Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloweenie Decor 2010!!

I wanted to share pics of my superfun Halloween decorations this year!  Thanks to Etsy my house is totally stylin' for my fav holiday!
Ed, the tree-climbing skeleton :)
Fred, the skeletor chimes
My cute lil' punkin' pillows :)
Spider-weby bookcase
My Dexter-esque Blood Splatter....see how to DIY here
Another easy DIY...my zombie emergency case :)
Aaaand my haunted bathroom complete with REDRUM mirror and bloody shower curtain ($2 white shower liner from target, red paint, hands...voila!)

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Selection of 80s Halloween Costumes from our '09 Bash!

Our party was 80s themed...so you had to walk through the time warp tunnel to get inside...Ooooh!
...straight from a scene of Karate Kid (the original 80s version of course).  This was actually a very popular costume for the night...we had 2 karate kids, 1 mr. miagi, and 1 bad guy (don't remember his name).
David Bowie and Sarah from the Labyrinth
We found Carmen Sandiego...
Can't have a party without the Miami Vice dudes!
My favorite costume....Mr. & Mrs. Pac Man and Ghosts (the ghosts were reversible...diff. colors on 1 side and dark blue [when they can get eaten by Pac Man] on the other)!
Mr. Rogers!!!
Lastly, me and my husband...can you guess what he was?? Hahaha

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Summer Reads: Hits and Misses

Besides crafting, I've also been catching up on my reading.  A voracious reader since the 1st grade...I needed to whet my long neglected appetite for books!!  Booklist rundown (for those looking for some suggestions):
  • First, I had to see what all the ruckus was about concerning the Dragon Tattoo series...and boy was it fun to read!  Great page turners (the 1st and 3rd were my fav) - oh, and the Swedish film is not too terrible (as far as films based on books go)...
  • Next, The School of Essential Ingredients.  If you like books about food...you'll like this book.  It was simple and sweet.  It didn't blow my mind, but I quite liked it.  I followed up with Katherine which was sad, but good historical fiction.
  • Then, I read The Book of Lost Things.  It's an interesting twisted fairytale...I can easily see this becoming a well-liked film as it is not too lengthy and very fantastical.  I also read the similarly titled The Book Thief.  It's a young adult book that I loved so much...it made me cry like a baby, so that says something :)

  • I followed up with The Secrets of Jin-Shei.  For some reason, this was in the library's "Science Fiction" section...and I have no idea why.  It's a good book about friendship between women...along the lines of Snowflower and the Secret Fan (which I highly recommend).
  • I subsequently went on a spell of books that were okay/bad...so I won't even mention them!  Then, during a recent trip to Atlanta I read The Pleasing Hour and the Year of Wonders.  Both were pretty good...the first about a troubled au pair and the second about the plague.
  • Finally, I hit paydirt with Good Omens...the cover says "The apocalypse has never been funnier!" and that really proved true!!
  • My good fortune stuck and I subsequently read two other great books!!  The first called, The Magicians...a Harry Potter for grownups heavily influenced by the Narnia series.  The second was titled The Rosetti Letter which combined historical fiction with mystery...a great read!  I'm already ordering the sequel (entitled The Devlin Diary)!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Intro Blog

Hello interwebs!

This is my first official blog post - woot! My goal for this blog is to share fun tidbits with peeps about life and things that inspire me. I suppose I should introduce myself...but that can get quite boring. So, instead I'll just lay out a few quick morsels.

I have a ridiculous fear of bugs. I love to dance, travel, cook, read and laugh. I cry all the time in movies. I like to collect antique cameras and Halloween is by far and away my fav holiday!

That should do for now.

Cheers! xo-Kat