Don’t ask me why a banking center is letting people know where to buy the top 10 popular Halloween costumes for this year, but they spent time on this and so I should share it, right? The predictions are stating that people will be spending more on costumes this year. My family spends a decent amount each year anyway because we love Halloween. My kids start talking about their costumes for the following year on November 1st while sorting through their candy from the night before.
GOBankingRates investigated which popular online retailers are offering the best deals on this year’s hottest costumes, from Frozen’s Elsa to Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow.
Halloween 2014 will be even more widely celebrated in the U.S. than usual, with the National Retail Federation predicting costume sales this year will hit $2.8 billion, a 55 percent increase in spending since 2006. My guess is this is due to Halloween being on a Friday night this year. That means more families out and about because there is no school the next day. Plus the young adults of our generation will be having more parties because it’s a weekend event this year.
To get the scoop on all of this year’s best money-saving deals and discounts, visit: http://bit.ly/1rSG9QN.
So what will you or your kids be wearing? My oldest wants to be Steve from Minecraft which is pretty easy for me. Then Finn wants to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. I’m hoping to get our little girl into a mermaid costume but not necessarily Ariel. I might venture to Etsy for something. We shall see.
You know if Johnny Depp is in the movie I will watch it. Because. He’s Johnny Depp.
So, I saw Mortdecai come through my inbox and I thought, what the heck is that!? Then I opened it and read through to see it’s a new comedy movie coming from Lionsgate.
The premise is that Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) is faced with a mysteriously missing piece of art, he’s forced to set out on an international adventure to uncover the stolen item that may hold the code to unlimited wealth. Will his outstanding charm and good looks be enough to complete this mission?
The film stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, with Jeff Goldblum, and Paul Bettany.
MORTDECAI opens nationwide FEBRUARY 6, 2015!
As many of my regular readers know my son Braeden has his own public charity of which he is the founder and it is called 3B Brae’s Brown Bags Foundation. The mission is to help provide homeless and low-income people within our community by giving them “to-go” bags which provide them with clean water, healthy snacks, a message from Braeden and a list of contact information to services who can provide them with further assistance.
Braeden has packed and delivered over 1,200 brown bags in less than a year with the help of many friends. He very much enjoyed the bag packing events hosted by the Delaware Collegiate 4-H and the UD Food Science Club. He has also received a great amount of help from Alpha Phi Omega the service fraternity on campus. Today, Monday, May 19th he will have a table out near the University of Delaware’s Morris Library fountain as he has been invited to participate in the UD Day of Service from 5 until 7pm.
Right now Braeden’s project is one of 27 national finalists to receive the Lead 360 Challenge Jefferson Award for Public Service. The finalists are participating in a contest to earn votes. The top 5 voted projects will attend the national ceremony in Washington, DC next month.
Please help get 3B Brae’s Brown Bags into the running. No registration is required and it takes only two clicks. One click from the link in this email and once click on the orange vote button on Brae’s page. https://lead360.jeffersonawards.org/challenge/3b-braes-brown-bags/
You can vote one per 24 hour period until midnight on Wednesday, May 21st.
For more info on Brae’s Brown Bags check out his blog at braedenquinn.com.
I’ve been doing more of this lately. Looking up. Talking to the people around me. Paying attention, observing, listening.
It’s true my blog has suffered, there are fewer and fewer posts. But I am happy.
While it’s ironic this video is watched online and in less than two weeks it has received nearly 21 million views.
I think the message it sends is powerful and so I wanted to share with any readers who still spend time on this blog.
We all need to learn to live instead of just exist.
Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation.
‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.
Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.
Featuring Louise Ludlam & Stuart Darnley.
Original score by New Desert Blues.
Sound engineering by Daniel Cobb.
Filmed and edited by Gary Turk.
Oh my gosh! When I saw that two of the best NEW GIRL characters, Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson were co-starring in the movie “Let’s Be Cops” I immediately started giggling because YOU KNOW this movie is going to be hysterically awesome!
Fake cops, real trouble. 20th Century Fox has just released a brand new TRAILER for their upcoming comedy, LET’S BE COPS. Watch the hilarious trailer NOW, featuring the ultimate duo, Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson!
Be sure to catch the comedy event of the summer, when LET’S BE COPS booms into theaters AUGUST 13, 2014!
LET’S BE COPS
Release: August 13, 2014
Director: Luke Greenfield
Written by: Luke Greenfield & Nicholas Thomas
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Luke Greenfield
Cast: Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia.
It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
LET’S BE COPS Official Socials
My four-year-old, Finn, my best Finn as I like to call him, absolutely loves the movie Rio. In fact, he loves Rio so much that I downloaded the soundtrack and we listen to it in the car sometimes. He sings, he dances, he wants to watch the movie all the time. I may or may not have hid the case recently. Which begs to question… do I tell him about Rio 2? Of course I will because it would be cruel not to let him know that one of his favorite movies has a sequel.
Get into the groove with the latest trailer for RIO 2 from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.
Voice Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth
Release: April 11, 2014