Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Cocktail -- Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!
**As always Please drink responsibly.

Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
1 T canned pumpkin
2 oz half and half
2 oz vodka
1 oz spiced rum

Mix pumpkin and half and half with a whisk --
Pour ice in a glass add vodka and spiced rum, then and pumpkin and half and half mixture and stir well -- enjoy

Add more pumpkin if you want a more pumpkin taste.

For add a dash of Cola and a scoop of vanilla ice cream and blend.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flipping Out -- Jeff Lewis

I just love some reality shows. This is one I think is hillarious. I don't know who I love more, Jeff, Jenni, or Zoila. I think they are all great. Oh, and a shout out to El Pollo Loco, which they eat almost every episode. Always makes me want tacos and quacamole. So if you want to see a fun reality show, and you have missed this one, check out Bravo TV.
Photo Bravo TV.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Santa's Best 1995 Animated Dog and Cat

I have 2 Santa's Best Animated Figures. One dog -- One cat. Both from 1995. Great for your collection. Just go to Ebay and Atticroute66 or to their actual listing numbers:
Dog: 130335724306 $26.95.

Cat: 130335724002 $26.95.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Thrillers -- Great Movies to Scare You

I love Thrillers. Here are some great ones for your Halloween viewing.

A Perfect Murder. Stylish and sexy.

Dial M for Murder!! How can you go wrong with Retro?

Wait Until Dark!! It scared me! I love the suspense.

Westworld. You know it was high tech way back when. Oh, and scary.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fondue For Halloween

Halloween at your house? Make it Mexican and have a Halloween Fiesta! Do the good old fashioned Velveeta and Pace Picante Sauce in a Crock Pot or Fondue Pot. Or the other recipe is good old Velveeta and Rotel, yum. Then brown up some taco meat, take 12 corn tortillas, spritz with a bit or a dribble of water, wrap in aluminum foil and put in oven on 250 degrees until needed. Get your lettuce, tomatoes, some guacamole, and set out. Then go to your favorite Whole Foods, or Trader Joes, and get at least 3 different kinds of Salsa, and make a Salsa bar, set out with some great chips and you are ready to go.

Don't want to cook, skip the tacos and serve Taquitos, to dip in the salsa, cheese fondue, and quacamole. Yum.

Chips below from Cost Plus Warehouse. $2.49.

Carmel Apple Dipping Kit from Cost Plus $9.99.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ruth Doan MacDougall - The Cheerleader -- Full Series

Right now at my Ebay Store - Atticroute66. I have the full series of the Cheerleader. Books are in new condition, never read. Get the full series. Hard to find.

The Cheerleader
Henrietta Snow
The Husband Bench

Just go to Ebay and type in the item number : 130323158433. The whole series is $19.95 for all four books!! Thanks.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Decorating With Halloween Spiders - BOO!!

I have 3 or 4 giant spiders that I use for Halloween, and this year was soooo lazy, I didn't even bother to get them out. But --- when I was reading and surfing over at Apartment Therapy I ran across this great pic, and Wow -- was I inspired. I don't think I will go as far as they did. But, I will go as far as an acre and walk back to my storage shed, (with real spiders), and dig out my spiders for my front porch. Big Thank You to Apartment therapy for the inspiration.

Photo Apartment Therapy. Check them out they are great!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lighted Halloween Houses

This is just a sample of the many Halloween Lighted Houses I display around my house. I have them on my fireplace mantels. I also have some in the pass thru of the kitchen. I decided to split them up this year as there were truly too many. How are you displaying yours?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Great Decorating Ideas - Paint - Outdoor Firebowl

I love the painted wall in this picture, as well as the mirror in the fireplace. Old fireplaces are so hard to deal with. What a great idea.

What a fun outdoor firebowl.
I am sorry I don't know where these images are from.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wonderful Vintage Kitchens

Who doesn't love a vintage kitchen? Hopefully these will inspire you to enjoy yours.

Sorry don't know where picture is from.

HGTV Vintage Kitchen Remodel. Love it!

Vintage mint green kitchen. Don't know where image is from.

Vintage Mint Green Kitchen. Sorry, Don't know where image is from.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Photo Picture Wall -- Super Easy

I found this great photo picture wall over at HGTV. It is done with magnetic paint which you can find all over the internet as well as at Home Depot and Lowes. You can also do it with the Post-it picture paper. It has the same sticky as post-it notes and works great. Then when done peel off and change. Would work great on stainless steel refrigerators, as well as a boring door -- or any wall you want to dress up.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fireplace inserts for Old Fireplaces

Let's face it--- what to do with old small fireplaces plagues all old houses. The fireplaces are normally too small and the draw may not be too good. So there are the gel candles, regular candles, all sort of things. However, when I saw these colored flames I fell in love. They are from More Than Light, and come in oil, candles, also they make an insert for the Tiki torches. Check them out. Might find something fun for your old fireplace.

Friday, October 9, 2009


A Halloween image to enjoy this Friday. Enjoy an early fall weekend.

Photo from Better Homes and Gardens.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vintage Furniture Painted Black - Chalkboard Paint

I love redoing old furniture. Black is a great way to paint old furniture. This look below with the black chalkboard paint would work well in many applications. Use your imagination. Enjoy.

Sorry I don't know where this photo is from.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dramatic Skirted Bathroom Sink

Old houses and old sinks sometimes need a skirt for storage or updating. This dramatic gray skirted sink is almost like a ball gown. Look at the glamour.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scarfs - Scarves -- Audrey Hepburn - Ashley Olsen

I don't know which picture I like better. I love them both!! No matter, if you are out enjoying the crisp fall like weather in a convertible, or just walking around, get a scarf. Great style, keeps hair from getting to messy, and you too can channel your inner Audrey or Ashley. Enjoy.

Ashley Olsen Marie Claire Magazine.

Audrey Hepburn.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Vintage Keys as Necklaces

Have Vintage Keys laying around? Saw some at a garage sale or estate sale? Well grab a couple and put on a chain. The one below is from Urban Outfitters and is $19.00 on sale. Great deal.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Holiday -- The House

I love the movie The Holiday. I love the house as much. Found these great screen shots all over the internet and couldn't resist. I love the symetry in the house, the colors, the simplicity. Well, just everything. Enjoy.

Oh to have this movie room.

I would have a white bed if I wasn't married, hahaha..... Love the symetry of this bedroom. Like a hotel.

Love the outdoor style lamps in the kitchen.