Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

A Gilmore Girls Inspired Winter of Snuggles

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

gilmore girls

It’s time to hunker down for winter. Something that puts us in a good mood during the cold months? Watching Gilmore Girls! Sometime’s it’s incredibly smart to think like a Gilmore: WWAGGD? (What Would a Gilmore Girl Do?) The Gilmore gals always put a positive spin on things, and they celebrated life, their bonds, and just about anything! Don’t you think it’s time to relax, induldge, and celebrate being a gal?

I’ve prepared a post with some essentials! You’ll need great pajamas, some DVDs, some goodies to munch on (Lorelai and Rory always had snacks!) slippers, and maybe even a stuffed animal if it’s super cute?

Soma Intimates makes everything with amazing “feel good fabric” which is exceptionally soft. I have a pair of their pajamas and I can vouch for this – they are amazing and when I put them on I find reasons to stay in them for as long as possible. Who says I can’t do the dishes, walk the treadmill, and organize my sockdrawer in my pjs?!

Luckily, Soma Intimates just so happens to be having ... Read More

Did You Hear About SJP’s Trench Coat?

Friday, January 1st, 2010

sjp morgans

The new movie with Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant Did You Hear About the Morgans? doesn’t have a soundtrack, but it has a lot of amazing music. All sorts of old, classic tunes. And it’s smart to educate on great music that isn’t on the top 40 radio stations (not that we listen to much radio these days). There are 23 songs in the movie, and here they are:

Fools – Diane Birch Concerto for Oboe And Orchestra In C Major, K.314 – Vienna Mozart Ensemble Going Up the Country – Canned Heat Twang – George Strait Rollin And Tumblin – Bob Dylan True Love Ways – Buddy Holly Attack on The Indian Village From The Searchers – Max Steiner Why Don’t You Love Me – Hank Williams Sr. The Long Message – Clyde Lawrence I’ve Got You Memorized – Ivy Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers Band Please Don’t Leave Me – Vic Clay and the Retro Wranglers Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea – George Harrison Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers What To Do With Michael – Candy But ... Read More

Falling in Love with Disney Movies All Over Again

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Kristen Bell in "When in Rome"

Kristen Bell in "When in Rome" looks pretty suspicious of her flowers.

Smart shopping includes knowing what movies are worth your time seeing in theaters. Movies put out by Disney are pretty much guaranteed to warm your heart, and often are movies that will also entertain your kids (bingo!). The 2010 lineup for Walt Disney Motion pictures looks pretty great to us.  It includes two movies with Kristen Bell (When in Rome, You Again), another installment of the beloved Toy Story saga, and Rapunzel.

WHEN IN ROME Release date: January 29

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Release date: March 5

THE LAST SONG Release date: April 2

OCEANS Release date: April 22


THE SANDS OF TIME Release date: May 2 ... Read More

If Life Were a Musical…

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009


These legs know how to shimmy and shake. Photo by Tornatore on Flickr.

Did you watch The Sing-Off on NBC? Yea, I didn’t either. I mean I did a LITTLE. Enough that I was able to know what I liked and go on Youtube and find clips for you. I’m good like that, tcha. See, singing (watching but especially singing yourself) has been proven by doctors to make you happier. I don’t know why, it just does. Even if you’re a bad singer (which I am – I’m terrible like you wouldn’t believe) it can still improve your mood. I think it has something to do with using endorphins (or making them?) and expressing yourself. Expressing yourself always feels good. And wouldn’t it be cool if your life was a musical and as things happened, people surrounded you and musical acts took place?

Like, you wake up one morning and realize everything is going your way and your Prozac must really be working? Then this song would be great…Mr. Blue Sky (Ensemble).

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Are you one of the ‘Worst Cooks in America’? Win the Wii Game ‘Cook or be Cooked’!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

cook or be cooked

Are you a good cook or a naughty cook? I’m a bit of both. 😉 Either way, you can always improve those cooking skills of yours. That’s where both the new Food Network show Worst Cooks in America and the Food Network wii game Cook or Be Cooked come onto the scene. I’m going to tell you a bit about the show, and also give you a chance to win the game, right here on! Smart gals know how to cook…it’s very true.

Twelve of the most hopeless cooks in the country will compete in a high-stakes elimination series in Worst Cooks in America. At stake for the last two standing is ... Read More

Free ‘The Office’ E-cards for Christmas!

Friday, December 11th, 2009

the office christmas ep

Celebrate Christmas with free E-cards from NBC, featuring The Office. I should probably be listening to Christmas music over here but I’m listening to Pandora Radio on the Justin Timberlake station. 😛 Kelly Kapoor would approve! Christmas E-Cards

Do yourself a favor and win yourself something nifty for Christmas. The odds of winning are still in your favor!

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Things that make ME feel Confident

Friday, December 11th, 2009

glass straws

Reese Witherspoon says "YEAAAAH!"

The above picture of Reese Witherspoon really conveys a sense of confidence, and who among us doesn’t need more of that? I know that I do. Like, heaps of it. Heaps upon heaps! But we all have things that make us feel more confident. I’m going to share with you things that make me feel a little bit more strong.

1. One Angry Dwarf and Five Solemn Faces

The Ben Folds Five song One Angry Dwarf and Five Solemn Faces from the Whatever and Ever Amen CD. The lyrics are empowering when you sing them loudly in the shower. Just sayin’. Singing in general makes me feel more empowered.

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The Official Best of Fest ‘Chick Flicks’ Review & Giveaway

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

chick flicks

The snazzy Official Best of Fest gift sets aim to show you the best films you’ve never seen, or even heard about. I received a copy of the Chick Flicks gift set to review, but I’ve naturally had to take a couple days to watch enough of it to talk about.

These are substantial films that really make you feel.

Two disc’s are included. The first one has short films, and the second disc has two feature films. I was surprised by the short films, because while I thought they might all be feel-good, happy, mushy things – they were actually mostly dramas that kind of…well, there was a need for Kleenex! They’re ‘Chick Flicks’ in the sense that I can’t think of many guys who would appreciate watching these the way a woman could, but there’s nothing slap-happy involved here. These are substantial films that really make you feel.

I especially enjoyed the films The Republic of Love, Gafa, Charlotte’s Red an ... Read More

Find Gifts like a Pro with the Priceless Gift Finder

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I’m sure you’ve seen the cute commercial for the Mastercard Priceless Gift Finder, but have you seen the behind-the-scenes footage? Peyton Manning is funnier than I realized, and Alyson Hannigan is such a talented pro (who yea, is also a big ball of cute).

MasterCard Priceless Gift Finder, Behind the Scenes with Alyson Hannigan & Peyton Manning

MasterCard Priceless Gift Finder Montage TV Spot

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Rachel Bilson’s Style for Less | Enamel Bracelets Under $100

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

jessica elliot enamel bangle

Ever wanted to get a sneak peek of a celebs’ Christmas wish list? Well, now you can, thanks to our friends over at The online shopping store is working with The Art of Elysium, which is a nonprofit group that helps children through music and art. These Holiday Gift Lists will feature Brooke Shields, Rachel Bilson, Rashida Jones, and one of my favorites – Kristen Bell. Each week between Nov. 23 and Dec. 31, Piperlime will share a new celebrity gift list. First up is the stylish champion of the red carpets, Rachel Bilson.

Rachel Bilson is Giving: Gorjana Olive Earrings ($130), ... Read More