I’m back!

After the most insane three weeks of my life, I’m back! Italy was the time of my life, and I would love to go back right about now. I got back and everyone was pulling my hair and pulling me in eight different directions. A week without wifi and a cellphone is great, until you get back and you’re completely overwhelmed. I will figure it all out, and will get through this.

Tonight is a super exciting night, I’m becoming a grand-big and a big all at the same time! My adorable little, who I am so proud of it is getting a little and a twin. I’m so excited, being a big to my little has been so rewarding and watching her grow into such an amazing leader makes me so proud. Sorority stuff may seem lame to some of you, but it was the best decision I ever made.

So speaking of reveal being tonight in the stress of all this, I decided to make red velvet cupcakes (our colors are wine and blue) for afterwards. I hope my new little likes red velvet, if not I have ice cream too. As a big you always have to be thinking! While I was baking I realized how incredibly relaxing it is for me. It is the single thing that distresses me. It just takes me away from all the stress, wear and tears and makes me smile. Plus, I love seeing the finished product or tasting it!

It all made me think of a really cute movie that I love, No Reservations. It is the cutest movie about an aunt who inherits her niece after a tragic car accident who is a professional chief. She is one of the heartless characters who doesn’t have a mothering bone in her body. Not to spoil anything, but you learn to love Kate, aka the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones.

She meets a new chief Nick and things start to heat up in the kitchen. Kate isn’t a romantic, but a good-looking guy with some sparks and things in common could change anyone. It’s a great movie about learning to deal with the situations you are put in, and how to learn to love. Learn to love in more ways than one. Some people just aren’t the most lovey-dovey. I know I can be depending on the subject and situation. Other situations I just don’t understand yet, which is silly and needs to be evaluated.

Abigail Breslin plays the poor little girl who loses her mother, and puts on another spectacular performance. The cast just has big actresses that really do their job well. If you like to cook, or just enjoy a good family movie this is a great one to watch. It’s cute, fun and anyone can watch it. It’s a half decent rom com to curl up with a bowl of pasta and watch!

Happy Eating Readers!

Love, Lindsey

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March 22, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . movies, romantic comedy. 2 comments.

Easy A

There are few cult classics for our generation, you know really great movies that create a following. One that will always make me laugh until I cry is Easy A. Emma Stone is pretty much comedic genius when it comes to movies like this, and Penn Badgely makes a nice touch as the boy who she always has had crush on.

It’s amazing how great home can feel, and for the simple reason that I can sit on the couch and watch movies like Easy A in complete comfort.  This movie is one of my best guy friends favorite movie, it may be because Emma Stone is just so pretty ,or because her character Olive has some really brilliant lines. I’m a huge fan of a very classy shower scene they feature where she sings “Pocket Full of Sunshine”.

The funny thing is that this movie features a huge cliché, that no good dead goes unpunished. Olive tries to help a friend out by saying that she was scandalous with him to have people stop talking about him behind his back. The guy brings her a present for helping him about lying about having sex with him and it becomes a huge deal and other guys start to use her new-found popularity to do the same. They give her gift cards, and other various things so they can say she slept with them.

It all starts to bite her in the butt, and isn’t very pleasant when people stop talking about these guys and start talking about her. It really isn’t fair, but she put herself in this position. For all this fake action, no one actually asks her on a date. Not having real dates takes a toll. (I know the feeling) Stanley Tucci plays Olive’s dad. He’s fantastic and her parents make the movie. Stanley Tucci is fantastic in every movie he’s in, so you can’t go wrong with him.

I love the humor, and the clever lines. Whoever wrote this movie was a genius in the teenage girl department. Olive is a high school senior, but it is really relate-able for all girls high school and college alike. Isn’t that the best part of movies? Not only laughing, but seeing the truth through someone else’s eyes. How a director or writer sees the world can really open others eyes to what it’s like to be in high school or whatever the content is.

I won’t spoil the ending, although you might be able to guess what happens. This is a great rainy day movie, or when you are just really in the mood to laugh. My guy friend loving the movie goes to show, guys can like chick flicks too! With that being said I’m going to make my dad watch something along those lines.

Happy Saturday from NJ!

Love, Lindsey

March 3, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . movies, romantic comedy, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Ta-da!

The big day is finally here, it is finally the fourteenth of February.

Happy Valentines Day!

For a blog that is full of love, today is a special day near and dear to my heart. It may not be my favorite day yet, but it is a day full of love which can’t be too bad. I fully enjoyed the chocolate I got from my nutrition professor, it was dark chocolate so it’s better for you, and the cute valentines day cards I got from my sorority sisters.  Our postal service isn’t very good though, so with it already being awful and the snow I couldn’t get my mom’s package. Twenty years later and my mom is still the best valentine!

Personally, I am a huge fan of the romantic comedies where they have a bunch of really good actresses and actors and they have these separate story lines that all somehow connect in the end. That being said there just so happens to be a great movie like that centering around this happy holiday. Valentines Day the movie with Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Gardner, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Patrick Dempsey, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Kathy Bates and Eric Dane. It’s crazy how many big romantic comedy legends are in the film.

The movie takes a look at all different types of love; young, old, engagements, cheating, unlikely couples, family, and the atmosphere of valentines day. I love all of the story lines partially because they all have some type of happy ending. Even if Jessica Alba does leave Ashton Kutcher on the day he proposed, at least he gets to kiss Jennifer Gardner. A movie about Valentines Day shouldn’t ignore the ugly, but it should have a happy ending. Today is the day to watch great sappy love stories, it can’t end too sad. This movie is a must for today, if you don’t have it rent it.

I’m not the biggest supporter of today, mainly because I don’t have a valentine. But, I did receive really uplifting texts from friends and family today. Sure people will argue today is a made up holiday that the card companies use to make money and that it is solely a capitalistic venture, but I have to argue with that. So what if it is all about capitalist and money? What is so wrong about celebrating love for one day? Although I agree when people say it shouldn’t be just one day, but isn’t one day to be a sappy, happy person a good thing? I loved making a valentine for my friends and seeing the smile on their faces. It feels good to feel loved. It isn’t singles awareness day, it’s a great day to tell the people in your life just how much they mean to you.

All people should embrace the day, and walk into it with a smile. Wear pink or red, say Happy Valentines Day to total strangers, buy that three dollar rose they are selling in the student center for a friend. You don’t have to make a card or buy into the capitalism of the day, just enjoy the time to tell the people you love that you love them. Someone loves you, and you love someone (even if it’s just your parents) and that is worth celebrating. So be a bright ball of sunshine today and smile in the face of those who snarl at you. Oh, and eat lots of chocolate too!

Have a lovely Valentines Day.

Love, Lindsey

February 15, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . movies, romantic comedy. Leave a comment.

Fun Fact

Here’s a fun fact that you may not know about me, besides a maid of honor and bride, I’ve been each role in a wedding party. I’ve been a flower girl, a junior bridesmaid and bridesmaid. It may be obvious, but I love weddings. They have something so magical about them that can make even a cynic tear up.

I’ll never forget being a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding. I was a sophomore in high school and I loved every bit of that summer wedding. I loved my pink dress and my really pretty bouquet.  I loved staying up the whole night before with my cousin, I was that girl who kept her up all night because I couldn’t sleep. Poor girl was stuck awake for most of the night, so my fault. There was just something about seeing her in that gorgeous gown and walking down the aisle that made me so emotional. She was the perfect bride.

Now something that I had never thought of before I watched Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses was to look at the groom when the bride is walking down the aisle and see his expression on his face. The fear, the excitement that huge gamete of emotions will be right here on his face, and his facial expression can pretty much say it all about the marriage. I’m so excited to look at the groom when I go to every wedding from now on, of course I’ll take a glimpse of the bride walking down the aisle, but I want to see how he’s feeling. I think that is a pretty good sign of how far the marriage will go, if he’s looking like a scared little boy and not for the regular this is a lifetime of commitment thing then maybe you picked the wrong guy.

The movie was fantastic, Heigl plays such a likeable and relatable character. As women we are programmed to always please people. We think that it is our job to put everyone above ourselves, to push for their happiness and eventually karma will come our way. I don’t know if I could manage being in 27 weddings, but I’m only 20 (none of my friends currently married) and I’ve already made it in 3. That isn’t even close, but I do love weddings.

Lets be honest, I totally watched this movie just to see James Mardsen, because he is adorable and can be my leading man any day. But what I got from the movie was a fun-loving appreciation for the girls who try to do everything, and for the look a groom has when his bride walks down the aisle.

Do you have any fantastic wedding memories? Have you Pinterested your wedding out already? I know my Pinterest board is pretty serious in this area. (http://pinterest.com/lindseycraigg/wedding-ideas/)Its a great way to pass time, and get really cute ideas.

Love, Lindsey

February 12, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . movies, romantic comedy. Leave a comment.

I’m Craving Italian.

I’m craving Italian food that is, although I know for a fact that isn’t on the menu tonight. It was too late of a craving to fix the dinner menu at home, oh well I’ll have to grab something tasty for lunch tomorrow. There really isn’t a time where I couldn’t go for something Italian for dinner,  they need to make a no calorie pasta and I’d be set for life.

Speaking of Italian this all could have come from a little movie I watched this Sunday on ABC Family, Letters To Juliet. The amount of Italian food in the movie that I want to eat is incredible. The main character’s fiancé is a chef that is opening a restaurant and while on a pre-honeymoon and he hijacks the trip to find the best of the best for his new venture.

While Sophie is abandoned by her not-that-good-looking fiancé she stumbles on the Secretaries of Juliet. Which, I really hope exists and my new bucket list item in life is to go to Juliet’s house and write down my boy problems and see if they answer. She wants to be a writer so naturally the job intrigues her. She finds a 50 year old letter and replies to it. This reply turns into the man hunt of her Italian adventure.

When Charlie, the adorable Christopher Egan, starts this journey with his grandmother Claire he is a pain in the butt.  Of course things change and they all spend a lot of time together on the search for Lorenzo. You really know it’s going to happen but you can’t hate when Charlie and Sophie share their first kiss under the stars.

However predictable the ending is you have to love a cute chick flick in a time where they are a dying breed. I love Amanda Seyfried too who plays the outspoken Sophie. Plus, any movie that uses Taylor swift in the trailer is good with me. The tagline is a good word of advice too, “The greatest love story ever told is your own.”

ABC Family picked right, although I don’t know how it fit into their Nicholas Spark’s weekend. Now that’s a writer/genius I have yet to crack on this site. I like to save my favorites for big moments.

All my love, Lindsey

January 10, 2013. Tags: , , , , . movies, romantic comedy. Leave a comment.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Well another day of being sick has come and gone, break has been one sickness after another for me. The one fun thing that being sick has done is its given me the opportunity to sit on the couch and catch great old movies on all the movie channels.

I’m a very silly girl and in my dream fantasy world if I could be anything when I grow up I would want to be a princess.  As much as a Disney Princess at a theme park is a great option, nothing would be better than being a real life princess. I know in retrospect that princesses don’t really exist anymore unless your Kate Middleton, but can you blame a girl for dreaming?

So on the subject of princesses I was watching television on my sick day and I was lucky enough to catch the whole move of The Prince & Me, with Julia Stiles and Luke Mably play an adorable prince and the pauper, college addition, couple.

 True to Stile’s nature she plays Paige the girl who wants the world and knows exactly how to get it. She isn’t one of those girls that hears she could be a princess and gets excited. She actually gets mad because it doesn’t work with her plan to go save the world with doctors without borders. It is nice to see a tough a nails chick that has actual dreams and ambitions as the heroine, but she could be a little more excited about being a princess. I’d so take her place, Luke Mably has the cutest accent in the movie.

The movie is filled with cute little lines and scenes, and the two have a half decent amount of chemistry. It is a really good movie to torture your boyfriend with or to just watch when you’re laying on the couch sick. Fun fact: you can buy it to watch on YouTube  for $2.99!

Have a fantastic Friday!

Love, Lindsey

January 4, 2013. Tags: , , , . movies, romantic comedy. Leave a comment.

Aca-scuse me!

If you haven’t watched Pitch Perfect yet, please go run to target or download it OnDemand pronto.

As far as college romantic comedies go Anna Kendrick hit the holy grail in the Acapella love story. The music may be fantastic, if you skip over hearing Ace of Base’s ” I Saw the Sign”  three times, but the storyline is even better. It is a tad predictable that the guy will get the girl, but the execution is funny and charming.The main guy
Jesse, played by the new guy Skylar Austin, is the perfect prince charming that can really sing.

Anna Kendrick’s Beca meets Jesse and at first thinks he is just some nerd that she doesn’t have time for, and yet the rumors fly that she has a “musical toner” for him. The writing is fantastic, quotable and kept me laughing the entire time. The ending is up there with some of my favorites because of it’s surprise value. Like I said, you know the girl is going to end up with the guy, but you don’t expect the non-emotional girl to pull off something so cute like her final song in the competition.

The coolest part is they can pull off both the competition and getting the guy. Well if you read this without watching the movie, it may be a little aca-awkward. Check it out, sing along, then go watch the Breakfast Club. You’ll get it after you watch it.

Love, Lindsey

December 28, 2012. Tags: , , . movies, romantic comedy. Leave a comment.