Saturday, October 31, 2009
Oh well, the kids didn't mind...they ate the right up!
Yesterday, I told you about Princess Mimi's excitement for the new Disney Movie, The Princess and the Frog. This new song, "Never Knew I Needed", will be featured during the film's ending credits and will be available for digital download through the iTunes Music Store this Tuesday, November 3rd.
The soundtrack album will be available November 23rd, and the movie, whose action takes place in New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou, will open in theatres on December 11th. "The Princess and the Frog" soundtrack also boosts a colorful collection of original songs and a lively orchestral score, both composed and conducted by Randy Newman.
You can preorder the soundtrack ($14.99) at http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Frog-Original-Soundtrack/dp/B002O4J4F2. And if you want to learn more, visit the official website to hear exclusive snippets from 'The Princess and the Frog' Soundtrack: http://disneymusic.disney.go.com/albums/theprincessandfrog.html .
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Well, Talbots also recently started a blog, Red Chair Confessions. For the longest time, it was a mystery of who was behind the blog. I mean this video is funny stuff:
At first I thought it was for a new snack food, perhaps a chocolate dessert. Then I started thinking maybe a shoe company or even Calvin Klein. I was so surprised at the end to see Talbots! They really DO have some great modern new styles that fit my life.
Long time readers of my blog KNOW that I love Ann Taylor and shop their often. It's my "go to" store when I need a last minute outfit. Well I have now added Talbots to my list! (I am fortunate that there are two locations within ten minutes of my home!)
Also, do you know they offer styles in misses, petites and women's sizes...as well as shoes and accessories!! There is surely something for everyone. So tell me what is your favorite find at Talbots right now?
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Side note: Angry Julie Monday noted a canned pumpkin shortage a few days ago! So if you see pumpkin, buy it now. Don't wait until Thanksgiving!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I will wear a ballet neck red sweater (classic Christmas color!) on sale at JCP.com for $9.99!
Hubby will wear a polo-style cashmere sweater in a loden green! (Loden is a greenish/brown color that looks great with hubby's eyes! He actually had this Lands End sweater from last year and it will be perfect.)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Eleanor was a hoot! She always had the best stories to tell me: stories about Mardi Gras long ago in New Orleans, stories about my grandmother dating my grandfather, and the time her and my uncle brought my parents to dinner at Commander's Palace and sat next to Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley. Her favorite story to tell was about Harry Connick Jr bringing her autographed CDs a few Christmases back (he grew up a few doors away.).
When it came to sports, Eleanor would blow your mind! She knew more stats than any lady - heck maybe any guy - I have known.
Although it is a sad day, I know she had a full life and I know she is so happy to be reunited with her sisters. I can almost hear them laughing above as they reconnect.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Betty Crocker has great information on cooking with apples, storing apples, and more on this site: http://www.bettycrocker.com/how-to/cooking-basics/fruits-and-veggies/Apples-Apples-Apples.htm?WT.mc_id=paid_search_200101_636117&WT.srch=1&esrc=11151.
Here's a fun recipe from Pilsbury for Caramel Apple Pops (a must try!): http://www.pillsbury.com/Recipes/ShowRecipe.aspx?rid=15971
How about Apple Ginger Pork (cooked all day in the crock pot): http://www.a-crock-cook.com/apple-ginger-pork.html
But if you prefer to just order candy apples and have them delivered to your doorstep, you will LOVE this store, Monster Candy Apples (my mouth is watering!): http://www.monstercandyapples.com/Do you have a great apple recipe to share? Do tell!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
First, I don't like snow so skiing is out.
Second, I won't do a cruise (motion sickness).
Third, we may wait until February or March when the weather is better.
Last, we are thinking 4 to 5 days.
So, help me decided. We have thought about Napa, Phoenix or San Diego. Perhaps NYC or Boston. I'd love to hear ideas from you!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
And last, but not least, I would love to buy this Soft leather tote ($199). I love the big size and the great color!
Well one couple went too far: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/21271665/detail.html, when they forced an 8-year old to CHEW soap have using an obscene word! Yikes; the girl then had an allergic reaction and the child is now in DCF custodity.
So this has me thinking...What is proper punishment today for using bad words? Is soap or hot sauce okay? It seems that society (and even government) no longer allows us to "spank" our children. "Time out" doesn't work for my kids. I am curious to know your thoughts!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Do your kids like Hannah?
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
- Instead of shortening, use one stick of butter and a 1/2 cup of applesauce.
- Also, I use whole wheat flour.
- I add a little more than the 1cup of suggested pumpkin.
- Icing is optional.
Just a simple way to sneak in some "good stuff" into cookies! ENJOY!
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Also while on the site, I decided to check out Dr. Oz's pain managment tips. If you recall, I occassionally get migraines. I loved his article "Silencing Pain with Music". You can read it here: http://cls.realage.com/ct/tips/3045. Cool stuff!