25 January 2014

Weekend Fun

Anyone ever have a girls night at a Brush Bar? It was my first time painting for my self in YEARS! I haven't painted anything for me since 2005. I still have the painting in my classroom that sits unfinished. So many people ask, why don't you make art for you? To put it simply, teaching wipes me out. Any creative juices left at the end of the day usually aren't enough for me to do anything artsy for myself. 

This was my casual friday getup. My hair was pretty dirty. I didn't get the chance wash it Friday morning and I walked out the door with no make up on either. Gross! LOL 

So here's the brush bar in Scottsdale, AZ. I had a good time! 


My clean slate.


My second time wearing a painted apron for the day. Mine is much cuter in my classroom--has cupcakes on it! :) 



Painting for me was was not as easy as one would think! When it comes to my art for ME, I am very Type A (to an extent)


It was later revealed to the class since so many asked about my painting that I am an art teacher full time. People commented "yours look so much like the real starry night!" Well uh if I had a dollar how much I had to stare at that painting each year I'd be rich! LOL 

21 January 2014

Welcome Back Disney!

Confession: The last time I saw a Disney animated movie in the movie theater, was in 1995 when Pocahontas came out to the theater. I really thought Disney's great days were over, because that was one of the last movies that "mirrored" the drawings and cell paintings that brought movies to life such as Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid. All of a sudden it was all about 3D and computer animation. Enter Toy Story and Bug's Life and movies I couldn't stand to watch because to me, it wasn't traditional Disney. 

Anyhow, fast forward to yesterday. Yesterday, I went and saw FROZEN with a girlfriend of mine, and as an adult, I thought it was TERRIFIC!
 My only criticism of the film was I feel that disney really needs to step away from the "Brat doll" look for their characters. The first thought that popped in my head when I saw Ana and Elsa was that they looked exactly like Rapunzel from Tangled, just different hair color and eyes. 

Many of people didn't recognize Josh Gad. One of the films that came to mind that I've seen him in was the "Love and Other Drugs" movie with Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. 

There have been so many great celebs as Disney character voices, recall all of these famous faces and the characters they voiced? 

Here's Mandy Moore as Rapunzel she's got such a fabulous voice.


The voice of Merida in Brave
I had no idea Kelly MacDonald voiced her--I only know her from the show Boardwalk Empire!
Kelly MacDonald

Fun fact about the film Brave:
Brave is the first disney film that is not inspired by either literature (Snow White, Cinderella, etc.) or real-life (Pocahontas, Tiana) works and the first without a love interest. She also never sings a major song, thus breaking away the traditional line-up, though as a child, she sang a small verse of a song in Gaelic, and Merida's rich Scottish brogue makes her the second Disney Princess with an accent. 

Interesting, Right? 

Let's flash back to The Lion King

This movie is PACKED with super star voices! No joke!
Moira Kelly is the voice of adult Nala. 

Personally, when I hear her name, I always think of her first major breakout role at Kate in "The Cutting Edge" ice skating movie. If you haven't seen it, it's a great flick! Here's a clip.

The voice of scar is Jeremy Irons

The voice of Simba's dad Mustafa is James Earl Jones

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is the voice of young Simba

Mr. Bean er real name Rowan Atkinson is Zazu

Cheech Marin was the voice of one of the 3 hyena. 

Fun fact for you--_Cheech was also the voice of another famous disney character from Oliver and Company the little Chihuahua named Tito. 


Whoopi Goldberg the voice of one of the other hyena

Nathan Lane is the voice of Timone

Matthew Broderick is the voice of adult Simba

And this famous guy is Phil Harris. He has been the voice for THREE different Disney characters! He's the voice of Baloo in The Jungle Book, Thomas O'Malley in The Aristocats, and Little John in Robin Hood! I think that's a record! 

There are many more famous people that have done multiple voices in Disney films you can check out the list HERE!

This lady
Kathryn Beaumont is the fabulous lady who voiced two very prominent Disney characters; Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Wendy Darling.

I could go on with this list FOREVER! If you missed my disney post from 2011 year you can check it out here

Well, till next time bloggers! :) 

20 January 2014

Not Loving

Am I the only one not jumping on the faux fur vest trend? I just don't dig it. It's a fad I don't see sticking around long (hopefully) 

15 January 2014

Bachelor Recap

I have to say episode 2 was my favorite "date" I've ever seen the Bachelor producers come up with. I am a HUGE dog lover and seeing this as a date totally melted my heart. You can tell a lot by a person and how they are around animals. There were a few girls if I was Juan Pablo I would of  axed right from this date with the way they said things like "I hope I don't get peed on" or the girl who reacted about her dog drooling. God forbid how they'll be if they ever have a human child that pees or poops on them! Stupid idiots.

And Andi sweetie, (girl holding the adopt photo) you need to cool your jets and get over being "naked." I could see if she had a tummy with some flab but hello, see the girls body??? I have yet to see anyone on the bachelor overweight have you? 

Which brings me to the next point in wondering if an african american girl will ever make it as the final girl standing or why they haven't had one on the show as the Bachelor. I really liked Chanel! 

And as for our nudist Lucy whom I know everyone likes to rag on, she's alright with me. At least she doesn't go and get hammered and hide in bathroom stalls crying like a high school girl. I was really happy when Juan Pablo was thinking of who was going to be around his daughter and how he could'nt have someone like that be around her.

Well kids, until next week! What did you all think about this episode? 

13 January 2014

Alright Alright Alright

Golden Globes. I have to be honest and say the highlight of speeches was Matthew's speech. His famous "Alright Alright Alright" line came out in his speech and if you don't know what that's from then clearly you have never seen "Dazed and Confused."  A little trivia for you...

Matthew actually says that line out of nervousness! :) So hearing him opening it up and say it on the Golden Globes, even though he was super calm when talking, he must of felt super nervous at the beginning! 

Move it up to 26 seconds to see the exact line. :) 


I also found it quite funny that they had former co stars Matthew and Reese sitting by each other. Must of been the "southern" table. (Texas boy and Tennessee girl) 


Can we just say how fabulous Reese's hair looked?!?! She was paying homage to her Sweet Home Alabama shorter do that's for sure! 

I love Rob Lowe, but thought his hair was a little to high for my liking! 


71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
Jessica Chastain is a KNOCKOUT. I mean wow! I was sad she wasn't up for anything this year, I think she is uber talented!

Worst outfit and hair for me goes to this little lady
Oh Hayden, the slicked back hair just doesn't suit you. Thank goodness they don't make you wear it like that on Nashville! 

I'm not a huge Modern Family of Sofia fan, but she takes the cake for the best dressed in my opinion for the ladies last night. I mean wow! 

I really thought Sandra looked quite lovely in her outfit, clearly she doesn't take the best photographs but looked amazing on screen! 

I was jumping up and down when Robin Wright won ( just blogged all about her a few posts ago with a House of Cards post)

Diane Keaton has amazing hair for being 68 years old. That's all I can say about that! 

And no post would be complete with out a little man candy of Channing right?! Here's he and his wifey Jenna channing-tatum-jenna-dewan-golden-globes-2014-red-carpet

and hello Kevin Bacon. Did you ever age since Footloose because you look exactly like your Ren McCormick days! 
2014 Golden Globes red carpet arrivals

And as far as Jared Leto goes, I have to be honest and say that I thought his win was WELL DESERVED. Yes, he took a break from films for six years to focus on his music. There is nothing wrong with that. It shouldn't make him or anyone else less deserving to win. Second, I was seriously super annoyed with everyone on twitter who kept calling him yay Jordan won (reference from his My So called Life days) Do yourself a favor and watch the film he and Matthew won for. It's so enlightening about AIDS. If you missed that post you can check it out here because I went and saw it and know why they picked these fellas to win! Trust me!

There you have it folks! Did I have any of the same or different top picks as you did for the Golden Globes? 

I left Jennifer Lawrence off the list simply because I am not fond of her shorter hair and I thought her dress was a "Meh" for me type feeling. I was really happy she won and thought she was well deserving of the win! 

10 January 2014

Happy Friday!

Had to share! :) Happy Friday Friends!

08 January 2014

Threes days back from break and I've got the ball rollin'

3rd Gade clay snowman faces! 


Okay so techincally these weren't created in one class period, my 6th graders started these right before Christmas Break and had the chance to finish them up today in a catch up class.



I started this new Gustav Klimt inspired lesson with my 4th graders. They are loving using GOLD paint! Haha!


Stay tuned! More to come! 

06 January 2014

The Bachelor--Juan Pablo

Holy guacamole! 

So purely based on "first impressions" these are my top picks for Juan Pablo!


My first pick was Christy. (Okay, I may have just picked her simply because I LOVED her hair with the pretty sparkly headband she rocked)



Next up, 
I'd pick Clare (the girl who faked being pregnant)

(My hubby picks Clare just from first impressions right out of the limo)

Alexis is my next pick

And Ali Fed's look alike aka Nikki is my final pick. 

I have to admit I never thought he'd give the first impression rose to those most stand-offish girl aka the opera singer!

Yikes! Anyone else think he'll keep her around or no?

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