Thursday, October 31, 2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! World's Most Terrifying Haunted Places and a Halloween Memory


Growing up, Halloween wasn't a big deal. We'd go trick-or-treating or to our church's "Hillbilly Hoedown" but we never really go into the spirit of the holiday. Since meeting my husband that has changed drastically. He's a BIG Halloween fan, he designed and built his own haunted houses in his parent's garage as a teen and loves everything about the scariest time of the year. Now we spend each year decorating my mom's house and scaring the trick-or-treaters, going to haunted houses and watching Halloween movies. One of my favorite memories is from 2010, during my husband and I's first year of marriage we went to Walt Disney World for Halloween/my husband's birthday. We love all things Disney, and when it comes to the holidays, Disney goes all out. We attended Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party twice and had a blast!

If you are someone who really loves a fright and enjoy history, check out this piece from Priority One Jets where they share some of the world's most terrifying haunted places. Two of my favorites that I would love to visit are the Winchester Mystery House and the Paris catacombs.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Multiple OOTD!

Hollister American Eagle Forever 21 Sperry Topsider Stella and Dot
(Before we skipped fall and went straight to winter!) Shirt: Hollister (old), Jeans: American Eagle Boyfriend, Shoes: Sperry Topsider, Jewelry: Forever 21 and Stella & Dot

H&M Forever 21 Target Charlotte Russe Wet Seal Vince Camuto
(Headed to a family wedding) On me-Dress: H&M (old), Cardigan: Target (really old), Leggings: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Wet Seal, Jewelry: Forever 21, Watch: Vince Camuto via Von Maur

On the hubby-Suit and dress shirt: Men's Warehouse, Shoes: Old

Eddie Bauer Old Navy Forever 21 Wet Seal Marshall's
(Pumpkin picking with the family) On me-Sweater: Eddie Bauer (thrifted), Jeans: Old Navy, Scarf: Forever 21, Boots: Wet Seal, Purse: Vieta via Marshall's (old)

Forever 21 thrifted H&M Vince Camuto Von Maur
Sweater: Thrifted, Skirt: Thrifted, Boots: Von Maur (really old), Jewelry: Forever 21 and H&M, Watch: Vince Camuto via Von Maur

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Help me pick out my Halloween costume!

So if you didn't know, Halloween is kind of a big deal in my household. Every year we decorate my mom's house and scare the trick-or-treaters (all in good fun of course!) I always try to dress up when passing out candy and since our decorations this year are Doctor Who themed, of course I want my costume to coordinate. As I'm on a tight budget most of my costume is coming from items I already own so none of these are spot-on but I think they emulate the spirit of the characters. But I can't decide which one to wear!

The Third Doctor


Sarah Jane Smith (Genesis of the Daleks)

Clara Oswald (The Bells of Saint John)

Clara Oswald (2013 Christmas Special)

Amy Pond (Vampires of Venice)

Amy Pond (Asylum of the Daleks)

Amy Pond (A Town Called Mercy)

So which one do you like? If I end up doing Clara or Amy I will go and buy a wig and if I do the 3rd Doctor I'll probably go buy a bowtie or slim black scarf, but beyond that I'm not purchasing a thing. Let me know in the comments which one you like!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Road Trippin': Indianapolis Children's Museum Haunted House

The other day I had the opportunity to preview the haunted house at the Indianapolis Children's Museum: Time Warp - 50 Years of Fear! The house celebrates the Children's Museum Guild's haunted house, the oldest continually operating haunted house in the nation. Using a time machine, the house takes guests through various "dead-cades" with spooks, haunts and nods to pop culture from the past 50 years. As an added layer of spookiness, this year you can go through the house and see it in 3D! Wearing special glasses, colors and shapes will pop out at you at every turn!

As an added bonus, I also got to see the museum newest exhibit, "Hollywood Haunts", which showcases sets, props, and costumes from some of Hollywood's creepiest creations. Hollywood Haunts gives kids a chance to see the scary items in a different light, so that they can understand that while it's fun to be scared it is all make-believe.

Haunted House Ticket Information There are 3 different options: Lights On for those little ones who frighten easily-the light's stay on, no one will be jumping out, anyone in costume doesn't wear the scary makeup and there are treats to be handed out in each room; Frightening for those who like it dark and scary; and Xtreme Scream for those who really like a fright (recommended for those 15 and up)

Please see the calendar for when each haunting is offered and at what times.

"Hollywood Haunts" is part of the regular museum and is included with regular museum admission. 

The haunted house is it's own separate ticketed attraction, so you could visit one or the other (check the website for museum operating hours and closures). Discounted combination tickets are available if you want to make a day out of it and visit both the museum and the haunted house.

*Disclaimer: I was invited by the Children's Museum to preview the haunted house free of charge. Any and all opinions expressed are my own.