For our first Sunday Selfies Blog Hop of October, how about a bit of spookiness?
Has anyone heard of the term spoopy? Apparently that means something is spooky and cute at the same time. So, would these selfies be spooky or spoopy?
Happy Sunday, friends!
Flashback Doodle of the Day
Now, I know I said that today I'd be sharing our poem for the past week's installment of Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. In all of the Halloween doodles I worked on yesterday, though, I somehow forgot about finishing the one that illustrates said poem. I considered just sharing the poem since I said I'd be sharing it today, but if I share it tomorrow then I can share it with its proper illustration. So, tomorrow will be the final day of catching up on our weekly poems. Then we'll be back on track with sharing them on their assigned Thursdays. Slowly but surely I'll get my life together.
The above said, the poem and its illustration that we'll be sharing tomorrow will involve yet more creepy and kooky cupcakes. Apparently that has become one of my favorite things to doodle. So, anyway, in honor of that here's a flashback doodle from 2019, with none other than a kooky cupcake.
Tip of the Day
Our past two Halloween tips were reminders of the potential hazards of Halloween decorations. As we mentioned, wreaths, garland, and festive trinkets can pose dangers, as can candles in or out of jack-o'-lanterns. And, of course, don't forget cords for strands of lights or other decor. Today, relating to potential Halloween home decor dangers, we're going to mention some ways that you can indeed put out decorations, but in a safe manner.
First, of course, keep any and all potentially hazardous items high off of the ground, or out of the reach of your furbaby in any other way necessary. This might mean putting decorations on shelves that are high off of the ground, or in display cases that have doors. When it comes to cords, it is best to find a way to safely tuck them away or tape them down. There are even pet-safe and child-safe cord covers, under which cords can be tucked away from curious paws and mouths. And what about candles? Aside from refraining from burning them, or keeping them out of reach or in a room your furbaby does not have access to, you can try battery-operated or other similar artificial candles. You can use these types of safer options in festive candle holders, or even to light your jack-o'-lanterns. Of course, though, do keep in mind that batteries and plastic parts and pieces can also pose their own risks to furbabies. So, while fake candles might not burn your furbaby, it is still wise to keep an eye on your furbaby around such items, especially if your kitty or pup is a chewer.