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Third Week of October

5 out of 5 stars – Its hard to NOT rate Elvira anything less than 5 stars. This was fun and campy just like you’d expect.

Random horror movie that we decided to watch and I want my time back. It wasn’t the worst thing that I’ve sat through but it wasn’t good either.

Love, love, love this movie. It’s a classic for a reason and we really should revisit it every year.

Another one that we revisit every couple of years. There are so many great one liners it’s ridiculous. Probably not a movie for the feint of heart.

Other than that, this proved to be a pretty quiet week. No baking was done. With a possible second lockdown on the horizon, we’ve been a bit distracted with not getting caught with our pants down again.

How was your week? What are your plans for Halloween?

Second Week of October

Welcome back ghouls and ghosts to the next stop in the October train of fun! Spooky movies, tasty treats and autumn adventures were had!

2 out of 5 stars – This novel frequently comes up on horror story lists so I read a sample, it seemed like it might be something so I bought it. Ultimately, it was kind of a dud. It’s not bad but it’s not much to write home about. The ending made little sense. So all-in-all, I would avoid this one if you’re looking for a spooky read.

I also purchased Malice of Crows for $1.99 in ebook format.

Mr. C&M and I hit the movies hard this week and it’s been great:

We’re both huge Chucky fans and only sick curiosity and the fact it was free on Prime got us to watch this. That being said, it wasn’t the train wreck that we had expected. It’s an alright movie but it’s no original.

Somehow, in all my life, I’ve never heard of this movie. It’s 80’s horror perfection and I loved every second of it. Highly recommend.

Another classic 80’s horror movie that I had somehow missed. (This whole endeavor has made me realize that I may have to continue this horror movie extravaganza far past Halloween.) I also thoroughly enjoyed this one and would recommend it.

For all the years that I have been with Mr. C&M, he’s talked about an edition of this movie with Type O Negative music over-layed it. This year he finally tracked down a copy and purchased it. (Only later to find out that it was on YouTube for free. Doh!) Again, I had never seen this, original or Type O version. It was fun.

That can of pumpkin was nagging at me from the cupboard so before heading out to see a couple of people, I whipped up some pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting. It’s a recipe that never fails and you can find it here.

We ended the week with a nice hike through some local trails with a friend and his dog that are moving out of state soon. The day started off very cold but it warmed up while we were on the trails. It was a beautiful day and we hiked 2.5 miles. We thought this might actually wear Samus out but she took a nap and woke up ready to play again. :3

How has the last week treated you??

October Week 4.5: Candy and Snow

There was no time this past weekend to do a post reviewing the week before. So this week I present to you; October Week 4.5. One and a half weeks of October fun.

The reason there was no time this past weekend was first because we attended our friend’s awesome A Very Harry Halloween Party. Harry Potter themed of course. She went into amazing detail with everything including (finally) receiving our Hogwarts acceptance letters. I was Moaning Myrtle and Mr. C&M was Lucius Malfoy.

Second, we traveled to Cleveland for a concert (Hammerfall and Sabaton) and explored the breweries of the city.

Trick-or-treating last night was cold, rainy and eventually turned to light snow. Kids these days don’t tough it out like we used to. I believe our motto was wind, rain or snow, trick-or-treating we will go. We saw about 14 kids the whole two hours. In fact, we had 3/4 of our second tub full of candy at 8 minutes left until the end. So, the last two kids got a crap-ton of candy dumped in their bags to which they replied, “OMG you guys are the best!”

Watching

A friend told me that this was their guilty pleasure tv show. Since I was looking for something new to watch on my own, I gave it a try and enjoyed it more than I expected. Lucifer is bored of Hell and decides to take a vacation on the mortal coil. Needless to say, he causes a lot of ruckus.

Reading

I finished my spooky reading for the season!

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Treats

We ate a lot of great food in Cleveland, though none of it was autumn related.

We also ate a decent amount of candy while handing it out last night. πŸ˜›

I hope everyone else had an amazing October and Halloween season! What was your favorite part?

October Week 3: A Virus Strikes

This past week was a little less eventful in the Halloween department. Only because we attended a metal concert (Midnight, Abbath and Obituary) Tuesday night and I’m pretty sure that’s where I picked up this lovely little virus I’m currently battling. So every night, after work, was pretty much me relaxing and then sleeping. Each day I feel a little bit more human but man, I haven’t had that bad of a sore throat in a long time. I actually had to take pain meds because it felt so awful and swollen.

Now, I’m mostly a mucus factory so that’s an improvement. πŸ˜€

Watching

I had thought I had seen this movie earlier in life but upon watching it with Mr. C&M (it’s one of his favorites), I realized I never have. It was fun. 100% 80s horror movie. (Currently available on Amazon Prime.) 4/5 stars

Another movie I’ve managed to never see. This one was pretty cheesy. It’s one of those I would recommend you watch at least once, so you can say you’ve seen it, but then you’ll probably never watch again. (Currently on Netflix.) 3/5 stars

Reading

I just finished Nightwise last night. I really enjoyed it and I’ll review it later in the week.

Treats

Well, with being sick, nothing really happened in the treat department. Soup season has definitely begun though!

We went and began purchasing parts of our Halloween costumes today. This coming Saturday we have a Harry Potter party to attend, thrown by Mr. C&M’s friend and coworker. She’s been planning it for months and it’s going to be 100% Harry Potter related so we’re pretty excited about it.

We also picked up our pumpkins. They’re currently sitting in the dining room warming up so we can carve them soon.

What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

Lucky 13 Years

Good morning Ghouls and Ghosts! It’s the most wonderful month of the year and this ghoul is PUMPED. Last season was depressing due to a death in the family, so we’re going hard this year. Well, as hard as we can with a semi-ill spouse. BUT, we’re not going to let that get us down.

I’ve already finished two books to get into a spooky mood: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues and Blood Kissed. I’m currently reading The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper. It’s not as spooky as I had hoped but the facts about Victorian London are currently keeping me going.

I’m not sure exactly why but, every year I have a different ‘thing’ that I’m all about during the Halloween season. Last year, it was witches. This year, it’s skeletons. We recently purchased a skeletal rat, cat and T-Rex skull and I love them all.

Mr. C&M and I already started with the horror movies about a week ago. He randomly choose one we had never seen and it was……..not good. πŸ˜›

Today also marks our 13 year dating anniversary. 13 is both of our lucky numbers so hopefully the next year together holds some really awesome things for us.

Like last year, I plan to do weekly updates on Sunday of all the Halloween fun we’re having. I had so much fun doing it last year that it will become a yearly blogging tradition.

I hope everyone is ready for a spooktacular season!

September Sun

Wooooo! It’s my second favorite month of the year guys. πŸ˜€

Michigan has jumped early into it’s autumn-like weather (aside from a day here or there) and I am DIGGING IT. I am ready for apples and pumpkins and to BASIC BITCH ALL OVER THE PLACE.

I may even begin decorating for Halloween here very, very soon.

What can you expect in the next two months of this blog? Well, after I finish my current book, I’m hopping into the horror/paranormal genres. Nothing sets the mood like spooky books. If we’re lucky, I’ll get some sweet baking in and come October, horror movie marathons.

Mr. C&M and I have a lot going down on the weekends until November, but those things are awesome. Like, visiting the Michigan Renaissance Festival, concerts and a Harry Potter themed Halloween party. It also means our 13 year dating anniversary and our 5 year wedding anniversary.

Anyone else as pumped as I am for Autumn?!

Halloween Shenanigans

Oh no! The best holiday of the year has come to an end. Alas, it was a fangtastic day!

It also happens to be my husband and I’s wedding anniversary. So we went out to lunch and then last minute candy shopping for trick or treaters. I’ve actually never handed out candy before. I’m usually running around everywhere doing all the things besides handing out candy. It was a lot of fun. We give out giant handfuls of candy. We want all the kids to love Halloween as much as we do and there was nothing better than seeing the looks on their faces when we piled them up with the good stuff. We received a lot of “WOWs” and “OMGs” and every single kid said “Thank you” and “Happy Halloween” enthusiastically. It’s our goal to become a known Halloween destination every year.

Here’s a couple pics of yours truly waiting for the kids to arrive:

 

We finished the night with watching Hocus Pocus since it had been years since I last watched it and it’s now the 20th anniversary.

How was your Halloween?? I must scurry off to get ready for work now but I would love to hear about it!

Fourth Week of October

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Oh no! The last full week of October has come and gone and we only have a sweet few days left until the best holiday of the year. (Thanks Michigan for making sure the weather for the entire month was absolutely awful.) Mr. Cupcakes & Machetes and I attended a last minute Halloween party with last minute costumes. The Halloween store was picked clean and we ended up as a wolf (me) and a plague doctor (him). It was fun and we decided that we’re going to throw a Halloween party next year. (We usually throw one every year but haven’t the last couple.) I also realized that our Halloween decorations were sadly lacking and that is going to start being fixed as soon as Halloween is over and I hit all the clearance I can!

Reading –Β 

I had a week full of Poe. I don’t re-read anything very often but since I hadn’t read these stories since I was a teenager, it was a perfect time for a refresher.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue – Short Story Review

The Tell-Tale Heart – Short Story Review

The Black Cat – Short Story Review

Today, I’m going to be starting Parasite by Mira Grant. It works both for horror for the end of the month and rolls into Sci-Fi November. Plus, it’s the book club selection for next month. Killin’ all the birds with all the stones.

Watching –Β 

We’ve continued watching The Haunting of Hill House, I’m still not very impressed but I’m sure we’ll follow it to the end anyway.

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2.5 stars. Nice concept, but not very moving otherwise.

Have you attended any Halloween parties this year? If so, what did you dress up as??

 

Third Week of October

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Ugh, where does the time go? How can it already be so close to the end of the best month of the year??

Despite being absolutely burned out from work, I did manage to accomplish a few things. The dream is always to accomplish more but alas, this little body needs some fucking rest. I need life to slow down for a hot minute so I can catch up.

Reading –Β 

I finished my book club selection for the month, Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Family and Faith – Book ReviewΒ and then I snuck in another horror classic,Β The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Book Review.

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I baked a thing! –Β Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

Watched –Β 

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No horror movies this week but we did decide to give Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House a try. We are two episodes in and while it’s okay, there isn’t much drawing us back to it.

If you want something incredibly good, dark and disturbing, I’ll suggest trying my new favorite show:

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One of the few times I will say that the show is better than the book.

What Halloween shenanigans have you spooky folks been up to?? Are you ready for Halloween??

First Week of October

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Good morning my spooky followers! How goes your first week of October?

I’m going to be doing weekly general updates for the month. October is too much fun and full of spooky goodness to wait for an accumulation of things to chat about.

My dad is coming to town to help finish up work on the walk in closet we started 5 months ago. Building a whole room from scratch just before summer was not the wisest of plans, especially since it’s in the upstairs. We won’t be making that mistake twice. But this means I’ll be quiet for a tiny bit here.

Dracula is proving to be the one classic I’m actually going to enjoy.

Little Debbies makes a pumpkin spice Swiss roll and it’s the only Swiss roll worth a damn in this world.

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Mr. Cupcakes & Machetes and I have watched four horror movies in the past week. (Monday was our 12 year dating anniversary and we watched 3 in one night.)

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1 star – SO bad it’s good but I still can’t rate it any higher.

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5 stars. One of our favorites. Must watch every year.

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2 stars. Intentionally hilarious but still bad.

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3 stars. I want to love it but too many plot holes.

I think that’s a pretty successful start to my favorite month. Do any of you have any special plans for next week?