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Darla's Blog Picks: Skeleton dance, Yummy Mummy Meatloaf, win a Walmart gift card and more

by Darla Lindauer Modified: October 25, 2013 at 10:05 am •  Published: October 25, 2013

1. Vintage Horror Films

By: Zombiefan

What blog is about – Old horror films

Featured postThe Skeleton Dance

I think I just found my most favorite blog of all. I love old movies, and I love old scary movies! I have actually seen this little cartoon before, and it brought back good memories! I had a big “cheese” grin on my face the whole time! I was just discussing with a friend of mine, Ray, the other day that I think it is almost impossible to make a good scary movie anymore. I think the true concept of a scary movie that is entertaining came from the old movies, and everything after is just a remake of some kind. A lot of the newer movies focus on the mentally unstable serial killer types, rather than the fantasy type of fear. I love a good scary movie, but I can’t watch the “Saw” movies. The talent and creativeness before computers cannot be beaten by a computer! Love this post! – Darla Lindauer


2. Stuff Parents Need

By: Tiffany

What blog is about – “A blog that highlights products and services that make life a little less hectic and a lot more fun for new parents.”

Featured postHalloween Recipe Idea: Yummy Mummy Meatloaf

I don’t know about your children, but mine will eat meatloaf … but only if their dad makes it. I can try my hardest to make something like him, and I still get the evil eye from the girls. Ha-ha. But, I found this Yummy Mummy Meatloaf, and I am going to try again! I think he just puts catsup on it to get them to like it. Ha-ha. (Yes, catsup is correct, but Ketchup is also correct in reference to a tomato-based condiment with vinegar and spices. The funny thing about that is, I have always spelled it Catsup, and I never noticed it was different on the bottle until just now.) Here is what I found in looking up Catsup or KetchupDarla Lindauer


3. Blog Giveaway Directory

By: Jen, “I am a PR, friendly mom of 4.”

What blog is about – The latest and greatest blog giveaways.

Featured postEnter to win a $20 Walmart Gift Card – ends 11/4/13

OK, so I am usually skeptical of contest entry sites, but I did this one and a few others on here to test them out. And, as of right now, I have had no spam in my Facebook posts or emails. So, I think it is safe. Ha-ha. I have not won anything yet, but it is like I can’t stop because the possibility is there!!! One benefit is the site does not look too populated yet, so chances are higher! Good Luck. – Darla Lindauer


4. Clean Coops

By: I do not see any reference to a name; Clean Coops gets the credit for this post.

What blog is about – Chicken Coops

Featured postOur Chicken Adventures and Videos!

Wow, chicken coops have come a long way! I know some people who have chickens; I wonder if this is what their houses look like. I can tell you this much, it looks prettier than mine. Ha-ha. Make about three of those and you have a little house for humans going. I have seen posts on little houses becoming popular in very populated areas. Here are the things I learned from this post. 1. Chicken coops can be beautiful. 2. Chickens eat cottage cheese. 3. Chickens eat fruit. I am still amazed when I learn things like this. Who knew they would eat real food? – Darla Lindauer


5. Leslie’s OKC

By: Leslie Spears

What blog is about – Everything Oklahoma

Featured postThis Week in Oklahoma City

I have lived in Oklahoma for a very long time, and who knew so many things go on all the time. Here is a good list of events going on around the area to help you plan out your holiday adventures! I usually take my girls to church for fall festivals. And, the weather might be quite chilly for trick-or-treating. It never fails. Every Halloween that is cold, I see children running around with no coat on, but the parents are bundled up like it just hit arctic temperatures. Ha-ha. Yes, I am aware of the tantrums and fits children will throw not to wear the coat so the costume can be seen. Forget the costume; put the coat on and save a doctor bill the next week. The option of not going seems to work wonders in my house when it comes to coats being worn. Happy Halloween!– Darla Lindauer


Compiled by Darla Lindauer. If you would like your or someone else’s blog to be considered for this column, email

by Darla Lindauer
Data Team Manager
Darla Lindauer, Data Team Manager of the News and Information Center, has been with OPUBCO Communications Group for six years. During this time, she has been successful in developing and implementing multiple strategic operations leading to a...
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