Author Archives: Mary Fletcher Jones

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.

Ten Movies for People Who Love Autumn

Happy First Day of Autumn! Autumn is my favorite season. I love everything about it — the changing leaves, crisp air, pumpkins and apples, and cozy sweaters. If you love autumn, you might like some of these movies that capture … Continue reading

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The Harvest Moon shines tonight – meditation and more

Today is the Harvest moon. Several cultures celebrate this special day with unique festivities, notably the Asian Mid-Autumn Festival. Jasmine-scented mooncake, anyone? The full moon will be in Pisces. The vibe with this moon encourages you to trust your intuition … Continue reading

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Happy Oktoberfest!

The Bavarian folk festival Oktoberfest officially starts at noon today and lasts through October 3rd. The first Oktoberfest was a public celebration of King Ludwig’s marriage in 1810. The festival involves parades, horse races, marksmen contests, traditional costumes, agricultural exhibits, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark!

Cassandra Peterson was born today. You may know her as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, corny-joke-cracking hostess to Elvira’s Movie Macabre, ressurecting some of the wonderfully worst horror B films. Also known as the Queen of Halloween, Elvira has been … Continue reading

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September Self-Care Challenge

Have a Self-Care September! Here are 30 fall-perfect self-care ideas. Are you ready for the challenge? How many will you complete? No presssure, I never finish all 30 myself! Feel free to as few or many as you like, in … Continue reading

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Happy Frankenstein Day!

In honor of Mary Shelley’s birthday, today has been designated as National Frankenstein Day.  Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1818 when she was only 18 years old. Lord Byron suggested she, he and Percy Bysshe Shelley compete to see who … Continue reading

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Happy National Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Do you love black cats? Well, today is your day, then!  Today is the U.S. recognition day for these beautiful felines. It is also a day shelters use to encourage adoption of black cats. How did black cats become associated … Continue reading

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Add these spooky recognition days to your planner!

Halloween comes but once a year. But Halloween spirit is everlasting! Since today is National Planner Day, I wanted to share some spooky recognition days you might like to add to your monthly planner. Do you know of any more? … Continue reading

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Fall Home Trends 2021 – Transition Through Halloween

Are you interested in home decor? I don’t have a big budget but I like adding touches to my home that make it feel updated. If you can’t afford to change your whole decor, you could think about these colors … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Day! Free-to-watch online horror movie classics

You’ve heard of Christmas in July, right? When people play Christmas music and watch Christmas movies in July? Well, how about we start the tradition of Halloween in May? Today would be a fine way to start because it happens … Continue reading

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