Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween everyone! I just love Halloween. Ghosts, goblins, fairies and princesses...and I can't forget to mention CANDY! I always look forward to Halloween every year. I thought today I would post a Halloween edition of my Friday Faves.

5 Fave Halloween movies:

#1. Rocky Horror Picture Show- Let's do the time warp again!!!! This is at the top of my list for sure. I have always wanted to go watch a live theatre version of the movie and dress up and play along with the show as it is going, but have yet to do that. Can you believe it? Of course, no where around here does that, so it would require a drive to P-town but I still want to do it before I die. I also have to confess that I think Tim Curry is hot in drag.

#2. Nighmare On Elm Street- Gotta say that Freddy creeped me out as a kid and still tends to give me the willies today.

#3. Sleepy Hollow- MMMM Johnny Depp! This movie has it all. It is scary, funny and has Johnny in it. I watch this every year without fail. Ohhh and I just read that Johnny has been cast as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. I hope to God that Tim doesn't murder Alice like he did Willy Wonka. What a nightmare that was!

#4. Nightmare Before Christmas- Tim Burton again ;) Clever, witty and fun to watch with the kiddos.

#5. Hellraiser- This movie terrified me the first time I watched it. John and I watched it the other day and were laughing. Pinhead is one scary ass dude though!

Other notable movies- Little Shop of Horrors, The Shining, The Exorcist and EVIL DEAD (all of those are FANTASTIC!!!)

5 Fave Halloween Treats I like to "sneak" from the bucket-
1. Mini Milky Ways

2. Caramel Twix

3. Snickers

4. Banana Laffy Taffys

5. Nerds

Now for my good ol regular 5 Fave Fridays. I have to make up for missing last week, ya know!

#1. Stephenie Meyer- I read Twilight and New Moon this past week. I now know what all the stink is about. Loved them, couldn't put them down and it only took a few hours to read each of them. Now as for the movie casting....Edward and Bella look NOTHING like how I had them pictured in my head. I am sorely disappointed in that. UGH. But the movie does look like it is going to be fantastic. If you haven't read the books yet, I highly urge you to do so! I also just checked out her website and it was pretty cool too.

#2. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris- This book is what True Blood from HBO is based off of. A friend from Bad Girls mailed it to me (THANKS FRANCES!) and I read that puppy in about 4 hours. The book is fantastic, the show sticks to it almost completely but has added a few things here and there. The only bummer to reading the book while watching the show is that the book finishes up what will be the whole first season. So now I know the ending. I do think that I like the show better because they have done a superb job of breathing life into this incredibly story.

#3. Knocked Up- I can't count how many times I have seen this movie. Every time I watch it, it just gets funnier. Plus I have a huge crush on....Paul Rudd! Ever since Clueless. And while you are renting Knocked Up, you might as well grab Anchorman and 40 yr. Old Virgin while you are at it. Both hilarious and both have Paul Rudd LOL
#4. Stew- Is there a better Fall meal than a big bowl of stew made with some yummy beer and of course a bottle of said yummy beer to go with your stew? I had my friend Pam over for dinner the other night and we had just that! If you haven't put beer in your stew, TRY IT! I used Mothership Wit, which is a spicy organic brown ale and it was delish!

#5 Scrappy Fave of the week- Heidi Swapp Ghost shapes. Especially her cute little bird. You know how I love birdies ;)

Soooo hopefully I have made up for my long disappearance. I will leave you with a peek from the upcoming Bad Girls Kits ohhhh and I have to say congrats to Bethany Kartchner and her new bouncing baby boy Quinn!

Have a FUN and SAFE Halloween!


pammc said...

Very newsy post today. I've listed my five favs, too. About time I did something with the ol' blog.
Don't forget to bring the fairy by tonight.

rae said...

happy halloween dena!!

LoRi said...

Yeah!! Dena's ALIVE and WELL! xoxoxo

:corinne: said...

Oooh some great stuff Dena. Man you're braver than me...I don't do well with Scary movies. Oh hey love what you're doing with the BG's kit. yummy stuff girlie :)

Carrie Postma said...

Happy Haloweenie!

N, Kelly, D, E and Zoe said...

Love me some Stephenie Meyer. I read all 5 books (even Midnight Sun which is only on her website) in 6 days. I was a bit of a maniac.

Now I have tickets to the midnight showing of the movie. From the trailers I can tell it won't follow the books too closely, but I love me some Edward Cullen!

A, J, and G said...

sadly, I don't have any halloween pictures. I didn't end up getting her a costume...just her pumpkin hat. I waited till the last minute because I was hoping she would get big enough to fit into the cute 3 month old costumes and she never did. By that time, all the newborn ones (which weren't really that cute to begin with) were all gone. Sad :-(

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome post, again! Love the lists!