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 1: Thankful Thursday!

Holy moly October already?! September was a VERY busy month but fortunately also meant it went by crazy fast – phew! It’s time to unwind with the very first day of the October Blogging Challenge, and the first topic is Thankful Thursday! I’m glad we get to start the month on a good happy note because I sure need it!

I am thankful for a lot of things as I’m realizing more and more this wild year, but here are FIVE for today:

Family

Always my favourite thing! My lovely parents surprised me this weekend by coming over to paint my bedroom and brought over sushi (my absolute favourite food!) which I haven’t had forever. They are amazing and I don’t know what I’d do without them.

Crispy Autumn Mornings

Something cool autumn days really me with warmth and happiness! I’m looking forward to planning and celebrating holidays (whatever that means this year!)

Studio Ghibli Movies

I’ve been binge watching Ghibli films lately and they’re really helping me escape from the real world for a little bit. They’re just absolute positivity and prettiness in movie form!

Creativity

I LOVE making stuff and having a million projects on the go at once! My house is an EXPLOSION of colour and yarn and beads at the moment and it’s so much fun.

I bought a couple of new knitting patterns off of Etsy that I’m so excited to get to work on!

Jigglypuff is by LittleWhitsKnits and the Sailor Moon Hat is by PamigurumiMakes!

Friends

I LOVE my friends (in real life and internet friends)! Even if we don’t talk frequently or just exchange the occasional likes, I really adore you and don’t think I’d be in as good of a place as I am without you. <3

What are you thankful for?!? 🙂

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Sunday Snaps for the end of summer!

Tomorrow is officially the last day of summer! I’m very excited for all the changes autumn will bring! It certainly looks like autumn here already. Just in the past day the trees have all started going from green to orange and leaves are falling! Yay for crunchy leaf piles!! I feel like autumn is really ENERGIZING me and I managed to accomplish a lot this week.

I’ve been trying to get outside as much as I can and saying hi to the friendly neighbourhood animal pals. These guys were having a blast with the leaves:

Sugar is definitely entertained watching the leaves fall from the window as well:

I’ve also been in a cleaning mood, and reorganized the closet today. Time to pull out the toasty warm cardigans again!

Did a ton of creating as well ~ I’m so glad to be back at it! Spent a lot of time knitting and getting caught up on the 2020 Mood Blanket:

Sugar and binged a bunch of Studio Ghibli Films! Didn’t realize that they are on Netflix now so it was a huge treat.

Which inspired me to make a Totoro feltie! Here he is in progress (while watching Arrietty sew in The Secret World of Arrietty):

Bought a Hello Kitty Perler Bead kit so also been tinkering with that a bit too ( you can get your own here!):

My parents were in town this week as well, so I had the privilege of babysitting my sweet pup Heidi, who lives with my parents at their cottage. I’ve missed the heck out of her this year so it was nice catching up!

The rainbow blanket has been great for some of the chilly nights we’ve been having lately ~ and I love it! Bye summer, see ya next year!

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