October. A month full of spookiness and fright. Pumpkins and ghosts all gather ‘round this time of year. It’s spooky season, and we have so many movies and shows that will keep us awake for days.
I a self-proclaimed scaredy cats. Even jumpscares that everyone else will see coming, still manage to scare me. I get paranoid when I watch too many episodes of Criminal Minds, throw in the supernatural and I am done for. So, we can say I am not quite caught up with watching all the new scary movies. However, when I saw that Netflix had a new original series released called The Haunting of Hill House, I decided to give it a go.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I began watching the show. Other than knowing it was a horror movie, presumably about a haunting at a house known by Hill House, I wasn’t sure about story line or characters or anything. I went into this with zero expectations.
Immediately you are taken into a world full of ghosts and fear.
The first episode opens as many horror movies do. The perfect and happy family moves into a large and ominous house that it so obviously haunted. The family, known as the Crains is made of loving parents who buy houses to flip and sell. They have five children, two of whom are twins. Even by the first few nights of their stay the youngest, the twins, begin to learn of the haunted nature of Hill House.
The events that occurred in the summer the Crains habited Hill House is juxtaposed with the story line of the family in their adult lives since escaping. At first I thought they had made a huge mistake; now I know who escapes the house, but it did not take long for me to realize just how wrong I was.
They are still a haunted family. Both by the past and in the present. Though they escaped the house they did not escape the ghosts and fear. It follows them around, which brings an added element to the fear while watching. It draws you into their lives and the show does well with developing the characters. Though they may try to live their lives as well-adjusted as possible, their connection to the house remains.
I have finished the entire season and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The first night I binge watched a few episodes and I was so scared I couldn’t bring myself to turn of the living room light and I practically ran to my bedroom. In the later episodes there were some scenes that blew my mind. With each episode at an hour long Netflix has outdone themselves with a great piece of Halloween fright.
This post is not sponsored, however if it could be that would be pretty cool…. I’m broke always.
Though there is convenience and permanence in writing online I have to write everything down, pen to paper, before it ever reaches the keyboard. There is a magic in physical writing and my ideas tend to flow much more organically when I am writing versus typing.
I absolutely love journal shopping. Target, online, local stores, Barnes and Noble; you name it, I am looking at their stock in journals. I love Moleskin journals as they have such a clean look. The pages are quality and, let’s be real, they are just so aesthetic. However, the price. $20 for paper where most of what’s written inside it is going to be scratched out and revised? As much as I would love to be able to spend that much on a single journal that just isn’t cost effective for me.
I needed a journal for writing stories, poetry, or content of that nature. For bullet journaling I wouldn’t use since it is regular lined paper, nor sketching, or school(which I stick with the $1 notebooks).
I like things that are inspiring and interesting and when I found a company that is exactly that and also environmentally friendly, or at least as environmentally friendly as you could be in the paper industry, I was ecstatic.
I found the Decomposition books. They each have a fun and original design by Michael Roger. Each of the notebooks or composition books is made with recycled paper. I bought three at Target, however they do have a direct online site; which you should check out at: https://decomposition.com
I love each of these covers (especially the astronaut cats) and I can’t wait to fill them with stories. I bought these for $6 each.
What are your favorite journals or pens? Let me know in a comment down below. 🙂
With fall starting I have been itching to jump into my sweaters and sit by a roaring fire with a hot cup of cocoa and reading a good book. Here in Colorado it is still routinely hitting the 80s and 90s but I am prepared for when the temperatures finally drop. Feel free to join me on my magical fall journey!
When Blackfish was released in 2013 it created a mass uproar and sparked a multitude of conversations about the conditions in which wild animals were kept in captivity. Yet there are still SeaWorld parks in operation and they still house these wild animals. If you look at their site they have a huge push towards the good work they do for marine life but as I sit here watching Blackfish for the first time I can’t help but feel that it’s all BS.
That’s why I want to add a new category to my blog: Ethical Consumption in the Modern Age or ECMA as it will be in the tags.
I can’t bear the thought of being a contributor to the senseless violence that blind consumerism brings to the world around us. We only have one earth and it is filled with wondrous things.
I understand that in our modern life it is extremely engrained in patterns and conveniences, and I am striving to form a community that will enable small changes in our everyday life that positively impacts the big picture.
I want this community to grow in terms of places (like SeaWorld) to avoid, ethical food purchasing (in a way that is affordable), good companies to buy from, growing your own food, or other small things that we can all start doing today. In cases that require an explanation I will certainly provide one. I believe that being aware and conscientious of protecting our environment belongs to one group of people who believe a certain way. We all live on this planet and so do hundreds of thousands of other species that also deserve to live their lives on this planet.
Thanks for giving my blog a look over, I am truly excited to start this chapter of my life. I won’t reiterate what I’ve already said in my “About Me” but I did want to at least give my blog its first post.
Prior to this blog I had a Patreon account, however I spent much of my time wondering if that was indeed the right path for me to be taking and in the end I kept getting the same thought- it wasn’t.
There is so much I want to do with my life, places I want to go, and things I want to say that just didn’t have a place on Patreon.
Right now I feel like my life is a mess, so I can never know for sure where I will be going next, but I do know one thing; this blog is going to be with me every step of the way making sure it’s all recorded for posterity.
As of right now I am planning for this blog to just be a record of my thoughts, personal essays, or if I make something that turns out delicious a recipe that isn’t buried under paragraphs and paragraphs of how my family loved it but I replaced the butter for applesauce because my husband is fat and I used this specific mixer. (Quick note about me- recipe blogs and mommy blogs are my pet peeve)
During this year of 2018 I also want to do one crazy, something-I-would-never-do-otherwise thing at least once a month, and that will definitely be found here as well.