Deliverance Creek : The western version of North & South

If you were away this weekend you missed a great movie on Lifetime directed by Nicholas Sparks, whose had many of his books turned to movies but this is his first chance directing and from the sound of it he has more movies to direct in the future. This movie was a western civil war drama, in the 80s there was THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH, the series with Patrick Swayze and many other stars that was set in the civil war. This movie was another version of that, it had romance, fighting and even slavery involved in it. It had a well planned out plot and evolution of the characters, The ending left the viewers to decide what happened and wanting more.

The character’s were very believable and the violence was kept to a minimum so it would best to be a PG 13 or Adult Rating.  The Hatfield’s and McCoy history channel series was far more graphic and violent and shouldn’t have been on tv in that state it was presented this was far more sensible in what was presented.

I feel that this movie should be made into a series to bring light to what was going on in the civil war for this generation so people not forget what our country went through during that time in our nations history. If there were to be a series here’s some of what could happen in my own imagination :

Episode 1: Picking up where the movie left out we find out that the sheriff Cooper found Belle’s ring he gave her and does ride out to see her but instead of taking her in he warns her and lets her run free letting the blame go to the neighbors who own the bank, he loves her too much to let her be harmed. he doesn’t know  that she’s with the other outlaw Toby. She in turn goes to find her brother Jasper and Toby and a love triangle is born between the two men vying for her heart.

Episode 2: The sister Hattie is left at home caring for Belle’s children claiming that her sister went to visit family that was in need she could not leave the neighbor’s nephew Ben who loves her and she cares about. Although shes claimed that she will leave the abolition work to someone else she is drawn to it again by helping Kessie reunite with her sons, this draws her closer to saloon owner Duke who carries a torch for her.

Episode 3 Back in town Cordelia and Jeb who own the bank and are caring for their nephew are still on the line for the money  that the union left in their bank. They have suspicions on what happened but they can’t prove it and they pressure Ben to find out from Hattie the truth and his family loyalty vs love is tested. Also around this time the lone crook Cyril  is heading back to town to get the stolen money for his own not wanting to wait for his cut of the loot.  He takes the women hostage at the ranch bringing Belle and the boys out of hiding.

Episode 4 Just when things are at a crisis point Belle and the boys return to come clean about their crime and we find out who Hattie and Belle have chosen to be with.

These are just ideas, but whatever happens with the characters this should be a series and seeing the reaction from the audience online I think it might become a reality or at least a sequel to the movie let us know what happened, Did you watch this movie what did you think?

Delsey Suitcase Review

This march I attended the Women in Travel Summit in Chicago and I won the grand prize of a not yet released Delsey  Chatelet Suitcase. While I did not get to use all the features of this great suitcase I found out just how valuable it was even if I did lose the user manual.  I was able to take the suitcase on two trips with me, one to Chicago and a road trip to Indiana. I’ve also used it in my work trips.

DSCF0452Trip 1: Chicago

I took the suitcase with me on the train ride to Chicago and it handled really well. It was lightweight and stored easily above my seat. I got compliments on it and I was able to use the side handle that looks like the old-fashioned luggage to get it up and down the stairs at union station once in Chicago. No more having the drag it along using the pull out handle or having to carry it down the stairs, now I can just turn it to the side, pick it up and go. It’s compact design makes it light weight yet still has lots of storage. Also on this trip I used the two cloth bags that come included, one for my personal beauty items and the other for my undergarments and this saved me space that my bulky beauty bag would have taken up and in the extra space I was able to fit 3 pairs of sandals. It handled the durability test as I decided to walk from my hotel in River North to the union station and it dealt with all the bumps and rough services great the only wear was that it got wet from the puddles. It also was able to hold my other bag and made travel easy.

Trip 2: Indiana

The second trip I took was a road trip down to Lafayette IN for a family reunion. I was able to pack all the clothes I needed and it handled the car ride well. This time I tried using the bag that looked like it could be a hamper and it did not do well as my clothes kept falling out of the sides in the bottom part. It could have worked better if they had added meshing to those openings to keep the clothes in. The side handle again helped when carrying it to the car.

Since my trips I’ve started to use it for my work trips as a petsitter and I am able to store it in the car and get 3-4 days worth of clothes in. I’ve enjoyed using this suitcase and look forward to getting another Delsey suitcase for future trips. This suitcase is most suitable for short trips of a few days or a weekend adventure I don’t think it would be able to hold a weeks worth of  clothes unless you are an expert packer.

Information about the Delsey Chatelet Suitcase is on their website and it’s set to be released next week on shop.delsey.us In an interview with the company marketing representative Mimi Hoang, here is some more information :

Tell The Idea behind The Chalet Design: Delsey

“This design embodies everything DELSEY! Classic Parisian style and colors combined with modern innovation, thanks to the one-of-a-kind brake system”

What are options for trips longer than weekend trip:

For a sporty get away, DELSEY has a hybrid Beauboug collection that combines the best of hard-side and soft-side luggage in a case that can be rolled as a trolley bag or worn as a backpack. And for those girls getaways, DELSEY has created a collection for women”

What Should people think when they think Delsey Luggage

Timeless quality, audacious design, and Parisian chic… DELSEY creates luggage that makes travel easy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turner & Hooch: A

If you want a dog inspired movie that’s not all about the dog this is the movie for you . A Bonus is that it  includes the fantastic acting of Tom Hanks. This movie proves that the bond between human and dog is the strongest connection there is. It also shows that dog’s can win over the toughest critic into pure submission.

Turner (Hanks) a neat freak investigative cop gets a dog Hooch whose the lead witness in a murder. The two start off at odds and have a funny yet tender relationship that goes from disdain to total devotion. Along the way he wins over the local vet (Mare Winningham) and helps to bring down the murder case and take down a major drug bust too. Hooch goes from being a mischievous total terror to a dog who will protect his owner no matter what harm in is his way. The best part is at the end when you the sadness turns to total glee at the surprise and seeing how Turner’s life has turned around.

Hanks does an amazing job playing this character and working with the dog, the interactions between these two are comical and at times endearing. Other actors that contributed to the movie were: Judd T Nelson as his boss, Mare Winningham as the vet and Reginald VelJohnson as his wise cracking new police partner.  This movie might be made in the 80s but it has everything you need in a good movie: romance, comedy, a dog and his human, and action.

 

 

Bachelor Wedding: Sean & Catherine

It’s time for another bachelor couple to enter wedded bliss. Sean Lowe and his love Catherine went behind the scenes of their wedding the time leading up to it and the ceremony live. I’m not sure I understood the theme but it was a beautiful wedding filled with special vows, a special gown and the behind the scene details. The only thing I did not agree with was the emphasis on the wedding night, that is something special between the bride and groom not America. Sean totally had it right that everyone makes it out to be awful that he was waiting till marriage when it should be celebrated and applauded that he would choose to save for his wife to share that wonderful moment with her.  I personally have chosen to wait and that’s something that I am proud of and no man is going to change my mind about that. (Yes there I publically admitted to all my readers that I am a virgin waiting till marriage). Read about Sean’s Season.

I liked how they went back to show their journey together on the bachelor and the moments they spent together including the proposal in Thailand. They showed the moments leading up to the wedding including their road trip to Dallas where he is from to tell his family they choose a wedding date and asking his father to officiate the wedding. I just adore his family they are the kind of family that any girl would want as her future in-laws so loving and accepting. Catherine was so cute with all her details about the wedding while all he cared about was being married to her.

It’s great that they choose to live apart until the wedding, Catherine stayed with a friend of his while he lived in his loft a few blocks away. There future home will be in Dallas to be close to his family. Anyone else got annoyed at seeing the live cam of the honeymoon suite, instead of that I would have loved to see the decorated reception hall. I also did not like Sean going to get lingerie or her doing a photo shoot for her husband those were both awkward and focused on the wedding night. The ending shot of the honeymoon suite was all wrong they should have ended it at the view of the couple at the end of the aisle full of happiness.

I loved when she went dress shopping with her mother and mother in law and while they were trying on dresses her mother commented that one of the dress showed off two much cleavage and Catherine’s comment was priceless” You did this, these are your fault” . She really was a gorgeous bride.

Sean’s dad did an amazing job officiating the ceremony he brought the focus on love, he gave compliments to his son and his bride which brought smiles to everyone stating that he was proud of his son and they are blessed to have her be a part of their family: You are entering into a relationship that has many privileges but many obligations the woman you love is about to become her wife, she’s going to leave her home and make a home with you.  I know your love will always be his inspiration and your prayers will always be his strength.  The obligation as those of you here witnessing this is to love them, support them and pray for them as they have this journey as husband and wife.

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While the vows were a bit quirky it was so nice to hear them :  Catherine~Before I met you, before I even knew you existed I knew you were coming. You were a light to my bug. every time I look up with you my heart fills with love sprinkles. I promise to love you after we become old and grey, our children and grown and moved away. After we forget our own names I will know how fully I have loved you.

Sean~From the moment I met you I wanted more of your love, you had my hooked from the start. God said that all things worked together for those who love him and I know we met so that I could love my best friend. As your husband I promise to always put you first. I’m going to love you for eternity.

The wedding couldn’t have had a more beautiful place than the Biltmore Four Seasons Resort in Santa Barbara. he flowers were gorgeous cascading down and around the altar and wedding venue. Many bachelor and bachelorette faves were in attendance including : Trista & Ryan Sutter, Molly & Jason Mesnick, JP & Ashley Rosenbaum, Desiree & Chris along with Ali and other past contestants. They all looked amazing and happy.

Trista summed up the event best by saying Ready to welcome another Bachelor couple into  the world of marital bliss”

What was your favorite part of the wedding? Comment and share your thoughts about this wonderful event.

A Tribute to Jeanne Cooper

Daytime lost a legend this month Jeanne Cooper who played Katherine Chancellor on Young and the Restless from 1973 to 2013. The show celebrated her career by having the actors reminisce about her on the show and their time with her. They told about how she helped them and when they acted together. They showed scenes of her on the show which were moving and showed what a good actress she was. “ She had a special place for everyone” 

Born Wilma Jeanne Cooper 1928 in California, she started her career in 1950s in Hollywood doing supporting roles to the greats such as Maureen O’Hara and Henry Fonda. Her first role was in a western and other small roles in movies. Till the 1970s she was on television in small parts on Hawaii Five O and Perry Mason to name a few.

Her character went through a lot of events such as a facelift, a identity crisis, dealing with being an alcoholic and dealing with having a daughter out of wedlock whom she fought with throughout the years of her time on the show. She was nominated several times and won her daytime Emmy in 2008.

In her personal life she was married to producer Harry Bersen JR for 23 years and had three children, Corbin, Caren and Collin all of whom became actors. Her son Corbin had a role on YR. She passed just after the 40th anniversary of YR.