Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama for July 12, 2013...
JEH JEH LIVE - Enjoy "Sunday Best" on Saturday at 3pm at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. This is the fourth year for the free concert in the Titusville community. Gospel choirs throughout the state perform. Get there early to get a seat because if it's like previous years, it will be standing room only. For directions or more information about Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, visit www.sixthavebaptist.org.
BBJ - Mike talks with Ryan Poe from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines - all dealing with construction this week. They discuss how the recession affected some of metro Birmingham's biggest big-box retails spaces but the market is slowly turning a corner, why commercial construction is on the decline, and what SKF USA Inc.'s lease of a building under construction in Moody Commerce Park means for the economy. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
BARGAIN MOM - Chrstie Dedman is the Birmingham Bargain Mom. She joined us with a look at some great deals for this week. Krispy Kreme BOGO dozen for 76 cents Saturday - Krispy Kreme will celebrate its birthday July 13 with a buy one get one for 76 cents deal on a dozen doughnuts. They have a special event page created for this - you can check out here: KrispyKreme.com/76th. No coupon required.
Cow Appreciation Day Chick Fil A is July 12 this year. For one day only, black and white spots, cow bells and furry ears will be appropriate attire at Chick-fil-A restaurants all across the nation. In celebration of Cow Appreciation Day (an unofficial yet nationally recognized holiday), Chick-fil-A will award a FREE Meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes to one of the 1,600+ restaurants fully dressed as a cow, and a free entree for partial cow attire. Go here to learn more and get costume ideas: www.chick-fil-a.com/Cows/Appreciation-Day.
Toys R Us: Buy a backpack get a free lunchbox - Purchase select back packs at Toys R Us for $12.99 and get a free lunch kit valued at $9.99. This applies to character packs. Visit www.toysrus.com and look for the back to school tab.
For more on these and other bargains, visit the Bargain Mom's blog.
BEST IN BUZZ - Jaime Sullivan, our Gossip Mom, joins us with a look at the latest gossip out of Hollywood. She discussed Amanda Bynes and her erratic behavior lately; George Clooney's split from Stacey Keibler; and Halle Berry's wedding plans for this weekend.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to an Indian star tortoise. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
DR. ASA. ON SLEEP - Mike talked with Dr. Asa Andrew - known as America's Health and Lifestyle Coach®. He is also a national best-selling author, radio and TV host, and founder of Diagnosis HOPE, a non-profit dedicated to health education and supporting the uninsured. He has dedicated his life to helping others thrive in their health. Today he discussed how to improve your sleep:
1. Know Your Brain - (can't go to sleep, can't stay asleep)
2. Turn Down The Lights by 8 p.m. -Affecting the Pineal Gland
3. Avoid Exercise at Night - Dangerous effects of cortisol
4. Make Yogurt or Eggs Your Bedtime snack - Increase our sleep chemicals
5. Drink Chamomile Tea - reduce stress and anxiety
6. Forgive Others - The Power of Forgiveness and our stress levels
For more information, visit www.drasa.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, we have live music, comedian Bruce Bruce, and our pet of the week! All of our experts join us to take your questions from children's health to gardening to wildlife! Organizer Amanda LeBlanc joins us with some advice to get our homes and lives in order! We check with our designer for help spurcing up our outdoor tablescapes for the summer! And what are the latest wedding trends? From dresses to invitations to accessories…. We turn to the experts for a look! Join us for all o f this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!