The Newest Little Member of Highbury Cemetery

Okay group, we at Highbury Cemetery are so excited to introduce the newest little member to join our ranks!

Little Christian Highbury was born August 8th and is already considered to be our best prop ever!! He can't wait to start helping mommy and daddy in the Cemetery every Halloween (but for now, he's just content to sleep on it)!!

We're going to take a couple of weeks off to get things squared away and try to get a sleep schedule down, but we'll be back with a limited number of new props for 2012 as well as participating in the annual Countdown to Halloween.

And for anyone in the Northeast Ohio area, why not come out to the 2nd Annual Lorain County Food Drive and Zombie Walk on Saturday, September 1st?

This year's Zombie Walk is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year! Come out at 11am to get your zombie makeup applied by some of the REALLY talented local home haunters, meet The Ghoul and help donate to a worthy cause in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it to this year's walk, so stop by and tell 'em Highbury (and Little Christian Highbury) say hi!!

Okay group, I'm off to change yet another diaper! We'll be back soon to ring in Halloween, 2012!! Only 66 days to go!!


Yankee Candle Halloween Preview Party

So I seem to be more into candles this Halloween, as I have already scored some Nature's Wick Bonfire Nights candles from Target and I decided today to stop by my local Yankee Candle store to check out their Halloween Preview Party.

I had seen a few blogs post up the invite for today's preview party, so I decided to stop by this afternoon to see what they had. I checked their site beforehand to see what they were going to be offering up and made my shopping list.

When I got to their store (located in my local mall), I immediately saw a rope line. I assume that all of the crazy candle ladies showed up early to make sure that they got in to get the best selection. Ha, not me though. I waited until about noon as I have no tolerance for purchasing hysteria.

I went in and saw the racks filled with the new Halloween offerings and quickly found everything I was looking for (after being helped by the friendly staff who were (quite poorly) dressed up as The Avengers).

I quickly took my few things to the counter, paid and got out of there. I scored a nice Witches' Brew Jar Candle, 2 Witches Brew Car Jars and a Candy Corn Car Jar. I really like the scent of the Witches' Brew, with a nice sweet, spicy note that for some reason reminds me of the old scratch n' sniff stickers I used to collect when I was little.

No need to break the bank when I still need to buy quite a few things for this year's yard haunt. I got in and I got out. And I was disappointed that I didn't see anything about the advertised "giveaways every hour," unless they were the small table of cupcakes in the corner. No matter, as I now have a sweet new candle for the office as I work on my Halloween master plan.