Archives for October 15, 2018

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Looking for a Personalized Collar for your Pet?

Personalizedcart has you covered.  I received a really cool Pet Collar for our Pup Bink! I just love the quality and the colors. They also have Pet Tags that can be personalized.

What I really love about this site is that they have wonderful gifts for everyone on your list! There are gifts for women, gifts for men and such a variety of personalized gifts to choose from!


So, keep in mind for your holiday shopping this year!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. 

Paw Patrol Pumpkin Stencils and More!

It’s time to get ready to carve some pumpkins! Go all out this year with one of the most fun, lasting Halloween traditions. Our Paw Patrol Pumpkin Stencils are the perfect way for you and the kids to create a masterpiece this year!

You and the rest of the family are bound to find a stencil that you love for decorating your pumpkins this year. From Cars to Up, we have stencils from various children’s’ movies. But, of course, we have to draw attention to the most popular category of all this Halloween–Nightmare Before Christmas.

These beloved stencils have been popular for quite some time, and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Don’t miss this opportunity to impress everyone and do some artwork with your kids this Halloween!

Thanks to our friends at COSTUME SUPERCENTER!



Spooktacular Halloween Fun -“Happy Haunted Halloween” by Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies

Chicago’s most energetic band that rocks for kids, the award-winning Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies, goes all out for the season of ghosts and goblins with their fourth album, Happy Haunted Halloween, set for release on October 5, 2018.

With plenty of treats and maybe a few tricks up its sleeve, Happy Haunted Halloween offers something for everyone who loves Halloween: spooky songs about haunted houses, ghost towns, crawl spaces, and monster hunters; sweet songs about gathering with friends, dressing up as a cuddly bunny, and counting trick or treat loot; and even an historical song about the brilliant teenage author, Mary Shelley, plus a dance number inspired by her novel Frankenstein.

Children will love this fun holiday CD!

Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies are the husband-and-wife team of Neil and Kerry Firstenleit (Mr. Singer” and “Kerry Appleberry”), along with dynamo drummer Michael Massett (“Marius Mustard”). The band’s rocking, electric sound has been described as “like June & Johnny Cash playing the Clash while riding unicycles through the zoo!”

Both onstage and in the studio, Mr. Singer and the Sharp Cookies specializes in fresh, positive, high-energy music at kid-friendly volumes, sneaking a little mischief, a little sweetness, and a lot of fun into their clever originals.

Notes Neil Firstenleit, “Halloween is my favorite holiday, and inspiration always strikes around that time. Each year for the past fifteen years or so, I’ve written Halloween songs for kids. Happy Haunted Halloween comprises the fourteen best songs of the collection; it’s a fun album you could play on your porch as kids come trick-or-treating, at Halloween parties, or in the car anytime you want to get psyched for Halloween.  It was a blast recording this album, especially experimenting with eerie sounds and song arrangements!”

Happy Haunted Halloween kicks off with “Happy Halloween,” a truly happy, upbeat dance number about the excitement kids feel before going trick-or-treating on Halloween night. “Ain’t Scared of Nuthin'” is a little bit of Halloween bravado and some “I’m not so sure about this!” set to a Bill Haley-type boogie-woogie, featuring guest artist Mr. Nick Davio. “Grandpa’s Ghost,” about a grandpa whose life is saved by the harmonica in his pocket, is straight-up country, while “Dream of the Bonfire,” a melodious ode to bonfire celebrations, overflows with all the good things about spending Halloween with friends.

If Simon and Garfunkel wrote a song with Danny Elfman, the result might be “She Writes Frankenstein,” the ballad of author Mary Shelley told to stormy sound effects and spooky music, encored by “Insane Scientist Victory Blitz,” a super-wild dance song inspired by Frankenstein that will put a smile on monsters large and small. Then there’s the psych-punk “Something Sweet for Halloween,” whose opening lines say it all: “These are scary times we’re living in, and it appears the bad guys have begun to win/So I’m not gonna be adding to the fear, I’m gonna be something sweet for Halloween this year.” Happy Haunted Halloween dances to a splendid finish with “Haunted Halloween,” which just might possibly inspire a little howling at the moon.

Previous albums by Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies include Going to a Party! (2017), Bouncing Ball of Energy! (2012), and Muddy Water Beaver Dam (2005).

Happy Haunted Halloween will be available at all digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CDBaby, and more.

Visit the Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies website HERE.
Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies on Facebook.
Self Disclosure: I received a free CD to facilitate this post. Information and images provided by Waldmania PR.

Pageant of the MONSTERS Returns to Festival of Arts Laguna Beach Oct. 2018 Resurrecting at the Festival of Arts this Halloween Season October 26, 27, 28, and 31

Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time back to Laguna Beach. Only returning to the Festival grounds every five years, the Pageant of the Monsters will offer attendees a frightfully fun time with ghoulish tricks, treats, and “spook-tacular” art surprises October 26, 27, 28 and 31, 2018.


Resurrecting an event from years past, the Pageant’s backstage will transform into a haunted house with an artistic twist. The Festival of Arts grounds will be filled with ghoulish tricks and treats including art activities, live music, wandering zombies and other “spook-tacular” surprises. Funds for this event are provided in part by the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach. This event is not recommended for children under 5 years of age.

October 26 – 28, and 31, 2018
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Tickets go on sale September 2018

  • Adult tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door
  • Children tickets (12 and under) are $10


The Festival of Arts, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has always been a local leader that has helped with the growth and development of the community and the arts in Laguna Beach. Established in 1932, the Festival of Arts’ mission is to promote, produce and sponsor events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts.