Monday, August 31, 2009

Music Monday - You Had Me From Hello

I have loved this song for so many years....


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Sunday, August 30, 2009

What is a Twitter Trackback?

Ok guys, I need your help!
On the magazine that I own and edit, The Angels Weekly, I get all kinds of spam and comments that I don't think are comments, and I am confused about them?? Can anyone help me sort them out?

The platform for the magazine is wordpress, which I am not great with, and a lot of the comments that are pending moderation, aren't really comments, but it looks like someone stole the article and reprinted some of it with a link to our page? When I click on the url of the user, it brings me to a page, that sometimes does and sometimes doesn't have anything to do with what the article in question is about? But there is a portion of the article, on someone else's page, with a "read more" that takes you back to our magazine?? I am so confused??

Are they stealing our content?? Or just using it for filler?? Should I be approving these to get links that Google likes?? Or would approving them be bad?? I just don't know?? Help me please!!

So, today I go to my comment section, and there are 2 Twitter Trackbacks?? What the heck is that?? Can anyone help me out?? I will copy and paste below for you:

Twitter Trackbacks for Online Dating | The Angels Weekly [angelsezine.com] on Topsy.com
topsy.com/tb/www.angelsezine.com/2009/04/03/onlin...
208.74.66.43

[...] Online Dating | The Angels Weekly http://www.angelsezine.com/2009/04/03/online-dating – view page – cached Dating these days is hard. It used to be that you could go to a bar and meet someone or maybe a friend could fix you up with someone. You can still do that of — From the page [...]

Online Dating


See what I mean?? This is our article, but from months ago?? This is our page url, after the site name of Topsy.

What is this, and should I be approving them?? I am confused about these and pingbacks too.
I'm really hoping that someone can shed some light on this for me.

Thanks a bunch!!
Kat

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Another Celebrity Dead...

RIP DJ AM image

Here we go again??
I just found out about DJ AM Adam Goldstein dying. I am in shock. What on earth is happening? This has got to be the worst year for celebrity deaths, you think?
So, in case you are like me and haven't heard the news: DJ AM's body was discovered around at 5:27 PM ET yesterday in his apartment in NYC. Police found drug paraphernalia and prescription pill bottles. A bag of crack was found around his groin area and a glass "crack pipe" was found in his bedroom. The pill bottles were found in the kitchen.

DJ AM Palms Casino Resort Tribute image picture photoHe was an wickedly talented DJ, who spun records at many Hollywood clubs and parties, both private and for the public. The Palms Casino Resort paid tribute to DJ AM by showing this on their resort. It is a nice tribute, but it's a shame it has to be done at all!

He used to date Mandy Moore and was at one time engaged to Nicole Richie. It is rumored that he was devastated about the recent breakup with his girlfriend.

He had joined up with drummer Travis Barker of Blink-182 to make the group trvsdjam. They were touring in September of 2008 and luckily they both survived a bad plane crash while returning from a show in South Carolina, that killed 2 of their good friends. Not much has been written since that crash until now.

Mandy Moore, who used to date DJ AM, gave this statement: "I am absolutely heartbroken. For those of us lucky enough to have known him, Adam radiated a contagious exuberance for life and also personified the very definition of a true friend. To say that he will be missed beyond words is an understatement. My heart goes out to his loved ones."

I wonder what Nicole Ritchie is thinking?? Another senseless drug induced young death. Will they ever learn???

Take care,
Kat

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Look! An I Love Lucy Award

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I received this funny award from Jackie aka:Shinade over at The Painted Veil, and I can't thank her enough. She is a dear friend and one I just know I would laugh with constantly, just like Lucy and Ethel. She has the most amazing eye and takes gorgeous photos, and if you have never been to her blog, I highly recommend that you head over there now, because you simply don't know what you are missing!!

This award was originally created by Ann at A Nice Place in the Sun, and you can click on the I Love Lucy image above to get the code. Here is what Ann had to say about the award ~

I originally created the You Cheer Me Up Award in January of 2008, because I wanted to pass out an award that made people laugh, and I couldn't think of a better image than the one on the front of a I Love Lucy magnet I had on my refrigerator door. I knew the image of the scene from I love Lucy would be perfect, and I envisioned people laughing at their desks and at home at this talented comedian, who has been out of our lives for too long.
For one thing, the award fits the blogosphere nicely, because like Lucy, many bloggers are in a class by themselves. There are plenty of bloggers in the blogosphere, and more starting blogs each day, who cheer their readers up with their unique voices and original writing styles that I would love to see receive this award and others.
Hence, I salute them for continuing to spread the cheer ~ They're the coolest people in the blogosphere.

Now, I agree with everything that Ann had to say and there are so many blogs that cheer me up on a daily basis!! I know this award has been around the block, and if you have already received this, Congrats, and just know that "You Cheer Me Up" and I wanted you to know it!! I also wish them all the belly splitting laughs that Lucy brings on.........

Sandee (I know you already received it, but you are my #1 source of smiles!), Bing, Janet, LaShan, Speedy, Stacie, Wanda, Jenn, Babs, Brandy, Storm, Barb, PJ, Dorothy, Theresa, Staci, Tekla, Angel, and Claire.

WHEW! Okay, so here are some of my most favorite blogs in the whole world, and I want you to know that I really love coming to your blog and reading, thinking and smiling. You make my visits worthwhile and I thank you! I may not be the best commenter (is that even a word?) but know that I love your blog!

Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat


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Friday, August 28, 2009

An Easy Way To Drop Your Entrecards!

This revised Entrecard list is compliments of my friends over at "Sited and Blogged" !!
Thanks a million for this list!! Now you can drop it like it's hot!!!

Simply hold down your control key and click the links below. You can do 10-15 at a time!

We do check these links so if your ARE NOT an EntreCard member, don't bother signing up. We will delete you. You should consider joining- it's a free way to get traffic to your site.

We have no idea what happend to our Linky List- we think it got eated by the Mr Linky Gremlins. So, we are restarting the list using a Mcklinky.
Sorry :)
Powered by MckLinky
124 links so far...
Get your FREE MckLinky here


This works out so much better!!! Please sign up so we can click on you too!!

Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thinking of a Good Birthday Present...

Bulova Watch Marine Star image I have been trying to come up with a good or even a great present for Steve's upcoming birthday. I haven't fully decided what I am going to get, but I really like the looks of this Bulova Watch!

They have so many nice Bulova chronograph watches that it is making it hard for me to make up my mind!! The main things that I like about this chronograph watch are that this is water and scratch resistant (something that is great for him) and I think that the silver with the black accents looks very stylish. I think this would be perfect!

He would love the fact that it has a 60 minute chronograph and a 24 hour and second hand subdial, with a date display too! He is into all that manly stuff about dials and readouts and such. I don't understand why you would want so many things on your watch, but most men's watches that I have seen do have all the bells and whistles on them. The hands on this watch are also iluminted, so he can see it in the dark, which is good for the nights he works.

This might be the one!
Till Next Time,
Kat

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Pathwords Got Me Good!!


I was over at Facebook, playing one of my favorite games, Pathwords, which is kind of like Boggle, where you have to make words with letters that are connected, and this is the board I ended up with, with more than half the time left to play??? What the heck can I make from this???

I had already played about 5 games and kept getting loads of "V's" and "Q's" and "Z's" and I was getting frustrated, but I tried my best to make it work and make as many words as I could, and then the time would run out....

But seriously!! Come on?? I was only able to make 3 letter words till I finally ended up with this board!!

And I know I could make one more "zoo" on the right hand side, but I had already made 3 of them, and you don't get points for repeating words, so I just took the screenshot instead.

Do you play pathwords......and has this happened to you???

Let me know,
Kat

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Dancing With the Stars Line-Up

Dancing with the Stars logo image photo picture
Entertainment Tonight announced last night the complete list of the Season 9 dance partners for "Dancing with the Stars.

Here are the pairings: and I have to say that some of these people, I don't know??

Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson
Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff
Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin
Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Ashley Hamilton and Edyta Sliwinska
Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya
Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo
Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer
Macy Gray and Jonathan Roberts
Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas
Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani
Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova
Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel
Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower
Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough

Ok, there they are.....are you kinda confused like me about some of the match ups??

"Dancing with the Stars" will premiere on Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Catch Ya There,
Kat

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Music Monday - Love Story and The Notebook

I have selected "Love Story" by Taylor Swift for Music Monday....But with a twist....it has clips from one of my favorite movies, "The Notebook" and that makes it all the more special. Watch and see what I mean.


Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.




PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!



Now I want to see the movie all over again!! :)

Take Care,
Kat

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

An Award in French!


I received this lovely blog award called, J'Adore Tien Blog Award from DeDe over at DeDeAndro. This is a blog that I love to visit! There is always something interesting going on over there and I urge you to check it out!! Now DeDe said that J'Adore Tien Blog means I Love Your Blog in French (correct me if I am wrong). And who am I to doubt?? I have no clue? And I don't speak French, so I will agree, this award means that my blog is loved!! YAY! Thanks DeDe! I feel very honored to have received this wonderful award!


Without further ado, here are the rules:

* Copy the award image above.
* Pass it to the bloggers whom you think are deserving for this award.
* Leave a message to them.
* Pass as many as you want.
* Leave a comment to the person who give this award.
DeDe passed this on to myself and these other bloggers:

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Friday, August 21, 2009

I Just Love Dollhouses!

dollhouse image I have loved dollhouses since I was a little girl. I used to have a dollhouse, but it was nothing fancy, it was just a basic dollhouse. And I never had enough furniture to put in it so it wasn't all that much fun to play with. I think if I could have used my creative juices and redecorated all the rooms (which I wasn't allowed to do) and had my pick of dollhouse accessories, I would have had an awesome dollhouse and would have played with it for hours on end.

I love going to Minna's Doll World, where she has loads of information and pictures of all sorts of doll houses and miniatures. I follow her site because I think deep down, I still yearn for that old dollhouse and wish I could have done more with it? Minna shows us all how much fun it is to to be collector and build and decorate doll houses.

I have another friend Pam who lives in South Carolina, and I remember she was making a doll house from scratch. And she kept me up to date with all the goings on and the remodeling and the decorating. She also works in polymer clay and made some amazing dishes and accessories with the clay for her doll house. She was another one that made me long for my old doll house.

minature dollhouse bathroom set imageI think that if I could do it all again, I would definitely have one of the best doll houses ever!! I love this little bathroom set that is made of porcelain in the delts pattern, and the commode even has an oak lid that lifts up! How cute is this? It comes with a bathtub, a cute pedestal sink, a toilet and a mirror. This little set would go into my bathroom for sure! There are also great looking cabinets and nightstands that would go lovely next to the four poster bed that I would just have to have!! And the kitchen would be equipped with only the finest appliances and the cutest little dishes.

Just thinking about all the fun I could have decorating a doll house now has me wanting to do it. There are just so many things available now, that I didn't have when I was a little girl. There is even customized wallpaper made to fit into the rooms! How easy is that? I really want to do this, but now I just have to find the time!

Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some Twilight Jewelry Sold!

YAY! I sold some of my Twilight Jewelry!
These pieces below are the ones that I sold from my ArtFire store.
New Moon Necklace ~ Edward and Bella Twilight Jewelry ~
New Moon Necklace ~ Edward and Bella Twilight Jewelry ~
Price: US $7.00
Quantity: 1
   Edward Cullen's Eyes... Keyring Twilight Jewelry ~
Edward Cullen's Eyes... Keyring Twilight Jewelry ~
Price: US $7.00
Quantity: 1
Robert Pattinson Necklace ~Rob Twilight Jewelry
Robert Pattinson Necklace ~Rob Twilight Jewelry
Price: US $7.00
Quantity: 1
Twilight Necklace ~ Edward and Bella Twilight Jewelry
Twilight Necklace ~ Edward and Bella Twilight Jewelry
Price: US $7.00
Quantity: 1


I am HAPPY~~~
Doing a Little Happy Dance over here!!

I have to mail these out tomorrow to the lucky buyer!!

Till Next Time,
Take care,
Kat

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Tired of Browsing Many Sites for Sales?

If you are like me, then you get tired pretty quickly of browsing the many different sites that are on the internet, looking for the best price for an item that you want.

I have totally given up doing the back and forth search, and stick with only one search that offers me the best of all the stores on the internet! This amazing store search engine is the best thing that I have found in trying to locate items that I need without all the fuss of going here and there and trying to write down or remember who had what and at what price? Shop Wiki is the best thing ever!! They offer so many different items from clothing to appliances that you can find exactly what you are looking for, and the best price that the major retailers and smaller stores are offering them for. Who wouldn't want to use this search?

I am lucky enough to have found a new pizza cutter that is cheaper than I can get it locally. They also have some awesome knives that I might have to get with my next order. My pizza cutter is warped and old, so finding a new one was high on my list of things to get.

We are also getting a new automatic drip coffee maker for work, ours just recently died and we have been using a terrible old one that barely works. Or should I say that the others are using it... I myself am a tea drinker, so I don't use the coffee maker. But the others in the office use it continuously all day long, and we are constantly buying new ones. I think this one will hold up longer because it is more durable than the cheaper ones we usually get.

I also need a new toaster oven, not to actually cook in, but to bake my polymer clay pieces. I know, you are thinking this is strange, right? A big thing about polymer clay is that you should never use any oven that you also cook food in, because if it burns, it emits toxic fumes, so I always use a separate toaster oven for all my clay pieces. See, the clay needs to be baked at a precise temperature or else it will burn, and the thermostat on my toaster oven doesn't have a regular temperature. It fluctuates too much, and I have burned more pieces than I care to mention. So I need a better toaster oven that has a thermostat on that holds a regular temp so that my pieces of jewelry come out perfect!! I will be making a lot more and I really don't want them to burn.

I really love going here to do my shopping, it makes my life so much easier! And who doesn't want easier in their life??

Till next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy Blogoversary to ME!

birthday cake for my blogoversary image

Today is my Happy Blogoversary!!!
Candles, Crafts and Whatnot is now officially one year old!!
YAY!!!
The cake is on me!!! Enjoy!! And p.s....it's chocolate!! YUM!

Here are some other great blogs that are also celebrating their blogoversary today!! Try to visit them and wish them the best!!!

A Touch of Scrap


Candles, Crafts and Whatnot


Cheerio Confessions


Divas in Recycling


fotografii ale inimii


heroiZIN


On The Clock


Ronda de Café


Sharing From Afar


The Devil Dog


The Kandi Bar




Happy Blogoversary to me!!!!
balloons for my blogoversary image
I have had a blast being here and reading all your blogs, and writing my own little piece of the pie. Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and sharing with me!! I couldn't have better friends and acquaintances!! You are the BEST!!

Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I Stole Again! Hee Hee!

embarrassed image photo picture
I was visiting my friend Stace over at All Stace, All the Time, and I saw this awesome meme, that I thought I would love to try....only it has taken me a few days to get this darn thing up here....but here goes....

Rules:

1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone
comments and asks!

Okay, this is going to be harder than I thought!!! Some of these need 'splainin'

Questions:

Kissed any one of your Facebook friends? yes

Been arrested? no

Been in a fight? yes

Fallen fast for someone? yes

Regretted a relationship? yes

Been in a tornado? no

Fallen asleep at work/school? yes

Ran a red light? no

Experienced love at first sight? yes

Totaled your car/motorbike in an accident? yes

Been fired from a job? no

Fired somebody? no

Sang karaoke? yes

Pointed a gun at someone? no

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? yes

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? yes

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? yes

Kissed in the rain? yes

Swam in the ocean? yes

Been to a concert? yes

Laughed till you cried? yes

Sang in the shower? yes

Smoked a cigar? no

Sat on a rooftop? yes

Smuggled something into another country? yes

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? yes

Broken a bone? yes

Skipped school? yes

Got a speeding ticket? no

Eaten a bug? no

Sleepwalked? yes

Walked a moonlit beach? yes

Rode a motorcycle / dirt bike? yes

Dumped someone? yes

Seen a baby born? yes

Lied to avoid a ticket? no

Ridden in a helicopter? no

Shaved your head? no

Played a prank on someone? yes

Hit a home run? no

Felt like killing someone? yes

Cross dressed? no

Been falling down drunk? yes

Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? yes

Marched/Protested? yes

Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? yes

Puked on an amusement ride? no

Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? yes

Been in a band? no

Knitted or crocheted? yes

Been on TV? no

Shot a gun? yes

Skinny dipped? yes

Gave someone stitches? no

Eaten whole jalapeno pepper? no

Ridden a surfboard? no

Drank straight from a liquor bottle? yes

Had surgery? yes

Streaked? no

Taken by ambulance to hospital? yes

Tripped on mushrooms? yes

Passed out when not drinking? yes

Peed outside? yes

Donated blood? no

Grabbed electric fence? no

Eaten alligator meat? no

Eaten cheesecake? no

Eaten a kids' Halloween candy? yes

Killed an animal when not hunting? no

Peed your pants in public? yes

Snuck into a movie without paying? yes

Written graffiti? yes

Still love someone you shouldn't? yes

Think about the future? yes

Been in handcuffs? yes

Believe in love? yes

Sleep on a certain side of the bed? yes

Okay, there are my answers, and I feel like I have more yes answers than no's!! LOL
Does that mean I am really bad, or just rowdy??? :) Some of these are just embarrassing without the explanation!!

If you want to steal this and answer for yourself, please do, but let me know so that I can come and read your answers and maybe make you explain some of them!!! :)

Till Next Time,
Take care,
Kat

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Cheaper Insurance for Your Van!

My Cousin Iain is absolutely ecstatic that he just saved 70% off his van insurance. He has his own business and uses his van for his work, and his insurance company just offered 70% off for all vans. He applied online to get a quote for how much he would save and he qualified for the full amount that was offered!! He is a happy man!

He also is getting tool insurance, something I didn't even know that insurance companies offered? This one does, so he can insure his tools against theft for a low price per year. I think this is a wonderful idea for anyone who owns their own business and uses expensive tools every day on the job.

He is also thinking of signing up his business with them too. It would be cheaper for him in the long run if he had all his insurance needs taken care of by the same company, and that way he could get additional discounts. I told him to check and see if they offer homeowners insurance because that might help him out too, and he said he remembers seeing it on the website, so he is going back to look it over again.

I wish I could get a deal like that from my insurance company!! I know I don't drive a van, but I do drive an SUV and maybe there is a deal on insurance for that??

Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Music Monday - Broken by Lifehouse

Broken by Lifehouse is my selection for Music Monday this week.
The lyrics are prolific.........


Lyrics | Lifehouse lyrics - Broken lyrics

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.




PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!



Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

An Interesting Money Making Blog

While browsing the internet and looking for ways How to Make Money Blogging, I came across this site, that I thought you might be interested in. The author of this blog writes on a number of different topics, but some of them are very informative. I did find lots of useful tips and hints here.

I especially liked his take on Blogging for Money and found some useful information that I wasn't aware of. He writes in a style that is informative as well as funny, and that makes reading his blog easier for me. If there is too much technical stuff there, my brain usually shuts down, and I don't gather any information. But here, it was easy to read and follow.

I also learned some interesting information about Revenue Sharing. Now I was completely unaware of this, and didn't even know what it was until I came across this blog. What a wonderful find!! I hope now to make the revenue with my blog like he does. He seems to be quite successful and I hope I can take his tips and hints and turn them into cash. Anything at all would help me at this point, so I am always on the lookout for blogs that can give me information to help me on my way.

Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

I Loved The Time Traveler's Wife!

The Time Travelers Wife Movie Poster image photo picture
My friend Dottie and I went to see this last night on opening night, and boy, are we glad we did!

It was such a good movie! I have to admit it was a little confusing in some parts, but mostly it was wonderful. The theater was packed, very few seats left unoccupied, and there were lots of guys in there with their girlfriends too!! It was not a typical chick flick in that they guys would groan, or squirm, it actually has a story, and to follow that story you need to pay attention. And we all did....

It is about a man (Eric Bana)who travels through time, most of the time unexpectedly, and keeps going back to the major places in his life. Where he will appear next is anyone's guess, and in what year? Also, when he travels, he sheds his clothes, and when he appears in the next area (wherever or whenever that might be) he is completely naked!! So we got to see a lot of naked Eric Bana, and his backside. :)

So he meets Claire, played by Rachael McAdams (and played very well I might add) when she is a little girl of 6 years old, and tells her that he comes from the future and that he knows her when she grows up to be a lady. Obviously she doesn't believe him, until he disappears right before her eyes. And when he disappears, he sort of disintegrates, or starts to fade away, like celluloid evaporating, and then poof! He is gone, and his clothes drop to the floor. See the picture below of him starting to disappear and travel. You can click on the pic to make it bigger.

The Time Travelers Wife image photo pictureThen the movie has an older Claire looking for him in the places he usually returns to, and she starts to leave him clothes in those areas too, so that he has something to put on when he shows up. The bad thing is, he never knows when he will show up in a certain time or year. He also pops in and out being older and younger at different intervals, and Claire is confused because she has only seen him older (about 40 she said) and so when he comes to her as a younger man, she is thrilled and even more in love with him than she was before.

They get married, but it is a hard life for Claire, always waiting for him to show up once he has traveled. I kind of wish there was a way that he could have controlled it to some degree, because I felt bad for Claire, and I felt confused sometimes myself. There is some comedy in here, but not a lot, mostly it is a romantic drama.

I would highly recommend this movie, and although I haven't read the book, I have heard that the book is even better? Me and Dottie can't figure out how they would clear up the confusion with the book....if you can't see it. We saw it and we didn't get the parts of the same person in the same place at the same time with themselves?? Sounds confusing, right? Well try seeing it and figuring it out?

But even with the confusion, we both thought this was an excellent movie!! I will admit, I cried. Not big slobbering sobs, but the tears rolled down my cheeks. And I saw Dottie wipe her eyes on a few occasions too. But the girl next to me with her boyfriend didn't seem to cry?? Maybe because she was with her boyfriend?? Or maybe because she was a lot younger than us?? But, we both said we will buy it on DVD when it comes out, so we can see it again!!


I hope you liked the review....if you go to see it, let me know what you thought??

Take care,
Kat

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I Can't See in my Backyard?

magnalight image picture photo
Lately I have been hearing noises out in my backyard, and I really think I need to get some lights out there so that I can see what is going on, or what is out there?? Right now, my little porch light doesn't reach into the backyard, so it is totally dark out there.

I have been looking at the LED light selection and all the options that are out there, and gosh! I could light my backyard up to look like a football field with all the options they have! They have bars of lights, just like you see at the stadium, and lots of others that are more my style. They have a few really nice wall mount lights that I think would be perfect for my backyard.

I don't know if I want a flood beam, or a wide beam of light, or just a couple of small and narrow spot beams of light? There are so many options to choose from? I know I need to get some light into my yard for the night time, and maybe motion sensors would be a good choice? That way the beam of light(s) only come on when something or someone is out there? I'm beginning to like this idea more and more. The great thing about LED lights is that they use less amps than the regular lights, and they are water tight and no dust can get in them to cloud up the glass. This is a great selling point, I think, less energy and durable and water-tight, sounds like what I need.

I'm telling you that all these choices from Magnalight have given me so many options to choose from, along with a few new ideas on how I can use lighting in other areas. But first we have to light up the backyard to find the source of the night noises and ease my mind.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Going to the Movies!

I'm going to see The Time Travelers Wife tonight!!

See the trailer here...

I'll let you know how it was.............

Take care,
Kat

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

What Does My Horoscope say?

I saw this over at Jackie/Shinade's blog and also Mike's and wanted to give it a whirl!

fun quiz for myspace profile and blog

Lets101 Quizzes - Blog Quiz



I think it sounds about right??
Anyone who knows me want to voice their opinion?? LOL

Take care,
Kat

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WOW! A New Award, Thank You!

I received this absolutely stunning award from Liz at A Simple Life and I am so happy, that I am doing a little happy dance over here!! :)
I was quite shocked to get this award, but I have to admit that I am a loyal visitor to Liz's sites
Mommy’s Little Corner
Moms…..Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be
and of course
A Simple Life
And if you have ever visited Liz at any of her sites, you know why I keep going back for more and more!! They are great! She provides me with so much information, and laughs, and they are just always on my regular rounds.

I am thrilled she also frequents my blogs, Thanks Liz!!

Ok, the rules of this award are:
1. Copy the loyal picture above
2. Pass it to you think who is/are deserving.
3. Leave a message to them
4. Pass as many as you want.
5. Message back or leave a comment to the owner.

Well, there are quite a few blogs that qualify for me, and I will name some of them to get this little beauty.....Here we go.....

OF LIVING AND LOVING... AND COPING
Dolly's Daily Diary
Comedy Plus
My Kids Are My World
My Art and the Mom in Me
A LiL Enchanted
1 Blog and 2 Sides....
Grammology
Lovely Purses
At Home with Auntie E
Simply Shinade

And that is it for now....
Please know that there were others too, but I saw that they had already received this award.

Till Next Time,
Thanks so much!
Kat :)


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Enjoy Your Summer!

This is a great shot of summer fun!

boy and dogs summer fun image photo picture

Make the most of the rest of the summer!
Enjoy!

Till Next Time,
Take care and have fun!
Kat

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Printer isn't Working Now!

Boy, the hits just keep coming!! My Candle website is down and I'm having a problem with my server, and now my printer has stopped working too! What else can go wrong?? Or should I even ask?

Now I have to go through the printer drivers to see which one I have to download for my printer to get it working again. I am glad there are drivers available for download, or I would be in hot water. I have misplaced the original disc that came with the printer because it was so long ago when I bought it. So I can't just pop that in and be on my merry way. I have to look through the hp drivers and find the correct one and download it, so that my printer works again. I hope that is the issue.

If not, I guess my only other option is to check all my other computer drivers to make sure that they are not affected and are all in working order. I have been told that there will be a yellow exclamation point next to the invalid driver or drivers so that I know which ones require me to fix them, or to download replacements.

I really hope this is an easy process and that I can get my computer back up to speed. My big issue is still with my website, and no driver can help me to fix that!!

Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Music Monday - Aerosmith Cryin'

Aerosmith ~ Cryin'
Here's wishing Steven Tyler a speedy recovery!!


CRYIN'

There was a time
When I was so broken hearted
Love wasn't much of a friend of mine
The tables have turned, yeah
Cause me and them ways have parted
That kind of love was the killin' kind
Now listen
All I want is someone I can't resist
I know all I need to know by the way that I got kissed


I was cryin' when I met you
Now I'm tryin' to forget you
Love is sweet misery
I was cryin' just to get you
Now I'm dyin' cause I let you
Do what you do - down on me


Now there's not even breathin' room
Between pleasure and pain
Yeah you cry when we're makin' love
Must be one and the same


It's down on me
Yeah I got to tell you one thing
It's been on my mind
Girl I gotta say
We're partners in crime
You got that certain something
What you give to me
Takes my breath away
Now the word out on the street
Is the devil's in your kiss
If our love goes up in flames
It's a fire I can't resist


I was cryin' when I met you
Now I'm tryin' to forget you
Your love is sweet misery
I was cryin' just to get you
Now I'm dyin' cause I let you
Do what you do to me


Cause what you got inside
Ain't where your love should stay
Yeah, our love, sweet love, ain't love
If you give your heart away


I was cryin' when I met you
Now I'm tryin' to forget you
Your love is sweet misery
I was cryin' just to get you
Now I'm dyin' just to let you
Do what you do what you do down to me, baby, baby, baby


I was cryin' when I met you
Now I'm tryin' to forget you
Your love is sweet misery
I was cryin' when I met you
Now I'm dyin' cause I let you
Do what you do down to , down to, down to, down to
I was cryin' when I met you
Now I'm dyin' to forget you
Your love is sweet
I was cryin' when I met you


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Till Next Time....
Enjoy!
Kat

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Safe Sunday - A Great Post

I was visiting Welcome to my Loonyverse, and wanted to share this post with all of you!
It was a powerful post for me to read, and I want to help to spread the word.

Here is dddiva's post:

For today's safe Sunday post I thought I would tell y'all why we think it is so important and we're doing everything we can to spread the word- don't forget, you get 10 extra entries into my Amazon/PayPal/OLS giveaway if you link to Safe Sunday. Yes, it matters that much.

My friend Trina from A Blessed Mommy of 6 was physically and mentally abused as a child and placed into foster care as a teen, as was her sister. Even though the abuse continued while she was in the system, Trina grew up to be a productive citizen and leads a pretty good life all things considered although there are times I wish she had a little more self-esteem. She's working hard on it, though, and getting so much better and stronger and developing feelings of worthiness.

Here sister was not so fortunate. She turned to drugs and guys and had 4 children of her own, who, unfortunately could not fill the void that is lacking in her and she in turn did what she knew which was abuse and allow others to abuse them. Long story short, to keep those children out of the system Trina and her husband fostered then adopted those children even though they have two children of their own, one of them who is severely physically and mentally handicapped.

Why would this family living on one (cops) income take on such a huge responsibility? To break the cycle. They could no more let their nephew and nieces continue to be abused or have them split up than they could give up one of their biological children. In Trina's own words, those kids did nothing to deserve this and they deserve a chance at a decent life. We are going to do what we can to help see that they grow up knowing that nothing that happened was their fault and that life isn't supposed to and doesn't have to be that way.

It is not easy, it is not without its drawbacks and setbacks, and financially it is majorly rough on them and the whole family has had to make sacrifices but every one of them feels, with that deep down in the gut knowledge, that it was the only thing they could do.

This is my small way to show Trina how much I admire and respect what she's doing and how much I appreciate the life she's giving those children, a life they most likely never would have known otherwise.

If you or someone you know is being abused, or you suspect it, please seek professional help.

You can find more information here:

Child Welfare Information Gateway http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/whatiscan.cfm

CDC Child Maltreatment Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/cmp/default.htm

Friends National Resource Center http://www.friendsnrc.org/

Childhelp http://www.childhelp.org/home

Please, get the word out if you can. You can give your own testimony, stats, numbers, cut and paste my post, anything at all so we break the cycle and let these kids know it is not their fault, and it does not have to be that way. Thank you so very much, I really appreciate it. And remember, you can get 10 extra entries just for linking to this post on your own blog and spreading the word, then add your link here. I made the Mr. Linky public so you are welcome to post it on your own site, we're trying to reach as many people as we can.

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See what I mean about it being a poweful post?? My hat goes off to both Trina and dddiva for the courage they have and for wanting to get this message out to as many people as possible so that no more children will have to suffer.

Till Next Time,
Kat

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

A New Friend Award!

I received this most beautiful award from LaShan over at A Lil Enchanted, one of my new favorite blogs. I found her by participating in Music Monday, and I'm glad I did!! She is a Stevie Nicks fan too, and her blog is just awesome!! Please stop over and see her!!

I am happy to call LaShan a new friend, and am honored that she chose to give this award to me!! :)

Here are the Rules:
  • This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming.

  • These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.

  • They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.

  • Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

  • Please give more attention to these writers.

  • Deliver this award to six bloggers who must choose six more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

  • I will pass this award to some of my bloggy friends that I find exceedingly charming...


So here I go with my selections for exceedingly charming blogs:

1. Tricia of Proud Mommy
2. Jackie of The Painted Veil
3. Lainy of Lainy's Musings
4. Mike of Ramblin Stuff
5. Liza of Moms.... Check NYO
6. DeDe of DeDeAndro
7. Shaine of D Anjhel Scraps of Life

I know I went one over, but Oh, well.....
Enjoy your award....it is well deserved!!!

And a big thank you to all of you who visit my blog and leave me comments!
They are the highlight of my day!!!! :)

Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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Trouble with Math?

Is your child having trouble with math? Are you thinking of hiring a tutor?
There is something so much easier and better than hiring a tutor and that is Online math tutoring. Your child can get the help they need 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and do it in the comfort of your own home and at their own pace.

There is even a Free online math tutoring session where you can chat with an online tutor anytime!! They ask for your name and your grade and what subject you need help with, say Algebra, geometry, regular math, etc, and they will talk with you right there! And who doesn't need Free math help? I know that when I was in school, I certainly could have used this Online math tutor thing to help me.

You can get Math help with your homework if you need it. There is a section where you get the answers you need to help you to solve those problems that you just weren't getting before!! This is good for all students no matter what grade you are in, or even if you are going to college. There is a tutor to help you too!

They even offer a free demo for any first time users, so that they can try the service for free.

It is good to know that there is a place where you can get Online math help, when and where you need it. If you or your child needs a little extra help in math, then you should check out Tutorvista.com and see if they can help you.

Till next time,
Kat

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Director John Hughes Dies in New York!

John Hughes Director image photo picture
Here we go again people....
Another great....Director John Hughes is dead of a heart attack at age 59 while visiting family and friends in Manhattan, New York. He was evidently walking down the street in Manhattan and collapsed right there on the sidewalk!

He is best know for his teen comedies like the Breakfast Club (a great movie, no matter how old it gets!), and Sixteen Candles, but he is also known for making Macauley Culkin a star with the Home Alone movies too! Oh yeah, and we can't forget Ferris Bueller's Day Off, what a hoot that one was!! He was ahead of his time when these movies came out, and that is why they still stand today.

He had become somewhat of a recluse in the later years, not really writing or directing much of anything, in fact his last directorial job was in 1991 for Curly Sue, which introduced us to Steve Carrell. He is also loved for his movies, Pretty in Pink, National Lampoons Vacation and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

He was so young, and so gifted....he will be missed. Luckily, he has left us with some wonderful movies to watch over and over.

Till Next Time,
Kat :(

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I Like Warm, and North Face Has it!

North Face Fleece pullover image photo picture
As you all probably know, I am cold by nature, and always need something to keep me warm, and the brand that I love best is North Face. They have a complete line of just about anything I could want to keep myself cozy and warm in the winter months, and for those chilly evenings on Cape Cod.

I don't ski and I don't participate in any winter sports because they are just too cold for me, but we get loads of snow here in Massachusetts and it gets mighty cold, so I always have my Breck gear on hand. I have found that this brand of fleece and outerwear is the warmest and most comfortable I can find. I also don't mind spending a little extra money on North Face items, because I know how durable they are. They last me for years, and I just keep adding to my collection.

I have lots of the fleece pullovers because they are the warmest of any that I have found, and I have them in most colors! They also have an awesome pair of fleece pants that are soft, and thermal (for those cold, cold days) they are quick drying and no matter how many times I wash them, they don't pill or fade!! And they retain their shape!! Most fleece pants, shrink and pill and I really don't like that at all!! These pants have an elastic waist with a drawcord and they are so lightweight, yet so warm!! I would highly recommend these pants if you are cold!!

I'm telling you, if you are looking for cold weather gear, you need to check out North Face, they make the best!!

Take care,
Kat

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Trailer for The Time Travelers Wife

I have got to see this movie!!!
Have you seen the previews??
I love the whole concept, and it looks really good!!


Dottie, are you ready to go on the Friday it opens??? Let me know!!!
Is anyone else going to see this movie??

Tell me,
Kat :)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Awwww Cute Dog and Baby

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cute dog and baby picture image photoIsn't this the cutest dog and baby you have seen??
I just love how the dog has "that look" on his face like....
"I have to wear what???"
LOL
But you can tell, he will put up with anything for that cute baby!!!

Take care,
Kat

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PDF Reader and Writer

pdf reader writer image

Have you ever wanted to convert a word document to pdf, or convert a pdf to word? I have been stuck many times when I was working with documents that needed to be converted and I didn't have a program that could convert my documents for me! I am glad that I found a great program that will help me to make my own PDF documents from Microsoft Office Suite; word documents, excel spreadsheets, powerpoint slideshow presentations, and pretty much any other program that prints. Most people have Adobe so they have a PDF reader to read the documents but don't have the other programs, so when you are faced with having to get something to a mass of readers, that can all open the required program, it is much easier to convert those reports or documents into a pdf format. You can also go the opposite way and convert pdf documents into a convenient Microsoft word program too. That way anyone with the Word program will be able to open your documents. In case you were wondering....a PDF (which stands for portable document format) is a type of file format created by Adobe to make document exchange easier. Any documents that are in pdf format can support internal and external links, javascript, and forms, and can be read on any operating system, whether you have Windows, Apple (Mac) or even Linux. You can even password protect your documents in pdf for security purposes. If this sounds interesting to you, I can say that this program has helped me immensely with all the documents that I work with. Till Next Time, Take Care, Kat

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Monday, August 3, 2009

WWE Pics from Last Night!

Ange at WWE Wrestling image photo pictureOkay, we had a BLAST!!
This is my daughter Ange, before we went in...she is holding the many signs her and Marcus made for the event!! She is also wearing her Hardy Boys Tee shirt. Unfortunately, Matt wasn't there wrestling last night, so she couldn't hold up her sign asking him to kiss her again!! But she was ready in case!!! LOL

Marcus at WWE Wrestling image photo pictureThis is my boy, Marcus, all decked out in his DX gear for Shawn Michaels (who also wasn't there) and his John Cena dog tags. He had a great time, and we got him a souvenir program and it has some really nice 8&1/2 X 11 pics in of all his favs!!

Kat at WWE Wrestling image photo pictureLOL, okay, so this is me....
In my Undertaker shirt, he didn't fight either...but I wore the gear anyway... and I know I look like I got bonked on the head....but Marcus was taking the pic, and I think this was the part that I was saying...."is this okay?" and he snapped it anyway....LOL
Whatever....this is me.

Kat Ange and Marcus at WWE Wrestling image photo picture
This is the 3 of us before we went in, and Marcus has his eyes closed, because he is 8 after all....and we are embarressing him by snuggling so close, in the parking lot....where everyone can see!! LOL

Doesn't he sort of look like a vampire next to us??? LOL That pale skin....he could grow up to be Edward!!! OMG!
It just struck me as funny...how pale he is in comparrison to the 2 of us...... :)



Ange and Rich the sign guy at WWE Wrestling image photo pictureThis is a blurry pic of Ange with the sign guy Rick....he is at all of the matches, and if you watch any of them, he is always there in the front row, taunting the wrestlers with his signs and his heckling. The wrestlers interact with him too!! Last night, Shelton Benjamin walked up to him saying something, took his sign, and ripped it up and threw it in his face!!!
His signs are usually derogatory..... LOL

Triple Threat Match at WWE Wrestling image photo pictureThis was the last match of the night, the Triple Threat match, that put 3 wrestlers in the ring at once, and whoever pinned someone first won.....
Well, the wrestlers were....
Kane who is 6' 11"
The Great Khali who is 7' 6"
And CM Punk who is 6' 1"
CM Punk didn't want to get into the ring with these 2 who tower way above him...and he got knocked out and out of the ring pretty quick from a head blow from the Great Khali.....then Kane and Khali went at beating on each other, and then CM Punk came in and this pic above shows him getting his skull crushed by the Great Khali...the move is called something....the camel clutch?? No, the Khali crush??? I don't know...if Marcus was here, he could tell you, he knows all the moves....anyway he squeezed CM Punk's head and then lifted him off the ground by his head and just tossed him across the ring. You can see Kane laying on the right side of the ring after Khali had trounced on him for a while....Then Kane got up and went to do a chokeslam on Khali, but Khali grabbed Kane's neck and they attempted to chokeslam each other....they both fell down, and CM Punk slid over and Pinned Khali for the 3 count....Making CM Punk the winner!!!


CM Punk at WWE Wrestling image photo pictureThe crowd was cheering, and he got the heck out of the ring before Khali or Kane knew what was going on.....LOL

Here he is walking back up the aisle right past our seats, holding his head that still hurt and looking pretty darn beat up. But, hey, he is a little guy compared to them!!!

After CM Punk left the arena....Kane was mad and picked up a metal chair and hit Khali with it...and then Khali took the chair and litterally smashed it on Kane.... He didn't get up for a while. The crowd was booing....and all the matches were over.......awwwwwww, it was time to go.
But like I said, we had a really good time and will definitely go again next year.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures....I have more that I can post later....but this is for starters.......and this was the best match!!!

Till Next Time,
Take care,
Kat

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