Friday, September 30, 2011

SwellChel Does Halloween: {Giveaway} Halloween Carols by Kristen Lawrence


Wow - I can't believe this is the last day of "SwellChel Does Halloween"!  NINETEEN daily posts of my favorite Halloween crafts, recipes, kid activities, movies and more!  

To celebrate the end of "SwellChel Does Halloween" 
I am happy to announce ...
a giveaway!

I can't even tell you how thrilled I was when Kristen Lawrence offered me two of her CD's
to give away on this lil' ol' blog!  Not only is Kristen so insanely talented but talk about generous!

Kristen is a organist/composer/singer who created some amazing
HALLOWEEN CAROLS!

Check out her website - Halloween Carols
You can learn more about Kristen, listen to samples of her haunting music, and read about
her desire to create Halloween Carols.  She's right - Christmas has it's own carols ... why not Halloween?

This will be the third Halloween that I have used Kristen's CD's to get into the Halloween mood.  We play the music while we put up our decorations, while we make Halloween crafts or treats, and my favorite is playing the music on big speakers for our trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.  Those cheesy/spooky Halloween sound effects have nothing on this music ... to me Kristen's Halloween Carols are more reminiscent of the organ playing on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland!

You can buy Kristen's cds at:  iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and DFJams.

(image via Halloween Carols)

(image via Halloween Carols)


Also, for those interested Kristen will be playing with Pacific Symphony here in Orange County on Oct. 22 at the Concert Hall for their youth program Halloween Spooktacular where the kids come dressed in costumes.  The concert  teaches the kids about the instruments in the orchestra and is written by Lemony Snickett.   Check out more details here


ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF KRISTEN'S CD'S:
I have one copy of Broom with a View and one copy of Arachnitect to give away ... there will be two winners!
To enter leave a comment on this post by the end of Sunday, October 2nd!  I'll randomly select two winners and announce them on Monday, October 3rd! 

    **** For an extra entry in the giveaway click on "join this site"(under "Followers") in the sidebar to become a follower of SwellChel ... then leave another comment telling me that you did! (or leave a comment that you are already a follower!)

19 comments:

Katya said...

Hi, Chelsea! Just found out about your blog. It's awesome! I am amazed that being a mother of 3 you have time for all these crafts and treats! You are my hero :) Gives me hope that it's not too bad having more than 1 child :)
-Katya

Katya said...

You have me as your one of your followers now :)

Aubree said...

Halloween carols! How fun! That is the coolest idea! I love it. And I'm a follower :)

JuliaTheGoolia said...

Hi Chelsea! I love the idea of Halloween carols! Especially having something to play for all the trick or treaters and while decorating! :) P.S. I'm already a follower!

Keri-Ann said...

Oh Chelsea, how I wish we lived closer... Halloween is one of our very favorite seasons (yes, I consider it a whole season!) and now that the kids' birthdays have passed we finally get to start decorating! :D I promise if we win we'll put the carols to very good use!

Keri-Ann said...

PS - I also subscribe! (Which is dangerous... oh my yumminess, PB oreo brownies!)

Leslie Ann said...

Chelsea,

LOVE your blog! We have had so much fun planning on doing some of your cute crafts during October!

Meagan said...

Chelsea,
I've been doing pumpkins like crazy from your blog. I love it! Thanks for sharing all your creativeness.

Meagan said...

Also, halloween songs are an awesome idea! (and I'm following.)

Libby said...

Yeah...I would love to win one of Kristin's CD's! They sound like so much fun!

Libby said...

I'm such a follower! (for real...I'm following you right now!)

C World said...

i'd be perfect to listen to when putting up halloween decor, right? like how we listen to christmas songs when decorating the christmas tree! :)

Kayli said...

Hope I win! :)

Kayli said...

Also I'm following you now!! :)

Emily said...

How fun! I'd never thought about doing Halloween music.

Emily said...

I'm following your blog.

Megan said...

Would love to get some Halloween music!

Megan said...

And, I am a follower! Wahoo!

Krissy said...

I love your blog! Have already done a few projects. You have totally inspired me to do sooo much :-)