Oct 31, 2023

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! #CountdowntoHalloween2023



Did you catch the Google post for today? If not, here it is for your viewing.


By now, you have opened your crypts to all those spooks. I am giving out no tricks here but only treats.  I am only in the background this year. You could just say, I am the skeleton crew. HA HA

My roll is on the right this year!

The Captain of this ship has got this handled and I have snuck out to say hey! I might have secured a small treat for me as well. *snickers*

Have a grand time ya all!

Master Crypt Keeper,


PS>If you purchased a shirt this year, which of course I hope you did, show us a pic! Remember all purchases do go to charity. We do not get a single dime.

Oct 30, 2023

Announcements: A Terrible Way To Die #CountdowntoHalloween20223

Hello my Boils and Ghouls,

First of all, Happy Halloween Eve! As always, you have had some great content to celebrate all the spooky goodness. You all are truly awesome.

I wanted to let you know that this is my last year at being your #1 Crypt keeper. The last two years, things have gotten in the way of doing so properly and this year has been no different.

In saying that though, I have asked Dex to take over the reins. He has been amazing with the Countdown Instagram and helped me this last two years to keep things running. He is a good spook and will do you proud.

Thank you Dex but all for what you have done. 

I will be around in 2024 but just not at full capacity.


Master Crypt Keeper,


Oct 29, 2023

Wolf Howls...Wa-hoooo #CountdowntoHalloween2023

Oh my boo-ness! It is only two days from our favorite orange holiday! I get a bit o' Halloween goodness because, well, I moved crypts this season. Believe me, it was a last minute surprise broom flight!

I cannot reveal where my new crypt site is BUT I can tell you that the house I live in has a old graveyard just up the street. Of course I have already visited and can't wait to visit some more. 

The owners of this house love Halloween! They have a yard full of skeletons and treasures and dress up for the 200 spooks that come to get a treat or two. Boo-lio, right? They have asked me to dress up too but you will have to wait to see my costume.  bwa ha ha ha


Due to my sudden move, I have been late getting to the next section of bloggers. But no worries, I still have plenty of bat time to drop a treat.

Soon my ghoulish friends, soon.

PS>If you speak cat, this is what one of the now 11...YES 11, I live with said.



Oct 12, 2023

Treats for you all, A-G! #CountdowntoHalloween2023

Hey Boo-ti-ful people! I have gone up and through the G's. I will start the "H's" in a couple of days. I promised to get to all of you. IF you don't see a comment aka treat from me, then it is because I did not know where to leave one. I did visit though.

Any plans for Friday the 13th? Side note: I actually have a brother named, Jason. My son's birthday is tomorrow and he WAS born on a Friday!

 Hope ya all are having fun!

`Master Crypt Keeper, Michelle

Oct 8, 2023

Crypt Update!


Hello again Crypt Keepers,

We are on week two and you will be happy to know that I got all of the blogs and stuff listed over in the right hand sidebar. --------->

I had to borrow a couple of monster fingers to finish because mine wore out but it is there. YAY!

So, for those of you that are repeat Crypt Keepers, I am officially welcoming you back. For those that are new to this fun Countdown to Halloween I want to welcome you to the lair. This year's theme again is Graveyard Smash. You don't have to follow that theme but please make sure you at least post Halloween related every few days.

Also, make sure everyone goes and visits each other and give a BOO shout out. We all love those.

I am seeing all sorts of Halloween offerings and that is truly what makes this fantastic year after year.

So, be watching. I will be by soon to leave a treat. 

~Master Crypt Keeper, Michelle

Oct 7, 2023

Halloween Cobweb Cleaning #CountdowntoHalloween2023

A full week already and things seem to be going a muck a bit. 

As you may or may not know, Dex and I do love October and Halloween as much as you. That is why way back in...I don't know...I agreed to take over this Halloween-fest to keep it going. Dex graciously hopped on two years later.

We have added many fun things for you since then: merch and Instagram 365. 

Having said that, I got word through the bat vine that I may have fallen off my broom stick when I didn't post links in the side bar for you. I actually was trying to do my best spells by just posting the Google list page, but oops! 

Well, I like to keep my crypt keepers happy so observe. TA DA! Look over to the right!  Now, please be patient as there are 70 blogs to post. and only half at the moment. I will have it all said and done by Sunday.

I have already seen some great content from you all and will be around to every single one of you soon.

Happy haunting!


Oct 1, 2023

OMGSH-IT IS HERE!!! #CountdowntoHalloween2023 #Links

ADDENDUM: I have fixed the list. Please everyone check again to make sure your links are correct and working. After the 3rd, I will not add or fix. Thanks! Michelle


October has finally arrived and  we are here to celebrate it all month long. We will be getting around to see you all soon. 

I am going to extend sign ups to two more days but the 3rd is it! Invite friends, loved ones, and all kinds of spooks. The more, the scarier!

If you are having any issues, please comment here and I will fix it right away.

Stay tuned and of course have a safe and fun October!

Master Crypt Keeper,


Sep 26, 2023


Hi Cryptsters,

FINALLY, it is almost time for our favorite time of year, OCTOBER AND HALLOWEEN! Whooo....

If you have not already signed up or your friends haven't, NOW is the time. I am closing sign up on the 1st this year as too much has gone on for me to do anything more other than the Countdown itself.

Dex and I will be around to your blogs but please be patient. Go visit others too and leave boo notes. We all love those. Remember to post every couple of days something Halloween-ish.

NOTE: You will notice a couple of changes this year. If you look above, you will see some tabs. They are: Crypt Keepers 2023, Countdown Instagram, and Home. Please explore those but in a nut shell, if you click on the Crypt Keepers one, you will be taken to a list of all the Crypt Keepers and their blogs. I had to do this for time sake this year and frankly, was a bit easier. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING BUT DO CHECK YOUR LINKS THAT THEY WORK. I did not check any of the links so, if there is something wrong or you have been left off, just comment below and I will fix it. If you don't tell me, I don't know.

---->If you have not purchased this years t-shirt, the link is on the side bar. Remember that all proceeds go to charity. 

Finally, I got word that you are having issues with the badges. You will have to download them to your device and upload to your blog. Please add the link to this blog so everyone comes here.

Have a great October and check back here for updates and newer cobwebs.

Sep 17, 2023

Something Is Afoot! #countdowntohalloween2023

Boils and ghouls,

Have you noticed things are afoot here?  (See what I did there?) The theme this year is a take on "Graveyard Smash." We will be excited about what you come up with for the theme or of course, your own things too.

*The new 2023 t-shirt is ready for purchase. Again, it has been created by Chad Savage and all proceeds will be going to charity. You can find the link at the top right of this page to order.

*Chad once again created our fabulous badges based on the theme. You know how much we love those things on our blogs. Make sure to link them back to the Countdown blog.

*Hmm what else, what else? Oh, have you been checking out our Instagram all year long? Dex has done an amazing job of posting content to it. If you want something featured to it, contact him. You never know what kind of monster will show up there. Links on the sidebar to the right.

We are just a few days away from the Countdown's beginning. Are you ready? If you haven't signed up make sure you do. I will be adding links this coming week to the sidebar. Also, please ask your friends to join. They can join via Instagram, Blogger, TikTok, or YouTube.

See you soon!

Crypt Keeper, Michelle

Aug 24, 2023

Oh, yes! Please stop! #eyeroll #Halloween #CountdowntoHalloween2023

Yes, someone actually posted this. I blacked it out to use it here but, well, oh please.. 

Where do you find your locally sourced? ROFL!!!

* chuckles* 68 days folks to Halloween and a little over a month for the start of the Countdown. Sign up if you haven't already and invite friends. 

Shirt design for this year coming soon and this year's theme update for the blog.


Master Crypt Keeper,


Jul 23, 2023

The Crypt is Creaking Open!

 Happy 100 Days to Halloween!
In the next few days I, Dex, will be sending out messenger bats with the link to sign yourself up for this year's Countdown to Halloween!

If you don't want to wait, just click that link in the right sidebar to fill out the form. You're more than welcome to pass it on to anyone you know that wants to join our happy haunt.

If you're using a non-blog social platform, please include a link back to the Countdown site (countdowntohalloween.net) on your posts.

You can also use #countdowntohalloween & #countdowntohalloween2023 as those are followed by our Instagram to look for things to share with our followers

Our theme this year is old school Graveyard Smash!

Mr. Chad Savage, who designed our first Countdown shirt last year, has volunteered again to help us out and we'll be posting more about that in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, here's a couple of things to get you (more) into the spirit.

Check out HalloweenHappy on Instagram for her 100 Days of Halloween prompts. Join in on any or all days, no pressure.

And if you haven't yet, tune in to the By Pumpkin's Light podcast. In each episode, Mike (All Hallows Geek) and Miranda (Spooky Little Halloween) introduce you to content creators, small business owners, and industry professionals dedicated to creating Halloween magic all year long.

Jul 7, 2023

Sharing: Mid-Summer Screams With Chelsea #HalloweenAllYearLong #Halloween2023 #CountdowntoHalloween

 Hello Crypsters! I am just sharing an annual event from our fellow Crypt Keeper, Chelsea. She says this is her 5th year! If you want to know details, check out her Instagram page.

Sign ups coming soon!

Jun 3, 2023

Happy Summer Crypsters! #CountdowntoHalloween2023


Hey everybody! Summer is upon us and that means, Halloween won't be far from us again. HA HA

I will be talking with Dex soon about themes and things. Watch out in August for personal invites to sign up because we start about then.

Boo ya!

Master Crypt Keeper,