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  1. Friday, August 29

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday! Today for show and tell I have a lot of movie and tv talk. Sometimes I just can’t help myself.

    review of 'the giver' movie by @janemaynard

    First, Cate and I went to see The Giver this week and it was so good. The movie doesn’t have high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and I don’t understand why, it was great! The book really is one of the best books ever, so Cate and I were worried about how it would be adapted to film. We didn’t need to worry – the film was beautiful. There were a few changes to the story but the changes made sense, and the visual interpretation was lovely. Plus, Cate and I were both sobbing at the end, which earns the movie extra points for sure. Definitely a great movie, go see it! (If you haven’t read the book, do that first!)

    Second, Netflix is starting to overwhelm me! I was super excited about the final season of The Killing coming on the service this month and totally liked it. Since the series is now done, I kind of figured I was sort of all caught up on my Netflix originals viewing. And then I heard about Bojack Horseman and Happy Valley and had to add them to our list. Then Nate and I watched the first episode of An Idiot Abroad, which was hilarious and necessitated another addition to our list. Make it stop! My playlist is too long! Sidenote: I will be forever bitter that Ricky Gervais didn’t win the Emmy this week for his acting on Derek. Don’t even get me started on Jim Parsons…for crying out loud.

    One fun food link this week on Babble: 12 Clever, Tasty Recipe Hacks for the Dorm Room.

    You know the drill…share your stuff!


  2. Friday, February 21

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday! Hope everyone is having a good day and getting TOTALLY AMPED UP for the Downton Abbey finale this Sunday!!!! (I might be. It’s hard to tell, right?) Also, True Detective. The end of last week’s episode slayed us. Basically Sunday night is my favorite right now.

    3 kids, a mom and a kitchen: banana bread bites from @janemaynard

    Here are the links to my writings in places elsewhere on the web this week, including the second installment of 3 Kids, a Mom and a Kitchen. This time we made banana bread bites that were gone by the end of the afternoon!

    Babble!

    Cosmo!

    As always, please share whatever you want with us! I love reading your links and random sharings!


  3. Friday, August 16

    Friday Show and Tell: Bacon for Dessert?

    Happy Friday! Actually, for me it’s UNhappy Friday because it’s our last day on the Cape. Back to real life in just two days!

    Okay, Show and Tell time!

    Have you heard Frank Turner’s music? We’re kind of loving it around here.

    Breaking Bad is back! I am SUPER excited for this last handful of episodes. Also, I am on Team Hank. How about you?

    bacon desserts

    I pulled together a round up of bacon desserts on Babble today. I’m still not convinced of this crazy fad, but every last one of the pictures in this collection of recipes makes me want to dive right in. Hmmmm….

    I also rounded up 10 recipes for 10 different types of fish.

    Oh, and lemongrass recipes. I really love lemongrass.

    Check out our fun Mexican-themed family night we did with Grandma Phyllis!

    And don’t miss these 10 tips I shared for staying healthy even when the busy school year starts. (I employed some of these techniques while traveling the last few weeks and we did pretty darn good!)

    PHEW. For being on vacation, I’ve been busy. I need another vacation!

    Remember, you can Show and Tell, too! Show us what you got!


  4. Friday, July 19

    Friday Show and Tell

    Right before we moved from the Bay Area, I was laid off from one job and then quit another job for the move. Suddenly I had a lot more time on my hands. But, because I’m crazy, I quickly found ways to fill that time. I started writing for Babble and then started two other blogs, Kitchen Tunage (my music blog) and The Spoiler Alert (my TV blog, where I also have other great contributors writing). It’s like I like being a crazy person.

    The other day Nate was like, “You should totally be sharing the Kitchen Tunage music on your food blog.” And I was like, “Isn’t that why I started the music blog?” And he was like, “Yeah, but it’s your kitchen playlist, it all goes together!” And I was like, “Hmmmmmm….maybe….”

    And then I realized, I also kinda wanna share my Babble stuff with you, too. Plus, I’m always up for talking about TV.

    So, I am instituting Friday Show and Tell!

    Here’s how Show & Tell will work. I’ll share my “stuff” from the week. But I want you to show and tell, too! Share posts from your own blogs, share something you found online that week, share an interesting news story. Whatever you want!

    Have you heard Lorde? She’s only SIXTEEN. Unreal. She’s huge in New Zealand. She should be huge here. Let’s make it happen.

    Also, I hope you’re feeling Safe and Sound, because we are definitely feeling it around the Maynard house. Good stuff.

    Marie is loving Orange is the New Black. I might have to jump on the bandwagon! I am loving Dr. Vogel. A LOT. But I I am not loving that Jasmine M went home. Such a bummer! (Also, old news, but if you’re into Mad Men or Game of Thrones, I had to write about those season finales, here and here.)

    I made some beautiful bread in honor of The Hunger Games, I shared some ways to improve your cooking experience while camping, and compiled my MOST FAVORITE chocolate chip cookie recipes all in one place.

    Your turn! Show and tell!