A little music in the Spirit of fun:
Are you heading to a party this weekend? or just trying to get into the spirit? Here are a few easy treats to help you celebrate.
Oreo Spiders This one has them made with pretzel legs, but I’ve seen them made with shoestring licorice as well.
and with a little more cooking Surprise Pumpkin treats
Starstruck by Cyn Balog. I bring home a lot of books – and when I was looking at this , I couldn’t remember why I brought it home. When I first started it , I wasn’t sure either . The Story : Gwendolyn ( aka Dough ) has a best friend that moved to CA. They have kept in touch and become long distance boyfriend and girlfriend. And then Wish ( yes, that is his name ) is coming back east. However, there have been some changes. Dough has gained 70 lbs and Wish has gone from dork to hottie. Naturally, Dough is nervous , but strangely Wish doesn’t seem to even noticed – and is thrilled to be with her again . Something more is going on…
What starts out as an angst-filled teenage romance because an exciting story with a some paranormal and adventure elements. It was a very enjoyable read and hard to put down. I liked a lot of the characters, including a number of the secondary characters. The only thing I didn’t like were some of the names. Recommended for 14 and up .
Poltergeist Classic story of those unknown noises and bumps and thumps
Ghostbusters Fun, funny, Bill Murry
Topper A sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker
The Others A woman moves into a new home with her children, and becomes convinced the house is haunted. This is a movie that is subtle, but I had to watch during the day.
Corpse Bride In a 19th century European village a young man, Victor, is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride, Victoria, waits bereft in the land of the living
Sleepy HollowIt is Johnny Depp . I was tempted to leave it at that but….In this version of Washington Irving’s classic tale, Ichabod Crane is an eccentric investigator sent to Sleepy Hollow to probe a series of murders allegedly committed by a headless horseman
Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage I can’t claim this is a great movie, but it might be a good reminder that it isn’t a great idea to sell your soul.
GhostA romantic movie of ghost that stays around to save his girlfriend’s life
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir At the turn of the century a young widow and her daughter move into a cottage on the English coast. Soon she learns that the cottage is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a sea captain. When he finds he can’t scare her away, they soon fall into a most unlikely love affair.
So it is Friday – and time for a new movie trailer , but it is a remake and a movie that has been done many times. I knew Mickey Mouse did a version, I did not know that Barbie did a version. If you are intrigued by the story , here is a link to the book. And here is one of the many older versions of the movie .
And of course, the trailer for the new version: