Oct 26, 2020

5 days left...oh, my!



 Hello, Crypt Keepers!

We are only 5 days away to the big day we have been waiting for! I am excited, how about you?

Things have been a little crazy in my neck of the woods but I will be around again to see you soon. I am sure Michael will too.

So, tell us two things. #1: What is your favorite treat?  #2 Drop us a photo of a favorite costume.

Happy Hauntings!


Master Crypt Keeper, 

Michelle and Michael

Oct 14, 2020

Day 15 Check In


How are we all doing? Have you eaten to much candy yet? 

A question: How are you getting around the Coronavirus washout of holidays? What are you doing this year differently than you would probably do for Halloween?

We need our Halloween spirits after all. Make sure you go and trick or treat at other people's blogs.

Master Crypt Keepers,

Michelle and Matt

Oct 6, 2020

Day 6 Check in


Hello Crypt Keepers,

We are on day 6 of the countdown. How is everyone doing so far?  We have started coming around to see you. Some of you have no comment section on so we have not been able to leave you a treat (comment).

Keep on with the great Halloween magic!

Master Crypt Keepers,

Matt & Michelle

Oct 1, 2020

Answering Issues & Other Questions


 Hello Boils and Ghouls! 

Happy October! Obviously the countdown to our favorite day is off and running. However, I am being bombarded with some problems. Hopefully, this will serve as the answering board.

1. A couple of people are having issues with the new Blogger interface. I feel your pain! I have no idea why these platforms have changed something that does not need fixing. Keep working with it and look around. Just make sure that you are on the "compose view."  If all else fails, call your kid. *cackles*

2. If you commented that you were not on the list, you are there now! Toys of My Past, you were there but at the very top. I have moved you down to the "T" section. Lisa, Maple Grove never got to the sign up list but I added you. *wahoo* Sue R. I will add you but I need you to comment back with the link to your blog, please.

3. I added two people who signed up after the cut-off date of Sept. 29th no biggie really! However, not to be a monster, but I will shut off the sign up after this Saturday and will take no more, even if it is comments. We simply have to have time to visit all of you and  blog our own too.

Hoping you have enjoyed day one. 

Onward Pumpkin Kings & Queens.

Master Crypt Keeper,

Michelle


Sep 30, 2020

AND SO IT BEGINS...HAPPY HALLOWS #CountdowntoHalloween2020 #CountdowntoHalloween

 



The time is here! The time we have been waiting and preparing for! The time is now!!

We cannot wait to see what you all have for us. Remember even though Michael and I will be visiting, do not forget to visit and comment to others too. We all like those little treats in our comment boxes.

Remember to be kind too. We are all here to have a good time.

NOTE: If you are posting on Instagram too, please put the hashtags above on your post (the 2020 one first). This way we can find it all in one space.

Check back her often as we will have postings too or if you are having issues leave me a comment.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL MONTH LONG!

Master Crypt Keepers,

Michelle and Michael

Sep 26, 2020

LAST NOTICE UNTIL OCTOBER 1 (Hopefully) LINK TO SIGN UP




 Hello Boils and Ghouls,

We have received a few comments that some people either did not get an invite or simply did not know where to sign up. If that pertains to you then here is the link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KbCenPWXJnasO46ZA2lXIDf23k8bMg9H9MUVouVd3kY/edit

PLEASE DO NOT sign up again if you already have. LOOK over at the list and see if you are there----->

If you already signed up and you do not see yourself there, post me a comment below on this notice only. It could be that I have not seen you yet. I am looking once a day every day until Sept. 29th when it is cut off day.

Michael went through hundreds of emails, many that were multiple duplicates, and sent out to 400 past participants email invites.  At the moment we have 70 participants signed up.  We want to keep this list clean so that it is easier to send out invites in 2021.

Michael and I appreciate your comments and we are seeing them.

Master Crypt Keepers,

Michelle and Matt


Sep 25, 2020

*screams* OMGSH!!!!!!!!!

 


ONLY 5 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE START OF THE COUNTDOWN!!!!

Cut Off Time and 3rd Update!


I have answered all questions and fixed issues. 

If you are just signing up, I ask your patience. I guarantee that I will get you on the list as long as everything is working properly. Again, make sure your link is working properly from the main page. If it is not, I will scream, and then fix it. lol

Note: If you have not already done so, please add our badge to your site so that it links back to this site.

BIG NOTE: I will be closing off the cutoff time for signing up Sept. 29th. Please pass that along to any friends that are doing a Halloween blog. I will not take anymore sign ups after that time. 

Michael and I both have blogs on the countdown as well, plus maintaining this one throughout October. Please understand that this is not to be mean, it is just we want to have fun too! Plus do not forget, we will be visiting your blogs for treats. *howls*

6 more days!

Your Master Crypt Keeper,

Michelle

Sep 21, 2020

Updates Part Deux!




Hey Boos,

If you noticed, things have changed just a little bit more. I think I answered or addressed everyone's questions and problems. You know, here in the lab, sometimes you have to put one serum with another to get the right results.

*thunder bolt flashes*

Make sure to look at the last 2-3 postings under comments for your answers. If I still don't have the right mix, I will throw out my lab tubes and get some new ones.

Items fixed:

1. How to put your badge on your page with a link.

2. My links is blackened out unless I hover on the sidebar.

3. My link on the sidebar is not working. (Make sure all of you check to make sure)

4. I was not invited. (oops)

Your Master Crypt Keepers, Michelle & Michael

Sep 20, 2020

UPDATES!!!


Only 12 days to the kickoff of our Halloween Countdown. Whee...

A little spider web spruce up is needed before we get roaring. 

First: If you notice, to the right of this blog, the badges have been added. If you have not picked up your badge yet, please do so. The url for  this blog is already attached to the badges. Essentially it is a copy and past deal! 

Secondly: You will notice that the blogs that have signed up for this year have been posted. As we said earlier in August, Michael and I will be dividing up all of your blogs and try to visit at least once or twice. All I can promise is we will do our best.  Please visit as many as you can throughout the month of October. All of us like comment. ;)   

ALSO: Please click on your own link and make sure it is the right link and goes to the blog you intended it to go to. I had to look up a bunch of blogs because the ghost were playing and forgot to put the url of your blogs to sign up with.  IF something is wrong, let me or Michael know right away so we can fix it.  We certainly do not want people crying in their Halloween bags.

Keep watching here for updates and what-not. Remember we said we were going to try and blog here at least a few times. Invite your friends to sign up too.

Your Master Crypt Keepers,

Michelle and Michael






Sep 18, 2020

They're here!


 

Have you seen them? The badges are here!!! And just in the vampire's nick of time! *winks*

Thank you to LeighsBDesigns.com for the great badges this year.

By the way, if you know someone who would like in on our fun, invite them to sign up. 

The more the spookier!

Your Master Crypt keepers,

Michelle & Michael


Sep 17, 2020

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges!


Okay, now that we have your attention...

No worries, we are just joking! The badges are coming and are being made by one of our own. We know how much you love those yearly badges, heck, we do too! Just a bit more patience is all we ask of you. okay?

So, is everyone ready? What a question, right?

We are only two weeks away! How about in comments you give us a sneak peek? 

Michelle & Michael

PS. Don't forget to sign up!

Aug 17, 2020

Boo...we see you!

Hey all,
A quick update. Be looking in your emails for a personal invite from us. We have cleaned up the back logs and have found 400 emails to send out. Whew...

Almost time!

Master Crypt keepers,
Michelle and Matt

Aug 3, 2020

The Countdown is on...New this year!




Hello Boils and Ghouls,

Since covid-19 keeps everything at bay, we have to wonder how Halloween will fair. That is a good question for sure. However, as years before, we are going to celebrate all month long no matter what!
We are determined to kick that dang virus right to the curb as we take our skeletons and cobwebs out of the closet. Let's pet our black cats, decorate our windows, light the pumpkins, and eat ourselves silly with candy corn until we just can't do it anymore. Let's get our spook on, shall we?



As you may or may not know, our beloved head spook, John, decided to retire last year. We are confident he has not completely put his broomstick away but he has handed over the reigns. That is where we come in. This year the blog site will be handled by me, Michelle aka Naila Moon, and by Michael May. We both have been participants in the countdown every year and are eager for this year as the new Master Cryptkeepers.

NOT TO SCARE YOU BUT THERE WILL BE A FEW CHANGES...

Sign up: As in past years we will be sending out an invite via email to past participants but signing up will be different. For management puposes, we will be having you sign up on a Google form. It will be easy and not too frightening. In the past we have signed up via email, we just think with numbers of participants, that is too much to handle. We will only be asking you for your name, blog, and email. We will keep that in our archives. We won't sell your names or anything like those Halloween pranks. It will be safe. PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up via comments you will not be put on the list.

Theme: As usual, there will be a theme. As we are sure you have already noticed some changes to the blog, it has given hint to the theme. *cues skeletons to rattle their bones* This years theme is...
"Gothic Halloween". You may choose to use this theme for the whole month of October or you can choose to go another way. Hey, we're flexible.


Badges: What would our fun be without badges!? We will have the badges up by the end of August. Please be patient with us on this. I know all of us love those badges but the mice this year are working on overtime to get them done. Some gal named Cinderalla has been bugging them for a dress. We will get them to you, we promise!

This blog and yours: Our thoughts right now are to have this site as it is meant to be, a blog. Therefore, this year, we will be attempting to have a daily check in here. Now, since we both have blogs too, it may be a disaster but we are going to try it anyway. We are playing with the idea of maybe having a month long giveaway too. Right now, we are not for sure but stay tuned for that.

The other part of this is your blogs. We know in the past with the numbers of ghouls and boils that it has been near to impossible to get around to everyone. We have decided to split up all of you frightful people and visit for tricks. Be on the look out for our visit, we might want a treat. *cackles*
We encourage you to visit as many people as you can and leave those comments. It isn't candy but we still love them.

Well, we suppose that is all for now. Check back often because the countdown has begun and you never know who is lurking around.

Your Master Cryptkeepers,
Michelle and Michael


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Jul 10, 2020

Halloween Countdown & Halloween Coming Soon...Stay Tuned!