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No one ever believes me when I tell them I'm a real live Florida native. Yep, some of us aren't snowbirds!
Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to cook! My family is Cuban and Sicilian, so Latin and Italian foods are some of my favorites, but I love to try new recipes and dishes as often as I can... Got a recipe you think I should try? Send it to me!
Some of my other interests are baseball (Go Rays!), wine, eating (hey, it goes with the cooking!), music, travel, and Boston, my cat. I also LOVE zombie shows--The Walking Dead on AMC is one of my favorites, and I'm also into Breaking Bad, The Food Network, HGTV and The Travel Channel.
I've lived in Florida my whole life and we talk a lot here about hurricanes, and most of us have seen the devastation a hurricane can bring. One thing that has always scared me more than hurricanes is tornadoes-- you can't predict a tornado. There are no scientific models that tell us where a tornado will land, where it will go, or how much damage it will do.
We all watched the coverage of the tornadoes in Oklahoma yesterday with our hearts broken for these poor people. The news this morning reported over 90 dead, 20 of which were children, and many more injured or still missing. Many people lost loved ones, homes, and saw everything they've ever worked for vanish in an instant. Here at home, I've heard a lot of people say, "I wish I knew of a way to help."
I found a list of great, reputable organizations that are putting relief programs together. Whether you have a little or a lot, there's something each of us can do to help the people of Oklahoma.
1) The Salvation Army is organizing disaster response units to serve hard-hit areas in central Oklahoma, including Moore, where it is sending mobile kitchens that can serve meals to 2,500 people a day, and to South Oklahoma City. Supporters can donate online via the organization's website, SalvationArmyUSA.org. You can also text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation via cellphone.
2) The Red Cross has set up shelters in various communities. You can donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund here, and the organization also suggests giving blood at your local hospital or blood bank. You can also make a one-time donation of $10 by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.
3) Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief says donations to its organization will "go straight to help those in need providing tree removal services, laundry services and meals to victims of disasters." It is requesting monetary donations (It says clothing is NOT needed). For more information, and to donate, visit Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief's website.
4) Through its network of more than 200 food banks, Feeding America, whose mission is to "feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks," says it will deliver truckloads of food, water and supplies to communities in need, in Oklahoma, and will also "set up additional emergency food and supply distribution sites as they are needed." You can donate online here.
If you know of any local groups organizing a relief effort, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add it to this list. Thank you and God bless. -Sarah
In case you missed it, the Tim McGraw TV special aired last night on CBS and HERE is a link to the whole broadcast!
Meet Gracie. Gracie is a big Blake Shelton fan. Check her out as she jams out to Blake Shelton's Boys Round Here in the back seat of her parents' car. Aside from some questionable parenting decisions (she's singing the unedited version of the song, FYI), she's too precious. I'll let some S-words slide for the sake of comedy. But if you're offended by that sort of thing, don't play the video. You were warned.
Check out Brad Paisley jamming out with a SIX YEAR OLD boy on drums. Melting faces and playing Van Halen.
I don't know much about the origin of this video, other than what's said in the recording. A student at Duncanville High School in the Dallas, TX area was sent out of the classroom (for what, I'm not sure), and on his way to the door, started lecturing his instructor on how to teach the class. Who is in the right here? Do you agree with the student, or was he out of line?
What do you think?
A new survey of 7000 mothers in the US say that 3 is the most stressful number when it comes to children.
Mothers of three children stress more than moms of one or two, while mothers of four or more children actually report lower stress levels, according to an exclusive TODAYMoms.com survey of more than 7,000 U.S. mothers released Monday. Call it the Duggar effect: Once you get a certain critical mass of kids, life seems to get a bit easier.
“Going from one to two was an easy, breezy transition,” says Smokler, a Baltimore mom whose children are 5, 7 and 9. “Two to three, everything was turned upside down. I do not feel like I have it together. You only have two hands! Just crossing the street and not being able to physically hold all their hands I find tremendously stressful.”
According to the survey, here are some of the top issues moms stress about:
The 2013 nominations are in!
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
The CMT Awards will be aired live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT!
Looks like the rumors are true. People Magazine has obtained public court documents showing that Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years, Jessica Ussery.
Reports surfaced last week that the couple has been living separately since January, and many speculate that their marital problems are a direct result of Aldean's "indiscretion" back in September, where he was photograhed in a bar kissing Brittany Kerr, a former American Idol contestant.
What I find interesting is that HE filed for divorce. Wouldn't you have expected that SHE would be the one to give Jason his walking papers if he was, in fact, cheating? Maybe she was trying to hold onto the marriage for the sake of their two daughters? Either way, it's a very sad story all around. I am a big believer in marriage, and I hate to see anyone's union come to an end. -Sarah