Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Best Things...Happen While You're Blogging...

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

I am so excited because tonight is my First Annual Partying While Watching "White Christmas" and Eating With My Girls Party! WOO HOOOOOO!

A little back story: My friend Corrie and I L-O-V-E this movie! When we were kids we would watch it over and over, whether it was Christmas or not. We'd talk about how teeny Vera Ellen's waist was, whether Bob Wallace was way too old for Betty, sing "Sisters" together and discuss different ways we'd punch out that nosy chick Emma that eavesdrops and messes everything up. (Yeah, where's the scene with her apologizing for that?! And why didn't Betty just say, "Yo Bob, did you set this up as a publicity thing for yourself or what?" That would have saved so much freakin' time!)

ANYWAY, we love the movie. :) So then I was talking to a friend and found she loves it too and it just kind of snowballed from there and tonight I'm having a group of gals over to watch the movie and just enjoy some girly time. Everyone's bringing something, I've got the "Liverwurst and Buttermilk" cupcakes made (don't panic: it's just my pumpkin cake with honey cream cheese frosting, lol) and thanks to the fabulous Callista, I now have her Grandmother's recipe for Hot Buttered Rum all finished and just waiting for me...er, I mean us to drink! I've decided to wear one of my vintage dresses and am really looking forward to tonight!

Did you know:

-Fred Astaire was the first choice to play opposite Bing Crosby but turned the role down as did second choice Donald O'Connor.

-Vera Ellen plays the younger sister but she was actually 7 years older than Rosemary Clooney.

-Rosemary Clooney sang both parts in the song "Sisters".

-The boy in the picture of "Freckle Face Haynes the Dog Face Boy" is Carl Switzer, who played Alfalfa in "The Little Rascals". (trivia from Wikipedia)

In other news, I've got a couple more pics of Christmas decorations, once again created by my talented Mother. One year she made me a "Simpsons" tree (I love this show, lol)

This is really love! When my parents split up, I inherited our old ornaments. My mom collected my most favorite ones from my childhood and made this shadow box for me. If you look closely, you'll see first grader Maggi in the top left hand corner. lol

Speaking of Mom, she has joined the blogging world! I am so proud of her because this whole blogging thing totally escapes her, lol. But she's jumped right in and even has one of her original Chex Mix recipes posted. Would y'all do me a huge favor by going over and welcoming her to our little blogging world? I would so appreciate it! Her blog is here.

I hope you have a great day!!!


  1. Wonderful, fun post Maggi! I love that movie, too--think I'll need to watch that today while I'm working on things...sounds perfect!

    Love your tree and ornament collection--so fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful day--I'm off to say hello to your Mom!

  2. Oh I love that movie toooooo!!! Have fun with the girls!!!! How much fun.....movies, food and besties!!

    Love the tree...it is adorable!!!

    Have a great day and I am off to visit Mom!!! :-)

  3. I just love that movie, too. That, and Holiday Inn are two of my favorites that I love watching at this time of year. And congrats to your mom for starting a blog - I'm heading over to check it out now! I'm making a blog for my mom for Christmas. Yay for blogging moms! :)

  4. I hope you have a fantastic time. I love "White Christmas." It's one of my favorite holiday movies. It's also a great movie to watch any time of the year. Cheers!

  5. Sounds like so much fun, Maggi!
    Loved the trivia too!

  6. Can't wait to see the pictures from your girls night out!!!! Checked out your Moms blog - YUMMY is all I have to say about that!

  7. I so didn't know that Rosemary Clooney sang both parts of that song! Love that film too - actually I'm a sucker for ANY Christmas film much to Craigs disgust and I cry at most of them - I was snivelling away at Elf the other night! I know! But the oldies are the best ;) Your night sounds so much fun! Enjoy!

    Didn't think your Mum could get any cooler but a Simpsons tree? WOW! and that shadow box? Really no surprise at all that you turned out like you did really is it? :D

    Off to go check out her blog right now :P

  8. That is such a great movie! And the shadow box is gorgeous....I will make sure to pop over and say hello to your Mom :)

  9. i love that movie too - sounds totally fun :D

  10. Great minds think alike, I love this movie too! Have a blast with the girls tonight.

    Love the shadow box your mom made, your ornaments look so lovely in it!

    Love and hugs,

  11. Sounds like a great time honey! Have a blast! Kori xoxo

  12. That Simpsons tree is so fun! Your mom sounds very creative.

  13. Hmmm! That trivia was very interesting!

    I have that same little rocking horse ornament only in a different color. :)

  14. I am soo jealous! I want to be there!

  15. I love White Christmas and think I will copy your idea for a party next year! It's actually coming to a few theaters in our area this week - only for one or two showings, but I'm hoping to get to see it on the big screen. Am off to your mom's blog . . .

  16. How fun!! I LOVE that movie!!!!!

  17. This may upset you but,I only just saw that movie for the first time a week ago.I had heard of it but never realized who was in it.I totally LOVE Danny Kaye!! I've seen most of his movies and how I missed this one I dont know.
    Hope you have a grand time with your party!!

  18. i love that shadowbox, very nice, i went and said hi to your mum - how great that she's blogging???
    hope you're well hun xxx

  19. Have fun at your Christmas party tonight! I am going to go over and visit your momma's blog! Let us know how all the yummy food turns out and how much fun you guys have. TAKE PICTURES;)

  20. oh Maggi this was a wonderfully fun post! I love visiting your blog, your so original and creative. Besides having great humor, a smart mind - a way with words. YOUR movie party sounds like so much fun. I wish I had enough girlfriends that were close who would enjoy such fun things like this. I know you all (honey child) will have a fabulous time watching this, I saw it on AMC on Sunday night. YOU Also had some interesting facts about the actors...Rosemary Clooney is so pretty in it - dazzling in that sexy black formal, sorta reminded me of the Barbie gown :) and she sang both parts on Sisters song- wow didn't realize that. Wasn't Danny Kaye funny in it, love the part where he and Bing dress up and sing the SISTERS song. Hope Tootie is doing wonderful - I bet she is anxious for old Santy to come. All happiness to you dear Maggi.
    ps congrats on Moma starting her own blog, I will indeed visit it!

  21. i wanna have me a movie party with maggi!!! I went over and said hi to mama too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  22. We have White Christmas on DVD, my daughter loves it too.

    Lovin' your Christmas dec's honey. Popped over to mom's to say welcome, good on her.

  23. Sounds like fun with the girls!

    Love the Simpsons tree (my kind of humor!)

    Already read your tweet and visited your mom! :)

  24. Hi Maggi! We enjoy "White Christmas" as well. Thanks for posting all those little facts about the film. Very interesting. I swear, I always tear up near the end (I'll bet you can guess when!).
    Congrats to your mom on starting her own blog - I am sure she will have oodles on fun with her adventures. :)

  25. What great fun facts! I just ADORE that movie- and your post reminded me I need to pull out the dvd and watch it soon!!!

    What a great blog! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by Milk and Cuddles- your right! My aunt is super fun! :)

    Shannon at: milkandcuddles.com

  26. I'm going to watch that movie for the FIRST time per your request, Maggie. All because you have wonderful taste! :)

  27. I love the movie White Christmas. I popped the DVD in recently and watched it. I did not realize Danny Kaye was 3rd choice! You know what other movie I like is Holiday Inn with Bing and Fred Astaire! Seen it?