I kind of "like" this!!!
Saw a story in Woman's World that next time you need a quick boost of happiness
look at your own Facebook page. A new study that looking through old photos and posts that remind you of happy times lifts your spirits as effectively as a relaxing stroll through the park.
And having just done a wedding… I certainly think this is great… Target just launched a super-affordable in-house bridal collection. Guess how inexpensive the dresses are? From $69.99 to $129.99. Gowns come in sizes 2 to 28. I didn't know this but Target already has the Tevolio collection of bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses. The only negative is that you have to shop for the gowns online…which takes the fun out of trying them on with your friends or Moms. Plus, I'm guessing there will be a lot of returns. Who buys the very first wedding dress they put on. But you sure can't beat the price. Especially since you're never going to wear this dress again…
I've tried and failed at Yoga..
Yes, I snuck out of a class after about 20 minutes.
It was just too much for me .I thought I was going to die
But this may be doable. Sam, at least, thinks it is!!!
Jennifer Aniston, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow have turned to face yoga!
There are 18 poses which move around the muscles of your face, including the "Giraffe", "Puffer Fish" and "Hamster Cheeks".
In fact, I hear it's such a hot trend, Lululemon has already started selling tiny see-through yoga pants for your face.
We're thinking though it's too late for Bruce Jenner or Joan Rivers.
So are you in…are you game? Want to meet for some Hamster Cheeks?
Just doesn't sound right, does it?
How many people do you know who aren't on Facebook? Well, My Dad wasn't. But he was 91 when he died. I do have a few girlfriends who have a FB page, but never look at it. You needn't share this survey with them..but see how it relates to you. Here's the age that people are most likely to post about certain topics.
1. Men and women are most likely to post about the WEATHER on Facebook in their 60s.
2. People in their 60s are also most likely to talk about POLITICS on Facebook.
3. Women are most likely to post about BOOKS at age 22 . . . men are most likely to at 50.
4. Men talk about FITNESS and working out at age 45 . . . women at 34.
5. Men post about their HEALTH at 54 . . . women at 43.
6. Men post about TECHNOLOGY at 34 . . . women at 22.
7. Men are most likely to post about SPORTS when they're teenagers. Women at age 48.
8. And men and women post about FASHION at age 16.
Forgot to pass this along this morning.
Or maybe it was "intentional"…just too gross to talk about.
But now that we're off the air, this one may come in handy
with the weather warming up.
The government just released a new report on public pools, and yes…they found
Fecal contaminated in 6 out of 10 of them…So when you jump in a pool, there's a six out of ten chance you're jumping into you know what!!!
The best ways to keep yourself from getting sick are don't swallow pool water (duh) and wash your hands after you swim (duh)…
And if you're rushing off to the paint store…to change-up your bedroom…
A new study has ranked bedroom paint colors by how they affect your sleep and your mood. People in blue, yellow, and green rooms get the most sleep…
People in purple, brown and gray rooms get the least. But keep this in mind.. People in brown rooms have the most whoopee!!
So what color did you say you're going with …..LOL!! I'm guessing t here will be a run on brown paint this weekend!!!
We were laughing so much this morning I'm not sure if we got this all out or not..
But here they are….the five best things we've done in the car.
1. Bringing a new baby home from the hospital.
2. Taking it with you when you left for college.
3. Picking someone up..or being picked up..on a first date.
4. Driving off on your honeymoon.
5. And yes….getting naughty.
Which leads to this….the 7 main fights we have in the car on a road trip.
Temp. in the car
Where to eat
Swearing at other drivers or flipping them off.
The volume in the car whether its from the radio or the kids shouting at each other
So how did we do with these two lists. Pretty much right on, wouldn't you say?
If you have daughters…you will so appreciate this.
On average, teenage girls fight with their moms 183 times a year! (once every two days)
Teenage girls argue with their siblings even more….257 times a year.
Teenage girls slam doors 164 times per year
Teenage girls fight with their friends 127 times per year
Teenage girls cry over boys 123 times per year.
So Moms, what do you think? Seems pretty accurate to me!!!
And if you don't have teenage girls yet, all I can recommend is you save this…
BTW…there is hope!!! By the time your daughters turn 23…they seem to be "normal" again and appreciate you!!! Ha ha!!
Been talking and thinking about Angelina Jolie all day…
You've heard the headline. She had a double mastectomy in April
after finding out she had the BRCA1 gene which put her risk at getting breast cancer close to 90 percent.
For all of us who have lost someone we love to breast cancer, my Mom was 67, we all applaud Angelina for what she did .We so feel her anguish and we are again shedding tears for who we lost.
I have read and reread parts of her Op-Ed piece in the New York Times…and this is the paragraph that so touched me.
"I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer".
So this last Mothers Day…Angelina gave herself a gift and a gift to her family.
There is no better gift.
Been waiting for this list…and now it's out
The TV shows that won't be around next season.
I've got only 3 I'm sort of sad about losing….Smash, Southland and Red Widow.
Let's see how you did?
Smash, New Normal, Go On, Up All Night, Whitney, Deception, Guys with Kids, 1600 Penn and Rock Center with Brian Williams.
Have to admit I hadn't even heard of most of these shows.
Parenthood by the way is moving to Thursday at 10.
CSI:NY, so just the original CSI is still on.
Vegas, Rules of Engagement, Golden Boy.
Family Tools, How To Live With Your Parents, Body of Proof, Red Widow and Malibu Country.
It's always fun looking at the list of most popular baby names for the year.
And appropriate too for Mothers Day…
It turns out just like 2011 the most popular names in 2012 were Jacob and Sophia. Jacob has been the top name for over a decade.
Here we go …For boys: the top 10 names are Jacob, Mason, Ethan, Noah, William, Liam, Jayden, Michael, Alexander, and Aiden.
For girls: Sophia, Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Mia, Madison, and Elizabeth.
And what about the new interesting names that are starting to pop up:
For boys is . . . Major. A tribute I think to the military. Some of the other big jumps in names for boys are Gael, Jase, Messiah, Brantley, King, Ari, and Maverick.
The fastest rising name for girls is Arya . . . the name of Ned Stark's youngest daughter on "Game of Thrones". Some of the other big jumps in names for girls are Perla, Catalina, Elisa, Raelyn, Haven, and Marilyn.
5 Random Mothers Day Stats that you can forget about come Monday when it's all behind us and Fathers start bugging us about their upcoming day!!!
1. In the annual Save the Children report on the best and worst places to be a mother, the U.S. ranked 30th. Why so low? It's messed up, but we have the highest death rate of newborns in the first world.
2. Finland, Sweden, and Norway were ranked the top places in the world to be a mother. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst.
3. 95% of moms say they've felt JUDGED or CRITICIZED at some point for their parenting decisions.
4. The three things moms criticize other moms about most often are their general parenting strategies . . . staying home versus going back to work . . . and breastfeeding versus using formula.
5. Should you buy a Mother's Day gift for a woman who doesn't have any kids yet, but is currently PREGNANT? Three out of five women who are pregnant with their first child say . . . yes, they expect a Mother's Day gift.
Thank goodness it's Wednesday.
Didn't find out until this morning that yesterday was supposed to be a bad day for a lot of folks…
Tuesday they say is the day of the week when people have the least whoopee!!!
And why would that be?
3 reasons given: We like watching TV on Tuesdays.
We don't drink enough. 2 of ten say they're to sober to have whoopee.
We're tired from doing chores. Apparently Tuesday is a big cleaning day for a lot of people…and they're in no mood to get dirty afterward!!
So now you know why yesterday wasn't supposed to be a good day!!!!
Today seems to be ok!!!LOL
And tomorrow is Friday Eve with another chance for you to get the KBAY $500 Wake up call. Get the artist of the day at 6:20 so you're prepared to WIN!!!
Love the story this morning on kid's pacifiers.
That the best way to clean one is.. …to lick it clean.
Yes, better than washing or boiling because the extra germ exposure you give them with your saliva helps their immune system.Kids with the Mom and Dad licked-clean pacifiers even end up with fewer allergies and lower rates of eczema and asthma.
Just what is the school of thought on pacifiers these days? I remember when Tori was born they asked me in the hospital if I wanted her to have a pacifier. 3 years later, I was doing all I could to break her of the habit. I even had the dentist tell her she would get "buck" teeth if she didn't get rid of the thing. That sort of worked along with many crying episodes. I used to have an entire supply of binkies as we called them, so that when one fell down the toilet or I couldn't find one…I had another ready to go. Christina was never into them…so I lucked out the second time around.
But don't we all have "binkie" stories…some funny…some not.
It would have been nice to know that when the thing dropped on the ground all I needed to do was pick it up and lick it!!!
We haven't even had Memorial Day yet…and I don't know about you but I have "vacation" on the brain. I am so ready for one, although my trip to Thailand wasn't that long ago. I know your kids are ready. Wherever I go lately and ask a kid how many days left of school, they can quickly tell me the number. Actually teachers know the number too. It's just time, I think for, us all to have a break.
This morning we had the 4 things that are typically done on vacation…over eating, over drinking, wearing socks with sandals.
Here are the biggest fashion mistakes…in addition to the socks with sandals.
Showing too much skin
Getting your hair braided by someone on a Caribbean beach.
Loud Hawaiian shirts or shorts.
Matching outfits. I confess Mike and I were guilty of this. Too many trips to Hilo Hattie's !!!
Buying a souvenier t shirt from wherever you're visiting and wearing it right then and there.
This list just made us chuckle this morning.
I hope it does the same for you.
10 places you should never make out with your spouse:
1. Airplace Seat. Slurping at 30,000 feet is worse than a screaming baby. 2. Function at Your Child's School. Showing off your passion is just plain rude. 3. Dressing Room. You think no one knows what's going on, but everyone is keyed in. 4. Cemetary. How can this spot possibly inspire feelings of romance? 5. Wedding. The vows, birdseed and love in the air bring back memories, just save the PDA for later. 6. Bathroom Stall. Gross. 7. Stairwell at Work. Someone is bound to run into you and won't be able to get the visual out of their head. 8. Movie Theater. It's distracting, annoying and cliche. 9. Beach. Save it for the hotel room and drink your Sex on the Beach. 10. In Line at the Grocery Store. This is a perfect way to make everyone lose their appetite.
Is there a number 11?
Have fun this weekend whether you're showing PDA in the right or the wrong place..LOL
Certain studies just make me smile…like this one…
And it actually just proves what kids have always known…that Dad buys more cool stuff at the grocery store than Mom. I think it carries over to the department store too.
And why is this? It's simple …Dads are much more likely to make impulse buys when they're shopping and they also spend more money than most Moms. I think it's just a male trait!!!
And besides impulse buys, kids are way better at tricking their Dads with lines like "I need to buy this candy for …um school" We Moms know better!!!
The study also found that when Dads go shopping, they spend more than Moms.
Can you relate? I sure can. When Mike was alive and the girls were little or even big they had him so wrapped around their fingers… I don't think he ever said no to them.
But now that I think about…maybe I didn't either…and still don't!!!
You've got to tell me though…how true is this in your family?
1. Last Tuesday's "NCIS", CBS, 17.3 million viewers
2. "The Big Bang Theory", CBS, 15.1 million viewers
3. Last Tuesday's "NCIS: Los Angeles", CBS, 14.2 million viewers
4. Last Monday's episode of "The Voice", NBC, 14.15 million viewers
5. Last Monday's "Dancing with the Stars", ABC, 13.8 million viewers
6. "Person of Interest", CBS, 13.2 million viewers
7. Last Tuesday's episode of "The Voice", NBC, 12.8 million viewers
8. Last Tuesday's "Dancing with the Stars" results show, ABC, 12.6 million viewers
9. Wednesday's "American Idol", Fox, 12.5 million viewers (Thursday's episode finished in 12th place with 11.4 million.)
10. Last Monday's episode of "Castle", ABC, 11.7 million viewers
What's really interesting is that American Idols ratings are sliding every week. Remember when you used to watch it? LOL!! I still do. I can't seem to the break the habit. I like the Voice when I watch, but I rarely change my TV habits so it's still Dancing on Monday…and Idol on Wednesday. I'm wondering though how far Fox will let Idol slide before either making a major change or cancelling it altogether. What do you think? Is it fixable and just how?