Monthly Archives: December 2014

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions With Self-Love for 2015

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions With Self-Love for 2015!!

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It often seems that with the new year come New Year’s Resolutions. They’re usually some variation of “work harder,” “try harder,” “do more” and “deprive yourself.”

I thought I’d share an excerpt from Kahlil Gibran’s beautiful and wise words about work from The Prophet.

 

 

      . . . . Work is love made visible.

      And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

      For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.

      And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distills a poison in the wine.

      And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man's ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.images-4

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Parenting Expert Worries for Jolie & Pitt's Gender-Bender Daughter

 

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The decision by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to let their 8-year-old daughter go by the name of John and wear boys' clothes could trigger gender issues down the road, parenting expert Cherie Corso says.

 

"This child needs guidance. Maybe she sees her parents playing different roles and is dressed up and she's playing at a role, but as far as changing her name to John, it's ridiculous," Corso said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"Parents need to guide and protect their children, and Brad and Angelina should not be considered trailblazing for parenthood at all. They live in the happy forest of Hollywood, let's say."

The superstar couple supports their blonde, blue-eyed daughter Shiloh's desire to be called John and wear masculine outfits.

Shiloh recently raised eyebrows as she attended the premiere of her mother's holiday blockbuster, the PG-13 movie "Unbroken," attired in a suit and sporting a boyish haircut.
Corso said that could be harmful.

"I’m all for diversity, but Angelina is running her crew like she's running a movie set. Okay, we need someone transgender, can we pull someone in?" Corso told host Steve Malzberg.

"It's very dangerous what she's doing. I really, truly, as a mom and a parenting expert, my heart goes out to this little girl."

Corso said Jolie's own gender history might play a part.

"Sometimes you have to look back at the parent's relationship with their own mother and father — and I know that Angelina in the news has been bisexual," she said.

"She has been seen French-kissing her brother on the red carpet. I mean, you're not dealing with the traditional mother like myself, so this does cause social and gender confusion."

Yet Shiloh's role-playing may be completely innocent, Corso says.

"She does have two brothers, and maybe she just wants to be one of the guys and maybe she sees the privileges that they're getting and she just might be one of the guys," Corso said.

"But again, I have to stress that this child needs to explore her own identity . . . in a private way."

In a 2010 interview with Vanity Fair, Jolie said of Shiloh's tomboy style: “She likes tracksuits, she likes [regular] suits. So, it’s a suit with a tie and a jacket and slacks, or a tracksuit. She likes to dress like a boy.

"She wants to be a boy, so, we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”

In a 2010 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Pitt explained: "She only wants to be called John. John or Peter. So, it's a Peter Pan thing. So, we've got to call her John. 'Shi, do you want . . .' — 'John. I'm John.' And then I'll say, 'John, would you like some orange juice?' And she goes, 'No!' "

Jolie, who has been married three times, is well known for her own gender bending on and off the screen.

She played a bisexual fashion model in the 1998 HBO movie "Gia." She was once hot and heavy with model Jenny Shimizu, saying in a 1997 interview with Girlfriends magazine: "I fell in love with her the first second I saw her."

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Jolie, Pitt Allow Daughter to Dress Like a Boy, Call Her ‘John’

Jolie, Pitt Allow Daughter to Dress Like a Boy, Call Her 'John'

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have made headlines in recent days after their 8-year-old daughter appeared on the red carpet wearing a suit. 

The couple have said in recent years that their daughter, Shiloh, only wants to dress like a boy and insists on being called "John."

Jolie downplayed the issue in 2010, saying, “Some kids wear capes and want to be Superman and she wants to be like her brothers. It’s who she is. It’s been a surprise to us and it’s really interesting, but she’s so much more than that – she’s funny and sweet and pretty.”

On "Fox and Friends" today, we heard a spirited debate about whether a child should be choosing their gender identity at such a young age. 

Lyss Stern, CEO of Divamoms.com, said Jolie and Pitt are doing the right thing by letting Shiloh express herself. She said all parents should make their child "feel comfortable in their own skin."

Anna Kooiman asked how this is any different from a girl playing with toy guns instead of dolls.

Parenting expert Cherie Corso said those are examples of healthy role-playing, but criticized Jolie and Pitt for exposing their daughter to possible "ridicule." 

Stern countered that it's just about "letting a child be a child" at this point.

Corso said the celebrity couple should not be "trailblazers" for parenting, pointing out that they home-school their kids and do not live a traditional lifestyle. 

Watch the debate above. 

During my debate I also quoted our Pope Francis "who are we to judge" I was praised and slammed on  social media because I made reference to my region. To my pleasure, reading the New York Post today I saw this picture of Angelina Jolie meeting with our Pope. AMEN!10931380_10203070194385705_733705813985290750_n awww this Catholic girl is happy! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR ALL AGES

DIY HOLIDAY GIFTS 

 

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Center Piece for Holiday Table

Things you need

1. clear glass vase or bowl (Michaels')

2.plastic wrap (Saran Wrap)

3. raw cranberries (buy in produce dept at food store)

4. Fresh Flowers (florist or food store)

5. evergreens (cut fresh outside from bushes)

instructions

1. put Saran warp in bowl

2. cut and stick flowers in plastic wrap

3. between the inside of the bowl and plastic wrap fill with cranberries

4. fill bowl with water and arrange flowers, use the cut evergreens as filler

YOU will be amazed how easy this is to do and how beautiful it looks, also the flowers seem to last longer too.

 

 

 

EMOJI PHONE CASE 
THINGS YOU NEED
Clear phone case (AMAZON i got mine for 1.50)

Emoji Stickers 5$ Amazon

Colorful paper (you can print it or color a peace of paper)

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1. first open the package 

2. cut out you colorful paper to fit you phone case 

3.put paper in phone case 

4. put stickers on phone case

5 enjoy 

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THINGS YOU NEED

1 a printer (BestBuy)

2 a frame (MICHAELS) 

INSTRUCTIONS

1.search a letter of each letter of the person's name

2. Cut of the letter to fit the frame 

3. wrap it and give it !!

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Christmas-mugs

 

 

 Mug Maker

 

THINGS YOU NEED

1. rubbing alcohol (CVS)

2. cotton balls(CVS) 

3 sharpies (CVS)

4. bank mug (Amazon)

INSTRUCTIONS 

1. Rub your mug with alcohol with cotton balls

2. dry it with cotton balls  

3. plan your design 

4. draw your design carefully with sharpie and if you mess up the alcohol will  take it out

5. when done

6. put in the oven for 10min for 350 

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8. enjoy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SNOW GLOBE

 

things you need

1. glitter (cvs or staples) optional 

2. jar (Michaels 1$)

3 glue (CVS or Michaels)

4 Picture for inside globe

5 scissors 

6. glycerin (Michaels)

6 small plastic tree (optional)

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How to Make It

  1. take jar.
  2. glue picture on the inside of the jar or glue plastic figure in side the jar.
  3. Fill the globe with distilled water to just below the opening; add about 1 tablespoon of liquid glycerin (found in soap-making sections of hobby stores) to thicken the water.
  4. Sprinkle with glitter.
  5. Working over a sink, slowly invert the decorated portion of the rubber base into the water; stretch the seal of the rubber base over the lip of the globe.
  6. Attach the plastic stand, turn the globe upright, and watch the snow fall!
  7. For extra sparkle, stand the snow globe in a silver wine bottle coaster.
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Annie Movie 2k14 Review #AnnieMovie, We loved it!

 

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Annie is a heart warming film we loved Annie the movie.

This modernized take of the adored Tony-award-winning musical, which had been based on the popular 1920s “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip and subsequent radio shows, catapulted many starlets to celebrity including Sarah Jessica Parker and Tony nominee Andrea McArdle.

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Wallis, at age five, had to lie about her age to audition for her very first acting job—the starring role in Beasts of the Southern Wild—because the minimum age to be considered was six. She eventually beat out some 4,000 contenders for the role of Hushpuppy—the indomitable child prodigy and survivalist who lives with her dying father in the backwoods bayou squalor of Louisiana.[10] Director Benh Zeitlin told The Daily Beast that when he auditioned Wallis, he immediately realized he had discovered what he was looking for, and changed the Beasts script to accommodate her strong-willed personality. Her reading ability, loud scream, and the skill of burping on command impressed the director and won her the part. Zeitlin has also stated that "It was just the feeling behind her eyes."

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The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 to rave reviews, winning the Grand Jury Prize. In May 2012, Wallis flew to France for the premiere of the film at the Cannes Film Festival. The film received much acclaim and praise for Wallis' outstanding performance and it went on to win the prestigious Caméra d'Or award for Best first Feature Film. On January 10, 2013, at age nine, Wallis became the Academy Awards' youngest nominee for Best Actress and third youngest in all categories.[12] However, she was just six during the filming.[13] Wallis is the first African-American child actor to earn an Oscar nomination. She is also the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination.

She had a role in Steve McQueen's Academy Award–winning film 12 Years a Slave (2013), alongside Lupita Nyong'oChiwetel EjioforMichael FassbenderBenedict Cumberbatch, and Brad Pitt. Also in 2013, she collaborated with Sundance for the second time on a short film called Boneshaker.

In 2014, Wallis played the title character in a remake of the musical Annie.[14] For this, she was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy. In May 2014, Wallis was named the face of Armani JuniorGiorgio Armani's line for children and teens.[15] This makes her the first major child celebrity to be the face of a luxury bran)

Wallis proves her Oscar-nomination for Beasts of the Southern Wild was no accident. As a modern-day Annie, Wallis brightens with her blissful portrayal. although, her performance alone can’t conserve the film from being a dim adaptation.

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In this 2.0 version, eternal-optimist Annie hasn't’t given up hope that her parents will return someday to claim the baby they left. She always sneaks out of the rat-infested household of her foster mom, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz), to aspire out her long-lost family.

 

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In steps Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), a germaphobic telecommunications tycoon turned political candidate, who gets advice from his conniving campaign manager Guy (Bobby Cannavale) that taking in a foster child would amplify his poll amounts.

 

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We cried, sand and were entertained by the movie, it had heart and had a great lesson, to never give up hope or let life beat you down, Cameron Diaz was hysterical as Miss Hannigan.


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For the most part, the movie teeters between staying true to the theater version and keeping the plot fresh in a modern world. This appears, somewhat, during the mash-ups of the original musical favorites such asHard Knock Life but falters during the uninspired original songs written by Sia (Chandalier), Greg Kurstin and director Will Gluck. In a world where Glee,Pitch Perfect and The Voice co-exist, you simply expect more from a film in which Jay-Z is a producer. We expected more from songs about NYC.

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Academy Award-winner and Terrell native Jamie Foxx does an good job of selling Stacks as the tech-forward “Daddy Warbucks.” Foxx is also the only one of the lead characters who can carry a tune but even he seems out of sorts with sidekicks Cannavale and Rose Byrne (as Grace).The high tech penthouse compared to Daddy Warbucks House was perfect. It was stunning!

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We met the actors who played the foster kids, during a Q&A and posed for pictures. I rate this movie a 8 out of 10, bring the family and enjoy!IMG_7578

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Every Woman Should have a #Gay #Trainer, and if he danced with #NYCBallet even better!

IMG_7492My 5 reasons why I think every woman should have a gay trainer:

1. You don't have to worry about the sexual tension, or innuendos, when in awkward positions IMG_7497

2. You will not feel intimidated. He will be your best friend and give you his undying loyalty.IMG_7507

3. You will feel a sensitivity that only a gay man can offer.

4.You don't have to worry about  your boyfriend or husband getting jealous.

5. You will feel empowered by the honesty and truth.IMG_7502

I have worked out with many trainers in my life, and I have come to the conclusion that  a gay trainer is a woman's secret weapon. My favorite in NY is Peter Cirolia, a former  American Ballet dancer (10 S Division St, New Rochelle 914-365-1862, www.BalletMuscle.com). A licensed personal trainer, health coach, and ballet master, Cirolia drew upon his 16 years of dancing and studying with The School of American Ballet to create a class that is very similar to the actual training used by the New York City Ballet. “This is a great way to get toned, aligned, and balanced—just like a professional dancer. I want to share what I love, ballet, and help people” he says. I attended Peter's ballet class, the vibration of excellence filled the room. I felt like I was a part of something bigger then me. I always say try something new and get out of your mind and into your body. This did it… I was a ballerina! I worked every muscle in my body, without lifting a weight or getting on the treadmill. Peter loves what he does and gives knowledge that could only be attained by his personal experience of dancing with the NYC Ballet. ​Peter has a method of combined personal training and ballet, which is genius, he calls it Ballet Muscle, I'm hooked!

 

 

 

 

 

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Gift idea! Get “Framed by the Judge” You will never forget it!

   Gift idea! Get "Framed by the Judge" You will never forget it!

 

IMG_7529Marylouise Judge worked at Pelham Glass Products for 20 years. She decided to set up shop on her own after it closed and now runs a frame store on  104 Fifth Ave, Pelham N.Y..IMG_7532

How many photo's do you have that are not yet printed? Print them and get them Framed by the Judge, its real, they will carry a good energy in your home. Create a memorable gift that will last forever.IMG_7530

Marylouise  can frame almost anything, it does not have to be flat, she said "I can even frame you if you stand still long enough!" I love her passion for her outstanding work. 

 

My personal experience with  Marylouise was incredible, she framed some vintage posters,  art work, that look amazing in my home.

Judge professed that she loves her job and will accommodate customers as best she can. She can frame almost anything,  flags, sports memorabilia, she even framed a glass wedding plate with invitation, kids artwork looks amazing.

Framed by the Judge is a asset to the downtown area in Pelham.IMG_7533

 

 

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MEN’s gifts, Passing on years of accumulated knowledge, TRUST me! and it won’t break the bank!

MEN's gifts, Passing on years of accumulated knowledge, TRUST me! and it won't break the bank and will help your man to rejuvenate!

If your like me, you have spent a lot of money on gifts that you thought were fantastic but did not go over well. No more, I'm done, here are a few sure fire gifts that you cant go wrong with and wont break the bank! I have years of accumulated knowledge and experience, that I want to pass on. I wish somebody told me before all the Brookstone purchases.

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 A little sexy Santa outfit www.partycity.com/SantaCostume will go a long way, grooming products I love MENAJI http://www.menaji.com these high quality and a very manly look packaging,will always be used.  Get event, tickets to a sporting, Broadway Show, Concert, Comedy Club this takes the work out of planning, and they just have to mark it on the calendar. I even like the homemade coupons, for example 3 hours of pure relaxation, no kids,  "your time to relax". Also if your man likes a good cigar, nows the time to buy him one. Merry Christmas!

 

 


 

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