Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Night 11 Of The 14 Nights Of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 11 of the 4th annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. Make sure to stop by our main Giveaway Post and enter to win a $400+ Prize Pack full of decadent treats from 16 fabulous shops! Tonight we have the next movie from the Valentine Movie Marathon. Follow along daily for extra entries and the chance for a bonus 20 entries at the end of the giveaway. You can also play the Guess The Movie game for even more entries. But that's not all! Keep reading to find the next feature on one of our participating shops. Enjoy and have fun!

Lucky Clover Necklace

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 28th and receive 10% off your order. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout

Make sure to stop by and enter the Crazy Cupid Giveaway. You could win your choice of Compact Mirror and Necklace or Photo Pendant from Laughing Vixen Lounge. And it will get you extra entries in this giveaway!!! Ends February 15th.

Featured Shop ~ From Lucy With Love
From Lucy With Love is run by Lucy from Mission Viejo, CA. You'll find modern savy invites, artwork and more.

Mid-Century Modern Print

How did you choose your shop name?
"Lucy is actually my nickname (My name is Lucia). I decided to call my shop From Lucy With Love, because it is actually my labor of love. I've been a designer for many years, but at my shop I do and sell what I really like."

PersonalizedThank You Card

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I love design and illustration. I think stationery and art prints are a great way to unite the two. I also love parties and my style is usually bold and uplifting. So making wedding and parties stationery came naturally. The art prints are a way of exploring illustration a little further, always working with bold colors and simple elements."

Personalized Thank You Card

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I like bold colors and simple forms. I'm inspired by everything that says a lot with very little. My goal is to make products that draw your eyes and immediately put a new emotion in your heart. Children book illustrations are an obsession and a big font of inspiration for me. Mid-century modern art and scandinavian design are some of my biggest passions."

Personalized Wall Art

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I have a new line of greeting cards, almost ready to be added to the shop. I also want to expand on my art prints collection, and will be doing this very soon."

Moving Announcement

You'll have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from From Lucy With Love. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Kitchen Shower Invitation

Visit From Lucy With Love and use coupon code VALENTINE at checkout for 10% off your order.

Since it's February, I asked the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"It's kind of an oldie, but still such a goodie: When Harry Met Sally. I love how their relationship starts with a true friendship. I think friendship is the base of true love. Besides, the movie is so smart and funny!"

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. On each daily post  there will be a review of the next movie in our marathon. Leave a comment on the post, with your opinion of the movie, and you can receive 2 entries in the giveaway. Each day you comment you can receive 2 entries. You will find the daily entries on the Rafflecopter on the main Giveaway Post.
*You may start following the marathon at any time and comment on past posts to catch up.

Plus, if you comment on all 14 movies you can receive a bonus 20 entries. On the last day of the giveaway you will find the magic phrase you can use to unlock the bonus entries on the Rafflecopter. *You must comment on each movie to qualify for the bonus entries.

Guess The Movie Game
Each daily post will have a clue to the next night's movie. Leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main Giveaway Post, for 2 entries in the giveaway.
*Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 2 entries.
*The Rafflecopter widget is on the Pacific Time Zone and will reset to a new day at Midnight PST. *Please do not post guesses anywhere else on the blog or they will be deleted and not count.

Tonight's Clue ~ An escort and a kept man find love in New York.

Night 11 ~ About A Boy

Tagline ~ Growing up has nothing to do with age.

Directed by Paul and Chris Weitz (American Pie, Down to Earth and Admission ) and released on May 17, 2002 by Universal Pictures (Rated PG-13). An independently wealthy bachelor (Hugh Grant), who likes his carefree life, meets a boy (Nicholas Hoult) who wants to find a husband for his mom. The two end up forming a bond that neither of them expected.

Tonight's movie is an example of a different kind of love story. Not that of a couple but of a father and son. This is truly a heartwarming and very funny movie. Hugh Grant is at his best here as the bachelor who has no worries in the world and has no problem with doing nothing with his life. He knows he's a bum and he loves it. Some of the best humor in the film comes from his so wrong way of thinking.

Enter Nicholas Hoult's (who would grow up to be the main Zombie in Warm Bodies) character who is struggling with being the outcast at school and living with a mother who is suffering with severe depression. It's heartbreaking and yet funny watching him cope with what life has put on his plate.

Watching the two characters start to care about each other and eventually become a family of sorts is a wonderful movie experience. When this poor kid gets up on stage to sing his mother's favorite song, just because it will make her happy even though it will bring a world of hurt on him with his peers, about brings tears to your eyes. Then when he gets a "little help from his friends" you can not help but laugh. This is just one of the greats.

And remember, like Jon Bon Jovi said "No man is an island". Ha!!!

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. About a boy is based on a 1998 novel. In the novel, the music that Will introduces Marcus to - and so in turn bonds with Ellie over - is not rap, but the band Nirvana. The book is actually set during the 1993-1994 period, and the story climaxes with the kids learning of and being affected by Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain's 4/5/94 suicide (which within the context of the story has additional significance for Marcus). The title of the story is itself a pun on the Nirvana song "About A Girl".
2. The quote "No man is an island" which Will jokingly attributes to Jon Bon Jovi, was actually written by John Donne in 1624, in his work "Meditation XVII".
3. At the beginning of the film Marcus says he would be able to take care of his mum (Toni Collette) if he were Haley Joel Osment. Toni Collette played Haley Joel Osment's mother in The Sixth Sense (1999).


  1. The featured artist is lovely!! I really love the movie about a boy, it's funny and emotional too. Fantastic!

  2. I've never seen this movie. Must add to the list though because it looks really good

  3. Cute ... is one of the best movie hugh grant

  4. I haven't seen this movie but I like Hugh Grant so.......

  5. I really liked this movie, and Hugh Grant was perfect in the role.

  6. Haven't seen either of these two either. TBW! Lol

  7. I love all Hugh Grant Movies! He's adorable in every his role! =D

  8. A very sweet film, if you just slightly tweak the meaning of sweet to include 2 grains of salt. I truly enjoyed this film. I'm going to have to see it again, soon.

  9. I haven't seen this but it sounds like I would like it...