'LIP STICK'... according to Cosmo. Click the lip photo and see who they belong too and how you can get them! I'm digging the color! Keep an eye out for the July issue of Cosmo because it features a chat w/ Hottie Channing Tatum! Reason enough to grab one!
Saturday/June 1st you must start dialing a phone number with the 512 area code. The mandatory 10-digit dialing is in preparation for a new overlay area code that phone companies can start issuing July 1... 737 is coming. Click here for the 411!
'Help The Heartland' special is on NBC tonight @ 8pm to help raise money for the folks devistated by the tornados in Oklahoma. Starbucks is also helping out today. Make a donation at participating stores and get a FREE tall coffee.
Ted and I hopped in the mini w/ Huey and headed to Corpus Christi. This will be our 3 road trip to CC. Just a few hours east from ATX, you end up in Corpus Christi/Upper Padre Island with GOOD TIMES to be had! It's definitely a great weekend get away. Whether you want to relax or check out lots of fun CC has to offer, there's something for everyone. A great site to see what's up in Corpus Christi is www.visitcorpuschristitx.orgThe perfect place to plan a fun family trip, couples getaway, fun w/ the friends, or whatever the occasion.. maybe to just relax.. this is the site to go to before you head to CC.
We enjoy staying at the Omni Hotel because they allow dogs under 25lbs, which is perfect for Huey because he loves to go and be part of the trip too! There's a $50 pet deposit that is non-refundable, which is much more affordable than boarding your pet. Huey is our furry kid, so we like to have him along for the ride. He made himself at home as you can see in the photo. He's such a CUTIE HAM!!
Check out the video and get a sneak peak of the good times you can have in Corpus Christi/Upper Padre Island this summer!
I suggest doing dinner at Harrison's Landing on the pier. It's family owned! Their food is yummy. I had a red snapper wrap w/ their yummy french fries! You can eat inside or outside on the pier. We went for the pier, which seemed to be positioned great for eating outside since it's usually breezy in Corpus Christi. They have a cool gift shop w/ things you don't see anywhere else, and at a good price too. You can also schedule up a day of sailing w/ Harrison Landing. I haven't done that yet, maybe next trip! I'm going to have to try out their breakfast, after catching a glimpse of their menu!
Click the 'Stay & Play' photo to get in on this deal. IT ROCKS!
Maybe next time I'll just chill and do nothing.... nah that won't happen. I want to check these 2 things out next trip to Corpus Christi. Funtrackers and take a sandcastle class... COOL! So much fun stuff to do in Corpus Christi & Upper Padre Island with your honey, family, friends...
Here's a little guy we ran into at the Aquarium. He's on a mission! Click here!
Today is World Turtle Day! I thought in honor of today I'd throw some love out to the little guy my Honey Ted & I ran into at the Texas State Aquarium in CC this past weekend! He's on a mission...
Turtle Day encourages you to discover the world of turtles and tortoises, and to learn how you can help to protect and help them to thrive. Some ideas include dressing up as turtles, saving turtles on roads, or getting involved in turtle research.
Something to think about for the Long Holiday Weekend!
Austin is seeing a bigger jump in fatal traffic accidents than San Antonio, Fort Worth and Dallas. Between 2011 and 2012 Austin also experienced an increase in traffic fatalities greater than the state and nation.
*Top 10 Worst Intersections for Car Crashes in Travis County and Williamson County: 10- Lamar Blvd. & Koenig Lane
9- Whitestone Blvd. & Hwy 183A
8- Bell Blvd. & Cypress Creek
7- 1-35 & 51st Street
6- I-35 & Slaughter Lane
5- I-35 & Riverside Drive
4- I-35 & Oltorf Street
3- Slaughter Lane & Manchaca Road
2- Lamar Blvd. & Parmer Lane
1- Riverside Drive & Pleasant Valley
(*Numbers compiled from 2012 crash data provided by TxDOT)
Keep in mind this Memorial Day Weekend more Texas troopers will be on patrol watching for speeders, drunken drivers and travelers not wearing seat belts. (KEYE)
*Things to do for Memorial Day Weekend!Click here!
Blake Lewis/ American Idol runner up season 6 dropped by the studio to say hey and let us know what's up with him! He talks about his new single 'Your Touch' that is invading movie theaters all over the country, the meaning behind the song and why he wants to be a Transformer!
Word came out that my favorite player on the Chicago Bears team.. Brian Urlacher is retiring. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska w/ no pro team to cheer for, Nebraska Cornhuskers were close, but I decided on Da Bears when I was in grade school. I was born in Chicago, but grew up in Omaha. I figured it made sense. BRIAN IS THE DEFENSIVE POWERHOUSE, and it's going to be hard watching the Bears play without him. I wish him well in his retirement, if that is really what he'll do. Could Brian pull a Bret Favre?
One of my favorite Urlacher moments...
THANK YOU BRIAN FOR PUTTING IN ALL YOUR BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS PLAYING FOR DA BEARS FOR SO MANY YEARS! YOU WILL BE MISSED ON THE FIELD! YOU ROCK BRIAN!!
An interview w/ Barbara Garcia who lost her home in the tornado and can't find her dog is doing an interview. Check out what happens doing it! Get the tissues ready. OMG.. my eyes teared up when I watched this. Remember you can help in a very easy way. Text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 for $10 be donated for Disaster Relief!
I caught this trailer for a new movie starring Ethan Hawke hitting theaters Friday May 31st.. 'THE PURGE'. What if 1 night a year (12 hours) any crime was legal? This makes the world a better place the rest of the year. SCARY concept to me. Check out the trailer.
Anna Kendricik..sounde familiar..Yep Actress! She's gone viral w/ the song she performed in the movie 'Pitch Perfect' as her character Becca MItchell. Here's the Vevo video that is making the rounds BIG TIME on YouTube and many making their own videos putting cups to work for them too! Check out Anna's 'Cups' (You're Gonna Miss Me) video.
Dr. Patel- "Puh-tell'- from Devenir Aesthetics. He's a very cool guy and a talented and knowledgeable doctor. I recently had the pleasure of chatting w/ him to find out more about him. Devenir Aesthetics wanted me to pass it along to you. I believe I was the most comfortable than I have ever been talking w/ a doctor. Dr. Patel explains things in terms you will understand. He's a facial plastic surgeon, which means he concentrates on the face and neck. His BIG TIME SPECIALITY is in Rhinoplasty and nasal airway improvements. Dr. Patel says that nose surgery is the hardest because you must take care in how it looks and also the function. He believes in keeping things natural and refreshed looking. He can create the finished look of procedures through the latest in photo-morphing technology. Find out more about Dr. Patel on www.freshfaceaustin.com, and see if he is someone you could see yourself chatting w/ more. If that is the case, just call to set an appointment to meet Dr. Patel. Call Devenir Aesthetics at 512-477-3778!
I also suggest watching the video too! It will give you even more of an idea of what Dr. P is about. I believe you'll feel as comfortable chatting with him as I was.
As residents in Hood, Johnson, and Ellis counties begin the rebuilding process after Wednesday night's outbreak of tornadoes, those wish to assist have a number of options.
- The Red Cross is providing relief funds to the area through their general disaster relief fund. Those who wish to contribute can text REDCROSS to 90999 and give $10 to the fund.
-Two shelters in Hood County for victims. They are located at First Christian Church, 2109 West Hwy 377 in Granbury and First United Methodist Church, 301 Loop 567 in Granbury.The group is also working to set up a shelter for victims in Johnson County.
-Hood County sheriffs say anyone that wishes to volunteer should report to the First United Methodist Church, 301 Loop 567 in Granbury. Volunteers should meet on the Loop side and look for the CERT trailer, according to a press release.
Seven of 14 people who had previously been unaccounted for had checked in by Thursday morning, Deeds said at a press conference on Thursday. About 100 people were reported injured and as many as 250 were homeless after the swarm of twisters that ripped up trees and knocked down homes on Wednesday evening.
The six deceased were all adults, Deeds said. There have been no reports of injuries to first responders, the sheriff said.“Everything’s running smooth, everything’s looking good,” Deeds said of recovery efforts on Thursday.
This hasn't been my favorite American Idol season, but I think there is a BIG TALENT coming out of it! I think AI got lucky w/ this one. I'm Team Candice all the way. I got goosebumps and my eyes were watering last night when she sang 'I (Who Have Nothing)' the most popular first version by Shirley Bassey. Candice got a standing ovation for this performance, and it was much deserved. THIS WAS AN AMERICAN IDOL MOMENT! CANDICE ROCKS!!
Today is the celebration of the Chicken Dance! I'm a fan, but my hubby Ted isn't. When we got married almost 12 years ago, he didn't want it played during our reception. I of course wanted it, and the DJ must have known that, because I didn't ask for it. During the reception he had Ted & I get on the dance floor and have all our guests circle around us to represent the 'Circle Of Love'. Sounds like a 'Lion King Moment' huh... but it became 'Chicken Dance Moment'. Ted smiled and started doing the dance w/ me and pretty soon everyone at the reception was doing it with us!
Don't forget to break out your best 'Chicken' sometime today. Who cares who is watching! Have fun!
Thumbs Up by Heather Rivera,posted May 14 2013 12:01AM
I'm not the smoothiest when it comes to putting eyeliner on. Especially when it comes to a liquid eyeliner. I usually have one line thicker on one eye than the other, and forget about a nice clean eyeliner line. I found some gel eyeliner by Jane at Nordstrom's Rack, so I gave it a try and found this is more of an eyeliner that goes w/ my skills. You use a brush to make the line, but the gel is a bit more forgiving than liquid and stays on way longer than just a wet eyeshadow eyeliner line, which I do on occassion. I was looking to see if I could find another affordable gel liner.
When I was in Ulta in Sunset Valley over the weekend, I discovered Rimmel London's Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner. Well, actually Ted ran acrossed it and showed it to me. It was between $5-$6 range, which was already a plus compared to what I was using, half the price. I haven't had great success w/ past use of Rimmel London. I tried a lipstick and it just didn't stay on, so I figured this would be the same way.
WRONG! I actually like it, or dare to say even MORE than LIKE it. I'm going on day 2 trying it. So far so good. It's easy to glide on w their brush. You can wipe without hassle if you go astray. My eyes are pretty sensitive, so they water easily with allergies and reactions to past makeups. This one.. ALL GOOD! So far doesn't make my eyes water, and it stays one when my allergies kick in. I'm a fan so far of this gel eyeliner. Thumbs up! I'll give it a week and see what happens. I'll let you know if things change. Might want to give it a try. See how it does for you!
I had the pleasure of meeting Angie/Blue Avocado during Austin Fashion Week over the weekend. You can run across some of their Fabulous products in local Austin stores. BA is a BIG SUPPORTER of being environmentally responsible and lowering the Carbon Footprint w/ their products. BA is very much Girl Power centered with lots of female friendly products/prints. They carry the Lauren Conrad Eco-Collection. During ATX Fashion Week they were showing their new line that was created for guy thanks to designer Ross Bennett. The collection is very cool and the pricing is afforadable from $49 and lower. Yep... Green and affordable! DOUBLE GREEN LOVE!
Checkout the video to find out a bit about it from Angie during ATX Fashion Week, and check out their website w/ lots of 'Cool Products For A Hot Planet' and what you can do w/ the Blue Avocado to help Mama Earth stay on the path of a healthier planet.
I got an email from Kristin @ the Home Consignment Center/Arbor Walk. I wanted to share her 'FANTASTIC NEWS' . Check out what's new and what is coming soon!
Here are some recent ones from the showroom. Plus we are getting a Macy's shipment tomorrow! Thanks! Kristin
Go say hey to Janet @ the Home Consignment Center/Shops Parkway Bee Cave too! She sent me some cool pieces they have. I LOVE the sofa! NICE, NEW AND FANTASTIC PRICE!
See there are lots of different pieces at both locations! Great idea for Mother's Day weekend, to have some fun at both locations of the Home Consignment Center @ Shops Parkway Bee Cave & The Arbor Walk!
CeeLo Green & Julie Simms (runner up from last season 2). The first thought that popped in my head when I watched it was..
"HOW BIZARRE" ... also an OMC tune. now I have that tune in my head.. What's your first thought?
CeeLo’s new solo album is due in October, but first the new Goodie Mob album, Age Against the Machine, will drop on June 18.
Dr. Patel from Devenir Aesthetics. You say his name like this 'Puh-tell'. When I went to chat w/ him to see what he was about and his specialities, it amazed me how easy he was to talk too. He explained things in a way you understand what he was talking about. He genuinely cares about his patients. If you have been thinking about getting facial plastic surgery, do the research. Go to www.freshfaceaustin.comand find out more about Dr. Patel, and if he seems like someone you would like to find out more about what he does, call to set up a time to chat w/ him. 512-477-3778.
I suggest watching the video too! It will give you an idea of what Dr. P is about. I was very comfortable just chatting w/ him. I believe you will be too.
I dropped by the Home Consignment Center at the Shops Parkway Bee Cave to see what cool pieces they have. Here are 5 of my favs. They have lots of new pieces and ones you don't see everywhere. Smart shopping!
Comfortable furniture too!!
Make sure you say hey to Rose in the jewelry area. She has a lot of fabulous pieces in all price ranges. Great idea w/ Mom's day coming this Sunday (5/12).
You will save money w/ the Home Consignment Center/ Bee Cave and you can make money too. The Home Consignment Center/Bee Cave can sell your furniture, accessories.. even jewelry. Click here to find out more, then go see what's new w/ Janet and the crew at Shops Parkway Bee Cave. You can also say hey to Kristin and the crew at the Home Consignment Center/ Arbor Walk , both locations get lots of different pieces in. Have Fun!
ACL 2013 Music Festival lineup is revealed for BOTH weekends Oct. 4-6 & 11-13th on Tuesday May 7th at 12am. Tickets for 3 day passes on sale at 10am! No single day tickets will be sold! Click here for more 411!