Friday, February 28, 2014

My German Shepherd Justice turns 12 today!

Happy Birthday to my Fur baby Justice - and his siblings who are still living! (I know for sure Marley and Lady and I think Mia, Max and Sabbath....Angel and Kaz have sadly passed away.)  12 years ago today I learned about whelping German Shepherd puppies - and even had one delivered in my hands in the back seat of my car at 3:05pm!!  Guess who THAT was - yup, Justice!!   Here's his "baby" picture with all his siblings...(the arrow is pointing to Justice.....)

(L-R: Ziggy, Mia, Max, Sabbath, Angel, Justice, Kaz and Lady)

And here's my boy now!  Happy 12th Birthday Sir Justice Gabriel Boyer!  Love you!!

2014 Oscar Nominees for the 86th Academy Awards

 Ahh yes, this Sunday is the 86th Annual Academy Awards - but just WHO is up for What award?  Take a peek here - all the nominees are listed.  Can YOU pick the winner?   Good Luck!

academy awards 2014 - Google Search

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wizard of Oz turns 75!

It was and still is one of my favorite shows - The Wizard of Oz - and it's celebrating it's 75th Anniversary with a tribute planned at the Academy Awards on Sunday nite!  Love the fact that all 3 of Judy Garland's chlildren will be there together!  So, just click your heels together 3 times and say 'There's no place like home." 

‘Wizard Of Oz’ 75th anniversary tribute planned for Academy Awards -

Short, Sexy - and Naturally Gray!

WOW -- this woman is brave!  Now I have short hair - and only my hairdresser knows the REAL color -but this woman is an inspiration for lopping off her long locks and going as short as she did!  Don't think I'm ready for this just yet...but we'll see!  :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Vending machine with...SALADS?!

I heard about this from a friend of mine and just HAD to see it for myself!!  It's in Chicago and it's a Vending Machine that doles out SALADS...and other healthy goodies!!!  Boy sure wish I would have had one of these in the past radio stations I worked at instead of spending my money on "Nutty Bars"!  Want more details? Here's the link!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

EASY Tips for Daily Exercise

February is Heart Health Month....AND it's the month we start sloughing off on our New Year's resolutions!  If one of your resolutions was to be more active or to work out more (like mine is!) and you find yourself getting back into the old routine you were in before where exercise was getting shoved down the line are a few quick and easy things to do to get more exercise into our daily lives!   (My dog Gabby likes the first one on this list!)

 10 Tips for Daily Exercise -- Go Red For Women

Easy, Yummy REFRIGERATOR oatmeal!!

WOW, I gotta tell you I've been reading a lot about the heart-healthy effects of oatmeal.  Now, I like stone-ground oatmeal but I tend to load on the brown sugar, milk and rasions...and I get BORED with the same old thing!  Guess what, here's some fast, easy, REFRIGERATOR Oatmeal recipes that are really good!!  Banana Peanut butter and Mandarin Orange are my new favs!  Make them up ahead of time and then just "Grab and Go" with a heart-healthy breakfast!

8 New Refrigerator Oatmeal Flavors

Monday, February 10, 2014

Simple Valentine's Day Cards

I love Valentine's Day cards - but they're SO expensive to buy!  So this year I'm saving my pennies and making my own!  Was looking thru a Better Homes & Gardens magazine at the checkout line and thought "hey I can make those" got some decorations, looked on line and now am ready to make my own Valentine's day cards!

Simple Valentine's Day Card with Hearts

Love-Centric Card

Frugal Valentine's Day Gifts

 Wow, talk about creative!  Was on the internet looking for some cute gift ideas for Valentine's day and came across a BUNCH of sites - but I really liked this one!  Gifts you can make  (ex: a Valentine's day love box filled with reasons why you love your special someone), gifts you can buy rather inexpensively (ex: flowers, perfume, photo frames), gifts you can share (ex: chocolate covered fruits, massages,)  - Oh the ideas that will flow! Enjoy!

Frugal Valentine's Day Gifts - Arts + Entertainment

Friday, February 7, 2014

2014 NBC Olympics in Sochi Russia

I love the Olympics! Summer and Winter!  If you want to know all about what's going on in Sochi Russia and when, then keep this link handy!  I'm hoping to be singing in my living room the American National Anthem a LOT!  Go Team USA!!

NBC Olympics | 2014 NBC Olympics in Sochi Russia

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Warning: Black Ice Ahead!

Old Man Winter sure has made traveling a bit difficult this year...covering most of the nation with snow and ice! Driving can be treacherous - and black ice is scary!  Take it from one who knows from experience...having had my truck spin in the middle of the highway and end up facing on-coming traffic after bouncing on the meridian! (by the way, I was okay only having a broken finger - the truck on the other hand was totaled!)

So, how do you deal with Black Ice?  Here's some information from State's valuable.

Warning: Black Ice Ahead! – Auto Learning Center – State Farm

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Clean Up Clutter - with a plan!

My husband thinks I'm a 'hoarder' - really I just have "clutter" around, but I know what's in each pile!  However this is the year I'm cleaning it out!  It's my New Year's Resolution that I WILL keep!

I've got a plan and I've been following it, although I'm not following it fast enough for my hubby!  One room at a time is the first rule.  Look at these other tips for cleaning up the clutter.  

Clean Up Clutter – Safety Learning Center – State Farm

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Laughter is the Best - Baby Girl Laughing Hysterically at Dog Eating Popcorn


This is sooooo Cute - and if Laughter is the Best Medicine, then here's a HUGE dose of it!  Betcha you'll be laughing along with her!  Enjoy!

Fighting the #1 killer of Women - Go Red For Women 2/7/2014

Did you know that Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women?  Not Cancer but Heart Disease!  There are a lot of things we can do to fight it including exercise, eating the right foods and knowing your numbers!!  The American Heart Association has all the facts - click on the link below and read on....AND wear RED on Friday, February 7th, 2014.  That's the day we will "Go Red for Women"!  Come on sista, let's fight this thing together!!

Fight Heart Disease in Women - Go Red For Women

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day Creations

Now that Superbowl is over it's time to look forward to Valentine's day!!  I love this day for the creativity!  Remember MAKING your valentine's day cards?  Or special goodies for your Valentine?  Check out my Pinterest page for some great this one!  (

Foods for "Fountain of Youth"

 We all seem to be searching for the "Fountain of Youth" or at least a quick fix when it comes to getting healthy and 'looking' younger!  Did you know that 'fountain' might be as close as your refrigerator?  Check out these "anti-aging" foods...gotta tell ya, I got 'em in my fridge and they're YUMMY!!

Anti-Aging Tips | Entertain | The Daily Meal