Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

I hope everyone has a great day today! It's the best day of the year!

I am making some vegetarian chili at the moment, and trying to clean up while watching some scary movies on tv.
We are having some friends/family over tonight to eat and hand out candy. It should be lovely!

Here are some pictures from the costume party we attended this past Saturday!
I was Lucille Ball from I Love Lucy..Tom was a Lumberjack..or as he put it "Lumber-Tom".

Oh, and check out my new button over to the right! The blog belongs to a lovely, adorable girl named Moira! Her blog is awesome so you guys should definitely check it out!
If you are interested in swapping buttons let me know!

I need to go get back to cleaning up and preparing for tonight! Have so much fun on this awesome night!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Polka Dots and Weeping Willows

I have always been amazed by Weeping Willow trees. They look so beautiful and enchanting.

An old family friend had one in their yard and I spent many an afternoon playing underneath the huge branches. So magical.

polka dot blouse- Tucker for Target
jeans- American Eagle
flats- Target
glasses- Urban Outfitters

Tomorrow after work I will be getting all dolled up and going to a Halloween party! I am so excited to see everyone's costumes! Pictures will definitely be up after!

Any of you guys going to any costume parties?

xo katie

Thursday, October 27, 2011

thursday top ten: halloween edition


Okay so today I have compiled my Top Ten Horror movies!

I am a huge fan of scary movies, and even as a kid I was never scared of them! I love the feeling of being spooked!

10. The Strangers

This is one of the first movies to give me the chills in a long time. I never saw this in theaters because I thought it looked cheesy and dumb, like most horror movies these days are. I watched it one night on a movie channel at like, 3 in the morning. I was hooked: it is so freaky and awesome. I love the masks of the killers and how they just appear in the background of a shot. Scary!

9. High Tension

 This is a great movie if you like lots of gore and violent killings..haha. It was pretty intense. It really is a good horror movie though, just don't be put off by the dubbing- it is a little poorly done. This one has got an awesome ending that you won't see coming!

8. Planet Terror

One of my favorite movies ever! It is so great and over the top. Plus, zombie movies are always so entertaining.  Rose McGowan is a total badass in this. Her character Cherry Darling ( I totally use her name for my email address!) is gorgeous and has a gun for a leg- genius! I will forever want to be her for Halloween..I'm just not quite sure how to pull it off!

7. Friday the 13th

Great old, and a tad cheesy, horror movie. It is a classic and I will always love the crazy old lady as the killer! I love the Jason movies..even Freddy vs. Jason. I have a hard time admitting that I like that movie..the shame..the shame!

6. Scream

If you read my blog then I'm sure you have already read my post on the Scream movies. If not click here!

5. American Psycho

Love, love, 1000 times love this movie! I grew up thinking Christian Bale was a total babe ( The Newsies, Little Women..hello?!) and then I randomly watched this with a group of my friends on a late Saturday night in high school. At first, I thought this was one of the most messed up movies I had ever seen. But after watching it a couple times, and getting over the initial shock, it has become one of my favorites. Just be warned. It's weird! I will forever see him as this character!

4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Such a classic! Tom dressed up as Dr. Frank-N-Furter last year for Halloween and I was Magenta!
I need to admit- I listen to this soundtrack in my car AT LEAST twice a month. The songs are amazing! I can watch this movie a million times and never tire of it. Fun fact- I have been known to cry at the end when Dr. Frank-N-Furter dies! It is so sad when Rocky is carrying him up the tower! Wah!

3. House of 1000 Corpses

Ahh. Rob Zombie. My love! This was his first time writing and directing a movie and the man pulls it off. Love the characters. Love the crazy almost fantasy design of the clothing and scenes. Love the story. Everything is amazing. Watch it!

2. The Devils Rejects

Another Rob Zombie film! Another past Halloween Costume- Tom was Capt. Spaulding (the clown) and I was Baby Firefly. This is the sequel to House of 1000 Corpses and even though it has the same main characters, the story and design are completely different. This is definitely more real life then the first. The whole movie has a definite 70's theme to it. And the story is great. The ending of this movie is the best ending ever.

1. Halloween

The movie that started it all. I truly believe that this movie paved the way for all horror movies. It was the first movie, in it's time, that scared the crap out of everyone. Michael Myers is a freaky ass character. He is completely void of all emotion and has no reason (that we know of in this movie) for any of the killings. He just stalks around and uses a huge butcher knife like a crazy freak! And I love how simple it is- no bloody, gory scenes. Plus, the clothing and styles are absolutely amazing!It is a tradition in my house to watch this movie on Halloween night. I can remember watching it when I was young, and my mother would cover my eyes at any scary/bloody parts. This movie will always remind me of the Halloween holiday.

and I have to throw this one on here because it is one of my favorite movies..

Hocus Pocus!

Definitely reminds me of my childhood! This is also a Halloween movie tradition!

I could keep going but I will keep it short. Any of you out there horror movie fans? What are your favorites?

xo katie

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Golden Sun

 The weather this weekend was so warm and lovely!

The sun was shining brightly through all the trees and casting a golden glow all over. It was gorgeous and filled me up with happiness. I just love this time of the year. We have had a great fall here and it has been unusually warm.

I got these shorts from Forever 21 and I adore their vintage-sailor look to them. They do have a random button flap on the front right side, and the left side is bare..hmm. The poor left side has nothing.

bow print blouse- Forever 21
high waisted sailor shorts- Forever 21
tights- Gap
brown oxford flats- Forever 21

Off I go to clean up and eat some homemade macaroni! Have a great night!

xo katie

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloweens past

Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love passing out candy and watching old horror movies on tv..and dressing up is just a huge plus.

We have an annual Halloween party we go to on the Saturday before Halloween and Tom and I usually go all out. It is so much fun and I love seeing what everyone dresses up as!
Although, I am still on the fence about my costume this year..hmmmm..I should probably decide soon!

Here are some past costumes and fun Halloween pictures!

dressed as Baby Firefly from The Devil's Rejects

dressed as Capt. Spaulding from The Devil's Rejects

Osc as a hot dog!
Tom was a bloody Edward Scissorhands and I was his bloody Kim

Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm here!

Wow, I haven't posted since Thursday..I'm such a slacker!

Tom and I had an awesome weekend! We had originally planned on taking a trip to Michigan but due to Tom getting called into work on Friday morning, we had to change plans. Boo! We are definitely still set on a little mini trip there soon!

So our weekend was spent getting some major stuff done around the house. And I am so so happy with what we got accomplished! We completely re-did our living room: paint, furniture, curtains, blinds. The works. It looks so cute now! I will have to take some pictures and post them!

It was so nice to have the whole weekend off, spending it with my Thomas. I need to take Fridays and Saturdays off more often.

And an outfit!

We took these downtown by the Mississippi River in our little Moline. It is always a pretty view no matter where you are and with the trees and the lighting, it was perfect!

I usually run my photos through Picnik before uploading them on here, but these are 100 percent untouched! Promise! It was just a perfect day for pictures.

The top I am wearing is actually a dress. You can see it in this post here!

 Top/Dress- Tucker for Target
Skirt and Belt- Forever 21
Heels- Target

Did you guys have a good weekend? Can you believe it is almost Halloween??

xo katie