It's hard to believe Labor Day Weekend is here !! Â This summer will go down in the history books as the hottest on record for Austin, but it was fun too!! Â Now it's on to cooler thoughts even if the weather isn't cooperating quite yet!! Â Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and my pictures of the rain, the snow and another gorgeous Austin sunrise!
Yes, it was a tax free weekend, but it was also the weekend for the wedding of the year!! I'm talking about Kim Kardashian's 20 million dollar wedding extravaganza!! It will air as a two part TV experience on the "E" network on October 9th and 10th, but "E" was kind enough to give us a sneak peek!! Despite the hype it looks like it was a beautiful wedding!
I was lucky enought to get tickets to the sold out Katy Perry "California Dreams" Â show at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday night.Â I was even luckier when I had the chance to meet Katy backstage.Â I've met a lot of artists over the years and never know what to expect, but I must say Katy Perry is one of the nicest I have ever met!Â She spent time with everyone and even showed us her gorgeous wedding rings which looked vintage but she said were purchased in India!Â If you missed the show in Austin , Katy will be back in Texas at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on September 7th!Â
It's finally here !!Â Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollow Part 2 is opening this weekend and it is already selling out theaters all over Austin!Â I was lucky enough to attend our "Majic Sneak Peek" on Monday and the movie was in a word..."Spectacular"!!Â I can't wait to see it again!!Â In honor of the final film Warner Brothers has released a mini tribute of Harry Potter through the years and all 8 films!Â Check it out below!!Â Enjoy Muggles!!Alex knows what a big Harry Potter fan I am and sent me a link to a fun website with Rockstars that look like Harry Potter characters!!Â Check it out here!
Last weekend I headed down to Corpus Christi for a much needed weekend getaway!! This is my 3rd summer heading down to Corpus and it just keeps getting better every year!! The beaches are clean and wonderful and the people are friendly! There is also so much to do. This year I made sure to stop by the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. There are more and more lovely additions each year! When your looking for a fun weekend getaway for the entire family , look no further than Corpus Christi! Check out some of my photos from this year's trip! Enjoy!
Have you ever seen or felt what Braille is like? Have you ever run your fingers across a page of Braille? If not, have you always been curious to find out?
Your chance comes this Saturday, June 25, as the Austin Council of the Blind hosts a Braille Awareness Day at Barnes & Noble, 10000 Research Blvd. in the Arboretum from 1 to 4 Pm.
Come see what the alphabet looks like in Braille, along with books that contain both Braille and print so blind and sighted children can read together, and watch a demonstration of different writing tools used to write Braille. As a special treat, have your name or a special message written in Braille for you to keep.
For more information about the Braille Awareness Day, visit:
In conjunction with Braille Awareness Day, Barnes & Noble is also hosting a Book Fair, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Austin Council of the Blind. The Book Fair will run from June 25 through June 30. Virtually any item purchased at Barnes & Noble can be used to support the Book Fair. If you shop online, all you have to do is enter the code 10512481 at checkout, and a percentage of your purchase price benefits the Austin Council of the Blind.
For further instructions on how to shop in support of the Book Fair, visit:
This weekend was the finale of Saturday Night Live and while the season started out great, the writing and the performances of the last few months were not the best. This weekends SNL was a pleasant surprise! Justin Timberlake was hilarious and Lady Gaga was great too! It all boils down to great writing and from the opening to the close this one was one of the best SNL's I have ever seen! Check out JT's opening monologue below!! So funny!Beyonce won the Millenium Award at the Billboard Music Awards last night and did one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen of her current hit " Run The World (Girls)! Using the lates technology it really is stunning! Enjoy!
On Friday I picked up my new Fiat 500 from the Fiat Design Studio in the Domain 2!! This car really is the perfect fashion accessory!! It comes in 14 fabulous colors and with so many different interior options and extras no 2 Fiat's are alike!! The Fiat 500 you design will be yours alone!! This little beauty also gets 38 miles to the gallon , so you can still have money to shop!! I took my Fiat 500 everywhere with me this weekend!! Check out the pictures below and go to the Fiat of Austin website to design your own Fiat 500!! You'll love it!
Bullying has been a problem for centuries. I certainly was a victim of my share growing up, and, I'm ashamed to say, even occasionally dished out the insults myself. My son was also a victim during middle school.
It's no secret that bullying can have major consequences, some of which can be tragic. Many teen suicides and highly-publicized school shootings over the years have been linked to youths being pushed over the edge as a result of either being bullied or feeling ostracized by their peers.
Over the past few years, the advent of the Internet, texting, and other forms of technology have created another form of bullying that can be even more destructive: cyberbullying, where humiliating messages and images are sent and forwarded to many people. Unlike face-to-face bullying, victims of cyberbullying suffer widespread public humiliation and don't have the chance to defend themseelves before the damage is done.
What can be done to stop it? The Texas Child Safety Organization, in collaboration with the Austin Independent School District and the National Day of Cyberbullying Awareness, will hold its first-ever Cyberbullying Prevention and Intervention Conference.
The event will be held Sunday, March 6, 2:30 to 5:30 Pm, at the Anderson High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Parents, students, educators, and others are encouraged to come together in an informative, interactive session to address what is being and can be done to reduce, or even totally eliminate, this growing problem among teens and preteens.
Studies show that as many as one in every three children will be cyberbullied in their teen or preteen years, so organizers of the conference believe this is a timely and potentially life-saving first step in putting a stop to it. State Represenative Mark Strama, an internet and child safety advocate, will moderate the conference.
For more information, contact Natalie Kloss-Biagini at (512) 947-3385, or email her at:
To register for the event, go online to: