Monday, March 3, 2014

Oscar Fasion and How I was Once Ahead of my Time.

What a splendid evening it was! The Oscars 2014 surpassed all my expectations. I've always been infatuated with Best/Worst dressed lists since the late 90's when I saw a People cover featuring Carmen Electra as worst-dressed. My 9-year old self disagreed. I've come so far.

Let's start with the Best...

Lupita Nyong'o, this was no surprise she has become a style icon in just one award season. She was the Belle of the Ball!

Cate Blanchett, well-known style icon. The dress, the hair, the jewelry, I loved all of it. I love nude/neutral dresses but sometimes they wash you out and this one did not do that. Also not just anyone could pull off such a dress, we could easily be saying the dress wore Cate Blanchett but she rocked it!

Anne Hathaway. It seemed as though most people did not like this dress. I loved it. I like that she kept her hair and jewelry simple and let the dress be the real statement. Plus, on TV it really sparkled!

Giuliana Rancic. Again with the nude/neutrals, I'm slightly obsessed but I thought she looked beautiful.

Naomi Watts. I love this silhouette and I thought her hair was really pretty, and very effortlessly polished.

And now for The Worst

Margot Robbie,  I think she is absolutely gorgeous, but this new dark hair I hate! It is so harsh. Please go back to blonde, hopefully this is just for a role. She reminded me of Natasha from Rocky and Bullwinkle!

Penelope Cruz, in the words of M'Lynn Eatenton, "looks like it's been hosed down with Pepto-Bismol". And what's up with the arm wrap??

Emma Roberts. The top looks like one of the shirts my mom wears under her shoulder-padded blazers. The bottom half just does fit her small frame right. I'm no tailor but c'mon....

I'll leave you with the reason why I probably liked Anne Hathaway's dress but no one else did......

I wore the Sears version in 2005.

you're welcome.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I'm the kinda girl. A link-up.

I'm the kinda girl who......

  • Is almost always punctual, in fact people who are always late drive me insane!
  • Takes things ways too personally
  • Has to fall asleep with TV on.
  • Dreams about the most random things
  • Needs to read more like I use too
  • Thinks you can never be over educated
  • Thinks you can also never be overdressed, but is usually the most casual one in the room
  • Believes in true love, "that can't eat, can't sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, world series kinda thing"
  • Could watch movies all day long
  • Is a classic over-thinker 
  • Wants to travel the world
  • Loves to laugh at the most inappropriate jokes
  • Has never accomplished anything on her Pinterest boards.....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I Would So Take the Gold in....

It's becoming more evident to me that I probably won't ever participate in the Olympic Games. I mean there's always curling I suppose.

I started thinking that maybe I should host my own Olympics like Jim did on The Office, flonkerton anyone??

If the Olympics went my way, I could win a gold medal doing the following shiznat.....

Talking on the Phone

Give me a good friend and 2 hours of nothing to do and I'm your gal! As a teen I went over my minutes more than I care to admit.

Making Sandwiches

For myself. Don't get excited. And don't get your feathers in a ruffle. I love sandwiches. I choose to not work at Subway because of all the hate I would receive for being the best sandwich artist.


I can't find out anything. Plus I could look at pictures all day long. I encourage the airing of dirty laundry because it entertains me but come on now get it together..

Dining at Concession Stands

I could pretty much live off the food you can get at the movie theater. A lot of people like sneaking in their food, which is great but I thoroughly enjoy breaking the bank with popcorn and cherry coke.

What would you win a gold medal in?

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Roses Are Red....Ima do Me

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm actually starting to like the taste of chocolate-covered strawberries, I know that's weird but I've never been a die-hard fan of that particular indulgence. Honestly, on this Valentine's Day I'm just thrilled to not be feeling like hammered S*#@. It still kinda feels like I'm hiding razors in my throat but I was able to get out of bed and then some today, because what kind of gal would I be if I missed V-DAY?!

In all seriousness, I like this holiday. It's not my favorite. I like love, I like being in love, I like seeing people be in love. Love makes the world go round, I truly believe that. Some folks feel the need to overdo it. I'm not a fan of that. Mainly because I have a vivid imagination and well you can pretty much figure out where my mind wanders off to.....

For Valentine's Day 2014 I'm going to see Endless Love so I'll be spending it with Alex Pettyfer....

I hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day filled with love, if you don't have a special Valentine this year then be your own Valentine because you can't love another without loving yourself first! You deserve the best Valentine's Day ever! Have a splash of champagne on me:)

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Film Critic

I just dawned on me that I've seen several movies and haven't told you all about them yet! My apologies. And sense it's awards season and all...

I've gushed many times about my love of MM (Matthew McConaughey) I don't just love him for how amazingly attractive he is, I really do think he's great actor that has really made his place in Hollywood. Whether you like the dude or not if you compare Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with his more recent stuff you can't help but admit the dude has come a long way. Dallas Buyers Club is both heart-wrenching, informative, and funny. I must admit that MM was not the standout in Dallas Buyers Club, that my friends goes to Jared Leto, I was thoroughly impressed.

I didn't like this movie. I know you probably loved it like everyone else but after hour 2 I could not quit rolling my eyes. I mean I get it already the guy liked cocaine and hookers and being out of control and constant debauchery. They could have shaved the 3 hour running time down....A LOT. Acting is of course good and Margot Robbie is very pretty. I'm glad I watched it I guess.

If you are looking for something upbeat, look elsewhere. I liked this movie, it made me kinda sad but I'm not one to feel like all movies should leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. This movie felt very real, and I appreciated that. Plus, the music was mesmerizing. I need to buy the soundtrack.

This movie did have a feel-good vibe. Good story. Beautifully filmed. Sean Penn and Kriten Wiig who are two of my favorites who always stand out star in this film, and what I loved was that they didn't try and steal the movie. I think that's awesome and to me shows a lot of talent. Ben Stiller is goofy and cute like always. This movie is one that you could watch with anybody, your kids, grandma, preacher, and not be embarrassed. I'm not one to be all censored but it is refreshing to see a film like this when so many others seemed to be filled with unnecessary offensiveness.

What's the best movie you've seen?

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekend Wrap-Up

Fun weekend with friends! Exactly what I needed.


We ate at Cafe 4 (to celebrate B's birthday, slightly belated) somewhere I have never been and it was so good! If you go get the Cheese and Crackers for an appetizer.


I slept in. Met up with some of my people for Mexican cuisine and Margs, then met up with the rest of everyone to ice skate which was really fun, I haven't been in awhile. You probably don't know this but I went through a big ice skating phase as a child. Meaning, I wore leotards to the local ice rink. Lucky for all patrons of The Ice Chalet I left the tights at home this time. 


My good friend Katie manages a boutique called Southern Bliss Boutique and she was able to show me some of their new items and upcoming Spring selection, go check them out for great deals on cute clothes :)

Here's hoping you had a fabulous weekend too!

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Friday, February 7, 2014

God as a Matchmaker

Sometimes I feel like the world's biggest cynic but in all reality I'm a total optimist who worries constantly. I figure if I worry enough about something and it does turn out badly then I'm not disappointed. Such a wonderful outlook on life I know.

I worry about my future all the time. Will I get married? Will I have children? Will I get to travel? Will I one day get my absolute dream job? Will I be happy?

So many things scare me and I think about it too much! And I believe that sometimes a much higher power than me reminds me that all the worrying in the world isn't going help anything. I was reminded of this the other day in the most unlikely place.

I was in a waiting room bored so of course I was scrolling through my phone looking at all forms of social media, I came across a "pin" on Pinterest that said "What is the Name of your Soulmate" With everything that has gone on in that area of my life over the past six months or more and in the very present time, I just had to see what it said....

The pin took me to a link via Buzzfeed, a site that I frequent for it's hilarity but not for much more than senseless pop culture. I really like Buzzfeed by the way you should check it out.

Anyways I take "What is the Name of your Soulmate" quiz and the answer I got was Isaac. So of course I rack my brain of anyone I know named Isaac because you know this quiz is so accurate and all. So I was just like whatever nice quiz.

I got in my car and I was reminded of Bible story that I have always been very familiar with. The story of Isaac and Rebekah (my namesake, I was actually specifically named for the biblical Rebekah). If you care to read the story it is found in Genesis 24.

I felt that God used that silly quiz as a tool to say to me, "Rebekkah, I'm going to take of this, I brought Rebekah to Isaac and I am going to take care of you, stop worrying and start trusting in me. I have a plan for you, I always have."

You may not be a religious person and may completely disagree with me but in that moment I realized that there are things beyond my control and I need to quit worrying about how I can control it. I am realizing more and more about the power of prayer. I am also realizing how I fail daily in this. I'm working on it :)

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