Film Friday: Being There

I love this film. The innocence of Chance the Gardener is so adorable and wonderful. I’ve never seen a film like this one.

Of course I’m also madly in love with Peter Sellers.


Also I love Shirley McClaine.


Definitely check it out.


Here’s the originial preview for Being There.


* [Riding in a car for the first time]
Chance the Gardener:

This is just like television, only you can see much further.


Also, the ending is magical.

Movie Monday: My Afternoons with Margueritte


It stars Gerard Depardieu which on it’s own would be enough to win me over.

It’s about a sweet, illiterate man who befriends an old woman who lovingly teaches him how to read and what it’s like to be appreciated.

It’s a love story. Not a romance. More like soulmates.

“It’s not a typical love affair, but love and tenderness, both are there. Named after a daisy, she lived amongst words, surrounded by adjectives in green fields of verbs. Some force you yield to. But she, with soft art, passed through my hard shield and into my heart. Not always are love stories just made of love. Sometimes love is not named but it’s love just the same. This is not a typical love affair I met her on a bench in my local square. She made a little stir, tiny like a bird with her gentle feathers. She was surrounded by words, some as common as myself. She gave me books, two or three Their pages have come alive for me. Don’t die now, you’ve still got time, just wait It’s not the hour, my little flower Give me some more of you. More of the life in you Wait Not always are stories just made of love Sometimes love is not named. But it’s love just the same”

Watch the trailer for My Afternoons with Margueritte here.

Euphoria Friday: Valentines Day Edition

“Make your life a romantic adventure and love will find you.”
-Martha Beck
20140213-123326.jpgBe Kind
πŸ’•β€’I want to try all of these Random Acts of Kindness ideas. (Click)

πŸ’•β€’Many MANY more Kindness ideas. (Click) You could do these all year long!
20140213-123225.jpgThis week we got our hands dirty making seed bombs!

πŸ’•β€’Write love letters. To strangers. (Click)

Fall in Love
πŸ’•β€’Real Love vows for real life. (Click) (This valentines day renew THESE vows. Good advice for any relationship.)

πŸ’•β€’Know his moon sign? Seduce him. (Click) “You are my sun my moon and all my stars.” -e.e. cummings

Watch a Movie
πŸ’•β€’My favorite Valentine movies. (Click)
πŸ’•β€’Also: Watch this man eat a cupcake like a gentleman.

πŸ’•β€’Have a love affair with these raspberry-swirl ice cream sandwiches! (Click)20140213-123240.jpg

πŸ’•β€’Only YOU can prevent the spread of candy hearts. (Click) This makes me laugh every Valentines day. Listen to the audio version if you can.
Get Offline
πŸ’•β€’In 2014 I’ve been taking every weekend offline. (And in March, I’ll be taking Wednesdays off, too!)
The hardest part is thinking of something to do instead (gotta reprogram my brain!) Here’s a great list of 78 things to do offline.

Take a Bath
πŸ’•β€’Romantic bath salts.
20140213-123304.jpgGet a Massage!
πŸ’•β€’Need a great valentines day gift?
How about as many 30-min massages as she can schedule in February and March: for only $140!
Contact me to sign her up!

Get Involved
β€’πŸ’•2nd annual women’s clothing swap, Feb 23rd. Bring as much as you can carry, leave with as much as you can carry.20140213-124655.jpg

Year in Review: Favorite Posts, Part 2

Here are some of my favorite posts from 2013. Click the links to check out the posts!

Sexy Saturday:
Daniel Day Lewis:

Bill Nighy:

Taye Diggs:

Alyson Hannigan:

Kevin Spacey

Favorite Valentine movies:


Sweet Land:

All about Pisces:

Interview with Dawn Nay:

Find part one here!

Movie Monday: Sweet Land


I really loved this movie. I watched it from Netflix. It is striking in its simplicity. 20130204-091627.jpgIt’s a story being told to a grandson. The grandmother’s memory of coming to Minnesota from Germany as a mail-order bride. 20130204-091633.jpgWe see everything through her eyes, vivid and real.
20130204-091639.jpgThe characters are richly written and easy to fall in love with. 20130204-091644.jpgIt’s beautiful and not sappy or corny. A real love story.20130204-091650.jpgBased on the short story, “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Will Weaver. 20130204-091656.jpgWon the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Florida Film Festival.20130204-091702.jpg20130204-091707.jpg20130204-091712.jpg20130204-091717.jpg20130204-091722.jpg20130204-091727.jpg
Trailer for the movie Sweet Land.

My Top 18 Valentine Movies (part 3 of 3)

1-6: my VERY favorites.

1. When Harry Met Sally

2. French Kiss

3. Angela

4. Amelie

5. 500 Days of Summer

6. 10 Things I Hate About You

you can find part two here.

What are your favorite valentine movies?

My Favorite Romantic Movies: (part 2 of 3)

favorite romantic movies: 6-12. Find 13-18 (part 1) here.

7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

8. Benny and Joon


9. Blue Valentine


10. Mr. And Mrs. Smith


11. Moonrise Kingdom


12. Wristcutters


click here for part 3: my VERY favorites!

My Top 18 Romantic Movies (part 1 of 3)

Awesome romantic movies: 13-18.

13. Along Came Polly


14. If Lucy Fell


15. Definitely Maybe

16. Restless

17. The Notebook

18. Pretty Woman


Click here for part 2!

Movie Monday: Restless by Gus Van Sant

Trailer for Restless by Gus Van Sant
This movie is lovely. Absolutely perfect. I cried through a lot of it– not sobbing, but tears down my cheeks.



A very beautiful, quirky, heartfelt romance. Nothing cheesy.

Find more information about the movie here.

Favorite Christmas Movies: List of of Top Ten

My Favorite Christmas Movies

1. Love Actually watch the Love Actually preview here.
Also: I want to marry Bill Nighy.

2. Scrooged watch the Scrooged preview here.
Carol Kane is just the best.

3. Elf watch the Elf preview here.
"Smiling's my favorite!"

4. Christmas Vacation watch the Christmas Vacation preview here.
Two words: Aunt Bethany.((I wanna be just like her when I am old.))

5. Gremlins watch the Gremlins trailer here. 20121224-114451.jpg
I love that the Gremlins like the movie Snow White. Also: popcorn bags on ears.


6. I Want A Dog for Chrismas
How am I just now finding out about this movie?! Rerun is the cutest kid, ever.

7. Home Alone

8. Just Friends
"Forgiveness. Is more than saying sorry." That song is so bad that it's good.

9. Shrek the Halls
Puss in Boots....

10. Nightmare Before Christmas
Great music. Lots of fun.

If you have a favorite Christmas movie I should watch: leave it in the comments!

Have a Merry Christmas, guys!!

Thanksgiving Movies


My favorite Thanksgiving movies:
1. Pieces of April (my ultimate favorite, if you don’t watch the other ones at least try this one)
2. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (super cute! my partner in crime and I watch this every Thanksgiving with his family)
3. Trains, Planes, and Automobiles (so, I don’t really love this as much as it was a part of my childhood and Steve Martin used to be a very funny man)

Go eat!!
Astrologically this day might suck a bit but keep your chin up and try to enjoy your family.
“You can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your family.”
Love them just as they are.

Tj, My Favorite Film Critic, Reveals His Horror Movie Picks

Today I’ve asked my most favorite movie buff of all time, in the history of ever, Tj, to share his favorite Halloween movies.

(It felt appropriate as he is the one who helped me form a genuine appreciation for the genre. Thank you, T!)

It was hard for him to choose as he loves horror films and has quite a collection. But he finally did it and I am so proud of him.

Without further ado, I present you with his list (in no particular order)

    Tj’s Favorite Horror Movies

  • Nosferatu
  • The Exorcist
  • Ghostbusters
  • Bram Stokers Dracula
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Ring
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • The Cell
  • Phantasm
  • Dead Silence
  • Trick ‘r Treat
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Cabinet of Dr Caligari
  • Behind the Mask
  • Cigarette Burns

It’s a chilly Hallows Eve! Go cuddle up with someone, watch some movies and have a happy Halloween!!


My Ultimate Favorite Halloween Movies: Joy’s Top 30 (#1-#6)


1. *Behind the Mask
2. *Trick ‘r Treat
3. *Rosemary’s Baby
4. *Buffy series
5. *Shaun of the Dead
6. *Jennifer’s Body


What are your favorite Halloween movies?

Halloween Movies: Joy’s Top 30 (#7-#10)


7. *Dracula: Dead and Loving It
8. *Deer Woman
9. *Resident Evil movies
10. *Slither

Tomorrow, I will post my most favoritest horror watchables!! Yay, Halloween! ;)

I am going to be Harley Quinn for Halloween!! I love dressing up….I wish I could do it every day.

Halloween Movies: Joy’s Top 30 (#11-#15)


11. The Adams Family movies
12. Return of the Killer Tomatoes
13. The Cell
14. Episodes of the Twilight Zone
15. Duel

Stay tuned for my top 10 favorite horror films!