Thursday, February 13, 2014

Night 13 Of The 14 Nights Of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 13 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!

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 ~ Andrea's Jewelry
Andrea's Jewelry is run by Andrea from Scottsdale, AZ. Her shop is full of colorful handmade gemstone jewelry.

Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet

How did you choose your shop name?
"I chose the name Andreas Jewelry so that it would identify me and be cohesive with my gluten free recipe blog which I named Andreas Kitchen."

Green Jasper Earrings

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I have always loved creating jewelry and when I walked into a bead store for the first time in 1995, it evolved pretty quickly into a business. I come from a family of people who are all self employed, so it was inevitable!"

Lapis Earrings

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"When I am creating a jewelry design I start with my focal bead and then I look through all of my other beads that are in the colors of that bead. I just let my reactions and feelings about different combinations flow until I find the perfect combination that looks and feels right. The colors and textures need to be harmonious and I want my jewelry to make my customers happy when they wear it."

Inspirational Words Bracelet

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"My next project is to add more pieces to my Spiritual Section. I have lots of new designs in my head that I will be putting together soon. I have also been collecting beautiful floral glass beads to use in my jewelry. My long term goal is to feature beads and pendants that are created by artists from each of our 50 states in my jewelry designs. I am proud to work with so many talented artists and I love promoting the 'Made In The USA' aspect of my jewelry."

Red Heart Earrings

You'll have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Andrea's Jewelry. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Aqua Earrings

Visit Andrea's Jewelry and use coupon code ETSYFEBRUARY20 at checkout for 20% off your order.

Since it's February, I asked the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"One of my favorite movie love stories is The Notebook, written by Nicolas Sparks. It is about an older man (James Garner) who goes every day to visit and read to an older lady (Gena Rowlands) who lives in a dementia care facility. He is reading her a story from a notebook about a young couple who love each other but are kept apart for a long time by the girl's parents. One day the lady's mind is clear and she realizes the story that he has been reading is about them and that (James Garner) is really her husband. The movie ends with him laying in bed with her one night and they both pass away within hours of each other while they are holding hands."

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 ~ "Don't be a guy. The world is full of guys. Be a man." or
                          "I gave her my heart and she gave me a... pen."

***Make sure to stop by tomorrow to get the magic phrase!!! If you have commented on all of the 14 movie posts you will be able to use this magic phrase to take the extra 20 entries on the Rafflecopter."

Night 13 ~ An Affair To Remember

Tagline - On the Riviera...across the ocean...and all
              over New York!

Songs from the movie playing on the Jukebox...
 *An Affair To Remember by Vic Damone

Directed by Leo McCarey (Duck Soup and The Bells of Saint Mary's) and released on July 11, 1957 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Rated G). Playboy Nicky Ferrante (Carry Grant) and night club singer Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Problem is they are both engaged to other people. They decide to make plans to meet six months later on the top floor of The Empire State Building to see if they still feel the same way about each other. Will they keep their date or will fate try to keep them apart?

This is classic movie making at it's best. Whirlwind romance, beautiful locations, unforeseen tragedy and big sappy endings. The time period is one of my favorites. The men look dapper and the women so beautiful. It's a great big slice of 50's movie magic. If you like love stories and haven't seen this one yet, go give it a try. You just don't get much better than Carry Grant!

This movie is a remake of the 1939 movie "Love Affair" with Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. There was also a modern day remake in 1994 also titled "Love Affair" with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. I have not seen either of these versions.

Take a look at the original trailer

Some trivia about the movie...
1. References to this movie in Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle (1993), revitalized interest in the film, and led to 2 million additional sales of the 1957 classic on VHS.
2. Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant improvised many of their scenes throughout filming, and a number of lines that made it to the final cut of the film came from the actors' improvisation.
3. Ingrid Bergman was the first choice to play Terry McKay.
4. Nickie and Terry make their conditional promise to meet in six months at exactly the halfway point of the film (59-1/2 minutes into the 119-minute movie).
5. Deborah Kerr plays Terry McKay, previously played by Irene Dunne in Love Affair (1939), of which this film is a remake - both were directed by Leo McCarey. The year before this film was made, Kerr played Anna Leonowens in The King and I (1956), also a role that had previously been played by Irene Dunne in the black-and-white classic Anna and the King of Siam (1946).
6. After the confrontation with the photographer on the ship's deck, Deborah Kerr turns to Cary Grant and says, "So, I go my way [traces a straight path by her hand] and you go yours [traces a twisty path with the waive of her hand]." The same exchange takes place between Irene Dunne and Cary Grant in The Awful Truth (1937), where she says: "As we go down the life's highway, you go in your way [traces a twisty path with the waive of her hand] and I go in my way [traces a straight path]."
7. Second of three movies that paired Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant.


  1. Haven't seen this one, is it good? Probably going to see it...

  2. I haven't seen this one. Looks interesting. My guesses have not been good at all! Lol

  3. I haven't seen this one but it looks really good. Definitely putting it on the list

  4. I've watched this one a few times, it is a Cary Grant film ;)

  5. I have never seen the original, but have seen the Annette Bening remake. I so like the plot story.

  6. This was a good movie with a tearjerker twist, but I liked the 1994 remake "Love Affair" better.