Friday Night at the Movies – Tiny: A Story About Living Small

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After watching Queen of Versailles, One Hundred Dollars a Month reader left a suggestion on Facebook that I counteract the madness by watching Tiny: A Story About Living Small.  Holy buckets, after watching that train wreck, I kind of need some balance, so thanks Dina for the suggestion!  {If you have Netflix, it is available to stream for free.}

tiny a story about living small

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Lark Rise to Candleford

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In my love of all things BBC, I stumbled on a series called Lark Rise to Candleford.   It’s set in a small hamlet called Lark Rise during the end of the 19th century.  According to the BBC website, it is a drama based on the memoir of Flora Thompson’s childhood–though, with a little love, intrigue and drama mixed in.  Yes, please.  I can’t wait to start it.

lark rise to candleford

Have you seen this ? Did you like it? If not, let me know what you think if you decide to watch it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Land Girls

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I just started the series Land Girls.  I’m only 2 episodes in, but I LOVE it!  It’s about a group of women who were members of the Women’s Land Army {women who worked on British farms during WWII}.  The series follows the women’s lives through just about everything you might expect.  It’s awesome.

Netflix has it for free, if you are a Netflix member.

land girls

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Queen of Versailles

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My friend, MamaJJ recommended that I watch Queen of Versailles.  It’s about a billionaire’s family–and their experience when the economic bubble popped.  Fair warning:  apparently it kind of makes you want to strangle these people, but it is jaw-dropping enough that you can’t stop watching.

queen of versailles

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it?

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – John Adams

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In light of the holiday, I thought it might be kind of fun to start John Adams, an HBO original dramatization about none other than…John Adams and his life in early America.  A little history combined with some HBO drama.  Yes, please.  Best part is that you can stream it on Amazon without even needing pricey HBO.  Wahoo!

john adams

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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10 Great Family Movies for Summer

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10 Great Family Movies for Summer

With the kids home for the summer, by the end of the week, you may be looking to melt into the couch.  At least, that’s how I remember feeling when the kids were younger.  If  you need a little downtime, but still want to make it family friendly, I totally recommend a family movie night.

We started this tradition when the kids were younger, and as you know, to this day, The Girl and I still do our Friday Night Movies. I figure most kids have seen all of the recent movies, so I chose some older {I’m going to call them classics} that might be fun to watch.

Here’s my top 10:

  1. Parent Trap {the new and the old one}.  The kids will get a kick out of watching the same story set in different eras.
  2. Goonies.  This is a cult classic.  Plus, whenever my kids say something I can’t understand, I just say “Boobie twapped, that’s what I said,” and they totally know they need to repeat whatever they said.  It’s one of those movies that is part of our family dialect.
  3. Freaky Friday.  This is another one that has a new and old version.  Watch them both, but I’ll warn you, the first is better.
  4. The Princess Bride.  This is a must.  Plain and simple.  It will be “love, trew love” I promise.  In fact, if you haven’t watched it with your kids, stop whatever you are doing right now and make it happen.
  5. The Muppet Movie.  Okay again, they have redone this one, but stick to the 1979 version.  It captures the magic of the Muppets.
  6. Where the Red Fern Grows.  If your kids haven’t read the book, you may want to require it first, but seriously, this movie will make you cry.  Every.  Time.
  7. Old Yeller.  I have a new appreciation for this one now that we have Lucy.  It’s basically about a boy and the love he has for his dog.
  8. Swiss Family Robinson.  What’s not to love about a family making the most of being stranded on a deserted island?
  9. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier.  This is a must if you have boys.  They will spend the next week outside recreating the movie over and over.  It totally fuels their imagination.
  10. The Adventures of the Wilderness Family.  This is a little more obscure suggestion, but totally worth it.  It’s based on a true story about a family tired of the city bustle who move to Colorado to homestead.  It’s awesome–if you’re into that sort of thing, and I am.

I could probably think of a ton more that we’ve watched over the years, but these are kind of the “classics” that come to mind.

What are some of YOUR favorite family movies?

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – BBC Future of Food – Part 3: Cuba

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This is the last part of the three part series on The Future of Food I’ve been sharing with you over the past few weeks.  This one explores how we can continue to sustain the world’s population with our current food growing and importing standards.  As always, the BBC puts on a good show, and it’s free, so click play and let me know what you learned from watching the series in the comments below.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – BBC Future of Food – Part 2: Senegal

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Last week, I shared part one of the BBC Future of Food.  Tonight, I am going to continue on with Part 2:  Senegal.  This one explores the impact of our western diets on countries who are providing our food, sometimes at the expense of having enough to eat themselves.   Again, this one is totally free {wahoo!} so all you have to do is click play.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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The Power of Taking Time Off

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While my kids were on winter break, I came across this awesome Ted Talk by Stefan Sagmeister. Stefan is a designer in New York and every 7 years, he closes his firm completely for one full year.  I personally don’t know anyone who would be able to take an entire year off work every 7 years, but the concept, even on a small scale, is something to think about.

He gives examples of other successful companies {google and 3M} that provide time for their employees to pursue personal projects, and admits, that even during his own sabbaticals, he often comes up with the motivation and ideas he needs to successfully sustain his design business for another 7 years.  I like the idea of going out and experiencing the world in a different way, I feel like you would come back with a new set of eyes.  Maybe that’s why I like to travel so much?

I read a couple of the comments from other people who had watched the video.  One person, noted {pretty accurately, I think}:  ”The concept doesn’t require a full year…the point here is that getting out of daily “box” can be healthy for creativity/inspiration. His business requires that and he can probably charge more for his work because of the level of creativity.”

Life gets so daily.  Job, kids, marriage–lather, rinse, repeat.  I can see how changing things up a bit from time to time might make you appreciate the life you have built for yourself all over again.  Another commentor summed it up quite nicely, “I’m also behind this. Time off from any routine can be a big help, especially with perspective. You have a better appreciation for what you’ve been doing, why you were doing in the first place, and what makes it important to you. Then with those things in mind, you can think more clearly about it and make better decisions in the future. I believe that time off can have a very powerful influence in the long run.”

Have any of you ever taken a sabbatical?  What were the results?

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – BBC Future of Food – Part 1: India

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I pretty much love the BBC and everything they put out, so when I stumbled onto this full-length documentary on the Future of Food from a global perspective, I just had to share.  Tonight I am going to watch Part One.   The best part is that the WHOLE thing is totally free.  Go ahead, just click play and enjoy.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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