Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Movie Review


Movie Review Time
Here are some movies that I have seen recently
The Heat

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Lassen, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Lassen. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Lassen has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Lassen, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Lassen herself. Ahsburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way.

Grade: A
Loved this movie. Love the actress. Worth the money. A must see.
Melissa McCarthy makes this movie. FYI, she uses the 'F bomb' a ton in
this movie. Maybe a little to much.

The Conjuring
The Conjuring (2013) Poster
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Grade: C
This movie effing freaked me out. My husband really wanted to see it and I just wanted to be a good wife and spend time with him so I said yes.
I think what freaked me out the most was that it was based on true events.
So of course before the film started I just HAD to google about it.
Bad choice. I watched interviews with the real family and it made the movie that much more intense for me. If you like scary movies, go for it!

The Call
The Call (2013) Poster

 Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But then teenager Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin) is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911. And Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to help Casey escape, and not just to save Casey, but to make sure the man is brought to justice.
Grade: B
I really enjoyed this movie. It was the right amount of suspense. Maybe I am biased to the movie because I work in the law enforcement field but I really liked it.
I was waiting till the very end of course to find out what happens.
The only thing I didn't like? Halle Berry's hair in this movie! It looked like a mop!

Identity Thief

Identity Thief 
Unlimited funds have allowed Diana to live it up on the outskirts of Orlando. There's only one glitch: she's financing her shopping sprees with an ID stolen from Sandy Patterson, an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Patterson is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. He hits the road to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life and coerce her into making the 2,000 mile road trip back to Colorado to set things right.
Grade: B/C
I feel like there was something missing from this movie.
However, I am a huge Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy fan.
There were some pretty hilarious scenes in this movie!
Ohhh, Baracuda!
Oz, the Great & Powerful
Oz the Great and Powerful
When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks that fame and fortune are his for the taking, that is until he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone has been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the enormous problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity, and even a bit of wizardry, Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
Grade: C
I am not the biggest James Franco fan, therefor I felt he wasn't the best choice
for Oz. I would have died for someone else to play him. However Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz were great. The costumes for this movie were amazing, and so were all the colors. The little girl doll kind of creeped me out too.
So, what movies have you seen lately? Have you seen any of these? What did you think of them?
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Monday, July 22, 2013

This Weekend I...


This weekend was a blast for me.
Friday was a great date night/couple time for my husband and I.
We went to go see the movie Conjuring.
Holy freakin scary!
I will review it later this week in a movie recap.

After the movie we went to Kohl's where the hubs got some new shorts.
Only $14 with our charge card and coupon!
Went to white trash world  Walmart and got a few groceries
Best day of the weekend!
Headed to Eau Claire where I rode with my older sister to Minnesota
where we picked up Jen and headed to
BoysIIMen, 98Degrees, and NKOTB concert.
Holy amazeballs. The 90's girl in me came out and sang to almost every song they were singing! Totally cheesy, but one of the best concerts I have been too!
Photo: #nkotb sister and the bestie
(My sister Rachel, me, and Jen)
Photo: #nkotb
I am so glad I met Jen through the blogging world!
I can't imagine not being friends with her!
Unfortunately we didn't get the chance to meet up with fellow blogger Cayla but at some point we will! Possible road trip to come see you?!
After driving home from MN I hung out with my nieces for a bit.
Oh I just love them so much!
Once I got home, I took a wonderful 2 hour nap with my fur babies.
Brent and I watched all of our shows
The Killing
Big Brother
Ray Donavan
It was a great weekend!!
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Finish This Link Up

Came across this link up today.
Finish This


If I had one extra hour in the day... Sleep or read. Most likely sleep because that is one of my favorite past times!

I wish my name... was well, I'm not sure, I guess I am fine with Kate!.

I think anything chevron is... Wonderful! I love anything with that awesome zig zag pattern!

My last nightmare... was that I was framed for smuggling drugs in to the jail and giving them to inmates! Err, no!!

Sometimes...I wish I never had to work, like ever. That money was no issue,  it just grew on trees, and that if you wanted to travel or go somewhere you could just hit a button and that would be it!

My last meal on earth would be... oh god, anything Chinese, mei fun noodles, creamy mac and cheese, cheesy potatoes.

I would much rather... be at home with my pups reading a book!

Mayonnaise... is what I put on my subs and sandwich's!

10 years ago, I didn't think... that I would be where I am today.

Selfishly... I would like to spend money tanning, and getting my nails done all the time.
My favorite show on TV right now... The Killing, dear god, who is killing all those girls! And Dexter, there is something up with that therapist I just know it!

And, George Zimmerman... It is what it is.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Firmoo Glasses Giveaway!

The wonderful people at Firmoo have contacted me and want to give my
lovely readers a chance to win a free pair of glasses.
Yes, you read that right, FREE!
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  • Here are some of their cute glasses!

    So what are you waiting for ladies!
    Start trying to win now!


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    Monday, July 15, 2013

    Beat The Heat Blog Swap Reveal


    This blog swap was perfect for this time of year! Meg & Lin hosted Beat the Heat
    blog swap. Pretty self explanatory.
    Due to an odd number of people participating I didn't buy for who bought for me.
    Once again Lin had my name again
    (we were paired one time before)
    and boy, the girl didn't disappoint!
    Check out all this awesome loot!
    A handmade I'm a Hoot tote bag.
    Facial Wipes
    Lipton Tea
    A mason mug tumbler (my favorite!)
    Sour Skittles
    Mike and Ikes
    Chevron pattern note cards
    Freeze popsicles
    Sinful Nail Polish (Neon Pink)
    Nail File
    I love this! I am going to keep it in my car to use for groceries!
    Close up of the goods
    Thank you again Lin for all of the wonderful gifts!
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    Monday, July 8, 2013

    This Weekend I...

    Friday consisted of me getting only 4 1/2hrs of sleep.
    I got up to find that my Mom and Brent had planted a row of hedges
    it took them 3 1/2 hrs hours they got it all done.
    It looks so nice.
    Then we started in on the deck. It took about 4 hours.
    By the time we were done I was exhausted!
    My arms hurt so bad the rest of the night and Brent's
    calf's hurt the rest of the weekend!
    I got to spend the day with Jen, Ryan & Dexter
    We grilled out.
    Went to an ice cream place.
    Played Jeopardy on the Wii.
    Shot off some fireworks.
    Had a few beers.
    Took my pup to the emergency vet. :(
    But over all it was great to hang out with the bestie and
    have a chill Saturday night.
    Photo: Lovers
    Sunday: Was our low key day.
    After Jen and Ryan left,
    I began to have a major migraine
    I took a 2 hour nap
    Painted my nails
    Still had a really bad migraine and the only thing that
    would help was sleep.
    So I laid down for another 2 hour nap.
    Then got up in time to watch
    The Killing
    Big Brother
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    Wednesday, July 3, 2013


    I'm Loving...that this family below is coming for the weekend!
    I'm loving...that we found a place to get our lawn mower fixed, haha!
    I'm loving...TV show Rookie Blue, almost done with Season 2 and bought Season 3, currently recording Season 3!
    I'm Loving...my Iphone 5,  it's addicting and I feel like one of
    those annoying high school girls who is always on their phone
    I'm loving...that my books and cd's came in to the library today
    I'm loving...all the hard work that my husband and I have been
    doing...this extra $$$ sure is nice! We actually have been saving
    and spending some of it on fun stuff!
    I'm loving...that we bought a 20' pool. We are having the pool
    people install it next summer. We plan on extending our deck out
    around it. Plan on living in the bad boy next summer.
    (Assuming it's not cold haha)
    I'm loving...that next weekend I have a weekend full of concerts
    to go to with Jen
    Hello Kenny Chesney, Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox 20
    Hello Minnesota.
    What are you loving?
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    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Subscription Box Share

    I am currently subscribed to Isy.
    Ipsy is a monthly beauty bag consisting of 4-5 beauty products that costs $10/month!
    Here is what I got in my June ipsy bag:
    1. JCat Beauty Eyelashes $3.99
    2. JCat Beauty Sparkling Palette Cream $4.49
    3.NYX Bronzer $6
    4. Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil $18.00
    5. Starlooks Lip Pencil-Bare $12.00
    First off, I love that ipsy is only $10/month
    All of these were normal size products!
    My thoughts:
    JCat Eyelashes: Never wore fake eyelashes and I don't plan on starting, so unfortunately these are a no go for me, anyone want?!
    JCat Palette Cream: Awful! It was so chunky and gritty. Then I read use caution around your eyes and I was like wtf? Total fail for this product
    NYX Bronzer: Holy amazeballs I love this stuff. I have been wearing it everyday. I told my cousins to use it when we went to the concert and they liked it as well.
    Definitely a buy when it runs out.
    Starlooks Lip Pencil in Bare: I've never really used lip pencil but I have been wearing this. I really like the color and it just gives my lips a little fuller look.
    Chella Lace Highlighter Pencil: I only wear black liner, it's my go too. I feel naked with out it. However this is a pretty one to throw in the mix! Made me feel angelic with it on haha!
    What do you subscribe too? How much? Worth it?
    What did you get in your ipsy bag?
    All reviews on these products were my own. I was not compensated for them.
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    Monday, July 1, 2013

    FUN. Concert

    This past Thursday I went with my cousins to Summerfest in
    Milwaukee and got to see FUN perform.
    The concert was amazing!
    Great performance.
    The next day I downloaded the rest of the songs I didn't have off
    of iTunes.
    Here are some of my favorites they performed
    Why Am I The One

    One Foot

    The Gambler

    And here are some photos from the concert
    If you ever get the chance to see them in concert you MUST!
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