What I’m Watching: Spooky Halloween Edition!

Happy almost Halloween! Hard to believe the time of spooky fun is here. This year is different then previous Halloweens, of course. Most of us are going to be at home for the big night instead of at parties or giving away candy ~ on a Saturday this year nonetheless! I’m planning to spend the whole day earing a scary amount of sweets (see no trick or treaters means more candy for you!) and of course binging a ton of spooky films!

These are my typical terrifying go-tos:

Spirited Away

This is of course from Studio Ghibli, so it’s absolutely beautiful and not really scary (well it scared me a LOT the first time!) But you definitely get the heebie-jeebies when everyone disappears, the main character’s family gets turned into pigs (and almost ends up on the dinner table), and then she needs to find employment at a bathhouse where her coworkers are a plethora of different creatures and gigantic babies (and it makes total sense)! It’s a great, ends up being heartwarming watch, with tear-jerking music to boot.

It’s available to watch on Netflix now as well!

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror!

Treehouse of Horror has been my usual Halloween watching for years! The Simpsons is usually very silly quotable relaxing fun! But Treehouse of Horror takes it to a spooktacular level, and IS the Simpsons that your parents warned you about!

Disney Plus has most of The Simpsons seasons (well the ones that matter!) and I could easily rewatch the Halloween episodes over and over and over again.

Sit back and be terrified!

Stranger Things

I know, I know! It took me forever to start this series that everyone has seen. But I am shocked at how much I adore it. Kids in horror is always a bit eerie for me, but the whole cast is MAGIC and you really feel a true friendship.

Another surprise is that the storylines really do get better as it progresses. And you will definitely always watch with your hands in front of your face! Big bonus for making the 80s look cool and authentic!

The Addams Family (1991)

I love this movie, and SO wanted to be an Addams as a kid (still open to being adopted :D)! They are definitely kooky, and a little bit scary, but most of all they adore the heck out of each other.

Psycho (1960)

I’m not usually a big slasher and gore fan. But there are a few exceptions. Psycho is a classic for a reason! I still always peak around my shower curtain for this reason… It’s a definite to watch, but maybe not before bed!

I also adored Bates Motel, which is a brilliant adaption of the movie.

Other Halloweeny favourites of mine that deserve a mention are Silence of the Lambs, Saw, Re Eye, and The Shining!

Well I’ve got goosebumps! Any other favourites you’re tuning into?

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October Blogging Challenge! Day 23: Favourite Past Halloween Costumes

I was *so* looking forward to this prompt day! What’s more fun than dressing up?! I had a blast with Halloween as a kid and dressed up as Spiderman, a very homemade looking Sailor Moon, and Pink Dopey from Snow White (yes, of course he had to be PINK!)

But my absolute favourite costume was my grade 4 costume… a Jawa from Star Wars!! You know, those adorable tiny sand people from Tatooine who scavenged parts to sell. I was obsessed with Star Wars and Jawas were my favourite characters.

My Mom and Oma spent weeks making it ~ down to every glowy eyed detail and potato sack hood. I only have this one picture of the costume kicking around, but it was AWESOME!

The actual Jawas from Star Wars: A New Hope

I definitely scavenged a lot of candy that Halloween!

What are you dressing up as this year?! Only ONE WEEK to go!

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October Blogging Challenge! Day 3: Outfit of the Day

I finally bought myself a full-length mirror so I’m absolutely ecstatic about being able to use it to share my outfit of the day photos!!

I kind of drove myself a little silly trying to decide what was going to be my FIRST mirror OOTD pick ~ shouldn’t it be special to showcase my kind of wild sense of style?! Maybe it’s a bit appropriate that Mad Hatter Day is right around the corner on October 6th, which is on Tuesday! The Mad Hatter is of course the host of the wild tea parties over in Wonderland and one of my favourite characters ever!

So in celebration, a quick and bonkers Mad Hatter inspired outfit!:

Stripes galore, clashing colours, twirly whirly hair, topsy tipsy teatime and of course topped off with a tilted tophat!

The dress is one of my favourite vintage thrift finds ever, and it was easy to throw on stripey socks, a BIG bow, and of course the hat tops it all off (doesn’t everyone just have a top hat kicking around just in case? You should!)

“We’re all quite mad here. You’ll fit right in!”

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October Blogging Challenge! Day 2: Goals for October!

The topic for Day 2 of the October Blogging Challenge is goals for October! It’s been a long time since I’ve made a list of goals so glad to bring it back! I’m excited to accomplish them all:

Get caught up on my Mood Blanket!

I took a knitting break for a couple of months because of my mental health and because of the lack of availability of yarn from the pandemic! But I’m busy knitting again and trying to catch up on the 100-ish squares that I’m behind on (eek!!) The blanket is SO huge now (it weighs almost 8 pounds and it’s only over half done!)

Get spooky for Halloween!

It’s THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!! It’s going to be a bit different because I’m really trying to avoid going into any stores at all, so I’m going to make all of my own decorations and goodies this year!

My Halloweeny Pinterest board here and is giving me a ton of ~scary~ ideas!

Decorate my bedroom

Now that my bedroom is painted and shuffled around, I have to figure out what to do with all of this extra space! I bought a pretty new vanity that I plan on painting :D… so stay tuned!

Cleanup my Animal Crossing Island

I haven’t played for far too long and my island is covered in weeds right now! I need to clean it up and get ready for all the spooky October events the game has prepared!!

Take more pictures!!

I’ve been HORRIBLE at taking pictures this year. My poor Instagram is terribly dusty and I want to get back on track and capture my little world!

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October Blogging Challenge!

I’ve decided to participate in the October Blogging Challenge first the next 31 days! It’s been almost two years since I last did one of these challenges, and it was the thing that really got me into blogging in the first place. It will be fun to have a consistent daily goal and for YOU to get to know ME a bit better!! 🙂

Here’s a preview of the spooktacular fun to come!

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