26 November 2010

25 November 2010

22 November 2010

LeAnita Jewelry debuts on YouTube

From Chicago's North Shore in Winnetka-

20 November 2010

17 November 2010

Preppiness with "Seoul"

Bean Pole is a preppy clothing company out of South Korea. An affiliate of Samsung, their fashions bring old school preppiness to the forefront. With their styling guide at your fingertips, they make it very easy for anyone to Prep up their wardrobe before stepping out. From the staple trench coat for ladies to argyle and crested blazers for children... Bean Pole likes to keep things traditional. My personal favorite is their adorable line for children. Whether you simply shop for accessories or for more substantial pieces, Bean Pole clothing is suitable for any prep who wants to add a little bit of Seoul to their closet.

15 November 2010

My Neighbor's "Bedtime Story"

Here is my current read, written by fellow North Dallasite & former president, George W. Bush-

09 November 2010

Cameron's Support for Kids with Cancer

Cameron is taking his first steps...philanthropically. He will be strolling along (literally in a jogging stroller) in support of kids living with cancer during the St. Jude's 5K Walk. He is walking for children like Clinton, a five-year-old little boy who has battled with medulloblastoma for a year. The disease is the most common form of brain tumor in children. Cameron's goal is $1001.10 because he was born on

10-01-10 and thought it would be a significant goal to meet. He can do it with your support! Please visit Cameron's St. Jude's page to donate as he supports children living with cancer. Your donation of any amount is GREATLY appreciated.

02 November 2010

eHow: Old dog, new trick

This is a piece I wrote for eHow.com How to Teach an Elderly Dog to Shake Hands It is often said that, "You can't teach an old dog a new trick." This is not the case when it comes to showing your geriatric dog how to shake hands. He or she has already spent a lifetime learning new things and the learning never stops when they are older. Difficulty: Easy Instructions Things You'll Need: dog biscuits or another type of treat patience a geriatric dog who pays attention 1 Sit your dog in a quiet environment where he or she is not distracted by noises, children or other animals. 2 Make sure your dog biscuits or treats are in an area where your dog cannot see them. A dog who becomes more focused on the treat will not pay attention to the trick! 3 Sit on the floor with your dog and have him/her facing you. Call your pet by name so there is eye contact. If your animal is deaf, you will want to make your gestures a bit more dramatic to convey your message. 4 Once you have your pet's attention, lift her paw off the floor as you say the word "Shake". Place her paw back on the floor. Do this five more times, ONLY using the word "shake". The sixth time, say the word "shake" and offer a piece of the treat to your dog. 5 This time, without lifting your dog's paw for her, simply say the word "shake" offering your hand to "meet" hers. When she lifts her paw off the floor, even the slightest bit, offer another piece of the treat and say "good dog". Be very concise. Only say good dog and immediately tell her to "shake" again. If you spend a lot of time telling your dog how good she is, she may become distracted from what you are trying to teach her. Remember, older dogs have shorter attention spans as puppies do, so focus on the trick. 6 The more you reinforce the shaking, the more your dog will pick her paw off the floor to shake your hand. Once she has shaken your hand a few times, then you can concentrate on telling her how good she is. Reinforce what she has learned a few times a day. After a few days, you will no longer need treats to help train her-just saying the word shake will have her shaking hands in no time.