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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dean Martin and Perry Como sing ‘Return To Me’

In honor of the day of love I have compiled a list of my top ten favorite ‘lovey dovey’ movies (or movies based on books). Later this week I’ll spotlight some love songs to swoon over, so stay tuned.

Grab some popcorn and snuggle up before tomorrow, which is the really important day…when all the Valentine’s Day candy goes on sale! 🙂

I love (in no particular order)…

1. Return to Me – A widower meets a woman who has a heartfelt secret. The title comes from one of my favorite songs recorded by Dean Martin.

2. Pride and Prejudice – 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic…I have to admit I love this version the best because Matthew Macfadyen is one very attractive Mr. Darcy! 😉

3. Leap Year – Anna goes to Ireland. I’m such a sucker for this movie…haha.

4. Flipped – Based on the YA novel by Wendelin Van Draanen.

5. Notting Hill – Yes, another man with a sexy foreign accent. I’m in.

6. While You Were Sleeping – I love movies/books where one crazy thing leads to another and then it gets out of hand and the protagonist ends up thinking ‘How in the hell did I get myself into this mess?’

7. Penelope – There’s more to this than the love story, but I love her fairytale-ish visually spectacular journey.

8. Kate and Leopold – Chivalry is not dead…even in modern day NYC…in the form of dreamy Hugh Jackman.

9. The Princess Bride – Um, classic for my 80’s heart. Need I say more? (based on the book by the same name by William Goldman).

10. Beauty and the Beast – My favorite fairy tale! I like the Disney version because it came out when I was a kid (and he gives her a library, the greatest gift EVER!)


The holidays are here again!

I saw this video of The Gundersen Family singing ‘Wandering Bird’ on Quill & Arrow Press‘s blog and I thought it was lovely. Hope you enjoy!

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday! It seems as though the last couple months have really flown by. I’m really excited to spend some time with my family and friends and eat, eat, eat! I would say shopping, too, but I don’t really get into the Black Friday mayhem…maybe Cyber Monday, though (hehe).

Is everyone thinking about Christmas already? I am! The other day I finally found Terry’s Chocolate Oranges in stores, so I stocked up since I can’t find them anywhere during the rest of the year. What are some of your favorite seasonal treats?

Have a great Thanksgiving! 🙂

“This is the start of something new…

…don’t you agree?” ~’Follow Through’ by Gavin DeGraw

Hello! Welcome to my official blog. I will be writing about a lot of random stuff on here, mostly about my life as a writer. As you’ve probably figured out, I love to read, but I’m sort of a slow reader and I get distracted a lot, mainly by other beautiful adventures such as art, food, and music. So I’ll probably be writing about those distractions, too!

I hope you can stay awhile! 🙂