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My Halloween Movie List

We found out that Andy is going to be at a conference the week of Halloween, and that means that I have unfettered control of the TV so I am queuing up my Halloween Watchlist. Honestly, Andy would probably be okay with most of this, but this way I don’t have to feel bad about picking up take out and spending the evenings’ binge watching my favorite spooky movies. Actually they are more spooky-magic-y-ish than scary; I am a huge scaredy cat, and I can freak myself out very easily. Even when I’m not home alone. We watched the first Paranormal Activity, and I had nightmares for a week – poor Andy got punched in the face while I was flailing about one night. Anyway, here is my Top 20 Spooky-ish Movies.

  • Practical Magic

  • Sleepy Hollow

  • Nightmare Before Christmas

  • The Addams Family

  • The Craft

  • Pan’s Labyrinth

  • Casper

  • Corpse Bride

  • Edward Scissorhands

  • Stardust

  • The Haunting

  • Interview with a Vampire

  • Queen of the Damned

  • The Village

  • Van Helsing

  • Hellboy

  • Hellboy II

  • Coraline

  • Bettlejuice

  • The Sixth Sense

Honestly, I am really excited. I decided to participate a bit more in Halloween this year, and it has been completely worth it. I can’t believe I resisted for so long! What are the movies on your wishlist? Is there something only mildly scary I should be watching?

Images from here, here, here,and here.

Practical Magic

Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies, and one of the very few story lines where I liked the film better than the book. I own the book, the DVD, it is in my “Watch Instantly” Netflix queue, and if I come across it while flipping through the channels I have to watch it.  I can’t even pinpoint what initially attracted me to the movie, but I can’t imagine ever getting tired of it.

Imagine my delight when Zoe, author of the blog Blessed Bee, posted a recipe for the in famous Oatmeal Mint Shaving Cream. You remember the line : “He really loved my mint oatmeal shaving cream. He couldn’t stop eating it.” So I had to share it with you guys.

Mint Oatmeal Shaving Cream

45 gms cocoa butter
30 gms base oil such as grapeseed/calendula/jojoba
20 mls liquid castile soap/olive oils soap
Peppermint oil (few drops)
Ground Oatmeal

Melt the cocoa butter and oil  in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Once melted allow to cool just till the edges start to solidify!
Whisk the mixture with an electric whisk and add the liquid castile soap.  As you keep whisking the mixture will increase in volume, the cocoa butter will cool and the mix hold itself as a foam.  Now add in the peppermint oil and ground oatmeal  and give it a quick mix.  Finally put into jars and label to use the shaving cream scoop a little out and mix with a little water to make a lather.


Recipe & Photos from Blessed Bee