Happy Healthy Pets – Jinx and Josie

Hey, everyone! It’s us, Jinx and Josie, we had a fun day at Kriser’s Natural Pet, and want to share how you can have happy healthy pets too.

Happy Healthy Pets

Jinx and Josie take their new harness leashes for a first run at

Kriser’s Natural Pet Store

 

We got new harness leashes! Is that a good thing? Jinx and I wondered. After all, we are just starting to have a little outside time in the gazebo. We like the fresh air, laying in the sunlight, smelling flowers from the potted plants, and chasing whatever bug crawls or flies by. But, if we are out too long, we start to get a little nervous.

Now, with these new harnesses, will mom, dad, and Rory want to take us out more often? Exercise is one thing, trash truck monsters are another! We hate Thursdays (that is when the big blue monsters roar loudly through the neighborhood, and give the trash cans a Disney ride with their massive claws). It’s scary!

 

An Adventure with Jinx & Josie:

We tried our harnesses on, and mom let us walk on the grass–that’s a weird feeling. LOL Next thing we knew, we were being placed in our kennel in the car. Yep, even pets need “car seats” for safe travel. We took our 20% OFF Coupon and headed to our local Kriser’s Natural Pet Store for a shopping spree! YIPPEE!!! What girl doesn’t love to go shopping.

Kriser’s is a really cool store that specializes in healthy, natural, and holistic items for your pet. Pets, like me and Jinx, are important members of any family, and Kriser’s wants to be sure they provide families with all they need to keep happy healthy pets.

The Kriser’s Pack (the people working in the store) were super friendly and oohed and awed over us. We both ate it up, especially Jinx…you know how he is. MEOW. But more importantly, the Pack was knowledgeable and willing to work with you to help you find the right products for your pet.

Quality and Safety are a priority in every product or service offered at Kriser’s with an emphasis on natural, holistic, nutritious, and healthy. Every product is hand-picked and approved by the founder and owner of Kriser’s Natural Pet.

Inside the Store:

Mom was impressed with how clean and well-organized the store was, and felt comfortable letting us explore the store on our harnesses, smelling and testing out everything we wanted. Let me tell you, there were some strange looking cats roaming around that store. Mom and Rory tried to explain that they were dogs, but we still thought they were strange looking cats.

During our adventure, we found a bed that is perfect for the two of us to cuddle in together, and some really cool toys too. Jinx’s favorite part was the loads of different types of food and treats, and the Pack was very willing to share the differences and benefits of each. You can definitely find one that will be perfect for you pet. And best of all, they are healthy and natural, a truly holistic way of caring for your pet. Your pets deserve the best, right? They even have a bakery section, COOKIES!

Kriser’s has supplements, chew toys (I think those strange cats mom keeps telling us are dogs like those a lot), and all sorts of pet supplies and accessories. They even have a beauty parlor! They call it grooming, but we all know that just means SPA DAY!

We couldn’t buy everything in one shopping trip, so we started our Christmas Wish List–one can never plan too early.

Look, we’re Movie Stars!:

Check out our video to see more of our super fun trip to Kriser’s Natural Pet Store.

 

Well, mom did not disappoint us. We got that wonderful bed that’s going to keep us cozy all winter long, and a few other things — a coon skin cap, a peacock feather butterfly, and a couple of Boinks (you can see Jinx’s blue one in the photo, I have a lavender one that I have stashed away for my own personal use), Open Farm grain-free cat food, and even some Primal Freeze-Dried Formula treats for those scary Thursdays, when the big blue monsters have gone.

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Take your pet to Kriser’s for a day of holistic health,  pampering and fun. Check out their website for special events. Having happy healthy pets is easy with Kriser’s Natural Pet! #KrisersHolisticHealth #HappyHealthyPets

 

 

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Christmas Music Playlist & Karaoke

Christmas Music is a tradition that I cherish! Whether it is a traditional carol, a crooners sentimental or jaunty tune, or something fresh and new, they had me at Christmas. I’ll admit it, I’m hooked.

Christmas Music

Playlist & Karaoke

I absolutely LOVE Christmas Music! It plays throughout the holiday season in my house and car starting the day after Thanksgiving (sometimes even Thanksgiving night), and runs through New Year’s Eve.

Christmastime just wouldn’t be the same without the varying artists from past to present crooning through my decked halls. And of course, Rory and I singing along.

The music fo Christmas brings joy and happiness, but it also brings wonderful memories of Christmases past. Memories of my mother’s favorite Christmas Carol, “Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella,” to mine and Luke’s special song, “Santa Baby,” to, “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas.” I love every moment.

I have a Christmas Playlist that provides us hours of Christmasy entertainment. You will find songs from Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives, Eartha Kitt, Brenda Lee, The Ronettes, Harry Belafonte, Kings College Choir, Wham, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, The Irish Rovers, and so, so many more… Luke and I have been together for three years today, so give a listen to Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt in the playlist for us. Happy Anniversary, honey!

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Christmas Music Playlist:

 

If you like to sing, try these super fun Christmas Editions of Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke!

Christmas Karaoke:

Sing Karaoke #6 – Christmas Edition

Sing Karaoke #7 – Christmas Edition 2

Sing Karaoke #8 – Christmas Carols Edition

What is your favorite Christmas Song?

Is Christmas Music one of your traditions?

 

 

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Family Night Fun – Jiminy Cricket!

Background Photo: Production Cel of Jiminy Cricket from The Mickey Mouse Club’s “I’m No Fool” Segment – 1950’s

Family Night!

Fun with Jiminy Cricket

If you are looking for some family night entertainment, watch Jiminy Cricket.

The other night, Luke and I were sitting around talking with Rory, and somehow, we got on the subject of Jiminy Cricket’s “I’m No Fool.” Luke and I were singing the old familiar song from our early childhood. Rory thought we were crazy. We were all laughing so hard.

Since I had the computer very close at hand, I decided to search up the beloved memories of the past. (Luke and I both remember having to watch these films every year in school from Kindergarten through 3rd grade–late 60’s, early 70’s). Guess what I found on YouTube!

Rory and Luke piled in next to me on the couch, and we watch all the “I’m No Fool” episodes we could find. Your teenager will have a blast laughing over these adorable, yet educational, videos. This was really quite a generation connector–linking our past with the technology of the present.

The short, 8 to 10 minute, films were made back in the 1950’s by Disney, and shown on the original Mickey Mouse Club television program. I’ve put the films together in a playlist for your viewing enjoyment…

Jiminy Cricket in I’m No Fool … Playlist

If you are looking for a fun, laughter-filled family night with your teenager, I would highly recommend Jiminy Cricket’s, “I’m No Fool” series. And, for those of you with little ones, these are super cute and teach great lessons. There is even another Jiminy Cricket series that teaches about the human body. Homeschooler’s resource?

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Cool For School Or Anytime – Shoelacing!

Lace Your Shoes With Style

One morning last week Rory bopped into my room all excited about the cool new lacing she’d done on her shoes. I had to admit it was pretty darned cute. So we decided to share with you tutorials on how to do a couple of shoelace designs.

So, without further ado, we present:

Zipper Lacing

Corset Lacing

Here are still pictures of the competed lacings.

Wouldn’t these be fun for back-to-school?

I know Rory has been enjoying trying different designs.

Be cool at school or just have a little fun, and check-out other awesome lacing styles at Ian’s Shoelace Site, where he explores 42 different shoelacing methods!

Are you a shoelace traditionalist, or would you give one of these designs a try?

Do you have any shoelace tips or tricks?

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So Long, Jay Leno… Now, Shut Your Von Trapp!

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It’s the End of an Era

What a fitting farewell for Jay Leno. It was wonderful to watch the two old friends reminisce the years. Billy Crystal is not only a great entertainer, but a great friend. His musical surprise tribute to Jay was the best! Check it out…

[youtube=https://youtu.be/KAOClTTiKKY]

Jay made me cry with his heartfelt goodbye. It was truly like saying goodbye to a dear friend.

[youtube=https://youtu.be/BM9T1oO_umM]

So long, Jay ~ You’ll be missed!

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #8 – Christmas Carols Edition

Let your heart be filled with the sounds and joys of Christmas — Sing Christmas karaoke with your family and friends. You can even do it on your own. Enjoy!

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Photo – Peanuts – Charles Schulz

 

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke #8!

Let’s put our Christmas hearts to voice and sing praises to the Reason for the Season!
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #8
CHRISTMAS CAROLS EDITION
on Life With Lorelai…

https://youtu.be/LEhpsLS50N4

O Holy Night

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

https://youtu.be/KUrYlRfTek0

Away In A Manger

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

We Three Kings of Orient Are

https://youtu.be/3x7cm8vgAyE

The First Noel

https://youtu.be/BJSkfGNTtXw

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Angels We Have Heard On High

O Come All Ye Faithful

Joy To The World

https://youtu.be/yXBWQeL4Mw4

Silent Night

This has been Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #8. I hope you enjoyed it.

I hope you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

 

 

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #7 – Christmas Edition 2

Photo – Peanuts – Charles Schulz

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

On Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen,
On Comet, and Cupid, and Donner, and Blitzen!

Now that you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, it’s time for the CHRISTMAS EDITION 2 of
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke on Life With Lorelai.
Christmastime is here! Let’s have some Holly Jolly fun!

https://youtu.be/1D_N1H51HJs

Silver Bells

Winter Wonderland

https://youtu.be/Sh4GMSRbrr8

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) by Nat King Cole

https://youtu.be/Y1D2J5WP53Q

Sleigh Ride

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

https://youtu.be/9ygHtciwhsw

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas by Gayla Peevey

https://youtu.be/4N6X-VAcOV4

Last Christmas by Wham

https://youtu.be/0UnTYo-uJZw

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by The Carpenters

This has been Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #7

I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #6 – Christmas Edition

Photo – Peanuts – Charles Schulz

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

Fa La La La La, Lalalala!

Now that you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, it’s time for the CHRISTMAS EDITION of
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #6 on Life With Lorelai.
Get your Christmas spirit flowing and let’s have some fun!

https://youtu.be/fiEVj2ex8S8

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Dean Martin

https://youtu.be/WMC8Pf97G_4

Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms

https://youtu.be/BlKkyljGeeA

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

https://youtu.be/Xk_Bs3Jpstg

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

https://youtu.be/kENif9FmseE

Baby It’s Cold Outside by Glee

https://youtu.be/cBirXuxjrEI

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

Hopefully the Sing karaoke #6 has pit you in a holly jolly mood.

Did you had a Christmasy good time?

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?

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Squirrely and Quirky = Fun, Fun, Fun and Blogger Awards Too!

I’ve Won Another Award!

The Squirrely Blogger Award

Sometimes the adjectives weird, squirrely, or quirky can have a bad connotation, but I think they are great words full of character and personality. I have always been drawn to the quirky characters in books, TV shows, and movies; I just find them so interesting and fun. That is probably one of the main reasons I love The Gilmore Girls so much. How could I pass up a town loaded to the brim with quirky characters.

I thoroughly enjoy having quirky friends. They add some spice and verve to life. One of my newer blogger friends has nominated me for this AMAZING award… The Squirrely Blogger Award. Isn’t that awesome? I am so honored. Thank you, Missy! Be sure you stop by and check out Missy’s blog…

Missy Homemaker is a versatile blog with a unique voice and some really great features, such as, Monday’s With Peanut, and my favorite, Underdog Wonderblog!

Here are the RULES for accepting this award:

  1. Display the Award Photo
  2. Link to the person who nominated you for the award
  3. List 7 Squirrely Things about yourself
  4. Nominate some other bloggers

7 Squirrely Things About Me!

  1. I can take a long time to order a meal at a restaurant. I need to know what all is on it, and I want a lot of it put on the side. I’m kind of like Sally in that 1989 Meg Ryan/Billy Crystal movie When Harry Met Sally. (my friends even took to calling me Sally for a while). What?


  2. My linen closet has to be perfectly in order. Everything needs to be folded the same and turned and stacked with the folds and edges going the same directions.
  3. When we play games, I can’t help myself but to straighten out the decks of cards or center the games pieces on their spaces.
  4. When I get my truck back from being worked on (oil change, tire rotation, etc), I have to wipe down the keys, steering wheel and column, center console, inside door handle and arm rest with antibacterial wipes before I can start up the truck and get going.
  5. I like napkins! I have a five napkin system: one over each leg, one across the middle, one that’s folded in half and tucked on my lap to use for wiping my mouth, and of course, one for my silverware to sit on at the table. Sometimes the waitress will bring me extras, then I have some for guest napkins. *grin*


  6. I have a hard time sitting still. I am always moving even if it’s just a little bit: moving my leg, rocking, whatever.
  7. I can’t do public speaking. I hate it, and get so nervous. But, I love to sing karaoke… ok, singing karaoke is quirky all in itself.


So, I’m taking from this list that I’m Cute and Sassy, and an absolute Genius! LOL

And the new Nominees are:

Stephanie @ From the Burbs to the Boonies
Kathryn @ Kathryn Tall & Strong
Kristen @ The Road to Domestication
Elizabeth @ Rocks, No Salt Mommy
Rochelle @ Rochelle Barlow

These are some great blogs. Check out these nominees for some real fun, creative ideas, heartwarming stories, super organization tips, and some recipes that will knock your socks off! And this month, you can even learn a foreign language. I can’t wait to find out a little more about my zany friends!

What Quirky tendencies do you have?

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Wow! America’s Got Talent!

The Talent Is Amazing

I had never before watched the show, America’s Got Talent, but this year Luke and I were absolutely enthralled. We loved it. We predicted the winner from the get-go, but the talent we saw throughout the series was just phenomenal… or, as Mel B says, “Off the Chain!”

I have put together a few of my favorite acts for your enjoyment.

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D’angelo & Amanda – Ballroom Routine

[youtube=https://youtu.be/tig93VSnMoM]
Kristef Brothers – Hand Balancing

[youtube=https://youtu.be/jgD0ZBd2trQ]
Taylor Williamson – Awkward Comedian

[youtube=https://youtu.be/uALyCLBnv20]
Jimmy Rose – “Coal Keeps the Lights On” Original Song (I love this guy!)

And the Winner Is

[youtube=https://youtu.be/cn-NsWRtaSY]
Kenichi Ebina – A “Dance-ish” Performance of the Matrix

So many talented acts performed on America’s Got Talent 2013. I encourage you to check out more acts from these performers, as well as others from the show– Chicago Boys, Collins Key, Cami Bradley, Forte, Innovative Force, Alexandr Magala, Timber Brown, and more. It really was very entertaining and a lot of fun!

Did you watch America’s Got Talent?

What were some of your favorite acts?

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