Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Cyber Monday!!

Retailers are hoping you will finish up your shopping today online!! Whatever you did not get over the Holiday Weekend, check it out online as many stores are offering Free Shipping today!! Click here to see a site linking all the deals on the web!!

Did you blow your Diet over the long Holiday Weekend?

Here is a 3-day diet recovery plan for you to try!! The first thing to do is not to beat yourself up over it! Click here for recipe ideas and a plan for the next 3 days. Try it and see if it helps!! I will be running a little extra this week to catch up!! This Saturday is the Jingle Bell Run, you could join me and either Run or Walk 3.1 miles with the YMCA!!

Tiger won't talk!

Rumors are flying about an affair, but Tiger is not talking! "What is this? It's completely incongruous to Tiger's image that he would be doing this at 2:30 in the morning," Brennan said, an ABC News sports consultant and USA Today sports columnist. "He's got a wife. He's got two young children. If he's going out to get something for the baby, OK, great, then tell us. I think that's confusing to people and understandably confusing to people." Hmmm, where was he going? Read more here!

Friday, November 27, 2009

It's Black Friday!!

Enjoy the crazy insanity and be careful!! Many need this day to make Christmas special for their families this year. The Mall was crazy fun and I plan on getting some deals later myself!! Happy Holidays!! Yikes, I said it :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Here is a great stocking stuffer!!

You will have to travel a little to get it this Black Friday, but what a special gift!! They are called "Reindeer Gem Necklaces", no, not diamonds....Reindeer dung! The limited-edition Magical Reindeer Gem necklaces will go on sale Friday for $15 each at the gift shop, 1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington, IL or for $20 by mail. Gift shop hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except Christmas. Click here to learn more!

Happy Thanksgiving & get ready to Shop Like Crazy!!

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday tomorrow and of course, the holiday that follows that, Black Friday!!! Are you ready to shop?? Here are some ideas for you, the Top 15 according to 15. E-Reader/Kindle 14. Guitars 13. Blu-Ray DVD Players 12. Golf Equipment 11. Cell phones/Smart phones 10. Books 9. Power tools 8. iPods/MP3 Players 7. Video game colsoles 6. Digital cameras 5. Clothes/Shoes - OH YEA 4. Jewelry/Watches 3. HDTVs 2. Money/Gift cards - OH YEA AGAIN! 1. Computers/Laptops/Netbooks!!! Go nuts and and find the best deals you can, oh, and be safe please!! Join me at Valley View Mall on Friday morning from 6 to 9am for great deals/discounts and surprises as well as a chance for you to win a family weekend getaway to Granite Peak Ski Resort!!

Community Thanksgiving Dinner!

The annual La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner needs only $3,000 to reach its fundraising goal, organizers said. Enough volunteers already have been lined up to serve an anticipated 3,500 people at the meal, which is open to anyone who comes to the La Crosse Center on Thursday, said Joe Chilsen, public relations director. Click here for more from the La Crosse Tribune.

He was shocked!!

Donny Osmond took home the trophy last night on Dancing with the Stars!! He was stunned as he expected, like I did too, Mya to win as her scores were amazing!! Click here for the complete story!

New Movies this Weekend!

I would love to see at least one of the new movies coming to Marcus Cinema Theaters this weekend!! "Old Dogs" with Robin Williams and John Travolta looks hysterical!! Even "Fantastic Mr. Fox" looks fun, but my kids are too old for me to use them as an excuse...maybe I will have to take my Grand daughter :) Click here for more details on those movies and others coming out this weekend!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This is the largest crib recall in history...please read more here if you have a crib in your house! Some have become death traps for infants.

Kelly had quite the Free Style Experience last night!

Did you watch "Dancin' with the Stars" last night?? Kelly Osborne had quite a spill during her free style dance. She was laughing through the whole thing and enjoyed herself, but it was embarassing. Mya, Donnie and Kelly are the final three - who will take home the trophy? Click here for more.

Macy's Day Parade!!

Here are some classic pics from parades past....tune in Thanksgiving Day!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving = Naptime?!

Does this happen at your house during Thanksgiving?? A survey says that more than half of Americans will take a nap this Thanksgiving!! 60% of adult guys will take a nap compared to 56% of adult ladies. Of course a majority of the naps happen after the holiday meal!! Blame the tryptophan in turkey!!

2009's 10 Worst Toys!

The World Against Toys Causing Harm has released its annual 10 Worst Toys list to help you out when you are shopping this holiday season. Included on this years list are some popular characters such as Wall-E, Curious George, X-Men and Batman. Click here to see the video!

Janet Jackson opened the American Music Awards!

Ok, I have to admit something...I am so hooked on "Jackson" music...really, Janet and Michael. I told my husband last night to fill my stocking this year with their CD's. Is that nuts?? It's great dance music, gets you moving and is just down right fun!! I got to see the first hour of the show with Janet opening it and lot's of dancing....her pants drove me's just weird having a girl grab herself like her brother was known for..but, oh well. American Music Awards was full of fun performances and the winners were here for list!

"New Moon" is a Monster!!

The 3rd biggest opening in movie history with $140 million in ticket sales! The surprising thing is that the theaters were full of 40 plus year's a teen movie, featuring teens, aimed at teens!! Click here to learn more.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pics from Toys for Tots this morning!!

Toys for Tots today!!

I hope to see you in front of the La Crosse Center today!! I will be there form 9am to 2pm with the La Crosse Jaycees broadcasting Live and collecting new or gently used toys and cash for needy families this holiday season!! Wendy's of Onalaska is handing out crispy chicken sandwich coupons for those who stop by and we want to thank FMB Trailer Sales of Holmen for use of a trailer to put all the toys in!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Today is the Great American Smoke Out!

Accept the Great American Smokeout Challenge!! Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done. To have the best chance of quitting successfully, you need to know what you're up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. I found a website that will tell you how much your smoking habit is costing you, how many cigarettes you smoke over a given amount of time, the health benefits for you and for those suffering from second hand smoke - your kids! Click here and try to quit today!

Breast Cancer Screenings!!

Boy, I guess I was not the only one upset over the new is still in the news and heating up!! Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a statement on Wednesday to address the confusion, saying that the recommendations will not impact government policy and should not impact private insurers' policies, two concerns voiced by Republicans today. She added that mammograms remain an important live-saving tool. Read more here!!

Looking for a better salary??

Check this here and type in the salary you would LIKE to be getting and it will tell you what type of job you can have. Just for the heck of it, I typed in a salary of $100,000.00. What jobs in La Crosse, WI would pay me that kind of cash?? Nursing Home Director - $104,814, Nuclear Engineer - Wow,!! $104,754 , Nursing Skilled Nursing Facility Director $104,284, Construction Superintendent $103,887, Management Development Manager $103,231,

Who is the Sexiest Man Alive?

According to People is Johnny Depp!! Do you agree?? Not Brad Pitt or George Clooney...ok, they have both won that honor in the past. "Johnny Depp has magical powers. He's unlike anyone else,” says actress Isla Fisher, who's married to Sacha Baron Cohen. "He’s funny, generous and clever. It’s just a shame he’s so hard on the eyes." Click here to see whom else was in the running.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Surprise your Thanksgiving guests!!

How about a Suntanned Turkey?? That would bring some laughs to the table! Click here for some great, unique turkey recipes and ideas for the "eating" holiday coming up next week! I am hungry already!! I better start fasting today :)

Donny is safe!!

Tuesday night's semifinals elimination confirmed the one immutable law in the Dancing With the Starsuniverse: Celebrity appeal trumps dancing ability every time. As expected, R&B singer Mya, the best dancer, and Donny Osmond, the biggest celebrity, were spared. That left swimsuit model Joanna Krupa and rock daughter Kelly Osbourne. Despite being the better dancer, the little known Krupa was cut, while reality TV princess Osbourne moves on to next week's finals.

Smokers...tomorrow is you chance to quit!!

The Great American Smokeout is a challenge to quit using tobacco Thursday. It's intended to encourage people to quit forever. The Great American Smokeout began in the 1970s, when smoking was commonplace. Did you know in 1965, 42% of Americans smoked - Wow! Click here for more!

Ready for a unique vacation?? Read this!

Why not try "Hamster Villa", yes, I said hamster!! French architect Frederic Tabary poses inside the 'Hamster's Villa,' in Nantes, France, on Sunday. Imagined and concieved by Tabary with architect Yann Falquerho, guests can sleep in the 18th century caretaker's room designed to give the impression of living in a hamster's cage for $148 a night. The room is complete with a 6-foot wheel to run in. Weird?? YES! Click here for more!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

They are recommending "No Mammograms" for woman under 50??

Are they crazy? I could not believe when I read this headline. I have a mother who just had her second bout with breast cancer...yes, she is over 50, but I also have a co-worker who is in her mid 40's and just went through surgery and radiation. When they catch it early, the odds are better, I truly believe that....but now they don't want us to get mammograms until we are 50?! What are your thoughts?? Email me at! They say we are getting too much radiation exposure from frequent mammograms. Read the story here!

Move over "Butterball" here's the "Ham Hotline"!

The Butterball Turkey hotline has been around for years but now Kentucky Legend Hams has launched the first-ever ham hotline. Ham preparation this Thanksgiving will be even easier as cooks across the country will have access to experts from Specialty Foods Group, manufacturer of Kentucky Legend Hams, via a new toll-free hotline. Experts at 866.343.5058 will provide cooks from kitchen rookies to meal maker veterans with preparation suggestions and solutions, recipe tips, seasoned tricks, or even dinner disaster alternatives throughout the Thanksgiving holiday season. Find out more at

What "ticks" her off?? Read this guys!

Here is the 7 Top Annoyances: #1 - You don't pick up after yourself #2 - You focus on what we spend, not what you spend #3 - You talk to me like I am one of the guys #4 - You speak of the future vaguely #5 - You stop trying #6 - You turn down sex (huh?) #7 - You ask me out via text.....ok, these are definitely for those who are dating....not married yet, but this should clue you guys in a little about what the girls find annoying. Click here for the complete story!!

"Unfriend" is the Word of the Year!!

That's the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year. It means to remove someone as a friend on a social networking site such as Facebook. Have you "unfriended" someone?? Hey, click here to by my friend...I promise I won't "unfriend" ya.....actually, you can become a "fan" on my Facebook page!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

NASA 2012 Website!

NASA scientists have launched a Web page to dispel the myths surrounding the world ending in 2012. On an FAQ page called, 2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Wont End? NASA wrote that much like the Y2K scare a decade ago, the end of the world wont come in 2012. Scientists say at, Impressive movie special effects aside, December 21, 2012, wont be the end of the world as we know it. It will, however, be another winter solstice.

"2012" was Top Movie over the weekend!

Holy smokes!! $225 million worldwide this weekend for "2012"! In the US it brought in $ 65 million. Coming in second was "Disney's A Christmas Carol," "Men Who Stare at Goats" came in 3rd! Lionsgate's "Precious" continued to draw huge numbers. "Michael Jackson's This Is It" came in 5th! Click here for more including reviews.

"Hello Ohio!" Ooops, I'm in Michigan??!!

Duh!! Not just once, but three times he mentioned the wrong location this past weekend. How embarassing!! Finally his guitarist told him about his error and he apologized!! Click here for the complete story!

Love Dessert!! Oh yea!

Do you want the recipe?? The one very special ingredient.....Viagra! Yes, I am serious! A Colombian cooking school has concocted a "love dessert" made with passion fruit - and Viagra. The pudding-like dessert is garnished with whipped cream and chocolate, and served in a parfait glass. Sebastian Gomez, one of the creators, says the idea was to reinterpret the blue pill into a new kind of aphrodisiac. Gomez said the recipe describes how much Viagra to safely dissolve into the dessert. Of course it is not for sale as Viagra is a prescription drug....interesting, hmmm. Click here for complete story!

Check out this slick "booty" workout!!

It will only take 10 minutes to firm up that booty!! Yeah, msn offers other quick workouts online as well...just 10 minutes can make time for that, can't ya?? Click here to see them!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Taking some time off!

Erika Foxx will be in for me today and tomorrow! Mom is having some cancer surgery today, so will be there for her and have a huge livingroom to paint as well. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend! Deb

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remember our Veterans today!

Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day. Click here to learn more about this special day.