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Plant Lore ~ Skullcap

Posted by on April 09, 2014 in Gothic Living, Plant Profiles | Comments Off on Plant Lore ~ Skullcap

    Latin name: Scutellaria lateriflora A perennial herb native to North America, this little gem is usually found in the wilds dwelling in rich, moist soil usually near streams, in ditches or marshlands. As a woodland herb, it does well in partially shady areas or sun. I like to show off its vibrant green color by placing it against […]

Movie Review ~ Death’s Door (Horror)

Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Reviews, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Death’s Door (Horror)

    Title: Death’s Door Director: George Scileppi Genre: Horror, supernatural Rating: 3 bats Okay, I’ll admit, I rented this largely for the cover art but really wasn’t expecting much of the film itself. That said, I was pleasantly surprised. The story revolves around the cast and crew of ‘The Séance Hour’, where they film what many of them, including […]

Movie Review ~ Eye of the Beast (Horror)

Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Eye of the Beast (Horror)

    Title: Eye of the Beast Director: Gary Yates Genre: Horror, creature feature Rating: 3 bats This is an interesting movie of tentacle doom. It takes place in a small fishing town with an angry populace due to the disappearing fish. Pressure mounts on the last remaining law enforcement officer after several people also disappear along the shoreline. Tension […]

Brew Review ~ The Poet (Stout)

Posted by on February 27, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Brew Review ~ The Poet (Stout)

    Normally I don’t hold with beer of any sort (ack!) with the known exceptions of Guinness and Sin Eater. But seriously, look at the awesome packaging! It called to me…I HAD to! Heck, even if I didn’t like the beer itself, it would have been worth it just for the packaging. In fact, my middle son – who […]

Health ~ Jillian Michaels’ ‘Hard Body’ DVD Review

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Health ~ Jillian Michaels’ ‘Hard Body’ DVD Review

      Title: Hard Body Genre: Workout DVD, Health, Exercise Bats: 5 I buy Jillian Michaels‘ DVDs for two primary reasons – 1. They are effective. 2. I love her no-nonsense, push-you-to-make-you-the-best-you attitude. Hard Body is no exception. It’s a brutal workout and though she does have a Beginners version for most of the moves, I’d still recommend that […]