Thursday, February 23, 2017

Saying I Love You Without actually saying it or having it cost MONEY

I've been trying to come up with some blog post topics to write about as it seems that my blog has taken to just being giveaways, and that is not the reason that I started it.  Oh, don't get me wrong, I love giving things away.  Heck, I love entering sweepstakes and get just as excited being able to give prizes away to our readers.

But I also want to expand a bit on my blog.  Get it up to date.  Might even change the name a bit as my little red-head is growing up, don't get me wrong, she still loves lollipops and she still loves ladybugs, but her interests have exploded.

So, sitting here thinking, how do I say "I Love You" without actually saying the words? How can you say "I Love You" without it costing anything?   My kiddo tells me all the time.  She actually just yelled out of the bedroom, "Mommy I Love You,"  and she does that frequently.  

Here are some of my (our) ways:

1.  Each and every morning I get up and pack my husband's lunch for him to take to work.  Growing up, I watched my Mom pack my Dad's lunchbox each and every day, and I guess it grew on me.

2.  Will text my hubby, just because. 

3.  When he gets home from work, I will ask him how his day has gone? Pretty easy to tell when its been a bad day, and actually listen to him.

4.  I put little cute notes in his lunch box, though its been a while, need to get on that again. 

5.  Texting funny pictures of the kiddo to him.

6.  Kiddo and I will go out and visit him in the field when I know he is going to be working late and won't get to see her before she goes to bed.

7.  Get up first thing and make the coffee (he does this for me as well).

8.  Just spend time together, doing nothing.

9.  Cook his favorite meal.

10. After the kiddo is in bed, pour a glass or two of wine and snuggle.

11.  We love to sit out side, quietly, and just look up at the stars.  This is "our time."

What are some of your ways to say I Love You to your spouse, significant other, friends, parents, etc?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

1 Night Movie Review and Giveaway

We received the opportunity to watch an early release of 1 Night from Level 33.  The movie stars: Anna Camp, Justin Chatwin, Isabelle Fuhrman and Kyle Allen.

Written and directed by: Minhal Baig. Produced by Kerry Barden, Han S Canosa and Marius A Markevicius.

Thirty-something Elizabeth (Anna Camp) must decide whether to salvage her relationship with Drew (Justin Chatwin) after much personal disappointment. Meanwhile, Bea (Isabelle Fuhrman), a worrisome teenager, reconnects with her introverted childhood friend, Andy (Kyle Allen) to overcome their differences in high school social status following their prom. Past and present collide as two couples explore love over the course of one night at a hotel.

My thoughts:

I have always been a sucker for a romantic comedy so was eager to jump at the chance to watch this early release.  The movie is a little over an hour long, so no long drawn out drama.  I did enjoy the movie, and was able to sit still through it, without jumping up here and there, to watch it all.  I won't give out the ending, but there is a small twist at the end, that if you have watched the whole movie, you can probably figure out what it will be.  I think after the first few minutes of the movie, it was pretty easy to figure out what was going on and how it would turn out at the end. I found the acting to be a bit above average, but the characters were likable and though there are many actors in the movie, only a small handful actually have speaking parts.   

None the less, I did enjoy it and I think that people will enjoy it as well.  1 Night was released on February 10th, which was just in time for Valentine's Day.  If you get a chance, I would check it out if it is playing near you, and it is also available in a digital format as well.

Want to check out the trailer??

You can also check them out on facebook and twitter.

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I also have a wonderful opportunity for our readers.  How would you like to win your own DIGITAL copy of this movie??? Just check out the rafflecopter entry below and enter away.  

Giveaway is open to residents of the USA, who are 18+.  Please only one entrant per household.  Giveaway will end on: February 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. est.  Please note that the prize will be delivered as a CODE to the movie (this is not a hard copy).  

Many thanks to the Level 33 for letting us do a pre-screening of the movie and for the giveaway for our readers and many thanks to the Tether Group as well.

Disclaimer: Lollipops n' Ladybugs received no compensation for this posting and are not responsible for delivery of the prize to the winner.

Good luck!