posted Nov 22 2013 9:03AM
According to a new poll, 65% of us are more excited about Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS than we are about Thanksgiving DINNER.
And as far as the individual foods go, TURKEY is still what people look forward to the most. Here are the top six dishes people are most pumped about wolfing down.
1. Turkey, with 40% of the vote. When you break it down by sex, 46% of men said turkey, compared to 35% of women.
2. Stuffing, 21%.
3. Pumpkin pie, 13%.
4. Mashed potatoes, 9%.
5. Sweet potatoes, 7%.
6. Cranberry sauce, 4%.
posted Nov 21 2013 8:49AM
If you are looking to help out a very worthy cause this holiday season, read the Quick-Me-Up we shared this morning.
A 10-year-old north Texas girl named Jordyn Self accidentally found her Christmas present recently . . . which is a collectable American Girl doll called "Saige." And what she decided to do with it is pretty incredible for a young kid.
Jordyn's elementary school had been sending care-packages to troops overseas. But donations were running low, and Jordyn knew the doll was expensive.
So she asked her mom to RETURN it and donate the money. But instead, they decided to start a RAFFLE on Facebook. The tickets cost $1 each, and they're choosing a winner at random later this week.
The doll retails for $110. But as of yesterday morning, they'd raised over $1,500. And someone posted on their Facebook page that their company will MATCH the donations.
Also, Jordyn is being REWARDED for her generosity. She and her mom were on the "Today" show yesterday, and the producers are sending her a replacement doll, plus one for her little sister.
If you want to buy tickets, the Facebook page is called "Saige for Soldiers." The raffle runs through this Saturday.
posted Nov 15 2013 11:56AM
We shared this quickly this morning and just didn't have time to have you add more to this list. I think this could be a great topic, so maybe we'll open this back up on Monday.
What's your favorite romantic movie line? The Huffington Post put together a list of them, and there's a good chance yours is on there, because they covered a lot of the classics. Here are a few of them . . .
"To me, you are perfect." "Love Actually"
"You complete me . . . You had me at hello." "Jerry Maguire"
"If you're a bird, I'm a bird." "The Notebook"
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." "When Harry Met Sally"
"We'll always have Paris." "Casablanca"
"You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how." "Gone with the Wind"
Any to add??
Have a great weekend and we hope to see you tomorrow at the Ty Herndon show :)
posted Nov 13 2013 9:17AM
I still think it's acceptable to make pumpkin dishes. With the holidays approaching, this would be a great dip to bring to parties. The best part is it's low fat. I've already made it and really enjoyed it.
Pumpkin Pie Dip
Serves 24 - ONLY 1 WW+ point
Calories: 24 - Total Carbs: 4.6 g
A pumpkin dip that is perfect for your next party or after school snack....
Prep Time - 5 min
Total Time - 1 hr
15 oz can of pumpkin
1 box of instant vanilla pudding powder
16 oz container of fat free cool whip
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tbsp Cinnamon
In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
Stir until well blended
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving
posted Nov 8 2013 9:03AM
Want to keep your kids from sneaking over to the Christmas tree early to SHAKE their gifts, or peel back the wrapping paper just a little? Now you can, in a wonderfully obnoxious way.
There's a product called the GIFT ALARM on sale for $13. It's a motion-activated siren that makes noise and flashes lights whenever someone gets too close to the gifts under the tree.
posted Nov 7 2013 8:53AM
Wow!!! What a show last night. I do believe it was the best awards show I've seen in quite some time. I thought every performer did an amazing job and there were some incredible tributes. If you missed the CMA's, I hope you DVR'd it.
Here are a list of the winners!
Here's a rundown of the winners of the 47th Annual CMA Awards:
Entertainer of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Album of the Year
Based on a True Story, Blake Shelton
Single of the Year
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line
Song of the Year (Award to Songwriter)
"I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice (Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary)
Music Video of the Year
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Musical Event of the Year
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw featuring Keith Urban and Taylor Swift
Musician of the Year
Pinnacle Award: Taylor Swift
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kenny Rogers
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Blake Shelton, Connie Harrington, George Strait, Jessi Alexander, Jimmy Yeary, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Lee Brice, Mac McAnally, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw