Top 25 favorite movies from when I was a kid

On Monday night I wanted to watch a fun movie before I went to bed but found myself scrolling through all of the Netflix new releases and couldn’t find anything that looked interesting.  Don’t you hate that?  Whenever we want to watch a movie we spend about an hour trying to decide which one to choose.  I’m the type of person who has no problem watching old movies that I’ve seen over and over.  Kahele is a different story, he’d rather not waste time on something that he’s already seen.  So, when I’m alone and can’t find anything, I automatically go back to a childhood favorite. On Monday I chose to watch Shag!  I love watching something that takes me back to the good old days where there was no worry in my life.  My mom would have movie days during the summer where we’d wake up and have breakfast, lunch and dinner all while taking turns choosing movies to watch.  I used to love these lazy days.  Sometimes I try to have them with my kids but they are so invested in what’s on youtube that it’s hard to do.

I’d love to hear what your favorite childhood movies are so feel free to share.


Shows that I grew up watching in the 80’s and 90’s

Last night I was laying in bed with my girls watching Disney channel and my oldest son walked in and said “remember when I used to watch The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and That’s So Raven”?  It got me thinking about all of the television shows that I grew up loving when I was a kid.  I put together a list of shows that I watched from when I was a little girl through high school (I probably missed a couple that I’ll remember after I post).  I miss these shows so much and remember being obsessed with so many of them to the point that I’d beg my mom to rush us home after softball practice so that we wouldn’t miss them.  I’ve broke the list up into 80’s and 90’s.  I’d love to hear of some of  your favorites when you were a kid.

The 80’s


Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty



Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

My Thoughts:

Wow!  Reading this book was like watching a full season of The Real Housewives!  I’m so glad that I chose this book as my first of the year.  The characters were so relatable, I kept comparing each of them to actual people that I know.  I was so engrossed that I finished this book way too quick and was disappointed because I wanted it to go on.  Luckily, HBO will be premiering this series on February 19th!  I can’t wait.  They have the most amazing cast including Nicole Kidman, Reece Witherspoon &  Shailene Woodley just to name a few.  A definite must read… if you haven’t already.

Three T.V. Shows I’m Obsessed With

And they’re not reality shows…. what the whaaaa?!  So of course you all know that I will forever be obsessed with all things Real Housewives… but I’ve been binging on these shows lately, they are so good.


high castle

What if the U.S. lost WWII and Germany and Japan took over the U.S.A?  Well in this show that is the outcome.  Kahele and I have been watching this show and absolutely loving it.  Very interesting!




It took me one episode to get hooked.  Not really the type of series that I would even give a thought about watching but I’ve heard some great reviews and decided to give it a go!  I’m on the 5th episode of the first season and its soooo good.  If you like movies like Fame or Center Stage  I think you’ll really enjoy this show.  A kind of “behind the curtain” look of what happens in the lives of the members of the New York Symphony.




My new favorite show!!!  I crack up laughing every time I watch an episode.  You know when Tina Fey is the producer you’re gonna get a great show.  I love all of the witty quotes that you hear during each episode. Its about Kimmy who after 15 years in a cult is rescued and takes charge of her life.  She moves to New York for a fresh start. She moves in with Titus a gay wanna-be Broadway performer.  I highly recommend this show if you’re a fan of shows like The New Girl, The Office, Friends and SNL


My Favorite Soundtracks

Are you like me in the sense that every time you watch a movie and hear a song you like you either write it down or Shazam it so that you can download it later? I do it constantly. Most movies have one or two good songs, but then there are those movies that you just know you’re going to purchase the entire soundtrack as soon as it comes out.  Here are some of my favorite soundtracks that I’ve come across. I added some sound-bars for your entertainment. I’d love to hear of some of your favorite soundtracks.

romeo and juliet

 Kissing You- Des’ree/ Lovefool- The Cardigans/ Young hearts run free- Kym Mazelle


Exhale-Whitney/ Why does it hurt so bad- Whitney/ Let it flow- Toni Braxton/ Sittin up in my room- Brandy/ Kissing you- Faith Evans/ Count on me- Whitney & Cece Winans


Brand new key- Melanie/ Spill the wine- Eric Burdon/ Magnet & Steel- Walter Egan/ Sister Christian- Night Ranger/ God only knows- The Beach Boys

Dirty Dancing - Soundtrack - Front

Cry to me- Solomon Burke/ These arms of mine- Otis Redding/ Stay- Marice Williams/ Do you love me- The Contours/ Hungry eyes- Eric Carmen/ She’s like the wind- Patrick Swayze


Love hurts- Nazareth/ Low rider- War/ Tuesdays Gone- Lynyrd Skynyrd/ Why can’t we be friends- War/ Summer Breeze- Seals & Crofts/ Slow ride- Foghat/ Hurricane- Bob Dylan


Everyday people- Sly & the family stone/ ABC- Jackson 5/ Ooh, child- Five Stairseps/ People make the world go round- Marc Dorsey/ Respect Yourself- The staple singers


Goodbye yellow brick road- Elton John/ Live and let die- Wings/ How can you mend a broken heart- Bee Gee’s/ Don’t leave me this way- Harold Melvin/ A horse with no name- America


Hold me now- Wayne Wonder/ Love Song- 311/ Slave to love- Elan Atias/ Every breath you take- UB40/ Breakfast in bed- Nicole Kea/ True- Will. I. Am & Fergie


Signed, Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder/ Daydream believer- The monkees/ I’m gonna make you love me- Diana Ross/ Band of gold- Freda Payne/ These boots- Nancy Sinatra/ Knock three times- Tony Orlando/ Sugar, sugar- The Archies


The trouble with love- Kelly Clarkson/ Here with me- Dido/ Sweetest goodbye- Maroon 5/ Song Bird- Eva Cassidy/ Take me as I am- Wyclef


Hooked on a feeling- Blue Swede/ Spirit in the sky- Norman Greenbaum/ Fooled around and fell in love- Elvin Bishop/ I’m not in love- 10cc/ Come and get your love- Redbone/ Escape- Rupert Holmes


If you ever did believe- Stevie Nicks/ This kiss- Faith Hill/ A case of you- Joni Mitchell/ Always on my mind- Elvis Presley/ Coconut- Harry Nilsson


Hello it’s me- Todd Rundgren/ Air that I breathe- The Hollies/ Alone again- Gilbert O’Sullivan/ Come Sail- Styx

Black and White movie night (week 3)- Baby Take a Bow


I love Shirley Temple.  Anytime I hear a Shirley Temple song or watch one of her movies I’m transported back to my little girl self.  I remember watching her movies with my grandma and wanting to have her curly locks sooo badly.  I took ballet and tap when I was younger and performed to “Daddy take a bow”.  I’m going to introduce my daughter to all of her films- I’m sure she’ll love them.


Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight, and Eddie and Kay have a beautiful little girl named Shirley. However, Welch has kept a close eye on them for years. He believes in “once a criminal, always a criminal.” Then, when Eddie’s employer’s wife’s pearls go missing, it comes out that Eddie and Larry both spent time in prison, and they’re fired. Welch suspects that Eddie and Larry have something to do with the theft of the pearls. Will Welch prove that Eddie and Larry had something to do with the theft, or will the truth prevail?

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