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Top Books to Read at the Beach

Top Books to Read at the Beach – from About.com

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August 10, 2010 Posted by | Summer, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Reading Picks – What Book Will You Be Reading?

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For a list of AOL’s Best Sellers summer reading picks – sponsored by Barnes & Noble < CLICK >

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And, from Good Morning America – Hot Summer Reads for Teens < CLICK >

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My kids and I are heading out to our local library for some great books to relax with and read.

For ordering on line, Amazon.com has up 60% discounted prices.

July 9, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, Summer, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wine Library TV with Gary Vaynerchuk

This is a stressful economic time for many people right now – and everyone needs to take time to themselves. 

Whether it’s listening to some of your favorite songs – I have so many, but Hotel California by The Eagles, brings back lots of memories.  My parents had a country house in Margaretville, NY.  Every chance possible, we would pack up the 5 kids, clothes, food, Pebbles – our dog and stuff everyone into our mini van for the 2-1/2 hour ride.   With no I-Pods around yet and hardly any radio reception – cd’s were it and Hotel California was our favorite!

Whether it’s watching a movie that cracks you up – or possibly makes you realize how lucky we are even in these tough times – or… a great romance – The Notebook ranks really high on my list! 

Reading a book – a really, really good book.  One that you take into the bathroom even if it’s just to read a paragraph.  Maybe you’ll enjoy The Lighthouse Keeper by James Michael Pratt

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Getting together with friends – maybe your house one week, a friends house the next time.  Taking the stress and financial burden off of one person since everyone contributes.  One guest can bring cheese and crackers – bought on sale at the supermarket, another can purchase a bottle or two… or three of wine – keeping in mind that you do not have to spend alot of money.   

A FANTASTIC site that I just stumbled upon is  WineLibraryTV.com with Gary Vaynerchuk where he speaks passionately while educating you on wine – like take the time to take a “sniffy, sniff” before drinking your wine – and teaching you to look for wine with “thunder”costs less, tastes BIG.  Gary has been a guest on many popular shows – Ellen De Generes, Mad Money, Night Line and my favorite – Conan O’Brien – too funny!  When visiting Gary’s site, under National TV Appearances, click on “Conan O’Brien” and watch him get a “Buzz”! Or view the video below to get to know him a bit.

My husbands birthday is coming up.  I never know what to get him, but this year, Gary has inspired me to try new wines.  I will purchase a few different bottles – a Portuguese wine will be at the top of my list since my husband was born and raised there and he LOVES his country’s wine. Then I’ll just have fun picking a few different varieties.  Once a week or so, my husband can pick which bottle he’d like to have with dinner – and that means I get to have some too!  Awesome – I can’t wait!

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November 6, 2008 Posted by | Economy, Fun Post, Uncategorized, Wine | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween

It’s Halloween time!!  “OOOOOOOOOO” Click here to learn about the History of Halloween – if you Dare!

Where do you go for Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hayrides and more – Click Here on PUMPKIN PATCHES and MORE.org in New York and in ConnecticutCLICK HERE.

Also from PUMPKIN PATCHES and MORE.org – Some tasty recipes using Pumpkins, Apples and more! 

HGTV has some GREAT ideas for your “Spooktaculish” party –

                                                   

Scare up some fun with more Halloween Ideas! DIY has lots of Halloween Decorating and Recipe tips

                                                                                

Editor’s Picks Halloween Books for more ideas.

From Evite.com, their music picks for some terror-ific listening: 

  1. Werewolves of Londonby: Warren Zevon
  2. Living Dead Girl by: Rob Zombie
  3. Somebody’s Watching Me by: Rockwell
  4. Spellboundby: Siouxsie and the Banshees
  5. Don’t Fear the Reaper by: Blue Oyster Cult
  6. Tubular Bells by: Mike Oldfield
  7. Devil Inside by: INXS
  8. People Are Strange by: The Doors
  9. Possum Kingdom by: The Toadies
  10. Bela Lugosi’s Dead by: Bauhaus

Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY and CLIPART for these great Pics!

October 11, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Halloween, NY, Putnam County, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment