Why to (Quickly) Re-Watch Full House before Fuller House starts

5 Feb

Why to Rewatch Full House

I am a big fan of rewatching old shows.  I’ve recently done a rewatch on Sex and the City, The Hills, and Friends.  I even tried to rewatch Mad About You, but Netflix took it away before I could finish. away before I could finish. So, when I heard that Full House was making a comeback, I was glad it was one of the first of Netflix’s clever “revival” shows, and I knew that it to be my next show!  (And I wrote a little something about that here)

My favourite thing about rewatching shows like this is that I can watch them all in a row and I don’t have to wait to get new episodes.  It’s super handy that all 8 seasons are on Netflix.  It’s also great that they’re only about 23 minutes long, so I could periodically watch an episode while I ate lunch or nursed my daughter, and not feel like I’m making a huge commitment.

That being said, Netflix is pulling Full House off of Canadian Netflix in approximately one week on February 15, so if this is the way you watch the show, you better do it quick!!  But it’s pretty perfect timing, because Fuller House starts February 26!  So there’s still lots of time to rewatch Full House before that happens, and here’s why you should:

  1. To reacquaint yourself with the characters
    Who are the Tanners? What happened to their mom?  Why is Kimmy Gibbler always there? And why does Joey Gladstone live there, too?  All these questions can be answered by starting at season one of Full House!
    But for real, a reminder of where these characters came from the last time we were all together in the Full House is a great idea because it will remind you why you loved the show in the first place, this tight knit family!
    Also, to reacquaint yourself with that House!! That house is MASSIVE!  It starts out with a regular garage, that gets turned into a bedroom, that gets turned into a music studio.  And an attic, which gets turned into an ad agency, which gets turned into an apartment.  Plus the layout is pretty interesting.  Honestly, I would love to be able to check out the inside of that house.
  2. To see the great (and not so great) late 80’s/early 90’s fashion
    Oh man, some of these outfits are hilarious.  Others, are pretty on point even right now.  Knowing how to tell the difference is a big thing though.  Generally speaking, Aunt Becky has pretty great style.  The girls start out with the terrible late 80’s kids clothes, and eventually get to wear the stylish 90’s grunge looks that you can find on Tumblr today!
  3. To remember why it’s actually a good thing Michelle is not going to be there
    I would have to say that Michelle and Joey are tied for the two most annoying characters on the show.  So, it’s not really bad that the Olsen twins won’t be returning for Fuller House (and nor will their sister, who does look a lot like them), it’s actually a blessing.  Sorry, Michelle fans! She’s the worst!
  4. To be excited that it looks like DJ is going to be the main character of Fuller House
    DJ Tanner, on the other hand, is probably the best character on the show.  Maybe tied with Aunt Becky.  It totally makes sense that she would be at the centre of the new version of the show, too.  I wrote more about why DJ is the best in my last post about Full House.
  5. For the cheese factor
    You can’t rewatch this show without noticing how totally and utterly cheesy it is.  Mostly in a good way, but I know people who tried to watch this show again but couldn’t based on how cheesy it is.  Maybe it’s my pregnancy hormones, or maybe I just didn’t mind it that much, but I rather enjoyed the cheese.  Just don’t watch it expecting it to be a very serious show.  It is incredibly cheesy.  Going in knowing that will make it that much more enjoyable.

Alternatively, if you want to remember what kinds of shennanigans the Tanners got themselves into, but you don’t really have the time to rewatch 8 full seasons.. you can always just read this blog – Full House Reviewed.  They even review the unofficial Full House Lifetime move!  Though I must warn you, it is mostly mocking the show, so if that’s not what you’re into I wouldn’t recommend it ;)

Are you excited for the release of Fuller House?  I’m really excited, and I’m also pretty excited to see what other shows will be remade, too!  Let me know what you think in the comments, I’m hoping for Gilmore Girls!

xoxo,
Alysa

the importance of printed photographs…

4 Feb

the importance of printed photographs

I’m a big fan of actual physical photographs in real photo albums.  When I was growing up, one of my favourite things to do was to look back at all the photos starting at my birth, and going forward.  It was so interesting to me to be able to see my baby pictures, as well as the baby pictures of my siblings.  More recently, it was important to me to have these kinds of albums, too!  That way, my kids would be able to look back at old photos of them.  I also printed out photos from the first few years of my marriage, and I have other albums from when I was in high school.  They’re just fun to look at, and great to post on throw back Thursdays on Instagram and Facebook.

Last week, my Avil (my grandfather) passed away, and I was able to take on a task that would be a great help to my parents, aunts and uncles:  to scan photographs of him and create a slideshow for the reception after the funeral.  It ended up taking pretty well a full day, but all the time put into it was so worth it.  There were pictures from when he was in the Navy, pictures from his wedding to my Amma, and all kinds of pictures of when the cousins were growing up.  It meant a lot to me to be able to do this, because it meant that I got to spend the whole day with him, and see so many parts of his life.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, those pictures told thousands of stories with millions of words.

So now, I think that printed photographs are even more important to me.  It’s so important to be able to look back and see all the pictures of this crazy thing we call life.  So, friends and family, don’t be surprised if I start taking more photos going forward ;)

xoxo,
Alysa

Bump Update: 25 weeks

3 Feb

25 weeks, maternity style, baby bump,

dress: Modcloth Stylish Surprise // necklace: c/o The Vintage Honey Shop // bracelet: Pandora

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25 Weeks down, 15 weeks to go!  Yikes! When I write it like that it seems SO SHORT!  It’s going to totally flash by, too, isn’t it?

This week, my baby is the size of a dragon’s egg, a package of Oreo cookies, or a can of WD-40!  He’s growing lots in there and moving around a lot, too.  Apparently, he now knows which way is up and down.. which would explain all the kicks in newer places.  The other day, I got kicked in two places at once.. so we might have another little gymnast on our hands.  Autumn did the same thing, it was pretty fun!  He’s growing more fat and hair in there, too.

I’ve been feeling pretty good though.  No major complaints here!  No stretch marks, and my belly button is still (sadly) and innie.  I doubt it will ever be an outie though.  That didn’t happen in my first pregnancy either.

I just need to talk about this dress.  I ordered in the last Stylish Surprise that Modcloth did last month, and this was the dress I got.  It is just PERFECT!  I can wear it now and not stretch it out, AND it’s also great for breastfeeding.  I kind of expected that I would receive something I couldn’t wear for a while, so I was very happy to receive something that I actually can!  I love the colour, too.

Hope you’re having a great week!

xoxo,
Alysa

25 Weeks Pregnant with Autumn (wow! look how green everything was!!)

A few of my favourite blogs part 3

2 Feb

a few of my favourite blogs

Here is the last list of my current favourite blogs!  When I was going through and picking out some of my favourites from my bloglovin’ feed, it quickly became apparent that I needed to split it up into multiple posts!  You can find the first two here and here.  Below you will find a few more of my favourite blogs:

Missy Sue
This blog gives me total hair envy!  Not only are her hairstyles amazing, but I absolutely love the fact that she was able to do these hairstyles with a new born.  I would like to know how please!! ;)  But for real, that blog makes me actually want to do things with my hair, so it’s pretty cool.

Oak and Oats
Another fave! She has a lot of great tips for bloggers as well as just things about life and style.  I very much enjoy reading this blog.

Oh So Lovely Vintage
These girls are locals, and they used to own a vintage shop in the exchange.  It’s super fun to see what new things they come up with!

Seven Graces
Another favourite of mine! I love her style, as well as how she incorporates her children into her blog.  It’s so much fun to be able to watch them grow.

Vixage
This is another local blogger.  She posts mostly the vintage things she finds at various thrifts stores in the city, and it makes me really really want to go thrift shopping!  She also has an etsy shop for some of her vintage finds.

What are your favourite blogs at the moment?

xoxo,
Alysa

 

happy day

1 Feb

Last week was a pretty rough week, so I thought I’d collect some of my fave links from the last little while here as a happy start to this week!

Moments like this

A super fun event happening this month!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/931462883612130/

What’s making you happy this week?

xoxo,
Alysa

Bump Update: 24 Weeks

27 Jan

maternity style, baby bump, sweetlegs,

shirt: thrifted // leggings: Sweetlegs // necklace: c/o The Vintage Honey Shop // hairband: F21

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This week, the baby is as big as a cantelope, or an Atlantic Puffin!  His skin is becoming more opaque, and less see through.  He has been moving around a LOT!  I still haven’t gotten any stretch marks, or the linea nigra just yet, but I’m sure one or both will be here soon.  I have been having some soreness, but mostly on days when I try to do what I can only assume is “too much” (otherwise, I wouldn’t be feeling that way, right?). Overall, though, this week has been kind of crummy (mostly crummy, with some happy moments anyway), so there’s really not much to report aside from the fact that this baby is a kicker!

Hope your week has been better than mine <3

xoxo,
Alysa

24 Weeks Pregnant with Autumn

Woo Hoo! 12th time on Links a la Mode

22 Jan

links a la mode

I’m so excited to have been chosen for Links a la Mode on the Independant Fashion Bloggers website! There were a lot of great links chosen this week, so be sure to check out some of the other ones below!

Links à la Mode, January 21

 

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A few of my favourite blogs part 2

21 Jan

a few of my favourite blogs

Last week, I shared a few of my favourite blogs.. and in writing that post, I discovered that I love even more blogs than I thought I did.  So here is part two of a few of my favourite blogs! Enjoy!

Dearest Lou
I’ve been following this blog for a little while, and it’s definitely one of my faves!  I love seeing the kinds of clothes she puts on her son, definitely inspirational for when our son gets here in May.  And, I love her style.

Eat Drink and Be Mary
Mary just got married this past summer, and I’ve loved watching how her day has come together.  I’ve also been following her for a couple of years, so hearing about her engagement, and everything else has been fun as well!  Just a great blog to follow, but especially right now if you’re into weddings or are getting married.  She shares a lot of great wedding ideas.

Forever Amber
A fairly new fave of mine.  Amber rocks though! I love her style, and I wish downloading clothes was a thing so I could download her entire closet ;)   I also love her writing style and her blogging tips.

Hunters of Happiness
I’ve been following this blog for a while as well.  I love her writing style, as well as the things she writes about.

Melanie Dahling
One of my IRL BFF’s! This girl is hilarious.  She can do pretty much everything, too.  She’s a comedian, a make up artist, an actress, and so much more! Plus, she keeps it real on her blog.

Love Lo
I’ve been following her for a few years as well, and I’ve seen her blog evolve over the last few years.  She’s now a new mama, and I love being able to watch her grow into that new role.  Such a great blog!

What are some of your fave blogs?

xoxo,
Alysa

Bump Update: Week 23

20 Jan

baby bump, mama style, maternity

dress: American Apparel // scarf: gift // tights: Joe Fresh // necklace: Pandora

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23 weeks in!  That’s 17ish weeks to go!

As of right now, the baby is the size of a fertility idol or a grapefruit.  Apparently, he’s forming nipples this week.  His face is fully formed, he just needs to get a little more plump, just a little cuter.  At this point in time, he can hear our voices.  So I’d like to start singing to him and stuff, so he knows my voice.

For me, I had been experiencing some round ligament pain… but since I got a super cute water cup, I’ve been drinking more water, and that has helped cut down on the soreness.  My midwife had told me that water is even more important in winter pregnancies than in summer ones because of how dry it gets in the winter with the heating on in houses.  So, I’ve been drinking more water.. and I definitely feel better!

Otherwise, this little one is super active in there.  Lots of kicking!  It’s especially fun for me when I’m nursing Autumn and he starts kicking.  I can’t wait for these two to meet each other.

xoxo,
Alysa

10 Awesome Underrated Girl Power Movies

19 Jan

There are few things I hate more than the term “chick flick”. Yuck.  I think that because a lot of these movies have been written off as “chick flicks”, no one gives them a chance or pays them any mind.  But I’m here to tell you now, that not only are these movies awesome, but they all promote girl power in the best ways possible.

1. Spice World
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If you haven’t seen this movie, you really should.  If you’re unfamiliar with 90’s popular culture, the Spice Girls were a huge all-girl band who came out of England.  They were a phenomenom in their own right, and were responsible for a lot of the background business of their band themselves.  This movie is no different.  They helped to write it, and obviously starred in it.  The best thing about the movie, though, is how it’s centered on friendship and band loyalty.  None of them meet anyone, no one couples off. They work together and care for each other, and teach young girls what it means to be a true friend.  If that’s not girl power, I don’t know what is.

2. Dick

Teenage girls who inadvertently, and then on purpose, bring about the change needed in their country to reveal their president for who he truly was, a crook!  One of my all time favourite movies.  A lot of the historical stuff is accurate as well as it just being really fun to watch.  It’s two girls who won’t sit back and watch their country be run by someone as crooked as their president.

3. Josie & The Pussycats
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Another movie that is centered on friendship.  The most important thing to these girls is that they are friends first, and then in a band.  Sure, there is some romance for Josie, but that is a secondary storyline to that of the Pussycats, and how they stick together!

4. Legally Blonde
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It starts out leading you to believe that Elle Woods is the average dumb blonde.  But she works her butt off, gets into Harvard Law, and then excels at it.  The movie starts with the goal of our heroine being that she wants to get her boyfriend back, but it goes so much deeper than that.  It’s about believing in yourself, creating lifelong friendships, and working hard.  Love it!

5. Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion
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High School Reunions are often seen as a way to show off your successes to people who may have been mean to you in high school.  This movie definitely starts that way, but it teaches the importance of being true to yourself, and not pretending to be anyone else in order to impress people.  And that true success is in being yourself.

6. Uptown Girls
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This is one of my favourite Brittany Murphy movies.  It shows that when it comes to friendship, age doesn’t really matter, and you can learn life lessons from anyone!  The friendship between Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning is the best part of the movie.  It also shows that you don’t need some guy to make you feel fulfilled, especially when all they do is take from you.  A true relationship should be give/take from both sides.

7. Now & Then

Another one of my all time favourite movies!  This movie shows that no matter how many years go by, and how many things change, your girlfriends will always be there for you when you need them.  The duality of this movie makes it really interesting.  It shows the 90’s women, who are grown ups with their own sets of problems, and it shows the 70’s girls, who are coming into their own and learning about how they are similar to their friends as well as different.  It’s got so much to it!

8. Charlie’s Angels (& Full Throttle)
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One of my favourite parts of this movie is the fact that they were adamant that the Angels don’t use guns.  They were showing that they didn’t need weapons in order to kick butt!  I also love the fact that it was produced by Drew Barrymore, so she was able to have a lot of artistic control over it.  I would totally watch a third Charlie’s Angels movie (Please Drew please!!!)

9. A League of Their Own
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The real-life story of the first All-American Women’s Baseball league!  Based during World War 2, this story is about the women who came together to play and promote America’s favourite pastime.  Plus, it shows the real stories of women as they struggle to get by with what they have and what they can do.  In a time where women were not generally allowed to work, these women fought to be able to do something they loved, especially toward the end of the war when they were expected to go back into the home.

10. Bring It On 

This movie made a huge impact on a lot of people when it came out, but is still seen as a silly chick flick.  When you really look at it, it’s about a girl who is trying really hard to succeed at a sport she loves.  She tries to keep her team together, and prove that they are the best out there.  They work really hard to get what they want, and it shows throughout the movie.

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What are your favourite girl power movies?

xoxo,
Alysa

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