Thursday, February 9, 2012

Night 9 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway"

Welcome to night 9 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway". Tonight we have our next featured shop from our Valentine Giveaway. We also have the review of the next movie on our Valentine Love Story Movie List. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Item - Be Mine Valentine Charm Bracelet

Be Mine Valentine Charm Bracelet  $45

Purchase this, or any other featured item, from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 29th and get 10% off. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Shop Feature - Sweets 'n Things

Sweets 'n Things is run by Rhea from Aztec, New Mexico. Her shop is filled with lots of yummy smelling bath and body goodies.

Rhea makes some of the prettiest soaps around. With bright swirls of colors and inviting fragrant scents why would you ever want to use a store bought soap again?

Rhea's shop also includes lip balms, perfume oils, whipped soaps and body butters. So many choices in a wide range of scents. A little something for everyone.

You'll have a chance to win Valentine gift pack from Rhea's shop. You'll get a bar of soap, lip balm, wash cloth and facial scrubbie. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Take a minute to stop by Sweets 'n Things and find something yummy for yourself.

To get in the Valentine spirit each shop was asked what their favorite love story movie is. Rhea said "I'm a little off when it comes to romantic movies. I do like a good classic, like GWTW, but my favorite movie when I'm in the mood to see a good love story, is Conan the Barbarian. The old one from the eighties. Conan is so damaged, so obsessed with revenge, but also truly in love with Valeria. And she is so awesome, a woman I can relate to. When she begs Conan to enjoy their life and let go of his revenge, that's when I start weeping like a little girl! Her quote, "I have never had so much as now. All my life I've been alone. Many times I've faced my death with no one to know. I would look into the huts and the tents of others in the coldest dark and I would see figures holding each other in the night. And I always passed by. You and I, we have warmth. That's so hard to find in this world. Please. Let someone else pass by in the night. Let us take the world by the throat and make it give us what we desire. " And then when she comes back from the dead to fight by his side, that's true love. I watch Conan every year at Valentine's."

Now for tonight's movie. Make sure to leave a comment below. Anyone who leaves a comment, with their opinion of the movie, for each of the 14 movies will get an extra 10 entries in our Valentine's Day Giveaway. After you finish commenting on all 14 movies you need only leave 1 comment on the main giveaway page that says "I made it through the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon with my heart intact!" That 1 comment will count for 10 entries.

Night 9 - Never Been Kissed

Tagline - Some things are worth waiting for.

Music selections from the movie on the jukebox -
1. Catch a Falling Star - Block
2. Don't Worry Baby - Beach Boys

Directed by Raja Gosnell (Scooby Doo and Yours, Mine and Ours) and released on April 9, 1999 by Fox 2000 Pictures (rated PG-13). Plain Jane Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore) gets her first chance as a reporter by going undercover back to high school. As she searches for a story to uncover she finds all the pains of high school are still there.

I just love this movie. I think it's sweet and funny. Drew Barrymore is splendid here as the not so popular girl, even still in her adult life, trying desperately to fit in this time around in high school. I love that she is an actress who doesn't mind going without much makeup for a role. It makes her character here so much more real. I think there is a little Josie in all of us. And Michael Vartan, as one of her teachers and potential love interest, is pretty easy on the eyes to watch. If you haven't seen it go give it a try.

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. David Arquette plays younger brother to Drew Barrymore, although Barrymore is almost 5 years younger than him in real-life.
2. Josie's assignment also resembles the experiences of Cameron Crowe, who went back to his old high school at 21 and wrote a novel and screenplay based on his experience there, which eventually became the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.   
3. James Franco's film debut.   
4. When Josie finds her car in the middle of the football field, the school band is playing the theme song to The Simpsons.


  1. Such a cute movie!

  2. Loved this movie. It was hilarious! I am going to have to watch it again now since I haven't seen it in a while :)

  3. Cute...


  4. Never Been Kissed is so sweet and funny movie.

  5. "Never Been Kissed" is one of my favorite movies. :)

  6. Just cute


  7. Cute movie,love Drew Barrymore!