Friday FaBOOolousness – Celebrating October and Halloween 2012

October is one of my favorite months.  First of all, football season has officially kicked into high-gear.  Also, the cooler weather slowly begins to creep into the state of Texas—everywhere really, but we Texans can finally start to notice a difference between the daytime and nighttime temperatures.

Additionally, one of my favorite holidays just happens to fall during the month of October—Halloween.  I enjoy getting dressed up, most of the time anyway, and handing out candy to all of the children who knock on my door.  I’m also fascinated by the idea of anything spooky—haunted houses, horror movies, etcetera.

And, since it is October and Halloween is right around the corner, why not dedicate a Friday FaBOOolousness post to my fellow bloggers getting into the spirit with some spooky and festive posts?

Food and Recipes…

Yum. Myndi. Yum.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, anyone?  Check out Myndi Shafer’s recipe!

How about Pumpkin Tiramisu?  Kathy Owen tempts our taste buds…

Apple Pie?  Sarah Benson shares her step-by-step process to this delicious treat…

And, while it may not be a specific Halloween or fall treat, I couldn’t help but include August McLaughlin’s Best Foods for Sex post.

Halloween Arts and Crafts and Costumes…

S.P.O.O.K.Y.

Looking for a quick craft for Halloween?  Lucky for us, Tameri Etherton gives us the steps for Spooky Eyes

How about another?  Liz Schulte shares how she made the perfect “Raven” Halloween Decorations last year over on Mandy O’Steen Stevens’ blog Taking Time for Mommy.

Need a quick and easy costume idea?  Check out Jill Kemerer’s faBOOolous idea in her Costumes and Crime Scenes post!

And, let’s not forget about our furry friends.  Thankfully, we have Amy Shojai to share a few Kitty Costumes that are absolutely hisss-terical.

Spooky True Crime Stories…

Two of my favorite bloggers always have faBOOolous posts about true-crime and freaky stories, so I’ve chosen two that fit into today’s BOO! Factor.

Believe in urban legends?  Check out Catie Rhode’s post about The Black-Eyed Kids.

Crazies exist year round, not just during Halloween.  To prove it, Stacy Green writes about a few Celebrity Stalkers.

Miscellaneous Halloween and Spooky Stories…

Kitt Crescendo shares why she loves Halloween in her post All About All Hallows

This one takes me back… the Halloween movies we loved as kids by Olivia Hardin.

Before we go, this week a few of my writer friends (Catie Rhodes and Rhonda Hopkins) released a collection of spooky short stories in their anthology Tales From the Mist.  Be sure and check it out!   I’ll reveal my review of the works in an upcoming Friday FabOoolousness post… so stay tuned!

What does Halloween mean to you?  Do you dress up in costume and go trick or treating?  What’s some of your favorite Halloween pastimes and crafts?  Do you have any ghost stories to share?  I’d love to hear from you!

And just when you thought my post was over, I decide to keep going.  I guess it’s my little “trick” for Halloween…

Are you looking to go to the movies this month?  Here are a few posts that might help sway you one way or another…

Piper Bayard’s Review of Argo… I hear Ben Affleck knocks the ball out of the park with this one.  Do Piper and Holmes agree?

Bond.  James Bond.  A few weeks ago, the world celebrated its favorite spy’s 50th anniversary, and my favorite British gal Donna Newton helps us get ready for the Skyfall release in theaters November 9th.

Do you plan to see Argo or the new James Bond?  Or have you already?  I’d love to hear from you!

And, if you like to read whodunits, check out my YA Mystery novel, Football Sweetheart… now available on Kindle and Nook!  High School Football Can Be MURDER…

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