Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Top 10 Scary Movies

It's the time of year for ghosts, goblins, and to be scared out of your boots!  Here are a list of my "Top 10" Scary Movies!  

What are yours? 

Happy Halloween!!!

(1) Psycho (1960)
Memorable quote: “She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes.”

(2) Jaws (1975)
Memorable quote: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

(3) Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Memorable quote: “It puts the lotion on its skin.”

(4) The Shining (1980)
Memorable quote (three-way tie):
“Heeeeeeere’s Johnny!”
“Redrum! Redrum!”
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

(5) Pet Sematary (1989)
Memorable quote: “Sometimes dead is better.”

(6) Salem’s Lot (1979)
Memorable quote: “The house was a monument to evil sitting there all these years holding the essence of evil in its smoldering bones.”

(7) Halloween (1978)
Memorable quote: “I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil.”
     I think this is the one that Susan @ From Beyond My Kitchen Window and I saw back in the day, and were scared out of our minds in the parking lot! LOL!!!

(8) Wait Until Dark (1967)

Did you know they wanted to kill me? I did. I knew even before they did. They were awful amateurs, and that's why you saw through them.

(9) The Birds (1963)
Why are they doing this? Why are they doing this? They said when you got here, the whole thing started. Who are you? What are you? Where did you come from? I think you're the cause of all this. I think you're evil! EVIL!

(10) The Bad Seed (1956)
"[How murderers are executed]"
Leroy: They got a little blue chair for little boys and a little pink chair for little girls.

P.S. It's snowing in New England!  It's only October 27th!  And it looks like we've got about 2 inches!!!  Oh, and it's going to be in the 20's tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New England Pumpkin Pie Recipe & Some Cute Pumpkins

I love this pumpkin pie recipe, honestly I was never a fan of pumpkin pie until I found this recipe and made it for some friends a few years ago, now I'm hooked.  I especially like it with home made whipped cream . . . can you say yum!  

I also use a graham cracker crumb crust!!!  Happy Cooking!

New England Pumpkin Pie


1 can ONE-PIE Pumpkin

1 tbsp. Cornstarch
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Ginger
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Salt (scant)
1 1/2 tbsp. Butter (melted)
1 1/2 cups Milk or 1-12 oz. can Evaporated Milk
1 cup Sugar
1/8 cup Molasses
2 Eggs (beaten)


Sift Sugar, Cornstarch, Salt, Cinnamon, Ginger, & Nutmeg together. Mix this with contents of one can ONE-PIE Pumpkin. Add Eggs, beaten, Melted Butter, Molasses, & Milk. Add a dash of Lemon Juice (if desired). Line a 9-inch pie plate, pour in contents. Preheat oven & bake at 450 for 15 minutes. Then reduce temp. to 350 & continue to bake for 50 minutes.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Autumn snapshots . . .

Seaside decorations for the Autumn

My hubby and I like to go for "rides" and check out neighborhoods, look for yard sales, stop at vintage shops to see what people are selling.  I guess you could say that we are nosy!  LOL!!!!  We just love to sniff around town!  Below, and above are some Autumn decorations that I just love, and am currently trying to recreate!  Wish me luck!

Pretty petals!

A welcoming walkway

I had to get the large lens for this shot!


A beautiful Blue-jay!

A Cardinal coming into it's color!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany's . . . naah

While I love a stunning piece of jewelry, having breakfast here (see below) was even better than receiving a little robin's egg blue box!  Don't misunderstand me, if one comes my way I'll be happy to receive it!  But what a gift this was yesterday, Sunday, October 10th.

Autumn by the sea
 There were lots of places to sit and enjoy the view or the people you're with.  You could even have a little BBQ if so inclined.
The Beach
 Off we went with our freshly brewed Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (you know how I love that java!) and our warm from the bakery bagels to a new spot by the sea to relax, clear the cob webs and chat about the days events.
Remnants from WWII
 I don't know what it is about the sea that I find so calming, maybe it's the energy I feel when I look out at the beautiful (and cold) North Atlantic ocean, maybe it's just part of who I am or have become over the years.
Ram Island Ledge Light
We'll be here next weekend, and if you're around, swing by Portland Head Light at Fort William's State Park and pull up a chair, I love to chat - this is where you'll find us!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Chicken or the Egg . . .

It's the age old story, which came first.  Well, here's a first for me and I'm looking for advice.  My husband has recently suggested that we consider having our own chickens!  Let's be honest, I don't know a darn thing about raising chickens.  I know a lot of you do, so I'm looking for some advice.

Some of my questions, can chickens be left alone?  For how long . . .
Do chickens travel well?
What are the best and easy going chickens to start with?
What's the lowest number of chickens one should have?
Can they stay outside in the winter?
Does the coop have to be heated?
How long do they live?

Can anyone recommend a good chicken book?  Yikes, so many questions!!!

Thank you for all your advice!

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