The Hacienda Hotel’s Fun For Spooky October

HACIENDA HOTEL

5621 Main St, New Port Richey, FL 34652

In the last year, I have written several times about the rehabiliation of the abandoned 1927 hotel, The Hacienda, in New Port Richey, Florida. See Celebrating The Restored Hacienda Hotel for its rehab story. Long neglected, The Hacienda Hotel sat abandoned and boarded up for decades. Like most abandoned buildings it inspired the imagination of everyone with all sorts of urban legends. There are tales of underground tunnels used either by mobsters for rum running or by Joe Kennedy and Gloria Swanson to hide their affair. Reported sightings of physical activity inspired speculation.

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Halloween Decor Inspiration

Last month I visited multiple shops looking for fall home decor inspiration. I always love to see various new ideas and ways to display the season’s beauty. Today’s photos are from a trip to Bealls Outlet. It is a Florida discount store that offers clothing, home goods, and kitchen ware geared for the Sunbelt climates. Their seasonal display this year is huge. Previously I shared fall decor inspiration from this trip. Today let’s have fun with Halloween decorations.

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My October Porch

I’m recycling a post from the past, my October porch 2016. This year I have a wreath and  2 potted yellow hibiscus shrubs but that year was a time for more fall decoration.  I hope you enjoy it.  My porch is hard to decorate as it is long and thin with no steps.  

 

The weather here in central Florida  is getting a little cooler with less humidity, but it’s still like summer in comparision to up north.  Highs still in the 80’s and mostly blue skies and white clouds. I’m looking forward to cooler weather in the next two months.

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Halloween Spider Eggs

Today’s treat is another fun food art for your Halloween gatherings – Deviled eggs decorated with black olive spiders.  Like last Monday’s recipe for Monster Eyes, use your favorite deviled egg recipe or mine.  If you want a gross monster look, add a few drops of green food coloring to the egg yolk filling. I’m not crazy about food coloring, and I stayed with the traditional yellow filling. I think it’s still fun. Cut your eggs in half lengthwise and fill with your deviled egg mixture.

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Halloween Monster Eyes

Halloween will be here in a few weeks and it’s a time of celebration and fun!  This year I am adapting deviled eggs for monster fun. Use your favorite deviled egg recipe or try this one.  If you want a gross monster look, add a few drops of green food coloring to the egg yolk filling. I’m not crazy about food coloring, but I am showing you my result. The amount of coloring is up to you.  I think they’re still fun with the traditional yellow filling.  Cut your eggs in half lengthwise and fill.

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