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Get Your Own Lucky Mojo!

As you browse Blues For Peace, they ask you to ask yourself, “Isn’t it time people stopped fighting and learned to play 12 bar blues shuffles instead?”

Get Your Lucky Mojo

Guitar Pick From the Holyland
to your heart

Lucky Mojo

926 Silver Lucky Mojo
Weight 10 grams
Size 25 X 25 mm
Sterling silver – 926 Silver

$49.95 includes postage


Music’s Really Got a Hold On Me – today!


I Love Pandora Radio!

Missed Pandora’s Dallas meet-up last Thursday, 9/4 at Lakewood Theater?  Darn-it, so did I!   But I won’t miss the next one!  Tonight I discovered Pandora Radio & how to listen to music that I love on the internet for FREE!  It was fast and easy to create & customize my stations, account & profile.  Nothing’s sweeter than easy AND free!  I’m having too much fun @ 2 a.m!

I like this idea of theirs, too!

Grape and Walnut w Blue Cheese Salad

OMG! This is so delicious!  I’ve bought pounds of it since I first discovered it a couple of months ago at Central Market. So I’m posting the ingredients.  It’s $5.99 a pound when they have it.   It’s so so delicious, and I want it so often, I’ve decided to make it myself and keep some on hand in my own frig!

Central Market


  • Seedless Red Grapes
  • Seedless Green Grapes
  • Blue Cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Nutra Clear (canola oil)
  • White Balsamic Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt

Central Market is an awesome place to shop, taste, browse, make new friends, see new things!  Whatever!  Don’t take my word for it.  Check out these real reviews by real people about Central Market @

ENJOY Your Salad!

Oh!  Here’s another great (looking) salad with blue cheese and grapes and walnuts (yum!) from Find.myrecipes.comPEAR, BLUE CHEESE & WALNUT SALAD WITH SMOKED TURKEY!

  • 2  tablespoons  cider vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons  water
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 2  cups  (2-inch) strips smoked turkey breast (about 10 ounces)
  • 1  cup  seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/2  cup  chopped celery
  • 2  large red Bartlett pears, thinly sliced
  • 4  cups  gourmet salad greens
  • 1/4  cup  (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped walnuts

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, and stir with a whisk. Add turkey, grapes, celery, and pears, tossing well to coat. Arrange 1 cup greens on each of 4 plates; divide grape mixture evenly over greens. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons walnuts.

Babysitting Smarts!

My daughter had her very first away from home, non-family baby sitting job last night.  Two summers ago she’d taken a baby sitting certification class, but this was the first time she was officially, the baby sitter.  During our 14 mile drive to the family home, I briefed her on the dos and don’ts.. a sort of baby sitting safety check.   Since the three little ones would be asleep most of the time, I reminded her that text-ing or emailing or talking on the phone would be improper, and most importantly, if someone knocks on the door while the parents are away, don’t answer it.   Three hours later, I met the dad half way to pick her up.  My very happy accomplished teen-aged daughter told me as we drove off.. “Mom, I got paid $30 for doing basically –nothing!”  I told her maturity, presence, and responsibility in a sitter, is not “nothing” to parents.   That’s why they paid you so well.  But if it makes you feel better, you can decline a portion of that amount the next time you sit for only a couple of hours and their girls are asleep the whole time.

If your teen is baby sitting, safety education and certification makes a huge difference in their compensation.  If your teen is too busy to get to a local class, send them to an online course, like Babysitting Class.  Their course is nicely priced @ $17.50 for six classes, and after the Mastery Test is passed you get a personalized Baby Sitter’s Class Certificate and a complete set of customizable sample forms for their baby sitting business!

A wallet card
Babysitting flyer
Client Contact and Basic Emergency Information Sheet
Safety and Security Checklist
Supervision and Structure Checklist

There’s also a very nice 30% Discount for all Girl Scouts at
Doing the badge as a troop? Get a free leader’s membership for each group signup. Troop Class cost: $12.50 per girl.


Healthy Living With a Twist of LIME!

OMG!  It’s the coolest place I’ve found for just hanging out on the internet!  Acquired by GAIAM in 2007, LIME is a place where you can find all the ideas, information and resources to inspire you to live healthier.  Hmmmmm..   Have you been looking for the nearest yoga studio or organic bakery?  LIME Local – is a user-generated guide to the green merchants in your city.  It helps you find everything from food sources to fitness to organic nail salons!  I love it!  Start Here @

There’s also The LIME Network which is an association of established bloggers and websites covering all aspects of healthy, green living in the interactive space with fresh, independent voices and views. There are over 25 partner sites that cover “green” Health & Beauty, Food, Shopping, Travel, Entertainment and Lifestyle categories..

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I was just sitting here trying to recall the name of the movie that had this scene of two guys in the kitchen literally rolling over on the floor in laughter… Then it became clear, that wasn’t a scene out of a movie, that was real life.. Last St. Patrick’s day, at a friends’ house party, something was going on in the kitchen and I went to check it out, the host and his good buddy were both on the floor laughing so hysterically they were gasping for air and crying!  The cutest thing I’d ever seen – in real life.  The thing is, they never did reveal to the rest of us, what they were laughing about.  It probably wasn’t that funny, anyway..  Typically, what’s that funny to guys isn’t really that funny to girls. According to a recent article, men and women (just) process funny differently.  I’ve got my laugh on and invite you to Give yourself a face lift today!

Laugh at other people!  Or yourself!

These guys will help you:

Russell Peters

Henry Cho

Cedric the Entertainer

Daily 5 Top Videos:

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Funny Videos:
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Fashion Made Easy!

Article from Opportunity Calls for September, Published by Butterfly Worldwide, LLC.

“Women can often be intimidated in the world of fashion. There are so many choices and so little time to sort it all out. What are the latest trends? What is style? The complexity of fashion can be overwhelming. However, Butterfly® is happy to provide a venue for women to fashionably accessorize their wardrobes without the complexity.

The in-home Boutique brings accessories to women and comfortably shows them how to spice up or subtly change an outfit to enhance their mood or make a resounding statement at an important event. Coordinators at a Boutique can show any of the variety of Gemini Earrings that cleverly accessorize attire with complementary colors or add contrasting hues to show your bold side.

A belt can accentuate your waistline or add punch to your favorite jeans with little or no effort. Butterfly has put so much thought into your fashion budget that we even offer reversible belts in contrasting colors to add twice the punch for half the money. The beautiful Reversible Python Print Belts have cool tones on one side and a rich warm tone on the other. You can’t get much more user friendly than that!

Finally, nothing can help you feel better about yourself when you walk into work or get ready for that important date than smelling as good as you look. Butterfly offers Bath products in dreamy Coconut Kiwi Lime that will have you feeling fresh and confident as you tackle your day. The best part of these wonderful products is the value you get for the dollar; they are perfect for pampering yourself or as a gift to that special friend as a pick-me-up!

Fashion is a vital part to any woman’s life! However, it doesn’t have to be complex. Butterfly understands that and has a full line of fashion accessories that easily coordinate with your outfits and your budget.”

For details on hosting your FREE in-home or office Butterfly Boutique and shopping for FREE, or if you’d like to learn how to open your own Butterfly Boutique business, contact me @ 214-952-5162 / email:, Boutique Coordinator for Butterfly® ID# 001317