"Being a princess is not what it's cracked up to be." - Princess Diana

Monday, February 18, 2013

Gimmee a break...

Once upon a time,
I took a blogging break...
“Why?” you ask.

Back soon... 

In the meantime, check out the books in the sidebar. The Madi Series and Heart Bouquets offer plenty of romance, Disney references, and happily-ever-afters to satisfy your inner princess until I return.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Match these memorable romantic quotes with their movies

 OK, so this week I'm veering slightly off the "princess" path into the world of romance movies in general. Hey, it's still all about happy-ever-after stuff, right? So this week's quiz is for romance movie fans. Now the question is whether you're a big enough fan to match the following movies with the 14 numbered quotes below (14 in honor of Valentine's Day).

No googling! Post your answers in the comments, then come back next Friday for the answers.

The answers to last week's Pocahontas quiz are at the bottom of this post.


   A. The Wedding Singer              F. Dear John                 K. The Notebook

   B. Gone With the Wind              G. Pocahontas               L. Sleepless in Seattle

   C. When Harry Met Sally            H. Jerry Maguire           M. A Walk to Remember

   D. Never Been Kissed                 I.  Dirty Dancing            N.  Notting Hill

   E. Pretty in Pink                        J. On Golden Pond

1. “Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

2. “Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t forget it.”

3.  “Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” 

4. "She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead. I'll always miss her. But our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it."

5. "You said you couldn't be with someone who didn't believe in you. Well I believed in you. I just didn't believe in me. I love you... always."

6. "Sometime you'll kiss someone and know that's the person you're supposed to kiss for the rest of your life."

7. "I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you."

 8. “No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”

9. “It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home. .. only to no home I’d ever known … I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like … magic.”

10. “You had me at hello.”

11. "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

12."The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more; that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That's what you've given me and that's what I hope to give to you forever."

13. “I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.”

14. "I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad...Carry you around when your arthritis is bad... All I wanna do is grow old with you."

Remember to post your answers in the comments. And no cheating! :-)

Check out my top 5 romantic movie flicks HERE.  
Are your favorites on the list?

Now scroll down for last week's Pocahontas quiz answers TAKE THE QUIZ

A, C, A, B, B, B, C, C, A, C, D

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Top 10 love songs from Princess movies

Princess movies definitely include some of the most beautiful songs, don't they? In honor of Valentine's Day, here are 10 of my favorite love songs from various princess movies. Click on the titles to watch the YouTube videos. I've embedded my favorite at the bottom.

Far Longer Than Forever (The Swan Princess)

I See the Light  (Tangled)

 If I Never Knew You (Pocahontas)

A Whole New World (Aladdin)

So Close (Enchanted)

Miracles Happen (The Princess Diaries)

Because You Live (The Princess Diaries 2)

Someday My Prince Will Come (Snow White)

Now You Know (A Cinderella Story)

And my ultimate favorite...

Chime in! Do you see agree with my list or do you have other favorites?

Wishing you a Valentine's Day packed with more romance than any princess movie!

Speaking of romance, check out HEART BOUQUETS, a collection of short romances, in which my story, Blind Date, is featured. 

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekly Whisper: You are more than your relationship status

Many women have a love/hate relationship with Valentine's Day.

As everyone knows, Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love, and more specifically, romance. Yes, there are those who have a wonderful relationship and label February 14 as their favorite holiday. They will spend the evening going out for a romantic dinner, cuddling by the fire, and sharing passionate kisses with their man. And that's great!

But then there's everyone else. Not just single women (who tend to spend Valentine's night with a sappy romantic movie or novel and a pint of Ben & Jerry's), but women whose marriage or relationship is less than loving. Women who don't feel loved by their partner. Women who scoff at the idea of romance because the last time they were wooed, or felt any sort of romantic passion, was thirty years ago.

And that's where the love/hate thing comes in. It's not that they don't like the idea of romance, flowers, and, of course, chocolate (they are women, after all) but Valentine's Day is sort of a slap in the face because they are well aware that they are more likely to win the lottery than experience the romance they long for.

This weekly whisper is for those women. If you are single, or in a relationship that is less than ideal, one that exacerbates the idea of Valentine's Day, remember that your relationship status does not define how much you are loved. You are more than your bad marriage. Being a princess does not come from the presence of a prince in your life. It comes from the fact that God is your Father.

It's okay to buy that pint of Ben & Jerry's and rent that romantic comedy. But also take a moment to pick up your Bible and read Psalm 136, as a reminder of the most important kind of love. The one that never let's you down, never disappoints, and never disappears.


Friday, February 8, 2013

QUIZ: How much do you know about Pocahontas?

When considering which princess quiz would most fit with this week's theme, Pocahontas came to mind, simply due to her slightly reckless personality. She could definitely use an extra dose of God's mercy and grace. So take this quiz and see how much you know about Pocahontas.

Don't forget to check the answers to last week's Enchanted quiz at the bottom of this post!

Have fun!

Pocahontas is set in which location?
  1. Jamestown, Virginia
  2. Augusta, Maine
  3. Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  4. Holyoke, Massachusetts

What does “Pocahontas” mean?
  1. River Spirit
  2. Wild Wolf
  3. Little Mischief
  4. Troubled One

What is the name of Pocahontas’s best friend?
  1. Nakoma
  2. Adsila
  3. Wauna
  4. Matoaka

Who is Flit?
  1. A bumble bee
  2. A bird
  3. A tiger
  4. A rabbit

In place of a wedding ring, Pocahontas is given:
  1. A bracelet
  2. A necklace
  3. Earrings
  4. A headpiece

What is Pocahontas doing while talking to Grandmother Willow about John Smith?
  1. Brushing her hair
  2. Braiding her hair
  3. Cutting her hair
  4. Washing her hair

What is Pocahontas’s raccoon’s name?
  1. Tiki
  2. Simone
  3. Meeko
  4. Bansi

Pocahontas holds the record for the largest movie premier. How many attended this huge event in Central Park?
  1. Over 25,000
  2. Over 50,000
  3. Over 100,000
  4. Over 200,000

What famous actor made his singing debut?
  1. Mel Gibson
  2. Lou Diamond Phillips
  3. Russell Crowe
  4. Rupert Everett

Who is Pocahontas said to be “just like?”
  1. Her Father
  2. John Smith
  3. Her mother
  4. Grandmother Willow

Out of Cinderella, Belle, Ariel and Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas is the only Disney princess that does NOT:
  1. Kiss her prince throughout the whole movie
  2. Get married
  3. Have animals that talk.
  4. Have a “happily ever after”

No Googling! Post your answers in the comments, 
then come back next week to see how well you did!

Take last week's ENCHANTED quiz HERE

Scroll down for the Enchanted answers...

B, A, B, A, C, B, A, B, C, B, C