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Thursday, September 01, 2011    /       SITE UPDATES

Oct31st – Celebrating 9 Years

It’s that time of year again! Every year I anticipate this special and spooky time of year. The smell of autumn will soon be in the air, days begin to cool, the night creeps at earlier hours, leaves begin to change and Halloween is almost here. Much planning and creativity goes into my Halloween and not just one night! Many months of ideas, planning, production and content development goes into this website. This year, the website ...

Thursday, September 01, 2011    /       WEBSITES

Costumes for Kids

Costumes for Kids is program designed to to give disabled children the Halloween experience they deserve. They collect new or used costumes, make-up and costumes. The program launched in 2008 and they are looking for haunted attractions, individuals, halloween enthusiasts and more to donate their new, unused, and gently used costumes. These costumes in return, will be distributed to children who are less fortunate, and children with disabilities including hard to find costumes themes for children ...

Friday, August 26, 2011    /       HOW-TO

Pumpkin Preserving Tips

Tips for Preserving a Carved Pumpkin Why do pumpkins get moldy and rotten so quickly? The reason pumpkins rot so quickly is because they are drying out, they are loosing moisture. The best way to stop this is to slow down the dehydration process. There are several effective methods in preserving the life of a pumpkin. Below are some of the most effective methods and most exercised amongst pumpkin carvers. Soak the pumpkins Soak the pumpkins in water ...

Monday, August 01, 2011    /       DECOR MERCH WEBSITES

Grandin Road Halloween Haven 2011

Most online retailers put merchandise online, much like data entry. They stick their products up, type the information and walk away. It’s not every day that an online retailer creates videos for each of their products, or creates a special “Halloween Haven,” complete with a spectacular promotional video. What online retailer am I speaking of? Grandin Road! They have unveiled their 2011 Halloween Haven. For those up at midnight, I was lucky enough to see ...

Thursday, July 14, 2011    /       DECOR MERCH

Early Halloween Merchandise 2011

Every year about this time, when we hit midsummer, I get the Halloween bug (what am I saying? I always have the Halloween bug!) By mid July, I often feel the anticipation of Halloween in full force, eager and ready to light fall candles, browse stores for Halloween merchandise and decorate the home. Part of the nostalgia of Halloween is seeing lots of merchandise in stores. I can remember as a child always being excited ...

Sunday, July 10, 2011    /       SITE UPDATES

Oct31st Website Redesign 2011

Hello spooksters! How’s the summer heat treating ya? It’s been very warm here, with very few cool days. I have been cranking up the AC, blasting Halloween music and working away on this year’s NEW website design. The website will be bigger, larger and filled with A LOT more content than ever before. I am estimating the website re-launch will be in the next three weeks. Many people have been asking “are any ...

Saturday, November 27, 2010    /       SITE UPDATES WEBSITES

New Sister Christmas Website

Oct31st.org is proud to announce the grand opening of the new website, Christmasweb.org. Over the coming weeks, Christmasweb will supply you with everything you need this holiday season! New content includes; recipes (drinks, cookies, cakes), decorating tips (ideas, crafts), downloads (wallpapers, gift tags) a holiday TV guide (shows, specials, movies) and more. Be sure to check out the new website. Oct31st.org will be back next year, thank you everyone for all the support. ...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010    /       SITE UPDATES

Winner of Hallmark Channels Halloween Contest

I had to blog and let everyone know that my yard won Hallmark Channel’s Halloween decorating contest. I never thought because of my love for Halloween, that I would ever win something. This totally caught me by surprise! I am beyond happy that my yard has the title of winning an award from Hallmark Channel. This is truly an honor and I want to thank everyone who has visited this website! I want to say ...