Friday, January 31, 2014

25 Healthy - and Yummy! - Game Day Recipes

WOW - it's here already! Ground Hog's Day AND SuperBowl Sunday!!  I can't wait to watch the commercials, the Puppy bowl and the halftime show with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers!  AND eat all the yummy foods that will be spread out....want some healthy and yummy ideas for your Superbowl party?  Take a peek at the goodies here!  (the Hummus/Spinich dip and Kettle corn look like winners to me!)

25 Healthy Game Day Recipes - Perfect for Superbowl Sunday | The Coupon Project

Bananas - the Super Fruit!

WOW -  Who knew that Bananas were so good for you?!!  I love them in smoothies, as "popsicles", dipped in chocolate, in fruit salads and even plain!  I even love them when they're just starting to turn - though my hubby prefers them totally yellow and firm!  I like them for the taste but now I'm gonna like them for what they can DO for me!!  (like boost my brain power, help with Anemia, nerves and even hangovers!)  Read on and enjoy!

 After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

Meet the 2014 Kitten Bowl Contenders

February 2, 2014 is a BIG day!!  It's Groundhog Day, SuperBowl XLVIII and the Puppy Bowl!
It's also the debut of - The Kitten Bowl!  It's the greatest feline showdown in Hallmark History - because it's gonna be on the Hallmark Channel!  Interested in meeting these "ferocious" felines?  Click on the link below then tune in to the Hallmark Channel at 12pE/11aC for the 2014 Kitten Bowl!

Kitten Bowl | Hallmark Channel #kittenbowl

She's '60' and Stunning in... a Swimsuit!!

I don't know about you but as I get older I have to work harder at keeping the figure I have - gravity is in a tug-o-war with my muscles!  Working out and eating right seem to help...good genes are another key factor.  If you need some inspiration to keep on working out, take a look at this lovely who is turning "60"  (no way!!!) and still looks gorgeous in a swimsuit!!!  (Psssst she's NOT photoshopped either!!)

Christie Brinkley: Still Stunning in a Swimsuit at 60! - Sports Illustrated, Christie Brinkley :

Thursday, January 30, 2014

He's a Master Sandy Painter....Andre Amador

 I love the beach...and I love making sand castles.  However, I'm never going to be able to look at a beach in the same way after viewing this view....I'm never going to make a sand castle the same way either!  Enjoy!


Andre Amador's Playa Paintings are Sandy Works of Art

10 Social Manners You and Your Kids Should Know!

Manners Matter!  Did you learn the "magic words" when you were growing up?  Did you teach them to your kids? Just knowing "Please" and "Thank you" can take you further in life but knowing these 10 Social Manners will take you even further.  So, PLEASE take a look at the following link...and THANK YOU for your time!

10 Social Manners for Children | iMOM

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My FAVORITE this year - Budweiser Super Bowl 2014 -- Puppy Love

Super Bowl is this weekend and while I'm excited to see the game, I'm MORE excited to see the commercials. My favorites are always the Budweiser spots with the Clydesdales....I'm a Missouri girl you know! ;)  This is one of the new ones that will make your heart just melt!   Look for this - and lots of other ones - this Sunday!

And ENJOY now!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Car Emergency Kit Basics

So do YOU have an emergency kit in your car?  I used to before I got my newer car and now I need to get another one together.  So just what should be IN this kit?  Well according to an article I read recently, these are the basic items. Read on while I go get my kit together!

1. Duct Tape
It's a running joke that duct tape can fix just about anything. Well, there's some truth in that. Duct tape can be a lifesaver on the road, to fix a dangling side mirror, a dragging bumper, or a broken hose. It can even keep the doors closed if the locking mechanism stops working in a wreck. And it's only around $3. Bungee cords are also handy for quick repairs.

2. Flashlight
Critical in a nighttime breakdown. Consider one with a base that will stand upright and keep your hands free if you trying to make a repair. sells a flexible flashlight with a magnetic base for $9.95. Be sure to throw in a couple extra batteries.

3. Reflective Triangle, Flares, or Glow Sticks
They warn other motorists if you you're on the side of the road and they don't need batteries sos they won't wear down. has a reflective triangle land stand for $4.36 and glow sticks for 99¢ each.

4. Tool Set
Most vehicles come with a jack and a lug wrench for changing the tires. For other jobs, such as tightening battery cables, include a small set of tools. Even if you don't know how to use them, the Good Samaritan who stops to help you will need something to work with. Consumer Reports suggests motorists carry socket and open-ended wrenches, a multi-tip screwdriver, and pliers. This isn't a big investment–Sears sells a household tool set for $16.75.

5. Tire Inflator
Auto information site,, recommends carrying a can of Fix-a-Flat, which inflates and seals a tire temporarily. It costs around $6.

6. Jumper Cables
Jumper cables can restart your battery if there's a second car to give you a boost. Advance Auto Parts sells a set for $8.99. Your owner's manual will have instruction on how to use them.

7. First-aid Kit
Choose a kit that helps care for minor cuts or burns and has plenty of bandages,. Target sells a Johnson & Johnson kit for $8.69.

8. Gloves and Rags
Car repair is dirty work. Throw in a pair of work gloves–you can find them online for $2.50 or even less–add a few rags.

9. Pen and Paper
Don't overlook that you may need to leave a note on your car if you leave to find help.

10. Water and Non-perishable Snacks
You may be stranded for several hours so snacks can keep you going, and in a pinch, water can help cool down and over-heating engine.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Music Time!! Grammy nominations 2014: The complete list

Katy Perry, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Sara Bareilles.....Yes, award season is in full swing - this weekend is the Grammy Awards, for music!  If you're interested in what the ENTIRE ballot contains, feel free to click on the following link (thank you LA Times!).

 Grammy nominations 2014: The complete list -

If you just want the top categories, then take a look below!  Who do YOU think will win?  Mark your ballot and see if you're right when you watch the Grammys Sunday nite, January 26th at 8e/7c.

Record Of The Year

Grammys Ballot 2014: Play at home

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

| Get Lucky

Imagine Dragons

| Radioactive


| Royals

Bruno Mars

| Locked Out Of Heaven

Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

| Blurred Lines

Album Of The Year

Sara Bareilles | The Blessed Unrest

Daft Punk | Random Access Memories

Kendrick Lamar | Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | The Heist

Taylor Swift | Red

Song Of The Year

Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess | Just Give Me A Reason

Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars | Locked Out Of Heaven

Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter | Roar

Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor | Royals

Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis | Same Love

Best New Artist

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

Sara Bareilles | Brave

Lorde | Royals

Bruno Mars | When I Was Your Man

Katy Perry | Roar

Justin Timberlake | Mirrors

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes | Always Alright

David Bowie | The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Imagine Dragons | Radioactive

Led Zeppelin | Kashmir

Queens Of The Stone Age | My God Is The Sun

Jack White | I'm Shakin'

Best R&B Performance

Tamar Braxton | Love And War

Anthony Hamilton | Best Of Me

Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip | Nakamarra

Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar | How Many Drinks?

Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway | Something

Best Country Solo Performance

Lee Brice | I Drive Your Truck

Hunter Hayes | I Want Crazy

Miranda Lambert | Mama's Broken Heart

Darius Rucker | Wagon Wheel

Blake Shelton | Mine Would Be You

Best Latin Pop Album

Frankie J | Faith, Hope Y Amor

Ricardo Montaner | Viajero Frecuente

Draco Rosa | Vida

Aleks Syntek | Syntek

Tommy Torres | 12 Historias

Best Dance Recording

Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK | Need U (100%)

Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch | Sweet Nothing

Kaskade | Atmosphere

Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie | This Is What It Feels Like

Zedd Featuring Foxes | Clarity

Best Alternative Music Album

Neko Case | The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight [...]

The National | Trouble Will Find Me

Nine Inch Nails | Hesitation Marks

Tame Impala | Lonerism

Vampire Weekend | Modern Vampires Of The City

Best Rap Album

Drake | Nothing Was The Same

Jay Z | Magna Carta...Holy Grail

Kendrick Lamar | Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | The Heist

Kanye West | Yeezus