Saturday, June 15, 2013

How About a Cocktail and An Appetizer At The Movies? Boston Globe

would you spend $28 for a movie ticket?

The Showcase Cinemas SuperLux in Chestnut Hill is not your typical movie-going experience. An employee in a crisp, all-black uniform greets patrons at the door, ushering them into a lobby that looks more like an upscale hotel than a movie theater.

There, a circular concierge desk sits under a large faux chandelier. A sleek bar and lounge area fills the space where lines for soda and candy usually stretch. Large touch screens stand to the side.

And just wait until you get into the theater.

This week, the Norwood-based theater chain National Amusements opened this top-of-the line theater in the newly redeveloped Newton shopping center, The Street. For $28, moviegoers can experience the “SuperLux” life, reclining in plush seats with footrests, browsing appetizers, entrees, and drinks from an iPad, and merely pressing a call button to order food — before and during the flick.

Popcorn is served on a tray, drinks in fine stemware. Pinkies extended, please.

Visit The Boston Globe to read the full article.

Father's Day Gift Ideas ~ HuffPostLive

If you're still stumped on a Father's Day gift HuffPostLive has some ideas for you!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Fried Dough: Sweets for My Sweeties

Sometimes we love to have something sweet. And this is one of our family's favorites. Whether you call it Fried Dough or Fry Bread, it's all good to us!

I like to make the recipe, make small size dough pieces, fry them and sprinkle with confectionery sugar. Delicious!

Father's Day Breakfast and Brunch Ideas from Pinterest

The Verizon Insider Twitter Party Today! #VZWBuzz~3PM EST


Friday, June 14, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm PT 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Join @theonlinemom @VerizonInsider TODAY at 12 noon PT (3 pm ET)

Prizes are a Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard or a Samsung GALAXY Note II smartphone (+ $125 Verizon Gift Card)!

Get RSVP details at Online Moms !

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Can You Find A Legitimate Work At Home Job? "Sure You Can"!

"Can you find a legitimate work at home job"? Sure you can! Over the years, I've worked, as a Customer Service Rep, Tech Support, and Self Storage Manager.

I am no longer working but I highly recommend the following sites for job leads:

Rat Race Rebellion
Work at Home Adventures
Work at Home Mom Revolution

Rat Race Rebellion offers legitimate work at home and telecommuting job opportunities at their website. You can sign up to receive their daily job listing as well as stopping by their website to check out their permanent listings via Facebook or Twitter.

Work at Home Adventures provides job leads, reviews and encouragement. There are 4 writers that are behind the website. Subscribe for their weekly updates!

Workplacelikehome is a free virtual water cooler message board for people who work at home and who are looking for work at home jobs. It's a great place to find leads, Q&A and support.

Work at Home Mom Revolution is terrific for those looking for telecommuting and work at home positions. Consider signing up for her subscription so you don't miss out!

Product Review: Neutrogena Oil Free Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub and Acne Stress Control Night Cleansing Pads

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the products.

After all the hormonal changes, hot flashes, night sweats, brought on with menopause, this grown woman has been suffering from...wait for it. Pimples! At 51 years old, I truly thought I was done with those! So I was thrilled when Neutrogena asked me if I would be interested in reviewing samples of their products from their acne skin care line!

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser: I love the pump! I can't say this enough after using a facial wash that was in a tube, wasting product due to wet hands! This product is wonderful! The pink grapefruit scent smells really good and leaves my skin feeling refreshed!

Benefits: 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract, clears up breakouts, oil-free, salicylic acid, Allure readers' choice award winner
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub: refreshing feeling without being abrasive!

Benefits: salicylic acid, oil-free, clears breakouts, 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract, microclear@ technology

Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Night Cleansing Pads: These cleansing pads are great for removing makeup, as well as, cleansing your face!

Benefits: treats acne even before it shows, sweeps away pore-clogging oil and makeup, microclear technology

clean pad

dirty pad

Over all I'm really pleased with the perfermance of the products. Since using them, I've only suffered one breakout which was short lived!

For more product details, visit Neutrogena website and Facebook.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blog Prize Has Arrived! McDonald's Egg Whites Delight McMuffin

Thanks to Matter of Cents for having this giveaway! My hubby actually asked me for the coupon and promised to share his feedback.

Why Is The Suicide Rate Climbing? HuffPostLive Segment

Per Dr. Melinda Moore, a clinical psychologist, 40,000 people will commit suicide this year? What can we, as a society, do to lower that number? Watch this short segment to hear Dr. Moore's findings.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide please call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.

Chronic Pain Management Guided Meditation

Doing meditation a few times a day, as part of my chronic pain management plan, is helpful at reducing anxiety and stress. And as we know, anxiety and stress aren't good for chronic pain sufferers.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Menu Plan Monday ~ June 10, 2013

It's been extremely hot in Las Vegas the last few days! And by that, I mean 110 degrees! Thank goodness for plenty indoor activities. The hubby and I decided to shampoo our couch, take naps and hit the gym. How was your weekend?

I'm joining fellow Menu Plan Monday followers at Organizing Junkie today. There's lots of inspiration for new recipes so consider stopping by. *this week's recipe are courtesy of July's Woman's Day magazine.

kebabs with cabbage, carrot and pickle slaw

hot dogs with pickle & parsley relish, oven fries

Italian sausage quiche, fruit

shrimp, spinach and feta pasta

potato salad

Asian-styled chicken salad

"Sick & Tired" by Kimberly Rae" ~Release Date June 26th

Kimberly Rae's new book, Sick & Tired, is due for release June 26th! She's doing exclusive giveaways only for her newsletter friends. If you sign up before June 24th at, you can get in on the fun!

Kimberly Rae has Addison’s disease, hypoglycemia, asthma and a cyst on her brain. She definitely knows what it is like to live tired of dependence on medication, guilty, and frustration.

Meditation Beats Anxiety By Activating Certain Brain Regions, Study Finds

Mindfulness meditation -- nonjudgmental awareness of thoughts and emotions -- is known for its anxiety-busting powers, and now scientists are getting a better understanding of why it has this impact in the brain.

Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that meditation has effects on activity of particular brain regions, namely the anterior cingulate cortex -- which controls thinking and emotions -- and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex -- which controls worrying. Meditation seems to increase activity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, and decrease activity in the anterior cingulate cortex.

"Mindfulness is premised on sustaining attention in the present moment and controlling the way we react to daily thoughts and feelings," study researcher Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in neurobiology and anatomy at the medical center, said in a statement. "Interestingly, the present findings reveal that the brain regions associated with meditation-related anxiety relief are remarkably consistent with the principles of being mindful."
You can read the article at Huffington Post.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Jumping Tandem Sunday~ What Is The Vision God Has Given You?

This Saturday church service question that I want to share here: What is the vision God has given you?

"Remember, you don't have to be perfect to see God's vision that he has on your life". Pastor Sean, The Church of Southern Las Vegas

Thank you Jumping Tandem for hosting Sunday!

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