Sigh. Watch Children Interact with Technology That Isn’t THAT Old.

November 04, 2014

We just love Ellen DeGeneres, and her newest video is worth a watch. She gets a bunch of kids together and introduces them to technology that isn’t that old (think answering machines, typewriters, etc.) and then has them interact with the items. Their reactions are, in short, priceless. From their confusion about where the FaceTime is on the bulky “old time” phone which was probably “used 100 years ago” (their words, not ours) to their frustration about answering machines, the video will leave you going, “Ahhhh, youth.” Or perhaps, “Get off my lawn.” Either way.

Check out the video below.

If You Thought You Decked Your House Out For Halloween…

Posted by Lauren the Web Girl on October 27, 2014

If you’ve got skeletons hanging from your porch and a few fake headstones, you’re doing well in terms of Halloween decorations. But take a look at this home in Naperville, Illinois and you’ll probably feel ready to kick your Halloween spirit up a level or two. This house features an insanely intricate light show that sings along to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

As the house lights up, you can also see a pretty detailed faux graveyard in the front yard. How fun would it be to take the kids trick-or-treating here, right? But you have to feel sorry for their neighbors….and wonder about their power bill…..

This Creative Mom Wins at Halloween

Posted by Lauren the Web Girl on October 20, 2014

Jessica Chavkin, mom to 4-month-old Noah, takes Halloween prettyyy seriously, and we respect her dedication to the holiday. Check out her Instagram and you’ll notice that she’s dressed baby Noah up in a different Halloween costume every day this month. I mean, when your kid’s that cute, why pick just one costume, right?

We’re in love with this adorable Where’s Waldo? (Where’s Noah?) costume.


#NoahsHalloweenCountdown Day 14: Where's Noah?

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Other favorites include Jean Valjean and Charlie Brown. Check out the rest of the adorable getups on her Instagram page.

Nobody Puts This Kiddo in the Corner

Posted by Lauren the Web Girl on October 13, 2014

Dirty Dancing is arguably one of the greatest movies, featuring epic dance scenes that make you want to get up out of your chair, even if your moves are highly limited (speaking from personal experience here). There’s something particularly heartwarming about seeing little kids who are enthralled with this movie. Check out an eight-year-old named Charlie, who is doing Patrick Swayze proud as he dances along perfectly to the final scene in the movie. Seriously, the hip action is something worthy of Dancing with the Stars. 

You go, Charlie. Show ’em what you’ve got.

The Movie We’re Dying to See: “Gone Girl”

Posted by Lauren the Web Girl on October 06, 2014

The hype surrounding the movie “Gone Girl” is inescapable, and with good reason. If you’ve read the book, you know it’s dark, smart, eerie, and quite possibly something you finished in two days. Without giving too much away, “Gone Girl” is the story of the disappearance of Amy Dunne, whose husband quickly becomes a suspect for several reasons. The story is told both through Nick’s perspective as the plot unfolds, and through a series of Amy’s journal entries. Throughout the story, you’re left wondering which characters to believe and how various pieces of the plot connect.

I have seeing “Gone Girl” on my list of weekend activities, but early reviews from critics (and my friends) have me ready to check it out. So far, these seem to be the key themes:

  • Ben Affleck and newcomer Rosamund Pike give amazing performances.
  • There are, obviously, differences from the book, but the movie is equally as good despite these differences.
  • The soundtrack really brings the film to life.
  • You’re probably going to gasp in the middle of the theater.
Armed with that knowledge, I’ms so ready to check out this movie. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can watch it here. 

Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think?