Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chin and Jaw Toner

I found this video on youtube and from the testimonials it seems like it might work.  I am definitely going to try this.

"Do this exercise 2 x per day for two weeks. DON'T OVER EXTEND OR CLENCH THE JAW: there should be no pain or pressure on the main jaw joint ."

Monday, April 29, 2013

Do you have a mantra?

Good morning beautiful people,
Having a daily mantra (or affirmation) is a great way to start the day.  It can set the tone for your day.  It can make a good day great.  And if you are having a tough day it can help you get through it.  Research has found that mantras really do work.  You just have to change that negative thought into a positive one.  The minute that negative thought starts to creep in....say your mantra.....and banish that bad thought!!
You can pick a new mantra every day.  There are so many. A mantra that helps one person de-stress might not be good for another.  You have to find the one that feels right for you.  
Here are just a few.........

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"


p.s. when my daughter was a toddler she would walk around saying "Don't Worry, Be Happy" but she could only say..... "Don't worr, be hap" .....
p.s.s.  here are some more mantras on Pinterest
p.s.s.s.  Rodney Dangerfield reciting his mantra from the movie "Ladybugs"

photos (mantras) via Huffington Post.  (images found on Pinterest)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jason Lee and his unbelievable photography!

Jason Lee is a wedding photographer.  He also photographs his two adorable daughters in the most creative ways.  In 2006 Jason Lee's mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.  Since his mom was not well and his daughters always had the common childhood colds or sore throats he could not always bring them to visit their grandmother.  So he started a blog to document the girls in photos for his mom to see. 
 I don't know how he does it but these photos are amazing!  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My new discovery from Trader Joe's.

 We always love to discover something new and healthy at Trader Joe's.  A few weeks ago we found  Trader Joe's Multigrain Blend with Vegetables.  We love it so much that I had to share our latest find  with you.  It is sooo delicious, easy, healthy and inexpensive!  A meal by itself in three minutes!  Or as a side dish.  Hot or cold.  It is a blend of whole grains - barley, corn, and spelt, red, black and white rice-and veggies which include peas, carrots, and zucchini.  Really hearty and filling for $2.99.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Awesome Birthday present!

Leigh Lahav who is an animator gave her husband Oren a pretty cool birthday present!  Lahav recreated the opening credits of television shows to include all of her husbands family and friends as cast members!  The list of shows that this very thoughtful wife recreated are: Mad Men, Arrested Development, Lost,  Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, 30Rock and more.  What is the best Birthday present that you ever gave or received?  xo

Monday, April 22, 2013

Dinner with my friend and great music!

Friday night my dear friend Maxine took me out for a belated birthday dinner.  (my bday was March 26) We went to Lawson Pub in Oceanside.  We have not seen each other for a while but when you are really good friends it's like you saw each other yesterday.  It was so great to sit and talk and catch up.  And we didn't know that there was going to be music.  The group is "ACE" and they were so good.         

For bookings call Craig at 516-369-0545

Friday, April 19, 2013

Chunky Rolling Bracelets for summer by Andee Leeds Jewelry

 Andee Leeds Summer Collection 2013.  
These fabulous chunky rolling bracelets make a beautifully stylish summer statement.   Wear one, two , three or more!!  

Bracelets are $10 each.  

To purchase:  email Andee @ andee.leeds@gmail.com or me at eengel088@gmail.com





Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Video posted by Dove.

This very powerful video was posted on Youtube by Dove.  Dove did a study on how women view themselves as opposed to how others see them.  As part of the study each woman would pair up with another participant and get to know them.  A retired forensic artist from the San Jose police department, who never met the woman, asked them questions about their looks as he sketched them.  He was behind a curtain and unable to see them.  He then asked the person that the subject got to know to describe the woman's  looks.  It's amazing to see how we perceive our looks as opposed to how others see us.

"Women are their own worst beauty critics," Dove says. "Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful ... we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see."

this video was originally posted by mashable.com

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Living in a Boeing 727 - One awesome grandmother!!

 Talk about creativity.  Joanne Ussary paid $2,000 for a used Boeing 727.  It cost $4,000 to move the plane and $24,000 to renovate.  Joanne Ussary, is a grandmother from Mississippi.  She lost her house in an ice storm in 1994 and decided to change things up a bit when she purchased her new home.  With the prices of houses this is clearly an amazing investment!  Look how pretty!  What an amazing view she has!  I wonder what the taxes are!  Would you consider living in a home like this?

photos via aviationhumor.net

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Baby's ultrasound made into artwork

 Now there is a way to make baby's first ultrasound into a work of art.  A beautiful picture that you can display in the baby's room or hang above your sofa.  Truly your baby's or grandchild's first photo! There is a website called Koodlekids.com that takes your info on line.  You just have to say blue or pink or whatever color you want your work of art to be.  You upload the ultrasound.  You do not have to send it to them.  So easy!
This is such a unique gift.  (you just have to get that ultrasound in your possession!.....if it's a surprise!)   

Monday, April 8, 2013

Aging gracefully.....Who inspires you?

Betty White is one of  my favorite ladies over fifty.  If anyone can show us how to age gracefully it is definitely her!  She is 91 years young and beautiful!  Granted Betty White is a celeb  and can afford a healthy lifestyle but she can still be an inspiration to us. Betty White says:  "Dreading aging is really a waste of a lovely life."  Who inspires you?? 

p.s. I also know many "non celeb" women that I admire very, very much!  I hope to be able to post about them one day.  

Friday, April 5, 2013

Eat, Pray, Love.

Julia Robert's character in the movie "Eat, Pray, Love" needed to find herself.  She was lucky enough to have the luxury of taking a year off and traveling to try and figure things out in her life.
 If you could pick three places like she did.....what would be your "Eat", "Pray", and "Love"??????  I haven't traveled much at all so I can only guess what would be the perfect places to go to "meditate." Since I haven't traveled much I do think that just getting away must be a wonderful thing to help see things more clearly.  What do you think?  Have you traveled much?  Do you come back from a vacation with a different outlook?  Do you feel energized?  Would you want to go away for a year?  I honestly don't think that going away for a year is practical.

I can definitely see Italy as being my "EAT" place.
I think that I would taste each and every pasta dish!!!!!! Yum!!!!!!
image via touritalynow.com

I would love to go to Israel as my "PRAY."
I have never been to Israel but I just know that it must feel so welcoming and warm.  The perfect place to pray!!!!!
image via tripwow.tripadvisor.com

I'm still thinking about my "LOVE" place.
(any suggestions??)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

Last weekend I went with my daughter to Kitchen Kabaret, in East Hills for lunch.  Kitchen Kabaret is a gourmet food market that has the largest array of delectable dishes.  There is something for everyone!  From sushi to smoothies.  They have it all!
When we were waiting for our lunch my daughter took notice of a very stylish woman.  Her hair was pulled tight and she was wearing a fedora.  The woman was wearing jeans with funky patches on them.  She also was wearing big beautiful rings on her fingers.   I did glance over to her for a second and thought that she looked familiar.
Anyway, while we were eating our lunch we saw a group of young girls surrounding this woman and talking to her.  At that point my daughter realized that it was Cyndi Lauper!.....standing at the coffee counter.  I had to walk over.  Ms. Lauper was signing autographs for the girls on napkins.  They were kind enough to hand me a napkin and "the pen" that was being passed around and I too received an autograph from the amazing Cyndi Lauper.  Not only did I receive her autograph, we had the nicest conversation.  She was so friendly and sweet!  I would love to have coffee with her!
  So there we were, in Kitchen Kabaret in East Hills  having a great conversation with the incomparable Cyndi Lauper.  You never know who you are going to meet when you wake up in the morning!!!

This is my autographed napkin!

And here is Cyndi Lauper!

p.s. the Mom in the video is Cyndi's real mother, brother and dog!!!!
p.s.s. we didn't think it would be right to ask to take a pic with her.  We did take a few from a distance but she just looks like a dot so I am not posting them.
p.s.s.s.  read more about Cyndi Lauper here.
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