One Small Hitch Is Delightfully Entertaining

I am very particular in the movies I choose to watch. With certain exceptions, I need a movie to be lighthearted and fun. I also need it to wrap itself up by the end. Chill entertainment is primary.

So when I saw the trailer for One Small Hitch, it looked like it might be right up my alley. Here, take a look:

I was invited to take a sneak peek of the movie before it was released and, after watching, I was totally right about it being just my kind of movie. The movie was delightfully entertaining. A little My Best Friend’s Wedding meets The Proposal with a little Meet the Parents thrown in for good measure.

One Small Hitch is a pretty traditional romantic comedy with entertaining and funny hi-jinks (plus some touching, emotional moments) along the way. It’s set in Chicago with lots of quick glances of the skyline. The movie stars Aubrey Dollar, who stars in CBS’s Battle Creek (but, more importantly in terms of pop culture placement, had roles on Guiding Light and Dawson’s Creek – leave a comment if you remember the characters she played!), and Shane McRae of FOX’s The Following (he was also in Still Alice and The Help).

Both of the stars are great in this movie. So are the string of supporting actors making up their families. One funny character after another.

One Small Hitch is opening with a limited release, today, February 6, 2015. In the Greater Boston area, it will be playing at Hollywood Hits in Danvers.

Starting today, the movie is also available on Video On Demand. Rent or buy One Small Hitch on Amazon(affiliate link).



Instagram Fun: Valentines from Etsy

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I am mildly obsessed with these great printable Valentines that my son picked out on etsy yesterday. They were super easy to customize and printed perfectly on to white cardstock. Perfect fun for our [yet another] snow day.

Find them here: Woodland Animal Pink from elyocedesigns on Etsy


Talk Less, Do More.

Love this quote by Amy Poehler, who is the 2015 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.

Amy Poehler Quote Advice


Instagram Fun and Favorite Find: Scotch Expressions RULER Masking Tape

I found this at my local Target in the Scrapbook Aisle. Amazon has some of the decorative masking tapes online (link below) but no ruler yet.

Scotch Expressions Masking Tape, 1-Inch x 20-Yards, Lime Interlock, 6-Rolls/Pack

First up, I used it to make a ruler on my desk that I can’t lose!

Scotch Expressions Masking Tape Ruler


Throw an Appetizer Party with Stop and Shop – Giveaway

Appetizer Party

Are you looking for an easy, festive way to get your friends and family together this holiday season? Or are you already hosting a gathering but are freaking out about how you are going to make that happen? I’ve got two words for you. Appetizer. Party.

Yes, appetizer party!

Make a few different appetizers, grab a few appetizers that are ready to heat from the store, add drinks and you’re ready to go! You could also host a potluck appetizer party where you do a couple of appetizers that you make and get from the store and your guests bring their favorite. A great way to try new recipes.

Add a stack of small plates, some toothpicks, and tortilla chips/baguette slices can round out the implements, all making clean-up after the party that much easier.

Stop and Shop has a line of products called Simply Enjoy. They are gourmet products with “the finest ingredients” and are “foodie approved.” They have expanded the line just in time for the holidays! And they are all available through Peapod, Stop and Shop’s home delivery service.

There are three new frozen appetizers (Carmelized Onion & Gorgonzola in Puff Pastry Tarts; Mini Quiche Hors D’oeuvres; and Spanakopita) ready to heat and serve for your party guests.

Simply Enjoy Stop Shop Peapod

Also check out Stop & Stop’s new recipe center where you can get ideas for quick and delicious appetizer recipes.

Here is a board on Pinterest with 10 great selections to get you started on planning your own appetizer party.

Click these links to PIN for later!
Chili Con Queso
Crab, Parmesan, and Artichoke Stuffed Phyllo Bites
Herb Cheese Spread
Oven Fried Zucchini Sticks
Zesty Salsa Bean Dip
Pastry Wrapped Smokies
Sausage and Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms
Hot Artichoke Dip
Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip

Or follow the whole board below.

Follow Kim Tolander’s board Easy Appetizer Party Recipes on Pinterest.

The nice folks at Stop and Shop will be giving one reader a $50 gift card to put towards your holiday celebrations. See below to enter.

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This post is a compensated project with Stop and Shop. In addition, Stop and Shop provided the giveaway. All opinions are my own and recipes and products from Stop and Shop line were curated without suggestion. Recipe and product images courtesy of Stop and Shop.