Movie Monday: My Afternoons with Margueritte

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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
💕•I want to try all of these Random Acts of Kindness ideas. (Click)

💕•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!

💕•Write love letters. To strangers. (Click)

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

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

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

20140213-123257.jpgEAT
💕•Have a love affair with these raspberry-swirl ice cream sandwiches! (Click)20140213-123240.jpg

LAUGH
💕•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.
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Get Offline
💕•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
💕•Romantic bath salts.
20140213-123304.jpgGet a Massage!
💕•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! JoyBoardman@gmail.com

Get Involved
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•💕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

My Top 18 Valentine Movies (part 3 of 3)

1-6: my VERY favorites.
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1. When Harry Met Sally

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2. French Kiss

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3. Angela

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4. Amelie

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5. 500 Days of Summer

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6. 10 Things I Hate About You

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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.

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7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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8. Benny and Joon

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9. Blue Valentine

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10. Mr. And Mrs. Smith

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11. Moonrise Kingdom

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12. Wristcutters

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click here for part 3: my VERY favorites!

My Top 18 Romantic Movies (part 1 of 3)

Awesome romantic movies: 13-18.

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13. Along Came Polly

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14. If Lucy Fell

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15. Definitely Maybe

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16. Restless

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17. The Notebook

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18. Pretty Woman

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Click here for part 2!