Attention PIzza Hut LOVERS! PHP is offering a $10K Valentine's Day romantic package proposal: a ruby engagement ring, limo service, a bouquet of flowers, a personal fireworks display, a professional photographer and videographer and, of course, a Pizza Hut $10 Dinner Box for that special someone in your life. There are only 10 available. You've got until February 14th to grab it!
What do you think?
I didn't have pizza with my proposal...
My proposal from Ted was on St. Pete Beach, Florida, after driving around with friends. Ted was trying to find the perfect beach area to propose. He almost did it on 'Redneck Beach', but he decided to wait and see if we ended up somewhere different. Good Call on his part.. LOL!!! He asked me if I wanted to walk on the beach with him, which I looked at him strange, because he's not a big fan of that. Once he got to an area where we were alone. He got down on 1 knee and asked if I would marry him. My 1st answer ...'Are you serious?' Okay, that seems wrong at first, but here's the back story. We had been together, for the past 9 years, and I knew he wasn't big on marriage. I didn't care either way. So when he did the one knee thing and popped the question with out passing out, I was shocked! I said 'Are you Serious?'.. He said 'YES'.. so I said 'YES'.. 10 1/2 years ago (18 1/2 since we met) ... We're still each others' Valentine and Rock'n it!
$10 gift exchange at the station today. I got the beloved Penguin hat! I think I'll be wearing it on the road trip tomorrow to Omaha, NE. Have some FUN with long hours in the car. Keep my ears warm with the much colder temps and snow we'll probably be driving into!!! BBBRRR!!
Word is President Obama & family have a 17 Holiday VK planned in Hawaii that will cost taxpayers about $4 million dollars. A big chunk of that goes to air travel, security, lodging for security & staff.... lots of other things they can't list because of security purposes. Click here to check out the run down of what things cost. Example, the separate flight that The First Lady Michelle will be taking costs about $63,000. They have a home in Hawaii that they pay for, but instead they are renting a place that is close to the beach.
Is this to much? Or expected because it's the President & family, so naturally it will cost more, to make sure they are safe.
The Kardashians are looking 'Fierce' in their 2011 Holiday card shot. They all look Fab Flawless in 3-D. Yep, 3 -D holiday photo, so of course the air brushing is Fab Flawless too.
Check out the shots by clicking the picture! 3-D tops the 'What my family did in 2011' typed and copied letters sent in cards.. Don't you think?
On Wednesday, I have plans to hit the road to spend Christmas/holiday w/ my family in Omaha, NE! I did run into some good news for travelers and Truckers. Starting Wednesday, Semis will get a break if they take Toll Road 130 to pay the passenger vehicle price. This is to help clear up some traffic on 35, so maybe there won't be so much congestion in Central TX. Click here for more on the story. Try to remember to have patience and allow yourself plenty of time. I will try to do the same too!
FOR SURE LOTS OF PATIENCE!!! Last year, commuters experienced more than 4.6 million hours of delay due to congestion, according to TxDOT. Traffic congestion on I-35 typically increases approximately five percent during peak holiday travel times, including Christmas and New Year’s Day
DKNY has teamed up with famed jewelry designer Martin Katzt o adorn one of their Gold Delicious fragrance bottles. This special one-of-a-kind edition of the company's top-selling scent boosts 14 karat yellow and white gold, 183 yellow sapphires, 2,700 white diamonds and a 2.43-carat yellow canary diamonds.
The blinged out apple-shaped bottle has already traveled to London, Mexico and Malaysia for reveals. It finally made it's way home to New York City last night where supermodel Chanel Iman showed off the pricey perfume at the DKNY store. Flanked by several bodyguards, Chanel kept the bottle under lock and key in a bullet and fire proof briefcase before showing it to the curious crowd of customers.
"We are deeply disappointed that we will not be able to hold the Trail of Lights event this year, but are ready to move forward on planning and fundraising for the 2012 Trail of Lights Austin," said Trail of Lights organizer Amy Vercruysse in a press release.
Instead of the fencing and build-out scheduled to start Wednesday for the event, organizers said they were forced to nix the $1 million project altogether.
"The return of Trail of Lights in 2011 depended on community and business sponsorship contributions to make the event possible," read the release. "Despite considerable effort by the event's sponsorship and management team, a pre-event milestone to reach $250,000 in cash contributions prior to Nov. 2 has not been achieved." Click here entire story
Yes, the Zilker Tree Lighting is still on, so the Grinch didn't steal everything... HOORAY!!
The tree can be seen for miles as it signals the start of the holiday season when it is lit the first Sunday in December at 6 p.m. and stays lit until midnight every night until the end of the year.
In addition to the tree, Austin HolidayFest 2011 is also around this holiday season. Organizers said it will provide a free, family-friendly holiday event in December.
It will run from Dec. 4 to Dec. 11 at Zilker Park, kicking off with the tree lighting. Austin HolidayFest will feature the annual Holiday Tree lighting custom, along with Santa's House and food and novelty vendors
This morning , in honor of the office Halloween party today,I decided I wanted to have fun w/ the makeup. I had a bit too much.
It's Zombie inspired, so I'm calling it..
'Zombie Groupie' ... or a REALLY BAD MAKEUP/HAIR DAY... or A HECK OF A MORNING AFTER LOOK!!
It was funny seeing peeps stare when I was driving in today. They were looking like they didn't know if I was dressed up for Halloween, or if I was a crazy woman. LOL... Little of both!!Â Of course 'Zombie Groupie's Favorite Tune'...
Walmart will be matching prices on all its products - even after the purchases are made. Shoppers who buy a product - whether on its website or in its stores - from Nov. 1 to Dec. 25 but then find the identical item for less at a rival later will receive a gift card for the price difference. To qualify, shoppers need to bring in the original Wal-Mart receipt and the local competitor's print ad. Gift cards will not be given out after Dec. 25. Click here for more of the story!
Will this make you shop Walmart more this holiday season?
Neiman Marcus 2011 Christmas book is out. Might find something in there when you win the Powerball, which will go up from $1 to $2 a ticketstarting in January.Click here to check out the ridiculous NM CB!
This pagehas a Top 10 Fav type list which includes $1Million fountain!
-January 18th $1 ticket goes up to $2... help Texas schools get more money
- The odds are suppose to be better for winning since they are going from 39 number draw to 35
- The starting jackpots will be double when they start from $20Million to $40Million
*You could toss this on your list too! The Victoria Secret 2011 Fantasy Treasure Bra.. $2.5Million. Their big November Holiday show Victoria Secret Model Miranda Kerr who's back after having a baby will be modeling it. I think I'd rather have Miranda's after baby figure than the Bra. Click here for the 411!
Check out the new Barbie's available for the 2011 Holiday season. Some parents are upset that they could be bad influences on children, but they are only being sold on the Barbie Collectors website. Twilight saga collection is pretty cool. I'm digging the 'Vamp Barbie' too.
I got a heads from Ryann about some cool newbies attached with it this year. Check this out!
Containment: Zombie Shooting Gallery,where visitors will have the opportunity to exact revenge on the monsters who have terrorized them. Armed with paintball guns, the tormented will become the tormentors as they make their way through a contained maze and have their way with the House of Torment zombies.
Tomorrow/Saturday, October 8th marks the first ever House of Torment SCAREvenger Hunt. Armed with clues and cameras and dressed in their best zombie and monster attire, teams of up to 4 will be hitting the streets of Downtown and Central Austin for a scavenger hunt of ghoulish proportions. Entry fee is $10 per person and includes participation in the scavenger hunt, access to the Gatti’s Pizza after-party at the House of Torment, and a $15 House of Torment card that can be used toward tickets, Containment or the Scare Store. Prize packages will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams as well the winners of the costume contest. The SCAREvenger Hunt kicks off at 4:30 at Republic Square Park. Registration begins at 4:00 pm.More info can be found on the House of Torment Facebook page.
Ted & I have had a Halloween tradition for the past, I guess it would be 7 years now, and could be 8. THE SAW MOVIES. We've gone to see it every year on Halloween. Last year Saw 7/3D was suppose to be the last. Well, I ran across this, and it could be fake, but it doesn't look that way. If it's true, even though Saw 7 was getting pretty ridiculous, I have to give props to the 'BIG IMAGINATION' of the writers. It is a tradition for Ted and I, so what the heck. If it does come out, I'd go! What do you think?
"BrightBlue plans to charge admission of $5 for attendees age 11 and older, but will have one free night for the public and another free night for military personnel and their families. The city will get back $1 for every ticket sold.
As we explained in a story earlier this week, BrightBlue envisions a Trail of Lights that includes the usual 40 or lighting displays and some new ones; a grouping of Austin’s best food trailers; an expanse of artificial snow; a bonfire; flash mobs; a 5K run; and two stages, one for performances like dance troupes and choir groups and one for live music every Friday and Saturday night.
But city staffers still need to negotiate and sign a final contract with BrightBlue, which could take another few weeks — leaving just a few months to prepare for the event."
Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day... Click here for the full history. Flag Day was started/inspired by aÂ kindergarten teacher on June 14th, 1889...
What do the colors mean? White- purity & innocence
Red- hardiness & valour
Blue- vigilance, perseveranceÂ & justice
Stars- symbol of the heavens & the divine goal that man aspires
Stripes- rays of light coming from the sun
The 'Pledge of Allegiance'... I tried to recite it the other day, and stumbled a bit (indivisble part) until it came back to me from my Grade School Days of reciting it each morning.
"I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all."
#1 Reason for this weekend.. Remembrance of
the fallen ones and those who are still giving
their all!! THANK YOU!! YOU ROCK!!
Memorial Day weekend has also become the 'Unofficial'
start of Summer (official 1st day 6/21) ... with plans for fun
with family...with friends.. eating out, going to movies,
heading to the beach.Â Ted laughed at me yesterday when
I said shopping.Â Shopping is HUGE on Memorial Day Weekend.
You can run across lots of Great Deals!!
The 'AAA' Memorial Day Forecast on everything Memorial Day WKND
says that 43% of peeps go shopping on Memorial Day Weekend.
There's lots of other cool stats too..
-Memorial Day Holiday Travel Period
For purposes of this forecast the Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as trips that include travel of 50 miles or
more away from home during the 5 day period from Thursday, May 26 to Monday, May 30.
-34.9 million travelers will journey at least 50 miles from home
- air travel will increase over 11% this year, so much sure you get to the airport, check in, security early..
so you have plenty of time
- TX falls in the West South Central Area-
The Memorial Day holiday travel forecast calls for an increase of 0.7 percent in West South Central (WSC) region holiday
travel relative to last year. Travel is expected to remain relatively steady with record-high gas prices for this time of year
holding back demand on the heels of regional economic recovery. Air and automobile travel are expected to rise by 12.1
percent and 0.7 percent, respectively, since Memorial Day 2010. About 10.4 percent of the WSC population is predicted
to travel this Memorial Day period, which is slightly less than the estimated national frequency of 11.1 percent
-average spent $692Â and an averageÂ 25% will be spent on 'SHOPPING" & 'ENTERTAINMENT..
Here's some shopping tips that need to follow too. I have a tendency to impulse buyÂ when
I'm out of town.
1. The HALT Method:This spending prevention plan is based on recognizing the underlying emotions behind retail therapy and encourages consciously considering feelings of Hunger, Anger, Loneliness or Tiredness (HALT) before buying something in an attempt to fill one or many of those needs. It's the reason you shouldn't go to the grocery store when you're hungry, and it's why a new pair of shoes seems like a necessity the day you get dumped.
2. The Stranger Test: This is a terrific means for reminding yourself that a dollar is a dollar is a dollar. Picture a stranger offering you the cash value of the item you're considering buying, or the item itself. Would you take the cash or the item? If you're dying for a $3 cup of coffee, you may stick with the plan. If you're eying a $600 handbag, then realize if a stranger handed you $600, it's a couple of car payments, you might think twice about splurging on the purse.
3. The $100 Rule: It's a simple idea: The higher the price of an item, the more you should think before buying it. Specifically, take the potential expenditure and divide it by $100 to get the total number of days you should think it over. For example, a $300 grill would be contemplated for three days, but you'd give a couple of weeks thought to it before buying a $1,400 laptop.
Major retailers in standalone stores and traditional malls are starting to unveil their Memorial Day plans. DailyFinance will continue to update this list, so let us know if you spot or score any exceptionally good deals.
Walmart (WMT): The everyday low price champ will stay true to its mantra -- look for compelling deals on everything from beach to barbecue gear and rock-bottom food prices.
Macy's (M): We got in touch with Macy's and they've tipped us off that there will be a series of two-day specials on luggage, blenders, men's polo shirts, women's sandals, and select bras. Standard Macy's fare.
Sears (SHLD): Its six-day Memorial Day sale began Thursday. Watch for name-brand appliance discounts and heavy Lands End merchandising, complimented by fact that Lands End bathing suit catalogs landed in old-fashioned mailboxes this week.
Home Depot (HD): If you're looking to get some work done around the house, they're having a Memorial Day paint sale with $5 per gallon off for paint and stain.
Hollister (ANF): All swimwear for "dudes" and "Bettys" is 30% off. The bikinis are adorable and the men's bathing suits seem to be well-constructed enough to hold up over time.
L.L. Bean: Offering 70% off select footwear including trendy and sporty sandals for a limited time.
Target (TGT): We spoke with Target and they have revealed their weekly circular is featuring a Slushy Maker for $16 and -- much to this mother's chagrin -- NERF Super Soakers for $14. They also have a ton of melamine plates and tumblers for $1.99 and folding chairs for $9. Their "Weekly Wow" promotion is on bottles and cans of Pepsi.
Lowe's (LOW): The hardware giant is offering free delivery on mowers, grills and patio furniture of $249 or more. They've also got a 3-foot-by-5-foot United States flag for $7.
J.C. Penney (JCP): Their sales are all about timing and seem focused on getting customers on the front end of the weekend with "door buster" deals on Friday beginning at 3 p.m. through Saturday at 1 p.m. Be sure to bring this coupon.
Gap: Their website is incredibly sale-centric. Enter the promo code: GAPSAVE to get an extra 30% off some existing sale prices. They also tend to have surprise in-store sales, and have posted an invite on Facebook for 40% off.
Old Navy: They're touting clothes starting at $6 online and in-store, and "flip flop fever" with certain styles as low as $2.50.
(2010 in front of the Texas State Aquarium)
Have a Happy & Safe Memorial Day Weekend!
Ted, Huey & I are headed to Corpus Christi for the weekend.
Looking forward to getting in some beach time and maybe?!!
a little shopping.. gotta do about 25% of that right, stick to the survey!! LOL Huey's ready to go too...
I found out thatÂ todayÂ 5/11/11Â is 'Eat What You Want Day'.
It seems to be a mystery where it came from, butÂ I'm digging it!
It's right up there with 'Chocolate Cake Day'! Yep January 27
Is National Chocolate Cake Day! Which I think sounds
good for 'Eat What You Want Day'.Â This would
work for me...
' MIX V-Spot' (3rd edition) is MIX Video on the spot. I ask some peeps about current topics
and see what they think. There are NO wrong answers, because it's their answer.
This past weekend brought up 3 Hot topics,
which included Lindsay Lohan! I was surprised
by Adam's Lilo answer. Not sure why, but it surprised me...
Check that out, plus thoughts on a Big Texas
news story and the holiday....
Watch out for the 'MIX V-Spot'.
Keep your eyes and ears open ATX! :)
Mine Rocked hanging with Ted & Huey!
Got plenty of Sweets from the Big Bunny,
in fact some of his goodies made it on
our Easter Cake!
Cinnamon swirl white chocolate chip toffee cake
with Buttercream white chocolate chip frosting
and some Easter fun with Spiced Jelly Beans (Brachs kind Yum)..
It was a Yummy, Happy Easter!
Cinnamon swirl white chocolate chip toffee cake
with Buttercream white chocolate chip frosting
with Spiced Jelly Beans recipe:
1 box of Cinnamon Swirl cake mix
-Instead of 1 cup of water use
1/3 cup of cinnamon vanilla coffee creamer
w/ 2/3 cup of milk (I usedÂ skim/Fat Free..but even richerwith 2% or Whole milk)
-3 large eggs (like the box says) mix as box directions.
-1 cup of Heath Toffee bits and 1 cup of white chocolate chips
Add these after you stir in the cinnamon swirl packet.
Don't mix to much, you don't want all the chips to go
to the bottom of the cake.
-350 to bake.. you can use any pan like box suggests, but
I used Bundt cake pan. Took about 40-45 minutes to bake.
Toothpick comes out clean when it's ready and top golden
-If you have a rack to put the cake on to cool, that Rocks.
if not no worries. Let it cool about 15 minutes then
take the side of the bundt pan off, if you have a removable.
Continue to let it cool.
-Once cake it cool, transfer it to whatever plate/holder
you are using.
-Melt about a cup of white chocolate with a
splash of the cinnamon vanilla coffee creamer.
Put in microwave on :30 seconds to melt. Stir
keep doing the short microwave meltings with
the coffee creamer until it's melted to drizzle/spread
on the cake. Put a light coat on the cake. Let set a bit
Then frost with 'Buttercream Frosting'. I got store
bought cause I like the taste of it better.Â I mixed
in about 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips.
Frosted the cake!Â Took about cup of Brachs
spiced Jellybeans the Easter Bunny left for me
and I decorated it a bit. You can use regular jellybeans,
but the spiced ones go Great with the cinnamon swirl cake.
I sprinkled/tossed some more Heath Bits on the cake. :)
Put in the frig for about an hour to set a bit more.
Take out to serve! Yummy!!
-Great place to celebrate Earth DayÂ and Easter
is 'The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center'! (LBJ WC is open Easter Sunday)
The company I work for Entercom has a great program calledÂ '1 Thing'Â to
help make Mama Earth Happier!Â I got this in an email this morning.
Huey sends 'Happy Easter'Â wishes too and hopes you get lots of treats.
Don't worry, Huey is Eco-friendly with his recycled eggs!
BIG YOU ROCKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO PLAY AT
CARLOS & CHARLIES FOR 'PARTY FOR THE PLANET' YOU
HELPED RAISE MONEY FOR 'THE HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE'
WHICH HELPS KEEP THE CENTRAL TX HILL COUNTRY AREA
HEALTHY AND HAPPY! YOU ROCK!!!
I had so much Fun making new friends at the Village @ Westlake
on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to Mary and her crew from 'The Simplifiers' there were so many Fun & Free activities
for families to do. Big Easter Egg hunt at several of the
cool stores at the Village @ Westlake.
1.)Bright Beginnings 2.) Brilliant Sky Toys 3.) chick-fil-a 4.) Provencal home 5.) Tylerâs Sports
6.)Westlake Salon & Spa 7.)HEB 8.) Dolce Baby 9.) La Madeleine 10.) Quiznos
Big You Rocks to ATX Trolley for doing free rides for the hunt.
There was face painting, egg decorating and balloon animals for the kids.
We even did the 'Bunny Hop Cake Walk'
for goodies from Chick -fil-a and La Madelein with all the kids and kids at heart!
Plus you could take a photo with the Easter Bunny.
Here's a picture you don't see everyday- Easter Bunny with
the Chick-fil-a Cow!
Happy April Fool's Day! I'm usually the one getting the prank
pulled on them.Â I'm not very good at pulling them very similar to my
joke telling when I forget the punch line.
If you are the same way, here's a list of
pranks to try orÂ watch out for!Â Good Luck!
I'm allergicÂ (bad allergies)Â to flowers, but not chocolate. This
could be the BEST of both! Something to
try for your Sweetie for Valentine's Day!
Cool thing is if it doesn't pan out, you can eat the
evidence, or just melt it down again & dip
some cherries or strawberries in the chocolate.
No one has to know! :)
How to make Chocolate Flowers?
SUGGESTED MATERIALS 1 cup Godiva 72% Dark Melting Chocolate (chocolate chips)
1 cup Godiva Milk Chocolate Covered Cashews (small candies of your choice)
3 Godiva 72% Dark Chocolate Bars (chocolate bars)
8 Godiva Midnight Swirl Chocolates (any similar chocolates)
1 Godiva White Praline Heart (similar chocolate w/ contrasting color)
1 electric skillet
1 ASI clear acrylic vase
1 rubber spatula
Various paint brushes
It's the year of the Rabbit... that's a good thing from what I hear... I'm digging the 'Bunny with Bubbles'... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/gMFAwJNUzeI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*'The Big O' had GaGa fever over Christmas weekend!
Lady G hit the 'Fish Market', did a bit of bar hopping,
went toÂ a show & even went bowling! Sadly I didn't
run into her. :(Â Â Check out the Story..
Wonder if Omaha will be inspiration for aÂ new Lady G song!?
Lady G's recent Tweets: "THE FAME MONSTER was named the best-selling album of 2010! I'm so excited for the future, believe + work hard, you will achieve your dreams."
*One of my Favs Â from 2010Â best sellingÂ Album 'The FameMonster'. Not everyone can makeÂ the term 'Disco Stick' cool! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/1mB0tP1I-14" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
To the Troops overseas! Happy Holidays! May 2011 bring you Home Safe & Sound
to your family & friends! There is a way you can put some Happy in the Holidays
for troops overseas! By the sound of their loved ones voices!
W/ the USO you can help them call home for the Holidays! Click Here!
Robin sent me the heads up on aÂ Fantabulous gift idea designed by 2 ATX Ladies- the PAK
"The PAKâs on-the-go essentials (beauty/fashion/emergency)Â replace most of the loose items jumbled in the bottom of a womanâs purse with a lightweight kit about the size of a womanâs hand that is designed to fit in any size of purse, the car glove compartment or a desk drawer. Â The PAK is available in three sizes, The Original ($45; holds 30 items), The Mini ($35; holds 23 items) and The Micro ($25; holds 16 items) and are available two color options - chic black or preppy green - and are fashioned out of laminated cotton, so spills can be easily wiped off and won't stain."
Where can you find them? Barton Creek Mall Kiosk across from Coach Store
Striking a 'Bezel Pose' with my new friends
Gina & Audrey- THE ROCKETTES! *You can catch them and the rest of the Lovely & Talented
Rockettes starring in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
@ The Bass Concert Hall this Friday 12/17- 12/26! Thanks
to Broadway Across America!! Holiday Fun for the whole family!
Rockettes Holidays Rock Generic 91410Â *I've got video coming of the 'Strut Kick'
lesson they gave me! All I can say is besides
being Talented & Beautiful, they bothÂ have
big patience and strong shins!!!
Big O & I were chatting 'Holiday Lights' via email today.... "...my only jobs are to bring out the decorations, and hang lights. i like to take my time and whine about how cold it is, then i get no flack for havin to help on the other stuff lol.. i am good at feigning exhaustion. i really like the end result though, well worth it. The tree and the garland the christmas chachkees and what not. The lights are the best, this year in addition to the roof lighting i hammered a big pole in the ground and made a lighted tree.
my fav thing is to just check out all the different hoods and the lights they have out. I like the your web post - the house with the music - GREAT! only 12 days... wow!"
*'Wow Gifts' are ones Â you would never buy yourself, and they make you wonder
what the person was thinking when they got if for you! When you open it you
say 'WOW' with a strange smile on your face, Thanks! Then you set it aside
and think about who you could re-gift it too! Never know, one person's
'WOW! GIFT!' is another's 'THIS ROCKS! GIFT'!!!
Here are a few items that tend to be in the 'WOW GIFT CATEGORY'...
-World's Largest Gummy Bear
-Shake Weight Stick
*This probably would be a 'WOW GIFT' for some,
but I'd be cool getting this!! :)
Holiday Tipping for services you receive through out the year...
*Recent survey revealed the top services that got tipped and the
average amount they were getting!
The Top 10 list who are tipped for their services:
1.) Cleaning person -1 week's pay & a small gift ($35 value)
2.)Teacher- small gift from you (not cash) & a note from you/ small gift from the child (value $20)
3.)Hair dresser- If being divided for several at a Salon the amount it takes to get your hair done that will
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â be divided amoung the folks in the salon. For an individual-Gift Card/small gift ($20 value)
4.)Newspaper Carrier- money or small gift (average $15 )
5.)Manicurist- for staff the amount your service costs divided among the salon/ gift card (average value $15)
6.) Barber- cost of 1 haircut or a small giftÂ ($10 average)
7.)Pet-Care Provider- Groomer/cost of 1 service/small gift...Dog walker-cost of 1 week service /small gift ($20 averageA)
8.)Lawn-Care Provider - money for each worker ($25 average)
*Peter (Ralphie)Â has turnedÂ one of my 'ALL TIME FAVORITE
HOLIDAY MOVIES-A CHRISTMAS STORY" into a musical.
It's rolling in Seattle with hopes for 'Bigger & Broader Stages'
in the Near Future!!Â Click here for the story!
Yes, you'll find this on TBS forÂ a 24 hour run on TBS
12/24/10 starting @ 7pm!!
*Just heard about this on CNBC(of all places)...
*Whipped Lightning- alcohol infused whip cream... 18.25 % alcohol!!
It's only sold in places where liquor is found!
You can find it in ATX!! Carmel Pecan & German Chocolate
sound really Yummy to me! Little bit goes
a long Yummy way! I'm gonnaÂ have to do a taste test
*Cruising around ATX w/ my Honey Ted over the weekend,
I took a few quick shots of the 1st Holiday day lights I ran into.
It's amazing no matter how P.O you are at others driving around,
when you see Holiday lights, it seems to make everything a bit nicer.
Maybe they should be up 24/7!
Anyway, here's a crappy/blurry phone picture of 'Hyde Park Grill'
they have all theirÂ strands of lights Burning Bright !
You will have to see it in person! It's pretty cool!!
Maybe grab some HPBG Famous Fries or Peach Pudding! YUMMY!
*Here's a better phone picture cruising along Brodie: *Got cut off right before, we drove up near this.
It took the sting out of being P.O at the moron driver!
BTW..when I was in Wally World,Â they have this section near the
front packed with goodies that you would never think about buying
except during the holidays!!Â Here's one I heard is this Year'sÂ 'Strange ITÂ Item'...
So I figuredÂ the 'WOW GIfT'- Gift you give to someone when they open it they
have this 'Fake Smile & say Wow..look at that.. or that's cool'..then put it down
next to them thinking how they are going to re-gift it without you knowing! But checking out the site,Â the Fushigi actually it looks way cooler. I might
have to go back to Wally world and grab one to try it out!!
ABIA may not have 'Body Scanners', but they will do 'Enhanced Pat Downs' if necessary.Take it easy on the metals/jewelery when travelling over the Holiday weekend, unless you want a ' Thanksgiving Grope'!
*ThanksgivingÂ Â travelling 411:Â
*Click here Â for all the info you need flying out/in
*Hitting the road- TX DOT: Call toll-free at (800) 452-9292 for current road conditions.
Do you love to decorate for the holidays, but hate the hassle of broken, tangled lights.
Here's an email I gotÂ from Julie Â thought I would share it with you:
Do you know there is a National Holiday Hotline (toll-free) to help home owners with fixing their holiday lights and pre-lit trees?
Ulta Lit Technologies (Chicago-based) has had their helpline open and available for years helping thousands of distressed people anxious to keep their holidays bright.Â You would be very surprised at some of the stories of frustration, arguments overheard and the sound of complete defeat in voicesâ¦.to then hear shouts of joy when their lights come on.Â Itâs a little like a Chevy Chase movieâ¦.but honestlyâ¦this Hotline is helping.
Â Open now M-F 9-5 PM (Central)
Â But from Thanksgiving through Christmas their phones are manned with lighting pros 7-days-a-week. Especially helpful for those weekend warriors dangling from their roofs!
Butterball might save your turkey; but the LightKeeper Pro Hotline will keep your holidays bright!Â Â www.lightkeeperpro.com
Â The Hotline Number?Â 888-858-2548
Â *So when I went to the website
I saw this...
*Interesting tool , that IÂ supposeÂ is the salvation ofÂ the 'Holiday Lights Headache'. While there's a 'Pitch' to get the 'Light Keeper Â Pro',Â Â it seems like they have done something similar like 'Butterball' does with 'Turkeys'. Help you thru the 'Holiday Headache' so you can enjoy them.Â But instead of eating a turkey, you can enjoy the Holiday
lights that you put or your honey,in my case Ted, put up.
I'm going to have to get one of these and put it to the test...
or have Ted put it to the test! :)
I don't eat much pie any other time of the year. But for some reason,
after my Holiday meal digests, a little pie seems to hit the spot. (Click the picture for ear candy that popped in my head while I was
doing this blog...)
*IfÂ you're not much of a pie maker, that's okay. These folks are!
Big 'You Rocks' to Virigina @ the Austin Chronicle for putting
this 'PIE LIST' together...
Annies Cafe & Bar (319 Congress, 472-1884, www.anniescafebar.com): pies, signature rum cakes, cheesecakes, dinner rolls, and full dinners to take out
Chez Zee (5406 Balcones, 454-2666, http://www.chezzee.com/): pies, cakes, tortes, cheesecakes, and savory side dishes
Wheatsville Food Co-op (3101 Guadalupe, 478-2667, http://www.wheatsville.com/): pumpkin and pecan pies, vegan pumpkin and coconut cream pies, full meals, and side dishes
Cake & Spoon (426-7697, http://www.cakeandspoon.com/, firstname.lastname@example.org): Order small or regular tarts online to be picked up the Saturday (at the Downtown or Sunset Valley farmers' markets) or Wednesday (farmers' market at the Triangle) before Thanksgiving.
Don't have enough space for a full blown Christmas Tree?
Here's the solution? Tesco isÂ launching a range of Christmas Trees
which will include 'THE WALL TREE'...(sounds better than 1/2 a Tree)
*I'm no stranger to 1/2 a tree. My roomate & I in college ended up with a 1/2
tree in our apartment, after a dilapidatedÂ imitation tree we had fell over & broke.
She got some fishing line, so it would stand up against the wall!Â Â Â
"Besides the Wall Tree, there's alsoÂ the upside down tree and
a pre-decorated black pop-up tree, IfÂ you are too lazy/ or have
no time Â to decorate the tree!"
*My daddy would get a good laugh about the upside-down tree.
He did that one year.Â Putting the fake tree together & realizing over
1/2 done it was upside down. After that, he marked the branches to know what
went where, so no more 'UPSIDE DOWN TREES'!Â Â
Huey's expecting lots of 'TREATS' once he
gets this off!! He does make a
'CUTE LITTLE DEVIL'!!
*Huey's also got the scoop on where to bag the 'GOOD TREATS'...
Houses with black shutters = 77% more likely to hand out Kit Kats
Houses with two stories = 37% more likely to hand out Reeseâs Peanut Butter Cups
Houses with brown doors = 32% more likely to hand out mini Hersheyâs Chocolate bars *Here's more Stats
-From Lady G to Tiger Woods... *Click toÂ see ifÂ Katy or Elmo make this list?
You could do 'Katy's Nath look!'
*Click here to catch 411 on Katy & Russell's
wedding in India this weekend! Check out
the Hindu vows.Â THEY Â ROCK!
I will consider my wife to be The better half. I will look after her just as I look after myself.
Accepting her as in-charge of the my home, I shall plan things in consultation with her.
I will never express dissatisfaction about any shortcomings in my wife. If there are any, I will explain them to her lovingly. I will support her in overcoming them.
I will always have faith in my wife. I will never look at another woman with wrong intent, nor have an illicit relationship.
I will be affectionate and treat my wife like a friend.
I'll bring home all my income to my wife. The household expenses will be incurred with her consent. I will always make an effort to ensure her comfort and happiness.
I will not find fault or critical my wife before others. We will sort out our differences and mistakes in privacy by ourselves.
I will have a courteous and tolerant attitude towards my wife. I will always follow a compromising policy.
If my wife is unwell, or is unable to fulfill some of the responsibilities or through some misunderstanding behaves wrongly, I will not withdraw support or refuse to fulfill my responsibilities towards her
The holidays are sneaking up on us and the hunt for the perfect gift is on.
Of course a 'Gift Card' can be the 'BEST GIFT' so peeps can get what they want.
But what ifÂ the Gift Card is somwhere you wouldn't go?Â You could re-gift it..
But why not sell it & get the cash to go somewhere you want.
Check this website out: GiftCardRescue.com
*You can also buy gift cards up to 30% off!
Pretty Good idea? Yeah????
I love Fall...the leaves changing color...the cooler nights-
that are cool enough for theÂ 'NEW CUTEÂ Â BOOTSÂ & SWEATERS' Â
without having to Bundle up... Brachs Pumpkins-YUMMY!!
Football.... Of course Tunes that get meÂ in the Pre-Holiday/Fall Mood...Â Â
MyÂ Favs forÂ Fall-Â Â
Â Â 5.) Daughtry-September [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/nJzBcKM3ZIE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Â Â
*Justin Bieber Dolls will be hitting/or flying off
the shelves this Holiday season!!Â Also
Teddy Bears w/ Bieber Tees on for another
option to fight over during the Holiday Shopping
Season... $8-$28 Bucks!! Dec 4th Seems to be
a date flying around for Toys 'R US!
*BIG NOSFOR THE HOLIDAY TOY LIST...
*Fisher Price has a Huge Recall on over
11 Million Toys.. 1 are their Trikes
several small girls getting serious injuries
that has caused genital Bleeding!! Click Here for the Entire List &
check out the Other TOY NO! NOS!!
*The Radio City Christmas Spectacular w/ the AMAZING ROCKETTES is
coming to the Bass Concert Hall Dec 17-31!! Tix On Sale NOW!! -Find out what it takes to be a Rockette & how to do those 'KICKS'... Got a bit of a lesson w/ Audrey & Lori... All I can say is
my Shoe didn't Fly Off... so that was a PLUS!!
I made 2 New Friends this morning..
Lori & Audrey..
Rockettes YOU Rock Drop 91410 .. I have the 'Don't Blink' face'... LOL.. I really was
in the 'Holiday Spirit' in ATX.. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is
coming to Bass Concert Hall Dec 17-31st... Thanks to Broadway Across America &
Texas Performing Arts @ UT...
Tix are on Sale Thursday 9/16.. Grab
them up to get the Best seats!!!
*70% Redesigned Attractions since last year..
AND BRAND SPANK'N NEW...
*Grand Opening is next Friday 17th... 523 Highland Mall Blvd across from Â Macy's!
*I had a Blast Last year...
*To Omaha, NE to spend some time w/ our Families
over the Holiday weekend/ week!!
Excited about Runza TOO!
Â Huey's ready to lend a Paw and take plenty of NapsÂ
during the 13-14 hour Road Trip in the Mini...
Yep..it's amazing how much a Mini can hold when
you MAKE IT!!Â :)Â Headed out on the 'Open Road'..
Check this list out for States most likely to give out
tickets!! Texas made the Top 5.. *Drive Carefully... Wear your seat belt...Don't text & Drive..
Have a D DriverÂ or call a cab if plan to parttake in Alchoholic Beverages!!!
*Keep an eye out for me on Facebook & Twitter... So cool there are more things you can doÂ during a long
Car Ride than when IÂ Little... :)
Have a Happy & Safe 4th Holiday Weekend!
*Give this 'Bud Light Yummy' a try over the Big Weekend... Â
*Bud Light Oreo Milkshake Deluxe... *4 Scoops of UR FAV Vanilla Ice Cream(Chocolate would ROCK TOO) *10 Reduced Fat Oreos(Regular... even double stuff would work too..if UR feeling BAD)
*3-4 Big Squirts of UR FAV Chocolate Sauce(I used Hershey's Double Chocolate) *Handful of Chocolate Chips(Deluxe part.. chocolate slivers would ROCK TOO) *1/2cup of Fat Free Milk(2%Â works too.. if you want a thicker shake..NO MILK) *Optional Malt Flavored PowderÂ 1-2 TBS
*Start by blending up the Oreos/ I prefer the fine crumbs than chunks- Your choice..
Then add the Ice Cream, theÂ Bud Light, (Milk optional), Chocolate Sauce, chocolate
Chips/ChocolateÂ & let the Blender Rip 'til it's completely Blended.. Add some
Whip Cream... Extra Oreo Crumbles/Chocolate Chips..whatever makes you Happy!
*It's another version ofÂ a flashback of Oreos & Bud Light.. one of my Favorite
College Snacks!!! :)
*Don't forget a BIG FAMILIY DAY @
The Domain 2 tomorrow/Saturday 4/3/10):
Off Mopac/Loop1 & Braker Exit!! On the Plaza NoonÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Liz Morphis TrioAlso, enjoy these fun activities throughout Domain II!
Not one of my Favs, since I'm not good at pulling
pranks/jokes on peeps, but WAY 'Gullible' enough
to receive them.Â
My Momma Betty...
Â SHE LOVED 'APRIL FOOLS DAY'...
Whether she wasÂ setting off Fire
Alarms to wake my Daddy from a Nap,
or telling me a Big Spider was
coming my way... She Loved to Pull a Good Prank!!
It was impossible to pull one on her, she always seemed
to figure it out..
She would have appreciated a few of these ideas...
*This was one of my favs..
"Forgetful" -Tape magnets to the bottom of an empty coffee cup, and attach it to the top of your car. Laugh at all the people who frantically try to get your attention as you drive by.
*Sad thing is I already pulled this one on myself last week.. Wearing a long flowing camoÂ skirt.. On my way home from work, cruising down 360 & these guys in a pick up truck pulled up beside me... Smiling/Laughing.. I thought it was because I was Rock'n to my tunes. I get rather animated when I'm doing this while I drive.Â They kept it up. I just ignored them. Finally, the took off & an SUV w/ a Mom & her daughter pulled up next to me.Â I looked over at them, the young girl was waving her hands & mouthing...'YOUR SKIRT IS CAUGHT IN THE DOOR!"... I looked down..Yep, myÂ Skirt was 'BIG TIME CAUGHT' &Â Flagging traffic Down!!Â I was able to get it out & move along!Â Told you I was bad at Jokes...It's really bad when you pull them on yourself, & don't even realize it... :)Â Good Luck to all the 'Jokesters' &Â Â Extra Good Luck to the 'Gullibles' like me... If you didn't have us, then it just wouldn't be 'THAT FUNNY!'Â
Here's a Prank from My Niece Kaiti's Future Hubby..
*2011 Little Elm Trail
Cedar Park, TX, 78613
Angela, Blake & the Crew invite YOU to a Huge "IRISH BASH"
in Cedar Park!!!Â Live music all day and night, starting from 12.30- 1pm all the way through till Midnight..Including.. Tim Scott, Roger Len Smith, Benton Travis, Silver Thistle Bagpiper, The Detention and The CD release party.... LOTS OF YUMMY 'ST PATTY'S DAY SPECIALS'..
*More St. Patty's Party Ideas Around Town..
*Have a Happy & Safe One...
Don't Drink & Drive... PRETTY PLEASE
w/ A CHERRY ON TOP & CHOCOLATE SPRINKLES!
Just got the heads up over the holidays they
soldÂ the 'Southern Living Christmas Cookbook'
w/ profits from the sales going to Ronald McDonald
Houses...They made over $1.4 Million Dollars that
will go to Local Ronald Mc Donald Houses...
With this Contribution, Dillards has donated over
$5.9 Million over the years!!
*Some of the LOVE
will be shared w/ the Austin
Central Texas Ronald McDonald
House Charities... HEY DILLARDS!!
Hey Happy 2010...
I had a GREAT time w' Family over the holidays, and
it definitely was a "WHITE CHRISTMAS"...
...When we headed back to AustinÂ Early Saturday
Morning at a 'BALMY' (LOL) -11...yep NEGATIVE 11...
I was very Happy having spent a Fantastic Holiday
w/ Family & Happy I was going to be WAY WARMER
by the end of the day...Â But I hear we might
get some 'WHITE STUFF' by the end of the week...
-DO YA THINK IT'S FOLLOWING ME??
...Here's a "Quickie Holiday Flashback"....
..May 2010 ROCK... Who knows maybe 2010 will be
a Good one for 'THE RAIDERS"...
What's up on New Year's Eve???
Well, I'm celebrating w/ Family in 'THE Â BLIZZARD TUNDRA
of Omaha, NE... Send Warm thoughts my way.. PLEASE!! I'll be ready to 'Thaw Out' on Monday 1/4/10!! Here's some ideas to Start Planning:
*First Night Austin
*City Search Planner
*Plans to just chill by the TV w/ Your Honey.. Friends..Family..
Snacking & drinking Champagne...
ABC: Dick Clark's Rock'n Eve w/ Ryan Seacrest 9pm... Jennifer Lopez and Daughtry will perform live from Times Squareâthe crossroads of the world. Daughtry will perform four songs live, and Jennifer Lopez will sing her hits live from Times Square just before the ball drops. In addition, the shows will feature performances from Las Vegas' new venue, Aria at City Center, including The Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Orianthi and Robin Thicke.*NBC: New Year's Eve w/ Carson Daly...
-include performances by Green Day & Rihanna New Yearâs Eve with Carson Daly will air on NBC from 10-11 PM this New Yearâs Eve and then pick up again at 11:30 PM for the official countdown to 2010.
Singer/songwriter Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas returns to host the Las Vegas-based party portions of the specials. The Vegas lineup includes performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Robin Thicke and Orianthi.
Good Morning America special correspondent, the just-married Melissa Rycroft, will join the celebration reporting live on the evening's festivities in and around Times Square.
*Here's a 'Fantastic Â MayÂ '09 Flashback' ...of Ted & IÂ to get ya ready
for the 'Big Countdown' for 2010!!! :) [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/t5xXBn8KojA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
...LAST NIGHT IT WAS AMAZING TO SEE
THE END RESULT OF YOUR 'BIG HEARTEDNESS'...
..NEW BIKES, HELMETS & LOCKS...WHICH WILL
CREATE 800 SMILES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!
BIG YOU ROCKS TO YOU,Â HEB, WHATABURGER,
FREESCALE, ENDEAVOR, GIANT DISCOUNT APPLIANCE
THANKS AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 'FANTABULOUS'
YEAR.. HAPPY HOLIDAYS...MAY YOUR 2010 ROCK!!!
Get your 'Last Minute Holiday Shopping' done w/ me on
Sunday (12/20) @ -620 & HWY 71...
*Bring a Toys for Tots Donation
& Get a HCG Goodies Bag :) ...
*Get on your Favorite Holiday Outfit, bring your
'Wish List' & Camera... FREE Visits & Photos with Santa
Saturday, December 19th - 11am to 5pmÂ
&Sunday, December 20th-11am to 5pmÂ
Camera? Check. Wish List? Check. Perfect Outfit? Check. Check. Stop by the Christmas Tree, (next to the Bee Cave Public Library)
visit with Santa and tell him everything you've been wishing for this year!Â
Bring your own camera for a FREE picture with the jolly 'ol man
and receive a special treat!Â
*Look out for me on Sunday starting @ 11 near Santa...
TheÂ 'GIFT GRAB' will be going on every 15 minutes for
your chance to 'UNWRAP' lots ofÂ 'MIX GOODIES'.. *BRINGÂ THE FAMILY FOR BIG HOLIDAY SPIRITÂ @
THE HILL COUNTRY GALLERIA THIS WEEKEND!:)
Looking for Holiday Lights around town Click Here!!
*Still have shopping to do???
*Join me @ Barton Creek Square Mall on
Tom/Sat (12/12) from 3-5...
I'll be on the lower level near Macy's
'Randomly PassingÂ Out' Â Simon Mall Gift Cards
to peeps to spreadÂ some Holiday Joy &
help w/ the Holiday Shopping! :)
Grab on to the 'Smart Shopping Savings'
Plus I'll have other MIX Goodies w/ the
BIG MIX GIFT GRAB!!
..yep in some 'SNOW BOOTS'... Gonna head Home
to Omaha, NE for Christmas/New Years this year
to spend time w/ the Family.Â Guess yesterday into
today they were in a 'BLIZZARD WARNING'... haven't
heard that term in a VERY LONG TIME.. I don't miss it
Means...EXTREMELY STRONG CCCCOOLLLD WINDS
PAIRED W/ A BUTT LOAD OF SNOW.. GUESS THEY HAVE
AROUND 8-10 INCHES IN OMAHA, NE.. ON TOP OF THE 2-3 THEY
GOT THE OTHER DAY.. BBBBRRR..MAYBE IT WILL
GET OUT OF IT'S SYSTEM BEFORE I HAVE TO HEAD HOME..
Thought of Snow boots first since the 1st thing that always got
cold when I was little, sleding were my Big Size 11 Feet
(well..they wereÂ Size 11s in training then)
... get so cold I was the one who always had to come in..>
Knew I wasn't made for Cold.. That's why I live South..
Suppose I will also need this..
..probably this too..
BBBRRRR... Can I ask Santa for a 'Freak Heat' wave for Xmas
while we are away!!!
...'Where's Randy's Snowsuit when you need it?'.. .. Even this looks 'WARM' for a 'BLIZZARD WARNING'... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/bZTZ_lxvBes" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Of course then Andrei had to make it worse w/ this... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/e7xjjlUbpJ4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] ENJOY.. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/xTq20prt0K8" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*Happy Cyber Monday...if you didn't make your credit card
sizzle enough over the weekend...Well, whip it out at your
desk today & start cruising around for more Great Holiday
$3 of FREE MUSIC...THANKS TO AMAZON.. MUST DO IT TODAY!!
*Once the Shopping Chaos has died down...things have been wrapped..and it comes time to the 'BIG UNVEIL'..
HUEY CAN HELP!!(He helped me over the weekend for my B-Day)...
*Stuffed or Not.. Huey prefers Stuffed!!
Whether you are celebrating w/ Turkey,
ham....or pizza!!? w/ Â Cranberry Sauce...Â Enjoy the time
you have w/ Family, Friends or just spending
time w/ you! Make it a moment you can Remember
and 'Smile' about!!Â :)
MAY YOUR THANKS GIVING HOLIDAY ROCK!
&MAY YOUR SHOPPING JOURNEYS TAKE
YOU TO GREAT DEALS!!
*Click here toÂ helpÂ so Â noone
is 'Hungry for the Holidays'..
orÂ evenÂ better Â 'NEVER HUNGRY'!!
*Once Cooking.. Eating & Clean Up is done...
You can 'BURN CALORIES' w/ Shopping..
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GAME PLAN... *Â Here's 9 Tips to help you ' Out Last &
Walk !way'Â ( or Run depending onÂ who isÂ chasing you down forÂ the
lastÂ 'WANTED ITEM')Â Victorious on 'THE GREAT HOLIDAY BUYS!!'
*Rumor about Apple Black Friday Deals?
*Not an Early Bird..Â Blackfriday.com also lists Earlybird specials online so
you don't have to get up early to fight
lines..CheckÂ it out!!
*OrÂ After theÂ Macy'sÂ Parade,Â you can check out
Big Deals on QVC!! ..This wasÂ one ofÂ My Mom's Favorite ways
to shop..Shopping while chilling on the couch...
Makes for a way less 'Stressful Turkey Holiday'..
Just make sure you have the Speed Dial READY!!
*I'mÂ not a Turkey Fan....
So I'm planning on celebrating 'Happy Pizza Day'
Â or 'Mac 'n Cheese'Â or 'Pasta Day' w/ Ted & Huey!!!
...Give ya more energy for Shopping
the next day... :)
*Don't forget to drop by & say hey to me
while you're out shopping:
Friday 11/27-12p-2p: Sunset Valley Homested
OffÂ W 290 & BrodieÂ (In front of the Â Pet Smart, & Â BabiesÂ 'R US) Â Taking Donations for Jb & Sandy's Bikes for Kids!!
for Bikes for Kids!
... One of my Favorite things on 'Turkey Day'
TheÂ 83rd Macy's Day Parade..
This Year 3 New Balloons will Debut *Sailor Mickey, Ronald McDonald, Spiderman and
the Pillsbury Doughboy...
*PLUS FIRST NEW SANTA's SLEIGH IN 40 YEARS!!!
...BTWÂ : I may not do Turkey..
But I love Cranberry Sauce & instead
Â of whipping out the can opener for
a Slice of Cranberry Fun..Thought
I would try toÂ make my First
Cranberry Sauce...It actually
turned out pretty yummy... (Even it it doesn't look it.. LOL)
*It's Very Sweet & Very Easy to make
My favorite kind of Recipes.. :)
-12 oz Fresh Cranberries
-1/2 cup of Pineapple (I used frozen, canned ..fresh..)
-1 cup of Water
-1 cup of Sugar
..Here's my Kicker.
-1/4 tsp Cherry Extract
-Couple Good SqueezesÂ of Honey
-Wash the cranberries... Heat the Sugar & waterÂ & cherry extract
to boiling...Boil for 5 minutes stirring occasionally...add cranberries &
boil for about 5 minutes or until it looks like the cranberries have
'POPPED' (you'll hear them..pretty cool)... Take off heat & add the
pineapple & a few healthy 'Squirts' or 'Spoonfuls' of Honey to the
mixture..Mix it all up.. Then pop it into a container that has a lid..
Stick in the Frig at least 3 hours...but overnight it best!!Â :)
*It's pretty sweet & the cherry is actually surprisingly tasty w/ the
Cranberry...Takes a bit of the bitterness away to make it a bit smoother...
but doesn't take away from the whole Cranberry Sauce Flavor..
ENJOY! HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE TURKEY OR
NON-TURKEY DAY HOLIDAY!!!
*Perfect for the Shopping Procrastinator...
A Huge success lastÂ year, it's coming back
double the fun..Over 500 retailers expected to
be on board Â this year throwing out free shipping
& specialson gifts guaranteed to reach it's
destination for Xmas!!!
Â *First... Jot this # down if you party to
much...Call 'SOBER RIDE'- 512-657-2999
Thanks to Budweiser!! :)
*Join SaraÂ Tonight (Fri 10/30)Â starting @ 7pm
Â for a spook-tacular Halloween celebration at Cool River
at 4001 Parmer (and Mopac)! ...$3 Michelob Ultra bottles...
plus one lucky person will winÂ $1,000 cash
from buycostumes.com!Â :) *FORGET TO IMPRESS.. COME DRESSED UP TO WIN!!! :) *HALLOWEEN NIGHT...
Kick it off w/ me @ @ Sonic @ 155 W. Slaughter Lane
off 35... .50 Cent Corn Dogs & Ice Cream
Plus I'll have Sonic Gift Cards &Â
4Â PksÂ of House of TormentÂ TixÂ Â Â Austin's
Scariest Haunted House &Â one of the Tops
Nationwide!!!Â Perfect way to Â Celebrate
Halloween w/ a Scare...Giving these Scary Prize Packs
away every 1/2 hour while I'm there starting
@ 5pm!!! :) COME OUT & PLAY W/ ME!!!
I was thinking an '80s Flashback
whipping out my Senior Pix Dress
w/ the Snazzy Big AssÂ Bow...
BUT..THERE IS NO WAY MY HAIR
Â WOULD DO THAT AGAIN..
WOW... DON'T DARE GET A FLAME
NEAR THAT...IT MIGHT EXPLODE!!
*Halloweeny Things Around Town
*SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF
OH YEAH.. BEWARE OF THE FULL MOONS!!
Get ya in the Spirit..
I'm Dig'n the 'Girlfriend'.. YOU GO 'GIRL'!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZAroZDf6fKs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*Â Can't Forget to GIVE BIG HALLOWEENY LOVE
to one of the Best 'Scream Queens' in the Biz...
One of My Favs.... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/gVOPi7NWd44" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*Click here to find out 'What'sÂ Up' Â in Austin this
*Heads up a Carnival @ Lakeline Mall Today-31st!!
*Monday thru Friday
5 p.m. â 11 p.m. *Saturday and Sunday
Noon â 11 p.m.
Â * WHERE:
Lakeline Mall â Parking lot between
Macyâs and JCPenney 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr.
Cedar Park, Texas 78613 *COST:
Daily armbands are available onsite
and are $20 each.Â Discount coupons are
available at Simon Guest Services for $5 off.
*Click here for Memorial Day Events!! *Have Fun...Be Safe...
Don't Drink & Drive!!
Have a DD or call a cab..Click for Cab #s!! BTW..Might want to avoid doing this in the car too!
..I'll be heading to another Popular Destination... ...
...w/ my Boys...
..Keep an eye out for the Pix/Vids (I'll spare the slide show :) ) ...Have a Happy & Safe Memorial Day Weekend
w/ your Family & Friends...
*SEND BIG LOVE TO THOSE WHO...
...GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOMS & COMFORTS!!!
*Of course starting off the weekend w/ a KICK ASS BLUE OCTOBER SHOW @ Stubbs didn't hurt.
...After doing a show on Saturday, I went Easter Shopping & got some 'Easter Jeans'...
Of course Easter Day ROCKEDÂ Spending it w/ my Honey Ted...
...After Getting some Pool time in...Decided to have a nice 'Easter Dinner' of Chicken Pecan
Salad & Fajita's & enjoyed the SUNSET... (Take this in if you are having a cause of the M-DAYS..IT WILL HELP!!)
***We also had a 'friend' nearby enjoy'n the Sites w/ us...
*I'll give ya a 'Twizzler' if you can figure out where???* :) HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND TOO!!!:)
*... RANDOM THOUGHT: Driving in this morning I saw a Bumper Sticker that said...
'Freedom of Speech Â means Freedom to Disagree!!!Â
...I'm not a big fan of 'April Fool's' day probably because I'm the 'Gulliable One'...So it's 'GAME ON' for the pranksters w/ me... But I do have a 'Good Sense Of Humor', so I take it pretty well. I had to, my Momma BettyÂ loved 'April Fool's Day'. She loved to 'Get' my Dad & I. I'veÂ even ran into the 'Snake out of the Can' trick (Gulliable...I warned you). Â My Dad woke fromÂ a nap with the Fire Alarm over his head going off... Startled him...he started to run out of the house, until My MomÂ gave him a 'Devilish Grin'. Okay, that may not sound safe, but she never did anything that would hurt us, just fun.Â I remember one time she helped me 'Fool' my 5th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Vaughn, by putting a spool of thread that matched in my shirt pocket, I asked for help to cut the thread, the moreÂ Mrs. Vaughn Â pulled, the more thread came out. She kept pullingÂ 'til the spool was almost empty.Â I actually found someone more 'Gulliable' than me.Thank Goodness she had a 'Good SenseÂ of Humor' too.
...My Mom's Love for 'April Fools' Day', never seemed to rub off on me in the 'Prank area'. I don't think I ever 'Tricked' her no matter how many times I tried. She was just that GOOD!Â I think the reason I dislike 'April Fools' these days, because I don't have my Mom around to pull the pranks on me. It's amazing how something that used to bug you when you were young, is something you would love to have now.Â Just remember, if your LOVED ONE pulls a 'Prank' on you, it's because they LOVE YOU....OR... BECAUSE PAY BACK IS A 'B'.... :)
...TO SMILE MORE...
...Throw out a "Thumbs up-You Rock"
Whenever 'You Feel'...
...Or even 'Play w/ Your Food'...
*Try to find some 'Happy'...
Even on 'Bad Hair Days'... ...
*HAVE A VERY HAPPY & SAFE NEW YEAR...MAY 2009 ROCK!!!
"A Murfreesboro woman chose not to follow the old saying "Finders keepers, losers weepers" when she discovered nearly $100,000 in a bag at the Cracker Barrel on Church Street in Murfreesboro last week. But it wasn't that the thought didn't cross her mind.
"Satan will tempt you. I have been having real bad teeth problems," said Billie Watts, 75. "I thought 'I'll get my teeth fixed.'" FIND OUT WHAT SHE DID!!!
*Britney's 'Circus' out today celebrate 'Brit's Big 27'..
Word is a Big Tour next year w/ Pussy Cat Dolls..
For now only Texas Date..
Dallas/Amercian Airlines Center
Here's Brit on GMA this morning... *Didn't She mention in her Biography special on MTV
over the weekend..HOW SHE LOVES TO MOVE... DANCE!!!
She might need to LOVE IT A BIT MORE FOR HER BIG TOUR NEXT YEAR...
It was Early.. GUESS GIVE HER A BREAK..SHE LOOKED GOOD!!!.. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/dzkMH5MIrYA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*You can Also ADD to the CHRISTMAS COLLECTION w/ another 'BRIT'..
George Michael's newest Christmas Drop...
'December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)'... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/akQXdvWrtfo" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*Apple iPhone looking to hit Walmart after the Holidays...
BUT: Starting Today via 'Verizon'.. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR
SOME 'HOLIDAY' Competition... Meet 'STORM'... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/7_87v_LfiZw" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*I thought of my Momma Betty (RIP) when I saw this..
She LOVED ELVIS..HUGE FAN!!!.. Every Christmas Holiday I remember
Cooking in the Kitchen w/ her & My Daddy Maurice &
we would be singing & Dancing to 'The King's' Christmas Tunes..
Looks like Others will be doing the Same this Christmas...
*Elvis Christmas Duets coming out Dec 1...includes
Carrie Underwood/Elvis-"I'll be Home for Christmas"
& Martina McBride/Elvis-"Blue Christmas"... Click on the Pix for more info & the making of the
Elvis/Martina Video...Pretty Cool...
*Playskool 'Kota-the TriceraTops'
-Responses to Sound & Touch..
Little ones can even ride on her... -On the list of Hard to find Toys this season... ...Huey LOVES TOYS THAT MAKE NOISE...
BUT I THINK KOTA @ 2Â 1/2 Feet Tall is a bit too
Big for the HUESTER.... (But don't think he wouldn't give her a try..
He's little but MIGHTY...when it comes to TOYS!!!)
*Wonder if they will be feeling generous when they come to Austin
@the Â Frank Erwin Center in the NEW YEAR!!!?... I GOT MY TIX!!! :)
'TSO ROCKS!!!' [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/AkAhmH40kiM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*Got this from Dyan in Leander..
Great way to pass a few minutes @ Work
Give it a try...Happy Halloween TIC TAC TOE!!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/0thH3qnHTbI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]