By Dakota Draper Spooky season is here! What can be better than stocking up on some local and handmade doodads? From creepy art prints to magic potions and spell kits, there is something for everyone. Here are our favorite pics of Halloween goodies from Local Makers. Even cats! Cauldron Critters “Trick or Treaties” Mystery Blind Box Set (Series 2) from … Read More
Making Easy DIY Trick or Treating Bags!
By Giovanna Limoli Halloween is right around the corner! It’s time to start putting together your costumes for some safe Trick or Treating! However, no costume is complete without the perfect Trick or Treating Bag, now is it? You could get a plain old bag, but what’s the fun in that? Here are some easy DIY Trick or Treating bags … Read More
10 Spooktacular Events and Happenings from Trails and Sails 2021
Originally posted on Creative North Shore Trails and Sails isn’t just history and architecture for summer lovers. Because the festival is happening on the North Shore, there’s something for those who love the nightlife, who like to Boo-gie as well. (Forgive our terrible puns). Here are 10 Spooktacular events and happenings to check out as this year’s Trails and Sails. Join … Read More
These Stories Will Get You in the Mood for Halloween
Editor’s Note – We’ve linked Amazon listings for ease of finding and image linking (and it does help self-published authors if you review their books on that platform), but we HIGHLY recommend you supporting your local indie bookstore. Here is a list of Massachusetts Independent Bookstores for easy access. Many of them have online ordering and curbside pickup. There’s nothing better in the … Read More
Spoop Your Ears: 5 Scary Good Podcasts You Need to Listen to This October
There’s nothing more delicious than a good ghost story on a dark, candlelit night. Listening to a spooky podcast or humming along to a wistful October melody can set the right mood for cozy sweaters, sleepy cats, and the occasional haunting. Well-crafted horror and gothic podcasts will leave you wondering if that bump in the night is a up-to-no-good-poltergeist rooting … Read More
#Pumpkinspiration: Up Your Pumpkin Carving Game this Halloween
It’s Octoberween! Which means it’s time to pick out the best pumpkin and stab it repeatedly and then light it on fire. Or, you know, you could carve a jack o’lantern into a pumpkin, squash, turnip, apple, watermelon, or whatever else you have lying around. And although carving two eyes and a mouth is a great idea that anyone can … Read More
Die With your Boots on Halloween Playlist!
Die With Your Boots On was established in 2018 to fill a void in the Salem, MA community. With a large number of locals being members of the heavy metal, gothic, and punk subculture, Salem lacked a business designed to keep them in clothing as black as their hearts. The underground community grew up, had kids, got jobs, and bought … Read More