Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for August 12, 2013:
BBB - David Smitherman with the Better Business Bureau joined us with some pointers to save you money on back to school shopping. In 2012, $83.8 billion dollars were spent on back-to-school shopping in the U.S., according to the National Retail Federation. That breaks down to the average person spending around $688.62 on their children in grades K-12. Of course, not everyone will spend that much, but before you dive into buying new clothes and supplies, check out these back-to-school budget tips from BBB: Make a shopping list. Create a budget - do a quick price search online for the items on your list and add them all up. Clip coupons and note discount codes. Set up email alerts at your favorite stores to monitor pricing and inventory. Take advantage of discounts. For more tips you can trust, visit bbb.org.
VET SPECIALIST - Dr. Jerome Williams joins us along with Dr. Tomeshia Hubbard, a Dermatologist. They discuss food allergies and your pets. Dr. Hubbard opened her new veterinary dermatology practice, Alabama Veterinary Allergy and Dermatology Service, in Homewood, AL. The address is 186 Oxmoor Rd, Ste A1, Homewood, AL 35209. The new phone number is 205-218-2707. She takes cases on Monday-Wednesday from 9:30am to 4:00pm. You can reach Dr. Williams at Red Mountain Animal Clinic at (205) 326-8080 or www.redmountainanimalclinic.com.
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Shades Shades Valley YMCA with Mikal Thomas. Today he showed us the latest exercises you can do for the week. For more information, call (205) 870-9622.
BABYWEEK - It's Baby Week on Good Day Alabama as we lead up to Babypalooza. Cecilia Pearson is the Event Producer and she joins us with all the details on this year's Babypalooza. Today's parents are getting really creative when it comes to announcing they are having a baby or even revealing which gender the baby we will talk about a few of these creative ideas. Apryl Norris, Owner of 4D Mommies Ultrasound Studio, discusses about how she will do 4D Ultrasound (which really reveals what the baby looks like) with the parents blind-folded so that they can't see the gender, she makes a DVD and the parents will have a party and play the DVD and everyone including the parents find out at the same time. She has a portable ultrasound machine and will actually be doing these on the spot at Babypalooza. She also discusses a board game that people play to reveal the gender called "What's the Bump". It's an actual game you buy - she gives us a quick overview. Another fun idea is using gender reveal cupcakes. For more information on Babypalooza, visit http://babypaloozatour.com/.
ASK THE GARDENER - Our expert, Sallie Lee joined us today with Ask the Gardener. Sallie is an Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. For more questions call the Extension Office at (205) 879-6964.
ROY WOOD, JR - "The Sullivan and Son Comedy Tour" comes to town on Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Comedy Club Stardome. The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour features Steve Byrne (The Tonight Show, Conan, The Byrne Identity: Comedy Central Special, Four Christmases, Couples Retreat), Owen Benjamin (The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, The House Bunny, Jack And Jill), Roy Wood Jr. (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show, The Funny Spot with Tony Rock, HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Chelsea Lately), and Ahmed Ahmed (The Tonight Show, Axis Of Evil: Comedy Central, Iron Man, You Don't Mess With The Zohan, Swingers). Come out and see these four accomplished headliners together in one amazing show! For tickets or more information for this week's appearance, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, financial help for nearlyweds! Before you get married, figure out your finances! Our expert joins us with pointers to get you and your fiancé on the same page! Baby Week continues on Good Day Alabama and we show you a Mommy Makeover! One lucky mom gets professional attention for her hair and make-up! Jeh Jeh takes us on a flight through a unique flight school! Jimmy Rockett joins us with Good Day Gardening advice! And we check out what's new in entertainment with music and movies hitting store shelves this week! Join us for all of this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!