Archive for December, 2008

Happy 2009

Author: Denise Masino
December 31, 2008

Happy Holidays everybody. I have been spending time with my family and friends in Florida for the last week and looking forward to celebrating the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009. I am wishing all of my friends out a healthful, prosperous 2009. xoxo Denise

Denise’s Holiday adventure

Author: Denise Masino
December 22, 2008

Well we finally made it out of LA and into Virginia yesterday. We had another hour of issues to deal with when we got to the airport but we finally made it. I am on the move again tomorrow as I make more travel stops to visit with loved ones down south. Happy Holidays xoxo Denise

Shit happens

Author: Denise Masino
December 21, 2008

Yesterday was the airport hassle and today the battery in my car decided to die. Oh well, shit happens, the good news is my travel plans got rerouted for tomorrow, my luggage was located and made it to my final destination and I was able to get the battery changed this afternoon.  All’s well that ends well 🙂  xoxo

Stuck in LA

Author: Denise Masino
December 19, 2008

I spent the entire day at LAX trying to get to the east coast to visit my family for the holidays and ended up right back where I started. Our connecting flights through the frozen tundra (Minneapolis) made it a no go. So, I’m back at my place in LA until Sunday and then we try again. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!  🙂

Denise’s Holiday Abs

Author: Denise Masino
December 18, 2008

Denise works her abs Denise’s home ab workout Denise works to keep the tummy tight during the holidays Denise say tight abs are yummy Denise does her chins at home With all of the holiday and work related hustle and bustle I can’t always make it to the gym, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still working my body. When I can’t get to the gym there are still lots of ways to work up a good hot sweat. This chin up bar is one of my favorite home workout tools and if you use it like I do, it also makes a great play tool too! 🙂

Denise’s new shopping cart

Author: Denise Masino
December 17, 2008

I just approved the design of our new shopping cart and I’m really pumped up about it.
We still have work to do but I’m hoping the new cart will be ready for New Year. Working hard and training hard. xoxo Denise

Denise’s custom ornament

Author: Denise Masino
December 15, 2008

Denises Christmas ornament Denise makes her own ornament Denise Preps for Christmas Tree Trimming  A friend had a tree trimming party last week and knowing me as he does, he suggested that I could be as naught or as nice as I wanted to be. Dissatisfied with every ornament I saw in the stores, I decided to construct my very own custom made ornament for his tree 🙂 I bet, Martha Stewart would even think this was a pretty crafty idea 😉 – Happy Holidays! xoxo Denise

Benjamin Button for Best Movie

Author: Denise Masino
December 14, 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Movie Poster At almost 3 hours long, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was a great way to spend my Sunday afternoon. I will quote the movies director, David Fincher who said “It’s about mortality and life and the people and places we meet along the way, and the way we’re touched and affected by those people. And I do think it is scars that they leave, these impressions that remain. And the way you’re changed for better and worse by those around you.”  The story, the acting, the makeup and cinematography make this movie my personal best picture pick so far this year.- Denise

December 12, 2008

Frost/Nixon Movie Poster I’ve heard it said that if you walk away talking about two scenes in a movie after you’ve seen it, it’s going to be a hit. I went to see Ron Howard’s new movie Frost/Nixon recently and walked away talking about three things, so does that make it a hit? Well, how much of a fan hit Frost/Nixon will ultimately end up being remains to be seen, but for me, the move is a must see. Richard Nixon played by Frank Langella is without a doubt one of the best performances I have seen this year. Having said that, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Kevin Bacon’s incredible performance as Jack Brennan (Nixon’s right hand man). As a fan of subtlety, both Langella and Bacon deliver the kind of exquisite nuances of human emotions that, well, are hard to explain. And so, you must simply watch. As they deal with the demise of Nixon’s presidency, his war record, illegal wiretaps and their follow up failed attempts at correcting Nixon’s public image, I was left with an indelible sense of DejaVu. Let me close by saying both men deserve Oscar nominations. – @{———– Denise

December 11, 2008