||| mel brooks | lifetime genius |||

today is a special day in the comedy world. today, mel brooks accepts the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. basically, i’ve wanted to marry mel brooks since i was 8. what? you wanted to marry johnny depp when you were 8? fair enough. anyway, mel is amazing. tara and i often speak in movie quotes, and at the top of the list is Young Frankenstein. he’s a genius.

here are some cute mel-inspired prints by Funny Face Art:

Young Frankenstein Poster

The Producers Artistic Poster

Spaceballs artistic postercongrats, mel, you’ve changed an industry.

||| memorable movie moments | wedding dresses |||

The wedding is pretty much the only thing I can think of at the time.  I am getting so excited and actually feeling very calm about the whole affair thanks to the helping hands of my superwoman mom and amazing maid of honor, Rachel (not to mention I am marrying the best guy who ever existed in the entire world–you should see him, he is totally cute).

I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for quite awhile now–the nature of my job usually allows for only one hobby at a time and for the past 4 months, the wedding has been my hobby.  Can’t wait to share the details :)!

Rachel and I are having a wedding movie marathon next Friday while finishing up a last minute project (folding napkins into bows!) and while I was researching what we should watch, I just had to share these memorable wedding dress moments from the silver screen.

Memorable Movie Moments - Wedding Dresses

check out more on our ||| memorable movie moments ||| pinterest board here.

||| seen on screen | christmas trees |||

planned spontaneity is back for december–as promised!  we love the holiday season and celebrate from thanksgiving all the way into the new year.  the first “get into the holiday spirit” activity that we like to do is watch our favorite christmas movies (while munching on popcorn and sipping some white wine, obviously).  as you know, i tend to notice the small details in the movies, so here is an abbreviated list of my favorite christmas trees from the silver screen.


||| national lampoon’s christmas vacation | the classic…to be viewed at least 3 times each december |||

||| how the grinch stole christmas | and then…”i will stuff up the tree!” |||

||| a charlie brown christmas | it’s too early, i never eat december snowflakes.  i always wait until january |||

||| home alone II: lost in new york | who can resist the nyc tree scene? |||

||| elf | sounds like the perfect day…”first we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of tollhouse cookiedough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.” |||

||| a summer place | fake plastic trees |||

||| watch | read | listen |||

||| watch: hit and run | i cannot say whether this movie is terrible or amazing as i have yet to see it, but i am a big fan of comedy and i am definitely looking forward to seeing it soon |||

||| read: then again by diane keaton | i absolutely love the open and honest tone of this memoir. diane keaton is a brilliant writer with a clear and distinctive voice and she is such an inspiring and strong woman. |||

||| listen: sparkle soundtrack | i am a musical theater nerd so i know i am going to love this soundtrack |||

||| memorable movie moments | shoes |||

i love details…when i am watching a movie with my fiancee, i am constantly pointing out insignificant details (to him and most of the rest of the population) and most likely driving him insane. luckily, rachel and i seem to notice the same things and can discuss the seemingly miniscule moments in overzealous detail for a significant amount of time.

i was driving through kansas today (if you have never done this, i recommend it if you need ample time to think) and i started thinking about my favorite movies and then my favorite shoes and then cows (the only thing you see whilst driving through kansas) and then back to movies and *ta-da!* shoes IN movies!  it is amazing what really stands out in the mind when watching a film and these movies, for me, would not be the same without the shoes.

||| enjoy! -t |||
who can forget marty mcfly’s custom fit nike’s in back to the future II? (btw, i will be expecting hover boards and self-adjusting jackets in 2015)

tell me about it, stud.

it wouldn’t be a shoe post without carrie bradshaw.

the secret weapon: shoes guaranteed to make a kid run faster and jump higher, P.F. Flyers

i can’t help but tear up a bit every time george banks brings home the frilly sidekicks for annie in father of the bride.

she’s a wild one (love the safety pin fix, too!)

proof that a pair of shoes can change your life.

there’s no place like home.

the shoes in marie antoinette were handmade by none other than manolo blahnik

||| watch | read | listen |||

Ever since HBO’s Girls ended a couple weeks ago, I have been having serious Lena Dunham withdrawals. A quick Netflix search later, I had my fix! Tiny Furniture (2011) documents the post-college philandering of Aura (Lena Dunham) as she tries to simultaneously adjust to moving back in with her mother and sister and figure out exactly what it means to join the world as a true adult.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn—I am almost through this book and I can’t stop reading! SO many twists and I really do not want to share ANYTHING because it is one of those books that you need to interpret for yourself. I promise it will keep you guessing throughout—one of the best books I have read in a LONG time!

Allen Stone’s new self-titled album (buy/sample here)–AMAZING!