A Witch’s House–Near Milwaukee

There’s a witch’s house on Beach Drive- in a suburb of Milwaukee.  We have friends…who know someone… whose cousin… saw her…

Well, I never saw The Witch, but when my kids were young,  one of their favorite things to do was to take a drive to see her house!

Once in a while, on a hot summer evening, we’d tell the kids to put their pajamas on and hop in the car.  We’d stop at McDonald’s for a milkshake and drive to the Witch’s House.

This unusual property is located on a gorgeous beach on the shores Lake Michigan in a very lovely neighborhood.   (Not a place where you’d expect to find a haunted house.)     A high fence and barbed wire surround the house.

It is protected by some really scary figures…

They say the Witch killed her husband and her children and buried them underneath the stone sculptures…

The truth of Mary Nohl’s life is unusual, but after she died, she did a very good deed for the people of Milwaukee…

To be continued….

Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes

In our last episode of The Inbox Jaunt, I was perusing the aisles of Mara Mi and was unable to decide to which Halloween project I should commit.   I decided to sit down and have a cup of coffee and … Continue reading

Halloween Inspiration from Mara Mi

Whenever I am in need of a little inspiration, I head to Mara Mi–my favorite store in downtown Stillwater.   The bright lights and big windows set the perfect stage for their designers to work their magic with the merchandise…Gorgeous!

Test tubes filled with orange candy, a multi-layered cake worthy of the Bride of Frankenstein, and black and white straws fill the store with Halloween color.

These cards make me want to pull out my Christmas card list and start mailing…

Or perhaps I should make little treat bags and add these labels:

These cards remind me of my twins when they were in third grade:

Trend note: metallic painted pumpkins are IN!

So many ideas…so little time…I think I’ll just sit down and have a cup of coffee and one of their darling little cupcakes…

To be continued….