Friday, July 29, 2016

Which Pop Tart Flavour Are You?

Pop tarts!! :D  We all love pop tarts, right?  Well, here at DRL, we are curious, and want to know: if you were a flavour, which would you be?  Find out, and let us know below!

I got:

Rainbow Cookie Sandwich Pop Tart
Creative juices burst from your every crevice, making you a Rainbow Cookie Sandwich - your arsenal of natural talents makes you a rainbow-colored Pop Tart of awesomeness!

What did you get?

Monday, July 25, 2016

*Quiz* What Song is Perfect for Your Wedding?

Hiya guys! I'm feeling wedding nostalgia this week, and wanted to share something on DRL. So many people are getting married right now, and it's giving us the wedding buzz!

Music is such an important part of a wedding.  It sets the theme, the mood, and the memories.  There is typically one song that's remembered as "the" song.

There are thousands upon thousands of choices out there, but in case you want a little help or a random suggestion, take the quiz below and see what it says!

Who knows, you may find your perfect song.  If not, at least you've got a smile on :)

I got "All of Me" by John Legend

The lyrics that make "All of Me" your perfect wedding song: "'Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections / Give your all to me / I'll give my all to you" This beautiful song is about accepting your spouse and loving everything about them including their flaws. It's a song for people who are madly in love and are affectionate with their spouse. Do you believe this is the perfect song for your wedding?

What did you get?  Do you think you'd use it in your wedding?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

"The Breakfast Club"

Iconic...epic...often misunderstood.

 The Breakfast Club
~Released: February 15th, 1985

~Director & Writer: John Hughes

~Genres: Comedy, Drama

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.


 Parents Guide

Rated R

Contains sexual references and discussions from adolescents.
Boy looks up a girl's skirt, and we see her panties.
Two characters fight several times.
Several characters are shown smoking.
Language is mildly course; F-word is used several times.

To be quite honest, this movie has been over my head for most of the times I've watched it.  It hasn't been until I've grown up a bit, that I'm able to appreciate the depth of it.

The first several times I watched it, I thought it was completely random, disjointed, and confused.  One minute, they're all happy and dancing on the banisters, then the next scene, they're yelling at each other and crying, telling each other to F off.  The pendulum swinging of emotion between each scene had me confused, and I admit, most of the time, I just pulled myself out of the movie-watching experience, and didn't pay much attention.

Recently, I've tried watching it again, and actually paying attention.  The result - wow.  This is such a deep movie, with so many layers, character insights, and cultural insights.  I've always loved the ending, and after watching it with a deeper mindset, I love it even more now.

This truly is an epic film, and one I look forward to watching again and again.  Now I get why it's a classic, and a favorite for many people.  It's one of mine now, and I'm glad I gave it another chance.  I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you haven't seen it yet.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

*Quiz* Which Barden Bella Are You Most Like?

In case you're missing the original Pitch Perfect (I know I am!!), here's a fun quiz! See which Barden Bella you're most like, and let us know in the comments!

 #PitchPerfect #BardenBellas

I got:

You're Beca!!!

You are Beca!! You're a kind-hearted person who's got a little bit of edge.

What did you get?

Monday, July 11, 2016

*Music Video Spotlight*
"Super Girl" by Krystal Harris!

Sup guys! How are you today? DRL is doing great - thanks for visiting! =D

I recently came across some of the music from The Princess Diaries, and I got a pang of nostalgia. I loved Super Girl by Krystal Harris - who didn't?!  For anyone around my age, that movie and that song were a highlight of our youth.

So, I thought I'd share it today.  For those who know it, I hope it hits you with the same wonderful pang of nostalgia.  For those who are new to Super Girl, well, you're welcome ;)

So, what do you think?  Is it something you can rock out to?  Had you heard this song before?  
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Saturday, July 9, 2016

"Brother White"

Hiya guys! How are you today? Desert Rose Lifestyles sure has been quite lately, hu? I'm at it again, and will be posting up movie reviews more frequently. =)

In the heat of the horrible killings we've had to endure the past few weeks, I'm struggling with finding proper outlets for the emotions I feel. Really, any kind of violence isn't good. Racial hate needs to stop - period.

It brings to mind a film I watched several months ago, that I didn't get around to reviewing. Perhaps God was putting it on hold until today. Who knows.

Brother White, is an incredible film. It's made by the same guys who turned heads with God's Not Dead, and deals with racial tension and hate.

Check it out, and if it sounds interesting, do watch it. The message it provides is one we all need to hear right now, regardless of your religion.

 Brother White
~Released: 2012

~Directed By: Brian Herzlinger

~Written By: Tommy BlazeSean Paul Murphy

~Genres: Comedy, Drama

This is a heartwarming fish out of water comedy about an associate pastor at a mega church in California who finds himself the pastor of a poor church in the worst neighborhood in Atlanta.


 Parents Guide

Clean film. One instance of a small fight - one man gets punched. It is a light scene, and isn't overly violent or gory.

Everyone goes through times where they are challenged in life. Many people, go through times where they are challenged because of the color of they skin they're born with. Brother White not only challenges the ideas that its' acceptable to stereotype based on color, but shows how to move past it, and change it.

In a refreshing take on racism, this film shows something that happens every day in the South, and is rarely talked about. African American characters are set as more of the aggressors to the Caucasian family, who's moved to town with hopes of keeping the local Church going. Satan wants God out of his neighborhood, and the White family is there to stop him. With God's love, hearts are changed, and bonds are formed between the unlikeliest people.

This is a powerful story, and gives a good look at reality. Having lived several years in the South and experienced racism for my fair skin, it was inspiring to see a family fight it with love, and help change the negativity around them.

We need more of that in our world. Skin color shouldn't matter, on either end. I applaud this film for taking that on in a realistic sense, showing simple humans, no one person more evil than the next - equal, in their actions and wrong-doings. More people need to see that the true enemy, is Satan, and hate. Those are worth fighting - not each other.

I'd recommend watching this, regardless of your religion. There is the underlying theme of Southern Baptist Christianity, but the message is universal - fight with love, not hate.

Give it a shot - it may change your life.

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