Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween with Hitchcock

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It's gotten chilly down here in the lowcountry
The puppies and I are bundled up
and watching Hitchcock movies on Netflix

When I was a teenager my family always had a girls week 
in Myrtle Beach
**Lakewood Campgrounds is the best**
It ended up being a rainy cold week in South Carolina
We ended up spending our evenings
all the cousins piled on top of each other in the living room
watching Hitchcock movies
getting the wits scared out of us 

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Netflix has a great selection
of Hitchcock films on their streaming service
so here we are

**I'm saving Rear Window for last**

Saturday, October 29, 2011

100 books in a year: week 1

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In this first week of reading I read three books
*97 to go*

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

the Lisbeth Salander series by Stieg Larsson

I really enjoyed these books
but be warned they contain serious subjects and violence
they don't really make you want to hop on the next flight to Sweden

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Welcome Great Pumpkin!

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I'm doomed.
One little slip like that could cause the Great Pumpkin to pass you by.
 Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?

Don't forget to set your DVR's 

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
comes on TV tonight!
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Friday, October 21, 2011

1 year from today: read 100 books

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I love to read
but sometimes I will go a long time without picking up a book
and then I'll have times where I just read voraciously

I am setting a goal today
(nothing special about october 21st)
and am going to read
100 books
in the next 365 days

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our lovely bridge

this is technically under the bridge on the fishing pier
where the boyfriend 
caught some dinner

Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness." -- Jane Austen

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All of the photos above have one thing in common
they contain one of my favorite fall treats
*Apple Cider*

Apple desserts are among my favorite 
I love to make apple butter in the crockpot too
my secret ingredient is...
you guessed it
Apple Cider!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Paris via pastry

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I love the look of french pastries
they are very architectural
I had the pleasure of trying a macaroon
 from the macaroon boutique on Jean St.
and a chocolate almond croissant that I ate before I even got home
*I love when pastries are too pretty to eat*
I let them sit on the counter
and then Oh so Tasty! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's that time again...

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That Big Book Sale
starts tomorrow!

Bring your bags or boxes
and prepare to be overwhelmed by the incredible 
amount of books in a space that isn't a library
or a bookstore

*You never know what your going to find*

this is by far the best used book sale I have ever been to
and I look forward to it every year
it always comes along with pumpkin spiced goodies
and cooler weather
That Big Book Sale 
is when fall really starts for me