Thursday, October 8, 2015

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and that means one thing... It's Theater Thursday! Since Halloween is this month I'm going to feature a scary movie!This week's featured movie is...Scream.

It's hard to believe that Scream hit the big screen almost 20 years ago. I hate being scared and this movie made me not want to go into the garage for months. Scream stars Neve Campbell as Sydney Prescott, a teenager living in the small California town of Woodsboro. The one year anniversary of her mother's brutal death is approaching at the weekend and with her father leaving town for a business trip she'll stay with her best friend Tatum (Rose McGown). Unbeknownst to Sydney and the town, a killer is on the loose. Killing two teenagers and the town awakening to a double murder it gets everyone feeling scared. They issue a town curfew while the killer is loose.

Sydney feeling scared and having the memories of her mother's death brought back to the forefront, she wants to go into hiding. She doesn't even want to hang out with her boyfriend Billy. Tatum talks her into going to a local house party that is being thrown since all of them can't be out in town. Annoying Sydney even more is the fact that reporter Gail Weathers (Courtney Cox) is back in town. She reported the care of Sydney's mom and claims the person who was convicted for the murder is innocent. Sydney wants nothing to do with her but Gail is very persistent.

Will the killer strike again in Woodsbury and if so who is the most in danger?

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fall TV: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

A new year of fall television brings the DVR busting at the seams. For my house we can decide what we want to keep recording usually after the 2nd episode and sometimes after the pilot. This year we've already weeded out some new shows and added some to our line up.

The good...
I am loving the Blindspot! I really like the characters and the premise of the show. It's fast paced and you don't know what to expect next!

The Player reminds me of The Fugitive but on steroids. This show is surprisingly good. I'm hoping it makes it because I've heard it's not doing too great in the ratings. Wesley Snipes is out of prison for his tax evasion so he's got to make some money some how.

Blood & Oil
This show reminds me of Dynasty and Dallas put together! Taking place in North Dakota in an up and coming town, a husband and wife go there to make something for themselves. Quickly they get involved with the richest people in town. They are partnering up for oil digging. What they didn't count on was an oil tycoon's son being disowned and out to get everyone who isn't helping him. It's cheesy and I love it!

The bad...
I have to say, the previews leading up to the first episode were pretty weak. It didn't seem that interesting and the main character's job, I wondered if it was a real job. I tried to like this show and the episode was mildly entertaining. The only thing I didn't like is their story line didn't really match what they were saying. In the pilot episode a girl is killed and they say she has so much promise. Then in the same episode we find out she's dating a felon and a was working on a drug boat. Yeah.... so much promise. I don't think I'll be watching any future episodes unless I'm really bored.

The ugly...

I really wanted to like this show. When I saw the preview I instantly set it to record. I love anything to do with the FBI and the fact that this was a show taking place at their training center made it even better. Then the first episode came on and it was so far fetched I couldn't even play pretend along with them. The preview wasn't even like the show. I won't be tuning in to episode two. No thank you.

What are you watching?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

5 Boots I'd like to Walk In

Fall weather mixed with rain and the approach of winter brings out the boots. I love all different kinds of boots. While I've only selected 5 to show off, I still appreciate the warmth of Ugg and Sorel boots. There was also a pair of Emerald green boots that I almost broke out my credit card for. You can see why here. They are fabulous! Here are five other fabulous pairs of boots that I'd be fine walking around in...

1. Sam Edelman 'Penny Boot' Wide Calf in Whiskey.

They can be found here.
2. Hunter Original 'Tour Gloss' Packable Rain Boot in Hunter Green.
These boots are perfect for fighting off the rain. You can also wear them in the winter and make them even warmer by inserting warm insoles. They will definitely keep your toes warm and dry.
They can be found here.

3. Steve Madden 'Hipstr' Bootie in Navy Suede.

They can be found here.

4. The Brat Pack Bootie- Tan.

They can be found here.

5. Panama Woven Chelsea Boot.

They can be found here.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Weekend Review

Finally! The fall weather has come to northern California. Rejoice! I have been longing to bust out my leather boots, leggings and chunky knit sweaters. I hate being cold but after dealing with 90+ degree heat for months and zero rain I’m happy to see the temperature fall. The temperature drop came just in time to wear what I kept from my September Stitch Fix Box…

I kept the stripped top. While I really loved the pants, they were a little too big in the front. The blazer was cute too but I know that I wouldn’t get a lot of wear out of it for the price. I’m anxiously waiting to see what my October box brings me! I’ve asked my stylist for clothing only and tons of fall pieces. Don’t let me down Edith (my stylist)!

When my future mother in law moved in with us, I learned from her the amazingness of QVC. Last Christmas she did tons of her shopping through them and got some great things at great prices. So the other day when a QVC catalog came in the mail and I decided to give it a look. I found the most amazing fall sweater and knew immediately that I wanted it. Then I saw it was super cheap because it was their deal of the day. Then on top of that it was on easy pay so I could break it up into two payments. Done and done! It arrived in the mail and I wore it the next day. Thankfully that was on a 70 degree weather day and not the heat wave day of 90 we have gone back in to.

We are in to fall and only 2 months out from wedding day! Ekkk! This past weekend we checked more things off our "to-do" list and bought our wedding bands. Since my engagement ring is Tacori we got a Tacori band. Beezy's is ready now because they had their size in the store but my tiny carnival hands needed a 4.5 and mine will arrive in 4-6 weeks. Just in time for the wedding! Here's what his Tacori band looks like...

While everyone was in the theater watching The Martian, we watched Everest!
I thought the movie was really good. I saw it in 3D (which by the way I hadn't seen a 3D movie in years) and it was really good. The movie was 2 hours long but it didn't feel like it. Since it's based on the true story of climbers in the 1990s, it seemed really interesting. I secretly am a little obsessed with stories about Everest. If you haven't seen it go watch!
How was your weekend?

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hello October

I can't believe it's October! Wow! This year really has been moving fast. October brings everything fall and although California is still experiencing 90 degree weather I can still appreciate the fall season. I have to admit though, I'm not a fan of pumpkin spice lattes like everyone else in the world. I have my own favorite things about October...
1. The Pumpkin House.
Located in Kenova, West Virginia, The Pumpkin House is famous worldwide. The owners of the house carve hundreds of pumpkins and decorate the entire outside of their house and property. They theme flashing pumpkins to music, have food vendors every night and it's all for free. I would go every year to check it out when I was living 15 minutes away from it.
2. The Halloween tree.

I have this foot tall tree that gets decorated for Halloween every year and I love it. It's simple, small and does the job. It has a permanent place on my foyer table for the month of October.

3. Beezy's Birthday

This month he turns the big 33 at the end of the month and I'm going to bake him the best cake! I already gave him his big birthday present but I'm sure he'll get a little something on his actual birthday. Love you!

4. Chunky sweaters.

Seriously. I want both of these and tons more. I love a good sweater and these are perfect! Maybe it's because I'm from the east coast and use to burrowing for the winter but I am busting at the seams to get into sweater weather! I hate being cold but I sure do love a good sweater.

5. Halloween Costumes.

Last year Beezy and I dressed up as Popeye and Olive Oil. This year we have to figure out our costumes. Any suggestions? I'm thinking this year we might go as something from television or a movie.

What's some things you love about fall?