Today, after dinner I had a hankering for chocolate something fierce! So I caved and had my brother pick me up a chocolate bar from the hardware store when he ran there for a dowel. I enjoyed it immensely with a glass of raw milk. I then read the back of the package and was thanked for eating my chocolate bar because it helps support children’s education! Who knew you could make a difference by eating a bar of chocolate! I feel so much better about that splurge now! LOL!Read More »
Hello everyone! My sister and I host a podcast and we have so much fun doing it. In case you haven’t seen it before, we talk about our favorite things in the realm of media! Books, Movies, Music, and Audio drama. This month we talked about probably our most favoriteist thing ever! LOL!
The book Little Women! You can check out the podcast here! Be sure to let us know what you think of Little Women!
By God’s Grace,
My siblings and I were quoting a Disney movie and laughing hysterically together (which is something I find us doing often!) and I came up with the idea of this post! All of my siblings helped me come up with these and it made for great over dinner conversation! LOL!
1 ~ Beauty and the Beast
Say please. . .and be gentle.
2 ~ Tarzan
“If you want someone to like you. . . Stay away from them!” ~Turk
3 ~ Ratatouille
“Shut up and eat your garbage.” ~ Dad
4 ~ The Jungle Book
“Forget about your worries and your strife” ~ Baloo
5 ~ Cinderella
“A dream is a wish your heart makes”
6 ~ Mary Poppins
“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. . .” My parents always say, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. . .
7 ~ Cinderella 2015
“Have Courage and Be Kind”
8 ~ Toy Story
“You Are a TOY!”
9 ~ Toy Story 2
Always pack your angry eyes. You never know when they might come in handy.
10 ~ The Incredibles
If everyone is super. . . no one is.
11 ~ Bambi
“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.” ~ Thumper
12 ~ Mulan
Nough said. . .
13 ~ The Great Mouse Detectives
There’s always a chance as long as one can think.
14 ~ The Rescuers
Keep the faith. . .
15 ~ Tangled
Mother Knows Best!
16 ~ Lion King
“Hakuna Matata! No Worries!”
17 ~ Finding Nemo
When life gets you down, just keep swimming!
18 ~ Cars
“Mator! What have I told you about talking to the accused?”
“To not to. . .”
Don’t talk to the accused. (You would probably only get this one if you have watched the movie as many times as I have had. With 6 brothers, I kid you not, they ask to watch it nearly every movie night we have! LOL!)
19 ~ Frozen
“Some people are worth melting for. . .”
20 ~ Zootopia
“Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and your insipid dreams magically come true. So LET IT GO!” ~ Chief BOGO
21 ~ Tarzan
There might be Piranhas in Africa.
I’ll leave you with my favorite Disney moment ever!
What is something you’ve learned from a movie? Serious or funny?
By God’s Grace,
The Jungle Book movie has a special place in my heart along with a chosen few other of the first Disney musicals. When I was little, we had very few VHS videos and the Jungle Book was one of them. I remember watching it over and over. I loved the fun songs, and to this day, even with not having seen the movie in quite a few years, I can still sing most of the songs from memory. As an adult, watching it again, I still giggled over some of the silly parts that I remember laughing at as a little girl.
That being said, I was so excited that they were making a live action version and it being one of my favorites, I can’t wait to see it. I loved the songs from it so much that I decided to do a medley. My sweet sister helped me record it and she did all the editing. Thanks sis! I hope you enjoy it. I had a blast making it and singing all my favorite tunes from the film.
By God’s Grace,
My Brothers and I went to see the new Star Wars movie a few weeks ago. Now, I don’t necessarily think I would wear a costume to something like that. (unless it was a princess movie such as Cinderella, just sayin’) but I tried to coordinate and had Princess Leia in mind with my outfit and of course hair! I just loved Leia’s hair throughout the films, except those crockpots on the sides of her head in the lV episode. ugh. And, did you know, Carrie Fischer’s Hair was actually SUPER LONG!? She had a ton of hair. So, I went with the style from when they were on the planet Hoth in the beginning of the V episode. (I may sound like I know what I am talking about, but I had to ask my brothers what the name of the planet was like 10 times. )
Here is how Leia influenced my outfit!
I went with a white dress because she almost always seems to be wearing white. And she wore a white dress in the first episode.
I wore the military jacket because she wore something similar in episode 6 and because I thought it kind of fit with the theme. And then the boots too of course. And I love the way my hair turned out!
As to the movie. I watched episodes 4 through 6 the month prior and thought they were ok. It just didn’t excite me too much ya know? I mean, someone once called them “bizarre-wars” so yah. The story parts were great, but some of the weird alien and creature things were just that. Weird. Sorry to all those super fanatical fans out there. I did like it, just not LOVED it. I did really like Han Solo though! (**and slight disclaimer, we skipped most of he 6th episode, too much immodesty) I was kind of excited to see this movie because it had a girl main character. I am not saying that because I am so feminist “yah! Finally an awesome girl hero! Go girl!” I am more excited to see a story portrayed from the standpoint of a girl with a girls emotions. I must say I really liked it. It was probably the most un-bizarre of the 4 I have seen. (Thanks JJ Abrams!) Rey was a very lovable and nice character. Fin was funny! I liked him a lot too. And of course Han Solo and Leia were awesome as well! And Po, the coolest pilot, (aside from Han of course) was fun to watch. I won’t say anything more except that at one point in the movie, I was so mad I almost threw my napkin 3 rows of seats in front of me. The thought of helpless movie-goers stayed my emotions however. Your welcome unknown people! I didn’t cry, (which is something I do for any slightly emotional movie) so it didn’t quite get me that hard. I wasn’t sad, just mad. And it made me even madder when my brothers said they all saw it coming. I was like “what? I didn’t see it coming at all! Guys!!!!” I was so shocked! So, yah, it was good and I liked it! And I want to see it again, so that is saying something!
Have you seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
What did you think?
By His Grace,
My favorite movies for Christmas! We try to watch these movies every year for Christmas. I hope you check them out and enjoy them as much as our family does!
It’s A Wonderful Life
Ok, in my opinion, this may be the best movie in the whole wide world!!!!! I look forward to watching this every year and I by the end of the movie, I am wiping tears with a huge smile on my face as I sing “Auld Lang Syne”. Such a beautiful story that tugs at the hearts strings and makes you see yourself and everyone around you just a little differently and with more compassion. I cannot say enough about this movie! It holds such a treasured place in my heart!
The Polar Express
Now, while none of us believe in the traditional Santa Clause, this movie is still really awesome. It was adapted from a book that was written by someone that lives in a town close to us. You can see lots of cool references to Down Town Grand Rapids as you watch the movie. Plus, it has Tom Hanks in it! Uhhh. . . what could go wrong with that? A very entertaining film!
The Little Drummer Boy
We don’t watch this movie every year, but I have fond memories watching it as a little girl. It was one Daddy remembers from his childhood. A charming Claymation rendition of the classic tale behind the Little Drummer Boy. You have to watch this at least once!
The Nativity Story
This movie was truly beautiful. I take it with a grain of salt and realize that no one can ever really capture perfectly what truly happened in the bible. But I also see this as a beautiful symbol of what God did for us sending His son to earth in the humble form of a babe. Being born surrounded by animals in a lowly stable. I see how Mary was just a young girl, younger than me who was probably frightened and overwhelmed that God chose her for such a great task. I see Joseph who was also probably frightened as he followed God and went past tradition and perhaps his own feelings to take Mary for a wife and raise the Christ Child as his own.
So that wraps up my must sees!
What did you think? Have you seen any of these? What are your favorite Christmas Movies? I would love to hear!
By His Grace