The Lovely Bones + Sushi Night

After leaving work early yesterday for our mental health break prize, my coworker and I headed to the movies to see The Lovely Bones.

The Lovely Bones

I read the book by Alice Sebold several years ago and thought it was a page-turner, so I was excited to see the movie.

The story is about a 14-year-old girl who was murdered (this happens right away, so I’m not ruining anything). The movie is narrated by the murdered girl from the “in between,” a place between heaven and earth. My coworker and I both agreed the movie was good… but kind of strange in the parts where the girl was frolicing around in the “in between.” It’s not one I’d say you have to go see in the theater, but I was entertained the whole time, which is good.


When I arrived home, Ryan and I headed to the grocery store to pick up some essentials for the weekend. We were both feeling lazy and didn’t want to cook, so we opted for sushi.


We both selected California rolls made with brown rice.

California Roll

Ryan and I agreed that California rolls are only as good as the avocado in them. Fortunately, the avocado in our rolls was fresh and perfectly mushy.

After dinner, Ryan and I settled in to watch our latest NetFlix movie, The Italian Job. How gorgeous is Charlize Theron?


For dessert, I blended a cup of frozen strawberries in the food processor with a spoonful of cocoa powder.

Chocolate Strawberry Soft Serve

I love bananas soft serve and thought strawberries might tastes delicious as well. They definitely did and I think a combination of strawberries and bananas would be ah-maze-ing!

Today’s Plans

Today will be a fun Saturday!

Two of my girlfriends are coming over at 9:30 a.m. and we’re heading out to a boutique in Orlando to look at wedding dresses. This is my first wedding dress shopping attempt in Orlando (all others have been in St. Pete), so I hope something beautiful surfaces. Fingers crossed!

After wedding dress shopping, Ryan and I have plans to go to a chili cook off in Baldwin Park with some friends… I looooove chili so I can’t wait.

Tonight we’re heading to my friend’s apartment to watch Miss America because a girl from my sorority is competing as Miss Florida. Go Rachael!!!

I’ll stop in with a wedding dress update this afternoon. 😀 Happy weekend!

11 Responses

  1. Ohhhh, have fun wedding dress shopping!!! That might have been my favorite part of the planning! 🙂

  2. I really liked The Lovely Bones, too but just heard it wasn’t that great of a movie! Boo. Good luck dress shopping! 🙂

  3. I haven’t read the book so I can’t wait to see the movie 😀 Love me some Marky Mark!

    Hooray for dress shopping!!!

  4. What a brilliant idea to make strawberry softserve and add in some cocoa!! I’ll have to try that. I still haven’t even tried banana soft serve. Can you believe it?? I need to change that – soon!! 🙂

    Have fun dress shopping!!!!!

  5. Have fun dress shopping! I make a strawberry chocolate soft serve with frozen strawberries, chocolate protein powder and almond breeze. Its great, you should try it!

  6. I read that book too but so far I haven’t heard great things about the movie. I will probably see it once it hits DVD! You have an awesome day planned! Have fun and goodluck to Rachel tonight!!

  7. How cool your friend is the Miss America..good luck to her!

    Have a fun day!

  8. Meant to say “is in miss america”…but I hope she wins! 🙂

  9. Strawberry and cocoa is such a good idea, might have to try it tonght.

    Good luck with dress shopping. I got my dress last week. The designer is Provonias….love it!!!
    Have fun

  10. I love that strawberry softserve idea!

    We saw The Lovely Bones last week — I liked the book better, the movie version of the “in-between” was a little too psychodelic for me.

  11. i LOVED the book, The Lovely Bones.. but the movie .. it WAS good.. but it did freak me out.. i definatly enjoyed the book more.

    I adore sushi. Brown rice veggie rolls.. i swear by. and Gomae. 🙂

    OH and brilliant Idea for the strawberrie soft serve. I loath bananas.. so this would be great!
    I bet strawberry, cinnamon, rosewater, topped with pistachios… 🙂 yum

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