Monday, July 18, 2011

'Contagion' trailer spreads the fear | MNN - Mother Nature Network

'Contagion' trailer spreads the fear | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Whew, trailer is kind of scary. This movie opens in September and has an all-star cast so that's good. OK, you ready to watch the trailer :-)

Gallery | Nelson Mandela celebrates 93rd birthday | ajc.com

Gallery | Nelson Mandela celebrates 93rd birthday | ajc.com
Nice pictures of his birthday celebration surrounded by family. Happy Birthday!

New Week, Brown Bag Ideas

Hello Monday and New Week! I hope the morning commute to work was pleasant and all the drivers were happily singing to music in traffic...one can wish, right. I started thinking about the weekly brown bag lunches that I'm always encouraging people to make for lunch at work. As you know, I like the idea of carrying your lunch to work to save money and to eat some of the leftovers so they don't go to waste. I must admit that it probably gets old trying to come up with different things to take each day. If you have gotten into a routine, change things up a bit ->use turkey pastrami instead of just turkey, romaine or green leaf lettuce instead of iceberg on sandwiches, rye bread instead of wheat all the time. Even the condiments could use a makeover by spreading spicy brown mustard on the bread, Yum! Surprise yourself for lunch and enjoy every bite!

Gallery | Roswell couple calls their garage home | ajchomefinder.com

Gallery | Roswell couple calls their garage home | ajchomefinder.com
This downsize turns out to be a great idea by using the detached two-car garage for a more manageable living space. It's nice that the original home is still in the family and the couple can simply walk over to visit. Take a Look!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

'Graphic Elvis' illustrates The King's love of comics - USATODAY.com

'Graphic Elvis' illustrates The King's love of comics - USATODAY.com
So cool to learn Elvis loved superheroes and comic books. Check out the artist sketches of the King of Rock & Roll in this story. I think Elvis would be pleased.

Billie Holiday - Summertime


Summertime and the Livin' is Easy! A great blues singer.

Don't Forget Your Sunglasses

Hi everybody, hope there is lots of sunshine outside your window today. It's a beauty in Atlanta with a lovely breeze to go along with it. I have all the windows open in the house and it feels really good. This has been the best few days from the brutal heat, but I hear it's returning tomorrow. For now, it's all about the coolness of the day. Before I forget, a good friend stopped by yesterday with a bunch of tomatoes from the garden. I have a whole row of them on my kitchen window seal ripening up just a bit more. I can't wait to slice them over my salads and sandwiches. Don't forget to grab your sunglasses as you head out to spend time with family and friends. Enjoy the bursts of sunshine in all you do!


Photo credit: simonfilm from morguefile.com

Saturday, July 16, 2011

High Noon (1952)

High Noon (1952)
How about a classic Western tonight? This one stars Gary Cooper who was a favorite in western flicks. So saddle up and get the popcorn ready to watch a really good western on Classic Cinema Online. Enjoy!

KC & The Band- That's the way i like it.


A beautiful weekend, that's the way I like it!

Three Reasons Why I Love Bistro Boxes | Starbucks Coffee Company

Three Reasons Why I Love Bistro Boxes | Starbucks Coffee Company
Check out this blog post by the marketing product manager about these Bistro Boxes. I think they are the perfect pick for lunch or anytime. The healthy benefits are a plus!

Using a Big Fork May Help You Eat Less

Using a Big Fork May Help You Eat Less
Really, I would have thought using a big fork would make a person grab more food. I like the results of the study especially if it makes us eat less. We may need to dash to the store for bigger cutlery ;-)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hank Azaria's Bel Air Home Homes: architecturaldigest.com

Hank Azaria's Bel Air Home Homes: architecturaldigest.com
Step inside this home and see all it's beauty. There are nice touches throughout and the outdoor spaces lend themselves to great cookouts with friends. You might be wondering who is Hank Azaria. He played the dog walker to the couple on Mad About You and does the voices for many characters on The Simpsons.

Gallery | Chris Brown on the 'Today' show | accessatlanta.com

Gallery | Chris Brown on the 'Today' show | accessatlanta.com
Great pics and his dance moves are like WOW! I must say that Chris loves tattoos, you'll see!

TGIF is Peachy Keen

Hello everyone and hope your Friday is off to a great start. It's so nice to welcome cooler temps in Atlanta today. The heatwave earlier this week was brutal. I would normally be pretty bummed out with a sky full of clouds on Friday, but not so this time around. I welcome it! I bought some fresh peaches at the store yesterday and just sliced one up to go with my coffee and toast. Just the perfect light brunch to give me a jolt of energy to finish this blog post and other stuff :=) The food prices are still high on everything. Although I did snag a good price on cucumbers at $.48 cents each, I bought two. We are all finding ways to stretch our dollars and pinch pennies. Keep those coupons with you for extra savings when you spot a deal. Well, time to eat more of that yummy peach. My energy is up and I feel peachy keen!


Photo credit: squaio from morguefile.com

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly - Southern Girl


A Thursday evening spin from your Southern Girl. Have a great night!

Shaquille O'Neal joining Turner Sports' 'Inside the NBA'

Shaquille O'Neal joining Turner Sports' 'Inside the NBA'
I think he will be a great fit along with the other analysts. It sure didn't take long for Shaq to land a gig after announcing his retirement from the NBA. This one is perfect!

Gallery | Miami offers tour of city's best graffiti | ajc.com

Gallery | Miami offers tour of city's best graffiti | ajc.com
I know graffiti gets a bum rap because it's seen as defacing public buildings, but you have to admit that the graffiti artist's are super talented. The graffiti is colorful and vivid. Take note of the scooters the tourists are riding on while viewing the graffiti, Hip!

Army experiments with off-the-shelf smartphones - USATODAY.com

Army experiments with off-the-shelf smartphones - USATODAY.com
An innovative move by the Army. It looks like the smartphones will aid the troops in many ways.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Steal This Playlist! Music: GQ.com

Steal This Playlist! Music: GQ.com
This summer Playlist is Super Cool! As the read states, it can be played at a beach side romance or backyard BBQ. I dig all the songs especially Tracks #2 & #6.

Gallery | Sade performs at Philips Arena | accessatlanta.com

Gallery | Sade performs at Philips Arena | accessatlanta.com
Great photos from her sold out show in Atlanta. Singer John Legend is touring with her and opened the show.

National French Fries Day

If we ever needed a reason to add fries to our food order, today would be the day. It's National French Fries Day, pass the ketchup!


Photo credit: alcinoe from morguefile.com

Haven't seen anyone for miles :) peaceful calm hiking ..... on Twitpic

Haven't seen anyone for miles :) peaceful calm hiking ..... on Twitpic

Haven't seen anyone for miles :) peaceful calm hiking ..... on Twitpic
Great pic from my new Twitter follower. I am going to like his hiking travels like this one in south west England. Happy trails!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sherwood Schwartz Dies at 94

Sherwood Schwartz Dies at 94
He was the creator of two sitcom classics, Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch. Both were my faves and probably yours too. The theme song for each show is included in the read and I still know the words ;-)

Ways to Beat the Heat

I'm thinking nothing but cool thoughts and finding ways to beat the heat. Here are just a few:

--->Drink plenty of water to stay steps ahead of dehydration. Make sure there's a full pitcher of cool water in the refrigerator.
--->Stay cool by eating more salads, watermelon, and any other fresh fruits.
--->Be very careful outdoors even if you are working in the shade and take plenty of breaks to cool down.
---> Try to avoid using the kitchen oven for roasting or baking. If you have a slow cooker, use it instead to keep from heating up the house.
--->
A store bought rotisserie chicken is right on time. For the sweet tooth, a couple of Oreo or chocolate chip cookies from the bag are simply perfect.

Stay Cool my Friends!

'The Dark Night Rises' poster arrives - USATODAY.com

'The Dark Night Rises' poster arrives - USATODAY.com
Check out this poster for the new movie not due out until next year. I know it will be hanging on the walls of many Batman fans!

Monday, July 11, 2011

WORLD PREMIERE: Listen To Pia Toscano’s New Single ‘This Time’ [AUDIO]

WORLD PREMIERE: Listen To Pia Toscano’s New Single ‘This Time’ [AUDIO]
Listen to Season 10 'American Idol' contestant new single. She visited "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" today for the debut. I like it!

Frugal Travel Tip

As you plan the family vacation or solo trip by car this summer, keep in mind how much money can be saved by packing your own munchies, water, and more instead of buying them on the road. Plan to invest in a cooler that will hold enough ice to keep items cool. Always check to make sure the ice hasn't melted in the cooler when you make stops. If needed, refill the cooler with ice and replenish the bottled waters from your supply so they can be cooling and ready to grab when needed. If you catch a sale on bottled water, buy extras to have ready to take along on the trip. The gas prices have gone back up, but the vacation travel season is still in full swing. Happy travels & savings!

Gallery | Trisha Yearwood's childhood home for sale | ajchomefinder.com

Gallery | Trisha Yearwood's childhood home for sale | ajchomefinder.com
Take a look inside this country music star's childhood home. I bet there are many fond memories growing up there.

7-Eleven wants to give you a free Slurpee today | MNN - Mother Nature Network

7-Eleven wants to give you a free Slurpee today | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Stop by 7-Eleven for this freebie today. The store is celebrating it's 84th anniversary. The temps are hot and a Slurpee is so cool!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
A romantic comedy on Saturday night is just right.

Weekend Hello!

I got an early start this morning on errands and feel pleased to have the grocery store run out of the way. I probably have mentioned before that getting an early start on weekend errands is a good idea. For one, the stores have restocked the shelves and produce sections. I bought a fresh head of romaine lettuce today. Also, it's nice not having to wait in long checkout lines or dodge the shopping carts down the aisles. While out and about this weekend, take a load off and stop for ice cream. This photo makes you want to step right up and place an order...will that be one or two scoops :) Have a wonderful weekend!


Photo credit: pickle from morguefile.com

Larry David taking 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' to NYC - USATODAY.com

Larry David taking 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' to NYC - USATODAY.com
New season will feature some cool guest stars and the NYC location is nice!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody


Taking it back to an earlier time in her music career. A great song and video, I love her hair. I see you dancing ;-)

Gallery | Space shuttle history | ajc.com

Gallery | Space shuttle history | ajc.com
Great photos on the history of the Space shuttle missions. This day is truly historic!

TGIF, We Have Liftoff!

TGIF is super as the final mission of the Space Shuttle Atlantis from the Kennedy Space Center lifted off! The space program ends after 30 years with this launch and it's been some kind of wonderful. We will never forget the astronauts who lost their lives on some space missions. Boldly Go!

Hands-on with Spotify: Promising, with Let-Downs

Hands-on with Spotify: Promising, with Let-Downs
This sounds like a cool music service, but has yet to debut in the U.S. Just thought I'd put it on your radar to be on the lookout for it. How's that? :-)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gallery | 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' London premiere | accessatlanta.com

Gallery | 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' London premiere | accessatlanta.com
Nice pics from the premiere and fans show their enthusiasm!

The Firkin and Gryphon restaurant review, Dunwoody

The Firkin and Gryphon restaurant review, Dunwoody
The Atlanta food critic gives this restaurant a fair review. The photos of a few dishes look yummy and the hamburger gets a good nod.

Healthy Tidbit ->Step Out for Sun

If you're planning to spend the day inside the house working on various things, take a few minutes to step outside on the porch or deck and sit a few minutes in the sun. It's a good way to get a dose of vitamin D which our bodies need. I'm not advocating staying out in the sun for a long period of time given the skin cancer risks and let's not forget the hot temps, but just long enough to soak up bits of sunshine. Drink a cool glass of ice water while you're out there and then head back inside. The fresh air will do you good and you just might see one of these beautiful butterflies on the flowers. Now that would be delightful!


Photo credit: earl53 from morguefile.com

An eco-friendly lawn you don't have to mow

An eco-friendly lawn you don't have to mow - July 7, 2011
I like this eco-friendly idea and believe many homeowners try to use more of these products on their lawns. I bet the hubby & teens in the house will smile slyly at not having to crank up the lawnmower on Saturday mornings.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Don't Stop Believing - Journey


I Love the '80s and this song was a fave back then and still one today! The song's title is my positivity...Don't Stop Believing!

Gallery | Laundry rooms go glam | ajchomefinder.com

Gallery | Laundry rooms go glam | ajchomefinder.com
Take a Look! You might just get the family to load & unload the laundry in these glam rooms. Hey, they just might fold too :-) I especially like the photos with the workstation incorporated into the laundry room. You can work on your blog while you're at it.

Extreme couponing backlash | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Extreme couponing backlash | MNN - Mother Nature Network
I have read that some stores have changed their coupon policies and I hope the TLC show Extreme Couponing isn't the only reason. I enjoy using coupons and the savings can really add up. I like that stores are limiting how many items can be purchased so that others have a chance to buy it too. Keep Clipping!

Funny Quote of the Day

People always ask me 'Were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant ~Ellen DeGeneres

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Pull Off That Wristband Thing, Wear It Now: GQ.com

How to Pull Off That Wristband Thing, Wear It Now: GQ.com
Check out these Wristbands that are all the rave. They can add a pop of color and style around the wrist.

Tuesday Groove

Hope everyone had a nice holiday and it's terrific when the workweek starts on a Tuesday. Many of us may not have completely unplugged from our emails, blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. while vacationing this 4th of July. I will admit that I didn't, but still tried to limit how often I jumped online. It may take a day to really get back into the groove of your routine and that's not so bad. We all probably needed the break and the chance to refresh. Use today to organize your work and start on some easy projects and work your way up each day to the bigger ones. Have a great week!

Malia Obama becomes a teenager on Fourth of July  | ajc.com

Malia Obama becomes a teenager on Fourth of July | ajc.com
Sweet and bet it was a fun day for Malia. To celebrate at the White House had to be the coolest!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Just a short blog post to wish my readers a Happy 4th of July! I bet many of you have the grill fired up already and lots of good food cooking. In this heat, it's a good idea to get started early. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated. Enjoy the day with family, friends and neighbors. I know some areas are experiencing drought conditions and are discouraging fireworks or may have banned them altogether. If sparklers are OK, the kiddies would probably like to see them light up. Be Safe & Have Fun!

Credit: Free images from acobox.com

Gallery | 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race: Troops run overseas | ajc.com

Gallery | 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race: Troops run overseas | ajc.com
Nice photos of our Troops running the Race over in Kuwait. We salute your patriotism!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Massive Tree House May Soon Be Named the World's Largest

Massive Tree House May Soon Be Named the World's Largest
Take a look, it's massive alright. Hope it makes it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month! Enjoy your favorite flavors all month long ;-)

Credit: Free images from acobox.com

Gallery | AJC Peachtree Road Race by the numbers | ajc.com

Gallery | AJC Peachtree Road Race by the numbers | ajc.com
Here are some fun facts about this Race that's held on the 4th of July every year. I have to give it to the runners who train hard for the chance at winning. It's usually scorching hot and humid by race time so I know grabs for water will be important. Good Luck!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Blonde Ice (1948)

Blonde Ice (1948)
Five great picks on Classic Cinema Online. I chose this one, it's right up my alley of intrigue. Your out-of-town guests might like to watch a classic flick this holiday weekend. If you pick a spooky one, dim the lights!

TGIF, You Betcha!

Just maybe you took today off from work to make this an even longer holiday weekend. If not, I'm sure the office staff will thin out probably by lunch as some work only a half day. For those folks who work from home, freelance, or simply don't hold the traditional 9-5 job, you may have decided to finish projects early so that your Friday can be light. If you are expecting out-of-town guests this weekend, today is probably going to be busy around the house, yard, and shopping. There's always lots to do, but don't forget to delegate chores with other family members so you're not overwhelmed. I got an early start on projects & paying some bills, can't forget them on the 1st of the month. It's TGIF, You Betcha!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sharing from Vogue.com

Sharing from Vogue.com: Summer's Best Beach Reads
Your bookmark won't stay long in the pages of these reads. They all sound great, real page turners!

Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall


Hump Day Wednesday Rocks!

Frugal Austerity

The recent news stories of the austerity plans Greece will implement with tax hikes and spending cuts aren't going over so well with the country's citizens. I read that it's a must for Greece to develop this plan in order to receive financial assistance by the International Monetary Fund. The U.S. economy is still bouncing back from the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression so belt-tightening is happening all around the world. I know cutbacks to family budgets are probably still going on. My frugal lifestyle helps me maintain a comfortable living, but it's not easy at times especially with high gas and food prices. I am always encouraging people to save and budget their money. If you got a raise or bonus on your job, put it in your savings account. The vacation season is here and families may be finally giving the staycation the boot. Be frugal and live an austerity life so you can head to a beach getaway for summer enjoyment. Don't forget to take along your favorite read!

Credit: Free images from acobox.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

InPHOTOS: Alicia Keys Visits GMA, Plus Wax Unveiling

InPHOTOS: Alicia Keys Visits GMA, Plus Wax Unveiling
Great interview with Robin Roberts and photos of Wax Unveiling. I love the dress Alicia is wearing, she's gorgeous!

Album Review: BeyoncĂ©'s '4' Muddles Its Message

Album Review: Beyoncé's '4' Muddles Its Message
I'm listening to the new album as I write this post. I like it and nice to have some new music by Beyonce!

Today's Cool Tip

Next time you finish a snack such as Pringles or Fritos, save the canister. These canisters are handy to reuse especially for car or camping trips with the kids. They help keep snacks fresh and break-free while traveling. Give it a try!

Keith Urban Wants Fans to Get Closer on New Tour

Keith Urban Wants Fans to Get Closer on New Tour
Great Q&A and bet fans will look forward to a country music good time!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Few remaining door-to-door sales people | PRI.ORG

Few remaining door-to-door sales people | PRI.ORG
I just had to post this story because I was intrigued to know there are still sales people going door-to-door. The salesman being interviewed in the story has a great attitude for a job he's been doing for years. I remember seeing sales people ringing doorbells while visiting at my grandmother's house many years ago. They even rang our doorbell :)

Booty Pop entrepreneurs turn niche idea into successful firm - USATODAY.com

Booty Pop entrepreneurs turn niche idea into successful firm - USATODAY.com
I am happy for their success with this product, but it's not for me. I would rather do my glute exercises to give my derriere shape and lift. I wonder if ladies would where it everyday or maybe just for a curvy look while out on the town or special event ;-)

Moody Monday!

Yep, Monday is here and the beginning of a new week. I recall wearing all black to work on Mondays. I look back now and think was that dark color describing my mood or an easy outfit decision. I say perk up your back-to-work outfit with a pop of color. I bet the compliments will be flying from your co-workers when they pass your desk on how nice the color looks on you. Try wearing some of the bright colors that are all the rave this season like yellow, lime green, orange, and fuschia. If you need a mood buster, these bright colors might help get you ready to take on the day. Don't stop at Monday, keep mixing it up all week long!

Gallery | Marietta home boasts French accents | ajchomefinder.com

Gallery | Marietta home boasts French accents | ajchomefinder.com
Great curb appeal and more at this home. I dig the French flair!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sweet Sunday

Hello, it's a Sweet Sunday with sunshine galore. I hope everyone is enjoying a nice weekend and dinner with family and friends is always a nice way to spend the day. Don't forget dessert and apple pie is a yummy choice. A dollop of ice cream or Cool Whip on top makes this dessert even more perfect. Here's to a Sweet Sunday in all you do!

Credit: Free images from acobox.com

Gallery | Baseball mascots | ajc.com

Gallery | Baseball mascots | ajc.com
Check out these baseball mascots who help make the day at the park a fun event. I know kids enjoy seeing them and they help get fans into the spirit of the game too. My fave is the Atlanta Braves mascot, of course!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cause For Alarm! (1951)

Cause For Alarm! (1951)
I love Classic movies and this feature was full of suspense. Watch it or pick one from the categories on Classic Cinema Online. Don't forget the popcorn!

Sufi’s Atlanta restaurant review, Atlanta

Sufi's Atlanta restaurant review, Atlanta, ajc.com
Nice review of this restaurant that serves Persian cuisine. I'm not familiar with this cuisine, but I love trying new foods, Yum!

Michael Jackson - Beat It


Remembering Michael Jackson on the 2nd anniversary of his death. The video is hip with dance, beat & red jacket. One of our local radio stations plans to spin MJ and Jackson 5 hits all weekend. My house & car radio will be tuned in to hear them. His music lives on!

Friday, June 24, 2011

VIDEO: Bruno Mars Takes Over the “Today” Show

VIDEO: Bruno Mars Takes Over the “Today” Show
New York's Rockefeller Plaza rocked Today from the performances by Bruno Mars. The fans were treated to several songs, check them out!

Happy Friday, Gorgeous Too!


It seems like Friday came around fast. I'm not complaining, it's surely the fave day of the week. So what's on your to-do list to finish up today? For me, a few things to wrap-up. I visited my neighbor who has one of the greenest thumbs I've ever seen. The front entrance is welcoming as you approach to ring the doorbell. We snapped this picture of me admiring the many flowers and lovely scents coming from them. I believe you have to stop and smell the roses and I did just that in this photo ;-) Thanks to all my blog readers who continue to support me with your visits and nice comments. The success of my blog would not be complete without all of you. It's a Gorgeous Friday, Enjoy!

Fried Kool-Aid? It joins the list of summer sizzlers - USATODAY.com

Fried Kool-Aid? It joins the list of summer sizzlers - USATODAY.com
The food at fairs are fun and I'm sure folks are giving this one a try! Read about a few other foods on the stands at state fairs, Yum!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pottermore: Is J.K. Rowling Prepping an Online Game?

Pottermore: Is J.K. Rowling Prepping an Online Game?
Hmmm, time will tell tomorrow. Check out speculation in this read on what we might expect.

Beach Boys - Fun Fun Fun


Just wanted to add a little bit of Fun on Hump Day Wednesday!

It's Hot, but Keep on Walking

I saw one of my neighbors out walking this morning and my thoughts were that she's getting her walking exercise in early. The heat in Atlanta has been brutal and pretty much all around the country. I have read other bloggers mention the heat in their cities too. I am an avid walker and this heatwave makes it hard to keep up. The early morning walks can clear your mind before the day's activities begin and listening to the birds chirping is really nice. Take Fido along with you to give them their daily dose of exercise too. I purposely park a safe distance when I'm out & about so that I can sneak in some walking to and from my car. It's hot, but keep on walking by heading out early or later in the evening to beat the heat. Remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Three Region Blend | Starbucks Coffee Company

Three Region Blend | Starbucks Coffee Company
Hey coffee lovers, I bet the aroma from this Blend will be pure delight while brewing. Be ready with your coffee mug & enjoy!

Gallery | Michelle Obama and family visit South Africa | ajc.com

Gallery | Michelle Obama and family visit South Africa | ajc.com
Nice pics and so happy they got the chance to meet Nelson Mandela.

Happy First Day of Summer

OK, it's officially the start to summer! The temps around the country have felt summery for awhile and springtime almost got the boot early. Let the summer vacations kick into high gear as families plan their getaways. I bet it's a fun time around the households as parents and kids decide where to go. I remember our family vacations were spent on the lakes in Michigan. One of my uncles had a cabin on the lake and we would spend time there. One year we drove to Minnesota and the memories of that vacation live on. The fresh catch of the day made for a delicious meal. It's a beautiful day on the first day of summer!

Credit: Free photos from acobox.com

Monday, June 20, 2011

Inside Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, architecturaldigest.com

Inside Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, architecturaldigest.com
See a sneak peek of the sets for this upcoming movie. They are spectacular!

Everything in Moderation

Hello everyone and hope your Monday is off to a fine start. It's going to be a hot week of temps for Atlanta, but I think we're getting used to it...well maybe. One of my Twitter followers tweeted this yesterday ->do everything in moderation, even moderation. I thought it was clever and retweeted it. It made me think about all the different things that are a part our daily lives. We may deny ourselves a favorite food because it's not part of the diet craze we might be trying out. A former boss replied with the same type of response as the tweet when I asked him one day about only drinking one cup of coffee while the rest of us clearly were having 2-3 cups. He simply responded that he believed everything in moderation. We have so much happening in our lives including work, family, outings, and more that it's hard to moderate it all to help avoid becoming overwhelmed. Just like trying to set up a budget plan. It can be done in moderation by deciding on a savings amount that fits comfortably with your income. You don't have to feel guilty by not being able to save a HUGE amount each month. Just the fact that you are saving is most important and doing so in moderation is key.

Janet Evanovich sets Stephanie Plum loose again - USATODAY.com

Janet Evanovich sets Stephanie Plum loose again - USATODAY.com
Good News that a couple more books are in the works for this series. It follows a female bounty hunter on some interesting cases. I plan to place a bookmark in these upcoming reads.

Gallery | Blue Ridge cabin offers retreat | ajchomefinder.com

Gallery | Blue Ridge cabin offers retreat | ajchomefinder.com
The Blue Ridge area in northern Georgia is a great place to retreat especially on the weekends. These guys have done a fabulous job on their cabin and I bet they enjoy getting away. The grounds are beautiful!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

THE LOOK: Mariah Carey’s New Fragrance Promo

THE LOOK: Mariah Carey’s New Fragrance Promo
The fragrance bottles are pretty and the names for the three scents are fresh. I think my fave just might be 'Inseparable' given the ingredients used for it. Be on the lookout for them at department stores next month.

Happy Father's Day

Wishing my Dad, Brother, Uncles, Cousins and Friends a wonderful Father's Day! I hope it's a day full of joy, fellowship and R&R. I truly appreciate all that my Dad has done for me with advice, support, and love. It's your special day and the remote control is all yours :-) So kick back and enjoy slices of cool watermelon while you're at it, Sweet!

Credit: Free photos from acobox.com

Photos: Remembering Clarence Clemons

Photos: Remembering Clarence Clemons, Time.com
RIP for the 'Big Man' as he was referred to and was a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. He was a dynamic saxophone player who will truly be missed.