Lila & Eve: Netflix StreamTeam Pick Was So Good I watched It Twice

I’m a happy member of the Netflix Stream Team and the opinions in this post are my very own.

When I realized my favorite girl, Jennifer Lopez was in this movie, I should have known this was going to be one my favorites.   Every movie Jennifer Lopez is in seems to make my Chick Flick list and I’m sure it has a lot to do with her natural acting talent.  After reading the info on the movie:

Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action.

I thought what better movie to watch especially with it’s relevancy as the murder rates  in our city continue to climb.  On the other hand it would help give a bit of insight and shed some light on the pain mothers deal with after losing a child to murder.  Living in our world today it’s so easy to become desensitized to the tragedies others are dealing with and unless disaster comes knocking at our front door, we careless who’s door he’s knocking on today.

Disclaimer : after watching the movie I’m not sure If this would be a good movie to watch for a mother mourning the loss of a child.  Needless to say, a love one, friend or neighbor of someone that has loss a child and looking to support them in their loss this is a must see to help you understand the pain of a the one grieving.

Now, I know this wasn’t an episode of How to Get Away With Murder and honestly I’ve never seen a single episode, but the way Viola Davis played her part in this movie right here… she gets an Oscar from me!  I watched this movie once and I was not expecting the outcome. At. All!  I totally spoiled the entire movie for my husband because after watching it, I had to tell him about it and not leave out any details.  As I would not expect, after epic spoiler alert, hubby wanted to watch it with me.  Surprisingly, I saw many details I missed when I watched it the first time.  As well as he was able to help me understand the ending better.

If you’re looking to see a good movie this weekend with girlfriends or your spouse, check out Lila & Eve!  You will not be disappointed one bit and if you really want to watch something.  Do one of my numbers and watch it twice! Bwahaha  Lila & Eve has made my #1 Netflix Movie so far this year.  Now, let’s see what movie with top it.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Marriage and The Family: Brookfield Zoo 2014

I think the last visit we took to the zoo, I was pregnant with my youngest.  Brookfield Zoo was on our schedule for this week’s summertime family outing.

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Last week I picked up passes from our local library.  The passes covered two people, my husband and I.  So, we only had to pay for my son and daughter.  The forecast said rain all day, but it only rained the night before and on our way there.  The weather was beautiful.  Not too hot and not too cold. 

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This little fella right here put on a branch swinging show.

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You don’t go to the Zoo often, right?  However, Jala was attracted to this.

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Really?  We can go here anytime.  We had a good time with a lot of walking.  I fell asleep on the way home! And took a nap when we made it home.  I was wore out! 

Any summertime fun family outings on your family’s agenda this week? 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Birdwatching: Baltimore Orioles

A couple weeks ago I saw the prettiest orange and black bird feeding from the hummingbird feeder.  The bird was too big and was having a hard time staying on the feeder.  I posted a blurry pic to instagram asking about a large hummingbird.  My IG friend Brandi & blogger at dontdisturbthisgroove… told me it was a Baltimore Oriole.

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This picture below is so funny how he tries to hang on the feeder.
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After knowing what kind of bird it was I began to do some research on them.  There was at the time a male and female gracing me with their presence.  I ran out and bought an Oriole feeder.  Which they cared less about because they continued to use the hummingbird feeder.  That’s when I read to make sure the hummingbird nectar is fresh or hummingbirds can get sick if it’s not.  Now the nectar I had in the feeders was from last year’s nectar that I had stored inside.  So, I went to get fresh nectar and then…. they didn’t like it anymore.  That’s when the Orioles began to drink from the Orioles feeder.  After changing it the female has been the only one to return. The male has not been seen for over a week.

Also, I read that they love oranges.  I ran out and bought some oranges.  Now,  the oranges are a hit for the female.  She comes by about 3 times a day.  Fills up on oranges and nectar. 

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Can’t wait to see how long she hangs around. She’s been here for about 3 weeks now. Have you seen the Baltimore Orioles in your yard and if so, what have you noticed about them? What they like to eat and how long do they stay around?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Raised beds down under… again

Just when I began to smell Spring in the air…

This happened.

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Yesterday was the first day in months that we saw our grass again and the patio was clear…

Then this happened.

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I’m on the inside looking out and I’m over calling it pretty.  How’s the weather where you are?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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KIDZ BOP KIDS Coming to House of Blues Chicago

Disclosure: No compensation is received for this post.  However, I will be receiving tickets to attend.

Chicago area KIDS and Parents, get ready for KIDZ BOP KIDS on Saturday, October 26, 2013

kidz bop kids

KIDZ BOP Kids BIO:
The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP – the #1 kids’
music brand in the U.S. For three consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids
have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artists.” Four of the
last KIDZ BOP album releases debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200
Chart. In 2012, KIDZ BOP sold more than 1 MILLION albums, more than
Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj. These five super talented
kids generate more than ONE BILLION media impressions each year in
North America. They sing on the KIDZ BOP albums, star in KIDZ BOP TV
commercials and music videos and have a major presence on KIDZBOP.com,
the US’ leading safe social network for kids and tweens.

The KIDZ BOP Kids are currently on a North American tour, performing live in more than
25 cities!

KIDZ BOP KIDS are a group of five super talented kids and one of the talented KIDZ BOP Kids’ is from Chicago. Steffan Argus is leading the way from Des Plaines, Illinois! This kid friendly group is loved by parents all around including myself, giving our children clean kid friendly entertainment.

On Saturday, October 26th, 2013
House of Blues Chicago Performance
Doors at 12pm
Show at 1 pm

Get Groupon tickets here

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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