A sweet kickoff to one of our favorite weeks of the year

We kicked off one of our favorite weeks of the year with 27 Elsa-of-varying-age sightings, four kinds of cooked pumpkins seeds, three jack o'lanterns, two giant meals and one pretty peacock. Our love of Halloween, well-documented here on this blog, spans generations and shows no signs of abating. Six days before the actual event, we [...]

A full circle celebration, Halfway to Halloween

Born in the isolation of a Northfield, Minnesota winter, Halfway to Halloween rapidly grew into a global phenomenon, at least in the mind of its founder, Charlie Biskupic. He should have been writing a term paper on that fateful day in 2007. Instead, he invented a holiday. "It had been a long winter," he said. [...]

Sweets and sweeties, what’s not to love about Halloween?

Sweets and sweeties, what’s not to love about Halloween?

Magic, mystery, chocolate, creativity, laughter, cute children, game parents, what's not to love about Halloween?I'm a lifelong lover of this Celtic Harvest celebration (thank you to my well-read librarian friend Nelda for that information). Courtesy of a fun-loving dad who liked to carve pumpkins and a health-conscience mom who broke form to serve sloppy joes, [...]