Movie Review

Simple Pleasures & Sun Tea

“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.” ~Oscar Wilde This time of year I usually head to the kitchen to make my coffee first thing in the morning, and while I wait for the water to boil I make a new batch of sun tea. We go through about a…

Mother’s Day Weekend

I may need a weekend to recover from my weekend. It was so busy, but it sure was fun! On Friday, Nancy and I had plans to make mud pies in her back yard (commonly known as gardening to most adults…) but since it was about 40 degrees and raining we decided to stay in…

Rainy Day Rituals

Yesterday I woke up to the sound of thunder, and from the looks of it we’re in for another rainy day here in Minnesota. This sudden influx of blustery weather got me thinking about rainy day rituals. I love rainy days every once in awhile. I get up and make a big pot of French…

Movie Review-“Coco Before Chanel”

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” ~Coco Chanel Did you know that before Coco (Gabriel) Chanel was a world famous fashion designer she was a seamstress and a bar dancer? Her unwavering will to succeed and affair with a baron gave her an entree into French society and the opportunity…

Movie Review-Charlie Bartlett

“People like you are the reason people like me need medication.” ~Tagline from the movie Charlie Bartlett Andie and I watched this movie a couple days ago and really liked it. Smart, funny, dark humor. Jam packed with lovable characters. Summary- The kids at Western Summit High have “issues,” and newcomer Charlie Bartlett is coming…

A Wonderful Weekend

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”  ~Doug Larson It would seem that the weather has taken a turn for the better! It’s been in the upper 40s all weekend. I know that’s ‘cold’ for my readers and friends who live in Texas, California, and Arizona, but it’s…

Movie Review-“Death at a Funeral”

Jane: Would you like a cup of tea, Sandra? Sandra: Tea can do many things, Jane, but it can’t bring back the dead. This is one of my favorite dark comedies. I just re-watched it with Jeff over the weekend, and was reminded again just how much I love it. It’s a bit twisted, and…

Movie Review-(500) Days of Summer

Mark Webb’s first full feature length film was nothing short of spectacular! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I re-watched it with Jeff over the weekend and he liked it too. Does destiny play a role in who we end up falling in love with? Tom and Summer have different answers to this question.…

Julie & Julia Movie Review

I went out to lunch with my dear friend Nancy last week so we could catch up on eachother’s busy lives and exchange Christmas gifts.  She gave me an adorable cocoa mug that says “Happily Dying of Chocolate” on it, 4 handmade truffles, and the movie “Julie & Julia” starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.…