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Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne, who was named Best Actor at the Academy Awards last night. His portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything was amazing, and you can enter to win a copy of the movie, now on DVD.

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Friday, 27 February 2015



Last night was one of the most fascinating nights I’ve had online in a long time.

It started when someone on Facebook posted a picture of what to me looked like a gold and white dress, saying obviously it was blue and black and she couldn’t understand why people were saying anything else.

What?! It was obviously gold and white!  read full story »

Thursday, 26 February 2015

nice things about detroit :)

Detroit bumper sticker

After sharing Buick’s adorable new ad campaign with you yesterday, I thought it would be good to dispel some more preconceived notions — this time, about someplace near and dear to the iconic car brand’s heart.

Detroit! read full story »

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

buick commercials have gone to the dogs!

This is a Buick ad

After laughing over Woof, Buick’s new ad campaign which aired during the Westminster Dog Show last week, I realized just how fitting it is that I’m part of the Experience Buick team this year.

Take a look at this adorable 30 second commercial:

As you know, I am totally a dog lover. I have been known to let strange dogs use my face for licking, I tear up whenever I see a guide dog and I have thrown myself at K-9 police dogs, only to be told to “please step back.” read full story »

mcfarland, usa

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Mcfarland USA

Michael and I are total suckers for a good, sappy sports movie.

Baseball is our preferred sport to cry over — is Field of Dreams not one of the best movies ever?! — but we love rooting for the underdog, and we’re all about teammates bonding.

So, to make it short and sweet, we adored McFarland, USA. read full story »

the second best exotic marigold hotel giveaway!

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I remember watching The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Michael during an early screening and just grinning through the entire movie. We loved it.

In case you haven’t seen it — which you should — it’s the story of a group of British retirees who get sucked in by ads for the newly-restored Marigold Hotel and decide to move to India, where the standard of living is less expensive and the culture seems exotic and exciting. The accommodations end up being far from luxurious and nothing ends up the way they planned. In many ways, though, it turns out better.

The movie was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe and a Best Actress award for Judi Dench, who stars with an amazing cast including Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel.

Thankfully, they’re all back — with Richard Gere! — for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, opening Friday, March 6 in theaters around the country. read full story »

my 2015 academy awards predictions!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Ellen Oscars selfie

Ellen’s amazing Oscars selfie crashed Twitter last year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Oscar night!

As I mention every year, this is my favorite night of TV. I do NOT like to be disturbed while the Academy Awards are on so, although I’m very happy my sister will be here and my parents are coming over, there will be no chatting during the show! This is serious business to me. read full story »

boconcept and mads mikkelsen: two danish icons together onscreen!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

BoConcept living room

I’m thrilled to feature this sponsored post today because I’ve been drooling over the furniture at BoConcept ever since I moved into my first apartment in college. I love the Danish retailer’s contemporary look and clean lines, and can easily picture myself living in that airy space, above, and spending days just reading on that Mezzo couch, with my iced tea on the table.

Unfortunately, though, that gorgeous room already belongs to BoConcept designer Morten Georgsen, who opened up his villa in Spain for the shooting of “The Call,” the first of two exciting new BoConcept films starring Mads Mikkelsen, star of the hit TV series, Hannibal. read full story »

#1000speak for compassion – and i speak for 5

Friday, 20 February 2015


#1000speak was born just a little over a month ago when Yvonne Spence and Lizzi Rogers put out the call for bloggers to write about compassion and flood the internet with good on February 20.

I immediately signed up and so did more than 1000 others. If there’s one thing bloggers can always be counted on, it’s to come together for a cause.

And, right now, there’s no cause more important than compassion. read full story »

oscars giveaway! “the theory of everything” on blu-ray and dvd

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Theory of Everything

I loved pretty much everything about The Theory of Everything.

The movie, which is nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress, tells the amazing story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease and given a death sentence while pursuing his PhD in physics at Cambridge at age 21, Hawking went on to change the way we see the world — thanks not just to his brilliant mind but to his wife, Jane. read full story »

jenny craig week 4.5

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Extraordinary Desserts coconut cream

Let me preface this by pointing out that whoever came up with that saying, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” obviously never took a bite of this.

Let me also point out out that this is not a Jenny Craig food :)

Okay, so I was supposed to go for my Jenny Craig weigh-in last Thursday but I postponed it because I thought I had jury duty. (The court was actually closed that day but that’s a whole other story.)

I also postponed it because I had that coconut cream deliciousness from Extraordinary Desserts, above, for Michael’s birthday.

And a large popcorn during the screening of 50 Shades of Grey.

And this roll from our favorite sushi place, Katana. read full story »

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