VIDEO: White Rock Lake Spillway Before & After BILL

Sometimes I have a BRILLIANT idea that fizzles out like a damp sparkler. The most recent case of FIZZLE happened today when I completed my White Rock Spillway Series. I thought it would be fun to see the difference in the Spillway before and after Tropical Storm Bill, so I walked over there in the rain on Tuesday for the BEFORE shots. I got so many mosquito bites in the process that I had to dose up with Benadryl to get ANY sleep that night. I also found this giant, dead spider…who didn’t look so giant in his photos.

I returned today, completely covered in bugspray, and was disappointed to find that the lake hadn’t changed that much. I made the video anyhow and then spent the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to edit it all together. THAT’S why I’m posting this video. Not because it’s cool or shows anything dramatic. No, I’m posting it because I spent too much time on it NOT to post it. So here you go. Prepare to be underwhelmed.


REVIEW: New “Plat” App Brings the Grocery Store to YOU

Have you ever craved a freshly cooked meal but didn’t have the ingredients you needed? Maybe there was, oh I don’t know, a tropical storm named BILL dropping rain by the bucketfulls outside your house and you just didn’t want to drive to the store. This would be the perfect time to try the “Plat” app on your iPhone. Continue reading →


MOVIE REVIEW: “Me And Earl And The Dying Girl” (This Is Gonna Hurt)

Sometimes you fall in love with something even though you KNOW you shouldn’t. You go into it knowing that your heart will be broken, so you TRY to not get emotionally attached. Then, without even realizing it, you are head over heels and completely committed. That was my experience with Me and Earl and The Dying Girl. I knew immediately what was going to happen, but I let it hurt me anyway, so I guess I have no one to blame but myself. Continue reading →

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MOMMY-MOVIE-REVIEW: Disney Pixar Hits Puberty With “Inside Out”

Pixar hasn’t had the best luck with film critics recently. It’s last three movies Cars 2, Brave and Monsters University were met with mixed reviews and had some wondering if the animation giant had lost it’s edge. Now they’ve given us Inside Out, a film about an 11-year-old’s emotions which is Pixar’s most ambitious project to date. It also has film critics frantically searching Thesaurus for new ways to say “sweet” and “inventive.” Continue reading →


BLOG: Kids-At-Camp Blues

I know I’m not supposed to say it, but I miss my kids.

Well, I do NOW. Yesterday I dropped them off at camp and drove away filled with a sense of freedom I haven’t felt since college. What was I going to do with all of this FREE TIME? What WERE the things I enjoyed before I had kids? I could go to see a band. I LOVED live music before I had kids, but MAN they start playing so LATE these days. I could go shopping but any spare funds I had went into summer camp. I could take up smoking again. I use to LOVE that! My husband wouldn’t appreciate it though. Continue reading →


Video: My JURASSIC WORLD Review on “Good Morning Texas”

I was running late for my “Good Morning Texas” appearance this morning, plus I had my daughters with me, since they’re out of school. We were sitting in stand-still traffic when Lucy noticed that a May Fly was on the seat right next to her. Nonstop shrieking and thrashing ensued, which is always great when you’re stressed out and running late. I finally had to remove my shoe, lean as far as I could into the backseat, and squash it with my heel. That pretty much set the stage for the rest of the morning.
Click HERE to see my review of Jurassic World, and THANKS AGAIN to everyone at “Good Morning Texas” for having me on. I hope they invite me back!
Thanks also to my friend Meredith Yates with Stella & Dot for providing my accessories today. I got so many compliments on that awesome necklace!



MOMMY-MOVIE-REVIEW: Can My Kid Watch “Jurassic World?”

You can forget all the “KIDS” movies that are coming out this summer. My girls want to see the movie that has dinosaurs running amok and eating humans like they’re donuts. Yes, my daughters want to see Jurassic World and since they’re 7 and 11-years-old, I have mixed feelings about that. I’m apparently not alone either because I’ve gotten several messages from friends who want to know if it’s “Kid Friendly.” As is usually the case, that all depends on the KID. Continue reading →


FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Magic Mike XXL” On Me!

Yeah that’s right. We get to see it EARLY! There’s a special prescreening this upcoming Thursday at the Studio Movie Grill and I’ve got your passes! Just click HERE to claim those and show up early. You’ll want to save a spot in line to make sure you get in. I’ll be there with my “Boozy Movies” crew (Rebekah Black, Sybil Summers & Richie Whitt) AND this week we’ll be joined by Guest Film Critic Jasmine Sadry. Snag those passes and in the meantime, here’s a little treat to tide us over.


PODCAST: Boozy Movies Reviews “Jurassic World” & Totally Disagrees

Finally saw Jurassic World last night, which is a movie I’ve been anxiously anticipating ever since I heard they were making it. I just about lost it when they announced CHRIS PRATT would be the leading man. What could possibly go wrong?

I sat down with Rebekah Black, Sybil Summers and Richie Whitt after the movie and we discussed our thoughts. Our reviews were mixed, much like our drinks. Continue reading →


TEASER TRAILER- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

OK, so I was pretty disappointed in Mockingjay Part 1 but it’s hard to NOT get a little excited when you watch this. Still have to wait until November 20th to see it, but you can get alerts from Fandango about buying early tickets by clicking HERE.
Oh, and (sniff) Philip Seymour Hoffman? Wasn’t prepared to see him.