Saturday, September 28, 2013

THE GRAND DINNER GALA CELEBRATION


HOUSE SITTERS PRESENTATION #3  FINALE
 I've pulled out my cook book I brought from the old country, so boo tiful and 100 scary years old, I always have to brush the cob webs off, darn those cobs, they are everywhere...I have got to decide the menu for tomorrow nights dinner before I go to bed...what will we have?  I had to put back on my chef clothes to give me inspiration...
" Yes Muffin, you are right thats perfect, I think our guests will love the mixed grill", so they can have a choice...kisses for you muffin, now get off my shoulder before you fall through."
 Ahhh the mixed grill,  lightly baked brain, sauteed liver or grilled heart with garlic and Fresh Green onions...I'm so glad we all agree, now I can go to bed....I can hear Andrew snoring away like he was howling at the moon...aohhhhhhhh..they all sound like a pack of wolves in there...yikes!!!!
Our guests are gone for the day, they are taking a tour of all the wonderful things this town has to offer, Andrew will show them the Antwell Stone Yard, The Fulton Bone Yard..and of course the Museum of Terror, you know,  just all the perfect places....
 Yummy yum yum, these are such premium cuts, I hope our guests appreciate the quality cuts of these meats, no matter which one they choose.....
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Who wouldn't love the fresh liver, sauteed in garlic......
Cooking can be messy," Splat" squish. plop" it's a good thing we all love it just warmed...ahhh  and still juicy...
"No Muffin, take your little friend and go, no fresh brains for you....not even a sticky  lick...

Can you just smell this fresh meat, ahhh makes my mouth water, "I know, you too."Everyone is home and getting dressed for dinner...
 Ahh our guests are dressed for dinner..:"oh Countess you look stunning, with that beautiful flower brooch in your hair, is it  from your family jewels?"....I see it even has it's own little body guard that sits beside the stone...I hadn't counted on another guest, oh well...   Is she wearing the smooookey eye too....hummmmmm...
Ohhhhh there seems to be a mist in the air,  an eerie kind of mist, just like the mist in the air of Transylvania...a spooky moist thickness surrounds us everywhere..I thought I heard the howling of wolves in the distance but Andrew tells me it's just Tina, that scary walking fury hors d'oeuvre they keep as a pet....worrisome!!!
Tonight all you will hear is giggles and yelps from some tipsy  goulie ghouls....the sounds of a good night...
 I am wearing my broach in my hair too.......
Everyone seems to be loving the starter dish, stuffed flies,marinated thickworm, peppery red blood sauce and I have already eaten the marinated imported mouse.....Ben has it all over his face...you see...I told you he was always around her for the snacks....he is such a fatso......
The count is telling another funny story and the Countess is his biggest fan...she just laughs and laughs and laughs....."and then the ghouls and goblins came running through the graveyard, blood curdling screams then scare people to death"...He He He.. thats one thing we don't have to worry about..."Oh Count I love this story, "  ♥
" My dear you have outdone yourself, this looks divine,...you have to catch them before they crawl off the plate."
Those triggers are everybodys favorite, be careful cause they will start nibbling on the entree...... ok dive in everyone.....
"Yes Muffin, there is always some for you my pet

Phyllis made these napkin rings and napkins, they are so beautiful, they were in the buffet drawer, I am sure she will not mind if we use them.......
The fun witch hats were in the closet, with their large black overcoats, we will be sure to put them back when we  finish our celebration...
We get to put them on soon....I'm so excited......I think I"m  drooling.......
Oh my gosh, would you look at this dessert it is absolutely  boo tiful...My dear I  must have the recipe for this beauty...
Oh so glad you love the presentation..
I am going to go check on the twins and make sure they are not sleeping under the bed again or in the drawers...they are such rascals, they can fit in anywhere...
"Oh Andrew you are just so funny I could just give you a great big bite...He He He."
"Slow down Countess, your letting those cocktails get the best of you, you must give them time to soak in or your gonna make a mess on these chairs...oh nooooo."
"Count is there something in your mouse-tache, watch out it's moving, Oh there,  it crawled out"
He He He thats the thing about mouse-taches, they are like a catch all, just like Sir Ben...hahahahah
I keep leaning toward the candle light, who was it that said we all look better in candle light, well I am taking no chances...it makes my bones look like polished ivory...
I have been using a special polish on my bones, I found it  in the cupboard, it is called Pledge....I must find out where Phyllis buys this and get me some to take home...smells so lemony too.....
woooo I think I am getting a little woozy....
It's time for our hats.......and more drinks...
Our hats are so sweet...
My face is getting so red, could it be one of the ingredients in my drink....maybe that snake extract....naaaaaaa
"Yes, thank you I would love another cock-tail with my dessert......
"Oh thank you Count, it, is a lovely neck-lace, it is made by goblins on the Mont Blanc river from the vertebra of the wombat spine....
It has been such fun entertaining them, I will be sad to see them leave...I am happy they are enjoying  the dessert cocktail and the Cognac muffin fluff with the candied spider garnish...
This drink is delish my dear, it is wolf's blood with snake extract and of course the Russian vodka, love the crushed goat nails around the rim of the glass, it just adds a little crunch to the drink....
A toast to you one and all, we are here to say goodbye to you..The Count and Countess will be leaving in the morning and we will be going home tomorrow night....This is the last edition of the three part series of Agatha and Andrew and the twins house sitting ,swimming, resting, sight seeing,reading,cooking and entertaining royalty...Halloween awaits all of us so we will say goodbye for now and we loved meeting you.

This Halloween presentation has been posted  early enough to perhaps inspire you to go above and beyond and have some fun for your celebration....Phyllis will be back for her usual posting and I hope we can come back again...in the mean time watch out for the bats, black cats and things that go bump in the night......Agatha  PS  " I hope she invites us back  next year, what fun"
                                   
SOURCES  

Black witch hats-1.99 at Michaels-painted black and black netting and rhinestones attached and some spiders and little ball stickers, spiders and  feathers stuck in are from Michaels
Desserts-cupcake holders from tj maxx, spray painted black with rhinestones glued on and  Styrofoam
balls cut in half dipped in white glue and dipped in faux snow..spider from Michaels glued on top
Chef Hat-from a mans white shirt, cut and glue gunned into a hat...
Apron-cut from a 12.00 tablecloth from Marshals with 4 napkins and a table runner from the same piece
Skeletons-Costco
Hors d'oeuvre bugs and critters-The Dollar Tree-sprayed and painted to dull down their bright colors
Candelabras-Michaels 40%off
Large Bugs on napkin rings-2 for 1.00 at the Dollar Tree plus a rhinestone glued on top
The Mice and rats and rodents and snakes are from everywhere..mostly the Dollar Tree.I have painted them and muted them because they were in the kids dept and were all bright colors....
Packages of meat-The Dollar Tree (love the packages of meat)   ♥♥♥♥♥
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74 comments:

  1. I am totally in love with your posts Phyllis! the pictures are amazing and the narrative too! This is a dinner party that I like to watch from a distance and rather not be one of the guests, lol...why? I saw roaches crawling on your recipe book...and I can't stand them things...they are absolutely terrifying to me, lol, You are an awesome host!

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  2. hahhaa...you are so enjoying these "guests", aren't you?
    So so cute....and so much work. You've DONE GOOD. :)

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  3. Hi Phyllis , boy do your guests do live the 'Life of Riley' , just think , you will be entertaining them for the next 31 days , I will enjoy seeing what antics they get into , but they dress so well ...thanks for sharing :)

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  4. The House Sitters have gone back home to celebrate their Halloween...this was their going away dinner Party...It was a three part presentation...I am so happy you enjoyed them...Phyllis

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  5. Jaja, PHYLLIS....
    Con tu permiso me sumo a esta TERRORÍFICA FIESTA y voy a empezar por el CÓCTEL. Seguiré con el guiso de CEREBRO; para terminar con el HÍGADO,.
    Hoy estoy hambrienta de carne fresca como tus INVITADOS y me vendrá muy bien, Terminaré con tu CUPCAKE degustando esta ARAÑA con mucho placer.
    TE SIGO AMIGA, FELIZ NOCHE :)))
    Conxita

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  6. Dear Agatha and Andrew, I am so glad that you had a terrific time at Phyllis house. I want to thank you for all the lovely pictures you took for this post and a remembrance of your trip here.

    Th pool party was great. I loved seeing all the wonderful recipes at the cocktail party they sure look yum yum. But the dinner was the best ever. I wish I could have joined you. Hope you had a safe trip home and Happy Halloween.

    Mary

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  7. You've done it again! I must say, I have trouble reading your ghastly food descriptions! And that meat, thank goodness it's a prop, I was worried you made it! Yikes! Everything is unbelievably creepy and crawly and scary!! Again, your attention to detail knows no bounds! I can't believe your sources, I was sure you spent at fortune at Grandin Road, they have the greatest Halloween stuff. Very clever and thrifty to boot! I am going to show these to my husband, we used to throw lavish Halloween parties, once he made a bed of nails~our attorney was a guest and he suggested we get rid of it promptly! Ha! Thanks for getting us all in the spirit early, and for sharing so many gruesome ideas!
    Jenna

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  8. Oh my goodness! This is just beyond fabulous!!! LOVE!

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  9. I do believe there was more than one extra guest for your soiree. Those old country cookbooks are the best. Stick to your ribs entres, not just food that flows straight through you. Although the drinks seemed to be flowing freely!

    I am sure Phyllis will come home to a very tidy house, and unless she reads this, have no idea of how much fun you all had. Travel safely! The moon is no longer full.

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    1. You are so kind and you are on of my favorite commenters...Agatha

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  10. I'm so Sorry Auntie Agatha...I couldn't attend your Fancy Dinner, was sooo looking forward to your main course "food 4 thought" and playing "kick the bucket"

    I'll see you guys before you go....loveeeeeeeee the pictures of the party, my mom is JUST going to die when she sees what you did with the place. and my dad....will go Bizerk with all the cob webs....hehehehehe

    LOVE IT!

    love, shell

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  11. This is spooktacular, Phyllis. You are just so full of ideas, so creative,. What a great seasonal tablescape. Love it!...Christine

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  12. You are one creative lady, this was so much fun to see. I still can't believe all creativity and imagination. Great job!! Thanks for stopping in for a visit.

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  13. Aunt Agatha! I love what you've done with the house! I think it's spooktacular! I'm in love with your dinner table! You must send me the recipe for your brain meal! So amazing! Looks like fun and the children seem to be enjoying themselves! When my grandma gets back please tell her I will be sending her a gift soon! Give all the ghouls and goblins my love!

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  14. This was fantastic! You are so creative. Love the dialogue and the pictures.

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  15. This is a true work of art! You did a great job on everything -so much attention to detail it is wonderful. Jennifer

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  16. Oh Agatha, you sure know how to throw a par-tay! The dinner table is stunning, and I love that you could play with the centerpiece after you had a few drinks. You and the Countess look so elegant, and everyone's smiles are a sure sign that the Count's stories are entertaining all of you. I can see that you love your pets. I hope you don't leave any behind for Phyllis to find. I'm sorry that I just became a Vegan today (about the time I arrived at Phyllis' house and saw you preparing dinner), so I couldn't sample any of your dinner. Your cookbook looks like a real heirloom. I hope Phyllis has had as much fun on her trip as I've had reading your blog posts! You should consider starting your own blog. I don't know how you type with those boney fingers. Thanks to all of your family and to the count and countess for the laughs you have all provided while you were house sitting in Phyllis' beautiful home. It's been a real treat. laurie

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    1. Oh Laurie, you always make such a difference, thanks as always for for stopping in and making it such a good day...Agatha

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  17. You are amazing, this is fabulous! I always like to see someone crazier than I am, lol! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  18. Hi Phyllis! Another great post! You did it again! These are so Humerus! No bones about it! Thanks so much for listing all the sources for your cool decorations.

    Christine

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    1. I love the "no bones about it" wish I had used that...he he he

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  19. OMG how fun! You've outdone yourself! I had a big smile on my face the whole time I read through this. Too fun!

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  20. Phyllis, I thoroughly enjoyed reading and viewing this post. What a treat--Thanks!

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  21. You have outdone yourself....AGAIN! Just incredible! I felt like I was there! ENJOY your guests....and critters...and family! heehee!

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  22. Fabulous! And I love your banner, too.

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  23. Phyllis you are hilarious. What fun you must have had putting this together. I have never seen anything like it. You should put it together into a book or a video. You are so talented with your presentations and you writing too. I had so much fun reading and letting my imagination run away it.

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  24. Hi Phyllis! First time visiting and what a (trick or) treat this has been;). Having just come back from a trip to CA (Disneyland) i feel like this would fit right in at the Haunted Mansion:)

    Spectacular job and I'm a new follower!

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  25. You're having way too much fun! Elegant and perfectly creepy table. Will Miss Haversham be making an appearance? Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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    1. That would be kind of cool in her old wedding gown that has yellowed and freyed over time...great idea...

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  26. You are so clever I was actually a little scared looking at those rats on the table around all the food! Eeeeek!!

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  27. Giggles, yelps, and squeals of ghoulish delight from me! What fun your series has been, it makes me wish I had a Costco membership or had a few skeletons in the closet!

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  28. Phyllis, I had to come back one more time and look at this great post. So much creativity. Thanks for stopping by. Talk soon.
    Sandy

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  29. Bravo! Standing ovation. Clapping. Sharing on fb. Pick of the Week. Visiting from SYC.

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  30. Omg, awesome skeletons and displays!!! Pinned:) I love the rats and crows too!!!

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  31. Fun. Thanks for all the work this took for our enjoyment. Love Halloween.

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  32. Creeeeeeeeepy ;) I enjoyed the post...oh, but I did not enjoy the spider crawling across the screen in the lower right hand corner. I hate spiders.

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  33. Creeeeeeeeepy ;) I enjoyed the post...oh, but I did not enjoy the spider crawling across the screen in the lower right hand corner. I hate spiders.

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  34. This is another hauntingly terrific post! Can't believe the meat came for the dollar store. Too, too fun! My friend just gave me a candelabra like that for a belated birthday present. The guests looked divine in their witchy hats! Thanks for sharing this with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  35. Oh my, this post is outstanding and I am sure the ahhh food was too. Yikes. I loved this so much. Thank you for the lovely meal, Especially the wonderful descriptions. Now, I must have a brooch for my hair and a lovely pointed hat as well. Big smile here.
    xo, Jeanne

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    1. Ahhh, thats what I am lookin for smiles for some scary fun!!!

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  36. Oh, Phyllis! I am just loving your boney posts! :) So much you've put into them and they are a hit. Love it all - the stories, accessories and especially the cast! Thank you sweet friend, for your prayers for my little mother at this time.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  37. Cute story and fabulous decorations. It made me think of the movie Beetlejuice.

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  38. OMGosh ~ what a wonderfully fun post. Loved it!! Happy Pink Saturday to you!

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  39. Wow! Phyllis, I really admire your creative mind! What a "spooktacular" Halloween post! Both young and old will have so much fun at your Halloween party:) And I love how you blend creepiness with style! Thanks for bringing out the kid in us....Hugs, Poppy

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  40. Oh my goodness! Best Halloween decorations ever! I love the huge spider in the corner of the frame :) So creepy and fun!!!

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  41. This is the best post I have ever seen for Halloween. I am in AWW. Every detail is incredible. Love it. I was married on Halloween and love anything to do with the special day. Thanks for inviting us to your home and sharing this story.
    Happy Haunting. Ana

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  42. I am speechless and that doesn't happen often. This is so over-the-top cool that I can only imagine the effort you put into it. I have seriously never seen a post this detailed and fun (and freaky and twisted)! Your rocked it and I am very impressed! Love Halloween and love this post!

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  43. Haha, this made me laugh, I LOVE it!!! New follower! :)

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  44. Wow! This has to be the BEST Halloween post ever! I have no clue how you thought of everything, much less put it all together. Every detail is covered, the story is darling and it just rocks!!

    xo
    Pat

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  45. Hi Phyllis, I came back, to laugh again. This is by far the best Halloween post I have ever saw. Every time I read it I see something new. Thanks for stopping by, and yes that was one of those moments. I know the lady standing beside me thought I was losing my mind. I grabbed it up so fast, she just looked at me then said, what is that? Of course I thought she was looking at it because she was going to buy it! Talk to you soon.
    Sandy

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  46. Hi Phyllis, I'm sorry, I will be out of town the night you are having your dinner party!!!!! Wow, what a totally awesome and fun post to celebrate Halloween. Your decorations and imagination are fabulous, love it! Beautiful and scary.Great job ........
    ~Emily

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  47. What a fun and imaginative post. I loved it. xo Laura

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  48. Phyllis,
    What a charming post. It is all so spooky and just right for the season. Look at those cute skeletons. I really like the ones with the jewel brooches in their hair. The table setting is so festive with the hats and the black candles and the drinks. I think your table setting should be displayed in a magazine - that's how fabulous it is.

    Happy October, Phyllis.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

    Oh, and I love your Header with all the orange pumpkins and orange candles - it's wonderful!

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  49. Hi Phyllis. I finally got around to reading all three of your "Special Guests" posts. You are a clever lady! And I know that was a lot of work to set it all up. I thoroughly enjoyed them all and hope that you make this an annual presentation..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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    1. Thats a great idea, I might just do that, after I check for damages...lol...I love that you enjoyed it....Phyllis

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  50. This is probably the best Halloween display I have seen in the blog world yet. I loved it. Not just the pictures but the details you wrote about. Absolutely wonderful. Well done.

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  51. Wow! You sure do a lot of decorating and have a ton of creativity with what you do. Make my little something you commented on look like nothing. Looks like you have fun doing your set up as well...that is great.
    Take care,
    KC

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  52. What a great Halloween display, one of the most creative I've seen. Thank you for sharing on this weeks Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you'll continue to join us every Tuesday evening.

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  53. Seeing all of those skeletons sitting around the dining room table is just too funny. This has been a great little series.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  54. You HAVE inspired me! Wasn't really up for Halloween yet - at least, not until I saw this.

    I'm so glad you posted early. It helps, because just getting all the pieces together is half the battle. So often, there's not enough time to organize it all.

    Very clever. Thanks so much.

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  55. I've never seen such glamorous skeletons before! Looks like they are having just too good of a time! What a fun and spooktacular post:)! Happy (early) Halloween!!

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  56. Phyllis, this is absolutely hysterical! I missed the first installments so I need to go read those and catch up. You should write a book with your awesome imagination! I just loved this! Thanks for letting me be a kid again. I'll come back here and enjoy this post again when I need to smile and be reminded to not take life too seriously. :)

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  57. FABulous blog post! Where is your Facebook and Pinterest buttons?

    Cyndy
    Cyndy's Beach House
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cyndys-Beach-House

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    1. They are on my sidebar, so glad you liked the posts, My pinterest, twitter and follow thru blogger and twitter are all on my sidebar...No facebook acct....thanks for stopping by it means a lot to me...Phyllis

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  58. This has to be the greatest Halloween post ever. I love, love, love it. I am bookmarking this page for forever. And if I should loose all of my bookmarks and I could only have one back, this would be the one. You have done a marvelous job of planning and executing this spooktacular outrageously hysterically funny post. You deserve all the kudos and praise that you get. Bravo, a job well done..... with much admiration, Candy

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  59. Wow, you have it covered and it is so fun. Hope you plan to have a party for all the kids in the neighborhood to stop in.

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  60. Phyllis, I had to come back and visit with your house sitters! I pinned until my fingers bled :) Love your sense of fun and I got such a kick out of the jewelry and hair! Happy Haunting~ wish you a Spooky week!

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