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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Woods have eyes, and an outhouse


 Things start to get spooky around the ranch right about this time.  Normally in a week or so the annual party would be taking place in the back shed.  But this year vines have grown over in a few spots.  The candles won't be lit, no food to prepare.  The party is taking a year off.

Your journey would begin as you make your way through the deep dark woods, lit with glowing things like pumpkins and ghost milk jugs and blue moon light.  This is where it comes in handy to have a few kids who like to jump out and scare people.  While buried under a pile of innocent looking leaves.  Gotcha.  Every. Single. Time.

The trail is the only way to get to the back shed where food and merriment, or scary-ment, await.

You might see some flickering lights through the one window and know you are getting close to being safely inside.  And the light would be flickering from the hanging fixture taken out of the free bin at a garage sale.  You know - those dated kind that folks toss out when they update.  
Trash to them.  Treasure to the possessed October Bliss.


Spray paint and some flicker bulbs, and before you know it hanging in your husbands storage shed is some wonderful year round ambiance.

Nothing like going out to fetch something from the shed in March and seeing that.


Pre-web, this light looked like it came out of a mid-EVIL castle.  It was hard to imagine someone had it hanging in their house.... recently.  The guy almost begged me to take it, along with the matching sconces.  I felt I had to explain why I wanted it, I couldn't have him thinking my decorating taste sucked.  But it was perfect for a haunted shed.

And the sconces were perfect for the inside of a haunted outhouse.

When 'ya gotta go, 'ya gotta go, so round up old boards and build the perfect, creepy outhouse.  Because seriously, would you want to walk back through the haunted forest to the bathroom in the house?  I didn't think so.  Mostly only the ladies used it.  The men went...... ummm, well in the moon light just because they could.

Then, because someone was not a blogger yet, she didn't take any pictures of the totally cool decorated outhouse interior.  With a talking fortune teller.  Who felt it necessary to repeatedly tell me I need to lose a few pounds.  She was a borrowed head, and motion activated.  Esmerelda didn't start to talk till you had a seat.  She scared you when you were most vulnerable and could not get up and run.  That is cruel huh?  Truly gave new meaning to scaring it out of someone.

Emerelda didn't exactly say I needed to lose a few pounds.  
While her eerie music played she told me;
"Ohhh, you have come for my wisdom....I have but one recommendation for you - 
eat well and stay fit - you'll die anyway, but at least you'll look better."  
I guess she told me I was ugly!




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31 comments :

  1. You gotta love Esmerelda. She tells it like it is. Great decor. I bet your party going friends are sad you're not having the party this year.

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  2. LOL...sounds like the funnest party! Love how Esmerelda scared the crap out of people! It's a good thing they were already sitting down when her voice was activated or a few accidents could have occured on the floor!

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  3. Your party sounds like sooo much fun. Except for the trip to the outhouse. he he Love the lighting treatment... I've got one of those in my boudoir right now that would look better with some black spray paint. It probably has some authentic spider webs already. Looking forward to the next AB party when you'll be taking photos!

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  4. HA! That is one cool party you have there!

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  5. Wait. So I don't get to come to your party this year? :(

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  6. I myself would be scared to death Bliss! Sounds like a wonderful time and I bet everyone will miss it.

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  7. I bet that was a fun party when you had one. I don't like anything to jump out at me. I don't think she was telling you you were ugly. Surely not.

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  8. You better do a cardio check on your guests before they use the ladies room. Especially if they just watched the outhouse scene from Halloween XXXXIV!!!

    Need a new couch? You should open up the Ranch and charge admission. Cha ching!

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  9. Ghoulishly spooky! That must have been one heck of a fun party!

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  10. Your Halloween party would definitely scare something out of me, that's for sure. I bet your party goers are disappointed that you are taking a year off.

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  11. Oh my goodness...I would love to have attended your party. What a scary night! Sounds like great fun.

    Holly

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  12. The Best! Now I would have sat down and flipped out if she started talking. I'm easily startled and prone to screaming when surprised. You would have had great laughs if I had been there. Sounds like a year off will at least give some nerves a rest. But what fun memories you made at your back shed party. Fun and oh so creative stuff.
    Liz

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  13. Bliss, I love your stories. And your pictures. What a fun party! Maybe again next year?

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  14. Keep them coming Bliss! Go and creepy Halloween ideas. It sure looks like you can throw a great party.

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  15. Sounds like yu have had some fun in the shed.....akward
    the creativity just does not stop ....and I say thank you, I really needed a giggle today, and thank you

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    1. Hi Piper. You gotta get that no reply blogger thing fixed. Email me and I will help you. In the meantime I'm craving Strawberry Pretzel Dessert.
      Bliss

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  17. Love it all! Sounds like it was such fun too! Just the pictures of Esmerelda make my skin crawl......creepy!

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  18. This sounds so fun/creepy! I don't handle scary well, so I'd probably have to pass though lol.

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  19. What a fun party!! I'm not a Halloween lover, but I would totally love a shin dig like this!
    xo Heidi

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  20. This is so awesome!! I want to be at next year's soiree!!

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  21. I would have stuck good old Esmerelda's head in the toilet...I would've had to use my ninja moves on her when she scared the daylights out of me.
    You do put on a good show, my friend!!!

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  22. This is the scariest party ideas ever for halloween...great job!

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    1. It's only scary till you get in the shed and the food, fun, music and games start.
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  23. You would have scared the X@£*! Out of me!!! what great fun!! I'm a big whimp but some of my fondest Halloween memories are from some of the scariest events! I am sure your guests have left over the years with great memories of fun times!!

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  24. Oh yeah...the constant reminder that I need to lose a few. Or thirty.

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  25. I think Esmerelda was just jealous because she's stuck in a box !
    So how come you're not having a party this year - I bet it's a big highlight for lots of people in the neighbourhood, they're surely gonna miss it.

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  26. So awesome...you are one talented woman, Bliss! What a fun time!

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  27. I am so not into Halloween but it sounds like a fun time! Why the year off?
    Hugs

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  28. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!~ I laughed out loud on this. It looks like a blast. The chande looked super spooky too.

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