Taxidermy, pink hearts, nose warmers, gator-feet, vampire slaying, and the zombie apocalypse on Etsy

Halloween Zombies by Elaine Griffin Designs

Yeah, we were zombies for Halloween!!

As I start writing this, I’ve been up since 11:30 pm because of the baby. It’s 3:00 am and she has more energy than I don’t even know what right now. What.the.hell. We’ve watched Dora. Lots and lots of Dora. If that isn’t enough to make anyone madd under normal circumstances, I don’t know what is.

I would not have indulged in Grey’s Anatomy and gone to bed at the late hour of 10:00 had I known what was in store for me.

I tell you all this just to give you a sense of where I’m at.

Which is why I’m cruising the interwebz while the baby empties the tv cabinet of DVD’s and generally destroys our living room. I give up. I don’t have it in me tonight. This morning. Whatever.

I never get to surf the interwebz just for fun and entertainment anyway. So thank you, baby, for seeing that I really needed this time. And what’s more, I’m going to bring you the top five most radical things I find on Etsy! Plus a bonus at the end for those of you bracing for the zombie apocalypse! You’re so welcome!

Did you know taxidermy existed on Etsy? Sheep brain. Fetal pig. Bats. No words.

I’m all about supporting artists and small business. Believe me. I am one. But let me give you a little advice, people. If you want paper punches, go to your local craft or fabric store, buy some cardstock and some punches, and punch to your hearts delight. It doesn’t take any kind of skill at all.

It never occurred to me that teens/tweens/women needed crocheted nose warmers. Why didn’t I realize this? DUH.

Gator foot back scratcher! Why the hell not!?


For all of you prepping for the zombie apocolypse, I’m going to keep my eyes open for a zombie slaying kit for you. No probs. Until then, here you go, a print of zombie rules.

Oh yeah, happy Friday the 13th!

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Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
Working from her home office in Finger Lakes Region of NY, Elaine, a wine lover, also enjoys the beauty of living in wine country!

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  1. says

    I do not miss my all nighters…no, not one bit. Although, now with teenagers, I have a feeling I’ll be up for different reasons.

    I might have to drink more caffeinated coffee so that I can do some late night Esty browsing. I’m also inspired to put together an all purpose apocalypse kit – you know, for slaying non-specific monsters. I believe in being prepared. Hmmm…how much would I charge for such an item?

  2. says

    Too funny, I’m on etsy constantly but you managed to find some things which have escaped me. The vampire slaying kit is hilarious but honestly would be a great Halloween prop (or perhaps for a Vampire Diaries viewing partay).

    The paper punches is hilarious (they’ll ship it priority too). But I have to say the picture is adorable (I may need to steal that photo op idea one day because I LOVE paper punches, like you said it’s not hard, it’s my kind of craft since I’m craft challenged).

  3. says

    I’m going to tell my son about the Etsy taxidermy….he believes he needs a taxidermy fox! I think otherwise, but if he wants to save up his money and also have his own place, then sure!

  4. says

    I can’t believe someone makes nose warmers! I hope you get more sleep tonight mama. I swear it’s always after you’ve indulged in some late night movie or tv show that the babe’s decide to wake for the night-play thing. Cheers!


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