october is my favorite month


the air is crisp. the leaves are starting to change. i get to pull out the knee socks and wear layers and layers and layers of clothing. i sleep fabulously. the pie apples are gorgeous. also, i get to continue my yearly tradition on watching 31 horror movies in 31 days, culminating in a viewing of my all time favorite horror movie, halloween.

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film fest report #1

my october madness has begun. here's what i've watched so far:

  1. haunting of winchester house - craptacular beginning to my month of horror movie. the bar has been set. low.
  2. dark ride - a repeat but well worth watching.*
  3. perkins 14 - brutal, creep and not great.
  4. rest stop - same as 3.
  5. wrong turn 2 - on the downside: gross. wrong. on the upside: henry rollins' neck and lots of great henry rollins ranting!
  6. dawn of the dead (remake) - i own this and have seen it a bunch. its a winner despite the fast zombies.*
  7. tokyo zombies - netflix recommended this (i think) based on my viewing both anime and zombie movies. it was amusing (in parts) and really wrong (the rest of the time.) i can't really say i enjoyed it but i also didn't hate it.
  8. killer movie - delightfully bloody fun.
  9. zombie diary - didn't even finish it. been there, done that. we get it, humans are
    sometimes worse than zombies. make your point in a less horrible and
    boring way and i'll watch.

an aside: kateri asked how many movies i watch during october end up being movies i'd actually watch again. i'd say a week's worth. so, its october 5 and i've already watched one new one worth watching again.

*these don't count toward the total because i've already seen them.

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fall colors

Fall colors

i have a bit of an obsession going right now. everything i make is in this color scheme. everything i wear right now is in this color scheme. everything i want is in this color scheme. if i weren't already married, well, you catch my drift. everything is autumnal. that'll probably end on monday if it snows. i'll be so over it.

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bag envy

i was going through my blog reader this evening and came across a post from katie henry of made by hank fame. for those unfamiliar with made by hank, she makes the most amazing purses and pencil cases and pouches. well constructed, beautifully designed and made with love. i love everything she does. but nothing, nothing will ever top this lovely featured in tonight's post.


polka dots. tough ruffles. polka dots and tough ruffles. lordy, how i want this bag. alas, i don't need another bag. the shoulder bags sell out within moments of being listed. and more importantly, these lovelies are going for around $200 these days. i believe they are worth every. single. penny. i just can't justify the purchase right now. but at 9:00 tomorrow morning when she updates her shop i'll be there, window shopping. le sigh.

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treasury love

i've made a bunch of treasury lists i've really loved lately. i thought i'd share since they languished in anonymity. the last one is still live - you can visit it here.

Etsy Treasury - all the good colors 

Etsy Treasury - purple people eater 

Etsy Treasury - wanted

Etsy Treasury - candy store

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film fest report #2

here's the latest in my yearly 31 horror movies in 31 one days challenge:

  1. waxwork - solid 80s teen horror fun*
  2. the funhouse - evil carnies. enough said.
  3. knock, knock - eh.
  4. waxwork 2 - not so solid
  5. one dark night - meg tilly looking 12 in the WORST. MOVIE. EVER.
  6. the haunting - by far one of the scariest movies ever based on one of my top ten favorite books.*
  7. terror train - a classic starring jamie lee post halloween.*
  8. amusement - terrible movie with a really terrifying clown scene.
  9. paranormal activity - probably one of the scariest movies i've ever seen. so scary i didn't sleep. no joke.

* don't count toward the total since i've already seen them.

total so far = 18 movies, 13 i haven't seen

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i'll eat you up i love you so.

we went to see where the wild things are tonight. it was incredibly beautiful and dark and complicated. its definitely not suitable for all kids to see. there were some things that were rough to process as an adult so i can't really imagine how kids would handle it. i'm actually still processing. overall though, thumbs up.

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coming soon


i made about 30 rings last night. here's some of my favorites. they'll be slowly finding their way into my shop this week. xo.

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film fest report #3

and the latest update in my 31 horror movie in 31 days festival:

  1. dark hours - interesting. and yes. i mean that in the passive agressive not so much kind of way.
  2. living death - kristy swanson's best work since buffy. that's not saying much.
  3. shallow ground - i'm not sure what happened here. naked killer boy with oozing blood and bodily fluid that infects everyone it touches. ew. and yeah, not so much.
  4. eden lake - brutal. upsetting. glad i watched it in broad daylight.
  5. it - not sure what possessed me. i am terrified of clowns and pennywise is terrifying. like every other stephen king though the ending completely craps out and takes the terror away.*
  6. drive thru - another clown movie. and unlike it, the clown isn't at all scary AND the movie was totally satisfying.
  7. dorm of the dead - what can i say about this movie? well, i'm fairly certain that everyone on a porn set decided they were bored with porn and wanted to try their hand at gore. bad acting. bad sets. bad clothes. bad sound. bad editing. bad sex. bad bad bad.
  8. when a stranger calls - how have i not seen this? carol kane in a horror movie? thumbs up.
  9. arang - same old asian formula. long inky black haired ghost, atmospheric tension, water. i enjoyed it though - it was amazing to look at.
  10. return to sleepaway camp - ridiculous. kind of fun. and a boom mic oops toward the end. who can ask for anything more?

* doesn't count toward the total because i've already seen it.

total so far = 28 movies, 22 i haven't seen

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i'm having a little sale on some summer-y yoyo necklaces & fascinators, like this lovely little number - the tropicalia yoyo necklace. you can see what's available here. in many cases, once they're gone they're gone - these colorways are being retired.

additionally i'm FIVE sales away from 1500. the 1500th will receive an extra little something special!

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film fest report #4

and here's the update:

  1. dead mary - eh.
  2. tourist trap - well done 70s horror fun. less brutal than some movies from the same era but really effective.
  3. the initiation of sarah - an abc family "horror" movie. not at all scary but oh so fun.
  4. ghost town - syfy crap.
  5. rsvp - totally fun. jason mewes and glenn quinn are great and a little heartbreaking.
  6. an american haunting - i was told to avoid it but it was on. i should've avoided it.
  7. burke and hare - i liked this and am definitely looking forward to the simon pegg remake.
  8. zombieland - my new favorite movie. for reals.

total so far = 36 movies, 30 i haven't seen

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