Thursday, October 28, 2010

Good ideas for Home pages

In case anyone is looking for good home page ideas, here are my favorites:

Also, here is how you set your home page in firefox: Click on the Firefox menu at the top of the page. Click on preferences. Enter you favorite website to make it your home page.

Total Lunar Eclipse on December 21st

I saw a blurb about in the HMNS magazine. We should see it here!

Here are websites with more details:

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack $8 Coupon

Disney Movie Rewards has the Toy Story 3 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack $8 Coupon available!

If you haven't created an account, I suggest doing it. You get points for things related to Disney like buying dvds or going to the movies. Then, you can redeem the points for free Disney merchandise. They also have coupons for new releases and alert you to new movies. I feel more connected to Disney by having a free Disney Movie Rewards account.

October 29: Free Kids Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP


I like the all you can eat pancakes, too.

Free Cookie at Which Wich this weekend with coupon!


More Free ebook sites!

500 of the titles are available to the public at

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Song stuck in head: Americano

I can't get this song out my head!

And I can't stop bopping to it!

Have you guys noticed FM 95.7? It must be new. Finally, a dance music station. They keep replaying the same songs over and over again. Good thing I like at least half of them. I am not a fan of their morning show, at all. I guess I am not their target audience. I prefer The Buzz FM 94.5, even though it is very "adult."

I have to get more songs on my mp3 player and use it. It seems like there are way too many commercials on the radio these days.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Film Unfinished" screening Nove 18-20 at the JCC

For someone reason this film caught my attention. I suppose I am going to have to go to Houston for more culture soon.

From the JCC Website:

A Film Unfinished

Presented by the JCC in collaboration with Holocaust Museum Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts
With Introductory Remarks by HMH Curator Bryan Howell

Kaplan Theatre, I W Marks Theatre Center

Thursday, Nov 18 � 7:30 PM
A Film UnfinishedFriday, Nov 19 � 1:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 20 � 8:30 PM

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered.  Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply �Ghetto,� this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel, inclusive of multiple takes and cameraman staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage.  A Film Unfinished presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) falsely showing �the good life� enjoyed by Jewish urbanites, and probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.

A Film UnfinishedA Film Unfinished is a film of enormous import, documenting some of the worst horrors of our time and exposing the efforts of its perpetrators to propel their agenda and cast it in a favorable light.

Director: Yael Hersonski
Running Time:  89 minutes
Rating:  Unrated by MPAA
German, Hebrew , Yiddish, Polish, English
Website and Trailer 

$8 Member / $10 Public
$2 discount for seniors and students

Purchase Tickets 

FREE Opening Night with Jonathan Alter - Oct 31 at the 38th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair at

From the JCC Newsletter and Website:

38th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair

Begins Sunday!  Oct 31 - Nov 14
FREE Opening Night with Jonathan Alter - Oct 31
Oliver Lapin Family Day - Nov 7
Closing Night with Martin Fletcher - Nov 14
Click here for complete details and to purchase tickets

Jonathan Alter

Opening Night
Sunday, Oct 31 � 7:30 PM
No Charge for Opening Night! 
Newsweek Senior Editor and NBC News Correspondent Jonathan Alter 
Jonathan Alter returns to the Jewish Book & Arts Fair to speak on his second book, The Promise: President Obama, Year One, about an American president. 

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Toy Story 3 & Mater's Tall Tales

Thanks Becky for forwarding this deal on. Here is a link to Amazon and this deal. That is cool that you get a digital copy, too! I guess, I will keep my eye open for more info about this deal.

Current Price is $24.99 for

Toy Story 3 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (2010)

Toy Story 3 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)  

From Amazon:

Save $10 when you order Toy Story 3 Combo Pack and another eligible combo pack

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If you pre-order these 2 DVDs (released Nov 2) on Amazon, you save an additional $6, plus qualify for free 2 day shipping so it will arrive on Tuesday, release date.




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New Coffee Shop Story Time on 242

I just saw this on the MoTW forums:
"coffee shop in town and they are trying to get a children's storytime started. the shop is called caffee diem and it's located on college park near 45 in the college park shopping plaza near gymboree. the storytime is every Monday from 9:00-9:55am. just thought i'd pass the word along in case anyone was interested! :)"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Borders Event and Coupons

I know for sure that you can find regularly priced kids books under $3.50. I wonder if Bargain books are included in this promotion. If you haven't already, sign up fore free to be a Borders Rewards members. This is one of the best book deals out there. They give you an extra $5 off coupon when you sign up (for the next time you come).



Prices and discounts listed above valid through 10/25/10 unless otherwise noted.

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$5 Off the List Price of One Blu-ray disc, One DVD, or One CD Box Set (Borders Rewards Members):
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$2 Off the List Price of One Fiction book, One Kids' Book, One Kids' Toy or Game, or One Calendar (Borders Rewards Members):

Free Stuff from All You

A couple of weeks ago, I signed up to get a daily freebie from All You! Woohoo! This is one of the best freebie sites I have found recently. I guess I should make a list of all the freebie sites I am signed up. This one is completely free and easy to sign up for. For those who don't know, All You is the walmart magazine.

All You Daily Free Sample and Sweepstakes

All You Coupons and Deals

If you want to sign up for the magazine, which has lots of coupons go here: Please enter my email address 1beautifullife2 at gmail dot com as who referred you and I get a goodie bag.

BabiesRUs Save 30% on Your TOTAL Clothing Purchase

Nice! I haven't seen this deal before. It looks like it is all clothing brands.

3 Day Sale Big Savings for Baby!
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Free Shipping On Everything Layaway

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Best of The Woodlands

New Thread Idea: I am going to share with y'all my favorite spots for different activities around town! These are all my opinions.

Best place to swing: Bear Branch Park
Best Playground for 1 year olds: Bear Branch Park
Best Play structure for 2 year olds: Forest Gate Park
Best place to play in the sand: North Shore Park
Best Place to feed the ducks: North Shore Park
Best Place to Fly a Kite: Rob Fleming
Best Place to take pictures of bluebonnets: Rob Fleming
Best place to go for a walk in the morning: Along the waterway from the fountains to the mall.
Best Fountains to play in: Waterway Fountains in Waterway Square
Best Public Bathrooms at a park: Waterway square
Best Maze: Town Green next to the south branch library
Best place to buy bargain books: Borders on the first floor
Best Trolley Driver: Larry
Best Petting Zoo: Old MacDonald's Farm
Best place to look at waterfowl: The pond behind Beck's Prime
Best playground to climb on Monkey Bars: Harper's Landing
Best playground with a variety of climbing structures: High Oaks
Best playground to see bunnies and squirrels: Sawmill playground
Most wheelchair friendly playground: Bear Branch
Best place to ride a bike: Tamarac Park
Best 2 playgrounds near the mall: Northshore Park, Tamarac Park,
Closest playground to Oak Ridge Drive (I45 between Woodlands pkwy and Rayford/Sawdust): Sunbird park
Best playground on the "otherside" of the freeway: Teddy Bear Park (go straight on Woodlands Parkway to the other side of I45 and you will see it. Very well gated!)
Largest Playground North of Houston: Mercer Arboretum
Best traveling petting zoo: Marsha's petting zoo
Best place to catch the trolley: South Branch Library or in front of HEB
Cheapest Ice Cream: McDonald's Kid's Cone is $0.27
Best Guacamole: Chipotle
Best Stuffed Avocado: Casa Imperial
Best Chile Relleno: Chuy's
Best Fajitas: Pappasito's
Best Chinese Delivery: Chef Chan's
Best Lettuce Wrap: P.F. Changs
Best Stuffed Cabbage: Katz's Express
Best place to get a sandwich: Hubble and Hudson
Best place to eat Sushi: Kirin 2
Best 24 hour eatery: IHOP on I45
Best BBQ: County Line
Best Ice Cream: Hubble and Hudson
Best Frozen Yogurt: TCBY
Best Massage: Asian guys in the mall.
Best childrens section in a book store: Barnes and Noble
Best Free Craft: Lakeshore Learning
Best restaurant to eat family style: Buca Di Beppo

Please leave comments sharing you favorite spots around town!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reminder: Busy Weekend Activities!

Grogan's Mill Fall Craft Fair Sat, Oct 16 9am - 1pm


The Grogan's Mill Fall Craft Fair will be on  Saturday, October 16th, 2010, 9am - 1pm.  We will have arts and crafts booths and will run in conjunction with the farmer's market. There will also be a pumpkin patch, face painting & kettle corn in the Grogan's Mill Village Center!

Fall Book Sale at the South Montgomery County Library
location: South County Community Center next to the library on Lake Robbins Drive

Thursday October 14 is the special evening preview - 5:00-8:00 p.m.  A $5 donation gets you the first opportunity to purchase.
The sale continues from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday (the $1 a bag sale begins at 1:30).  

Free! TASTE OF THE VILLAGE Saturday, October 16, 2010, Noon - 4:00 PM at the Indian Springs Village Shopping Center

Lone Star College Party in Market Street Oct 16 1-5pm

Burroughs Park Sunday Afternoon in the Park, a free family festival October 17 noon to 5 p.m.

Let me know if y'all like these reminders. There are more things going on so be sure to look through my archives on my blog

HEB: My shopping trip today Oct 13

I found some unusually good deals in produce today at HEB.

4 lb bag of oranges: $1 (about 11 oranges)
Nectarines: $0.98/lb
Black Plums: $0.98/lb
White Seedless Grapes: $1/lb

Diet Dr. Pepper 6 Pack was 5 for $10 with HEB coupon

Reddi Wip Cream was $1.88 (I haven't seen it below $2 in a long time).

Muffins 3 for $2.97 when you pick them out yourself. $3.25 if you buy
them prepackaged.

No catalinas for me today, but the back of the receipt has some
interesting coupons!

Free Taco or Enchilada at Wahoos through Jan 31, 2011 with coupon
Free Soup and 2 Egg Rolls with $20 purchase at Shanghai Bistro (one of
the few places that actually delivers in The Woodlands)

FINS $20 for a 20 Minute Private Lesson! Tuesday, November 23rd!

From their Bubbles Newsletter:

Half Price Holiday Private Lessons

Half Price Private Lessons over Thanksgiving break!
FINS offers this special only a few times per year!!!

$20 for a 20 Minute Private Lesson!

Half price private lessons will be offered on Tuesday, November 23rd!
Students do not have to be currently enrolled at FINS to take part in
this wonderful offer! Best of all, with this one-on-one time, the
instructor can work on whatever you would like with the student (or we
can conduct a lesson according to our curriculum). Call today before
all of the spots are gone! 281-379-FINS (3467)

Keep an eye out for another email announcing the dates for our Half
Price Private Lessons to be offered over Christmas break!

**cannot be combined with any other offer**

McDonalds: 12 Coupons for $2

I picked mine up yesterday at the I45-Sawdust location. 4 free ice
cream cones, 4 free apple dippers, 4 free milk jug coupons. I didn't
see an expiration on these. Nice! Other places around the country are
reporting getting them for $1 a book. My logic is that a kid's mini
cone is $0.25 each ($0.27 with tax) so we get a big one for less if we
use all the coupons.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ARToberFeast in Galveston Oct 16 and 17

October 16 & 17, 2010
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

Featuring over 125 artists

Fun, food, music and art
in a beautifully restored historic settings.

Admission $5.00 for Adults
Children 12 and under admitted free

A Juried Fine Art Festival
On Postoffice Street Downtown Galveston

Friday, October 8, 2010

Upcoming Films and events at The Holocaust Museum of Houston

Wow. I have always heard the story about S.S. St. Louis. That is interesting that they made a film about it. I wonder if we can get it on dvd for rent.

As always, admission the The Holocaust Museum of Houston is free every day. If you haven't been yet, then go!

From the Jewish Herald Voice: HMH to present Holocaust films

Holocaust Museum Houston's Fall Film Series will feature three early cinematic dramatizations that helped shape the memory of the Holocaust in popular consciousness. Two films will be presented in the Museum's Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater at the Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St.
The films were made at a time when the Holocaust was not a familiar topic and they were exceptional in exposing the harsh reality of the war; one shows the loss of innocence; one the emotional scars left by the Holocaust; and one the bleak truth surrounding an ill-fated attempt at freedom.

On Oct. 28, at 7 p.m., HMH will present "The Pawnbroker." This drama centers around an elderly New York City slum-area pawnbroker, tormented by his painful memories of Nazi concentration camp nightmare. Embittered, he brushes off all friendly people in his life, insisting that nothing matters and emotions are wasted. When the young "apprentice" he hired lays his own life on the line to protect his boss from being shot during a robbery, the pawnbroker shows his first human emotions since the horrific day he lost his family. Tickets are $4 for HMH members and $5 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit to RSVP online. For information, call 713-942-8000 or email

On Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m., HMH will screen "Voyage of the Damned." Based on a true story, the film details a very dark chapter in U.S. history. In 1939, the S.S. St. Louis, a luxury ocean liner, sailed from Germany to Cuba. 937 people, the vast majority being Jews, signed up for the opportunity to escape Nazi Germany. Unfortunately, the visas that the passengers purchased were invalid. Only 28 people were allowed to disembark, while the rest remained on board for weeks as they sailed to Florida searching for safe haven in America. Sadly, the ship returned to Antwerp after more than a month at sea.
Advance registration is required. Visit to RSVP online. For information, call 713-942-8000 or email

Here is the info from

  October Events

Bonhoeffer Tours
October 10, 2010 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM,  October 17, 2010 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM October 24, 2010 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM,  October 31, 2010 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
Holocaust Museum Houston offers tours focusing on the German Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer every Sunday afternoon in October 2010. The life and ministry of Bonhoeffer and his message to the church in the context of the events of the Holocaust will be the focus of tours of the Museum's permanent exhibit, German railcar and Danish fishing boat. Tours include a look at the early influences on Bonhoeffer before the Holocaust, his organization of the Confessing Church to stand with the Jews in reaction to the Aryan clause and his imprisonment and execution at the Flossenburg concentration camp by direct order from Adolf Hitler. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. To schedule a private group tour for 10 or more in advance, call 713-942-8000, ext. 102 or visit the Museum's Web site at

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Inspiration: Lawrence Siegel Discusses the Creation of "Kaddish"
October 24, 2010 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
"Kaddish" composer Lawrence Siegel has said, "My job as a composer is to use powerful words and stories to cause a visceral, emotional experience in the audience. If I have done my job well, the music will amplify those those feelings." The New Hampshire composer will introduce his hour-long oratorio for chorus, soloists and orchestra in this free public lecture. The "Kaddish" libretto is inspired by and fashioned from the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust, including Houston survivors Celina Fein, Walter Kase, Bill Morgan and Naomi Warren. On Nov. 23 the Houston Symphony and Holocaust Museum Houston will present this important musical piece and the heroic journey of the Holocaust survivors whose personal testimony provides the verbatim text and framework for this engaging performance. Siegel's work follows the survivors' experiences from pre-war Europe, through the war and Holocaust, to the hope and strength of Warren's words "I am here. I survived, and look who is with me" as she returns to visit Auschwitz. Siegel's "Kaddish" is music of remembrance and hope, providing a window into history and a musical mosaic of survivors' lives and experiences. "Admission is free, but seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit to RSVP online. For more information, call 713-942-8000 or e-mail To purchase tickets for the Nov. 23 performance of "Kaddish," call 713-224-7575 or visit

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"The Stages of Holocaust Memory and the Contemporary Monument"
October 26, 2010 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Brown Auditorium Theater, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77006
Dr. James Young is professor of English and Judaic studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a former juror for the World Trade Center Site Memorial. In 1997, Young was appointed by the Berlin Senate to the five-member Findungskommission for Germany's national "Memorial to Europe's Murdered Jews," dedicated in 2005. He has also consulted with Argentina's government on its memorial to the desaparacidos, as well as with numerous city agencies on their memorials and museums. Most recently, he was appointed by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to the jury for the World Trade Center Site Memorial competition, now under construction.  In this free public lecture, Young will discuss the variety of ways in which the memory of the Holocaust is represented in memorials and use slides to illustrate numerous examples. Advance registration is required. Visit to RSVP online. For more information, call 713-942-8000 or e-mail

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"The Art of Memory: A Teacher Workshop on Holocaust Memory and the Arts"
October 27, 2010 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center
Two major events that focus on memory and the arts in relation to the Holocaust will be occurring this November – the temporary exhibition, "Fragile Fragments" will open at Holocaust Museum Houston on Nov. 5 and on Nov. 23, the Houston Symphony will perform "Kaddish." This one-day workshop will prepare teachers to undertake a study of the Holocaust and the memories of these events as they are transmitted through memorials, art and music. The morning session will feature Professor James Young who will explore the development of memorials and art to commemorate the Holocaust. Young is professor of English and Judaic studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he has taught since 1988, and currently the chair of the Department of Judiac and Near Eastern Studies. The afternoon session will feature Lawrence Siegel, composer of "Kaddish" and Dr. Mary Lee Webeck, director of education at HMH, as they explore the significance of music in relating the experiences of the Holocaust. Siegel has been composer-in-residence at the Eugene O'Neill Puppetry Conference since 1999 and is also a nationally known performer of traditional music on piano and mandolin. The $15 nonrefundable workshop fee covers workshop materials. Lunch is not included. Visit by Oct. 20 to register online. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or e-mail

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Walgreens Free Photo Book

FREE Purse Book! OFFER EXTENDED! Enter coupon code FOREVER at checkout thru Saturday, October 9.* CREATE YOURS

*Limit 1 free purse book per customer. Coupon code FOREVER valid for up to 1 use per account thru October 9, 2010. Code must be entered at time of checkout to apply discount. Discount does not apply to extra pages, previous purchases, taxes or shipping charges. Orders must be placed by logged-in customer by October 9, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to qualify. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Multiple coupon codes may or may not be used based on cart contents. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer valid online only.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Target Mott's Deal

From my friend Becky!

Target – buy 5 Motts apple sauces for $1.69 each and get a $5 Target gift card!




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