It’s Friday the 13th and with Halloween on the horizon,
I’m giving away two books filled
with Spooktacular inspiration to
Eat, Drink, & Be Scary!
From Matthew Mead’s Halloween Spooktacular:
“Frightfully simple ideas for creepy decorations, terrifying sweets and unique costumes will thrill trick-or-treaters of all ages. Holiday style pro Matthew Mead offers endlessly inventive haunted home makeovers, quick-and-easy ways to reinvent store-bought cookies and candy, awesome themed parties, and more to make, eat, and enjoy in the weeks before, and throughout all hallows’ eve.”
There’s even a section on how to bring
Halloween panache to your pooch. . .
Something that Chloe & Gracie
are pretty dog gone excited about. . .
Especially when it
involves treats :)
Halloween Tricks and Treats
is one of my favorite sources to spell
some tricks or treats
for a Ghostly Gathering. . .
and where I scared up some
Orange Hot Chocolate for some
Ghostly Peeps Fun!
And conjured from the pages an incarnation of
Bleeding Berry Pie into
Scary Hand Pies.
In anticipation of Halloween,
I’m giving away a book (your choice which one)
to two winners and throwing in with some treats
in time for some Happy Haunting!
To throw your name into the cauldron
mention that you’d like to
Eat, Drink & Be Scary!
Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry.
Subscribe by email or follow on Facebook
and let me know by comment.
For a third chance to win, follow me on Pinterest.
and repin one pin from my ‘Best of’ board
here and leave a comment.
The winners will be chosen September 27th,
in time for you to blend your Witches’ Brew!
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered.
So excited love you Eat, Drink & Be Scary!
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I’d love for you to throw my name into the cauldron for
Eat, Drink & Be Scary! BTW, your pooches have the cutest little tongues ever! Love their Halloween collars. They are so good not to pose and not try to tear it off.
Oh my gosh, I see a typo. I meant to say your pooches are so good about posing and not trying to tear their new Halloween collars off. I follow on FB and Pinterest. I’d follow you anywhere. LOL
Eat, drink and be scary? Oh, my! I might just have to have a party to enjoy all the decorations and food! Have a spooky Friday the thirteen !🎃
Halloween is just 50 days away. YeeHaw! I’m so ready for fall/Autumn. love your eat drink and be scary post. peeps in the stores already … shocking! Fun post and you already know that i follow you everywhere! ;)
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Just love your puppies with their Halloween finery. Please add my name to the cauldron.
Yes my 2 hounds of the Baskervilles and I would love to be counted in! Thanks!
Oh my goodness, yes! By all means I would love to Eat, Drink and be Scary!…such fun ideas!
I love your posts. They are such a feast for the eyes! The weather is slowly starting to cool off and I’m ready to celebrate Fall. Please put my name in the cauldron so my family can..Eat, drink and Be Scary.
Love this post….such wonderful ideas and Chloe and Gracie look adorable!!!
The books both look perfect for Halloween inspiration and I’d like to eat, drink and be scary!!!!
So many fun ideas! I would love to be ready for Halloween by winning Eat, Drink and Be Scary! Your dogs are just too darn cute!
I love Halloween and would so love for you to put my name in the cauldron so my family & I could…Eat, Drink, & Be Scary!!! I love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful babies. My Sophie would so love Chloe & Gracie!!
Oooooh! I’d love to Eat, Drink & be SCARY! Great post & give away!
Your the absolute best! From tabletops to Holidays to recipes and crafts you inspire me! I would love to Eat, Drink and be scary! It is my grandchildren’s favorite holiday to have fun with! Thank you for the opportunity! Lisa
PS – followed you on Pinterest, too! :)
Sounds spooktacular! Count me in.
Eat, Drink and be Scary!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
I follow you on Pinterest!!
Eat, Drink and be Scary!! Thanks for the giveaway!! Your dogs are precious!
You are so clever! Love your ideas… Of you have sent me on several shopping runs since I started following you. Wink, wink…. Like I needed swaying….
Where did you the pups’ cute Halloween costumes?
Please throw my name in your cauldron too. Thanks for all the happy!
PS where’s the edit button? That should say “of course”.
Hi Mary, I love to eat and I love to drink (wait, that doesn’t sound quite like I meant it) and I’m already scary, and I would love to win this book! What a great source of inspiration! Chloe and Gracie are such little ladies in their pretty collars, but I would need some advice as to how to keep my hound of the baskervilles from ripping off her costume! I’ll be exploring your halloween posts for more inspiration. Linda
Planning for Halloween is one of my favorite things and something I spend many months in doing. For the last 5 years I’ve hosted a Halloween Tea at a local tea house. My friend and are decorate the outside of the tea house in our theme. This year the theme is “Oz Meets Steampunk” which gives my guests many directions to choose for their costumes. Over the years I have pulled many ideas from your blog. You are so very creative. Thank you for being an inspiration and sharing.
Yes, throw me into the cauldron, as I love Halloween and to eat, drink and be scary. The “Tricks and Treats” book looks delightfully fun. Have to say, I adore your inspirational ideas, especially when it comes to boating.
Yes I do follow you on Pinterest and just repinned the tootsie roll poinsettia onto my Yum board. Chocolate, fairies AND Spode Christmas Rose all in one place–I love it. Linda
LOVE your blog, pins, and ideas! I would be delighted to win the Matthew Meade books! I’m all signed up to win :-)
It would be great to eat, drink and be scary as room grandmother for my 2nd grade grandson.
Two days ago we broke a record with 98 degree heat. Now, as I write this, it is 59! Fall is coming (yay!), and I am ready to eat, drink, and be scary, although I pretty much have the scary part down pat. Great post, particularly the darling photos of your precious pups. The one licking her lips is particularly good.
I subscribe by email.
I Like you on Facebook.
I follow your boards on Pinterest and repinned your pumpkin vase.
Chloe and Gracie look adorable in their little Halloween costumes!
Matthew Meade is a genius. Eat, Drink & Be Scary!
Please throw my name into the cauldron…I’d love to eat, drink and be scary!
Please throw my name in the cauldron. I also would like to eat, drink and be scary!!! Thanks ;0)
Matthew Meade is a favorite! Everything was hauntingly beautiful! franki
I am already your fan on FB. I am now following you on Pinterest and I repinned your cute lattice apple pies. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it has been CANCELLED two years in a row where I live (Newtown, CT) due to freak winter snow storms and hurricanes. Would love to win! Colleen
Oh what fabulicious books, I would love to eat drink and be scary! I love Halloween and it just gets better and better every year! I think I pin something from every post you do so I was delighted to find out about your best of board~I will be enjoying that! My newest pin from there is the potato gratin with rosemary crust, wowza! You are always overflowing with inspiration, wildly fun and original ideas, and creations galore, your beautiful posts always jump start my day! I am really looking forward to seeing what you are brewing up this Fall~can’t wait
I would love to Eat, Drink, and Be Scathe! Thanks for all your inspirations?
I would love to eat, drink and be scary too!! Love the neck decor on your puppies. I have four to decorate so I need the book with instructions to make them.
Hi Mary, Your furry babies are adorable in their Halloween collars and the books look like a lot of fun! Please add my name to The Eat, Drink And Be Scary giveaway and thanks for joining the Open House party
Please throw my name into the Eat, Drink & Be Scary giveaway…my friends are still talking about the ghostly peeps brownies from last year’s Halloween trick or treat exchange!
Your ideas are so creative and the photos and design are beautiful!
My black cat said she is all ready for Halloween and would love the Eat,Drink & Be Scary give away!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!!
How fitting for Friday the 13th! My favorite holiday & the books look great. Your doggies are adorable!
Ooh, thrown my name in the cauldron please!!! The dogs are so cute. Mine would never sit still long enough for me to put a costume on them.
P.S. I’m a follower!
Folowing you on pinterest, and repinned from the “Best of”!
Thanks for your always awesome posts. I would love to eat, drink and be scary.
I am so excited for Halloween this year – for some reason I’m really into it so I would love to be included in your eat, drink and be scary book giveaway! I’m throwing my first every Halloween party next month – your ideas are fabulous – off to check out your pinterest page now!
I have a girl’s night out for Halloween each year. There are 12 of us who have been meeting the 3rd Thursday of the month for over 30 years. AND, we love to eat, drink and be scary. Last year I decorated my new screen porch for Halloween and served BLOODY MARYS!!!!!
I would love to Eat Drink & Be Scary! Love your posts and site.
Great giveaway…I hadn’t yet seen those books in stores. Love the picture of your pup w/ her tongue out…too sweet. That hand you made out of breadsticks (?) looks almost real. I follow on Facebook, too.
Me too! I want to eat, drink and be scary too!
PLEASE add my name to Eat, Drink & Be Scary! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for, including my 3 little Shih Tzu-Maltese girls. Need to find those Halloween collars.
We do a Progressive Dinner the weekend before Halloween. Would love to win the giveaway! I always get great ideas from you! Thanks for the chance to win!
I pinned your Spooktacular board!
I am following on Pinterest!
Add my name to the Eat, Drink & Be Scary give away. I would love to receive the Halloween tricks/treats book.
The Girls are so cute in their fun collars Mary! Yep, I’m always ready to eat, drink and be scary:@) Have a great weekend!
Now I/m really in the mood for Halloween! I want to Eat, Drink & Be Scary!
I would love to Eat Drink and Be Scary with my three little grand-goblins. Love your site Mary. I was a sales rep in the gift industry, I have such admiration for retailers, especially moving into this time of year. I LOVE being retired.
I’m ready to Eat, Drink &Be Scary (in that order)!
Its time to Eat, Drink and Be Scary!!
I’m ready to Eat, Drink, and Be Scary! I fallow 2 of your boards on Pinterest and am subscribed to your blog!
I love the collars on your dog! I would love to do that with my boy for Halloween! Too cute!
Count me in, I’d love to Eat, drink and be scary! Thanks!
With four generations from age 6to age 74 going in all directions, I NEED to eat, drink, and be especially scary!!!
I’d love to eat, drink, and be scary! Getting so excited for Halloween!!! I absolutely love your blog, by the way. :)
I would love to Eat, Drink & be Scary!!!
So much fun!
Would love to enter the eat drink and be scary giveaway. Thanks for another great posting and the clever ideas. Love those puppies!
I love all your wonderful scary things…especially the girls!!…but no matter what you dress them up in…their sweet faces could never be scary!…you know I am a happy follower…and the Matthew Mead publications are always the best!
I would just love to devour a book from Matthew Mead. To be able to drink, eat, and be scary while enjoying all his wonderful Halloween ideas would be devil-ish and delightful.
Thanks for the opportunity.
i pinned your Halloween Spooktacular to Pinterest!
Oh I forgot to tell you that I do love to eat, drink and be scary!!!…:)
Thanks for the giveaway Mary!!!
Oh my gosh, I L-O-V-E Halloween. What a fun day to be goofy and let your hair own and eat candy!! All your recipes for this wonderful day look so ghoulish! I follow you on email and facebook. Halloween Spooktacular looks like so much fun! Oh and I can’t forget how adorable the “girls” look all dressed up!
Love your style! Never seen any books like these two, both look great.
Great book – would love to win it! Also I checked out your pins – what fun
you’ve had years of fun, great to see your party gals~
Of COURSE I wnt to eat, drink and be SCARY….or scarier than I already am:):) Thanks for the chance!!!
I do follow you on Pinterest!!!!
I am a loyal follower, I adore your blog and creativity!!!!
I repinned your pumpkin vase centerpiece, ALL your centerpieces are spectacular!!!! I will be repinning more for sure, love those halloween brownies:)
Please throw me in the cauldron because I want to Eat, Drink & Be Scary! I love all your ideas – thanks!
My black cat and I are ready to Eat, Drink & Be Scary! Love the pictures and of course Matthew Mead ideas.
I pinned your turkey cutouts from the Best Of board. I follow you on Pinterest.
I would like to Eat, Drink & Be Scary! How Fun!
I subscribe via email!
I follow you on Pinterest and I pinned! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615127596522/
So many ideas for Halloween. I so love Halloween. I’ve making Halloween crafts for a month, trying to get a jump start. Great giveaway.
Oh my Lord! Mary does it AGAIN!! What fantastic ideas, and your photos are incredible… Love the bat turnovers, the party mix and the Witches Fingers!! But most of all, your two darling princesses. Could they be any more adorable?? Once again, you have me leaving my comment with a big, hugh grin on my face. Brava Mary!!!
Mary, you are always on top of the holidays. Great choice of books! I’ve a couple of Matthew’s books, but none of his Halloween issues. He is very talented! The pies with the eyes are too cute. I saw a bag of the candy eyes at the grocer last week. Guess I’ll pick some up the next trip.
Gracie and Chloe are the cutest! Love the tongue shot! ‘-)
Great ideas… I would like to eat drink and be scary!
I would love for you to throw my name in the cauldron for Eat, Drink, and be Scary! ;)
I also get your posts via email! ;)
i would love to eat drink and be scary!
Please add my name to the cauldron! Each year our family has a “Halloweenie Dinner” with friends and I bring out all the spooky stuff and add scary foods to the menu, so I would love to eat, drink, and be merry!
Oops, I meant “eat, drink and be scary!”
Eat , drink , and be scary! Love those cute books..perfect for my grandchlidren for ideas..love the Peeps in chocolate drink! Fun, fun
Early Happy Halloween Mary
Your Eat, Drink & Be Scary post has many cute ideas and certainly can get one in the mood to think about decorating for the holiday.
I would like to participate in the Eat, Drink & Be Scary – Giveaway.
Thanks Linda Bailey Rock Hill SC
Love the dog collars! I’ve never had a dog that would wear anything like that but love them on your dogs. The little treat baskets for Halloween are just too cute. Looking forward to more ideas for eating, drinking and be scary!
Those puppies always make me smile. Have been follower for awhile and now on facebook. Please include me to Eat, Drink & Be Scary!.Spent the morning dragging out fall decorations so I need help!
One more questions have you found peeps yet and where?
Yes I found ghost Perps at Target a couple of days ago :)
I would love to eat, drink, and be scary!! So many fun and creative ideas in every single post, not to mention your beautiful photography! I already follow you on Pinterest, and just pinned the pumpkin cheese ball, and the party mix with scary dough hands. You never cease to inspire………
I’d LOVE to Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!!! Hope it’s not too late!
Halloween is my very favorite holiday…in fact, I have many, many orange plastic tubs full of decorations…so many that they have to take turns and get rotated! I mean A LOT! Hope I can add one of the books to my collection! Jan
Eat Drink & Be Scary—those are the words I’ll use for my invitations for my Halloween party. I love all your fabulous ideas. Thank you so much for sharing.
Eat Drink & Be Scary!. I’m an email subscriber! Love these ideas.
Of course I want to eat, drink, and be scary! I would love to have one of these books. The photo of your pup with its tongue out is darling!
Great giveaway, Mary I am so excited I found the ghost peeps at Walgreens now I can make your brownies u made last year. I’m hoping to have a fall/Halloween party on my deck the book would be a great addition for ideas!!! Lena
Mary, I love your creativity. I only wish we lived closer as it would be so much fun to get together. I think Matthew Mead may have spurred you on but you take it to a new level.
– Alma, The Tablescaper
I want to eat, drink and be scary!!
Beautiful pictures. would love to win.
Mary! What a lovely giveaway for my favorite Holiday!! I want to eat, drink and be scary! I’m an email follower and pinner so I won’t miss any of your clever ideas or wonderful inspiration. Thanks so much, V
Following you on pinterest.Look forward everyday to your post.Always a treat Never a Trick !!LOLYour photos are always to die for.
I’d love to Eat, Drink & Be Scary! I love all your Halloween ideas and just used some for a Halloween birthday party yesterday for my niece who is turning 13- I know it is early but her birthday is 9/29 and it was either now or mid October and I didn’t want to risk her social schedule filling up by then. I also follow you by e-mail and on Facebook.
I repined on pinterest but am not sure if I was to comment there or here, so I’m doing both.
I love Chloe and Gracie all decked out!! I get such a kick out of the way they pose for pictures. I’d love to Eat, Drink & Be Scary! Just pinned a few more of your pics – not hard to do – and started following your board. You are always such a huge source of inspiration!!
Matthew Mead is a genius! I love his books, and I want to Eat Drink and Be Scary!!!
I’d like to eat, drink, & be scary. I’ve become a follower of your blog, started following you on Pinterest, and re-pinned several of your pins. I’ve been a huge fan for a long time and I’m always checking in to see what’s new on your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!
My granddaughter and I would love to Eat, Drink and Be Scary! This looks like a lot of fun!
Mary, thanks for the inspiration! I love your site especially since I live in your area. Lots of sources mentioned as well. I am an email subscriber, follow you on pinterest, and have been pinning away! Eat,drink, and be scary!
oh wow! These pictures have my little brain smoking…so many great ideas! I love Halloween! Of course you can throw my name in your cauldron. Keeping my fingers and even my eyes crossed!!!
I would LOVE to Eat, Drink, and Be Scary! I remember the Orange Cocoa with the peeps from last year…because I made it! My husband really likes Peeps! We follow on Facebook! Xo Jeanne
Great giveaway! I have two new skeletons for a scary table scape I’m brewing up. I have crows, various other scarries and a screeching guest also. What fun.
Just discovered “home is Where the Boat Is.” (linked from “Between Naps on the Porch”) I think it’s become my new fav! Please put my name in the cauldron for one of the 2 books!. I am ready to Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!!!
Please throw my name in the pot… Halloween is my favorite time of the year….
Sensory overload on this one – wow! Everything is so interesting and creative!!!! Yes, I would love to Eat, Drink and be Scary (especially, the eat and drink part – lol!!).
I love your photos and all the fun food. I’m hosting a tea for my Junior League group and I was thinking last night that a Halloween theme would be fun. You’ve given me some great ideas! Please throw my name into the bubbling caldron so that I can Eat, Drink and be Scary, too :)
I want to eat, drink and be scary! I also want to get my witchy fingers on that book you showed!
I follow you on Pinterest now, and loved looking at your pins. I repinned this post onto my Halloween board! :)
Oh so Scary! Love all you cute Halloween ideas! The books are a wonderful way to view vignettes and then translate to your own creations. The puppies are the cutest and they are ready for Halloween. Have a great week!
Love this post!!! Everything is sooo cute!!
I “Follow” you on Pinterest. I repinned this post onto my Halloween Ideas Board.
I also “Follow” you on Facebook.
I’d love to Eat, Drink and Be Scary!!! You have the best posts!!
so so cute, love love your babies and their halloween collar, love all the fun pumpkins and scary boo pictures…I love that you love halloween as much as me…lol…phyllis
oh my gosh, Mary, SO MUCH FUN!!!
Love your great Halloween ideas! Would love to share EAT, DRINK, & BE SCARY with my grandchildren.!
Such great ideas that you have shown, I love magazines and books and these would be great ones to have. Thanks!
I would love to Eat, Drink, and be Merry–I mean scary! It’s just all so much fun. You are the absolute greatest tablescape artist of all time! We too have a house on the river for weekends. There is just something about water that soothes the soul. When we hit the gravel road leading down to the house it is as if ever strain in my body is released! Even the dogs get excited! Lisa
Following you on Pinterest, Facebook and email!!! Love your posts!!!
I’ve been a fan of Matthew Mead since his Mary Emmerling days. I would love to Eat, Drink, and br Scarey this year!
I already follow you on Pinterest and have pinned the Peeps ghosts in hot chocolate .
Mary what great photos of Halloween treats! I also love MM style. Great giveaway. Please add my name to the list! Thank you for joining HSH! I’ll go find your FB page and follow!
Following you on FB and I was already following you in Pinterest but, I pinned from your Best of.. board.
Dear Mary, You have a wonderful blog…Chloe and Gracie are so precious. What a sweet and festive post. Just came by from Foodie Friday and I would love to enter your giveaway. I am now following via FB, Pinterest, and Bloglovin. I am hosting a giveaway as well, I do hope you come by and visit. Have a blessed weekend, Catherine xo
Ok I so love the peeps at holiday thyme, you have such creative ideas . Keep it up. Love ur blog