Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A lovely Giveaway and some good movies for a cold ugly day...

I want to thank every single one of you for your beautiful birthday wishes for my mama..It meant the world to us all! THANK YOU !!!! Her Birthday was spent rather quiet without my dad and...she had a molar pulled and was a little swollen and a tad uncomfortable...So we had her cake and ice cream the next day when she wasn't looking quite the chipmunk and could enjoy it :)


Everyone... loves a giveaway...but a fun one to boot? If you haven't visited Kasey of Lola B's wonderful blog yet, your in for such a treat, her blog is full of beautiful pictures and she has such a fun, witty and insightful way of writing, she really grabs you from the get go! Kasey is giving away the lovely necklace below called Fly Me to Paris, among some other lovelies :) Good Luck Everyone......and....Your Welcome :)

To enter click HERE...
Giveaway ends.... 4/23 at Midnight

Now I was going to originally use this picture below of Jean-Pierre, whom they met while on her wonderful trip to Paris, but thought better of it in case the winner decided to sue me because he wasn't included in the Giveaway prize they received in the mail...hence...the above lovely picture instead :)

Ps..You really should read her Girls In Paris...Day One post Here and then Girls in Paris...Deux Here if only to see where Jean-Pierre (pictured below) comes into all this and laugh so hard ya might just have to run and tinkle from her oh so witty writing :) And enjoy all her beautiful pictures...

And...incase you notice me rather quiet on my visits this week...tis only because I am doing some family obligations and will be back to visiting as soon as I can...But while I am working, I will be watching this movie tonight "The Young Victoria" I hope it is good....

Update***I loved this movie, but was rather disappointed with the ending....I, like many had read about her throughout the years and I just felt like the movie ended at the best part...when their lives together were just beginning...but the costumes and actors were wonderful, the scenery, locations and sets (palaces) were amazingly beautiful...gotta love period pieces :) Will I watch it again....You betcha!

I watched "Everybody's Fine" earlier today....tried to watch it three times before while I cooked and or cleaned the kitchen and I knew it was good, but kept missing so much, so this morning while I worked I finally saw it...I think it is a WONDERFUL movie...Not a Christmas Holiday like I thought it was going to be, it made me think of how many times our lives echoed the movie...always telling our parents or loved ones what we think they want to know, you know...the happy stuff only....and how we sometimes are guilty of not listening and only hearing what we want to hear.....I think at one time or another we are all guilty of that :) I can't tell you how many times I went to my dad with my troubles because I didn't want to trouble mama, dad always listened and would say..."let's not bother your mother with'll be fine".....and you always was...but now he is gone...and it is time to tell mama everything...not only the girls think I don't know or notice....but you know what??? I see them doing the same with not only their dad...but my mama as well, they go to them and try to spare me what they think I don't want to hear....I guess this movie kind of opened my eyes to that...kind of ironic if you think about it....I thought De Niro was fabulous in it.... Anyways I really enjoyed it, if you get a chance to see it, let me know what you think :)

Well "Young Victoria" is waiting....

Until next time dear friends,


Denise said...

Sounds like a great movie. Thanks for the head up on the giveaway. I've had a difficult "Mom" week. I keep thinking about her and how she would have enjoyed all of the dress and wedding plans. A difficult year for you and I both I know. You are a wonderful daughter, taking such great care of your Mama. Hope she had a happy B-day!

Julie said...

I can't wait to watch "Victoria"! I've been waiting forever for it to come out on DVD...bought it yesterday...and haven't had ONE second to start it!

Thanks for the review on "Everybody's Fine"--never saw it in the theater...sounds like a great message!

Glad your Mama had a good birthday--even with tooth trouble!

Have a wonderful night!

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Rose,
Hope you liked :Young Victoria, I did ,when seing it, only think it ended,exatly,where the story startet to be real good!!
The other I did not see, -well maybe one day on chanel 1000....
Thanks for your dear visit,sweetie, it alwayes make me smile, hearing from you, you are such a dear and sweet person.


Sylvia said...

Well Happy Birthday to your Mom...hope she had a great day...Thanks for the movie reviews...I cant wait to see them.


Sue said...

Happy Birthday to you Mama! Hope her day was special. I've been wanting to see that movie forever. I missed it when it was out in December. Thanks for reminding me and letting me know how good it is.
Take care, Sue

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Rose! I so so loved hearing of our similar dilemma in the area of "stuff". You hide your addictions well! te he. And thanks for the heads up on those two movies, Young Victoria is on my Netflix list, but I did'n know about the other. Sounds worth watching!
hugs and love,
I'll be getting out the mini giveaway soon I hope, we've had some family things pop up!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

So glad to hear your Mama' birthday went well. I would LOVE to spend my Mummy's birthday with her. I miss her so much.

Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway and the movie. We finally just watched The Blind Side.....we LOVED it.


Free Pretty Things For You said...

SO glad you like the vintage pictures!!
aww poor mami! i bet the cake and ice cream made her feel better the next day tho! i know that makes my day any day!! so i guess i shouldnt be complaining about my weight huh!

The French Bear said...

Rose, how sweet you are to celebrate your Mama's birthday when she is feeling better. No one likes to miss cake and birthday treats!!!
Thanks for the heads up on the movies, I can't wait to see them.....I love looking at the costumes!
I will check out the giveaway too!
Margaret B

Kelly Berkey said...

Hi sweet lady!
I only have a minute but wanted to answer your questions.
To get the Jamie Oliver button, click on my link and it will have a photo for you to copy and paste into your blog. Then just use that url, takes them right to the petition, which I hope you have signed!
As for my giveaway. Click on the link provided, then look to the right sidebar under "Giveaways" and you will see my name.

I read Kasey's post on Paris, how fun is that woman?

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rose,

Many thanks for sharing the movies with us, Young Victoria looks like a good one and I look forward to watching this. I love seeing the beautiful period costumes.

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rose,

I forgot to say, I have tagged you in my last post, if you want to play the game.


Beatnheart said...

Hiya Rose, Hope all is going well with you..Dang but I missed that giveaway...I am having a great day just reading and commenting...I'm going to a neighborhood party in a little while. it's an Italian Theme. I made a big pot of meatballs in sauce to just poke at with toothpicks...I already poked a few myself..well talk soon. Cynthia

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Rose, my beautiful dear...thank you for coming to see Patricia's work! YOU HAVE THAT LITTLE SILVER CHAIR TOO? I bought it from Judith at Paris Atelier!!!! Oh, and those movies you mention, I must see The Young Victoria! I love any movie about royalty! I think I was supposed to be a queen of Spain or something!!!!!


Ember said...

Hi Rose,
I loved Young Victoria too. I watched it with my daughters and grandchildren this weekend. They all watched Everybody's Fine, but I had gone to bed because I had to make the five hour drive the next morning. They all told me that I have to watch it.
Have a great week, taking care of business! I have some things to do this week myself that may keep me away from the blog too.
hugs to you sweetie!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Rose!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog today, I always love seeing your smiling face and reading your wise advice. :-)

I have been following their adventures in France, looks like they had a dream trip!

Love to you, sweet Rose!
Anne said...

I enjoyed both movies too, and really hope there is a part two for Victoria!! Of course, I could watch this one over and over just for her gowns.

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweetie
Just dropping by to say Hi and wish you a lovely day!

fairmaiden said... sweet rose...I'm so sorry I haven't been by in a has been busy. I want you to know I AlwAys appreciate your comments and emails. You dear are one of the handful of 'close' friends I've made here in Blogland. I love you! ox

Now...yes I too loved both these movies. And I was disappointed when the Young Victoria ended too. Everything Is Fine made me think too...I'm trying to teach my kids NOT to live this way. I grew up this way too. I've tried to raise my family to be open, honest, real, true with each other...even had a tearful argumentive moment this morning with my daughter...but in the end she hugged me...a long loving embrace...which of course put me into a waterfall of tears. Today I'm feeling a bit undertheweather so I think I will watch the new blue ray DVD my hubby bought me 'Out Of Africa'!!! I also have to bake cookies and brownies for my men to take on their Yosemite trip...they leave tomorrow at 5 am! Love you girlie oxox Kerrie

CIELO said...

Hola Bella! Me alegro verte por mi casita entre las rosas el otro dia... tienes un lindo blog, y continuare viniendo por aqui.... and oh, I so hope to see you at our "Victorian Tea Party"... on Mother's Day... ;) Come see!



T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi dear Rose, hope you are finding time to catch up this week. I am always a day late and a dollar short. Never able to catch up. Time runs so fast. I've never heard of the movie "Everybody's Fine" Will have to look that one up. I hope you are fine! Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy said...

Hey girlie,
It's me, you know, the boss of you! LOL I want to see that DeNero movie, it sounds cute. I'm still trying to get through Blindside. Everytime I turn it on & get comfy, I fall asleep. Thanks for the giveaway news, I'll be talking to you later sweetie. Lisa

Sylvia said...

Hi won my Spring giveaway....hahaha...send me your email and I will ship your gift on Monday.

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Nishant said...

Sounds like a great movie.
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