Monday, February 23, 2015

Favorite Oscar Moments

Best Dressed


Opening Number With Anna Kendrick

Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor.
I haven't seen this movie yet, but I am super excited for when I do. 

Everything is Awesome

Lady Gaga "Sound Of Music Tribute
Lady Gaga was awesome. She proved, even to her fans, that she really can sing. 
You don't need crazy clothes to get attention. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekly Favorites #32

Lasting Finish By Kate Lipstick. 

This is one of my new favorite neutral lipsticks.
This shade I'm recommending is #14 (Rosetto)
This lipstick is smooth and offers moisture to keep your lips from drying out. The coverage/color is solid and lightweight. The color is also longlasting. I am dying to try a different shade. Maybe red?
Shades 07, 11, and 19 look fantsastic. 

The Last Five Years-Movie

What is not to love about this movie. 1, Anna Kendrick and 2, Jeremy Jordan. 
In the musical, the story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy's story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie's is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect.

. This might make me sound uptight but the movie even got rid of or toned down the language from the original soundtrack. I wouldn't say the movie version of this musical is perfect, but I loved it

My brother recommended this free personal training program. The best thing about BodBot is that you can personalize your workouts. It asks you to assess your current physical abilities with a strength test. BodBot will take into account what muscles you want to target, where you will work out (home vs. gym), and what equipment you have available. You can even switch out an exercise if there is one scheduled that you don't like. 


I went on a road trip and realized I like a lot of Sam Smith's Songs inlcuding this one called
"Like I Can".
I also really need to listen to Ed Sheeran's new CD.  I have just discovered "Thinking Out Loud."  

Sunday, February 1, 2015



I love getting together with my friends for book club. We get to talk, and catch up, and laugh.
Even if we do only end up discussing our book for a few minutes, its always worth it.

Yes, Please.
I liked this book, and I think Amy Poehler is smart and very funny, but I did not love the book. 
The highlights for me was actually listening to the audio book and hearing Amy narrate her own book. I loved her chapter about the cast of Park and Recreation. She talked about each character, her favorite moments filming on set, the parts that made her laugh the hardest, and the scenes that made her cry the most. I also really loved the last chapter entitled "The Robots Will Kill US All."
It talked about how great cell phones are but how dangerous it is to rely on Facebook and Instagram, social media, and the internet in general to validate how we feel about ourselves. 
I did like the book but I enjoyed Bossypants by Tina Fey more.

#2 Can We Talk About the "Parenthood" Finale

*Spoiler Alert* 
This show is always full of tear worthy moments and I am so sad its ending.
I just have to mention my favorite moments.

Hank asking Zeke's blessing/permission to marry Sarah.
Max asking a girl to dance at the wedding.
The wedding and photo montages.
Julia and Joel adopt Victor's sister and end up with four kids!
I am so glad we didn't have to experience the grief of Zeke's funeral.
The whole show ended on a happy note and I loved the flash forwards so you know everybody is happy and alright.
Bye Parenthood, we'll miss you. 
What did you think of the finale?

#3 Trivia Crack

Even though some of the questions are very easy, I am kind of addicted right now.

#4 No Fear Shakespeare

No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today.

I am loving reading Twelfth Night with this study guide. This is my favorite Shakespeare play and there are nineteen or so more Shakespeare plays offered online for free at