I really want to get a cord cover, like a wiremold or something. We have a ton of cords all over our house for all of our electrical devices, and I would love to have a way to cover them all and hide them so they look just a little bit more presentable when we have people over. I’ve been looking for a while, so I might have to give one of these a try.

When you’re shopping online, make sure you keep your eyes out for free shipping codes. I love to shop online, but sometimes the shipping costs make it really not worth it, so I usually do some Google searches for codes just to make sure there’s nothing I’m missing out on. I’m all about saving every penny I can these days!

On Meeting Colin and Reese

For the last two weeks, Hollywood crews, including actors Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon and Stephen Moyar, have been in my town filming scenes for the new movie “Devil’s Knot”. They used our 1903 Courthouse, and it’s been fun to drive by every day and see everything that was going on.

On Wednesday night, we were heading home after meeting in town for a late-ish dinner and, when we drove by the back side of the old courthouse, we saw a bunch of people gathered in the parking lot. Since we were in two cars, I pulled off to talk to Joe about it. He thought they were extras shooting a night scene. I thought there was something else going on.

And, I was going to find out. We headed across the street, and Joe went over to the crowd to see what was happening while I waited at the car with Lucy. He called me and told me to hurry over because COLIN FIRTH was there signing autographs and taking pictures. I jumped in line and got my autograph, but before I could get my picure, he turned away to someone else. I got back in line (because Colin’s “people” were getting onto me for being out of line when really I wasn’t) hoping to get a quick shot with him, and he waved like he was about to leave.

BUT THEN, his “people” saw Lucy and said, “Wait! You have to have a picture with the baby.” And the baby’s mommy. Obviously.


I couldn’t even speak. He is so hot!

Then, we headed to the other end of the parking lot where we found Reese signing autographs. She wasn’t posing for pictures, but that’s OK. We managed to get some anyway. She was super sweet, and it was so neat to actually see her in person (she’s one of my favorite actresses).




It was such an exciting night. Filming here has wrapped now, and it’s going to be weird driving through town without everything going on. We’ve become so used to it in such a short time. Hopefully we won’t have to wait long for the next movie crew to come to town!

Make sure to see the movie when it comes out to see our beautiful old courthouse! I have some friends who were extras in the movie as well. I can’t wait to see it!

Movie in the Park

A couple of weekends ago, we took Lucy to a park in a neighboring county to see Puss in Boots on the big screen.

It was the first time we’d taken Lucy to a Move in the Park event, and I knew she’d have a blast. It started to drizzle while we were driving, but we figured the weather would be fine at the park. Except, it wasn’t. It rained and rained and rained until about an hour or so until the movie started. Luckily, the playground was covered. It’s too bad my daughter wanted to go sit in her chair in the rain rather than play.

We had a blast, though. Lucy started getting antsy right before the movie started (since we’d already been there for a few hours), and she wanted to go play. But, once the movie started, she was fine. I knew she would be. She loves Puss in Boots.




Lucy also enjoyed her first snow cone and got her first glow stick.


It was a fun night. I’m looking forward going to another Movie in the Park soon!