Monday Listicles

Before we begin our Listicles today I have something exciting to share with you. I have been interviewed by Mama Wants This and I am sure you are all super curious what I am like in real life, when I am not the listmaster extraordinaire. So once you link up and all make your way over CLICKING HERE. Thank you.

Happy Halloween!

Are you having a spooky, fun filled one? Are you ready to tell me all about it? Good. Before we start sharing, a huge shout out to the brains behind Best of the Blogosphere and last weeks topic chooser Sue. Great lists, great turnout and wonderful idea-thank you all for sharing.

And now onto something completely different. No, not Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Next week’s Listicles. Brought to you by Lovelinks crew is the topic you have all been waiting for:


-we will be putting together a list dedicated to your HIGH SCHOOL YEARS

-we will be asking you to add this cute button that the girls worked on very hard

-we promise not to laugh at bad perms and fashion choices so you are encouraged to add photos

(Bruce and all other men linking up, you may talk about your babes or turn it into Dudes in the… list)

Excited? I am!

In the mean time, let us share a list of ten things HALLOWEEN (or not, whatever tickles your fancy).

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!


1. Ghosts smile a lot


2. Skeletons like bones

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3. If you are dressed as a firefighter you get all the candy

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4. Witches like to fly on brooms

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5. A lot

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6. Vampires are messy when catching apples

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7. It is better to hide behind the curtain then clock

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8. Little ghost has a black cat

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9. Mouse is running away from the black cat

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10. Fruit bats like pumpkins

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All of the above are things my son said in the past few weeks while we were reading this book. He loves it and I am sure your children will too. And I say this because I mean it and for no other reason at all.

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  1. Posted October 30, 2011 at 19:11 by [email protected] Wants This | Permalink

    That looks like a great book – love the illustrations!

    Also, thanks for being my guest today. xo
    [email protected] Wants This recently posted..Guest Star: Stasha of The Good Life

  2. Posted October 30, 2011 at 19:39 by jacqui | Permalink

    Little J is a brilliant book reviewer. This looks like an excellent Halloween book!
    jacqui recently posted..A Trick AND A Treat…

  3. Posted October 30, 2011 at 19:47 by Erica M | Permalink

    Stasha, can I lurk this week? Yeah I was all like peacock this and peacock that, but…dear God, let me lurk.

    Thank you for hosting the lovelinks crew’s listicle prompt next week! Mommy2Cents did a great job on the button, and we can’t wait to see the pictures your readers dig out of their shoeboxes.

    Have a safe trick or treating with my man J and my boyfriend M.
    Erica M recently posted..lovelinks #28 winners: @mommy2cents @amorninggrouch

  4. Posted October 30, 2011 at 19:53 by deborah l quinn | Permalink

    LOVE that you said “chuffed,” first of all. I just can’t ever bring myself to say that word quite out loud but you’ve pulled it off gorgeously. And LOVE those illustrations…am going to show Caleb that book; he’ll love it. I’m dressed as a blogger this halloween … not an exciting costume but it’s what I had on hand…. list to follow later today. THANKS for the Babes linkup next week.
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Grace in Small Things #4: In Praise of Grandma

  5. Posted October 30, 2011 at 20:05 by Kiddothings | Permalink

    Those are some great illustrations on Iza’s book. I remember reading about this book of hers when she linked up once. Glad that Little J likes the book.

  6. Posted October 30, 2011 at 20:20 by Jessica | Permalink

    Vampires in my house are messy too with apples.
    Jessica recently posted..I Chose To Be Tortured By My Children

  7. Posted October 30, 2011 at 21:10 by Tonya | Permalink

    Iza’s book is simply darling and I thank you, again for alerting me about the give away. I am thrilled that I won a copy! Lucas loves it, except the last page when the ghost says “BOO!”.

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Halloween!
    Tonya recently posted..Halloween

    • Posted October 30, 2011 at 21:37 by Stasha | Permalink

      Oh, I am so glad you won it! I love reading it!! The way the last rhyme sets the pace and rolls from page to page… And my son keeps finding new things in the illustrations.
      Last year they read a ghost book in preschool and he was really scared of them for a while. Whatever concerns he might have still had, this book cleared them away. It is just such a happy one!

  8. Posted October 30, 2011 at 21:14 by Kimberly | Permalink

    Looks like a great book! He’s such a cutie!
    Kimberly recently posted..Taking It All In Stride

  9. Posted October 30, 2011 at 21:16 by Amanda | Permalink

    Such a cute book!
    Amanda recently posted..10 Things Pumpkin

  10. Posted October 30, 2011 at 21:58 by Bruna | Permalink

    We’ve been reading the same book! I actually won one via her giveaway :) Love the photos and the cute story/poem that goes along with it.
    Bruna recently halloween list

    • Posted October 30, 2011 at 22:03 by Stasha | Permalink

      Isn’t it smashing? We had a few of her books from years back and our library stocks up most of her work too! I love her rhyme and illustrations. Not to mention, she is a great list maker :)

  11. Posted October 30, 2011 at 22:51 by Galit Breen | Permalink

    Ohmygoodness, love this one girl! So very much! xo
    Galit Breen recently posted..Happy Halloween

    • Posted October 30, 2011 at 23:25 by Stasha | Permalink

      Thank you. Honestly it is such an adorable book I felt like I must share it!

  12. Posted October 31, 2011 at 04:07 by Bestfoodies | Permalink

    What a cute halloween list from an adorable book, my kids would have loved the book when they were little! Happy Halloween!
    Bestfoodies recently posted..Fall for Foodies

  13. Posted October 31, 2011 at 05:32 by Tracy | Permalink

    We borrowed that book from the library last year and those Edvard Munch-esque ghouls TERRIFIED my daughter. They’re pretty creepy!
    Tracy recently posted..Halloween, then and now.

    • Posted October 31, 2011 at 13:49 by Iza Trapani | Permalink

      Tracy, I’m sorry the ghouls scared your daughter :(

  14. Posted October 31, 2011 at 06:07 by christina | Permalink

    lovely book review! :)
    next weeks list is gonna be quite depressing truth be told (my list at least)…
    christina recently posted..Spooktacular-icle Listicle

  15. Posted October 31, 2011 at 06:28 by stacey | Permalink

    What an adorable book! I love to read with my children. They always notice the most important things in the books!
    stacey recently posted..Everything Halloween

  16. Posted October 31, 2011 at 07:10 by Jackie | Permalink

    I’m always looking for new holiday themed books, Stasha and this one looks like a winner. Awesome illustrations and the text is fun too! On a side note, I love how you ended the post with the fact that you read it for no other reason then J loves it!

  17. Posted October 31, 2011 at 07:46 by Cookie's Mom | Permalink

    That looks like a spooctacular book! We are a little behind here, but will catch up in a day or two with some spooky (or probably just cute) H-we’en photos! Congrats again on your feature at MamaWantsThis. Looking forward to next week’s Listicle topic too!!
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Best of the Blogosphere: October 2011 Blog Tour

  18. Posted October 31, 2011 at 08:24 by Megan - Best of Fates | Permalink

    I’ve always suspected it was the firefighters, depriving us other treaters of all the candy!
    Megan – Best of Fates recently posted..My D.C. Breakdown, Take Two (Or Who Else Wants to Live in a Castle?)

  19. Posted October 31, 2011 at 09:11 by Jen {at} take2mommy | Permalink

    I love those illustrations. Makes me want to dig my watercolor paints and paper out of the box in the attic. Have a fun and safe Halloween!
    Jen {at} take2mommy recently posted..The Best of Halloween

  20. Posted October 31, 2011 at 12:51 by blueviolet | Permalink

    I adore his take on things and he’s quite astute! It’s a good thing skeletons like bones, by the way, seeing as how that would be a major blow to their self-esteem if they didn’t.
    blueviolet recently posted..My Trip To Fellowes Headquarters

    • Posted October 31, 2011 at 21:40 by Stasha | Permalink

      gosh I love your kind of funny. I might have to hire you to comment on my post everyday so I can have a good ol’ laugh!!

  21. Posted October 31, 2011 at 13:47 by Iza Trapani | Permalink

    Oh my! My head has swollen. It’s as big as the great pumpkin. Thank you so so much, Stasha! I am so happy that little J likes the book and is finding new things. All those painstaking hours of painting details have paid off! He has a great eye!
    Thank you all for your kind comments!

  22. Posted October 31, 2011 at 13:47 by Gina | Permalink

    It’s so true- every time my son would dress in his turnout suit he would get larger handfuls of candy- people just love the fireman costume. :) Of course- he had real ones- so I’m sure that helped.
    Gina recently posted..Road Trip to Colorado ~ Destination- Monday Rewind & a #Giveaway

  23. Posted October 31, 2011 at 16:41 by JDaniel4's Mom | Permalink

    What a wonderful book! We have found hiding behind curtains is perfect too.
    JDaniel4′s Mom recently posted..Muffin Tin Monday-Halloween

  24. Posted October 31, 2011 at 22:11 by Bits of Bee | Permalink

    What beautiful illustrations – this book makes me want to run to the store to buy a Halloween book for my little kiddies – such lovely pictures :)
    Bits of Bee recently posted..Bits of BOO

  25. Posted October 31, 2011 at 22:43 by Lisa | Permalink

    That book looks so cool. I think there are some writing prompts in there. I am going to use it in my classroom for next Halloween.
    Lisa recently posted..For the Love of Halloween

  26. Posted November 1, 2011 at 02:11 by [email protected]'s Desk | Permalink

    Lovely illustrations from that book.. we don’t celebrate halloween here so did a list of something else this week for my link.
    [email protected]’s Desk recently posted..Boo!! Scary Monday

  27. Posted November 1, 2011 at 08:48 by Ado | Permalink

    Oh my goodness I love Iza, I love her book and her artwork. What a talent she has! Thanks for sharing.
    Ado recently posted..Not Now, Mommy Has A Skittles Hangover

  28. Posted November 3, 2011 at 09:57 by Leighann | Permalink

    What a gorgeous book!!
    Loving next weeks theme.

  29. Posted November 3, 2011 at 10:12 by Mommy2¢ | Permalink

    My son brought that book home a couple weeks ago. It is a good one. I am so behind on reading. Don’t worry guys, I’m going to be chipping away at this list starting today!! I haven’t forgotten about all of you… I’ve just been kinda busy! :)
    Mommy2¢ recently posted..Before I Croak…

  30. Posted December 27, 2011 at 04:14 by Sophia | Permalink

    It is great and thank you for sharing. I would like to have this kind book as the gift for my son. I am sure he must like it, and all children would like it :D
    Sophia recently posted..Forex Robots Are Dangerous

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