Welcome to the RoL Pinterest Party. Join me every 2nd and 4th Tuesday as we link up and share how we made, cooked, baked, crafted, planned, organized, followed or created one of the pins on our Pinterest boards OR share something original that others can pin onto their boards.
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Sorry for the delay on this week’s Pinterest Party! I have been on an unplanned blogging break. Frankly, I have been too busy to even look at Pinterest, let alone try anything new so I am afraid I don’t have any new recipe or bit of creativity to share. Things have been so go, go, go and I have been a little stressed. (I can hear Brian snicker, “A little?!) Add that to a small bout of writers block and you get the picture. No bueno. So last night Brian kicked me out of the house, literally. Lucky for me I had just enough time to catch the evening showing of the new movie Mom’s Night Out.
I was not sure what to expect. It was getting a lot of faith based promotion, and I admit that I assumed it would be on the “lower budget” end of movies, therefore not as good as something mainstream. However, this movie was able to find a balance of being a well made movie and yet it had a positive message – even using speaking about God and Jesus directly without being preachy.
In a nutshell, the story is about a mommy blogger (the line about her having four blog followers and she just lost one, had me giggling. ;-)) with three kids. Her view of the perfect mom doesn’t coincide with her own chaotic, messy life. She and two other mommy friends (including Patricia Heaton’s character as the preacher’s wife) decided to go on a Mom’s night out. I thought this first part of the movie was hilarious, especially the voice over, the screen shots of their text messages and the cameo of the Hulk. (I was having a Bruce Banner moment just earlier in the day.) The middle part of the movie is a little far fetched with the whole lost baby scenario but there were also parts that had me laughing my mascara off. (“Say hello to my little sippy cup.” and “He killed mama.”)
However, the conversation between Ally and Bones had me in tears because it was healing to hear that despite whatever limitations we may have, God gave our children just the mama they needed. We were chosen for them. God gives us the grace we need to be a good mom (and wife), we just need to let go of our insecurities and hang ups and instead hang onto Him so we can see the beauty in the mess. 🙂
For a full movie review check out my favorite movie loving nun – Sr. Helen Burns.
And I didn’t see this until this morning but CatholicMom.com also has a number of blog posts regarding the movie in their A Real Life Look series. There’s some great commentary on the movie and mommy life. 🙂
Speaking of CatholicMom.com, I pinned this yesterday. Today is the last day of the contest, so join the fun. (But don’t join too many times cuz I really want to win. ;-))
Anyway, this weekend, I’ll try to get a sitter so I can see the movie again with Brian. He’ll love the slap stick comedy parts.
Have you seen the movie yet? What was your favorite scene?
And for the rest of you who were more creative than I was, below is the Pinterest Party link-up. If you did a movie review of Mom’s Night Out, please link it below so I can read it. 🙂
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Now it’s your turn.
1. Choose your creation, share about it and snap a photo if you can.
2. In your post, link back the original blogger/idea, rather than your Pinterest pin. That way credit goes to the proper person. 🙂 (But feel free to add your Pinterest profile link so we can follow you!)
3. Add a link back here so others can play along.
4. If you want to use it, here is the html code for the logo:
<a href=”http://www.flove.com/blog/?p=2157″><img title=”Revolution of Love Blog – Pinterest Party & Link-up” src=”http://www.revolutionoflove.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/pinterest_2_medW32-300×240.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”240″ /></a>
5. Link up below. Make sure you’re sending us to your actual post, and not to your general blog address.
You can find me here: http://pinterest.com/rol_bobbi/. 🙂
The link up will be active for a week. Have fun!
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