Wednesday, October 30, 2013

One more day!

I cannot believe tomorrow is Halloween! Last night Da'Hubby and I were not home to watch a Halloween movie, instead we played in a costume bowling tournament. hallowern bowling tourney
We were Superman and Supergirl! We did see a few other superheroes like Robin, Power Rangers, and Wonder Woman.

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My niece showing off her muscles as Snow White. 

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Hippy brother-in-law

And lastly sista-in-law as a wickd witch and her little ballerina.

We had so much fun! I whooped some hiney on the first game with 3 strikes in a row (turkey time). On game 2 I sucked it up pretty bad, I lost my super powers I guess. For the costume portion we lost the individual and the group awards, but hopefully next year we will smoke them guys. 


What have you been doing for Halloween this year?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Countdown to Halloween Movie Edition: The Mummy (1932)


This is one of those old movies that I have always wanted to watch but have never gotten around to. I am not turned away from a show being black and white or being from before the 80's, Heck I actually love some old movies ( just usually not westerns).


I was not blown away by this movie but it was okay. I feel like I should love this movie because it was the beginning but I just can't.  I was able to mark it off my list and it has Boris Karloff in it.

This is just like any mummy film a mummy comes to life, mummy awakens spirit of lost love, blah blah blah.
There was nothing that set this movie apart really except this was the first movie like that. All of the other mummy movies have copied this one! I do not know what I was expecting when I started watching this but I just was not captivated. I wish I was I love old movies just not this one I guess.


What about you, have you ever watched a movie hoping you would love it just to find you think it is okay?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Countdown to Halloween Movie Edition: House at the End of the Street


I have been on the fence about seeing this movie. I love Jennifer Lawrence, but I am not big into actually scary movies. Cheesy horror is more of my pick, I can handle suspense, I can handle gore but scary movies are not my favorite. I am starting the movie now so let's see what I think in 1 hr and 40 minutes from now.

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Well I just finished it and I was just not impressed. Of course J. Lawrence was good, heck the acting was great. Going into this movie I thought it was going to be scary suspenseful but it really wasn't. The action really does not start until the last 30 minutes of the movie. Don't get me wrong the last 30 minutes were great but it did not make up for the slow hour leading up to it. I think that so much of the story is in the end, they really should have spread it out a bit more. 

I do not think I will be buying this movie but I am glad I watched it. The trailer for this movie was more suspenseful than the actual movie. Seriously the majority of the trailer was scenes from the last 30 minutes of the movie, I feel like I do not even need to say spoilers since the trailer did that already.   


So have y'all seen this movie? If so what did you think?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Countdown to Halloween Movie Edition: Cabin in the Woods


This is a movie I was actually really excited to review because Joss Whedon is one of the writers and the hottie that is Chris Hemsworth is in it. I will watch any movie with either Hemsworth brother in it, or with Joss Whedon in the credits. I should also mention if you are a Dollhouse fan (which I am assuming you are based on Joss Whedon being the writer of that show) that Fran Kranz as in Topher frickin' Brink is in this movie.

The Cabin at the end of the woods

According to IMDb the just of the movie is :
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

I seriously like this movie a lot! I do not want to spoil anything but the monsters are amazing! This makes me love Topher (Fran Kranz) and Joss Whedon so much more. I can see myself watching this movie more often. This is like a (barely)horror movie with some classic Whedon one-liners and small bits of dark humor. I hope that if you have not seen this movie you totally should. This is not a scary movie but it is very gory. 

Going in to this movie I was expecting so much because of the names in it and I was happily pleased.  At first I could not get why what was happening was happening, but after a while I started to understand. I think if I rewatched this movie I would notice some more hidden gems. Is it sad I hope there is a second one, even though I know there will not be one. I was just seriously happy with my decision to watch this movie. 


Have you seen this movie, if so what did you think? Also who do you fan girl after, where you watch anything they are in? I am totally like that with Joss Whedon.  

Friday, October 25, 2013

Count Down to Halloween: Movie club edition: Children of the Corn


So for this small little countdown I am just going to review a bunch of Halloween movies. I am starting with a show I am not even sure I have seen before Steven King's Children of the Corn.
Children of the corn

Okay, after watching this I can tell you that I should have watched it sooner. Y'all know how much I love my cheesy movies but this was a little much for me. I understand that it was made in 1984 so the CGI is not that good but seriously this was special. I was going into this movie thinking I was going to be so scared and to be honest I was a bit bored with it. I was not scared, at the edge of my seat, or anything of that nature. Once it got to the end and the 'special' graphics hit the screen I was a bit more interested (you know because of my love for cheese) but it was not enough to hold me.

Malachai killed me in this, I could not get over his face I do not know what it was but the lips/teeth proportion were so off I could not take him seriously. All in all I think that I am glad I watched this movie so I can mark it off my list of movies to watch but I cannot say I will buy the movie or go out of my way to watch it again.

What do you think? Have you seen this movie, did you like it?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pumpkin Patches, Emus, and Jack-o-Lanterns Oh My

This weekend we pretty much lived at my parents house. All of my relatives were in town (from my Dad's side at least) and we thought we should carve pumpkins.

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I had to get a picture with my little princess
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Yes..we went to the same pumpkin patch two days in a row...we needed more pumpkins
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How cute are my sister and cousin together?
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Who doesn't want to ride in a wagon?
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We have a rule, if you can carry the pumpkin to the register you can have it. Let's just say that was not her pumpkin.
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Do child labor laws count if they want to do it? lol
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Our hard work in picking out the pumpkins resulted in these beauties. 
Princess' Bobcat paw - Momma C's Cat on a fence, Aunt V's moon and star, Da 'Hubby's evil one, Mine is the flamer, and Aunt R had the witch on a broom 
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Behind my Grandparents house there is a farm with horses, emus, deer and a duck who thinks he is a deer.
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The Princess was a bit afraid of the emus.

We had a great weekend of family fun time. It was so nice to see my cousins and their babies, and my aunts. I cannot wait until Christmas for ALL of my family comes in. 

What do you do when your family comes to visit?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Time is flying

I cannot believe how fast time seems to be flying lately. I feel like I have no time for anything anymore.

Halloween is 14 days away
Austin Comic-Con is 37 days away
Thanksgiving is 43 days away
My birthday is 52 days away
Christmas is 70 days away

It has been married for 228 days
It has been 2 years and 2 months since I graduated
I have been hunting for a teaching position for 6 months
I have had my current job for 5 years and 3 months

It is so weird to see life accomplishments and events laid out like this. It really make me feel like I have not done much but I still feel like I have done so much. I love to feel my days with family, it may not be a special occasion but it makes a deeper impact on me. I assume you can tell that by my countdown dates, each one is a family event...true most are holidays but that is when I get to see my WHOLE family. It can be stressful driving all over to see everyone but it is more than worth it for the memories.

Sorry if this post seems to be all over the place but that is how I am feeling today.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How about a Quiz Meme?

You know because I am a copy cat and all, I saw my favorite blogger Kaelah do this on her blog so I thought it would be super fun to try. If you want to do this little quiz post a link on Kaelah's blog and heck I would love to read it too so you can leave it in my comments too!

1. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
 Snuggle with Da' Hubby until the alarm goes off again- because he hits snooze to get that extra snuggle

2. What is the 3rd picture on your phone? Share it! 
My not so little brother Matty and his wonderful girlfriend on our Sunday Funday watching Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

3. What TV show are you most excited about returning this Fall?
Bones and The New Girl and Haven...and all of the new shows too!

4. What is something really popular that you secretly (or not so secretly) loathe?
One shoulder shirts/dressses or the shorts that are so short the pockets hang out. I guess I am just too much of an old lady to like that stuff. 

5. Do you have any pets? Tell us about them! Bonus points for pictures.
Technically no, not since Taco passed away but we have a night-time pet. 
New friend
This is from when we scared him and he snuck in the house.


He sleeps on our porch like this every night. I have named him Archimedes from Da' Hubbys favorite Disney movie Sword in the Stone

6. If you could put together one outfit that represents you perfectly, what would it be?
I would wear what I always do a cute cotton dress tights flats and a cardigan, with my hair in a messy bun. 

7. What is your favorite adult beverage?
 I am not a big adult beverage person but I go with sweet peach tea or spiked cider. 

8. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
I am sucker for ABC Family shows - Fosters, Secret Life of an American Teenager, and Pretty Little Liars

9. What are 3 positive words to describe you?
Creative, Energetic, Honest 

10. What is your favorite Friday afternoon/evening activity?
Cuddling with Da' Hubby on the couch catching up on our shows

11. A day in the life: What does you typical day look like?
I am boring wake up at 7 get ready for work, work until 5, go home cook, eat and try to work on crafts, shower then bed by 10. 

12. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
I want to visit England but I would not want to live any where besides Texas. 

13. You've got a whole day to yourself...what will you do?
Sleep until 8 or 9 eat some fresh fruit and eggs, craft and watch so old Gilmore Girls reruns, bake some banana bread, cook dinner and watch some chick flicks while crafting. 

14. Dream job?
 I want to be an elementary teacher! 

15. Least favorite chore?
Folding and putting up laundry

16. When do you most feel like a rock star?
When I finish a craft that I have been working on for a long time or when I am experimenting on a recipe and it turns out great

17. What is something you are currently trying to improve within yourself?
Time management/ procrastination. I have been struggling with this so much and I think I am getting better. I have been working on some presents for Christmas since the middle of the summer - usually I wait until December to even start. 


I would love to hear your answers!!!