May you have more Treats than Tricks today! I'm my alter ego today.. "Little Miss Sweettooth!' Have a Happy and Safe day! Click here for one of my favorite Halloween songs. I got some weird looks driving in on 360 to work today, doing a bit of head banging in my mini.
Ted and I were in Bed, Bath and Beyond yesterday. The 'Holiday Gift' beyond section is growing. Here are a few items that catch my eye. Amazing the stuff that comes out over the holidays that seem like such a great idea to give.
Here are a few around the $20 range:
The Snuggie has a cousin.. THE FOOTSY. A throw with a place to keep your feet warm.
Here's a site called Hungry Girl that actually makes healthier versions of things taste good! There's a Hungry Girl tv show on the Cooking Channel. A new cookbook out. It really is a cool site filled with lots of yummy goodies that are way healthier. Here are some cool tips for Halloween.
Five Tricks for Outsmarting Treats
1. Don't buy your favorite candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Choose something you can more easily resist. If you have a weakness for chocolate, go with gummy candies. Can't stay away from chewy items? Choose something crunchy. You get the picture.
2. Out of sight, out of mind. Once the holiday passes, don't keep the candy sitting out. If you do, you're likely to grab a piece here and there whether or not you're truly craving sweets. If you're still tempted by the lure of an in-house candy stash, take it somewhere other people can enjoy it.
3. Keep count. If there were ever a day to keep a food journal, Halloween is that day! It's easy to keep going back for "just one more" fun-sized candy bar, but those calories add up fast. Don't lose sight of how much you're actually consuming.
4. Don't drastically cut calories earlier in the day in an attempt to counteract any excessive candy eating later on. That'll just set you up for a candy binge. Eat filling meals, and drink plenty of water. (If you're dehydrated, it's easy to mistake thirst for hunger.)
5. Make a little candy go far by using it in guilt-free recipes for decadent treats! Click here to get some recipes!
Katy Perry did a free show at a Vegas rally for President Obama in her Obama dress. She got the best B-Day present ever when President Obama gave her grandma and her a shout out! KP celebrates the Big 28 today (10/25)! Wonder if she'll celebrate with John some more!
I heard about this towards the end of last year, going into 2012. It's a big deal in Thailand and areas around it. A way to keep the skin tighter and tone down the wrinkles. Well, know it's hitting the states. A story out of San Francisco has 'Slapping sessions' for $350 to help make the skin more youthful looking. I'm not sure I buy this, but it does peak the interest.
A Bangkok-born masseuse who goes by the name of Tata is hoping to storm San Francisco’s niche beauty market with a skin-firming procedure: slapping her customers in the face.
Bottom punching is becoming popular too. Punch the bottom to be tighter and rounder! Do you buy any of this?
Aerosmith release their new video for 'What Could Have Been Love'. It's from their new album 'Music From Another Dimension' out on November 6th! Aerosmith is part of 'Fan Fest' fun on November 16th at the Frank Erwin Center!
Send in the clowns... we certainly did during the 'Halloween/Trick of Treat Carnival' at The Village at Westlake yesterday afternoon. It was a blast and big fun thanks to all the merchants and fantastic party planning by 'The Simplifiers'! IT ROCKED!!
Early voting starts today through November 2nd. Make sure you bring your ID with you. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver's license or personal identification card; a form of identification that includes a photograph and establishes your identity; a birth certificate or other document confirming birth; United States citizenship papers issued to you; a United States passport issued to you; official mail addressed to you, by name, from a governmental entity; or a current copy of a utility bill, bank statement or paycheck that shows your name and address.
Is anyone else on the fence about who you will vote for President? I hate to say it, right now, I can't decide. I'm hoping tonight's debate helps me with my decision a bit more, but unfortunately the past ones, haven't helped me any. It's stressing me out a bit. Where do you stand when it comes to voting?
Austin Beauty Week is a week that celebrates beauty and wellness in Austin, which offers you a chance to enjoy full-service treatments and experiences benefiting both inner and outer beauty at a discounted price. Go ahead, try a new treatment…you deserve it!Benefiting: Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Click here to check out the deals!
I got a heads up email from Bath & Body about their Holiday Collection. I'm a huge fan of Vanilla Bean Noel, but having it out before Halloween seems weird. Do you think so too? I'll probably have to buy some, because it always sells out! So I guess that is the point? But still weird... Happy Holidays!! Jingle Bells is stuck in my head now... GGGGRRRR!!!
All lanes of Hwy 183 in Cedar Park to be shut down tomorrow morning!
Anyone who travels along U.S. Highway 183 northbound or southbound around 9 a.m., may want to plan
Drivers traveling north or southbound and wishing to avoid related traffic congestion should choose an alternate route, such as the 183A Toll Road or Anderson Mill Road.
to leave a bit earlier, or find an alternate route Thursday morning (10/18).
Cedar Park will be closing all lanes of traffic to make accommodations for oversized loads coming through town.
City officials say the road closure will be in effect from the Leander city limits to RR 620, as two trucks with oversized loads travel through Cedar Park from approximately 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The trucks will be carrying 20-foot-high refrigeration units from an oil field in Liberty Hill will stop at all traffic signals to lift the lights and cables so that they may pass under them, officials said.
Tomorrow at Entercom ATX we have a Wear Pink Day planned (10/17). We wear pink, eat pink and think pink. It's in honor of everyone who has been touched in some way by breast cancer. Whether you are a survivior, a family member or friend who has helped with the fight, or someone who lost the fight, but will never be forgotten! Wear Pink Proud! One in 8 women get diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
I got a video link from Anne about her friend who is a fighter. Watch it , wear Pink proud and spread the word PINK ROCKS!!
Here's some more fun I had on the Disney Magic cruise last week. I met a lot of new friends and learned some cool moves too! Make sure you 'LIKE" us on Facebook for a chance to win a cruise on the Disney Magic that leaves out of Galveston.
Top 13 Haunted Houses in the Country: House of Torment was #5! Celebrating their 10th year at the Highland Mall location for the last time. HauntWorld has compiled a list of what it proclaims to be the 13 best haunted houses Click herefor the entire list!
Disney Magic we had some fun shopping. Check it out to the driving beats of the Bucket Boys/percussion comedy, who performed on the ship a few of the days. Vince and Mitch grew up together, and they make a very funny and entertaining duo. They should come to ATX! They would fit right in with the Keep ATX weird and fun!
The last day of the cruise before we pull into port Galveston. Ted and I had such a great time meeting new people and discovering things and places. Plus, the view wasn’t bad for the ‘Disney Magic Office Window’ during my show! Here are some photos of a few of the highlights from the big cruise.
Stare down on the Disney Magic.. MICKEY WINS!!
Tadah! Mickey Rocks!
I’m also a Big fan of Chip & Dale! They Rock!
We ran across an ATX/Lake Travis favorite in Costa Maya & Cozumel Carlos & Charlies in Costa Maya has a cool pool/bar in front of it!
Grand Cayman Island has the cool 7 mile beach. They also had ‘Hell’, which we didn’t get a chance to check out this time around, due to timing of my show. That’s something to do for a future adventure!
Ted discovered ‘Raider Nation Fans in Cozumel’!
I’m going to have to blow this picture up for a bigger one to hang at some point! I’m amazed how BLUE & BEAUTIFUL the Cozumel water was… Breath taking in person!!
Our favorite port on this cruise was Cozumel. We had about an hour there after the show. We heard that the Disney Magic will have a 4 day cruise to Cozumel leaving from Galveston soon. I’m feeling some future cruising!
Broadcast snapshot: Here is what what the ‘office’ looked like on the Disney Magic during the broadcast! Thanks to the Disney Cruise Line peeps for the Magical Times!
Grand Cayman giving Texas a challenge of ‘Everything is Bigger’ when it comes to cereal bars! This is a serious RK-Bar!!
Ted and I are having a blast on the Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic. It's amazing all the cool peeps you meet, and the different places where they all come from. Whether it's Robert from Louisianna or Marc from South Africa, it's so cool to chat with some many people from different walks and countries of life. Check out a few people you could run into when you take a cruise on the Disney Magic leaving out of Galveston! Plus other videos of cool things to do during the cruise. (Click here to sign up to win).
Ted and I are having a blast on the Disney Magic. We've meet so many cool people from all the world. Folks on the Disney Magic make sure to take the extra step to make sure your time on the ship is 'MAGICAL'.
You have a chance to win a cruise on the Disney Magic for a family of 4 leaving Galveston on October 20th and MIX Facebook friends have an extra chance to win a cruise.Click here for all the 411.
Every evening when you are out from your room your stateroom attendent leaves a nice surprise for you. Well Ted and I walked in before he made his escape, so we had him show us how he created his Big almost surprise! It's the amazing Baloy w/ his clumsy assistant me...
Right now Ted and I are on the Disney Magic that took its first trip out of Galveston on Saturday (10/6). Keep checking in to find out what cool things we are doing. This is where it all started and where you can start on the October 20th trip when you win a trip for a family of 4 on the Disney Magic this week during the lunch hour, and you have a second chance to win a cruise by Liking us on the MIX Facebook page.
This weekend has been such a good time on the Disney Magic that now leaves from Galveston. The experience so far has been SO MUCH FUN… or how they say on the ship ‘A MAGICAL TIME’. It’s the first time Ted and I have ever been on a cruise, so we didn’t know what to expect.
Most people we talked to leading up to the cruise said the food is great and you can have it whenever you feel like it. This is true, your appetite will be taken care of. I recommend the Animator's Palate. We had dinner their last night, it was cool to see how the animation comes alive by Disney while enjoying a yummy meal, and of course w/my sweet tooth, the double chocolate cake ROCKED!!
(Ted and I on our stateroom veranda on the Disney Magic...THIS ROCKS!)
There was a special appearance by Wizard Mickey who kept the party going. BIG YOU ROCKS to Ebrahim and Francesca who were our servers, and will be taking care of us though out the cruise when it comes to sit down dinners. This is the Disney Cruise line way, so you have someone who gets to know you, your likes and dislikes of food and make each dining experience even better than the one before, which will be hard for them to top, since they Rocked it last night. Check out the game that Ebrahim showed us. Can you figure it out ?
Coming back to the room from a nice dinner was even nicer finding your bed turned down with chocolate waiting for you. We have noticed that the crew on the Disney Magic take the time to do the little things that make your time on the Disney Magic, truly ‘Magical’.
You also get to experience a bit of culture from all over the world, since the Disney Magic has people who work on the ship from 63 different countries. So far we’ve met folks from New Zealand, Bulgaria, Croatia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Wales…doesn’t’ that ROCK! They are so nice and accommodating and sincerely want to see everyone having a good time. Whether it’s family time, adult only or kid only time, there are tons of things to do on the ship for everyone.
This morning we had a bit of Italy for brunch at the adult only restaurant,Palo. Italian cuisine for dinner that Rocks one of the most elaborate brunches I’ve seen. From pastries, to cheeses, fruits, meats and desserts, made to order dishes… they even go out of their way if you have food issues. I’m looking forward to having dinner there . I’ve heard the chocolate soufflé is to die for. Of course the sweet tooth in me will put that to the test.
Whether it’s a broadway style show with Big Time Disney flair, spending time w/ the kids at the Mickey or Goofy pool, enjoy some time away from the kids while they are taking over the 5th Deck with activities for kids of all ages, while you enjoy the adult only pool… There is something for everyone! It’s AWESOME to see families together, smiling, happy, and having fun. It is Magical!
Some extra bonus magic is the Vista spa that offers fabulous adult relaxation time. De-Stress with a bamboo or hot stone massage, a seaweed wrap, facial and even acupuncture, that can really relieve the stress, and make your body feel good and healthy. Make sure you check out the ‘Rain Forest Relaxation’ area and take over one of their heated stoned chairs! AMAZING! I need one at home!
Right now we’ve had what they call sea days. There are endless things to do during ship time, and we are looking forward to checking out the land ports that we willdock at: Grand Cayman / Cayman Islands, Costa Maya and Cozumel.
Tonight, we’ll take in a show in the Walt Disney Theater that has start of the art everything so your experience makes you feel like you are part of the show, followed by dinner at Parrot Cay for the Prince and Princess dinner! I’m hoing with my Prince Charming Ted!
Make sure you are listening to me all this week, from 10-3pm, as I do my show from deck #9. You will have a chance to win a cruise for 4 on the Disney Magic setting sail on October 20th! I’ve got a cruise everyday, Monday-Friday, this week that’s up for grabs. It’s going to be a Big Lunch Hour this week! Listen so you can experience a “Magical Time’ first hand on the Disney Magic leaving Galveston.
Looking forward to Tuesday’s party with Mickey’ Pirates In the Caribbean and Buccaner Blast Fireworks. Disney Cruise Line’s ships are the only ones who do fireworks at sea. THAT ROCKS!!
Disney Magic Cruise Time. Wrapping things up at my desk so I can get home..finish up packing..and get ready for an early wakeup call to head to Galveston tomorrow morning. I'm anxious, excited and even hungry since everyone keeps telling me that cruise food rocks! Well, I'm looking forward to tasting how much it rocks on the Disney Magic..
Tyler called me today during my show to let me know he and his family will be on the cruise. I'm looking forward to seeing them and making lots of new friends!
Listen up starting Monday when I'm broadcasting live from deck 5 on the Disney Magic. You could be on your own cruise very soon!
When I got home yesterday, I found this waiting for me.
The Disney Cruise packet w/ the 411 on my journey on the Disney Magic setting sail Saturday afternoon! Less than 48 hours! I'm so excited! (GIRLIE SCREAM) This will be my first cruise ever!!!
Monday 10/8 through Friday 1012 I'll be broadcasting live from 10-3 from StudioSea Deck 5 (from what my packet says). I've been told the food is amazing so I'll have to pace myself. First thing boarding on Saturday there's a Welcome Aboard Luncheon/Topsiders Buffect on Deck 9!
The Top 5 things I'm excited about doing on the Disney Magic, just from glancing at my package:
Whatever order they come in:
1.) The Welcome Aboard Variety Show... I've heard the shows are Broadway caliber with lots of Disney fun thrown it! This will Rock!
2.) Mandatory Lifeboat Drill.. may seem weird for me to mention this, but safety is very important. I'm glad that is a top priority for Disney Cruise Lines, besides the Uber Good Times!
3.)Tour of the Vista Spa- adults only... There are lots of fun things for the family and kids to do, but also some away/alone time for moms and dads too! Perfect!
4.) The Formal Prince & Princess dinner- Ted will be my prince that night, which he has been for the past 20 plus years, and I'm very lucky lady for that! :)
5.)MIckey's Pirates in the Caribbean Pirate Party & Buccaneer Blast Fireworks! THIS ROCKS!! AAARRRR!!
Okay, there are way more than 5 things I'm excited about... like stopping at the Grand Cayman/Cayman Island, Costa Maya and Cozomel... Make sure you keep checking back to my blog to see the cool things I'll be doing with Ted and Lauren and the new friends we'll be making! IT'S GOING TO ROCK!!!
Who knew packing would be so tough! I'm such a girl!
If you can't wait until Monday for the 411, you could cheat a bit andclick here! I won't tell! our secret! :)
Question: Who is set to write the finale of the Hunger Games movies? Yep movies- Danny will be making "Mockingjay" a 2 parter. The Mayans have to be wrong about the Dec 21st predicatin. We have to be around to see the Hunger Games movies series!
"Mockingjay"is already on the fast track for Lionsgate. The studio will release part one in November of 2014 and part two in November of 2015. "Catching Fire," the second film in the "Hunger Games" franchise, is set for release on Nov. 22, 2013. That film is in production right now.
There are several videos going viral for 4 year old Kanon Tipton. He's the Pint Sized Peacher. Newest reality kid star fro the new show on National Geographic 'Pint Sized Peachers'. Kanon starting preaching when he was 21 months old. He shows the love on the pulpit for sure. Check out the video.
I'm getting ready for the BIG CRUISE on the DIsney Magic which is causing a BIG DILEMMA for me. Find out what that is and how you can have the same dilemma. I'm so looking forward setting sail on the Disney MAGIC leaving from Galveston .Click here for more 411 on family fan!