Happy Halloween: Another Day in Paradise

ghoulsOctober is Ghouls, Goblins & Guest Bloggers month at from the sticks to the bricks and back again.  Today’s guest blogger is Michelle from the creative duo Moose and Michelle who blog over at The Lonely Tribalist.

The Lonely Tribalist as explained in their about page is “a blog run by Michelle, a 22 year old college super senior studying Applied Linguistics and looking toward a bright future of tricked out ramen dinners and taking people’s orders for coffee. By her side is her support companion, Moose, a 35 year old world-weary traveler intent on spreading the gospel of sustainability and tribalism one impromptu Starbucks conversation at a time.”

No subject is off limits at The Lonely Tribalist so please visit Michelle and Moose and their eclectic collection of posts after reading Happy Halloween: Another Day in Paradise.

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October Fun Days at from the sticks to the bricks and back again

octoberThere is a lot going on at from the sticks to the bricks and back again this October.  Two guest blogging opportunities (Ghouls, Goblins & Guest Bloggers and The Blogging Life) and a Facebook Promotion were announced in October.

The Facebook Promotion and Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins run through October while The Blogging Life is a ongoing guest blogging opportunity. Continue reading

Village of the Damned Children Halloween!


ghoulsOctober is Ghouls, Goblins & Guest Bloggers month at from the sticks to the bricks and back again.  The first blogger to post is DonnaMarie from iheartfilm.   When DonnaMarie is asked why she blogs at iheartfilm she responds “I’ve been a movie fan since I was a little kid tagging along with my sisters to the Saturday matinee.  A theater full of kids, popcorn and some of the worst/best B-movies of all time! “


DonnaMarie’s website – iheartfilm – is dedicated to movie lovers everywhere and expresses her passion for all things film! Halloween is her favorite holiday and she is thrilled to be sharing one of her favorite fright night flicks with us.  So grab some popcorn, relax, enjoy DonnaMarie’s review and beware the stare.  Please thank DonnaMarie by visiting iheartfilm. Continue reading

Ghouls, Goblins & Guest Bloggers


On Thursday, the first of Octember I said that I was looking forward to a month filled with blog posts dedicated to what makes October well October.  I also announced that I was running a month-long contest on Facebook, where the prize is a copy of Stephen King’s latest book, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.  Not a bad start to the month. Continue reading

Never waste a wish

Thank you for the opportunity to post on your very cool blog and to learn how to reblog on someone else’s blog. It has been an adventure. Hope all your wishes come true.


We’re big on wishes in this house — falling stars, birthday candles, eye lashes, four-leaf clovers, dandelion seeds.

We wish on just about anything.

Our post-Thanksgiving turkey tussles have become legendary.

Last night I found a wishbone tucked away in the cabinet above our stove. At first it grossed me out and I quickly calculated the last time I’d cooked a bird.

I’ll be honest, it had been a few weeks.

I turned to toss it, and then I paused.

Life’s too short, man. You have to wish upon every opportunity you have.

Hoard your wishes if you’d like.

Share them with a friend.

But, for the love of all things magical and free, never waste an opportunity to wish.

Step outside on a sticky sweet s’more summer night and wish upon the evening star.

Wish you may. Wish you might. Have the wish you wish tonight.


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