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Friday, January 31, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
This post was inspired by the fact that I'll be attending my husband's cousin's wedding in February. Party looks can be expensive. OR not!
Green with Envy
Monday, January 27, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
I want to introduce my lovely sponsor Harlynn from Mind Your Madness:
"Ello! I'm Harlynn, owner of Mind Your Madness blog. The concept behind the name is the same as mind your manners. We all have to keep our manners, and our madness in check. I love to write about my life in the Motor City, hula hooping, DIY tutorials, and even poetry. On occasion I have a random thought which turns into an entire post. These tend to be my personal favorite."
Harlynn's favorite post (it's hilarious!): Rights of the Wicked Witch of the West
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
"Tatum plays a soldier home on leave (the John of the title), when he meets Savannah (Seyfried), a college student. The two may not have been looking for love, but love finds them anyway. Then the September 11 attacks happen, and John is torn between love for Savannah and duty to country. Because this is an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, there will be drama and heartbreak, and Dear John doesn't tread lightly in this emotional battlefield. But there's a delicacy in the performances, especially Seyfried's, which transcends the almost-cookie-cutter character outlines given to the actors. Also worthy of mention are supporting cast members Richard Jenkins (as John's quiet, autistic dad) and Henry Thomas (as Tim, a single dad who goes to nearly impossible lengths to avoid breaking the heart of his son). See Dear John with an open heart, and know that it will be deeply touched."
I got this movie from my dad as a gift. He knows how much I love Nicholas Sparks (and he enjoys Sparks' books too). My dad had read the novel, and he said it was good.
I expected a lot from this movie, because of two reason.
1. It is based on Nicholas Sparks' novel.
2. The amazing Lasse Hallström directed it.
I did like the beginning of the movie, I mean the first half of it. Especially the relationship between John and his autistic father was interesting. I think it was the best thing about this movie. I also enjoyed Seyfried's acting a lot. I think she is gorgeous.
Unfortunately, I found the chemistry between her and Tatum a bit... Well, right away I noticed that they couldn't capture my heart like Gosling and McAdams did in The Notebook.
Unfortunately, the ending was weak. It felt like really important scenes were missing and the story wasn't making any sense. It left me asking: "Why?" and "Wait a minute, what happened?". I hope they had paid more attention to the ending. They should have explained better why Savannah did what she did.
I was disappointed, because this movie had such a potential. It could have been LOVELY, but it turned out to be just fine.
I'll give it 2 hearts. 5 is the best.
Have you seen Dear John? Did you like it?
Monday, January 20, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Sweet Danielle from Allusional nominated me for a Liebster Award. Yay!
Liebster Award according to Danielle:
“This award is for newer blogs/bloggers who are nominated by another blogger who enjoys your posts (wowza! that’s cool- people like mah stuffs!) You post 11 random facts, and then answer 11 questions your nominator has given you. You then ask 11 questions of 11 other new bloggers and they give their random facts! Sort of ‘pay-it-forwardy’ and I love that.”
11. I hate coffee but I’m addicted to hot chocolate
10. I am currenlty reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
9. I can’t get enough of dog youtube videos
8. I have a godson
7. I’ve kissed only one man
6. I really (I mean REALLY) want a Tolix chair
5. Peonies are my favorite flowers
4. I am a certified scuba diver
3. My childhood hero was Polly from An Old-Fasioned Girl by Louisa
2. I still like Backstreet Boys
1. My favorite subject in school was history
1: Did you set any New Year’s Resolutions? If so what is your main one and how has it been going so far?
Nope. I have never set any. But if I had, I think it would have something to do with healthy eating.
2: What is your favorite quote?
3: Besides blogging, do you have any hobbies?
I sing, dream, read, watch movies and volunteer at my church.
1. What would be your soundtrack for a relaxing evening at home?
2. A book that still lingers in your mind.
3. A human being should always...
4. What is your dream travel destination?
5. How do you define friendship?
6. What is your favorite museum?
7. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
8. Have you overcome a fear?
9. If you could create your own perfume, what scent(s) would it contain?
10. How did you decide your blog's name?
11. If they would make a movie about your life, who would play you?