Thursday, October 12, 2017

October Goals + September Recap


It's October, time for all you pumpkin spice freaks to come out of hiding (I'm one of them, don't hate me!) Autumn is in the air, leaves are turning, wind is blowing, evening showers and orange glows scattering the tree's. My favourite thing about Autumn is the fact that I can dress how I would want to dress all year; boots, scarf, possible over-sized jumper or coat with jeans. I need not want for anything else. The only problem is October seems to be another one of those busy months for me. I've left all the Halloween costumes too late, people are already putting up tweets about having finished their Christmas shopping and I'm freaking out that I've wanted to make most of mine and I now have barely any time to do it, my kids have more parties to go to than I've been in 5 years, and the list keeps growing! Speaking of lists this month is going to be a great one for them, you'll see below in the October Goals. 

SEPTEMBER GOALS RECAP

BLOG GOALS
  1. Not to abandon blog 
             I've managed to keep it up so far, slowly building on the posts.
PERSONAL GOALS
  1. Not be afraid to let my personal life influence my blog posts
             Working on this still but with posts about the Hurricane it's kind of personal. 
  2. Stay Motivated
              When it comes to life, I'm always needing that extra push. I'm finding new ways to keep me motivated everyday, from inspiring mantras to treats (healthy) and much more which will most likely end up influencing my blog posts.

OCTOBER GOALS

BLOG GOALS
  1. Keep it going 
              Seems a bit silly but I feel like this kind of goal is going to be on every months list don't you? I look forward to the day it doesn't need to be there.
  2. Create more posts inspired by what I've been up to.

PERSONAL GOALS
  1. Watch one Halloween/Horror movie per night for the whole of October.
               You read that right. Each year my husband and I challenge ourselves to watch a scary movie per night with each other for the month of Halloween. Check out the list here (we'll update per day)
  2. Finish Halloween Costumes in time for Halloween.
  3. Complete some of the baby scrapbooks.
                Really want to finish them for our kids. 

What are your goals this month?

HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE #1


Each year my husband and I challenge ourselves to watch a horror/scary/halloween themed movie for each day of the October month. It's something I look forward to each year. We mix in some classics that we've seen many times before with some new. Basically we just love being scared to death for the whole of October. As a parent I don't get much sleep anyway so I don't have to worry about being too scared to shut my eyes.... 


RATINGS: *Never again **Corny ***Classic/Potential **** I was scared/would watch again ***** Uncomfortably Good 

1st. - Stephan King's IT Part One Kids acting is much better than the adults **
2nd. - Stephan King's IT Part Two 6 guys 1 woman **
3rd. - American Horror Story Cult Well this is too real for comfort  ****
4th. - Blair Witch (2016) Lots of running around the same patch of forest. *
5th. - El Bar (The Bar) Don't care that it's in another language from my own, this movie is great. ****
6th. - Area 51 (2016) I have spotted so many plot holes in your theory.... like no, that would not work. *
7th. - Society lol don't eat while watching this **
8th. - Gerald's Game You think it's a thriller, it's so much more than that! You're not real. ****
9th. - Stephan Kings Cat's Eye I'm starting to think it's not a coincidence about the cat.. **
10th. - MAMA Oh my goodness that's not how I wanted it to end. ****
11th. - FAILED (so tomorrow we do two)  CLUE apparently it counts due to it being a murder mystery. ***
12th. - Before I Wake Not sure I'm uncomfortable because of the script or because of the acting? ***
14th. - American Horror Story Cult  How many shootouts have possibly ended like this? ****
15th. - The Exorcist Season 2 lots of hands, something to do with hands? ***
16th. - Annabelle  Enter with pram, leave without pram.... why does this bug me? ***
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Beaded Blood Choker Necklace



It's that time of year again! 
To celebrate and get us all in the Halloween mood, I've created some blood drip choker necklaces available for purchase here and here. Hurry though as I've only made three of each and they will go fast! 

If you want a tutorial for this necklace please leave a comment below and I'll be happy to create a tutorial for those of you who would like to make your own. 

Buy here.

Both necklaces are silver plated with Stirling Silver clasps and chain. They are around 40-45cm in length give or take with the adjustable chain. The clear non stretch cord gives the illusion of a slit throat bleed. Great for Halloween or those who like something a little different. 

Buy them both here and here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How You Can Help - Hurricane Aftermath


It's here. It's big. It's Hurricane Season.
This post is not surprising with everything going on in the West at the moment. Even those in parts of the world who've never even experienced a hurricane are aware of the devastating effects of a Hurricane due to the widespread of news from our modern day technology.
With that comes the outpour of those that want to help those in need of help but do not know how.
We're here to narrow down what you can do whether you're right there on the scene or millions of miles away in another country. 


Remember, do your own research before donating to a group. Groups with local ties to their community where the disaster has affected are usually best. You have the right to demand accountability of the groups.


:MORE INFO ON HOW YOU CAN HELP:



:FOOD BANKS:
It's best to look up local food banks of area affected.

 (We will try to update this post as much as possible)

Monday, September 4, 2017

DIY Burlap Planter



:YOU WILL NEED:
- Burlap cord (found in most garden or hardware stores)
- A hot glue gun
- A pale/plant pot
- *Decorative plant (if this is what you're going to use your wrapped pot for)


Use a hot glue gun and glue a small amount on to your planter as you're wrapping the cord around. This part takes the longest.  Be careful not to burn yourself  but work quickly as the glue dries quickly. 


 Once you're finished wrapping your planter in the burlap you may cut your cord and glue the end.


 You are welcome to add any decorative plant of your choosing. I found this one at IKEA for a very reasonable price. 


Happy Planting!


Saturday, September 2, 2017

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE? - SEPTEMBER GOALS


Why have there been no posts for so long? Where are you?
I know, I know, I know, I hear you! We effectively abandoned the blog after drowning in our mundane yet busy lives. Work and family take precedence when blogging isn't your main line of existence as much as I would like it to be. I could write for hours, scratch that, I HAVE written for hours! Usually about spew no one wants to read about. As a pre-teen I use to fantasize about becoming a documentary or column writer, a journalist. Writing things that readers would seek out for, hang on every print while they lift their specs and wet their lips with coffee. Pre-teen me wanted to be a lot of things, she was an ambitious girl who couldn't decide which direction to throw her ambition at. Adult me also wants to be, do and see a lot of things too. Hence why there is barely ever a set topic to our blog posts. As sisters we are very much alike in the way we are so interchangeable all the time. Whizzing through many subjects, many adventures that take our fancy. How can one have so much passion over so many different things? Well, it spreads you thin. (fnarr fnarr) no, lets be serious for a minute. That exact reason, being spread thinly over everything, is why unfortunately, the blog has taken a backseat. There is never enough time in one's day to fit, or write about, everything that we do or want to do. I've found myself up at 4 in the morning having not yet gone to bed writing. Maybe because of a blog post, maybe a diary entry, most of the time emails. But the fact remains that somehow in our 24 hour day, we must sleep? WHY!? Why oh why? I do not want to sleep! It is a waist of my formidable time! Don't get me wrong, I love sleep, but only because I need it. I do not think I would give a thought to sleep if I never felt tired? If I never needed it in the first place? I've always found I've never had enough time in life. Never enough hours in the day, days in the week, months in a year. I always need more time. More time for detail, more time for discovery, more time for documenting it all. So for that I am very sorry, as much as it is all one BIG excuse. Alas, it is an excuse that is true. 


GOALS FOR SEPTEMBER

BLOG GOALS
  1. Not to abandon blog 
             Going so well so far, one post.... I will try not to leave you all so long between the posts. 
PERSONAL GOALS
  1. Not be afraid to my personal life influence my blog posts. 
  2. Stay Motivated

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Devine dessert wine

Buy it here


Sweet dessert wine is produced with extra sweet wine grapes. In order to make them sweet, the fermentation is stopped before the yeast turns all the natural grape sugar into alcohol. I'm the kind of girl who would much rather sit with a tasty glass of wine instead of indulging in a piece of pie any day. In this post, I'll share my favorites. 



While there are hundreds of different types of dessert wines available on the market, most fall into 5 main styles. Sparkling, Light & Sweet, Rich & Sweet, Sweet Red and Fortified. The two bottles shown above are delicious AND inexpensive!




With these wines, excellence is delivered in small doses—in stark contrast to the appetite of today, where the crowd demands that excess must come in excessive amounts. Now, the bottles shown above will be a bit more expensive but you must try it at least once. Trust me. You'll thank me later. 

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Total Wine & get shopping!