Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Kristen Bell is one of the very active celebs on there using her celeb status to make positive change in our world, and she’s at it again!
She created this awesome necklace and the proceeds go to support Invisible Children. If you haven’t already heard about Invisible Children, hoping you are already aware but just in case, check out this website.
The donations will help to build new schools and provide education to war-effected children. So make a difference in the world for just $45 and get a beautiful necklace to boot! Check out Kristen Bell’s Invisible Children fundraiser page on Crowdrise for more deets!
Friday, December 10, 2010
A: Seasonal Sequels!
Get ready movie goers because this month is jam-packed with soon-to-be box office hits! From “The Chronicles of Narnia,” to "Tron: Legacy," to everyone’s favorite “Little Fockers,” one thing is for sure– Tis’ the Season of Sequels! So go ahead, indulge in some sweet Christmas candy and delicious buttery popcorn, and sit yourself in the middle of what’s sure to be the best seat in town– the movie theater! After all, what better way to spend your vaca than in the presence of some of Hollywood’s most notable actors? Make sure to check out www.imdb.com for the latest reviews, ratings and upcoming flicks!
And congratulations to the month of December, I hereby declare thee, "every movie lovers’ fantasy!"
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Don’t worry—I’m not excited about the rapid approach of finals, but I am thrilled about what the onslaught of finals foreshadows. It’s almost December, which is my very favorite month! I feel your pain if you’re dreading the upcoming endless study sessions in your near future, as well as the time spent coloring in little bubbles on multiple-choice exams, but don’t despair! If you take the time to buckle down and power through those pesky tests, the excitement and joy of this beautiful time of year will arrive before you know it. Here a few study tips that may be slightly unconventional, but have helped me:
- Study in a place that mimics the type of environment you will be in during the test. Silly as it may sound, simulating the testing environment helps with your recall!
- If you have a friend in the class (or a compliant parent or significant other), study by “teaching” him/her the material—you will learn it far better this way.
- If your test is in the morning, eat a healthy breakfast. My power combo is oatmeal with blueberries and an egg—I swear by this to get my brain functioning bright and early (and so do the experts—check out http://www.ehow.com/how_2189053_eat-properly-before-exam.html)!
Once you cross finals off of your checklist, it’s time to decorate, buy presents for your loved ones and savor the best month of the whole year! Good luck and go get ‘em!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Check out the Youth Collection, endorsed by Emma. It’s easy, buy some cool clothes and know that it’s helping people in impoverished communities build a better life.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
A: Holiday shopping!
Believe it or not, the holiday season is fast approaching and while normally the motto is to ‘shop till you drop,’ this year I’m going to encourage you to try something a little different that I like to call ‘pick it and click it!’ Yep, it’s really that easy. This season, make the internet your ‘go to’ place for prime holiday shopping. Just think... while everyone else is pushing their way through the lines at the mall, you can be browsing gifts galore from the comfort of your own home! So kick back, relax, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and let the World Wide Web take control... all you have to do is ‘pick it and click it’!
Here are some great sites to help you start your holiday hunting–
http://www.amazon.com/ - Books galore and SO much more!
http://www.christmasgifts.com/ - The name says it all.
http://www.overstock.com/ - Everything from home and garden to music and games... what’s not to love?
www.ruelala.com/vip - For the exclusive bargain shopper, try this stylish members-only online shopping destination. They carry clothes to computers and everything inbetween!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/ - This site caters to the ‘geek’ in all of us, with an over-abundance of gadgets and gizmos!
http://www.wheredidyoubuythat.com/ - Retail therapy at it’s finest. This site even offers help to shoppers by dividing it’s merchandise into tons of different categories!
And to make sure you get the most stellar steal possible try using - http://www.beatmyprice.com/
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Edward Norton and Crowdrise are trying to raise 26million dollars for charity this weekend!! Don’t know what Crowdrise is yet? http://www.crowdrise.com/ It’s SO fun and SO important! Think Facebook but with an amazing sense of humor and full of people trying to make our world a better place, really trying!
Brothers Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe teamed up with actor Edward Norton and created this one of a kind place to be! Set up an account on Crowdrise.com today and give to the New York Marathon charities or find another cause you’re passionate about. You can find anything from a grassroots campaign to raise funds for one individual’s needs or provide a child in a village in Africa with a school uniform so they can go to school http://www.gybmovement.org/movement (P.S. This is one of my favorite causes on Crowdrise!)
Join today and find me and other friends on Crowdrise and learn about and give to some amazing new cause! Oh and if you’re in NYC this weekend RUN on Sunday November 7th!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
A: Positive Affirmation!
Feeling a little down in the dumps lately? No worries, we’ve all been there. What’s important is that you don’t stay there. Sometimes all you need to lift your spirits is a slight attitude adjustment. Trust me, the biggest difference in your day can be as simple as making an effort to think positively. So for your viewing pleasures, here’s a few tips from one of my all time fav YouTube sensations, Jessica!
This video is sure to bring a smile to your face!
Friday, October 29, 2010
now earned themselves a spot as one of my favorite bands of all time!!
On November 13 at the Horseshoe Casino/Hotel in Tunica, MS 3 Doors Down will be taking the stage with Theory of a Deadman and Saving Abel for their 7th annual The Better Life Foundation event!
Get a VIP Package!! For the price of a really fun night out (okay maybe the cost of two, but SO worth it) you can meet the the band and take photos with them, and get prime spots to watch the show! So whether you want to just enjoy the music from a standard fare seat or give a little extra, keep in mind going to a phenomenal cause, either way get your tickets now and enjoy the show! I’m SO jealous! Leave me a comment if you’re lucky enough to go! I want to hear every detail!!
Learn more about the organization and the show at: http://www.thebetterlifefoundation.org/
To quote 3 Doors Down’s mission statement: "Changing the World, One Life at a Time"
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
A: Getting "Real"!
Okay, I admit it... I am (shamefully) a self-confessed reality T.V. show fanatic and therefore, I naturally watch shows like "Jersey Shore," "Teen Mom" and "The Real World" religiously every week. While I’m obviously addicted to the "can’t help but watch" suspense of these somewhat train-wreck inspired shows, I’ve recently noticed a new sensation that’s grabbing my attention and forcing me to stay up even later past my bedtime. What is it you wonder? Well, it’s MTV’s new genre of reality! Shows like "World of Jenks," "The Buried Life" and "If You Really Knew Me" are quickly gaining popularity and shining the spotlight on a different kind of "reality star"– the kind who is passionate, caring, driven and determined to change the world. So while I’ll never fully be healed of my guilty reality show pleasure, at least now I can watch my fav shows with pride (well, some of them that is!). Major props to MTV for making good deeds and inspiring individuals a "reality"... that is SO now!
Catch up on missed episodes or check the T.V. schedule to find out what time these shows air near you at http://www.mtv.com/
Thursday, October 21, 2010
We have a picture up on our wall of a little boy in the Congo, he’s “home” in a refugee camp. He sits amongst some rocks, holding an umbrella; my guess is it came from the photographer. We call him “the boy with the umbrella” simplistic I know, but simple works, especially with children.
So when my children fuss about eating all their dinner, about having to get up early on Saturday for a soccer game, about not getting some little trinket they saw at the store….all I have to do is say do you think the “boy with the umbrella” would like to eat that dinner, get up and play all morning in a safe environment, have even one toy that he could call his own? And then they smile and appreciate all they have and by now understand full well the lesson I’m trying to teach them.
I confess, I too remind myself of the “boy with the umbrella” when I’m feeling overwhelmed by work, life in general and remind myself of the endless blessings I have. If he could only know the impact he’s had in our family. Thank you “boy with the umbrella” we appreciate you!
Special thanks should go to the photographer who captured this image that means so much to my family, and hopefully now to you as well…so thank you Uriel Sinai for capturing this young boy.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
I’m totally loving this sudden surge of cute, comfy and classy cardigans! Sleeveless, ruffles, buttons, no buttons, crochet, or knit... the options seem to be endless! Cardigans are the must-have wardrobe item for this fall and are perfect for the college girl juggling her time between class, work and a social life, as they prove to be a great quick-fix for sprucing up any ensemble. Take for example, Miss Fashionista herself, Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf... she’s always working the cardi and looking ever-so classy and chic might I add. You can catch Blair and the rest of the GG crew in all their fashion (and drama) glory tonight at 9/8c on The CW!
Check out these websites for some super cute cardis!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Demi Lovato is teaming up with Facebook® and Pacer’s National Center for Bullying Prevention to spread the message. October is actually National Bullying Prevention Month and Demi and other stars are doing their part to spread the word. You can watch Lovato's video message about the topic on her Facebook Page. facebook.com/demilovato
I learned for the first time this week that Facebook® has actually implemented a “Safety Page” to assist people experiencing any type of bullying or unsafe activities they encounter on the social networking site. facebook.com/safety
If you or anyone you know is struggling please contact The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention immediately! Sadly I have experience with this, and know that losing a loved one to suicide is one of the deepest pains you can know. Let’s end this awful epidemic today!
If you are in suicidal crisis please call 800-273-TALK
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
A: Bikram Yoga... literally!
If you’re looking for a new way to stay in shape, give this cleansing workout a try. So what exactly is it you ask? Bikram Yoga is set of 26 yoga poses which are each performed twice during the course of the 90 minute session. The classes are usually conducted in a room at a temperature of 95-100 degrees, allowing you to sweat out all those dirty toxins in your body. Beginners beware though... these classes are no easy task! Always remember to bring your own bottle of water, towel and mat. You may also want to try taking some regular yoga classes at your local gym or yoga studio before heading into the heat. Celebs who are jumping on the bikram bandwagon include – Jessica Simpson, Beyoncé, Madonna, George Clooney and Jim Carrey (just to name a few)!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
You could even volunteer at one of his shows! Learn more about volunteering, about his Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, the tour and the new CD at http://http://www.jackjohnsonmusic.com/