Friday, August 19, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #135

1. Finally-

A team you can get behind. A team you can believe in. A team you can trust. 


2. Consider This-

3. Kitten's Nightmare-

Beware, kittens. Beware. 


4. Forever Barb-


5. This is One of the Best Kickstarter Rewards I've Seen-

More Links to Love-

-These boots are a dream! I'd feel like Pollyanna in theses boots! 
-Gonzo is on twitter & it's as great as you'd think it'd be! 
-One of the best brooches I've seen in a while! 
-Love the 'Stranger Things' title font? Check this out! 
- This tutorial made me think I could actually turn a dress into a skirt! 

Happy Friday, Friends!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

National Thrift Store Day 2016


Today, August 17th, is National Thrift Store Day! Now, I think we've gotten a little carried away with arbitrary celebrations (for example, September 4th is National Macadamia Nut Day. I mean, come on!), this is a celebration I can definitely get behind! Not only is thrifting a great way to procure unique pieces of clothing for next to nothing, it's the best kind of shopping for the environment! Here are some great facts about thrifting to wet your appetite & get you in the mood to shop till you drop! If you are lucky enough to have a Savers thrift store in your town, you can learn about the campaign they're running to save 700 million gallons of water through one simple act: making your next "new" shirt a thrifted one.

If you live in the Greeley area, get ready! Several of our local thrift stores are having BIG sales! Be sure to check your other favorite thrift shops in town & let me know if you find other great sales! YOU KNOW I want to get in on that!

Goodwill: $5 off when you spend $25/ $15 off when you spend $50/ $50 off when you spend $100+

Salvation Army: $1 Women's, Men's & Kids Clothing (They generally also do a sale on red tags when they have this sale, but I'm not 100% on what they'll be doing tomorrow)

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore: While I don't think they're having a sale today, every Wednesday they will have the overflow storage area open for shopping. This is a great place to find furniture, homewares, books & building supplies!

However you choose to celebrate today, I wish you luck in your thrifting endeavors!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #134

1. Netflix's Marcella- 

Netflix has been hitting it out of the park with their original programing and Marcella is no exception! Now, as soon as I saw Anna Friel (of Pushing Daisies fame) stars in this, I added it to my queue, no questions asked, but in case you need a little more convincing, check out the trailer here

2. New Music- 

3. This Animation- 


4. Ain't That the Truth-


5. Halloween is Coming. That is all- 

So, when you see me in Hobby Lobby making this face, you won't be scared. #themoreyouknow

More Links to Love-

-Movies with Mikey & one of my favorite movies ever? Yes, please!
-This episode of Invisibilia touched me greatly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
-This is my city. I am a proud Greeley-ite.
-This is too good & far too accurate. 
- Barb from 'Stranger Things' is one of my favorite characters. Shannon Purser seems even more amazing than Barb. 
-Brian K Vaughn's 'Paper Girls' is everything I wanted it to be. I can't wait for the next volume. 

Happy Friday, Friends!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #133

1. Stranger Things-

You have to have been living under a rock to not know about Stranger Things, but if you haven't watched it yet, get on that! I think it's worth the price of the Netflix subscription alone!

But you don't have to take my word for it! Check out the trailer here

2. This Moving Vlog-

Frannerd is one of my favorite illustrators & makes some truly beautiful vlogs. This is just one of them. 

3. New Music-

4. Panther by Brecht Evans-

Don't let the picture book feel of this title give you the wrong idea; this book is not for kids. Though I truly loved this book, I can't recommend it officially because the subject matter is upsetting and potentially triggering to some. Despite it's serious nature, Panther is definately one of my favorite books from this week & maybe even this year! The illustrations are probably some of the best that I've ever seen! 

 If you're interested, check out your local library! That's where I found my copy, though I will probably end up purchasing it.


5. Consider This-


More Links to Love-

- This Stranger Things art is the tops! 
-I've been wanting to make lady bow ties for so long! This shop is doing it right!
-I will be making this Wes Anderson Guess Who game before the summer is over! 
-The colors on this dress are so beautiful & are getting me in the mood for fall! 
-Beautiful, free wallpaper! I have this up on my work computer to make me happy whenever I see it! 
-This tweet is everything & oh, so true! Dolly is the queen! 

Happy Friday & take care of each other, friends!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Films I Have Watched a Million Times

Films I Have Watched One Million Times

There are movies you just go back to over & over again. Movies you watch because they're comforting & comfortable. Movies that, for whatever reason, just feel like home. Here are 6 of my all time favorite films. These are films that I will pop in if I just need a win. Most of these are older because it takes a while for a film to become cemented into my rotation, but they are all solid, albeit a little off-kilter. Here they are in no particular order:

1. Benny & Joon

Benny & Joon is first and foremost a brother & sister story. Benny & Joon Pearl have lived together their entire lives. Benny takes care of Joon, to the detriment of his own dreams, goals & personal life. When Sam comes into the picture, it's clear that some things need to change, but nobody is prepared for the amount of change they are in for. What to watch for: Johnny Depp doing his very best Buster Keaton impression, the now iconic diner scene & Mary Stuart Masterson in one of her best roles ever.

2. Stardust

Based on a wonderful novel by Neil Gaiman, Stardust is a fairy tale of sorts, with several storylines & a whole cast of characters all intertwined! When a young man crosses a forbidden fence in search of a fallen star, he gets much more than he bargained for & the adventure that ensues could change the course of not only his own life, but the lives of all he comes into contact with. What to watch for: Peter O'Toole as the King, Michelle Pfeiffer in her witchiest role since The Witches of Eastwick & Robert De Niro as the fabulous Captain Shakespeare.

3. With Honors

I had a huge crush on Brendan Fraser when I was younger & this movie was probably the root. Fraser plays Montgomery Kessler, a snooty, high strung senior at Harvard University. When his computer crashes, he is left with only one hard copy of his thesis paper. Matters get complicated when he crosses paths with Simon Wilder, a local homeless man who sees through Monty's tough exterior. What to watch for: A scruffy Patrick Dempsey as one of Monty's roommates & Gore Vidal as Professor Pitkannon.

4. MirrorMask

This imaginative coming-of-age story comes from the minds of Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean. 15 year old Helena works at the family circus & has dreams of running away from the circus to live a "normal" life. This is one of the most creative & visually stunning films I've ever seen. What to watch for: Stephen Fry as the Librarian & the character of Valentine.

5. High Fidelity

If you've never seen this film, go out right now, find a copy & watch it. John Cusack plays Rob Gordan, a melancholy record shop owner. As the film opens we find Rob in the middle of a loud, messy break-up. The rest of the movie follows Rob as he analyzes the top 5 most devastating break-ups of his life. What to watch for: Jack Black as Barry, Let's Get it On & a pony-tailed Tim Robbins listening to techno.

6. Away We Go

Burt & Verona are an eccentric couple who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. As the birth of their child draws near, the couple go searching for the best place to raise their family. They spend time with other parent friends & family in hopes of learning how to be parents & grown-ups. Everyone in this film in interesting and worth watching & there are so many cameos! The amount of heart in this film will leave you feeling so emotionally invested in these characters & their lives. What to watch for: Maggie Gyllenhaal, the stroller & the family bed & Jim Gaffigan & Allison Janney.

What's on your list of movies to watch on repeat? I would love to add them to my to-watch list!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #132

1. July's Playlist-

2. Consider This-


3. Harrow County by Cullen Bunn & Tyler Crook-

My brother recently turned me onto this AMAZING graphic novel & boy, am I hooked. My local library only had the first two volumes, but you can bet I'll be watching for the next volumes like a book hawk!  It's well-written, creepy & the art fits the story so well! If you like horror with heart & well-written characters & plot, you'll want to check this out! 


4. Calm & Normal by Rusty Clanton-

5. A Little Grand Budapest Hotel Love-


More Links to Love-

-A phone case for the canner in your life! 
-This is a very interesting article! I highly recommend! 
-So proud of my city
-This door handle would be so great & off-putting! 
-I was a part of this great fundraiser tonight! Even though it's over, you can still see all the art that was donated to the event! 

Happy Friday, Friends! Take care of one another out there!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #131

1. Choice Music-

2. Sometimes You Need a Reminder-


3. This Dress is Everything-


4. I Saw Ghostbusters Last Sunday-

And I loved it! It was a ton of fun & I would highly recommend! 

5. Consider This-


More Links to Love-

-This Wes Anderson birthday party is a dream come true! Is it too late to plan something like this for my 31st? 
- I love our First Lady for many reasons. This is just another added to the list.
- Victorian Cut-Out Theater makes it's triumphant return
-This is maybe the best doorknob I've ever seen! 
-My brother turned me on to the Boys & Ghouls podcast & I am hooked! If you love horror or film, you will definitely enjoy! 

Happy Friday, Beautiful Humans!
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