Thursday, December 8, 2016

Two Movies for Tonight

Looking for something to watch tonight? Time is precious and you don't want to spend time searching for a movie to only be disappointed with it in the end. So that's why I've brought you two movies for tonight. The movies I review here give you an idea of what's good to watch any time you want to quickly get a movie and start watching it. This week I'm giving you two movies that are totally worthy of your time. 

The first movie... Central Intelligence.
I love everything that has the Rock in it and Kevin Hart is pretty reliable in the laughs department, so when I saw that these two teamed up for a movie I knew I had to watch it. I thought the movie was hilarious. There was a few parts that I was almost crying laughing. Not to mention that it originally came out on my birthday! So what's he movie about? Well...

In high school Calvin (Hart) was popular, a jock and being honored at the last assembly before graduation. In the middle of his speech Calvin's interrupted by school bully Trevor (Jason Bateman). Trevor and his group of bully friends has pulled Robbie (Johnson) out of the shower and thrown him naked into the middle of the gym and assembly. Completely embarrassed Robbie runs of with the assistance of Calvin while everyone else just stands and laughs at him. Now years later, it's Calvin and Robbie's high school reunion. The day before the reunion Robbie reaches out to Calvin to catch up. 

Much to Calvin's surprise Robbie has dramatically changed in appearance. Calvin starts to feel something else is off about Robbie. Robbie wants to catch up with Calvin and his wife who also went to high school with them. He even invites himself to stay over with Calvin and his wife. When the CIA show up to Calvin's house the next morning looking for Robbie, he's completely thrown into a difficult situation and what results is hilarious.  

The second movie... Robocop.

Can you believe I had never seen this 1980s classic until just recently? Last weekend, I finally sat down and watched the original 1987 Robocop. I had been hearing about it for years and I'm a deep lover of 80s movies but somehow this one had just slipped past me and even though I had kept hearing about it for years, I just never sat down and watched it. I thought it was very 80s and entertaining. It was definitely high tech for it's time. It was worth watching so if you haven't seen this 80s classic watch it soon.

Set in a future Detroit, Michigan the city is in a complete dystopian society. Filled with crime and on the verge of complete financial ruin, the city's police department has been given over to a corporation known as OCP. The company will be allowed to turn the run down sections into a utopia which will be known as Delta City. If they can only get there. The crime rate is skyrocketing and the Detroit police are doing everything they can while being underfunded and understaffed. OCP believes they can fix this problem by having a droid police the city. When that doesn't work out they move to having a cyborg known as Robocop.

To get their Robocop OCP uses an officer who was killed in the line of duty. When Robocop is complete, he is taken into the police department and given full range for fighting crime. When he goes out into the city he means business. There's just one problem... when he runs into a gang that was responsible for his death, he starts to remember his life that he once had. Realizing what OCP has done to him and what he has become he goes out and looks for his own vengeance.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Our Wedding Tree

If you know me at all then you know that I am a huge fan of Christmas. It's by far my favorite holiday and I plan all year on the things that I want to when it comes to our decorations. So last year when we were planning our wedding, I wanted to incorporate as much Christmas as I could without it becoming too much Christmas and not enough wedding. One of the things that we did was instead of having a guest book we had guests sign ornaments.
Our videographer took this photo of our instructions to guests

We had multiple colors of ornaments and different color sharpies, set the baskets out and waited for the guests to fill them up. Our venue packed them after the wedding and they were boxed until this year. This year when we got them out of the box it was our first opportunity to see the ornaments. I thought this would be a fun thing to have instead of a guestbook that I honestly would probably only look at about once every 10 years. This way having the ornaments signed, we can take them out every year and look at them as we decorate the tree.

Our tree topper was actually our cake topper. I had it custom made on etsy and it worked perfectly as our tree topper. The ribbon was from a very large present we received.

Throughout the tree we have little wooden nutcrackers. These nutcrackers were a part of our wedding favors. We had these miniature nutcrackers on miniature champagne bottles. I kept a full set of the 8 different designs that we gave out.

I also included a copy of our program and our wedding invitation. Then I included ornaments that people gave us as presents. Everyone knows how much I love Christmas so you wouldn't believe the amount of ornaments that people gave us featuring our wedding date and names. I loved every one of them and I loved taking them out of the boxes. I'm sure I will for years to come.

I love how our tree turned out and I hope to put these ornaments on the tree for years to come. I'm trying to decide what to do for the tree skirt. I wish I had scraps from when they altered my wedding dress but the designer made it to my size and no extra material was available. I can't decide what to do for it. Hmm... any ideas?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Wish List

This year I'm happy to spend the holiday with family. I don't care one bit if I don't get anything. Being with them will be the best gift. However, my husband informed me this is how he buys things for me is by my lists that I make. So just for him here it goes....

1. Agenda Planner.
found here
I know that most people just use their phone but I'm old school. I like to write things down in a planner. I like to scratch things out, write in different color pens, etc. I like the planners that have the month view and then give the day to day writing option. I keep hearing amazing things about Erin Condren planners but I can't pull the trigger on a 50 dollars planner. That's a little too rich for my blood.

2. Books.
found here, here, here, here
I love to read. I could read a book in a day if I wasn't so busy. My favorite author is Stuart Woods and he has several new books out that I haven't read. I've recently got into the Todd Borg Tahoe mystery novels. I also get a kick out of reading the Mrs. Jeffries mysteries.

3. Department 56/ Lemax.
found here, here, here, here.
If you know me then you know I'm a huge fan of Christmas. It's my favorite time of the year. I love putting up our Christmas trees, wrapping presents, watching Christmas movies and decorating every inch of our home in Christmas magic. This year I put up my very first Christmas village. I had been wanting to do this for years. Last year I started collecting pieces for the village and the collecting will continue. The items pictured are just a few of the ones I want to add to my collection.

4. A Wallet.
found here
I had this amazing pink alligator wallet. I carried it around for a decade and then about 3 months ago it ripped. I think it's because I was trying to just hold too much in it. Well since then my purse has been a mess. My cards are scattered everywhere in my bag and I hate that. I need a new wallet with lots of card slots.

5. Gift Cards.

Oh the possibilities are endless. Clohing, Christmas items, shoes, purses, movies, cds, travel.