What do you Think About “Warm Bodies”?

By Kevin Dooley (Flickr)

By Kevin Dooley (Flickr)

There is a movie coming out on the 1st of February called “Warm Bodies”. It is a rom-com with zombies where a human is able to change the zombie so he is more of who he wants to be. Despite all odds, the unlikely couple ends up caring for one another.
But I believe the message is different than just the silly comedy of a human in love with a zombie. There are many parallels to life as we know it.
Take a peek!
Are You A Warm Body?


Have you Seen Hugo?

me and the boys
I wrote this little review on a great family movie that was created based on the book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick.
My youngest son read this book and LOVED it! So he read it again! Yes, the message was so strong for him.
When the movie came out, he and I went to it. It was just our time. In a house of several other kids, this time is most precious!
Here is what I thought of the movie, what parts hit me hardest:
Hugo: The Message

Ready for Mardi Gras?

In the 1800/s, Mardi Gras was a much more formal affair than today. There were more family orineted activities, less flashing, drinking was not the purpose of it as it has become these days.
So bring back the traditional Mardi Gras feel and host a ball of your own! This article I wrote will give you some great pointers!
Celebrating the Mardi Gras Tradition

New Year…New Ideas!

amelia on a budget
Are you currently trying to find better ways to eat?
Celebrations are no excpetion when you are trying to stay on the Healthy Wagon. Believe me, there are plenty of recipes out there to eat better without sacrificing the fun.
Here is a post I did on respecting healthier ways of eating, if not for yourself, for those you care for on a daily basis.
Making Healthier Choices at your Next Birthday Party

How did Harry Potter Change the Lives of your Children?

boys on the bridge
When I was invited to write reviews for http://www.movieboozer.com, I put a lot of thought into what movie I would write about first. I looked over their list of movies already talked about and Harry Potter came to mind. It was one of the best family evenings we had spent together and I bow to Rowling for her vision, her insight, and her ability to get my sons to read a book! I am thankful for the opportunity to not only share my views, but to relive that night and the time my kids really exercised their imaginations.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Review

The New Year has Begun…

in love
I don’t post that often about my own doings, I generally keep it to what I am working on or my newest post out there in the blogging world.

But this morning, I feel renewed. A sweet sense of starting over with this new year.

My mother took me out to see Les Miserables. Yes, those people were very miserable. haha But they also appreciated what they earned. They were content with the worst conditions because they became complacent.

However, Jean Valjean inspired me. When he tore up his “probation” papers and threw them into the canyon, something hit me really hard. I held the power to be whoever I wanted to be! I could make just a few changes to make my world a better place. I was the captain of my ship and I could steer my life wherever I pleased!

He also touched my heart with his simple phrase, “To love another person is to see the face of God.” Simple and powerful. There are varying degrees of love, I think. But the saying is true. Love can be the purest and most divine action we people can exhibit. So many of us love and get hurt that to love another in the same capacity is quite the hang up. But in the ways of Jean Valjean, one of the best ways to love others is to find love for our enemies. If your heart can reach out to them and forgive them their trespasses, you can love anyone.

In beginning my new life of 2013, I am making a goal to find something in each of my “enemies” to love. Perhaps then, the love I feel for my husband and my children will be all the more deep and treasured. I also vow to take life by the horns and steer it in the direction of my favor. My decisions have placed me where I am and my decisions will carry me forward.

A happy New Year to all of you! Thank you for reading my blog and my posts. 🙂

In Light of a Failed Apocalypse…

Being in a house full of little men, I have quickly learned the appreciation for zombies. I am even writing my own adventure with the creatures. This is a hot topic right now, to the point of making it a part of our recreational lives.
WHAT?!? You say??
Getting your thrills, chills, and spills while goofing around with zombies can be a great way to blow off some steam or just prepare you for the inevitable zombie apocalypse!