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Here's what Huey would do....

The $1000 Cash Code Contest is happening w/ 4 chances to win each weekday... 7am-11am-2pm & 5pm. Get 72881 in your phone so you're ready when the new 'Code Word' is revealed at these times. All the details are here. What would you do with $1,000?

Huey would do this...

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Pretty Cool...

I'm getting in deep w/ catch up on Game Of Thrones. I'm into season 3, and last night I watch Kalisi showing some major Girlpower getting a huge army and working her dragon. I thought this was pretty cool. Queen's guard does the GOT theme song.
How about in honor of Kalisi today...

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My Surprise...

I opened our snack cabinet and discovered this...

Lava Balls.... one of my all time favorite candies that I first discovered in a few stores in Austin when I moved here over 8 years ago. The past 3-4 years, I haven't been able to find them here in ATX. Every once in a while I'll order them online, for something special, but I haven't done that in a while.

My honey Ted surprised ordered them and I found them in the cabinet It's been a very busy week, so I've had some late evenings getting home from work. This is like surprise flowers your sweetie might give you. Since my allergies flare up w/ flowers, he got me one of my favorite sweet treats. I'm so blessed to have Ted in my life. He's definitely a Keeper!
Love him to pieces! He Rocks!! Huey does too! :)
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Look what I ran into...

Remember these.... #TBT :)

I ran into this a bit ago, so there are some still around.
But it's a throw back for me as far as using one. How about you? How did we live without our smart phone, because I don't think that's possible now. Ever get that lost feeling when you some how forgot your phone or it needs a good charging, so you are without it.
This song popped in my head:

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Flavors of the Summer!

Friends from Blue Bell Ice Cream brought some yummy summer flavors to try. The Newbie -Magic Cookie Bar which was inspired by the Eagle Brand recipe . YUMMY! Add the ice cream on the bars.. DOUBLE YUM!

The Orange Swirl/ Orange Sherbert w/ vanilla ice cream.. AMAZING!

Southern Peach Cobbler, check out the peach chunck I had... AWESOME!

Hey you can win a Blue Bell Ice Cream party for your office. Click here to register to win. Perfect for the month of July which is Ice Cream month and this Sunday (7/20) is National Ice Cream Day

This is my pure 'Ice Cream Bliss' face thanks to Blue Bell!

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Kicking off in ATX this weekend...

The American Solar Challenge kicksoff! It's a competition where you design, build and race solar-powered cars across the country. 1700-mile road trip traveling through 7 states in 8 days from Austin, TX to Minneapolis, MN. It kicks off w/ the Formula Sun Grand Prix in ATX at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend/Saturday! Powered by Austin Energy Click here for more 411. Great Family Fun time. It's free to get in too! Click here for more.
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There are way to many stories popping up about children being left in HOT vehicles. even for a little while
The APD emailed a list of HOT CAR TIPS that should be passed along. Please spread the word! If you see a child in a HOT vehicle do something about it! Same goes for a pet! Nothing living should be stuck in a HOT vehicle.

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In town TONIGHT!

This will be a Fun Flashback show to check out. MÖTLEY CRÜE's Final Tour w/ Alice Cooper at the Cedar Park Center tonight! Show starts at 7pm!
One of my favorite concerts was MÖTLEY CRÜE's Dr. Feelgood Tour! That Rocked! I went w/ a friend who was 7 months pregnant, and her baby boy loved Tommy Lee's drum solo. He kicked the entire time. I thought she was going to go into labor right there.
Here's some awesome flashback ear candy:

Here are a few other MC Favs:


Alice Cooper always puts on a great show. Another great concert was Alice Cooper/Kansas City. My highschool boyfriend and I were in Kansas City for a weekend and found out Alice was in town. We went to the show and it was awesome. Before the show there were these group of girls, that looked more like the Groupie type,and they snobbed everyone they walked past. When the show started, I saw them in the front row. Alice saw them too. They forgot Alice is the King of Rock'n props. When the Guillotine scene came these ladies got fake blood all over them. They didn't look very Happy about it, but Alice did. He did it again, and then laughed while Rock'n! :)
I know this ear candy is a bit cheesy, but I LOVE IT!

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Tried this over the weekend...

Over the weekend, I popped this in my cart. If you are a fan of the Greek yogurt movement, but also love ice cream. This is the best of both worlds. It's more of a healthier option to get your ice cream mojo going. Low fat isn't low on flavor. Black Cherry Rocks! I'll have to try the other flavors. It's not Amy's Ice Cream or Blue Bell, but if you're looking for something that curbs the ice cream craving in a much lighter way, I suggest this! Yum! $1 coupon is here!

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Another address from President Snow to get us ready for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part1 out November 21st! I'm looking forward to it!

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Keep'n Cool in ATX...

We've been pushing the upper '90s and this weekend could bring triple digits. How about some cool fun inside that's FREE! Free Fun In Austin teamed up with MOMquery to come up with a list of Free Indoor Family Fun in Austin. Click here!

Here's some outdoor fun to keep cool too... neighborhood pools, to splash pads, to swimming holes. Got the best of both FREE FAMILY FUN in ATX!

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This is what you get when...

you mesh the hairstyles of Princess Leia and Pippy Longstocking...
Happy #TBT!

This little one has the Princess Leia look nailed. Don't you think? Click here!

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Colbie is so COOL!!!

I've had the pleasure of talking w/ Colbie a few times when she's done some performances in the MIX Music Lounge. She is so laid back, easy going and just a cool chick. This video to her new single 'TRY' really shows that side of her. It's pretty Empowering. Check it out! What do you think?

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'OUT IS IN'...

It is for the month of July in ATX. Here's some 411 to share w/ your family & friends! Where is your favorite 'OUT' place in ATX?

July is Parks Month!
On July 1st, Mayor Lee Leffingwell proclaimed July as Parks Month, in support of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the National Recreation and Park Association's nationwide initiative to promote healthy communities through recreation and leisure. This year's theme is 'Out is In.'
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department encourages you to get outside, change your outlook, and get involved in your community through parks and recreation! Experience the great facilities, services, programs, trails and parks available to our citizens.
Get out and enjoy the great amenities and activities Austin has to offer:
  • Enjoy a musical at the Zilker Hillside Theater
  • Play disk golf at one of the City's premier disc golf courses
  • Go mountain biking on the Barton Creek Greenbelt
  • Bring your floats to Deep Eddy Pool for movie night
  • Visit a City museum
  • Have a family picnic at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park
  • Cool-off at a splash pad
  • Enjoy music at Blues on the Green in Zilker Park
  • Enjoy a round of golf at the Morris Williams Golf Course
  • Watch the Living Springs Full Moon Film Series at Barton Springs
  • Go skateboarding at Mabel Davis Skate Park or at the BMX Skate Park
  • Take a stroll on the boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake
  • Get in touch with nature at the Austin Nature and Science Center
  • Join the Zumba revolution at the "Zilker Zumbathon Zelebration"
  • Paddleboard or kayak on Lady Bird Lake
  • Explore a new park
Click here for more 411!
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Can you do this?

I got back over the weekend from Omaha, NE. My honey Ted & I drive there. Yes, we are in the same vehicle together for at least 13 hours straight (if no major traffic issues, then it's longer) one way. I run across many that say they couldn't be in a vehicle w/their sweetie/family for that long. We have done this many times, and so far so good when it comes to getting along. Of course, I won't say you don't get tired of being in the car, a bit grouchy w/ each other, but overall, it's a great experience.

Here are a few things you can do while in the car w/ your sweetie.

1.) Facebook/Twitter- Social Media is awesome when it comes to passing the time in a long car ride
2.) Digital books/books.. reading passes the time.
3.) Taking a nap, but not too long. I've felt that having the passenger role during a trip, I need to try to stay awake, so the driver stays awake.
4.) Take several pitstops to get gas, walk around and stretch.
5.) Listen to tunes!
6.) Snacks are a must

The most important part of this is you 'LIKE' each other besides just 'Loving' each other. This does help. We don't have kids, so if that was added in the mix, then flying or other ways to get places quicker, might be an option.

If you haven't tried a road trip w/ your sweetie,and thinking about taking that new adventure on... Start w/ a couple of hours in the car together, and grow from there. Happy travels this summer!

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