Saturday, March 1, 2008

An 'Enchanted' Experience

It seems like most of the movies that are released today cover topics that are serious, dramatic, horrific, or depressing in some way. If you're looking for more light-hearted, upbeat, and positive messages, check out Disney's "Enchanted." It's a feel-good movie that everyone can enjoy and leave the theater feeling happy about yourself and the world in general.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Successful People Who Love Their Jobs

It's always refreshing to meet people who love what they do for a living. Their joy for their work carries over into everything they do on the job. My friend, Lisa, is an independent consultant for Longaberger and provided this great information:

I love what I do

I've been with Longaberger since October of 2006!! As a single Mom I needed to find a way to supplement my income which Longaberger has allowed me to do. What started as a fun part-time job for me has turned into an exciting entrepreneurial experience. While I continue to grow my business I have learned a great deal about my strength and leadership as a business woman. I hope to set a positive example for my daughter whom I hope will follow her dreams as I am following mine.

Please visit my site at, I look forward to hearing from you.

Lisa Weiner
Longaberger Independent Home Consultant

Friday, July 27, 2007

"Weird Al" Concert

Weird Al Yankovic in concert We enjoyed the "Weird Al" Yankovic concert at the Orange County Fair last Friday night. He played many of his old hits as well as some lesser-known songs from his new album, "Straight Outta Lynwood."

One of my favorite Weird Al songs is "Amish Paradise." Of course, the "White and Nerdy" song cracks me up every time I hear it. I love to watch the video and see Donnie Osmond dancing...hilarious! They did such a great job with that song.

The crowd went wild over some of his wardrobe changes. One of the highlights of the show was when Weird Al sang his Star Wars songs while Darth Vader and a bunch of Storm Troopers danced behind him. His keyboardist looked great as Emperor Palpatine.

Weird Al sang and danced on the chairs right in front of where we were sitting during one of his songs. The concert was fun and we look forward to seeing him again when he's performing in town.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Beginnings

I'm excited about the prospect of new beginnings. There's something about the first day on a new job or in a new class that makes everyone nervous yet excited about the possibilities. School will be starting again soon. Make sure you take the time to enjoy the new beginnings in your life.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Natural Gardening: Ladybugs Get Rid of Aphids

If you're looking for a natural way to get rid of aphids on your outdoor plants without using any pesticides, consider trying ladybugs. You can buy them at gardening centers and they will eat the aphids on your plants.

Once you buy them, put the container in the refridgerator for 15 minutes right before you take them outside. Only place them outside at night when it is cooler (otherwise, they'll all fly away and won't rid you of your aphid problem!). Place them at the bottom of your plant (this will encourage them to climb and eat the aphids they find along the way).

You can also purchase a Ladybug House which will entice them to stay even longer. Give it a try and let us know how it worked for you!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Disney - Pixar's Ratatouille

The new movie, Ratatoiulle, by Disney-Pixar is a very good film. Seeing it will definitely bring a smile to your face. It's a story about a cute little rat that doesn't really fit in with his family and has aspirations of being a chef. Of course, he also doesn't quite fit in with the culinary experts and must find a way to pursue his dream. The animation is incredible and the story is very good. I highly recommend it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Countdown to the New Harry Potter Book

In just nine days, the new and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7), will be on store shelves everywhere. We'll finally know how the story ends. I'm excited to read the last installment, but I'm also a little bit sad knowing that this is the very last book. I've enjoyed reading the Harry Potter books over the past ten years and look forward to re-reading the series every few years. The new book will be available at midnight on Saturday, July 21. Enjoy!