Saturday, October 25, 2014

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #45

"If I play just the right combination of Scots Wha Hae on this old bagpipe, I'll get this Stargate up and running! 1930s River Heights, here I come! Who needs Scottish sheep thieves and that pesky Loch Ness Monster anyway?!"

(Geoff Lapin, thanks, this was too funny not to bring over to the blog...)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #44

Geez, if I only knew what volume number these Nancy Drew books are, it would make them less mysterious and tweedy!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Countdown to Nancy Drew Halloween Party #1 - Skeleton Wreaths

This year's Nancy Drew Halloween party is based on the book The Invisible Intruder. It's book #46 in the classic series and finds Nancy and her chums on a ghost hunting adventure. They end up at a creepy mansion of a skull and shell collector at the end of the adventure and so that creepy mansion serves as the basis for the decorating and party. So, I decided to play up the skeleton theme but keep it classy and have a skeleton frolic of sorts in the outdoor and indoor decorating. 

I started out this weekend by making 4 simple wreaths to hang under our outdoor light fixtures and then created a larger wreath with a bag of "bones", some crepe fringe, wired ribbon and a crow perched on the skull. Creeeeeepy!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #43

Why yes, it's very apropos that someone wrote "Poe" next to the Nancy Drew Cookbook - after all, you will find mysteriously creepy and sinister recipes in there like "Tolling Bell Tuna Rolls" and "Black Key Mystery Patties" - frankly, those mystery patties should remain unsolved!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #42

The Mystery of the Spider Sapphire, you ask? Why, if you stare at the creepy spider long enough, Santa will appear and grant you 3 wishes.....or bring you a sack of misfit toys!

Friday, October 03, 2014

Nancy Drew Board Game Venture - Kickstarter

Want to play a Nancy Drew Trivia Game? Help out Quincy, who is trying to get funding to create The Nancy Drew Board Game. She's funding the game through Kickstarter - and the funding period ends on October 26, 2014. Please support this venture :)

Here's a video explaining how the game works:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #41

The Secret of the Sleuth Who Needs Dental Work & Other Book Graffiti Tales -- someone's big brother must have resented having to read this story over and over again to his little sister!