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Disney's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad day"

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 10/10/2014
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I was provided with two free press passes to see this movie for review purposes.
All opinions are 100% my own!


Honestly, I was a bit hesitant to see this movie because it is based off of a children's book that I read as a child and now I read it to my son. That last well known children's book turned to a live action movie that I watched I really didn't quite care for so I was a bit worried I might not like this one. Well, I actually did like it once it got further into the movie and my son who prefers cartoons sat and watched it without bugging me to leave until the very end.

The first twenty minutes or so I found a bit dull and was skeptical on whether or not I was going to like it but once the movie got into the very bad day portion of the movie I was laughing away. The movie covers two days in the family's life with the second day being the very bad day and the funny portion. When the movie ended I was a bit surprised because it felt like it hadn't been that long since it had started which would most likely be attributed to the fact that it isn't even an hour and a half long. While the movie covered every characters bad day and wrapped the movie up as a whole it just felt like it went by rather quickly.

It was cute, funny and separated itself from the book in my opinion. It's definitely not a movie that I would run out and watch again or buy right away when it comes out on dvd but if you are looking for something for the whole family to watch this weekend than this would be a good choice.

Rating: PG
Runtime: 82 min

SYNOPSIS:
Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.


OUR TRIP TO THE MCKEE RANCH PUMPKIN PATCH

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 10/06/2014
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Have I mentioned before how much I love this time of year? Well if I haven't I am now. I absolutely love it and I love all of the festivities that come with it as I am naturally a very festive person and it's something that I would love to pass on to my son and so far it seems to be working. Each weekend this month I am attempting to do something fun, festive and Halloween related with him so as to celebrate the major holiday of this month rather than just the one day especially since he can't really enjoy it because he's highly allergic to nuts and cannot eat the candy that he gets trick or treating.

So this past Saturday we went on our first outing of the month and it was seriously worth it and more. We had planned on going to the Bellagio casino to check out their festive flower display but ended up going to this place called the McKee Ranch for their 9th annual festive pumpkin patch. This was the first year that we had ever gone to it let alone heard of it and I am so glad that the other mom's in my local facebook group suggested it as not only did my son have fun but my mother and myself had a lot of fun as well. As always, I was equipped with my camera and took tons of pictures yet had a hard time picking out a select few to share with you. So.....I am of course sharing quite a few instead because there are just too many that I really enjoy and want to share.

A LITTLE POP OF ORANGE!

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 10/04/2014
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Orange! A color that I particularly don't incorporate that much into my wardrobe often except around this time of year. It's one of those colors that I bring out during Fall in small doses to just add a bit of color and it also makes me feel a bit more festive. Whilst browsing through items the other day I spotted these heels that normally would have been overlooked but something about them made me stop and want them. So of course I had to go and design an outfit around them.



You could definitely pair these heels with either silver or gold accessories but I ended up going with gold after finding the purse with gold accents. Keeping everything gold just ties everything in and looks seamless I think. I kept everything a neutral color as well so as not to clash with the orange heels especially since I wanted them to be the main focus of the outfit. The dark wash jeans make the orange heels pop even more and will help the wearer not look completely washed out since the rest of the outfit is very neutral.

I went with two different types of necklaces to fit both personalities of a necklace wearer. You have the three tiered dainty necklace that is very feminine, stylish and won't make a huge statement. And then you have the very gold and large statement necklace that will definitely draw attention while looking stylish and chic.

The heels themselves are very stylish and I absolutely love the color. It's not too bright of an orange and since they have an tall heel on them they wouldn't look like small pumpkins on your feet. The only draw back of them is that they don't have a platform wear the ball of your foot and toes rest so more than likely they will absolutely kill your feet if you were to walk in them for a long period of time. 

JULEP'S "CITYLIGHTS" SPECIAL CODE BOX

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 9/30/2014
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Lately Julep has been advertising different boxes that you can receive for free as a new member and all you have to pay is the $2.99 for shipping & handling. So when I saw their ad with the "CITYLIGHTS" code I got my mom to sign up since I'm already a member from when I got my   box. The polishes that were advertised in the picture were really pretty with a blue glitter along with some other colors that seemed fitting. Well what came in the box was not what I was expecting that is for sure.

It came with the Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum which I have been loving and actually featured in my August Beauty Favorites  so I'm rather happy about that but the colors that came are definitely not what were advertised in the picture which bummed my mom out as she wanted the blue glitter. However, they are pretty deep toned colors so they could be pretty good for Fall.

Queen Anne is a lilac confetti glitter which could be a pretty accent color to either one of the other two polishes. Padma is a Royal plum crème and Stevie is a concrete gray frost. Even if we weren't sent the advertised polishes, I'm thankful that we at least got three different types of polishes instead of two or three of the same. 

If you're interested in a full review of any one of these polishes be sure to keep an eye out for any of my upcoming Polishaholic posts where I share full reviews of my current polish. Also, if you sent away for this box I'd love to know what you received in your box. Did you get the blue glitter?

A SPOOKTACULAR CAR SHOW

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 9/27/2014
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Yesterday was a do nothing day but turned into a "let's go on an outing" kind of day which ended up taking us to a car show. Back in April I shared this post about a car show and festival that we had attended but this car show made that one look like nothing. There were so many cars at this show that it had to of been a mile long but also had cars branched off to the sides and we even spent the first half of checking out the cars being bombarded by rather large rain drops.

So many different types of beautiful cars were there that it was like a classic car heaven. My mom saw the exact type of car she had when she was younger (Roadrunner) and I saw many of my dream car (Bel Air) yet no one had a version of my very first car which was a '68 Ford Galaxie 500. She was a beauty and a tank of a car and I would love to see one all cleaned up and beautified.

I loved how some of the car owners spookified their car since Halloween is just around the corner. It added a little pizazz to their car, made it stand out amongst the others and worked really well with the cars that looked like they would be from the Munsters or Addams Family tv shows. My son loved the old firetrucks which were pretty cool looking and the one that was turned into a pizza vendor reminded me of Red from the Cars movies. All in all it was nice to enjoy a family outing that also involved some really cool cars.