The Oscars + A Giveaway.

 I am not always up to date with the latest trends.
I wish I could spend my days with a good magazine and a full meal.
Unfortunately, when I get my hands on gossip-covered glossy pages, I usually read a sentence or two at a time while covered in spit up, snacking on a leftover peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and resting my feet on a full laundry basket.
I'm sure most of you can relate.
However, there is one magazine that I give into every year.
PEOPLE Magazine's Oscar Issue.

I devour the articles.
I swoon over the gowns.
The hair.
The shoes.
The celebrities.

Movies are the one thing I get.
My husband Sedric and I spend almost every night snuggled up watching a movie together.
We feel strongly about having alone time when the littles are put to bed.
Keeping up the romance is as simple as allowing our feet to touch while we snack on sweets together on the couch.
So easy.
So memorable.

This year, PEOPLE Magazine will have a red carpet edition in a mega issue.
PEOPLE Magazine 2013 Oscars Double Issue
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to get my hands on this!
It goes on sale on March 1st and will be on the stands until March 18th.
Which means that I will be reading it on March 1st.

I am most excited to see Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. 
Which is weird because up until recently, I wasn't a fan of Ben.
(We're on a first-name-basis now.)
Then, I saw the movie Argo.
You guys.
I was on the edge of my seat.
I could feel my heart pounding.
I laughed out loud.
I cried.
I seriously loved love loved that movie.
And Ben was the lead character.
Go figure.
But he did such an incredible job.
I believed every word he said and put my entire faith in him that he could accomplish his role as the "hero".
I bought it all.
He was magnificent.
And the movie was fantastic.
I seriously hope it wins every possible award.
Have you seen it?
You should.
Even if Ben Affleck isn't your favorite.
He will be.

And I obviously want to see Jennifer because I love seeing her go from her role as a mother to her role as the arm candy of Ben on the red carpet.
She is so naturally beautiful.
My favorite kind of celebrity.

Want a free copy of PEOPLE Magazine 2013 Oscars Double Issue?
Be sure to enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below!
PEOPLE Magazine wants to give one of you lucky readers a $20 Target gift card!
You should totally use the rest of your Target money to buy a bottle of nail polish and a tub of ice cream and make a night of it.
That's my plan, at least.
Feel free to chat with me back and forth about the issue as you read it.
High school magazine-reading/ice-cream-eating/manicure-painting flashbacks, anyone?

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Happy Thursday.

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  1. I'd love to see Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes. I love the Oscars!

  2. I'd like to see Daniel Day Lewis on the cover.

    I follow you in GFC as Mami2jcn but I entered on the rafflecopter as Mary Happymommy. Thanks!

  3. I love anything and all things Sandra Bullock.
    She can honestly do no wrong by me! And she too is a natural beauty like Garner, but her arm candy comes from the studly little boy she has! Presh.
    My favorite kind of of celebrity!

  4. I love ben and jen I wouldnt mind seeing them too.

  5. I would love to see Ryan Gosling..I love him

  6. I love Jennifer Lawrence and love to see what she wears to these awards shows!

  7. I have to agree with other commenters already, I am in love with Jennifer Garner and Ben AFfleck!

  8. Would love to see Jennifer Lawrence on the cover. She's absolutely beautiful and I just adore her.

  9. I wouldn't mind Ben & Jen or Ryan Gosling either!

  10. I wouldn't mind Ben & Jen or Ryan Gosling either!

  11. I love Ben and Jen as well - so down to earth and family oriented. Totally would love to see them!

  12. I love Ben and Jen as well - they are so down to earth and family oriented. I wouldn't mind seeing them! (P.S., I hope this isn't a duplicate comment - the computer is acting crazy!)

  13. Jessica Chastain for sure! She has worked so hard in the past year on over 3 movies, and she's absolutely stunning and a natural redhead (redhead pride!)

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  14. I'd like to see Hugh Jackman

  15. I'd love to see Amy Adams on the cover!

  16. I'm totally with you. I love Jennifer Garner!

  17. Jennifer Lawrence! She is definitely girl crush worthy.

  18. Anyone who is modestly dressed! I'm sick of seeing boobs flying everywhere!

  19. Adele and Ryan Gosling, because, well, for obvious reasons.

  20. Ben and Jen are the best. I keep trying to convince my husband that we need to hang out over in their area more often, because I think we could be their best friends.


  22. I always love Jennifer Lawrence & Reese Witherspoon's dresses!

  23. love this!

    ♥ Ashley

  24. I'd like to see Bradley Cooper.

  25. I am a huge Oscar fan. Been a fan since I was very young and my father managed a movie theatre. That was like over 50 years ago! Also it's pizza night for us, that is also a 50 year tradition. I would love to win! I do love Ben and Jen but Bradley Cooper would be fun on the cover. Enjoy watching.....

  26. This post was very entertaining! Love the honesty. I'd like to see Jessica Chastain or Jennifer Lawrence. They're both amazing!

  27. Im going with Jennifer Lawrence and Ryan Gossling :) Love you friend! xo

  28. I love Kate Winslet! She is always so classy :) But also Jennifer Lawrence.

    thanks for the chance!

  29. I can't get enough of Mr. Gosling! I also love Jennifer Lawrence tho. I can't wait for the next Hungar Games movie to come out. It's gonna be awesome!

  30. Jennifer Gardner and Daniel Day Lewis! Love em both!!

  31. I want to see Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley.

  32. I Would Love To See Jennifer Lawrence On The Cover!
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  33. Jennifer Lawrence !
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  34. Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain.

  35. I'd love to see Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck! They are the cutest family & I'm so happy for them! Go Argo!

  36. I'd like to see Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner

  37. I love Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. But Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have thee cutest celebrity family!

  38. I'd love to see Reese Witherspoon! I adore her

  39. Emma Stone!
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  40. Emma Stone!
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  41. I wish I had time for any magazines too - even People!

  42. I always love to see Jay Z and Beyonce. Do they go to the Oscars? If not I will go with Brad and Angelina.

  43. i want to see Emma Stone

  44. I want to see Christoph Waltz on the cover.

  45. Jennifer Lawrence

  46. i've loved ben since his Armageddon days, and marrying Jen and having babies with her has only made me love him more. :)

  47. Defiantly Jessica chastain....shes so great!!

  48. I also like the Affleck-Garners!

  49. Jennifer Lawrence

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  50. Anne Hathaway is one of my favorites, love to see her on the cover.

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  51. I would love to see Anne Hathaway on the cover. She is beautiful and so talented!

  52. I would love to see Anne Hathaway on the cover. She is gorgeous and so talented!

  53. Hugh Jackman and Octavia spencer

  54. Jessica chastain and Daniel Day Lewis

  55. Jessica Chastain! I love her!

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  56. Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway.


  57. I would definitely love to see Ryan Gosling on the cover :)

    Hope you had a great weekend!

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