Thursday, March 31, 2011

Project 365 - Day Three

Why hello there March 31, 2011.  What have you done with SPRING?

Book Review - Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

I finished Madame Tussaud the other day and was quite impressed by it.  It follows the life of Madame Tussaud before she got married, while she was living in Paris with her MOm and Uncle, creating wax figures and table's for their salon/museum.  It describes how she tutored Marie Antoinette's sister in wax modeling and became a friend to the Queen and her sister.  It also describes the rough/horrible/horrendous time during the French Revolution.  What Madame Tussaud had to endure can be quite gruesome, but it helped show what a strong person she is.  I really liked this book even though I don't normally like historical fiction novels.  I recommend it!  (4/5 stars)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Movie Review #1 - The Lincoln Laywer

We went to the movies on Sunday to see The Lincoln Laywer.  I really had no idea what it was about beforehand, I just knew it was getting a great rating on (anything over a 6.5 equals great rating to me), and it stars Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Phillippe (need I say more really?).  I have to say, I really enjoyed it!  I am not really a lawyer/court movie type of person but this movie was great.  Matthew's character was cool, smooth, and fun.  We are used to seeing him in the romantic comedies (How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days is one of my favorites!), so this isn't his usual movie.  The movie made you laugh, and it definitely was full of suspense and some surprise moments.  Nice twist at the end!  I give it an A-.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Project 365 - Day One

I'm going to attempt the one photo a day project yet again.  Today's my birthday, so a good day to start!  Here is the table set before my birthday dinner.  Butterfly place setting for my niece, and we used fun bull napkins from Scotland!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Birthday Week!

Tomorrow is my birthday, and my friend asked me to do a haul on what I got.  Well I only got one thing this year with birthday money, because I wanted a new pocket-sized digital camera.  

Most of the haul is from Grove City Outlets in Pennsylvania.  It's about 1.5 hours away, but they have tons more stores than the closer Outlet Mall has, PLUS in PA there is no tax on clothes or shoes!!  :)  There are also some pictures of things I bought in February.  

Outlet:  The first scarf is more pink than coral,
and the second scarf goes great with my new spring coat.
The upper left bronze shoes are from NY&Co. outlet,
the other three are from various stores near me
(Kohl's for the bottom two, so only $10 each).
The upper right are coral, not orange.
I realized I threw away all my sandals but one pair last year,
so now I have these.  Bring on spring!
Outlet:  Black crop pants and two tanks,
one is coral and one is more pink.  I had $25 off at this store !
New Spring Coat (medium grey)!  Kind of a 60s swing coat.
Reminds me of something Zooey Deschanel would wear.
Outlet:  A new bathing suit for Tom.
Only $15 at Gap Outlet, can't beat that!
A Spring purse and a very functional cross-body bag.
The cross-body is so handy for shopping and errands, I love it.
(It's navy and light blue)
The black lace headband is from Aldo Outlet,
and the Clinique Redness Solutions Foundation is from The Cosmetic Company Store.
I think I saved about $5 on it vs. Sephora.  I needed a lighter shade.
I am loving those new Revlon lip glosses, and my coral Mac Dazzleglass.
How cute is that Nivea Cream Tin?  It's very thin and it was only $1.
Great for in your purse for cuticles or hands.
And the mineral face balancing powder is from Physican's Formula,
40% off last week at CVS.  I like it so far.
Here are some things I got at the Outlets for my 3-year old niece, EV for Easter.
Minus the book, I got that on Amazon, it's a really cute book!  Beautifully illustrated.
The socks aren't really for this outfit,
but look how cute those ice-cream cone clips are.
Always personalize a book you gift!  

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Well spring is officially one week away here in the US (March 20th), 
so this week I will do a daily spring-themed post to celebrate!! :)  

What are you most excited for with the warmer weather and spring?  For me, I love when the trees finally get their leaves again (April sometime) and everything is green again instead of brown and dull.  I also love going for walks outside at parks/forests or the beach.  So excited!! :)