Monday, February 2, 2015

Night 2 of the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway

Welcome to night 2 of the 5th annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway. Stop by the main Giveaway Post and enter to win a $200 Prize Pack full of decadent treats from 8 fabulous shops! Tonight we have the next movie in the Valentine Movie Marathon. Follow along daily for extra entries and the chance for a bonus 20 entries at the end of the giveaway. Test your movie knowledge and play the Guess the Movie game for even more entries. Then take a look at tonight's Featured Shop "Deep Midnight Perfumes". Enjoy and have fun!

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Featured Shop ~ Deep Midnight Perfumes
Deep Midnight Perfumes is run by Cat from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her shop is filled with some of the most wonderful smelling perfumes around.

Dark Desires Perfume Oil

How did you choose your shop name?
"Deep Midnight refers to the darkest hour of the night...not true midnight. It's more around 1:30-2:30. It seems I am always up at this time like a good vampire." 

Walking Dead inspired Perfume Sampler Set

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I love artisan perfumes and love creating them! I cannot wear alcohol/aerosol based products and I am also very allergic to a lot of chemicals. I started making perfume oils for myself back in 1996. In 2003 I began selling locally and started on Etsy in 2010. I love creating scents and enjoy the challenge and fulfillment of a truly great scent that myself and others can enjoy."

Ramblin' Rose Perfume Oil

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"History and fantasy are the really big inspirations and the real people and characters found therein. I love Ancient Britain and Ireland, Victorian England, Ancient Egypt and Rome, and other eras. I also love classic and fantasy books, and theater as inspirations. I have college degrees in history and anthropology and minors in chemistry and English literature so all that helps!"

The Hobbit Inspired Perfume Sampler Set

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"Some new things are already in the shop! Have a look!"

Love Letters Perfume Oil

Cat, the magic behind Deep Midnight Perfumes.

You'll have a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate from Deep Midnight Perfume Oils. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Perfume Heart Bottle Pendant

Visit Deep Midnight Perfume Oils and use coupon code LVL10 at checkout for 10% off your order.
Find out more about Deep Midnight Perfumes here.
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Since it's February, I asked the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"The Princess Bride would be in my top five. It’s romantic and funny and I loved the theme song. I still love watching it after all these years."

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. Each day there will be a review of the next movie in the marathon. Leave a comment on the post, with your opinion of the movie, and you can receive 1 entry in the giveaway. Each day you comment you can receive 1 entry. 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.

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

Guess the Movie Game
Each day there will be a clue to the next night's movie. Leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main Giveaway Post, for 1 entry in the giveaway.
*Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 1 entry.
*The Rafflecopter widget will reset to a new day 24 hours after you left your last guess.
*Please do not post guesses anywhere else on the blog or they will be deleted and not count.

Tonight's Clue ~ Love may be forgotten but never really lost.

Night 2 ~ Waitress

Tagline - If only life were as easy as pie.

Directed by Adrienne Shelly and released on May 25, 2007 by Fox Searchlight (Rated PG-13). Jenna (Keri Russell) is a waitress who makes amazing pies and is stuck in a loveless marriage with a cruel husband. She dreams of leaving him but now finds she's pregnant. Feeling like she is out of possibilities Jenna finds her world is about to change.

I love this movie. Why, I'm not really sure. But then I watch it and it's just so obvious that this is a great little movie. It's sweet, sad, funny, a little heartbreaking in places but leaves you in a feel good mood by the end. The characters are quirky, fun and likable. Except for her husband Early who is just terrible but is played so well by Jeremy Sisto. Another favorite here is Nathan Fillion as her doctor.

The only side effect of this movie, I feel the need to bake pies! I love how she creates the pies in her mind around what's happening in her life. The colors in this movie are beautiful especially the pies. So vivid and lively. If you haven't seen this yet go watch it now! You won't be sorry.

Click here for some of the recipes for the pies made in the movie.

Waitress should be available to rent from most DVD services.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. Adrienne Shelly's final film. She wrote, directed and played Dawn in the movie Waitress. While still working on the movie, Adrienne was found murdered in her Manhattan office/apartment. She was 40 years old.
2. Writer-director-actress Adrienne Shelly wrote the screenplay while she was pregnant with her daughter, Sophie.   
3. The toddler who plays Lulu in the movie's final scenes is Adrienne Shelly's daughter, Sophie Ostroy.   
4. Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title 'Broken Dishes'.
5. The idea for the five minute date Dawn (Adrienne Shelly) goes on was inspired by Adrienne's experience with them years earlier.   
6. Had a 20-day shoot.


  1. I remember watching this and just crying. Love at it's best

  2. I've never seen this movie but I've wanted to for a long time now. It looks cute and funny!

  3. I haven't seen this one but I might. . .

  4. I haven't watched this one, it sounds really good though! :)

  5. I absolutely LOVE this movie (and might I say I'm glad I guessed it right ;) ). It's one of the most underrated films, I think.

  6. 2 for 2 at not seeing the movies - my list is going to be huge by the end of this.

  7. I have not seen this one. It sounds like I need to though!

  8. Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion! Have to see this!

  9. I believe you when you say it's a great little movie. I have never seen this film but after reading your review I will see it now.

  10. I love this one too. I have my own copy. Keri is one of my favorites.

  11. Really good movie! I always enjoy your trivia, too. Gee thanks for hooking me up with those pie recipes... now I'll be parked on the couch watching movies and eating PIE!

  12. I've never seen this one. Looks good though