Official Movie Images: “Snow White and The Huntsman” Opens Today!

 

charlize theron CHARLIZE THERON as the Queen in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland". Photo Credit: Universal Pictures. Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Chris hemsworth kristen stewartThe Huntsman (CHRIS HEMSWORTH) and Snow White (KRISTEN STEWART) in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland". Photo Credit: Alex Bailey Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

 Kristen stewartKRISTEN STEWART as Snow White in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland". Photo Credit: Alex Bailey Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

  Charlize theronCHARLIZE THERON as the Queen in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland".
Photo Credit: Alex Bailey. Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

  Snow white and the huntsmanCHRIS HEMSWORTH as the Huntsman is joined by the dwarves in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland". Photo Credit: Rhythm & Hues/Universal Pictures. Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

  Kristen stewartKRISTEN STEWART as Snow White in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland". Photo Credit: Alex Bailey. Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

  Charlize theronThe Queen (CHARLIZE THERON) consults with the Mirror Man in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland". Photo Credit: The Mill/Universal Pictures. Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Kristen stewart snow white KRISTEN STEWART as Snow White in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland". Photo Credit: Universal Pictures. Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Chris HemsworthCHRIS HEMSWORTH as the Huntsman in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland". Photo Credit: Alex Bailey. Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Interview: How to Throw A Great Summer Backyard Barbecue Bash with Sportscaster & Cooking Expert Rich Hollenberg

With Memorial Day weekend just a day away, sportscaster and cooking expert Rich Hollenberg joined me to share tips on throwing a great backyard barbecue bash this weekend and all summer!

 

Rich HollenbergSportscaster and Cooking Expert, Rich Hollenberg with the essentials for throwing a great backyard barbecue this summer!

  

 

Candace Rose: With summer almost here, what are some simple tips for cooking up a great barbecue?

Rich Hollenberg: "Well, one of the things that I like to do is eliminate stress, that's the most important thing for me. If you're having a party it's supposed to be fun, even when you're planning. Candace, what I've done is I've come up with three S words to make it easy for everybody to remember to throw a great backyard bash this summer time and they are: smart, savory and sweet.

    So we'll start with smart. It all starts in the pre-planning when you put together a grocery list or a menu list of what you want to serve your guest when they show up. And when you go to the grocery store it would be nice to earn some cash back from whatever you're buying, so the Chase Freedom credit card allows you to do that. Through June 30th you can earn 5% cash back on purchases at your grocery store up to $1500. So, Candace, that means even if you're having the hugest family reunion or graduation party you're still going to be smart with your money and not overspend."

 

Chase FreedomChase Freedom credit card

 

Candace Rose: What are some budget friendly ways to wow our guests?

Rich Hollenberg: "Well, that brings us to food. I don't think you have to spend a fortune on food, I just think you need good quality food and when you're making your menu up, I like to be traditional because usually that means everybody is going to be happy.  You don't make a lot of different things for different people, so I start with hot dogs. I think they are universally loved because people can personalize them with whatever they want on top, but you have to start with a great hot dog and I always like to start with Ball Park Angus Beef Franks. They're big, bold, really juicy and tasty and it's kind of like that ultimate guy food where you can put ketchup and mustard on top or you can go all the way with chili and cheese and peppers and onions and pickles and relish – you name it. But if you start off with a good quality hot dog like that, I think basically everybody is going to be happy."

 

BallPark Beef FranksBall Park Angus Beef Franks

 

Candace Rose: Do you have any suggestions when it comes to dessert?

Rich Hollenberg: "I certainly do; that's my third S. We've covered smart, we've covered savory and now we move on to the sweets. I think you'd be missing the ball if you let people leave your party without dessert. I grew up on Sara Lee pound cakes and they've really one-upped themselves now because now they make that great pound cake in either original or double chocolate flavor, and they make them individually wrapped in pre-sliced, so it's easier than ever. And here's my biggest tip for the summer time and since we're talking about grilling hot dogs, you could also grill your dessert believe it or not. Take those pound cake slices, put them on the grill for about a minute on each side (not really very long at all) and it gives it a nice toasty texture and then you can do what you want with it. You can make it a little healthier and go with maybe Greek style yogurt and seasonal fresh berries or you can make it a little more decadent if you have a sweet tooth and go with whip cream and chocolate syrup. But either way I think that is the ultimate summer time treat."

 

Sara Lee Pound CakeSara Lee Pound Cake Slices in double chocolate and original

Candace Rose: Do you have any suggestions when it comes to entertaining so we're not behind the barbecue and we actually get to enjoy ourselves?

Rich Hollenberg: "That's very important to me. You have to enjoy your own party just like your guests are and it's not just about food, it's also entertainment bang for your buck. I found a 3M mobile projector that could give you outside that same big screen movie experience that you have inside. Believe it or not Candace, this is about the size of a remote control and yet if you project it on to any blank wall like the side of any house or even a garage door it can get up to 80 inches diagonally, so that is a really big screen experience and all you need to do is hook it up to an iPad; an iPhone or an iPod or maybe if you don't have one of those you can hook it up to a laptop or a computer and you can play movies that you've bought or downloaded, you can play home videos, you can even do a photo slide show of your family and your friends."

 

3M Mobile Projector3M Mobile Projector

Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you'd like to share?

Rich Hollenberg: "Well, the only information is keep it simple. I never go out of my way; I'm never sweating, I'm never stressing. I don't want to bend over backwards, but at the same time I want everyone to enjoy and you want people to walk away from the party thinking 'man, that was really fun' and at the same time you can enjoy yourself too. Keep things simple, follow those three S': be smart, have savories and have sweets, and I think you'll have a great backyard barbecue."

 

Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?

Rich Hollenberg: "Well, if you want to find more out about the card you can go to Chase.com/Freedom; the food that we talked about- the hot dogs and the pound cake, they're easily available at your local grocery stores or supermarket; and finally for the projector it's www.3Mmobileprojectors.com."

Interview: Beauty Breakthroughs with Rachel Hayes, Editor-in-Chief at Daily Makeover

Rachel Hayes, Editor-in-Chief at Daily Makeover joined me recently to share information on new innovative beauty breakthroughs that diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and offer tips on how you can look and feel your best!

 

Rachel Hayes Daily MakeoverRachel Hayes, Editor-in-Chief at Daily Makeover with Beauty Breakthrough Innovations!

 

 

 

 Candace Rose: What are some of the biggest beauty trends you think every woman must try?

Rachel Hayes: "Well, you know, there is a new breakthrough out that is truly amazing. And it's great for women who have wrinkles and fine lines around the eye area, it's called the PaloVia laser. It is the first and only FDA cleared laser that's been clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. In fact most women see noticeable, visible improvements within the first 30 days of using it. It's the same technology you get at the dermatologist office, but it's just been adapted to use at home. And even Allure magazine gave it their 'Best of Beauty' award in their breakthrough category which is a big deal. So the laser's just under $500 on PaloVia.com, but it's a huge savings compared to all the money that you would spend going into the dermatologist's office to get the same results."

 

PaloVia Laser Fine Lines WrinklesThe PaloVia laser treats fine lines and wrinkles

 

Candace Rose. Absolutely. How about when it comes to makeup?

Rachel Hayes: "Well, when it comes to makeup, and you want to try on new shades and new colors you can go to DailyMakeover.com. We have a breakthrough virtual makeover technology where you can upload your picture, you can try on different hairstyles. We just had the Oscars and you can see what you'd look like with Michelle Williams hair; Angelina Jolie's hair or even Rooney Mara's blunt bangs which are really big for spring. And you can also try on makeup- you can try on different eyeshadows and lipstick shades, and this is really a great way to find out what works best for you."

 

Michelle Williams DailyMakeover.comTry on Michelle Williams pixie cut at DailyMakeover.com

 

Angelina Jolie Daily MakeoverTry on Angelina Jolie's long, glamorous wavy hair at Daily Makeover

 

Rooney Mara Blunt BangsTry on Rooney Mara's blunt bangs at DailyMakeover.com

Candace Rose: And do you have any additional information?

Rachel Hayes: Yes! There's another great skincare system that's truly breakthrough and this is called Continuous Results by Elayda. Now this system is so revolutionary in the way that it delivers active ingredients in your skin. The kit has three products- it has the hydrating cleanser, transforming complex and also has a nourishing hydrator. But the star product really is the transforming complex because it contains this HyTrate foam delivery which used to just be available by prescription, but now you can get it at home. And it infuses your skin with high doses of pure retinol in a very gentle way. And the other thing that's great about this kit is you can increase the amount of retinol that you're using every 60 days, and that's what really gives you those improved results month after a month, after a month. You'll see your skin will be firmer, you'll be more radiant, and it also reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The kit is just $79 for a 60 day supply, and you can get it on ContinuousResults.com."

 

Elayda Skincare ProductsElayda skincare products

 

Candace Rose: Well, thank you so much for your great tips. Where can we go for more information?

Rachel Hayes: "Great! You can go to DailyMakeover.com for information on all these products and to try out the makeover studio."

Interview: Last Minute Summer Travel with The Travel Mom, Emily Kaufman

 

Emily Kaufman The Travel Mom Summer Last Minute Travel Candace Rose Anderson candieanderson.com, candie andersonEmily Kaufman also known as the world renowned "Travel Mom" shares last minute summer travel tips.

Candace Rose: Do you have any tips for those still planning their summer vacations?

Emily Kaufman: "Oh definitely. We're not going to see those great big bargained discounted airfares we were hoping for but there are some terrific ways you can stretch your travel dollar. The first thing you can do is to make sure you are using a credit card that is giving you cash back for your travel purchases. For example Chase Freedom has a great deal going July through September where their card members get 5% cash back on up to $1500 in travel purchases, just by putting them on their card; so whether you're filling up your gas tank or booking a hotel room or purchasing an airline ticket, you can stretch your travel dollar and gather more information at Chase.com/Freedom

    And, Candace, and you know I've always talked about looking at the hotel incentives; what people are doing to entice you to come stay with them and Doubletree by Hilton is running an awesome sweepstakes this summer. You have the opportunity to win weekly getaways, giveaways and also up to a million bonus points from the Hilton Honors program. I travel all the time as "The Travel Mom," the soccer mom, a mom taking her kids back to college and I look forward to staying at Doubletree Hotels. They always give you that warm chocolate chip cookie when you check in, one of my favorite sweet treats and all the details are at Doubletree.com/sweetrewards."

 

Candace Rose Interview Emily Kaufman The Travel Mom candieanderson.com candie andersonDoubletree Hotel by Hilton

 

Candace Rose Emily Kaufman Interview Summer Travel, The Travel Mom Candieanderson.com candie andersonFree chocolate chip cookie when checking in at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel!

CR: What is the biggest travel savings tip most people never know to use?

EK: "What you want to do is plan ahead of time, get on those visitor and convention center websites to gather information about the destination. Also, bring snacks for you for the road trips so you don't have to purchase. Bring your meals for your air travels, so you don't have to pay the higher prices in the airport. Also, plan for the unexpected> nobody goes into a trip thinking there's going to be an earthquake or a broken arm, but I always promote the use of travel insurance and travel assistance. Travel insurance covers the hard costs of things associated with your vacation like trip cancellations but travel assistance with a company like On Call International provides you assistance when you travel more than 50 miles from home, so no matter where you are, no matter what time of the day or night, you will get assistance in a medical emergency that includes things like evacuation to the hospital of your choice and this can be as little as $55 a trip, so a worthwhile investment – oncallinternational.com."

 

Candace Rose Interview Travel Summer The Travel Mom Emily Kaufman candieanderson.com On Call International

 

CR: What are the best ways to save when you get to your destination?

EK: "Well, that's where those visitor convention centers come in handy. You can print tickets ahead of time with discounts to area attractions. You can find dining offers, family friendly activities, special events that are going on. Also, there's a cool website – befrugal.com, that will allow you to calculate which is more cost efficient to fly or drive to a destination. So, I know I tossed out a whole bunch of information with a whole bunch of different websites, everything is in one simple place at yournewscafe.com."

 

Candace Rose Interview Emily Kaufman The Travel Mom candieanderson.comFind out if it's cheaper to drive or fly on your next trip on befrugal.com.

Celebrity Interview: Monica Pedersen of HGTV Shares DIY Projects A Novice Can Accomplish

 

Monica Pedersen Interview Candace Rose DIYDIY expert, Monica Pedersen of HGTV stopped by to share great tips on completing your first do-it-yourself project! 

 

Candace Rose: Do-it-yourself projects can seem like a daunting task, especially for those of us who've never done one before. Where do we begin?

Monica Pedersen: "Well, a great do-it-yourself project is painting. It's the least expensive and easiest way that we can transform our space either through painting the walls, cabinetry or even accessories. But before you open up that gallon of pain, you really need to do a little research and do your prep work, so doing the right prep work really will differentiate you from being an amateur painter and a professional painter. Part of prep work is having the right tools to work with, so what I tell people who are jumping into it for the first time with paint – 'I say when you choose your paint, make sure you get the right finish but also invest in a low-voc paint, that's a paint that's going to emit less smell and less gasses, so it's good for the environment but it's also good for us beginner/do-it-yourself painters because on top of the frustration of sort of learning what we're doing, we don't have to smell the paint at the same time. So, do a nice low-voc paint; get a roller, look for a nap that matches the texture and surface on your walls, so don't forget to check that out; good paint brush, good quality brush that you're going to want to use again. Make sure the brush matches the finish if you're using oil-based or latex (they have different brushes for that.) And lastly, most importantly you have to have the right time, so I love 3M.' This is called ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock and the edge lock is the adhesion that's going to give you that really clean line, that once you peel off that tape after you've painted your baseboards or your walls, it's going to give you that sharp, super sharp straight line that makes it look like a pro did it.

 

Home_AdvancedMulti3M ScotchBlue Painters Tape with Edge-Lock – 3M

    And when I've been in houses; I've done over 100 episodes of a design show and homeowners would love to show me the rooms that they'd painted and believe me when I'd walk in the door, I knew they'd painted them and that was because of the wall covers, because of the lines. And I've done that myself, so super sharp straight lines really makes it look professional; so take your time, do your research, really get the right tools, do your prep work.

 

ScotchBlue tape Candace Rose Monica Pedersen interviewScotchBlue Edge-Lock tape is a necessity when painting

    If you want to just try introducing color through accessories whether you're doing or entertaining indoors or outdoors here are a couple of fun projects that I created (shown below) – black and white's been really popular this summer, it's just a classic black and white awning stripe and again I created these stripes with tape but you can see the yellow flowers and even just serving a little orange juice on the beverage tray, that fun summer colors can make a difference. If you're entertaining and you're bringing this stuff outside, it looks finished. It's festive, it's fun and when you're accessorizing I often tell people- 'designers, we bring in accessories for impact like those little finishing touches are the things that really make a space a home, that you really make a space pop and you want to do your accessories in groups of three.'

 

Black and white Awning Stripe Monica Pedersen Interview Candace Rose Sunflowers, Orange Juice DIYDIY Black and white awning stripes 

A nice detail to bring in is a pillow because you can always throw a pillow somewhere on a chair, on a bench and that can sort of be your third accessory. I love pattern, I'm a big pattern girl and I decided to dress up this pillow (shown below) just with a simple pattern and I did this with stenciling and using fabric paint. You start with your stencil middle, you tape it off with your blue painters tape and then you add another layer to it. A little tip that helps out with this is to actually pin your fabric down, so I"ll put a piece of cardboard in between the fabric on one side of the pillow and the other, and when I'm stenciling none of that paint ever goes through and then I can also stick a couple of straight pins in there as well into the cardboard, so fun little accessorizing. 

 

DIY Expert Monica Pedersen Yellow Pillow Stencil Project Candace Rose Accessories InterviewMonica Pedersen accessorizes a room with stenciled pillows!

 

 Now if you'd done your walls and you've done some painting with accessories and you're going 'you know what I feel good, I think I'm a painter, I'm ready to tackle the big project;' the big project is your kitchen, kitchen cabinets. Now check this out, I've got a before and after (shown below); simple, simple, simple. Off white glossy paint. You can see the before, you can see the after. I just finished the look with a nice polished chrome pull. People are afraid to paint their kitchen cabinets because it's such a large surface, we're all afraid of it because if you screw it up, they're really expensive to replace. However the same principles that you're using painting your wall, painting your tray are to be used when you're doing your cabinet – it's the prep, it's priming, it's a light sanding. You know having the right tools and again I'm going to use my tape just to help guide me as you see here (shown below) a lot of people don't realize that you don't paint the inside box of your kitchen cabinet, you only paint both sides of the door as well as the frame on it, so I use my ScotchBlue painters tape just to give me a guide and just to keep me from getting paint into the inside of the box for my cabinet. You can start with the walls, start with your accessories, get those paint skills under your belt and then you can go forward in your kitchen if you want to."

 

Monica Pedersen Interview Before After Cabinets Painting Candace RoseCabinets before and after being painted

 

Monica Pedersen painting cabinets Candace Rose InterviewCabinets: before being painted and after (being painted) and adding chrome pulls

 

Monica Pederson Interview ScotchBlue tapeMany DIY beginners make the mistake of painting the inside of cabinets, which expert, Monica Pedersen strongly discourages. 

 

CR: Sure! Haha

MP: "Are you feeling it now, Candace? You said you've never done this before before, but I'm hoping that you're inspired!"

CR: I had wallpaper for years and years and years and it took me FOREVER to take it off and what do I do? I paint my walls white!

MP: What's wrong with that? White is really popular right now. Pale neutrals are in! All you've got to do is bring a piece of artwork that's colorful and it will pop off that white wall. Do you like the white? Was it a fun experience?

CR: You know what, I actually feel good about it but everyone says 'you should have done color; you shouldn't be afraid of color.' So, thank you for making me feel better!

MP: You know what, you do what feels right. Our homes are our homes, we should surround ourselves with things that make us feel good and if white walls make you feel good; sometimes minimal can be very glamorous, very chic, so enjoy your white walls. If you want to bring in color, bring in a couple pillows, bring in a lampshade, a lamp or maybe some artwork. I love white walls, I think they're lovely and especially if you don't have a lot of natural light coming in it's a good way to keep a space brighter."

CR: That's what I like to hear, thank you so much!

MP: "You got it, you're welcome."

 

Monica Pederson DIY INterview Candace RoseMonica Pedersen demonstrating many of the DIY tutorials you can find on ScotchBlue.com

 

CR: Where do we go for more information?

MP: You can go to ScotchBlue.com, I have examples of how to do these projects, tips- anything you need to know about painting at ScotchBlue.com."