Thursday, September 29, 2016

Trader Joe's 2016 Seasonal Pumpkin Items


I LOVE how Trader Joe's goes all-out during autumn and makes pumpkin EVERYTHING! I haunt their stores all September waiting for their seasonal pumpkin items to hit the shelves, and when they do I go a little crazy trying all their vegan pumpkin options! 

I feel like this year is better than ever, with tons of new pumpkin food and old favorites returning! I took pics in-store of all the vegan options I found and I'm sharing this year's Trader Joe's pumpkin extravaganza below:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Giveaway: Win Tickets to This Weekend's GRAVE HARVEST Halloween Fest!


I'm so excited that Orange County gets to experience the first ever Grave Harvest Halloween fest this Sunday, October 2nd, 2016! It seems like the perfect way to kick off October and get us ready for Halloween, especially since we'll be able to browse for Halloween goodies from a variety of vendors, have books signed by horror authors, visit with horror actors, and even attend interactive workshops to hone your haunt skills! And now I'm giving away two tickets to the event that you have a chance to win!

This event is being brought to us by the lovely folks of Abracadaver Productions, hosts of OC's summertime Halloween market [my coverage here] and I'm so happy that their events are getting so popular! In fact, Grave Harvest is being held at the spacious Hotel Fullerton to allow for over 50 vendors, presenters, haunts, and special guests! So much Halloween goodness awaits! Tickets are $15 and parking is free.

I have two tickets to give away, so if you would like a chance to win a FREE ticket, email spookyvegan AT gmail.com with the subject line GRAVE HARVEST GIVEAWAY and include your name. You must be able to provide your own transportation to the event (so you should live in the SoCal area). I'll choose two winners this Friday, September 30th and notify them via email.

Good luck and hope to see on Sunday!

To learn more about the event, purchase tickets and see the full lineup of vendors and guests, check out Grave Harvest's website!

Stay spooky!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pumpkin Items at Sprouts Farmers Market


I have been stalking the aisles of my local Sprouts Farmers Market looking for pumpkin items, and finally found all their pumpkin goodies out on shelves this past weekend! They have lots of delicious pumpkin-based foods this year, including the return of many favorites like their Pumpkin Loops cereal and pumpkin sparkling cider. I was ecstatic to see some of my old favorites back, and even happier to see some neat new products this year! Many of their pumpkin and autumn-inspired foods are vegan, however not all are, so please check the labels before purchasing.

Here are the vegan pumpkin food items I found at Sprouts Farmers Market so far:

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Vegan Halloween Candy Available at Target

YumEarth's Organic Gummy Bears and Worms - they changed their formula 
(no more gelatin), so they are now both vegan! The big bag of 30 gummies
is $7.99, while the smaller snack packs that come with 10 were $3.49. They
also had YumEarth vegan lollipops.

Target's vegan Halloween candy selection just keeps growing every year! This year, my local Target even has its own "Organic Candy" section that has tons of delicious vegan options! These treats are perfect for satisfying that spooky sweet tooth this fall, but they are also fantastic for passing out to trick or treaters. These vegan candies are not only mouth-watering (seriously), but they also tend to be organic and healthier than other brands. Plus, trick-or-treaters who are vegan or allergic to certain ingredients will appreciate these treats! You can check out some of the organic and vegan candy Target is carrying this year below:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Halloween 2016 at Dollar Tree


Dollar Tree usually has tons of nifty Halloween stuff for a steal, so I try to visit at least once around early- to mid-September when they first put their Halloween stock out. This year I got lucky when I went as all their Halloween stock was out and hadn't been picked over yet!

I took some pics of what they had, check them out below:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

First Look: Halloween 2016 at Target (Part 2)


I stopped into Target over the weekend and discovered that they had started stocking the main aisles with Halloween treats! I've already shared one first look at Target's Halloween section, plus their Halloween shirt selection and Dollar Spot finds, but I was ecstatic to see their main Halloween goodies hitting the shelves! I took these photos Sunday, September 11th and you'll see the shelves are still a bit sparse, but the rumor is that most Target stores have all their Halloween items out by September 15th, so keep checking back if your Target is looking a bit bare!

You can check out what Halloween items were on shelves at my local Target this past weekend below:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Halloween 2016 at Cost Plus World Market

The gang is all here!

I popped into Cost Plus World Market over the weekend to see if they had their Halloween items out yet, and luckily they had just started stocking them! I spent some time browsing around, admiring their Dia de los Muertos decorations, checking for vegan Halloween foodstuffs, and ogling all their Halloweenie decor. Check out some snaps I took of their selection below:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Halloween 2016 Shirts at Target


The women's Halloween shirts have been out for a few weeks at Target and while I already shared some HERE, I thought I'd share ALL the ones I've spotted so far. They should be out at all Target stores now, so go get some of these creepy-cute tees, tanks, and baseball shirts! Most (if not all) of the shirts pictured here are around $12.99. Happy haunting!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Halloween 2016 at Roger's Gardens


Roger's Gardens is a garden store in the Corona del Mar/Newport Beach area that builds elaborate themed Halloween displays every year, unveiling them every Labor Day weekend. Not only are their displays a visual treat, but they also offer Halloween decor, artwork, tableware, and other fancies for sale (even some of their props are for sale!).

I attended the grand opening of their 2016 Halloween "Grimm Tales" displays, which are inspired by fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood. You can check out pics below:

Friday, September 2, 2016

Halloween 2016 at Target's Dollar Spot

Um, I may have purchased a few things - Hocus Pocus pillow ($5), Trick or 
Treat pillow ($5), Jack-o-Lantern pillow ($5), bat garland ($3), tombstone
erasers ($1), orange pumpkin and purple bat LED lights ($3 each), Trick or
Treat and Hocus Pocus wall decals ($3 each), a bat wing headband ($1), 
and socks ($1 each)!

I ran into Target last night, and lo and behold their Dollar Spot section was brimming with Halloween steals! Target's Dollar Spot section is always a great place to pick up Halloween decor on the cheap, with prices ranging from $1 to $5 per item. They usually start stocking Halloween items in their Dollar Spot a few weeks before they put out their main Halloween products, so it's a nice treat to tide us over until they unleash their full aisles of Halloween stuff! This year, Target has a ton of fantastic Halloween items in their Dollar Spot section, and I was giddy with excitement to paw through the shelves!

Check out photos of what I found below:
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