Monday, October 31, 2011

Favorite Halloween Movie: Hocus Pocus

I absolutely love Halloween and my all time favorite Halloween movie is the classic "Hocus Pocus."

I found the full video link on youtube and thought I would share it for anyone who wants to watch the full movie version of Hocus Pocus for free on the internet.

Have a Happy Halloween and be safe!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Free Giveaway: Jo Totes Photography Bag

Found this on the Little Green Notebook blog, one of my favorite blogs, and thought I would share it here so everyone can have a chance to win.  Here is the post...  Click HERE to go and enter!  Hurry it is over November 1.

Up for grabs is an adorable camera bag from Jo Totes! Each bag is lined and padded with completely customizable interior compartments. I think I would pull out our fancy camera more often for day outings if I had one of these.

To enter to win any bag on their site (check them all out HERE), leave a comment on this post on little green notebook blog before Tuesday November 1 at midnight. For a second chance to win, join the Jo Totes Facebook page.

PS.  An additional giveaway for a Jo Totes is also on THE HOUSE of SMITHS blog and ends today so enter both!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chick Flicks


Do you love chick flicks?  I sure do.  Yes I know they are so predictable... boy meets girl A, they fall in love, fall out of love, new girl B comes onto the scene to steal boy, and then last five minutes of the movie boy and girl A fall back in love.  As predictable as they are, I still find myself going to the theaters to watch them.

My question is "what is your favorite chick flick?"  I love You've Got Mail (I watch it like a million times each fall), When Harry Met Sally, The Bridget Jones Movies of course, and 500 Days of Summer cause it has a twist ending from the usual chick flicks.

I saw this hilarious take on the chick flick stereotypes by Mindy Kaling and thought you should read it.  Really, click on the link and read it and tell me which one is your favorite.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pretty Sure I Should Have Added This To Our Wedding

I found this awesome post on Ruffled and wanted to share it here.  As many of my readers know, I am a lover of music and own my own music studio called Charlie Pants Music offering singing, guitar, and songwriting lessons via the internet and in person and find this to be one great wedding idea.  Check it out!

Johnny Cash Inspired Wedding

I am not kidding when I say that Jesi Haack Design crafts the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen. Pair her talents with equally amazing vendors such as John Robert Woods Photographer and Crafthouse Productions, this Johnny Cash inspired wedding sweeps me off my feet. I highly recommend viewing the entire gallery. It’s that good.
Karey and Zak Wedding
Karey and Zak Wedding
Instead of petal or rice toss, they had guitar picks! Guitar picks, people!
Karey and Zak Wedding
At the entrance of their ceremony setting, Jesi placed two guitar cases and two amplifiers, one on each side of the aisle.
Johnny Cash rock n roll wedding
Karey and Zak Wedding
They used a guitar for guests to sign on, with a faux vinyl record cover using one of their engagement photos.
Karey and Zak Wedding
Johnny Cash rock n roll wedding
Jesi Haack made their escort cards with harmonicas and guests received posters as wedding favors.
Karey and Zak Wedding
Karey and Zak Wedding
Karey and Zak Wedding
Johnny Cash rock n roll wedding
The groom Zak sang to his bride to propose, so it was only fitting that he would sing during the ceremony as well.
Karey and Zak Wedding
Karey and Zak Wedding
Karey and Zak Wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Aliso Viejo, CA):
Venue: Soka University / Photographer: John Robert Woods Photographer / Designer + Coordinator: Jesi Haack Design / Videographer: Nick Bowser of Crafthouse Productions / Bride’s Jewelry: Stella and Dot / Hair and Makeup: Jessica Young / Bridesmaid dresses: ModCloth, HM, Macys / Wedding Cake: Groom’s mom / Desserts: Grooms mom and friends and family brought their favorite family favorite desserts / Flowers: Honey and Poppies

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Serve Apple Cider in an Apple

Happy Fall! Today the weather in Boulder, CO is absolutely delightful. A sunny 65 F so I spent my break between students lounging at the pool and reading a book. Rough.

I bought some yummy mulled apple cider from Sunflower Market today and saw on Better Homes a Gardens this great way to serve apple cider to guests, in carved out apples. I guess I need to have an autumn party.

Hot Spiced Cider
  • 8 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 inches stick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • Small apple slices
1. In a saucepan combine cider and brown sugar. For spice bag, tie cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in double layer of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Add the spice bag to the cider mixture.
2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the spice bag; discard. Serve cider in mugs with small apple slices, if desired. Makes 8 (about 8-ounce) servings.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Another Cool Giveaway: A Hipster Camera

    Found this on Emily Henderson's blog. Click HERE to enter and must be done by Friday, October 14, 2011.

    Calling all hipsters. Or just general cool people.  This is kinda a requisite awesome thing to have.  In case you aren't aware of the amazingness of these cameras, basically they make things look cool, and they make you look cool carrying it.  I'm the least high tech person i know, so stuff like this has to look cool and be easy to use in order for me to grab on to it. And this thing is both. Win yerself it.
    Giveaway Entry Info:
    • Prize: One (1) Special Edition Diana Mini Camera in Fern Green from MSRP $109.99
    • How to Enter: Leave a comment and tell me why using 35mm film is great!
    • If you want to be fun (extra entry): Tweet: Snap to it with @em_henderson and @ Modcloth and win a killer camera!
    • Giveaway Ends: Friday October 14th at 11:59pm EST
    • How Many Lucky Winners?!: One! (1)
    • Ships to: US Only
    • Also: Please be kind and only enter once, unless you used the extra entry option, you can enter twice. I will select the winner using and will notify the winner by October 18th via email. You will have 2 weeks to respond with your info, or we will select another winner. If you have won a sponsored contest in  the last 30 days, we can't allow you to enter this one!

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Cool Giveaway

    As I have posted before I really enjoy the colorful posts and creative ideas from the dynamic duo Carrie & Morgan at Ampersand Design Studio.

    Anyways, today they are offering a cool giveaway so you should all click on the link and check it out and enter to win. May the best Woman (and man) win.

    You read it correctly--a free gift for one lucky Ampersand fan! We're really excited to celebrate our 100th sale in our etsy shop, so, for the winner of this little contest, any single item from our shop is all yours (a print, a platter-you pick)! Really, all we want to do here is let you know that we appreciate you coming by our blog and visiting our shop now and then!

    Click HERE to go to their site and enter to win. I love the bike with the rainbow wheels.