Monday, March 31, 2014


How did the weekend fly by so fast? Maybe you still need some relaxing time? Why not conjure up a few drinks with the ghouls after work? How about a batch of my signature cocktail, The Black Widow.... here's what you'll need:

2 oz black vodka
.5 oz Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
2 oz blackberry or grape juice
black licorice and sugar for garnish (optional)

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with black licorice and add a plastic black spider to the stem of the martini glass.

A few of these, and Monday will soon be a distant memory. Enjoy. (Remember, this one is strictly for adults only!)

Friday, March 28, 2014


How cool is this????

I love this cape, and I think it would make a lovely cover-up, to wear on my date night with The Count, this weekend!

And want to know the best part??? It's a NO-SEW PROJECT! Honestly, would I lie to you?

Thanks to a super-easy tutorial from Delia of you can do it too! Delia says this is all you'll need:
~fleece fabric – about 1 yard for a small child, 1 1/2-2    yards for an adult
~tailor’s chalk or sidewalk chalk
~1 yard of ribbon
~sharp fabric scissors
~ruler or measuring tape
Remember, there's NO SEWING REQUIRED, to get the step-by-step instructions, click here!
That Delia is a wicked, crafty one!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Now that it's officially Spring.... the Wedding Season will soon be in full swing!!!

If you're planning a wedding, and you're a spooky kinda  bride-to-be, maybe something along these lines just may be what you're looking for....

Check out this gown from Gothic4Weddings.... If you're looking for a Gothic yet romantic wedding dress, they have a number of stunning options for a Gothic themed wedding.
You can buy online from their wide selection of the finest gothic inspired dresses.

There are many styles of each of the categories.... and bridesmaids dresses or flower girl dresses to match too.... for any Gothic and Victorian themed wedding.

They've got lots of great ideas for non-traditional colors (like this dark violet) and some classic white gowns too.

Be sure to check out their site, and get started planning a spook-tacular wedding!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DAY 127

Well, the Queen has returned.... Finally. It was quite a turbulent time around the Manor for the Count and I. We both were in dire need of some RIP.... so we decided on an extended stay in New Orleans. Just what we needed to get back on our feet again.
All is well... no worries. But I feel like there's so much to catch up on. So many things that we saw, and that I wanted to blog about, over the last 126 days!

Here are just a few of my favorite pictures from our holiday.... It's the LaLaurie Mansion. Yup, that's the one. (If you were a faithful follower of American Horror Story.... you know all about it! If not, you may want to check this out!)

I've got so many more fabulous pictures of New Orleans to share in upcoming postings!

And thank you to all my Halloweenies for the get well wishes, I'm glad to be back!