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23 Aug 2019

Lizzie McGuire’s Revival

In news that I thought would never happen, Hilary Duff is reprising her role as Disney Channel star Lizzie McGuire. Growing up as a pre-teen/teenager is hard enough, and Disney got that. It’s the reason why they created series like Lizzie McGuire, That’s so Raven and Even Stevens so that we could all realize that everything we felt was normal. Also, it was a reminder that your awkward moments will never come close to your worst moments.

In the sequel series return, the show will follow Lizzie as a 30-something living in New York City. Other than Hilary herself, there’s no word yet on who will be back except for the original showrunner. Terri Minsky is the woman behind the creation of the show and will share with us the story of Lizzie all grown up.

Hilary Duff announced the news officially today on her own personal Instagram account.


17 Aug 2019

American Factory Trailer

It’s no surprise that since I work in recruiting that I have a natural curiosity for jobs. In my line of work, it’s quite siloed to technology, but these aren’t the only jobs that exist in our country. Factory work spans the United States and even though we don’t hear about it as much, it’s still vital to our day to day. This documentary will be released on Netflix August 21st and I’m looking forward to watching it!

20 Jul 2019

A Pop Up Bar In A National Park

A couple years ago when I randomly by chance won a piece of Herschel luggage through a local boutique, my entire perspective on luck and giveaways changed. It may have taken me 27 years to “win” something, but in some crazy way, I thought my odds had increased. Going forward, I started to think that all was possible and that I’d have this continued luck again. I signed up for more giveaways. Lexi happens to be my designated friend when it comes to Instagram giveaway posts where tagging a friend is required. Don’t worry; I’m hers too!

The downside to all of this is that I receive 10x the amount of emails from brands than I ever did before. I’m still trying to find a block of time I set aside for myself to unsubscribe to all of these. I’ve learned to prioritize certain giveaways and opportunities. Every once in a while though, there’s one that is worth sharing.

Full disclosure: this event happened today, but I’m looking forward to seeing if anyone actually won it! In one of the most innovative contests I’ve heard of, Busch Beer has created a pop up bar within a national park somewhere in the country. There are 154 national parks in case you were wondering like I was. The winner that finds it will receive free Busch Light beer for life. There are a few runner up prizes too, but honestly they don’t compare.

In other facts you should know, Busch actually works with the National Forest Foundation and has committed to planting 100 trees for every person that finds the pop up. If any of you read about this winner before I do, I expect that you’ll inform me.


20 Jul 2019

HBO Taps Gossip Girl For Reboot

Does your facial expression look like Serena’s after reading the headline? Hear me out. In this day and age, I haven’t found a reboot that I have actually loved. 90210 was a bust and I can’t remember any that followed. I loved the Gossip Girl book series before there was even a television series. While the ending of the show wrapped up a bit too quickly and sloppily, watching the series was a college tradition for me. Every Monday, my floor mates and I would gather to watch it together and it was an entire thing.

Last year when I was on a work spree, I missed the show so much that I started it from the beginning all over again. A reboot may be questionable, but I happen to favor many HBO series. After they all, they are the ones who brought us Girls, Big Little Lies, and the latest Euphoria. It’s unclear yet if any of the previous actors and actresses will return. I won’t hold my breath for that. However, Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the former producers of the show will be.

What do you say? Can we give this another go?


13 Jul 2019

Relationships Over Time

Even though this is my first time seeing this visualization by Olivia de Recat, I think about relationships and their change over time often. It’s all made so clear to me in this one graphic. As I’m glazing over each one, I can pin point it to specific people in my life and agree with the way these have played out. Readers, do you agree with these or disagree? Since I’ve never had a dog, this is the only one that doesn’t resonate.


11 Jul 2019

Disney’s Mulan – Teaser Trailer

Over the weekend, the first teaser trailer for Disney’s “Mulan” was released! The original animated version will always hold a very special place in my heart, but there’s no doubt that Leslie and I will see this one too. Since “Crazy Rich Asians,” we’ve been on a trek to see movies with Asian leads including “Plus One,” “The Farewell,” and the upcoming Netflix thriller, “Secret Obsession.” The list is starting to get lengthy. But that’s what we call a pretty good problem to have!

I’m looking forward to the latest version of “Mulan” for a number of reasons. The way in which I’ll view this movie today is much different than as a kid. My only wish is that Mushu make an appearance, but I know that won’t be happening unfortunately.

06 Jul 2019

You’ll Never Hear Me Say Any of These Things

I discovered this earlier this year and to this day, it’s one of my favorite pieces of ‘tent ever. For a girl that loves wedding and love generally, I sure hate when people say any of these things out loud or in their Instagram captions.

06 Jul 2019

Movie Trailer – Charlie’s Angels

I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t keen on a Charlie’s Angels reboot when I first heard about it. Why? Because y’all know that I have never enjoyed Kristen Stewart in any film. You also know that I can have my mind changed. In the span of 10 years with Yow Yow! that has definitely happened. I played the trailer and clearly liked it enough to share it on the blog. If there’s anything that I’m most excited about, it’s that minus Kristen Stewart, the film is allowing two other leads to shine and come into their own.

Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska are names that I’m only hearing about it for the first time via this film aside from Naomi in Aladdin. It’s their big break essentially and who wouldn’t love something like that? The 2000 version will always hold a special place in my heart.


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