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Thursday, September 27, 2012

fall, in all it's glory

a look at fall around these parts

i am enjoying it a lot

 i hope you are too:)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"what kind of bird are YOU?"

 moonrise kingdom

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, 
Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, 
make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. 
As various authorities try to hunt them down, 
a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- 
and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. 
Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. 
Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. 
Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents.

this was without a doubt my favorite movie this year...
it was fantastic!

click on the this link to learn more

click on the arrow below to watch the official movie trailer

see it if you can!

i'm a raven...

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Sunday, September 23, 2012



On the run from a villainous bishop (John Wood), Philippe Gaston (Matthew Broderick), 
a medieval thief also known as the Mouse, 
befriends the gallant Captain Navarre (Rutger Hauer), 
who's been the bishop's target ever since he rescued Lady Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). 
Philippe soon learns that Navarre and Isabeau are victims of a curse that will keep them apart forever -- unless he can help break the spell and reunite the lovers.

this movie was made in 1985 and was one of the first for 
michelle pfeiffer.

she was beautiful in it and matthew broderick was so young and really funny...
  by day isabeau is transformed into a hawk, 
while at night navarre becomes a wolf.
neither has any memory of their half-life in animal form; 
only at dusk and dawn of each day can they see each other in human form for one fleeting moment, 
but can never touch...
imperius, the monk who betrayed them, 
has found a way to break the curse, but only if he and the mouse can get them back into aquila to face the bishop.
in despair 
navarre plans to kill the bishop or die in the attempt, making the curse irrevocable. 
but imperius has discovered a way to break the curse; 
in three days, a solar eclipse will create 
"a day without a night and a night without a day": 
when the lovers stand together in human form before the bishop, the curse will be broken.

so good...
click on the arrow below for a little preview...

love this movie...
and it's on netflix:)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

the moon

since our theme for the month is wolves or werewolves
i thought you might like to know a little about the moon...

Last quarterSeptember 8, 201207:16:10 AM
New moonSeptember 15, 201208:10:34 PM
First quarterSeptember 22, 201201:42:34 PM

Full moonSeptember 29, 201209:18:32 PM

Last quarterOctober 8, 201201:34:11 AM
New moonOctober 15, 201206:02:36 AM
First quarterOctober 21, 201209:33:48 PM

Full moonOctober 29, 201201:50:30 PM

Last quarterNovember 6, 201205:36:55 PM
New moonNovember 13, 201203:08:20 PM
First quarterNovember 20, 201207:32:36 AM

Full moonNovember 28, 201207:47:28 AM

Last quarterDecember 6, 201208:32:49 AM
New moonDecember 13, 201201:42:24 AM
First quarterDecember 19, 201210:19:53 PM
Full moonDecember 28, 201203:22:40 AM

hope you are enjoying your book...
it's good!


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

red riding hood

red riding hood

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, 
a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, 
much to her family's displeasure.

this movie is incredibly beautiful as far as the filming goes

it is fun to watch for this time of year and it does go well with our theme...
it could have been so good...
it's kinda silly...

but still fun to watch:)

but to stay safe,
you better get you one of these

click  on the arrow below to watch the original movie trailer...

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

here comes honey boo boo

actually, i mean 

honey butter

the honey is ready!

so excited!

so i made honey butter...
grandma j's honey butter

1 cup butter softened
1 1/4 cup honey
1 egg yolk

combine butter, honey and egg yolk in a deep bowl. 
beat with electric mixer for 10 minutes. 
store in fridge.

made this with matt's home grown honey...
it was delicious.

it's in our cookbooks:) 

but seriously...
have you seen honey boo boo?

she is a cutie in her own way,
but not sure how i feel about it all...

her family is...
i don't know if i even have words...

click on the arrow below to check out this madness...


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

matters of the heart

image of clay taken from here

I spend so much time looking for new books to read. I am always tempted to go to the obvious recent bestsellers and lists and whatnot in order to hopefully find something everyone wants to read. In other words I am always on the hunt for the next new book.

But …
every once in a while…

a book finds me.

The Ball Player…

This book found me.

And since I was personally guaranteed by its author of “passion galore”...
how could I not read it?

So here’s the thing…

Just when you think you are reading what seems like an auto biography of a professional athlete you soon discover that what you are really reading is a beautifully written, heartfelt story about love.

In its purest and simplest form.

It begins with the love of Baseball, continues with real friendship and the seedy underbelly of sports and ends with the possibility of 
true love and forgiveness.

What drives a man to the extreme? What drives a man to do the unthinkable (in his own eyes) in order to play for a little longer? 
What do you do when you are “Born to Play Baseball” and the pursuit of that dream nearly kills you and yet you still cannot give it up?

How do you find a new dream?

Can you?

That’s the dilemma that this ball player faces. Along with the loss of his best friend and biggest competitor. He realizes that all his life he was driven by the competition of his lifelong friend and now that friend is gone and he feels entirely responsible and somewhat lost without that motivation.

I was promised “passion galore” and it truly does have passion. Maybe not the obvious “Fifty Shades of Grey” type passion but the deep down, sometimes awkward but definitely genuine passion that is often dismissed or skimmed over by male writers.

It was real and fragile and in its simplicity, that much more moving.

 This story is honest and so exposed.

I loved it.

Mr. Snellgrove is  
a beautiful writer with something deep that needs to be said. 
I hope there is more…

and clay...
thank you for liking my seemingly meaningless picture on instagram and helping this book find me...

i truly did dig it:)

"she was part of everything i had done since being born again under the half moon of a humid summer sky."

"for one night i was able to see without light, breathe without air, and experience my soul living inside another."

from the "the ball player"
by clay snellgrove

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a bit of harvest

here is some of the fun i had with last of my harvest

grandma j's cucumber salad
i actually didn't add the red onion because i am not a fan of raw onions, but grandma always did...
put enough red wine vinegar to cover and let it marinate in the refrigerator overnight...

 i think my stuff is done:(

had a great birthday at the foundry grill up at sundance with matt...

got some sweet gifts...

made jam with my chloe bug...

it was a great "stay" cation...

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Friday, September 7, 2012

little master stoker:)

for the baby book club:)
5 heros*****
(it's a counting book:))
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"rosemary, for remembrance"

A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Drawn to one another despite longstanding taboos, and in pursuit of Diana’s spellbound powers, the two embark upon a time-walking journey.
Book Two of the All Souls Trilogy plunges Diana and Matthew into  Elizabethan London, a world of spies and subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night.  The mission is to locate a witch to tutor  Diana and to find traces of Ashmole 782, but as the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them they embark on a very different journey, one that takes them into heart of the 1,500 year old vampire’s shadowed history and secrets. For Matthew Clairmont, time travel is no simple matter; nor is Diana’s search for the key to understanding her legacy.
Shadow of Night brings us a rich and splendid tapestry of alchemy, magic, and history, taking us through the loop of time to deliver a deepening love story, a tale of blood, passion, and the knotted strands of the past.
here is my goodreads review
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved this book. I really loved Matthew in this one. Instead of being so English and proper, like he was in the first book, he was dark and haunted and even cruel at times. I loved his rogue and tormented struggle between right and wrong and what his true purpose was. I loved his father and I can't wait to see what the big Scot Gallowglass' role will be in the next book. He was my favorite. I thought the first book was great but I think this one was better. Cannot wait for the Third Book!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

"the witches" book review by ireland and beau

 "the witches"
by roald dahl

This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! 
"In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. 
This is about REAL WITCHES. 
REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." 
Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. 
With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, 
our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.
from goodreads

a book review by ireland and beau...

what was your favorite part?
ireland: when the boy is in the treehouse and the witch comes and asks him to come down. 
he remembers that his grandma told him that witches are bald and wear wigs and wear gloves to hide their ugly fingernails and have pointy noses and he recognises that this is a witch so he stays in the treehouse until the witch leaves and then he goes home and tells his grandma.
beau: when they are in the hotel and the witches, 
who hate children, turn him into a mouse. he goes to find his grandma, 
who is a witch hunter and she knows its him. 
she tells him to go put a potion into the soup that the witches are going to eat for dinner and when he sneaks into the kitchen the chef sees him and CUTS OFF HIS TAIL!!! COOL!

would you recommend this to other people?
ireland: yes. it's a good book
beau: it's not the best book in the world but i liked it okay.

how would you rate it out 5 stars?
ireland: 4 stars
beau: 3 stars

apparently the was also a movie made of the book starring anjelica huston
click on the arrow below to watch the original movie trailer...

The WitchesThe Witches by Roald Dahl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great fun! I love witch books! Thanks Ireland for the recommendation:)

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thanks so much you guys!
keep reading:)

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