The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist
With summer in full swing, now's the time to get to those last honey do items and spruce up your outdoor space and get ready for warm nights hanging out with friends. Rather than going the costly, ho-hum route of string lights, why not go for some beautiful DIY ideas? My summer garden is in full bloom, highlighted by the fragrant night blooming jasmine.  I've hung some solar powered string lights for a carefree ambiance.  The scene is set for evening dinners and barbecues...I just need tha Read More>
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Posted Jun 03, 2013 09:00 AM


The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist

Planning an Easter Egg Hunt in your yard or neighborhood, seems easy peasy, but with a little creative prep, you can make it a festivity that kids of all ages will love.  The great thing about an Easter Egg Hunt is that they're relatively inexpensive and stress-free to throw and who doesn't love an old school Easter Egg Hunt?

Plan on having baskets around or some kind of fun, decorated container with name tags attached so every hunter has their own and there are no tears over mix ups Read More>


The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist
For the low $35 price point, every home that doesn't already have Apple TV or Roku or should consider one, or maybe even purchase one for use with another TV set. There are a few differences between the devices that may affect your choice, depending upon your needs, and here's an overview: Standalone Device Unlike Apple TV or Roku, Chromecast is not a standalone device. What that means is that Chromecast requires a mobile device, laptop or computer in which to "mirror" in order to watch strea Read More>

The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist

My life is full of delusional, magical thinking. And with it comes certain powers that I have to be very, very careful of. Take the mustache. In the realm of liking all things funny, mustaches are high on my list. Some of them are f-ing hysterical--case in point the handlebar. I defy you to look at a guy sporting one and not literally laugh at his face. There's all kinds of magic going on there.

About three years ago (probably after watching a "Friends" repeat with Tom Selleck, a man Read More>


The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist

Leave it up to the smart people at Apple to poke a little fun at themselves and the movie "Her". In Spike Jonze's new film starring Joaquin Phoenix as depressed Theodore Twombly, the film has Theodore admitting his eternal love to the artificial intelligent voice (Scarlett Johansson) named "Samantha" inside his new smartphone. The movie follows Theodore and Samantha's growing relationship, as she, processing at a higher speed than human Theo, examines what it really means to be human.  And Read More>


The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist
Expectations were high for this impeccable ensemble cast of Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner, and none of them fail. This entertaining comedy takes a 70's political scandal and gives it romping life in the irrisistable hands of director/writer David O. Russell. Bale stars as Irving, a combed-over, middle-age guy with an eye for the con. When he  meets Sydney (Amy Adams), he finds the perfect love interest partner for his get-rich-quick schemes. Read More>

The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist

According to NBC.com, "Retail gift cards are extremely convenient: You never give the wrong size or color because the recipient buys whatever he or she wants," and Modern Manners expert, William Norwich, agrees, "In theory, a gift card is just as acceptabl Read More>


The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist

Coming in this weekend at #2 in the box office, it shows you just how strong the Disney Animation brand is for the holidays, because judging by the trailer, you have no idea what the story is nor any sense of whether your kids will love it. But love it they do, boys and girls alike. It's based loosely on  the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, "The Snow Queen."

The movie is about a young Norwegian princess (Idina Menzel) who discovers her ability to create snow and ice out of noth Read More>


The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist
Two words--Black Friday--instills fear in some and excitement in others. It's a bargain hunters dream and a shoppers nightmare. Timing is everything, and this year here's what top sites around the web predict what's in store for us in 2013: According to theblackfriday.com, "We believe that the Black Friday Sales will start well before Black Friday. It would not be surprizing if you see some stores start Read More>

The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist
What a better way to decorate for Halloween than with glow sticks. Kids love 'em, they're cheap, you can get them at your local drug store, and these decorations will take less than 30 minutes to decorate a room or outdoors. You can blow them up yourself, or go to a local balloon store and inflate them with helium and bing bang boo, you've got a party! Here's How: white latex balloons glow sticks black permanent marker What you'll do: Snap the glow stick, then shake it until it Read More>

The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist
About 4% of all candy consumed in America each year occurs on Halloween, according to a new report by market research group NPD. Almost every child and roughly half the adults in the U.S. will eat candy on Halloween, the report says. This compares to the 24% of the country that has candy on a typical day. Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst for NPD, says that kids will eat four candies for every one eaten by adults. The report released these percentages by age of those eating candy on Read More>

The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Fall Checklist

It's going to be a wild and wacky year for costumes. Duck Dynasty? Sharknado? Expect to see some of these homemade costumes put together. Then there's the old standbys of superheroes and Disney characters that always seem to trend. But currently selling out at all the stores is the Miley Cirus VMAs costume, so if you're dying to twerk your way through Halloween you'd better move fast. Flying out the door too is the matching prison striped Robin Thicke suit for your boo.

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