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Haunted Hollywood-Part One

*Years ago I originally wrote the post below as part of my past blog Joy DeVivre Design. In the spirit of the season, I thought it fun to include it here for a new audience to discover! 

Hollywood is the land where dreams are made and stars are born. That is what they always say, right? Unfortunately, it is also the land of those who didn’t reach the stars. The land of drug overdoses, murders, and unsolved mysteries. Some of the people who did make it, though, seem to love it so much that they choose to stick around. Here are some of their stories.

 

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Monday Dose of Dolly

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Dolly Parton Tattoo Flash Art

When I started Channelling Dolly I wanted to do a weekly post featuring talented artists with Dolly inspired artwork. It is so much fun scouring the internet for things I think you all will enjoy. This week you have got to see the creation from Quyen Dinh from Los Angeles, California. 

Quyen has a shop on Etsy called Parlor Tattoo Prints. This piece below is her Dolly Parton Tattoo Flash Art Print. I am loving her retro feel! 

Dolly Parton Tattoo Flash Art Print

Dolly is printed on 11″x 14″ Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper MATTE. It is heavyweight and non-glare cardstock.  Parlor Tattoo Prints also offers worldwide shipping!

For more info check out Parlor Tattoo Prints

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Haunted Galveston, Texas: Where Ghosts Wander the Island

*Years ago I originally wrote the post below as part of my past blog Joy DeVivre Design. In the spirit of the season, I thought it fun to include it here for a new audience to discover! 

Galveston Island is a coastal town about 45 minutes south of Houston. Galveston may not be as large as its neighboring city, but this 208 sq. mile stretch of land has many a story to tell. Once inhabited by Indians, the site of the 1863 Battle of Galveston during the Civil War, the playground for everyone from pirates to Frank Sinatra, this is a small island with a huge history. Hurricanes have come across Galveston many times, but the 1900 storm on September 8, 1900 is the saddest day in Galveston history. On that day more than 6,000 people lost their lives to a powerful hurricane that pushed it’s way over the island. Whether it be curses from the Indians, the pirates, the lost soldiers or those who lost their lives September 1900, something has stirred up paranormal activity on the island. Haunted Galveston, Texas has numerous ghost stories, so many that there are year-round ghost tours given and many more just during the Halloween season. You, my lucky readers, can save your money, have a comfy seat and I will give you the run down right here!

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Mesh Garland-DIY Tips From My First Attempt at Crafting Them

Mesh Garland DIY My First Attmept at Crafting Them This year for Halloween I decided to go with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme for the exterior of my home. After searching on Etsy for wreaths and garlands I had found many great options, but they came with a hefty price tag. With help from some super crafty friends, I learned how to make the mesh garland. Mesh Garland-A Rundown From My First Attempt

 

For the Jack faces, I bought small round wooden cutouts at Michaels craft store. First I started off painting them white. Once they were dry used a paint pen Sharpie to draw on their faces. For the larger Jack on my wreath, I used craft paint, but I really liked the results with the Sharpie even better. Once they were dry I hot glued pipe cleaner on the back of each one so they would be easy to attach later on in the process.  Continue reading Mesh Garland-DIY Tips From My First Attempt at Crafting Them

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Gotta Love Dolly Quotes

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A Fun Twist to a Childhood Classic

No doubt we have all had our share of Lego’s growing up.  They were so fun to build things with, but not so fun to step on.  As a child, in my imagination, I thought I was the main architect of Legoland! Never though did I ever build anything this fun! Behold the Custom Lego Dolly:

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This Lego Dolly can be found on Etsy at Harribricks’s shop! It is handmade and available to ship worldwide from the United Kingdom. What a perfect gift Dolly would make for a fan as a keepsake or possibly decoration on their desk!