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.

Happy Halloween!

Best witches…er, wishes! for an enchanting Halloween night and a spellbinding Samhain. After you pack away your costumes and blow out your Jack o’lanterns, please join me at Cool Yule to celebrate the fun and wonder the winter holidays have … Continue reading

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Creature Double Feature: Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein

It’s almost Halloween! This October, PeacockTV.com has made a number of classic Universal horror movies available to watch, for free, online.  Today’s double feature: The Bride of Frankenstein  Son of Frankenstein   The 1935 sequel, Bride of Frankenstein (thought by … Continue reading

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Happy Chocolate Day!

It’s almost Halloween and I have a question for you: have you polished off the candy you bought to hand out to trick or treaters yet? Be honest! 🙂 Hey, no judgment here! Just asking…since it is Chocolate Day, and … Continue reading

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Happy National Wicked Witch Day!

Today is the day we celebrate wicked witches (not that all witches are wicked!) What would we do without our wicked witches? Do we not need villains to test our goodness and to help us face our fears?  Of course, … Continue reading

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Happy Pumpkin Day, Charlie Brown

Happy Pumpkin Day! In celebration of the day, may I suggest you take a trip down memory lane and watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ? I watch this classic every October. Best enjoyed with a slice of pumpkin pie! … Continue reading

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Create a “Drip Art” Pumpkin

Since today is National Art Day, I thought it would be cool to create a drip-art pumpkin. I have never seen one, but the Crayola instructions make it look easy. You can even buy paint just for pumpkins in Halloween … Continue reading

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Spooky Word of the Week: Sepulchral

It’s almost Halloween! Today’s word is sepulchral. It is an adjective that is derived from the word sepulchre — a word that means tomb. It comes from the Latin word for grave (sepulchrum). Sepulchral means something that is gloomy (dark … Continue reading

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Creature Double Feature: Werewolf of London and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman

As a special treat, Peacock.com is making a selection of classic Universal horror movies free to view online in the Halloween month of October. I thought I would feature two a week, just as I used to watch them in … Continue reading

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Pamper with a pumpkin spa night

Autumn in Virginia tip: if you do this pumpkin spa night, the meditation, light the candle and the pumpkin smoothie, you can check off 4 self-care activities on the October Self-Care Challenge! With a little advance preparation, you can have … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Bela Lugosi! Watch “The Raven” free

Happy Birthday, Bela Lugosi! He is one of my favorite actors and Dracula (1931) is one of my all-time favorite movies.  Dracula was a tremednous success for Universal Pictures and helped launch the film studio’s horror movie enterprise. The vampire … Continue reading

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