Monthly Haiku Corner – July

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toxic air
a new kind of plague
same old death

Happy Caturday

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Artist: Thomas Vallentin

https://www.artstation.com/daexs

June Gloom Picture Challenge

“Some said the thunder called the lurking fear out of its habitation, while others said the thunder was its voice.” – H.P. Lovecraft

In this volatile world filled with ominous creatures and unknown dangers, the fine line between madness and reason evaporates with the arrival of the lurking fear.
Curious humans stumble upon Mother Nature’s guardians, as they watch over the gates of the abyss, only to become prey to Summer’s haunting season.

Head on over to Instagram and post your favorite pics/photos representing June Gloom. Both art pics and photos are allowed this time around. Don’t forget to credit the artists when you can.

Join in any day and don’t forget to tag your pics using #junegloompicchallenge

June Gloom Pic Challenge

Friday Fright Nightcaps

It’s the return of Friday Fright Nightcaps!

Today, in honor of National Pizza Party Day, which no one is celebrating due to the pandemic, my sources tell me that the daiquiri is the perfect companion for heavy pizzas, such as pepperoni, or sausage, or pepperoni and sausage…something about all that cheese and red sauce pairing well with the rum and tart.
So, fire up that old stone oven because I found a fangalicious recipe for a Halloween Daiquiri from the good folks over at Vinepair that won’t wait til Fall.

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Halloween Daiquiri by Vine Pair

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces of rum
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 6-8 mandarins, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon of agave nectar
  • ½ cup of ice

Garnish:  sliced mandarin

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Halloween Daiquiri by Vine Pair

To view the full recipe, please visit here:
https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/halloween-daiquiri-recipe/

So, whether you’re logging into Door Dash during the pandemic or learning how to use your oven for the first time since you rented the place, it’s pizza time!

 

Happy National Limerick Day!

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Please don’t let me catch Covid-19.

I don’t want to miss Halloween,

but if I do,

bury me inside of a shoe,

instead of under a tree.

Monthly Haiku Corner – May

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Photo by Halloween Kristy

birds chatter
ghosts in the leaves
dead tree

Spooky Spring Photo Challenge

Celebrating May Day with a 25-day photo challenge. Head on over to Instagram and post your favorite photos representing Spooky Spring. Join in any day!

Don’t forget to tag your pics using #spookyspringphotochallenge

HH Spooky Spring Photo Challenge Redux

 

Wicked Art Wednesdays – Nikury

Today, we celebrate pastel Halloween with illustrator and artist Nikury, who hails from Finland.  Nikury enjoys drawing nature, animals, and witchy stuff. Her kitten magick line features cutesy kitten familiar merch, perfect for witches and anyone looking for cute or unconventional Halloween products.

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Artist: Nikury / Nina Gronlund
Where to Purchase Goods: Online Store
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nikury
Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/nikury/shop

Website: https://nikury.com
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/nikury_art/

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Halloween Haiku!

The honest truth is, I almost skipped celebrations this year. It’s hard to find something to smile about with the all world turmoil, pandemic fears, and sadness over the loss of lives taken by Covid-19, but what else is perseverance for, if not to stand up to fear and death by finding the things that make us happy and living our best lives?

People keep saying ‘I cant wait for Fall’  but no one knows what the rest the year, much less October,  has in store for us. So, let’s channel our energy into making our realities good, right now.

If nothing else, it’s a helpful distraction.🎃

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SCHEDULED FESTIVITIES THIS WEEK:

MONDAY

Halloween Haiku Contest
Contest ends at 12 Midnight Pacific on Thursday, April 30th.

Prize: $50 Gift Card to Dark Delicacies Store in Burbank, CA.

(Please note: there might be delivery delays due to Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. I’ll do my best to get the prize to the winner in a timely fashion.) Please click here for contest rules/disclaimer stuff.

Two Ways to Win:

1) Via WordPress:

  • Create a login or sign into WordPress
  • Follow Halloween-haiku.com
  • Post your own original Halloween haiku in the comment section of this post

2) Via Instagram:

  • Follow us on Instagram: Halloweenkristy9
  • Like the photo announcing Halloween Haiku Contest
  • Add your own original Halloween haiku in the comment section of said photo
  • Tag at least 3 friends who love Halloween or Haiku, using the following
    #HalloweenHaikuContest2

That’s it!

The winning haiku based on originality, spookiness, and best invokes the spirit of Halloween.

Winner will be announced sometime after 12noon PT on Friday, May 1st

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TUESDAY

Halloween Haiku Zoom Watch Party
This will be my first time holding a Zoom party. It should either be fun or a total disaster, entertaining either way!

Grab your favorite cocktail, snacks, and come hang on Zoom to celebrate two years of Halloween Haiku, while we watch Night of the Living Dead, dir. By George A. Romero, 1968.

I’m going to try and share my screen with the movie playing. You’re free to stream the movie on your own, via whatever platform you choose and just follow along in the chat. Night of the Living Dead is public domain and can be found here, or on other streaming services.

Link to Zoom room will be posted on Tuesday, April 28th. Please check back here or on Instagram.

The movie starts at 7pm PT/9pm CT/10pm ET

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WEDNESDAY

Pastel Halloween

Celebrate Wicked Art Wednesday by posting your favorite pastel Halloween images, in honor of springtime.  You might not think pastel and Halloween fit together, but it does, I swear!

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THURSDAY

Happy Walpurgisnacht!

Calling all witches! Come celebrate the halfway point to Halloween on Instagram and Twitter.

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FRIDAY

Spooky Spring Photo Challenge

25 days of gothic spring, pastel pumpkins, and flower-covered tombstones.  Post on Instagram or Twitter, using #Spookyspringphotochallenge
Photo challenge clues will be posted the night be posted night before.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining my blog and sharing in the joy and love for Halloween.🎃🎃🎃

 

 

 

Recipe of the Month – April

Dead. I’m mostly dead inside, besides a few Frankensteinian moments, brought on either by self-preservation or energy drinks, I’m not sure yet. Point is, the Covid-19 pandemic has made blogging kinda tough lately.  When I realized I missed the deadline to post Recipe of the Month on its scheduled day, I knew I needed to post pronto, with a fitting tribute.  So, where do you put dead things? In a graveyard, of course!  Just so happens, I really love the idea of being buried inside Half Baked Harvest‘s Deathly Chocolate Graveyard Cakes.  Everyone is dying for a good chocolate recipe these days. and this is the one.
Now, if you excuse me, I need to go rewrite my will, again.

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Deathly Chocolate Graveyard Cakes by halfbakedharvest

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua OR caramel sauce OR sweetened condensed milk*
  • 2 oz boxes instant chocolate mousse mix 3 to 4 each
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 6 full-size Snickers bars crushed

DECORATIONS

  • 6 in Pirouette Rolled Wafers or pretzel rods, broken in half
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate melted
  • 1 pan of your favorite brownies|baked + cooled
  • 4 ounces white chocolate melted
  • 20 Oreo cookies creme filling removed
  • 6 Halloween Oreo Cookies top cookie removed
  • 6 Hershey’s Kisses

For the full recipe and baking instructions, please visit here: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/deathly-chocolate-graveyard-cakes-witches-beware/

 

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Photo by halfbakedharvest