Movie Review: Honeymoon (2013)

Movie Review: Honeymoon (2013)

My husband, Brandon, has this amazing ability to find good horror films that we haven’t seen before. Anyone who loves horror movies and watches them often, knows how much pure crap is out there. Somehow, Brandon finds the good stuff (I always find the absolute worst, bottom of the barrel stuff. The kind of movies that make you curse them for wasting your life).  He also found The Babadook… enough said. If you haven’t read my review on The Babadook, please do so here“Bea” played by Rose Leslie, film still by DP, Kyle Klütz

Honeymoon, directed by Leigh Janiak, does not disappoint. The story is based around a couple on their honeymoon (if the title didn’t give it away) who are so obviously and completely in love it melts your heart. They go to the wife’s (played by Rose Leslie, Ygritte from Game of Thrones!) family cottage and things start to go awry after her husband Paul, played by Harry Treadaway, finds Bea wandering around outside during their first night there.  Read more

String Ball DIY Fail

String Ball DIY Fail

So, there will be TONS of successes that I will blog about, but every now and then, a fail will sneak itself into my repertoire. This is one of those times. I wanted it to look like this: Hanging-Yarn-Lanterns

It did not. I had such high hopes for this project too. I’m annoyed that it turned out this way. It took a long time to do and it was really gross. I ended up covered in glue and dripping in sweat. Read more

The Wondrous World of Wonton Wrappers

The Wondrous World of Wonton Wrappers

SO many uses! I will definitely be doing more posts about recipes with these wrappers. The possibilities are endless… and I don’t mean that as a figure of speech. I actually believe that I could keep coming up with ideas for theses little guys forever… for-ev-er (this is a reference to The Sandlot, which you NEED to watch now if you haven’t already).20140512_183101

So basically, for the two version in this post all I did was preheat the oven to 350º, grease a muffin tin and then put the wrappers in the tin like so:

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Penguin Appetizer

Penguin Appetizer

If this isn’t the cutest thing that I’ve ever eaten then I’m a prancing, three legged unicorn. I made these for my wonderful nephew because he is lactose intolerant and was 4 years old at the time so I had to make it fun, especially considering that the rest of us were eating baked apple, cranberry brie so he had to think he was getting the better end of the deal. Read more

The Dining Room Set Makeover Part 1

The Dining Room Set Makeover Part 1

20150124_162646_HDRThis dining room set is going to be EPIC. I am so out-of-this-world excited! When I first laid eyes on this set, I fell in love. My husband and I joke all the time that our house is the house Kijiji built. I refuse to pay overpriced retail prices, so I go to tent sales, store clearances, garage sales (my favourite Saturday activity!) and I thrift as if my life depended on it. Hunting items down on Kijiji is almost a full time job. New things are loaded every minute and the good items are gone just as quickly. I have a whole system for snatching up the best deals, but that is a topic for another blog.

 

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Finding “The One”

Finding “The One”

20140531_135446The house buying process was a looonnnnggg one. I wrote this post after we bought our house but before we moved in. Before we get down to the nitty gritty reno and DIY projects, here is an insight into the period between buying the house and moving in: Step one: Buy a house. Check! My husband, Brandon, and I, are over-the-moon excited and we cannot wait until the move in date. That being said, the process was not an easy one.

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Movie Review: The Babadook

Movie Review: The Babadook

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Anyone who knows me knows that I Love, with a capital L, scary movies. I can’t get enough, much to the dismay of my husband. And I don’t discriminate. I watch the slashers, the thrillers, the mystery suspense, the monsters, the foreign films (even the ones that you never quite figure out what they are about), the ghost stories and the supernatural. I watch the classics and the indie horrors that no one has ever seen. October is dedicated solely to horror films and I usually watch at least one a week throughout the rest of the year. My husband always asks why I do it, why do I want to be scared, why do I enjoy watching some of the most grotesque things that the mind can conjure up and put on film? I don’t know why I love horror films so much, to tell you the truth, but I think it’s because I love being emotionally affected. I love to cry during movies, I will watch the most depressing documentaries I can find, I only listen to music that evokes an emotional response so I won’t listen to the radio because I don’t have control over what is played, and I love being scared… I just need all the feels. Read more