Spooky day 2021

I know I’ve been at horrible at blogging the last few months. What can I say, sometimes I feel like I have nothing interesting to share at all. Plus, I’ve been on a horror movie binge, so I’ll finally have something to start posting about on Horror Rambler.

Today I thought I’d take the time and post about my costume, which will turn into a cosplay for conventions – whenever I feel comfortable going back to conventions. This costume took me around 3 months to make and I made every piece of it. If you follow my social media, you slowly watched it come together.

Here is the character I was trying to recreate. If you don’t know, this is Sam from the film Trick ‘r Treat. I love the film and I think it has become a horror classic already, as it’s 14 years old. I’ve been wanting to make this costume for a while and considering how last year was, I wanted to do something major. This was it. It has also been a while since I made a costume with detail and props.

The head was the piece that I was honestly worried the most about. You have to be able to see, but it also has to keep its shape. I found a solution that was lightweight and something that I could see through. A rat ball. Yes, it’s like a hamster ball but big enough for a pet rat to fit in. And with a piece of the back cut out, it bends just enough to open up for my head to go in. It has holes for air already too, so something I didn’t have to worry about doing. I also added some padding to the inside of the ball on the back so it would help the ball keep forward on my head and move less.

The orange onesie was made from a pattern I found. Sam has a butt flap, so I had to add that because it wasn’t on the original pattern.

Now the props were the easiest part to make. The sucker was made from some foam that I cut out and painted, with the stick just being a chopstick. The big sack that he has was just a couple pieces of burlap sewn together.

It’s mine.

We finally are nearing the end of going through my aunts things. She passed in April and it’s now September. Crazy, I know…but there was so much stuff in her house.

The one thing that I have memories of from my childhood is this jewelry box. I remember where it sat in her bedroom and I remember being told it wasn’t a toy. It’s not sitting in my kitchen waiting for me to get some brushes and clean the flowers. My mom cleaned it as best she could, and I knew it would be hard for her to get the dust out of the flowers.

I start a short vacation on the 9th, so this is my project for my vacation. I’m going to clean the flowers and hopefully figure out how to clean the inside. The inside of it has a red piece of velvet that has a lot of dust stuck to it. The dancing girl also fell off the spring, so I’m going to try to glue it back in place.

I know this is a short and odd post, but I just wanted to post something.

It’s that time.

Once a year, the first week in August, football fans invade the area I live for the Football Hall Of Fame inductions. That week is this week. Thankfully we’re almost through it. Slowly getting there. Every night this week there has been some kind of event. Some of the events mean that the restaurants are busy at night, some mean the restaurants are busy during the night. Today was being busy during the day.

Today is the hall of fame game, which starts at 8pm. This means everyone will be at the stadium until the game is over, which will be late – after we’re closed.

Tuesday (my first day of work for the week) I started off by doing a few extra things. Yesterday (Wednesday), I think will be the worst day of the week. I made a large list of items to help get ahead – even though Thursday is usually used as the “build up” day. On top of the list I had for myself, I also had to clean the smoker – which didn’t take that long. Tomorrow is going to be another heavy day because I see the weekend being the heaviest for the restaurant to be busy.

So what I have to do in the morning is do my counts. I have a list of all the items we made in prep. I go through and check each one to see how much we have of each item. Once I’m finished with that I have to split the list. I make myself a list – which is normally all the items that would take someone else a long time to do, but since I’ve been there from day one I get things done a lot quicker than most. The remaining items on the list I have to write down, separate from mine, in order that they need to be done. That seems to help the person who works with me to get their job done quicker than just looking at a list and picking what to do. It’s in a list that’s in order, so it’s just working down through the list.

Tomorrow is Friday, which means it’s bacon party. This means I spend at least 2 hours slicing pork bellies, baking, and panning up the bacon. I try to get that done when I first get there because once I start putting the bacon in the oven, I can work on other things while it’s in there. It’s the easiest way to do it. I cooked bacon off Wednesday and did 4 pork bellies, which gave me around 5 pans of bacon. So tomorrow I’ll need to do at least 5 pork bellies.

Tonight we were putting pork butt in the smoker, for pulled pork. So when I get in, I’ll have to check those in the smoker timer goes off and if they’re not to the right point, I have to put them back in the smoker for a little bit. The person working with me will have to put 5 cases of wings in the smoker tomorrow too. Each case comes out as 2 pans of wings, that’s if it’s done right, so the 5 cases ends up being 10 pans. I smoked wings today and did 4 cases – so we were sitting good on wings when I left tonight.

Another smoker product that will have to be messed with tomorrow is smoked chicken thighs. I smoked two cases today and I’ll have to slice and portion them tomorrow. For the past 2 weeks I’ve felt like I haven’t been able to keep up with thighs, they sell like crazy for some reason.

The good thing is, I think all the hot Sauces & BBQ sauces are good, at least for tomorrow. The only thing that may have to be made will be blue cheese and ranch. We don’t really go through blue cheese, but ranch goes like crazy.

The major thing – aside from bacon – is finishing the dessert. I’m doing a dessert called strawberry pretzel salad. There’s a layer of crushed pretzels (coated with powdered sugar & butter, and baked), the middle layer is a cream cheese layer that tastes like cheesecake, and the top layer is strawberries in strawberry jello. I had everything to do the dessert today, but the strawberries didn’t come with produce like they were suppose to. So it’s really the first thing I’m doing in the morning so they can at least have dessert for dinner.

I know this is a boring post about work, but this is one of the most stressful weeks to work in a restaurant in this area. Don’t get me wrong, we’re thankful for the business because of how the past year and a half has been. It’s just hard when you’re understaffed and you have a couple new people who are new to the area and don’t understand what’s going on. And we already know it’s going to be crazier than normal because they’re doing last years class of inductees and this year together.

I just want my vacation, even if I stay home.

I like these.

an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.

Every so often I enjoy doing one of those “getting to know me” posts. This is one of those! This isn’t a general one though, this one is all about my hobbies! Everyone has at least one hobby, or maybe you have a few – depending on what you feel like doing. I have a few.

Horror. That’s a hobby, right? Okay, watching horror movies? I guess that sounds better. The horror community is actually a great & supportive community to be a part of. The Slasher app has made it a lot easier to connect with those people and they’ve been awesome with keeping the creeps out (the bad ones). It has made my hobby of watching horror movies a lot more fun because of the fact that I have list of people who I can post about a movie and they’ve either seen it or at least heard of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’d still take part in my hobby of those movies, but this makes it seem like I’m taking part in it with other people. Can’t you tell I don’t know very many people who enjoy horror?

Watching these movies is something I grew up doing, and I still do it. Everything from those cheesy ones most people try to avoid to ones that are more graphic than most movies. For some reason I can just connect and keep my attention on horror more than any other movie genre.

Something that I enjoy doing, but I honestly haven’t been doing it, is reading. I just ordered a few books, I’m hoping that kind of pushes me to get back in to reading. I just haven’t wanted to because it’s kind of like the horror movie thing, I don’t have anyone to really talk to about the books I read. The books I ordered are mostly about cults…so yeah I guess it’s kind of an odd thing to get excited about. Either way, I’ll read these books. I’ve recently started listening to a podcast about cults and one of the books is one they used to do research.

If the book isn’t a part of my interest, I can’t read it. It bores me. This is why I can’t join any kind of book club. I would never read the books they would tell me to read. I actually had a hard time in school with reading because I’m dyslexic. So I was in a special class for kids who had issues with reading. And through all that, reading became something I really into doing. My niece has picked up this hobby as well and I buy her at least 20 books every Christmas and before Easter she has them all read. I used to read like that too and I’m hoping I’ll get back into reading like that sometime soon. Since we’re going to be driving to Salem in September, I’m going to take a few books and try to read in the car – we’ll find out if I get car sick!

A hobby, I think everyone who is friends with me on social media, knows I enjoy is sewing. Mostly because I at least post once a week about a project I’m doing or my odd sewing OCD. I have loads of stuff cut out right now and I’m in the process of trying to get everything finished before I start something new. The problem is I always end up at the craft store or I order more fabric online. It’s a never ending things that I do love. Right now I have fabric bookmarks, chapstick keychain holder, pet bowties, pet bandanas, pot holder and two skirts for myself all cut out. I can’t work on the pot holders until I get to go the craft store to get the right batting – I’m afraid that I’ll order the wrong thickness online.

Sewing is a skill I learned when I was around 8 years old by my aunt. My mom also sews and I still call her when I’m having issues with something. I do a lot of sewing for things to sell and it’s really not about making the money off the stuff, it’s just the fact that I get to sew. I am currently trying to make a little stockpile to begin going back to craft events next year and possibly open some kind of online store. My boyfriend has suggested an online store for the past few months and I’m thinking about it. I think once I get all these open projects done I’ll honestly sit down and look about opening something.

The last hobby of mine would have to be baking. As I’m typing this out I have a pan of brownies I’m waiting to cool so I can make the peanut butter whiskey frosting for them. Baking brings me joy, even though I never eat whatever I make. Which sounds super weird, but it’s true. I just like the process of making whatever I’m doing, I don’t really enjoy baked goods. I know it’s weird to say something I do as a job is also my hobby, it’s because I even do it when I’m not getting paid. One of the guys I work with has been asking me about making something for the past few weeks. I used to bring something in once a week for everyone, but with everything happening this year I kind of fell off of doing that. I really want to start doing it again though. They had different cupcakes for a month, every week it was something different. It’s also a good way to test recipes. The recipe I used tonight is something new I’m trying.

A lot of people have also picked up new hobbies due to the pandemic and staying home. I am not one of those people. I just leaned into horror and sewing. Which sounds horrible because it would have been the perfect time to pick up more reading.

11 1/2 hours…In September

As many people did last year and into the beginning of this year, vacations were staycations. We’re all getting very restless at this point and with the Delta variant starting to surge in many areas of the country, it’s at the point of travel at your own risk. I wear a mask still, even though I do have the vaccine. My mom has the vaccine but she also babysits my niece & nephew who are both too young to get the vaccine. That why I do it still.

Jason and I have talked about doing a roadtrip because we usually travel at least a few times during the year and last year we did none of that. We’re going to be traveling with masks and everything to be safe, and we’re not taking a plane. We’re driving. We had talked about just going to Cincinnati because it’s close and I’ve honestly never really been to the city, just through the city.

So we’re going to Salem (MA)! I booked a hotel that will be free if we have to cancel – if we feel it’s beginning to not be safe for any kind of travel. It seems to be within a good distance of everything so we should be able to walk the whole area.

Most of the things we’re going to be doing in Salem are things outdoors, there seems to be a lot of green space in Salem – as well as the monuments for the witch trials.

I’ve looked through some restaurants and I haven’t added any to the map yet. Since Salem is on the water, it’s a very seafood heavy area. We always do a “date night” dinner and spend what we normally wouldn’t spend on a dinner. I’m having such a hard time finding a place like that where I’ll be able to get something besides salad. I may have to suck it up and just get a salad so we can go somewhere nicer. I have found a couple other places to eat – such as brunch and a regular lunch. I still have to find a brewery or two for Jason to try some beers at.

Since we’re driving we’re going to be leaving September 9th after he finishes work – so around 6pm or 7pm. We’re going to stop halfway and stay in a hotel. So we’ll get to our hotel some time the following afternoon. We’re going to stay the 10th & 11th and leave for home the afternoon of the 12th – and do the same on the way home. Stay in a random hotel and finish the drive on the 13th. He used this special website that adds time to charge the car. It added under an hour to the trip, so in total the trip is around 11 1/2 hours. It should be a fun trip though!

While I’m A Slug…

We’ve been lucky enough to have 90 degree weather off and on. I say that because of people I know saying it’s 110+ where they live. Working in a kitchen though, that 90 quickly feels like 110+ when you have two ovens, a smoker and a tilt skillet all on at the same time. With that being said when I get home I want to do nothing besides find the coolest place in the house and become a slug for the rest of the night. Sometimes I do come home and find my way to the pool.

While I’m being a slug I’m usually watching something. Lately I’ve been really into watching series, which makes me feel horrible because there’s so many movies I need to catch up on…and I may have subscribed to Horror Pack again. So that does not help my problem at all. It’s a good problem to have though, right?

So, here’s things I’ve been a slug to…

Bar Rescue – I think I have my mom to kind of blame this on because I think she watched it when I lived with her. Plus amazon had a deal on the paramount network, and I think I’m going to keep it because I’m barely through Bar Rescue and there are other things on there that I want to watch.

This is one of those shows that I can put on and do things without missing major points. He goes in to failing bars and tries to rescue them – some of them I wouldn’t personally waste my time trying to save though and there’s already one episode I’ve watched where it was his second time at that bar. Thankfully he didn’t rescue that bar again and was helping those working there to find other work.

The Murder Tapes – I think I’ve wrote about this show before. Somehow there are episodes I’m behind on! I really enjoy this show because they use actual footage from investigations.

Hell’s Kitchen – The new season has already started, which I thought was pretty quick after the last one. This season is “young guns”. So far I don’t have one person picked out as a favorite, usually I do a couple episodes in but it’s hard this season.

Master Chef – I love Master Chef. This season is weird. They have legends of the culinary world coming to be guest judges for each episode.

Rick and Morty – Another show that just started a new season! We waited a couple weeks to start watching it so we had more than one episode, that’s how we’re going to do it with this show.

When I’m in the pool being a slug I usually take my speaker outside and listen to some podcasts. I also listen to them on my way to & from work.

Morning Cup Of Murder – I found this podcast at random and I went back a whole year to listen to episodes. I’m up to date now. The episodes are at the most around 10 minutes and each episode has some connection to the date. One episode every day.

Counter Clock – This is a new podcast. I’m listening to season 3, which is weird because there are two other seasons. I started with season 3 because I was listening to something dealing with the Pelley family and they suggested Counter Clock. I am going to go back and listen to the other two seasons. I’m on episode 17 of 20, so I’m almost there.

Small Business Jar

Hey all! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve wrote anything or even visited other blogs. I needed the time with myself (& family) to deal with my aunts passing and everything that goes along with that. The oddest thing is all the craft items that we’ve had to go through and figure out if it’s worth keeping or throwing out. With that said my (craft) room is tore apart. I’m in the process of getting rid of this extra desk I have, so I can put shelves where it’s at. I need somewhere to put fabric.

So, days before my aunt passed away I seen someone online talking about how they wrote down online small businesses on pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. They would pick from the bowl and buy from that shop. Well, me being extra, I made a jar.

This was the jar before I added a load more names. It was to the top of the jar. I follow a lot of small business accounts on Instagram, so I just went through who I follow. I made a document with all the names, printed it out and cut them apart. I’ve ordered from four shops so far. I’ve kind of slacked off a little on doing it, but I wanted to have all my open orders before ordering more. So, here’s what I’ve ordered & the shops I’ve ordered the items from.

I’ve been looking for a new belt that I can wear at my nature waist. The problem is how small my nature waist is. I’ve also wanted a harness. The other issue is that most of those items are made from leather. These are made from VEGAN LEATHER! This shop is Jenny Machete. Her items are made to order, meaning she doesn’t have a stockpile of items hanging out in a room so it takes time to get your items. I think I waited a little less than 2 weeks to receive my items. I’ve been horrible and haven’t taken any pictures wearing these items. A few days after I got them I injured my back and I spent 2 weeks laying around, now it seems to be raining every day. I promise I will take pictures wearing these items before the end of the month! The harness and belt are both very good quality and I think I’m going to get a lot of wear out of them. You can get a range of colors, I picked red because…it’s my favorite color. She also makes these cute coffin shaped phone holsters – which I’m considering buying. Right now (June 13) she does have her shop closed so she can catch up on orders, but it’s worth the wait for her shop to reopen.

In this jar I made, there are shops of every kind. This one is for Ash. You all know I wouldn’t go through the whole jar without getting him something. This shop is Corrine’s Craft Shop! She makes crocheted items. Right now (June 13) she’s working on restocking her shop. I was lucky enough to order before she had to do a restock and I’m hoping she’s going to do a restock of this thing I ordered because I know some other cats that need them. It’s a kitty titty! Yes, it’s a catnip filled titty. Ash started with it on the second floor and it is now in the living room. She lays with it while we watch TV. The exciting news is that she’s going to start selling boob pillows! I have two brothers, so I’m pretty sure I know what they’re getting for Christmas.

I think this item was the first one I ordered using the jar. Yes, they’re dildo earrings. I haven’t wore them yet. I was going to the other night when we went out for dinner, but I was running late due to just getting home from work. These are so cute. The shop I ordered them from is GermJewelry. This shop has a lot of fun earrings. I’m kind of sad I missed the pride dildo keychains! I’m hoping they stick around so I can order one of one. And the fun part is, you can order mix and match earrings.

I like nature. I like jewelry. So here’s the purchase from Nature Bone Studio. A glass mushroom necklace. I don’t have any necklaces that are glass, so this is a great addition to my out of control jewelry collection. I know the picture if kind of bad, but the detail on the bottom of the stem is just amazing. I used to go mushroom hunting with my aunt, so this kind of has a big meaning to me. I haven’t wore it yet either.

This is going to be a fun adventure to empty the jar! If you have any favorite small businesses let me know! In theory the jar will never be empty and I’ll continue to add to it.

Also, I think the jar needs a name.

Sunrise, Sunset.

I know I kind of dropped off the map since my last blog post. If you follow me on any social media, you know why I’ve been MIA on here.

On April 20th, my dad found my aunt laying in her bed. She had passed away at some point while she was sleeping. We now know, she passed away within hours of my dad finding her. My dad went to her house because my mom had not heard from her and when she tried to call, my mom found that her message box was full – which is totally unlike my aunt. My aunt had been ill over the past few days, but it seemed to be nothing more then the flu (not covid, don’t worry). Saying her passing came to us as a shock is an understatement. I was at work when my mom called me and I left work. I got home, changed my clothes and my boyfriend took the rest of the day off (he’s still working from home) & we went to my mom’s.

Now the more shocking part of this all, is being left with a hoarder situation that we have to clean up. It’s honestly a nightmare, and while cleaning her house it’s clear she was not well mentally. Seeing how a family member lives, seeing that there is only a small path to walk from the living room, to the bathroom and ending in the bedroom…there are no words for it. I know my mom is taking is especially hard because she didn’t know how bad it was, to be fair none of us did. My aunt wouldn’t ask for help, that’s the kind of person she was. Stubborn.

It has been years since I was really at her house. My younger brother though seemed to pop in from time to time (he lives within minutes of the property my mom, aunt & older brother live on). I guess though the past couple times he was there, she wouldn’t let him inside. We know why now.

Of course I’ve had my cry. The week after she passed away I think I cried at least once a day. It’s just hard to believe.

Growing up my aunt was the one personal I spent 90% of my time with. For my birthday last year and Christmas this year she made little towels for me to use in my bakery. During Easter she was asking me how to order glasses, I’ve been ordering glasses off a website for a few years. Now, there won’t be any more of that.

My aunt was also spending a lot of time with my niece, who will only be 10 at the end of May. The night my brother and mom told her they did a video chat with me after. You could tell my niece was crying at some point. She wanted to tell me about her day and what she ate. Nothing about my aunt. I’ve been able to spend a little time with her due to me being down there and helping everyone to clean the house.

When it comes to the house we’re not even half way done. Though last week nothing was really done due to the weather not being great. We had one dumpster, and we have to get another. While cleaning we’ve found family pictures, loads of books, and craft items that you could open a store with. Sadly we’re not finding any of the important documents or family items.

My brothers and I did make a joke that the will must be a scavenger hunt. We said that because growing up, for our birthdays (& Easter) you would have a scavenger hunt to find your gift. When she had Halloween parties the night would end with a huge scavenger hunt.

I’m not going to lie. I feel guilty. I wasn’t there. we weren’t as close as we once was. I moved 45 minutes away, I’m in a happy & healthy relationship, and I’ve thrown myself into work. I didn’t check on her. I didn’t ask my mom to check on her. I wasn’t there for her like she was there for me. I just wish this feeling would go away.

Just a little D…depression

I’m still here. I haven’t vanished. I’ve been dealing with a mixture of anxiety and depression. This leads me to crawl into my hole kind of and do some weird things. Meaning lots of movies and starting projects I’ll never finish. So this post is going to be picture heavy just showing the random crap I’ve been doing or trying to do to keep my head above water.

I’ve been working toward changing frames over to one kind of frame. Meaning I’ve had a lot of stuff just laying around on the floor. I finally ordered what I needed to hang most of the pictures up, so I’ve been slowly adding things to my walls again. Once I have my room (craft room) totally finished I’m going to post a video of a tour. Right now everything from the closet is still laying on the bed due to it leaking in the winter, and I’m still looking for a nice daybed or even a small couch for my room.

Anyways my craft room had a lot going on. Most of the pictures I’ve either bought at cons or random artists I find who I like. Autographs are mostly from the Bam horror box. I currently have a pile of promotional pictures from a few different Friday The 13th movies that I’m going to be putting in a portfolio and I just bought an original press kit from Tank Girl.

I started a bunch of bowties for cats/dogs. I only have a handful finished, this is Ash modeling one that has ice cream on it. I still have a pile by my sewing machine that need finished. I also have a pile of pet bandanas that need pressed and the top stitch finished.

This wreath has been a pain in my ass for nearly 2 weeks. I bought 2 rolls of mesh (60 feet) and that wasn’t enough. I had to go back and buy another roll. So there is 90 feet of mesh on this thing. I still have to finish it though. I painted wooden doughnuts to add to it and I’m going to put a wood piece with a saying in the middle of it. I don’t really do wreaths based on season. I just make a new one whenever the one we have is looking sad.

My mom did give me a garbage bag full of metal wreath forms though, so this mean I already have the next one in my brain, but after the pain this one has been to make I’m going to hold off until at least June to make the next one.

Easter is coming up and I debated on doing this: making Easter bags for those people I work with. As you can see, I ended up caving in. This is where OCD comes in. I count out every candy to how many bags I’m making. I write on the baggie how many of that piece goes in one bag. I’m also doing Easter baskets for my niece and nephew, so I have separate bags for their candy.

This is Thomas. A flower I bought a week ago and I haven’t killed it. Which is super surprising. I’m not great with plants. I thought maybe naming the plant would help…and maybe it has. I’m not sure.

I hope everyone is taking care of themselves. I know a lot of the states are opening vaccines up to everyone within the coming weeks. Ohio opens it up tomorrow to everyone. We’re trying to get an appointment as soon as possible. My mom received her first dose last week. She ended up with a fever that got up to 100.2, but it did go down and she said she just had a headache and felt a little tired after that. So now that I know someone who is related to me had those side effects with the first dose, I’m not as worried with it now. I know though even with me getting the vaccine I’m not going to rip my mask off and refuse to wear it. I’m waiting until a large portion has received the vaccine – 85% at least. Those of us who started wearing a mask in March of last year….we’re fucking tired. We’re not giving up, we’re just disappointed in those who haven’t been following any health guidelines at all. I’ve still been wearing a mask at work – even when it’s warm in the kitchen.

I also think this had something to do with my depression and I’ve noticed when I’m grocery shopping and there’s a lot of people my anxiety starts to kick in. When that happens I kind of play with my ear for some reason or just put both of my hands on my head.

I promise I’m going to return comments this week. It’s just going to take me a minute to do it.

A little ‘Tube watching.

We’ve all been spending a lot more time at home. That leads to finding something to keep your busy, or at least your eyes. Finally work on watching all those series you’ve been talking about, but just go back to watching the three things you always watch. *raises hand* That’s me. I’m that person.

I have a bad habit of taking my tablet to the kitchen while I’m washing dishes or making dinner and putting Hulu on just so I have some kind of background noise. I usually try not to play music because my boyfriend is normally still working when I’m doing either one of those activities. I try not to be a big disruption.

When it comes to YouTube, there’s a few places I pick to watch it. I have around a 10 minute (give or take depending on how many stops) bus ride to/from work. Sometimes I find a video and watch it. I also something listen to videos while walking home. When I have spa night, I sometimes pick that time to watch a video or two.

Through these times of watching YouTube I’ve gotten a huge list of channels I’m subscribed to. Out of that huge list, I have a few that I completely LOVE watching and whenever someone asks about suggestions I throw these ones out.


This one is a recent find for me. As most of the channels I watch, ReignBot, is centered on true crime. Just some good ol’ straightforward true crime. Okay, some of the cases are not straightforward.

That Chapter

That Chapter is my favorite channel. There. I said it. My boyfriend is even used to hearing the narrator and asks if that guy posts a new video. I was never really a person to watch YouTube, until I found this channel. We don’t get a boring narration to the videos, we get Mike’s own wit and personality in the video – which is the part I love. Honestly, if I ever did true crime videos, you’d get my two cents too. I highly recommend this channel for true crime lovers, and he posts videos at least once a week.

Cruel World Happy Mind

Look! A channel that isn’t true crime! Well, it is about crime…in a way. Cruel World, Happy Mind is all about MLMs and other things people will do to make money – make money at any costs. These videos are just very eye opening into businesses that should throw red flags for everyone.

Kendall Rae

I came across Kendall Rae and That Chapter at around the same thing. More true crime! She also made a vlogumentary called Apartment 801 (part 1 & part 2), it’s a great piece about the case of Christian Andreacchio. There are a lot of questions surrounding the death of Christian and a family who wants to get to the truth & get justice. Bravo to Kendall for doing this and covering the cases she covers.

Bailey Sarian

Okay, I’m not a makeup person. The best I can do (or will do) is basic one color of eyeshadow maybe twice a year. With that said, I love Bailey Sarian. She covers cases while doing her makeup. She’s another one that I’ll put on and just listen to. I enjoy her sense of humor when it comes to the cases too – when people don’t really see obvious signs of things going wrong.

Critical Eats Japan

I’m super far behind on Critical Eats Japan videos, but normally I wait for a while and just binge them at once. I just think it’s super interesting to see how international restaurants market basic on their location. I can’t get any of the food he’s usually eating, but I still find it interesting.


I found Halloweenfiendpdx via instagram. I follow a lot of people/shops who are all about horror/halloween 24/7. I’ve also been getting more into the side of collecting items relating to horror movies. If you’re wanting to get into collecting or don’t know where to shop, check his channel out. He shows a lot of great items from some great places to pick them up, as well as unboxing of horror related subscription boxes. Really, a must subscribe for those horror/halloween lovers.