Friday, May 30, 2014

Twinkies and the same category?!

I love yogurt, always have....and loved the convenience of having the fruit already cut up in the cups. (Yeah, I like the shortcuts too!)  But this gave me a jolt - to find out that some healthy-sounding yogurts are loaded with as much sugar content as a Twinkie!  Yikes!  I'll be looking a lot closer at my labels now!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Who knew?! You've Been Using Aluminum Foil Wrong!

The "Crazy Russian Hacker" is at it again - showing us what we've been doing wrong all this time with Aluminum Foil and Plastic wrap!  Who knew?!  So watch, learn and as he says "let's shake it up".

Beautiful a capella hymn performed in a train station - Wow!

I love A Capella songs and this train station in Iceland seems to be made just for singing...take a listen to these 6 talented singers taking full advantage of the station...It's hauntingly beautiful!

Friends Forever - Mr. G and Jellybean

Friendships come in all forms....just like Love!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Easy ways to soothe sunburns.

Summertime usually means suntans....and sunburns!  When you don't have Aloe around, you might try some of these remedies to cool the heat! The best way to deal with sunburns is to just not to get them!  Stay safe this summer! Here some easy ways to soothe sunburns.

Coffee does so much more than wake you up!!

Coffee lovers - did you know your favorite drink does much more than get you going in the morning?!  Did you know that you can use the grounds to exfoliate your skin?  Or Repel Bugs?  Or Repair furniture scratches?  (that one I DID know about!!) Or how about using it to make your hair shine!  Be careful if you are a blond however, as it may darken your hair!  Read about the Uses for Coffee.  Who knew coffee was so GOOD for you?!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

It's a Salad you Can't Stop Eating!

My girlfriend made this salad for her family over the weekend and it was gone in a snap!!  It's SO easy and according to Kathy, REALLY GOOD!  I may have to try this special  Salad you can't stop eating sometime soon...I'll let you know how it goes - or you can let ME know if you try it first!!

Yummy SKINNY potato salad!

If you're like me, a picnic isn't a picnic without potato salad!!  My girlfriend told me about this website called "hungry girl" that had an awesome potato that was "skinny" - the secret is to replace some of the potato with cauliflower and adding greek yogurt!  PLUS she adds Bacon! Wanna try it out - here's the Bacon 'n Dill Potato Salad  recipe!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day grilling tips

Memorial Day always means cookouts and grilling...and it always brings up the age-old question: Which is better for grilling - gas or charcoal?!  Well whatever you choose, Eatingwell,com has 13 of the Best Grilling Tips

for any chef, including how to keep your food from sticking to the grill, safety tips and marinating advice.

10 Tips for a Sucessful Garden

This warm weather makes me itch to plant veggies!  I like starting from seed although I do cheat a bit with tomato plants!  Found some secrets to getting your garden off to a great start! Check out these 10 Tips for Successful Planting and Happy Gardening!

Paint brush marks - GONE!

Don't you just hate seeing the brush strokes on a wall or cabinet you just painted?  Or have the paint seep underneath that blue tape you put on for protection?  Found a great tip - well, a LOT of great tips for painting from Cyndy Aldred with The Creativity Exchange.  Did you know that when you add a paint conditioner to your paint it
prevents brush marks? Who knew! Check out her other painting tips here.  Guess what we may be doing this weekend! ;)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Surprise Graduation speech from Sandra Bullock.

OK, now THIS is a graduation speech I would have remembered!  Listen to what Sandra Bullock told a New Orleans Grade can you NOT love her!   Thanks for the "lessons" Sandy!

Claire hates the song from "Frozen"

She just does NOT like that song!

How 9 Beagles react to seeing Sunshine & Grass for the 1st time.

How would you react to seeing sunshine and feeling grass for the first time?  Probably like this!!

This video might just melt your heart. These 9 beagles, identified
only by a number and subjected to lab tests their entire lives, were
rescued in Nevada by the Beagle Freedom Project in May 2014. And in this
emotional video, you can witness the first time they feel a gentle
human touch, the first time they see daylight or feel grass beneath
their paws.

And right around the 4:45 mark, watch one of them dogs tentatively,
skittishly reach out for a treat from a hand extended in friendship and
love. It’s a heartbreaking, heartwarming scene. Watch and let your
friends know about the amazing work done by the Beagle Freedom Project.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Saving money to "Hide the Grey"

When you reach a certain age ladies the "grey" comes in - and it becomes a necessity...and an expensive one!   Now mind you, I love my hairdresser but this would definitely save me some money!   This is the Best New Way to Color Your Hair - would you use this? I'd love to know if you do! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

High school & the Rubik's Cube - the best Valedictorian speech ever!

My girlfriend Robin shared this with me - and I have to share with you!  I know we've heard our share of graduation speeches but this one takes the cake!  See why high school is like a Rubik's Cube.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake - WOW!!

I gotta tell you I loved Michael Jackson - and I do love Justin the actor and the singer.  But with this video, Justin has just gone up a few more notches in my book!  Watch the new video of Michael Jackson's song  Love Never Felt So Good with Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tips to make those Lilacs last longer!

This is the time of year I love - when the lilacs start blooming!  I love to cut them and fill my house with their wonderful aroma. Problem is how to keep them fresh for more than just a few days! I've used the soda in the water trick and that helps some but here are 8 Pro Tricks that make flowers last longer.  I'm gonna try the one with the vinegar and see if that's to my house smelling like lilacs!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

If your dog could talk, Would he/she say this??

Hey found this on iTunes (thanks to a head's up from Ray)...It's a song that's sung from the dog's perspective.

Brendan Biondi's "Song My Dog Wrote" is catching on with dog lovers everywhere.  Like I said, it's on iTunes and half the proceeds will go to Hero Dogs. (Service dogs for America's injured/disabled Veterans.)

Watch these boys rap about Anti-bullying - from Britains Got Talent.

These boys are wonderful with a great message...all about Anti-Bullying!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lose weight with these 4 high-calorie foods!!

With swimsuit season almost here, along with weddings and graduations, a lot of us are trying to lose a few pounds!  Including me!  I love to eat but found  4 High-Calorie Foods that Can Help You Lose Weight  It's definitely worth trying so those foods are going on my shopping list today!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Predict your risk of a Heart Attack with this One Test!!

Just yesterday a friend asked me what the sypmtoms were for a heart attack - he was afraid he might be having one. Not only did I tell him the symptoms and to call his doctor right away but also told him about a test that measures his "Calcium Score"...According to the experts, this is the single best predictor for a heart attack. A CT scan can give you that number!  Here's more information on what that score should be and information you should discuss with your doctor.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wow, dinner in under 10 minutes!!

After a long day at work, or coming home from a vacation, you gotta love a recipe that puts dinner on the table in minutes and is super easy!!  Thanks to, here are 13 recipes that are super-quick to make! My favorite? Spaghetti with Garlic & Olive Oil. Cook the pasta, drain and then toss with 10 cloves of sauted garlic, grated Parmesan, a
generous amount of freshly ground black pepper and chopped parsley.Viola! Dinner is served!   Check out the other 12 recipes here.

Look Up and Shut Down

Oh soooo true - so let me post this video for you to watch and then let's both "Look Up".