Hello! My name is Shannon Taylor. I'm a long-time writer and editor living in the woods of Wisconsin with my husband, four children, a black lab, and two crazy cats.

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April: Easter + Getting Ready for Spring

Favorite Halloween Tradition: Dancing Ghosts

How is this for a great tradition? Every Halloween since Andrew was a wee lad, my mom has set up these dancing ghosts in our yard. She appears with plastic pumpkin candy holders, sheets, and wooden stakes in hand and works her magic. Simple, but special.

Don’t the ghosts just make you smile?

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I love these dancing ghosts. Simple but really effective. Thanks to your mum for her great idea!

  2. Shannon says:

    I’ll tell her, Stephanie. Thank you! A friend on Facebook just said that she knows someone who does this, and when Halloween is over she puts tinsel halos on them for Christmas!

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