Archive for April 30th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day 2009 (04/30)

Thursday, April 30th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

April 30 : 10 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that nearly 96% of all Americans participate in Mother’s Day celebrations in some way?

For example, the holiday is the peak day for long distance carriers and one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 10th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to the Month of May 2009 (04/30)

Thursday, April 30th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Month of May

April 30 : 01 day till May

Did you know that the first Memorial Day was observed in the United States on May 5, 1866?

Originally known as Decoration Day, referring to the decorating of soldiers’ gravesites, Memorial Day today is legally celebrated on the last Monday in May.

A day often known for its sales and family picnics, Memorial Day is intended to honor America’s fallen war heroes and their families.

This year Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday May 25.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of May! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(April 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Hairstylist Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Hairstylist Appreciation Day
What would Marge Simpson be without her blue bouffant? Rachel without her “Rachel” shag? Farrah Fawcett (who?) without the famous “Farrah Fawcett” flip? Dorothy Hamill’s wedge? Bo Derek’s cornrows? Or even Sanjaya without his pony-hawk?

Well we’ve got their hairstylists to thank for these lovely, and in some cases iconic doos. So give a shout out today (and maybe a bigger tip) to your own hairstylist and let them know how important they are to you and your tresses.

Countdown to Mother’s Day: Top 10 Celebrity Moms: #7

Thursday, April 30th, 2009


In honor of Mother’s Day, join us as we continue our countdown of the Top 10 celebrity moms.

We’ll be highlighting 1 mom daily leading up to the big day, and to our #1 Celebrity Mom herself!

A Top 10 Celebrity Mom

Jennifer Garner
Of all the celebrity moms on this list, Jennifer is probably the most likely to pull up a seat next to you during the local library’s story hour and sing along – mercilessly out of tune – to Old McDonald Had A Farm. Even though motherhood is the great equalizer between celebrities and their adoring fans, there is no more relatable star and mom than Jennifer Garner.

Wife to Ben Affleck and mom to 3-year old Violet, Jennifer is unlike the other A-listers who put on heals and makeup even for a quick run to Starbucks. Jennifer is constantly snapped by paparazzi wearing jeans and sneakers, hair pulled back into a ponytail, without even a hint of makeup. Jennifer would rather spend the day at the park with Violet than shopping on Rodeo Drive – and she’s clearly passing on these good values to her daughter. Now that’s something to celebrate!

Check back each day for another celeb mom (or you can cheat and check out our whole top 10 list here).

Photo Credit: Jennifer Garner (flickr: Hollywood Kids)

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