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December 24 2009 5 24 /12 /December /2009 08:16
Christmas light displays are abundant around Texas from neighborhoods that create their own magical wonderland to huge commercial displays with millions of lights set to music. Small town Texas comes alive during Christmas.

I've researched the web trying to find all the best displays around Texas. I've provided links so that you can learn more about each one. If you know of any I should add, just drop me an email and I'll be more than happy to add them.

Load up the kids and head to one near you. Many of them open now and run through New Year's eve.   For some extra fun along the trip, check out my Holiday Scavenger Hunt.
Austin's 37th Street

For more than 20 years, Austin's 37th Street has been transformed into one of the most spectacular displays of Christmas lights in the state. Neighbors string strand after strand from trees to rooftops covering everything in sight. They’ve even been known to decorate their pets and themselves in twinkling lights.

The creativity of this neighborhood has been featured on “Good Morning America”, in magazines, and newspapers.

Due to the popularity of this event, it is advised that you park your vehicle blocks away and walk. Traffic is often blocked off and directed by Austin police due to the number of pedestrians and motorists trying to view the displays.

Location: From I-35, exit at 38th Street and go west. Once you reach Speedway Street, you may want to start looking for a parking space. Cedar Street is the first left after Speedway and you may be able to find parking near there.


Grand Prairie, Texas

This holiday event runs from Thanksgiving Night to New Year’s Eve. There are over 4 Million lights along 2 miles of roadway. There are over 600 displays that line and arch over the walkway path creating Texas' largest light tunnel. There is a Holiday Magic Light Show Theater which is a 10 minute light show that is choreographed to music.

The price runs about $20/car of up to 8 people (more for limos and buses). Carousel and carnival rides are included with the admission price.

There is a gift shop and concessions are available, as well as pictures with Santa.

On weekends with high traffic, this can take a couple of hours to get through. It’s recommended that you allow about 2-3 hours to properly see this event.
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December 22 2009 3 22 /12 /December /2009 09:47
Many companies - including Silver Gemstone Jewelry including Silver Topaz, Amethyst, Turquoise Gemstone Rings, earrings, Pendants and Bracelets website - combat this aspect of online shopping by providing the potential customer with quality photography. Displaying the particular product in various, authentic environmental or room scenes helps to add depth to an otherwise one-dimensional object. Forgoing the luxury of touching, holding or viewing a product, many people worldwide have welcomed the opportunity of shopping online with open arms.

There are a variety of challenges that people face when choosing to shop silver gemstone jewelry including silver topaz, silver amethyst, turquoise gemstone rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets: lack of actual product visibility.

Here are just 5 of many reasons as to why online holiday shopping is a good idea:

1) Avoid lengthy lines & crowds

If you're anything like I am, then you've noticed that personal space has become more of a luxury than a common courtesy these days. The simple notion of being able to shop in my pajamas is enticing enough, but to do so without someone coughing behind me or accidentally rubbing up against me sounds like my idea of ultimate peace.

2) Save time

Family, work, and household chores are only a few of the responsibilities that many people are committed to caring for, performing, and maintaining on a daily basis. Bottom line: time is a precious commodity. Getting to the mall in between work, dinner, or hockey practice can be more difficult than finding a buried treasure for many people. Online holiday shopping provides a convenient outlet for those with a rare spare minute during any given day.

3) Save gas

While gas prices have actually gone down significantly during these trying economic times, trimming expenses wherever possible is still critical for many families. Many e-commerce sites offer free shipping on orders over a specified price, so it's important to remain alert to such deals.

4) Save money

With price comparison shopping engines a mere click away, it is extremely easy to scour the web for the best price on a certain product. Additionally, many companies offer the option of price matching simply to gain a sale over competitors. If you find a product for less and send this information to a competing site with a higher price, then more often than not, the site with the higher price will offer a percentage off of the product to sell it at a lower price point in order to make the sale.

5) Shop anytime, anywhere

The virtual world never closes. With many prominent department stores & boutique shops boasting online storefronts, it is now possible to gain access to essentially any range of product offering. Couldn't get to the mall between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.? No problem - just open a few browser windows and search for that home decor or clothing that you so desperately needed a couple of hours earlier.

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December 20 2009 1 20 /12 /December /2009 18:50
A Class song for the Christmas.A huge list of Christmas songs we have.here we are showing most popular christmas song. we hope you will appriciate this christmas song.

"This Christmas" is a well-known Christmas song originally recorded by R&B singer/songwriter Donny Hathaway and released as an Atco single in 1970. Hathaway co-wrote the song (it is credited to Nadine McKinnor and "Donny Pitts," the stage name Hathaway used as a young rap singer).

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December 19 2009 7 19 /12 /December /2009 19:16
In the business sector it is very important to lay special emphasis on the promotion bit. The key to success in business sector is to reach out to a lot more people and gain huge popularity. Reputed  online companies or stores now come with ideas of innovative corporate gifts that can make popular. Hence, it goes without saying that choosing the right corporate gifts is an important business policy nowadays.

Corporate gifts have no limitations at all. The most common and popular corporate gifts in women are silver jewelry rings,earrings,pendants, or bracelets. They are usable by almost anybody and everybody. Due to their constant requirement they remain in the constant of not only the one using it, but also those surrounding him.

However, it should be kept in mind that business gifts are to be selected according to the company’s financial stability. It is true that imprinted promotional gifts bring in huge returns, yet one should never go overboard with such expenses. In this connection, it can be stated that it is better to keep different sets ofcorporate gifts for different sets of people. Workers can be given silver rings, earrings,bracelet as corporate gifts. Executive bags, travel bags and the like stuff will make impressive corporate gifts for senior officials. T-shirts, desktop accessories, wooden items, and crockery can also be given to business associates as corporate gifts.

 However, what is most important is to select thecorporate gifts that are of supreme quality as this will impress their existing clients and further help them to increase their customer base. After all, the sole purpose of distributing corporate gifts is to take the business to new heights.
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December 17 2009 5 17 /12 /December /2009 18:19
Every woman loves the look of the silver jewely with a monogrammed tag or charm. and these jewelry pieces makes a great gift, because you are sure to find a perfect piece to suit the unique style of each of your friends or loved ones. There is something out there for every taste, whether your friends are more classic, preppy, funky, or earthy. Silver jewelry is very reasonably priced, so you can splurge on the whole set of jewelry to really make a splash.

In Indian culture, Gold is given preference over the silver when it comes to Jewelry. Gold being an expensive metal always, its use is limited to upper elite classes and royals only. Silver is relatively cheaper than gold and is available to common people. It has its own charm and beauty.

In earlier times, silver was used in various ornaments like a belt and an armlet worn around arms, bracelets, bangles, anklets and much more. Most of these items are still worn by women as part of customs in rural India. Besides this, there are many items which are made of silver like utensils, decorative and idols of God and Goddesses. Most poplar piece of it is anklet. Anklet is worn by most of the women and girls.

However, in urban India, silver Jewelry is worn to make a fashion statement rather than to follow customs. With prices ever on increase, gold is getting out of reach of even middle class people. At the same time, people are suffering from economic crisis looming world over. However, despite all these conditions, fashion can not be ignored. Instead of gold, women are getting attracted to cheaper Jewelry made of Silver. Jewelry designers are coming with new range of Jewelry every now and then. Add to this, there is craze for white metal like white gold and platinum in West which makes it even more attractive. There are many Jewelry shops which are dedicated to this kind of jewelry.

You can find jewelry pieces, both for men and women, bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings and stone studded ornament. Most of the Jewelry shops sell all these items.
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December 14 2009 2 14 /12 /December /2009 10:01
Silver Jewelry As a Present For Different Occasions

There is almost no specific holiday or occasion that a person cannot purchase a religious gift for. When a person is a Christian, they hold the Lord dear to their heart and not one day goes by that they do no thank the Lord for everything that he has given to them. Every occasion and holiday can be used to give Christian Gifts to the ones that you love. Furthermore, there are so many choices of these gifts that you will be assured to find the right gift for the right person. You can find Christian inspirational gifts, personalized Christian gifts, Christian mother's day gifts, as well as many more.

Silver jewelry, I can say is one of the most valuable and surprising gift your love one can receive. For any occasion, silver jewelry will never be outdated.

Silver jewelry works for any types of clothing and skin tone, with its huge available supply and affordability from head to toe surely you can get a set of jewelry without compromising its quality. Like silver earrings, rings, bracelets, brooches, watches, necklaces and anklets.

In terms of present or giveaway for wedding occasion, a piece of silver bracelet engraved with "thank you" is a very sentimental piece your visitor or sponsor could received. It is a sign of appreciating their presence, witnessing one of the most important part your life. Your next chapter of building your own family.

Silver jewelry such pendant and chains of bracelet is another appreciative present for parent to receive for their new born child, a"Christening Present". The parent can let their child grow up with your bracelet, always remembering you as the child's godparent. Who promises to help raise the child in a Christian manner.

Regardless of the cost, any woman will be delightful to receive a silver jewelry for her birthday. It is the nature of women to put sentimental value to a gift from someone who appreciates her, especially if its something you personalized or "something given with effort".

There is a wide collection of silver jewelry you can choose from to be a birthday present, but mostly for a friend, they prefer a bracelet engraved with words they can't personally say how much that person means to them. Silver bracelets ranges from simple to a more decorative styles with crystals, diamonds, semi-precious stones or silver pendant as well.

Christmas and Valentines are fast approaching everyone is busy looking after with their gift to be wrapped for their families, friends and special someone. A stunning silver ring, earring, bracelet, watch, anklet, pendant and necklace are few of the many things you can wrap as a present of love. Make it a habit of giving a present, without expecting something in return, you may never know until when you will be together. So start to appreciate that person today. Even a small piece of pendant stringed on a simple ribbon can be a stunning present. Make everyday Christmas.

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December 9 2009 4 09 /12 /December /2009 19:14
Turquoise is the birthstone for the month of december. Its a best christmas silver jewelry gift for who born in december month.

December is the last month of the year. People born in December are astrologically classified as Sagittarians and their ruling planet is the magnanimous Jupiter, the King among Planets. Belonging to the Fire group of astrological signs, they are well known for their outspokenness and frankness. Never of the inactive or lazy type, are Sagittarians adventurous and bubbly with an optimistic outlook towards life. Flaring of tempers and acting on impulse seem to be their second nature. They find it a real issue to put a hold on their emotions.

You can purchase this jewelry piece from www.fillelilly.com

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Turquoise is a blue colored stone. Though found in nature as bluish- green or even brownish blue, the best preferred color is the blue color resembling the blueness of the sky. Though Turquoise is not as hard as the other stones, it takes a smooth polish and shines with luster on being polished.

Turquoise is conferred with numerous health benefits too. It is said to remove and heal negativity and fill the user or the wearer with a sense of love and peace and calm. Turquoise is a wonderful gem stone to draw out all the negativity from a person. If under the influence of black magic, then Turquoise is considered as an excellent way to negate the effects of the deteriorating spell on the wearer.

Turquoise can be used as an effective help in creating a feeling of connectedness and emotional bonding with loved ones.

Turquoise can be used as bracelets, earrings, necklaces, as silver set rings, waist belts with these gem stone embedded or as arm bands. Whatever the choice of the type of jewelry, Turquoise looks wonderful on the wearer while acting like an amulet against negativity and black magic spells. What is more, it looks funky and can be used by the young and old alike. Turquoise is liked alike by the celebrities and the fashion conscious and any person can use this wonderful gem stone to enhance the positive vibrations in their life.


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December 7 2009 2 07 /12 /December /2009 17:49
Diamond is a most precious stones so you should have keep some ideas before purchasing this precious  stone jewelry. We are specifying some diamond jewelry buying tips :

Diamonds are considered as symbols of love; and its called girls stone, thats why they wore diamond jewelry in their engagement and wedding . Color, cut, clarity and carat are the four characteristics which determine the value of diamonds. Among these qualities, cut determines the desirability of the diamond since the other qualities are naturally acquired ones.The jewelry can be made of gold, sterling silver or titanium.

Tip 1: Ask yourself: "Do I want to wear something that is worth what I paid?" If the answer is no, stop reading now. You don't need my advice. If the answer is yes-and it probably is, then we want to avoid all jewelry that is made on an assembly line because it depreciates an average of 80.3% in value when you walk out the jewelry store's door. Simple question, ask the jeweler if the piece is 100% handmade. If not, you are looking at expensive costume jewelry.

Tip 2: If the jeweler passes tip 1, good. Now, ask if the settings are vacuum poured and vacuum pressed to remove any air pockets in the jewelry that can hurt its structural integrity. If he/she answers "Huh?", move on.

Tip 3: Ask if the gemstones are 100% natural and haven't been treated in anyway shape or form including baking to whiten, fracture filing to hide cracks, laser drilling to remove carbon. If they say "Uh, what?" or "Not sure", move on.

Tip 4: Ask if the major diamond (stones 1/4ct or larger) are fully bonded (if the jeweler 100% guarantees that for any reason at any time in the future, you are unhappy, you can get your hard earned money back! If no, see ya!

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November 29 2009 1 29 /11 /November /2009 15:03
Silver fashion jewelry is one of the most popular fashion jewelries in use, primarily because it is not only beautiful, but also versatile, as the sparkling shine of sterling silver is much easier to match with clothing and other fashion accessories, than gold or other colored stones. However, one problem with silver fashion jewelry is the need to maintain the sparkle and shine. Without proper maintenance, jewelry made from silver can come into contact with certain chemicals and start to tarnish, making it lose its natural shine. If further neglected, silver will eventually appear black. Here are some things you can do in order to regularly clean your silver jewelry:

Using Commercial Cleaning Products - After market cleaning and polishing products for silver are readily available, and in some cases - affordable. Most of these products come in the form of wipes and cloth sets as well as some that are sold as liquid agents. What is important is to carefully choose the cleaning products according to your needs. For instance, a silver jewelry that only has grease stains or a mild to medium case of tarnishing will need a cleaning product that is not as strong as the one you will need to clean it that has already blackened. Do not be afraid to ask for a demonstration at the store, in order to make sure that the product you are buying really works.

Using Homemade Cleaning Products - if you are more of the DIY person, or you are currently unable to purchase a commercial cleaning product, you can do your own silver cleaning using materials that are readily available at home. All you need is one-fourth cups of salt, liquid dish soap, and baking soda, along with water, aluminum foil, a large pot, a towel, and a strainer. Line the insides and the bottom of the pot with the foil, mix all of the other ingredients (salt, liquid dish soap, baking soda, and water) inside the pot. Place the jewelry to be cleaned in the solution and place the pot under low heat (non boiling) for a few minutes. After 5 minutes, turn off the heat and let the jewelry sit in the solution for another 5 minutes. Afterwards, strain the cleaning solution from the pot and rinse the jewelry under cold or lukewarm running water. Make sure that the jewelry is clean of all the solution, particularly because salt can be corrosive if left indefinitely. Use the towel to dry the now-clean silver.

Toothpaste - Silver jewelry with only mild to medium tarnish can be cleaned with toothpaste just by dampening the silver, and brushing it with a kid's toothbrush with generous amounts of white toothpaste. Make sure not to rub vigorously, as you could scratch the silver. When done, use a clean, soft towel to dry your jewelry.
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November 27 2009 6 27 /11 /November /2009 16:57
Are you already on the prowl for Black Friday deals or Cyber Monday sales? We all know that these days hold the reputation of fulfilling every bargain hunter's dream because retailers slash prices on a limited number of items at or below cost. But are these Black Friday deals really a "deal"?

Well, the day after Thanksgiving is called "Black Friday" for a reason. For retailers, it's all about boosting their sales "into the black" - into profitability. Profits are made not by offering goods at a loss, but by selling at super-low prices to lure you into their stores where they can try to use sneaky tricks to get your money.

In order to survive this holiday season with your wallet intact and make "Black Friday" profitable for yourself, and not the stores, review these 5 shopping tips:

1. Beware of Deep-Discount Sales and "Add-Ons." As mentioned earlier, many retailers promote "door-buster" sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to lure you into the store or online so that you will spend, spend, spend. Frequently, stores offer a very limited quantity of the "door-buster" deals which may force you to purchase a similar item at the regular price. This is a classic "bait-and-switch" scam. Stores may also attempt to sell you an inexpensive product with a very expensive warranty. Or, a salesperson tells you that you need to purchase additional software, accessories or other over-priced add-ons as a requirement for the product but this information was not advertised or included in the price. Typically, you discover this information at the register. If the price at the register is higher than advertised for any reason, ask to speak to a supervisor and insist on the advertised price.

2. Shop Early for "Hot-Items." Don't procrastinate and wait until the last minute for "hot-items." Plan your shopping strategy days in advance and make sure that you have alternatives. Diligently use shopping comparison sites and sign up for email alerts from your favorite stores.

3. Protect Yourself Online. Phony sales or "bait and switch" tactics happen online too. For example, a Web site might advertise an item at a very cheap price but the product is not in stock so they try to get you to buy something else at a higher cost. Or, if you try to only buy the sale item, the retailer either cancels the order claiming the product has been back-ordered or they send you a lower quality product that you did not order. If one of these practices occur, exercise your consumer rights including, seeking recourse if your order does not arrive on time or disputing questionable charges on your credit card. For more information on avoiding rip-offs and exercising your consumer rights visit http://www.ftc.gov.

4. Don't Buy Unnecessary Warranties. Appliance and electronic retailers always ask you if you want an extended warrant when you buy such items. In most cases, "just say no" Why? These stores keep 50 percent or more of what they charge you for the warranty and studies show that products seldom break within the period the extended warranty covers-which is after the standard warranty expires and within two to three years of purchase. Also, the standard manufacturer's warranty covers many of the repairs included in an extended warranty. But if you are looking for peace of mind or the price to repair the product is extremely high after the standard warranty expires, check to see if your credit card offers similar coverage or try to negotiate a better price.

5. Understand Return and Price Match Policies. You can get the best price without hassles if you know in advance a store's price-match and return policy. Many stores offer price-match guarantees (if a competitor offers a lower price, they'll match it). However,items purchased on Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be exempt from the store's general policy. Some stores have a return policy that, in effect, is a price-match guarantee for the store itself (if they drop the price, the difference is later refunded to you if you ask for it). If you know which product you plan to buy, and find a store with a price-match guarantee that honors Black Friday prices, buy it in advance. When Black Friday rolls around, you can look for the best price, and not have to worry about whether the store is out of stock. If a store is willing to refund the difference between its own normal price and its Black Friday price, buy it early for the same reason.

Remember, to get a jump on great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales, start planning now, research your purchases and above all else spread good cheer.
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