June 2, 2016

My Top 15 Movies to See This Summer

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There are sooo many movies coming out this summer that I want to see! I have narrowed the insane amount of movies down to 15 for you. Let's talk about the summer of sequels, because eight of them are just that! There's no superhero movies this summer, but there is a Super Villain movie that I'm super excited about. There also a couple animated movies, a romantic drama that I know I'm going to cry my face over, a civil war movie, and a 'bro-comedy' that my boyfriend is dying to see!  With the help of IMDB's plot summaries, here are my Top 15 Movies to see this summer.


JUNE 2016
Me Before You | June 3rd
Based on the novel by Jojo Moyes - a girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently paralyzed man she's taking care of.

The Conjuring 2 | June 10th
Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Now You See Me 2 | June 10th
The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

Finding Dory | June 17th
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Free State of Jones | June 24th
As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army.

Independence Day: Resurgence | June 24th
Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat.  but will mankind's new space defenses be enough?


JULY 2016
The Secret Life of Pets | July 8th
Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have t put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates | July 8th
Two brothers place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.

Ghostbusters | July 15th
30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by smoe of the funniest [female] actors working today.

Star Trek Beyond | July 22nd
The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Ice Age: Collision Course | July 22nd
Scrat's epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

Jason Bourne | July 29th
Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.


AUGUST 2016
Suicide Squad | August 5th
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

Pete's Dragon | August 12th
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

The Space Between Us | August 19th
A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.

What movies do you want to see this summer?



May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Not only is today Mother's Day, but it is also my momma's Birthday!

My mother is a woman like no other.
She gave me life
nurtured me
taught me
dressed me
fought for me
held me
shouted at me
kissed me
but most importantly
loved me unconditionally.

There are not enough words I can say to describe just how important my mother is to me
and what a powerful influence she continues to be.

Mom ~ I love you!

Happy Birthday & Happy Mother's Day!

May 4, 2016

I'm...back...?

Hey everyone! It's been a while, I know.  Besides writing a few posts in March about the movies I've seen and the very few books I've read, I don't think I've written anything substantial since February. I lost that blogging bug for a while and I think it's working its way back to me. I just wasn't feeling it. I found an Instagram challenge for May and thought I would join in on the fun. With that - allow me to tell you what I'm Currently up to :)

Dreaming . . . of consistent weather and summer. It's going to be a busy summer. I'm seeing the fabulous Stephanie (In Her Lens) while I'm in Kansas City in June. The following week I'm going to the beach with my family.  I have an 8K that I'm participating in at the end of June. July is pretty open. August I'm heading to NOVA for the 98*/O-Town/Ryan Cabrera/Dream concert. Me and my brother's girlfriend are dragging our men with us. Haha!  Then of course my birthday is the last weekend of August.

Drinking . . . good ol' diet coke! And water...but mostly diet coke.

Eating . . . ever since I started dating my boyfriend I've been eating my fair share of ice cream :) Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese Peanut Butter Cups...yum!

Listening . . . I have updated my Spotify playlists like crazy! I have so many and I keep adding more. I'm still in love with the Spotify Playlist: Top Christian Tracks. I feel like I'm so bad about making playlists, so I listen to so many of the already created ones. I'm finding some great music on here. My current anthem is Trust In You by Lauren Daigle. Love her!
Come find me on Spotify (Erica Musyt).

Loving . . . I can't believe my babies are getting so big! Especially Helena. I love my babies!

Reading . . . I'm still reading Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - book 2 in the Lunar Chronicles. I'm also halfway through a bible study that I got at Lifeway Christian Store by She Reads Truth. The study is called Open Your Bible. It is amazing and I'm loving it so much! SRT is doing a summer study

Wanting . . . so badly to get the gym to be a consistent thing. I've done really well...this week! Haha! I hiked on Saturday, worked out Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. I'm planning on going to the gym tomorrow morning as well as on Friday. On Monday the 9th a friend and I are starting a Spartan Couch to Sprint Exercise plan. Wish me luck! I'm determined to get the gym to be a habit that I can't live without.

Watching . . . Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful are both back on! Woohoo! My Sunday nights are fulfilled one again. Well, really Monday nights are fulfilled because I watch it all the next day online.

Wondering . . . what my future might look like. I know that God has a plan and that everything that is presented to me happens for a reason. I'm in such a good place right now. Work is great, my family is great, and I have an amazing boyfriend that I'm totally smitten with. I have amazing friends that I love so much! I look forward to whatever He has in store for me. It can only get better from here!

What are you currently up to?

April 5, 2016

March: ABC Reads

I'm back with Mia and Andrea for ABC Reads to share what I read in March. March was a slow month for me when it came to reading. I never finished our February book club book The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.  I had picked Room as our March book, but I didn't get very far with that one (sorry ladies).  I did see the movie and LOVED it! I cried like a baby. I did do a bit of traveling in March and I started a Bible Study that I've been working on in the evenings before I go to bed, so that is what I've been doing instead of reading.

According to Goodreads I'm 'on track' with my goal. I've read 7 books of my 30 book goal. I'm currently reading Scarlet, book 2 in the Lunar Chronicles and I'm loving it. I'm more than half way through it. There's so much I want to read and I keep buying books...haha!


A  - Always Too Much Never Enough, by Jasmin Singer (March 2016)
B - Beautiful Uncertainty, by Mandy Hale (February 2016)
C - Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith (January 2016)
E - Everything I Need To Know...Disney Little Golden Book, by Diane Muldrow (January 2016)
F - Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, by Newt Scamander (January 2016)
O - Orphan Train, by Christina Blake Kline (January 2016)
W - Why Not Me?, by Mindy Kaling (February 2016)




What have you read lately?

March 22, 2016

What I've Seen Lately...

I've been watching a lot of movies lately. Even since I started prepping this post I've seen a few more. This past weekend my mom and I did a double feature at the local movie theater and saw two movies in one night (we snuck into the second one..shhh). I have the same way of rating movies as I do books - stars 1 thru 5.

Here's what I've seen lately...





What have you watched lately?