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Monday, November 3, 2014


How was everyone's Halloween? Luckily the rain cooperated, yet again, and gave us clear skies long enough for Halloween trick or treating. Everyone was pretty happy with their costumes and my awkward family photos creepy-kids-costumes theme worked out pretty well for M+L's (you can see them here, here. Fisher's is here - he was a hobo after his first choice of Stalin was immediately vetoed). After the kids were in bed and all the doors and windows locked I settled in and watched Nightmare on Elm Street for the first time in (yikes!) 30 years. When I was little my mom had a movie night on Halloween - this was way back when you could rent a VHS player from the video store - and her picks were The Exorcist and Nightmare on Elm Street. She fell asleep after a few minutes and I was left with freddy to watch all on my own. I was too afraid to move to even get off the couch to turn it off and I believe it was likely the first time I ever pulled an all-nighter. I honestly don't think I have ever been more afraid than I was after that double-feature. I have avoided watching Nightmare on Elm Street since, but I decided to face my fears, and you know, the premise is still scary but I slept just fine this time around. 

I've been dragging a bit into this fall. I figured that with as long as the sun stayed with us this year the transition would feel rather abrupt and that has proven to be true. My mind seems to still be dependent on the sun to get me going. But. Now that November is here (and we've quickly lost 60 minutes of daylight with the clocks moved backwards over the weekend) I need to accept the fact that the dark and rain are here to stay for awhile. I am trying to embrace the moody palette of autumn to motivate my creative side. As this slumber of fall will soon give way to the busy holiday season. 

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18 comments:

  1. Such inspiring pairings of photos. Good to hear you enjoyed your Halloween. I haven't yet watched Nightmare on Elm Street and swore I would never watch The Exorcist. A few years ago my husband and my brother were watching it and I was in the next room and I got scared only by hearing what was going on (although I am aware that many times what you imagine can be much scarier than what is actually happening on the screen). The truth is I get nightmares easily and I stay away from horror movies. But I did see Halloween, the first one, from 1978, and I thought it was pretty good.

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    1. halloween is a good one too. i didn't find nightmare on elm street scary this time around at all (though i was convinced i would!), but i can see where the storyline definitely can play on the imagination for an 8 year old! as a movie lover i can appreciate that 'for a horror film' it's actually pretty good. the exorcist - eek. that one is still too scary for me. the whole religious/demon genre always creeps me out.

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  2. Beautiful pictures, they really did set the tone. I have been putting away fall too. It's been in the mid 80's and it's hard to feel all cozy about boots and scarves and hot drinks in that weather. Thankfully the weather seems to have finally turned, so maybe it's time now!

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    1. thank you so much! we went from the high 70's to what feel like 30 days of straight rain. there was no smooth transition this year. but i can't complain because we had the best and longest summer i think i can remember ever having!

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  3. Stalin?! He's cracking me up. Has he found any new graphic novels to read lately? If not, I have a few good suggestions.

    I'm with you on the whole mood thing and lack of creative brain power. I've really been pushing lately and the energy is sapped out of me from invisible forces so if you have any suggestions to counteract the energy drain, do let me know

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    1. i said 'would you go as hitler? no? yeah, then no stalin.' might not want to look back on those pictures someday - not that i would have taken any ;)

      the amount of grey skies and rain we've had lately has just seemed to wipe me out. i need some suggestions too! if i find something useful i'll let you know.

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  4. Navy. Green. Reddish brown. I can get down with that. Good choices all, here. Your story about your mom reminded me of one time when I went on a sleepover the mom let me stay up and watch the scariest movie. I still have no idea what it was, but fortunately it was across the street because I needed to go home in the middle of the the night. I remember thinking even then, "Why did she let me watch that? What kind of grown up is she?"

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    1. i was so mad at my mom after that, 'how could you let me watch those terrible movies???!!!" i think i held it against her for years. xo

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  5. Ooooh, your moodboard is breathtaking! So beautiful.
    I can't watch horror movies anymore. There was a time when I liked them, but it has passed! My theory is those images can't be wiped from your mind once you've seen them, and I'd rather be filling my free time with lovely things. But it's tempting sometimes! Especially Halloween time.

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    1. thank you sarah! i couldn't watch horror movies for years after that incident. but i think after i got over it they just didn't scare me anymore. i am more a good thriller kind of gal. though a good horror movie i can appreciate - probably because there just aren't that many!

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  6. Fisher's initial Halloween pick reminds me of that early episode of Friends when Joey decides he needs a new stage name, and Chandler suggests Joe Stalin. Joey, of course, has no idea who Joseph Stalin was. "Joseph Stalin is 'The Fiddler on the Roof'!" I can sort of see how Fisher would find it ironically funny, but good call on vetoing that. I have to imagine a lot of people would withhold candy if Stalin came to the door ;)

    Loving the moodboard and how well the colors match. Embrace the quiet moodiness of this time of year while you can, twinsy! It's a log flume straight into Christmas craziness. xo

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    1. yes, no real-life evil, genocidal dictators. i vetoed 'hobo' before so maybe this was all his own evil plot to make hobo seem much better! if so, hats off, it worked!

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  7. ohmygosh, nightmare on elm street gave me consecutive nightmares for several weeks in a row when i was like seven or eight years old (my older sister and her friends had rented it and i snuck down to the basement to see what they were watching - i too was frozen with fear and couldn't move from behind the couch until it was too late and the trauma was done)! watching it now is empowering in a way, but man! that messed with my head for a while. glad you got a hold of your fear now too. ;)

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    1. oh! is it wrong to be happy you had the same experience? so scary when you are eight! and yeah, it was so empowering. i almost felt slightly disappointed that it was so not-scary this time around. though, i did miss the first few minutes and i do remember that was the scene that stuck with me forever.

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  8. what beautiful inspiration christine! i binged on scary movies {rosemary's baby + carrie} this halloween too...but unfortunately i barely slept that night and kept waking up with nightmares. i guess there is a reason why 364 days a year i choose not to watch scary movies...i'm just a wimp :)

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    1. ooo, rosemany's baby. put a pregnant woman or a baby in a horror film and the creepy factor just goes through the roof. i've never watched that one all the way through but i know when i've seen parts of it i have felt a little on edge after and didn't sleep well. i am not a big horror movie person in general, but i do like to indulge around halloween. if i am brave enough i might try RB next year.

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  9. love your mood board. just in time for my return into the dark. and I love, love, love that green dress at the top!!!

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  10. I love that green colour. So pretty.

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