Saturday, November 26, 2011

How to avoid gaining weight over the holidays - top 6 weight loss tips



How to avoid gaining weight over the holidays - top 6 weight loss tips 

The holiday weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year are the worst time of the year for weight gain. Several factors are at play. Obviously there are all the December holiday gatherings with their smorgasbords of tempting holidays foods, but there is also a change in the weather that can signal our bodies to slow down and hibernate indoors if we are not careful.
via How to avoid gaining weight over the holidays - top 6 weight loss tips - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

For more holiday weight loss tips, read Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain Blues and see the video below.


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While you are outside exercising, don’t forget your broad-spectrum sunscreen. For a little color plus sunscreen I recommend the Rodan + Fields Mineral Pepties SPF Powder.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving History, Decorations, Articles, Photos & Fun!

Thanksgiving is our nation's original national holiday and it celebrates the courage, faith and friendship of our country's first settlers. However, this important holiday often gets lost on the holiday shuffle between Halloween and Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

How to avoid turkey neck at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. While there is hardly a more welcome sight at Thanksgiving than a big, fat turkey on a platter, the same thing can not be said about your neck! If you suffer from the loose...

 

Stop Turkey Neck! Let the Thanksgiving Turkey Be on Your Platter and Not on Your Neck!
Stop Turkey-Neck Before Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is almost here and everyone is thinking about turkey! When you look in the mirror, do you think about turkey when you look at your neck? If you or someone you know has turkey neck...


Clean Out Your Skin Care Drawer!


How I Cleaned Out My Skin Care Drawer with Rodan + Fields

Do you have a drawer full of skin care products you never use? Are you a skeptic who thinks it is all mostly snake oil which may feel nice on your skin but it doesn't really DO anything? If the answer is "YES!" I can relate. I thought skin care products were close to being a scam (with the exception of exfoliants which actually do help skin turnover but which can also damage skin) until I discovered Rodan + Fields Dermatologists.

Via: How I Cleaned Out My Skin Care Drawer with Rodan + Fields - Associated Content from Yahoo!



Rodan + Fields Derma Roller Changing Skin Texture, Firmness & DNA
An Overview of the Rodan + Fields Micro-Needle Roller Including My Personal Review

 via Rodan + Fields Derma Roller Changing Skin Texture, Firmness & DNA – Associated Content from Yahoo!

Top Ten Reasons Why it is Wrong to Copy or Rewrite Someone Else's Article

Top Ten Reasons Why it is Wrong to Copy or Rewrite Someone Else's Article

I have often wondered about the mental state of copyright infringers. Do they assume other authors don't need the money or do they simply not care that they are stealing someone else's work? Did they miss class the day their teachers told them not to copy the work of others?

Via: Top Ten Reasons Why it is Wrong to Copy or Rewrite Someone Else's Article « Seekyt:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Twilight Mania!!! Twilight Review, Twilight Skincare & A Bonus Twilight Video!

Twilight Mania! Twilight Review, Twilight Skincare, & Twilight Video!

"Breaking Dawn" begins with the extravagant wedding of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen and brings almost all the former "Twilight" cast members back for the wedding.
Skin, Health & Beauty asks: What would a vampire use to protect his skin?
Any decent vampire knows he has to protect his skin from the sun. Mortals should know this, too, which is why Bella's mother warns Bella to wear a hat and sunscreen to protect her fair skin on her honeymoon. So what kind of SPF would a vampire doctor like Carlilse Cullen recommend?

Twilight skincare: What would a vampire use to protect his skin?

What Would a Vampire Use?
As midnight on Nov. 18, 2011 arrived, a crowd gathered at the Bellevue 8 Cinema in Nashville to see "Breaking Dawn: Part 1."
Which Is Better — Vampire Skin or Wolf Skin?
At the midnight showing of "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1" on Nov. 18, 2011, Skin, Health & Beauty Editor Kathryn E. Darden interviewed movie goers about what kind of skin they prefer – Vampire or Wolf.

More Twilight MADNESS!!!



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Remember Me with Robert Pattinson Remembers 9-11 -- a Movie Review

"Remember Me," starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, and Pierce Brosnan, is a romantic tragedy.



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nashville City Civitan Club plans upcoming civic projects

Nashville City Civitan Club plans upcoming civic projects

The Nashville City Civitan Club met on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Swett's Restaurant in West Nashville. The meeting was an open discussion to plan upcoming projects including the Salvation Army Bell Ringers.

More: Nashville City Civitan Club plans upcoming civic projects - Nashville Civitan Clubs Examiner

Also see:

How to Be a Salvation Army Volunteer Bell Ringer at Christmas

For more than 100 years, the Salvation Army's Red Kettles have been a Christmas tradition in cities and towns across America, making their way into movies and popular culture.

Via: How to Be a Salvation Army Volunteer Bell Ringer at Christmas - Associated Content from Yahoo!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Harpeth Valley Utilities District Takes $200 out of Flood Victim's Pocket

I have been meaning to write this up for a while, but I kept waiting for Michelle Sadler or someone else at Harpeth Valley Utilities District to return the messages I left requesting an official amount and a quote. Since they have declined to do that, I am having to use my own estimate.

The Nashville flood of 2010 turned streets into lakes near my house
Harpeth Valley Utilities District Takes $200 out of Flood Victim's Pocket

In May of 2010, Nashville experienced the worst flood in a century when the Cumberland River overflowed its banks and the Corps of Engineers opened at least one dam upriver to prevent more flooding. The Harpeth River flooded into Bellevue, and even on my hill, I watched water pour into my crawl space for 2 days during the continuous rains. However, FEMA and my insurance company would not go in the crawl space to check, and from the opening they said it didn't look like the flood line reached very high. Later I was to discover how wrong they were.

On Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, I came downstairs to find a massive flood in my house. It looked like it was pouring down from the ceiling, but there was no evidence of a problem upstairs. After trying to find out where the water was coming from, I finally called Harpeth Valley Utilities District and asked them to turn the water to my house off.


Let me interject -- in my mind -- when I asked that the water be turned off -- I thought I was asking for the water to be turned off. I'll get back to this in a moment.


Floors and subfloors damaged by both floods

By the time Harpeth Valley Utilities got out there, I had discovered the water was coming from the washing machine where a hose burst in the night and was shooting the water straight up to the ceiling. I would later learn it had pumped about 2,500 gallons of water into my house. My average usage is about 300 - 400 gallons, so later when I asked for an adjustment for the month of October, I was told it would be a dime. But that's not the big issue.

I was sent to live in the Bellevue Microtel for a couple of weeks which turned into 9 months, because when they started tearing out the floors, they discovered massive damage from the May flood where there was rotten wood, mold and mildew from a flood line more than 3 feet up in my crawl space. So for 9 months I lived in a Microtel, not using my water and with the water still turned off, yet I was billed every month.

In January I began requesting an adjustment for the time I had been without water and the massive amount that leaked in October. I was told the October adjustment would be a dime, and there was some technicality about you could only request one adjustment on a year and did I want that dime to be my one adjustment. I could have that a little off, but that's what I remember. So I declined the dime and began to try to get an adjustment for the time I was in the hotel, not knowing I would be there several months longer. I was told my water had never been turned off -- that when I requested my water be turned off -- they only turned it off at my house and did not turn off my service. I got some confusing information about how it would cost more to turn it off and then back on than my bills would be. I explained I thought I had already asked for it to be turned off and was told, no, they could turn it off in January, but that would not help me for October, November or December or through the current date in January.

Going through mold remediation from the May flood

I kept thinking I would be home in a couple of weeks as one contractor after another told me that's how long the job would take, and then delayed coming or had to put the rest of the job on hold to do mold remediation or other work. I didn't get home until July 8 of 2011 during which time I almost lost my dog, as well as the new business I was trying to start in addition to many of my possessions, and by then Harpeth Valley Utilities District had charged my about $200 for 9 months of service I never received.

I wrote two letters to the board and I continued trying to talk to their billing department and the office manager. In my conversation with the billing department, I was told something to the effect that because I wasn't a flood victim, I couldn't get an adjustment. I was  a victim of TWO floods -- the May flood and my own October flood -- but somehow that didn't qualify me as a flood victim.

It is now more than a year after my October flood, and I have never stopped calling Harpeth Valley Utilities District and requesting some kind of an adjustment, but I always get Michelle Sadler's voice mail, and although she has left me a message to call her back, I never reach her. I have left messages asking her to leave the figure of what I actually paid them for the nine months I lived in the Microtel on my phone, but she has opted not to do that.

As for my records, they were either discarded in the wet papers which were thrown away, or are still in storage. After all, the flood damage that somehow does not qualify me for any adjustment at Harpeth Valley Utilities District was bad enough to pack out five rooms of my home, ruin much of my paperwork and records, and cause most of my belongings to be packed away for over a year.

So to sum up, on Oct. 10, 2010, Harpeth Valley Utilities District turned off my water but not my service; charged me around $200 for 9 months when I lived in a hotel with the water still turned off to the house (except for one contractor who turned it back on one day to see if the water was still running to the house or not); and then refused to work with me -- an unemployed single woman with a back disability --  on any kind of adjustment.  And half of the bill is for a sewer line I am not hooked up to!

Why is there no option to change water service when a customer gets such terrible treatment from a company like Harpeth Valley Utilities District? Doesn't that make them a monopoly -- a monopoly that charges for a sewer line I don't use and for water service I had turned off in October of 2010? In any case, it makes them a company that does not care for their customers, and if not a monopoly, then a scam. What else do you call it when you are billed $200 for a service you never received?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Amy Grant & Vince Gill bring 2011 The 12 Days of Christmas to Nashville - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment | Examiner.com

Amy Grant & Vince Gill bring 2011 The 12 Days of Christmas to Nashville

Christian music legend Amy Grant and her equally famous country music husband Vince Gill are preparing to head out on their sixth annual Christmas tour which culminates in a Nashville performance at the Ryman Auditorium. The Twelve Days Of Christmas...

Continued: Amy Grant & Vince Gill bring 2011 The 12 Days of Christmas to Nashville - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

Thanksgiving Wristband Proclaims "Thank You God, I Am Grateful" - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

Thanksgiving Wristband Proclaims "Thank You God, I Am Grateful"


Thanksgiving Bracelet Encourages Gratitude and Thankfulness

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day! November 2011 Interesting Dates: 11-1-11, 11-11-11, 11022011 & the End of the World!


 
November 2011 Interesting Dates: 11-1-11, 11-11-11, 11022011 & the End of the World!

November 2011 Interesting Dates: 11-1-11, 11-11-11, 11022011, Veterans Day & the End of the World!

November 2011 Interesting Dates: 11-1-11, 11-11-11, 11022011 & the End of the World! - Associated Content from Yahoo!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Stop Turkey Neck! Let the Thanksgiving Turkey Be on Your Platter & Not Your Neck



Stop Turkey Neck! Let the Thanksgiving Turkey Be on Your Platter & Not Your Neck 

Thanksgiving is almost here and everyone is thinking about turkey! When you look in the mirror, do you think about turkey when you look at your neck? If you or someone you know is a victim of Turkey-Neck, read on!

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Tips for Contractors: Top 10 Ways Not to Install Tile

















Tips for Contractors: Top 10 Ways Not to Install Tile


While I am not an expert on tile, I just watched the Laurel & Hardy of contractors try to install tile in my kitchen following the dual whammy of the Nashville flood in May 2010 and a flood in my house in Oct. 2010, and I learned a thing or two about how NOT to install tile compliments of the subcontractors at Landmark Construction in Nashville, TN.
Places where the tile was too close for the grout


The company owner came out and helped oversee the removal and replacement of the poorly laid tile, but the results were still not professional. I am still waiting to see how the situation will resolve and will certainly blog the results, good or bad.

In the meantime, this article should help contractors and homeowners avoid some of the problems I experienced.

After the first corrections were made there were still a lot of problems
Read more at:  Tips for for Contractors: Top 10 Ways Not to Install Tile - Associated Content from Yahoo!


More Problems with Contractors

This follows on the heels of Smith Construction in Nashville "installing" my trash compactor with no plug, putting in my sink and leaving a gummy glue mess all around the edges, and then carelessly tearing a hole in my brand-new kitchen floor. Owner Drew Smith then quit the job he had already been paid in advance for rather finishing the work and accepting responsibility for the damage he caused. In addition, instead of bringing his own rags, he helped himself to several white towels and washcloths without asking and ruined 4 towels and 3 washcloths I had BORROWED because my towels were still packed away!

But Wait! There's More! 

After Drew Smith took the money and ran, Randy at Destruct-All  ConstructAll showed up with Larry, Curly and Moe. They installed my toilet wrong, told me the dishwasher was ready to go when it had never been hooked up to the water supply which burned out the water pump, and then managed to almost set my house on fire by wiring the oven incorrectly causing it to begin smoking when I tried to set the clock. Then they said the appliances were all old and tried to get out of paying for the damage. I had to get Farmers Insurance involved and am happy to report everything but the oven has been taken care of as of the posting of this blog.

Single Women & Contractors

If it sounds like I have had an unusual run of bad luck with contractors, talk to the single women you know who don't have a brother, father or husband around when contractors and mechanics take them for a ride. I hear stories like these all the time from my single friends. Contractors do a careless, halfway job for women, and then when they would have to pay more to FIX their careless work than it would have cost to do it right the first time, they play the blame game and try to get out of fixing their mess.

SHAME ON YOU CONTRACTORS FOR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SINGLE WOMEN!

Single Women & the Internet

And never forget, contractors, the internet brings us all a lot closer and gives single women a voice in the community we didn't have before to review your service, or lack thereof, and let not only our friends know,  but all our social networks know about whatever job or mess you leave behind.