New Music from Andrea Bocelli “Cinema”

(Sponsored) New Music Review, "Cinema".  A fresh perspective to timeless music. Andreas Bocelli’s new album, “Cinema”, is a masterful compilation of some of the greatest hits from classical films and musicals. The album includes Bocelli’s stunning renditions from works like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Evita”, “Dr. Zhivago”, “West Side Story”, and many more. Many of these iconic tracks are truly made unique by Bocelli’s smooth, sweet-sounding voice. I found that one does not need to be a lover of classical music to enjoy this album, as anyone can appreciate the sheer musical quality and raw beauty behind Bocelli’s passion and skill when performing these epic pieces. Demonstrating his identity as an international artist, Bocelli records songs in English, Spanish, Italian, French, … [Read more...]

Magisto App Makes Video & Photo Storytelling a Breeze

Can you believe 2014 is just a few short weeks away? Where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday I was getting used to writing "2013." Geesh. The days might fly by but luckily we live in the age of digital cameras and videos so we can easily capture big important moments in well as those moments in between milestones. Your kids getting off a school bus, the dog running with a ball in its mouth, everyone at the table for breakfast. THE moments. But what do you do with all of those photos and videos you take? Store them and share some on social media and with family, right? Wouldn't it be awesome if you could take it a step further? Enter a new awesome app, Magisto. With it you can mash together your favorite photos and vids to create beautiful movies you'll want to … [Read more...]

10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

It's the time of year when ghosts and goblins come out to play. Of course, they aren't real ghosts and goblins...they're our children dressed up for trick-or-treating and Halloween partying! And, if we're really cool parents, we dress-up with our kids! My kids ask to be something different every year. And every year I secretly hope they'll ask to be something I can make myself. A good DIY costume is second to none. This year out of five kids I get to make three costumes. Not bad odds. {The five-week-old baby doesn't get a say so. Ha!} My oldest son wants to dress-up as a nerd. {Awesome!} My four-year-old daughter wants to dress-up as an angel. {Easy enough!} I'm glad they chose easy costumes to create. When your kids tell you they want to dress up as something or someone do you … [Read more...]

Jewlery From the Movie Country Strong

Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow and Leighton Meester was recently released and I couldn't resist taking in a matinee on opening day. While the movie was just okay (does anyone know what happened to the baby chick?!), the real scene stealer was the jewelry. Lots of glitz and glam with a country western vibe. I loved. it. all. Being the star, Gwyneth's character, Kelly Canton really piled on the diamonds and you could tell they were all real! Since being a country star isn't in my future, I found some fabulous lookalikes with the same wow factor. Rhinestone Necklace $38 - Layer two and wear them short for the look in the movie. Gold Nugget Wrap Bracelet $64 and Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet $129 - Layer both to get Gwyneth's look. Diamond Cross Necklace $375 - There are lots … [Read more...]

Lifetime Movie Network’s Pick-A-Flick Friday

Do you want to watch a movie Friday night? Any ideas? What if you had a hand in picking te movie on your favorite network? Lifetime Movie Network, the number two-rated women’s channel after its sister network Lifetime Television, will let its audience decide which film the Network will air on Fridays at 8:00 and 10:00 PM ET through its Lifetime Movie Network’s Pick-A-Flick Fridays. Viewers will be able to vote online for their favorite films at and choose which movie they would prefer to watch that following Friday at 8:00 and 10:00 PM ET (beginning October 9). Viewers can vote as many times as they wish during the week, selecting their top choice from five film titles as part of Lifetime Movie Network’s Pick-A-Flick Fridays. The five choices for the first … [Read more...]