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The colors of Summer

My daughter and I cut a few handfuls of these beautiful fresh flowers. My favorite types: zinnias, globe amaranth, cox comb, sunflower, and status.

Fresh flowers

Court Yard Hounds "Amelita" for the hope in all of us, take a listen:

Court Yard Hounds is a fresh, light, perfect Summer time, backyard music choice. Their second album is called Amelita .  Eleven songs to take you to a cool mountain breeze, a place of thought and a place to feed your soul. My favorite track is #3 "The World Smiles". Take a listen on Amazon .   After a few years away from the limelight and the Dixie Chicks, the two sisters were ready to get back into the studio with the creation of Court Yard Hounds. Amelita , out now, marks the Court Yard Hounds' second album “We’re a band, not a side project. We like our sound, and we’re going to continue to do this, and share something new this time around.” Emily Robison couldn't be more clear about the game plan for the Court Yard Hounds, the group she and sister Martie Maguire head up, as they get ready to release their second album, Amelita . take a listen to them perfom Phoebe Containing 11 new tracks, Robison and Maguire took a different approach with Amelita than

Win $100 to shop KOKOON clothing sale. Shop items made in USA .

Would you like $100 to spend at KOKOON’s Twice Yearly Online Sale and Clearance sale? Enter to win and shop hundreds of limited edition and one-of-a-kind women’s items that are proudly designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. Prices will range from 30% to 90% off retail prices and be available exclusively through .    about KoKoon:   KOKOON is a modern, private pop-up boutique, bringing their contemporary clothing line to women via private appointments and in-home trunk shows. Owner and Designer Laine Sou Weinberg says, “I thought a traveling, private boutique could be an amazing shopping experience if it was done properly. I know what makes me uncomfortable with home trunk shows and I assumed other women felt the same. So, we took the cringe factor out of ‘home parties’ and developed a concept that we and everyone associated with us could be proud of.” KOKOON is a fashionable lifestyle clothing line known for their feminine, contemporary designs aimed toward

See THE FIFTH ESTATE new trailer, mark you calendar for October 18, 2013 for it's release date

  OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U

Cool off with a Cool game from Rita's Italian Ice and Candy Land

The Summer heat is here. Cool off with cool prizes from Rita's Italian Ice Company and Candy Land. Now through August 18, 2013 when you visit Rita's you can collect your favorite Candy Land and Rita's characters for a chance to win over $400,000 in cool prizes. Game pieces are on regular an large Rita's treats, including Sundaes, Frozen Custard, Gelati, Misto, ®   Blendini, Milkshakes and Frozen Lemonades. Now through July 26, 2013  share your photo of your Rita's treats on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #RitasCANDYLANDcreation for a chance to have your treat featured in all Rita's locations on August 16, 2013. That's over 600 locations to be famous in. want to know more: pick up a CandyLand game board at Rita's and start collecting game pieces for your chance to win. There are ten grand prize vacation

Win a case of Bare Fruit 100 % Organic snacks, 100% really, really good!

The past two days I have been busy running errands, shopping, and to a few doctor's appointments. Summer time is busy!  Yesterday afternoon when I pulled into the driveway my youngest announced there was a package on the porch. We tried to guess who's it was for before we got out of the car.  I was the lucky winner. Wahoo. We had bags to bring in from the garage, but that waited. I opened the box to see what was inside first! So what was in the box? The most perfect, crunchy, sweet snack ever: Well, um we ate most of the bag in no time flat. Bare Fruit Cinnamon Apple Chips are mighty tasty!!! They are crunchy, sweet, and taste like apples, because they are apples. what I like about Bare Fruit Cinnamon Apple Chips: 100 % organic Baked, dried apples a healthy snack 4 apples in every bag Washington State apples ingredients: organic apples, organic cinnamon. that's all 90 calories a serving you can eat them while you type just like I am gluten free manufactured in a nut free f

Who wants to see "The Conjuring"? Enter to win 2 FREE Tickets now-giveaway ends 7/16/13         Synopsis: Does evil exist? What is strong enough to defeat it? These are the questions raised by this thriller directed by James Wan (SAW, INSIDIOUS). A family moves into a farmhouse in Rhode Island and finds themselves terrorized by an angry spirit. With the help of Ed and Lorraine Warren, they discover that the strength and power of a mother’s love can overcome any obstacle. About the Movie: "And whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God." - Mark 3:11 It's not every day a truly scary movie comes along with strong theme about the power of God - but THE CONJURING is exactly that kind of film. Does evil exist? Are demons real? Can they possess people? Who is strong enough to defeat them? These are the questions raised by this thriller directed by James Wan (SAW, INSIDIOUS). A family moves into a farmhouse in Rhode Island and finds them

Botanicals for Hope giveaway, made the USA way. Enter today!

Ready for something natural to put on your skin? Even better, something made in the USA? Botanicals for Hope gives 10% of your purchase price back to help cancer groups that helps survivors, give support, and have resources for families. Botanicals for Hope are all natural skin care with pure ingredients to let your skin be as it should be, natural and healthy. their products are: Aloe Vera Based No Soy No Dyes No Fragrance No Petrochemical Ingredients No Animal Testing You can enter to win a $50 credit toward Botanicals for Hope products. Giveway runs through midnight Thursday July 25, 2013.  To learn more about Botanicals of Hope, visit them here: and to find more terrific products made in the USA go to my favorite blog for all things USA made: Here is how to enter for a chance to win $50 to spend at Botanicals for Hope   giveaway closed

How am I keeping my cool this Summer. With a sip, a mist, and a wipe.

You know it's Summer time when first thing in the morning the temperature is at 86 degrees and by lunch time it's 97 heading to 100 degrees- add humidity into the mix and it feels like 100 outside. Keep your cool in hot weather! Drink plenty of cold water and take it easy. When I see workers outside doing construction on the road or buildings I wonder how they can stand to work in the heat and humidity. Waiting on a breeze or a Summer rain shower often brings even more humidity, and then the temperature goes right back up. Not much help in keeping your cool.  Whether you are working outside or working out keep cool with useful and cooling products from the folks at O2COOL. One of the products I tried from O2OCOOL is their Mist 'N Sip Drinking Bottle and Misting Bottle. I filled it with ice and cold water. The water stays cold in the insulated bottle and is ready when you are!                                                     drinking spout and mister all in one           

Chick-fil-A in Exton PA is having Hometown Hero Night Thursday July 18. Help them honor our Military members

211 Eagleview Blvd Exton, PA 19341 this is the Lionville location THURSDAY, JULY 18TH, 2013 = FAMILY NIGHT "HOMETOWN HERO NIGHT!!' Come Out And Help Us Honor Our Local Hero's Tonight! 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P. M. There Will Be Tons Of Fun For All! Including : A Bounce Tent, Face Painter, Police Car, Fire Truck, Ambulance, Arts & Crafts, A Station For Kids To Write Letters To The Military & Make Paper Airplanes & MORE! Don't Miss All The Fun!  See You There!

Who's cooking up Summer time Recipes? That would be Monsters University students of course.

            Which house is having a BBQ?     feel free to visit Monsters University on their web site for more fun things to do and play:     check out Mike and Scare's recipes:       MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is now playing in theatres everywhere.    

Have you ever cooked 50 packs of hot dogs for one family? DELIVERY MAN has got it covered!

How to Barbecue for 533 kids. He will need more than one cart for this shopping trip!!! the dad speaking to his 533 kids:   DELIVERY MAN on Facebook: DELIVERY MAN on Twitter: @DeliveryManFilm DELIVERY MAN on Pinterest: DELIVERY MAN on Instagram: DeliveryManMovie DELIVERY MAN releases in theaters on November 22nd

Happy 76th Birthday Krispy Kreme. Join the fun and the savings on July 13, 2013

Philadelphia area Krispy Kreme locations are celebrating Krispy Kreme's 76th birthday! Get a dozen for 76 cents when you purchase a dozen at regular price on July 13, 2013         Philadelphia, PA— Krispy Kreme® is having a birthday isn't it great! We're planning a party, we just can't wait.  All of our friends will be there, and plenty of doughnuts too. Don’t miss the celebration . We're saving a spot just for you.    In celebration of 76 years of delicious melt-in-your mouth treats, on Saturday, July 13 , Krispy Kreme Philly is offering a dozen of its signature Original Glazed® doughnuts for 76 cents with the purchase of an Original Glazed dozen at regular price at its Bensalem, Collingswood, Havertown, and Northeast Philadelphia locations.   No coupon required.    Make and share your own Far Out Photo at th . You know you want some of their warm fresh doughnuts now, don't miss the special price on your second dozen doughnuts this Saturday

Cool off with Disney's "Frozen" while you watch this new trailer

about "Frozen" Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless   optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.    check out these images from the film: stay cool with Frozen : FROZEN on Facebook: FROZEN on Twitter: official website:    FROZEN opens in theatres everywhere on November 27th!  

The Lone Ranger is in theaters now! Get a sneak peek with these two ACTION PACKED behind-the-scenes featurettes

The Lone Ranger - Featurette "The Craft"   The Lone Ranger - Featurette "Hi Yo SIlver" Ride along with The Lone Ranger: THE LONE RANGER on Facebook: THE LONE RANGER on Twitter:   THE LONE RANGER website:   THE LONE RANGER opens July 3, 2013 in theaters

Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Poster is here. Want to see it?

Are your ready? Because here it is:         stay in touch:     CAPTAIN AMERICA on Facebook: CaptainAmericaMovie     CAPTAIN AMERICA on Twitter:  @CaptainAmerica | CaptainAmerica     CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER releases in theaters on April 4, 2014. best to mark your calendar now.    

High flying fun at the Atlantic City Air Show

One hot Summer day - June 26, I headed to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to see the famous Air Show.  I was able to park right next to the boardwalk in a garage since I had a media pass. (Blogging has great perks)  The city gets full of people and cars and parking is at a premium. It was a  hot day, but their was excitement in the air-and in the sky.  We made our way down to the beach where Chalets were set up for ticket holders and media pass holders. I've been going to Atlantic City since I was in elementary school and I love to go back and visit. It has changed a lot, but it's also kept some of the old charm I remember-like convention center. At the air show you will be wowed and thrilled with the planes flying above your head. It is pretty awesome. This year's show had a little less military planes, but the show was just as good. What a beautiful blue sky day for the Atlantic City Air Show 2013! Along with the air show comes a boardwalk full of vendors, giveaways, music, ga