Wilder Hungers: Sleepy Hollow Edition

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“It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance..”

~ Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Happy day after Halloween! (It’s Halloween right now as I write this.The Stevie Nicks costume is about to come on). It’s been incredibly hectic around these parts, so apologies for the short post this week. I managed to sneak away from the craziness for a day to go somewhere I’ve always wanted to go: Sleepy Hollow! It’s a real town and it’s in upstate New York and it’s so awesomely bizarre. There are literally headless horsemen all over the place (the high school sign was like “Home of the Headless Horsemen!”) We happened to arrive just in time for the block party, which obviously included a children’s dance group dressed like skeletons dancing to “Thriller” AND some aerial dancers swinging from a crane. Are your block parties like that? Mine certainly are not, and I’m not sure why. There were apple cider doughnuts (are you tired of hearing me talk about these yet) and bourbon spiked cider and a good time was had by all. At night we went to the Philipsburg manor, turned haunted with some kind of cornfield maze where people pop out at you every second. I stayed strong. One scream. One scream only.







So, like I told you….this week was cray. I don’t think I made dinner once. In my defense I planned a pumpkin carving party and did a whole lotta craftin’.


Sleepy Hollow train tracks // my tissue paper pumpkins (too lazy to carve one at my own carving party) // bloodshot eyeball cookies


witch’s brew with ice hands // drawin’ on some leaves – blame it on the Pinterest // got her to let me post a picture :)


pumpkins that my momma sewed for me! // favorite Halloween find // pumpkin carving station in my tiny living room

Apologies again for not having a recipe today. Next week I’ll bring it double time!

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  1. i grew up on sleepy hollow road like ten minutes away from here! i have never encountered a block party like that though, i think i’ve been hanging out with the wrong people.

  2. no no no no no no no no no this is how people go missing and die. I am not venturing anywhere near any supposedly haunted areas on purpose. And None of my loved ones better do it either. I am not trying to get some bullshit secondhand haunting because your ole adventurous ass wanted to go explore the unknown. That’s almost like reading Latin in front of the book. No.

    But I’m happy you had a good time.

  3. That witches brew with ice hands is the coolest thing ever. How did you make the ice hands? Was it just freezing gloves filled up with water?

    • Yes! I took some non latex gloves that I bought at the pharmacy and filled them with water. Freeze them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment, so they don’t stick, until solid. Then you just carefully cut off the glove with scissors or a knife!

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