Movie Review :: Silver Linings Playbook

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Silver Linings Playbook has to be one of my favorite movies. EVER! It goes without saying that I’m a sucker for romance, but I was blown away by the way this film explored what it means to be crazy. What it means to be human. What is crazy? Is the guy in the mental institution crazy or is the weekend football fan? Is it our parents? Is it the police? Is it love?  Life is about dealing with all kinds of crazy and finding our humanity in the midst of it all. Crazy connects us. Silver Linings Playbook offers a touching reminder that life is never perfect and the connections between us make it worthwile.

Monday Motivator :: Madonna

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People are quick to criticize Madonna but I think she’s awesome! At 54 she is a mom of four, stays fit, and continues to express herself creatively in music, fashion, and film. I’m inspired!

Gift Guide 2012 :: Holidays are Around the Corner!

Happy Holidays!

Monday Motivator :: 5 Most Beautiful Things

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Jennifer Pastiloff, yoga teacher, poet, and writer of the blog Manifest Station,  has initiated the 5 Most Beautiful Things Challenge. She is asking that you make a list of the 5 most beautiful things in front of you right now and post it on Twitter (#The5MostBeautifulThings Project, @5MBTProject)) or facebook and spread the word! I think everyone could benefit from taking a moment to reflect on the beauty that is in our lives instead of focusing on the negative.

My list this Monday;

  1. The silence in my house when I’m the first one up.
  2. The smell of coffee brewing.
  3. The sound of fall leaves rustling in the wind.
  4. My dogs happily playing with each other.
  5. My kids sleepy faces.
Happy Monday!

 

 

Gift Guides…What?

It is only November 8th. Why are there so many gift guides around the blogosphere already? Do these people have kids? I do and there’s no way I can be that organized. I’ll be putting together a 2012 gift guide soon. Stay tuned. Here’s a gift guide for me: I’ll take one of each!

Obession


Reed Krakoff / Reed Krakoff striped tote bag / Reed Krakoff snakeskin bag / Reed Krakoff tote handbag / Reed Krakoff Mini Atlantique / Reed Krakoff Boxer