Friday, September 16, 2011

The 2011 Countdown to Hallowe'en

It's that time of year again lovelies. Where the leaves rustle, the chilly winds whisper. When pumpkins and hot cider are much beloved. Witches fly and goblins frolic. Halloween approaches in all of it's marvelous, sometimes mischievous, glory.

Time we got out our broomsticks and candlesticks and tell each other spooky stories around the fire. And, because so many of you played along and I had so much fun last year, I'm throwing another Countdown to Hallowe'en blog party this year! If you missed it last year, here's what you need to know to play along:

Do something Autumny or Halloweeny every day throughout the month of October, ending with the big event on the 31st. It need not be anything difficult or eleborate, just a little something to get you in the spirit. Share what you've been up to on your blogs either daily, every few days, weekly.. whenever you're able! All I ask is you have a maniacally good time!

Some ideas for activities:
Go pumpkin or apple picking
Carve Jack-o-Lanterns
Make seasonal snacks and meals
Hit up a local corn maze
Read a scary story
Watch a scary (or not so scary) movie
Get a group of friends together and tell ghost stories
Make a big leaf pile and jump on in!
Collect and identify fallen leaves
Create a witches bottle
Create your own Samhain candles or incense
Share costume ideas
Create Halloween inspired crafts
Decorate your home room by room and share your decor with us!
Make bewitching cocktails with friends
Participate in any number of Halloween blog parties going on right now... ;o)

and...
Anything else you can conjure up! Large project or small, it all counts!

Let me know if you'll be playing along and I'll add your name and blog link to this post and to my right sidebar! If that sounds like a fiendishly good time to you please feel free to grab the button off of my sidebar and add it to your blog linking back to this post.


Participants!

Olde Baggs and Stuft Shirts
The Happy Heathen
Confessions of a Country Witch
Pagan Culture
Wandering a Wise Woman Path
A College Girl's Days
The Deepest Well
Pagan By Design
Shadowed Paths
Tabby's Place
Krystyl Ravyn's Eclectic Cupboard
The Mortician's Wife
Marlene Dotterer
From the Mind of Alpha Betsy
Aux Demilunes
Vivien's Vault
Adventures of the Kitchen Witch
Having Written
Burning Moonlight
The White House
Star Cats Love
Enchanted Awakenings
Dancing Barefoot
A Witch in the Tea Closet
Lonely Paper Designs
The Kitchen Witch Wears Prada
K. Michelle Creations
Amethyst and Lily Pads
Green Witch with Sprinkles
I Hope They Have Pudding
Diggin' Around
Seasife Diaries of a Kimberline
An English Witchery
Lula Pomme!
Wiccan Writes
Cries From the Stream of Consciousness
Sandy Sandy's Weblog
Laughing Vixen Lounge
A Tiny Cottage on Grand
By The Broomstick
Pieces of Fate
The Haven
Witch Blog
69 Shots of Gasoline
'Round the Faerie Ring
The Hippie Witch
By Land, Sky and Sea
Mama's Thyme

I'll be checking in with all of you throughout the month and see what sort of mischief you've gotten yourselves into! Let the countdown begin!

63 comments:

  1. Well of course I want to be included. I've been staging my Hallowoonie things in the garage getting ready.....besides how can I resist when it your sweet self hosting this tadoo, tadah. Olde Baggs and Stuft Shirts http://lindaomasoldebaggsnstuftshirts.blogspot.com wants to be in on Halloween Countdown 2011.

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  2. I'd like to be included. I've been working on some ideas for Halloween crafts. I can't wait for October to get here!

    http://frecklesgrrl.blogspot.com/ wants to be in the Halloween Countdown 2011 too!

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  3. I won't be able to contribute a whole lot, but I definitely do want to take part in it this year just like last year. I'm so glad to be back in blogging land and am happy to get back into the swing of things!

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  4. Oh!! I did this last year with you and would love to it again!! http://wisewomanpath.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm in. I probably shouldn't because I'm already to busy, but what's life without a little risk? Exactly; it's boring.

    I might have to get a little created. You know all I do, in a way or another, has to do with writing. So I'll probably write, and bake a bit (may the gods protect my family from the results lol).

    Here is my link: http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/

    And I'm adding the button to the sidebar of my Magaly's Blog Circle.

    P.S. Um, I sent a few zombies with your invitation to my All Hallow's Grim Party, but know zombies. They probably ate it.

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  6. I'm definitely participating! :) My blog: http://collegegirlsdays.blogspot.com/

    I've got your button at the bottom of my blog because it's too big to fit into the side bar of my blog. I have a pretty narrow side bar.

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  7. I'm in! And posted your button!

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  8. Sounds amazing! I hope I can fit this into my busy, busy schedule...but that's me - always biting off way more than I can chew!

    Here's my blog with mention of your proposed events: http://paganbydesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/all-hallows-eve-poem-and-events.html

    Sarita, I had to edit the size of the graphic to fit in my own sidebar. You can grab a smaller version here: http://paganbydesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/all-hallows-eve-poem-and-events.html

    Just replace the img src in parenthesis with the above link if you like. :)

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  9. Oops, sorry...here is the link to the smaller image: http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/designinglifenet/6152664365_6a18dee602.jpg

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  11. Oh me me me!!!!!!!!!!!I am mad with joy at the coming of october. i dunno how to make it since i dont have a friggin minute of spare time during the week, but October is October!:):)

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  12. I'll be playing along! Here's my blog address:

    http://www.tabithalenox.blogspot.com

    Halloween Hugs!

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  13. I would love to participate again this year!

    My blog:
    http://eclecticcupboard.blogspot.com/

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  14. I'm currently in the process of designing Halloween party invitations, tags, and stickers, not to mention I will be posting cheap decorating ideas! Count me in!

    http://morticianswife.blogspot.com

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  15. Me! Me! I want to play, too. I've already started, with a serious yearning to be ready for Mabon. My windows are clean and I've started a deep cleaning of the house. If that's supposed to be done in Spring, I can only say it's badly needed right now. Once the house is clean, out come the decorations. I'm not waiting for October! I'm going to grab your button now.
    My blog is http://marlenedotterer.wordpress.com/

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  16. forgot to add my link... sorry: http://collegewitchexperiences.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm totally in!! I have so much fun stuff planned already that I know I can fill my blog.

    http://fromthemindofalphabetsy.blogspot.com/

    So excited!!

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  18. Me! Me!! We'll be doing all sort of thing halloweeny related with the kids :)

    http://demilunes.blogspot.com

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  19. I am planning a "31 Days of Halloween Facts and History" countdown. I'd love to participate, if this fits!

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  20. (oops, here is my blog: http://viviensvault.blogspot.com/)

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  21. Ohh me too me too! We always have a rollicking good time during fall. http://adventuresofthekitchenwitch.blogspot.com/

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  22. Hi Danni,

    Yes, Please count me in.
    I'm cleaning up my studio and decorating my altar for Fall and Mabon today.

    havingwritten-rpl.blogspot.com

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  23. I would also love to participate! I am looking forward of lots of Halloween cooking, decorating, crafts, and blogging! I will post on all sorts of autumn adventures!

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  24. I'd love to join in!

    http://ourlifeinthewhitehouse.blogspot.com

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  25. hi danni! i would love to participate! i soooo love october and all its magic! great to be back in blogland after such a long absence...i will post ur button on my new blog.... starcatslove@blogspot.com love chella

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  26. Im in!! Im so exited!! Its my first blogparty and Halloween is my fav time of year.

    http://enchantedawakenings.blogspot.com/

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  27. I'll play!

    http://dancing-barefoot.blogspot.com

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  28. hi danni! thanx xo much for linking me! i have ur link and button on my blog...cant wait!xoxo chella

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  29. OOOO! I'm soo participating in this! Halloween is my favorite holiday all year. Please add me to your list and come visit me!

    http://lonelypaper-designs.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

    Audrey

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  30. And of course I forgot to add a link to my own party! BAH! I would be honored if you would join me!

    Audrey

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  31. Smacking me head..that makes twice!

    http://lonelypaper-designs.blogspot.com/2011/09/youre-invited-to-carve-thon-2011.html

    ok there we go....blonde moment completed!

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  32. I want to play!! :)

    http://thekitchenwitchwearsprada.blogspot.com

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  33. Sounds like a load of fun! I'll play along as well!

    http://kmichelecreations.blogspot.com/

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  34. Deal me in, Madame! I'm at

    http://amethystandlilypads.blogspot.com/

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  35. I already have too much on my plate with my Back to Basics series but will gladly write a post about your party and put the banner on my sidebar.

    http://www.thedomesticpagan.com/

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  36. I'd love to come to your party my blog is

    http://anenglishwitchery.blogspot.com/

    Can't wait to play along.

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  37. Please count me in too, Danni! I'm snatching your button now.

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  38. Oops! Sorry...

    http://greenwitchwithsprinkles.blogspot.com/

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  39. I'm playing along! (Thank~you!)

    Have yourself a merry little Autumn!
    Cellar Door

    http://ihopetheyhavepudding.blogspot.com/

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  40. Hope it's not too late to join in! http://digginaround.blogspot.com (Diggin' Around)

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  41. Hope I can still join? please put my name on the list. I missed it last year, dont want to do that again. Hugs Sara
    http://seaside-diaries-of-a-kimberline.blogspot.com/

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  42. I'd love to play along please if I'm not to late to join in.
    I'll play on this blog

    http://anenglishwitchery.blogspot.com/

    frith
    J x

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  43. I would love to be a part of this! So count me in - I am new to the Blog Party stuff - But I will give it my best!

    http://lulaloveslipstick.blogspot.com/

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  44. I'm interested. Since I've fallen out of the habit of celebrating my holy days - a situation I intend to remedy - this is a perfect way to usher in the new year!
    http://overt-ramblings.blogspot.com/

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  45. ERRRR! Count this Jersey Scallywag in Danni!!
    http://sandysandysweblog.blogspot.com

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  46. Sounds like a lovely idea! There will be plenty of going-ons on my blog in October so count me in 8)
    www.laughingvixenlounge.blogspot.com

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  47. How utterly delightfully frigthtening. Yes
    if it isn't to late count me in. This is my season and I am getting primed. I can't wait to check everyone out. Thanks for sharing. Happy Haunting, Kathy

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  48. Sign me up!! I can't wait!! Blessed Be

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  49. Danni I posted a week or more ago...but I see my post is missing please add me to the list!
    Thanks so much. :) Day 1 is already up :)
    Susan
    http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

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  50. Danni I posted a week or more ago...but I see my post is missing please add me to the list!
    Thanks so much. :) Day 1 is already up :)
    Susan
    http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

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  51. Danni I posted a week or more ago...but I see my post is missing please add me to the list!
    Thanks so much. :) Day 1 is already up :)
    Susan
    http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

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  52. Hi Danni,

    I've missed so much while I've been away! I know I'm a bit late to the game. Please sign me up to play again this year; I had sooo much fun last year!

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  53. Hi Danni,

    I'm fashionably late but please count me in!

    Lyn

    www.witch-blog.com

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  54. I would love to be a part of this - Halloween rocks!!

    http://69shotsofgasoline.blogspot.com/

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  55. Hallowe'en is my favourite holiday ever!! Definitely joining in!
    My blog is now at: http://roundthefaeriering.blogspot.com/

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  56. Ooooh! Count me in too! How fun! Thanks for hosting this!
    www.ivorypumpkin.blogspot.com

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  57. I'll join, I love halloween!

    the-fire-witch.blogspot.com

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  58. I'm a little late to the party but I would LOVE to participate!

    My blog is: By Land, Sky & Sea
    celticpagan.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  59. I want to play!! I'm a Halloweinie! :-)
    http://mamasthyme.blogspot.com/

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  61. I'd love to join for the remainder of Oct!! My blog is http://secretpagan.blogspot.com/.

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  62. October is almost over but we'd love to be included too!!

    Thanks!
    Amethyst & Atreya

    www.2witches1blog.blogspot.com

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  63. Oh I hope I am not too late. I had you posted on my sidebar for ages but forgot to link up. Here is my blog address. I have been Halloweening on my blog for weeks now . Every Friday I have a Halloween Spooktakular. I hope you all check my older posts back to September.

    Hope to see you all,
    Sue
    http://wickedfaeriequeen.blogspot.com/

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