Terri McCormick's Blog
There is an extensive list of locations open for shelter for survivors following that deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
For information on family and loved ones in West, there is an emergency hotline set up: 254-202-1100.
Central United Methodist Church
Texas State Technical State College in Waco
Blair's Cove Apartment in Waco
Gholson Baptist Church
Latham Springs Inn
Alliance Auto Auction on I-35
Sykora Family Ford in West
Abbot Community Center
La Vega Veterinary Clinic- taking in small animals for the night
Pharmacy at H-E-B store on Woodway is open
The Home Depot in Bellmead has reopened for anyone needing to buy supplies.
Organizations taking donations or items (clothing, blankets, etc.) for victims:
Scott and White Blood and Donation Center- taking blood donations overnight
Point West Bank - drop off or send to 200 West Oak Street, West 76691
Information courtesty of KXAN
The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas
is taking blood donations. There is a shortage of 0 negative, AB postive and AB negative blood. There are 3 locations for you to go to. You must call and make an appointment. The number to call is 512-206-1266.
To help you locate a loved one or friends, the Red Cross has a safe and well finder . Here is the link!
Here are four important tips and websites in the wake of what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon.
1. The Boston Police Department and FBI have asked for ANY photos, videos, or information from yesterday. They're stressing that NOTHING is irrelevant. You can reach the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or email them at Boston@ic.fbi.gov. There's also a Boston Crime Tips Hotline at 800-494-8477.
2. The Boston Mayor's hotline if you're looking for a loved one is 617-635-4500.
(And both the Red Cross and Google have set up websites to help connect people with their friends and family in Boston.)
3. It's best to text people in Boston rather than call them. The cell towers there are overloaded, and it helps to keep them open for emergencies.
4. The Red Cross says they have enough blood AND enough money to handle the crisis. Instead of donating blood now, wait for a few weeks or months. You can still donate money, but make sure you go to the source and watch out for scams.
My allergy drops and carrying case from Texan Allergy!
After 7 years of suffering from seasonal allergies, I finally decided that 2013 was the year to do something about it! First things first, I hate shots!! One of the reasons I put off getting treatment for my allergies was the fear of allergy shots. I also did not feel I wanted to deal with weekly appoitments to get the shots. I'm busy just like you are and I didn't want the inconvenience of it.
All of this changed when I found out about Texan Allergy! They told me about their Allergy drops that can be used to treat allergies. The great thing about these drops is that I can take them with me and there is no need for weekly appointments to get them. This was great news. I also found out that the test for my allergies would only take 90 minutes, not hours or weeks. Last month I went in for my test which was painless and comfortable. I was tested for 58 different local allergens and I found out in less than 2 hours what I was allergic to.
My arm during my allergy tests at Texan Allergy.
I found out I am not allergic to cedar or ragweed, which I thought I was, but I am highly allergic to molds and dust mites! I now take 3 drops a day under my tongue! That's it and I already feel the difference.
Don’t let anyone in your family suffer from allergies anymore. Set an appointment today with Texan Allergy with locations all around Austin. You can call them at 686-5068 or vist their website for more information. Start feeling better today!!
The Oscar's are this Sunday and the means it's time for your annual Oscar ballot. If you're in an office pool, having a party or just hanging out with your cat in your pj's by the TV, this is the best ballot out there. This is the printable version!
Enjoy the show!!
200 Calories of Fruit Loops
We are what we eat and lately I have been focusing on not just what I eat but how much I eat. Portion control is so important when it comes to healthy eating! For me the lines have gotten blurry. If you've been wondering why it's so hard to lose weight, start with your portion sizes. You'll be amazed at how many extra calories you may be eating everyday! I found this great website with pictures of 200 calorie portions. It seems that the healthier you eat the more you can eat! Check it out here!
Here they are!! The nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards!! There were so many great movies and performances this year that many of your favorites may have been left out. There were a few snubs and a few surprises too!! Check out the full list below. The Academy Awards air Sunday February 24th on ABC.
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin in “Argo”
Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in “The Master”
Sally Field in “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best animated feature film of the year
“Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
“Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
“ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
“Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore
Achievement in cinematography
“Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
“Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
“Skyfall” Roger Deakins
Achievement in costume design
“Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
“Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
“Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
“Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood
Achievement in directing
“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Ang Lee
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell
Best documentary feature
“5 Broken Cameras”
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Nominees to be determined
“How to Survive a Plague”
Nominees to be determined
“The Invisible War”
Nominees to be determined
“Searching for Sugar Man”
Nominees to be determined
Best documentary short subject
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
“Mondays at Racine”
Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
Achievement in film editing
“Argo” William Goldenberg
“Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” Michael Kahn
“Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg
Best foreign language film of the year
“A Royal Affair” Denmark
“War Witch” Canada
Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
“Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” John Williams
“Skyfall” Thomas Newman
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
Best motion picture of the year
“Amour” Nominees to be determined
“Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
“Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
“Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
“Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
“Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers
Achievement in production design
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
“Life of Pi”
Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson
Best animated short film
“Adam and Dog” Minkyu Lee
“Fresh Guacamole” PES
“Head over Heels” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
“Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”" David Silverman
“Paperman” John Kahrs
Best live action short film
“Asad” Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
“Buzkashi Boys” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
“Curfew” Shawn Christensen
“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)” Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
“Henry” Yan England
Achievement in sound editing
“Argo” Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
“Django Unchained” Wylie Stateman
“Life of Pi” Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
“Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson
Achievement in sound mixing
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
“Life of Pi”
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson
Achievement in visual effects
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
“Life of Pi”
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
“Snow White and the Huntsman”
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson
“Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
“Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell
“Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
“Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
“Flight” Written by John Gatins
“Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal
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If you're like me the holidays in Austin are not complete without a Trans- Siberian Orchestra concert!! This year is no exception. TSO will be performing in a new venue this year with a brand new show!! "The Lost Christmas Eve" concert will be at The Cedar Park Center this Thursday for two exciting shows at 4pm and 8pm. Tickets are still available too!! Click here to get yours now! If you want to know more about the show check out my interview with Al Petrelli of The Trans- Siberian Orchestra below!!
Here is the post I did last year when I was on the set of Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Bastrop. The Zdroj family had lost everything in the 2011 wildfires and the wonderful team with Extreme Home Makeover built them a brand new home!! The show was cancelled shortly after the Bastrop taping but the producers told me they would air it during the 2012 holiday season. Well, the wait is over!! Extreme Make Over Holiday Edition airs tonight at 8pm on ABC and you will get to see the the Zdroj family of Bastrop say "Move That Bus"!! Below is my original post with pictures from last year!!
It really was a heartwarming experience! Enjoy it with your family tonight! - Terri
I had an amazing day yesterday in Bastrop! I was able to be on the set of Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition to see them put the final touches on the beautiful home they built for the very deserving Zdroj family. I have never seen so many people in one place coming together for such a great cause. The family is going to see there home for the first time today and the episode will air a year from now during the holiday season! Check out my pictures below and get a first look at the fabulous Zdroj home!
While we were on the set we met our fantastic tour guide Gregg was able to show us the process of building a home and putting it all together. It's like the circus coming to town, setting up tents and getting the job done! We had a fantastic catered meal from a local restaurant and got to hang out with some of the cast and producers. Everything is donated and you could feel all of the positive energy and excitement too!!
All of the designers and producers live in these donated trailers. Ty Pennington's is the one in the middle with the green windshield.
This is Gregg our wonderful tour guide! He said they had just build 7 new homes in Joplin , Missouri which was hit hard by tornadoes this past summer. They are headed to Knoxville, Tennessee later this week to build another new home for a deserving family!
My favorite furniture store, The Home Consignment Center furnished the entire Zdroj family home!! I spoke with Vanessa Price the Senior Design Producer for Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition and she told me that this is the first time in the 9 year history of the show that they had used just one store to furnish and entire home.!! She told me she had never seen such a great selection of furniture and that they had everythng they needed is stock! Like me, she is a huge fan of The Home Consignment Center!! Karen and Kristen, the wonderful mother/daughter team at the store were on hand to stage the new home too!!
This is one of my favorite pieces picked for the Zdroj home from The Home Consignment
This is just some of the gorgeous furniture getting ready to be loaded on the truck and into the new Zdorj home!
It's back!!! "Oprah's Favorite Things 2012" will air this Sunday at 8pm on her OWN Network!! It's been 2 whole years since the last "Favorite Things" show and I've missed it. It had become a regular holiday tradition for me!! This year will not only be fun but emotional too!! Oprah is surprising military wives on this year's show!! If you would like a sneak peek at this year's "Favorite Things", click here!!
One of my favorites is the Blue Velvet Cake below!! Yum!!
This year oveer 24,000 businesses will offer great deals for vets and service members starting this weekend!! Deals include free food at Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Applebee's and more. Click here to find out all the details. To all who have served our country we thank you for your service! Happy Veteran's Day!!