Classic Movie Friday!

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

David Niven


Shriley McLaine

David Niven:

The book is always better than the movie, but they did a fine job with this film. I’m laughing as I look at this photo from the movie. Sometimes it truly amazes me how film makers bring the characters from a book, and the story, to life on the big screen. Apparently this is an Academy Award winning film. Rick and I watched it a few days ago and I’m still chuckling to myself. The movie is a 2 DVD set and there is an intermission!

Have you seen this movie? I’d like to hear from you. Enjoy!


Tuesday Teaser #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday teaser is a weekly bookish meme hosted by

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers ~make sure that what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.

Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Drum roll please ~


“The Hollow Hills” by Mary Stewart, is the second book in the Merlin/Arthur legend she wrote. The first being, “The Crystal Cave,” which I have read.

I have read several books by Mary Stewart. She was such a good author. My favorites are ~ Wildfire at Midnight, Airs Above the Ground, This Rough Magic and Thunder on the Right ~ I didn’t list them in any particular order.

“My bag was almost full when I heard, like a soft thunder in the distance, horses coming steadily along the track below me. I withdrew quickly into the edge of the wood, and watched from hiding. Soon the head of the column came in sight; then the long train of dust, filled with the beat of trotting hoofs, the clash of mail, the coloured glint of pennants, rolled past along the foot of the slope. I stood stone-still in the shadow of the trees and watched them go by.” 



I don’t have any artistic talent at all. *sigh* Well, I do have a doodle journal which is filled with sketches of balloons, kites, toy sailboats and daisies. Yes, that is the extent of my ability to draw. However, I have such a strong desire to draw. Deep inside of my inner most being there is an artist trying to get out and dazzle everyone with colorful and wondrous drawings! *ahem* This inner yearning sent me to a Bible Journaling Workshop. The class had eight people. I didn’t really think a person needed artistic talent ~ and they don’t. If you gaze upon the examples of Bible Journaling on pinterest, a person would think one would need to be Picasso or Rembrandt, but, I am happy to report, nope not at all! 🙂

There were eight people in the class and our lovely instructor owns the stationary/paper shop where the class gathered to learn

We painted using old credit cards as paint brushes. That was amazing! I can paint! We wrote, colored and traced words on clear laminate stuff. I wasn’t very good with tracing, but I drew a balloon and a flower on the clear slippery stuff and they were great! We used decorative tape called “washie” or “washy.” Even though I clearly do not know how to spell it, it was great stuff. I understand it can be found at

Using ribbon and fabric we shaped tiny neckties around a paperclip. Loved it! 🙂 I made three. 🙂

I tried to post a photo of my work, but woe and alas, technology didn’t work with me this morning. The photo comes and goes, so I hope you can see it. Have you ever tried Bible Journaling? Do you enjoy it? I’d like to hear from you. 🙂

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Classic Movie Friday!

Joanne Woodward in The Three Faces Of Eve (1957):


The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Joanna Woodward

Lee J. Cobb

David Wayne

Well! This was the first time I had ever seen a movie with Joanna Woodward. I knew she was married to Paul Newman and that was about it. And! apparently The Three Faces of Eve was based on a true story! This is certainly an interesting movie and Joanna Woodward won an Academy Award for her performance as Eve White, Eve Black and Jane.

Eve White (Joanna Woodward) suffers from headaches and loss of memory. Eve’s husband (David Wayne) is a bully. She does eventually see a psychiatrist (Lee J. Cobb). During the course of her treatment, it is discovered she has a second personality. During her weeks of continued treatment she gets worse and one day a third personality surfaces!

Have you seen this movie? What are you thoughts? I would like to hear from you.

Sweater Weather Fall Tag

Greetings! Deborah at had a fun autumn tag. She didn’t actually tag me ~ I thought it looked fun ~ she kinda sorta maybe almost tagged everybody! 🙂 So, without further ado, here goes . . .


1.) Favorite candle scent ~

I like vanilla *there are so many good ones* a spicy pumpkin scent and there is a shop in town that sells a great coffee scented candle.

2.) Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?

Hot chocolate! 🙂 YES!

3.) What’s the best fall memory you have?

I love going to the pumpkin patch and picking out pumpkins! We go to a farm, way out in the country. There are hundreds of pumpkins just calling to me. haha! The air is crisp and I wear a wooly sweater and fluffy mittens. It’s great fun.

Caramel-Glazed Apple Bread:

4.) Best fragrance for fall?

Good question. Mmm. Cookies baking in the oven, homemade soup simmering on the stove. Homemade bread hot from the oven.

5.) Favorite Thanksgiving food?

Mashed potatoes and stuffing. Yummy. Ok. Now I’m hungry. 🙂

6.) What is autumn weather like where you live?

Well! It snows before October 31st. It doesn’t usually accumulate, but it does snow. Sometimes, yes it’s cold, winter coat cold and some years it’s warm and all ya need to wear is a sweater, so it varies.

7.) Most worn sweater?

It was a hoodie, but my husband gave me a wool sweater for Christmas last year and now I wear the wool sweater.

8.) Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Football games! GO BRONCOS!

9.) Skinny jeans or leggings?

Oh yes. I am a jeans girl!

10.) Combat boots or uggs?

hahahahaha! *ahem* Combat boots. 🙂

11.) Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

I don’t know??? I like pumpkin bread and pumpkin cupcakes with tasty frosting.

12.) Favorite fall TV show?

I don’t really have one, but I am really really really looking forward to the time travel show that will start soon, Timeless.

Timeless - Série TV 2016 - AlloCiné:

13.) What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

None, but I really enjoy, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Oops, that might be the answer to number 12.

14.) What do you want to be for Halloween?

I don’t really do Halloween or costumes.

15. Hat or scarves?

YES! 🙂

16.) What’s your #1 favorite thing about fall?

Oh everything! The leaves on the trees changing color, the cold, crisp air. Walks and hikes. Hot chocolate, wooly mittens, sweaters, hot tea, football, everything, simply everything.

If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged! Have fun and get out and enjoy the fresh air.


The Sidekick??? The Unsung Hero/Heroine!

★★★★ Gravity (2013) | Sandra Bullock, George Clooney | Dir: Alfonso Cuarón -- Clearly one of the best movie of 2013. Stellar performance by Sandra Bullock.:

“Gravity!” (2013) This is a fantastic movie, terrifying, but fantastic! I saw this film when it arrived at the theater.

Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) is a seasoned astronaut and on his last flight before he retires. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first mission into space. Well! Disaster strikes and Matt Kowalski sacrifices himself in the hopes that Dr. Ryan Stone will successfully find her way home. Matt Kowalski is, without a doubt, my choice for an unsung hero!

Tuesday Teaser #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday Teaser is a weekly bookish meme hosted by

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!

Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Without further ado ~

Jules Verne: Seven Novels Collecting "Five Weeks in a Balloon", "Around the World in Eighty Days", "A Journey to the Center of the Earth", "From the Earth to the Moon", "Round the Moon", "Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "The Mysterious Island", this title offers a compilation of seven of Jules Verne's Voyages:

Five Weeks in a Balloon, by Jules Verne. This is the second book I’ve read by Jules Verne. I recently read, Around the World in Eighty Days. 🙂

“And there were present, also, those fearless travellers and explorers whose energetic temperaments had borne them through every quarter of the globe, many of them grown old and worn out in the service of science. All had, in some degree, physically or morally, undergone the sorest trials. They had escaped shipwrecks; conflagration; Indian tomahawks and war-clubs; the fagot and the stake; nay, even the cannibal maws of the South Sea Islanders.”

This photo of the balloon is ours. A year ago, I went up in this balloon. My husband is on the ground taking the photo. Although my adventure in traveling by balloon wasn’t quite what Jules Verne writes about, I still had a great experience! 🙂

“The man who was born to be hung will never be drowned!” ~Ferguson, Five Weeks in a Balloon


Classic Movie Friday on Saturday! :)

The Thin Man (1934)

William Powell

Myrna Loy

I liked the dog! haha. Nick has been gone four years. When he returns to New York he brings his lovely wife Nora (Myrna Loy) and their dog Asta.

Dorothy Wynant (Maureen O’Sullivan) soon approached Nick informing him, her father is missing and she knows something is wrong. As Nick continually says, he is not going to investigate and he knows nothing, he investigates and solves the mystery.

Nick and Nora are a great couple. They’re so much fun. I love them. ENJOY!

One of the most beloved couples to grace the big screen, William Powell and Myrna Loy.  Their comedic murder mysteries, The Thin Man series, are absolute classics.: