Claire Danes Welcomes a Baby Boy!

Congrats to new mom Claire Danes and her husband, Hugh

Dancy, who just received the best Christmas gift of all–a new baby! Source: Momfinds

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The Homeland actress gave birth to a son–named Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy–on Monday December 17, 2012.

The actress first revealed she was expecting back in July and her little guy made his arrival just in time to make the holidays a little more special this year.

Congratulations and welcome to parenthood!

 

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Look to the Stars-The World of Celebrity Giving

Look to the Stars is a website that was created to publicize the many wonderful things that celebrities are doing to help the world. They hope to help charities by inspiring their celebrity supporters’ fans to follow their heroes’ example. Below

are a few amazing acts of celebrity charity from this month of December. Article and photo credit: Look to the Stars

Rapper T.I. Brings Christmas Cheer To Children’s Hospital  

Patients at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center – Detroit, located on the campus of the Detroit Medical Center, were treated this week to a holiday visit from Actor, Entrepreneur and Atlantic Records Recording Artist T.I., along with Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh and Radio One 107.5 Personality Big Greg.

True Blood’s Kristin Bauer Paints Co-Star Stephen Moyer For Charity

Photo: Stephen Moyer Portrait By Kristin Bauer Photo: Kristin Bauer and Stephen Moyer with the painting

Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam on ‘True Blood’) has painted a portrait of fellow ‘True Blood’ star Stephen Moyer in support of her anti-poaching documentary ‘Out for Africa’.
In the painting Stephen Moyer is portrayed as vampire Bill Compton sitting in a booth in Merlotte’s as seen in the pilot episode of ‘True Blood’. In this iconic scene Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse lock eyes for the very first time.

Meet Jennifer Lopez In Puerto Rico For Charity

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Omaze.com has teamed up with Jennifer Lopez to offer you the best holiday gift you could win all your life, just by donating $5 to an amazing cause.

You and your guest of choice can win a chance for an all expenses paid trip (yes, hotel, airfare food and transportation) to beautiful Puerto Rico where you will meet JLO backstage to celebrate the final show of her ‘Dance Again World Tour’ on December 22nd,, but only after watching the show from prime seats.

All you have to do is go to Omaze.com right now and enter by donating to the Jennifer Lopez

and the Lopez Family Foundation, which supports the American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

For more information, click here.

Stuff We Love

What better way to make it through to the end of the long, post-Thanksgiving week than with a wacky holiday and an adorable video?

November 29th is Electronic Greeting Day–and yes, we’re completely serious. The holiday was created in honor of saving trees and the worldwide hassle of  sending multiple greeting cards through the mail. The holiday’s

motto is:

“Save a letter carrier, save a tree, save a stamp! Today’s the day to send your greetings the free, electronic

way, via the Internet.”  Source: answers.com

So if you support green culture and love wacky holidays and want to celebrate, check out someecards.com for a variety of funny and loving electronic greeting cards!

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And with a cherry on top of the silliness, check out this adorable video of Foxes Jumping On My Trampoline!

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Wishing you a safe and relaxing weekend from Amy Michelle!

Don’t forget to stay tuned for our holiday special giveaway contest–details will be posted this weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving from AmyMichelle!

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

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On this Thanksgiving Day, let us be thankful for our families, friends, health, and the happiness of bringing our loved ones together. We wish you all a joyous Thanksgiving and best wishes for everyone

who is dear to you.

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out our blog tomorrow for a special Black Friday discount!

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Tune-In to New TV Series: Nashville

Let’s be honest, everyone has their guilty pleasures. From your secret stash of cookie dough ice cream hidden in the back of the freezer to singing along to every word of Grease, it’s those

small enjoyments we get out of indulging in something that makes us laugh and feel stress-free for a slight portion of the long day. Recently for us, it’s been for about 60 minutes every Wednesday at 10/9c.

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The new TV series Nashville (which premiered on October 10th) was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri, and is full of glued-to-your-seat drama centered around the country music business and, of course, love affairs. The plot centers around Rayna James (Connie Britton), a legendary country singer who’s quickly becoming a has-been, while Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) replaces her as a rising teen star and the new beau of Rayna’s ex, guitarist Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten). Many delightfully dramatic scenes later, in order to try and save her career Rayna is forced to team up with Juliette on tour–and the drama just keeps on comin’!

Indulge with us and start watching the series here!

c/o filmnashville.org

Sports Keepsakes

My son’s tenure with the his

football team of 6 years has come to an end. Next year, High School…. Is that possible?
To commemorate his time in little league football, I rallied the moms to come together to create their son’s shadow box of football memories. We had everyone bring photos and supplied the shadow boxes. The only guidance was to bring your son’s jersey signed to mount in the box.
We surprised the team at the end of the year banquet and they LOVED it. To make it more special, we had the moms stand behind their sons shadow box when we unveiled the gifts.


The boys loved them and the moms had a fabulous time creating their memories.

Stuff We Love

Sometimes work, family, and daily distractions keep us up past midnight, which has brought us to the realization that we LOVE Mr. Jimmy Fallon. He

made us LOL throughout his career at Saturday Night Live and now, thanks to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, we can end our day with a laugh every weeknight.

And it gets better! With the release of Jimmy’s

new album, Blow Your Pants Off, we can LOL to awesome songs and unbelievable quests anytime our hearts desire. Thank you for sharing your comedic charm with us, Jimmy!

Purchase a copy here, or download straight from iTunes.

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Oh, did we mention he also has his own Ben & Jerry’s flavor…can he get any cooler? We don’t think so.

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

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Oh how we love Betty White.  Her grandmother essence, delightful charm, and of course her comedic relief has been making belly’s ache and sides cramp for years.  Thank goodness she is back, and just as spunky  great as ever!  Airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC this show is a must see.

As Betty White (just as fresh and edgy as ever) and her clan of fearless senior citizens take the streets to pull crafty, genius shockingly hilarious pranks on the naive younger generation, the unsuspecting victims are captured in their most candid states and their priceless reactions are hysterically funny.

Hautelook

Just the other day there was a commercial for Hautelook, and it’s official… our shopping

secret cover has been blown!  This web site is amazing!  We have been using it for months, and LOVE IT. Direct from their website here is what Hautelook is all about….

  • “HauteLook is a premier members-only site that offers private, limited-time sale events on the world’s best brands. Each day, members receive an email invitation to the newest, most exclusive sale events on the best merchandise for men, women, kids, home and beauty – at prices up to 75% off retail. HauteLook is free to join and everyone is welcome – there are no commitments or charges for membership.
  • 2. How does HauteLook offer such great prices?
  • HauteLook partners with top fashion and lifestyle brands, suppliers and service providers to offer insider access to the highest quality merchandise. As a result, we’re able to deliver a wider selection of the latest styles at deeply discounted prices for our members.

    In order to offer our members great deals on the widest selection of brands possible, we will occasionally offer merchandise provided by carefully chosen suppliers, rather than from the brand directly. Because we buy in larger quantities from these suppliers, we are able to pass those savings along to our members.”

     

    And the best part about it…It is all true!  Go check it out! You will love it too.

    Modern Amusement

    It’s always Summer in these casual staples

    c/o Hautelook

    Jaloux

    Feminine embellishments play up your figure

    c/o Hautelook

    Stella & Jamie

    Focused on rich fabrics, cut and detailing

    c/o Hautelook.com

    Da-Nang

    Updated casual gear with cargo details

    c/o Hautelook

    New Balance

    The trusted source of performance footwear

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Lush NOUBAR Soap

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Italian nougat inspired, this soap is nothing less then wonderful.  Handmade and natural, the Noubar is made with chopped nuts that

 exfoliate your skin and gives the soap a scrubby texture.  If you are allergic to nuts, it goes without saying… this soap is not for you.  But if you are NOT allergic, then you must try it!  Lush Noubar soap is A-MA-ZING.  It leaves your skin clean and super soft!