Melissa and Doug Cutting Food



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Review:

We have several of the Melissa and Doug wooden food sets and this is probably the best. I wish I’d gotten it years ago. My sister’s mother-in-law (a former elementary teacher) gave it to my son (then 18 months old) to play with during a visit to their house and he loved it so much that we decided to buy one of our own. He got the hang of cutting the pieces almost immediately, though he still struggles a bit with putting them back together. I really think he’d entertain himself with this set for hours at a time if I didn’t get tired of helping him put them back together after awhile. My 7 year old daughter also likes it, but not as obsessively as her brother.

The pieces are sturdy and well made and have held up well to frequent play by an enthusiastic toddler. Highly recommended.

My rating: (5 / 5)

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Shakespeare in Love Movie Review



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Review:

Stoppard and Shakespeare is a magic combination. Witty dialogue, romance, great acting, zillions of literary allusions, beautiful costumes… what’s not to love?

My rating:  (5 / 5)

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Sense and Sensibility (1995) Movie Review



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My favorite movie of all time (so far). Every now and then I go for awhile without rewatching it and start thinking maybe it’s not sooo good, and isn’t it kind of depressing what poor Marianne goes through, and other such heresies. And then I pop it in the DVD player and within five minutes I am practically vibrating with glee over the wit and the acting and the eye candy and…

~swoon~

So yeah, favorite movie of all time.

My rating: (5 / 5)

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My Cousin Vinny Movie Review



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Review:

You know how some people can recite The Princess Bride backwards and forwards? That’s what this movie is like for my family. My Cousin Vinny combines courtroom drama with culture clash, great performances, and one of the funniest scripts ever written.

My rating (5 / 5)

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