Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Book 8 of 50

Hello Lovelies~

     I've been sick for about a week, as my last post indicated, so I've been able to have some down time to catch up on my reading. Last night I finished reading 'Warm Bodies', a zombie book which has recently been turned into a movie. I'm not one for zombies, but after seeing the movie trailer, I knew I had to read the book before I bought my tickets.

'Warm Bodies' is a wonderful new take on the classic story of 'R'omeo and 'Julie'tte. R is a zombie of a different sort and Julie is the daughter of a bohemian free spirit who passed her love of life onto her daughter. The two star crossed lovers meet at a party of sorts that is filled with screams and gunshots rather than laughter and music.

 You'll have to read the book, but it is the general plot of Romeo and Juliette. It's hidden in a smear of blood, but this book is funny in all the right places and grips you from the first page.

While reading this book, I saw a few Shakespearean connections, but I was more interesting in the under lying theme of Nature vs. Nurture.

 The question, 'If we wake up and remember nothing about who we are, would we still be us.' So we know what we know because it's taught to us, instilled in us, over and over and over, or is there a higher plan? A greater design?

 Whatever the answers are, I'd like to share with ya'll a quote from the book that stuck with me, made me think about it for more than it was, but what it could be saying....

    "I have begun to wonder where I came from. The person I am now, this fumbling, stumbling, supplicant... Was I built on the foundations of my old life, or did I rise from the grave a bank slate? How much of me is inherited, and how much is my own creation? Questions that were once just idle musings have begun to feel strangely urgent. Am I firmly rooted to what came before? Or can I choose to deviate?" --- R. Paragraph 1, page 59.

For a book aimed at young adults, with it's roots in the Shakespearean past and it's hands stretching out to the apocalyptic future, it is has layers, like a lotus flower.

  This book might have a small opening for a sequel. But it's a solid read. I would recommend this to anyone who likes Romance, Zombies, and Searching for a deeper meaning.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Relaxation and a 'Get Well Soon' treat

Hello Lovelies~

 I made it safely home from my trip! I had a wonderful time and reconnecting with my family was a pleasure. ^_^ I had such a good time I was rarely on to check my mail or anything of the like, so I didn't realize my scheduled posts hadn't posted! o.o sad indeed!

So this week will be full of those posts, but today I must admit that I am very under the weather. My throat hurts and I am curled up in my comfiest pajamas watching comfort movies. I thought I'd share a list of my favorite movies that always make me feel better when I'm sick, One or two very Lolita like, Others not, and a simple snack that sooths the throat.

First, the movies!

 Somewhere in time is one of my all time favorites. It's slow and simple and one of the most heart wrenching love stories you will ever encounter. I cry every time I watch this film.

Best Robin Hood Ever! Kevin Costner, Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Alan Rickman.... Good writing, good music, good acting, All around great movie!

Who doesn't love a great buddy cop movie?  And When the buddy cops are Mel Gibson and Danny Glover? Forget about it. I love all four movies really, but the first is the best.

'Come out to the cost...We'll get together, have a few laughs...' . What a classic line. Guaranteed to brighten my mood, even when I have the sniffles and the beginning of a nasty cold.

Thought all I watched was action movies, huh?  Cinderella is one of my favorite movies and when I pull this movie out, I am usually settling in for a long day of Disney. Tangled, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast.....but it all starts with this amazing story of dreams coming true.

Now... Back to the action, so to speak.

 R.E.D. and action movie with the heart of a romance. I really love this movie. I mean....Helen Mirren with an Uzi. Is there anything better?

Last one on my list of feel better flicks is Iron Man. Others came after it, and they were ok, but this movie set the Bar. This is what movie makers aim for now. This instant classic that is now influencing men's fashion and science as we know it!

When I am sick I love a good action flick! ...>.> .... I love a good action flick anytime really, but these are my go to!

 And now, the healthy snack for a sore throat!

1 good sized lemon.
1 good sized jar

This is pretty simple....

Thinly slice your lemon, then put a layer of slices on the bottom of the jar, then poor on a good squeeze of the honey. Layer of lemons, squeeze of honey, until you have no more. Then seal the jar, put the jar in the fridge, and let it be for two days.

 After that, either serve hot in tea or cold, as a lemonade of sorts.

These honey soaked lemons will keep for about two weeks, three if kept very cold.

I hope all of you stay warm and keep yourselves healthy with your own comfort movies!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Trip update!!!

Hello Lovelies~

   Today is just a small update on how my trip is going. I got a bit of a rushed start and forgot the phone with all the cool data on it at home, which is now about three or four states away, so instead of updating Instagram, I am posting picture and trip updates on my facebook, which if you would like to add me as a friend, please let me know you are from here, I tend not to add random friend requests. ^^;

So far everything is going well and I am looking forward to all of the fun detours that make trips worth while. I am also keeping my eye out for good Antique shops. One never knows what you'll find amongst the clutter ^_^

Look forward to my first tutorial of the year on Friday, and I'll give you a's all about the Sparkle!

 Thanks for reading!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Inspiration

Hello Lovelies~

 It has been a little while since my last post, but I have a good reason, I swear! >.>...ish. It's not that I've been lazy....o.o Ah...I see you don't believe me. It's ok. I don't believe me either ^_^

This past week I have been getting ready to go visit family and as such I have been trying to clean my house and get my clothes together.

Visiting family always makes me nervous and anxious. *sigh*

But I have a few things planned for while I'm gone including, but not limited to, Make up reviews, A few Video Tutorials, and pictures of my trip on my Instagram! And to think, I'll only be gone 10 days. Lol.

 For today though, I thought I'd share a few pictures from that are inspiring me for Valentine's Day this year.

 If you can't tell, I want to make cute treats for those I love this year. Whether it's filling a box with candy hearts that taste like chalk on a good day, but the messages are adorable. Or it's making chocolate strawberry bark. This year's Valentine's day is going to be Sweet ^_~*

 I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for reading!


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