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Movie Monday: Audrey Hepburn

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Movie Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 06/09/2015 at 01:50

Since my Bestie‘s Big Bro told her that she looks like Audrey Hepburn, I, like our HIMYM Bro Barney, 👔 had to make my 🎬movie mission👊🏽

🏁 Challenge Accepted! ☝🏼

Therefore, I had to introduce Evie to her celebrity lookalike😎 who I’ve idolized since I, as a speech pro,

  • admired her while watching My Fair Lady👒 in my very first junior high speech class
  • appreciated Tiffany & Co. more, thanks to Breakfast at Tiffany’s💍

Both Hepburn’s timeless⏰ beauty💁🏻 and the Tiffany💎 blue hue are inspirations behind the interior decor at my 💇🏻hairdresser’s salon

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Yesterday, we hit Hastings to find a couple of her classics💽

  • Funny Face🗼 for $ale
  • Sabrina💃🏻 for rent 

 

Audrey Hepburn

Funny Face on Chanel-inspired red quiltstitch👛 & Sabrina on Tiffany blue

 

For a tid-bit on Hepburn’s early life, enjoy her adventures from WWII childhood to performing🎫 her way to 🌠stardom! 


Movie & Musical Monday: Classics

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Musical Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/25/2015 at 12:00

Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸

With the hype of recent releases🎥 and upcoming summer blockbusters📹 on the 🎬silver screen, there’s no doubt that theaters🎫 will be packed, especially with students being off…

I’ve enjoyed my share lately and look forward to more, but with these excessive ⚡️thunderstorms☔️ (i.e., Texas floods), I’ve preferred to stay home with my own media collection.

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Speaking of 📀movies💽 & 🎼music🎵 🐯Asia🐅 (with whom I celebrate my 9th 😻Annie-versary😍 mañana) & my fave film together during her 🐱kittenhood🐈 was 🐵Curious🙈 🙉George🐒 in which 🌺Jack🌴 🎸Johnson🎤 is featured on the 💿soundtrack🎶

At Hastings Entertainment (where I worked in high school and college), I’ve taken advantage of my vinyl📻 discount ~ as I’m a vintage gal!

Disney

I relate the most to these Disney 👸🏻princesses/heroines💃🏻 because they have dark hair 💁🏻 like yours truly, + who can’t resist the shared spaghetti🍝 scene between 2 🐶K9s🐾

Plus, I play my timeless Disney 💎classics💍 to lift☝🏽️ my spirits😇 sometimes. We’re never too old to watch these animations📺 based on

♪A 🌈dream💭 is a wish your 💝heart💖 makes♫

👣Footnote: An underlying meaning behind The Little Mermaid🐚 is the life lesson of adapting to another cultural civilization🏯

Throwback Thursday: Hi-Tone 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Musical Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Throwback Thursday, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/14/2015 at 08:30

Happy Belated 🎈🎁Birthday🎂🍰, Ritchie Valens!

When we visited the Selena🌺 shrine🌴 in Corpus a couple of months ago in commemoration of her 2-decade anniversary, I mentioned how Selena is my cousin’s fave 🎬film🎥, and my buddy pointed out how his is La Bamba.

Trivia: Did you know that the *star* of La Bamba, Lou Diamond💎 Phillips, is Pinoy, like yours truly?

Along with this classic, I got a package💽 that included The Buddy Holly Story, about one of the legends📀 who perished with “Hi-Tone”🎤 in that fatal flight✈️ crash.

 
My favorite 🎼jingles🎵 for RV, who achieved the 🇺🇸American 🌈Dream, include:

  • Donna (who doesn’t like a song tribute to your true 💝love?)
  • We Belong Together (which Selena sang a rendition as a child)

Recently, my student (tomorrow’s birthday boy) actually starred in his ’50s📻 school play as Ritchie!

R.I.P.✌️ Richard Valenzuela👼 (May 13, 1941-February 3, 1959)

Throwback Thursday: ¡Feliz Cumplé Selena!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Musical Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 04/16/2015 at 08:00

🎈Happy🎁 🎂Birthday🍰 to the late and great Selena ~ the sweet and soulful Tejano 🎼songstress🎤 who was 👼slain💐 20 years ago.

Spanish Fly

Throwback Thursday: My H.S. 💃Spanish🎋 📗textbook📖 cover, in which I sketched my favorite Latinas ~ including 🎼Selena🎤 (bottom right)

I visited her shrine when it was new and again recently, plus have the 💽film📺 about her life saved on my 📳iPhone 6+📲 ~ so I watched it again on my latest 🎬Movie Day🎥

  • One thing that I caught this time that I didn’t observe the first few times I watched it several years ago was a scene portraying the young 🎸Selena y los Dinos’🎹 struggle in Harlingen ~ the last city where I lived when I taught en el Valle!

J-Lo as ♫Selena♪



            ♥Selena♥ Candle Vigil & Montage                          

                  

        

Movie Monday: 20 Clueless Years

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 04/13/2015 at 14:15

🎬Happy 2 Decades of Clueless!🎥

Clueless Whatever

Couldn’t pass up this $5 Target🎯 DVD💽 or this opp to make my “Mental Health Day” (dubbed by my bestie Evie) yesterday a Movie Day!

This not only was my favorite flick as I entered my freshman year of high school 20 years ago, but I also read the book📖 and jammed out to the 🎧soundtrack!

Argyle by design

Clueless‘ Cher and I like to be decked out in diamonds💍! Argyle = Smile 😍😻

I actually also admired Alicia Silverstone for these 3 Cs in the early-/mid-’90s:

  • Crazy ~ as she co-starred with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler’s daughter, Liv Tyler, on this Aerosmith🎸 music video (as well as Living on the Edge with Eddie Furlong) 🎤
  • Crush ~ in which she portrayed a disturbed teenager obsessed with her parents’ guest house tenant 🏠
  • Clueless ~ well, duh! 👌

Not only could I relate to her character and her friends’ fashion-forward💃 wardrobes👠 (on a much less grand scale than 👜Beverly Hills, and I actually planned mine a month in advance rather than picking out my OOTD that morning even back then ~ yet I now have a touch-screen computer if I wanted to use that to view photos of my options ~ and I admit that I once had a shallow, self-absorbed streak during my youth), I also could connect with Cher on another level, lately.

Let’s just say that I may have my own version of “Christian” to this day (yet I won’t be a 👧beard🎅 ~ as if)!  As for other “Baldwins”:

  • I also had a celeb crush😘 on Donald Faison since his supporting role on Waiting to Exhale ~ of which I also have the book📕 ~ until he starred on my fave 2000s sitcom📺 Scrubs😷 
  • I’ve cracked up to movie star🌠 Paul Rudd ~ who also appeared on the last episodes of my fave show of all time, Friends ~ for decades!

Also, a decade ago, my 👣gym👟 bestie and I hit up Pismo👙 (as in the 🌴Pismo Beach🏄 Relief: Cher’s cause ~ another inspiration to donate food, clothing, athletic equipment, etc.) ~ and I actually appreciate good teacher-student connections, as I’ve taken on both roles myself!

R.I.P., Brittany Murphy (1977-2009) ~ who I watched >20 years ago on Almost Home🏡, the spin-off of 👪The Torkelsons!

Movie Monday: The Best Man Holiday

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Movie Monday, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/02/2015 at 16:30

The 🎅holidays🎄 may be over, but The Best Man †Holiday† is the perfect 🎬movie🎥 for any season and reason!

Best Man Holiday

The Best Man †Holiday† on Blu-Ray: purrfect on snow day!

Last weekend, our latest ❄️snow⛄️ series out of a countless many, I popped the 💽DVD📀 in because

Yet this is by far one of my fave flicks for

Movie Monday: Valentine’s Flicks

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/09/2015 at 18:00

Nah, Kelvin … I’m gay, & I’m here to play*

I’m mostly into action films, but during this time of year with ♥LOVE♥ in the air for ♥Valentine’s♥ Day, I don’t mind checking out those chick flicks (the ♥lighthearted♥ ones ~ not those tear-jerkers)!

Bring on the ♥rom-com♥ …

Since Evie suggested for me to set aside one single day out of each month just for myself (aside from the hustle & bustle of school & work ~ notice that we didn’t mention †Church† because I never take a ☼day☼ off from GOD ~ and I admit that I still did homework), after MLK Day in January, this past Friday (after my stress-relieving massage ~ thanks to Lisa with her rolling pin technique and refreshments) was my February “me ☼day☼before the ♥Sweetheart♥ Ball

… which included tapping into my collection of DVDs since I’ve been ♣spring♣-cleaning anyway with my Double A!

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Main Movie of the Day: *Valentine’s Day ~ co-stars from my fave prime time show, Grey’s Anatomy (Patrick Dempsey * Eric Dane * Hector Elizondo), and star from the *must-see* movie of the moment, American Sniper (Bradley Cooper, who sat beside someone else in uniform, Julia Roberts) + Cooper, Dane, Emma Thompson & Jennifer Aniston each star in 2 of these films!

Movie Monday: MLK Day ~ The Secret

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/19/2015 at 18:10

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Davy ~ my good buddy and American hero (from the U.S. Army with his Purple ♥Heart♥) ~ strongly recommended The Secret to me because it has served as a source of inspiration for him. On this MLK Day, my last Monday off before ♣Spring Break♣ and Memorial Day, I made a point to watch it, and Dr. MLK Jr. himself also was featured!

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One of the Secrets ~ from Dr. MLK Jr. himself

I won’t give too much more away about this movie because I want you all to see for yourselves how to succeed and prosper, unless you’ve seen it already, and if that’s the case, then by all means, check it out again! Let’s just say that The Secret further reinforces the approach that I try to take in my own life with a ☼positive perspective☼ and an attitude of gratitude!

Peace✌ as we lead lives with ease!