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Tips for Choosing Pageant Dresses

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If my addiction to watching Toddlers and Tiaras has taught me anything, it’s that the contestants are in it to win it. Many times, this ambition comes at any price – be it monetarily or ethically. It is seriously amazing the amount of money that the parents spend on a little girl’s dress or costume that she may only wear once or twice. Some of these people though, they need help.

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Celebrities at the Kentucky Derby

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It’s Derby time again. Yes, the annual running of the Kentucky Derby, widely known as a non-stop party event, is kicking off soon. Aside from the parties, one of the hallmarks of the Derby is the somewhat wild outfits and the over the top hats. Check out some of the celebrities at the Kentucky Derby from years past.

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Miranda Lambert has never been known to be shy. The fact that she’s bold and brash is one of the things that I love about her. She lets this attitude shine in her wardrobe choices as well.

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Moi by Miss Piggy

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“Why be you when you can be moi?”

Oh, Miss Piggy.  You’re at it again.  What must it be like to be you?  To live this amazingly fabulous life?  To be loved and admired everywhere you go.  To be able to get women to clip hedges wearing gowns and veils at your palatial estate.

Women everywhere want to know – HOW can we be more like you, Miss Piggy?  Carefree, beautiful, ADMIRED?

I guess we should tune into QVC on March 16th to find out

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One of my absolute favorite things is playing games.  I prefer computer games, but apps are coming up on the list.  Toca Boca Salon Me app is a fun game that allows you to play beauty salon with your own pictures.  You simply take a pic, then you can change the hair styles, add accessories, and generally just change it all up!  Use photos of your friends, your family, even your pets!

Toca Boca is safe for kids, and your wallet, because they don’t have in-app purchases or random ads.  Check out the video and get the app!

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2013 Fall TV Shows Winners and Losers

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I watch a lot of TV.  I try to lie to myself and act like I don’t, but the reality is, we all watch more TV than we think we do.

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The new 2013 Fall TV schedule is in full effect now, and there are some winners and some losers.  And yes, I know that some of these shows aren’t new for 2013 Fall TV, but they’re included because they’ve had an overhaul or update.

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AJ McLean Hair Plugs Before and After

More Bald Celebrities that May Surprise You

AJ McLean Hair Plugs Before and After
Not too long ago, we discussed bald celebrities.  Some you knew wore a wig or toupee, some were a total surprise.  Anyway, I've gathered up a new batch of folically challenged famous men.
 
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Wes Welker.
 
Yessir. The lontgtime New England Patriots receiver, now with the Denver Broncos, has had hair plugs. He’s fairly open about it, even doing an ad for his doctor {pictured}. 
 
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AJ McLean
 
The bad boy from Backstreet Boys had hair replacement surgery in early 2013. He posted a picture of the before and after results on his Instagram feed. 
 
Bruce Springsteen

Let’s Go See A Show – in the UK!

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In a former life, I used to travel quite a bit.  Granted, it was mostly for work, but that still counts, right?  One of my favorite things to do when in a strange town was to spend an evening painting said town red.  A nice evening out for me would consist of dinner somewhere and maybe a little evening sightseeing. 

Imagine a night out in London…Having a fantastic dinner and then heading to the West End theatre district to take in one of the hit shows.  Or maybe a sporting event is more your style.  Wouldn’t the soccer lover in your life love taking in a footy game in England?  How about seeing your favorite band across the pond?  It could be the ultimate fan experience!

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Great Ideas for Unique Wedding Venues

Great Ideas for Unique Wedding Venues

Great Ideas for Unique Wedding Venues

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Ahhh…weddings.  Who doesn’t love a beautiful wedding in a gorgeous locale?  Browsing through wedding magazines can send a girl (or a guy!) into sensory overload.  Dresses, flowers, food, the rings!  And the picture perfect venues that are all too much to bear.  So, you can’t afford to have your wedding in the Bahamas or Aspen.  That doesn’t mean your wedding has to suck or be cookie cutter, either.

There are lots of unusual wedding and reception venues, if you just look around. 

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Toddlers and Tiaras

I Have a New Addiction – Toddlers and Tiaras

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I am a huge fan of trash TV.  I’m not ashamed to admit it, either.  I love me some of the Real Housewives, the Real World/Road Rules Challenges, and those kind of reality tv shows and docudramas.  And I can’t forget Maury Povich.  YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER!

But I now have a new love.  Oh yes.  I have just started watching Toddlers and Tiaras.  I know you’re asking me “Geez, that shows only been on for like 4 years.  What took you so long?”   Well, a few things.  One, I don’t have cable, and haven’t for a long time.  They don’t carry Center Ice, so I don’t feel the need to pay for it.  Simple, really. Two, I got all sucked in to being judgmental and thinking “oh, those poor little kids and the bad parents.”

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Concerts to See in 2013

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It appears that there are some serious concerts to see in 2013!  There are some music tours that are more anticipated and revered than the rest; it takes more than fancy clothing and a rock star image to woo the audience. A music artist is required to be an epitome of individuality and inspiration, and that makes him/her stand out from the crowd.

If you are a music buff, you would know how some musical concerts are more exciting than the others. Nobody is crazy for the usual lip syncing amateurs; it takes someone truly adept in his or her genre to bring down the house. Here are some of the most original showmen in the industry, who can mesmerize millions with a live concert:

 

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There is a reason why Aerosmith is a legend; this band knows how to rock the night away. Better known as America’s greatest rock n roll band, they have been performing since the 1970’s, and continue to boast of house-full shows. The immaculate guitar skills and Steven Tyler’s vocals, that are equally brilliant when performing live, bring in thousands of rockers to see an Aerosmith act. Hands down, this rock band is a must see!

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Top 5 Romantic Movies

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Top 5 Romantic Movies

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Valentine’s Day is veering down upon us rapidly.  I mean, I can see it from here, and I don’t have a clue as to what I’m going to do yet.  It may be a popcorn and movies night.  What movies?  Perhaps one of these great Romantic movies. 

Crazy Stupid Love – It’s got Emma Stone.  And Ryan Gosling.  As a couple!  I almost don’t need anything else.  Add in the fact that it has a great story line and is a fabulous movie just makes it better. 

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Music to Motivate

Music has always been one of the things that I enjoy.  I’ve always had really eclectic tastes and have liked a wide variety of styles and genres.  It’s funny, because really the only genres I don’t like are Jazz and modern R&B.  Oddly enough, I don’t like them for the same reason – I’m not a fan of music that veers off on its own tangent.  

That's one of the reasons that I love Spotify.  I can listen to, literally, just about any song ever recorded.  Oh, don't mind if I do!

Just about everything else, though, is fair game for my play list.  A few of my favorite songs right now. 

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Winter Wedding Ideas for 2012 – Elegant and Formal

Oscar de la Renta Winter 2012 wedding dress

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It used to be that people only got married during the Summer.  Well, if they were having a big wedding, that is.  Nowadays, weddings are happening year-round.  The only problem with this, is that you need to prepare for a Winter wedding much differently than you do for a summer wedding. 

Here are some of the hot Winter Wedding Ideas for 2012 + 2013

Winter 2012 & 2013 Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses are leaning back towards the elegance of yesteryear.  Lace, silks, and brocades can be seen in dresses from the top designers.  Modern twists like high-low hemlines, sheer necklines, and bare backs are also on-trend.  And, of course, lace sleeves are still so hot, thanks to Kate Middleton. 

Colored gowns are very popular this season as well.  Most brides are keeping it to a soft shade like silver, icy blue, or a blush pink. 

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Relaxing with People Magazine

Kicking Back with People Magazine

Relaxing with People Magazine

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When you kick back and relax, how do you like to do it?  Me?  I like to escape. I also like to be informed.  Therefore, People Magazine is the perfect relaxation escape for me!  I like to either kick back on my bed and read the magazine, or in the warmer months, I’ll go outside and check it out.  Sometimes, I may even read it over a cup of coffee.

One of the things that I like about People Magazine is seeing the celebrity wedding photos.  While I always like to catch up on the latest celebrity news, what I really like is the little tidbits of who was seen where or what they were wearing. 

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FRIENDS Complete Series Blu Ray Box Set Giveaway

 

Remember a couple weeks ago when I mentioned that the complete series of FRIENDS was being released on Blu Ray?  What a great Christmas gift, right? 

Guess what I have for you?  That would be THE COMPLETE 10 seasons of FRIENDS on Blu Ray.  It includes 21 discs of FRIENDS tv show goodness, including all of your favorite episodes.

Who on your list wouldn't LOVE to win this?  Are you geeky like Ross?  Totally free spirited like Phoebe?  On the outside looking in like Gunther?  Take the quiz and find out!  Then let me know when you enter in the Rafflecopter!  After the jump!

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Thunderstruck Movie DVD Blu Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

 

Do you love movies at your house?  Maybe you really like basketball.  Or possibly, you like basketball movies!  Either way, you're in for a treat.  Warner Bros is getting ready to release a movie called Thunderstruck, starring Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota T'Wolves.

A brief synopsis:

"NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian (Taylor Gray) magically switches basketball skills with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team... while Kevin Durant suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life! But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero’s season."

Wanna see this?  You're in luck!  We're giving away a Thunderstruck Movie combo pack which includes a DVD + Blu Ray + Digital Download.  Pretty awesome, right?

Just enter in the Rafflecopter after the jump!

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Primp & Prep for a Night Out with Hpnotiq

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My friends and I love to go out and cut loose.  Oftentimes, we end up heading to a larger area for a weekend getaway.  Sometimes, though, even that gets old.  Where are we going?  Power & Light in Kansas City?  Alright…I suppose that’s ok…

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But every so often, you need to shake up your routine.  Even the jet set get stick in a rut.  At least I’d have to imagine that they do!  That’s where Primp & Prep comes in to play.  

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Hallmark Christmas Interactive & Recordable Storybook Giveaway

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Welcome to the "Giving Thanks for our readers" Giveaway Hop! Brought to you by Super Events Media & Social Marketing Mom!

This event runs through 11:59pm on November 30th. At the bottom of this post you will find links to all of the participating blogs where you can enter to win a fun fall related prize with a value over $25!

This super cool giveaway is hosted by Full Price? Never! & MyCraftyLife!

I have partnered with Hallmark to bring you some really amazing Christmas items.  The first item in this Hallmark Christmas pack  is an Interactive Story Buddy.  This includes a book, a read-along CD, and a animatronicstuffed animal that reacts to the book.  The second item is a Recordable Storybook.  You can record yourself reading the story, and send it to a loved one.  Great for grandparents or divorced parents.  ARV of these items are $75

Enter in the Rafflecopter form after the jump

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Kylie Minogue The Abbey Road Sessions Album

Kylie Minogue The Abbey Road Sessions Review

Kylie Minogue The Abbey Road Sessions Album

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I’ve always been a fan of Kylie Minogue and her music.  Ever since I was a young girl and I first heard Locomotion.  You could not convince me that there was a better song out there, nor that she wasn’t the first person to sing it.  I suppose you could say that I was a little stubborn. 

I’ve continued to follow Kylie Minogue’s career, through the various ups and downs.  One of my favorite things about her music was that it was always fairly upbeat and peppy.  Good mood music, as I like to call it. 

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