October 6th- 13th the Disney Majic sets sail from Galveston. I'll be doing my show live on the deck of the Majic that week. This will be my first cruise and I'm really excited about it. I'm not quite sure what to bring. Could you help with some ideas? Also don't forget to listen for another 9-2-5 winning week Mon 9/3-Fri 9/7.. at 9am, 2pm & 5pm you listen for your cue and you have a chance to win a $50 Disney gift card and you get entered to win the Cruise for a family of 4 on the Disney Majic in October! Click here for the 411! Send me some ideas of things we must have on the cruise! YOU ROCK!
2.) UT Game tomorrow/Saturday 9/1) kickoff at 7pm, but tailgating will be way early and streets shut down Other news, The Longhorn network hooked up with AT&T U-Verse.. all Longhorn can be seen on channel 1609. The Longhorns are also on YouTube! Hook 'em!
BIG YOU ROCKS to Nils Pickert. He's embracing the fact that his 5-year-old son loves to wear women's clothes (nail polish too), and wears a skirt while walking around town with his son. Some feel this is wrong, that he's sending a bad message about what a boy should be wearing. To those people, Nils doesn't care. If that's what his son wants to wear, he's not hurting anyone. Leave the boy alone. I agree if it feels good, and it's not hurting anyone else.. Go For It! Life is too short!
Swedish pop-rock hotties, Carolina Liar will be at the Green Room in San Antonio on Saturday September 8th.
Here's a bit about them....
They have toured extensively sharing stages with One Republic, Rob Thomas, Gavin DeGraw, The Academy Is..., and We The Kings. They also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen Degeneres Show, played themselves in an episode of 90210, and were featured in both MTV's "Discover & Download" and VH1's "You Oughta Know" programs. They have appeared in TV shows as The Vampire Diaries,American Idol, Gossip Girland The Hills.
Their debut album Coming to Terms, released in May 2008, which lead to being featured as the "Breaking" artist in Rolling Stone, as well as features in Billboard and People. Fueled by the hit singles "I'm Not Over" and "Show Me What I'm Looking For".
Carolina Liar's new album was released on the band's own Liar label, 'Wild Blessed Freedom' ... Chad Wolf- "This whole album is extremely personal to me; it's really my whole life of the last two or three years. In a lot of ways, it feels like we're starting from scratch now, and there's a real feeling of freedom in that," Wolf concludes. "We're on our own, and like any new adventure, it's something that's both daunting and exciting. We're looking forward to the journey."
Their journey takes them to San Antonio on Saturday September 8th at theGreen Room! Go on a short road trip and check them out!
Their video inspired my new look!
Chad Wolf: Vocals & Guitar Rickard Göransson: Guitar Johan Carlsson: Keyboards Peter Carlsson: Drums & Percussion
Keep your eyes and ears open for Jayme Dee. John Mayer inspired her to pick up a guitar. She got her start putting videos on Youtube doing cover tunes. Britney's 'Toxic' created a big Youtube buzz for Jayme. You'll even find her on the Hunger Games soundtrack 'Rules'. Jayme Dee is breaking out...watch out! What do you think of her debut single 'Tip Toes'?
She dropped by the Four Hands Home Lounge. She's got such a cool voice, and powerful for such a young age (19). Keep your eyes and ears open for Jayme Dee!
Their album 'North' drops on Sept. 4th! Here's a second single to look forward too on the album "Overjoyed'. The video to it! What do you think? I love the 'kitchen dancing' in the video. My parents did that. :)
Operation Gratitude will begin providing special Wounded Warrior Care Packages to service members recovering in Military Hospitals and Wounded Warrior Transition units located on military bases throughout the United States. OG will send care packages on behalf of the Wounded Warrior to the rest of his or her unit still deployed downrange. Click here for more 411! BIG YOU ROCKS to all the troops!
Operation Gratitude Wounded Warrior Care Package deliveries will begin in February.
The most needed items are: Healthy Snacks, Entertainment items, Hygiene products, iPods and Gift Cards from chain stores such as supermarkets, drugstores, Target and Walmart.
Operation Gratitude is particularly requesting personal letters of support and encouragement in order to include several in each package. For information on writing letters: Letter Writing Flyer
For those wishing to thank a Wounded Warrior, letters and items can be sent to:
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Attn: Wounded Warrior Program
For more information on how to support Wounded Warriors and troops deployed in harm’s way, visit: How You Can Help
Financial donations can be made online here: Donate to Wounded Warriors or by check made payable and addressed to:
16444 Refugio Road
Encino, CA 91436
Here's something really yummy to try with Johnsonville Breakfast Sausages. Click here for the recipe. I changed it up a bit so The J-ville Amazing Muffin Cups had all yummy the goodness that Ted & I enjoy! He's more of a meat and potatoes guy, so My J-AMCs Rocked that for him. Add Waffles..YUMMY Breakfast for dinner! Yummy fun way to Kick up the standard waffle, eggs and sausage plate! Liv'n it up w/ Johnsonville!!
Thanks to the inspiration of the Beckham's Armani underwear in the bedroom photos, a new trend has popped up with a wedding. The Trend: 'The Morning After Photos' The first morning as a married couple, they have a photographer get some shots of them in bed. HHHMM.. My honey Ted & I looked nothing like the Beckhams the morning after... well I might have had a much messier version of hair sticking up on top of my head (not getting that Victoria hairstyl).. I'm saing pass please.. and Thank You! Next it will be 'Morning After Anniversary Photos' for the big years like 25...50.. boy those would be some photos huh.. LOL..
I enjoyed popsicles when I was a 'Little Girl'. I just ran into a 'Big Girl' popsicle recipe for a popsicle that I'm going to have to try out before summer is over. It could be fun at a tailgate/football party too! :)
Sweet Red Wine Pops
Makes 10 popsicles
1/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers, soaked in 1 cup hot water (optional)
1 cup ice, crushed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup elderflower cordial
1 cup Sweet Red Wine (I love anything that helps with budget! Like Woodbridge Sweet Red)
1. Soak the dried hibiscus flowers in hot water for 10 minutes to infuse the liquid.
2. In a food processor, combine the hibiscus flowers and liquid, ice, lemon juice, elderflower cordial and Woodridge Sweet Red Wine. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour mixture into individual popsicle molds, add stick, and freeze until solid, approximately 6 hours. Change this up with different juices, wines and frozen fruits!
Must be a slow news day, but I was surprised to hear that Chad Kroeger (37), Nickelback's frontman, is engaged to Avril Lavigne (27). They hooked up while working on Avril's 5th album. The sunglasses are a must, since the word is he gave her a 14K diamond to sport around.
Here's the first song that popped in my head when I heard the news. Congrats to the Happy couple. May your marriage ROCK!
1994 Nissan SentraSince 2008, the 1994 Honda Accord has topped the list of most-stolen vehicles, but for the most part, the list always contains many of these same makes and models with slight changes in the model year.
WNV map by Heather Rivera,posted Aug 20 2012 10:52AM
So far there has been 20 human cases confirmed and 1 death in Travis County due to the West Nile Virus that is spread through infected mosquitos. Here's a map of areas that mosquitos have tested positive for the WNV. (KXAN)
Click here for ways to help protect yourself from WNV and other 411.
'May the odds forever be in your favor...' Big HGs release plusTax Free weekend. Good shopping times for sure! Add theATX Fashion Week Awards ... IT'S A FABULOUS WEEKEND BREWING!! Many Walmarts are having Hunger Games fun . Some of the cast will be at the Walmart parties planned all over the country word is Dallas.. 1521 N Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX... Could be worth a road trip.
ON SALE @ 12am 8/18/12
Walmart has this deal going on..
Fans who purchase the DVD at midnight will receive a special pack of collectible The Hunger Games trading cards. A select number of random packs will include an autographed card from one of the cast members including Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. Never-before-seen interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of leading cast members will also be accessible for fans on Walmart’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart.
There's a DallasBlockbuster that's doing a red carpet tonight. I didn't realize they were stil open. The one on William Cannon closed in ATX. If you know of one, they are having parties too!
You might want to check out Targettoo. Many times they have fun with big movie releases like the Hunger Games!
Madonna's featured in the September issue of the British edition of'Marie Claire'.
Marie Claire: You look amazing for your age. Tell me your beauty secrets…Madonna: In the morning, I have a tendency to get up with my kids before they go to school and then go back to sleep and sneak in a few more hours, because I don’t usually go to bed until late. So I wake up twice, or I wake up once and I’m very grumpy for the rest of the day. I splash cold water on my face and use Japanese eye drops that really burn my eyes, and that makes me wake up. I use this new line of products by Eminence. They contain all-natural ingredients. Everything they make smells like food, so facial cleansers smell like blueberries [Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser], the toning serum smells like strawberry [Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum], and the body scrub smells like coconut [Coconut Sugar Scrub]. At night I brush and floss my teeth and I don’t think I’ve ever gone to sleep with make-up on. I hang up my clothes and wash my face. I looked up Eminence and found out how Mama Earth Friendly it is. EXTREMELY. Check out their philosophy:
Éminence Organic Skin Care products are made with fresh fruit pulps, plants and exotic spices from organic environments making them incredibly nutrient rich and not only the healthiest choice for you, but also the most effective, results oriented collection around. At Éminence, we take a natural, holistic approach to skin care to enhance your well-being naturally through extraordinary products and extraordinary service. Choosing organic ingredients ensures that there are no chemicals added and Biodynamic® farming takes it a step further still. Seeds are planted and crops are harvested following the lunar cycle so that when the tides are high, roots receive the most moisture and goodness. It is proven that when they are harvested following this cycle they are higher in nutrients and vitamins, making them active and ideal for use on your skin. The planting cycle includes rotating crops so nutrients have the opportunity to return to the earth so that each seed planted in the soil will benefit from the healthiest start. A percentage of these seeds are then held back to feed future crops and to be used as seeds for the next harvest. These crops are then nurtured with natural medicinal herbs and mineral composts to enhance the soil, igniting the growth of the plants and infusing ingredients with natural nutrition instead of harmful chemicals. As an alternative to harsh pesticides, the farm uses herbal teas and plant friendly honey traps from local bees as natural insect repellents ensuring that all Biodynamic® ingredients are farmed as naturally as possible. Adhering to the strictest international certification standards, while working to preserve the soil for generations to come, Biodynamic® farming is the ultimate thank you to Mother Nature herself.
It's Great for Mama Earth and Madonna too. I can't believe she's 54... 8/16/58! Happy B-Day YOU DAY Madge! Click here to check out 54 Madonna Favs!
The word is 20-25% of online KStew content is host to malicious material.
"Spammers and malware creators are always looking for some current trends to lure people using search engines. Both Twilight and Snow White are popular targets. These techniques run the gamut from keyword stuffing targeted back links with terms such as 'Kristen Stewart Was Taped.' Regardless of the technique used, the end effect is to push the malicious site up to the first or second page of the search engine." Make sure your anit-virus program is up to date!
Itmight have popped in my head because of these 'HOTTIES' ($90) I saw at the Austin Fashion Week Shoe Showcase @ Dillards/Hill Country Galleria yesterday. LOVE these open toed Gianni Bini's. Studs, Spikes and Sparkle are hot for shoes for 2012 Fall/Winter. There's a showcase going at on the Domain today! Click here for more 411!
This song fits with these shoes too...
Think JB & Sandy would play this during their 9am request hour?
YOU GO GIRL by Heather Rivera,posted Aug 13 2012 12:39PM
Candy Crowley/CNN will be the first woman in 20 years to moderate a presidental debate. She will moderate, the second debate, the town-hall debate in Hempstead, NY on Oct. 16. It will be her first time hosting a presidential forum.
Jim Lehrer and Bob Schieffer to host the first and third debates. Lehrer's debate takes place on Oct. 3 in Denver, CO. Schieffer's is happening on Oct. 22 in Boca Raton, FL.
ABC's Martha Raddatz was chosen to moderate the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. That session will take place October 11 in Danville, KY. It's also Raddatz' first time doing so
I had a blast at the Austin Fashion Week kickoff at the Bob Bulluck Texas State History Museum on Friday. I met a lot of cool peeps, saw some Fabulous Fashion, and got word of some very cool sites to check out for ATX Fashionistas.
Celebrity Style Guide was created by a Heather, which of course gets brownie points to start for that Fabulous name. :) She had been an extra on a few shows a few years ago, and she was always having trouble getting away from the wardrobe room/trailer, because she wanted to know what's hot now. Well, she decided why not share that with the rest of us, which I'm thankful I got word of her website, which was created by her hubby. BIG YOU ROCKS TO THE COUPLES TEAMWORK!
What's hot on your favorite tv shows? What are your vavorite celebs wearing? What's hot during ATX Fashion Week, and lots more goodies. Check it out!
For accessorie lovers looking for something cool and different, check out Sarah Stollack's 'World on a String'! Every see a knitted guitar, you will thanks to Sarah!
Coming soon.. Video of a Fantastic line RUTH (Waddy) has created! Who knew you could make a bicycle tire look so Fabulous!! Well, Ruth did!
The closing ceremonies on Sunday evening are suppose to be the biggest closer yet in Big Event history! Here are some of the acts set to play and some others that are rumored to show up! WIll you watch?
The acts performing are supposed to be a closely guarded secret, but some artists such as George Michael, Muse and Ed Sheeran have confirmed their participation – with no ticking off from organisers, perhaps conscious that all are appearing for just £1.
Other rumoured performances include The Kinks’ Ray Davies singing ‘Waterloo Sunset’, Paul McCartney, Adele, Pet Shop Boys, Beady Eye, Take That, Queen, Paul Weller, One Direction and Elton John, while the Spice Girls have been photographed rehearsing on top of black cabs. Another rumor Adele.... which would be cool if that turned out!
More juicy tibits: The set has reportedlybeen designed by Es Devlin, who has previously worked with Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
Elton John’s absence from both the Opening and Closing Ceremony seems like a glaring oversight, so it is fair to wonder if he might make a surprise appearance.
And consider this: The big rumor before the Opening Ceremony was that Daniel Craig would appear as James Bond alongside Queen Elizabeth II herself; that indeed happened, but the other part of the rumor then was that the queen would knight the iconic, fictitious spy. That didn’t happen in the Opening Ceremony, but it would make a nice bookend if it happened in the closing.
Phillip Phillips (AI season 11), his tune 'HOME' has become huge again thanks to the Big Events. It was played when the 5 Ladies on the US Gymnastics team won Gold. 'HOME' is the best selling single on iTunes right now. Word is Phillip Phillips may sing it live during the closing party!
Here's the video with 'HOME' to it! GO USA! GO PPs!
New Pix... by Heather Rivera,posted Aug 10 2012 9:11AM
Even though the promo tour may be awkward with Kristen and Robert, Bella and Edward will be very much in LOVE come November 16th for last movie Twilight Series: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Click here to catch some new pix! I'm looking forward to it!
“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilightmovies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”
Let's keep the Love going for Bella & Edward.. They are together forever!! :) Looking forward to November 16th!!
If you have a kid between the ages of 16-24, and they are texting addicts. This addiction could win them $50,000! There is a National Texting Championship going on in New York. So maybe instead of getting upset about all the texting, get your kiddos in training for next year's championship.
There are 3 skills for training train:
Speed, accuracy and dexterity.
There are three rounds to the competition:
-Texting while blind-folded
xting with hands behind their backs and Text Blitz, where phrases are shown to the contestants for a length of time and they have to copy it as fast as they can before the next one.
Disney debuts a newbie Princess... Princess Anna. She'll be in the Disney movie 'Frozen', which is based on the Hans Christian Anderson story 'The Snow Queen' expected to come out November 2013. The voice of Princess Anna-Kristen Bell.
I visited Alex (Beauty Store/Westlake) over the weekend to get my natural blonde roots touched up. :) Alex is up for an Austin Fashion Award for' Rising Star Stylist' and she's in theMash Up too!Click here for everything ATX Fashion Week and to vote for your Favs! ATX Fashion Week kicks off Friday (8/10)!
The band Fun. 's newest single 'Some Nights'. Love FUN. make sure you vote for them. They are up for 2 VMA's on MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday Sept 6th! Check out the video of the title track of their album 'Some Nights'...
With Robert and Kristen not talking, the promotional tour for Breaking Dawn Part2 has minds wondering. Well Summit President, Nancy Kirkpatrick released thi statement:
"While it is studio policy not to comment on the personal lives of actors, Summit is moving full steam ahead and looking forward to this November’s opening of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. We are confident that the film delivers amazing entertainment for our passionate fans and general audience alike."
MTV is still giving out VMA's even though music videos don't seem to be their strong point anymore. Maybe you caught the videos on You Tube. Here are a few cats below. I highlighed my favs. Click here for the rest of the list and to vote for your favs!
Video of the Year
Drake f/ Rihanna - Take Care
Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know Katy Perry - Wide Awake
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
Rihanna - We Found Love
Best Rock Video (Cold Play Paradise Rock?)
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy Coldplay - Paradise
Imagine Dragons - It's Time Jack White - Sixteen Saltines Linkin Park - Burn it Down
Best New Artist Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Frank Ocean - Swim Good
fun. f/ Janelle Monae - We Are Young
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful The Wanted - Glad You Came
Best Female Video Beyoncé - Love on Top Katy Perry - Part of Me
Nicki Minaj - Starships
Rihanna - We Found Love Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like a Love Song
Best Male Video Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music Drake f/ Rihanna - Take Care
Frank Ocean - Swim Good
Justin Bieber - Boyfriend Usher - Climax
Best Video with a Message Demi Lovato - Skyscraper
Gym Class Heroes f/ Ryan Tedder - The Fighter Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side
K'Naan f/ Nelly Furtado - Is Anybody Out There? Lil Wayne - How to Love
Rise Against - Ballad of Hollis Brown