October 25, 2014

Hercules Giveaway...

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's film Hercules (2014) is coming DVD on November 4th and in honor of that I'm giving away two (2) copies of the DVD to two (2) lucky winners!
Global superstar Dwayne Johnson delivers an unforgettable performance as the mighty Hercules in this thrilling story of strength, courage and heroism.  When a terrifying new enemy threatens the innocent, Hercules and his fearless team of warriors must lead their army in a battle against overwhelming odds. HERCULES boasts a sensational cast of acclaimed actors including Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Joseph Fiennes (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist), and John Hurt (Immortals).      
HERCULES Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs with Digital HD include both the theatrical version of the film, as well as an extended cut (in 2D only) with exciting new action not seen in theaters.  The sets also boast over an hour of in-depth, behind-the-scenes special features including 15 deleted and extended scenes, interviews with the cast and crew, a look at the weapons employed by Hercules and his team, commentary featuring director Brett Ratner and more.

This is a standard Rafflecopter giveaway. In order to be one of the two (2) lucky winners you must leave a comment below about your favorite story from Greek mythology and follow this blog using Google Friend Connect. You can gain additional entries by doing a number of other tasks listed in the widget below. Good luck!

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This post and giveaway were sponsored but I did not receive monetary compensation. I'll be receiving my own copy of the movie identical to the winners.

October 24, 2014

Watching Movies Over & Over + The Scorpion King 4...

I feel like literately every other time I go to my parents' house The Mummy (1999) is on, so I have this soft spot for all of those Mummy and Scorpion King movies because they make me think about just chillin' at my parents' house with my mom. So when I found out about the newest edition to the Scorpion King franchise, The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power (2015),  I got a little excited because it's something that I could totally watch with both of my parents when it comes out on DVD (Blu-ray ™ and Digital copy Ultraviolet ™ HD too) January 20th, 2015.

Here's the trailer if any of you are interested...

Do you have any movies that you watch over and over again with or without your family? Lemme know.

This post is kinda sorta sponsored, I didn't actually get anything to mention the movie but I'll probably get a copy of the movie come January.

This Just Pinned: Week One Hundred & Eighteen...

Here are the highlights of my last week pinning... 
(via: Dribbble)
(via: Pinterest)

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October 23, 2014

Street Cats Of Greece...

I know I haven't actually posted about about my honeymoon and that is mainly because there are pictures that Justin took on his phone while we were there that I need to complete the post and I haven't had a chance to get them from him. But I have the second best thing to an actual honeymoon post... Greek street cats!

Throughout the course of our time in Greece we noticed that there were tons of cats wandering the streets and taking pictures of them became a thing for me because I love cats, so I give you all the street cats of Greece...

Library Articles...

Not Your Mother's Library
Vatican Library Digitizes Ancient Manuscripts, Makes Them Available For Free
Librarians Are Dedicated to User Privacy. The Tech They Have to Use Is Not.
Public Reports Of City Library Finances Would Be Required Under Bills
Woman Charged For Torching Books At Tacoma Library
Van Replaces Oregon City's $1 Million Library
So Little Paper To Chase In A Law Firm’s New Library
Obama's Presidential Library: Four Radical Visions Of The Future From Top Architects
JFK Library Has Plenty To Offer
Prez Returns Library Book 40 Years Late
The Future Of Tech: Your Local Library  

October 20, 2014

From The Hold Shelf (Or What I'm About To Read)...

"Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen: Cookin' for Trouble" by Nadia Giosia

Culinary It-girl Nadia G is just as skilled strutting in stilettos as she is wielding a meat cleaver. Now this Julia Child of the Net generation and host of the wildly popular Bitchin’ Kitchen TV show on the Cooking Channel brings her savvy chef know-how and rock star ’tude to glam up your dining experience. Trained at the culinary institute of Hard Wooden Spoon Whacks, Nadia says that her passion for food started in her Italian family’s kitchen, where meals became moments. In Cookin’ for Trouble, she shares recipes and cooking tips for beginner and seasoned home cooks to liven any occasion.

Back-of-the-Fridge Bachelor Brunches: Sometimes what lurks in the back of our fridge isn’t that inspiring, unless it’s been there long enough to strike up a conversation. No groceries, no problem! With just a few leftovers, whip up a scrumptious Sartu di Patate, or a Pasta Frittata that tastes like you’d planned it for days.

(Dysfunctional) Family Pizza Night: Bring your family and thighs closer together with the Giosia familia recipe for Rustica Pan Pizza, Puttanesca Panzerotti, and Traditional Italian Frittelle smothered in a creamy chocolate-nougat fondue.

Makeover Meals: We all get stuck in a rut sometimes, whether it’s the same boring dish, hairstyle, or boyfriend. It’s time for an upgrade! Turn ordinary dishes on their head with inspired crispy Tuna Sliders, smoky Chicken Risotto, and juicy Meatloaf Kebabs.

• Plus Nadia’s creative menus for Hi-Speed Suppers, Girl’s Night In, Veg-Head Specials, Student Shkoff-fest, and a special chapter devoted to everyone’s favorite food group: Bacon!

I know—we had you at “Bacon.” But there’s more! Loaded with gorgeous photos, more than fifty original recipes, sanity-saving “Nadvice,” a Bitchin’ Party Guide, and a hunky team of food correspondents—Panos, the Spice Agent, and Hans—Cookin’ for Trouble will take your meals from square to sassy faster than you can say “Tsaketa.”*

*and for newbies, there’s an Italian Slang Dictionary!

Website: Bitchin' Lifestyle

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"Better From Scratch (Williams-Sonoma): Delicious DIY Foods to Start Making at Home" by Ivy Manning
This go-to guide features 60 delectable recipes inspired by everyday food products we tend to buy. From homemade granola and jams to condiments and kimchi, this cookbook is full of easy recipes, helpful tips, and clever ideas for making these favorite items at home. Armed with this collection of do-it-yourself recipes—easy to personalize and customize with the seasons—stock your kitchen with flavor and make delicious gifts for friends and family. You’ll start to rethink what goes into your grocery cart when you realize the endless possibilities, and health benefits, of making these favorite foods from scratch.

Whether whipping up your favorite sandwich condiments, fermenting your own sauerkraut, or making beef jerky from scratch, so many kitchen staples, from sauces to snacks, are simply better and more nutritious homemade. This collection of do-it-yourself recipes will inspire you to stock your kitchen with made-from- scratch favorites without the added preservatives, sugar, and unpronounceable ingredients found in similar store-bought products. Organized by savory and sweet items, the recipes span classic to innovative and provide solutions for everyday items, inspiration for new creations, and ways to satisfy salty and sugary cravings. You’ll also find expert advice on storing foods, easy and seasonal variations on recipes, and how- to’s for DIY food gifts, trendy sodas and cocktails, and entirely homemade snack platters. These modern DIYs, like homemade chocolate-hazelnut spread, nut milks and butters, infused syrups, and vodka-brined olives, will provide just the arsenal you need to create an endlessly inspiring and tasty kitchen.

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In terms of the books from my last "From The Hold Shelf (Or What I'm About To Read)" they were all okay. Nothing crazy exciting in any of the cookbooks. And the A Beautiful Mess book was beautiful but none of the projects stuck out as anything I want to do currently, I'll probably pick that one up again when Justin and I have a house and more space to play with.

October 19, 2014

Sunday Steal...

Since Sunday Social is no more and Bud over at Sunday Steal noticed I enjoy my weekly questions and told me all about it, I thought I'd give it a shot. So here are my answers to this week's Sunday Steal...

Do You Like To Travel?
I absolutely love traveling and going to new places.

Where Have You Been?
I've been various places in the United States. I've traveled to England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Mexico and Aruba.

Next Place You Want To Go? 
I'm currently talking to Justin, Erin and Day about going to Spain, Portugal and Morocco next summer, as well as to the Bahamas for a group Dirty Thirty trip next November.

What Is Something You MUST Take With You When You Travel? 
My cameras and McMoose.

How Do You Like To Travel? (Mode Of Transportation)
I honestly don't care as long as I get where I want to go.

With Someone, Or Alone? 

With other people.

Do You Dance In Your Car When There Are Other People With You? 

Of course I do!

If You're Quiet What Does It Mean? 
Depends. I could be pissed or I could be focusing on something...

Favorite Scent? 

Roses and grapefruit.

Favorite Store? 
I don't have one.

Say You Wanted Coffee, What Kind Is Your Favorite?  

Cuban coffee with a ton of sugar in it.

Favorite Kind Of Pizza? 
Plain or with vodka sauce.

Do You Get Embarrassed Easily? 


Do You Mind People Asking You Personal Questions? 

You Have A Tank Of Gas, $50 & The Day Off, What Do You Do? 
Ask Justin and/or Erin to go on an adventure.

Favorite TV Show? 
Gilmore Girls was my favorite show when it was on. Now, I guess The Walking Dead or American Horror Story.

Song You Turn The Volume Up All The Way To Listen To? 
All of them. I love loud music.

Something You Keep In Your Car? 
Tons of weird stuff. Colored pencils, shoes, books, etc.

Highlight Of Your Day? 
Today? Spending it with Justin doing randomness.

Something You Do Everyday That You Wish You Didn’t Have To Do? 
Go to work...

Do You Mind If People Just Show Up At Your House Unannounced? 
Yes. Unless they bring me food.

What Do You Do When You Disagree With Someone? 


Do You Enjoy Rain
Not at all.

October 17, 2014

Stuck In My Head: Chandelier...

I went all spring and summer without having Sia's "Chandelier" stuck in my head and for some reason it's all I can hear in my head today.

Chandelier by Sia on Grooveshark

This Just Pinned: Week One Hundred & Seventeen...

Here are the highlights of my last week pinning... 
(via: Domaine)
 (via: Luulla)
(via: Etsy - Retro Whale)

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