January 31, 2012

2012 Project 52
Update #1

Since January is coming to a chose, I figured it was time for a Project 52 update. Can you believe I actually have some items crossed off my list?

5. Read 25 books. 3/25
I read the first three books in the My Blood Approves series by Amanda Hocking. They're a really easy and cheesy read about vampires. So, of course, I love them. I'd like to give a shout-out to my friend Ginger for lending them to me on my Nook for the free.

6. Watch 15 movies from my Netflix list. 8/15
I lowered my number from last year because I totally slacked off on at-home movie watching. I don't think I'll have any problem meeting the new goal since I've already watched eight movies at home.

Horrible Bosses
Crazy Stupid Love
Water for Elephants
The Help
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
The Ides of March

Surprisingly enough, none of these were horrible. Red was entertaining enough, but I expected more with such a great cast. The Ides of March was slow, but good. I love love loved the others. {For those of you that don't know what Paradise Lost 3 is about, you can click the link which will take you to the Wikipedia page.}

25. Take a day off from work and spend it with my mom.
Two weeks ago, my mom and I spent our day off together. We had lunch at Chili's then got massages and facials at our favorite day spa.

26. Eat at 3 new restaurants. 1/3
The Hero and I took the kids to a Mexican restaurant his parents had been raving about, El Mercadito. We didn't love it or hate it. It was just ok. The service was excellent though. I don't know that we'll go back. Most of the Mexican restaurants around here have the same menu. We'll probably stick to our favorites.

36. Get a massage.
37. Get a facial.

I usually get one massage and facial per year. It's better than nothing, but I'd love to go more. My face looked and felt great after the facial. The massage I could almost do without. I think it's the massage therapists I've seen. They've all been a little rough with me. Don't they know I'm fragile? Also, I really think I'd prefer a male massage therapist. One that looks like, you guessed it, Gerard Butler.

What can I say? Sparta's been on my mind lately.

January 30, 2012

2012 SAG Awards
Penelope Ann Miller
in Blue Nile Jewelry

When it comes to awards shows, I'm usually obsessed with the dresses, makeup and hair. I often forget to point out the amazing jewels. In case you didn't know, I'm a sucker for diamonds and sapphires. I blame my mom for the diamond obsession. She's the one who gave birth to me in April. And blue is my favorite color!

The Artist's Penelope Anne Miller wore Blue Nile diamond and sapphire jewelry to the SAG Awards last night.

When I see Penelope Ann Miller, I can't help but think of Kindergarten Cop.

Blue Nile, Inc. the leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, dressed Best Ensemble nominated actress Penelope Ann Millers in its sapphire & diamond stud earrings, sapphire & diamond bracelet, premier eternity diamond bracelet, and sapphire & diamond ring. Created for celebrity red carpet appearances and Hollywood premiere events, the one of a kind sapphire & diamond pieces are a part of Blue Nile’s Extraordinary Collection.

This is why I dream of being famous.

I want someone to give me a fancy dress and stunning jewels for a night on the town.

And since I'm dreaming, I'd like Gerard Butler to be my date.

2012 SAG Awards Fashion
Best Dressed Emma Stone

Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen

For The Win!

Let's start with the obvious.

I ♥ Emma Stone.

I love that she's wearing black.

I love that the dress is a shorter, flirty length.

I love that the whole look is gorgeous & edgy at the same time.

Yet again, her hair & makeup are flawless.

Love the pink lips!

The clutch has a gold skull & horses. Fierce!

Now, let's talk about the heels.

Ruffles on the toe.. Ruffles on the heel.. Ankle straps & tiny gold buckles..

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Let me say it once again.

I ♥ Emma Stone.

Who is your choice for Best Dressed?

2012 Sag Awards Fashion
Who Got It Right

Viola Davis in Marchesa

I don't usually love white dresses, but on Viola... perfection.

I love the gold detail on the bust.

I love that her accessories are understated & match perfectly.

Her hair looks great too.

Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera

I love love love this color on Dianna.

Even though this dress isn't new & different, it still works.

Her simple hair, makeup & jewels complete the look.

Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

I don't know that I would have liked this dress on anyone else.

I think Jessica is so beautiful.

For a redhead, she pulls off this blue nicely.

The glam hair and earrings are great.

Sofia Vergara in Marchesa

I appreciate that Sofia knows what works for her and sticks with it.

If I'm being honest, I would have loved for her to surprise us.

Regardless, she always looks amazing on the red carpet.

She picked another winning dress.

The jewels & clutch really complete the look.

Michelle Williams in Valentino

Michelle makes my list of favorites even though I don't love the whole look.

First off, her makeup looks flawless. She has such a pretty face.

I love 3/4 of the dress. Why didn't it go all the way to the floor?

I think what I hate most is the shoes she chose. If your shoes are going to show, they need to be hotter.

Regardless, she still looks better than half the people who walked the red carpet.

Up next... Who I Chose for Best Dressed

Do you realize who's missing?

2012 SAG Awards Fashion
What's Left

Shailene Woodley

Jenna Ushkowitz

Busy Phillips

Ariel Winter

Missi Pyle

Naya Rivera

Maya Rudolph

Jayma Mays

I like that Busy wore her hair down, but the dress is totally inappropriate for an awards show.
Ariel chose another great dress.
I don't love the color of Jayma's dress on her, but it's really pretty.

Fave - Jayma Mays

2012 SAG Awards Fashion
Color By Number

Jennifer Carpenter

Diane Lane

Melissa McCarthy

Kate Flannery

Penelope Ann Miller

Jane Lynch

Jenna Fischer

Emily Blunt

Regina King

Julie Bowen

Natalie Portman

Giuliana Rancic

Kyra Sedgwick

Even though Jennifer's red dress is short & simple, I love it.
I love that Jane's dress has pockets.
Jenna, once again, chose a horrible dress.
Regina looks great in lilac. Love the color & style of the dress.
I seriously love Giuliana's dress. It's different & looks really pretty on her.
I get that Kyra has an amazing body at 46, but are cutouts really necessary?

Fave - Giuliana Rancic
Honorable Mentions - Jennifer Carpenter & Regina King

2012 SAG Awards Fashion
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