Spooky Good Style: Gruss Vom Krampus

I love the folk legend of Krampus! I also love the 2015 Michael Dougherty film, “Krampus” which has become a Christmas tradition that my husband and I watch each year.

To honor my passion for the half-goat, half-demon who punishes naughty children (I mean, c’mon, does receiving coal really inspire a child to behave or does a goat demon do the trick? My vote is for the goat demon…) I ordered this vintage inspired Krampus shirt on Amazon!

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13 Days of Creepmas: Ginger-dead Cookies

Tis the season for sweet treats – and what’s sweeter than baking a warm, spicey ginger bread cookie with a sinister twist? Today, to celebrate Creepmas with you, I’m sharing a delicious and easy ginger-dead cookie recipe. What’s so fun about them is you can decorate as creepy as you like! My piping skills are very amateur (which you can tell by the photos), but the sloppiness gives them some character!

I also cut out different shapes to make an evil Santa Claus and spooky snowman. Keep reading for the recipe and some decorating inspiration:

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13 Days of Creepmas!

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Merry Creepmas to all! I’m so excited to be bringing a bit of Halloween cheer into December by participating in the 13 Days ofΒ Creepmas.

What is Creepmas you ask? This is the season where Halloween lovers and Halloween online content creators share frights, delights and spooky things to keep the spirit alive.

Just as retailers roll out all things Christmas in September and make us feel the Holiday stress before Halloween comes around, us creepers strike back with chills and thrills to bring out the most unusual, strange and creepy things about the holidays!

Be sure to visit the Creepmas website to see all of the bloggers and folks online who will be sharing Creepmas ideas from Dec. 1 – 13. I’ll be posting some fun recipes, ideas and outfits for my first Creepmas.

And to kick off Creepmas, check out composer Myuu on YouTube (or find a complete dark holiday playlist on his website here) for a playlist of eerie and dark renditions of Christmas classics:

Creepy Craftmas: Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

Get ready to deck your halls with something frightful – like this wreath!

The entire time I was working on this easy DIY I could not stop singing “Making Christmas” – the musical number really adds a lot of authenticity to your work!

I broke my Christmas wreath last year accidentally, and I wanted a hint of spookiness to live on in my holiday decor, and Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” marries both spooky and Christmas perfectly.

Read on to find out how to make your own present devouring greenery:

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Spooky Good Style: Murder Apparel

Where my true crime lovers at?! I have an online shop for you! The spooky cool people at Murder Apparel reached out to my on Instagram which led to my discovery of their scary awesome designs! I INSTANTLY fell in love with their SSDGM design (for folks who don’t know, that phrase was made popular by my favorite true crime comedy podcast, My Favorite Murder).

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Haunted Hometown: Tulsa Spirit Tours

A place is defined by it’s past – or the ghosts that are left behind. Tulsa, OK is no different than any other city in the U.S. , or in the world for that matter, because it has its fair share of ghosts.

I had the privilege to go on a Tulsa Spirit Tour a few days before Halloween this year! If you are a Tulsa history buff, you are interested in a city’s history, or just love a good ghost story – you need to a book a tour. They offer a variety of different tours throughout the year, but my husband and my friends and I chose the classic haunted Tulsa bus excursion. I went on the tour about ten years ago when it was a Paranormal Investigation Team of Tulsa (P.I.T.T.) Tour. Teri French, founder of P.I.T.T. and her ghost hunting colleagues are still a part of that team, but have upgraded and transformed their haunted tours since then and now call them “Tulsa Spirit Tours”.

I wanted to share a little bit about all of the haunted and fascinating spots we went to but each tour is slightly different – I won’t go into too much detail, because I want to ensure that I don’t giveaway too many intriguing facts so that YOU can experience a tour someday for yourself!

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How I celebrate Halloween all year long!

The candy has been passed out, the pumpkins have been carved, the decorations are coming down and our frightfully fun costume creations limply hang lifeless in the closet – this is enough to spark all of the sad feelings that Halloween has certainly passed and we have to wait another year to revel in it’s delights once again. But fear not, that’s not the case! If you love something, you don’t have to let it go! So if you LOVE Halloween like me, enjoy it every day, week, and month of the year! This blog post is all about the ways I enjoy Halloween all the time. Read on for some ideas and inspiration to cure your post-Halloween blues:

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