Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Movie Night

One of my new years resolutions is to do more things with Kevin, so I decided to do a monthly movie, game or date night. This month was a movie night. We went to Redbox , I picked Dark Shadows and he picked Spider man 3. We have already seen The Amazing Spider Man at Kent State University, but he liked it more than the other ones and said they only messed up a few things. (Obviously he loves comics, a lot.) So for now one of my features will be movies we watch, games and sometimes date nights.

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows.

So, I was kind of disappointed with this movie, I’m a huge Tim Burton fan. Now the movie was not horrible or anything, the ideas were cool but it never really went anywhere. I’m all for sifi and fantasy (Kevin is not for it as much as me), and even I was disappointed. The acting from most main characters did well, but the beginning was very slow and the end really lead to nowhere. The basic plot is that Barnabas Collins was cursed by a witch, and buried in a grave. About 200 years later he was found, still in his coffin. The witch is still alive and is challenging him and his family, he is fighting to remove the curse. It sounds interesting, but the movie was way too slow and could lose your attention easily.  
The Amazing Spiderman.

The Amazing Spider Man.
I really liked this movie, Andrew Garfield playing Peter (Spider Man) I feel did a lot better job, and he even has an accents. It was interesting, the villain has a interesting story line. There are a few things changed from the actual beginning of the comic, Kevin tells me. (Spoiler alert!) Gwen Stacy actually dies before her father, while Spider Man is trying to save her…he catches her with his web, but she had already fell so far that the recoil broke her neck. :[ And something about Uncle Ben’s death being a little different. Of course Stan Lee had a funny part in this one, Spider Man is kind of his baby.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Monthly Wish list

1) She Journal. I’ve been wanting one of these for awhile, all of her journals are beautiful (like her pet one), but this is my favorite.

2) David's Tea. I’ve always thought that green tea was my favorite tea. But recently I got a sampler, and my favorite tea was called, ‘Irish Breakfast Tea’ and I absolutely loved it, so did Kevin. I really want to try this tea.

3) Curtain Rod. This curtain rod is pretty, I need one.

4) Gevalia Single Brewer. I would really love this, all of their coffee is amazing. I actually just ordered Hazelnut & Crème Brule. They also have the best organic green tea.

5) Hand Held Juicer. I really would love this juicer, it’s too beautiful.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Favorite Pinterest Posts

I was probably the last person to hop on the Pinterest band wagon, I had looked at it and found cute things. But I didn’t get one till a few months ago. My only problem is that I can not keep up with the constant inspiration, but I guess that is good so I always have project ideas that I want to get to. Here are some of my favorite posts and why I love them.

1) Hangers as a magazine rack. This is a great idea, keeping them display in a cute way.

2) Travel Pack. I really need to make these, and I think everyone else should also, it’s just so useful to most people.

3) Chalk board dinner planner. I really want to make this when I have my own place, its also really convenient because it’s hidden out of view. 

4) Moon and back poster. I really want this poster, it reminds me of It’s a Wonderful Life (my favorite Christmas movie.

5) Crazy Sexy Kitchen. I got this recipe book for Christmas, I wanted to eat better and so I was SO glad when I got it. I have only tried the apple shortcake, which was so good. The only down side is that  I spent a bit more cash than I usually do and I’m on a extremely short budget, but I’m trying.

6) Floral Skirt. I want to make a skirt like this, I already have some fabric, I just have to start.

7) Elsie's (of A Beautiful Mess)The Library Date Dress, is my absolute favorite in her collection with ModCloth I never got to snatch one up when they were on sale. I still love it though.

8) Pet bed. I want to make this for my cat, he had a bed when he was little, but I want this one, it looks too cute. My dog would probably try to lay in it also.

9) Kitchen peg board. I would love to make one of these, maybe not as big, but I would love to do this. It would free up space in my small kitchen & when Kevin is helping me do the dishes there won’t be a kitchen table full of dried dishes like, “I don’t know where they go…”

10) Swiss Autumn Photo. I think this would look absolutely beautiful framed on mine, or your wall. :]

Monday, January 7, 2013

Twenty before Twenty-one

I made this list in November when I turned 20, I’ve already accomplished two of the things on my list. I really hope that I will be able to finish all of these before I turn 21. Their not much, but I think that they will be challenging enough for me to accomplish this year.


20 before 21


1)      Exercise 3 times a week.

2)      Make an inspiring craft area, and organize it more.

3)      Do a photo shoot with clothes, and things I make.

4)      Discover a new artist.

5)      Discover a new band. (Done; Of Monsters and Men)

6)      Apartment makeover.

7)      Host a small party.

8)      Re-organize art & hang more photos.(Done, living room and bed room.)

9)      Crochet something, other than a scarf.

10)  Design handbags.

11)  Write a short book.

12)  Start a new collection

13)  Design (more) felt toy animals.

14)  Join CSA for awhile.

15)  Go on a weekend vacation.

16)  Start a vegetable or herb garden.

17)  Buy a Polaroid Instax & scrapbook with it.

18)  Have a table at a craft fair.

19)  Paint something.

20)  Re-upholster chair.


Do you make lists of _years before _years? I’d love to hear what your goals are before you turn a year older?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Years Resolution 2013

     1)      Blog once a week. I really need to do this, I have this problem where I read blogs I love almost every week. But for some reason I do not seem to keep up with my blog, so I need to find a way to motivate myself to blog more.

2)      Journal once a week. I used to keep a personal journal a lot more when I was younger, but as things got more hectic in daily life I stopped journaling as much.

3)      Have a monthly night, where we rotate movie night, game night and date night.

4)      Eat Better (I got Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Kitchen for Christmas this year, and I am really excited [&& nervous] to try some of these new recipes).

5)      Lose 35 pounds. (Sweat at least once a day).

6)      Dress better. (Wear better jackets and just spend more time picking out clothes I really want to wear).

7)      Take more pictures. Of daily life, family and myself.

8)      Finish every book I’ve started. I love reading…but sometimes I’ll read a book half way through and put it back on the shelve. Also I got A Visit From The Goon Squad By Jennifer Egan for Christmas this year from my boyfriend, and I’ve been wanting to read this book since about last Christmas when I was reading The Best American Short Stories By Geraldine Brooks, for my creative writing class.

9)      Take two weekend road trips. As a college student, we can not afford vacation, so I just wanted to take some small road trips and see some places that we have not seen.

10)  Create more. I just want to do more projects.

11)  Listen to more music. I just feel that we don’t listen to music as much as we used to, and music is good so we should do that more.
** And this post is my first of the year, so this is my post of this week, i may get more motivated to post more than once a week. **