Saturday, September 29, 2012

Drink Wine To Your Health

Drink to Your Health infographic from ONEHOPE Wine
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We drink a little wine now and again and we hope it actually helps our health. A little help can go a long way when you think about it correctly. Enjoy your wine, but please don't drink and drive because it does not help your health this much.

Celebrity Birthdays on September 29

1935 Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician, Jerry Lee Lewis is the last surviving member of both Sun Records' Class of 55 and the Million Dollar Quartet - which both included Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and Elvis Presley, as well as Lewis himself.
1942 Ian McShane, British actor
1947 Gary Wetzel, American Vietnam War Veteran & Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
1948 Bryant Gumbel, American television personality
1948 Mark Farner, American guitarist (Grand Funk)
1955 Ken Weatherwax, American actor who played Pugsley Adams on The Addams Family (TV series)
1957 Andrew Dice Clay, American comedian and actor
1970 AMG (rapper), American Rap Musician
1980 Zachary Levi, American actor

Lies From The White House: Barack Obama

We are fooled into believing politicians are supposed to lie to us. Politicians are not supposed to lie to the people of the United States of America. Politicians are voted in to their positions to serve the people. The problem is most politicians are greedy and their agendas become more important than the people. President Barack Obama wants to be reelected and seems to be willing to do anything to spend four more years in the White House. This series will show you some of the lies he believes you and I are dumb enough to swallow.

President Obama led you to believe that Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed because of an anti-Muslim YouTube video. You can watch the video here if you want to, but it will be a waste of your time. The video is low class film making at best and had nothing to do with the killing of Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens. Obama said. 'What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.' (Speaking at a candidate forum on the Spanish-language network Univision) We now know this was a lie that came out of President Obama's mouth. We know this was a terrorist attack that the White House hid from all of us.

Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens was in fear for his life. He said he was on an al Qaeda hit list before he was killed in an attack on the Benghazi consulate. The Libyan government warned the US three days in advance about the attack on Ambassador Chris Stevens and our government did nothing. They didn't even give the ambassador the protection he needed. Where was President Obama on 9/11 and why didn't he take these threats seriously?

President Obama was at a 9/11 memorial at the White House and than he spoke at the Pentagon about the victims of 9/11. The next day (after hearing about the murder of Chris Stevens) Barack Obama skips his intelligence briefing and goes to a fundraiser in Las Vegas . Our ambassador to Libya is killed and Obama goes on another fundraiser.

To make matters worse, Mitt Romney criticizes Barack Obama for not doing enough and there is more news about Romney's comments than the terrorist attack that took out our ambassador. A week after the attack, the White House finally admits that the attack (that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens) was a planned terrorist attack commemorating the 9/11 attack of the twin towers in New York City in 2001.

Who is to blame? President Barack Obama is our Commander in Chief. He took credit for the killing of Osama Bin Laden. He deserves the blame for the murder of Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and the cover-up that followed. President Obama had all the information he needed to protect our ambassador and to tell the US people the truth when his administration screwed up. Our President and his administration lied to us to protect his bid for reelection. White lie or straight out lie, I will let you decide.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on September 28

1934 Brigitte Bardot, French actress
1936 Emmett Chapman, jazz musician best known as the inventor of the Chapman Stick
1943 Nick St. Nicholas, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf)
1960 Jennifer Rush, American pop singer best known for the million-selling single "The Power of Love"
1963 Greg Weisman is an American comic book and animation writer and producer, best known as the creator of Gargoyles and as the Supervising Producer of The Spectacular Spider-Man, one of my favorite shows ever
1966 Ginger Fish, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
1967 Mira Sorvino, American actress who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1967 Moon Unit Zappa, American singer and actress
1968 Naomi Watts, English-born Australian actress
1979 Bam Margera, American skateboarder who appeared in all three Jackass movies
1984 Melody Thornton, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
1987 Hilary Duff, American actress, singer
2000 Frankie Jonas, American actor

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Making A Move To Kansas City

I remember all of the Remax commercials on television. They are the company that is able to sell the most houses at the best prices. They are experts at selling your house and finding the perfect house for you to buy. That is why it is important to talk to the experts when you decide to move to another state. I remember when my sister moved to Kansas City. She always lived in upstate New York and they had to move to Kansas City because of her husband's job. She had no idea what to do to find a new house in a place she had never been. I told her to make a search for kansas city real estate. This way, she would be able to find out who sells houses in the area where she was moving.

She told me somehow she got hooked up with Remax. They found her a bunch of houses in her price range minutes from where her husband's new job was located. My sister was excited enough where I had to calm her down. She was going to a new place and now she had a company who was going to find her that perfect house. Lucky for her, she didn't have to sell a house in New York because they planned on moving back a few years down the road. The house they owned was paid for and is a house that has been in our family for years. My brother decided to stay in it and keep it up when my sister was out of town.

My sister did finally move to Kansas City. She found a house that was perfect for their situation and she actually enjoyed the new place. Her husband spent six years getting the company going and now they are back in upstate New York. Remax helped them sell the house, they made a profit before the houses plummeted in value. Once in awhile, my sister still tells me stories about Kansas City. I have never been to the place, but she says it's a nice place to visit. Good thing she took my advice and hooked up with a great real estate company who helped them every step of the way.

This is a sponsored post for Remax, however, all the points and views 
are my own.

The Perils of Distracted Driving

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It is tough driving in Florida, everybody seems to be distracted. Every day, it seems like half a dozen people shoot in front of me without even seeing me. I have to pay attention to the road (every second) to make sure my family and I are safe. Please make sure you don't text while driving or allow other things to distract you. People are hurt and killed every day from distracted. I don't want to be a statistic.

I remember one time, I looked away for a second. Instantly, I crashed into the back of a truck that stopped in the middle of the road for no reason. I totaled my car just because I looked away from the road for a second. Can you imagine how much a text could distract you from your driving?

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Pick The Best Bankruptcy Attorney For The Best Deal

It seems like many of us find ourselves in financial troubles. Since the last election, many people have lost their houses or found themselves in financial ruins. To make matters worse, millions of people have lost their jobs. I do not have to tell you it has something to do with the people we voted into office, you already know the facts. Our country has changed for the worse the past four years and too many people are suffering. You are probably wondering what to do if you find yourself in financial trouble and it seems like there is no way out. This is something we need to leave to the experts. They know the courts, they know the judges and they know how to get you the best deal possible when you go through bankruptcy court.

I know you are under a lot of stress. I am working three jobs myself just to make it from paycheck to paycheck. This is a situation that is not all your fault. Your biggest decision (right now) should be finding a bankruptcy attorney that has your back. You know the government doesn't have your back. They made promises and you are not happy with the change you were supposed to believe in. You did not realize that change meant you losing your job and your family losing everything. It does not have to be that way if you connect yourself with an attorney who cares about you and your situation.

Sometimes I wonder if I am going to end up in the same situation. If I do, I know what I am going to do. I am going to connect myself to an attorney that will help me fix my situation and get me the best deal possible. I would go with cary bankruptcy attorneys because they are experts in the field of bankruptcy.  If I go bankrupt, I want an attorney who will get me a deal I can live with. I know going with the experts will work out for me in the end. It really sucks to be in the situation many American's find themselves in, but things will get better because this country is still the best country in the world.

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Celebrity Birthdays on September 27

1920 Jayne Meadows, actress and wife of Steve Allen for nearly fifty years and until his death
1934 Wilford Brimley, American actor
1936 Don Cornelius, American television host, Soul Train
1947 Meat Loaf, American singer
1951 Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
1953 Greg Ham, Australian musician and songwriter (Men at Work)
1958 Shaun Cassidy, American singer
1964 Stephan Jenkins, American singer (Third Eye Blind)
1972 Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress
1976 Dean Butterworth, English drummer, drummer for Good Charlotte
1976 Matt Harding, American video game developer
1982 Anna Camp, American actress, True Blood
1982 Lil Wayne, American rapper
1984 Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter

Grooming And Shaving Then and Now

As a man, you have to shave an entire lifetime if you want to look your best. I believe I began shaving full time when I was seventeen years old. I remember cutting my face almost every time I shaved. It was horrible. The razors we had back then were really tough on your skin. I also remember if I skipped one day of shaving, I would get ingrown hairs on my face. Ingrown hairs are a horrible thing to deal with, especially on your face. Now I don't have to worry about ingrown hairs because it is much easier for me to shave everyday.

Today, grooming for men is an entire different story. The tools that have been developed to make us look better are incredible. I love the razors of today, they are unbelievable. I can shave everyday without getting one nick on my face. I no longer have to place pieces of toilet paper all over my face to stop the bleeding. I can't imagine what they will come up with for the future of shaving. I just know it will be something even better than what they have for us today. The men of tomorrow have a lot of good things to look forward to.

I honestly believe my generation were guinea pigs for the shaving industry. There is no way companies believed their shaving products in the late 70's and the early 80's were good for our skin. Could you imagine the tests when the men shaved pieces of flesh off their faces. I am thankful today, shaving companies got their acts together. My shaving experience is really easy, I put shaving cream on my face, spend about a minute shaving and wash my face off with water. When I am done, my face is smooth and free from nicks and cuts. Today, shaving has become an art all of us can live with.

Today, companies have all types of products designed for men and their grooming habits. There is a tool for every nook and cranny. If you have problems grooming yourself, you can go to the experts and have it done for you. In my youth, all we had was a barber who was an expert at everything. And remember, we were guinea pigs at a time when shaving was a dangerous thing to deal with.

This is a sponsored post for the Art of Shaving, however, all the 
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tail Town Friends on Facebook

I am not a Facebook game player. I think it is because it takes so much of your time and my time is valuable with family and work. I was sent a figurine for the Tail Town Friends game on Facebook We received chef who makes world class cuisine. The figurine is cute, is hand painted and comes with a code to add to the Tail Town Friends game on Facebook. Who knows if I will become a game player on Facebook because of this Tail Town Friends Game.
Profile Picture of Tail Towns

I checked out the game a little bit on Facebook. You are asked to do things in the game and you get rewarded when you finish the game. If you add your figurine code, you will be connected with the story line of that figurine in the game. There are 12 figurines in series 1 of Tail Town Friends on Facebook. Each figurine cost $14. I'm guessing if this game becomes popular, the figurines will go up in value, but who knows.

The part of the game I played was you visit farms and collect apple trees. You earn acorns when you find the apple trees and you can also buy properties. I added the code from the chef and received a bunch of acorns and other stuff in the game. The game also gives you the option to buy more figurines. Interesting game and will be fun to those people who have the time and money to play it. Check out Tail Town Friends on Facebook, it is interesting and fun. Hopefully, the pictures will give you some idea how this game looks like.

Disclaimer: I received the Tail Town Friends figurine to review, all the opinions of this game are my own and I was not paid for this review

Celebrity Birthdays On September 26

1947 Lynn Anderson, American country music singer, "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"
1948 Olivia Newton-John, English-born Australian singer and actress
1956 Linda Hamilton, American actress
1961 Cindy Herron, American singer (En Vogue)
1962 Melissa Sue Anderson, American actress who played Mary Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie
1966 Jillian Barberie, Canadian actress and television hostess
1970 Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress and scream queen who married Rob Zombie
1972 Shawn Stockman, American singer (Boyz II Men)
1976 Tyler Denk, American model and reality show contestant who won the tenth season of The Amazing Race
1981 Serena Williams, American tennis player

Four Food Myths To Think About


Food Myths: MYTH #1:  “If I microwave food, the microwaves kill the bacteria, so the food is safe.”

Fact: Harmful bacteria may remain if food is heated unevenly. Be sure to follow cooking instructions, including rotating, stirring and letting food stand when indicated. It is always better to be safe than sorry

Food Myths: MYTH #2:  “Of course I wash all bagged lettuce and greens because it might make me sick if I don’t.”

Fact:If packages are labeled ready to eat, washed or triple washed, they are actually safe and ready to eat. You do not have to wash them.

Food Myths: MYTH #3:  “I don’t need to use a food thermometer.  I can tell when my food is cooked by looking at it or checking the temperature with my finger.”

Fact: The only way to know food is safely cooked is to used a food thermometer.

Food Myths: MYTH #4:  “I can’t re-freeze foods after I have thawed them – I have to cook them or    throw them away.”

Fact: RAW FOODS MAY BE SAFELY REFROZEN. If raw foods have been thawed in the refrigerator, they may be refrozen without cooking. Never refreeze raw foods that have been thawed out in the microwave or the refrigerator. Never thaw raw foods on the kitchen counter.

Don't become a statistic, make sure you follow food safety and keep you are your family safe from food poisoning.

Check out these websites for more information about food safety.

Make sure you take a few moments of your time to learn about food safety. Your life is busy, but your family is worth a moment of your valuable time...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hook Up With An Acting Coach in Toronto

When I check out a film I like, I find myself checking into the actors and actresses. A lot of actors seem to come from or through Canada. I always wondered why they spend time in Canada. I mean the place is cold and I really don't like the cold. Than I had a thought, maybe it has something to do with the Toronto acting coach they get hooked up with while in Canada. Even good actors and actresses need an acting coach at one time or another in their lives. Intelligent actors know where to find the good acting coaches that will help them succeed.

I always wanted to be an actor, but I have stage fright. I do not like to be in front of a lot of people. I like one on one contact, but I hate being the center of attention. This is one of those things that separates real actors and actresses from ordinary people. Actors learn how to do their work in front of people without worrying about what those people think about them. This is a talent I wished I had, but never did.

That is why acting coaches are an important part of acting. They teach you the ropes and help you deal with every situation in the acting business. They will show you the techniques you need to know to get the auditions you want. That is why actors and actresses take that trip to Canada. They want to get hooked up with acting coaches in Toronto that will show them everything they need to know to succeed.

Celebrity Birthdays on September 25

1929 Barbara Walters, American broadcaster
1933 Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster, NBA Hall of Fame coach
1943 Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense
1944 Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
1947 Cheryl Tiegs, American model, threw the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday September 24, 2011 at Tropicana Field
1952 Anson Williams, American actor and director, he played Potsie on Happy Days
1956 Danny Hillis, American inventor, entrepreneur, scientist, engineer, and author
1958 Michael Madsen, American actor
1961 Heather Locklear, American actress and model
1962 Aida Turturro, American actress, Janice Soprano
1964 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer
1966 Jason Flemyng, English actor
1967 Melissa De Sousa, American actress
1968 Will Smith is an American actor and rapper
1969 Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
1978 Ryan Leslie, American music producer and singer
1980 T.I., American rapper and felon
1994 Jansen Panettiere is an American voice and film actor, and the younger brother of actress Hayden Panettiere

Saving Money on College With Scholarships

I would love to go back to college, but my bills are piling up. Ever since the economy sank, I have been living paycheck to paycheck. When I finish paying off one bill, another bill pops which is worse than the last one. For awhile, it seemed like going back to college was going to be an impossibility. Then I decided to check into scholarships and I am glad I did.

I always wanted to go to college for something medical. I saw myself as a pharmacist who put together medicine orders for customers. It would be cool to get to know everybody and serve the community. I knew I needed to go back to college to do this, but I never had time. I was working full-time and staying home with my two children during the day. After eight years, both of my children are finally in school full-time. Now I have the time to go back to college and finish my degree. I just wished I had the money to go back and take the classes.

When I checked online, I noticed there were tons of scholarships for people just like me who want to go back to college and finish their degrees. You may want to click here to check out a scholarship that just may fit you and your needs. Now I cannot wait until I go back to college and finish my degree. Someday, I still hope to be a pharmacist in a local pharmacy.

Keep Your Kids Happy and Healthy This Fall

Fall is in full swing, and the added responsibilities and activities can take a toll on the balanced life you lead. When activities increase, it’s difficult to find time to be together as a family, including time to sit down to eat well-balanced meals. Making sure your kids are getting proper nutrition and exercise can be just one more thing to manage – especially when you are managing your household, a job, a family, and your own personal time. Here are a few quick and easy tips to help maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle during the productive fall season.

Growing up our moms told us the importance of eating our vegetables, but for today’s busy families, it can be difficult to make sure that your kids are getting all the vitamins they need in their servings of vegetables – not to mention getting kids to eat their veggies at all.  While it’s important to teach kids to nurture their bodies even if they don’t love the taste of a particular food, you can also make sure your kids take daily vitamins to supplement any nutrition lost from a stubborn kid. You can even mix vitamins in with a delicious smoothie in the morning to make sure your kids are fueled up and ready to start another day.

It’s important for your kids to get daily exercise – and important for you and your partner as well. Rather than sending the kids out to play during the remaining fall days, consider using the few hours between coming home and dinner to go for a family walk or play a game of tag in the yard. Walk down to a local park to play catch, swing, and enjoy one another’s company. You will not only invest in your kids’ lives now, but will also instill in them a life-long understanding of the importance of exercise in their daily lives. Exercise doesn’t just help our physical bodies. It is also vital to mental and emotional heath. Start your kids when they’re young to help them maintain optimum health throughout their lives. Prioritizing exercise will also teach them that no matter how busy they get, taking thirty minutes for exercise is an important part of the day. It’s a great time to bond with your loved ones.

Increased activities during a busy season don’t mean you have to sacrifice health in order to keep them up. Take some time each day to maintain a proper diet and exercise, and your kids will thank you later.

Paige One enjoys writing about a variety of ideas, from fashion to fitness. Keep your kids healthy with the proper nutrition and exercise this fall and they’ll definitely enjoy it. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

When You Lose Your Best Friend

It is sad when a relative or personal friend dies suddenly. My friend was terminal for seven years and he told me it was coming. I thought he was going to live forever because he was strong. He told me, I would call him one day and he would not answer the phone. I moved to Florida and called him nearly every day in Indiana to see how he was doing. Hospice was in his house, but they gave up on him because he was so strong. I thought he would defy the odds, but that day did happen. I called him and he did not answer the phone. I called every day for a week, but no answer. I didn't know what to do.

Finally, my friend's daughter called me with my friend's phone. Her father had passed and she wanted to let me know. She thanked me for being such a good friend to Mark and told me when his funeral would be. I told her that I promised Mark I would not go to his funeral. He wanted me to remember him at his best, not at his worst. I asked her if I could send flowers and she told me that it would be very nice. I wanted to get my friend the best flowers I could find. He was worth every penny because he was the best friend I ever had in this world. Part of me wanted to go to his funeral, but I made a promise to him and I did not want to go something that meant so much to him

When you lose a friend, you want to get the best for them. Money is not the object when you are remembering somebody close to you. You want the perfect flowers that will show the family how much you care. You also want to remember that special person in a special way. There are many places to buy flowers in Indiana. There are not as many who specialize in the perfect flowers for moments like these. I found a place that put together the best flowers around. I found them while searching funeral flowers indianapolis. The flowers were beautiful and I was able to remember my best friend my way. I have a lot of fond memories of my friend. I just wish he was still around, so I could pick up my phone and say hello one more time.

This is a sponsored post for Andrew’s Florist, however, all the points 
and views are my own.

Celebrity Birthdays on September 24

1930 John W. Young, American astronaut who walked on the moon
1942 Gerry Marsden, English singer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
1945 Lou Dobbs, American journalist and television anchor
1946 "Mean" Joe Greene, American football player, Hall of Fame defensive tackle for thePittsburgh Steelers
1959 Steve Whitmire is an American puppeteer who works for The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop and Disney's The Muppets Studio.
1969 Shawn Crahan, American musician (Slipknot)
1971 Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve)
1976 Stephanie McMahon is WWE's Executive Vice President, Creative Development & Operations., former professional wrestling valet and occasional wrestler. She is the daughter of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and Linda McMahon
1979 Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian, Ross the Intern of the Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1987 Spencer Treat Clark, American actor

Our Family In Dress-Up Mode

Celebrity Birthdays On September 23

1920 Mickey Rooney, American actor for almost ninety years
1930-2004 Ray Charles, American musician
1947 Neal Smith, American musician (Alice Cooper's drummer)
1949 Bruce Springsteen, American singer and songwriter
1954 Cherie Blair, British lawyer and spouse of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair
1956 Peter David is an American writer of comic books, novels, television, movies and video games. His notable comic book work includes an award-winning, 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk as well as runs on AquamanYoung JusticeSupergirl, and Fallen Angel, he has written for Star Trek, Babylon 5Young JusticeBen 10: Alien Force
1966 LisaRaye, American actress and fashion designer
1972 Jermaine Dupri, American music producer and rapper
1975 Jaime Bergman, American model and actress and Playboy Playmate
1976 Kip Pardue, American actor and model for Armani, Polo and Abercrombie & Fitch

Celebrity Birthdays on September 22

1912 Herbert Matare German physicist and European co-inventor of the transistor
1934 Jack McGregor, American lawyer, politician and founder of the Pittsburgh Penguins
1941 Jeremiah Wright, American racist pastor who had an influence on President Barrack Obama
1949 James Cartwright is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who last served as the eighth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1954 Shari Belafonte, American singer, actor, model and spokesman for the Slim-Fast Diet
1956 Debby Boone, American singer
1958 Joan Jett, American rock-and-roll singer
1960 Scott Baio, American actor
1965 Robert Satcher is a physician, chemical engineer, and NASA astronaut. He became the first orthopedic surgeon in space during STS-129
1969 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer)
1984 Ross Jarman, drummer for the English indie band The Cribs
1985 Rima Fakih, Lebanese American beauty pageant contestant (Miss USA 2010)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Khloe Believes Kids Should Have Fun All The Time

This Fall Bring the Outdoors Indoors With Your Kids

Fall is here, and for many of us, it means more time spent indoors. This can especially be challenging for dads and moms with children who enjoy the freedom and space of summer days spent in parks, going on walks, and enjoying the back yard. The sounds and smells of the outdoors are soothing and life-giving, not to mention offering many new things for children to discover and explore.

During the cold fall and winter months, elements of the outdoors can be brought inside and worked into your decorating aesthetic to create beautiful conversation starters within your décor and provide some of the elements of discovery and distraction your children need. Indoor water features, rock collections, plants, and herb gardens are just a few ways to bring the outside in – and include your kids in the process.

Indoor water features can be made in a variety of sizes and with different elements. They can have more of a waterfall style or a soothing cascading effect that will draw the interest of any child as well as adding focal interest points to any space, and relaxing sounds and smells. Most indoor water features have rocks at the bottom, which look beautiful and shiny when wet. For a good fall activity, take your child rock hunting to find the prettiest, shiniest, most sparkly rocks to place at the bottom of the water feature and spend some time together to place the rocks in a beautiful pattern at the bottom of the feature. Your child will enjoy telling guests about your rock picking adventure, as well as contributing to the beauty of the home you share.

You can also add rock collection elements to other spaces in your home. Wooden bowls filled with rocks, or a few interestingly shaped or colored rocks look lovely sitting grouped together or alone on a coffee table or shelf. As a fun indoor project, pull out some paint colors that match your home décor, and let your kids paint the rocks in those colors.

Plants and herb gardens are great ways to teach kids about responsibility, control, and consequences, and they also add life and color to a home. Teach kids about photosynthesis, sunlight, and water and that it takes regular maintenance to nurture a living thing. Herb gardens add an extra component of education, because kids can also learn about nutrition and how plants flavor our foods and nourish our bodies.

Fall and winter can be just as adventurous and fun as summer by bringing outdoor elements indoors.

Paige One looks forward to writing about inspirational ideas on how to bring outdoor elements indoors. Add indoor water features, rock collection elements and more to the interiors in your home and appreciate charming spaces. 

Celebrity Birthdays on September 21

1931 Larry Hagman, American actor
1941 R. James Woolsey, Jr., American Central Intelligence Agency director
1945 Jerry Bruckheimer, American film and television producer
1945 Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
1947 Stephen King, American best-selling horror author
1947 Don Felder, American guitarist (Eagles)
1950 Bill Murray, American comedian and actor
1956 Marta Kauffman, American television producer of Friends
1957 Ethan Coen, American film director, one of the Coen Brothers
1957 Mark Levin, American attorney, radio talk show host and author
1967 Faith Hill, American singer
1968 Ricki Lake, American actress and talk show hostess
1971 Luke Wilson, American actor

Using The Right Tools That Fit The Job

My friend Doug recently graduated from college as a mechanic. He worked for a few months at a shop, but decided he wanted to begin his own. Doug would rather work for himself and build his own customers. He didn't want to rely on a local garage to build his reputation. I asked him if he understood the investment it would take to start his own garage. Doug did not care about the costs because this has always been his dream.

Doug decided to grown his garage slowly. He realized that building his reputation was the most important part of his business. He used his own garage to work on cars around the neighborhood and get to know the people. It took a few months until word spread around and Doug had more customers than he could handle. Doug does his work well, he is honest and he stands behind his work. If something goes wrong with your car, Doug stands behind his reputation.

It was time for Doug to begin buying automotive tools for his business. Each car he worked on seemed to take one or two different specialized tools. He began buying all the top brands for his company including baldor. Doug finally opened his garage last week. He already has customers who know him and his work. I really believe he will be successful because he uses only the best tools and stands behind his reputation.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blentec Total Blender Warranty Review

I bought a Blendtec Total Blender two years ago at Costco. I watched the person make all kinds of stuff with the blender and thought it was cool. My wife wanted a blender and our anniversary was just around the corner, so I bought it. It was expensive, but my wife loved the present.

We used the Blendtec Total Blender for nearly two years before we had trouble. The machine decided to stop mixing, I was disappointed. I decided to check into the warranty and see where I stood. I talked to a nice lady Emily by email, she told me to call the company. I called and actually got Emily on the phone. I told her my problem, she told me the jar was messed up. She also told me it was still under warranty. I was relieved because my children were loving the smoothies we make with the Blendtec Total Blender.

I did have to pay $11 for shipping, but the new jar came in the mail within a week. The company sent a label to return the old jar which I believe they will likely fix. We used the new jar on the Blendtec Total Blender and the system now works perfectly.

Blentec has excellent customer service, products and warranties on their products. The Blendtec Total Blender works great, but the most important thing to me was the company stands behind their product. It was a pleasure dealing with the company and their people. They were helpful and very nice. I am glad I bought the Blendec Total Blender and I am glad the company stands behind the quality of their products.

This is not a paid post, this is a real life experience I had dealing with this great company.

Celebrity Birthdays on September 20

1929 Anne Meara, American comic and actress and mother of Ben Stiller
1934 Takayuki Kubota, Japanese martial artist and founder and president of the InternationalKarate Association
1934 Sophia Loren, Italian actress
1946 Pete Coors is a U.S. businessman and entrepreneur. He currently is the Chairman of the Molson Coors Brewing Company
1964 Randy Bradbury, American musician (Pennywise)
1967 Kristen Johnston is an American stage, film and television actress. She is most famous for her role as Sally Solomon in the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun
1968 Ben Shepherd, American musician best known for playing bass in the band Soundgarden
1974 Michael Waddington is an American Criminal Defense lawyer specializing in serious felonies, court martial cases, and war crimes.
1975 Asia Argento, Italian actress
1980 Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Walking Dead Have Infected The Rays And Tropicana Field

If you are like I am, you are looking forward to the new season of the Walking Dead which is just around the corner in October. If you can't wait, you are in luck. Have you checked out Tropicana Field and the Rays lately? The Walking Dead have infected the Rays and Tropicana Field.

I'm not sure when it all began. The Rays vs. Red Sox series was supposed to be one of the highlights of the years. The Red Sox decided to give their players away and the Rays have become zombies in MLB uniforms. To make matters worse, the fans have stayed away from Tropicana Field because they know about the infection. They would rather watch the action on television (at home) where they are protected from the spreading disease.

The few fans who show up, walk into Tropicana Field at a slow steady pace. Each one competing with the next to get on the popular television show. After six or seven innings, the fans become zombies right in front of your eyes. They have spent three hours watching their team go through the motions one more time. They have nothing to cheer about except maybe one or two hits that find their way through the infield and die in a field of dreams.

The most action in the series (thus far) was when Alex Cobb went after Jose Molina. I really thought he was going to bite that guy, but he was pushed back by wooden sticks and a mob in baseball uniforms. Suddenly, everything went back to normal. No blood, not guts and no action.

It is a shame the Walking Dead infected the Rays and Tropicana Field. It was a good season until the zombies took over Joe Maddon and his Rays. No manager of the year for this guy this time. At least he will be able to spend the off season watching our favorite show, The Walking Dead. Somebody should have told the Rays that October is zombie season, not September....

Middle-Aged Pain

You may be like me
In your forties on your way up that hill
I exercise everyday
to keep away that middle-aged bulge

was one of those days
pulled something in my thigh
just trying to walk

This made me think
what's it going to be like
twenty years from now
when i'm 68?

Am I supposed to look forward to this...........

Celebrity Birthdays on September 19

1928 Adam West, American actor who played Batman in the Batman TV series
1940 Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers)
1940 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, & broadcaster
1943 Joe Morgan, American baseball player, Hall of Fame second baseman for the Cincinnati Redsand important member of the Big Red Machine
1948 Jeremy Irons, English actor
1949 Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founder Innocence Project
1949 Twiggy, English model
1950 Joan Lunden, American journalist and television host
1958 Lita Ford, American singer
1960 Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
1962 Cheri Oteri, American actress and comedian
1964 Trisha Yearwood, American country music singer
1974 Jimmy Fallon, American actor and comedian
1974 Victoria Silvstedt is a beautiful Swedish model
1979 Noémie Lenoir, French supermodel and actress who tried to commit suicide

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kyle's First Game of Table Tennis

My brother's old car in New York

day two upside down tomato plant kit by Buzzy

Kyle, Khloe and I planted an upside down tomato grow kit by Buzzy. We followed the directions and planted the seeds within fifteen minutes. We decided to hang out upside down tomato kit on an oak tree in the front yard. We are supposed to water the plant everyday.

Today is day two, mother nature decided to water the plant for us. We were hit with a pretty big storm and it was windy. Out upside down tomato kit survived the downpour and the rain. We will update you on this experiment in the coming weeks and send pictures if we get any tomatoes. We paid 2 dollars for this kit at a yard sale, so here's to crossing our fingers.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Putting In A New Lawn Sprinkler System

We wanted to put a new lawn sprinkler system around our house. Florida has dry months and you actually need a sprinkler system if you don't want all of your plants to dry up. I have a friend who agreed to put the system in, all I needed was a place to buy the parts. My friend suggested a company he deals with online, so we checked it out. Doug put his own lawn sprinkler system in and it works great. It is great to have friends that can save you money on things you don't know how to do yourself.

We ordered the parts and they came in by the end of the week. Doug was busy on the weekend, but he was free on Monday. He told me he would be able to put the system in within a day which really made me happy. I was looking forward to having a sprinkler system because we lost many plants over the years due to the dry months. Florida is strange because some months you get plenty of rain and other months you get no rain at all. We really need the sprinkler system during these off months.

Doug let me help him put the system in, he believed it would be good for me to learn how everything worked. I did most of the carrying and lifting, Doug did the mechanical work. I asked Doug to give me a little hands on experience, so he allowed me to help him with sprinkler head installation. I actually put them together and learned how the sprinkler heads worked. It felt really cool getting some real hands on experience at a job I had never done before. Now that the job is done, we will no longer worry about the dry weather we get in Florida during the winter months.

Celebrity Birthdays on September 18

1933 Robert Blake, American actor who played Baretta
1939 Frankie Avalon, American musician
1939 Fred Willard, American comedian
1945 P.F. Sloan is an American pop-rock singer and songwriter. He was very successful during the mid-1960s, writing, performing and producing Billboard top 20 hits for artists such as Barry McGuire, Jan & Dean, Herman's Hermits, Johnny Rivers, The Grass Roots and the Mamas and the Papas
1949 Kerry Livgren, American singer (Kansas)
1959 Mark Romanek is an American filmmaker, his most notable music videos include "Hurt" (Johnny Cash), "Closer" (Nine Inch Nails), "Criminal" (Fiona Apple), and "Scream" (Michael & Janet Jackson). His music videos have garnered 19 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Direction for Jay-Z's "99 Problems" in 2004. He has also won three Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video - more than any other director.
1961 Mark Olson (musician), American musician, singer & songwriter
1964 Holly Robinson Peete, American actress who married NFL QB Rodney Peete
1967 Ricky Bell, American singer for New Edition
1970 Aisha Tyler, American actress and comedian
1971 Jada Pinkett Smith, American model and actress who is married to Will Smith

Defiance (poetry)

The thing that hurt me most
Wasn't when
you turned your back on me
But when you
Turned your back on God
And His plan for you.....

Celebrity Birthdays on September 17

1937 Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player
1939 David Souter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
1942 Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
1945 Phil Jackson, American basketball player and NBA head coach, Basketball Hall of Fame as coach, he has won eleven NBA Championships
1948-2003 John Ritter, American actor who is missed by many fans
1951 Cassandra Peterson is an American actress best known for her on-screen horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
1957 Richie Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
1963 Amy Roloff, American reality star of Little People, Big World
1965 Kyle Chandler is an American film and television actor best known for his roles in the television shows Early Edition as Gary Hobson and as Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights, as well as the role of Deputy Jackson Lamb in the film Super 8.
1968 Anastacia, American singer
1972 Bobby Lee is a Korean American actor and comedian who is best known for his membership in the recurring cast of the live comedy series MADtv from 2001 to 2009 and for his roles in the filmsHarold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Pineapple Express
1979 Flo Rida, American rapper
1984 Eugenia Volodina is a Russian model who has been featured in the editorials of magazines such as VogueHarper's BazaarVanity FairIDNumero and Elle. She has also appeared in the catalogs of Bloomingdale's, Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus, Kenzo, Hermes and Victoria's Secret
2008 Mia Talerico, American child actress who plays in Disney's Channel Good Luck Charlie