July 12, 2007

Playing Favorites

Anyone that knows me very well, knows that I have a soundtrack addiction. I also love greatest hits and compilations but soundtracks are my first love. I remember my first like it was yesterday, it was American Graffiti on 8 track. Next came my Grease album, followed by my Footloose cassette. An obsession was born. There is no stopping me now. Oh to own an Ipod and be able to have all of them in one place. The following is a list of my top 5 favorites. I don't think it's a coincidence that these are some of my favorite movies. What's your favorite?
1) Mona Lisa Smiles
2) You've Got Mail
3) One Fine Day
4) Sleepless in Seattle
5) Hope Floats

I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you that posted to my plea for fashion help. I'm checking out all of your suggestions. I am truly touched by the outpouring of bloglove I received yesterday and every day for that matter. You are all so supportive and encouraging and you mean so much to me. I never thought when I started this blog that it would change my life in so many ways. I never could have predicted the friendships that I would form from it or the happiness & satisfaction that I would gain from it, as well as from all of your blogs out there that I absolutely treasure. You are all amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by to read my ramblings and for taking a moment of your valuable time to leave me the sweetest comments!


  1. Ahh, Hope floats. That is good stuff.

    I am a Bon Jovi freak, so at the moment it is all Bon Jovi, all the time. LOL

  2. I know...

    Soundtracks are wonderful, my favourites are:
    You've got mail
    City of angles
    Hope floates

    Started at an early age (12-13)
    Top Gun
    The Lost Boys
    Dirty Dancing and many more

    I think it's because a soundtrack mirrors a mood... No matter what kind of day you are having, there is a soundtrack for it....


    Take care

  3. I too am a soundtrack person. Right now I have Practical Magic and Sleepless in my car.
    I have You've got Mail and French Kiss, and the list goes on and on.
    You aren't alone.
    Happy clothes shopping. Let us know what you get.
    Your friend,

  4. My fave is the Pride and Prejudice CD...the latest one, that is..
    I also had the AG soundtrack on the big albums that play at 33 1/3. Yes, I am one of your older readers..

  5. Thanks for the visit and comment left on my blog. You asked where I get my signature jewelry. I've found some of it on Ebay and some were gifts from friends. Some I inherited from my grandmother. My favorite piece my teenager found at a thrift store for me. Some gorgeous Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings valued at $100 that he found for $10!! Must have trained that boy right! :) :) Good luck with your journey into finding your own personal style. Be careful...you may find yourself with a new addiction on your hands. LOL!



  6. Out of Africa!

    I commented on your wardrobe thread too.love the feedback you got...!

  7. I'm addicted to soundtracks, too!

    I have too many to list, but One Fine Day and Hope Floats are two of my favorites, too. I also love How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days and My Best Friend's Wedding.

    I'm thinking about buying the soundtrack to Because I Said So - I love World Spins Madly On by The Weepies.

  8. Oh, I forgot about Hope Floats! I will have to dig that one out. My most recent one is The Holiday. It's my favorite for working too...

  9. Love your blog!!!!

    How about these(in addition to the others previously mentioned....)?

    Something's Gotta Give
    Mr. Holland's Opus
    The Devil Wears Prada

  10. Soundtracks are my very favorite too. I love Stealing Beauty along with a bunch of others mentioned. I don't think I have Hope Floats (how did that escape me?!) so that will have to go on my list.

    Jen, I see you live in Indiana. We're moving there from NJ. In fact, we're flying out this Saturday to look at houses. Do you like it there? I've never been so I'm a little nervous but I only hear good things about it. My husband will be transferred to Lawrence, outside of Indy.

    Love your blog. Take care.


  11. Donna-
    Feel free to email me at jenjen1220@yahoo.com. I'd be happy to help you in anyway that I can. I will tell you that I moved to the Indy area from Miami and I couldn't be happier. It is an amazing place to raise a family. Jen

  12. Jen,
    Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it. I'll email you.


  13. I love movie soundtracks too, Jen. The one from Sleepless in Seattle is one of my favorites!

    I just read your wardrobe post and comments. I can't add to the wonderful advice you recieved. Just want to say, best of luck to you, in putting your wardrobe together.

    I love jean jackets!
    Back Porch Musings

  14. Another fan of soundtracks. My favorite is Out of Africa. Also like Notting Hill and Hope Floats.

  15. I also love, love, love You've Got Mail, and One Fine Day.. I've seen bits and pieces of the other movies, but now that I know their in the same genre, I'm deffinately gonna have to watch them all!

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  17. That's so funny.. I have all of them except Hope Floats. If you love Mona Lisa Smile, you must get De-Lovely! Kevin Kline is wonderful in the movie and sings a bit on the soundtrack too. It's all Cole Porter's music. You'll love it! Happy Weekend!

  18. I love the hope floats soundtrack! It's amazing!

    Hi, by the way! I just stumbled across your blog today, I think from Bon Bon Boutique.

  19. a large portion of my small cd collection are soundracks, too. Favorites? Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Mad About You (could do without the commentary, though), Scrubs, French Kiss, What a Girl Wants, the Commitments, Empire Records, I am Sam, & I could just wrap myself up in Out of Africa.

  20. Hope Floats has to be the greatest soundtrack ever. Every song is fantastic. Mona Lisa Smiles is wonderful, too.

  21. ack! I forgot When Harry Met Sally!

  22. Love ALL of those-are we twins?

  23. isn't this blog communiy a wonderous thing?.?.?.i love how people come together in such sharing and caring ways...may you have many joyous times in the new jacket...blessings, rebecca

  24. I've been on a jag of watching "You've Got Mail" lately...I love that movie; it must be a stress-reliever for me.

    Some of my favorite soundtracks are Out of Africa, The Big Chill, and The Sound of Music.

    Have a great weekend!!


  25. OH My...I Love You've got mail! I really love it, Ive watched it about a million times. Everytime I watch it I want to open my own book shop.


  26. I think the last movie soundtrack I purchased was Out of Africa...obviously I have been missing out on a lot of other great ones.

    Jen...you are the best...big hug to you on this fine Friday!!

    Your blogless friend,
    Sarah Dubya :)

  27. I like your choices! Great picks.


  28. I agree, love soundtracks too! Hope Floats is wonderful! One of my very favorites! Oh by the way love your jeanjacket! They are a must have, well, for me anyway. I have 2 that I wear all the time. Great for wearing some fun pins on too! ;)

  29. Hi Jen,
    I came over to catch up reading your blog (I'm SO behind!) and laughed when I read this! I'm a soundtrack and greatist hits junkie also so your in good company, LOL! Also, I have to tell my hubby that you have the American Graffiti soundtrack, it's one of his top 5 fav's and the movie too! :)

  30. Oh, i don`t have any! Yes, i am not kidding!Because you meant cd`s with music from movies didn`t you?
    I listen to all types of music, mostly music that you call "easy listening" :)

  31. love hope floats!
    all the sappy meg ryan movies.
    love princess diaries.
    mary poppins.
    steel magnolias.
    chronicles of narnia.
    oops...did you mean fav movies or soundtracks?
    silly me!

  32. American Graffiti really did have a great soundtrack.

  33. I have got to say Hope floats. I just bought the Chick Flicks soundtrack from Target and it has a bunch of good ones on it. Nita

  34. Hi Jen,

    I found your blog while visiting Amy's at InspireCo. and have been enjoying it all morning. I'm another soundtrack nut, especially Rogers and Hammerstein musicals and Gone With the Wind of course. Have you seen "The Devil Wears Prada" with Meryl Streep? The opening song is called Suddenly I See by K.T. Tunstall and it's my current favorite song - the whole soundtrack is great as was the movie. BTW, nice to make your aquaintence ~

  35. Thanks for the soundtrack suggestions. I love those movies too and I think I will check out a couple that I haven't heard before. Also, I know what you mean about the blog love. It's so good!!



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