August 1, 2021

Month-In-Review: July 2021

♥ Going to Immersive Van Gogh with my sister, Erik and Mimi.
♥ Watching Laveau and Zuulie learn how to interact with each other.
♥ Not having the Delta variant of COVID (Justin & I were super sick for a bit this month).
♥ Meeting the newest member of our crew, Amanda's one-month-old daughter.
♥ Having brunch with Day, Toni, Ryan and Tom.
♥ Wandering around Dumbo with Day and Justin.
♥ Going to the beach with Day, Toni, Jamie and Maddie.
♥ Justin's family coming over for a pool party.
♥ Planning our third annual Beer Olympics.
♥ My mom coming over to help me build my coffee bar while Justin was away.
♥ Posting my first TikTok video (@MisfitLibrarian)

The Sopranos (1999 - 2007)
Cat People (2021 - Present)
Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats (2021)
Glow Up: The Next Makeup Star (2019 - Present)
American Horror Stories (2021 - Present)

"Star Fish" by Lisa Fipps

July 31, 2021

August Photo-A-Day | Gratitude Month

If you've been here awhile, you know I love posting Fat Mum Slim's photo-a-day prompts, but this month is going to be a little different. This month there is only one prompt and that is to post a picture daily of something you're grateful for. So here's the graphic Chantelle made for August 2021...

How To Take Part In August Photo-A-Day:       

  • Take a photo each day of something you’re grateful for.       
  • Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #FMS_Grateful, #FMSphotoaday and #FMSPAD. You can also share on your blog or on Facebook by joining her group.      
  • Check out other people's photos and like them or comment on them.

July 8, 2021

Movie Trailer | Halloween Kills

If you've been lurking around here for any length of time then you know that I absolutely love the Halloween (1978) franchise, and that I'm a sucker for Michael Myers. So I obviously have to share the trailer (Which I know came out about a week ago but I've been super sick for the past two weeks) with all of you for the newest edition to the mythology, Halloween Kills (2021).

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Nicholas Galitzine, Michelle Monaghan and David Duchovny
David Gordon Green
Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher and Jason Blum 
Executive Producers:
Andrew Fleming, Lucas Wiesendanger, Daniel Bekerman, Beatriz Sequeira, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson, Zoe Lister-Jones and Natalia Anderson

It's no secret that I didn't love Halloween (2018) because I really enjoy the idea of Michael and Laurie being related and all the complication that plays from Halloween (1978) to Halloween: Resurrection (2002) but this trailer is making me have second thoughts about it. This movie looks incredible to me and I cannot wait to drag my sister to go see it on October 15th, 2021. 

What about you? Are you going to watch it? Skip it? Lemme know!

July 1, 2021

Month-In-Review: June 2021

♥ Getting our new cat Zuulie from Last Hope Animal Rescue.
♥ Celebrating Father's Day with my family.
♥ Seeing "Favorite Page #1" and finally meeting her baby.
♥ Hanging out with Justin and Day out East.
♥ Getting tickets to see Pitbull at Jones Beach with my sister and Erik.
♥ Pool parties at our house with our friends and family.
♥ Celebrating Gino & Christina's daughter's first birthday.
♥ Finally burying my grandmother who passed away in April.

Army of the Dead (2021)
 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal (2021)

June 30, 2021

July Photo-A-Day

 Here is the photo-a-day Fat Mum Slim made for July 2021...

 How To Take Part In July Photo-A-Day

  • Using the list as inspiration, take a photo each day. 
  • Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #FMSphotoaday and #FMSPAD. You can also share on your blog or on Facebook by joining her group. 
  • Check out other people's photos and like them or comment on them. 
  • Each day a Fab Four is picked from the photos shared on Instagram for the challenge. It’s four photos that have captured their attention from each prompt. Check the feed @littlemomentsapp to see the photos.

June 25, 2021

This Just Pinned: Week One Hundred & Sixty Eight

Here are the highlights of my pinning as of late...

(via: Etsy)

(via: Killing Thyme)

(via: Pinterest)

(via: Pinterest)

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



June 24, 2021

From The Cat-Alog | Meet Zuulie

Ever since Justin and I got our house we've been talking about getting another cat to be friends with Laveau and about three weeks ago we got serious about it.

After days of searching, looking into different rescues, filling out adoption applications, having phone interviews (It was a pain this time around because of COVID restrictions at all the rescues) and meeting cats we didn't vibe with, we met an almost three month old black and white domestic short hair at Last Hope Rescue who I let Justin name Zuulie (Because as you may or may not know, he is a huge Ghostbusters fan)

We've had her for almost two weeks at this point and we absolutely love her. I can't say the same for Laveau, she is very apprehensive about her but Zuulie desperately wants to be her friend.

If you like cats you can follow Zuulie on Instagram at @OnlyZuulie. And if you aren't already, you can follow Laveau at @LaveauCat.

June 13, 2021

Sunday Steal

1. Describe Your Phone Lock Screen
It's a real street sign from the Outer Banks that has my name on it, so no one can take my phone and say it's theirs.

2. How Often Do You Journal?
I don't anymore. I used to journal all the time when I was in high school.

3. What’s Your Favorite Thing To Teach Others?
I'm a librarian, I love teaching random things to people when teachable moments come up. Like today I taught one of my coworkers that hydrangeas absorb water through the petals.

4. How Do You Like To Spend Sundays?  
I like to spend my Sundays chilling, but I end up working on Sundays.

5. What Would You Describe As Your Kryptonite?
I'm not telling...

6. A TV Show Or Movie You Thought Was Really Bad
Justin and I recently stopped Army of The Dead (2021) ten minutes in.

7. Do You Know Your Mail Carrier? 
I know the mail carrier at my parents' house. I've only been at my house for like six month, so I do not know our mail carrier.

8. Which Regional Foods Are Your Favorite?
I have international foods I love, not really regional. I love Cuban, Thai, Japanese and Spanish food. 

9. What Was Your Life Like 20 Years Ago?
Well, twenty years ago I was 16-years-old and in high school.

10. Crafting Hobbies That You’d Like To Learn Or Improve?
We got a Cricut at work and I would like to learn how to really use it.

11. What Is Your Favorite Type Of YouTube Videos?  
I haven't watched YouTube in a minute because I love TikTok but I watched beauty YouTube.

12. Describe Your Surroundings
I'm currently at my desk at work. It has a MacBook, iMac, Dell desktop, a million cups with pens and a Switch base on it, as well as a ton of books I need to catalog.

13. You're Making A Time Capsule To Be Opened In 50 years. What 3 Things Would You Put In It?
Hmmm, I don't know...

14. Something You Learned Recently That Resonated With You.
I learn a lot of dumb hacks on TiKTok.

15. Songs That Get Stuck In Your Head Often…  
I get TikTok songs stuck in my head all the time.

June 7, 2021

Move Trailer | Cruella

Recently I was sent all of the streaming, DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD information on Disney's Cruella (2021) and because I'm excited to watch it, I thought I'd share it with all of you...

Meet Disney’s Most Notorious – and Notoriously Fashionable – Villain
When Cruella Arrives Early on Digital June 25
and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD September 21    
Includes Never-Before-Seen Bonus Footage, Deleted Scenes and Bloopers

Cruella which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Disney’s Cruella Bonus Features*

  • Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Hotel Heist Hallway
    • Baroness Rejects Design Sketches
  • The Two Emmas – Discover how real-life friends Emma Stone and Emma Thompson prepared for their roles as Cruella de Vil and the Baroness von Hellman, and transformed into the fashionably cool, but devilishly cruel, characters.
  • The Sidekick Angle – No Disney villain/hero is complete without their sidekicks! Meet the talented actors who play Horace and Jasper, and learn how their characters deepen the film’s story, and how the trio's friendship changes as the smart, feisty Estella becomes Cruella.
  • Cruella Couture – Take in the spectacular artistry of this couture collection, with an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at some of the most fashionable moments in the movie.
  • The World of Cruella – Experience the city locations and elaborate sets of CRUELLA, each featuring extraordinary production design detail, which bring 1970s London to life and enhance the backstories of these iconic Disney characters in a whole new way.
  • New Dogs…Old Tricks – Go behind the scenes of the on-set life of an animal actor, and meet the smart, expressive, delightful dogs who play Buddy, Wink and the Dalmatians, along with their devoted trainers. Catch the joy the pups experience in their daily doggie duties.
  • Cruella 101 – Uncover Easter eggs and clever connections to Walt Disney’s 101 DALMATIANS that are masterfully woven throughout this modern origin story of CRUELLA.

*bonus features vary by product and retailer

Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Mark Strong
Directed by:
Craig Gillespie
Produced by: Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt and Kristin Burr, p.g.a.
Executive Producers:
Emma Stone, Michelle Wright, Jared LeBoff and Glenn Close
Screenplay by:
Dana Fox and Tony McNamara
Story by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis
Based Upon the Novel: “The One Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith
Original Score by: Nicholas Britell

Disney’s Cruella Product Specifications 

Street Date: Digital: June 25 
                     Physical: September 21 

Product SKUs:  Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD 
                            Physical: 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray™ Feature + Digital Code),  
                            Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray™ Feature + DVD + Digital Code) & DVD   

Feature Run Time: Approx. 133 minutes 

Rating: U.S. Rated PG-13 (Bonus material not rated)        

Aspect Ratio: Digital: 1.85:1 
                        Physical: 1.85:1 

U.S. Audio: 4K Ultra HD™:  English Dolby Atmos, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby  
                     Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital 

                     Blu-ray™: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby  
                     Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital 

                     DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, English DVS 2.0 Dolby, Spanish 5.1 Dolby, French 5.1 Dolby 

                     Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby  
                     Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English  
                     Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms) 

U.S. Subtitles: 4K Ultra HD™:  English SDH, Spanish, French, Japanese 
                         Blu-ray™: English SDH, Spanish, French 
                         DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French 
                         Digital: English SDH, Spanish, French (some platforms)


I'm not going to lie, I really want to see Cruella (2021) and I've been waiting for my sister to tell me to come over to so we can rent it on Disney+.

I've had a couple of friends see it and they told me it was worth a watch. So I'm excited.

What do you think? Have you watched it? Do you want to watch it? If you want to watch it and haven't yet, what platform are you waiting to watch it on? Lemme know!