Monday, September 24, 2012

Been awhile since I've done any sort of Google search on the Headless Horseman.
Came across this absolute beauty today. LOVE the detail on this exclusive $250 figure.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Early Winter

Trick or Trunk

Trick or Trunk at OLPH last night. Grocery sacks full of candy lasts about 20 minutes. A homemade Mary Poppins who loves to say Spit Spot! It used to be her big sisters costume.

Tonight is Clinton Place in Hackensack if the weather holds.

Halloween Weekend 2011

Snow in the forecast for today. Should make for some cool pics later...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Looking to step back a little this season and enjoy more of my own kids ToT'ing this year and everything else leading up to Halloween.

Nothing new in the works but I'll still put up my display around Columbus Day.

Looking forward to Fall camping and of course our usual trips to Hackensack's Clinton Ave Halloween week and where the Legend all began....Sleepy Hollow.

Used to go to some pretty crazy Halloween parties back in the day before kids.
We were always about making most of ...if not all of our own costumes from scratch.
After we got there it was pretty much all about the drinking! Ha! Nah it was the Midnight Costume Contests!

Anyway, thought I'd list some of them on EBay now. They've been gathering dust in the attic for awhile and I felt sort of bad for them. If I cant go to crazy parties anymore maybe....just maybe they still can. Ha! I made that sound dramatic....I just want the money now!
btw...Email me if you know of any good parties. ;^)

Monday, November 1, 2010


It had been a while since we had that blustery and crisp Halloween Day and Night.
Some late afternoon clouds made for some great picture taking.
I usually wait too long and it gets dark before I have any decent shots.
Had some really good ones but had to scrap them, I hadn't noticed the Horseman's grip on the axe had come undone.
You can make it out in a few shots where he's in the distance as well as the one in the fog.
I used Photoshop for the shot of the entire yard to move the hand and re-attach his grip.
Looking forward to next year...Halloween on a Monday.
It forces the TOT's to come at dusk where there is waaay more atmosphere.
Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trick or Trunk - Setup

With the help of my oldest daughter, we did a test run for tomorrow nights 2nd Annual OLPH Trick or Trunk.

New batteries in everything - lights, strobe and candles.

Ipod preset with kiddie classics - Thriller, Scooby-Doo, Ghostbusters, This is Halloween and also to fit the theme....Bing's Crosby's Headless Horseman.

I'm thrilled with how it came out. The pictures really don't do it justice...It looks pretty cool in the dark.

Nearly 300 kids are expected this year.

It was pretty crazy...barely had time to take any decent shots.
Ran out of candy 3 or 4 times and had to keep sending our kids back out treating - just to get us more candy so we could keep handing it out! It was a viscous cycle!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Minus a camera for a few days as we loaned it within our family.
Used a BlackBerry for these.

Standard cheap, small plastic cauldron from Michaels below on a thin board base.

Everything smeared with, no surprise here...Great Stuff and repainted.

Ordered a mini fogger with color changing LED's that uses tap water to place inside.

Friday, October 22, 2010

2010 Yard Display

I finally got around to taking some pictures today...more to come.
BTW....regarding scarecrow setup below...use a bigger post.
The 4ft metal post snapped like a twig in last weeks wind gusts.
I bought a thicker, more heavy duty one thats about 6ft tall from Home Depot.
Looking forward to taking the Horseman on a road trip next week.
Local church is having a Trick or Trunk Friday night.
Should be fun to put a new twist on things.