My Cauldron is one of those. I was doing a Witch Themed Party and I couldn’t think of having one without a cauldron. I tried many ideas to come up with what I wanted. Using ideas from prop masters on the internet, I took some of their ideas, mixed them with my own until I was satisfied with the end result. This really isn’t as complicated as it might seem so I hope you give it a try if you think that adding a cauldron to your decorations will be beneficial.
What a great concept. I think I spent too much of my life wishing things were better, wondering why things seemed to be worse than they should be, and why did it seem my whole life was nothing but trials, challenges and misery while everyone else was having a wonderful happy life!
I wasted so many years trying to find happiness that I didn’t realize that the most wonderful things in life were right in front of me the whole time. I just refused to open my eyes and recognize it.
I started to realize that those around me had just as many trials as I did and many much worse. They just refused to let the challenges in life get them down and they grew stronger and happier because of it.
Well those are some of the lessons I’ve learned in life and now I am trying to live it to the fullest and love every moment I can. I am probably the poorest financially that I have ever been in my life right now at least for what I have coming in, and yet I am the happiest I’ve ever been, doing what I love doing.
Funny isn’t it? I always thought life was nothing but trying to earn as much money as you could, and even though being financially stable is important, I’ve finally realized that when it comes to what is really important in life, money is at the bottom of the priority list.
One of the many things in my life that brings me happiness (other than Halloween of course) is my garden. That is why I haven’t posted anything Halloween for a couple of days. It is that time of year to get my garden in and get my hands dirty. For the past couple of days I’ve been a Halloween slacker and finally got my garden in. I thought I would post a few pics so you didn’t think I was just sitting back and watching TV or something. I hope you enjoy these few pics and even though I have been doing my garden these past few days, at night I have been working on a few new items for the store. I should have pics starting Monday.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Received a call early this morning from my daughter. Her yard was flooding from a broken pipe and her husband was out of town. So my day started by helping her and we finally got the water turned off.
It was an exciting way to start the day, and it was fun to be able to see my grandkids as they were hurrying to get ready for school.
Now I’m back to work making eyeballs. Not a lot of people can say that their morning schedule includes making eyes, but my goal is to get 100 of them made before the weekend. I can only afford to spend a couple of hours a day doing it before I work on something else. So me writing this blog post is being counted as taking a break.
Today, I will be checking out my new 10×10 canopy that I just got for a street festival that I am planning on doing in July. It is the Magna Halloween in Summer Street Festival on July 18.
I haven’t done this festival before, but they tell me that they close the entire Main Street for a day of everything Halloween. They even will have a Halloween Carnival. This will be a first for me, but I invite you to come on down and check it out if you are able to. They also tell me that there will be Trick or Treating for the kids also.
I will get more information as I receive it. I first have to get registered which I will try and do today.
Okay break over and time to get back to work.
Have a great day!
We have only had our Website up and going for a little over a week and I have had several people ask me why we decided to name this ElsBeth Lair.
Well, I just posted the story of ElsBeth in the story section which will explain why I couldn’t really name it anything else.
I hope this gives you a better understanding of why we would name a site devoted to Halloween and everything spooky what we did.
Because it is fun and creepy and we love it.
By the way, I also have pictures of the house somewhere. I will dig them out and post them with the story when I find them.
Have a great day and … Enjoy!
by Doug Parkin
Many years ago when I was a young teenager my friend and I had been hiking around the back country up Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah. We were looking for what was supposed to be remains of an old mining camp and were very excited when we stumbled upon an old house or cabin. It was a strange find as there didn’t seem to be anything around it which suggested being part of a mining settlement.