The Best of Me movie review

The Best of Me

The Best of Me

I was able to catch The Best of Me movie over the weekend and I must say, going into it I had mix feelings about it.  I had read the book, obviously, and loved it.  When I heard they were going to make this into a movie, I could not have been more excited.  Then when I heard that Paul Walker was supposed to be the lead role, I immediately thought it was a perfect casting.  Well, we all know what happened with Paul Walker and the role had to be recast; it was given to James Marsden.  For whatever reason, I didn’t feel like he would have been good for the part.  I still saw him as Lon from The Notebook…so it just didn’t seem right that he would play Dawson from The Best of Me.  However, I may have changed my mind…

Obviously The Best is Me is another wonderful story from Nicholas Sparks.  It centers around Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole whom are high-school sweethearts that were forced to go their separate ways after a dramatic event.  Fast forward twenty years later, Amanda and Dawson return to their hometown for the funeral of the man who supported their high-school romance and was practically a father to Dawson.

This movie goes back and forth from Amanda and Dawson’s high school days to present time where time has past so much that while they have become two different people, living two different lives…when they’re together, they’re still Amanda and Dawson.  They both have been through so much in their lives and it doesn’t matter because the one person they can be themselves around, is each other.

The Best of Me will definitely pull at your heartstrings…but it’s definitely worth seeing.  :)

 

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Paper Pumpkins craft tutorial

Paper Pumpkins

Paper Pumpkins

We made this cute little Paper Pumpkins a few years ago.  Aren’t they adorable?  They were super easy and so fun to make!

Materials:

  • 5 different colors/patterns of scrapbook paper
  • green cardstock for vines and stems
  • Glue and a glue stick
  • pipe cleaner
  • scissors

Directions:

  • Cut 5 circles out of each scrapbook paper; the bigger your circle the bigger the pumpkin. You could also use more than 6 circles to make the pumpkin more full. These were inspired by alydosdall.
  • Take one circle and place glue one the back side, all over.
  • Take take a second circl and push down onto the 1st circle, but only on half of it.
  • Keep adding circles until you form a sphere, gluing half a circle at a time.
  • Add glue to the end of the pipe cleaner and slide it down inside the top of the pumpkin in the small hole that the circles made in the center.
  • Take your cardstock and cut out skinny strips for vines, curl them around the blade of your scissors and attach them to the top of the pumpkin with glue.
  • Then take the cardstock and cut out leaves to also attach to the top of the pumpkin.

source: http://www.iheartnaptime.net/paper-pumpkins/

Easy Chili Mac recipe

Chili Mac

Chili Mac

My family has been eating Chili Mac recipe for years!  It’s quick, easy, and so delicious.  Honestly, it totally makes you feel like a kid again with all of the comfort flavors!  :)  ENJOY!

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz lean ground beef, uncooked
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 14.5 oz Mexican-style canned tomatoes
  • 1.25 c canned tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp diced canned green chili peppers, drained
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 c elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • Sour Cream

Directions:

  • In a large skillet cook beef and onion until meat is browned; drain off fat.
  • Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili peppers, chili powder and cumin; bring to a boil.
  • Add uncooked macaroni;  return to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender.
  • Top with Sour Cream and serve!

source: http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeId=100491

Link Up #55

It’s time for another Link Party! :)

Now is your chance to link up your FAVORITE blog posts of crafts and recipes!  :)  I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, I really hope all of my readers will participate and help us spread the word!  :)

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Now, let’s get to the Link Up!!

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Pumpkin Card design idea

Pumpkin Card

Pumpkin Card

One weekend, mom and I literally popped out like 6-10 different card designs for the upcoming fall holidays, and this Pumpkin Card was one of them!  Isn’t it cute?  Literally all we did was cut out ovals and put them together to create three different sizes of pumpkins,  Mom also used her embossing tool to create the black background behind the pumpkins.

…and then of course no card is complete without a ribbon attached!  :)  What a neat little gift to send to someone!