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Monday

Tower of Talent Event Recap

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Hey Yall!  Wow, our weekend has been filled with such holiday joy!  From previewing Madeline's Christmas, seeing Disney's MOANA, and attending Tower of Talent here in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  Boy, this is a weekend to remember, an excellent way to start my holiday season!






About Tower of Talent Event:

Celebrating its third successful year, Tower of Talent features Atlanta’s most talented kid's ages 6 to 18 in a world-class concert and vocal performance.  From Beethoven to Broadway, over 140 kids will perform, sing and entertain to raise funds for the music therapy program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. (CHOA).  Music Therapy has proven to be a significant partner in the healing process of children, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta relies on donation dollars to staff and provide this important program to their patients.  Emcee’s Channel 11 Television Anchorwoman Brenda Wood and Master of Ceremonies Tom Sullivan co-hosted the concert along with appearances by WPBA’s Alicia Steele and Atlanta & Company Host Christine Pullara.  A filmed welcome kick-offed the show by celebrity Ryan Seacrest.







My girls and I, including Mr. M, attended this entertaining event as VIP Guest.  This was an affair that we had to dress up for, so we dressed our holiday best to impressed (Hey, I rhymed!)  Do you like our outfits?




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Us with Dr. Warren Woodruff




We walked the red carpet, mixed and mingled in the VIP lounge, and watched all the inspirational children from Atlanta vocally perform different tunes helping raise funds for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.




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Performances were produced and directed by Lynn Stallings of the Atlanta Workshop Players and Dr. Warren Woodruff, inspired by Dr. Fuddle and The Gold Baton.




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What a great cause to be a part of!  And it also showed my girls about lending a helping hand to other children in need too.






And guess how much money was raised?  One million dollars!!!  Incredible!






Music sure does bring out the happiness in me, when I have a bad day I turn on my favorite tunes to lighten up my mood, so having a music program at the children's hospital is beneficial to uplift the medically fragile children.



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Disclosure: We were invited VIP Guest for this event.  All opinions are our own.
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Do you turn to music to find inspiration or if you're having a bad day?


Friday

Madeline's Christmas: Playing at Horizon Theatre Company

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The beloved family tradition, Madeline’s Christmas returns to Horizon Theatre, December 3 – 31! A festive treat for parents and children alike, families are invited to join Madeline and friends for a magical musical adaption of Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic children’s tale! Featuring 24 local girls performing alongside professional actors in collaboration with The Atlanta Children’s Theatre Company, this merry production is a holiday classic for all.


Thursday

Affordable Holiday Makeup Look with Hard Candy

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Hey Yall!






I don't know about you, but I love receiving and buying makeup gift sets, especially during the holiday season.





So many beautiful colors during the winter months, sure to give my face a highlighting glow.




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When it comes to makeup to cover up my dark spots, I spend my money on department store foundations. However, when it comes to eye shadows and blushes, I like to save a dollar or two on makeup at places like Walmart, Target, and drug stores.






There have been debates if makeup in drugstores is just as good or even better than brands at department stores.






I feel that yes, you don't have to spend all your coins on makeup at department stores.  Lower priced makeup can be good too.



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Like take for instance, Hard Candy, which can be found only at Walmart.  I love their color palettes and contour/scuplting kits.  The colors are bold and radiant, plus blends in well with a flawless finished.  It's like my makeup looked like it was professionally done.




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And on top of that, Hard Candy prices is fantastic!  You can find Hard Candy makeup products for $20.00 or below.  Perfect if you're on a budget, yet wanting to look like a million bucks.




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Check out these Hard Candy Face Collection kits I received:






1. Hard Candy Luminizing & Strobing $9.88- Set Includes: Highlighting Duo Stick, Ultra Light Primer, Face & Body Luminizer, Sponge & Brush Cleaner, and Contour Sponge.




This kit works fantastic if you're a newbie at applying makeup, it shows you step by step on how to use it.  Kit has my face glowing, especially in natural light.







2. Hard Candy Smoky Look Kit $4.88- Set Includes: Baked Bronzer, Liquid Eyeliner, Glitter Mascara, Eyeshadow Palette, Applicator Brush.






I had an exciting time with this kit.  Colors are bold, glittery, works perfect for the holiday season.  I see me using this often for Christmas parties this year.




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So, in total for both of these kits is $14.76.  And like I said, no need to spend hundreds of dollars to get beautified.






Give this as a gift, or purchased this for yourself.  Everyone would enjoy receiving Hard Candy beauty products.




Disclosure:  I was given these makeup kits free, all opinions are my own.





 

What do you think of my affordable holiday makeup look with Hard Candy?


Wednesday

Christmas Gift Ideas for Travelers

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Travelers are always a difficult bunch to buy gifts for. Whatever you buy has to be lightweight and practical if you want them to take it with them. This guide is going to introduce you to some of the cool Christmas gift ideas for travelers that they are sure to love.






Osprey 40L Backpack


Osprey is one of the companies known for making quality travel gear. The main advantage of the Osprey 40L backpack is its size. It’s designed to be just a few centimeters under the carry-on limits for airlines, so your traveler friend won’t have to check their baggage ever again.





Unlike traditional backpacks, it zips down and opens up like a book, so all their items are instantly accessible on-demand.






LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle


Travelers who love hiking know how much water they need to take on during long sessions. LifeStraw Go will automatically purify water from any natural source. As long as it’s not overly dirty all the bacteria will be automatically filtered out. It’s reasonably large, but for the traveler who regularly embarks on an odyssey you can buy a couple of them. They’re compact and affordable.






GoPro HERO4 Live Action Camera


There’s nothing like being able to record your trip in a variety of different ways. The GoPro HERO4 can be immersed up to ten meters underwater and couldn’t be simpler to use. There’s only one button to press to launch it into action and it can shoot video in incredible 1080p, so it’s a breeze to upload it immediately to YouTube.






Luckies Scratch Map


The world scratch map from Luckies is a personalized map that can be used to record the endeavors of intrepid travelers. Whenever they return from a destination they can use a coin or a fingernail to scratch away at the place they’ve been to. As they travel they’ll gradually turn the map into a colorful cornucopia of destinations. Travelers love to record their progress, so this is the perfect way to do it.





You can find them in a range of sizes from a small poster to a large full-wall fixture.






Leatherman Skeletool CX Multi-Tool


You never know what you might need when you travel. Short of carrying a toolbox around with you, you’ll never have the tools you need at the time. The Leatherman Skeletool CX Multi-Tool is part useful part survival. You can cut material to potentially save yourself when trapped underwater and use the pliers to perform basic repairs to your gear.





It’s small enough to fit in a pocket and durable enough to be stronger than the more traditional Swiss army knife.






The Needs of the Traveler


Travelers are an intriguing bunch because they’re not going to be impressed with something flashy. They want practical and they want something that makes their lives easier. Traveling the world isn’t always easy, but with these gifts you can make it that bit easier.




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Which traveling gift will you buy this Christmas?

Tuesday

5 Tips for Staying Safe Over The Holidays

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The holiday season is here. It can be a stressful time that involves shopping and lots of traveling, making it also one of the seasons where people are most prone to having accidents that can result in property damage or injuries. If you want to ensure that you, your family, and your property, is safe during the holiday season, we have 5 tips that can help. 





Shopping Mall Safety

 

Each year, hundreds of people are robbed while they do their shopping in malls. People forget to lock all of their car doors or they leave windows down while they do so. Double check that all of your doors are locked before walking into the mall. Be sure to also secure all of your valuables where they are not visible. Many people choose to lock them up in the glove compartment or in the trunk. 





Social Media Smarts

 

If you are leaving on vacation, do not advertise it on social media. It can be really tempting to do so, especially if you are excited about a fun trip, but you will be letting anyone who reads the posts know that you will not be home. This makes it very easy for someone to find your house and break in while you are gone. 





Home and Auto Preparations

If you live in areas where it snows or it gets cold during the holidays, it is important to prepare your home and your car for this. This is especially so if you are planning on leaving on vacation throughout the holidays. Check that your boiler is working correctly, that your windows and doors lock as they should, and take your car to be checked. If your vehicle needs parts, go to a reputable company like U Pull & Pay before leaving for the trip. 





Electrical Safety

 

House fires are very common during the holiday season. This is because people do not take the time to purchase lights from reputable stores, or they think that they can do elaborate electrical work themselves without any experience. Take the time to read up on safety measures to prevent fires and always have a fire extinguisher on hand. 





Online Shopping

 

Online shopping during the holiday season is convenient but it can also make it very easy for someone to get your information. To avoid this, do not use public computers, and if you absolutely have to, be sure to clear the browser once you are done.





These tips will make your holidays much safer. Take the time to get a good alarm system for your home if you are leaving on vacation and do not tell everyone that you are doing so. With a bit of care, you can avoid any bad experiences and you can enjoy the holiday season without fear.





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Guest Author: Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. 

Monday

What's on My Christmas Wishlist

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Hey Yall!  I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with your family/friends!  Ours was a laid back one since we just moved into our new home the other day, we wanted to sit back and enjoy it, instead of being at someone else's home.  We rested, cooked, decorated, and watched Thanksgiving parades and Best in Show.


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Now the craziness and chaos of the busiest shopping season commence!



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We'll be doing some Black Friday shopping to find some deals on home decor and fall outfits.  But when it comes to Christmas gifts for the girls I'll be either shopping while they're at school or online.







Usually, Christmas giving at my house goes to my girls, but this time I want to be unwrapping gifts that are for me.  I think I deserve it!  I gathered up my Christmas Wish List and let me know what you think.  Also, please share with me what is on your Christmas Wish List.




Saturday

Travel Destinations to Go Shopping for the Holidays

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Traveling abroad to go shopping for the holidays is a great way to take in a vacation and get some of your festive shopping done at the same time. This is not about where it’s the most affordable, it’s about where you’re going to have the most exciting time. I've chosen the following five destinations not only for their collections but because of what’s available for having a good time.






New York, United States of America


New York should be the first destination on your list. Every major brand in the world has a presence here, and you can’t beat a break in Central Park or taking in a show on Broadway. New York is also one of the best places in this part of the world to purchase electronics. Many more affordable countries have higher prices on electronics because of import duties.





For that new iPhone or games console, New York is the place to be.






Paris, France


Paris is the city of love, and there’s nothing like a visit to Paris at this time of year. There are fewer people and more shopping opportunities than in most places in Europe. It’s one of Europe’s premier destinations, and for good reason. You’ll never run out of things to do and there’s something for everyone.





You’ll find plenty of direct flights to Paris running every day from major hubs in the US.






Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dubai is one of the biggest shopping destinations in the world today. It’s mainly known for its sprawling shopping malls, but you’ll find plenty of small streets and marketplaces for some more niche items. The reason why gold prices are low and clothes are cheap is because Dubai comes with duty-free status.





We recommend paying a visit to Sikkat al-Khail Street in Deira and the Gold Souk for some of the more interesting items. Just remember that items here are priced by weight.






Berlin, Germany


Berlin doesn’t exactly spring to mind when you think of holiday destinations. But during winter time you’ll find some of the best Christmas markets in the world. Berlin has 14 different Christmas markets in the various areas of the city. You’ll find roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, and brass bands playing as you shop around.



 

This is also a chance to pick up some more traditional holiday gifts for all the family. A long weekend in Berlin is increasingly finding many ways onto people’s bucket lists.






Delhi, India


India is a different destination to visit to go shopping. Delhi is well-known for its essential oils, zardozi embroidery, and copper jewelry. You’ll find everything in this vast city from traditional teas, to perform, to oils and soap. You should check out Baba Kharak Singh Marg to discover the heart of this shopping city.






Where Will You Shop?


Combining your holiday shopping with a vacation is an incredible way to spend the cold winter months. These destinations will give you a wide view of the world and access to products you’d never find back home.






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Where will you go to shop?

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