Monday, November 28, 2011

The Walking Dead

Are you Watching TheWalking Dead?

WOW.  Last nights midseason finally is AMAZING.  You can watch season one on Netflix and catch up on season 2 via On Demand.  You will not regret it however you may have nightmares.  I don't scare easily but this show has me hiding my eyes.  New Episodes return in Feb.  The website has an awesome webisode you have to check out.

I often find myself wondering what I would do in a Zombie Apocalypse.  I have no FREAKIN idea.  I am voting for a Vampire Apocalypse.  At least you could have some time to live in piece during daylight.  Oh and Don't invite the blood suckers in.  These Zombies have no respect for time off during the day....and they don't abide by trespassing laws.  If I lived near the ocean...I guess I would take to the water in a Solar Powered yahat that I would take over....and sail to an island somewhere...Since I live in Texas I probably would not make it to the ocean....but it is the only plan I have.   What would you do..

Speaking with on the subject of what you are watching.....Are you watching GRIMM?  I cannot believe I like a major network TV show.   It is soooo unlike me. I am turning to the dark side.....becoming mainstream???

 But all I need to say to get you to watch is DAVID GRENNWALT...does that names sound familiar...It should.... Can you Say Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.  2 of my all time FAV shows...Also has some great affiliations with other shows I love like Eureka, and the X-Flies.  If that is not enough then ..... it is a drama series inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales set in Portland.  A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of "Grimms" who are in charge of keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.  You can catch up by watching episodes you have missed ON DEMAND.  You have to watch....I would hate for it to be cancelled.  Give a chance....Alot of shows are going to be showing repeats in you know you have time....

Saturday, November 26, 2011

V-Moda Headphones.

The crafts are on the way...The fabric in the background will be used for a fangtastic craft you will love.  Featuring BILL.  But until then I wanted to show you what I got today....My V-Moda V-80 True blood head phones.  The are soooo awesome.  so much better than the photos.  

 The box itself is one you will hang on to.  Who would put this in the recycling bin?
 Even the back is Cool
This is the headphones on my 4 year old.  I did this to show you that they are not the HUGE headphones but just the right size.  They are pretty sexy...what do you think?  You must give a listen to music on these headphones.  It is like your ears on "V"  If you would like a pair  Visit there website here.  When you go to check out enter the coupon code VAMPIRECRAFT for 20% off.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday 2011

I did it.  I broke a 10year streak of avoiding stores on black Friday. (I sent my hubby) But I had a great reason.  I have a lovely Nikon DLSR camera with all of the fancy lens and I LOVE IT.  The only problem is sometimes I don't want to carry it around I want something lighter but I didn't want to sacrifice the image quality.

when I saw the Black Friday add for Target for the Nikon L105 Digital camera for $99.99 I had to jump on that offer.  I was worried.  I couldn't find any reviews for this camera.  But I made the purchase anyway...(or I told my husband to go get it).  I found the camera on amazon for $249...
and Target claims regular price is $199

specks... 15x ZOOM. 12 megapixels, 720p HD video and 3" LCD screen.

He went early this morning instead of late at night.  He said he got in....He got out and it was easy. AND there were tons on the shelf..but check with your local store. He also picked up the extended warrently for just $7.99.  It does not come with SD card or Batteries and camera bag...just FYI

Sooooo To the Review.  I got it home and after about 10 minutes I figured it out with ease.  I already have a Nikon camera so everything was familiar with the format....It has just a less than a quarter of the functions of my big camera but perfect for my needs.  PLUS it takes videos.  How fun for vacations, and I only have to carry one device around.  A trip to Disney is in the near future.  I put the image on AUTO focus and I was really happy with the quality...I even played with the different settings.  I really liked the quality.  Again not as good as my DSLR (a $1,200 camera) but way better than other point shoot cameras I have tried in the past.  I have a drawer of 3 point and shoot cameras I have tried and I despise.  I give them to my kids to take to school and on field trips and to use for their needs. 

Push the shutter button half way down to focus and all the way down to capture the photo.  You may be a bit surprised by the speed of everything if you are a custom to other cameras.  The shutter button is sensitive and if you are not aware on how to focus you may miss it...This piece of advice is going is the most imporant...Work on the shutter button...Or the TAKE THE PICTURE BUTTON.

 The flash does not automatically pop up so raise it if you need it....It makes a huge difference.  The lens is NOT changeable.  but it has a 15x Zoom.  I am not a professional photographer but I am an image snob...I really liked the quality.  The image size (file size) is the same as my DSLR.  Which makes me a bit sad...I have not printed the images yet.  But I am confident in the images is see on my computer.  Many of you know I my day job is a as a graphic I believe the file size is AWESOME.  I wanted to post this review before they are all gone and the sale is over.  You can always return it if it is not a good fit for you.  If it is a gift don't forget to give a gift receipt.  The warranty is a good buy as well.  

I took about 150 photos.  Mostly of my kids...Here are some of my cat. (I hope you don't mind I didn't want to post personal pictures of my kids)  I didn't alter them AT ALL.  My cat thought something was up and I to zoom and take the photo with one hand an pet him with the other hand. (and yes it was easy to use just one hand and the shutter speed was pretty fast)  I used auto everything and flipped up the flash.  I loved the results best cat photos I have taken.  My cats eyes usually look weird when I have to use the flash.

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Review of Breaking Dawn Part 1

My head is spinning so much information....

If you have read the books you abosuolutely have to see this movie.  You will LOVE IT.  I think I will have to see it again.  Stay for the credits...A small surprise scene at the end..

I have to admit.  I am a huge Twilight fan but I had no idea how they were going to pull off this subject matter addressed in Breaking Dawn without it being CORNY.  But they did it. Would have love some more sex...You will have to use ALOT of your imagination.  I get they have to keep it PG13 but....  It is not a secret Bella is going to have a baby...and They pulled the entire situation off really well.  I have to warn you Kristen looks the part.  She is not her pretty self....  Don't get mad at me but Taylor (Jacob Black) was awesome!  He was warm, and personable and stole your heart with every scene.   I could 't help but join team Jacob on this movie.

If you haven't read the books....I feel sorry for you....This book is DARK, and so is the movie.  I can't imagine how folks who have not read the book are going to understand this movie.  It followed the books really well...The sweet sappy puppy love stuff is over....Stuff is going down. Welcome to Married life Bella.

I hope that was a good enouph not to give anything away but give my honest opion I am so mad I have to wait FOREVER?  What did you think?

Breaking Dawn Quilt Raffle.

If you are a twilight fan then you have seen the AWESOME quilts made for each book in the Twilight Saga, by the Twilight Quilters Coven. Well yet again they have made a quilt for Breaking Dawn.  It is just $5 for a raffle ticket and all of the money goes to charity.  I have my ticket....I am hoping this year I win.  I had to share..

Now I have to go....It is 10:30 am.......and I have to see Breaking Dawn Part one....I have my tickets for the noon showing.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Huge Breaking Dawn giveaway

There is a HUGE handmade giveaway for Breaking Dawn inspired items.  66 items you can win.  Check it out.  at Bacon time with Hungry Hungry Hippon & TLC Creations.  Be sure you follow her instructions....

These are my top 3.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Kristen Stewart Movie..

Have you seen the trailer for the New Kristen Steward movie.  Snow White and the Huntsman?  If not visit this link.

It looks really good.

The other movie I am looking forward to in 2012
1. Breaking Dawn Part 2
2. Snow White and the Huntsman.
3. The Hunger Games
4. Underworld: The Awakening.
5. Dark Shadows.  Johnny Depp....NUFF said.

What about you ....Any thing?  I don't really like Chick Flicks....

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Semi-Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipie

It has taken me a few years to perfect this recipe.  My grandmother makes Chicken Pot Pie from scratch but this is my semi-home made Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie Recipe.  I am posting to assist with all of your left over Turkey from Thanksgiving.  This is the perfect recipe to prepare the morning of or day before.  This is a perfect recipe for a sick or ill friend you are providing dinner for.  AND did I mention it is really inexpensive.  

1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
1 table spoon of sour cream
Pepper to taste
1 bag of steam fresh mixed vetab les.
1 box of Pillsbury pie crust (2 pie crusts needed) (you can use the pie crusts in disposable pie pans but the shells are not very deep so you will need 2 sets of pie shells)
1lb of cooked chicken or turkey.
Non stick spray

1.  Prepare chicken to your taste. Left over chicken and Turkey is PERFECT.  I bake mine in the oven until done.  At the same time steam your veggies in the Microwave. 
2.  Shred chicken and add to a bowl with steamed veggies, 1 tablespoon of sour cream and pepper.  Mix all ingredients well. 

3.  Lay your 1 pie crust in a glass (non stick spray ) pie pan, and fill your pot pie mixture.  Top your pot pie with the 2nd pie shell.  Pinch the edges .  Poke a few fork holes in the top of the pie. (at this point your can cover you pie in foil and refrigerate, or FREEZE your pie to eat at a later time.  I have never waited longer than 5 days after freezing or 24 hours after refrigerating.) 
4.  Bake at 350degrees until pie shell is golden brown, Usually about 25-35 minutes of cook time.  

No one has to know it wasn’t from scratch.  
Let me know if you make this and what you think.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Twilight Marathon

Movie theaters all over the US are having Twilight movie marathons.  Beginning Nov 17, starting at 4pm with Twilight and playing all of the movies.  At midnight you will see the new Breaking Dawn movie part I.  I did this last year all by my lonesome.  And BESIDES the bimbo who took my seat when I went to the bathroom it was AWESOME.  (Of course you know I got my seat back, I just gave her the look.....)  I am going to pass this year and wait for Part II...I may watch the movies at home...but I will keep you updated.

Only $20 for all the movies is a great deal.  I had a great time at Cinimark.  Between each movie they gave lots of free merchandise from the movie.  Check a theater near you and let me know if you go...What a great thing to scrapbook.