Friday Night at the Movies – Bletchley Circle

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A HUGE thank you to Melissa from Facebook who recommended The Bletchley Circle.  I watched the 3 part mini series last weekend and it was awesome.  It’s about a group of women {one of whom spent her days during WWII cracking Nazi codes} that reunite to track a serial killer before he strikes again. Netflix has it for free!

bletchley circle

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 – Food Stamped

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Tonight, The Girl and I are going to check out Food Stamped.  It’s a documentary that attempts to show how to eat healthy on a food stamp budget.  I’m not really watching it for the political view of food stamps and whether they are enough or not, but more for the ways they try to save money and still eat healthy.  I think it is an interesting premise.

We always seem to hear about the “can’t” on eating healthy, I can’t wait to see the attempt at a “can” on a limited budget.  It’s getting pretty good reviews on amazon, so I think it might actually be decent.

food stamped

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 – Euphoria

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Tonight The Girl and I are going to watch Euphoria.  It’s a documentary that popped up on my suggestions list on Amazon Prime.  It’s about our pursuit of happiness–and whether or not it’s working, or even possible.  It’s kind of an interesting premise, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to check it out.  Plus, it’s FREE on Prime, so I am really not out anything.

euphoria

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 – Patagonia’s Worn Wear Campaign

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A big thanks to One Hundred Dollars a Month reader Jen who let me know about Patagonia’s Worn Wear Campaign. When I was a teenager, I owned a purple Patagonia zip up jacket and let me tell you Bob, it was the coolest jacket ever. And I kept it for about 10 years before donating it to a local thrift shop so someone else could enjoy it.

After seeing this video though, I wish I would have kept it. {I think my favorite story is the guy with the board shorts}.

How about you? Do you have a favorite article of clothing that you just can’t seem to part with?

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 – Planeat

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Tonight I am going to check out Planeat.  It’s about a man’s search for a sustainable diet that satisfies the body and the needs of the planet.  You know I am a sucker for food documentaries, so when this one popped up in my Amazon recommendations, I thought I’d better give it a whirl.

planeat

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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Dream Big. Be Happy. Be Yourself. Get Out There and Enjoy Life.

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I shared these Soul Pancake videos last year but I love them so much I just had to share them again on this first day of the new year. Life is short people, so dream big, be happy, be yourself and get out there and enjoy your life!

This one made me cry.

This one made me smile so wide, my face still hurts.

Peace Out Girl Scouts, here’s to a great 2014!

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – The Paradise

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Tonight, The Girl and I are going to start The Paradise.  My friend Jen told me about this series, and I figured while we wait for Downton Abbey to return, it would be the perfect time to start watching it.  It’s is about a girl who heads to the big city and gets a job at The Paradise, Britain’s first high brow department store.

The girl, of course, catches the eye of the store’s owner {I smell a love interest brewing}.  It’s a Masterpiece Classic, so I am sure I will love it.

the paradise

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 – It’s a Wonderful Life

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 I love this time of year–there’s magic in the air, seriously.  Tonight The Girl and I are going to kick off winter break by watching one of my all time favorite Christmas movies:  It’s a Wonderful Life.  I have loved this movie since I was a little kid and my daughter has been the same.  I think we’ll each grab a blanket and some candy canes and let the spirit of Christmas wash over us–wahoo!

it's a wonderful life

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Elf

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I don’t know about you, but around here, we have a list of must-see-every-year-Christmas classics. When Elf, with Will Ferrell came out, it quickly made the list.  It’s one of those movies that we own, but if you don’t want to buy it, it’s available on Netflix too.

It is hilarious, quirky, and fun–if you haven’t seen it, I totally recommend that you do.  Tonight, the whole fam is going to sit down and watch it together.  I swear, we watch it every year and it never gets old.

My Favorite Line in the whole movie –  ”We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” 

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If you want to make a whole day of it with your kiddos, start off my making these fun candy trains, that you can then turn around and eat during the movie.

how to make a candy train

 Peace out Girl Scouts & I hope you’re having an amazing holiday season,

~Mavis

maple syrup

Christmas just isn’t complete without Buddy the Elf’s favorite food group: Maple Syrup

 

 

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