Kids Party Ideas from the 1970s

By Kerry

Last week, I posted about how Betty Crocker tried to scare small children in the 1960s. Since I picked up an old Betty Crocker recipe card file while thrifting over the weekend, I figured I’d give ol’ Betty a chance to redeem herself with some more children’s party ideas. She did not disappoint. Or, maybe […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Former Triumphs (Halloween Edition)

By Kerry

This week, I’m working on brainstorming holiday tutorial ideas for the Bugs and Fishes Crafty Christmas Tutorial Link-up! So, I don’t have any cool work in progress photos to share. If I could show you the inner workings of my brain, I would…really. However, I did do a quick flip through past projects to see if I […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: The Horror of Growing Up (in a Zebra horror novel)

By Glenn

Book Title: Nightscape Author: Stephen R. George Year Published: 1992 Tagline: It started in his dreams…and ended in a nightmare! The Elevator Pitch: Hey, remember puberty? Well, this kid’s in for it BIG TIME. Oh, and mom – and pretty much everyone else in the book – are not gonna be likeable AT ALL. Mrs. […] Read more…

Entertain Me! Halloween Song Playlist

By Kerry

Halloween is getting closer! Whether you’re looking for some Halloween-themed songs to sprinkle into your party playlist – or just want something spooky to listen to in order to get in the spirit – these are a few favorites: I realize some of these are a stretch (to put it mildly), but they made sense […] Read more…

Chock-Full O’Links (October 17th Edition)

By Kerry

Are you ready for your weekly dose of awesome? Here are the coolest things I found on the internet this week: This adorable crochet candy corn rat pattern by Pops de Milk. This story about a bonded pair of bunnies that finally found a forever home. This clever Game of Thrones-meets-Feminism sweatshirt. This video of […] Read more…

Betty Crocker wants to scare your kids

By Kerry

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to check in with Betty Crocker on the proper way to throw a Halloween party for children. Betty, helpfully, has the entire gathering planned out – from party games to menu: We’ll get to those party games in a minute. First, I […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Mod Podge Marvel Coasters

By Kerry

This week’s work in progress is this set of coasters made with beat up copies of Marvel comics & Mod Podge. (All comics were unfit for the collection in some way, so I decided to give them a new life). I think this Galactus one looks especially badass: I still have three more to make, […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: What’s Italian for Trashy?

By Kerry

Book Title: The Late Contessa Author: Dorothy Fletcher Year Published: 1971 Tagline: An unexpected legacy calls Barbara Loomis to a death-haunted Italian Villa. The Elevator Pitch: Italian travelogue meets Murder, She Wrote! 206 pages of sun-drenched villas and poisonings! Pretty well-written, and a great gothic novel to enjoy for Halloween. Though, they really tout the “Easy Eye” large type and […] Read more…

Chock-Full O’ Links (October 10th Edition)

By Kerry

What a week! This week managed to be both incredibly long, and to fly by super fast – how is that possible? I have so many blogs to catch up on! And, I haven’t watched any of the new Fall TV premieres! Well, a quick peek at the internet shows me that there were indeed […] Read more…

Chock-Full O’ Links (October 3rd Edition)

By Kerry

Seriously, how did it get to be October all of the sudden?! Here is a rundown of the coolest things I saw on the internet this week: This “Big Book of Cats” project from Creature Type. This free desktop wallpaper (which also serves as a great reminder). This awesome idea to use up embroidery floss […] Read more…

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