March 31, 2020

My Social Distancing Watch, Read & Listen List

Since the majority of us are at home self quarantining and/or social distancing (If you're an essential employee going into work and braving all of the chaos, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you do), I thought I'd throw together a list of the things that I'm hoping to watch, read or listen to while at home trying to help flatten the curve.

What's on your watch, read or listen list? Lemme know!

March 24, 2020

Stuck In My Head: It's The End Of The World

Because of obvious reasons (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus*) I've got the 1987 classic "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M. stuck in my head. And if it isn't already stuck in your head, here you go...

But in all seriousness, I hope you're all safe and healthy as you social distance!

* Here's a link to the World Health Organization's page on that explains why the virus and disease have different names, which I personally found to be interesting.

March 19, 2020

March 13, 2020

This Just Pinned: Week One Hundred & Sixty Six

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

(via: Society19)

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

March 11, 2020

Movie Trailer | Candyman

As you may or may not know, I absolutely love horror movies. So when I was sent the trailer for Jordan Peele's adaptation of Bernard Rose's 1992 horror classic Candyman (2020), I was beyond excited to share it with you.
This summer, Oscar® winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic.       

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.     

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.     

Universal Pictures presents, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, in association with BRON Creative, Candyman. Candyman is directed by DaCosta, and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us), Rosenfeld and Peele. The screenplay is by Peele & Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. The film’s executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

Genre: Horror
Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett & Colman Domingo
Director: Nia DaCosta
Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld & Nia DaCosta
Producers: Ian Cooper, Win Rosenfeld & Jordan Peele
Executive Producer: David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert & Jason Cloth

In general, I'm not really into most movie franchise reboots but I am 100% on board for this one because Jordan Peele is involved. The trailer for this movie literally made me squeal because it looks so good. I am very much so going to see this in theaters on June 12th.

What do you think? Are you as pumped as I am? Lemme know!

March 1, 2020

Months In Review: January & February 2020

♥ Spending time with my cousin while she was visiting.
♥ Going to the vineyard with Justin, Day, Toni and Maddie.
♥ Watching all the John Wick movies with Justin, Gino and Christina.
♥ Planning mine and my coworker's trip to Nashville for PLA 2020.
♥ Celebrating Max's first birthday party.
♥ Attending "Favorite Page #1's" baby shower.

♥ Going to Nashville to attend PLA 2020.
♥ Seeing Brass Against at Le Poisson Rouge with my friends from work.
♥ Mimi being my Valentine (Even though she broke up with me after lunch).
♥ Impromptu dinner with friends.
♥ The first Fat Kid of 2020.
♥ Hanging out at Phil's house with the crew.
♥ Picking out the date for Beer Olympics 2020.
♥ Justin getting me a mini box of roses from Venus et Fleur for Valentine's Day.

Getting Ready For PLA 2020 In Nashville

This Just Pinned: Valentine's Day Edition

I went the entire month of January without posting a single picture on Instagram

Captain America (2011)
Captain America Winter Soldier (2014)
The Outsider (2020-Present)
The Avengers (2012)
John Wick (2014)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
AJ and The Queen (2020-Present)
Lego Masters (2020-Present)
Cheer (2020-Present)
Bonding (2019-Present)
Haunting in the Heartland (2020-Present)

"Know My Name" by Chanel Miller

February 29, 2020

March Photo-A-Day

Here is the photo-a-day list Fat Mum Slim made for March 2020...

How To Take Part In March 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.

February 26, 2020

Off To Nashville, TN

February 14, 2020

This Just Pinned: Valentine's Day Edition

Here are some of my favorite Valentine's Day pins...

(via: HomeDit)


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