Friday, October 20, 2017

You're Invited to a Boo-K Bash at the Begonia House!

"Hello! I'm Fairday's mom, Pru, and I'm here to invite you to Fairday's "Boo-K" Bash on Monday, October 23rd on the blog. We're all excited for the Halloween party to celebrate the release of Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library

When Fairday and her best friend, Lizzy, came up with the idea to have guests come as their favorite book characters, I thought it would be such fun! But, my husband, Pat, and I were concerned about pulling it all together at such a busy time- with the renovations for the bed and breakfast and settling into a new home with two kids, it's been challenging.

We decided it would be good for Fairday to socialize with her classmates, plus the designer in me was itching to transform this grand, old beauty into proper haunted house. My husband's enthusiasm has been through the roof, and there has been a whirlwind of creepy creativity around here. I can guarantee Mr. Morrow's Haunted Parlor will make you scream. 

With limited time to manifest this frightful evening, I was pleased with the invitations by Paperless Post. I always insist Fairday invite every student in her class to parties, and this service makes the task simple and fun! I love being able to use my own design, and having the invitation open online like a real letter seems magical, like owl post, only sent on the web. 

Here is your invitation to the "Boo-K" Bash. Join us to celebrate the next case in the DMS files. Fear not the unexpected. Anything's possible!
You're Invited to the "Boo-K" Bash on Monday 10/23! 
Who will show up for the character costume party?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Spooky Stroll...

It's the perfect time of year for a spooky walk through an enchanted forest. You never know what you'll find in these woods, anything's possible!

"Hello! I'm Mystrella, and I'm here to keep you on the right path in these tricky woods. My friends will help too, but I wouldn't trust Cat, and keep clear of Spider's web, unless you 'd like to get caught up in a story. Now then, If you've gathered your wits, follow me, but step lightly upon entering the forest. You don't want to wake up anything we'd rather stay asleep."

"Colors burst amidst the buzzing and flurry of letting things go. The cycle turns, and the forest radiates magic for those who see. For those who do not; be warned, you will."

"Meow, human. You meowst likely need directions. I could point out the right way, but that's not meow style; take the road to the cottage in the middle of the dancing trees. There you'll find Snake sipping soup. Ask him to tell you where tricky Spider is. If you're lucky, he won't bite. If you're something special, he'll give you a hiss. Meow."

"You've found Cottage #5, and Snake didn't bite. You must be something special. The next part of the journey won't be so easy. To continue, you must find the secret water and answer the nymph's question. If you're correct, she'll show you the way to the Faerie Market. Only the cleverest humans can enter. If you do, prepare to be delighted, but don't be fooled. There are those who will deceive you for their gain."

"Shifting shadows, light you see. Matters not what it be. Summer beams in the sun. Winter, snow is sure to come. Spring blooms, flowers pop. Fall is when these do drop. Tell me, what falls in fall? If you know, the Faerie Market awaits."

"Correct! Leaves fall in fall. Speaking of leaving..."


"Eh, Mystrella! The Great Pumpkin 'ere. I see you've brought 'em humans around. Goin' ta have a chat with me ol' friend, Ferry. He's good for eh scare! Follow me if ya want to catch eh few monsters in Halloween Town. 

"If you've made it this far, you'll no doubt make it through the forest. Watch out for the greedy color hungry goblins in the Valley of the Rainbow, but don't worry, the flowers keep a keen eye. Until we meet again, hold magic in your heart and enjoy your world!"