Monthly Archives: October 2018

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October 31, 2018 · 8:00 am

The Magic of Movies

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“Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative.”
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Come back every Tuesday for “The Bees Knees”, where I post the best quotes from my favorite movies, TV shows, songs, and books.

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10 Amazing Apple Recipes

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away…and we are smack dab at the forefront of apple season! This is my favorite time of year, when honeycrisps and pink lady apples are available in abundance.

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While it’s easy to turn apples into a pie or a treat on a stick, there are tons of other ways you can put fresh apples to use. From easy baked desserts to delicious fall drinks, here are 10 amazing apple recipes to get you in the spirit of the season!

10 Amazing Apple Recipes

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Caramel Apple Cider

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Cinnamon Roll Stuffed Apples

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Dried Apples

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Apple Pie Smoothie

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Apple Cider Churros

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Apple Cider Pops

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Apple Pie Pop Tarts

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Healthy Apple Crisp

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Every Monday is a “Reci-bee” post, where I share my favorite recipes, recipe collections, and cooking and baking hints and tips. 

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20 Terrifying Lines from Literature

Have you ever come across a line in a book that just shakes you to your core? Maybe it gets under your skin and sits there, tickling the back of your neck…or maybe it haunts you with memories of something past, or something gone, or something to come…

Lucky for you, I’ve collected a handful of good ones just in time for Halloween! From the age-old wisdom of Alfred Lord Tennyson to the sage words of Stephen King, here are 20 terrifying lines from literature.

20 Terrifying Lines from Literature

The man screamed and clawed frantically, like a drowning swimmer. The screaming filled the universe.
–Ray Bradbury, Kaleidoscope

flynn–Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London that a young, healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or broiled.
–Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal

The last man on earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door.
–Fredric Brown, Knock

I thought that Mr. Clutter was a very nice gentleman. I thought so right up to the moment that I cut his throat.
–Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

stair–Hughes Mearns, Antigonish

Since it’s Sunday and it’s stopped raining, I think I’ll take a bouquet of roses to my grave.
–Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Someone Has Been Disarranging These Roses

You can’t run away from this. The evil is already inside you.
–Danielle Vega, The Merciless III

monsters–Stephen King, The Shining

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t.
–Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil.
–Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

death–Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

The monsters that rose from the dead, they are nothing compared to the ones we carry in our hearts.
–Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

I lay in bed and thought about how easy it was to hurt a person. It didn’t have to be physical. All you had to do was take a good hard kick at something they cared about.
–Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door

My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape.
–Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Do not expect me to wish you health and long life. You will have neither. But that is not my doing. I merely foretell.
–J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

empty–Christopher Pike, The Wicked Heart

Here is a small fact: You are going to die.
–Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

‘I swear on my mother’s grave.’
‘Does she have a grave?’ asked Coraline.
‘Oh yes,’ said the other mother. ‘I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back.’
–Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Chanted loudly, chanted lowly
Till her blood was frozen slowly
And her eyes were darken’d wholly.
–Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott

Looking for a new book to read? Check in every Friday for a “Bee Happy” post, where I share reviews of books I’ve read or other book-themed lists.

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22 Fun Facts about Jeff Goldblum

To know him is to love him.

Whether you know him from Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Fly, or any of the whimsical Wes Anderson movies he’s appeared in, there’s no denying that we are all so lucky to be alive in the time of Goldblum.

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Yes, Jeff. Yes you are.

Not only is this man among men a cult actor with a huge following, he’s also an extremely talented musician, a well-read lover of words and art, and just celebrated his 66th birthday on Monday.

From wooing adoring fans with fashion-forward photo shoots to cooking up a storm on Cooking with Jeff on Funny or Die (YouTube), Goldblum is here for the people. He loves us, he loves that we love him, and regardless of what’s happening in the world or the stress of everyday life, there’s no denying that Jeff Goldblum, uh, finds a way.

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22 Fun Facts about Jeff Goldblum

Goldblum is the child of a doctor (father) and a radio broadcaster (mother).

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When he was a kid, he would write affirmations in the shower, including “Please God, let me be an actor”. He didn’t tell anyone he wanted to be an actor for fear that he would be ridiculed for it.

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When he was 13, he stole five dollars from his father’s wallet and headed on down to the red light district to try to hire a prostitute. He ran away at the last minute.

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Between acting jobs, Goldblum would sell office supplies to prisoners.

His iconic vocal delivery is thought to have stemmed from his role in the 1978 film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He accidentally stammered his line, “I-I-I-I never thought they would come in…metal ships,” and it was met with great reviews from the director. Goldblum had found his rhythm!

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During his time filming The Fly, Goldblum was romantically involved with co-star Geena Davis. He had to leave the set because he was so overwrought with emotions during the intimate scenes between Davis and John Getz.

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There was serious Oscar buzz surrounding Goldblum’s performance in The Fly; however, he was not nominated…probably due to the fact it was a horror film. Still, Goldblum was hurt and disappointed that he was left out of the running.

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Goldblum co-founded an acting school called Playhouse West, located in Los Angeles. He taught classes based on the principles of acting coach Stanford Meisner. Trainees of the class include Jim Carrey and Ashley Judd.

He is a frequent browser of #jeffgoldblum on Instagram.

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Goldblum was raised Jewish and attended an Orthodox synagogue. He was also bar mitzvahed at age 13.

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If you live in Los Angeles, you might be able to catch Goldblum playing jazz piano at Rockwell Table & Stage. He often mingles with the crowd.

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Speaking of, his jazz group – the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – is releasing an album in November (which you can pre-order on Amazon right now!).

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Goldblum made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical, Two Gentleman of Verona.

For several years, Goldblum was the voice for most US Apple commercials, including advertisements for the iMac and iBook.

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He also had a role on Law and Order: Criminal Intent (Detective Zach Nichols).

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You can also see him in a few episodes of Portlandia…and it’s EPIC GOLDBLUM.

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Goldblum has two children, Charlie Ocean and River Joe.

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Goldblum has also offered his voice to a handful of video games, including LEGO Jurassic Park and Call of Duty: Block Ops 3.

Two of Goldblum’s favorite movies in his repertoire are Grand Budapest Hotel and Le Week-End.

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His adorable bow ties are from Brooks Brothers.

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Goldblum is also a literature lover, with The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, 100 Years of Solitude and American Pastoral named among his favorite books.

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The best advice Goldblum ever received and offers to his fans: Do what you love.

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Sometimes you just need a little fun in your life! Check back every week for a new “Just Bee-cause” post, where I discuss everything from celebrity news to favorite videos and websites!

 

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13 Cute Crocheted Basket Patterns

One of my favorite ways to use up yarn in my stash is to make baskets. I can always use them to store and organize, and they’re super easy to work up on a lazy weekend.

Crocheted baskets are great for cleaning out any leftover yarn you have lying around, and they also make wonderful hostess gifts for the holidays!

So get out those hooks and make one or more of these adorable crocheted basket patterns!

13 Cute Crocheted Basket Patterns

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  1. Easy Crochet Basket
  2. For the Love of Baskets
  3. Apple Bobble Basket
  4. Long Storage Basket
  5. Mini Crochet Basket
  6. Crocheted Nesting Baskets
  7. Granny Square Basket
  8. Rainbow Crochet Basket
  9. Birchbark Basket
  10. Diamond Stitch Basket
  11. Sweet Granny Square Basket
  12. Beaded Crocheted Basket
  13. Mini Storage Baskets

Celebrate creativity every Wednesday with a “Creativi-bee” post, where I share easy craft tutorials, project ideas, and craft collections.

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The Simplicity of Magic

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“Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.”
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Come back every Tuesday for “The Bees Knees”, where I post the best quotes from my favorite movies, TV shows, songs, and books.

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