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Jun 29, 2013


Someone posted a quote on Facebook the other day that was a real eye-opener.
It said something like, "For some people life is full of angry, rude, selfish people. For others it's full of happy, kind, loving people. Same life."

We're all living in the same world. Why are some people always talking about the cool experience they just had with someone, and others always complaining about how rude other people are?

May 23, 2013


Although we know that Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who’ve died while serving our country, it’s also a rare day off for us so, to be honest, many of us are more excited that it’s a chance to hang out with friends, sleep in, catch up on yard work or get to a shoreline somewhere.

I don’t think you should feel guilty about doing that.

That’s what those men and women died for: your freedom. You have the freedom to either go to a cemetery to put flowers on someone’s grave, or to fire up the grill. 

May 15, 2013

I'm so proud of Angelina Jolie for speaking out this week about her double mastectomy. She could just have easily kept it a secret. She's had breast reconstruction, so who'd have known?
But she told us about her choices, and encouraged other women to educate themselves and talk to their doctors, and make their own right choice.
Having lost loved ones to breast cancer, and having friends who've survived it, I'm all for more education.

Apr 30, 2013

I'm just wondering today about some things that have been on my mind, lately.
Like, what ever happened to just being nice?

I remember the saying from the old animated movie "Bambi" that went something like, "Mama always said, 'If you can't say somethin' nice, don't say nothin' at all.'"
Why is it so hard to say something nice to someone?
Why is it so easy to make fun of some celebrity kid who's struggling and falling?
Is it because 'nice guys finish last'? And what does it matter if I finish last?

Apr 17, 2013
Please share with your friends who are going.

Here are some things to take, and some things to remember, to make your Southern Women's Show experience more fun!  

Apr 9, 2013

This reminds me how love and appreciation sweetens a life. In my opinion, it's the best product review, ever.

"An Edge for the Older Gardener," June 8, 2002

By "wbjy"

This review is for: Fiskars 9424 Garden Bucket Caddy (Lawn & Patio)

Apr 3, 2013

Okay, when you get time, try this today on your favorite video on

Click on the video, let it play through (some don't have to play to the end for this to work, but most do) then hit a NUMBER on your keyboard.

Mar 19, 2013

Dear Online Friend,

Feb 26, 2013

My allergies are acting up, so I got a new hat. lol.
Have a wonderful, allergy-free day!
Anna Marie

Jan 22, 2013

Oh. My. Goodness. I'm doing MOST of these!

I like this article because it gives me the explanations behind the behaviors.

As with many articles, maybe there's a nugget of help you can get from this.

Good luck reaching your goals this year.

Anna Marie

Jan 16, 2013
Hey, my friend!
If you're always wishing you had more time, you may find a tip below that can help. Let me know if one works for you!
Anna Marie
Aug 20, 2012



Jun 6, 2011

If a yard sale or garage sale is in your immediate future, you can use tips from those who've honed it to a fine art, to make the most money ever, and schedule a pickup from a local charity so you don't take those unsold items back into your home or garage.

First, what's the ONE thing that you MUST have to make people stop at your sale?
Furniture! If you don’t have some, ask friends or neighbors if they have some they want to sell.

May 6, 2011

by Anna Marie

There are a lot of photos taken over Mother’s Day weekend. Many end up deleted. If you want to take a photo your mom will want to frame, and you can post online, my friend Kacky Fell from Hatcher and Fell Photography in Nashville helped me put together these 10 Tips for Better Mother's Day Photos with your digital camera.

Apr 4, 2011
Since it's FREE, do something nice for someone!

If you had all the money in the world, what would you do? Who would you do something nice for? Everyone you know?
Yeah, me too!

But, you DON'T have tons of extra cash, do you?

That's why I want to remind you of some things that are available -- for FREE-- from Mix 92.9, that you just have to take thirty seconds or so to win for your friends!

Nov 17, 2010
I've been so sad, and missing my babies, since my two older cats died this past year.

Gracie, my Calico, died suddenly last December.

Oct 12, 2010
So, my friends are using a cleaner that I told them about, and their little girl decided to help. Daddy, Caesar, sent me this photo from his phone, and I had to share.
Sep 20, 2010

I was teamed with Leland Statom from News Channel 5 this weekend at the Tennessee State Fair's Celebrity Cow-Milking Competition.

This cow didn't know what was in store for her.  

Before the competition

Sep 17, 2010

I'll be part of the Celebrity Cow Milking Competition tonight (Friday), starting at 6:30, at the Tennessee State Fair. Come cheer me on, and give me tips. I've never even TOUCHED a cow before, much less milked one! Yikes!

Sep 13, 2010

I went to my first Titans game this weekend, saw them beat the Oakland Raiders. I got to experience tail-gating with some friends, too, and all THAT entails! And I took pictures. Here are some highlights.

The Raider and The Titan 

Anna and the Elvii

Sep 1, 2010
My friend, Mike Armistead, embarrassed me today.

Oh, not intentionally!

I was at the radio station, and Kim, Clint and I were talking to Mike on the speaker phone, about the upcoming 9/11 tribute event that firefighters from all over the country will come to Nashville to take part in. 

Aug 3, 2010

Someone finally found the pot at the end of the rainbow.

I always thought it was a pot of  GOLD!

Jul 29, 2010

I've found a new role model: Epictetus.

A fellow who's been dead for a long, long time! 

Here's what Wikipedia says about him: