October 31, 2014

This Just Pinned: Halloween Edition...

Here are some of my favorite Halloween pins...
(via: Pinterest)
(via: DB Cosplay)
(via: Alisa Burke)
(via: BuzzFeed)

As always if you want to see what else I have up on Pinterest you can check out my account here.

October 30, 2014

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

"Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style & Success--Online and Off" by Michelle Phan
Michelle Phan has believed in makeup since the first time she was allowed to try eyeliner. When she looked in the mirror and saw a transformed version of herself looking back, she fell in love with the sense of confidence that makeup could give her.  Ever since she posted her first makeup tutorial on YouTube, she has dedicated herself to inspire millions by using makeup as a tool for transformation and self expression.

Now, Michelle has compiled all of her best wisdom into Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success--Online and Off. From creating a gorgeous smoky eye to understanding contouring to developing an online persona, Michelle has advice to help you transform every facet of your life. Make Up is packed with Michelle’s trademark beauty and style tutorials,  stories and pictures from her own life, and advice on the topics she is asked about most, including etiquette, career, entrepreneurship, and creativity. From the everyday (such as how to get glowing skin) to the big picture (such as how to turn your passion into a profession), Make Up is a practical and empowering resource to help anyone put their best face forward.

Website: Michelle Phan
Youtube: Michelle Phan

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In terms of the books from the last edition of "From The Hold Shelf (Or What I'm About To Read)" I haven't actually gotten around to reading them because I've been super busy. But I'm off on Monday so I'll be reading then.

November Photo-A-Day...

Here is the photo a day list Fat Mum Slim made for November...
How to take part in November photo-a-day:
1. Using the list as inspiration, take a photo each day.
2. Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FMSphotoaday You can also share on your blog or on Facebook ... or even keep the photos privately for yourself.
3. Check out other people's photos and like them or comment on them.      

October 29, 2014

The Women Of Hercules...

In Paramount Picture's retelling of Hercules a terrifying new enemy threatens the innocent, so Hercules and his fearless team of warriors must lead their army in a battle against overwhelming odds. Amongst those warriors were three strong women who had a unique strength of their own...

Atalanta, one of the fiercest warriors in battle.

Ergenia, has the charm that works on even the mightiest of men.

Megara, has the beauty that captivated the mighty Hercules.

Check out these bad ass ladies in Hercules (2014) out on DVD/Blu-ray November 7th.

October 28, 2014

Surviving A Horror Movie...

Halloween is in a few short days and I don't know about you but I've been binging on horror movies. And to be honest, they've got me thinking (With the help of the people over at Man Crates, who FYI have some pretty awesome manly gifts for your guy or yourself if you're like me and want a Zombie Survival Crate) about how I would fare if I was stuck in a straight out of a horror movie situation and what my own survival strategy would be -- This is kind of a lie, I'm always thinking about what I'd do during a zombie apocalypse.

So, if we were going by Scream (1996) rules I'd be screwed. Don't remember the Scream (1996) rules of surviving a horror movie? Well here is a refresher...
  1. You may not survive the movie if you have sex. 
  2. You may not survive the movie if you drink or do drugs.
  3. You may not survive the movie if you say "I'll be right back", "Hello?" or "Who's there?"
Yeah, one and two (Not the drug part. Crack is wack) would probably do me in. Three not so much so because I'm not the kind of person to call out "Hello?" or "Who's there?!" when I should be alone. If I hear a weird sound or foot steps and I'm supposed to be home alone I'm getting the hell out of there and if I can't, I'm grabbing a big ass knife and hiding in a closet. And I'm not handling myself like Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978) when she stabs Michael Myers once and just sits in the closet for a hot second before taking her sweet ass time to get the hell out of that room. I'm stabbed whoever is after me to DEATH.

If we're talking about Zombieland (2009) rules or at least rule number one, which is cardio. I'd die (Unless I had someone to trip) because I literately cannot run to save my life.

But yeah, if there were no actual rules and it was a horror free-for-all I'd hope to have the following to aid in my survival:
  • Machete (I actually would like to own one in real life in case of zombies and such but Justin won't let me have one or a gun because he is afraid I would threaten to kill people on the regular, so I hope during this horror business I was at my parents' house because my dad has one) because you can kill people, zombies, certain vampires and so on with one, plus there is no running out of ammunition.
  • A reliable vehicle (Not my own car) that is full of fuel plus some & a spare tire, preferably a hard top Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the snorkel on it so I can drive in water.
  • A person ("Julia") to trip and leave behind to slow down whatever is coming after us.
  • Food and first aid supplies, if it's a zombie thing.
  • Fully charged cell phone plus a backup battery, to call for help.
  • Access to one of my uncles' gun cabinets (My uncles all hunt), if it's a zombie thing.
  • A group of friends, so we can help protect one another.
  • Maps, GPS or knowledge of whatever area I am in because I don't want any Wrong Turn (2003) or House Of 1000 Corpses (2003) stuff happening.
  • A crowbar because you never know when you'll need to pry something open or beat someone with one -- Hey Man Crates, send me over one of your crates for my husband (The MLB Mets Barware Crate or Retro Gamer Crate) so I can have at least a crowbar handy while I'm stuck in this horror scenario.
So yeah, those are the things I'd want if I could have a horror movie survival kit. What do you think of my list? What are your horror movie survival essentials? Lemme know!

October 27, 2014

Photo-An-Hour (And A Few Halfs): Saturday, October 25th...

A little late on Saturday I decided I should do an photo-an-hour. Here is how my day went...

12:00PM - Driving to go run errands.

1:00PM - Thrifting.

BONUS PICTURE + A SONG - JaRule plaque!

Always On Time (ft Ashant) by Jarule on Grooveshark

2:00PM - Justin & I headed over to Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza for lunch.

3:00PM - Since there is a Barnes & Nobel in the same shopping center as the restaurant, we went in.

4:00PM - We went shopping at Micheal's for craft supplies for a DIY I have coming up.

4:30PM - Fancy grocery shopping.

5:00PM - Quick trip to Home Depot because I needed painters tape for that DIY I mentioned.

5:30PM - More thrifting.

6:00PM - Drove home.

After that things got really boring, so I didn't take anymore pictures.

October 26, 2014

Sunday Steal...

1. Favorite Childhood Book?
The Random House Book of Poetry for Childrenand I was a big fan of Goosebumps & Babysitters Club.

2. What Are You Reading Right Now?
I'm not reading anything. I'm waiting for some books to come in for me.

3. What Books Do You Have On Request At The Library?

4. Bad Book Habit?
I always forget to check my books out before I take them home.

5. What Do You Currently Have Checked Out From The Library?
If you read the question before, I always forget to check my books out out but I 

6. Do You Have An E-Reader?
Nope. I hate them.

7. Do You Prefer To Read One Book At A Time, Or Several At Once?
One novel with other random cookbook, DIY books mixed in.

8. Have Your Reading Habits Changed Since Starting A Blog? 
They haven't...

9. Least Favorite Book You Read So Far This Year? 
I pretty much liked all of the books I read this year.

10. Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year?
"#GIRLBOSS" by Sophia Amoruso

11. How Often Do You Read Out Of Your Comfort Zone? 
I only read books I like unless someone forces me to read something for like a meeting or something.

12. What Is Your Reading Comfort Zone? 
I love Chuck Palahniuk novels, chick lit, cookbooks, fashion, DIY & humor books.

13. Can You Read On The Bus?   
I can read in a car, so I'm sure I can read on a bus.

14. Favorite Place To Read?
In bed

15. What Is Your Policy On Book Lending? 
I work in a library, I don't buy books so I have none to lend.

16. Do You Ever Dog-Ear Books?

17. Do You Ever Write In The Margins Of Your Books?

18. Not Even With Text Books? 
Nope because I didn't buy any. I checked all of my textbooks out from the library before I left for collge.

19. A Book You Didn’t Expect To Like But Did? 
See, I can only remember books I hated.

20. What Makes You Love A Book? 
Eh, good story?

Stuck In My Head: Don't...

I literately woke up an hour ago and I don't know why but I woke up with Ed Sheeran's "Don't" stuck in my head. So yeah, my brain is weird and here is the video because Grooveshark doesn't have the song up...

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.

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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)

As always if you want to see what else I have up on Pinterest you can check out my account here.

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...