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Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Year To Remember

It's almost that time of year again, when we say good-bye to the old and hello to the new. New Year's Eve is often an unhappy occasion for some. It reminds them of things they've yet to accomplish and resolutions that never came to pass. I for one do not relish this night. I know many will be sitting home alone feeling sorry for themselves. I hope you are not one of them, but if you are remember that you are not alone. Also, count whatever blessings you have (we all have some things to be thankful for) and if you must make any resolutions at all, resolve to find more compassion for not only others, but for yourself as well. Learn to accept yourself for who you are, listen to your own voice (instead of your mother's) and pursue at least one passion, even if only as a hobby. Resolve to volunteer some of your time with someone who really needs you and stop worrying about having thinner thighs or finding prince charming.....neither exists. Most of all have a happy New Year (you do deserve to be happy) and take good care of yourself as much as you can, each and every day because your presence on earth does matter!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Dateless No More

New Year's Eve is no fun for those who are single and alone. That one night of the year can make a single person feel completely hopeless. I remember those days vividly and now it seems even more difficult to find the right person just for you. The internet is a wonderful tool for single men and women, but there are so many dating sites now, it seems even more complicated and confusing. Now there is a website that cuts right to the chase as far as Matchmaking Services are concerned and makes a hopeless situation become hopeful. Here you can find a quick review of each dating and/or matchmaking service available on the web. You can easily pinpoint which website will best suit your own personal needs. This website is easily navigated by just about anyone as dating sites are broken down into categories like Christian singles services or gay and lesbian single services. By perusing each review, you can easily be directed to the website that will best suit your own personal dating needs. This comprehensive website also provides great dating tips and articles for singles. Being single just got a whole lot easier! This post is sponsored by Pay Per Post.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Death Of Hope

I never blog about world events or politics. This is a beauty/celebrity watch blog that is meant to serve as an escape from our own lives, which at times can be quite boring. However, I could not miss a chance to post about a woman who was not only a great international beauty, but also the voice of hope for the country she loved so dearly, that she would put her own life in danger to restore democracy at any cost, including her own life. Unfortunately, for Benazir Bhutto, the gamble was far too great, and she was assasinated today after she spoke at an outdoor rally in Pakistan. She always knew her life was in great danger. Afterall, her father and brothers all lost their own lives to further what seems like a lost cause in that part of the country. However, she died amongst the people she loved rather than hide in exile as she had been for the last eight years, until October of this year. Her death is a personal loss not only to her country, but to all countries who love equality and democracy. Her presence will be missed, but I hope her spirit lives on to fulfill her dream.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Would Someone Please Sing With Alisa Apps???

Alisa Apps is a very talented singer who decided to take it upon herself to challenge shoppers at a local shopping mall where she resides, to sing 'Jingle Bells' with her. As you can see from the video, her infectious attitude and personality finally wins people over and she has people singing along with her. Of course, she had to spend some time begging, even chasing people down to get them to participate, but she doesn't give up. The holidays can be a very stressful time for many people and sometimes we forget what this holiday is really all about. This adorable video really captures the spirit of the season and helps remind us that we need to bring back a little fun to our lives, especially this time of year. While you are watching this video, you can see this is one very determined and talented young lady, who perhaps has a budding music career in her future. In the meantime, though, watch her challenge others to sing along with Alisa Apps. This post is sponsored by Pay Per Post.

Happy Holidays!!!

I just wanted to extend holiday greetings to all my readers. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, it's a very good day to spend with your family and/or close friends to remind ourselves what's really important in life. That's what I'll be doing tomorrow. While I'm here wishing you all the best, I just want to say that this December marks the third anniversary for my blog. Thanks to all of you for making it so successful and for making blogging my passion. Wishing you all the best in 2008!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

New Year, New Vacation

If you are anything like me, then with the New Year approaching fast, you are probably thinking about your next vacation. You will want to make those very important Hotel Reservations soon and, most importantly, you will want to save money. Now there's not only a place where you can save money, but book most of your vacation needs all in one place. I can tell you that I've used this site and it really is fast, easy and, best of all, economical. You work hard and you shouldn't have to give up a luxurious vacation to save money. Now you can save money and still get the most for your money whether you travel within the United States or travel abroad. It's a great way to start off the New Year. This post is sponsored by Pay Per Post.

Double The Fun

If you are missing "The Biggest Loser" already, don't worry. The next season will premiere on New Year's Day. The twist for the new season is that there will be no traditional teams as in past seasons. Instead, teams will be in pairs of couples, mothers and children, get the picture. What's perfect about this is that twin brothers just took first and second prizes. To make things even more interesting, viewers can sign up to lose weight right along side contestants by joining The Biggest Loser Club and get the same tips and recipes given to the actual contestants. You an join before New Year's Day so you don't have to make that same resolution.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Be A Financial Genius

There's no need for you to be a financial genius to get the best advice regarding all of your financial matters. In these unstable economic times, it's so important to get the best advice regarding all facets of family finances. Perhaps you need a Home Owner Insurance Quote or maybe you need to get some advice on getting a student loan. Maybe you just need some budgeting solutions to help you through a difficult time. Whatever your financial needs, you can find all the information you need all in one place giving you peace of mind. This post is sponsored by Pay Per Post.

In Her Shoes

A story is being circulated around to legitimate news sources that originally came from "Okay" magazine, a British tabloid that is now sold here in the United States at most newstands. Apparently, Britney Spears little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, who stars in her own Nickeldeon television show "Zoey 101", is quoted as saying she is twelve weeks pregnant. The father is her boyfriend, Casey Aldridge and this is an unplanned event for the sixteen year old younger sister of Britney Spears. If this is true, then one has to wonder how this will all turn out given her older sister's history. Also, she cannot count on having a career with Nickelodeon since they would want their young stars to remain squeaky clean. They apparently issued a statement saying they respect her decision, but you can guess how the rest goes.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Weight Loss Made Simple

This is the time of year when we all begin thinking about what resolutions we will make for the new year. Most of us will promise that we will begin yet another diet and will fail miserably. Often times weight loss programs leave us in worse shape than we were when we started and a lot poorer. Now you don't have to spend a huge amount of money and best of all, if after eight weeks you don't like this program, you get a full refund. You can download this program right onto your computer right now and learn how to eat foods that will not only help you lose weight, but also help you achieve optimum health and body shape. Not all diets offer a way to customize a plan just for you, but here you can. Find the foods and exercises that will work for your body type and get in shape right now so by the time New Year's Eve comes around, you won't have to make that dredded resolution. This post is sponsored by Pay Per Post.

Affordable Luxuries

Most women can only dream about carrying the same handbag that is seen in the pages of fashion magazines. They are often seen on the arms of celebrities who probably got them as gifts so they can be seen in the pages of fashion magazines....that's how it works. Most women, however, don't get those perks and have real bills to pay before they can afford a $3,000 handbag. Now, you can rent that same bag through Bag, Borrow Or Steal. This is a great idea that is so good it makes me wish I thought of it first. You can rent bags for a special occasion or for a season. They make it so affordable that you can probably rent a few bags a year and make your friends wonder if you don't have a sugar daddy stashed away. They must be doing very well because this site has major advertising space on Yahoo.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Shedding New Light On An Old Tradition

Hanging Christmas lights is nothing new. For decades people have been stringing lights on their Christmas trees and around the outside of their homes. However, the tradition has become very costly to most and not environmentally sound. Now, you can safely and effectively use LED string lighting around your home and on your tree at a fraction of what it used to cost. LED string lighting is so cost effective and energy saving, that you can use up to 2,000 of them each day of the year for eight hours a day and only spend $50 total. LED lighting is not only great for decorating at Christmas, but really can be used to brighten up any holiday or occasion. I used LED lighting in my backyard this past year for a graduation party and my guests were not only impressed by the effect, but how much light they provided at night. They can be used to line a walkway up to your home all year-round. They would be great to use if you are having an outdoor wedding or for the fourth of July. In fact, any time of the year is the perfect time to use LED string lights. Not only will you be brightening up any occasion or home decor, but you will be saving energy while you use them. It's really a no-brainer!
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The ShowGirl Must Go One

Beginning February 20, 2008, you can see Bette Midler at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas in an all new review entitled "The Showgirl Must Go On". She, of course, is replacing Celine Dion, who took her final bow this past Saturday. Don't cry for Celine though. Her brand new release of "Taking Chances" debuted in the number 12 spot, according to Billboard and she will begin touring in February beginning in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the meantime, she will enjoy being home with her son.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

They Have Your Number

Maybe you have a truly unique car and would like a truly unique license plate to match. Or maybe you have one of those classic cars and want to match the license plate to the car. If you've ever wondered how to go about getting these unique license plates, but didn't know how to go about it, then wonder no more. Private Plate Numbers can easily be purchased at a website that was created to help you get you your special license plates. You can even type in your initials to see what combination is available. The site is easy to navigate, but some of the prices may surprise you. Nevertheless, if you have a unique automobile, then the cost of specialized plates that are easy to get (they do the work) are worth the price to add a nice, detailed touch to your special or collectible automobile.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Housewives Really??

Soon after the premiere of 'Desperate Housewives', Bravo, the front-runner in reality television, came out with a reality show entitlted 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'. Like other reality shows produced by Bravo, this one was a hit right out of the gate. The show centered around several women of the very presigious Orange County, California. Lori, Tammy, Jeanna, Vicki and Jo (the original group) all came from various backgrounds, but each was and is unique in their own way. Perhaps the show was supposed to show the realities of housewives, but really, do these women really portray typical housewives? I suppose the success of the show really lies in the curiosity of how people with money really live. I'm sure on some level, producers were hoping that all women can relate, but although I love the show (it's like a bad car accident sometimes and I just can't turn it off), I rarely find myself being able to relate to the problems they have encountered, but I do hope that the show returns for another season.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Chance To Win

I love winning things and any chance I get to enter a contest, at no cost to me, with a chance to win anything, I jump at it. Now, you can too by signing up for a great newsletter. When you sign up for Trusted Travels e-newsletter, from Trusted Tours and Attractions, you are autmatically entered to win four free tickets for tours or attractions in one of twenty-one different cities. Perhaps you have a desire to visit Savannah, but are not really sure what this fabulous city has to offer. With the Trusted Travels e-newletter, you can get valuable information to help you plan your trip so you can the very most out of your vacation. Also, Trusted Tours and Attractions offers discounted tickets to great sightseeing tours in Key West, San Diego and Savannah. See attractions like the San Diego Zoo or take a city-wide excursion on their famous Old Town Trolley tours. Whatever you decide to do, Trusted Tours is the source for great activities for your winter getaway or a getaway at any time of the year. You don't want to wait too long, though because anyone who signs up for the Trusted Travel e-Newsletter is automatically entered to win 4 free tickets to tours in a city of their choice, but the offer ends Friday, December 14th, 2007. I've already been to Key West and that's a wonderful city to visit with so many great places to see, but I would love to go to San Diego, the city that has amazing weather all-year long. Of course, I would want to see the San Diego Zoo, but for discounted tickets, I can turn to Trusted Tours and Attractions and I can plan other excursions also. Since I've never been to San Diego, I can use Trusted Tours and Attractions to find other great attractions that I would not have otherwise known about like wonderful harbor tours, or a haunted ghost tour. I can go to the San Diego Air and Space Museum or I can take a side trip for the Palm Springs Ariel Tramway. There are also great walking tours and dinner cruises as well. All attractions are available at discounted rates which is so important when traveling with more than two people. I would never have known about all these other great attractions if not for the e-newsletter and the website which is chock full of great information about just about any city you want to visit.

A Very Barry Holiday

If you don't already know it, I'm a huge fan of Barry's and it seems like this holiday you just cannot escape him, whether you like him or not. He is about to embark on a non-tour of sorts and he will be making a stop at Nassau Coliseum where I will be seeing him on Sunday, December 9th. However, he has two recent releases; "Greatest Songs of the Seventies" and better still, a CD he recorded just for Hallmark entitled "In the Swing of Christmas" which can only be found at all Gold Crown Hallmark stores. It would made a wonderful gift and sells in most of those Hallmark stores for under $8 when you purchase three greeting cards from Hallmark. Of course, you can always go to for all things Barry related and have a very Barry holiday!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Human Touch For The Holidays

Maybe you are a lot like me and have no idea what to get your special someone that is unique and unlike anything else they've ever received. If you've been with someone for over twenty years like me, then finding that special something is not an easy task. Now you can give a Human Touch therapeutic massage chair for a lot less money than you thought you would have to spend on such a luxurious item. These chairs are not only incredibly stylish and would fit into just about any decor, but the built-in massage therapy is like no other you've ever experienced in other massage chairs. Not only is this the ultimate pampering gift for a loved one, but it can be used by any member of the family who needs a little vacation from the daily stresses of life and work, or by those who suffer from back, neck, calf or foot pain. Best of all, you can customize your chair to include various massage techniques as well as a soothing heat feature. Let's face it, you can give this gift to a loved one, but you know it's something you can also use. It can be used all year long and for years to come as well so you know it's money well spent. This post is sponsored by Pay Per Post.

Grown-Up Hair

Okay this is a dated photo since Katie Holmes has recently updated her bob to include full-on bangs and Posh and gone brunette for her "Spice Girls" tour. My point is this new take on the bob is sweeping Hollywood from actresses young and mature to musicians, male and female. Nicole Ritchie was recently interviewed in her new, easy-to-care-for bob since she is now eight months pregnant and Paris Hilton had a bob for ions, but chose to use extensions to hide that fact. This hair-do is not only the hottest, chicest look, but can be worn by literally anyone. Young girls look more sophisticated with it and more mature women look more youthful and hip. I got one myself this summer and love it and have had more compliments on the style. So, if you are looking for a change definitely consider bobbing your hair. You can always grow it out after you've tired of it, but I promise you heads will turn.

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