Thursday, July 30, 2009

Proof That Tanning Beds Are Harmful!

Finally, they have proved that tanning beds are "like smoking for the skin"! For the longest time allot of people thought that the tanning beds were safer than lying out under the sun itself. NOT!

Dr. Doris Day (Dermatologist) said that people are using them starting under the age of 30 which is even worse. Using tanning beds along with using birth control pills also increase the risk of getting skin cancers.

There is no health benefits here.

Category 1 Cancer Risks:
  1. Tanning Beds
  2. Smoking
  3. Hepatitis B
UVA and UVB rays are both dangerous. Along with the pill increases your risk, and most of the tanning bed users are young.

You can try to repair skin damage by:
  1. Use Topical Retinoid's
  2. Exfoliate
  3. Moisturize
Wearing sunscreen everyday is so important! And, don't forget to reapply!

Have a happy and safe Summer!

Michael Jackson's Mother Gets The Kids

Michael's Mother will get custody of all three children! Debbie Rowe is to have "meaningful visitation" which is to be determined in court. At least the children will be kept together ;)

Happy for them!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Back To School Tween Size Lilly Pultizer Dress

I found this adorable little Lilly dress for my Daughter! So cute to wear for the end of Summer and back to school ;)

I love the bright bold colors and the ribbon detail. I want one for myself ;)

Happy Summer ;)

Michael Kors Open Toe Pump With Tights HOT For FAll 2009

The new HOT trend for Fall 09' is the open toe pump with "tights". Yes, the open toe shoes are no longer just for Summer Fashion! As seen on the Today Show Fashion segment open toe pumps can be worn into the Fall Season.

We like this trend ;) You can get more use out of your Summer shoes by just adding tights to keep those little peeper warm and cozy!

Happy Summer!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Back To School Sales Tax Free Shopping, MI 2009

August 7th through the 9th is tax free shopping for back to school clothes!!! Save the date.

You will pay no "sales tax" on back to school clothing August 8-9! Mark it on your calendars!

Happy Summer ;)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Tween Growing Up!

I woke up this morning to a smiling little face staring at me. My Daughter "C". Such a pretty little face to wake up to. She made me smile as I asked why she was up so early. She didn't stay long running downstairs to bug her brother whom was also already up and watching cartoons.

As the morning went on, their breakfast out of the way we all started our day. Of course I am the one cleaning up from our morning routines. "C" is sitting at the dining room table on her computer pulling music video's starring Taylor Swift and now "Gummy Bear". The volume turned up quiet high I may add for my morning ears. I'm relieved to see that she still loves the cartoons also!

Where is the coffee? It looks like rain! We will be working on our Summer school projects and homework. Yes, "C" has Summer homework! Did we when we were young? I don't remember.

Happy Summer ;)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Movie Review

The new Harry Potter movie "Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince" was released this last weekend. Here are some reviews from all over the country. I will be adding more as they come in ;)
  • Fun.....My teen group was disappointed from all the missing parts of the book.
  • Well I didn't see it but Domonique did, she says that it was pretty good. But, she didn't like how they left some details out of the movie that was in the book. That made the movie confusing. Shelby from Michigan
  • Thankfully most of the "snogging" was still deemed "gross". Otherwise it was a good one! We had a "Potterpoloza" weekend - we also went to the Harry Potter exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry ... which was great!
  • I really enjoyed it. I didn't read any of the Harry Potter books and I've seen all of the movies but this is the only one I have truly really liked. Half Blood Prince had it's really funny moments and it's serious ones that were important to the story line. A lot of my friends loved it as well. I would recommend it :) Callie from Florida
  • It was great! It's my favorite of all the movies, now.

    First of all, they got all of my favorite moments from the book, and they did them very well. I especially loved Draco and Harry's duel in the bathroom, the scene in the Cave, and the scene near the end at the top of the Astronomy Tower. Those were to three scenes I was hoping they would do well, and they were as close to perfection as I could ask for!

    Everyone's acting skills really seemed to improve this time around. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like Micheal Gambon, who played Dumbledore, this time around. I haven't like him much in the past few movies because I didn't think he was doing Dumbledore justice, but this time he hit the mark. I also loved Alan Rickman (Snape) in every scene he was in, but that may be because Snape's my favorite character. He was perfect, too!

    They changed a few things from the book, but considering all the information they DID put in, I can ignore that. It was excellent!
    Emily from FL
Happy Summer!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Michael Jackson's Pepsi Commercial

This morning on the news they announced that they are posting Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercial the one where he gets burned. Why? They of course played it and you can see him catching on fire and he obviously wasn't aware of what was happening to him.

The news went on to say that the burns he received caused him to become addicted to pain killers. We will never know what caused him to become addicted to pain medication. He lived a life that very few of us could or even would live.

He has passed on now. Let him rest in "peace", it is what he has always sang about. Bless his beautiful children and let them get through the loss of their Father in "peace" as any parent would have wanted.

We have lost a great entertainer that many of us has grown up with through the years. The fans as well as his Family will miss him dearly.

R.I.P. Michael.

Prime Time Emmy Nominations 2009

The Emmy's Nominations were just announced this morning! I was so happy to hear that some of my favorites have been nominated:

  • The Mentalist
  • Grey Gardens
  • Entourage
  • Greys Anatomy
  • Mad Men
  • Lost
You can go to to see the complete list.

Good Luck All!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Night Time Window Shopping For Summer Fashion

Summer Fashion
Downtown Traverse City Michigan
Night Time Window Shopping

Nautical is always in for Summer Fashion
Blue - White - Red - Yellow

Fun Scarf's


Friday, July 10, 2009

Taylor Swift In Concert 2009

GM "General Motors Exits Bankruptcy"

GM has just announced they are exiting bankruptcy. They are changing the face of GM. President and CEO Fritz Henderson made the announcement this morning.

The company will be smaller and profitable even if the auto market does not turn around. They will focus on Cadillac, Buick, Chevy, GMC and new smaller and better fuel efficient cars and trucks and crossovers.

They are emerging with a new name The New General Motors Company. As well as a possible new logo.

Shopping At Kilwin's In Traverse City Michigan

Kilwin's in Traverse City (and Birmingham) Michigan is one of our favorite shops.
After dinner walking into town to get a special treat finishes off the day!
Beware!! The following photo's are dangerous!
Besides their World Famous Fudge they also have a large yummy selection of hand scooped
ice creams with homemade waffle cones!
Kilwin's is open year round. Happy Summer!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Leland's Old Fashion Candy Store For Kids of All Ages!

The Candy Fish
(painted with nothing but candy!)

The store is filled with everything from jumbo lollipops, old fashioned rock candy, locally made fresh fudge, every kind of jelly bean ever made to candy corns and Carmel corn.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Haystacks In Leland Michigan

Haystacks in Leland Michigan has so many adorable things!

I picked up a Mother and Daughter matching dress and tunic in purple and white.
We are so excited to be able to wear them together ;)

The shop has everything from Lilly Pulitzer, Izod to their Haystack brand skirts, tunics, dresses and scarfs. It is definitely a shop you need to visit if your in Sutton's Bay or Leeland in Michigan.

Happy Summer!

Lunch at Martha's

Working up an appetite we stopped at Martha's Cafe in Sutton's Bay for lunch.

Martha's has a wonderful menu everything from breakfast to dinner European style. Eggs several ways with quirky names like "The Rooster", soups, sandwiches, salad's and more.

I had the Turkey Reuben Panini, my Mother In Law had a wonderful Tarragon Chicken Salad over mixed baby greens with a fresh baked scone like roll. She ordered the 1/2 size which my guess is from it's size that the full order would easily feed two people. My Son had a cup of the Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup and my Husband had the Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella Panini. Everything is made fresh daily. We were all very pleased and satisfied with our meal.

They have a wonderful little wine bar and cocktails for cocktail hour.

You know the place is good when the smell is wonderful when you walk in the door :)

Happy Summer!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cupcake Bath Salts at the Happy Woman

I found these adorable bath salt's for the much needed relaxing Mom alone time.

They are so cute in the shape of a cupcake!  You drop them in your warm bath and they fizzle and smell wonderful.  They can be found at the Happy Woman in Sutton's Bay Michigan.

Happy Summer!

Lilly Pulitzer On Sale In Sutton's Bay

There is a very cute shop in Sutton's Bay Michigan called "Haystacks".  They carry Lilly Pulitzer as well as many of their own designs that are absolutely adorable.  Matching dresses and tops for Mom's and Daughters.

In their back "Sale" room I found several pieces of Lilly on sale!  If your around town stop in and check it out :)

Happy Summer :)

Thank You For Visiting!