Halloweekend Update

The last few weeks have been very carefully scheduled and therefore I’ve had minimal spare time.

All this was to get ready for the party tomorrow and for Halloween Tuesday.

Unfortunately, this morning, tomorrow’s party was cancelled.

I’m heartbroken.

We have a tropical system moving into our area tomorrow. Seriously. It’s raining all day and night tomorrow and then it’s clear for the whole week… It’s been clear and chilly all this week– all the weather has been so nice, except for tomorrow.

Why, Mother Nature, fucking why.

So, with 20+ guests and the majority of the activities taking place outside, I had to pull the plug and cancel on what would otherwise be a muddy, messy, debacle.

I now have some free time and an overflow of party supplies, and am out about $200. What’s the worst is that I won’t get to have the intended fun times I had been looking forward to all month.

Cue the tears.

I will say that it’s not all bad. I have a ticket to Halloween Horror Nights next weekend and am on Halloween Sabbatical for the week as I put in my vacation time at work. It’ll be a nice little break even though this first day was pretty crappy.

Now! I’m happy to report that I had two winners from my last contest! Congratulations to Β FlyTrapMan and PoetRummager!! I have yet to send their prizes (I know… I’m an asshole) but, with this delay comes extra spooks in their surprises!

With that said, I want to announce the start to a series of giveaways:

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Who says Halloween has to end?! Let’s extend it as long as possible! I have horror movies to giveaway, books, and maybe a few treats. Stay tuned for upcoming posts for giveaways!

All my mail will hopefully be caught up on this week.

I really put the snail in snail mail.

Until next time!

-Sarah

 

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Get Excited: 100 Days to Halloween Giveaway!

It’s that day again!

One of many best moments of the year where we cross the threshold from a 3-digit countdown to a 2-digit countdown!

Get excited.

So, to mark the occasion, I’m spending the day watching a few Halloween favorites. Right now, I’m 40 minutes into Halloweentown and I’m already panicking over my lack of definitive plans for Halloween.

I’m very much considering seeing a psychic to give me the scoop as I’m terrible at decisions and this is the most important day of the year we’re talking about.

As we begin the official countdown, let’s discuss your favorite Halloween activities!

What are you most looking forward to as we get closer to the haunting holiday? What’s your favorite candy? What’re you dressing up as?? So many questions so little time!Β 

Share your answers in the comments below! I’ll randomly select one person to receive a Halloween themed mystery prize. Could be treats… could be tricks… πŸ™‚ Β Sadly this is this is open to U.S. residents only– I’m so sorry! But don’tΒ letΒ that deter you from sharing your excitement with us. πŸ™‚

Until next time!

-Sarah

 

 

Halloween Haunting 101: The Devil’s in the Details

I have been so busy this past week! I finally finished decorating our back porch for the party on the 30th! Huzzah! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰
VIDEO: The Final Product!

I worked on it through the weekend but stopped everything when I dropped my iPad face first on the tile out there, completely shattering it. πŸ˜” I had to rush it over to Ubreakifix to have them replace the screen.

It was one of many bad luck things that have been happening lately. 😦

Fortunately! I feel better, iPad is safe here in my arms, and I’ve finished all the major tasks of this haunting season! πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰πŸ’œ

Today I went ahead and made up the party favor bags for the party and Halloween! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ it’s honestly my favorite part of all this because it’s usually the last major thing I do, and it’s somewhat leisurely for me. πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

  
I also filled the candy bags for our little trick or treaters who will be arriving soon enough! πŸ˜†πŸŽƒπŸ’œπŸ‘»

I started with a ton of candy…

  
And filled these adorable vintage looking bags my dad bought for $.50 at Goodwill earlier this month! I swiped a few for myselfβ˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒ

  
Eventually, I finished filling 37 of those and another 80 cute ziplock treat bags! πŸŽƒπŸŽ‰πŸ‘» it was a lot but it was fun! πŸ’œπŸ’œ we’re expecting lots of visitors this year as Halloween falls on a Saturday. So much excite for that. πŸŽƒπŸ’œ

My final order of business is buying food and setting up the scavenger hunt. I had discussed doing a really elaborate hunt, but I really don’t know if I’ll have the time to do too much. πŸ˜” I might still make it big but not nearly as elaborate to save myself the stress. 

I will definitely let you all know as those details develop. β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

In other news, I may have some left over party favors and of course, I want to give them away! πŸ˜†

Send me your best Halloween photo! It can be of you in your costume or doing some Sweet Spooks of your own, your decorations, weather, etc. anything that defines Halloween for you. πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ I’ll pick two winners to get one of my surprise party favor bags! Also, I’ll feature everyone’s photos in a special blog post here at Vespertine House! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒ This contest will end on November 2nd, giving you all enough time to pick your best photo as we bid farewell to the greatest month of the year. πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ Email your entry along with a few words about your photo, your name, and blog link to Sarah at rocksmanagement dot com! 

So, tell me how are you enjoying October so far?! Done anything special like pumpkin picking or parties as of late? Tell me your plans. I love hearing from you guys! πŸ’œ

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-Sarah

Sweet Spooks: Misc. Looks & Giveaway Winner!

So, this weekend was crazy fun! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

Did a lot of shopping with my dad and picked up some more Halloween necessities! πŸŽƒ

My knee was super sore after all that though. πŸ˜” it’s much better and nearly normal except for pain on the inner side. Sucks. But! I think it’ll be perfect in another couple weeks. ☺️

The last few nights I’ve been doing random things with SFX makeup. Really just keeping myself busy with nothing in mind. ☺️

Thought I’d share! 

   

  

Now, nothing really notable for either of these, I just got bored and messed around lol. ☺️

I call the first look Tinder Predator and the second Just a Little Work Done. β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜€

Now! In more important news: the winner of the Halloween giveaway! 

  

It was so awesome reading the responses to the contest! You guys are the best! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ I chose the winner which is Amy at CREEPSTER! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸ’œ Congrats, Amy! Please get in touch with me ASAP so I can send you your goodies: Sarah at rocksmanagement dot com!πŸ’œπŸŽƒ

I’ll have a new SFX makeup tonight maybe! The response to the Sweet Spooks series is amazing and I’m so happy you guys are digging this. πŸ’œ Love you!

Tell me, what did you do this weekend? ☺️

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-Sarah 

Ghastly Giveaway: Halloween Edition

So, I promised a little surprise in my next post! ☺️

And here it is! πŸŽ‰

It’s another giveaway! πŸ˜†πŸŽƒπŸŽ‰

This time I’m giving away a small package of scar wax and the most adorable Ghostface pen in all the land! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

  

I figured the wax might help a little with your creepy costume endeavors this haunting season and the pen just screams awesome! πŸ˜†

😏 See what I did there? 

Anyways, this contest will end on October 5th and is only open to U.S. residents (I’m sorry to my far away friends here πŸ˜” it’s to ensure it arrives before the end of the month and shipping outside of the country is ridic 😒) . 

Here’s how it works:

  • You can participate via Instagram or your blog (if you don’t use Instagram)
  • Post a photo of your favorite Halloween related thing- it can be you in costume from a previous year, decor you have or want, a movie, candy, weather, photography- anything! 
  • Caption the photo with “My favorite thing about #Halloween is…” and give me your best answer! Make sure you hashtag with #VESPERTINEHOUSE so I can find your post! 
  • Same rules apply to blog posts, just tag your post with Vespertine House and link back to this post! ☺️
  • ONE ENTRY PER PERSON! I will pick my favorite post and announce the winner on the 5th!
  • BONUS: even if you don’t win, I will repost all entries on my personal Instagram and Facebook! ☺️ be sure to include your blog name or link if you want that shared! 

That’s it! Simple and fun! There’s always a chance I’ll throw more goodies in your package too 😏 who knows! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ So, get to posting, people! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ

What do you guys think of this contest? Seem fun? 

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Giveaway Update: And the Winner is…

Hey guys! 

It was a busy week, once more, but the universe has given me a serious dose of slow-the-fuck-down as I’m currently incapacitated from a knee injury. πŸ˜”πŸ˜’

Long story short? I busted it on a table at a wine place in Orlando and was too drunk to realize how bad it was until the next day. 😒🍷

On the upside, it’s been a day and it seems better! I just really hope it continues to heal and fast… I believe it’s just sprained and fingers crossed that’s all it is! ☺️

Anyways! Onto more interesting things! I’m finally getting around to announcing the winner for our vintage tarot book giveaway! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  

I randomly drew a name from all of my subscriber emails and emailed myself the extra entries from you awesome people, and the winner is…

Rose Perez at Poet Rummager!

So exciting! Congratulations, Rose! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸŽ‰πŸŽƒ

Please email me at Sarah (at) rocksmanagement (dot) com! If I don’t hear from you, I’ll attempt contact through your blog! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

For everyone who has subscribed and entered my first contest, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! And I promise this will not be the last contest! πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

Matter of fact…😏 stay tuned to my next post..

I hope you have a great weekend! Any fun plans? Anything exciting happen this week? Tell me about it! πŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Thriller Thursday: Subscriber Goals on Fleek, Where I’ve Been This Week

I can’t believe it’s actually Thursday!

The week flew for me but not in a really great way per say.

It’s been kind of sour as I’ve been trying to work out my sleeping issues. I’ve been keeping decent hours but I haven’t been feeling all that well. Kind of out of it and blah. Vivid negative dreams have plagued me for the last two weeks now and last night was a dismal one.

Fortunately! It led to an interesting serious of thoughts that have brought me to today’s posts (you’ll see them later).

In other news, I’m so happy to say I reached 100 subscribers!! Which means the giveaway is imminent!

Woo!

Thank you all so much for subscribing, I’m so glad you all like Vespertine House and what I’ve shared so far! Lots more to come and more giveaways in the future!

So! Later this week I will draw a random subscriber as the winner of the giveaway! Since I won’t be doing that today, I will allow extra entries until the day of the drawing (I’ll post the morning of to let you all know when that will be)! You can earn extra entries by commenting on/reblogging the original post and sharing the contest photo on Instagram with the hashtag #VespertineHouse! A few of you have already earned extra entries and there’s no limit really (Just don’t spam nonsensical comments on the original post lol). So if you’re hoping to get a hold of the vintage Tarot book, enter while you still can!

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Thanks again guys, and you’ll be hearing from me more later today!

-Sarah