Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yum ~ Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes


I stumbled upon this clip of sweetness featuring Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes. It looks yummy and easy to make & bake. The Passion Fruit frosting tops it off!

Tax Day


 

Yep, it's Tax Day! Are any of you buried in paperwork trying to finish up your taxes? I didn't think so, you're organized. If you will receive a refund, start planning on how you will use it. Making some extra payments on a credit card or any debt is a good idea. Also, save some of the refund for summer vacation travel plans. The gas prices and food are two of the top things that will be higher this vacation season. The important thing is to use the tax refund wisely in whatever way fits your lifestyle.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Here's a behind the scenes clip of the cast members in the upcoming Broadway stage play "A Streetcar Named Desire." The play will feature an all-black cast with Blair Underwood playing the role of 'Stanley'. In the original movie, Marlon Brando starred in that role and moviegoers couldn't get enough.

I'm thinking tickets sales will soar when this play hits the Broadway stage. A trip to New York to see it would be a fabulous getaway.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Music Monday ~ Eurythmics

This is one of the Eurythmics biggest hits. The video includes the lyrics on the screen which is neat. I thought it was a good pick for Music Monday. Who am I to disagree?

5 Excuses for Buying a Convertible

ALL GOOD :-) ->5 Excuses for Buying a Convertible - MSN Autos
Hello to my great readers. I'm looking forward to a good week ahead and know you are too. I feel giddy once again after getting so much done earlier in the day. This is a fun read and I like the excuse on getting Vitamin D from the sun in a Convertible. Drop the top!

Frugal Tip of the Day

When it comes to buying produce and veggies at the store, make sure not to overbuy. Keep in mind how much of the fruits will be eaten within a few days like bananas for instance. On those, buy two or three that are ripe and ready to eat and a couple that are greener. Those will ripen up after a few days just in time to get peeled for eating. The same goes for veggies. Check the dinner plans for the week and how much of those veggies will be used. With groceries getting more expensive every time we shop, not letting food go to waste is frugal indeed.

Plus this ->Place a bowl of sliced pears, apples or strawberries in the refrigerator so the kids or spouse can grab a few when they are looking for something to snack on between meals.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Social Shopper

Sharing from Vogue.com ->The Social Shopper: Don't Match It, Clash It
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Click on the link above to get some savvy ideas for your wardrobe. All will add just the right pop to your look. I like the 'don't match it, clash it' angle when it comes to picking out an outfit. Just when you think two pieces won't go together, it works and the compliments are endless :-) The prices are steep on some items, but then again it's designer.

Historical events on April 15th

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912 in the north Atlantic Ocean. The ship left port with such fanfare and excitement by the passengers and crew. The Titanic was hailed as the "unsinkable ship," but after hitting an iceberg, the ship sank within 4 hours. Many passengers made it into the lifeboats, but others were not so lucky.

On MSN, there is a story on remembering the dogs aboard the Titanic. You can read the full story here. Not all the animals perished as some made it into the lifeboats with their owners. As a dog lover, I had to include this piece in the post:-)

Photo Credit: Wikipedia
 The other event in history today is the Major League Baseball debut of Jackie Robinson on April 15, 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson was the first black player in MLB and broke the baseball color line. Robinson was instrumental in bringing an end to racial segregation in professional baseball.

Jackie Robinson played 2nd base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was born on January 13, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia and died on October 24, 1972. He was 53. Source: Wikipedia