Best 80s Movie Dance Scenes To Get You Dancing Around Your Living Room

Why I unapologetic-ally love the 80’s

Anyone who knows me knows I love the 80’s. There’s just something about it that speaks to my soul. And I don’t care if you think I’m a weirdo or a dork. Listen to what you like, I don’t care, but I love 80’s music and movies. I want “Don’t You Forget About Me” played at my funeral, people, and if I had it my way I would  have worn the ballroom dress from Labyrinth for my senior prom.

I haven’t always loved the 80’s though, in fact, the music kind of scared me before I became a teenager. It sounded like it was from a different planet. Ha! I love the spunkiness, funkiness and creativity of the 80’s. Once, I cut my hair to channel David Bowie in Labyrinth. I love style, but to me true style isn’t always what’s current, its what speaks to YOUR soul. The same goes for taste in movies and music. As my good ol’ drama teacher used to say, sometime’s you gotta “suspend your disbelief”.

I even designed a mug.


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With all that said, I thought I’d share some of my favorite dance scenes from 80’s movies. Getting up and dancing around your living room for even 10 minutes has the power to boost your mood and add some fun to your day.  Let’s get to it!

Favorite 80’s Dance Scenes

I love this movie and the scene makes my heart happy.

I first watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in high school. It’s just such a fun movie. Just look at Sloane’s white fringe jacket. I even bought white fringe boots just so I could feel like her.

My husband introduced me to this movie, I had never seen it until I met him. I love this song.

Why doesn’t she choose Duckie? I would have, he is super dorky but super cool and genuine. Look at those moves!

Love. her. dress. I have watched this movie so many times. It’s just epic.

My Dad and I laughed about this movie all the time. “Be excellent to each other, and party on dude!” I even re-enacted the beginning in Spanish for my high school Spanish class. Ha! See, I told you I’m a big 80’s movie fan. I love this scene, especially the part with Joan of Arc.

I have never seen this movie, and honestly I don’t think I will watch it, but this dance scene is super powerful and epic. And I love this song. My husband and I play it whenever something epic happens like graduating college or paying off a credit card. Ha ha

I know, this isn’t a dance scene but it’s so sweet I had to include it.

And yes, I know this movie was made in the 90’s but it’s such a cool scene I had to share! Random fact: I used to tap dance as a child and then I took a class in college. It was so much fun.

What are your favorite movie dance scenes? Let me know in the comments below!

Our Simple Fall Decor and a Playlist

Surprise, surprise, I love fall. I love pumpkin spice lattes, cooler weather, boots, and jackets. I love pumpkins, and autumn leaves , and the Anniversary Blend mugs at Starbucks. (Any current baristas reading this? Where is Anniversary blend this year? Or am I just early?)

Anyway, I love all things Fall and I love decorating but I also like to keep clutter minimal and I don’t like having to store a bunch of stuff and I don’t want to spend a ton of money. So what did I do? I improvised!

After watching some Fall decor videos on YouTube, I knew I wanted to make a leaf garland. I had twine but I needed leaves. So I took my kids out to the park one afternoon and they helped me collect leaves, it was a blast. I ended up making a little garland, and using other leaves here and there, and even pinned some around a picture. I also went to Dollar Tree and found four little pumpkins and a little owl. Here are some more photos:

And here is some music I have been listening to lately. I tend to listen to these songs each Fall; they tend to set the mood for me.

Do you have any Fall decorating ideas to share or special traditions with your family? Or any music you listen to each Fall? Let me know in the comments below!

If I Hadn’t Seen Such Riches, I Could Live With Being Poor

My husband recently reminded me of this song called “Sit Down” by the band James. Basically an 80’s one hit wonder (which basically sums up my taste in music LOL).

James – Sit Down

A phrase in the song really stands out to me:

If I hadn’t seen such riches , I could live with being poor

Just ponder that for a moment. How much of our misery in this life revolves around money?

We are so spoiled these days. We got some first world problems, y’all.

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I think sometimes our first world problems can keep us from the desires of our heart.

For instance, we may think we can’t afford to have children. (Or more than 2…)

Somehow we get the message that every child should have their own room. Brand new clothes. Tons of activities. Constant entertainment. 10 million toys. A trip to Disneyland every month. Spa-quality food.

Okay, I may be exaggerating a little, but you get the picture here.

Even though we have so many luxuries that previous generations didn’t have and that we totally take for granted. Fast food. Hot water. Air conditioning. More than one family vehicle.

Guys, we live better than kings did. Think about it. A King in the Middle Ages may have had a bunch of gold and food but he still had to wait for his food and didn’t have much of a choice. Even people who are considered impoverished in our country have iPhones and countless options for food and entertainment at their fingertips.

So if you want a big family, forget what the world thinks. You can do it and it will be good.

I think we only get these ideas in our heads about what makes a good life is because we have gotten so used to a certain lifestyle.

But you know what? Although these luxuries certainly can be fun and add to our lives they aren’t what matter. What matters is the little things. I love this quote:

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I am currently reading a book called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (it’s great check it out) – there’s a story in it about a Dad and his 4 year old and 6 year old sons. He takes them out for a fun day to an amusement park and the movies. At the end of the day, the 4 year old falls asleep in his car seat so the Dad takes off his jacket and puts it over his son so he doesn’t get cold. Then he goes home and prepares to put his 6 year old to bed. He asks him “what was your favorite part of the day” and his son glumly replies “I guess the trampolines”. The Dad goes on to ask him a few more questions, his son still withdrawing. The Dad finally asks “Son, what’s wrong? You can tell me.” Then his son tears up and says “Dad, if I fell asleep , would you give me your jacket to keep me from getting cold too?”

Wow.

It just goes to show the little things are what we notice and cherish and what we remember. And you don’t need money for that. You need peace. You need time.

How is money holding you back from your dreams?