Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Dia de los Muertos

From Black Snow Comics - Via Pinterest

Here in Arizona (and many places around the world) Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a heavily celebrated, three day celebration from October 31st through November 2nd.

 Breaking it down:

October 31st - All Hallows Eve - Young ones make a Children's altar to invite 'Angelitos' (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit.
November 1st - All Saints Day - Altars are made for spirits of the adults who have passed to come back for a visit.
November 2nd - All Souls Day - People go to the cemeteries of their relatives and loved ones who have passed and decorate their graves/tombs and leave marigolds, muertos (bread) and sugar skulls (cookies).  Families celebrate their loved ones lives and remember them by saying prayers for the departed and by sharing stories with each other.

*You can find a more thorough explanation on Wikipedia under Dia de los Muertos - summarized by Frances Ann Day (Latina and Latino Voices in Literature (Frances Ann Day), Greenwood Publishing Group, page 72)
The decorations and pictures used to symbolize Dia de los Muertos and the Day of the Dead can look a bit morbid or offensive to some people.
Here where we live, we're used to seeing many paintings, figurines, sculptures and the like - so it's not offensive or morbid to us.
It's honoring those you love through art.
Just like any other holiday or celebration.
We have many loved ones who have passed on.
Family and friends who we miss, but are blessed to have had in our lives.
We choose to celebrate their lives by honoring their memories and celebrating their souls.
Knowing quite well how much richer our lives are because of them.
Believing they are always here, within us, guiding us and helping us as we go through our own lives.
Here's to our loved ones.
To the Celebration of their lives.

I Heart Macro - It's Sunday!!

It's Sunday and that means it's time for
"I Heart Macro" over at Studio Waterstone with Lori Plyler and the group.

Go check it out - you will not be sorry!!

Halloween Mummy
Since it's the day before Halloween
*** My FAVORITE Holiday!! *** 
I thought I'd share some 
Autumn colors and a few 
"Halloween-ish" sights!

Scary Halloween Spider!

Beautiful "Halloween Orange" Flower

October Leaves

Halloween Pumpkin - Up Close!


Until Next Time,

Peace, Love and Happy (almost)
All Hallow's Eve!

We Three Pumpkins,.....


Treats For You!!

Happy Halloween Weekend To You All!

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday - all the autumn colors, the wonderful smells and fun Fall Decorations and the air becoming cooler (well, not quite yet here in AZ - but I'm ready for it!!)  And, I'm ready to watch my favorite Halloween movies such as Halloween, Halloween H2O and Hocus Pocus with my hubby and son this weekend!  Popcorn and blankets and candles,.......what fun!!

Halloween always  puts me in the "Fall" mood and I love giving out candy, but since I can't do that here on my blog, I'm going to give away some great savings at my MiShel Designs Etsy Store this weekend!!

Woo Hoo!!

All of my beloved blog followers (yes, you!!), will receive a 10% discount off your total order (not including tax or shipping) from today, October 29th through Monday, November 1st! And, if you have friends you want to pass on these savings to, just have them start following my MiShel Designs blog and then they can get this same fantastic offer!

Here's how you can get your savings and treat yourself to some great goodies this weekend:

All you have to do is convo me when you order on my Etsy site with the code "Halloween" and I will then go back and refund your discount amount in Pay Pal - it's that easy!! And, it's better than candy cause it won't rot your teeth or make you have to work out any harder next week. 

So, click here to treat yourself to some great ear, arm or neck candy this weekend - guilt free!

So,  Happy Shopping Y'all! 

Until Next Time,