Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Trick 'r Treat

We watched Trick 'r Treat for the first time this year and we will definitely be watching it again next year.
It's a bit hard to describe.
It's a horror movie but also something of a dark comedy.
It's sort of a light-hearted horror movie, if you can imagine such a thing.
What I loved is how quintessentially Halloween the scenery is.
Each scene is full of fall leaves, jack-o-lanterns, and old fashioned costumes.
A lot of fun to watch.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Marcel the Shell with Shoes on

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

This little video is so bizarre but also completely adorable. I think the title says it all.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Spooky Photographs

Irena Ionesco

These three spooky photographs seem perfect for Halloween!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Let The Halloween Movie Marathon Begin

Our Halloween movie marathon got off to a bit of a late start this year. There just never seems to be enough time to fit everything in.
However, we got it off to a fine start with the original 1963 version of The Haunting.
This is one of the best scary movies I have ever seen.
It is suspenseful and frightening with out any gore.
Way ahead of its time.
I highly recommend it.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pirates All!

I have a passion for vintage boardgames.
Not only are they much more beautiful than modern ones, they are also more fun and more educational.
Santa left Pirate and Traveler under the Christmas tree last year and it has quickly become one of our favorites.
And the best part is that you get to yell "Pirates all!"
Who wouldn't love that?

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Please forgive the blurry photo.
One of the best things about receive packages from other countries is the wonderful stamps.
These came from England and were so beautiful that I just had to take a picture.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


One of my favorite places to visit is German Village, a historic district just south of downtown Columbus.
It is such a beautiful place to stroll.
Every nook and crany is filled with something interesting-architectual details, wrought iron gates and door knockers, tiny gardens in the most unlikely places, and trees that turn such beautiful shades in the fall and scatter their leave across the brick roads and sidewalks.
I also found one of the loveliest gardens I have ever seen. Filled edge to edge with flowers, it has no less than 120 mandevillas. Mandevillas just happen to be one of my favorite flowers.

Along with some amazing deli's and restaurants, German Village is home to The Book Loft.
It is one of my favorite book stores.
A rambling old house with 32 rooms (some the size of a living room and others the size of a closet), it has maps in every room so that you won't get lost.
Because, seriously, you can get lost in it.
What better way to book browse?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dancing Skeletons

Sorry that I have been absent lately. I have been way too busy.

In the meantime, here's a little bit of Halloween goodness to watch until I get back on my blogging feet. It's one of my boys' favorite Halloween videos.

Here's the link in case you'd like to watch it in it's full size.

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Birthday

Last week I celebrated my birthday.
I was treated to a delicious spaghetti dinner, even more delicious cinnamon rolls with candles and an adorable little bunny. This was followed by presents. My favorite was an old children's book in which my boys wrote a very darling inscription. Then we had party favors, noise makers and balloon fights.
A very wonderful day.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hello October!

October is here!
Time to start planning for Halloween!
Photo via: LIFE