This is the time of year that I start stalking websites and local stores for the first peep of Halloween. As many of us say, Halloween isn’t a holiday… it’s a lifestyle! I keep my home in Halloween décor year round but this is the time of year that is both my shopping season and the time when others embrace what I love.
For the most part, I’m super lucky that I’m a creature of habit and that I have the tendency to make myself a *regular*. Partly this is because it’s the South and we chat quite often with shop owners just out of culture but I also look a bit different and have a pretty specific taste. There are a few shop owners who call me this time of year whenever they get in something bat-related.
Even the chains get excited about Halloween. I love my local Pier 1 Imports. Last Thursday when I went in to see if Halloween was up, they didn't have anything out; yet, Kathy, the manager who knows me as Halloween Girl, started digging in the back to see if she could find this skeleton hand bracelet! She did. The other manager took me in the back for a behind the scenes sneak peek. That was pretty awesome considering I am usually only in there a few times a year. Yesterday when I returned, they had a few more items out. I was completely sold on the ghost and pumpkin glimmer strings! Not only are they battery operated but they’re compatible with a remote control. I can even change the settings from a regular glow to a candle flicker! Plus, I can program them on a timer all from one remote control (for as many strings as you have! You just have to point it in the right direction).
|At night! ^o^|
After my little trip to Pier 1, I headed to Bath & Body Works because I was fussy that they changed the shape of the hand-sanitizers. The Curious Professor Z told me that change was good but I was all hmph and pouty about it. I actually ordered the new bat hand-sanitizer holder online along with some Vampire Blood because it is the best scent ever! It’s plum! Or rather “Transylvanian plum” per their description. But since I’ve been sick and cooped up in the house, I’ve been a little down. I figured if I stopped in and saw some Halloween I would be all cheered up! Plus, I was hoping to stock up on the old bottles so that I could siphon hand-sanitizer in and be able to use my old bats :p
Again, I saw the same shop lady from last year and she remembered me. She went to the back and brought out the new bat holder with a little Vampire Blood. Goodness Gracious! Professor Z was right! My little black heart is big enough to love all bat paraphernalia and this little guy is adorable! Plus, as Professor Z noted, I do have more than one handbag. What I really like about the new design is how quickly you can take it off and clip it on.
See! Change isn’t SO bad!