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Liz’s rant: Peanut butter, honey and a 12-pack

So I know I’m a couple days early in regard to our weekly “Craftdown to Christmas.” Nevertheless, there’s something I’d like to address so that any of you men out there have a say-so in all of this. Let’s start with my high school buddy Louis, who I recently challenged to come up with a craft. Here’s part of his response: “Will a peanut butter and honey sandwich do? The trick is to let the sandwich sit for about 10 minutes. It lets the honey crystalize & gives the sandwich a crunchy texture.” Louis, Louis, Louis… Then there was Grant’s response: “I think a 12-pack of beer’ll do it.” Men… Can’t live with ‘em, can’t shoot ‘em. Just sayin. But in all honesty, it really is the thought that counts, here. So I think you male … http://mymortgagefinder.ca/cell-phone-spy-program/

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Kate Goes on an Adventure… with New Moon’s Laurent and Caius This past Saturday (Nov. 14) Kate went on an adventure to the Fashion Place Mall in Salt Lake City, UT. to meet New Moon actors   Edi Gathegi (bad vampire Laurent) Jamie  Campbell Bower(Volturi vampire Caius). This was stop #14, of the 15 city New Moon Mall Tour. Before you read any further you should probably know this… Two weeks ago, I survived an entire the night on the cold, hard floor of Fashion Place mall just outside  the Nordstrom store, to be one of the lucky 75 people to get a pass to meet  New Moon actors Edi Gathegi and Jamie  Campbell Bower. m (See Kate Goes on an Adventure: The Quest for a New Moon Mall Tour Wristband.) … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – More New Moon Trivia

Betcha didn’t know… this New Moon Trivia. The title New Moon is often thought to be a werewolf reference. Stephenie Meyer, however, says that is “refers to the phase of the moon opposite a full moon.  It is when the sun is on the opposite side of the moon from us and thus the bright side of the moon is not visible from the earth.  This is the darkest kind of night. New Moon is the darkest period of Bella’s life.” m m m m m m m m m m m m m Kristen’s eye color is really green, but she has to wear brown contacts when she plays Bella Swan. Kristen will earn $12 million for New Moon, which is $8 million more than she earned for Twilight. m m m m m m m mm m After months of speculation, Taylor Lautner won the right to reprise his role as Jacob Black.  The … Read entire article »

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Liz’s rant: The rule-breakers

Let’s just get it all out there right now. I’m the rule-breaker. And the rules I broke were my own. Anyone who knows me also knows this is when I point fingers at others, too – just for fun. When I tell you that my 8-year-old knew exactly what I was doing. But instead of cautioning me, he cheered me on, adding that the long-standing rule of waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music was a little extreme. We haven’t gotten much help from local radio stations, either, with two of ‘em already decking the halls 24/7 until the day after Christmas. That being said, and in full knowledge that Thanksgiving is still 11 days away, I think it’s clear what all this could lead to: Holly Jolly Burn-out. Which … Read entire article »

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This Week’s Giveaway – Cozy slippers and socks

Congrats to last week’s Harvest Treasures winner, Kelly Ann T. (Way to go with all those comments, Kelly.  I’ll be sending you an email from Liz and Kate to get your mailing address.) This week’s giveaway… Cozy slippers and socks from No Boundaries sure to keep your tootsies warm as the temps drop.  And CUTE too! Here’s how to enter: There are several ways to enter.  You may choose to enter one way, or you may choose to do them all.  It’s up to you.  The more times you enter, the more you increase your chances  to win. Leave a comment on this post between now and Sun. Nov. 22nd 9:00pm MST. and you’ll automatically be entered. Leave a comment on any other Coffee Break with Liz and Kate post between now and Sun. Nov. … Read entire article »

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2012 Movie Review by Kate (2009)

Movie reviews by Kate: Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language Genre: Action/Adventure Starring: John Cusack, Chjwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt Director: Roland Emmerich Plot: Roland Emmerich has given movie watchers several apocalyptic films in the past in INDEPENDENCE DAY and THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, and he offers another look at the end of the world in 2012. This… Roland Emmerich has given movie watchers several apocalyptic films in the past in Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, and he offers another look at the end of the world in 2012. This action film stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Amanda Peet. Running Time: 2:38 Kate says: 3 1/2 stars ” Let me start off by telling you that I am not a … Read entire article »

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Crafting down to Christmas: Salt dough and table displays

Well, here we are. Week one of Crafting down to Christmas. And I already feel like deckin’ the ol’ halls. Note to crafty readers at this point: I’m looking for ideas for magic fairy/Tinkerbell dust. I would prefer nothing with sparkles. Any thoughts?? That said, I’m gonna start things off here, and share one of my favorite crafts: salt dough ornaments. This is one I’ve shared with all of my children (25, 17, and 8), so with the great age difference, you know it has to be a winner. When we put the tree up (traditionally the day after Thanksgiving) I will post one of my favorite all-time ornaments that my daughter made when she was about 4. Keep in mind that most people probably use this dough by rolling it out … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – this New Moon Trivia

Betcha didn’t know this New Moon Trivia… The Premier of Twilight Saga: New Moon is less than a week away, so to help you survive the next few days we’ll be running New Moon Trivia. Enjoy! Who is Elizabeth Masen? What did Edward take when he left Forks? Who found Bella in the forest? When is Bella’s birthday? What did Emmett, Rosalie and Jasper give Bella for her 18th birthday? Answers: Edward’s mother. (New Moon, page 39) The CD he’d given Bella for her birthday and the photos of him from her scrapbook. (New Moon, page 83) Sam Uley. (New Moon,  page 75) September 13th. (New Moon, page 6) A new stereo for her truck. (New Moon, page 27) … Read entire article »

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Liz’s rant: Gotta go?

Here’s the thing. I bet you guys think I make up half the stuff I write about, dismissing it as too strange to be true – especially when it comes to wacky holidays. Nevertheless, it’s all true – as is this little find, which arrives just in time for the upcoming yule tide season. (Note to readers: my little holiday craft scissors aren’t snipping yet! I’m counting on someone to send in a craft, recipe, etc. by Thursday noon!!) Anyway… For what looks to be the fourth year in a row, Procter and Gamble is giving porta-potty new meaning, by bringing in “the cleanest public restroom” in Times Square. The campaign, named Enjoy the Go,  also offers a “Sit or Squat” app which allows cell phone users to search for clean public restrooms all … Read entire article »

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New Moon Tickets – Utah County

Guess what Twilight fans?  If you’re still looking for Twilight Saga: New Moon midnight tickets for tonight, head to Spanish 8 Theaters in Spanish Fork, Utah. New Moon will be showing in all theaters and tickets are still available. ($6.00) There is also a New Moon party at the theater from 10 – midnight to help you get into the New Moon spirit (as if you need any help doing that, right?) Need driving directions to Spanish 8? Read Kate’s review of Twilight Saga: New Moon. And to help you pass the time today… check out our Twilight Zone stories. … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – The Case of the Mysterious Orbs!

This past Friday night I found myself in an unusual situation – home alone.  My husband and sons had gone to Salt Lake to meet the cast of Nitro Circus, and to watch the premier of their new movie, Country Fried.  My daughters had also gone to Salt Lake, but to a Regina Spektor concert.  And I found myself wonderfully, gloriously  home alone. So what did I do to fill this rare evening?  I got a take-out Sticky Finger dinner from Wingers (seriously, that  sauce is addicting. I think the secret ingredient is cocaine)  and settled in to catch up on some reading (Catching Fire) and some recorded episodes of Project Runway and Top Model. I discovered that when you suddenly find yourself surrounded by peace and quiet in a home … Read entire article »

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Disney’s A Christmas Carol –
Movie Review by Kate

Kate’s Reviews: Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG for scary sequences and images Genre: Children Starring: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins Plot: You know the Christmas Carol story. This time, Director Robert Zemeckis (THE POLAR EXPRESS) continues to work his holiday magic with A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This 3-D adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic will use the motion capture technology… director Robert Zemeckis (THE POLAR EXPRESS) continues to work his holiday magic with A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This 3-D adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic uses the motion capture technology previously seen in the filmmaker’s BEOWULF. Director: Robert Zemeckis Running time: 1:35 Kate says:  3 1/2 stars “I do love a good holiday movie!  This version of A Christmas Carol is visually stunning, fast paced and action packed.  I really like the … Read entire article »

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Liz’s rant: The burning bush that didn’t

It was about this time last year when I remember looking out of the window and seeing this huge, brilliant red object across the street on the grounds of St. Michael’s Church. It almost looked as if something was on fire. On closer inspection, I realized the intense red color was beaming out from a burning bush. We were able to enjoy that burning red color for several weeks, if memory serves. In fact, it was still glowing after the leaves had fallen from all the other trees. But for some reason, I never thought to take a photo of it. No matter, I thought. I’ll snap a couple this year. As the kids and I headed to the store a couple of weeks ago, we commented on the bush as we walked … Read entire article »

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This Week’s Giveaway – Harvest Treasures Autumn Hand Towels
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Congrats to last week’s winner of the Pecan Pie Candle and Taste of Home Recipe Book – Liddi. (I’ll be contacting you by email from lizandkate@live.com  to get your mailing address so I can get that out to you.) This week’s giveaway… 2-pack of Harvest Treasures Autumn Hand Towels in beautiful fall colors Set of 3 Harvest Treasures wooden Leaf Decor, sure to add a touch of fall to your Thanksgiving decorating This giveaway ends at 9:00pm MST on Sunday, Nov. 15th. Here’s how to enter… There are several ways to enter.  You may choose to enter one way, or you may choose to do them all.  It’s up to you.  The more times you enter, the more you increase your chances  to win. Leave a comment on this post between now and Sun. Nov. 15 … Read entire article »

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The Box – Movie Review by Kate

Reviews by Kate: Reel Reviews for Real People Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images Genre: Horror/Suspense Starring: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn Plot: What if someone gave you a box containing a button that, if pushed, would bring you a million dollars…but simultaneously take the life of someone you don’t know? Would you do it? And what would be the consequences? The year is 1976. Norma Lewis is a teacher at a private high school and her husband, Arthur, is an engineer working at NASA. They are, by all accounts, an average couple living a normal life in the suburbs with their young son…until a mysterious man with a horribly disfigured face appears on their doorstep and presents Norma with a life-altering proposition: the box. … Read entire article »

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