.com/2009/color/main/faceoff/56

  12. [email protected] Says:

    What fabulous decorations and gorgeous houses! Thank you so much for sharing them with us in the UK. Wishing you a spooky Happy Halloween x

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