Halloween Movie Night: The Exorcist

[via IMDB]

The scariest movie I have ever seen, hands down. If you are planning a scary movie night this Halloween, The Exorcist is a must-see/must-rewatch movie.

I’m still scared when I think about this movie. I was in 6th grade (at the same party I saw Halloween) when I saw this movie and I have been terrified ever since. Also, this movie made exorcism movies my number choice for horror movies for my entire life. However, I’ve yet to find one that lives up to this 1973 classic.


Each week, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite movies to get me in the Halloween spirit. Feel free to comment and share your own Halloween cinematic faves, or if you too watch the movies I share to get you going for All Hallows’ Eve!


What Else am I reading? [October 2014]

I’m not really reading anything at the moment. I’d love to continue the White Trash Zombie series, but I don’t have the finances to spend on more books at the moment. I am, however, listening to an audio books, here and there, as I work on the book I’m illustrating.

The first book I listened to was:

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

This is the second book in The Lunar Chronicles, the first being Cinder (July’s pick). I’ve had it in my audio book library for a little while now, and I finally got to “read” it. Now I need Cress (book three).

Currently, I’m listening to:

The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories by R.A. Salvatore

This was a free audio book on Audible (unfortunately, it is not for “sale” any more). It is narrated by a great cast which includes Sean Astin, Ice-T, “Weird Al” Yankovic, David Duchovny, Wil Wheaton, Melissa Rauch, Dan Harmon, Felicia Day, Greg Grunberg, Tom Felton, Michael Chiklis, and Danny Pudi (they each narrate a story on their own). It’s fun.

Trick-Or-Treat: Zombie Cookies



We found this sugar cookie kit at Target, and of course we were going to make us some zombie cookies. I was super excited at the idea of  making/decorating one to look like Michael Jackson from Thriller.

However, things did not go as planned.

Trick-lyn Trick-darrin


The dough was a joke. It was so sticky and every time we added more flour, it would just absorb it. After the first time, we put it back in the fridge for another hour, having already let it chill for one hour. The next time, it was just piling on more and more flour till I got so frustrated I just grabbed handful after handful and threw them on the cookie pan.

The result was salty/sweet green biscuits.

Oh and the icing it had you make? Yeah, that didn’t work either.

I think that one was my fault though. Our butter got pretty melty and I think it caused the icing to separate. Bleah. However, they provide two tubes of pre-made icing, so we decorated our biscuits with that. I tried to make body parts out of the random shapes we had, so that they were still somewhat “creepy” or “Halloween-y”.

Meh-lyn Meh-darrin

After they cooled completely and decorated, they were actually pretty tasty. But for the frustration and disappointment this kit caused, I still consider it a…

At least now we have zombie cookie cutters. Next week will be a lot of random candies we’ve found!

Link Love: 10.21.14

This week’s Link Love consists of Halloween Treats! Enjoy!

Vegan Candy Corn | Chocolate Covered Katie

Witch Fingers (chocolate covered pretzel sticks) | Deep in the Heart of Tejas

Caramel Apple Milkshake | Chocolate Covered Katie

Frankenstein Brown Rice Krispie Treats | Fork and Beans

Ghost in the graveyard pudding cups | Love Bakes Good Cakes

Goal Getter: October 2014


I changed my mind about this being a Monday post. I’m going to post it on Mondays when I’m not doing a theme month or something, but till then, it i going to go up on a Saturday.

CAREER: 90% Complete

  • Illustrations – Complete/Clean Base Colors (70% done!)
  • Illustrations – Clean Lines (100% done!)
  • Purchase a new memory card for my camera 

Notes: I found my lost memory card, so now I don’t have to spend my money on a new one. I’m in the final stages of my illustrations now.


  • Mail back-payments to grandmother (0%)
  • Make one extra savings deposit (0%)
  • Cancel Mr. LL’s Netflix account (100%)
  • Research cell phones/plans/providers (0%)
  • Save for a new computer (0%)
  • Save for new computer desk(s) (0%)
  • Create a new budget (0%)

Notes: I have dropped the ball on my finances. But I know I’ll get it done.


  • Go to the doctor (50%)
  • Go over and renew my health insurance (100%)
  • Research local gyms (0%)
  • Get a trial membership at a gym (0%)
  • Cut back on smoking (25%)
  • Drink more H2O (0%)

Notes: I’ve made a doctor’s appointment for next week. Mr. LL and I have cut out smoking inside our apartment…for the most part. We are still working on, but it’s better.

HOME: 0% :(

  • Organize the bathroom (0%)
  • Declutter the kitchen (0%)
  • Organize master closet (0%)

Notes: Yeah…no.

BLOG: 85%

  • Catch up on posts (100%)
  • Plan 2 photography days (100%)
  • Work on October posts (55%)
    • For Lazy Lady (60%)
    • For Part Time Monster (50%)