Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Here is my dad, my mom, and my sister Mallory!! :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This year, I am so very thankful that I can spend my Thanksgiving with my lovely family, including my grandma who is here for the week... I am thankful that I get to stay home and enjoy the day, watching the Macy's Thansgiving Day Parade in my cozy pajamas while it is chilly and rainy outside... I am thankful that I get to help create a yummy dinner to share with the people I love... and I am especially thankful that I am a vegetarian. ;) Those big ol' turkeys in the freezer today at the grocery store were creeping me out, eek! I'll be enjoying the veggie-friendly sides tomorrow night, thank goodness!!
I want to wish every one of you a safe and happy holiday... I hope you all enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving full of family, good food, and blessings!!! xo!
Monday, November 24, 2008
And oh my gosssshhhh, this blue tree fabric is a necessity. I bought it in green, but I think I might need the blue as well. So whimsical and cute!! This may not make it into a gift for someone, I might use this all for myself haha!! :)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Anyways, first of all let me say that the right actors were definitely chosen in this film. Edward and Bella are exactly like I imagine them in my mind while I am reading these books.
And, Edward is freaking hot. Yum! Vampire! ;)
Overall, the movie was GOOD. But, and I hate that there has to be a but, BUT.... as a hardcore fan of the book, it isn't quite as good. As to be expected, right?? There are amazing parts in the movie, and then some that completely fall flat. (Meadow scene, anyone??? Totally sucks in the movie, which made me want to cry. And Edward's "sparkle" is little more than him looking kinda shiny in the sunlight. Not what I had in my mind.) Then there are some parts that are SO laughable, even when I was trying not to think it was funny! (Example: biology class on Bella's first day... the look on Edward's face made me crack up... but that is a serious part in the book, and I didn't want to be sitting there laughing!!!)
Another thing I have to slightly criticize is how fast the movie moves through the story. Nothing is fully developed, Edward and Bella's romance is not fully dived into, and the whole James storyline at the ending is so fast and slightly confusing. Had I never read the book, it might have been hard to keep up. BUT had I never read the book, I may not be nit-picking like I am.
I feel like I am coming across like I didn't like the movie, which is totally untrue. It was amazing to see Bella and Edward come to life on the movie screen and to see this story come to life. I really did enjoy it, and I feel like given the two hours a movie devotes to a story, they packed in all they could.
One great thing about the movie is they really do focus on the EYES. The red eyes, the black versus golden eyes of Edward and his family, then comparing them to Bella and the kids at school.. there is definitely a difference between the vampires and the regular people.
The movie ended really strong, completely opening it up for the second book to be introduced. Victoria and James are frightening, which is definitely how it should be... I was a little wary of that cute red-haried girl playing Victoria. She was on "What About Brian" and I loved her, and I couldn't imagine her being scary. Well, she did it. Those red eyes were freaky.
So go see it,
let me know what you think,
whether or not you have read the book, etc!
I am dying to know what non-twilighters think of it...
leave me a comment with your thoughts!
Now I need a nap. :)
And PS. Team Edward!!!
What was with all the "Team Jacob" people at the movies???? Jacob was totally creepy, I don't know how I'm going to deal with New Moon haha!!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Oh my Edward, it is TWILIGHT time tonite at midnight!!!!! :) I have been patiently (ok, maybe not so patiently!!) waiting for this movie and I can't believe it is finally here!!! I will be headed to the theatre tonite with my sister Mallory and my super friend Nikole!! CAN'T WAIT!!!
Any other Twilighters seeing the movie at midnight??? When are you all going to see it?! EEEEK! I will be back with my review of it tomorrow! xo!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The wedding was so cute and it was nice to get dressed up and enjoy a fun wedding! And I got to go with my sister, which was super fun!! :)
Me! It was SO hot at the wedding, but I did feel cute haha!!! :)
Monday, November 17, 2008
My little "pumpkin patch" cupcakes that I made! :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
....and nibble on my new favorite snack, the candy cane "oreos" that Trader Joe's is now carrying for the holidays....
...BUT as I was scoping out these pictures for my Friday Faves post just now, I stumbled across something AWFUL and SAD!!!! (At least in my own little world!!!)
Is there anything we can do to get stupid NBC to change their minds???
(A la Jericho of last season... was anyone else desperate enough to send peanuts to CBS after Jericho was cancelled??? Well, I was that nuts... pun, of course, intended. And what was so crazy, is that is WORKED. CBS brought Jericho back for 7 more episodes, and then gave it the final axe. Ugh. I hate network TV.)
Anyways, if you don't already watch Lipstick Jungle, tune in, tell a friend, watch and enjoy!! Friday nights at 10pm, go watch! You will love it. I promise. And maybe NBC will change it's ridiculous mind. Or maybe we can flood NBC with.......um, lipstick???? :)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Cute little book plates for Andrew also.. he loves swaps just as much as I do!! :) And the cutest strawberry coasters!