Friday, December 28, 2012

Cosmopolis on DVD 1/1/13

Yay!!!! 2013 is starting off with a bang!!! Cosmopolis on DVD January 1st. I can't wait to get this DVD. It never came to theaters in my area.

Warning from Charlie

I got lucky last night. Charlie pulled me over and gave me a warning. I was driving like Cullen AGAIN!!

Last time I wasn't so lucky and got a ticket. This time Charlie said I seemed like a nice girl and to be careful. I apologized and said that I wasn't aware I was going so fast. I was just listening to a really good song. Honesty is best!!

I did not tell him I was rocking out to the soundtrack! LOL No wonder I was DRIVING LIKE A CULLEN!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Staycation Here I Come

Attention Hallmark shoppers!!! I will be out of the store until 1/4/13!! Yay!! See ya next year! Lol Woohoo!! I'm on staycation!! So happy. Ready for a mental break. :)

Looking forward to a week off of some fun and maybe some Twi-fun too!! My Dad finally caught up on the Twilight movies so we're going to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 this weekend. Yay!!!

Awesome Christmas Gifts

This year our family did a name exchange for gifts and I must have been good this year because my sister spoiled me rotten!!!

She knows how much I love the black and white Damask pattern so she got me a ton of stuff with that on it!!! 

There was a super cute round decorate box filled with goodies!!! There was a cosmetic bag, mirror, nail and toe clippers, lint roller, duck tape, thank you cards, 2 candles and a re-usable tote bag all in my favorite pattern!!! Not to mention an awesome fleece throw!!!! LOVE IT!!!

On top of all that...which by the way was mega awesome and enough... she got me the WHITE COVER SET of The Twilight Saga Books!!! EEEKKK!!! 

I have been wanting this set since I knew it existed but they were only available in the UK. Recently had listed the item and I put the little birdy out there that I wanted them.

I am truly thankful for all these awesome gifts. Thank you to the most awesome sister! I love them all. You rock!!

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and got everything that you wanted. :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays from TD

The holiday season is upon us! I hope each and every one of you enjoy this wonderful time spent with family and friends!!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and all of the above to you and yours!!

Bittersweet Music Video

Check out the new music video for "Bittersweet" by Ellie Goulding from the Breaking Dawn Part 2 Soundtrack. 

I love how they filmed the video!!! It looks like Edward and Bella running through the forest. Love it!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Journey through Twilight

My journey with the Twilight Saga started shortly after the Twilight movie came out on DVD. I had heard of the movie but did not know anything about it and did not know anyone who had seen it.

Me, being the movie buff that I am watched the trailer and just freaked out. I said, “WHY HAVEN’T I SEEN THIS ALREADY?” I went out, rented the movie and watched it right away. I was glued to the TV and completely fell in love with the characters.

While watching the movie I discovered that it was based on a book. I went out to the store the next day and bought the first book. I flew through it and then bought New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. I was totally bitten and smitten with Edward Cullen and his relationship with Bella Swan.

After seeing the first movie I started following a couple fan sites online for more information and to be connected with and talk to others about the books and characters. 

I went to my first midnight premiere when New Moon came out in theaters. Even though New Moon is my least favorite of the books and movies (mainly because Edward leaves...) I became even more in love with these characters after seeing them on the big screen. There is just something about being in a theater with other Twilighters and watching the movie that is so electrifying and exciting.

In the time between the release of New Moon and Eclipse I decided to host my first Twilight Party. I started planning and coming up with ideas on how I could bring the Saga to life in my house.

I wanted to host a fun evening and invite those close to me who also shared my love for Twilight. On August 28, 2010 I hosted my party and what an EPIC night it was!

As I grew more and more attached to the Saga I joined more fan sites. It was through one of those fan sites that I saw a video that some other Twilighters had made. It’s called “Edward Cullen!! Your love is my drug”  and was made by the ladies of Our Twilight Corner.

I absolutely loved the video and was so impressed that they visited the actual movie filming locations. I started following their Facebook page and interacting with their head admin Lynn.   Meeting Lynn and the experiences that we have shared over these past two years are by far the most memorable that I have had throughout this entire journey.

The Twilight Saga and Stephenie Meyer have brought so many great people together through the story of these beloved characters. We have made lasting friendships that we will cherish always. We have created unforgettable memories that will always bring us joy. And I have done so much because of. 

If it wasn't for Twilight - 

I would not traveled across country for the first time to the Pacific Northwest and met the ladies from Our Twilight Corner especially Lynn who I can connect with on a level like no one else. She truly is the best TWI-BFF any Twilighter could ever ask for. 

Lynn and I in Forks, WA with Edward's Volvo!

I also would not have had the opportunity to experience some of the things that I have and that most Twilighters dream of. I have been to Forks, WA where the books are based on. I have been to numerous of the movie filming locations and visited the places and stood in the same spots and hung in the same trees where the magic is and was created.

I just want to say a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who was involved in The Twilight Saga especially Stephenie Meyer.  This journey over the last five years has been amazing. I will truly cherish all of my memories forever.

Stephenie, without your dream none of this would have happened and it is for that dream that I am most grateful so thank you. <3

To all Twilighters, just because the movies are complete does not mean the magic is gone. It will live on FOREVER through us so always keep the sparkle alive and remember that Twilighters Dreams do come true so keep dreaming! You never know what will happen or where you will go.

Please feel free to share your journey or comments below.

Twi-Shopping Online

WOOHOO!! I just did some online shopping...yes Christmas presents for myself!! I've been working hard so I deserve it!! ;)

I got the Original Score!! Yay!! I don't know how I missed that it was now for sale!!

I also got this mug where the image shows up when it's hot! FYE has carried them but I haven't been able to find a store that has them in stock.

I also got another set of Edward earrings!! I love my other ones that I have from Part 1 but I am excited to get the Cullen Crest dangles!! 

And my favorite purchase is the Boutique 9 Saffi Boots!!!! These are an alternative of the ones that Bella wears in Part 2. Whoop whoop!! 

My TWI-BFF from Our Twilight Corner has a pair and I wore them during the costume contest in Forks for Stephenie Meyer Day 2012.

They are super comfy and make a great addition to my Twilight collection!! I can't wait to get all these goodies in the mail! :)

Oregon in Winter

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas!! 

Silver Falls State Park

But since I live in Florida I will have to settle for looking at gorgeous photos of the Pacific Northwest during Winter!!!

Multnomah Falls

Forest in Oregon

Sunrise over the mountains

Silver Falls State Park
Mount Hood
Oxbow Regional Park

Crater Lake

Beautiful Oregon, I miss you!!! <3

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Message from Stephenie Meyer


Hi everyone. I hope you’re all coming back from a really fabulous Thanksgiving weekend, full of quality family time, too much delicious food, and restful tryptophan comas.
Two weeks ago, while doing press for Breaking Dawn 2, there were a lot of questions I wasn’t able to answer because I didn’t want to spoil the ending for anyone. I promised in a couple of interviews that I would post the answer to a specific question on my website once everyone had had a chance to see the movie. Now, if there is anyone reading this who hasn’t had a chance to see BD2 yet and really wants to remain unspoiled, please stop reading now.
***spoilers ahead***
The question, which I got frequently, was how I felt about having a big change inserted into the story during the final climax. My answer was that it didn’t feel like such a huge departure. For me, this moment is already in the book. However, we don’t get to see it in all its exciting and gory detail because we are seeing the world only through Bella’s eyes. A few of the reporters I talked to wanted to know where in the book this moment was hidden. The answer is page 738, fourth paragraph down:
“Aro stared into my eyes for a long, tense moment. I had no idea what he was searching for, or what he found, but after he had measured me for that moment, something in his face changed, a faint shift in the set of his mouth and eyes, and I knew that Aro had made his decision.”
In this short analysis, after Bella has revealed the depth of her power, Aro plays out in his head the probable outcome of a battle with the Cullens. Much like what we see in the movie, Aro foresees a more evenly matched fight than he had expected, the loss of too many of his key players, and—most unacceptable—the likelihood of his own death. Though odds are that the Volturi would have come out on top in the end, Aro wouldn’t have lived to see it and the unassailable nature of the Volturi’s authority would have been broken, possibly forever. It is this vision of the future—though imperfect guesswork on his part—that motivates his retreat.
Melissa Rosenberg and I have both mentioned the fateful dinner we had (back during the filming of Eclipse) where we hashed out a way to make the end of Breaking Dawn more cinematic. This was the idea we latched on to—how do we make this vision of Aro’s into something the viewer can experience? The answer was pretty simple once we looked at it that way—we already had a character who could show us visions. So the only real change to the book ending of Breaking Dawn is that Alice enters the scene earlier, and comes in contact with Aro.
(Are there a few little trespasses against the mythology in this vision? Yes, as some of you have pointed out. The consensus was that a minor deviation from what had been established was forgivable in the name of entertainment. I had a few very elaborate solutions, but they were too confusing and not nearly as cinematic as the final product. And obviously, the result was very entertaining.)
A few reporters asked me if I would have done anything different in the battle if I had written it; the answer is yes. Mainly, I would have killed more Cullens. I do think the Volturi would have won the day; as the talented players were taken out, in the end it would be brute strength that would determine the victor, and the Volturi have more soldiers and more experience. Of course, if we had offed Edward or something, it might have been too obvious that it was a vision sequence. In the end, when the vision was revealed, the reaction I heard in the two unsuspecting audiences I viewed it with was nothing but relief and enthusiasm. Kudos to Bill C for creating the perfect emotional response! He plays our heartstrings like a virtuoso.
It was really something to get to spend a little time with the fans at the BD2 events, and to watch the movie at the premiere with so many of them. It was the best experience I’ve ever had at a Twilight movie, and a perfect conclusion to my personal Twilight experience. I hope you also enjoyed the movie, and each other, for this last big bang. You, the readers and viewers, are the ones who have made this whole ten-year experience into something unbelievable and amazing, and I thank you so much for it. I hope I get to see some of you again in March (shameless The Host plug), because it makes me too sad to think that my relationship with my readers is ending, too.
Happy Holidays to you all, may the season be filled with good friends and good books!