Halloween Countdown 2017: The Bounty at Dollar Tree!

I shoulda written about this sooner; now things are picked over and if you like what you see here you might not be able to get them.

We have several Dollar Tree stores in our area; generally I haven’t been too thrilled with their holiday offerings; it always seems like everything looks too “kiddie” themed or just as if it were made by the lowest-paid designers, which of course is how they keep things cheap. But this year I was really pleasantly shocked at the designs of some of Dollar Tree’s Halloween Wares, from glowing gloves to decorated treat boxes!

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Gloves with glowing features!! There were also skeleton and witchy-clawed hands, too!

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Halloween Countdown 2017: The One-Eyed Halloween Beast!

One Eye Beast 2017

 

Here is the One-Eyed Halloween Beast for this year, and what a beauty. She is made from a giant yellow pompom, one bloodshot wiggle eye, a felt set of eyelashes I had lying around, a hair bow, and I cut up a Publix shopping bag with my pinking shears for her limbs. It’s a little tradition I started a couple of years ago, and as I expected, I’ve run out of room for my growing family of creations.

I have christened her Beauxdacious.

See last year’s here!

Halloween Countdown 2017: A Boatload o’ Target Pics!

 

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You can “BOOP”!

Friends, I go to one of two Targets in my area EVERY day. No, I’m not driving there on a special trip; it’s simply that my daily morning errands always end right at a Target. So,I’m able to really keep up with what’s shakin’ in their Halloween department, or “Booporium”, this year.

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Funny Valentines: Slime Yours!

Once Halloween and Christmas is over, I’ve often gone into a slump because my collecting bug gets zapped. Valentine’s Day, even having a wonderful husband, has always been a little nauseating with all the very saccharine sentiments in the store displays and everything hosed down with Pepto Bismol Pink. I love vintage Valentines, as many of them were downright weird and I simply loved the old artwork so much more. Few of today’s Valentine designs could beat them, in my book.

Until Now.

Possibly, some of the companies that produce the classroom Valentine Packs receivedĀ complaints about not having products that boys could have fun giving without seeming “girly”, which is of course the kiss of death in some kid circles. Or perhaps boys and girls wanted something a bit less run-of-the-mill, with options that didn’t have the latest cartoon character screaming at themĀ from the front of the card. Maybe they just wanted something a little different.
If that’s what happened, the designers responded.

The first of the many screwy new Valentines I have uncovered this year comes from, of all places, Target’s dollar section. They are amazing, adorable, and just a little…odd. Which of course made me squeal with delight over them. WIthout further delay, I now present: SLIME VALENTINES. šŸ˜€

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Each Valentine comes on a card of four that you separate with scissors(they aren’t perforated). They all read “Slime Yours,Ā Valentine”, and each comes with a mini tub of slime “putty”.

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