28 December 2012

Creepy Viewer Mail.... The Joys of Being on TV.

Every job comes with its highs and lows.  For people on television, we have to deal with stalkers.  For the past 10 years, I’ve covered news from across the country. In every TV market I’ve worked in—there’s always been those “faithful viewers” who plague me with mail, emails and now Facebook messages.

During the holidays, I enjoy receiving Christmas Cards from viewers. But what really creeps me out—are handwritten letters from viewers.  One viewer proposed to me, another asked me the size of my feet.  Just weird!?!

And don’t get me started on Facebook!!!! It’s opened up a whole new world of creepiness.

Thankfully, I have a very protective husband that monitors all of my messages--lol! 

Do you have any creepy stalkers?? What’s your story?

12 December 2012

Holiday Traditions

As many of you know, I was born in Germany. My mother is German and my father is African American.  Well, I spent most of my childhood in the country, therefore we celebrated many of the traditions.
Every year, my mother got me an Advent calendar! It's a special calendar used to count down the days till Christmas!  The best ones--are filled with sweet German chocolate! 
Another big holiday tradition is our Christmas Pyramid. In German it’s called Weihnachtspyramide.  It looks like a Christmas pyramid, decked out in flowers and wooden figurines. It’s kind of like a carousel with several levels showing some sort of holiday theme!

As in many other European countries, on the eve of Dec. 6th children place a shoe or boot by the fireplace. At night, St. Nicholas goes from house to house carrying goodies to fill the shoes with. If you were bad, your shoes were filled with coal or sticks. My coworker filled my shoe up with my favorite goodies, Red Bull! 

What are you holiday traditions?

06 December 2012

Holiday Toy Drive!!!

With the holiday season upon us, the Broward County Big Brothers Big Sisters Program needs your help again!!

If you would like to donate ANY new toys for kids aged- 5-18-- please let me know! I need the donations by Dec 13th!

No gift is too small! :)

Bring a toy and spread some cheer! Contact me if you want to donate!!! Email me at cjones@wplg.com or huggabeans@yahoo.com!!!

25 November 2012

Free Make-Up Giveaway!

Want some FREE make-up for the holidays!! Check out my friends blog Talitha's Take!

One lucky winner will be chosen to receive some great BH Cosmetics products. BH Cosmetics offers beautiful eye, lip, and face cosmetics.  The company is known for the eyeshadow makeup palettes and pigmented colors!

 The big prize is a 120 palette + 5 piece brush set + onyx gel line. A winner will be selected the first week of December!

20 November 2012

Slime Time--Part 2

Last summer,  I did a blog about summertime fun with Homemade Gak! Well, a co-worker of mine took the Gak recipe to her child’s elementary school!

It was the perfect project for these kids! Take a look at all the fun they had!

If you have a fun crafty idea—please be sure to share it with me! Send me an email directly to huggabeans@yahoo.com!
14 November 2012

Fall Craft Tree

Take a look at this exciting Fall Craft Tree—a great project for kids at any age! 
What you need:
  1. Old Puzzle Pieces (you can find a new puzzle at the Dollar Store
  2. Brown paper sack (or construction paper)
  3. Paint
  4. Glue

You start off by making the tree trunk by cutting strips of a brown paper bag or brown construction paper.  Here comes the fun part--scrunch the paper up to create texture for the tree. Glue the branches and trunk to the blue piece of paper.

For the leaves, use old puzzle pieces and glue them on the branches.  Feel free to paint the puzzle pieces beforehand if you want a specific color.
Have fun overlapping the pieces to give it more dimensions.

What a perfect Fall Craft for the kids! I found is project on www.IHeartCraftyThings.blogspot.com!  Special thanks to Rachel Nipper for allowing us to share this project!
05 November 2012

Looking for Crafters for a MEGA Holiday Show!

The holidays are ALMOST HERE!
City-wide market in Fort Lauderdale is looking for over 200 vendors for their holiday extravaganza show.  This brand new show will be the place to be December 1st and 2nd.  City-wide Market will be a great place to sell your goodies!
The group is looking for vendors who sell-
* Vintage & Retro Items
* Collectibles & Novelties
* Curiosities & Interesting Goods
* Locally Made Products

The show will take place right off US-1 in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  Plus, vendors will have the option of Friday loading in and leaving setup overnight. Spaces are filling up quickly so apply today!

All additional info can be found within the application page. Please respond to this email with any additional questions, or call: 954-785-7475!

Click To Submit Application! ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?pli=1&formkey=dF8zOGIwVmR5M3hKVHlUMjVfT3E3TEE6MQ#gid=0)
Check out the Website (http://www.citywidemarket.com)

31 October 2012

Check out this Pumpkin!!

I just wanted to share some of these fall-festive hats for the holidays!  Huggabeans Crochet Creations has over 150 styles of hats for your little bundle of joy!

Check them out today! 

Don't forget these Christmas Designs!

24 October 2012

$40 in Free Hats for a Vote!

Want $40 in free hats from Huggabeans Crochet Creations? Well, here’s your chance!  Vote for this cutie— Hadley Winnick!  She’s the daughter of photographer extraordinaire Royce Winnick!

Here's what you need to do: 
1. Just click on Hadley’s picture above and cast your vote!

2.Once you vote—leave a comment below--with your contact info! 
A winner will be announced next week!

The winner will receive a GRAB BAG of great goodies from Huggabeans!
Good Luck!