Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Hunger Games Spoiler Post


So as you know I saw the midnight session of The Hunger Games movie. I watched it again on Sunday with Jasmine. I loved it the first time I saw it but I was also tired and a little hyper. I don't think I really appreciated it on my first viewing. After watching it on Sunday I enjoyed it so much more. 

I can't think of a better person to play Katniss. Jennifer Lawrence is amazing. And Josh Hutcherson completely stole my heart as the boy with the bread. Stanley Tucci is the most amazing Caesar Flickerman. 

I loved the scenes that they added in that were not in the book. Such as...

♥ Katniss giving the three figure salute to the camera for District 11 and they in turn were doing it back to her and then revolted. It just shows that Katniss was already becoming a symbol of hope and revolution. 

♥ Haymitch talking to Seneca Crane about giving the viewers something to hope for (after the revolt starting in the districts and capital) with young love. I found this fascinating because this very well could be one of the reasons why there was a rule change in the first place.

♥ I loved the Caesar Flickerman and Claudius Templesmith scenes where they would explain things happening in the Games. Seeing as most things were in Katniss' head, so it was an interesting perspective.

♥ Seneca Crane entering the room at the end with the nightlock berries in the bowl. I always assumed he was executed by hanging but that's because of the particular scene in Catching Fire. 

Of course I adored seeing Katniss and Peeta together in the cave. That was one of my favourite parts of the book. And Rue's death made me cry. I remember thinking how utterly tragic it was. And Amandla Stenberg was just so sweet as Rue. 

I'm quite glad that they cut the scene with Cato and the mutts because I didn't really want to see him being mauled and hear him moaning all night. 

Overall I think it was fantastic! One of the best book adaptations I've seen. I know they cut certain things out and changed things but that's necessary. If I could add anything I would have loved to see a longer interview at the end with Caesar and the heartbreaking scene of when Katniss tells Peeta she was faking it. My heart died a little when I read that for the first time 3 years ago.

I'll be sure to watch the movie again sometime soon! Looking forward to it and I'm so happy one of my favourite books was made so well.

What did you enjoy about the movie? 

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Midnight for The Hunger Games

Hello hello. I saw The Hunger Games at midnight last night/this morning :) I don't want to spoil anything but I loved it. It was quite true to the book and Jennifer Lawrence is just amazing. They had to cut bits out and change a few things but that's fine. A movie is always different.

I'll be sure to be watching it again this weekend with Jasmine and at least another time with Jason. I seriously can't believe that I've seen it. It feels like a dream (probably because it was 2:30am when it finished). Eeee! 

Monday, 19 March 2012

I got a fringe

Hello my lovelies. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was quite busy. First off, I got a haircut and I got a fringe. I've been thinking about it for awhile now so it wasn't a spur of the moment decision. 

This is it. I love it! I'm quite surprised at how well it turned out. 

Dress: Modcloth ; Shoes: Witchery; Bracelets: Mombasa, Necklace: Equip, Belt: Myer

I wore this outfit to church and then in the afternoon for my nephew Micah's first birthday party. 

This is my nephew Elijah. He was conked out after a big day. I adored his little overalls. 

And Micah the birthday boy. He looks so happy here. My brother also thought to spike his hair up for the occasion. 

It was a great weekend and I even found some time to clean the bathrooms for our Autumn 'Spring' Clean.

Oh and two more sleeps until The Hunger Games midnight session!! 

Friday, 16 March 2012

Autumn 'Spring' Clean Week 1

Hello lovelies! Well it is the first week of The Autumn 'Spring' Clean. This weekend Jasmine and I are going to clean and organise our bathrooms. Mine isn't too bad but my cabinets could do with some culling.

Remember you can join in with us and show your progress on Twitter and Instagram. You can add me on both.
Instagram: graciebellabutterfly
Twitter: @gracienne or Gracienne Standen

We will have some before and after pictures and together we can organise our places. 

On other news, I'm getting my haircut tomorrow and maybe getting a fringe! It's a big step because I've always wanted one but didn't think they would suit me. But I'm going to go for it so that will be another big change. 

Have an absolutely wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The Hunger Games Premier!

It was The Hunger Games Premier in LA today and I was so excited to follow all the news via Twitter. I love Mockingjay.net and The Hob. Seeing all the updates made me extremely jealous but so happy!

She looked so utterly gorgeous and stunning! Major girl crush. 

Even though she is taller than Josh I still adore him.

Well I just had to blog that quickly!! I'm beyond excited and I can't wait for next week! 

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Outfits :)

I found these outfits in my photo archive. The funny thing is they were all outfits I wore for birthday events.

I wore this on my actual birthday

Dress - Mombasa
Sandals - Sportsgirl
Bracelets - Mombasa

I wore on my birthday when we went out for dinner

Headband - Muchloveilly
Skirt - Mombasa
Shoes - Kmart (my $5 shoes!)

I wore this to my birthday celebration on the Sunshine Coast

Top - Valleygirl (I'm wearing the same top)
Shorts - Valleygirl
Sandals - Forevernew (old)

Bow - Muchloveilly 

The back of my top. This is what attracted me to the top in the first place.

I feel that I sometimes wear clothes that are a little too young for me? I don't know. I need to look into my wardrobe a little more and see what I can change. Do I come across like that? Haa maybe I'm looking into this too much. 

Have a great rest of week.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Organising Project

Hello hello! I hope the start of your week has been good. It's raining here and so muggy. I go from freezing cold air con at work to hot and humid weather outside. 

Anyway, Jasmine and I have decided to start an organising/de-cluttering project/mission. In around two weeks time, each week we will have a room or section of the house that will be organised and de-cluttered. One of the best things is you can all get involved so we can help each other out with some Autumn/Spring cleaning. And hopefully keep ourselves motivated and accountable to each other. 

To give you an idea on one of the worst parts of my house, here are some photos. 

This is my creative space. 

I can't even use my desk. 

My floor just has stuff scattered everywhere.

My bookshelves aren't too bad but they need reorganising. I have all those other books on the floor. 

My second wardrobe for my dresses, belts and scarves. 

Each week it will be things like, organise your wardrobe or clean out your kitchen cupboards. So we will just focus on each section and just get it done. Jasmine is going to create a blog button if you want to get involved. Is this something you would be interested in? We are going to show our progress anyway so you can join in if you suddenly feel motivated.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Just a Minute in...March

Happy Weekend friends. I'm so glad this week is over. Some weeks feel like they drag on forever so when I see the weekend in sight I get very excited.

♥ I love pretty collars

Just a Minute in....March

Reading... The Green Mile (I thought the movie was amazing). Assorted magazines

Watching... The Hunger Games movie!

Writing... Letters and putting together packages

Thinking... About the organising/decluttering challenge with Jasmine we want to organise

Jumping... Up and down with joy because it's The Hunger Games movie month

Planning... The itinerary for our USA trip

♥ Booked my ticket to a midnight session of The Hunger Games. With two friends (who still get student ticket prices. Sigh). This will be my first midnight movie session.

♥ I treated myself to these pink skinnies from Asos

So there are a few things I'm excited about this month. I can't believe the movie is nearly here! And there should be a few packages arriving this month too :) 

I hope your weekend and March is fantastic. What are you looking forward too?