When I first saw the 'Bagel Head' I thought, idea for Halloween. But come to find out this is the hot new trend in Japan. Folks are shooting their forheads with saline to created a 'Bagel Head' look on purpose. I think that trumps the '80s hair crimping trend that's coming back as way SCARY!! National Geographic did a special on them. Anyone up for a 'Bagel Head Party!".. LOL.. I'm not getting this as something cool to do to yourself.
This surprised me with having the sinus head, stuffy/runny nose, sneezing and the frog in the throat effect, depending on the day, the past few weeks that Austin only came in at #47 (42 last year) this year on the Top 100 list of cities with challenging Fall allergies. San Antonio (15) & McAllen Texas (5) both made it in the Top 20.Click here to see the entire list! Bless you a head of time if you feel like sneezing.
I've been hearing and seeing these pop up lately. So I checked it out. Heels, that can be flats or vice versa. You can have the classy heels, but if your feet hurt, or you need some comfort, switch them to a flat. They run around $99-$129! Check these out. Camileon Heels...Pretty cool!
I ran into this list this morning and thought I would share, although I'm not sure why it's not an even 20. If you are having one of those hump days, hang in there. Do something that makes you Happy today. :)
Here's one of my favs from the list, not sure being it's #13 if that means anything.
13. Go outside at least once a day, and if possible, take a walk. The sunlight and activity is good for your focus, mood, and retention of information.
Click here for the rest of the list. #20 Tell someone THEY ROCK, to make their day Happy! Make sure you do something that makes you Happy today! YOU ROCK!
Recent Carrie Underwood show, a 12 year old boy requested his first kiss be from Carrie! That's a big first kiss memory.
My first kiss like this was on my swing set by the neighbor boy Ladd. We were swinging and he surprised me with a kiss on the lips. I was 4. Wow, that's a bit young huh. My first reaction was 'EEEWWW Boy Germs!' Do you remember your first kiss?
The Emmy awards had some unexpected surprises. Top 2, Mad Men being nominated for 17 nominations and not winning ANY.. not 1 Emmy win. That's pretty unexpected and also gets them the top honors for BIGGEST LOSER at the Emmys. Another surprise was the 'Lead Actor in a Comedy Series' category.... Although I'm happy he won, because Jon (Duckie) Rocks!! Click here for the list of winners... you could run into some more surprises!
Of course I gotta whip out this AWESOME FLASHBACK!! DUCKIE ROCKS!!
I'm really EXCITED about taking my 1st cruise EVER on the Disney Magic leaving from Galveston. Leah K. & her family from Kyle will be joining me. I'll be doing my show live Monday Oct 8th-Friday 12th on the deck. How cool is that. The 7 Night Western Caribbean cruise stops at Grand Cayman-Cayman Islands, Costa Maya and Cozumel Mexico... SO EXCITED! (GIRLIE SCREAM!) Make sure you are listening, because I'll have details coming soon how you can win a cruise on the Disney Magic just like Leah and her family, so you can experience the magic of the Disney Magic first hand.
Now, what to bring on the cruise????...
Well, the first thing will be my honey Ted. He's going to help me capture the magic with photos and videos of all the fun times with MIckey and friends. :) Make sure you check back to my blog often during the week of the cruise. Also the MIX FB page!
You're next chance to win a cruise on the Disney Magic is coming soon!!!!
Yipee for Fall! Boots, pumpkin candy, cooler temperatures (wishful thinking..it will come)... Yummy food... I stumbled across these 2 yummies which would be perfect to make over the weekend to ring in fall. Check them out! Have a Happy Fall Y'all!
2.5 cups flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup milk
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar
1. Place oven rack in middle position. Preheat to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour 9 x 13 inch pan.
2.Mix dry ingredients and spices in a large bowl.
3. Whisk milk, eggs and vanilla extract in separate bowl.
4. Beat softened butter into dry ingredients. Slowly add the milk mixture, 1/3 at a time. Add sugar and beat until batter is smooth.
5. Bake for 40 minutes, let cool and frost however your heart desires. Enjoy!
You could wash it down with this yummy! Love Apple Cider...with a kick works too!
Ingredients: 2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup peach Schnapps
1/4 cup Triple Sec
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/4 cup golden rum (optional)
1. Pour all ingredient into saucepan
2. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low
This story made me think of my Great Grandma LuLu. When I was a little girl I used to play piano for her. She was deaf, so she'd put her hand on the piano and smile while I was playing. She even smiled through the sour notes. In this story, there are kids who are deaf/hard of hearing in the school band playing by feeling the beat. This Rocks..check it out!
Keep an eye out for Brian Scartocci on season 3 of The Voice on 2 nights this season on Mondays & Tuesdays on NBC. Last night he impressed all the judges with his soulful version of Stevie Wonder 'Isn't She Lovely'. I had a chance to chat w/ Brian a bit today to see where his head is while he prepares for his first battle. Brian is very cool! Make sure you show BIG LOVE for our ATX Boy Brian!
More BIG Texas talent came out last night on The Voice w/ Paulina/Sugarland-Dallas (16 years old). She got a spot on Team Christina and is preparing for her first battle. I found out what she did before she sang the first time on The Voice stage, her take on Christina A. and a few more juicy dets... Check it out...
The new Soundgarden album "King Animal" drops on November 13th! Their first studio album 16 years!!! Here's a pretty cool promotional trailer to get ready for the new ear candy. "Been Away Too Long," is set for release September 27th. Will you get it?
I chatted w/ my friend Jen a bit yesterday, and wished her a Happy Rosh Hashanah. My honey Ted ran into the mention of 'Honey Cake' when he was cruising the net. It was a rainy day yesterday, so I checked out a few recipes, and decided to make my first 'Honey Cake'. It turned out pretty tasty. There are many ways to make it, but this is how I did mine.
Honey Cake... if you use organic products, then it's Mama Earth yummy
- Healthier verison- switch out eggs for egg whites and the margarine w/ 8 oz of applesauce of pumpkin
decaf coffee, minus the alcohol.. make it gulten free by using 'Rice Flour'.
Pre-heat the oven to 350
You can bake it in:
-angel food cake pan/ or bundt pan- 50-60 minutes
-9x13 sheet style- 45-55 minutes
-3 8x4 1/2 inch loaf pans-40-45 minutes
Baking time can vary depending on the pan and your oven. When it springs away from the pan when you lightly touch the middle part of it, then it's done. The fork/toothpick test works too!
I used a bundt pan and lined it with parchment foil paper. Make sure you grease the pan, and the parchment part of the linng of the pan..foil part on on face down on the pan. I used Crisco butter spray. I believe the parchment foil paper caused my cake to bake a bit quicker in about 53 minutes in the bundt pan.
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 TB (yes table spoon, if seems like a lot) baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsps cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp all spice or apple pie spice (what I used) 1 cup of margarine/butter melted (2 sticks) 1 cup Honey (I used Good Flow clover honey) 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs (room temp) 2 tsps vanilla (put in the coffee)
1 cup warm coffee (I used a French press and then added the vanilla to it before I put in mixture) 1/4 cup dark rum ( you can use bourbon/whiskey.. if not alcohol more coffee is suggested)
Cinnamon Chip Honey Glaze:
- 1 cup of cinnamon chips (Hershey's is really good..melt really nicely too) - 1/2 cup of honey
- 3 TBs rum
- water.. used a bit here and there while it was melting to make the glaze a bit thinner. Be careful, or you might have to add more of the chips/honey to make it thicker again.
I didn't use nuts, but you can use chopped walnuts or sliced almonds. you put them on top of the mixture once in the pan and bake.
Large bowl: Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Make a well in the center and add the melted margarine/butter, honey, sugars, eggs, coffee w/ vanilla and alcohol
-Mix w/ an electric mixer on low until it is all mixed up. Make sure no dry ingredients are sticking to the bottom. The mixture is more runny than normal cake mixture. Pour in the bundt pan. Bake.
-Let cool (on a wire rack if you have one) for about 20 minutes. Take the cake out of the pan, and have it on the serving dish you plan to store the cake. You can add honey for topping or make the glaze I used while the cake was still warm. It gets in the cake and makes it even more tasty.
While the Honey Cake is cooling a bit. Make the yummy glaze. In a small sauce pan melt the cinnamon chips, honey and rum. Add water to make it a bit thinner for the glaze. After the cake has cooled enough to remove it from the pan on the serving plate it will be stored, spoon the glaze over the cake. Let it set for a bit. The glaze will get in the cake..even yummier. Cool Whip is yummy with it. This cake has more of a Gingerbread feel to it. I think a chocolate honey glaze would be yummy too! I may try that next time, since I'm a choc-o-holic.. LOL!
New diet... by Heather Rivera,posted Sep 14 2012 10:38AM
There's a woman that says she lost 85lbs with her Starbuck's Diet. She only ate food that was there. Of course she passed on the sugary, yummy treats and went for their healthier choices... depending on her day and exercise schedule.
Here's an example of what she did..Her Starbucks diet is simple. Hall said she starts her day off with oatmeal and a black coffee (145 calories); her lunch and dinners are either a "bistro box" (a snack pack of cheeses, breads and fruit) or a panini, which would be between 220-460 calories, MSNBC estimated. "If I go on a bike ride, I can come back and have a brownie!" she said. (That's around $16 a day, not including that good behavior $2.25 brownie, according to a Virginia-area Starbucks barista.)
I've been seeing this goofy dance pop up everywhere. Videos going virual trying to get the moves of it's creator 'Psy from Korea'. He was on Ellen yesterday teaching Britney. He said the key is dressing classy and dancing cheesy. Here's another one that is blowing up on YouTube...
I feel like I've seen something like this before??? It's similar w/ the 'Classy Cheesy' thing going on....
Today is... by Heather Rivera,posted Sep 12 2012 10:18AM
'National Encouragement Day' and 'National Chocolate MilkShake Day'. So I encourage you to get a chocolate milkshake or whatever flavor is your fav. This popped in my head this morning, so I thought I would share the ear worm with you! Enjoy!!
When the girls go on trips, they write reports on what they have seen, even if their school does not require it.
Technology is for weekends. Malia can use her cellphone only then, and she and her sister cannot watch television or use a computer for anything but homework during the week.
Malia and Sasha had to take up two sports: one they chose and one selected by their mother. "I want them to understand what it feels like to do something you don't like and to improve," the first lady has said.
Malia must learn to do laundry before she leaves for college.
The girls have to eat their vegetables, and if they say that they are not hungry, they cannot ask for cookies or chips later. "If you're full, you're full," Mrs. Obama said in an interview with Ladies' Home Journal. "I don't want to see you in the kitchen after that."
I remember where I was on this day 11 years ago. I was living in St. Petersburg, Florida, getting ready for work doing middays at 102.5 The Bone. (Classic Rock station at the time). I was just about done curling my hair, when my now adorable loving hubby, Ted said honey a plane just hit one of the twin towers. I thought I heard him wrong, so I ran in the living room just in time to see a second plane hit the other tower. Unfortunately later we'd find out about another plane crash that was intended for the Pentagon. Both of us where speechless. My stomach, dropped.. I thought I was watching a bad movie. This couldn't be real!!! But unfortunately, it was very PAINFULLY REAL! The aftermath of the crashes brought on many tears, lose of life and the question of WHY??? Which will never be answered in a way that any of us would accept, or at least me. How can some people have so much hatred for others? The one thing it did do for a period of time was unite us to stand together and not let this break us. The U.S. flag was flying high in neighborhoods across America. We were united and helping each other. I wish that part of it would stick on a daily basis. We can make some of that come back by Remembering today and do a Good Deed for another in it's honor. Maybe it will get us all doing 'Good Deeds' on a regular basis.
With this in mind, I wanted to share a poem that I have kept with me and shared for the past 10 years. Dear Abby printed this poem in her column on the 1 year anniversary of the devastation. It was sent to her by Larue and Herb Morrison from Salem, Ohio. Their granddaughter, Christine Morrison, who was in the 4th grade, watched the tragedy unfold on tv with the Twin Towers collapsing into heaps of dust, as most of us did. She went to her bedroom and wrote this poem. She shared it with her 4th grade class and her teacher thought it was so special she sent a copy to President Bush. Christine received a very special letter from Mrs. Bush thanking her for the poem.
I typed it exactly like my copy....
'The Dust Of September' by Christine Morrison, Grade 4
Keep making those 'Cinnamon Roll Pancakes'.. PRETTY PLEASE!!! I tried them last Thursday, and when I ran across their blog, they may be gone after today. That makes me sad. They are a yummy taste of pancake heaven with a cinnamon roll punch! LOVE THEM! Try them before they are gone, and get the word out to 'KEEP THE CINNAMON ROLL PANCAKES ON THE MENU! THEY ROCK!"
MIX Facebook friend Sharon shared a 'Cinnamon Roll Pancake' recipe, which just made my mouth water. I"m going to have to give it a try. Thought I would pass it around! But I still want to have more chances to eat Kerbey Lane's CRPs, no way I could make them that YUMMY!!
Even though Kristen and Robert are splitsville, Bella and Edward are going full force. A final trailer is suppose to be released tomorrow for Breaking Dawn Part2 that hits theaters November 16th! (GIRLIE SCREAM). Here's a tease for the trailer to tide you over a bit!
New trend that is blowing up all over youtube is curling your hair with SOCKS! No heat.. roll the socks in your hair before bed. You wake up the next morning, you'll have curls. Or that is what the videos all over show. It's a pretty sexy thing to have in your head in bed with your sweetie. LOL.... Would you consider doing this?
I tried the Johnsonville Vermont Maple Syrup Breakfast Sausage for the first time. It was awesome in this yummy anytime treat, All you need is Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage, your favorite cornbreak mix (made from the directions..although I use skim milk rather than water), a bit of apple pie season to your taste, a bit of honey/maple syrup to your taste Give it a try!
This would also be great w/ my favorite J-Ville Brown Sugar & Honey Breakfast Sausage!!!
On your pizza! I grabbed some Johnsonville smoke sausages for some yummy fun over the labor day weekend. Besides perfect on the grill. They rocked my pizza too! Check it out! Grab some other yummy recipes here!