Saturday movie day!

So every once in a while I decide to spend my Saturday watching movies. I mainly do this after a really long, stressful, week. This was one of those weeks, so this is one of those Saturday’s. Usually Kendall or a girlfriend of mine joins but I decided I wanted some alone time today. I searched through netflix and picked out movies I haven’t seen and some that I have.
First on my list which I actually watched LAST Saturday night when my parents stayed with me was The Big Wedding.

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We got some good laughs from this one. It was FILLED with celebs. I love Katherine Heigl just because of my obsession for Grey’s Anatomy. AND ERIC FOREMAN was on it (yes I know that’s not his real name but he’ll always be that to me.) Also is there anyone that doesn’t love Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, and Robert DeNiro?! Such classic actors. It’s a cute, cliche movie. You won’t die if you don’t watch it though.

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Next up I watched What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I’m really glad I chose this today because it was actually really cute!

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Again this was pretty stacked with celebrities as well! But my favorite part of this entire movie….

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HELLO CHACE CRAWFORD. Why did I not watch this movie sooner! This just made me miss GG ten times more. Seriously this guy gets me all sorts of hott and bothered.
Chace Crawford aside this was actually a cute movie. Some sad moments and some relatable.  If you are looking for a girls night movie I highly recommend!

Next up I decided to watch The Other Woman.

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I’m a big Natalie Portman fan! I had never heard of this movie but I’m glad I did. It’s a drama but not in the gripping the edge of your seat kind of drama. It’s raw, real life, drama. I swear no matter what kind of movie Natalie Portman is in she always nails it. I cried, alot. It’s pretty self explanatory. Woman has affair with her boss, gets pregnant, and marries the boss while dealing with the bitter ex wife and incorporating her new step son into her life. There’s more to it but I won’t spoil it for anyone who decides to watch.

After that I decided on one that I can pretty much quote every line of, Never Back Down.  It’s not a hugely popular movie but I know quite a few who have seen it. Saw this when it came out in theaters and then bought the DVD right after. Everytime I watch this movie I instantly feel super bad ass and want to punch something. I use the soundtrack to this movie a TON when I work out. If you haven’t heard the song Someday by Flipsyde LISTEN TO IT. For all you runners, I guarantee it’ll make you push a little harder for those last steps! Everything about this movie just makes you want to strive to do your best and fight your fight in life.

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Main character, Sean Faris is a cutie.

Oh and another reason to watch NBD- CAM GIGANDET. He plays the bad one in this movie but he’s just oh so good. SERIOUSLY LOOK AT HIM. And everyone watch this movie!

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And then lastly because the main actor from Never Back Down was in this next movie I chose to give it a watch.  It’s called Forever Strong. I enjoy a good sports movie and this one is based on Rugby.

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This is actually a really good movie. I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of it before. Teenage guy on the wrong path forced to straighten his life out. You won’t be disappointed you watched it. Always room to turn your life around!

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Oh and if What to Expect When You’re Expecting didn’t taunt me enough with having Chace Crawford in it, this one has Penn Badgley from GG as well. This is a sign.

So there’s my Saturday movie recap!  Hope everyone had as productive a day as I did! Seriously though, I needed this. Life is kicking my ass lately! Anyone else feeling that way?!

Happy weekend-ing!

I’m proud to be an American.

“Where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died and gave that right to me. And I’ll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.  Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God bless the USA!” That song never fails to give me chills.

As much as I hate all the horrible things that happen in America (but everywhere else as well) I’m beyond blessed that we are truly free, unlike many other countries. We aren’t forced into marriages, we don’t have to worry about who’s watching us, we don’t have to worry about terrorist groups barging into our homes, and we aren’t typically forced into anything. It breaks my heart that in this world some people live with those fears everyday. 

So on that note, I celebrated my freedom with an awesomely fun weekend filled with friends and family! Couldn’t have asked for a better 4th of July! It was definitely one for the books. I pretty much sat poolside all weekend.I enjoyed huge fireworks in the country while sitting in the hottub, drank copious amounts of alcohol and ate so much food I thought I would die (taco bar, HUGE breakfast each morning, bloody mary bars in the morning, amazing pizza, and SO MUCH BEER seriously we had 60 cases and two left by this morning), and laughed so much it hurt.

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“Cause our flag still stands for freedom, and you can’t take that away.”

‘MERICA!
I hope everyone enjoyed celebrating our freedom!

How did you celebrate?
What’s your favorite part of the 4th?

For your enjoyment.

Just because I got to be home FOR A WHOLE THREE DAYS….
Here is a compilation of pictures of my beloved Ollie. Seriously when we’re together it’s non stop cuddles and pictures because I just love him SO MUCH. Plus who doesn’t love pups!?

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"Mom stop waking me up to take pics of me..."

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"I'll just stare at you until you pay attention to me."

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"JUST GET UP MOM!!"

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Sleepy

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"Is this comfy mom?!"

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It's a lazy morning

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"I'm crazy mom look at me!!"

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Went a little too hard on memorial day.

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This is our tough look.

And for even more enjoyment and that fact that it’s FINALLY feeling like summer- here’s baby Ollie sniffing a flower.

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"Mom this smells puuuurdy!"

Sports crazed weekend.

Well this weekend was quite the weekend.
Our lovely Wisconsin Badgers headed to Texas to play in the final four after winning probably the craziest basketball game I have ever watched.

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The game was last night against Kentucky and everywhere you went people were decked out from head to toe in red.

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Good excuse to whip out the red lipstick!

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And I protected the beer with my life.

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Wisconsin takes their sports pretty damn serious. I don’t normally get into basketball but this was a big deal. Plus pretty much the whole US was pulling for the Badgers.

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However, as sad as this is to say, we were defeated 74-73 last night. I’m pretty sure you could hear the entire state weeping softly. It’s not so much about winning or losing though. They played with their heart and they put up a tough game. That’s why we bleed red. So much love for our beloved Badgers.

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After the game everyone decided to drown their sorrows in alcohol. I’m still paying for that today. But as I was drinking more and more I got to realize how weird it is that our mascot is a Badger. Like what? They look like a skunk on steroids. Then I kept saying the word Badger over and over and realized what a funny word that is…it was an interesting night.
I need a day in between Sunday and Monday because the thought of work tomorrow seriously makes me want to cry.
Then the Brewers had a sweep against the Red Sox which I’m really happy about! The Brew Crew hasn’t been so hott,  especially last season. So I’m hoping for an exciting season this year!!!

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I think it’s going to be a great season just due to their new secret weapon…

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MEET HANK!!!

They found this little guy while away at spring training and got to bring him back! Hank is the new Brewers Mascot!!! HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE A TEAM WITH A PUPPY?!?! He was walked around the stadium on opening day and got a standing ovation…duh. People were even sporting their Hank tshirts. It’s on my list to get for this season!!
So here’s to an upsetting loss for then mens basketball team but to a promising season for our Brew Crew.
SPRING IS FINALLY IN THE AIR!!!!!

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What did you all do this weekend?
Anybody watch any good games?!

A weekend of nothing, and I loved it.

I’m sort of obsessed with reading. I guess there could be worse things to be obsessed to, right? When I read I’m literally oblivious to the world. There’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting in front of my fireplace, with a glass of wine, and reading (Cliché, I know).  But in all seriousness, lately it’s been even worse. I don’t know if it’s because the weather has been either our choice of inches, and inches of snow OR almost -40 degree wind-chill. Both are highly pleasurable wouldn’t you say?

NOT.

So, instead of going out on a Friday or Saturday night I chose to stay in and read. I can’t lie though, I did have some company.

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The best company.

Yes, my best four-legged friend who enjoyed the warmth of the fire just as much as I did. So while everyone was out drinking, wearing things that are in no way warm enough for this weather, and making poor decisions, I was sitting here. Do I think I missed out on a good night? Maybe. Do I wish I would’ve went out? Nope. I got to catch up on my reading and I woke up without a hangover and all day to do whatever I please, instead of sleeping it away.  I do wish I could say that I got to bed at a good time, but that would be a lie. I had a book and I just couldn’t stop reading. When I finally snapped out of my reading trance, (aka I finished the book), I saw that it was 4 a.m. Wonderful. I was so deep into that book that I didn’t even realize the time. That’s when you know it’s a good book.

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This is what I read.

Now, it’s Sunday and I decided to write this because I have already finished two movies. Now You See Me, which has Dave Franco, how can you not already love it?! And The Spectacular Now which is a newer one that got very little advertising but was surprisingly REALLY good. If you haven’t seen either of these movies I highly suggest you do so.

I am now going to attempt to figure out how to get my new smart tv to work. It’s more like a second attempt because I got too impatient the first time and put it back in the box. Patience- one thing I do not have but wish oh so much that I did.

I guess we can’t be perfect, and that’s more than ok with me.