TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone! Boo to You!

I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween season, it’s a favorite time for us here by Walt Disney World! I’ll miss those Mickey pumpkins when they’re gone, but I’m ready for the Christmas season at Disney too! That being said, lets get caught up for the week!

As most of you know, this past weekend we worked the Spooky Empire convention. We started setting up on Thursday night, and basically didn’t stop until Sunday evening. Friday we put in a 14 hour day, Saturday about ten hours, same with Sunday. The convention is one of our favorites that we’ve covered. Usually we just go there and get media badges to cover the event, but this year we had our own booth and it was FANTASTIC. We met SO many amazing people, made some new business contacts, sold a lot of clothing from our shop Lost Princess Apparel, and invited people to our TMSM Meet Up in December. I can’t say enough good things about our time working at Spooky Empire! It really did my heart good too, because people who bought clothing from us loved it so much, they put the items on and came back to show us how happy they were. This happened a lot over the weekend. How great is that?  You can see what we have available at Lost Princess Apparel at!

The cosplayers were out in full force as well. We saw a lot of Disney costumes in the mix of all the scary ones. Being that it’s the 25th anniversary of both Hocus Pocus and the Nightmare Before Christmas, there were plenty of costumes reflecting both movies.

Speaking of Hocus Pocus….. yes, I’m sure you’ve heard the story on TMSM Weekly Live or saw my social media posts, but for those who didn’t, here you go! I met Kathy Najimy, aka Mary Sanderson in Hocus Pocus. Oh yes, I did! That movie is near and dear to my heart. I loved it when it hit theaters in 1993. Years later I watched it with my own kids, it’s a tradition for us. She was my ONLY must see for the weekend, so I was on a mission. When I met Kathy, she took time to talk to me, gave me an autograph, and took a few photos. She commented that she liked my Hocus Pocus dress that I was wearing, and being that it’s from our shop, I was excited. Afterwards, I went back to our booth and got her a dress just like mine and brought it to her. She gladly accepted, and my day was made. Kathy told me to come to her panel at 4:00, so I grabbed my younger kiddo and we went while Scott and my older son ran the booth. It was really interesting to listen to her stories, and cool for Aidan to see someone from one of his favorite movies. I recorded part of her talk, and I’ll post it below. We had a blast working at Spooky Empire, and can’t wait to do it again at their Spring show in March. A big THANK YOU to all of you who came out to see us!

So here we are, on Halloween. It’s our first Halloween in our new house. The weather has been beautiful, that’s the best thing about being away from home on “holidays.” Back home in Michigan, we used to spend Halloween at my parents house. We’d light the fire pit in the driveway, pass out candy, and the boys would go trick or treating in her neighborhood. Such good memories. Change is hard. The first two Halloween’s away from home, I cried, I can admit that. But I’m adjusting. Just because you’re someplace new, it surely doesn’t mean that those memories that you cherish ever mean anything less. For me, they don’t. I’d say the same is true for my kids. We make new memories, but cherish the old. Plus, my parents will be here in a few weeks for Thanksgiving, so that helps. On to the next season…. As you know, Disney flips things over to Christmas pretty quickly, so next week we’ll be talking about the Holidays. I’m ready…. and already can’t wait to decorate the house. Hey, if Disney can do it, so can I! Well, that’s it for this week. Until next time, sending you lots of love, blessings and pixie dust! Boo to You and Happy Halloween! See ya real soon! ~M

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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