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Super Bowl Manicures — 6 Football Ravens 49ers Nail Treatments

[ 20 ] January 31, 2013 |

Super Bowl Manicures — 49ers or Ravens, Which Team NAILS it?

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Hairstyles for Women over 45 : 2013 SAG Awards + Nicole Kidman Hair Tips

[ 21 ] January 29, 2013 |

Great Hairstyles for Women over 45 at the SAG Awards 2013?

You Bet!


Nicole Kidman (45)  Styling tips at end of Post.


Hairstyles for Women over 45 2013 SAG Awards Jessica Lange Julieanne Moore

Jessica Lange (63), Julianne Moore (52) in Chanel, Julianna Marguilies (46), Kate Flannery (49)


Hairstyles for Women over 45 2013 SAG Awards Alfie Woodard Helen Hunt

Alfie Woodard (60), Edie Falco (49) , Helen Hunt (49), Jane Lynch (52)


Hairstyles for Women over 45 2013 SAG Awards

Nancy O’Dell (46),  Shaun Robinson (50), Sally Field (66),  Sigourney Weaver (63)


Styling Tips of Nicole Kidman’s Hair Shown above–TOP photo

For the 2013 SAG Awards, hairstylist David Babaii features Nicole Kidman’s  new solid bob haircut with a sleek, super straight look. Do you LOVE IT?  To fashion the look, David warmed a small amount of IT&LY’s Pure Water Drops in his  palms before applying. He then dried Nicole’s  hair with the hair dryer’s  nozzle attachment and a large round brush to smooth and straighten the hair completely. Control is a must, to achieve flawless straight hair. David sectioned her hair first: top, sides and back. To begin, he started by drying the nape area first and then proceeded until her entire head was dry. After creating a center part and to ensure sleek perfection, he finished the hair with IT&LY’s Racing Red Professional 1″ Digital Iron.


David Babaii also Styled Nicole Kidman for the Producer’s Guild Awards

Nicole Kidman 2013 Producers Guild Awards


Nicole Kidman (45)

At Saturday night’s Producer’s Guild Awards, Nicole Kidman’s hair sported a peek-a-boo bang and darling half up/half down hairstyle. David Babaii, Hairstylist, developed the look utilizing IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S eco-friendly and cruelty free Purity Design Line.

In styling the Nicole, he blow dried her hair with a mixture of IT&LY’s Pure Water Drops with Pure Fluid Experience. This combo gives hair a medium touchable hold w/ no build up + added shine. Using a medium round brush, David developed soft curls and a smooth rounded bang.  When finishing the style, he created a dramatic side part for the bang, sweeping the hair to one side. At the crown,  he lightly back combed the area and gently smoothed drawing the sides and top into a sexy poof at the back. The back and nape hair had soft curls using IT&LY’s Pure Water Drops to create style definition. To finish, David lightly misted the hair with IT&LY’s Pure Definition Hair Spray.

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Detroit! Ellen Degeneres Show Moving to 3:00PM

[ 5 ] January 29, 2013 |

Hey Detroit!  Hey!

 Ellen Degeneres Show Moving 3:00PM on WDIV Channel 4

Ellen Degeneres Moves to 3pm

What?  The Ellen Degeneres Show Moving to a New Time Slot?   3:oo Pm, Feb. 4th!

Why is The Ellen Degeneres Show Moving?

Exciting news from Local 4 WDIV!  The Ellen Degeneres Show, the #1 Talk show in America,  is moving to 3:oo Pm, starting February 4th.  You can be sure to get all your laughs with your afternoon coffee.  The exciting thing is now with Detroit putting Ellen in this afternoon time slot, all 20 major US markets will be broadcasting Ellen in the afternoon.  Women over 45 (and all Women between 24-54)..did you know that “Ellen” is  America’s #1 rated talk show, among women 25-54??

Ellen Tells Detroit the News Herself!

Ellen Degeneres Show Moving

Watch Ellen as she tells us (through a series of Bloopers), how excited she is to be greeting her fans in Detroit at 3:00 Pm!

WATCH: Bloopers from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Ellen Kicks of the Early Evening in the Afternoon

Now that we Detroiters are going to be watching Ellen in the afternoon with the rest of the country, we will able to keep the TV tuned right in for the Early Evening news at 4:00pm!

“We are delighted to showcase this multi-award winning program in the afternoons, followed by Detroit’s “go to” first early evening newscast, Local 4 News: First at 4 and the award winning news magazine Inside Edition,” said Marla Drutz, Vice President & General Manager WDIV-TV.

With the Ellen Degeneres Show moving to 3:00pm and being the lead in, the 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. block of Local 4 News will enjoy continual growth and is expected to be an even bigger ratings powerhouse. Local 4 News is the #1 newscast at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market, and Local 4 News at 11 p.m. is the #1 newscast of all NBC affiliates in the top 11 markets nationwide.  In addition, Local 4’s is the leading information, breaking news and weather website in Michigan.  Pssst….The Chief Blonde goes there to get her news too!!

NEW LOCAL 4 WEEKDAY LINEUP  (starting February 4, 2013)

5- 7 a.m.          Local 4 News Morning

7- 10 a.m.        Today Show 

10 a.m.            The Ricki Lake Show          

11 a.m.             Today Show

12 p.m.            Local 4 News at Noon

12:30 p.m.       Jeopardy

1:00 p.m.         Days of Our Lives

2:00 p.m.         The Jeff Probst Show

3:00 p.m.        The Ellen Degeneres Show

4:00 p.m.         Local 4 News at 4

4:30 p.m.         Inside Edition

5:00 p.m.         Local 4 News at 5 & 6

Blog Note: I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media. All opinions expressed are my own.

Mama’s Raspberry Dump Cake Recipe

[ 13 ] January 29, 2013 |

Raspberry Dump Cake Recipe

Keeping it Simple!!

Raspberry Dump Cake


Mama’s Raspberry Dump Cake Recipe, yes the title sounds unappetizing, but it is truly delicious.

This recipe is a cross between a cookie bar and a cobbler. I have been making this for four decades and still receive requests for it. It is a great addition to a brunch or as an evening dessert with a scoop of ice cream. Very easy, only five ingredients.


5.0 from 4 reviews
Mama's Raspberry Dump Cake Recipe
This recipe is a heartwarming "go to" cobbler like dish. It is great served warm and very easy to assemble. I like to keep things simple.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 18-21 ounce can Pie filling ( strawberry/cherry/raspberry ) your choice
  • 1 18-21 ounce can Crushed pineapple
  • 1 18 ounce Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1½ Sticks of Butter
  • 1 cup of Sliced Almonds or Pecan pieces
  1. Using a glass rectangular baking dish;
  2. Pour pie filling of choice and crushed pineapple into pan, mix together well.
  3. Dump dry yellow cake mix over fruit and spread evenly.
  4. For the next layer, slice the butter thinly, distributing uniformly over cake mix as you slice.
  5. Finish by sprinkling your choice of nuts on top.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until top is golden brown.
  7. Cool 1 hour or until crust has hardened slightly.

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Communication Disorders Help: Top Ten Tips

[ 18 ] January 25, 2013 |

Communication Disorders Help: Don’t Wait to get it!

This Image is an “Interactive” Communications Disorders Help Image: Hover over Image to find HELP!

Need Communication Disorders Help? Hover over Interactive Image Above for Resources!

Communications Disorders Can Affect Anyone at Anytime

How many Americans have Communication Disorders?  42 Million Americans have a speech, language or hearing disorder!  Millions more are affected as well, as they struggle to support their loved ones who are frustrated by these issues.  A communication disorder can happen to anyone at any time, limiting the potential for academic, social and career achievement.

My Grandmother had severe hearing loss in her later years,  resulting from an undefined cause.  My father has work-related hearing loss.  With my grandmother, towards the end of her life, she couldn’t really talk on the phone because she couldn’t hear what the caller said.  When you were in the same room with her, you needed to talk to her directly or she could NOT understand what you were saying.  This normally sweet and calm woman was very frustrated by her loss of hearing.  With my father, although his hearing is fine around the house, I notice that he has trouble hearing in large “party” type situations or most public venues. There seems to be too many inputs competing for his auditory senses.  My father doesn’t really get that frustrated but it bothers my mother A TON!  As is often the case, the secondary partner suffers as much as the person with the disorder.

What is a Communication Disorder?

Communication Disorders  include: language, speech or voice disorders including such challenges as stuttering, balance, swallowing, and hearing impairment.

American Idol, Stuttering Audition

So you don’t think that hearing loss, stuttering, speech issues are that big of a deal?  Watch the video below and experience the frustration of American Idol hopeful Lazaro Arbos, as he struggles with his stuttering issues when auditioning  for American Idol.

Isn’t the emotion that he experiences so RAW?  I set there and cried as I watched this on TV and again as I watched the video on Youtube.  What do you think?

Annie Glenn and John Glenn provide inspiration for Communication Disorders Help

I hope that Lazaro Arbos is able to get the help he needs to overcome his stuttering like Annie Glenn, wife of Senator and astronaut John Glenn, did at age 50!  Annie Glenn, a woman over 45,  had a severe stutter which she was able to overcome with an intensive program.  The Annie Glenn Award, is a pretigious award given to an individual who demonstrates Annie Glenn’s tireless efforts to build public awareness on behalf of those with communication disorders.  Past recipients of the Annie Glenn Award include  James Earl Jones,Vice President Joseph Biden, Julie Andrews, Bob and Lee Woodruff, Mick Fleetwood, Jane Seymour, Joey McIntyre and Bob Love.

Watch the video below as Annie Glenn describes how she got Communication Disorders Help!


Top Ten Communication Disorders Tips: How Can you Get Help or Help Someone with Communication Disorders?

  1. Don’t Wait…Get Help.  Visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website and use this Professional Search tool page, to find either audiologists or speech-language therapists:
  2. Don’t Wait…Give Help.  If a loved one needs your help, make them aware of the many avenues out there to get help.
  3. TAKE ACTION! Contact your Federal and State legislators about issues that are important to those with Communication Disorders.  You can get help and advice on taking action>>Here<<
  4. Share this blog post across your social media channels by using the share buttons on the left side of this post.
  5. Head over to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Pinterest  and follow them for all the latest Pins on Communication Disorders, Job Search Tips, Special Needs Articles, and all ASHA NEWS
  6. Head over to the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Associaton (ASHA) Facebook Page to find a  place for ASHA members and the public to share information, ask for help, and network.
  7. Head over to the official Twitter feed from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Tom Jelen, director of online communications, is usually tweeting.
  8. Head over the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)  YouTube Channel to see Informative Videos, Humorous Videos, “About Us” Videos, and the latest video from Annie Glenn
  9. Visit the ASHA home page for a variety of Communication Disorders Help resources.
  10. PIN this Pin below to Pinterest to help raise awareness for those with Communication Disorders.

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