Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Night 4 of the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway

Welcome to night 4 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 "Hell in a Handbag". Enjoy and have fun!

About To Snap Compact

Shop Laughing Vixen Lounge and receive 10% off your order through February 28th. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

Featured Shop ~ Hell in a Handbag
Hell In A Handbag is run by Erin from Nowheresville, California. Her shop is filled with painted ceramics, upcycled vintage decor and handmade accessories.

Bridal Garter With Ring

How did you choose your shop name?
"To Hell in a Handbag, one of my main focuses when I started selling my handmades was making custom painted purses and bags." 

Custom Tattooed Cake Topper

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I've been a vintage lover and crafter for a long time, they just blended together. I love finding unique vintage treasures looking for their special home, along with taking a few and giving them new life."

Custom Mr and Mrs Fish

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Old movies, old music, fun stuff."

Retro Tattooed Cake Topper

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"In between cake toppers, I'd love to get back to making my hair clips and fascinators."

Custom Tattoo Photo Frame

 Here is a little peek at the Hell In A Handbag Laboratory. How fun is this room?

The Laboratory

You'll have a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate from Hell In A Handbag. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Custom Pinup Head Vase

Visit Hell In A Handbag on the Web or Etsy and use coupon code FEB14 at checkout for 14% off your order.
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Since it's February, I asked the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"My favorite love story is probably True Romance. Blood, guts and undying love. Sigh..."

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 ~ Party lines + mix-ups + laughs = LOVE

Night 4 ~ 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 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". 8)

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. Another one I've never seen but I have seen some episodes of the tv show and it was funny

  2. love this movie - was so sweet!

  3. I love About a Boy! I'm a sucker for Hugh Grant, though.

  4. Hugh Grant is such a talented actor! :)

  5. Love Hugh grant, but I've never seen this! Gosh I feel so behind lol

  6. I loved the movie, About A Boy. Hugh Grant does is again and makes you laugh through the entire movie. I love the story because the all time bachelor does fall in love with the boy as his son and his life is changed forever.

  7. How could I have overlooked this movie? It looks really good, I'll add it to my weekend movie list!

  8. True Romance not so good. About a boy was such a good movie.

  9. I think I saw this years ago... I think I'll get it from the library and watch it again. thanks for the reminder!