Thursday, May 27, 2010

Game On!

Was anyone addicted to Tetris when they were little? Gosh, I can remember sitting in front of the TV for hours trying to beat my mom and dad just once.

(Of course the Nintendo would eventually freeze up and you would have to take the game out and blow in the end of it ...Did that really fix the game or was it all in our head?)

Thanks to - You can play online. There are tons of games- some old, some new. Click here for Tetris and here for the rest of the games.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tesh Tuesday- The Germiest Things

Ranked according to which were found to be most contaminated:

  • Movie theatre seats which have more germs than public bathroom surfaces.
  • Gym equipment
  • Park benches
  • Bank countertops
  • The number 1 germiest thing: The rails and armrests on public buses

But here's something you may not have realized your desk at work is loaded with germs! The typical desk harbors 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat! And a cold virus can survive for 72 hours on your computer keyboard, telephone, or the handle on the office microwave.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I would like to present myself with the "Best Stressed" award. Thank goodness it is Friday.

In that case... I think I will go enjoy a slice of Chocolate Pie :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tesh Tuesday- Pet Edition

If you’re one of the millions of North American pet owners, here are some things you may not know about your animal, courtesy of

First, let’s look at dogs.

  • Did you know they can smell diabetes? Dogs are now being trained to sniff out low blood sugar in their diabetic owners. A dog’s nose is so accurate, it can diagnose hypoglycemia 90% of the time. When they detect a dangerous drop in blood sugar, they’ll alert their owner by pawing, licking, whining, or barking.
  • Next, did you know that dogs don’t wag their tails when they’re alone? Why not? Because it’s a form of sign language. Wagging for dogs is like gesturing for humans – you wouldn’t wave hello or make a fist if no one was there to see it right? Newborn puppies don’t wag their tails at all. Dogs usually start wagging sometime between their third and seventh week. As they become more alert, tail wagging starts as a way to make peace with other dogs.
  • Here’s something else you probably didn’t know about dogs – a limp could mean lung trouble.Lung cancer in dogs can cause leg bones to grow new tissue, causing swelling and pain in the legs. Once the lung is treated, the limp goes away. Another sign of lung cancer in dogs is a cough. So if your dog has an incessant cough, a limp, or both, get him to the vet for a chest x-ray.

Now here are some interesting facts about cats:

  • For one, they don’t always land on their feet. They do have a very flexible backbone that allows them to land feet first when falling from short distances, but any fall from higher than two stories, they won’t be able to right themselves. In fact, there’s something called “high rise syndrome” – where a cat will become so focused on catching a bird that they’ll fall out of windows or off balconies and really injure themselves.
  • Also, contrary to popular belief, cats don’t need milk. Kittens drink their mother’s milk, but adult cats are lactose-intolerant, and drinking milk can make them vomit or have diarrhea.
  • Finally, did you know that white cats are often deaf, especially if they have blue eyes? If only one eye is blue, they’ll typically be deaf in the ear on the same side.75% of white coated, blue eyed cats are deaf. Why? It’s hereditary – and there is no treatment for it.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hair - Miracle

I am always looking for the next great thing- especially when it comes to hair care/accessories.

Yesterday I stumbled across Goody's new line Simple Styles.

The new accessories include the Spin Pins, Pony Pouf Clip, Volume Boost Comb and Modern Updo Maker.

After some speculation and many You-Tube videos later - I decided it was worth a shot.

(mute music at the bottom of the page before playing video)

I rushed over to Target (only sold at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS and online) and snagged the Spin Pins and the Modern Updo Maker. Both tools were around $6.00 each and boy were they worth it!!

I mainly got these for the hot summer days at the lake when I don't feel like fooling with my long hair but after I tried them both out -I don't ever want to wear my hair down again!

Definite 2 thumbs up!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Does anyone remember Sprite Remix?

I use to buy one everyday after cheerleading practice in High School.

I was poking around to see where I could get some and to my dismay found out that they discontinued the drink in 2005!! How could they?!

I did find an online petition to bring it back!

(some people have too much time on their hands)

Click here to spend some your valuable time to sign the petition.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Did you know?

Did you know....

No word in the English language rhymes with purple, orange, month or silver.

German chocolate cake isn't from Germany. It's named after an American named Sam German.

With your palm up, the space between a person's wrist and the inside of their elbow is usually the same size as your foot.

Porcupines can float.

Check out for more useless info.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tesh Tuesday- Break those Bad Eating Habits!

Want to get in shape for summer? Then start breaking your bad eating habits now! Here’s a list of the most common bad eating habits, with tips to help you break them, courtesy of Rodale publishing:

  • Bad eating habit #1: You skip meals. Nutrition experts say your brain runs on glucose, which is a simple sugar produced by the breakdown of food. So when you skip meals, you basically deprive your brain of the glucose it needs to make simple decisions – like saying “no” to unhealthy snacks. That’s why people who eat throughout the day generally eat less overall. It’s because their brain gets a steady supply of healthy glucose. So, you should aim for three meals at 400 calories a piece, plus two snacks under 200 calories.

  • The next bad eating habit: Pigging out on the weekends. A recent study found that fatty foods contain an acid which blocks the body’s ability to regulate hunger for up to three days! So, gorging on chicken wings Friday through Sunday will prime your brain to keep overeating well into Wednesday! In other words: Limit yourself to only ONE diet-cheating meal during the weekend - not three full days of them.

  • Another bad eating habit: Munching too many salty snacks. As we’ve talked about before, sodium dehydrates the body in a way that causes us to crave more snacks. A Boston University study found that what most people really crave in snack foods is the crunching sound – not the sugar or salt. So, consider replacing a bag of potato chips with a bag of celery sticks, or baby carrots. You may find that as you eat fewer salty snacks, you’ll crave fewer snacks overall.

  • Bad eating habit #4: You eat in front of the TV. Researchers at the University of Chicago call this “a double whammy” to your diet, because you’re ingesting calories while burning none. If your TV time cuts into your sleep time, studies have shown you’ll eat up to 200 more calories the next day!

  • Here’s one more bad habit: Drinking alcohol. One beer a night can add more than a thousand calories to your diet in a week! So, before you try breaking any of your bad food habits, try skipping the booze first.

Go to for more intelligence for your life : )

Monday, May 10, 2010

Texas Two Step

Well we had a fantastic time in the Lone Star State!

Check out our adventures in San Antonio

And we're off....

Hello Texas

We met Josh Kelley
(Katherine Heigl's Husband/Charles Kelly of Lady Antebellum's Brother)
Awesome artist!

We also saw our sweet KY friend Laura Bell Bundy.

And Randy Montana

We spent a lot of time on the Riverwalk

Found the Alamo

(close up of the architecture)

We lunched at Casa Rio

Got to see REBA in concert and then

(put a George concert on your bucket list)

Friday, May 7, 2010


Thank you Mom for all you do!

May God bless me with your good genes.

Happy Early Mother's Day!

Can't wait to see you!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Call it Love

So last night during Glee I fell in love...
(No not with Fin)
with Emma Pillsbury's telephone brooch.

I immediately made Michael Google "rotary telephone brooch" and 30 seconds later I was staring at the most amazing blog I have ever stumbled across.
(2 amazing moments within 1 minute is dangerous)

What Would Emma Pillsbury Wear? is by far the cutest (most ingenious) blog ever. Not only was I looking at THE Telephone Brooch but pages and pages of "Where to find what Emma was wearing". It was like having a personal shopper at the click of my mouse.

Thankfully others had also adored Emma's brooch and Danielle was kind enough to find some wonderful options on Etsy and yours truly took full advantage. I cannot wait for it to get here!

Thanks Danielle and please go check out

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tesh Tuesday

I really love John Tesh(not necessarily his music) but his "intelligence for your life"is really helpful. I thought I would pass along some John Tesh wisdom every Tuesday to all my readers.

Today's topic is ... The Secrets of Happy Couples.

Happy couples know to maximize the positive – even if it means a little teasing every now and then. Want to be one of those couples? Here’s how, courtesy of Psychology Today magazine.

  • Poke fun at each other. Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He says that playfulness is one of the first casualties of a busy life. When your days consist of nothing but working, paying bills, cleaning and sleeping, play can disappear from your relationship. You have to keep it alive, by joking around and even using silly nicknames. You may think a serious talk is the best way to handle a serious situation, but Keltner says that couples whotease each other in the heat of a conflict actually feel more connected when things are resolved.

  • Notice what’s new about your partner. Ellen Langer is a psychologist at Harvard University. She says that most of us get so familiar with our partners that we stop noticing them. Just because you’ve stopped looking doesn’t mean they’ve stopped changing. So, make it a point to detect differences, and each time you do this, look for three things about your partner that have changed since the last time you looked. Langer calls this “mindful awareness.” She points to one study which found that when non-football fans watched a game while writing down things they noticed about the players and the stadium, they became more enthusiastic about the sport.

  • Put it in writing. A study from the University of Texas found that when couples wrote about their relationship for 20 minutes a day, three days a week, they were more likely to be going strong three years later. They also sent more positive instant messages. So, the next time you think fondly about your partner, write it down. Even better - share what you wrote with them.