I don’t need an excuse to have a glass of bourbon any night of the year, but I am definitely raising a glass to celebrate Halloween. And there is no better way to celebrate a nice glass of bourbon on Halloween than serving it from the Linco Skull Whiskey Decanter I found from the fine folks at Wayfair.

About the Linco Skull Whiskey Decanter from Wayfair:

“Are you bone to be wild? Then you shouldn’t let your home bar go bone dry, add a moody touch to any space with this Linco Skull 33 oz. Whiskey Decanter. Crafted from solid glass, each liquor decanter contains an intriguing floating glass skull for an eerie feel. Featuring a glass stopper with a rubber base, it can hold in the flavor and aroma of any of your favorite spirits and poisons. Serve your friends at your next Halloween party or keep a year-round stylish gothic touch, this skull decanter is sure to raise even the dullest get together from the dead.”

Find the Linco Skull Whiskey Decanter from Wayfair.

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Well just in time for the first (and hopefully last) Halloween on this pandemic is a timely treat to help kids make sense of what will be a very different holiday: A Unique Halloween With 6 Feet In Between by Emily Oquendo with illustrations by Hina Mahmood.

About A Unique Halloween With 6 Feet In Between by Emily Oquendo with illustrations by Hina Mahmood:

“This children’s picture book addresses some of the changes that children may encounter during the 2020 Halloween season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The book uses rhymes and includes illustrations to help show some of the unique changes. The book specifically addresses keeping a distance from others, being required to wear a mask while participating in certain activities, and receiving candy in new ways. The book also touches on the fact that it’s alright if you’re family decides to stay home- there are lots of fun things you can do while in the house to celebrate Halloween! Check out BigGuavaBooks.com for follow-up activities.”

A Unique Halloween With 6 Feet In Between by Emily Oquendo is available exclusively from Amazon and Kindle.

I’ve mentioned before that the fine folks at Birthday in a Box have everything you need to throw a great party, birthday or otherwise. With Halloween only days away, check out Birthday in a Box’s great line of Halloween Party Supplies.

About the Halloween Party Supplies from Birthday in a Box:

“If you want to scare your child’s friends like never before this Halloween, you’re going to need a few things for sure. We have balloons and tableware that are sure to make the kids feel like they’re celebrating in a haunted house! You can also use our wall hangings and lawn decorations to bring your favorite Halloween characters and monsters to life to greet your guests. Whether you’re hosting your friends, your family, or just the neighborhood trick or treaters, you’re going to have the best house on the block if you use the Halloween party supplies you find on this page.”

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I read recently that things like jigsaw puzzles are making a comeback as families look for things to pass time together while spending more time at home during the pandemic. I love that and hope it is a trend that continues even once we are all out and about again. In the meantime, I found the perfect puzzle to work on just in time for Halloween: the Classic Horror Movies Houses & Haunts Jigsaw Puzzle I found from the fine folks at Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store.

About the 500 Piece Classic Horror Movies Houses & Haunts Jigsaw Puzzle:

“Looking for a scream? Look no further than Lucie Rice’s spooky 500 piece puzzle map of horrific haunts from True South! This creepy collection of monsters, ghosts, demons, and slashers will definitely make for a ghoulish good time. So if you’re up for a horrifyingly hair-raising puzzle experience, grab a friend and dive in…if you dare! Made with 80-point blue board, which creates a thicker puzzle piece with a more solid feel. All True South puzzles are stamped with metal dies made by one of the few artists in the world who creates jigsaw puzzle die masters by hand. Ages 10 and up.”

Find the Classic Horror Movies Houses & Haunts Jigsaw Puzzle from Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store.

500 Piece Classic Horror Movies Houses & Haunts Jigsaw Puzzle

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I love the simple elegance of the Linen Pillows made by AquaVireo which I found available from the fine folks at Bloomist.

About the AquaVireo Linen Pillows from Bloomist:

“This textured linen pillow cover is crafted in Sweden and pre-washed with a soft hand and slightly rumpled appearance. Featuring a subtle herringbone weave and clean finished edges, it is also certified OeKo-Tex Standard 100. This is an independent testing and certification system that guarantees every detail – from thread to zippers – has been tested for harmful substances and certified safe for human use.”

Find the AquaVireo Linen Pillows from Bloomist.

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We recently passed the 11th anniversary of the start of Lost Cowboy Found, and I am here to report in all that time I still have not found the perfect messenger bag. Well, things may be looking up now that I have found the Journey Messenger Bag from the fine folks at Stephen David Leonard.

About the Journey Messenger Bag from Stephen David Leonard:

“This is the bag Indiana Jones would carry if he carried a laptop along with his bullwhip. The Journey Messenger Brief has a classic style and plenty of storage for your laptop, power cords, tablet, e-reader, snacks, passport, files and more. With easy access to pockets and internal padding and storage this bag will meet your every need from the office to the plane to your favorite coffee shop. Made of real, soft, durable, vegetable tanned Buffalo Leather with antiqued metal plated closures and thick waterproof coated fabric lining.”

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My summer of reading fiction seems like a long time ago already, which means I am well into an autumn of nonfiction. Specifically, I have been turning to to autobiographies and memoirs. For years I have heard that one of the best autobiographies – especially about the the performing arts – was Act One – An Autobiography by the great 20th century playwright Moss Hart. I finally picked it up and read it and totally understand why people love it. It is the story of Mr. Hart’s rise from poverty to his first professional success on the road to being one of the most celebrated playwrights and stage directors of the first half of the last century. I do have an interest in the theater, but this book and Mr. Hart’s story is so engaging and well written that it transcends the subject matter. You may have never heard of Mr. Hart, but you will be engrossed by his story and you will emerge as a fan of his human story or perseverance and triumph.

About Act One – An Autobiography by Moss Hart:

“Moss Hart’s Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater presented in 2014 as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the great American memoirs, a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway in the early twentieth century. Hart’s story inspired a generation of theatergoers, dramatists, and readers everywhere as he eloquently chronicled his impoverished childhood and his long, determined struggle to reach the opening night of his first Broadway hit. Act One is the quintessential American success story.”

Act One – An Autobiography by Moss Hart is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers and libraries everywhere.

If there ever was a flour sack towel made that spoke to the aesthetic of Lost Cowboy – it has to be the Yeehaw Cowboy Flour Sack Towel I found from the fine folks at Rod’s True Western Living.

About the Yeehaw Cowboy Flour Sack Towel from Rod’s True Western Living:

“Cowboy with a lasso that reads ‘Yeehaw’ on a white background. 100% Cotton. Designed and printed in the USA of imported Cotton.”

Find the Yeehaw Cowboy Flour Sack Towel from Rod’s True Western Living.

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I drink tea all year round but once the cool autumn days are upon us I drink more and more. I love seasonal flavors – like mint around the holidays – and something that distinctly says it’s fall, like the Pumpkin Chai Tea I found from the fine folks at David’s Tea.

About the Pumpkin Chai Tea from David’s Tea:

“The forever fall must-have. This rich premium black tea is the perfect way to kick off the season. It’s got all the warmth of cinnamon and cloves, plus the sweetness of caramel and pumpkin candy. For a truly unforgettable pumpkin chai latte experience, top it up with steamed milk and stir in a spoonful of brown sugar.”

Find the Pumpkin Chai Tea from David’s Tea.

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I always thought that a good film poster made for some of the best art you could have in your house – whether it is something classy in your living room, or something fun in your man cave or she shed. But film posters are even better when they are original. Well, that’s where the fine folks at Hollywood’s Film/Art Gallery – purveyors of great film art from around the world.

About Film/Art Gallery:

“Film/Art Gallery has one of the world’s finest collections of vintage original film posters, with more than 6,000 posters online and available to view at our Hollywood showroom. We love movies, but we are equally passionate about design, and the intersection of film and art is what makes these posters unique. They can be approached and appreciated from many different perspectives, including design, photography, advertising, pop culture and film history.”

Tour the Film/Art Gallery online.

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