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Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit.

BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL
Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion (Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

What's Cute This Week! Zoo Atlanta Fischer's Lovebirds

Fischer's Lovebirds are intelligent and inquisitive birds. In captivity, they like to investigate around the house, and have been known to figure out ways to escape from their cages. 

Like all lovebirds, they are very vocal, singing and whistling all day long, especially at dawn and dusk. They spend a lot of time with their family groups, and those social bonds are very important. Zoo Atlanta have currently three adult lovebirds. You can lean more about them at the zoo keeper's blog!
(Photo by Molly Desmet)

Fernbank Museum of Natural History Announces Fins and Flippers Day

Splash Into Fernbank For A Puppet Show, Crafts, Games And More!
Fernbank Museum of Natural History continues its summer-long celebration of fun, 97 Days of Play, with Fins & Flippers Day. On Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. patrons are invited to come soak up summer adventure inspired by the special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep (on view), and the new film Great White Shark, now showing in Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre.


I will be there live tweeting, and my teen daughter  is part of the museum teen program and she will be working that day so if you see her please say hi! Also, "That Puppet Guy", Lee Bryan will be performing his popular one-man show, Circus Fanta-SeaGuests of all ages can see Captain Tater Tot, the Pirate Captain and Ringmaster, who loses all his circus cargo in a mighty storm at sea. 

Georgia SPCA Rescue Squad Day Camp For Kids

Looking for something fun and educational for your child this summer?  Join the staff of the Georgia SPCA for a hands-on look at how the shelter operates!
Children who loves animals have proven to be more compassionate and happy individuals. Georgia SPCA understands that fostering the love for animals in children, is the best way to teach them empathy, and discourage animal cruelty and violent behaviors. They are unveiling a brand new educational summer camp for kids at the Georgia SPCA adoption center that you don't want to miss.

Children will learn about:
* The humane treatment of animals * Animal safety and handling * The importance of spay/neuter * Many more fun and interactive lessons
Each day the kids will enjoy lots of interaction with our adoptable animals, games, crafts, and guest speakers! Each camper receives a camp T-shirt. 

Saving Happy Memories with muvee 11 Reveal {GIVEAWAY}

Today we are reviewing a marvelous automatic movie making software. muvee Reveal 11 is the predecessor to popular muvee Reveal X which was launched in 2011. This software have many unique features like photo enhancement, collaborative editing and cinematic trailers.


muvee Reveal 11 utilizes the same Artistic Intelligence engine and 3-step video editing process the company is famous for. It comes with 5 professionally designed Styles which include effects, transitions, animated text, 3D particle sequence loops, and video and graphics content built in.
Favorite features include:
Cinematic Titles: Professionals created a series of Cinematic Trailer Opening Titles with short music tracks. Users can choose the director, star and location of their productions among other options.

Films That Makes Us Happy! "Hector and the Search of Happiness"

"How many of us can recall that moment when we experience happiness as a state of being, that moment when everything in our world was alright?" If you love Eat, Pray and Love and the Secret Life of Walter Mitty you are going to love "Hector and The Search for Happiness". Hector is an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He's going nowhere. 



Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.


Combining the winsome appeal of The Little Prince with the inspiring philosophy of The Alchemist, Hector’s journey around the world and into the human soul is entertaining, empowering, and smile inducing–as winning in its optimism as it is wise in its simplicity. Hector …

What's Happy This Week! "Seeds of Happiness"

Seeds of Happiness is powered by happiness and the act of kindness and handcraft smiles for others to share with family and friends.  It all started out as leftover lumps of clay Mark Borella made into little smiles to give out to friends who were going through hard times and need a little smile. That was in 2006. Since then Mark has given out thousands of smiles to folks, a handful at a time. In turn, they share them and the story with their friends in need of a smile. Seeds of Happiness is passionately committed to providing the smiles that bring happiness to our world. The ceramic smiley faces come in different sizes and shapes all with the seed theme. All seeds are handmade, fired and glazed in the USA.



Story on the back of each card:

Seeds of Happiness started out as leftover lumps of clay I made into little smile to give to friends who were going through hard times and need a little smile. That was in 2006, since then I have given out thousands of smiles to folks, a handful at a…

Weight Gurus Smartphone Connected Digital Bathroom Scale with Large Backlit LCD and Weightless Technology(c) Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Weigh different. Weigh better. Weigh happy.
Shaping healthy behaviors through connected fitness is not only smart but is the best way to help you stay in shape. Connected fitness products are on the rise, and just when you think you have see it all, here comes a product that blows your mind. The WeightGurus Smartphone Connected Digital Bathroom Scale with Large BacklitLCD and Weightless Technology(c) is not your typical bathroom scale. This genius product encourages you to loose weight by letting you view your weight dynamically as weight progress. The scale also comes with an app to lets you sync your weight automatically with your iPhone or Android device.
Chris Chupp, CEO of Become Gurus said, “A product isn’t ‘smart’ because it’s connected or has certain technology. We believe that communicating weight information thoughtfully, in a way that encourages people to become healthy, makes the Weightless scale smart. With Weightle…

Win Tickets To See The Little Mermaid at The Fox Theatre

Dive under the sea with Ariel the mermaid in this splashy Disney musical
Atlanta audiences are set to take a trip under the sea with Disney’s family friendly extravaganza Disney’s The Little Mermaid, featuring bright, inventive sets and dazzling costumes!  This fun-filled, timeless tale will come to life on stage July 8-13 at the Fox Theatre, kicking off the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2014/2015 series. 

Set under and above the high seas, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid who’s got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart. Ariel’s fascination with the human world often leads her to the sea surface, a zone that’s designated as “off-limits” by her father Triton, the sea king. One day while sneaking to the surface, Ariel witnesses a shipwreck and rescues Prince Eric, with whom she become instantly smitten. Furious at Triton’s inability to understand her love for the prince, Ariel runs away and strikes a deal with Ursula, Trit…

Books We Love! Confessions of the World's Best Father

Confessions of the World's Best Father is a hilarious pictorial parody of a clueless father and his adorable daughter


In an attempt to create an image that his new daughter would one day appreciate, Dave Engledow took a photo in which he's cradling eight-week-old Alice Bee like a football and doctored it to look like he's squirting breast milk into a "World's Best Father" mug. 


Friends and family clamored for more. After Dave's humorous attempts to capture the sleep-deprived obliviousness of being a first-time dad went viral, he and Alice Bee found themselves bona fide Internet and television celebrities.

In a Q & A at the Baltimore Sun, Dave reveals: “I was one of the many Facebook users complaining about the overabundance of baby pictures in my feed, so I was determined to do something different,” Engledow said in a Q&A when asked about how he got the idea for the photos. 


“I had not originally intended to insert myself into the images, but soon aft…

What's Happy This Week: Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit!

Clown Doctors Help Heal with Humor
I have a deep admiration for the “labor of fun” the Big Apple Circus bring to healthcare facilities, children's groups, and communities across the nation. Clown Care, the signature community outreach program of the Big Apple Circus, brings the joy of classical circus to hospitalized children at 16 leading pediatric facilities across the United States.
THE HEALING POWER OF HUMOR
Circus Co-Founder Michael Christensen created the program in 1986 based on his desire to provide a unique service to youngsters undergoing treatment in pediatric facilities. In partnership with a participating hospital's chief medical and administrative staff, members of the Clown Care team conduct 'clown rounds,' their own version of medical rounds, where the healing power of humor is always the prescription.


PERFORMERS COLLABORATE WITH DOCTORS TO FIT THE NEEDS OF EACH HOSPITAL
Currently, 80 committed and talented professional artists conduct clown rounds one to fi…

THOR•LO Offers Free Padded Socks For $5 Donations Supporting Atlanta Youth Tennis Non-Profit Organizations #SmileyFeet

Put A Smile On Your Feet” will benefit USTA AYTEF, ALTA and YMCA
Atlanta, GA – THOR•LO,Inc. today announced its “Put A Smile On Your Feet” donation program, which aims to put a smile on a child’s face with donations benefitting Atlanta-area youth tennis non-profit organizations. Beginning June 16 through mid-August, the program will provide Atlantans with complimentary Thorlosâ padded socks, valued at $14.99 MSRP, in exchange for $5 donations supporting one of three local charities: USTA Atlanta’s Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation (USTA AYTEF); ALTA Foundation (ALTA); YMCA of Metro Atlanta (YMCA). Consumers can make donations online and will be able to redeem their complimentary pair of Thorlosat select Atlanta retailers including Sports Authority®. To make a donation or receive more information on in-store redemption, visit www.thorlo.com/smile.
Continuing this summer through August, THOR•LO is offering free padded socks throughout metro Atlanta at “On the Court” events du…