Some Lego Movie Goofiness

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Sweatshirt: J. Crew; Jeans: American Eagle; Boots: DSW; Bag: c/o Mellow World
Sweatshirt: J. Crew; Jeans: American Eagle; Boots: DSW; Bag: c/o Mellow World

After months of conversations with Darrin’s elementary school cousins regarding The Lego Movie and how awesome and funny and “super cool” and “oh my gosh it was so good you’ve got to see it but first let me tell you about all the funny parts” and amazing the movie was, Darrin and I finally got around to seeing The Lego Movie the other night. Have you seen that movie? It’s darn cute and goes well with a bag of kettle corn and a husband who loves his movie references. We’re all about animated films over here at the Beekman household. The Lego Movie, Madagascar (1, 2 and 3, my friends), Batman cartoons, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, The Incredibles…just to name a few of our favorites. I gave Frozen two thumbs up because of the whole “sisterhood” theme, and Olaf is just the sweetest, but Darrin was a bit upset about the main antagonist having red hair. Sure, he says, when they finally depict a guy with red hair, he’s super evil….grrreat. He’s only slightly bitter. 😉 We even attended the midnight premiere of Up, which was most definitely worth the overpriced ticket and popcorn and public crying after the first 5 minutes {you know the scene…}. Children’s movies are just necessary sometimes. Sure, we love our action packed adventures and our psychological thrillers, but sometimes, we just need to enjoy the simple irony of a cartoon snowman dreaming about summer, or laugh at a couple of penguins trying to escape the zoo. So we exchanged our academic world for a world built of legos, bright colors, and corny one-liners. 100 minutes of pure goofiness that we’ll remember and, after a million “you have to see it you have to see it you have to see it”s, finally be able to share with Darrin’s elementary school cousins. I mean, in order to connect with the goofy conversations of a 6 year old, you’ve got to do a little goofy research…and be a little goofy yourself, right?  😉

What are your favorite children’s movies? Any recommendations?

Also, be sure to enter the Mellow World handbag giveaway I’m hosting this month, and win the handbag featured in the pictures above! Follow the details here!

Have an awesome Wednesday!


  • Reply Tammie September 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

    One of my kids favorite movies when they were younger was The Pagemaster with Macauley Culkin. I found a copy in the $5 bin at Walmart a few ago. Loaned it to a friend and *had* to watch it with her 6 year old this weekend. :o)What a great movie!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      Oh I LOVE the 5$ movie bin at Walmart! So many of my college weekends began with sifting through that bin and picking out our Friday night movie! I’ve got to check that one out!

  • Reply les September 17, 2014 at 11:12 am

    i just want to say that looking at you in those super warm looking clothes has made me the most jealous i never knew i could be!!!!
    you look soo comfy its ridiculous!

    im in california and its been 100 the last few days!
    im over it!
    i need rain.
    i need to be able to wear cute fall clothes. i miss it! 🙁

    …but the lego movie!, yes! awesome!!!! i loved every minute of it.
    what did Darrin think of Batman in it? i love that he was kind of a jerk!!!


    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Oh MY! 100?! That’s insane! I’ll try to send some cooler weather your way! And we loved the Batman character! Darrin thought he was hilarious. He might have been my favorite character…haha!

  • Reply jennifer prod September 18, 2014 at 8:38 am

    whenever i type in your url, i always think if your old slogan ‘sometimes gracefully, other times… not’ and it makes me smile 🙂 it was something like that, right? anyway — we love disney movies over here (and all musicals — sometimes the soundtrack is the same, so i had throw it in the ring!) and while lion king is jon’s favorite, frozen is mine 🙂

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Haha maybe I’ve got to figure out a way to incorporate that into the header! And I’m a major Disney fan…Frozen is just so dang fun. And I love The Lion King! Had that movie memorized when I was little. I want to see the musical!!

  • Reply gentri lee September 18, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I love cartoons, too! haha Your head of hair is incredible, feeling some envy over here! haha Loving your blog!!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Haha thanks girl! It’ll sure keep my ears warm this winter! Ha! 😉

  • Reply Amanda September 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I’m obsessed with cozy, oversized sweaters and this one looks amazing!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m all about cozy fall sweaters during this season! 🙂

  • Reply Anna James September 19, 2014 at 1:14 am

    You are seriously the cutest thing ever. I love how cozy this look is. And that bag… obsessed. Stunning as always, love. If you get a moment, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest look. 🙂 xo

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks girly! I’m a major fan of the bag too. Cute fall handbags are a must! 🙂

  • Reply thosevintagethoughts . September 19, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I am so envious of your hair, it is beautiful! I still love Parent Trap, not animated but it takes me back to my childhood. You can’t go wrong with Pixar either, Finding Nemo especially. Makes my heart melt every time, hehe! Kath x

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Oh I LOVE Finding Nemo! I think I saw that in theaters at least twice. SO SO cute!

  • Reply rebecca September 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I saw it when it came out and LOVED IT! I couldn’t believe it. I went into the cinema not expecting much and came out with a big goofy smile on my face. I am glad you enjoyed it! Lovely outfit too x

  • Reply Kat Tanita September 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    LOVE the color of that sweater on you!

    Hope you’ll enter my L’Occitane giveaway:

    xo Kat

  • Reply Kate September 25, 2014 at 9:29 am

    You look so cute & cozy! I love the sweater and the white bag is gorgeous!

  • Reply Melissa September 25, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! And I love this sweater – looks so cozy.

    • Reply Grace Beekman October 1, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks so much! Cozy sweaters are perfect for the fall! 🙂

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