New Favorite Things – Books, TV, Music and More!

Aug 22

“My favorite things” posts always contain makeup, accessories and food but I wanted to dedicate this post to my favorite things in media now.

Favorite Things - Media

 

Flo Rida’s “Blow My Whistle Baby” - I know this song’s lyrics are a bit on the trashy side but I loves it! So fun, so catchy and I can’t help but crank it up and sing along.

All the Right Moves  with Travis Wall - I fell in LOVE with Travis Wall and his choreography over the last several years through So You Think You Can Dance.  He is amazing talented, dynamic, inspirational and YOUNG.  He has decided to form him own dance company with a few of this friends and it is being documented on Oxygen.  Dancers, Diva attitudes and drama what more could you want in a new reality show.  Tuesdays 9 am Oxygen.

MWF Seeks BFF - I grabbed this book after hearing a quick interview with the author on TV.  Its about a woman, a 27 year old woman who has documented her journey to find a new best friend.  She vows to go on 52 “girl dates” in a year and open herself up to new people and experiences.  I can totally relate to her search because as an adult its just not as easy to find new friends.  There is something that goes missing during your late twenties that makes it more difficult to truly connect with people like you used to.  The book is funny, smart and so close to my own thoughts that it is actually scary!

The Lorax – We saw this movie in the theater a few months ago and I FELL IN LOVE! The story is absolutely amazing and such a great message for all of us in today’s society.  It incorporates some pretty mature themes like greed, reluctance and courage.  Not only is the story amazing and heartwarming, the plot really makes you think about your day to day life and how you treat others and the earth.  Do not miss this movie…I think its now my favorite animated film of all time!

What are your favorite movies, books, tv shows and songs?

-Drama mama out

 

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20 Questions

Aug 23

1.  Name  three things you are looking forward to

-My hair appointment on Saturday…I need it really bad
-The MTV VMAs on Sunday ( I know…pathetic)
-Labor Day (a monday off)

2.  If you could have a dream come true what would it be?

- I wish I could be off of work to pick up my kiddos from school right when the day is over :(

3.  You have $200.  You have to spend it on yourself, you can’t donate it, and it can’t be something you actually need.  What will it be?

-NO problem…The new Michael Kors Runway watch in Brown…kind of in love.  It is a bit over $200 but I would gladly go into my pocket for this one.

 

 

 

 

 

4.  What helps to pull you out of a bad mood

-Laughing, Girly Music and a Diet Coke

5.  What is your bedtime routine

-Bath
-Brush Teeth
-Wash Face
-Book
-Sleep

6.  How did you meet your significant other

-We met through mutual friends and hung out in the same group for about a year or so until we fell in love :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.  What kinds of books do you read

-I have been reading like a crazy person.  Here are a few that I have read lately

 

 

 

8.  How do you see yourself in 10 years

-I see my self with teenagers :( Not a good picture

9. What’s your fear?

-Roaches and dogs

10. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to see outer space?

-I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up but I don’t know some junk food cannot be given up

11. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

-Use the bathroom and wash my hair

12. If you could change one thing about your significant other, what would it be?

-He would have hair (he would love this as well)

13. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?

-I like my name, it means the unlucky one but hey you gotta work with what ya got

14. If you had to choose between six months of sun or six months of rain, what would you choose?

-SUN!!!!!

15. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?

-Potatoes, they are so versatile that you could do them so many different ways you would never get bored

16.  What is the thing that you like about blogging the most

-Creative outlet
-Getting new followers
-Free Products :)

17.  Do you prefer salty or sweet foods

-A little bit of both mostly one right after the other

18. What items are in your purse right now? 

  1. wallet
  2. personal cell phone
  3. work cell phone
  4. phone charger
  5. iTunes Gift Card
  6. lots of receipts
  7. information about Kindergarten
  8. Weight Watchers Book
  9. Smarties Candy
  10. floss
  11. old movie ticket
  12. Sephora Gift Card!
  13. Lodis Business Card holder
  14. Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Antioxidant Bars
  15. Keys
  16. Marc Jacobs Makeup Bag

19. If you had to choose between vacationing at the beach or in the mountains where would you go?\

-Beach…anyday :)

20. What do you watch on television that you know you shouldn’t?

-Jersey Shore….my guiltiest pleasure

Did you learn anything about me?? What was most shocking to you?

-Drama mama out

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What to Expect 3 Book Set Giveaway

Aug 22

Most pregnant moms have heard of “What to Expect When you are Expecting” for me it was a savior during my first pregnancy.  At 20 I was a young mom so a lot of the little quirks of pregnancy I knew nothing about. I read the book cover to cover and re read the labor portions to make sure that I was prepared for my big day.

When the day came for me to head to the hospital I knew everything I could possibly know about pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum phase and I was so happy about that.  I am the type of person that feels comfort in the knowledge of a situation and I am afraid of the unknown.  This book took away that fear and gave me the knowledge I needed to be confident and enjoy the experience of becoming a mother.

What to Expect has such a great line of books that are suitable for parents of all ages to kids of all ages.  Every parent needs help during their journey and I wanted to help all you moms out there with the obstacles that come with parenting. This giveaway is for a three (3) book set “What to Expect When you are Expecting” “What to Expect the First Year” and “What to Expect the Second Year” a great line of books that will keep you informed and prepared for what your little ones have in store for you up until their 3rd birthday.

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is

1.  “Like” Drama Filled Mama on Facebook
2.  Follow Drama Filled Mama on Twitter @mlj2374
3.  Leave a comment below about a funny situation with your pregnancy, baby or toddler that these books could have helped out with.

The deadline to enter the contest is September 30th at midnight CST. The winner will be selected at random.

Get going ladies, an easy way to win a great set of books to read, gift, whatever suits you.

Good Luck

-Drama mama out

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Currently

Aug 02

Reading

Stolen by Lucy Christopher.  I picked up this book last week on my search of new books to read after finishing the Hunger Games last week.  The story follows a 16 year old girl, Gemma who is taken from an airport and forced to live peaceably with her captor in Australia, she is confused and hurt but oddly attracted to him. It is written in the form of a letter to him, her kidnapper and its odd to see what she really thinks of him through her time.   I’m excited to see how this book unfolds as it has gotten great reviews and seems like a nice change from some other super girlie books I have been reading…we will see.

Listening to 

Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass – I cannot get this song out of my head, its just super fun and girlie while being a little hard, the best qualities in Nicki’s music

Wearing

Essie Ballet Slippers on Hands and Essie Tart Deco on Toes.  Essie is such a great quality line of polishes.  I love the look of either color on my nails or toes paired with glitter.  Glitter makes these everyday colors fun and sassy.

Watching
Mad Men Season 4 – Catching the final season that way when the new season starts I will be good to go.  This season is crazy good so far and the always beautiful Christina Hendricks makes me wish I would have lived in the 60s, my body type and fashion sense would have worked so well then.

 

 Wishing for
Marc Jacobs Kate Bracelet in Rose Gold.  I heart rose gold.  It looks great on my skin tone, never looks fakish gold and automatically riches up any outfit.  At only $98 this bracelet would be a great addition to any accessory collection.  Image how adorable it would be with jeans and a white tee or a little black dress…so versatile.

What are you reading, listening to, wearing, watching, and wishing for?

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My Favorite Things

Jul 28

These are a few of my favorite things…
.My Favorite Things - July

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins- I got wind of this series of books from my favorite aunt and I absolutely devoured the three books within the series.  The stories are written so well that forces you to read quickly and intently.  The author does such a great job conveying the feelings of the heroine through her words, when Katniss (the main character) was hungry, I was hungry, when she was thirsty I was thirsty.  Imagine a futuristic (but not sci fi) version of the lottery with a little love triangle, deceit, grief and more and you have The Hunger Games.  I just found out that this book series will be made into a movie…this is a series of books that would make a great presentation on film…I look forward to it.

Zumba – I am in love with this fitness craze.  I am the type of person that doesn’t like doing cardio unless its fun and I have found my way about that.  Normally Zumba is a latin dance class with fairly easy movements and combinations that almost anyone can pick up on.  My favorite part of the class is the fast paced nature.  You are not forced to learn combinations by eight counts you basically follow along as the song comes on and there is no way to get bored.  The teacher that I go to uses not only Latin music but other high energy dance songs that are familiar and popular so alot of the times in the class I feel like I am dancing at a club with other women.  Another thing about this class is that I always want a margarita afterwards which defeats the purpose of working out.

Essie “Tart Deco” - In love with this color.  Its a nice summer color, a corally bright tone that looks great on nails and toes and makes anyone look tan.  I paired mine with a turquoise nail and glitter, its really fun and Essie’s polishes are always top notch

Feather Earrings – I know feathers are very trendy right now but I love the look of a pair of earrings that are almost the same colors as your hair, its a nice touch to hair that is wavy and tousled, its unexpected, which I enjoy.

Nicki Minaj – I adore this girl, not only her crazy outfits and hair choices but her persona and music. She is cute and quirky in a world that is normally hard.  She bring femininity to the hip hop world and she makes me want to be a rap princess…just sayin.

Marc Jacobs Katie Rose Gold Bracelet – I am dying over this bracelet.  It is such a classic peice in an unexpected color that works so well with my skin tone and hair color and to me the rose gold tone makes for such a richer peice.  This item would look great paired with jeans and tee or an evening gown…so versatile.

H&M lace bra – On my recent trip I was able to shop at an H&M and I was absolutely flabbergasted at their PJ and lingerie section.  The bras were such great quality for a super cheap price.  I was able to pick up a greige lace bra in my size! for only $14.99 how can you beat that?

Fiber One Brownies – These little brownies are a great chocolate trade off. They are two points plus values and while they are not terrbily large they taste like real brownies and would be amazing with FF cool whip or ice cream :) They come in chocolate and peanut butter and can be found in the granola bar / cereal aisle.

What are your favorites?

-Drama mama out

 

 

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