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It’s pretty apparent our world has gotten smaller, socially speaking. We communicate much differently than we did a decade ago and we can socialize with alot more people. It also apparent that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube have helped change our way of socializing and communicating instantly around our world. If you are a business and don’t have an online presence you will be left in the dust by your competitor that does. We now shop online for just about anything and everything and because technology has caught up with real time streams of video that we can now do from our phones, we are more social than ever before.

It’s a matter of time, convenience and instant gratification that we love and desire now. Our children have grown up video chatting with several friends at a time, unlike our generation who actually spoke to one person at a time on rotary dial phone. Our world has changed and is constantly changing rapidly into something that seems to be hard to keep up with. Just when you figured out Facebook, there’s another form of social media to learn. The latest is Periscope which I find easy, fast and fun and I predict will be the next big thing to have a grasp on. Why? Because there is nothing like being able to share video or an instant visual on what is happening in your life with the world if that’s what you desire?

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Scoping things out socially on Periscope with daily scopes will become the best way to check in on friends and family from around the world. Ronn and I introduced Periscope to the Yacht Rock Revue boys in Atlanta and many of you followed them directly on stage from my scopes this past weekend. It was mind boggling to have fans tune in from Japan, Russia, Canada and Italy all from one scope. Many of you thanked me and told me you felt like you were right there with us. As most of you know, we were doing Livestream chats, but there needed to be a strong Internet signal to keep things live and streaming without any buffering issues. Periscope seems to work anywhere and it works really well. You can really instantly chat with people worldwide and by tapping your screen give multiple colored hearts to the broadcaster to show if you like what they are saying or doing.

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Socially, this will surely be the next best thing to being there in person and what’s not to love about the power behind it professionally speaking? I have always loved marketing, it’s what I’m most passionate about doing. If I love or believe in something, I will shout it out and brag about to everyone. I also love sharing and have always been a giving person. It amazes me how some people online are not that way and will refuse to share or retweet something. That’s really what makes the web such an amazing thing is sharing and bringing our world together, making us all a bit closer.  I believe a person’s action online says alot about them as a person. The ones who refuse to share online or retweet isn’t a very giving person, obviously. I mean it’s really not a big deal to hit that button and it certainly doesn’t take a lot of time because you can do it from your phone now. So sharing really is caring and says alot about someone.

I love the scopes that share valuable information and teach things I may not have known. I am so happy to share and follow those people who are bringing positivity and light to others. So with that knowledge I share with you Periscope and hope that you will follow Ronn and I there so we can chat often, take you on trips with us and share more of our inner selves with you there. Just download the app and give it a try. I think you will not only find it entertaining and fun, but it just may make you feel a bit more connected to your friends around the world. When you view a scope, be sure to share it with your friends and tap the screen multiple times and give the broadcaster lots of hearts because the more the love you give, the more you will receive right back. The universe works in strange and magical ways and sometimes information is given to you at the perfect time. In this vast universe we are all tiny little specs of living matter that are all part of a whole anyway. So don’t be afraid to share who YOU are with the world. 

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Once upon a time in a mansion unlike any other, there lived a man who made his life a fantasy. He threw the most beautiful and unique parties. Once such party was called, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and everyone was required to wear their most creative sleepwear. Fairies and butterflies fluttered about, while women and snakes danced and everyone merrily ate the most delectable foods.

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There was music and laughter throughout this mansion, yet the man who made his life a fantasy was not in attendance. He graciously let his friends and guests enjoy his beautiful party as this had become a yearly tradition. As painted naked ladies danced the night away, stories of past “Midsummer Night Dreams” were told by those who relished telling them.

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Tales of couples falling in love or lust, visions of exotic and erotic costumes and a fantasy creation of one man’s vision that has now lasted over a half of a century! Old and new friends gather to feast their senses on one night during the summer that makes “Midsummer Night’s Dreams” come true.

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Those who were on the exclusive list of people invited were totally in awe of what they saw and had sweet dreams of all that was beautiful and good in the world. There was a glorious full blue moon that was shining brightly enough for magic to happen, as bunnies hopped along with fairies and goddesses spreading love and joy to all.

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It’s been hard for me to put the past week into words because our whole trip to New York and The Hamptons was quite an adventure. When I booked this adorable little bed and breakfast in Southold, because we were attending a wedding in the Hamptons; I had no idea how far I was from East Hampton where the actual wedding took place. On top of the fact that mid July is the busiest time of the year to even go to the Hamptons! So it took a bus ride called, “The Jitney” and two ferry rides to get to the other side of Long Island, once I landed at our bed and breakfast called, “A Walk In The Woods.” Trust me they didn’t name it that for nothing, because it’s nestled right in the woods with nothing around it for miles! There isn’t even a sign to find it and our taxi driver got lost in the woods trying to find us! So it’s really a miracle that we made the wedding fifteen minutes before it started considering what we went through to get there.

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You see it all started with a walk back in time for me when I got to see Ambrosia, Player, Robbie Dupree and Stephen Bishop onstage together for the first time in Jersey, Staten Island and New York City. The venues they played at were simply gorgeous and the audience couldn’t get enough of the music. That sound takes you back in time and they are all just simply amazing! So the shows were so much fun and it was obvious that the fans felt just like I did. The boys got mobbed after each show for autographs and photos and I predict they will be doing a lot more shows! So if you haven’t caught one yet, you are really missing out! After three concerts,  Ronn and I had to catch our Jitney to make the wedding and couldn’t find the pickup spot and ended up missing the bus we were scheduled and prepaid to be on! On top of the constant phone calls to Jitney, it started pouring down rain! I was concerned that we would even make this wedding, however kept the faith and was determined to get there!

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When we were finally picked up and dropped off in the little village of Southold, it felt like we had walked back in time. Everything looked so quaint and had that small town feeling everywhere. Even the Chase bank was small and cute. We then had to get a taxi to take us to our bed and breakfast place, “A Walk In The Woods” and he had a bit of trouble finding it. However, once we got there, we were greeted by the owner, Flo, who we thought looked just like Jeannie Cooper! I was already tired and hungry from the Jitney jaunt, but figured we had three hours before the wedding to get ready and get there. Flo informed us that we would have to take two ferries and with the amount of traffic around there, we could be hard pressed in making that wedding. Hey, I’m use to traffic in LA and this place seemed like a picturesque postcard that you saw 30 years ago of a small town, how much traffic could there possibly be? Ronn and I decided to take a little nap in our adorably decorated room.

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I was quickly informed that a car would have to pick us up two hours before the wedding to get us through the ferries to get there on time. So there was no time to nap, we had to get showered and dressed and get going! The process felt like we were characters of a romance novel trying to get to our destination as we were scooped up in a car and the car drove onto the ferry parked with other cars as we sailed across this body of water. It was something both Ronn and I had never done before and it was a gorgeous day, so we were enjoying it. Ronn got out of the car and took photos of course. Flo was right, it took every bit of time we had to make it through the quaint little villages that led up to East Hampton and to the Maidstone Inn where the wedding took place.

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Needless to say, we both downed a couple of glasses of champagne immediately upon arrival to toast the fact that we made it on time! When the bride and groom learned about our adventure to get there, we were offered a room that became available nearby so that we could join them the next day for their wedding brunch. So at the end of the night when we tried to get a taxi to take us 3 miles down the road, we quickly learned that would be impossible because of all the people that were in the Hamptons. So Ronn thought we should just get some exercise and walk it since it was a beautiful night. It was a good thing I had on flat shoes, but walking 3 miles was not easy at midnight after a few glasses of champagne! This adventure just didn’t stop! The next day after the brunch, we headed back to “A Walk In The Woods” to enjoy our last evening and relax. We even saw a deer walking around who stopped and took a good look at us!

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After our Hampton experience it was time to head to New York and see some sites, such as, “The Freedom Tower.” Again it was a lot of walking around, but totally worth it. We ended up in “Little Italy” for a great Italian dinner at a wonderful place called, “Puglia.” Ronn and I enjoyed walking around 5th avenue and Bryant Park where several fans from Italy recognized him and asked for photos. Our adventure continued as we made our way to Times Square. I said goodbye to Ronn as he continued on to Ohio for his next concert and I spent the day alone drinking in Park Avenue and made my way to Gramercy Park to visit my fashion designer girlfriend, “Lantie” before heading off to the airport to return home. It truly felt like I had walked back in time and returning home felt so great. Reflecting back on the past week has become a memory I won’t soon forget. It’s great to have these kinds of experiences, but there is no place like home!

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As most of you know, Carly, who I celebrated my birthday with was hospitalized a couple days after our celebration and nearly died. She was in a diabetic coma for a while and only responded to “Baby Come Back,” ironically because her last fondest memory was singing it with PLAYER at our jam party. We are thrilled Carly is back with us after such a scary incident and look forward to having her sing that song again with the band as soon as she’s is out of the hospital and able. Life is so fragile and as time goes on becomes even more precious. Just to wake up each and every day is indeed a gift and a blessing that we should never take for granted. Ronn and I spent the 4th of July weekend attending parties at the Playboy mansion seeing old friends and making new ones at the home of fashion designer, Sue Wong and REO Speedwagon’s drummer, Brian Hitt.  It was so great to have a fun weekend to enjoy ourselves and Ronn wanted to see as many friends as possible before the Rock The Yacht Tour with PLAYER, Little River Band and Ambrosia starts on the east coast.

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We relished having such a fun weekend and decided to also take some quality alone time in the mountains together. It was then that I learned that my co-star of the 80’s high school movie, “Can’t Buy Me Love” had passed away at age 43 only days before her own birthday. I was in total shock and disbelief because Amanda Peterson was just too young to possibly be gone. My first thought was this was an Internet hoax. However, the sad reality of the truth set in when I saw it displayed by so many magazines and news outlets.

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I thought back to the precious time I worked with this sweet amazing girl who was only 16 when we met. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was shot on location in Tuscon, Arizona for nearly a month in early 1987. It was my first speaking role in a film and most of cast was younger than me. I remember the first scene we shot was  when Cindy and Ronald break up in front of everyone at school and she slaps him. Amanda was so great, such a calm and seasoned actress. I was in awe of her instantly. We could all feel that this film was going to be a hit, so it was no surprise that Disney picked it up and got the rights to the Beatles’ song, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” changing the title of the film to be that and also making it a summer sleeper hit in 1987.

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Thoughout the years, I have been asked if there would ever be a “Can’t Buy Me Love” reunion or sequel, but Patrick Dempsey and Seth Green were just too busy and Amanda retired from acting many years ago, so that was never meant to be.  Yet, that film was forever etched in many teenager’s minds as part of their youth. The film just resonated with so many. I have had many moments in my career that I have been proud of and this one is one of my fondest memories. Amanda Peterson will live on in our hearts and “Can’t Buy Me Love” will go on to become a classic high school film with an awesome message; that most people can relate to almost three decades later! So with love and light we send our dear Mandy to be with the angels because that’s who she was and where she is now.

June 25th is my birthday and it fell on a Thursday this year, so I really wasn’t thinking of doing much more than going out to dinner with the family. I didn’t feel like I could possibly top my big blowout a couple of years ago anyway. However, I found out a very special young lady named Carlyn had her 14th birthday the day after mine and she too was from my home state of Louisiana. Now Carlyn is pretty special because she is also part of our “Bay Family” which consists of quite a lot in cast and crew. Carlyn’s mother is our Bay publicist and Carlyn has diabetes. So when she expressed with such excitement that we should celebrate our birthdays together this year; I just couldn’t resist doing it to see her beam up with joy.

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Carly as we call her, was already planning what kind of cake we should have while we were filming the Bay and even though I didn’t have throwing a birthday party on my mind, it was impossible not to do it for her. I thought a good old fashion house party would be perfect. Plus, we haven’t had a Potluck Jam Party in quite some time. It kind of went with being a Louisiana girl to have everyone bring a dish and participate. I wanted to take the time to spend with Carly and some of my girlfriends who I had not seen in a while. So it was awesome to hang out in the pool and Jacuzzi with the girls, while we watched Ronn and his buddies grill.

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Throughout the day, other friends joined us and brought over more food. Some of my girlfriends have autistic children and they joined Carly, along with PLAYER and some new and old musician friends we were excited to hear sing. One of those friends was the $100,000 Star Search winner in the singing category from my year, Miss Peggi Blu. I had not seen Peggi in 30 years, so this was such a blessed treat. She was joined by Guns n Roses Keyboardist, Chris Pittman and New Zealand’s Steve Cooke. Vocalist, Shannan Rene’ Parks brought the house down with her powerful voice and Carlyn surprised everyone and sang, “Baby Come Back.” I also got to hear our 16 year old Calee sing with PLAYER, and like her daddy, she’s got the music in her! Our little flower girl, Trease Baker showed off her set of pipes as well, and she’s only eight!

 

I cooked red beans and rice and we also had grilled BBQ chicken, amazing salads, fried chicken, potato salad and watermelon. It felt like we were right back in the south the way we were carrying on eating, drinking and dancing to some killer music! The evening flew by and needless to say, both Ronn and I were completely exhausted by 1am, which was around the time the last of our guests left. I had to see Ronn off the next day as he joined Ambrosia in Oklahoma for the start of their summer tour. So I’ve been left alone to rest and relish what an amazing birthday I had and how blessed I was to have shared it with Carly. I didn’t expect to have received so many amazing gifts, from flowers, orchids, perfume, candles, scarves, handbags, makeup bags, champagne, wine glasses, martini glasses, crystal candle holders, wine and gift certificates, cards and DVD movies, my birthday was filled with love, laughter and blessings galore!

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I felt 25 again and decided to switch my numbers to this birthday to reflect just that. I mean 50 is the new 30 right? Age is just a number anyway and I certainly felt good on my birthday just to keep up the pace with all those kids around me! We jammed the night away and it seemed to just fly by so fast leaving us wanting more. They say like energy attracts like energy and the energy all day was magnetic. We were all on a great high from the love and positive energy around us. It gave me such joy to feel that and to share it with Carlyn!

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After an intense week of shooting “The Bay” we wrapped last Friday and I can honestly say; it will be the best season ever to look forward to! Ronn had a blast with John Blackwell and I think we will look forward to adding more Emmys to our mantel next year!

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 With Summer just around the corner, it was time for some Barbeques and that meant having a few friends over to celebrate the season finale of “Game of Thrones.” I kinda wasn’t feeling it most of the season and didn’t really enjoy it until I saw the last two episodes. The finale was an excuse for some of the die- hard watchers to come over to eat some meat and drink some wine. Ronn has his own goblet with a dragon on it, so he was pumped and ready!

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This month is also my birthday, so we decided to do one of our Potluck Jam Parties so that we can visit with many of our friends before Player starts their tour with Little River Band and Ambrosia. This will be a great way to kick off celebrating summer because there is nothing like great food and friends hanging out by the pool with barbeques and great music!

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Ronn and I enjoyed meeting author, Charles Dubow of the novel, “Girl In The Moonlight” at the home of my pal, Tina Hillstrom and it was also there that Ronn was presented with an original painting of John Lennon, compliments of artist, Josee Nadeau. If you recall, Josee was a guest on “Ronn’s Garage.” So we are looking forward to more gatherings this summer with friends as Player embarks on their tour, maybe at a city near you? In the meantime, you can keep up with us by subscribing to this blog or following us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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We hope you will celebrate summer with your friends and family and a little bit of DevRonn at your next barbeque, because that’s what summer is really all about, right?

With Mother’s Day approaching and this year flying by so quickly, my thoughts and reflections made me think of my own mother. She passed away when I was 30 and she was only 50 of breast cancer. Ronn lost his beloved mother at the tender age of 18. I’m sure a lot of you can relate to what it feels like to lose your mother at any age, as being very hard to cope with.

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I started thinking about what it must be like for mothers, step- mothers, foster mothers or anyone who has nurtured another person in life. I grew up in and out of foster homes and never had my mother be a real mother to me. She had a nervous break down with I was only five and I really was more like her mom in many ways. Thus, requiring me to grow up very fast. Ronn says I really missed out on having a real child hood as result.

 

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So as a step mom, I got to experience a lot of that through my step- daughters, since they have been in my life from ages 5 and 10. But, I have often been accused of not being maternal enough, even though I thought I was being that, as best that I knew how?

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I never had that feeling of wanting so badly to have children when many of my other girlfriends had these urges years ago. Maybe it was because I had such a rough childhood and maybe it was because I knew intuitively that I couldn’t have children in this lifetime?

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Because of the loving care that many foster moms gave me growing up, I have compassion for children, especially those in need. I was always considerate of the fact that my step- children had a mother and never tried to be that to them. I instead tried to be there to help when needed and I very much tried to be a good step- mother. I tried to give them space to be with their dad, cook healthy meals for them, showed them kindness and compassion and I tried to make holidays fun memories.

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I personally know how fragile a child’s feelings can be from my own childhood of loneliness. Thankfully, my step- children have had a wonderful childhood and I wanted nothing more than to contribute to that with kindness. However, it’s not easy being a step- parent, as some of you may know? Children are often in the middle of both of their parents in blended families. Sometimes, they are manipulated as pawns in battles between their parents, and more often the step- parent bares the brunt of the aftermath. I feel lucky to have two gorgeous intelligent stepdaughters that I hope I have contributed to in some positive fashion.

 

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I know that every foster mother I had contributed something positive to my life. Just being there in any nurturing positive way for a child’s well being is a good thing. We have too many abused children in our world today. There are children who do not have anyone to turn to and those who are abandoned or terribly neglected. I personally have been one of those children and my heart goes out to each and every one of those who don’t have mothers.

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So to all mothers out there, whether you have given birth to a child, fostered one, been a step parent to one or a surrogate, I for one wish you a wonderful mother’s day!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronn and I have been on a winning streak both personally and professionally in this past week. Starting with the Paul Newman event “Winning the race for charity” that we attended with Peter Beckett and Eden Ayers. Peter and Ronn performed at the Roosevelt Hotel along with members of “Little River Band” and “Toto.” Then we took off to Las Vegas with Peter and Eden to attend a private birthday party and got to see Winsor Harmon.

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It was a rare weekend for us to reflect and celebrate winning some personal issues that we have been battling for quite some time, as well as, winning that Emmy nomination as producers on our amazing series, “The Bay.” We were in such gratitude and on a natural high just being with friends and enjoying the awesome music Peter and Ronn participated in along with other great artists, such as Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of the “Doobie Brothers” and “Steely Dan.”

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When we arrived home it was time to celebrate with parties that were leading up to the Emmys. I was thrilled to see our long time Aussie friend, Fiona Horne and spend some quality time with her, while Ronn went to the festivities for Pop TV and got to see alot of his fellow soap stars. Since “The Bay” was put in the category of “New Approaches” and held with the creative Emmys on Friday, it was not televised. Apparently, Pop TV which is the former TV Guide network only wanted shows that were broadcast on television on the actual Emmys this year. We didn’t think that was fair considering it wasn’t that way last year, but nevertheless, it’s the same Emmy! Turns out “The Bay” beat out shows from Hulu and Youtube  and took home that Emmy!

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We couldn’t be more than thrilled for this amazing cast and crew! It is more than well deserved and TV Guide said, “The Bay blurred the lines between prime time and daytime television.” So I predict “The Bay” could find a home soon on primetime television and maybe be the first show to win both a daytime and primetime Emmy in the coming years.

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Ronn and I chose not to attend the awards and instead see John McCook’s daughter Molly’s show, “Cruel Intentions the Musical.” It was an awesome musical and we got to see Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Scott Clifton and Kim Matula there. By the time we arrived home to the news that we were now Emmy winning producers, it made our evening even more special.

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We then attended the Emmy gifting suite and ran into more B&B soap stars we hadn’t seen in quite a while such as, Jacob Young and Ali Mills. Ronn and I will both get our Emmy in the mail soon and look forward to shooting the new season of “The Bay” next month!

This past weekend was so much fun for Ronn and I. We took a rare weekend to ourselves and went wine- tasting with some friends in San Ynez, which is outside of Santa Barbara. San Ynez is simply gorgeous and known for producing some amazing wines! It was a warm sunny day and a fun time with my girlfriend Sue and our new friends, Cara and Kyle. Cara treated us to a private tour of “Grassini Vineyards” who only produce 3500 cases of wine per year, oh but what amazing wines they are!

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Grassini was also named a finalist for the best wine of 2014 for Santa Barbara. It’s always such a treat to taste a wonderful cabernet, especially when you can be a part of some of it’s first growths. I happen to know a lot about fine red wines and have experienced some great grand crus. Ronn and I spent a vacation a while back in Bordeaux and of course we have some wonderful friends who are very educated about the fine reds. So whenever we get the chance to experience a new one, it’s exciting.

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Our dear friends, Mike and Caroline Cusumano are very educated on small California vineyards like, Grace and Harland from the Napa Valley, so whenever we hang out with them; we experience some great reds and learn more about wines we have never heard of. If you are a wine lover like we are, then this is great fun. I’d like to think my pallet is a good one, because what is better than food and wine? We then had Jawn Star and Jimmy Carnelli over for some musical entertainment and an excuse for me to cook up some good grub! I make them sing for their supper, so to speak. This time supper consisted of appetizers such as, goat cheese, arugula and prosciutto, along with, slow cooked tri tip with Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce, mashed potatoes and kale salad with fresh Strawberries.

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After a meal like that, we always retreat to the garage to listen to the boys jam out some tunes. This is always a great topper to a fun day and a great meal. After this amazing weekend, I got a call from my pal Kira Lorsch letting me know that our Bay Family has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy! We couldn’t be more proud of and thrilled for this amazing cast and crew. Creator and executive producers, Gregori Martin and Kristos Andrews are simply talented and this is so well deserved. To think in only a few weeks, Ronn and I could be Emmy winners as producers is mind- boggling.

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I was a bit surprised to hear the Daytime Emmys are being held on April 26th! That’s really earlier than the usual June. So I’m turning to designer Sue Wong for a dress to wear! I know how much you all love “The Bay” and if you are a regular viewer, you know how cool this series is! So we are all super excited for “The Bay” to bring home that Emmy!

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Some great things are on the horizon for John Blackwell is all I can say! Some great things are also on the horizon for Ronn Moss. More dates are being added for the summer “Rock The Yacht” tour with Player, Ambrosia and Little River Band. There will also be some more surprises to share with our DevRonn Fanclub Members only. So be sure to join the club and find out first what it is!

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We want to wish you all a wonderful Easter and Passover weekend. This weekend is the 3rd Blood Moon and my feeling is that wonderful and positive changes are about to arise for all of us as a whole. Right now, Ronn and I are extremely grateful for the wonderful wine, Emmy and song we have already experienced and ready for what is ahead!

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It seems as if Spring has sprung earlier than usual this year. I’m not complaining because it’s one of my favorite seasons. It’s so nice to see the flowers blooming and the time change has made our days longer. However, Spring for us means more parties to attend and this past week we attended two amazing parties starting out with our dear friend fashion designer, Sue Wong’s fashion show.

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 Sue was kind enough to want to dress me for her big event, but I had no time due to too many business meetings we have been having recently for Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce. So I found my own Sue Wong dress and enjoyed the festivities of her amazing after party that Jawn Star attended with us, along with Gun’s n Rose’s keyboardist, Chris Pitman. Sue always has great entertainment at her beautiful home, “The Cedars,” which can only be described as a work of art from the décor to the history of it.

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 Last night we attended the Mayor’s Mask Ball and got to wear our amazing hand painted and designed masks. Our masks were gifts and made for us by Sergio Boldrin. Sergio is the premiere mask maker in Venice, Italy. This event was for the UNCF and we were happy to catch up with our friend singer, Freda Payne. Also in attendance were the gorgeous Jayne Kennedy and Jeffery Osbourne. Ronn’s mask was a bit scary, but he got tons of compliments on it.

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 So now that Spring has sprung and our taxes are done, I’m finally have some time to focus on writing and more creative endeavors. We have some amazing projects forming that I will tell you about soon. Right now our focus is stopping to smell the beautiful roses that are blooming in our yard. I feel like there hasn’t been much down time for us and I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed. It’s important to take the time to spend with family and friends.

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 We took the day off to spend with our friend Tina Hillstrom, who was our Matron of Honor. Tina, as most of you guys know loves to socialize and entertain. So I’m happy to share a video of her amazing afternoon lunch that she threw in honor of Ronn’s birthday. She taught her pet rabbits how to walk for their treats and it’s just too cute! So if Spring has already sprung for you, please take the time to stop and smell the roses. If you are still experiencing the harshness of winter, try to stay warm and look forward to Spring and all the beauty it brings!

In this past week, we have experienced some major milestones in our lives. Creason turned 21, which is just mind boggling to me. Seems like only yesterday she was ten and only interested in horses. So it was only fitting that Ronn and I drive up north and visit her in college to celebrate her!

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Since her birthday fell on a weekday and she didn’t have much time to spend with us given her busy schedule in school, we took this rare opportunity to continue on to San Francisco. I hadn’t been there in over 15 years and had never been there with Ronn. It was wonderful to see this beautiful grand and unique city again. We stayed at the Hotel Nikko and had a wonderful dinner at Le Colonial, which featured a unique combo of French/Asian dishes such as, braised BBQ short ribs, which were to die for. Le Colonial also has a live band that plays swing music, so many people go there to dance. I highly recommend checking this place out if you visit San Francisco. 

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We stopped off in Sausalito for an afternoon cappuccino and enjoyed simply gorgeous weather walking around the cute little shops. And then we headed back home only to see Calee driving up in her new vintage VW Jetta, which she loves. Now this milestone really made me feel old, because I still have visions of Calee singing in her car seat at age five! I believe Calee is a wise old soul, which may explain why she loves everything vintage and classic rock more than any other 16 year old I know.

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Now this week we will celebrate Ronn’s birthday, as we embark on an exciting new adventure later this year. The universe is working it’s magic in mysterious ways and I’m in awe and in gratitude for all it’s blessings. It’s so nice to see my husband so happy! Age is simply a number to us and we are embracing all these milestones with eagerness to see what’s coming around the corner. As we prepare for these changes, it’s clear to see that we are starting an exciting new chapter in our lives that we can’t wait to share it all with you guys!

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Some of these changes will involve travel and all I can say is we may visiting a city near you very soon!

The past couple of weeks have been rather hectic for us. I spontaneously threw a fund- raiser for the “Songs of Love” charity on Grammy night and it was quite a turn out! However, it wasn’t without tremendous help from our very own publicist from “The Bay,” Tiffany Ladner who spent days on end putting it together.

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It was also to launch Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce, which we all are very proud of. We had some amazing sponsors for what we believe will be the first of many Kickass parties! It was held at a lavish private mansion and in honor of seven year old, Neel who has leukemia. As you know by now, “Songs of Love” provide tailor made songs for children who are terminally ill. So we all got to sing the chorus to a tailor made song that Ronn recorded for Neel who beamed with joy.

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I came up with the theme “A Taste of New Orleans” and want to make this an annual event for “Songs of Love” in hopes that they bring more smiles of joy to children just like Neel. I think combining Cajun food, good wine and fun people around Mardi Gras is a great way to kick off a Grammy party and I think most of the guests that attended would agree! Ronn performed with Jawn Star and Jimmy Carnelli and we had a host of exotic cars from Cluricane 490 Wine and Spirits club membership who donated a $1300 door prize to some lucky winner to drive one of those babies!

 

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The night was awesome, but I’m rather tired from a entire weekend of charities. We had also attended the Charity For Charity event in Temecula, which was also a lovely evening celebrating the wishes of children with disabilities. Speaking of wishes, I know how much you guys have been wishing for more Ebay items directly from us, so there are tons of things in both of our Ebay stores just in time for Valentine’s Day. More personal things are coming for auction like Ronn’s very own Samsung Notebook phone!

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I have some exciting news to share with you guys that will be coming up in our Valentine’s newsletter when you sign up on our DevRonn website. Now that you have been introduced to Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce, it’s time to fire up that grill and have a kickass party of your own!

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We always like to start the year off with not only becoming more organized, but in seeing what areas of life we can give back to. Our passion for animal rescue, children’s charities and our troops are most near and dear to both Ronn and I. So we look for ways to volunteer our God given talents, time or presence to these causes. Lately, we have been attending so many parties that we have become utterly exhausted from socializing. I have a sort of introverted side to me that needs to be alone at times, even from Ronn. He has a side to him that needs time to devote to his love for music, photography and editing. So we try and give that to each other, as much as possible.

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It isn’t always possible to have that alone time with each other and time for our passions. So we must make the time and take the time to do so. It’s all part of living a balanced life. Ronn and I strive to do this in every area of our lives. So giving back is just as important. We must protect our children, animals and environment because this is our future. Part of the way DevRonn strives to give back is with our spice, music, time and creativity to encourage others to do the same with their passions.

It is the reason we do a lot of the things we do that makes us happier people in general. I volunteered my time to helping Shelter Hope Pet Shop gain more visibility for the wonderful work they are doing and have done to save the lives of a lot of animals. Our combined efforts created the 2015 Shelter Hope Pet Shop Calendar, which 100% of the proceeds go to the shelter to save even more lives. Ronn and Player gave back to “Songs of Love” on the Home and Family show recently when they recorded their 25,000th song for 11 year old, Amber, who is terminally ill with brain cancer. It warms our hearts to know that just that bit of our time and effort helped make a difference, put a smile or saved a life.

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So, this new year has brought some amazing opportunities for me to do something I do well and that’s throwing parties. DevRonn will help host a few fund -raisers this year that will benefit some of our causes such as, “Songs of Love” and Shelter Hope Pet Shop.” It’s also a great time for you to help us by sharing our posts and blog links to help create more awareness for these great causes. No matter how big or small, your voice helps and we welcome you to join us in giving back to our causes or ones of your own. Only by giving back can we truly prosper as a whole.

As we settle into this new year, Ronn and I want to take a moment to sincerely thank you all for the countless tweets, cards and gifts you have bestowed upon us this past holiday season. I feel like this past holiday season was one filled with the utmost gratitude for us. We truly have so much to be thankful for and I believe in taking nothing for granted, especially your health.  And so we welcome a brand new shiny 2015, a year we believe that will be one of spiritual evolution for us all.

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Ronn and I plan on doing many interesting things together this year and I am super excited about them! Our latest venture of Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce is the bomb and is so good, it’s addictive! We plan to add blue cheese stuffed olives soon to DevRonn because Ronn’s loves them! And we are working on Ronn’s own wine! I plan to entertain more this year and get back in the kitchen with some new gluten-free recipes to share. Right now I’m still settling into 2015 and starting to organize myself from the craziness of the holidays.

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January has always been my quiet, get organized month. I believe if you start the year out with goals and keep yourself organized, it becomes much easier to handle all that life throws your way during the year. I’m also happy to announce that I have written an article on beauty that is featured in this month’s Westlake Magazine. I’m very grateful for editor in chief, Rebecca Grossman for giving me this opportunity and hope to write more articles for this awesome magazine.  We are also bringing back the DevRonn fanclub and I hope to do lots more DevRonn live chats this year!

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As you can see we have revised all of our sites, and I encourage you all to subscribe by putting in your email addresses, so that we can send you regular updates on future contests and discounts on our products. Also please be sure to subscribe to this blog so you can keep up with our future travels. We wish nothing but the very best for you guys this year, and just know there will be lots of great things we will continue to share with you throughout the year!

It’s been non-stop parties since we returned from Australia in celebration of the holidays. As always, it’s the busiest time of the year and I was not prepared at all for it. However, it was nice to catch up with so many friends that we have missed, since we have been traveling so much. I was very grateful for all the holiday festivities that so many wonderful friends included us in. I think as you get older there are just so many more friends to share and visit with, especially during the holidays. Isn’t that really what the holidays are all about?

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We enjoyed Christmas Eve with my pal Tina Hillstrom who always entertains in style. Our Christmas day was a quiet one spent with our girls and I cooked a turkey breast, some stuffing and glazed carrots for our family dinner. It’s so rare these days to have the girls sit down to a dinner with us. Their lives are filled with their friends and their own activities that doesn’t include their parents. We did manage to attend a couple of parties with them and it was lovely to just have them around. We celebrated my friend Sandra Taylor’s birthday and saw Ronn’s upcoming 411 co-star Angie Everhart.

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Now as we prepare to ring in a brand new year, I am optimistic it will bring us great blessings. As always, I tend to set goals toward the things I want and gratitude for the things we have already. This has always been my pattern and I highly recommend it. The universe has a way of balancing things out when you think this way. All of us are still going through trying times no matter who you are or where you live. We all have economics and politics to deal with.

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Our wish for you is for nothing but health, happiness and prosperity in 2015! So enjoy all the holiday festivities and remember to always be grateful first and foremost for all the blessings you already have!

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It has been so good to be home and see all of our dear friends during this holiday season. In fact, we have had non -stop holiday parties that we have been attending. Fashion designer Sue Wong had us at her spectacular home for her unbelievable holiday party last week. We enjoyed the Thalian’s holiday gala where Player sang. Player is now recording the 25,000th song for Songs of Love and will appear on “The Home and Family Show” tomorrow. And we enjoyed our dear friends the Cusumano’s holiday festivities.

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Being home for the holidays is what we enjoy the most. It’s always so hectic to travel during the holidays that it is our preference. So this holiday season I am just so grateful to be home and sleep in my own bed. I’m grateful for all the love and support you guys have given us this past year during all of the new endeavors.

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Right now we are all enjoying the new episodes of “The Bay” and John Blackwell and as producers of this awesome series, we are anticipating some Emmy nominations next year! We are also excited about Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce and just know that the best is yet to come with that as we launch smaller versions of it, along with other Cajun products at DevRonn.

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I’m not struggling to get into the holiday spirit after being in Australia during their summer. It took a while to adjust to being back home during a cooler climate and all the holiday festivities to get me into the spirit of it. I still feel so behind on things like cards and gifts this year and plan to do most of my shopping online! Actually, there is nothing I really want Santa to bring me except peace and love from all our wonderful family and friends. Please know how much we appreciate all of you and that we wish you only the most joyous of holiday seasons! I will post a holiday chat on Livestream soon, so if you haven’t joined Livestream please do so to chat live with us! Wishing you holiday blessings!!

This past week was a hectic one as we scrambled to prepare to head down under for a month. It was crazy busy for us because Ronn was shooting late days on “The Bay” as John Blackwell up until the day before we left home. So we didn’t get much sleep and there was so much to do before we left. I was busy putting the finishing touches to our newly revised DevRonn website in preparation for the launch of Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce. There is still a bit more things I need to finalize before we can start taking orders and I will let you know when that is soon!

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 So as we continued to prepare to hang down under for the next month, I started to get excited about how much of an adventure our Australian stay would be for all of us. There are a lot of first time things that we are all doing down under. It will be Player’s first tour and it seems fans are super excited for them to hang down under with them! Ronn and I saw our first soccer game tonight as Sydney won against Mariner. It has been such lovely weather and I could see the excitement building as the friendly Aussies welcomed us with open arms.

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 Tomorrow we head down to Melbourne for the elite Melbourne Cup as guests of Emirates Airlines. And then we will meet the band back in Sydney to kick off the tour. The Aussies have been super sweet and they seem to have missed Ronn greatly. The concert is selling out and Ronn has been doing tons of press on a daily basis.  New Idea magazine came out last week and this week Player will go on “The Morning Show” to sing “Baby Come Back” live. It’s so beautiful to see the reaction to fans here in OZ, they are just so genuine and down to earth. I have met so many amazing women and men who have a real admiration for Ronn and who seem super excited to see the concert!

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 Baby Come Back is now running in a Toyota commercial and has been for the past three years, so it made sense to kick off this tour down under. There is also a horse named after Ronn running in the Melbourne Cup and as guests of the Emirates Airlines we are proud to be here and looking forward to a great day! So far hanging down under has been nothing but fun and we are having a blast! I know the tour will be a slam dunk kickass fun time for everyone and can’t wait to share lots of pics and videos with you guys! Who knows I may just surprise you with a livestream soon! In the meantime, stay tuned for the launch of Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce and more amazing surprises!!

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I don’t know about you guys, but this last week was a total trip for me, especially because I’m a die hard Cancer moon child! I don’t miss things like the “Super Moon” “Strawberry Moon” or the “Blood Moon!”

Just until recently, my feminine moods were tied to the frickin moon that caused many of the fights I had with my very patient husband. I remember the days with he and the girls would put up crosses and try and hide from me because of the blood moon that I experienced each and every month like clockwork.

So the thought of actually seeing that once in a life-time “blood moon” up close was exciting for me. I marked the date on my phone and went about life, but wondering what this blood moon would actually look like?

However, this past week turn my emotions into such a roller coaster that my moods were at such highs and lows based on each moment rather than a mere day. You see, I’ve been in tech hell with servers on websites and business things that made me feel like I wanted to pull my hair out!

I’m usually a fun and easy going person that loves to cook, go to parties or throw them and chat online with friends from around the world. But this past week I felt like I was lost in cyberspace without a lifejacket and trying to find my way home. I wasn’t sleeping well because I was dealing with so many issues from different time zones around the world. I know this sounds odd, but it felt odd to me because I couldn’t seem to exit this dread of constantly trying to stay calm.

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So I finally decided there were some things I couldn’t control and I needed to just relax and enjoy an evening with my totally neglected hubby, who had watched me have sleepless nights and frustrated days, not to mention mood swings he hadn’t seen since my own blood moon days.

At one point he actually shouted, “This blood moon sucks!” Now this surprised me because he usually liked my rituals of cooking, entertaining and the celebration that I did during these times. You see when I’m feeling good during a full moon, it’s usually at its optimum. So to hear that we are going to experience an actual blood moon on October 8, 2014 just made me giddy with excitement!

I didn’t expect to have to deal with such huge peaks and valleys of emotions just before this big epic event. I also didn’t expect to have so many conflicts that I had to solve, which simply consumed me.

I started to think about what it meant because I knew the blood moon meant change. So I tried to remain calm and solve the obstacles and problems rather than just focusing on them. I started to feel the gratitude for the universe’s little gifts of things I didn’t expect to happen and how I grew from it.

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But what really blew my mind was as I was preparing to see this blood moon, I completed missed it due to all the distractions of problems that had to be solved. I missed this big epic blood moon that I had been so excited about seeing!

This experience taught me that even though I was preparing for something I was so excited about, life had emotions of ups and downs that took me on a roller coaster ride I didn’t expect. And through the change I have become more aware of the good that comes after what we think is bad.

So even though I missed this epic blood moon and I don’t miss my own blood moon, there seems to be a blood moon rising in us all that says, rise to the experience and see where that takes you.

It’s been a hectic time for both Ronn and I as we are dealing with many business related things before leaving for Player’s Australian tour. Ronn has been in the throws of editing a new Ronn’s Garage and putting together a visual presentation for his solo part of the OZ tour which has gotten a tremendously positive response. It’s apparent OZ loves Ronn and he loves those Aussies! So this should be a super fun tour and the first time Player will perform overseas, so the boys are really excited!

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Player’s new drummer, Jimmy Carnelli is an expert diver and is looking forward to diving the Great Barrier Reef and I’m looking forward to meeting so many of you! Of course I will be blogging and doing Livestreams to keep everyone feeling like you are right there with us! Right now I’m just grateful for life’s little blessings that have been bestowed on us recently. In spite of the setbacks that I’m sure all of you can relate to in one way or another, sometimes setbacks are indeed life’s little blessings and a way to help us stay in gratitude.

Since our world’s economy has been in the toilet for quite some time, financial times have been trying and economic setbacks make living in our society a strain for many. One has to constantly evaluate their situation and prepare for the worst, yet hope for the best. It’s all we can do and my heart goes out to all who are in economic hard times right now. I think we can all relate to the suffering that is going on in our world and how it has a trickling effect on the masses. I have a section in my book, “True Age, Timeless Beauty” on finances and how to overcome the stress to keep things in balance.

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Trust me, I can relate and know what I’m talking about because I’ve been there many times in my life and it’s during these hard times that life’s little blessings appear through these hurdles in ways you may not recognize at first glance. I’m saying this because I feel the pain of our world suffering when I read tweets and postings of others who are going through hard times.

Life’s little blessings can sometimes disguise itself as an obstacle and the timing could be leading you along a path that is to your benefit. Right now Ronn and I are dealing with such obstacles in many areas of life and they are turning into pure blessings. So I have learned to welcome the obstacles and merely deal with them with positiveness.

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So in preparation for this Australian adventure we are about to embark on, we are also getting ready to do an exclusive photo shoot together for the magazine New Idea this week. We are also celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary! Geez it’s hard to believe 5 years have gone by this fast! And Ronn is doing a table reading with the cast of “The Bay” this week for their upcoming shoot! I have finally posted a Livestream chat for Tuesday and I’m working on some new surprises! Can’t tell you everything right now, but life’s little blessings are upon us in spite of all the obstacles.

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This past week has been filled with important, but mundane paperwork that has been needed for various things before we get ready for the Player Australian tour in November.

 

It’s all been part of clearing the past to make our future a bit brighter and for our focus to be consistently more creative. I’ve found it hard to concentrate on creativity when dealing with paperwork involving business.

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Nevertheless, we must sometimes focus on the mundane things in life if we are to keep things in balance. I try to do this in every area of our lives as much as possible. Thus, the inspiration for my book, “True Age, Timeless Beauty.”

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When we clear the past of all things that aren’t needed or wanted, we make room for new things and tell the universe we are ready for a brighter future.

 

Ronn was swamped with press interviews from Australia, including an exclusive for the magazine, “New Idea.” He’s also very busy putting his musical set together for the solo portion of his upcoming Aussie tour. We also entertained friends from Belgium and Italy about possible projects relating to music and television.

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In addition to that he is preparing to shoot new episodes of “The Bay” in October, as well as, preparing for other film and TV projects that are in development for next year.

 

It seems like this year has flown by so fast and we have been working so hard at making all the projects happen, but there is only so much time in a year. We did take some time out for fun with artist Michael Moebius, photographer Terry O’Neill and our introduction to the one and only Raquel Welch on her birthday.

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Ronn also enjoyed presenting a best actor award to Daniel Baldwin at the Burbank International Film Festival last weekend. So we are finally enjoying some creative time at home this weekend.

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I try and pay attention to things that are required in clearing the past even though some may be mundane because I know it’s the universe’s way of saying better things are coming as a result.

 

I want to congratulate Julie Wooldridge on winning an autographed copy of “True Age, Timeless Beauty” for subscribing to my Woman to Woman website and thank you all who continue to support my writings. I’m so happy the book has been a inspiration and have already begun a follow up to it that I believe with help change lives.

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There is still a can of Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning to give away for subscribing to this blog so that you never miss another post!

 

I’m working on a FREE ebook of Gluten-Free recipes to give away soon! And we want an Aussie to get the chance to win dinner with Ronn and be featured on Ronn’s Garage! Details coming soon!

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It seems clearing the past has already been bringing new and interesting things into our lives and Ronn has been asked to host a show called “Hot Package” for the cartoon network. We have also been asked to guest star on a new celebrity cooking show that will film this October, so I will keep you posted on that! In the meantime, we will post a new livechat this week, so stay tuned!

 

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 I’ve been feeling a bit edgy and swamped with mundane paperwork for various things that make me feel anxiety, so I had to stop and reflect on what it all meant and what could I focus on that would make me feel differently. During this process I discovered that simply feeling grateful for the wonderful things I have in my life like that hubby of mine was enough to change my mood. Then I expanded that feeling to all of you and how chatting with you every day from different corners of our world was so profound and interesting. It showed me how quickly we can change our mood or thoughts to reflect the positive rather than the negative.

 

 It’s hard to believe how much chaos our world has become. I guess it really has always been this way, but with the Internet, TV and mobile phones we just know instantly what’s happening as it’s happening. And most of what we see isn’t pretty or positive to lifting our spirits into the never- ending sky of the heavens.

 

So we continue on in this journey called life trying to have gratitude in chaos. We continue to love with an optimistic view of the world in this chaos of struggle with economic factors and hatred. We watch people do ghastly unspeakable things to each other in the name of God or Government and we still choose to love with gratitude in chaos.

 

I say this phrase “Gratitude in Chaos” because it seems everywhere you turn in our world there is chaos and it’s so visible and in your face with technology today. It becomes harder to stay focus on mundane things and still stay in gratitude for what life is has become.

 

How can I stay in gratitude for the constant fighting, killing and abuse that is bestowed on just about everything and everyone? How can I stay in gratitude for struggling to survive our environment that has been riddled with pollution or even live on mother Earth who has been depleted and neglected?

 

Life has become so negative and the focus on everything negative the world has to offer; It’s often more exciting to the masses.  Still I choose gratitude in chaos. It is during these trying times that we need to stay calm, focus and feel the gratitude for the things that we do have and not feed into the fear or what we don’t have or think we should have.

 

It is during these most trying times that we grow the most. So it is also during these times that we should stop and make sure we still have gratitude during the chaos of the things around us.  When we choose to do this we are choosing love and spreading it out like ripples in a pond.

 

I’m speaking this way because it’s important that we collectively stick together and when we do our thoughts become really powerful. Change occurs during these times and what changes we experience, depends greatly on our mindset.  So if you guys are feeling any anxiety over the state of our world, you can help us all by feeling a bit of gratitude in spite of all the chaos. The choice is really yours to make.

 

 

 

 

 

Ronn recently said he saw a great saying on Facebook that said, “Karma is only a bitch if you are.” I thought that was a fantastic saying and so profoundly true.  I think you know me a bit better by now and know that I use the word bitch with humor most of time. Since I’m into animal rescue it kinda goes with that and I love to call my husband a dog, affectionately and also with humor. So he sometimes calls me a “bitch.” I know he means it affectionately depending on the tone of his voice.

 

However the phrase, “A Bitch Called Karma” I think has a different meaning and the timing of how karmic things happen and to whom they happen to and why, is what I mean by this phrase.  There has been a lot of that karmic thing happening to many aspects of our lives both professionally and personally due to the choices we make in life.

 

Our decisions and choices play a big part on how karma works in our universe. “You reap what you sew” as the saying goes.  Lately karmic timing has been playing a big part in our lives and the universal magic has been testing us with wonderful lessons. It is during these life lessons that I am feeling most grateful to learn from them and grow my soul. Life isn’t always unicorns and colored lights in a fantasy atmosphere, well maybe sometimes it is.

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Life isn’t always about how successful you are in the world’s eyes, because as we know true success comes with happiness from within. This happiness is at it’s greatest when shared with others.  It is sometimes during our greatest challenges that we learn our greatest lessons. And it is sometimes the journey of getting to your biggest goals that is the most exciting.

 

I’ve always had an adaptable personality regarding change. It didn’t matter where I lived or what I did as long as I felt happy and well, I could easily adapt to the change.  Some people cannot do this and live their whole lives in fear of the unknown. How can you know what’s out there if you don’t reach out and explore?

 

It is usually fear holding us back and keeping us safe. Recent career choices have been a lot of trusting our inner gut and the universal energy to guide us. It has led both Ronn and I to sharing more of ourselves with you, and have led Ronn back to his roots with music. The past couple weeks has been hectic because Player’s new drummer has had to learn their whole set of songs and Peter Beckett is a perfectionist when it comes to the music. Ronn loves having the guys over and everyone usually stays overnight because of the long drive for Johnny. So this means lots of male bonding that includes, action movies and of course buckets of wine.

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I don’t mind because the music these guys make together is magical and I’ve watched the evolution firsthand.  They are all so talented and the music is so good that I never get tired of listening to them. I know our neighbors feel the same way. So I can bet that the upcoming Ramshead concert this Saturday will be most exciting. Women will be throwing their bras and panties to these guys and I can understand why!

 

I will be hanging out with some of my Playmate sisters at the Long Beach Glamourcon and am really looking forward to that. It’s been a long time and it’s okay to be apart sometimes in a marriage. Since we are both working and having fun doing the things we love. 

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It was a blast as usual to go to Hef’s famous “Midsummer Night Dreams” party. This year party had cirque du solei girls and “Pitbull” as the star entertainment. The party felt more like a gorgeous nightclub this year. It was obviously sponsored by “Patron” and had a more corporate feeling to it rather than the exclusive vibe of going to visit Hef at his home.  Gone are those years never to be seen again. Playboy is now all about the brand. Hell we even got temporary tattoos of gold and silver bunnies on different parts of our bodies that we can’t take off now as a result of that evening! It was great to see a few familiar faces and to run into iconic Playmates like Ola Ray who still looks fabulous and is now blonde!

 

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Getting back to that “Bitch called Karma,” I use that phrase to make a point of how things in our lives change sometimes for the best. However, the choices we make and we must make them constantly, can move us forward of backward depending on how we handle others.  Both Ronn and I are extremely straightforward people who try and live our lives better tomorrow than we did today and always with love, respect and gratitude.

 

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Most of you that saw the recent episode of Celebrity Wife Swap got to see a piece of our real lives and it seems like you were excited about that. It also seemed like most of you enjoyed it as entertaining television. But what you didn’t see was all the moments that were shot only to end up on the editing room floor.

 

I don’t watch much television because Ronn and I prefer watching movies, although we are into some shows that we have caught onto from Internet buzz such as, “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones.” I use to watch the soaps, but find them quite boring these days and I never follow reality shows.

 

So when Celebrity Wife Swap approached us to guest on their popular ABC show, Ronn was skeptical. I did my research and actually spoke with a former guest star, Eliza Roberts who is married to Eric Roberts. She had nothing but praise for the PG rated Disney primetime series that fans seem to love.

 

Most reality shows tend to want people to create drama and make themselves look foolish, as this is what they think viewers want to see. Celebrity Wife Swap is a show that places two wives into each other’s homes to run their households in their shoes.  The differences between the two families, is what the show likes to embrace and show what each family got from the experience at the end.

 

As with most reality shows, what you end up seeing on screen isn’t always literally what happened or a correct picture of who the person is or what really happened. They shoot so much footage, ninety percent of which isn’t shown to get a story that they want to tell.

 

By the time it goes to the editor only a fraction of that is chopped up to give you a show. And the editor can decide to make someone look a certain way depending on how it’s edited because so much it taken out of context.

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For example, everyone knows I love to cook and I did a four- course dinner that included, crabcakes, tomato basil soup and shrimp Creole none of which was shown on that episode. I also do speaking engagements to empower women and one of those engagements was filmed for Brie to do, which wasn’t shown.  Brie and Ronn went horseback riding and that wasn’t shown. Ronn wrote a wonderful handwritten note to Brie that made her cry and that wasn’t shown. Brie got to sing with Player and had a blast and that wasn’t shown. So many moments with Graysun and me were not shown. Graysun told me he loved me and we had so many playful moments and only a fraction of that was shown.

 

So what you ended up seeing was only a fraction of what really happened. The truth was that we all got along great and there was no conflict, so they edited what little they had to make it seem like there could be some conflict or irritation, when in fact, there wasn’t much of any.

 

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Since this was a rare episode about two soap stars, it made good television to have them without their shirts on taking about love. It’s what soap fans want to see and I know this firsthand because I’m a soap fan.  What was indeed real were my feelings for little Graysun. How could you not fall in love with that adorable kid?  And I did immediately bond with him and get him to eat what I cooked.

 

Ronn is very much an outdoor guy. He loves to bike ride and is in great shape because he’s been active with martial arts and sports his whole life. But we both are not big on being out in the sun for hours on end. We like to visit the beach, but prefer living in the country or the mountains.

 

However, Ronn does not like bikes made for two people and prefers a motorcycle instead. And the garage is an important place for his creativity with music. So they played on her doing things that would rub him the wrong way and they constantly do these snippets of interviews to get you tell how you feel about it? Then when they edit they can grab what they want to put with visuals and tell a story the way they want to depict it.

 

So just like you can’t believe everything you read, you can’t believe everything you see on reality TV. It’s meant to be entertaining and that’s exactly what it was in the end. We wanted to have fun with what we had to do and that’s what we did. What you saw was fun, heartwarming, sweet and sexy.  So I guess we all did our job and gave audiences and hour of television that is still being talked about.

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Hopefully this will create great ratings for Celebrity Wife Swap and show producers that the concept of having two soap hunks show off a piece of their real lives was a win/win for everyone.  I know you can never please everyone and there are always people who will want to cut you down no matter what, but one things is for certain and that’s love.  And alot of love was presented in spades in this episode. 

 

Our goal for doing this show was to give our fans a glimpse into our real lives. As most of you know Ronn does make me daily cappuccinos with love and is the most generous caring human being to his fans and friends. I am a lucky girl and am more than happy to cook for him, the band and friends because I love doing it.  Anyone that says anything otherwise doesn’t know us, and it doesn’t matter anyway.  All in all Celebrity Wife Swap was sheer entertainment that made us all laugh for an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s nice to be back home after an awesome weekend in Atlanta to see Peter Beckett and Ronn join those smooth rockin guys of Yacht Rock Revue onstage. We were somewhat worried when we woke up last Saturday morning to a gray colored day that dropped endless raindrops on Piedmont Park.  The concert had already presold 2600 tickets and wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to sell anymore given the look of the day.

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But Robbie Dupree predicted the sun would shine that afternoon and the show would go, and he must be a psychic because he was absolutely right! They even ended up selling another 500 tickets at the door to a more than eager audience.

The evening had unexpected fireworks that seemed to coincided with the music, and the warm breezy air made everyone feel like they were on another planet where everyone was feeling as one. Love filled the air with a contagious energy of blissfulness, especially when Player sang, “Baby Come Back.” A bra flew up to hit Peter in the face and  I’ve never seen young 20 something year old men and women scream so loud!

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I started thinking it must be because of the anticipation of tomorrow’s airing of “Celebrity Wife Swap.” Seems word is getting around that Player will be featured and I know how excited everyone is to see them in their element at home the way I do all the time.

Ronn and I are so excited to have our friends who participated in Celebrity Wife Swap with us over to watch it with us, that we are making a viewing party out of it; and yes I’ll be cooking along with a few guest chefs that will help me out in the kitchen.

I know the show will be quite funny given the things I made Tyler Christopher do during the rule changes. And I know what Brienne Christopher did with my hubby, so the only thing that can spell to me is sheer entertainment. In fact, Ronn tweets to Tyler now, “Go ahead take my wife anytime you want, just make sure I get her back from time to time.”

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I’m not sure if Tyler has continued any of my rule changes, but I know I had fun stepping into Brie’s shoes for those few days and I think she had just as much fun stepping into mine. However, I’m not sure how much fun it was for our husbands with what we put them through, but hey that’s marriage right?

One thing’s for certain, Brie got one of my delicious morning ronnuccinos shirtless! I think it made her blush a bit from the previews I’ve seen. Does that make me jealous? Not one bit, because what til you see what I got from her hubby? Thank God Brie had a great sense of humor because I think I would be in big trouble or then again she may be thanking me because of the things I taught him? So all I can say is you better not miss Celebrity Wife Swap Tuesday July 22nd on ABC to find out how it all goes down!

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We hope you all are having a fabulous summer so far and that your forth of July was awesome! We spent ours at the Playboy mansion and saw Hef’s amazing display of fireworks, and now it’s back to work with a little bit of summer fun in between gigs. Speaking of gigs PLAYER has a couple of awesome gigs you won’t want to miss! Coming up in Atlanta on July 19th, they will be rockin and rollin with those polyester smooth rock boys of Yacht Rock Revue for their big summer blowout at Piedmont Park. Joining them will be Pablo Cruise, Gary Wright and Robbie Dupree so this will be one concert party I am so looking forward to! PLAYER is also doing a concert in Annapolis, Maryland on August 23rd at the Rams Head and you can get your tickets for that one here.

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You may also get to see PLAYER make a cameo on Celebrity Wife Swap which will air Tuesday July 22nd on ABC and this is going to be one fun show! I can’t tell you details, but I think you will laugh alot at all the fun we had! Player will be starting rehearsals soon for their upcoming Australian tour  and I can’t wait for that! Get your tickets  for the Aussie tour now!  As you can see PLAYER is rockin and rollin it, and if you haven’t seen them in concert you are so missing out!

Ronn will be rockin and rollin when he shoots a new music video for his single “Addiction” in the next few days and he’s shooting an exclusive for an Australian magazine tomorrow and will be doing a special “Confessions” segment for “The Bay” also. I can’t wait until John Blackwell shoots the new chapter for “The Bay” because he is one bad dude who kicks ass!

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I’m happy to announce that I’ll be making a rare autograph appearance at the “Glamourcon” Long Beach show August 23 & 24 with artist Jon Hul who is painting a special series on me now.  Artist Jim Ceravolo is also adding Ronn and I to a special series he’s painting, which will include our dogs. I’m hoping to have Romeo immortalized there with us in his gorgeous work. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog here and websites to win FREE spices and a FREE audio book of “My Husband’s A Dog, My Wife’s A Bitch.” Winners will be announced in August! Hope you all stay cool and keep those comments coming, we love you guys!

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As we dip into the heat of summer parties, Ronn and I are always up for a good time and getting dressed up is super fun! So when our friends Caroline and Mike Cusumano invited us to their family’s annual summer bash, we were ready to go, especially when it was a roaring 1920’s theme. This was one great party! You were welcomed with champagne at the entrance and everyone was dressed to impressed in their flapper and gangster garb. Cigarette girls passed around jumbo shrimp and a variety of appetizers, specialty drinks included, “Old Fashions”, “Lynchberg Lemonade” and “Peach Martinis.” The buffet dinner included a variety of pastas, salads and lamb chops, while we enjoyed flapper girls doing the Charleston with a live band performing. It surely felt like we went back in time and we enjoyed every minute of it!

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Tina Hillstrom joined us and as always when Caroline, Tina and I get together we have a blast. I felt like this was the topper to my birthday month and one of the best parties I’ve attended this year so far. To my demise, I woke up with a head cold and have been coughing and sneezing ever since, but hey I have great memories of a wonderful finale to my birthday! Although it sucks to have a summer cold, at least it’s not the flu and I’m hoping to be better by for the fourth of July festivities. We have several parties to attend for the 4th, including Hef’s amazing fireworks at the Playboy mansion.

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However it’s not all fun in the sun for us, we do have some work involved. Ronn and I have several upcoming magazine shoots and I’m doing a calendar shoot for Shelter Hope Pet Shop. Ronn is also doing a music video for “Addiction”  and we are preparing for an exciting upcoming trip to Europe. Will give you more details as they firm up. So summer is flying by for us already, but we are indeed having a good time. We hope you have a wonderful and safe fourth of July and that your summer is as much fun as ours without any of the coughing or sneezing.

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I seldom celebrate my birthday on my actual birthday. It seems to always be on the weekend before or after, and given the blow out I had for my big 50th last year; it would have been hard to top that, so I didn’t even want to try. However, some of my longtime girlfriends thought we were in dire need of a potluck. Now most of you know by now what my potluck parties are like, as I’ve posted many pictures from my holiday ones. They consist of all girls who bring over yummy dishes to share, so that we can do what girls like to do and chatter, while we drink and eat to our hearts content!

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My girlfriend Sue, who loves to cook more than me, brought over her spicy chili with tri-tip and someone else brought mac n’ cheese and suggested I try this combo. I must say chili over mac n’ cheese was an addictive combination. Creason and Calee made “Grape Leaves” and other dishes included, summer salads, bow tie pasta with chicken and my favorite, cupcakes!

We whipped up a pitcher of spicy Bloody Mary and a summer Bourbon Smash with peaches, lemonade, orange juice and mint to give everyone a summer buzz. Ronn was the only man allowed because he takes great photos. Potluck parties are for the girls only, but I make exceptions every once in a while. Barbara Moore wanted to bring her dad, so I thought Ronn could use a little male energy to help him out and allowed him to join us also.

Needless to say, the party lasted all day long and it was  fun to spend some great quality time laughing it up with these great gals! I’m lucky to have so many amazing girlfriends. They are beautiful, talented and smart, but most of all they have the best hearts and are all so loving and giving. I admire and adore them all! So nothing please me more than to spend the day catching up with each of them.

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I got amazing gifts too! A gorgeous bath robe from Barbara, a Kate Spade purse and lavender/Rosemary scented dispenser from Caroline, a beautiful orchid from Joanne, flip flops from Kim, a handmade knitted hat and waist purse from Lisa, the perfect summer dress in my favorite colors from Sue, candles, body lotion & a summer beach towel from Blanca, the hottest fashion tote bag from Mona, a gorgeous picture frame from Eden and the funniest cards galore!

I’ve never had such a perfect day spent with such lovely friends, so I’m feeling extremely blissful and happy today basking in the aftermath of it all. The birthday bliss continues with other girlfriends treating me to spa days and the celebrating will also continue this weekend. I think the older we get and the more people we know it surely becomes a birthday month of celebration.

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Thank you guys  for all the amazing birthday wishes throughout the day! It was hard to see them all because they kept coming in, so if I missed saying thank you personally, please forgive me. But, know that I deeply appreciated seeing them. Now I have a present for you guys with a special announcement! Ronn and I will make a rare guest appearance on the ABC prime time show, “Celebrity Wife Swap” which will air July 22nd! We swapped with General Hospital‘s Prince Nicolas Cassadine aka Tyler Christopher and I think you guys may just get to see Ronn make his now infamous “Ronnacinno” among other surprises! This will be one funny show that you won’t want to miss out on! I’ve got other surprises to share with you guys, but I think I’ll wait until the next blog, since this one was filled with so much bliss!

We will surely be going into Sunday withdrawals for our Game of Thrones parties. It all started because of Peter and Eden, or Peden as we called them. Every time I saw Peter for Player rehearsals all he ever talked about was Game of Thrones. Even Creason and Calee talked about it, so Ronn and I decided to start watching from the beginning and got hooked.  Just the sheer thought of twin brother and sister royalty having sex was enough to grab your attention. Then there was that little prick Joffery who everyone hated with a passion because he became king and wasn’t even a rightful one, but born out of incest. The characters are too numerous and the sword fighting and dragons draw you into a constant adventure every week trying to guess who will get the axe and who do you hate and want to see die anyway.

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Now I rarely get into much television, but you couldn’t help but notice this series was bit different to say the least. It cost HBO approx $10million an episode and they took a year filming on location to produce 10 episodes a season. This is like watching an epic movie each week and following an ongoing serial medieval drama that has you excited to see what would happen next. Ronn has always had an affinity for the renaissance period, which may help explain his love to wrap scarves around his neck. The truth be known, Ronn Moss is completely in love with everything about this show, especially the cinematography. So I got the bright idea to have Sunday Game of Thrones dinner parties to have die hard Game of Throne fanatics like us, join in on all the fun!

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We went all out for the finale and dressed up as some of our favorite characters. I required everyone to bring chicken in lew of the scene in the bar with “The Hound” when he wanted to eat some chicken and ended up killing a few of the kings men. Our theater was filled with our regular die hards as I call them. My neighbor Sue always brings over the most addicting brownies and included some killer home made mashed potatoes to boot! Dr. Donald and Lisa Waldrep and their adorable miracle twins, Carson and Gracie go beyond and above with their amazing hearts of gold. They always bring so much love, light and laughter to our parties and they have become part of our family.  I think you all know by now who DevRonn and Peden are and we have added “The boys” as I like to call them to our family, Kristos Andrews, Gregori Martin and Derrell Whitt from “The Bay Series” and you complete our Sunday dinner tradition.

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Everyone enjoyed getting dressed up for the grand finale and enjoyed the evening. The chatter afterwards about what we thought would happen next season went from speculating that John Snow would fall in love with the mother of dragons, to how much Sansa was changing her appearance with her new short dark hair.  I think we will continue our Sunday gatherings to include our new Game of Thrones game compliments of Carson and Gracie!

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Will that royal bitch Sussy ever get the axe? Will Aria reunite her family and use “Needle” to help her do so?  Will that big Bitch fall in love with “The Hound” and save him? Will anyone sit on the throne in Kings Landing that isn’t a little boy? We will all have to wait until next year to find out.

 

 

Where has the time gone? This year is just flying by and it’s already summer! As usual our summers are busy with entertaining friends, attending parties, charity events and kids. But it looks like we will be working this summer as well. As you know we finished an ABC prime time show that we can’t discuss right now but it will air this summer most likely in July. I will of course keep you posted on the dates and more details once I’m given the word. But I know you will absolutely love it!

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Ronn and I both were so busy this past week we had no time to hardly tweet and we worked Memorial day. So the past couple days have been spent trying to catch up on business as usual and sleep. I’m currently working on a charity fundraiser for Autism that will be held at our home in June and Ronn will start rehearsals for Player’s upcoming Australian/New Zealand tour later this year. I know you have been asking when tickets will go on sale and they will soon! Seems more dates keep getting added and the promoter want to release the entire schedule before you can purchase tickets.

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Player is also joining The Yacht Rock Revue boys in Atlanta on July 19th for their festival and then we will take off to Naples, Italy where Ronn will play a Baron in a mini series that takes place in World War 1. I think you guys know how much Ronn loves his scarves so perhaps he will get to wear some in this mini series, since it’s a period piece.

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I will continue to do more speaking engagements and work on the follow up book to “True Age, Timeless Beauty.” And we have an exciting contest to announce later this summer in connection with “The Bay” series. Ronn will also continue playing John Blackwell in “The Bay” and we are now on board as producers of that series.  I’m hoping to extend our time in Italy to include a much needed vacation if possible. Seems Ronn is getting bombarded with so many projects it’s getting hard to fit in a vacation. I will of course blog and keep you posted on all of it as it’s happening!

Man On Fire is the new single from Player’s “Too Many Reasons” CD and they have just released a new video, which includes scenes from the upcoming 411 movie. Now 411 won’t be completed until next year because Ronn has so many projects in various countries and an upcoming Australian tour for Player. I guess you can say he is truly a “Man on Fire” these days.

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Player just honored music legend Smokey Robinson at the House of Blues Saturday night and helped raised one million dollars for the mental health of our troops. They were joined by Aussie Guy Sebastian, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr and Taylor Dayne singing Smokey’s most famous songs. Player sang “Tracks of My Tears” and it’s so good that they are now recording it!

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This week Ronn will debut as former District Attorney, John Blackwell on the acclaimed series, The Bay as they launch their new season. The Bay Series has been a hit on the Internet and now will have longer episodes and soon will be going to television. John Blackwell may become an ongoing character and the new episode will air May 1st.

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We had a lovely Easter celebration at the Playboy mansion with pop artist Michael Moebius and Swedish artist Clara Hallencreutz who is just as gorgeous as she is talented. It was a lovely day filled with sunshine and an exotic petting zoo of animals that included lots of bunnies, miniature ponies and owls. We have just completed our audio version of our humorous relationship book, “My Husband’s A Dog, My Wife’s A Bitch” and it will be up on Amazon in the next few days.

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In the meantime, enjoy the new video of Man On Fire and know that I will keep you posted on Player’s upcoming tour dates, as well as, details of our new adventures around the world!