Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The First And Only FREE Online Christmas Gift Registry!

I die! D.I.E. Save hours trying to get a hold of family members, roaming the isles of stores looking for what you think they want. Your whole family can get on this website AND it's free!

Very Cool! Ho ho ho! CLICK HERE

Funny Advertisement! Do You Know Any That Top This?..I Doubt It.

Check this out! Do you think ANYBODY will buy this product? And guys, what if you were running your hands through your girlfriend/wife's hair and bumped into this? Ladies, do you like this idea? I love big hair but.... Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think.

The Master of Cutting up T-Shirts!

Ed Hardy's Adam Saaks is AMAZING! He goes all over the world and cuts up shirts for ladies. The thing is though, he cuts the shirt while you are wearing it! Guys, not too shabby of a gig huh? He cuts up shirts for Playboy bunnies all the time. Check out this incredible video of Adam doing his thang! You go Adam Scissorhands



Honestly, I think Kat Von D is just a very cool chick. She comes across as a free spirit who doesn't care what other people think. I was raised in a very conservative home and only the weirdos looked like that. I did not like being stifled like that and so I rebelled in all kinds of ways. I'm a mother now and so I won't just go crazy and start wearing a bunch of crosses around my neck and wrist bands around my arms and get tats all over my arms, however, a part of me does want to let loose and rock it out! One thing I can pull off is wearing those cool cut up t-shirts like Kat wears on LA INK. Maybe not to the studios or to The Main Event with my kids, but for sure to a concert like Nickelback or to the ROT Rally! Anywhere I want to rock it out!

Kat cuts her own t-shirts up and she made a video to show us all how to do it ourselves. How sweet is that? Click here to check it out! I've got a ton of t-shirts that are about to be re-born! ha ha ha!

New Tattoo? For Who?

Hey guys! So I have no marks on my body and I am 38 almost 39. I've been thinking about this for years. I have finally decided that on my 40th Birthday, I AM going for it. I love peacocks and I love hearts and here are a few designs I was thinking about. Notice the mispelling! Ha ha ha! unless of course it happens to you....then it's WTF????? Any thoughts for a sister from another mister? There is no weird thing about putting peacocks on your body is there? I'm making a list of pros and cons about the whole thing: where it should go, how big it should be and who I should let do it. I want Kat Von D to do it from LA INK but I'll wish in one hand and you know the rest. Happy Holidays!


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Bring Him Home Santa (kleenex alert)

A little girl named Heather Martin sang a song about her daddy and her Christmas wish. Her daddy is serving the U.S. in the armed forces overseas. It is a tear jerking song, but it really puts Christmas into perspective.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Check out the website
You get a code number and then dial
an 800 number. You sing a duet with Elvis
on Blue Christmas and then head back to the website to listen to it or send it to your friends.
It could be your virtual Christmas card to everybody! Just thinking about you and the recession we're in. Whose got your back?
Bridget. :) So, I nailed my part but E was a
little off. I guess he hasn't had a lot of practice
being dead and all!” ha ha ha~



An Austin Snow Globe! So incredibally cool. Only at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Arboretum!
Satin Pleated Fedora Hat (Love these hats on guys and girls) $16.90 at Check it out for the latest trends at SUPER CHEAP prices.

Butch and Harold Stickr (frames) Package of 8 sticker picture frames. $19.95
Removable and resusable like Colorforms, these designs can be re-arranged to suit
her mood and style. Great for college students and artsy gals.

Griffin IKaraoke for your ipod $24.00 at
Just plug iKaraoke into your iPod, cue up your favorite tunes and you are ready to go. iKaraoke's all-in-one microphone/processor isolates the lead vocal track in your favorite music and fades it, giving your voice room to move up front and make that favorite tune yours. You can buy it at the Apple Store but it's twice the price.

Lifeline Hiker Kit $22.95 from REI
You'll be prepared for minor outdoor emergencies.
Emergency rain poncho keeps you dry and small pocket knife has a myriad of uses on the trail
Mini LED headlight with clip and headstrap provides valuable light after dark; operates on 2 included CR 2016 batteries
Includes a 5-in-1 gadget that features a whistle, compass, signal mirror, short rope, and waterproof match container
Take care of minor scrapes and cuts with the 20-piece bandage kit
Small, ultralight fanny pack holds small necessities and folds into itself for compact storage
All comes in a BPA-free, 32-ounce water bottle with a carabiner to attach it to your pack or belt

Retro 80's CUBE CLOCK
Wow....! Did we love the 80's or what! This totally awesome 80's Cube Clock fools us every morning into thinking for a split second that the 90's and beyond was just a bad dream! Turn the top of the cube to display either time, calendar, temperature or the alarm. Requires 1 AA battery $22 from

Turn your television or computer into a flickering fireplace. $15.49 Target
Want to feel all warm & fuzzy? The never-ending crackling fire on this instant fireplace DVD will warm ya right up!! It even comes with sound. Your choice of crackling embers or piano medlies.

Oragami goes the fashionista route w/ this stylish kit. featuring 120 sheets of colored paper w/ a full-color 28 page instruction book on how to make tiny shoes, dresses, hats, undies & more

Talking Japanese watches! Everyone loves a good pal... Think of these watches as your new exchange student friends from the East! They will teach you Japanese as they tell you the time in their native tongue. Available in a variety of fun colors plus a rad surprise colorblock style! Sorry, watches not water resistant. $19.00

Retro cell phone receiver! Now you can go back in time and chat old school style w/ an awesome retro receiver that connects to a cell phone. Works with most phones but includes adaptors, just in case! Item is 2.5”x8” Cord about 19” long. Ring! It’s for you $9.99 or

This adorable recipe box from Martha Stewart $8.99 Macy's (Love it!)
Totally affordable, a gorgeous color of blue, and bonus - you can add a bunch of your favorite recipes and some cookies or something else you’re including the recipe for.

Flameless Votive Candles Ivory, Set of 6 from Smith and Hawken for only $16.00
Safely enjoy the ambiance of candlelight without the mess of melted wax. These battery-operated candles feature real wax, an LED light and faux metal wick.
Ideal for hard to reach or high traffic areas where candles may get knocked over. These
flameless candles offer up to 100 hours of light.
These innovative candles received the iParenting Safety Award and two Product Innovation Awards for Home Safety from the Home Safety Council

The Mother Load of All Thrones!

This will certainly make you look at Swarovski crystals a little bit differently!

Just because you can encrust a toilet with their glitzy baubles, does it mean you should?

According to the Wall Street Journal, Jemal Wright Bath Designs has taken a toilet and blinged it out with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Yours for only $75,000! No s**t!

Check out his site for other glam thrones.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Got a show idea? It could win YOU a prize just like David

Mix listener David Grandstaff called us with an interesting idea. He says he knows the cure for Cedar Fever! It’s a little bit of a time intensive process, but he swears it works.

Check it out, here’s what you do: When the cedar trees start growing berries in January and February, pick the berries…. Pick as many as you can for the months they are visible on the trees and freeze them. When September rolls around, swallow 2-3 of the berries everyday for a few months. Don’t chew them, just swallow them like pills. (He says they’re not toxic, so no worries!)

Apparently if you follow these directions, you’ll have absolutely NO symptoms of cedar fever when the season rolls around the following spring!

Very cool---thanks David for the inside scoop.


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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bridget and Carey wishing you Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas Everybody! Love, The Taylor Family

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Send Holiday Wishes To Our Soldiers (Free) Thanks to Xerox!

If you go to this web site, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving over seas. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we coul d get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals over there need to know we are behind them...

Don't forget your lucky lingerie on NYE!

Can the Underwear You Wear On New Years Eve Give You Luck? ( - For centuries people have been observing the end of one year and the beginning of another and underneath the celebration and partying there is an ancient holiday with deep spiritual roots.

This year, with a cooling economy and escalating layoffs, many people are worried about the fallout from the credit crunch. Concern about the future is running high.

Many people around the world believe that everything we do on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day has significance for the future. The American custom of spending the night with a loved one and kissing them at midnight ensures that the relationship will flourish during the coming year.

In some South American countries, the color of the bra and panty worn at midnight on New Year's Eve is believed to influence your luck in the coming year. Gold or yellow is worn for prosperity -- work, money and success.

Other choices are white for peace and happiness, blue for health, pink for love and red for passion. Yellow is the most popular color in Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. Lima, Peru comes alive with the color for New Year's Eve. Everyone and everything is absolutely saturated in it. Wearing yellow underwear is a particularly strong tradition.

Although traditionally Mexico favors red and pink is tops in Argentina, it's predicted that this year gold or yellow will be the clear favorite in many countries. The colors chosen must be light and the underwear always brand new.

This Honeydew Camellia lace bra and panty set should be a winner for the ladies. Wear the yellow panties inside out to improve your luck. The Cin2 no show boxers are a perfect choice for the guys.

The tradition can be traced back to Spain in the middle ages when it was forbidden to wear bright colors, but since the people believed in the tradition they wore the colors underneath their clothes.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Hey Everybody!

So, yesterday I went to Beleza Med Spa for Dot Therapy. My appointment was at 11:30a. They put numbing cream on my face for 30 minutes and then they did the procedure using a special smartxide laser. Now, at first, I was really scared. This is like laser resurfacing. It goes really deep into the epidermis and then eventually the top layer of your skin comes off revealing new, baby skin. He started the procedure and I honestly thought to myself, "This is it?" Seriously, if you have ever had a photo facial treatment, it's absolutely no worse than that. I couldn't believe it. It was over in like 15 minutes and then they put cold towels on my face and gave me a post-op kit and I went home. Before I went in, I had called to see if someone was going to need to drive me there and pick me up. Ha! ha! There is no pain killers or anything like that. I was able to drive myself home just fine. All I felt yesterday for just a few hours was a little heat. I am very red today and turning brown. My face looks kind of crazy but I CANNOT WAIT to see the end results. This was great! You know laser resurfacing in the past mean that you would be out for like a week. This is great! I needed to mow my yard today and you must stay out of the sun, so I slathered on sunscreen, and put on a cowboy hat for protection. I started mowing and their was dust and dirt flying up on my face so I ended up wearing a bandanna over my face and a cowboy hat. (ha ha) I looked like a bandit! I will be posting pictures soon of the before and during and then, of course, after photos. This is so exciting. Dr. Broder at Beleza Med Spa was so great and his nurse, Heather, is fabulous too. If you want to find out details about Dot Therapy, then go to It's the very latest in laser technology and Dr. Broder is offering a special on Dot Therapy right now! Oh, I can't wait to have a younger, fresher looking face and be rid of all the years of sun damage. Gotta go to bed but wanted to say that it's been a great experience so far! Talk to you on the air.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Angela Ploetz from The Posh Space Gives her organizing tips for December

Know your shipping deadlines.

See my blog: for links to find shipping deadlines and shipping tips.

Save money and the environment by sending e-cards instead of paper Christmas cards.

Visit and for FREE ecard services with options of inserting one photo or several photos into a slide show.

Give Non-clutter gifts-

Experience Gifts such as tickets to the theater, a football or basketball game, a trip for the family, or a gift certificate to a spa.

Gifts of Time: Offer to baby sit so a friend can go on a date night with her husband, give some one a gift certificate to get organized from POSH space, house cleaning services, a car wash each month for Mom.

See tomorrow for more non-clutter gift ideas.
Angela Ploetz


Today, we heard from listener Justin C. who told us about the coolest website!
It’s If you listen to our show, you know I LOVE craigslist. Well, this site can help you find THE item you’ve always been looking for. Just enter in the mile radius you hope to find the item in, and type keywords you want to search, and voila…it tells you where in the U.S. your item can be found! Pretty rad! Justin is going to win a cool prize for hooking us up with the info! If you have anything you think we should use on the show, just e-mail our producer, Cassiday and if we use your bit or information on the show, you’ll win a prize too! Her e-mail is

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Jolly Old Saint Carey Claus!

Click HERE.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Cheer!


1. UNBAKED, MADE-FROM-SCRATCH COOKIE KITS: Get the dry ingredients of your favorite cookie recipes together, along with a mason jar, a note card and some “country” style ribbons. Layer the dry ingredients in the mason jar, screw on the lid, print the recipe on a note card in an old-fashiony looking font, and tie it to the jar with ribbon.

2. A SECRECT HOLLOW BOOK: Find an old classic book at your nearby Goodwill or used bookstore. Using an X-Acto knife, hollow out the center of the book. It can be used as a place to store treasures.

3. CREATE A RECIPE BOOKLET: Use a collection of your favorite holiday recipes, and then include a small assortment of samples. Pass your culinary traditions on to your friends.

4. GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME OR SKILL: What skill do you have? Can you help somebody set up a blog? Teach someone how to change the oil in their car. Can you give bike tune-ups? Mini lessons on sushi or wine? Give the gift of baby-sitting for new parents. If you’re a computer whiz, give the gift of free computer repairs. Make up a gift certificate.

5. FELT-BACKED TILE TRIVETS: You can find lots of beautiful tile at home-improvement stores. And a lot of times, if the tile is at the end of a lot, you can get the tile at a deep discount. Using a hot glue gun, add a layer of felt to the back of a 6 x 6 (or larger) tile, and you have a useful trivet for bringing a hot dish to the table. If you drink a lot of wine, you might consider creating cork trivets.

6. LOVE COUPONS: Coupons good for a dinner out, or for a back rub, or for an evening of watching a favorite movie. FOR THE KIDS: You can make coupons for your parents for mowing the yard, washing the dog, picking up poo in the backyard, things that go above and beyond your normal chores.

7. Mixed CD: Compile a mixed cd and mail them out to all your friends. It can serve as a holiday card, a moment of reconnection or your friends can get introduced to new music they might not have heard yet themselves.

8. MEMORY JAR: (Fantastic idea for a grandparent or older relative). This gift is time consuming but costs next to nothing. Contact friends and relatives and ask them to tell you some great memories of the person you are making the memory jar for and ask them to send you any old photos they have of that person. Then take 365 business card sized pieces of cardstock. Write one memory or put one printed picture on each of the cards. Fold each one in half and secure them with a bit of tape then place them all in a big jar. Decorate the jar. Every morning for the next year, that person can take out a piece of paper, open it, and see what other people cherish about them.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


This was such a cool thing! To see all these FAMOUS artists coming together to sing this song was really amazing. Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Cindy Lauper, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Steve Perry and so many more! Wow! Just taking a walk down memory lane!


Here is Lionel on a German television show.
He is singing his hit song, "Hello" while he is inhaling helium! It's hilarious!

Click Here to watch the video!


Great Advice from author and life coach Cheryl Richardson. This comes from her book, "Take Time For Your Life"

Since soulful connections require an investment of time and energy, you'll want to choose the people you spend time with wisely. To determine whether a relationship drains you or fuels you, ask yourself the following questions.

1. Write down the name of a person in your life.
2. Am I able to be myself with this person? Do I feel accepted by him/her?
3. Is this person critical or judgmental of me?
4. Does the relationship provide an even give-and-take exchange of energy?
5. Do I feel upbeat and energized when I'm around this person, or depleted and drained?
6. Does this person share my values? My level of integrity?
7. Is this person committed to our relationship?
8. Can this person celebrate my success?
9. Do I feel good about myself when I'm with this person?

Wondering how to confront people who drain you mentally, physically and spiritually?
Once you have identified that you have a toxic relationship in your life, there are specific words that you can use to confront this family member or friend in a graceful, loving way. Your goal is not necessary to sever all relationships, it's to set boundaries with this person. If you feel the relationship can be healed, follow these steps.

Step One: Set the stage."In an effort to honor our relationship, I need to tell you the truth..."

Step Two: Follow up with how you feel."When you _______ it makes me feel ______..."

Step Three: Then ask your family member or friend."Are you willing to stop doing that?"
"In an effort to honor our relationship I need to tell you the truth. When you complain about your boss every week, it leaves me feeling drained of energy. If you're willing to do something about the situation, I'll support you 100%, but I can no longer listen to your complaints. Are you willing?"
"In an effort to honor our relationship I need to tell you the truth. When you put me down I feel angry and hurt. In order for us to continue seeing each other, I need to ask you to stop. Are you willing?"
"In an effort to honor our relationship I need to tell you the truth. When you criticize me I feel drained and upset. I'd like to ask you to stop doing that so we can move closer instead of further apart. Are you willing?"


It's that time of year, and as serious shoppers know, only the strong will survive. Some of you are preparing to brave the mall at 5 a.m. for rock-bottom bargains. (No, we don't think it's at all ridiculous to wake up that early to catch some steals and deals. In fact, we understand.) But before you step out of the house to buy your loved ones a few guilt-free gifts, check out these eight need-to-know shopping tips from the experts.

Tip 1: Make a List and Budget It Twice

"Estimate the costs of not only gifts, but of the entire holiday season, including cards, stamps, gifts for teachers, tips for postal workers and doormen, and various other expenses," says finance and debt expert Todd Cook. "Cut down and revise your list to make it fit into your budget. When you add everything up, make sure it doesn't exceed your overall spending limit and try to include a cushion for unexpected items or price fluctuations."

Tip 2: Do Your Research

Expand your sources beyond newspaper flyers, as there is a lot of information available on the Internet days—maybe even weeks—ahead of time. "Web sites like clue shoppers into what will be on sale at major retailers like Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Toys R Us on Friday morning," says Kim Danger, a family savings expert and author of 1000 Best Baby Bargains. "A quick check online on manufacturer and retailer Web sites, or coupon Web sites like before you go out can yield substantial additional savings on all types of products."

Tip 3: Shop Co-Op

You can cover more territory faster by shopping in a group, says Eva Yusa, shopping expert for the Chicago-based comparison shopping site, Split up, sending co-shopping pals to different stores with everyone's wish lists in hand. "That way, when one person finds that special item, he or she can buy it for someone," says Eva. "You can learn from other shoppers, too," Eva says. Message forums likes on feature comments from consumers on where to find bargains, what's hot, shopping secrets and more.

Tip 4: Delegate

"Decide who—in your family or group of friends—will shop for each recipient," says Brad Stroh, national consumer spending and debt expert. "On days like Black Friday, this can help ensure you get to priority sales and stores, and make sure no one doubles up."

Tip 5: Be Size Wise

Shopping for a glamorous new outfit to get decked out during the busy holiday party season? Before you make a purchase, carefully measure your bust, waist and hips. Odds are, on a busy shopping day like Black Friday, trying something on is near impossible with long lines at the fitting room. "Keep in mind there is no standard of sizing in the apparel industry," advises Phyllis Brasch Librach, president and founder of a specialty retailer selling plus sizes. “The tag in two garments can read the same size, but on a critical measurement, like the waist, you may be surprised to find up to four inches difference between two manufacturers."

Tip 6: Price Match and Find Discounts

Shopping and finance expert Fatima Mehdikarimi reminds shoppers to take advantage of stores with price-matching policies. "Many stores will match and sometimes beat a competitor's lower price," she says. "Don't run from store to store for the best price. Save time and ask a store manager to price match."

Tip 7: Make Friends

They say it's good to know people in high places. That couldn't be more true when it comes to holiday shopping. "Befriend the sales staff at your favorite stores," advises Dara Fleischer, founder and editor of, an online style source for serial shoppers. "They'll often suggest gift ideas you would have never thought of and will call you first when there's a special promotion." They'll even put items aside to hold it for you so no one else snags it, Dara adds.

Tip 8: The Online vs. In Line Debate

"Many retailers will run the same sale on their featured products online or in the retail location, while others even offer 'online only' incentives," says Cyla Weiner, owner of an intimate apparel and swimsuit boutique. Shopping online will reduce your time standing in line and searching for parking spaces, so if that's an option, make that your first stop.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Turkey still frozen and dinner just an hour away? The bread won't rise? Still not sure what temperature you're supposed to cook stuffing to? Help from holiday cooking hot lines is just a call or click away.

Crisco Pie Hotline: 877-367-7438

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: (800) BUTTERBALL or

Monday, November 24, 2008



8:00 PMCharlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC)
9:00 AMMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC)
2:00 PMMiracle on 34th Street (NBC)
8:00 PMThe Polar Express (ABC)
4:00 PMHoliday Celebration on Ice (NBC)
8:00 PMShrek the Halls (ABC)
8:30 PMHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)
8:00 PMSanta Claus is Comin' to Town (ABC)
8:00 PMChristmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC)Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS)
8:00 PMDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)Greatest Holiday Moments: TV & Film Countdown (NBC)
8:00 PMMiracle on 34th Street (My Network TV)
8:00 PMBlizzard (My Network TV)Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)
8:00 PMOlive, the Other Reindeer (My Network TV)Santa's Funniest Moments (My Network TV)
8:00 PMHome Alone(My Network TV)
8:00 PMFrosty the Snowman (CBS)
8:30 PMFrosty Returns (CBS)
8:00 PMIt's a Wonderful Life (NBC)
8:00 PMThe Santa Clause 2 (ABC)
8:00 PMI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC)
8:00 PMCharlie Brown Christmas (ABC)The Spirit of Christmas (My Network TV)
8:00 PMA Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (NBC)Christmas Is Here Again (My Network TV)


Your dinner will be the talk of the TOWN!! You should try this! Sure to bring smiles from your guests! Here is a new way to prepare your Thanksgiving Turkey.

1. Cut out aluminum foil in desired shapes.
2. Arrange the turkey in the roasting pan, position the foil carefully. (see attached picture for details)
3. Roast according to your own recipe and serve.
4. Watch your guests' faces...

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinnerStay off your thighs!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Friday, November 21, 2008

How to get STAR hair!

What Not to Wear's hair guru Nick Arrojo tells you how to style your tresses like the stars!

How to get the look:

1.Apply volumizing mousse all over, and – using a medium-sized round barrel brush – blow-dry smooth.

2. Wrap hair sections around the brush, and blow-dry for five seconds. Blast with cool air to set and unravel.
3. Twist the pieces together to "create loopy, bouncy waves," says Arrojo.

Bonus tip: You can also use hot Velcro rollers – but be sure to cool hair before removing them. "Otherwise, you'll lose the bounce," he says. Finish with hairspray.

How to get the look:
1. Use a volumizing product to blow-dry and tousle hair with fingers.
2. In the jar, blow-dry a small amount of pomade until it liquefies. Dab onto palm and apply "to create separation and texture," says Arrojo.
3. For a "more carefree look," use a curling iron to loosely loop the ends.

Bonus tip: "Add extensions to give your hair pieces of length in areas," he says.

How to get the look:

1. Apply mousse and blow-dry with your hands, then scrunch it under a diffuser.
2. Use a curling iron to emphasize the loops. But "don't do every curl – you'll achieve a look that's too set," says Arrojo.
3. Blow-dry the front with your fingers, and "get a little bit of a flick" with the curling iron. Finish with a detailing mist or high-shine hairspray.
Bonus Tip: Lightly tease the crown of your hair with a bristle brush. Gives nice body and will stay all night.

How to get the look:
1. Apply a thermal protector and blow-dry hair smooth.

2. With a curling iron, take 10 sections of hair around the head and curl in at the root. Allow hair to cool.

3. Take a small amount of de-frizzing serum, turn your head over and run fingers through hair or use a vent brush to break down the curl.

Bonus tip: On one side, curl three strands toward your face for a "nice curved scoop," says Arrojo. Finish with hairspray.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Put this on your Christmas List: Games to play with your pets!..huh?

That's right! Board games, card games and even dice games for you and fido or kitty to play together! This is not a joke. No skills are needed to play Darf pet games. You'll be amazed at what you can get your dog or cat to do with a small amount of encouragement, instruction and treats. You, your friends, family and dogs or cats will have lots of fun. PLUS, your pet will gain self-confidence, pay more attention to you and learn new tricks! Click here to see what I'm talking about! My sweetie, Zuko, thinks it's boring! :) He'd rather chase his tail.


(From Glamour magazine)

1.) Slow down in bed.

2.) Speed up on the toilet.

3.) Buy tampons for her without feeling emasculated.

4.) Log her size into your memory, because what's more depressing than trying on a wrong-size gift?

5.) Get over any jealousy of any "alone time" for her that doesn't require your participation.

6.) Before you leave on a trip, give her a sappy card that says how much you'll miss her. (Extra credit: make it yourself.)

7.) Send a massive bouquet of flowers to work (ideally on a Monday, so she can flaunt it all week).

8.) Cook a meal that involves more ingredients than pasta and pasta sauce.

9.) Afterwards, clean the dishes

10.) Ask as many questions as you answer.

11.) Look her directly in the eye during all greetings, requests, declarations of love and sex.

12.) Toss out the blue-and-red tartan flannel bedding you got in college and replace it with something else (i.e., thread count over 200, no poly blends).

13.) Stand outside in the rain with a radio or do whatever it takes to make up after you've been a jerk.

14.) Stop harping about threesomes and be happy with the sweet deal you already have.

15.) Memorize this Mantra: If I'm going to be late, call! If I'm going to be late, call!


Only borns

Positives: Only-borns are the mega-movers of the world. They are task-orientated; tend to be extremely well organized, highly conscientious and dependable. They are keen on facts, ideas and details and feel extremely comfortable with responsibility.

Negatives: The negative characteristics of only-borns can be tough to handle. They are often unforgiving, very demanding, hate to admit they're wrong and usually don't accept criticism well. To others, they seem very sensitive and indeed, their feelings are easily hurt.


Positives: They are natural leaders and often high achievers. The majority of politicians, spokespersons and managing directors are first-borns. They frequently live with a sense of entitlement and even superiority. They often come in two flavours: compliant nurturers/caregivers or aggressive movers and shakers. Both are in control; they just use different methods. As a rule, first-borns are picky, precise people - they pay attention to detail - tend to be punctual, organised, and competent. They want to see things done right the first time. They don't like surprises.

Negatives: They are often moody and occasionally lack sensitivity. They can be intimidating, particularly by pushing people too hard or refusing to take no for an answer. Sometimes they can be a bit 'know-it-all', and often they are poor at delegating - largely because they don't trust other people as much as they trust themselves. They also tend to be bossy, perfectionists and overly-conscientious.


Positives: The classic middle-born is very relational, tends to be a people-pleaser and usually hates confrontation. Their basic need is to keep life smooth and their motto might be 'peace at any price'. They are usually very calm, will roll with the punches and are amiable, down-to-earth and great listeners. They are skilled at seeing both sides of a problem and eager to make everybody happy. That makes them good mediators and negotiators.

Negatives: They tend to be less driven than first-borns, but are much more eager to be liked - or at least be happy with them. They have a difficult time setting boundaries. They can drift into becoming 'co-dependent' as they try to please everybody. They are not good at making decisions that will offend others. They also tend to blame themselves when others fail.


Positives: Last-borns are the world's cheerleaders. You have strong people skills and love to entertain and talk to others. You make friends easily and immediately make others feel at home. You're an extrovert, energized by the presence of other people and you're probably not afraid to take risks.

Negatives: Last-borns tend to get bored quickly. They have a strong fear of rejection and a short attention span. When the fun stops, they've had enough and want to check out. To some extent they're self-centred. They may harbour unrealistic expectations of finding a relationship that is always fun - and of course, such relationships simply do not last.


Sleeping together is not JUST about sex. How you as a couple share a bed when you're sleeping says much about the state of your relationship. Psychiatrist Samuel Dunkell, M.D., author of "Good-bye Insomnia, Hello Sleep," has been analyzing the body language of sleep for more than 25 years. Along with Dr. Mark Goulston, who is also a psychiatrist, the two have identified specific sleep positions that couples often assume and the silent message they send about the health and well being of the relationship, report the German news service DPA and Redbook magazine.

The Top 5 Sleep Positions:

*The Love Knot- Couples who have just fallen in love often sleep in a "love knot" with their legs and arms intertwined. Be forewarned! It can be difficult and uncomfortable to stay like this all night long.

*The Spoon- The most common sleep position for the first three to five years of marriage, the spoon is comfortable and emanates feelings of safety and security. However, it indicates that one partner--usually the man--has dominance over the other. "When a woman assumes the posterior position, it may indicate she is the more giving partner or that he needs special nurturing," Dunkell told Redbook.

*The Royal- Typically, the man lies on his back face up, while the woman, also on her back, rests her head on his shoulder. This suggests that the woman is dependent and compliant. Still, by viewing the world from the same position, it can also add a feeling of comradeship and protection. Couples who sleep like this tend to have a lot of trust in one another and a strong commitment.

*Zen Style- Couples who sleep with their backs facing and their derrieres touching are bonded sexually but enjoy their independence. This is a common sleep position for those who have been married for a long time.

*The Freeze Maneuver- Partners who retreat to their own side of the bed and don't touch at all during the night, instead turning their backs to each other, are probably experiencing tension.Don't panic if your sleep position is a silent signal of trouble."

Sleep habits are very individual and therefore shouldn't be overestimated," Elmar Basse, a therapist from Hamburg, Germany, told DPA. Some couples, who get along fine and have a great sex life, just don't like to cuddle while they sleep. However, when one partner suddenly doesn't want physical contact, especially when both once enjoyed touching while sleeping, it could be problematic.

Calphalon's Herb Roasted Turkey and Traditional Sage Stuffing

Herb-Roasted Turkey with Gravy

Course Type: Entree

Serving Size: serves 8 - 10


Turkey1 10 - 12 pound turkey, whole with giblets removed

2 Tablespoons of fresh herbs, chopped (equal parts of rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley)

6 ounces butter

1 garlic clove

Salt and pepper to taste

2 Lemons

Gravy3/4 cup

white wine1/2 cup

(+/-) all-purpose flour

4 cups chicken stock


Preheat the oven to 350F.Rinse and dry the turkey and place on rack in roasting pan.Combine herbs, butter and garlic. Rub the butter under and over the turkey skin. Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice over the turkey. Place the lemons in the cavity of the turkey. Season the turkey with salt and pepper. Place the roasting pan with the turkey in the oven and cook, basting every 30 minutes. Roast for 3.5 to 4 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in the turkey thigh registers at 165F. When the turkey reaches 165F remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 - 20 minutes before carving.

For the Gravy, transfer the turkey drippings from the roasting pan into a bowl. Skim off the fat from the drippings and reserve both. Add flour to the reserved fat and form a paste. Return roasting pan to stove top over medium heat. De glaze the pan with the white wine, scraping the bottom of the roaster to capture the caramelized bits and reduce the liquid until almost dry. Add 1/2 cup of the roux (fat/flour mixture) and whisk to combine. Add the turkey drippings and 3 cups of stock and whisk well. Bring to a boil. Add more roux if too thin or more stock if too thick. Once you have the desired consistency season with salt and pepper.

Traditional Sage Stuffing

Course Type: Side Dish

Serving Size: Serves 8 - 10


4 Tablespoons unsalted butter

2 stalks celery cut into small dice

1 medium onion cut into small dice

2 teaspoons fresh chopped sage

2 teaspoons fresh minced thyme

1/2 teaspoon caraway seed

4 cups (+/-) chicken stock

Salt and pepper to taste

10 - 12 cups dried bread cubes


Preheat the oven to 350F. Melt the butter in a Calphalon One Infused Anodized 10 inch Fry Pan. Add the celery and onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add sage, thyme and caraway seeds and saute for a minute. Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl. Add the sauteed ingredients and the chicken stock to the bread cubes and combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place all ingredients in a baking dish or casserole and bake for 25 - 30 minutes and the top is golden brown. Cooked, crumbled sausage could be an excellent addition to this classic stuffing.


Due to the sagging economy, some of us are shunning the salon in favor of at-home hair color for a number of good reasons. It's easy. It's quick AND IT'S CHEAP. But with trying something new usually comes a hairy mistake or two. Here are a few professional tips to ensure that you skip the mistakes and make it straight to healthy, shiny hair land.

• Dye your hair, not your face. Apply petroleum jelly around the hairline to keep drips in check.

• Celeb stylist Rita Hazan noted in People magazine that sprinkling a packet of Sweet 'n Low into the mix will help prevent that burning sensation that some at-home dyers experience.

• A pinch of cornstarch doesn't hurt the formula but does make it a little thicker and easier to apply.

• Stay close to your natural hue to avoid "hot roots" (fugly roots which are lighter than the rest of your hair) and a color that doesn't match your skin tone.

• If you mess it up, don't try to dye over it – see your stylist immediately!

Butt Out: The Great American Smokeout

Don't be a drag! STOP SMOKING TODAY!

The American Cancer Society has declared today The Great American Smokeout in the hopes that smokers will soon turn into non-smokers. The only rule? Don’t smoke for 24 hours.
This year, the American Cancer Society will be holding health fairs, school events among others in the hopes of educating the public on the effects of smoking. Check the web site for information on what is going on in your area.
GASO began officially in 1977 but six years prior, Arthur P. Mullaney laid the groundwork when he challenged the citizens of Randolph Massachusetts to put their ciggies away for one day and instead donate the money saved to a high school scholarship fund. He then coined the term “Smokeout.”

Minnesota’s Monticello Times editor Lynn R. Smith then organized Minnesota’s first D-Day or Don’t Smoke Day in 1977. The idea then spread.

So why should you or someone you love quit? Here are some (scary) facts about smoking: Cigarette smoking is responsible for almost 438,000 deaths (that’s 1 of every 5 deaths) in the United States. It harms nearly every organ in the body. In fact, more people die from tobacco use than from HIV, drug and alcohol use, suicides, murders and motor vehicle injuries—combined.


A study from the University of Arizona found that your office desk has way more bacteria than your building's bathroom.A man's workspace has three to four times less bacteria than a female coworker's. But the worst office offender of all is a man's wallet-your warm back pocket is the perfect spot for bacteria to form.

Here are five more workplace germ zones:

The Phone
The Desktop
The Keyboard and Mouse
The Water Fountain Handle
The "Enter" Button (on the Fax Machine, the Photocopier, Etc.)

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