Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Has Died! May she rest easy and fly with her wings and head held high, for she was an Idol a legend & will NEVER be forgotten! ♥

Elizabeth Taylor Has Died
Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor, has died. She was 79.
"She was surrounded by her children - Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton," Taylor's publicist, Sally Morrison, said in a statement. Taylor is also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.Her son released this statement after her passing:
Elizabeth-Taylor.jpg"My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love. Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts."
On Feb. 11, it was announced that she had been in taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles earlier that week for symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, and around 1:30 a.m. she "peacefully died there," according to her publicist, PEOPLE reports "Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not to be."

In 1993, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, in recognition of her charity work, presented Taylor with its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Born in Hampstead, England, the second child of Francis Taylor, an American art gallery owner working abroad, and his wife Sara Sothern, who was a former actress, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor moved with her family to Los Angeles before the start of World War II. (-Scroll down we continue on into the life of Elizabeth Taylor father down in the blog, thank you.)

1st let's enjoy a look back at some of the Hollywood Legends 
Photographs from 1 of her very 1st shoots up until the time of
her passing.

Hope you all Enjoy...



 Now millions know who Elizabeth Taylor is but lets say you are that 1 in a Million person who does not know a thing about her, let alone actually sat down and watched a movie of hers and see a true actress at work! 
When acting was real and less- wait - let's just stop right there, THAT is a whole other topic and THIS post is solely to focus on the life and passing of the Hollywood Idol Elizabeth also known as Liz Taylor.
Now if you're 1 of those people who are questioning? Who was this woman? And what makes her an idol? Well just read below and you will see exactly WHAT made this woman special to so many and so will her memory for she will never die through all of her work she did for the masses she truly was one remarkable woman, now please read below for more!

Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed amazingly talented film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at age 79. 
She was surrounded by her four children when she died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for about six weeks, said publicist Sally Morrison.

"My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love," her son, Michael Wilding, said in a statement. "We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts."

"We have just lost a Hollywood giant," said Elton John, a longtime friend of Taylor. "More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being."
Taylor was the most blessed and cursed of actresses, the toughest and the most vulnerable. She had extraordinary grace, wealth and voluptuous beauty, and won three Academy Awards, including a special one for her humanitarian work. She was the most loyal of friends and a defender of gays in Hollywood when AIDS was still a stigma in the industry and beyond. But she was afflicted by ill health, failed romances (eight marriages, seven husbands) and personal tragedy.
"I think I'm becoming fatalistic," she said in 1989. "Too much has happened in my life for me not to be fatalistic."
Her more than 50 movies included unforgettable portraits of innocence and of decadence, from the children's classic "National Velvet" and the sentimental family comedy "Father of the Bride" to Oscar-winning transgressions in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Butterfield 8." The historical epic "Cleopatra" is among Hollywood's greatest on-screen fiascos and a landmark of off-screen monkey business, the meeting ground of Taylor and Richard Burton, the "Brangelina" of their day.

She played enough bawdy women on film for critic Pauline Kael to deem her "Chaucerian Beverly Hills."

But her defining role, one that lasted long past her moviemaking days, was "Elizabeth Taylor," ever marrying and divorcing, in and out of hospitals, gaining and losing weight, standing by Michael Jackson, Rock Hudson and other troubled friends, acquiring a jewelry collection that seemed to rival Tiffany's.
She was a child star who grew up and aged before an adoring, appalled and fascinated public. She arrived in Hollywood when the studio system tightly controlled an actor's life and image, had more marriages than any publicist could explain away and lasted long enough to no longer require explanation. She was the industry's great survivor, and among the first to reach that special category of celebrity — famous for being famous, for whom her work was inseparable from the gossip around it.

The London-born actress was a star at age 12, a bride and a divorcee at 18, a superstar at 19 and a widow at 26. She was a screen sweetheart and martyr later reviled for stealing Eddie Fisher from Debbie Reynolds, then for dumping Fisher to bed Burton, a relationship of epic passion and turbulence, lasting through two marriages and countless attempted reconciliations.
She was also forgiven. Reynolds would acknowledge voting for Taylor when she was nominated for "Butterfield 8" and decades later co-starred with her old rival in "These Old Broads," co-written by Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

Taylor's ailments wore down the grudges. She underwent at least 20 major operations and she nearly died from a bout with pneumonia in 1990. In 1994 and 1995, she had both hip joints replaced, and in February 1997, she underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. In 1983, she acknowledged a 35-year addiction to sleeping pills and pain killers. Taylor was treated for alcohol and drug abuse problems at the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Her troubles bonded her to her peers and the public, and deepened her compassion. Her advocacy for AIDS research and for other causes earned her a special Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1993.
As she accepted it, to a long ovation, she declared, "I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being — to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame."

The dark-haired Taylor made an unforgettable impression in Hollywood with "National Velvet," the 1945 film in which the 12-year-old belle rode a steeplechase horse to victory in the Grand National.
Critic James Agee wrote of her: "Ever since I first saw the child ... I have been choked with the peculiar sort of adoration I might have felt if we were in the same grade of primary school."

"National Velvet," her fifth film, also marked the beginning of Taylor's long string of health issues. During production, she fell off a horse. The resulting back injury continued to haunt her.

Taylor matured into a ravishing beauty in "Father of the Bride," in 1950, and into a respected performer and femme fatale the following year in "A Place in the Sun," based on the Theodore Dreiser novel "An American Tragedy." The movie co-starred her close friend Montgomery Clift as the ambitious young man who drowns his working-class girlfriend to be with the socialite Taylor. In real life, too, men all but committed murder in pursuit of her.

Through the rest of the 1950s and into the 1960s, she and Marilyn Monroe were Hollywood's great sex symbols, both striving for appreciation beyond their physical beauty, both caught up in personal dramas filmmakers could only wish they had imagined. That Taylor lasted, and Monroe died young, was a matter of luck and strength; Taylor lived as she pleased and allowed no one to define her but herself.

"I don't entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I'm me. God knows, I'm me," Taylor said around the time she turned 50.

She had a remarkable and exhausting personal and professional life. Her marriage to Michael Todd ended tragically when the producer died in a plane crash in 1958. She took up with Fisher, married him, then left him for Burton. Meanwhile, she received several Academy Award nominations and two Oscars.
She was a box-office star cast in numerous "prestige" films, from "Raintree County" with Clift to "Giant," an epic co-starring her friends Hudson and James Dean. Nominations came from a pair of movies adapted from work by Tennessee Williams: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Suddenly, Last Summer." In "Butterfield 8," released in 1960, she starred with Fisher as a doomed girl-about-town. Taylor never cared much for the film, but her performance at the Oscars wowed the world.

Sympathy for Taylor's widowhood had turned to scorn when she took up with Fisher, who had supposedly been consoling her over the death of Todd. But before the 1961 ceremony, she was hospitalized from a nearly fatal bout with pneumonia and Taylor underwent a tracheotomy. The scar was bandaged when she appeared at the Oscars to accept her best actress trophy for "Butterfield 8."

To a standing ovation, she hobbled to the stage. "I don't really know how to express my great gratitude," she said in an emotional speech. "I guess I will just have to thank you with all my heart." It was one of the most dramatic moments in Academy Awards history.

"Hell, I even voted for her," Reynolds later said.

Greater drama awaited: "Cleopatra." Taylor met Burton while playing the title role in the 1963 epic, in which the brooding, womanizing Welsh actor co-starred as Mark Antony. Their chemistry was not immediate. Taylor found him boorish; Burton mocked her physique. But the love scenes on film continued away from the set and a scandal for the ages was born. Headlines shouted and screamed. Paparazzi snapped and swooned. Their romance created such a sensation that the Vatican denounced the happenings as the "caprices of adult children."

The film so exceeded its budget that the producers lost money even though "Cleopatra" was a box-office hit and won four Academy awards. (With its $44 million budget adjusted for inflation, "Cleopatra" remains the most expensive movie ever made.) Taylor's salary per film topped $1 million. "Liz and Dick" became a couple on a first name basis with millions who had never met them.
They were a prolific acting team, even if most of the movies aged no better than their relationship: "The VIPs" (1963), "The Sandpiper" (1965), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), "The Taming of the Shrew" (1967), "The Comedians" (1967), "Dr. Faustus" (1967), "Boom!" (1968), "Under Milk Wood" (1971) and "Hammersmith Is Out" (1972).

Art most effectively imitated life in the adaptation of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" — in which Taylor and Burton played mates who fought viciously and drank heavily. She took the best actress Oscar for her performance as the venomous Martha in "Virginia Woolf" and again stole the awards show, this time by not showing up at the ceremony. She refused to thank the academy upon learning of her victory and chastised voters for not honoring Burton.

Taylor and Burton divorced in 1974, married again in 1975 and divorced again in 1976.

"We fight a great deal," Burton once said, "and we watch the people around us who don't quite know how to behave during these storms. We don't fight when we are alone."

In 1982, Taylor and Burton appeared in a touring production of the Noel Coward play "Private Lives," in which they starred as a divorced couple who meet on their respective honeymoons. They remained close at the time of Burton's death, in 1984.

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in London on Feb. 27, 1932, the daughter of Francis Taylor, an art dealer, and the former Sara Sothern, an American stage actress. At age 3, with extensive ballet training already behind her, Taylor danced for British princesses Elizabeth (the future queen) and Margaret Rose at London's Hippodrome. At age 4, she was given a wild field horse that she learned to ride expertly.

At the onset of World War II, the Taylors came to the United States. Francis Taylor opened a gallery in Beverly Hills and, in 1942, his daughter made her screen debut with a bit part in the comedy "There's One Born Every Minute."
Her big break came soon thereafter. While serving as an air-raid warden with MGM producer Sam Marx, Taylor's father learned that the studio was struggling to find an English girl to play opposite Roddy McDowall in "Lassie Come Home." Taylor's screen test for the film won her both the part and a long-term contract. She grew up quickly after that.
Still in school at 16, she would dash from the classroom to the movie set where she played passionate love scenes with Robert Taylor in "Conspirator."
"I have the emotions of a child in the body of a woman," she once said. "I was rushed into womanhood for the movies. It caused me long moments of unhappiness and doubt."

Soon after her screen presence was established, she began a series of very public romances. Early loves included socialite Bill Pawley, home run slugger Ralph Kiner and football star Glenn Davis.

Then, a roll call of husbands:
• She married Conrad Hilton Jr., son of the hotel magnate, in May 1950 at age 18. The marriage ended in divorce that December.
• When she married British actor Michael Wilding in February 1952, he was 39 to her 19. They had two sons, Michael Jr. and Christopher Edward. That marriage lasted 4 years.
• She married cigar-chomping movie producer Michael Todd, also 20 years her senior, in 1957. They had a daughter, Elizabeth Francis. Todd was killed in a plane crash in 1958.
• The best man at the Taylor-Todd wedding was Fisher. He left his wife Debbie Reynolds to marry Taylor in 1959. She converted to Judaism before the wedding.
• Taylor and Fisher moved to London, where she was making "Cleopatra." She met Burton, who also was married. That union produced her fourth child, Maria.
• After her second marriage to Burton ended, she married John Warner, a former secretary of the Navy, in December 1976. Warner was elected a U.S. senator from Virginia in 1978. They divorced in 1982.
• In October 1991, she married Larry Fortensky, a truck driver and construction worker she met while both were undergoing treatment at the Betty Ford Center in 1988. He was 20 years her junior. The wedding, held at the ranch of Michael Jackson, was a media circus that included the din of helicopter blades, a journalist who parachuted to a spot near the couple and a gossip columnist as official scribe.

But in August 1995, she and Fortensky announced a trial separation; she filed for divorce six months later and the split became final in 1997.
"I was taught by my parents that if you fall in love, if you want to have a love affair, you get married," she once remarked. "I guess I'm very old-fashioned."
Her philanthropic interests included assistance for the Israeli War Victims Fund, the Variety Clubs International and the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

She received the Legion of Honor, France's most prestigious award, in 1987, for her efforts to support AIDS research. In May 2000, Queen Elizabeth II made Taylor a dame — the female equivalent of a knight — for her services to the entertainment industry and to charity.
In 1993, she won a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute; in 1999, an institute survey of screen legends ranked her No. 7 among actresses.

During much of her later career, Taylor's waistline, various diets, diet books and tangled romances were the butt of jokes by Joan Rivers and others. John Belushi mocked her on "Saturday Night Live," dressing up in drag and choking on a piece of chicken.
"It's a wonder I didn't explode," Taylor wrote of her 60-pound weight gain — and successful loss — in the 1988 book "Elizabeth Takes Off on Self-Esteem and Self-Image."

She was an iconic star, but her screen roles became increasingly rare in the 1980s and beyond. She appeared in several television movies, including "Poker Alice" and "Sweet Bird of Youth," and entered the Stone Age as Pearl Slaghoople in the movie version of "The Flintstones." She had a brief role on the popular soap opera "General Hospital."
Taylor was the subject of numerous unauthorized biographies and herself worked on a handful of books, including "Elizabeth Taylor: An Informal Memoir" and "Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair With Jewelry." In tune with the media to the end, she kept in touch through her Twitter account.
"I like the connection with fans and people who have been supportive of me," Taylor told Kim Kardashian in a 2011 interview for Harper's Bazaar. "And I love the idea of real feedback and a two-way street, which is very, very modern. But sometimes I think we know too much about our idols and that spoils the dream."
Survivors include her daughters Maria Burton-Carson and Liza Todd-Tivey, sons Christopher and Michael Wilding, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A private family funeral is planned later this week.

R.I.P. – Elizabeth Taylor - Sleep easy and Spread those wings!
May heaven Bless you!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Samantha Elizabeth DeHart's Birthday Wish | Causes Wishes

Samantha Elizabeth DeHart's 
Birthday Wish 115 more days! 
For my birthday on July 22nd, I'm asking that my friends and family join me in raising $500 for a good cause!

Samantha's Goal GOAL:$500

Hello, and thanks for checking out my Birthday Wish!♥

For my birthday on July 22nd, I'm asking my friends and family for a special gift: help me raise $500 for Help comfort 1,000 homeless children in the U.S.!. It's a great cause that helps homeless children each package is filled w/items that the child needs & will love!

I chose Help comfort 1,000 homeless children in the U.S.! because It is a GREAT cause and I feel more people forget about HOW MANY ARE HOMELESS HERE IN OUR OWN HOME! And those people need HELP too. ☻

Please consider giving to my Birthday Wish, and together we can try and make this world a better place for at least one child, even if you can give 5 dollars AND. If you can't give now, I'd really appreciate if you'd share this page with your friends it would mean so very much to me!.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Drilled to Death? Stop HARMFUL drilling in key Polar bear habitat! Take Action below,

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The Obama administration is again considering dangerous drilling off our coasts. We need your help to protect polar bears and other wildlife from dirty drilling.

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Dear Readers of Sammi's Blog,

I’ve been fighting for more than three decades to protect our coastal waters – and the wildlife that depends on them I’ve never seen anything like the arrogance of Big Oil’s invasion plans for America’s Polar Bear Seas.

Less than one year after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and just weeks after a significant oil spill in the frigid waters off the coast of Norway, Shell and other oil companies are pressuring the Obama administration to open up the fragile and remote waters of the Arctic to harmful new drilling.

Tell the Obama administration that enough is enough: No more drilling in the Polar Bear Seas.

We only have until Wednesday to make our voices heard. Please take action now.

The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas – sometimes called the Polar Bear Seas – are vital to the survival of America’s threatened polar bears, walrus, bowhead whales and so many other Arctic species.

Yet Shell Oil and other companies are charging ahead with plans to industrialize this crucial area. Here are the facts:

  • Big Oil can’t clean up a spill in these remote waters. Last year’s BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and recent new spills off the coasts of Norway and in the Gulf of Mexico show how ill-prepared these companies are when disaster strikes.
  • Arctic drilling won’t reduce American gas prices. It will take years – even decades – to get oil from the Arctic. Even then, there is no guarantee that oil won’t simply be shipped abroad to meet the rising demand in China, India and other countries.
  • Drilling could devastate Arctic wildlife. Thousands of sea otters were killed when the Exxon Valdez ran aground. The BP disaster claimed the lives of hundreds of threatened and endangered sea turtles and other wildlife. Now imagine the damage that could be wrought on polar bears, walrus and other wildlife by a spill in an area that is more than 1,000 miles away from the nearest Coast Guard station.
Stand up to Big Oil. Urge the Obama administration to nix new drilling in the Polar Bear Seas.

But it's not just Arctic wildlife that's in danger. Big Oil is also pushing for drilling off coasts in the Lower 48, imperiling dolphins, sea turtles, sea otters and other unique wildlife with the threat of a toxic oil catastrophe.

We need to send a loud, clear message to the Obama administration about the importance of protecting the Polar Bear Seas. That's why we need at least 50,000 people to take action before Wednesday.

If just two people from Media take action, we'll reach our 50,000 message goal. Will you help?

Stop harmful offshore drilling. Take action now.

Last year, caring people like you helped secure temporary protections for the Polar Bear Seas. Now we need your help again. Please make your voice heard on this important issue.

Richard Charter, California Team Member at Defenders of Wildlife Richard Charter
Senior Policy Advisor for Marine Programs
Defenders of Wildlife

Sunday, March 20, 2011

ScienceCasts: Super Moon

What is the 30 Day song Challenge?

So first we had the 30 day Picture Challenge on FB and n
ow we have a music challenge going around & it’s called The 30-Day Song Challenge.  The idea is to share a little bit about yourself by choosing one song a day, for 30 days.  Introspection is required, but it sounds like fun.  Looking at the list, I can tell that some songs will be easy to choose, while others will require a little bit of thought.  See the list below and if you’re up to the challenge, let me know in the comments below.  Let the sharing begin!

The 30 Day Song Challenge

Day 01 – Your favorite song
Day 02 – Your least favorite song
Day 03 – A song that makes you happy
Day 04 – A song that makes you sad
Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 – A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to
Day 09 – A song that you can dance to
Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 – A song from your favorite band
Day 12 – A song from a band you hate
Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 – A song that describes you
Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 – A song from your favorite album
Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 – A song from your childhood
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year

UPDATE: And if by chance you have not taken the 30 day Song Challenge well then Click here & start that one as well. Hope you Enjoy as well as your friends and have fun!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Boycott all gas stations for the day we need the prices to go down! (4)

Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?

 Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. -Eleanor Roosevelt

A great blog I found!

13 Houses Made Of Unusual Materials! (GO GREEN Houses!)

13 Houses Made Of Unusual Materials!

(GO GREEN Houses!)

A “NORMAL” person would use bricks, cement, paint etc. to build his house but, exceptions are always there. I saw on a TV show about a little town in Arizona where people build their house using stuffs like tires, newspapers etc. which are sufficient for their needs. Knowing this stuff would make you wonder about the other types of material people are willing to use. Check this amazing recycled houses.

Shipping Container House

recycled houses

This stunning home is almost like a piece of art that you can live in. Constructed using  recycled shipping containers, the container home has all of the modern conveniences of a traditionally built home but with a unique element of style as well. A modern kitchen, huge wide-open floor plan, and gigantic windows that bring in tons of natural lighting are just a few of the great features of this home, construction costs were relatively inexpensive when compared to traditional construction.

Airplane House

recycled houses

What could be better than an amazing house made out of an airplane? A cheap one. The plane itself cost just $2000, though moving it cost $4000 and renovating it for habitation took another $24000 – but that’s still just $30000 for a truly amazing and unique home. The original airplane fold-down stairs were kept and are operated by a garage door opener and one of the original airplane restrooms still works as it always did. And the cockpit suspended over the lake below? Her own personal jacuzzi of course. 

The Key-Card Hotel

recycled houses

There is a hotel in New York named Key Card hotel which built out of 200,000 card keys. Everything in this hotel, be it bed, floor, wall even toilet seat is made out of cards. This hotel is made by the world record holder in card house building, Bryan Berg. This make me think, if they provide any visiting cards of their hotel.

Small Cruiser House

recycled houses

The Benson Ford is a beautiful ship now owned by Bryan Kasper. Having dutifully served on the Great Lakes for 50 years, the ship can now be found towering on a cliff on South Bass Island in Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay, OH. Originally, Henry Ford had it built as his own cruise ship and named it after his grandson. Then in 1986, after it had been stripped of its engine, Frank J. Sullivan bought the luxurious vessel from a salvage company, brought it to the island, and transformed it into a lakeshore residence for his family.

The House Made From Plastic Bottles

recycled houses

American consumes about 70 million bottles everyday and it also common in other parts of world. There is even an movement against it and these bottle usually end up in landfills, but
a family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina took notice to it and figured out how can they help to solve this problem and so he constructed a house by using plastic bottles.
Hoping friends and neighbors will see their home as a commitment to caring for the planet, the Santa Cruz family built their home’s entire structure and all of furnishings  within from plastic bottles, aluminum cans, Tetra Pak boxboard and other recycled goods. As if this project wasn’t quite daunting enough, homeowner (and builder) Alfredo Santa Cruz also designed a smaller playhouse version of the bottle home for his young daughter.

Garbage House

recycled houses

A house made up of garbage. Whether you use a lot of garbage to build a complete house or use material to patch up an old house, you have to admit that it is the original use of recyclable materials and the cost required is zero, all you need is some time and you don’t even need to clean it, since no one will really notice that your house is dirty. On a side note, before you try to attempt something like that, it would be better if talk with your neighbors. No use in spending time to do if you can’t comply with local laws.Beer Can House
recycled houses

Yeah! Now we’re talking. This house is made up of 39,000 beers can and was built by John Milkovisch in 1968 at Houston, Texas and the best part is that it smells like beer and is open to public with regular weekend hours. This is class; I am even ready to pay to get a house like this for myself.

The Newspaper House

recycled houses

Sumer Erek says that, newspapers are hard if you roll them and they can be used to make a house, so she decided to build a house with newspapers
The House was first created in London’s Gillett Square in March 2008, transforming over 85,000 used newspapers into a thought provoking artwork, attracting a wide range of people and press coverage internationally. It now counts over 100,000 newspapers.

Door House

recycled houses

This picture was taken near Elberton, Georgia and is not just a simple house, it is one created from used doors only. Flood, windows, walls, everything is made up of doors. This was just a quick example of creative people are, and some of them keep to amaze us everyday.

Scrap House

recycled houses

This house was created by a team of architects, engineers, contractors from San Francisco to celebrate World Environment Day in 2005 using scraps. Noble cause, isn’t it?

House Made Of Ship

recycled houses

Some people love boats so much that they will even build their homes in the shape of them. These two examples can be found on 3rd Street in Encinitas, CA. The S.S. Encinitas and S.S Moon Light have never touche water (apart from rainwater), as they are neither boathouses nor houseboats — just stunning boat replicas. But that’s not to say that these two houses are not recycled. Their creator, Miles Minor Kellogg, was a versatile builder in the 1920s and ’30s who loved taking scrap material and using it for new structures. The wood making up this unique structure was taken from an old bathhouse at Moonlight Beach in 1925. Because of its low ceiling, the wood wasn’t fit for a regular house but worked splendidly for these two boathouses, completed in 1928.

Car Ferry House

recycled houses

Mary Breuer, live aboard the Maritol, a decommissioned Icelandic car ferry docked at Pier 54 in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco.
Ms. Breuer her husband started looking for industrial buildings to buy years ago. But despite the vacancies created by the dot-com crash, they could not find a suitable building. “I’d seen tugboats that had been converted,” Mr. Lundberg said, “so I thought, ‘What about a small ship?’ ”
She found the Maritol, which was built in 1975, listed for $260,000 on a Web site which deals in used and repossessed ships. They flew to Iceland to buy it and hired five of the ship’s crew members to deliver it through the Panama Canal to San Francisco, a seven-week trip. They spent another $600,000 repainting the exterior, rebuilding the engine, converting the electrical system to United States standards and other alterations required to make the ship habitable.

Wooden Pallets House

recycled houses

The Manifesto House by Infiniski utilizes pre-made materials like shipping containers and wooden pallets to create an uber cool modern house. Built in Curacavi, the modest home is composed of two 40′ shipping containers and two 20′ containers. Cheap and quick to construct, this plan uses sustainable materials while incorporating renewable energy systems.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I found a GREAT campaign I'd be happy to support as I am sure MANY of my followers will be too! It is,

The TRUTH about BEAUTY exposed…

The EAT! campaign.
Click image above to visit the main page.
I hope that the teens, college girls, young Hollywood stars, and
women who are thinking about, just starting, or have made
eating less, constant dieting, or not eating a way of life to look
better, younger, prettier, or skinnier realize the truth about
beauty. The truth about how beauty is kept. The truth about
how beauty is lost.
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I hope you all enjoy as much as I did & please remember seriously, Beauty is ONLY skin deep! But, ugly goes straight to the bone. Actually, true beauty is about what kind of person you are, not how beautiful your looks are. I know some beautiful girls, but they are ugly on the inside. 

Are you beautiful on the inside? 
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So Enjoy
& please share w/all you know! 

& of course thank you!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Because there is a big difference between living and merely existing…
  • Educate yourself until the day you die. – The time and energy you invest in your education will change your life.  You are a product of what you know.  The more knowledge you acquire, the more control you have over your life.
  • Take good care of your body. – Your body is the greatest tool you’ll ever own.  It impacts every step you take and every move you make.  Nourish it, exercise it, and rest it.
  • Spend as much time as possible with the people you love. – Human beings are emotional creatures.  Family and close friends makeup the core of your emotional support system.  The more you nurture them, the more they will nurture you.
  • Be a part of something you believe in. – This could be anything.  Some people take an active role in their local city council, some find refuge in religious faith, some join social clubs supporting causes they believe in, and others find passion in their careers.  In each case the psychological outcome is the same.  They engage themselves in something they strongly believe in.  This engagement brings happiness and meaning into their lives.
  • Excel at what you do. – There’s no point in doing something if you aren’t going to do it right.  Excel at your work and excel at your hobbies.  Develop a reputation for yourself, a reputation for consistent excellence.
  • Live below your means. – Live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one.  Do not spend to impress others.  Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects.  Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you.  Always live well below your means.
  • Be self-sufficient. – Freedom is the greatest gift.  Self-sufficiency is the greatest freedom.
  • Build a comfortable, loving household. – Home is where the heart is.  Your home should be comfortable and lined with love.  It should be a place that brings the whole family together.
  • Always be honest with yourself and others. – Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless.
  • Respect elders.  Respect minors.  Respect everyone. – There are no boundaries or classes that define a group of people that deserve to be respected.  Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.
  • Mix it up.  Try different things. – Seek as many new life experiences as possible and be sure to share them with the people you love.  After all, your life’s story is simply a string of experiences.  The more experiences you have, the more interesting your story gets.
  • Take full ownership of your actions. – Either you own up to your actions or your actions will ultimately own you.
  • Over-deliver on all your promises. – Some people habitually make promises they are just barely able to fulfill.  They promise perfection and deliver mediocrity.  If you want to boost your personal value, do the exact opposite. Slightly under-sell your capabilities so that you’re always able to over-deliver.  It will seem to others like you’re habitually going above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Listen more.  Talk less. – The more you listen and the less you talk, the more you will learn and the less you will miss.
  • Focus more on less. – Think in terms of Karate: A black belt seems far more impressive than a brown belt.  But does a brown belt really seem any more impressive than a red belt?  Probably not to most people.  Remember that society elevates experts high onto a pedestal.  Hard work matters, but not if it’s scattered in diverse directions.  Focus on less and master it all.
  • Exploit the resources you do have access to. – The average person is usually astonished when they see a physically handicap person show intense signs of emotional happiness.  How could someone in such a restricted physical state be so happy?  The answer rests in how they use the resources they do have.  Stevie Wonder couldn’t see, so he exploited his sense of hearing into a passion for music, and he now has 25 Grammy Awards to prove it.
  • Savor the natural joys of simple pleasures. – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best things in life are free.  They come in the form of simple pleasures and they appear right in front of you at various locations and arbitrary times.  They are governed by Mother Nature and situational circumstance and captured by mindful awareness.  It’s all about taking a moment to notice the orange and pink sunset reflecting off the pond water as you hold hands with someone you love.  Noticing these moments and taking part in them regularly will bring unpredictable bursts of happiness into your life.
  • Reflect on your goals and direction. – Not doing so is committing to wasteful misdirection.  The process of self reflection helps maintain a conscious awareness of where you’ve been and where you intend to go, giving you the ability to realign your trajectory when necessary.
  • Leave time for spontaneous excursions. – Sometimes opportunity knocks at unexpected times.  Make sure you have enough flexibility in your schedule to respond accordingly.
  • Be here now. – Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you.  Right now is life.  Don’t miss it.
From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life. ~Anais Nin

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan needs our help,

And they have 2 ways to donate to Japan quake and tsunami relief -- Text '4JAPAN' to '20222' to give a $10 donation. Or donate via our website at *Please continue to pray & pass this message along!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Charlie Sheen inspired funny facebook status updates and more...

  1. is Winning!  Duh!
  2. is on a drug, it’s called ‘Charlie Sheen.’ It’s not available cuz if you try it once you will die. Your face will melt off and children will weep over your exploded body.”
  3. will let you borrow my brain for five seconds and just be like dude, can’t handle it, unplug this bastard. It fires in a way that is, I don’t know, maybe not from this terrestrial realm.
  4. When you’ve got tiger blood and Adonis DNA, it’s like, get with the program dude.
  5. wishes you nothing but pain in your silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated you earthworm with my words -- imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.
  6. says there's my life. Deal with it. Oh, wait, can't process it? LOSERS! Winning! Buh-bye
  7. is the new sheriff in town and I have an army of assassins!
  8. is addicted to one thing right now.... Winning!
  9. thinks that the bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent. Do the math ... another one of their mottoes is 'Don't be special, be one of us.' Newsflash: I am special, and I will never be one of you! I have a disease? Bulls**t! I cured it with my brain, with my mind. I cured it, I'm done
  10. is sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time and this includes naps. I'm an F18, bro and I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground!
  11. is dealing with fools and trolls. I'm dealing with soft targets, and it's just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee. They lay down with their ugly wives and their ugly children and just look at their loser lives and then they look at me and say, 'I can't process it.' Well, no, and you never will! Stop trying! Just sit back and enjoy the show!
  12. What they’re not ready for is guys like you and I and Nails and all the other gnarly gnarlingtons in my life, that we are high priests, Vatican assassin warlocks. Boom. Print that, people. See where that goes.”
  13. thinks as kids we’re not taught how to deal with success; we’re taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?”
  14. has probably took more drugs than anyone could survive. I’m bangin’ 7-gram rocks and finishing them because that’s how I roll. I have one speed, one gear… go!
  15. says it is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshisc**k again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension

    This is a hilarious blog who put this post up as well as many other hilarious facebook statuses that they've collected. Check it out it's here, The Collection of Funny Facebook Status Updates!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

PLAY Coffee Table

Published in Home Interior Design |  

On September 22nd, 2008

Everybody loves a good puzzle, which is exactly what the PLAY! Coffee Table by BCSXY is offering. It is so much more than it seems from the outside, just like a good mystery – things are never quite what they seem.Handmade of walnut veneered plywood and lacquer print, this gorgeous coffee table has a slide-puzzle top.
It allows you to shuffle and move surface panels around, while with each arrangement, the missing piece reveals one of sixteen hidden storage compartments. Now, where did I put the remote…
Dimensions: 40.5″ x 40.5″ x 17.75″H (including wheels)

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.  Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.  Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.  But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.  ~Buddha

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thats What Friends are For Dionne Warwick and Friends

I seriously have some of the BEST friends ever! They've
truly proven to me w/the passing of my Mom*Mom that
I have it made. I have so many who LOVE me and I LOVE
them! I dedicate this to each and EVERYONE of you....

I love you all, forever.

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