When all else fails, you can always find time for a movie!

It may be late in the day, but I didn’t forget!  Movies have actually been on my mind a lot lately–basically because I own so many DVDs and don’t watch many anymore.  So I’m trying to figure out which ones to keep and which ones to purge.  Plus there are many that I own that I’ve never seen, so that’s first on the priority list!!!  I’ve almost finished my conversion project, switching a bunch of VHS tapes to DVD format, so we’ll see how far I can take this ‘clean and toss’ mode I’m in!!!

Sunday Social

This Weeks Questions:

1. What is your favorite movie of all time? Continue reading

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Hodgepodge Hiatus is Over!

Our wonderful host for the Hodgepodge is back, so the list is back up for the week!  Here’s this week’s information:

  1. Summertime is a season of reunions, weddings, and other family celebrations and gatherings…are any of the above on your calendar in the next two months?
    Due to my mother’s declining health, she’s not hosting a reunion of the family this year.  And I have to say, I’m relieved.  My brother and I are the only ones of our generation between the ages of 30-50 who attend, and it’s stale.  Maybe next year.  Weddings I’ve already been to two, and have to miss one because of Vacation Bible School.  Father’s Day weekend was a gathering of sorts, and it was nice–my dad brought his mom home for a few days (she’s 91 today.  Happy Birthday Grandma!), my brother, SIL, and their new baby came over, and I drove up to DC for a delightful day just being together. Continue reading

Where have I heard that song before???

I am a scrapbooker.  Have been for many years.  And it’s a running joke among my scrappy friends that I don’t scrap my life, I scrap events.  So I have books of vacations, books of weddings, books of babies, but no books of everyday life.  This running joke of my life being lived in themes has prompted different discussions over the years as to what book I should do next.  There was actually one proposed that I thought was really cool, and have started assembling the materials to make it but haven’t gotten as far as actually putting it together yet.  The idea was to pick the ten songs that were the autobiographical soundtrack of your life.  The ten songs that can tell people who you are with no explanation, or tell of events in your life.  I loved the idea of this project, and I started to compile my list.

As of right now, that list stands at 28 songs.

It was 37.  I was able to get down to 28.  I am still trying to get down to 10.  It’s difficult!

Anywho, this was the first thing I thought of for this week’s Tuesday Topics.  We’re down to a list of five, so here are my five most favorite stories from individual moments during the 28 song soundtrack of my life: Continue reading

Picture Perfect

I love taking photographs.  Always have.  As I’ve gotten older, I find I prefer to take more photos of nature and landscapes than I do of people.  I think it’s because photos of people tend to be busier, and as I age I prefer simplicity.  When I read this week’s topic, I thought of a ton of photos–but most of them were taken with film and I don’t have digital copies!  So here are ten that came to mind that I had digital copies of:

I remember this day so clearly, the butterflies were swarming around the coneflowers! Continue reading

A fashionista I am not

I have visions in my head of being a fashionista, being stylish, being someone who can walk into a store and purchase something off the rack and it looks awesome with no effort.  Instead I shop plus size websites whenever the clothing I am wearing develops holes or tears, and even then it’s only if I choose not to pay the power bill for the month.

Sunday SocialWhat is your favorite store to shop at?
Hobby stores, mostly.  Craft stores.  Bed Bath and Beyond.

If you could afford anything and everything, which designer brand would you covet?
For me it’s shoes.  I love shoes.  And more shoes need to come in wide widths.

Must have closet staple?
Black.  Black pants every day in the winter.  Black shirts, tshirts, etc.  Black shoes.  Black everything.

Favorite kind of shoes? (brand or type)
In summer, my Yoga Sandals.  I’ve never had anything more comfortable in my life.  Only the damn dog just took a chunk out of my blue pair.  During the winter, my Danskos.

Best clothing deal you’ve ever gotten? (sale or amazing find)
I bought thirteen dresses for my brother’s wedding.  The first one, which I ended up never wearing, was an evening dress that was originally $349 and was on sale.  I went to the register and it rang up for $23.  But it wasn’t appropriate once I found out what the other bridesmaids were wearing.  So I still have it in the closet.

Style you’d love to try?
Any of them!

Repeat entry, different link party!

For this week’s Tuesday Topics, we’re supposed to list six favorite products.  Only I just listed my ten favorite beauty products for my Monday link party.  So instead of retyping, I’m just going to refer you to this post.  Pick six of the ten and count them as my favorite! 🙂

Life. Love.Lauren

There are a few non-beauty things that I am obsessed over, however.  Here are a few (though not six, sorry!):

  1. Mio Peach Tea.  I cannot stand the taste (non-taste?) of plain water.  I used a soda stream for a few years, then discovered this.  Unfortunately, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find.  Is it being discontinued???
  2. Yoga Sandals.  I wear these all.the.time.  They are so comfortable as your foot doesn’t slide around.  You just have to get used to the things between each toe, which takes no time.  Great for pedicures too!!  Have them in black and three other colors as well.  Biggest problem I have with them is to keep the dog from chewing on them–even while they’re on my feet!!!
  3. Going for the heathens here–has anyone ever heard of Crabbie’s?  It’s my new favorite once a month alcoholic treat.  It’s a true ginger beer.  Served over ice (or not, in my case) with a lime.  Delish!

Where’d they go????

This week’s topic had me ready to go, as I always seem to get invested in a television show that subsequently gets yanked off the air.  It cracks me up when people say that a show was cancelled too soon if it was pulled after ten years (Friends, Frasier).  Honestly, at that point, the story has been told.  It might be funny to tell it again, but the story was told.  I always think of Cheers though, which was the dead last ranked show at #77 according to Nielsen the week it made its debut.  Thanks to Brandon Tartikoff it stayed on the air, but all too often shows don’t get the chance to stick around.

So here is my list of 10.  Oddly enough, many people appear in more than one of these shows before finding the show that kept them on the air . . . . Continue reading