Spooky Shows

I love Halloween. This month, I’ve had the greatest time watching scary movies and shows to stay in the mood. I’ve never understood why people hate celebrating Halloween. I love the excitement of choosing your costume and watching all the creepiest things. I like watching scary movies year round but especially in October!

I thought I’d compile a list of my favorite creepy shows & movies that you should watch these next two days to maintain the mood 🙂

The Haunting of Hill House

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If you haven’t watched this show on Netflix yet, you’re missing out BIG TIME. If you haven’t heard about it at all, you must be living under a rock. This is based on the book of the same name by Shirley Jackson (which on my wish list for Christmas this year). The characters are all amazing and it is legitimately creepy. The storyline is fantastic. I highly recommend it to everyone.

Castle Rock

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Castle Rock was amazing. It was like a mixture of all your favorite Stephen King movies plus some really twisted stuff. All of it is available on Hulu now for your convenience. You also have to pay a lot of attention because it can get very confusing!


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This movie was freaking insane. I thought it was super scary and disturbing but then other people have told me that it was dumb. I’m not sure what to tell you about this besides the fact that it creeped me out. Plus, it was also scary when I realized it was filmed in Utah and I recognized some of the places in it. I didn’t like that one bit.


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This movie came out on Netflix last year but if you haven’t seen it and you like scary movies, you should. It’s filmed in Spain so there are English subtitles but that doesn’t stop it from freaking you out. I was scared while watching it the first time but then I liked it so much, I watched it with my friends and family again.

The Babadook

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I watched this movie while folding laundry so I can promise it’s not the scariest one out there. There are some jumpy parts to it and the sound of the Babadook is not the friendliest. Definitely worth watching though!

The Visit

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People are going to think I’m so dumb for mentioning this one but I’m pretty sure I screamed out loud at one point. It was just disturbing and now I don’t trust anyone’s grandparents!! Also, their take on sundowning is the creepiest thing in the entire world.

The Fourth Kind

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I watched this when I was younger and it completely scarred me for life. I remember having to turn on SpongeBob after watching it. Whenever that happens as a child, I will try to rewatch the movie as an adult to get over that fear. It usually works out pretty well and I realize that it was all irrational. However, this is one movie I still haven’t been able to finish as an adult. I got really courageous a couple months ago and I tried watching it with Cody and we didn’t finish it. It’s freaky! IT’S ALIENS, OKAY?

Get Out

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If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I’m very upset with you and you’re far behind. Don’t watch anything else until you watch this one first. It’s pretty awesome. I didn’t see any of it coming.

The Strangers

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Okay, I lied. This one is also a terrifying movie that I still haven’t brought myself to watch 10 years later. It freaked me out so bad because it was based on a true story! AGH.


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This only applies to the first one but it is scary. I still think about the red devil guy sometimes and I have to watch something happy instead to take my mind off of it. I think it’s very well made and it’ll getcha.

The Classics

You can’t let October go by without watching a classic Halloween movie. That’s just ridiculous. Plus, they’re not even that scary! Here are my favorite originals that are always worth a watch:

The Silence of the Lambs
The Exorcist
The Omen
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Shining
The Sixth Sense
The Fly
Rosemary’s Baby
The Ring
The Grudge
The Blair Witch Project
Pet Sematary

Anyway, go watch these and thank me later when you can’t sleep.

Happy haunting!


10 Things Making Me Happy Right Now

Hello! It’s Steph here. With summer coming to an end, I am getting really excited for fall so I thought I would write about 10 things making me happy right now.

  1. The weather is getting cooler which means my house is getting cooler at night. I am a really hot sleeper at night so I love the cold. Weirdly enough, I freeze at work.
  2. Fall decorations. I finished putting them up tonight, lit a candle and turned on my lamps. There’s just something about a cozy house. I’ll be sure to post some pictures later.
  3. Adam is not into mushy stuff and I didn’t think we would be doing anything for our anniversary and I was totally fine with that even though I like that stuff to a degree. But he surprised me when he said he wanted to go somewhere nice for dinner and picked somewhere he knew I would like. He even told them it was our anniversary so there was a nice little surprise when we got there. It’s a sweet memory I will always remember.
  4. We’re going to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park in a few days and I am really excited to be traveling somewhere we’ve both never been and seeing some beautiful scenery.
  5. Cooler weather also means that yard work will kind of slow down. I know the leaves will be coming but I’m getting closer to not having to mow the lawn. Our backyard is mostly a hill so it is pretty exhausting to mow.
  6. I am already looking at fall recipes and desserts for ideas of things to try. It just puts me in a great mood.
  7. This one is silly but my mom had some of those black and yellow plastic bins from Costco that she didn’t need anymore so she gave some to me. I personally don’t think you can ever have enough of those and I’m pretty happy to use them to organize something even better. I love organizing.
  8. Has anyone seen the movie, “To All the Boys I Loved Before?” It’s a Netflix original. Michelle told me to watch it so I did and then I found out it was based on a book and that there were three books in the series so I bought all three books to read. I haven’t finished them yet but I just watched the movie for the second time. It’s just a feel-good chick flick.
  9. One of my friends from college is a nurse and she was being trained on laser hair removal and she needed some people to practice on. I happily volunteered and she did one treatment on my underarms and I can already see such a difference! It’s funny how exciting it’s been to not have to worry so much about whether or not I remembered to shave and what shirt I was planning on wearing. I can’t wait to go back and finish the treatments.
  10. A girl that was doing my nails told me about a podcast called, “Lore.” Aaron Mahnke tells short true-life scary stories. I’m a wimp with scary stuff and this wasn’t too scary. I started listening to it while I get ready for work in the morning. Each episode is less than 30 minutes so I get to listen to an episode every morning and I’ve really enjoyed it. Luckily there are already quite a few episodes so I haven’t run out of them yet and had to wait for new ones to come out.

It surprised me towards the end that I was having a hard time to come up with things to write about. It was a good reminder for me to be more mindful and look for the things that make me happy. I need to look for the positive and good in things.