Thursday, October 27, 2011

If you LOVE B movies, you MUST see C.H.U.D.

"C.H.U.D. is a 1984 American horror film produced by Andrew Bonime..."
Wikipedia on C.H.U.D.
This is one of my favorite horror films, it is so bad it is good. I recommend it to everyone, although most are not as enthralled as I am for some reason, I don't get it! Really?

Here is the trailer for the movie, if this does not draw you in, I don't know what will ;-)

C.H.U.D. trailer

I emailed the producer about 10 years ago to express my love and adoration for the movie, and he actually emailed me back! What a nice guy.

So, if you are bored, and looking for a great bad movie to watch this Halloween weekend, check out C.H.U.D., my fave.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Listing and a Contest! - Ammonite Fossil Pendant on Wood Bead Chain

Send me a message on Etsy if you know what the flower is on this pendant, and I will send you a coupon code for 20% off anything in my shop!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hummingbird Jewelry on Sale!

This is some nice hummingbird jewelry, hand carved and hand painted. Click on the link below the pictures if you are interested in purchasing some of this beautiful jewelry!

For Sale on my new Webpage

Beware of new Phishing Twitter Scam!

So, I got a direct message from someone that I follow on twitter today, here it is: "So i guess theres a bad blog going around about you, seen it ?..." I did not include the link for safety.

When I clicked on the link, it took me to a page that looked very much like the twitter page, here is a screenshot

The problem is, the address at the top is NOT, it is I looked it up on Google and found the following article, New twitter phishing attack which exposes this as a phishing scam, because when you log into what you think is twitter, you give them your username and password, and then they have control of your account!

Just posting this so other people will not be fooled! I did not log in on that site, so they did not get me! Beware!

Anytime you are logging into a site that uses a user name and password, please take a look at the address at the top and make sure it is the website you think you are on. And if it is a financial website, the address should start with https:// which means it is a secure log on.

Be careful out there!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Makin' Bread: Sweet Italian Bread

A Repost, I am looking forward to cold weather and baking some bread!

Today I decided to make a nice, kind of sweet Italian Bread to go with the pork and sauerkraut I made for dinner. I also made one loaf into cinnamon bread for desert!

Sweet Italian Bread
1-1/2 cups water (at temp recommended by manufacturer)
3 TB olive oil
3 TB sugar
2 tsp salt
3 TB dry milk (you can substitute milk but reduce water likewise)
4 cups bread flour
1 packet of active dry yeast (about 2-1/2 tsp)

Put the above ingredients in your bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Set for dough cycle, this makes a two pound loaf. I made three smaller loaves instead.

Remove dough from bread machine and shape into loaves of your choice (on a well floured surface).
Cover and let rise for 40-45 minutes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Slash the loaves a couple of times with a sharp knife, then brush with melted butter or olive oil.
Bake loaves for 20-25 minutes until they sound hollow when tapped on the bottom, cool and enjoy!

For cinnamon bread, roll out on a floured surface, try to keep the length close to the length of your bread pan. Roll to less than 1/2" thick. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, roll up and place seam side down in a greased and floured bread pan. Let rise for 40-45 minutes, then bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

The glaze is 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp of vanilla and a little milk. Add milk a little at a time until it forms a thick paste, I made mine a little too thin and it ran. You want it to be like cake frosting so you can spread it and it does not run.

Makin' Bread: Sweet Italian Bread