Friday, October 16, 2009

Alice and Dead Bob


The evening started so innocently with an invitation received in the mail.


Intriguing! Thought Alice.

 Picnik collage

Dead Bob!

Why, Alice hadn’t thought of Dead Bob since . . .

6 Well, since the funeral!

100_2028 Alice closed her eyes for a minute and breathed out a heavy sigh.  Upon opening her eyes, she realized that she had not been in her own house at all …

This was Dead Bob’s home.    

100_1934 Alice couldn’t help but wonder when was the last time he cleaned.

100_1919She felt as if all eyes were upon her.

100_1941 So many strange little bottles and jars

100_1930with strange disturbing names.

And no labels to check for calorie and fat content.  Alice likes to watch her figure.

No literally, she watches herself in the mirror.

Although, the Eye Candy did look appealing.


Oh, Dragon Breath!

That’s definitely Bob’s. 

100_1908How does that raven not catch fire from the candle, Alice marveled?

100_1920OOOooooo, are those Carmel apples? 

100_2045Oddly, Alice was beginning to feel at ease here.  The glow of the candles was hypnotizing.  Alice could just imagine how radiant her skin must look.

100_2048And Alice was getting hungry…she decided to try a mouse.

Picnik collage  Just a little over cooked… 



Did I scare you?

100_1956 Little bit Bob, Alice said.


Oh Alice, you haven’t changed a bit.

 100_1990I know! said Alice.

Remember, Alice adores herself.

Neither have you, she whispered under her breath. 

Really, not one bit since the funeral.

Not even your tux.


 Faster than lightening, Bob was sitting at her side…

Awkward, Alice said, as Dead Bob put his hand on her knee.

100_1974 And before she knew it, Alice had smacked Bob to the ground!

100_2004Alice lets Dead Bob lay there a bit while she plays with the bats.

Her hair turned out far to perfect to let Bob ruin her evening.

100_1989 Having greatly enjoyed the knock down, Dead Bob offers Alice a drink.

100_1980 But what Alice does not see . . .

100_1922 would change her future.

100_1982Just one sip, and Alice is feeling not quite herself.

She’s feeling fuzzier in the brain than normal,

She’s thinking a little blonder than usual.

100_2009  Alice turns around and Dead Bob has a present for her.

Alice loves gifts.

Her head is spinning from the drink.

100_2014My oh My, diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. 


Suddenly Bob doesn’t look so Dead. 

100_2024He’s definitely looking wealthy.

100_2021  Alice notices that Bob has a very nice smile and a good laugh…

If they just introduce his front teeth to each other.


Oh yes, Dead Bob was great fun and a pretty good dancer!

Watch the hands, Bob…

There’s talk of a wedding.

A black Wedding.

100_2064 Alice awakens in terror to the sound of her own heart beating

louder and harder than ever before,

With a candy bowl full of empty wrappers upon her lap.


No more candy binges for me, thought Alice.

Worst nightmare I’ve EVER had!

Alice lets out a sigh of relief,

grateful it was only a dream. 

100_2060  Until she sees the ring on her hand…

The End.


Please visit our Fanciful Host, Vanessa of

A Fanciful Twist

For the full list of partiers.


We’re having a little give away.

Leave a comment and we will add your name to Alice’s candy bowl…

she won’t be using it for candy any time soon.

100_2093You could win this wee little pumpkin man

made by me!


Anonymous said...

So lovely!
Amazing photos, and a wonderful tale!
Heehee I'm so glad to have seen this so early!
Can't wait for more Halloween partying!
Check out my post. It scheduled to be up at Midnight AZ time ;)

Just A Girl said...

OH DEBORAH!! You and Alice have out done your selves!!!! ANd Bob's Cantina is so dark and dreamy, steamy, creepy!!!! Poor Alice waking up from such a dream, but what a spooktacular piece of bling!!!!!

see you in the morning. I'll stop by again then ;-).

much love,

Ces Adorio said...


Man oh man! I feel like bumbling idiot. I am so exciteds of what to say, which favorite lines are my best, I mean which best lines are my favorites, oh wait, it does not makes sense at all, I can't's speak English and worse, can't writes in English, I am so excited like I ate all the candy and chocolates!

I mean which lines are my favorites. Like the "Blonder than usual"
and "Dead Bob does not look dead but rich"

and all the trappings and the props


very riveting!

And OMG!

Alice is so beautiful. You know someone is truly beautiful when without the make up, she is beautiful and absolutely gorgeous.

What a great sport she is for posing for her Mom. Give alice a hug for me. She is a champ and give dead Bob a toothy kiss from me!

I love this. I am coming back!

Ces Adorio said...

I need to look for candy. I want some chocolate and coffee now. It is almost 2 AM and you have me looking for chocolates and candy I mean cofeeeeeeee! I think I will stay ups all night! I am so excited. I am tingling! I have duckbumps, no wait they are called goosebumps!

Ces Adorio said...

I love you1

Ces Adorio said...

I mean I love this.

Anonymous said...

Oh Sweet Alice, YES SUGAR is the poison of all poisons ! Ask your dear mother to remove the ring from Dead Bob and remember: only beautiful mothers make beautiful young women like you are.
What a terrific but horrible story !
Take care now.

Ces Adorio said...

What is even more fun is thinking how you and Alice and Dead Bob do this together. I think it says a lot about you dear Deborah to snag your daughter who so willingly plays her role with much aplomb and gusto. Good morning! You have me chuckling again!

Rhonda Roo said...

EXCELLENT! I woke up and the 1st thing I thought was oh! Alice & Dead Bob! i am here without my first cup of coffee
(unheard of) and I must say you absolutely did not dissapoint!
Extremely clever you are, and lovely Alice is, and dead and dashing Bob is!
Funny and wicked and pretty and creepy all the same time! Hoorah for this party!

Lost Aussie said...

What a fun post. Love the pictures and the story! xoxo

Manon said...

Wow!!! This was fantastic ...... all of it!!! Terrific, terrific tale!! I love that Bob was suddenly looking!!
Alice is gorgeous and she looks just like her mom!!!
Great way to start my morning!!! Loved it!

LDWatkins said...

What a hoot!! Absolutely hilarious! And Alice is beautiful. Delightful!!!!

Linda said...

Great Tale, lets hope it was just a niightmare. Linda
Please drop by at

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

This is without a doubt the funniest thing I have seen---especially the part "She's feeling a little blonder than usual...." LOL!!!
Yep! Me too!!!
Wonderful! Muh-hahahahahaha!!!!!! >:)


MJ Ornaments said...

Deborah this was such a fun party! I love what Alice is wearing and she's gorgeous, and Bob is looking dead as ever. Loved it! Take care, Martha

Ces Adorio said...

Hahahahaha! I still get the same excitement and fun every time I come back here. I sound like a crazy woman laughing by myself!

You have the greatest sense of humor!

Princess Crystal said...

Oh how great! Very nice. So so cute :)
Happy Halloween and thank you for having me over. I hope Alice will come have tea with me in my wonderland...

Just A Girl said...

I hope you are having a fabulous time my sisterfriend!!! I had to come back again to look at all the dreamy pics. I'm hoping Alice isn't still woozy from all the candy ;-O!

xoxo Cori

Maggi said...


Sneaky Dead Bob, tricking Alice like that! Looks like one of my dreams after too much candy too! lol Thank you for a hauntingly good party!

I'm visiting from Beyond to celebrate the spookiest Halloween blog party ever! I hope you are having a fang-tastic time today! You are cordially invited to share in the celebration at my party HERE. I do hope you'll stop by!

Have a spook-tacular day!

ginger@bearbits said...

Now that was the cutest story. I enjoyed it so much. Great name too! I'll be going about my day and Alice and Dead Bob will make me giggle. Thanks for the invite. A great stop on the Halloween Magical Mystery Tour!

SewPaperPaint said...

Absolutely, without a doubt one of my favorite parties of all! I love every detail. And Darling, I'd keep the ring - REGARDLESS! LOLOL! Have fun today!
~Autumn Clark

Renee said...

The most fantastic of all the Halloween parties. I love it and Alice is as beautiful as ever.

I have to tell you there were so many parts where I was laughing my head off.

I loved it Deborah.

Love Renee xoxo

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Frightfully good story! I enjoyed reading the adventures of Alice and Dead Bob. Thank you for inviting me. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

laterg8r said...

such a super cool post - very great adventure, alice rocked it (any girl would swoon over a diamond that size) :D

Suzy said...

Fantastico! And what a boo-ti-ful model!!! Amazing photography! Yummy treats- and lots of laughs - Thank you!

Sandra Van Winkle said...

Lovely ring! Lovely model and party! Thanks for stopping by my soiree earlier! Hope everyone has lots of fun this weekend!

Hauntingly Yours...

Jorgelina said...

Alice is so beautiful.
Amazing photos, a wonderful tale!

Happy Halloween!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)

Julie said...

What a fabulous post!! I Love, love your story and all of the beautiful pics!!! And, what a great give away too! Thank you for your kind visit! : )

Celestial Charms said...

A very amusing party, to say the least! That Alice is a good sport. Kuddos to her. Lovely party and fabulous photos. Have a Happy Halloween.

bluemuf said...

Great tale, and wonderful pictures. Alice did a super job with Dead Bob.

Happy Halloween

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

heeeeheheheheheeeeeeee! Wonderful story and very interesting from a gender point of view as well.
I want Alice's cloooothes!!!!!!!!!

.oOo.☆♥ Maria-Thérèse parties at ♥☆.oOo.

Rainey J. Dillon said...

Greetings Deary! from ancient Ireland where the Banshees comb their long grey hair in the hope they'll be invited to a Hallowe'en Party like THIS!
You've conjured an enticingGreetings Deary! from ancient Ireland where the Banshees comb their long grey hair in the hope they'll be invited to a Hallowe'en Party like THIS!
You've conjured an enticing Party Post to beguile and keep us stay awhile!

Won't you drop by & enjoy some Tea & Cake & a little Witchy Warlock Movie...put up your stripy legs & leave the broomto de-smoke for a while!

WUGS (Witchy Hugs) & a wish...'May Magic Forever Soar Within Your Little Heart''

Must Fly Deary!

Rainey Party Post to beguile and keep us stay awhile!

Won't you drop by & enjoy some Tea & Cake & a little Witchy Warlock Movie...put up your stripy legs & leave the broomto de-smoke for a while!

WUGS (Witchy Hugs) & a wish...'May Magic Forever Soar Within Your Little Heart''

Must Fly Deary!


Sarah said...

Hi Deborah,
Your story of Dead Bob and Alice is brilliant! Alice's vanity, Bob's sneaky ways-the stuff of true spooky romance!
Sarah :)

Gaia said...

Dead Bob turned out to be quite a catch! Never let a good hair day go to waste i say. Great party! Thanks for flying by!

Cyn said...

Oh my!! That dead BOB sure has bling bling! Great Blog!

Sueann said...

Such a bootiful party you are having. I love vain Alice!! She is so cool!! And her new ring is definitely a choker!! LOL Thanks for visiting my party as well.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Now this is the most original and hilarious post! Blessings.

Kristal said...

Alice's Adventures seem to get more bizarre each time I visit, and that's just alright with me! I love Alice and Dead Bob!!

Sara said...

Wonderful, wonderful fun! I can't wait for the black wedding! :)

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

What a fabulous story!!

Thank you for having me. Happy Halloween!
=) melanie

Unknown said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. I loved your wonderful post!! I have to ask, what did you use for ear of troll? Oh, and I love your caramel apple sticks. :o)

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful post, cleverly prepared and executed!! wonderful pictures and narration. thanks for the invite.
have a happy haunting halloween!

Lisa @ Perfectly Peculiar said...

wow, this is just wonderful! ... alice is awesome ... and dead bob, whatta guy!

Vicki O'Dell said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog party and I am so delighted to visit yours. Alice and Dead Bob were so much fun to read about and it looked like Alice had fun with her part. What a cutie!

Fotf said...

This must have taken ages to prepare, well done. Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Halloween. Would love to win your pumpkin man too :)

Ana Balbinot said...

Wow! What a fantastic tale! Thanks for your visit and comment! Have a wonderfull halloween night!

Elena_Valeriote said...

Oh my goodness! What a production! The picture are great... Alice is so pretty. Dead Bob does not deserve her... However, with a ring like that, I understand ;) Thanks for the story! And I am in LOVE with your little pumpkin giveaway guy! SO CUTE!

KM Studios said...

Thank You for such an awesome story!!
I need to watch my sweets..i would want to run into Dead bob
have ag reat Halloween

Cottage Way of Life said...

Oh that Dead Bob, he's certainly one to watch out for, what a conniver!

Unknown said...

Oy my goodness, how amazing! Your photography, the scenery, everything! Takes gulp of spiced magical cider, going back to read your story again!

AwtemNymf said...

What a spooktakular Skelly Dead Bob is! Look at that bling too! Does he have a brother? *lol*
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and this post! One of the best of Vanessa's Party bunch!
S.W.E.E.T. pumpkin man you made! I love pumpkins!
Be Enchanted!

Domestic Bliss & FOUND said...

So cute! Loved this fun post! You outdid yourself! Very cute story and wonderful pictures!
Too fun!

VS said...

Wonderful...Happy Blogoweenie!!! :)

Room to Inspire said...

LOVE it! Great party. One of the best for sure. I had a wonderful time.


Sarah Sullivan said...

Wickedly wonderful!!! She is a delight as well as lovely - watch that wicked little grin..giggle!! Wonderful fun party - thank you for offering it up!! Happy Halloween, Sarah

yyam said...

Wonderful pictures to go with a great tale! I had fun reading it! Happy Halloween to you!

Christine Edwards said...

I loved the story of Alice and Bob! I knew he'd be all hands by looking at him. Thanks for sharing that marvelous post during the festivities. Happy Haunting.

Jessi Nagy said...

hey sweets,
this was fabulous!!!
stunning alice!! and i love the ring.

Raissa Spatola said...

What a wonderfully creative fairy tale! Love it! Love the pictures and dead bob too! Thanks for sharing and inviting me to the party! Thanks for stopping by my place for awhile!
Have a spooktacular Halloween!

Betty said...

Oh my goodness! That was absolutely fun! Bob didn't scare me even one tiny but ;o)

Just A Girl said...

Darling Deb, I am here yet again ;-). I forgot to tell you how meeces crawling in and out of pumpkins sings to my heart. So so so CUUUUUUUTTTTTTEEEEEEEEE! I simply love them yes I do!!!

hugs to you!

xoxo Cori

Unknown said...

Lovely party! I could just "die" for that ring! Thanks for visiting my party!:)

Julie Ranae said...

What an absolutely FUN party post....poor Alice...but she is SO lovely!

Thanks for stopping by The Open Window!

Yarni Gras! said...

that story was great.....I love the dance scene!
please enter me in your give away.

Janine said...

Hello Deborah,
So this is you, the Deborah Ces made the award for.
How nice to meet you.
Thanks for your visite and that cool and spooky post.
Oh yes, these are the things that happen when you eat to much candy (he he he).
I will keep that in mind.
Have a great party

Bloomin'Chick Jo said...

Thank you for stopping by my humble haunted abode! I've Delighted in my visit here! Your photo's are outstanding! (As is your story). Thank you so much for inviting me! Happy Halloween & Fete!

PS, I saw the photo's of a Service Member in your right hand column. Please thank him for his service for both myself and my husband (a Marine). We have 2 nephew-in-law's currently serving.

Kjohnson said...

Seriously wet my pants laughing. And Alice does have amazing hair if I may say so myself.

Snap said...

I'll be visiting Dead Bob at the Renaissance Festival! ;D This was definitely a Halloween Extravaganza! Well done!

Georgina said...

OMG, thank you for coming to my little party...your party is wonderful!!! Thank you for coming and I'm honoured that your are the inspiration for this great award!! Thank you, thank you.


jewelstreet said...

**claps hands in glee**

Love it, love it, love it. Just marvelous and the pics were so very professional and spooky. And wee little pumpkin man is cute as a button.

Jackie said...

omg, I love your blog post! You have such a cool blog! And thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog! hApPY HaUNtInG!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What a wonderful party! Your daughter as Alice is a treat again! What fun!
And thank you for visiting my party too!

Wishing you a magical blog party night!


Anonymous said...

Wicked great story and photos! I need a 'bob' in my life!
Happy Halloween!

Mrs. Mootz said...

So much fun! I love all your pictures and your story! It made me giggle :)

Thanks for stopping by my party :)

mermaiden said...

Charmed to death by your story! What great photos :D
Thanks for the invitation and for stopping by my party earlier; glad you like my witch hats!

Debb said...

Looks like youre having fun at the party I know I'm . Love the story and thanks for stopping by my blog .Love the wee pumpkin man please sign me up would love to win him Thanks fo a great time . Now have to go join to follow you.

Abi said...

Tee hee what fun and thought! First class party post! :O)

SpiritMama said...

This is a fantastically fabulous post, what fun!

Anonymous said...

That was A.MAZ.ING!

Alexandra MacVean said...

YOU....are inCREDIBLY creative! I totally love your story...and the party! Rock on! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, look at that rock! Your pumpkin is 2 cute and thanks for making me giggle;)

Tara said...

This has got to be one of my favorites! I can see all the thought and work you put into it and it's amazing. Congratulations on a job well done! Bob is very creepy though, I'd have knocked him flat too! Happy Halloween!

Lynn Stevens said...

OMG, Your Halloween tale is the best I,ve heard, poor dead Bob will never have Alice or will he? Great job! Thanks for stopping by my party as well.

Anonymous said...

Dead Bob is great and Alice is very clever. Thanks for stopping by this afternoon. I really enjoyed your post.

Ces Adorio said...

Deborah this is ingenious!

"And no labels to check for calorie and fat content. Alice likes to watch her figure.

No literally, she watches herself in the mirror."

HAHAHAHA! from beginning to end, so original, so clever, so brainiac, mental ninja fun! Absolutely genius!

Melissa said...

What a great post, so much fun. I love the photos...and the ring. The wee pumpkin man is adorable too. I'm really glad you stopped by my blog so that I would follow you to yours. Have a great weekend!

Karin van Dam said...

What a great tale. The photos are wonderful and Alice, well, I can't blame her for being a little vain. She is pretty after all :-) Thanks for inviting me. Happy halloween!

Unknown said...

Hi, Thanks for coming to my party, Great Halloween party post! Wonderful story and pics!Happy Halloween to you!

Erica said...

Oh that was amazing! I've been having a great time at all these parties but I think that Bob and Alice have one of the best I've been to, although I think daughters should definitely be locked up when Bob is in town

Christopher A. Klingler said...

Hi Deborah!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

Pixie said...

Oh, terribly spooky! That Alice is such a character. Thanks for inviting me over to your party and for stopping by the pixie pages. This has been so much fun.

Piper said...

What a fabulous post! Amazing really! Thanks for sharing this, and for your visit earlier. Happy Halloween!

mendytexas said...

I had SO much fun at your party today! The story about Alice and Bob was superb!! LOVE that Alice...what a cutie! Thank you for inviting me over, and for coming to my party too. Happy Halloween! :)mendy

lisanelsonart said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! Alice and Dead Bob is an enchanting story!! I'm so glad I visited your lovely blog - thank you for being such a gracious host! Happy All Hallow's my friend. Hugs, Lisa

* elizabeth * said...

Wonerful story! Great photos! And what a rock! Can't wait to hear next year's...
Happy Hallowee'en!

Amisha said...

Fantastic story and really nice photographs!

Unknown said...

There just aren't any words!! Super cool! Beautiful, spooky all rolled together!!!

Thanks for stopping by mine, I think I missed the idea of "party" but there's always next year.

40sfemme said...

Oooh! I love it! Very spooky! That Dead Bob is really a bit cheeky...
Thanks for popping by my blog, by the way!


LuLu Kellogg said...

Deborah, I am so glad you popped by for a visit! I loved your Halloween posting. The young girl must be your daughter. She is SO beautiful and she looks just like you!

Please enter my name in your drawing :)


Ces Adorio said...

Do you have sugar-hangover? I have the perfect tonic for you on my blog.

yoborobo said...

Deborah - that was hysterical! Love little Alice and her vain ways. LOL!!! So cute - lovely pics, too. Great job! xox Pam

That Crazy Ajumma said...

A little late here,sorry.
Love love loved the Alice and dead bob story!
SOOO much fun!
Happy Haunting!

Jennifer MacNeill said...

What an amazing party!
Happy Halloween!

Jamie Lott said...

Oh that was an absolute riot!! Thanks for the invitation. Alice is a stunner! I think she gets it from her mom! ;)

Happy Haunting,


Valerie said...

What a hilarious laugh out loud picture story.

Alice looks beautiful in her costume.

Great party post!

Malisa said...

This was the MOST fun party! I loved your titled, Alice and Dead Bob. Definitely caught my attention! Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl and her boo-tiful sweetheart! :) Thanks for visiting my party and yes all those vintage photos are in my collection! Come back and visit me sometime!


Eileen said...

Wow! What a spectacular post! So spooky and magical. Thanks for visiting and I hope you and Alice and Dead Bob have a great Halloween. :)

Eileen said...

Oh, and I forgot to add that I just adore your blog header - the name, the artwork, it's all lovely.

Molly Anne said...

Haha! That was fabulous!
I LOVED that crow in the pumpkin. I enjoyed myself ever so much, thanks for having me by and thanks for visiting my own party! said...

HAHAHHAhaahaha heheheheheheeeeeeeeeeee!!

OH ME oh my! Where do I start????

I laughed I giggled, I howled out loud!!

Oh you fabulous gals! Alice is hilarious and actress for certain!!! And gorgeous, but youalready knew that ;)

Oh Dead BOB!! Oh ALICE! OH NO!! ;) ;)

I can't say enough, you went right over the top of perfection and wonderment. Oh and that pumpkin!!!

Fabulous in every way!!

xoxox, Love, V

Bwuahahahaaaaaaaa ~ thank you for being a delightful part of the festivities!!

John H said...

Fantastic - What a wonderful party post
You spent a lot of time and effot on that
well done

Ps Happy Halloween from Leo

Shell said...

I loved your party with Alice and Dead Bob. It was wickedly funny.

Chickenbells said...

Oh my. That Alice needs to be more careful! I tell you, each time I visit, she is getting into some scrape or another...although, I have to say, the ring is very pretty! Happy Halloween...

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Fabulous! This was so fun. I love that your daughter is so helpful in your mischief!

noodle and lou said...

oooh i giggled and giggled!! this was extra fabulous...loved every moment of it. love when alice kicked that fresh dead bob to the floor:) so happy you stopped by my party and thank you for the lovely hospitality here! happy halloweEn! xox...jenn

p.s. darling pumpkin...thanks for the chance to win!

Marie S said...

Oh Deborah, what a great party. I am so sorry I missed yeaterday, I was out of town. I came by today and was so pleased that it looked you were still partying.
Thank you for stopping by!
Great post!!

Unknown said...

Such a scary dream you had. I really love the photography and your wonderful story. Thanks for stopping by my party.

Happy Halloween!!

Laume said...

I loved your dream? Dead Bob and Narcissistic Alice make a great couple. Hehehe.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Deborah! I really enjoyed your party post! I giggled so much and had such a terrific time. Your photos and story were amazing! Alice and Dead Bob and especially you get a great applause from me!

Thanks for visiting my party!

Lisa :)

Birgit said...

Oh, wow -- that's what I call a perfect Halloween party post! Great tale and even better photos -- just perfect. :)

Thanks also for the chance to win such a treasure. :)

-- Birgit

Unknown said...

I loved your post about dinner with Dead Bob! You had me laughing through the whole thing.
What a great and imaginative mind you have!
Pattee : )

Annabelle said...

Only a Dream you say?
I take the old fart if he’s wealthy and safe!!!
After all nobody’s PURRFECT!

Adored your set and lovely actress!

Happy Hauntings and a Happy Halloween Too!
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

Ces Adorio said...

Deborah, I may say the same thing about you enriching my life! I am defintely richer and happier with you in my life!

Karen Valentine said...

Oh Deborah what a fabulous Halloween party post!!! I know that had to have been so much work! It was just enchanting!!!! One of my favorites.

Have a wonderful week!

My Desert Cottage

Arija said...

Well, what an introduction to your blog!

It took longer to scroll down your comments than to row to China....not that I particularly want to row to China...

How lovely to be in the sisterhood, Ces really is a marvel.

My door is always open to friends and passers by who need a bit of company.

Manon said...

Deborah.... don't know how Ces and I started with the crying convo.... it may have had to do with the tear in the!

Hope your day is great in the warm desert! I'm thinking of coming out soon..... yay!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

OMG...what a wonderful play for all of us! The costumes, the props the storyline! Fabulous!

Happy Haunting,

kj said...


while i was managing the madhouse on my end of things?

while i'm just stopping by to tell you i'll be back to linger?

while i'm marveling at you and alice in this FANTASMIC collaboration.


xoxo deb

Unknown said...

Hi Deborah!!! this was so much fun!!! what a clever post and the party sounded are so creative and fun!!! I will have to participate next year!!!


Carolyn said...

What a fantastic story !! You`re very creative and lovely photos and all the " props " !! Your daughter is very beautiful !!
A cute little pumpkin man indeed ! I hope you both enjoyed the party ;o)

Chris said...

What a great story, and I love the set up and the pictures. Happy Hauntings!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Clap,Clap, Clap!
That was Wonderful!
Dead Bob and Alice make quite a pair, but personally if you ask me I think she could do better! :)
Happy Halloween to ya!
Sandra Evertson

luckygirlgifts said...

very funny party.
Thanks for inviting me and for stopping by my little get together.
Enjoy the rest of your week
Cari B.

Laura Bray said...

I'm loving your blog! Guess who won one of my poison apples? You better hop over to my blog today!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

A joy to behold. Thanks for sharing.

Boozy Tooth said...

Oh Deborah my dear...

You have outdone yourself. Alice and Dead Bob were great fun {although she is a bit abusive... I mean, that's no way to treat a poor cadaver}.

Do please accept my humble apologies for joining your party so late. You see... I was traveling home from New York on Saturday and had no computer access. Now I'm playing catch-up and visiting all of Vanessa's wonderful parties.

Thank you so much for flying over to Casa Hice on your broom and leaving your little petite witchy footprints on my welcome mat. Do come again, as the door is always open.

And now, I must away and subscribe to your enchanting blog with haste!

Happy Halloween!

Chrisy said...

It's so very beautiful in here! One of the nicest parties I've dropped into this year!

Jennifer said...

Love your Haloween tale! And the, so delightful! Still out partying this Wednesday morning! Thank you for visiting mine over the weekend!

Happy Halloween!
Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee

Ces Adorio said...

Are those eyeballs edible. Are they filled with smooth chocolates?

Manon said...

Deborah..... you left your comment on my previous post and I'm so glad I saw it!! You are so kind to leave me such a lovely compliment...... put a huge smile on my face!! I hope to see you in the desert soon!!
Omg.... look at all these comments!!! This post was fabulous girlfriend!!


Ces Adorio said...

I love what you say to me because they are heartfelt and honest words. I perk up everytime I see your lovely face on my blog. like that my friends are loving and tender and they are all big F-POTted mental ninjas and they are talented and gifted, kind, loving, supportive women and I am so glad you are getting to know one another.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...


...and I'm not even scared one teeny bit!

Take a bow Allison!

Javajune said...

Oh Deb, The pictures were amazing! What a great display and Alice is soooo beautiful! Bob was a hoot.
Sorry I've been away my daughter has been very ill in the hospital and I've been caring for the babies. She's home and quite a bit bit better now.
Loved the party!

Heather said...

This was absolutely fantastic!!!

Have you ever seen the Dead Bob that travels at Ren Fests? Very amusing.

Thanks for stopping by my party as well :)

Sherry said...

Deborah, you are a scream!!! You have a wickedly wild sense of humour which I love!! These photographs are amazing and your daughter did a fabulous job as Alice (brava, brava!!!). I love the carved pumpkin (it's awesome) and the "disarono" potion is delightful!! Very clever, very well done and the story is fantastic!!!!

Thanks for sharing this -- I'm glad I made it to the party -- late (but then, wasn't Alice just a little late -- oh no, that was her little furry friend!!!).

Lost Aussie said...

Just getting to catch up on my blog ready, with half an eye open...this post is awesome, cleverly crafted and so well done!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Deborah~I've just strolled into your blog for my first visit...I've taken a peek at your past posts. What a charming spot you have. Your photos are filled with such wonderful detail.
I so enjoyed your enchanting Halloween dream. I'm happy to see Miss Alice was left with the ring, cause every girl loves a little bling!

I've bookmarked you in my favs.
I look forward to coming by your blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,

kj said...

hello deborah, i've come finally with time to do this creative and imaginative post justice. you and alice are remarkable here. alice is a natural. this is award winning!!

there are plenty of other holidays and events you know. more please i hope,,