New Movie Alert...Wraith

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

There is a new movie coming out that might be of interest to you. It's called WRAITH and tackles the touchy subject of unplanned pregnancy.

Michael Sajabel, who previously directed legendary actor Peter O’Toole in One Night With the King based on the Biblical story of Esther, wrote and directed WRAITH to “….incorporate a very important message about valuing all life no matter how complicated it can get.” 

WRAITH is a supernatural thriller that explores the story of a family who invites evil into their home after they decide they may not go forward with an unplanned pregnancy.  The film reminds us that God always protects and provides, and that protecting life is always the right choice.

Recently an important member of our family instantly passed away when she was in a horrific car accident. The accident was not her fault and it was horrible that her children had no chance to say goodbye.  The fact that she was on her way to a cruise with three of her dear friends, who also passed away made it all the more horrible.

Thinking about four funerals in one day made me realize how precious life is. Live each day like it is your last. 

WRAITH releases across multiple video on demand platforms and on dvd/blu ray on today, May 8th. Go check it out and let me know what you think about it. 

The Miracle Season

Friday, March 23, 2018

    I was on a Dance Team in High School. During my first year, the squad was full of newbies as the prior team had all graduated. We thought we were great because when we danced at Pep Rallies and during halftime shows, our school family cheered and told us we were amazing. You can imagine our disappointment and surprise when, during our first spring as a team, we went to the State Competition and bombed out. We realized we pretty much sucked compared to the other teams.  During the long drive home from the competition, we decided we did not want to suck anymore.

    We went to dance camps over the summer, we hired a choreographer and we practiced and practiced and practiced. When our bodies hurt and our feet were covered in blisters, we practiced more. The next year, we went back to the State Championship and killed it. We then went onto the National Championship and won it. 

   I feel that those years of practice and discipline have helped me throughout my adult life. I know that when I want something, I can get it if I work hard enough. 

    This is why I was really excited when Grace Hill Media sent me the trailer for The Miracle Season which is in theaters on April 6th.  This film is based on the inspiring true story of West High School girls' volleyball team.  After the tragic death of the school's star player Caroline "Line" Found, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hope of winning the state championship.


Click here to watch the trailer

I'm moving and held an online Garage Sale on Ebay!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

   I have sold our home of twenty years and we are moving about 30 minutes up the street to an amazing place. We are trading some square footage for resort-like living with a million dollar view. I've lived in this house since I was 7 months pregnant with my youngest son who is now headed to college.  Besides lots of great memories, this place was filled with stuff. An embarrassing amount of stuff. 20 years of four people and their stuff. Most of it had to go. 

    A regular old garage or yard sale was out of the question because of two factors. The first is that my homeowner's association does not allow them. I probably could have broken the rules if I really wanted to. My HOA is not very on top of things.

    The second reason is that my friends around here that have held garage sales have advised that the local garage sale shoppers are really intense. They will argue with the owner until she just accepts a dime or a quarter for all of her treasures. They are so persistent and annoying that the owner just wants to get the shoppers out of her face. I am not making this up.  I do live in Miami. People are kind of tough and crazy here from all of the beautiful weather.

    I'd rather donate or giveaway my stuff than argue with the locals, so I did what any sane person would do, I held a garage sale on eBay!

    I have two eBay stores, one for fashion and one for everything else.  I listed the clothes, shoes, and handbags in one and now about half of my closet has found homes with people who will appreciate it.

    As for the fun stuff, tons of it has sold on eBay over the past few months.  I grouped up some of the small stuff into bundles. Now my wallet is fatter and my new place will be clutter free. 


Here are some of the fun things that sold in my  eBay Store :

    I started out with service for 12 in water, wine and champagne glasses in 1994. By 2018. I had about 20 pieces total. Not sure if they were broken during great parties or by a clumsy housekeeper.   They sold singly for a 100 and then the rest were sold to a buyer in Oregon for $850.  They cost $35 each when I registered for them in 1994 so they actually went up in value...


     I bundled some of my "J" collection and they sold at auction very quickly...

    This would have sold for $1 or less had I hosted a garage sale....
   This was an airplane freebee...

This was a souvenir...
 I bought this painting only because the artist chanted "Saint Ann, SaintAnn find me a man"when I looked at it. It made me laugh at the time but the painting sat in a closet for years...
 Old technology always sells. I'm sure that they would have sold for more separately but I did not want to take the time...
 This was a shocker.  I really don't carry my wine anywhere so I'm glad it has found a new home...


Visit my eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/casachic to see more of my virtual garage sale and follow my eBay journey on Instagram at http://stores.ebay.com/casachic . I give lots of tips there about selling on eBay.

My Favorite Book is turning into a movie starring three of my favorite people!!

Thursday, March 8, 2018


I was a voracious reader when I was a child and I  loved A Wrinkle in Time.  I read it again a few years ago when my son was assigned it for school and still loved it. 

I'm soooo excited because it is now a movie starring three people who are always on my list of dream dinner party guests, OPRAH, REESE WITHERSPOON and MINDY KALING! I'm sorry if I seem over-excited but this is an amazing cast and an amazing story.

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light, good versus evil and, ultimately, the triumph of love.  The film also stars  Chris Pine and Storm Reid as “Meg Murry.”

It comes out in theaters tomorrow, March 9th so if you need to reach me, I'll be at the movie theater tomorrow!

Here is a link to the trailer  A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

Forever my Girl...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I met my husband before the days of cell phones. I was recruited by my friend to take photos at a surprise party for her friend Craig.  I brought my 35mm point and shoot camera and got some great shots.  Craig wanted copies of the photos and asked me for my phone number so that he could pick them up once I took them to the now-defunct Eckerd Drug store photo lab and got them developed (Doubles were free!).  I teased him and said that he would not remember my phone number as he had downed some birthday drinks.

The next day there was a message on my answering machine (the kind with the tape) which said "I remembered".

25 years, a great wedding, two great kids later we are still happy. I still have the tape from the answering machine with his message (but no mini recorder to play it on!).

Grace Hill Media has asked me to tell you about a great romantic moving coming out this week. It is called Forever My Girl.  It tells the story of music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.  Forever My Girl is an uplifting romantic film about second chances. 

You can watch the trailer here...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iEOQn8UUHI

Grab your sweetie pie and make him take you to see this for date night. I'm sure he'll like it just as much as you do. 

Tell me below, how did you meet your better half? 


The Miracle Season is coming!

Friday, December 15, 2017


I'm back from a blogging absence to tell you about a great movie coming out and I've been given a sneak peak to share with you all. 

THE MIRACLE SEASON is based on the inspiring true story of West High School girls' volleyball team. After the tragic death of the school's star player Caroline "Line" Found, the remaining players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship. 

It stars two of my favorite actors, Helen Hunt and William Hurt so how could it not be great! 

THE MIRACLE SEASON is available in theaters everywhere on April 13, 2018!


Click here to watch the trailer!

A Dog's Purpose!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    We all love our pets. I currently live with two cats who I really like but they favor the men around here. Here is the Queen Bee of the place, Miss Fatness (she has her own Instagram account!). She is very sweet but not the sharpest tool in the shed. Good thing she is pretty.
However, I have a dog-nephew Petie , who is certainly part-human. He is the friendliest, best dog that I have met. He even rings a bell when he wants to go out. Here he is in his Halloween costume. You just know he is more than a pet. Look at that smile. 
 

Petie is one of the reasons why I can't wait to go see the new film, A Dog's Purpose. It comes out in theaters on January 27th!. Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A DOG’S PURPOSE, is a sweet and lovable family film that shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad (OLAF!)) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.  Told from the perspective of “everybody’s best friend” the film highlights the importance of familial bonds, and the unconditional love we have for our best friends.  The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, and John Ortiz.

Tell me about your pets. Do you think that they are part human? I'd love to hear your stories.





 
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