is the premier of the last movie in the Twilight series–Breaking Dawn 2!

I’m excited to show you the goodie bags from the show, but it will have to wait till tomorrow…when we wake up.

Are you seeing it too?

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~30 Days of Thankful~

‘Les Miserables’ the Movie!!

Oh, my goodness. I just saw this and was about ready to post it on Facebook. But it seemed much bigger than a little 2 minute thing. It feels HUGE! I’ve watched the preview about 20 times and now this. I love that we can hear how all these fabulous people sing. How is it that everybody in Hollywood can sing? What the heck?

And for the nasty old innkeepers?

Could it possibly get any better?!

I’m so excited about this I could just cry. It may just be the very first time I’ve wanted to go to the movies on Christmas Day. I won’t. But certain I’ll be there the next day.

Are you sooo excited to see it too?


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Movie Favorites Giveaway~

If you know me even a teeny tiny bit, then it’s quite likely that you are completely aware that I’m positively in love with…

Thor.  I know, I know. Chris Hemsworth is too young for me…I’m too old for him…bla-bla-bla. But you see, I’m not in love with Chris Hemsworth. I’m in love with Thor. Not entirely sure what the difference is, but I’m confident there is one. Thor is a god after all and is very strong and has long hair and gets to wear that smashing red…um…outfit. Anyway, it works for me.

So well in fact that I’m giving away a Thor character doll just like the one I got for Mother’s Day. Yes, my kids indulge my eccentricities quite nicely, wouldn’t you say? It’s perfect. I have one and if you win–you’ll have one too. Imagine the possibilities!!

But that’s not all. A few days ago, I was all alone and pulled out Seabiscuit–which happens to be my favorite movie of all time…that doesn’t have Thor in it.

SO–I’m giving a copy of it away too.

Thor AND Seabiscuit–what and incredible combo!

Leave a comment below and you’ll be entered. Simple as that.

I’ll choose a winner on Monday…at 10am sharp.

Are you shivering? Are you quivering? Are you speechless with joy?

Yeah, me too.

Heh, heh.

Hunger Games: What’s In The Bag?

Whenever we have one of our Movie Premier Parties, I get emails from people who weren’t able to come, asking what is in the prize bags that each ticket holder gets. So I’ll show you. First of all the Hunger Games bags had a district tag on them so it was kind of fun to see which district you were divided into.

The contents of these prize bags were a bit more detailed this time. Usually we have a couple of cute show souvenirs  and a snack or two. But this time we wanted to focus more on the characters in the show and what they might give, if they could, to each guest.

From Katniss, we have an arrow necklace.

From Gale, a hearty little beef stick–so we don’t starve.

Breadsticks from Peeta Melark…the boy with the bread.

Madge gave everyone a Mockingjay button pin, to keep our spirits up.

The Baker gave everyone two cookies…maybe because he felt sorry for us, I don’t know.

Onion soup mix from Greasy Sae…ewww-wah.

Snarky old Haymitch sent along an emergency blanket.

Sweet Rue gave some fruit jelly from her orchards back home.

We even tucked in a random finger puppet from our friends at WeeKnit with this quote about the Capitol. It seemed to fit…hahaha!

Cinna gave a pine fire starter and a box of matches.

And lastly, ridiculous Effie Trinket donated a sparkly necklace and a Ring Pop so that we could pretend to be from the completely-over-the-top Capitol set.

So, what do you think? Aren’t the prize bags so much fun? Turns out, we have a couple of them left over from the party that we’d like to giveaway. So, if you’d like to win one of the bags from our premiere and get the feel for being there–just leave a comment on the post today and I’ll choose a winner or two on Friday at 10am. How’s that?

May the odds be ever in your favor.

heh, heh.

Hunger Games Premiere!

At last, the big day arrived and we were ready for our incredible Hunger Games Premiere.

After weeks and weeks of finding the right “gift” from each of the main characters…

and just the right quote to go along with it…

and then actually wrapping each and every little one–1100 prizes in all–11-12 per bag– let me tell you my hands were sore! But it was such fun.

We arrived at the theater one hour early and walked past hundreds of cute little folks camped out on the sidewalk, in the sun, just waiting for the midnight showing. We felt soooo lucky not to have to do that–like we have so many times in the past. But these old knees just don’t like sitting on the sidewalk like they used to.

Finally, our people started to file into the theater…

and scope out their prize bags.

Looks to me like they loved them!

People ask me all the time why we do these theater parties. They always want to know what we “get out of it.”

Funny question.

Here’s the answer.


Thank you so much April and Lyndi and Kathy–my kind, sweet, wise and all-knowing helpers. You always make it work and I couldn’t do it without you. I love you guys.