Join us December 7th from 1pm – 5pm at the Commons for the Festival of Lights Mayor’s Christmas Village!
See the Commons transformed into a flurry of Holiday Spirit! The see entries for the Mayor’s Christmas Card contest, Sweet Rose Bakehouse will be hosting an interactive gingerbread display, and the Columbus Area Railroad Club will present a Model Train Holiday Display.
Fun activities for the kids will also be available thanks to Kidscommons and Columbus Parks & Recreation.
Enjoy all the performances going on all afternoon! See the Schedule below:
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM First Baptist Church Hand Bell Quartet (Performance Hall Stage)
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Bartholomew County Library Storyteller (Miller-Tangeman Lower Lobby Stage)
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Sine Nomine (pronounce ‘See-nay Nom-ee-nay’) Carolers (Miller-Tangeman Lower Lobby Stage)
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Three Handsome Gentlemen Men’s Quartet (Performance Hall Stage)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Dance Street, Performance/ Interactive dance lesson (Performance Hall Stage)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Kristen Wright, Soloist/Guitarist (Miller-Tangeman Lower Lobby Stage)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Easterling Entertainment Presents “Santa via Satellite” Magic Show
I love it when friends on Facebook post interesting reads that suck you in and get your mind thinking. It provides a good balance from all the Bit Strips and Ridiculous memes and info graphs.
OK- back to this great read…
I’m sure if you’ve ever traveled to another country, you’ve come across some interesting traditions, food, ways of living, etc…and I bet you have thought “That is so weird! Why do you do it this way?”
Well this article is how other countries see us…
16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here.
Some very interesting insights in this…both on the light and heavy side. I think we as Americans get so caught up in the attitude that we are awesome at everything and do all the things right, that we miss considering how other cultures and countries see and do things in their daily lives.
I hope you take some time to check this out (or at least bookmark it and read it at lunch).
It’s a great opportunity to appreciate what you have, and realize that we can be “foreigners” too.
Enjoy! -Sara Beth
As I was searching for new tunes yesterday, I noticed something different about A Great Big World’s “Say Something” on the charts….
This is the version that we currently play…however there is now a version featuring the lovely and talented Christina Aguilera! Take a listen here…
I would have know about this earlier if I would have been a better fan of The Voice and would have seen this performance last week, but alas, things happen. The good thing is that I know about it NOW and can share it with you!
So- Which version do you love? Do you like the straight honesty of A Great Big World? Or are you a Xtina fan and enjoy her harmonies in the mix?
Love to know what you think! Who knows, maybe you will hear the Christina version on QMIX soon…
Dear Mother Nature….
Thank you for making it snow the way I like snow….
Enough to say- Hey! It snowed! But not enough to make us shovel driveways and delay school.
I may have been humming this song as I was getting ready this morning…
I had these sentiments while digging through my tub of sweaters….
I am also craving one of these….
oh wait…no….that’s everyday…. .
Sure the snow will be gone by the afternoon…but that is ok. I wasn’t done yet with fall anyway.
I hope you enjoy this winter-y fall Tuesday!
First off- to ALL Veterans and those still serving our country….
I hope you are showered with an extra dose of gratitude and love today (since we should be thanking you everyday!).
Speaking of Veterans, I love military family reunion videos. Happy tears fall from my face immediately.
And since our four legged furry children are just as much part of our family as anyone else, those reunions can be just as exciting and emotionally moving.
So I was very excited to see that Buzzfeed put together a list of 18 videos of Service men and women reuniting with their furry loved ones. This one below I think is my favorite…the dog is crying!
Check the rest out here…and make sure you have a tissue handy!
Yay for award shows!
I know most people aren’t fans of them, and honestly, I’d rather read the reviews and watch the youtube highlights the next day. BUT- with award shows come pretty dresses!
Below are my favorites…
Gotta give it to Country- these ladies know how to keep it classy! Miranda and Kelly KILLED it, and I always thought Mrs. Paisley was gorgeous even back in her Father of the Bride days, so I’m always happy to see her getting some attention.
Taylor almost made the top, but I kind of felt that her red dress choice was kind of predictable with her lips, song, and album being red. She did look pretty though!
Below are my not so favorites…but even then, Country ladies can keep it classy. I’m sure I could put these against some other bad looks at other award shows and they would win hands down.
Here’s what I think happened….
Faith and Jennifer got together and decided they wanted to show some awkward side boob cleavage.
Carrie and Kasey decided to wear the same dress but wanted to make it their own so they had a “Project Runway” slumber party and spent the evening bedazzling and placing iron-ons on each other’s dresses.
Sheryl and Lucy also had the same idea for a “Project Runway” slumber party, but they spent the evening partying too hard and spent the 3 hours before red carpet time trying to make sheets work for an evening gown. They were somehow responsible for Faith’s dress too…
Then Sheryl and Carrie ended up taking the same limo to the party when all the sudden they were attacked by the aqua-net ninjas and ended up with that hair.
Just a thought….
What was your favorite red carpet look from the CMA’s last night?
Don’t worry Tina Fey, you will always be first in my heart when it comes to my favorite females….
But Jennifer Lawrence is climbing the charts….
Oh who am I kidding? She’s probably number 2 right now!
Jennifer Lawrence took some time during her crazy schedule and did a Q&A via Tumblr chat the other day, and in typical J-Law fashion just rocked it with her down to earth sassiness that makes all us females want to be her BFF.
Here are some highlights that are floating around the interwebs…
First off…LOVE her new pixie cut….
And she cut it for normal reasons, not Hollywood next role reasons…
I’ve always appreciated her stance on body image, and she once again drove it home that Hollywood needs to stop calling everyone fat.
I think ALL women young and old need to hear this everyday. Thank you Jennifer for speaking truth!
She also talked about her teen crushes…she mentioned Boy Meets World…yeah we would have been besties growing up
You can check out more highlights from the interview HERE, and check out the yahoo tumblr with more of the interview HERE.
oooOOOHHH!! Living on a prayer!
For reals though…Sean “the Madman” and I are halfway through our 10 week Challenge at Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping! WAHOO!!
We’ve been having such a great time! Both Sean and I find the classes EXTREMELY addictive…but its a good kind of addiction! There’s just something about pushing yourself to the max and knowing that it will all be over in 45 minutes is very encouraging!
My 5:30 class from last week sporting our pink!
Let’s just hope it shows up in our 5 week check-up at the end of the week….eep!
The latest round of fun during strength training is what is called a Drop Set. So up until the previous weeks we had been doing our workouts with classic sets, which would be a slow set of 16 reps, a fast set of 16 reps, a small break to band up if you can, then another slow set of 16. I was getting used to these. Even toying with the red and blue bands… (which are heavier than yellow and green btw)
Then they introduced Drop Sets. You start with your heaviest band (that you can do) of 12 reps slow, then the next band down for average set of 16, then band down again for a fast set of 24.
Sounds easy enough….
By the time that fast set of 24 rolls around your muscles are TIRED and even the yellow band can be a pain! Talk about muscle failure!
Anyways- since it’s right before the 5 week check-up, my goal is to up the bands and try to do just a little more, and not settle into what I know I can do, and in the resistance band world, that means BRING ON THE BLUE BAND! (And maybe even flirt with the PURPLE BAND!)
Except for lateral raises. I will forever be using the yellow bands for that exercise.
As a Graphic Designer myself, I love stumbling across these creative prints and posters that express our frustrations with interesting feedback.
What is super fantastic is that the Irish designers of this collection took the profits of these prints and donated it to a local Children’s Hospital.
Check out the full story and collection HERE. (warning: some images on the site are slightly scary, and slightly offensive. Not completely NSFW, but may want to have that extra window ready to go just in case )
Below are some of my favorites…and some are critiques that I’ve actually received. Enjoy!
*Due to extreme temperatures and public safety concerns in the forecast for the evening of December 7th, the Festival of Lights committee has decided to cancel the Festival of Lights parade, and therefore we will be cancelling Thomasson Thomasson Long & Guthrie’s QMIX Christmas Musical Fireworks too.
Yes, we are bummed too. We hope you take the time to attend the Christmas Village at the Commons, from 1-5pm, which includes “Santa via Satellite” Magic Show from Easterling Entertainment thanks to Guide One Insurance.
Thank you to are gracious sponsors: Thomasson Thomasson Long & Guthrie, MainSource Bank, Columbus Regional Health, and Franklin College for their wonderful support.