Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Movie in the Park & the Perfect Picnic

Summer is here, which means Movies in the Park every Wednesday at the Amphitheatre!  Today Gretchen Hall of the LRCVB and Capi Peck of Capi's and Trio's stopped by to share details on the movie line up and how to pack the perfect picnic. 
Movies in the Park 2011
June 1              Twilight: New Moon
June 8              Star Trek (2009 version)
June 15             Notting Hill
June 22             How to Train your Dragon
June 29             Ghost Busters
July 6               The Hangover
July 13              Dirty Dancing
July 20              True Grit
July 27              Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (original 1971 version)
Capi's Perfect Picnic
Old Mill bread
Assorted cheeses
Local strawberries
Local honey 
Local pickled okra
Watermelon wedges
Pasta salad with. cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs & feta
Marinated zucchini & yellow squash salad with Vidalia onions
Rotisserie chicken (Boulevard)

Note:  All of the items were purchased at the Farmers’ Market and chicken added from INSIDE the River Market to finish it out.
Chopped Greek Salad
serves 6
4 c. peeled. seeded and diced cucumber
3 c. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
4 green onions, chopped
1 c. pitted Greek olives
1 c. feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 c. chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 c. chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss gently to combine.  Pack in mason jars for easy for easy transport for a picnic.
Summer Squash Salad
serves 6
1 lb. zucchini
1 lb. yellow squash
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 T. lemon juice
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 c. flat-leaf Italian parsley
kosher salt to taste
1 c. shaved Parmesan cheese
3/4 c. toasted almonds coarse chop
2 c. arugula
Thinly slice the squash lengthwise with a vegetable peeler or a mandolin.
Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and kosher salt to taste.  Pour dressing over squash.  Let sit for 15 minutes.
Add shaved Parmesan and toasted almonds.  Sprinkle with black pepper to taste.
If you want to add the arugula, do so just before serving.
Now you are set to enjoy a picnic and a movie!

Monday, May 30, 2011

I Can Dance Chili's Night

Don't forget stop by your local Chili's with this flyer on June 6 to help the I Can Dancers.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Men's Summer Fashion Tip

Thanks to have guys from Evolve for sharing this great men's fashion blog and pictures with us. 
Here's what they had to say:
These AR Summers are HOT. 
The best way to stay cool is in light weight cotton anything: Shorts, casual pants, shirts. 
Cotton allows your body to breathe and will not weigh you down on those 98 degree days. 
And with AR Summers, don't be afraid to wear a long sleeve woven shirt.
Yes, I know... it's so hot outside... so make it a light weight cotton or linen shirt, roll the sleeves up to a short sleeve look and show those arms off. Your significant other will be pleased you made that choice and not another t-shirt.  
And lastly, if you insist on a t-shirt type shirt to go out in due to the heat, why not try a long sleeve light weight Henley t-shirt and finish it off with a vest and a nice pair of dark denim.
Cool, fashion forward and definitely a one-of-a-kind style that is sure to leave an impression. 
For more Fashion Tips, check out our EVOLVE Facebook Page.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rebecca Ward's Infidelity Advice

Last week on GMA, a woman called in with a question that was really difficult to answer in 45 seconds. She asked if she should tell her husband about an affair she had recently ended.
There is no short definitive answer to that question. Every affair begins and ends with circumstances unique to the people involved. There are so many things that must be considered when making the decision to inform or not inform the betrayed marital partner. I go on a case to case basis in making the decision and I don't have a set policy or rule about the revelation and confession of an affair.
My two rules about infidelity are I won't work with a couple if an affair is going on and I won't keep an affair secret from the other spouse.  I ask couples in the beginning if there are other people involved and I tell them clearly I won't work with them if there is and I won't keep a secret so don't call me and tell me one.
The practice of marital infidelity and our society's views have altered over the last several decades. Unfortunately affairs seem to be more prevalent currently or maybe they're just more overt and society is more forgiving. Still, the decision to reveal or not is a controversial one and each therapist must weigh all  possible outcome options before making recommendations.
All things equal, I often encourage the admission so the couple can then look at how and why it happened and begin to address the marital issues. While the decision to go outside the marriage is the total responsibility of the Infidel, the partner also has to examine him or herself to see what contributed to the reality of such an action being considered. It appears that no action occurs in a vacuum so conditions need to be analyzed. Trust has been devastated and rebuilding takes time and patience. There are times I think that there is no good purpose in revelation and confession but that subject is too complicated to discuss here.
I simply wanted to clarify how much there is to consider when an affair has occurred and how wisely it must be handled so all involved can have understanding and resolution. As contradictory as this might sound, couples who have worked through all the pain that an affair inflicts, examined their relationship and themselves, and rebuilt understanding and trust attain a stronger closer marriage than they ever had. All tell me they would have preferred to have achieved marital success by a different route!
Rebecca Ward

Design Time with Tobi Fairley: Outdoor Design

We always love having Tobi Fairley in the studio for Design Time with Tobi Fairley.  

She's helped us decorate and design all over house, and today she took us outside.  

You can get all the details on Tobi's Blog:


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tipton Hurst Giveaway, 5/23/11

We all love Chris Norwood's floral designs. Today we've decided to give you a chance to take one home.

This is a simple contest. The seventh person to leave a comment with their name and phone number is taking this home.

Good luck!
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Clutter Busting & Inexpensive Decorating

Angie Freel of the Saline County Cooperative Extension Service stopped by today to share ideas for organizing and decorating with everyday items.

She also left us some tips for clearing out the clutter.

3 Clutter-Busting Concepts
  1. Contain: Enough storage space is, of course, the Holy Grail of any household.  But solutions to the problem are probably littering your closets and cupboards right now.  Use monochromatic boxes, wooden crates, berry baskets, and empty jars to stash anything from mementos to old files, paper clips to dried spices.
  2. Repeat: Transform stray containers or collectibles into a decorative tableau by clustering like objects.  Consistency produces a neater look than a random assembly does--and while one or two may look arbitrary, a group look like art.
  3. Repurpose: You can eke a second life out of idle treasures by assigning them new functions--and, in so doing, add style to the surfaces they grace.
For more clutter conquering and decorating ideas and details on the ideas Angie shared in today's segment, visit: www.realsimple.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 5/18/11: Behind the Scenes


It was great to have Chris King of The Rev Room & Stickz with another great batch of live music taking stages in Downtown Little Rock.

These are some of the acts that caught his eye:

Following are the best of Central Arkansas' live music offerings coming up in the next two weeks:

Thursday, May 19 
•Portugal, The Man with opener Telekinesis, Rev Room, Ages 18 and up, 9 pm, Tickets $12 advance, $15 day-of-show

Friday, May 20 
•Casey Donahew Band, Rev Room, Ages 18 and up, 9 pm, Tickets $12 advance, $15 day-of-show
•Frontiers JOURNEY Tribute Band, Stickyz, Ages 21+, 9:30 pm, Tickets $10

Saturday, May 21
•Nevermind NIRVANA Tribute Band, Stickyz, Ages 21+, 9 pm, Tickets $10

Sunday, May 22
•Grace Potter & The Nocturnals on the Bonnaroo Buzz Tour with openers Futurebirds & Gary Clark Jr., Rev Room, Ages 18 and up, 7:30 pm, Tickets $20

Tuesday, May 24
•The Greenhornes with Jeff the Brotherhood, Stickyz, Ages 21+, 9:30 pm, Tickets $10

Wednesday, May 25
•WANDA JACKSON, , Rev Room, All Ages, 8 pm, Tickets $15 advance, $20 day-of-show

Thursday, May 26
•Tony Furtado, Stickyz, 9 pm, Tickets $10

Friday, May 28 — Sunday, May 30
Details on the music schedule are at www.riverfestarkansas.com

Friday, May 27
• Widespread Panic Pre-Party & After-Party with Weakness For Blondes, Stickyz, $6

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Bumposity is not your mom's maternity wear.  Today the ladies stopped by to show off everything from a wrap embellished with a peace sign to a little ACDC flare.

Here’s what Heather of Bumposity had to say about the ladies looks…

Look 1: Malicia
A little black dress is essential for your wardrobe whether you are expecting or not.  Think “accessories” and your LBD will reinvent itself every time you wear it.  Items featured:

Dress by Gap Maternity - $49.50

Floppy Stripe Hat by Gap - $29.95

Wrap Strap Sandal by Gap in Gold - $29.95

Look 2: Jeanne
Getting the Most of Your Maternity Wear

Get the most of your maternity wear by purchasing items that will take you beyond 40 weeks.  The Wrap Your Wombmate by Bumposity is a great accessory to wear while pregnant and can be used as a baby carrier and/or nursing cover once baby arrives.

Pure Body Tank by Gap Maternity in Black (*great essential piece) - $19.95

White Wash Full Panel Sexy Boot Jeans by Gap Maternity - $79.95

Wrap Your Wombmate by Bumposity in Caribbean Sea - $44.00


Look 3: Carissa
To The Max

A great thing about today’s fashion trends is that they are maternity friendly.  Take the Maxi Dress for example.  Odds are you probably have one hanging in your closet with your “civilian” clothes.  Max it out by wearing it when you are pregnant and even when you’re not.

Maxi Dress: Mommie 2 B in Conway - $115

Look 4: Daveeda
Think Outside of the Maternity Box

Don’t make the mistake of shopping strictly maternity wear once you become pregnant.  Think outside of the maternity box and venture back into the land of the “civilian” clothing.  Look for tops and dresses that are “forgiving” and try on o size or two larger than your norm.

Top by Gap - $59.95

Fedora Hat and Bag by Gap

Mid-Panel Walking Short by Maternity for Two @ maternityfortwo.com (*Uber comfortable with great price point) - $59.00

Look 5: Stacy
Rock Star Mom

Fabulous and unique line out of Florida – rock star moms.com.  Add something fun to your maternity wardrobe.

AC/DC Halter by Rock Star Moms - $54.99

Jimmy Jimmy Westbourne – Rebel Jean by Paige Denim - $194.00



We couldn't let Heather slip out the door without snapping a picture of her adorable outfit!

For more details and links to everything the ladies were wearing today look under the “news & events” tab at www.bumposity.com.

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