This has been a jam-packed weekend of fun! On Friday I had girls’ night out and saw the latest Hunger Games movie, yesterday we all went to Disneyland to take in their holiday decorations, and today I am having another girls’ outing, this time to see the musical Kinky Boots. I like to pack my weekends tight!

Around The ‘Net

~Every Single Thing About This Jaden and Willow Smith Interview Is Nuts LOL what did I just read?

~13 Amazing Food and Life Hacks You Need to Know Right Now

~The Secret Life of Passwords

~New Parenting Study Released

~The flowchart for dealing with greetings this holiday season

~Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists Disgusting.

~College freshman first-term grades: Should parents flip out or chill out

~Thanksgiving Recipes Across The United States

~Barbie Fucks It Up Again

~Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, now teaching kids to code: Do you want to build a snowflake?

So About Mockingjay Part I…

~I’m not going to give away any spoilers, so don’t worry! I thought the movie was great. It was very intense, and I think that was aided by the filmmakers adding scenes to the movie that occurred, “off-page,” in the book. I was on the edge of my seat a few times, even though I’ve read the books and knew what was going to happen! I always see these movies with the same group of friends – three of us have read the books, one of us hasn’t. You definitely don’t need to read the books to see the movies (but, obviously, it enhances the experience). The way this movie ends, though…if you haven’t read the book, you probably will before Part II comes out! Also everyone in this movie is too pretty and I couldn’t stop staring at the places under their eyes where they should have bags.

The Final Countdown

~Advent calendars start next week, and I’ve been on the ball for once and have mine already. I have a chocolate one for James I got for a dollar at Trader Joe’s, and Annie is getting Lego advent calendar (I ordered it here on Amazon, but I’ve seen it in-store at Target, too!) that I think will blow her mind. I love stuff like this. So excited for all the holiday fun (including Thanksgiving this week!)!

Pro-Pony Peeps

~Annie and her friends are soooo into My Little Pony these days (just like I was at their age!). Yesterday at Disneyland, Annie and her friend Delilah both had their MLP hoodies – Delilah had Rainbow Dash and Annie had Pinkie Pie. When the girls were both wearing their hoodies, we were stopped constantly by parents who said, “My daughter LOVES My Little Pony! Where can I get that hoodie?” We got them on Amazon, and I highly recommend them (Pinkie Pie is here, Rainbow Dash here.)! They’re great medium-weight hoodies, and your kids will never want to take them off.

dinner with the ponies

Speaking Of My Girl…

Annie has asked for about 500 things for Christmas (maybe because I let her circle things in catalogs…), but these are my favorites of what she’s requested.

~My Little Pony plush collection

~Bat Girl Costume

~Monster High Leggings

~Lego Friends Jungle Rescue

~A panda sweater (I want this for myself)

~A karaoke machine (LOL forever)

~Craft tape!

~Inflatable snow castle

~A baseball pitching machine

Happy Sunday, everyone!