H&M Wedding Dress

March 11, 2014 by · Comments Off on H&M Wedding Dress 

H&M Wedding Dress, A model on TODAY shows off the eco-friendly dress, made with sustainable materials. It will be sold in stores and online later this month.

Brides-to-be, hold onto that cash. You no longer have to spend it all on your bridal gown, because H&M is unveiling a new bridal line that includes a wedding dress for just $99.

The floor-length white gown, which includes a fitted waist and beaded detail along the neckline, will be sold online and in select stores starting late this month.

H&M isn’t the first popular brand to sell affordable wedding gowns. J.Crew and Ann Taylor also feature bridal lines, and Zac Posen brought his red carpet style to David’s Bridal stores.

After news broke that the popular retailer was coming out with a $99 wedding dress, we couldn’t wait to find what our fans thoughts about it and whether you’d walk down the aisle in it.

National Wear Red Day

February 3, 2012 by · Comments Off on National Wear Red Day 

National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 3rd, the American Heart Association is celebrating National Wear Red Day, and thousands of people across Wisconsin will be joining.

Since 1963 the month of February has been designated as American Heart Month. The fight against stroke and heart disease has progressed since then, but there is still work to be done.

Since 2004, the Go Red For Women movement has focused on educating women about heart disease, and getting women to understand that heart disease is their top health threat. In fact, cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are the number one killer of people in Wisconsin. To find out your risk for heart disease and stroke, click here.

February has become the signature month for Go Red, and Wear Red Day is just one event used to help spread awareness to women across Wisconsin.

Many local companies participate in National Wear Red Day, this year include ProHealth Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, MillerCoors, Northwestern Mutual (on Feb 14), Quarles $ Brady LLP, Robert W. Baird, US Bank — 24 hour banking, Wisconsin Athletic Club and many more.

Hgtv Dream Home

January 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hgtv Dream Home 

Hgtv Dream Home, HGTV will celebrate 15 years of making dreams where he presented his new HGTV Dream Home, fully furnished, modern house of Rustic Mountain in Stowe, Vermont, during the HGTV Dream Home 2011 special on New Year’s Day, 1 pm ET / 10: 00 pm PT. The impressive house, nestled in the beautiful Mt. Mansfield is part of a package and $ 2 million grand prize which includes a 2011 GMC Acadia Denali ® ® ® and cash and 500,000. The prize will be awarded to a lucky viewer in March 2011. Until then, users can view online a gallery of photos and a virtual tour through 360 degrees of the custom home designed to / DreamHome.

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2011 will be open for registration from Saturday, January 1 at 9 am ET at Friday, February 18 at 5 am ET. Participants may register once per day on and once daily on HGTV or as often as they like by ordinary mail.

The design of nearly 3400 square feet HGTV Dream Home, located at Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort, was inspired by the late 19th century Adirondack style mountain retreat. Created with bold, innovative ideas that make each HGTV Dream Home so exciting and unique, it has three bedrooms, including “dorm ski” which sleeps eight, three and a half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and two spaces for family reunion with lots of natural light.

“The HGTV Dream Home 2011 is our first in Vermont and allows us to present the features and attractions that make her so desirable situation, including the breathtaking landscapes of the region and throughout the year, outdoor activities air, and “said Jim Samples, president, HGTV”.Stowe is a vacation paradise and the perfect site for our house’s 15th anniversary.”

During the television special in January, host Monica Pedersen, HGTV Dream Home interior designer and House Planner Jack Thomasson Linda Woodrum will take viewers to a video tour that includes all parts of the house. HGTV designer John Gidding Curb Appeal: The Block will present viewers with panoramic views of the house, including a landscape designed with outdoor recreation in mind.

Viewers can give to who wins the spectacular home during HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2011 Saturday, March 19 at 8 pm ET.

About HGTV Dream Home Contest
One of the promotions for consumers who are most successful in the history of cable television, the HGTV Dream Home contest involves sponsorship from several national advertisers including General Motors LLC, Lumber Liquidators, Inc., The Procter Gamble Company &, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., Delta Faucet Company, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Sub-Zero, Inc. and Wolf Appliance, Inc., Ethan Allen Global, Inc., Rinnai America Corporation, AZEK, Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., The Walt Disney Company and Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.

About Stowe Mountain Resort
Adding a new luxury hotel & spa slope, a new base area, a gondola transfer between the mountains, new lifts & slopes, mountain restaurants, new mountain golf course, winter new attractions & summer residences and spectacular mountainside reinforced Stowe Mountain Resort position as a world-class destination throughout the year. Visit

About HGTV
HGTV, a leader in the American home and lifestyle, is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and is one of the networks top-rated cables. HGTV site,, is leading the nation’s online destination for home-and-garden, which attracts an average of 4 million unique visitors per month.

Diy Network

August 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Diy Network, When Amy Matthews was a child growing up in Robbinsdale, she would help his father with the projects of home improvement. These days, he calls for advice.

“I always feel bad when I do not know the answer,” Matthews says, laughing. “He keeps me on my toes.”

Matthews, who also repaired the houses with his youth group from the church as a teen counseling, is accustomed to giving. A star on the DIY Network, a cable channel focused on housing projects DIY, has appeared in more than a dozen shows. Currently, she is too busy cranking out episodes of “mutual aid” in which she helps owners add value to their homes, and a new show, “This new house,” with Kevin O’Connor of “This Old House.”

“We’re really seeing in the construction of concepts,” says Matthews. “This new home is carried around the country researching new products. “The idea is that our homes can be more intelligent and therefore save money. There is a green building program, but everything they touch is about sustainability and the creation of smarter.”

When Matthews, 37, left Minnesota in the 90s to pursue his love of theater and music at the University of Boston, becoming a licensed contractor and help to repair their houses, was not at the top of their do list. After leaving Boston, he moved to New York to study opera. While she was there, took part in Broadway shows before landing a gig on a cruise.

Matthews returned to the Twin Cities in 1999 and continued to pursue acting with roles in

Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Opera, Mixed Blood Theatre and Theatre Open Eye Figure. She also had parts in several independent films and was in “The Temptation of last year,” filmed in the Twin Cities.

His television career was born six years ago when he learned of the DIY Network was looking for someone to host his show locally produced “Reforms bathroom.” Matthews released his tool belt in the ring and got the job.

“I went in, and things just click,” he says. “It was like two worlds came together and the information was completely natural for me. There is a natural component and an act of improvisation in our program – not a working script, you’re out there doing. You want to redo your kitchen, and I come to your house and have this conversation. Nobody is telling you what to say. So let’s talk about the project and teach you how. ”

After working with the network for a couple of years, Matthews decided to get his contractor’s license.

“It just makes sense with how much I was spending and how much he was doing,” he said.

While she spends much time traveling with “This new house,” Matthews movies most of the episodes of “mutual aid” in the Twin Cities area. When not working, she is still active, especially during the summer months. Already this year, ran the Half Marathon in Minneapolis, attended the Life Time Fitness Triathlon and completed the Mississippi River Challenge. And, of course, has things to do at home in South Minneapolis. Last year, the basement was remodeled, which appeared in an episode of “mutual aid.” Your kitchen remodeling renovations made in 2007, Cooking Channel “show.

One of Matthews’ favorite things to show people on television is how to make simple, cheap fixes such as changing light bulbs or installing low-flow shower head. She says she has noticed a spike in HUM during the recession of the last to join a “do not move, improve” mentality.

“People say, ‘If I can do it myself, then I can save money,” because they have no extra money for someone else to come as they did before, “says Matthews.” There is also a pride that comes with it … (But) I joke that should be a marriage counselor and a contractor because sometimes I’m standing with two people and they can not see the forest through the trees. There is a sense of pride and ownership in your home, I think this country needs. No more disposable mentality we need that – I think we learned from the recession. Bigger not always better. We do not always have to update everything. ”

Another construction project near the heart of Matthews is his volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, which has taken him all over the country, including post-Katrina rebuilding in New Orleans. She is excited to be part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Project, an important event for Habitat, through October.

When talking about the Habitat project in Thailand, revealed a tattoo on his left forearm inspired by the trip.

“This means that humanity,” Matthews said while looking at the characters of Thailand signed on the arm.

When asked what is the future, says Matthews a good year, in addition to his work yourself, include a triathlon, make a movie and some construction.

“I like to build a house,” says Matthews. “A place where I can live with some rescue dogs and horses. A place that looks old, but has state of the art technology. Any place where my family and friends can come and lovers of the nature of Minnesota. A peaceful and happy I can go with an airport, not far away. ”

Amy Carlson Gustafson can be reached at 651-228-5561.


We asked DIY host Amy Matthews simple tips to increase the value of the house. This is what he had to say:

Changing lamps low water flow. “You get an instant update to your look, and save you money on your water bill.”

Renew your kitchen for correction or replacement of cabinet doors. “You do not have the small space to make it look impressive.”

Add a rear wall of the kitchen. “Backsplashes and under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen go together perfectly because the under-cabinet lighting can be really cheap and it lights up your new board. Tile a backsplash can cost a couple hundred exceeding $ for all material, and is instantaneous transformation of space. ”

Landscape now. “Plant now because things are taken two or three years to find really good and look set. It is also the end of the season and can buy things on sale. Landscaping is all elbow grease, and most people have all the hand tools that need to make an impact.’s definitely going to pay in the long term. “

Food Network

August 15, 2010 by · Comments Off on Food Network 

Food Network, “The Big C” – Get ready for a provocative new series about finding the humor in cancer. The luminous Laura Linney plays Cathy Jamison, a repressed woman, play-IT-safe and a mother who receives a strong call for attention in the form of stage 4 melanoma. Initially, friends and family kept in the dark about fatal diagnosis, choosing instead to adopt an approach of go-for-the-taste for life has a way of acting in ways that baffle the known. The excellent cast also includes Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe. 22:30 Monday, Showtime.

Other bets:

TONIGHT: In the 6th season finale of “The Next Food Network Star”, the other three contestants are in for a surprise as Rachael Ray joins them to direct their pilot episodes. Then a focus group is set to provide feedback 9 pm, Food Network.

TONIGHT: There are more problems for Jane (Brooke Elliott) on “Drop Dead Diva.” While attending an awards banquet that is stunned when a woman accused of stealing her husband. 9 p.m., for life.

TONIGHT: What happens when the trouble Hoff? Find out when David Hasselhoff receiving treatment in “The Comedy Central Roast.” Pamela Anderson, Hulk Hogan and Jerry Springer are among those turning up the heat. 10 pm, Comedy Central.

Monday: Mary-Louise Parker is still smokin hot, but “Weeds” remains

addictive? The comedy starts what will surely be another season of outrageous – and often ridiculed – stories. 10 p.m., Showtime.

Tuesday: Forget what you learned in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” A new documentary, “The Gates of Hell”, travels the world to explore six places, according to myths and religious beliefs, are the entrances to know where. Includes: a volcano in Iceland and a spooky cave in Central America. 8 pm, History Channel.

Tuesday: Two former child star – Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence – title of the new comedy “Melissa & Joey.” We can only hope the series plots have more imagination than its title. 20:30, ABC Family.

Wednesday: All we know tonight’s episode of “Plain Jane” is a woman who jumps into a tank of sharks, but that’s enough to grab our attention. Not that we are bloodthirsty or anything. 9 pm, Channels 31 and 44 (CW).

Wednesday: “Surviving the Cut” is a documentary series that chronicles the harsh demands and conditions facing the candidates for the elite combat units. But do not worry, you are entitled to see, even if you can not do a single pull-up. 10 p.m., the Discovery Channel.

Thursday: Season 2 of “Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin” opens in New Zealand, where our host samples and Colonial Goose hunting fin eels and prawns green monster – all this while we eat our Hamburger Helper. 8 p.m., Food Network.

FRIDAY: “The Short List,” a new series countdown, rattles of the “10 most awkward celebrity moments.” Our first thought: How in the world can reduce the list to 10? 9 pm, VH1.

Saturday: In the news documentary “New Orleans Rising,” Soledad O’Brien reports on the reconstruction efforts taking place in Pontchartrain Park. The middle-class black neighborhood five years ago was devastated during Hurricane Katrina. 8 pm, CNN.