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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Friday Night at the Movies – Stardust

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The Girl and I are taking a complete detour from our normal Friday night taste and are going to watch Stardust tonight.  It’s about a star {literally from the sky}, who is personified by Claire Danes that falls from the sky into an enchanted world, just beyond “the wall” of a normal English village.  The enchanted world leads to an adventure, magic, and…wait for it…yes, love.  What can I say, we are looking for a little whimsy in our life {and it doesn’t hurt that it’s FREE on Prime}.

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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Friday Night at the Movies – The Wonder Years

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Um hello. Guess who just discovered The Wonder Years are on Netflix?  Yep.  Kevin, Winnie, Paul. You better believe that it went straight to our watch list for this weekend.  I can’t wait to start watching all of these old episodes–I bet that I will have a totally different perspective watching them as an adult.

 the wonder years

Did you grow up watching the Wonder Years? Have your kids seen it?

Have a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – The Music Man

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The Girl and I have been having so much fun watching some of the old musical classics that we have decided to put them on our regular rotation for awhile.  Tonight, we are going to watch The Music Man.

I don’t know if you have ever seen it, but if you have, you know what I’m talking about when I say that I will probably be singing the train scene in my head for days after this.  If you are looking for some amusing, clean FAMILY entertainment, The Music Man is where it’s at.

 music man

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 – In Organic We Trust

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Tonight The Girl and I are going to check out In Organic We Trust.  It is a documentary that explores exactly what it means for food to be organic.  I know lots of people who cannot afford to buy organic–so I am super curious what direction the documentary is going to go.  Hopefully, it will explain which organic choices are healthier and which aren’t worth the extra moolah.

 in organic we trust

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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Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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A couple of weeks ago, The Girl and I watched State Fair.  It was just as fun as I remember.  One of my readers mentioned Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and I had totally forgotten about that one.  I probably haven’t seen it in 15 years.  So, tonight, I am introducing The Girl to get another classic.  Thanks Renay for reminding me about this one!

seven brides for seven brothers

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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Friday Night at the Movies – Slow Life

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Slow Life from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

Okay, so not really a movie, but I thought it was pretty darn cool and decided to share anyway.  This weekend is kind of hectic for us, so I thought this video would be  3 1/2 minutes well spent.

The photographer, Daniel Stoupin, basically wanted to show the underwater world of coral and sponges through time elapse cinematography.  He hoped it would raise awareness as to why the coral reefs are worth preserving.   He did all of his filming in tanks, in order to eliminate filming variables, but you still totally get the picture.  I think kids will love this one–and it will be like you took them snorkeling without the hefty price tag of plane tickets. :)

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Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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