Have A Safe And Happy New Year! Please Don’t Drink And Drive!

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Dear Readers:

We have made it through 2013! It was a very trying year for many of us and also a good year for some.  In other parts of the world, the clock has already turned and many are celebrating.

As we head to a new year, please enjoy your time with friends, family and loved ones as you usher in 2014.  Above all, please also be responsible for yourself and others by not drinking and driving.  Take a cab. Use the buddy system. Do whatever you have to do to arrive home safe. We want you to be around for a very long time! 

Thanks for your continued support of All Things Michael in 2014! It is my hope that you are blessed and encouraged each time you visit here. It’s all for L.O.V.E, all for Michael!

Cheers!  Happy New Year!

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Much love,

Cutie Pie

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2014 Midnight Fireworks: Burj Khalifa, Dubai

 

Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?

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All Things Michael would like to wish you all a very happy and joyful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.  This has been a rough year for many, but we still have a lot to be thankful for.  I thought it would be nice to hear from the children about the things that they are thankful for because children have a way of simply putting things into perspective when life seems so overwhelming.  Enjoy and much love! Cutie Pie ♥

Birmingham Area Schoolchildren Are Thankful For Many Things

Source: Al.com – By Joey Kennedy

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Thanksgiving is the time of year we all focus on what we’re most thankful for. This year, Alabama Media Group and AL.com asked area schoolchildren in grades 3-5 to tell us what they’re thankful for. Many have done just that, and some also included illustrations and photographs. So what are you thankful for this year?

School systems and schools within those systems are listed alphabetically. Click on the links below to see more.

Birmingham City Schools
Homewood City Schools
Hoover City Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Leeds City Schools
Mountain Brook City Schools
Shelby County Schools
St. Clair County Schools
Trussville City Schools
Vestavia Hills City Schools
Private Schools

 http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/11/thankful_thoughts_birmingham_a.html#Homewood

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 Administrator’s Note: I removed the picture that I posted earlier of Michael dressed as a pilgrim with a lady pilgrim because someone thought it was me.  I just thought it was a cute picture and didn’t think that people would think that it was me. I apologize for any confusion. Thanks!

 

Happy Anniversary! I Can’t Believe It’s Been Three Years…

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Today is the third anniversary of my blog “All Things Michael” (ATM).  Michael and his music have been in life since I was a little girl. I love all types of music, but I am also VERY pickly about who I listen to. I grew up during the J5 era. I followed most of the teen idols at the time like Donny Osmond, Foster Sylvers, Tony DeFranco, Shaun Cassidy, etc. but Michael reigned supreme. I watched the J5 cartoon series, the Jacksons variety show and their many TV appearances. I always knew that Michael had something special, but I thought that he would be big on broadway because he was so expressive and eloquent when he sang ballads like “Ben,” “One Day In Your Life,” “Dreamer,” etc.  Watch how he relates to a song.  He just touches me so that I wanna cry! He’s so beautiful!

I love all his songs, every single one, from his lesser known hits to his remixes!  It doesn’t matter what he’s singing, he’s brilliant and magical! He’s an awesome storyteller. I  love listening his ballads when I need to relax.

Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GYsRC-7_S0&list=PL5CE5B9DC6459C86C

When I saw his performance in the Wiz, I was even more convinced that Broadway was his fate and I certainly didn’t know about the manifesto he was writing at the time about his future. Little did we all know how big he was going to blow up during the eighties. Later on in my teens, my family became Pentacostal and secular music was against the beliefs of my church. Much like Michael, I was sheltered and restricted to do many things. It was very hard, but I gave up listening to other artists, but not Michael.  I was in love with him and I couldn’t stay away. He’s always been my friend no matter what, even if I had to sneak and do it. I’ve never got to meet Michael personally and that will alway grieve me, but I know him in my heart. Over the years I have bought many albums, CD’s, DVD’s, books, magazines, posters and collectibles.  Some things were stolen from me by people I trusted and I have replaced what I could.  I still have a lot of stuff that I keep safely packed and hidden. The rest is displayed all around my bedroom and all you see is Michael! 

When I started out with this blog, I wasn’t sure where I was going. I was grieving hard for Michael and I wanted to do something positive so that others could really learn and understand who he really was. I kept hearing the name in my head before I even began. When the idea began to form, I wondered if I could do it.  I am a very private person and not much of a talker at times in real life, so doing this was not easy. I have surprised myself.  I had already started being bolder and more of a cut up when I was an active member at MJ.com. I’ve opened up more with people since his death because I wanted to connect with others who loved Michael as much as I did.  I am still not comfortable about it at times, but I believe that this is what I was meant to do.  It took a lot for me to write this and but maybe this will give you a little more insight about me. It warms my heart when people tell me how much they enjoy this site. I put my heart into it and spend many hours writing, researching, and looking for postive news and information. I work fulltime with a very stressful job so it is not always easy, plus I have a family.  Sometimes I have to rush and I make mistakes.  Please forgive me if I do, because I never want to do anything that would hurt Michael. It’s not easy reading and editing some of the stories that I have see and I cry alot in private about it because I take it very personally. 

This year I opened a Facebook page, a Tumblr page and a Pinterest account for ATM.  My blog has been connected to Twitter for two years but I officially turned my personal account name over to “All Things Michael” this year as well.

Even though this milestone is something to celebrate, my heart is heavy over many things. But in spite of how I feel today, I wanted to acknowledge what Michael means to me.  Thanks to all of you faithfully follow and support me because you love Michael.  It’s not about me, its all about him and I never forget that.  For as long as I am able, I will continue to promote and share the love and magic of Michael Jackson and his children.  I love them all so very much.

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Much love, Cutie Pie ♥

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AEG Trial Coverage Page (Updated)

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Dear Followers and Visitors:

I just wanted to let you know that I have created a special page this weekend on the top menu for all coverage leading up to  and during the AEG trial.  Please check there to find out the latest developments and information. May God be with you all during these difficult times.

Thanks for your continued love and support of Michael Jackson.

Much love

Cutie Pie ♥

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(Update 6/5/13) I have removed the AEG trial page because of the stress it has placed on our dear Paris and because I am tired of having to read the drama involved each day in order to keep up the page. I will only post any major turn of events that fans would want to know as absolutely necessary.  There are many great and reliable news sources covering this trial such as Anthony McCartney @mccartneyAP, ABC7 Courts @ABC7Courts, Alan Duke @AlanDukeCNN as well as many respected fansites. Thanks for understanding. CP ♥

Under Construction: All Things Michael Has A New Domain Name: vallieegirl67.com

Hi!

I have changed my blog domain from vallieegirl67.wordpress.com to vallieegirl67.com.  You should not notice any change if you use the old link because it will redirect you.

"OH.......GOD! CUTIE, DO YOU EVEN HAVE A CLUE WHAT YOU ARE DOING? DON'T MESS UP MY BLOG, GIRL!"

I will also change the site over to a web host in the coming days to make it even MORE FABULOUS!

"THIS COULD BE A DISASTER! QUICK, SOMEONE CALL A TECH BEFORE SHE SCREWS UP!"

But if the site is ever down, don’t worry………….All Things Michael SHALL RETURN!

"I CAN'T LOOK....CALL ME WHEN IT'S OVER!"

Thanks for your support!

Cutie Pie.

Blog Updates

Hi!

I just back from vacation so I am a bit behind on updating.  I attempted to get caught up some of the latest Michael news but I still need to update the stories and poems.  I ask for your patience as this has been long overdue.  I was pretty much burned out from personal obligations, but my brain is still going with ideas for new adventures!  I just have to get it out my head to paper!  I hope to get it all done soon soon, so keep your fingers crossed!  I am also in process of updating the blocked You Tube links at the right side of the page.  I try to replace them as soon as I find out they are no longer accessible.

I thank you for your continued support for the blog and I want it to be the best that it can be.  Feel free at anytime to offer suggestions.  I do have to initially approve any first time comments.

With love for Michael ♥

The Official “All Things Michael” Anniversary Contest! (Updated With Answers)

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October was the first anniversary of my blog.  To commemorate this special event, I wanted to have contest to thank you all for supporting me.  And so without further adieu, here are the rules:

To enter, you must answer ALL three questions. The entries containing the correct answers will entered into a drawing.  Three winners will be chosen for first, second and third prize in the order which they are drawn.  All entries must be received by December 2, 2011. Please include a valid email for notification. Only one entry per person allowed.

Upon selection, the winners will be notified at the email address provided.  You must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim your prize or it will be forfeited and another winner will be selected based on the same criteria, if available. The winners will have to submit their mailing address and a contact phone number.  Prizes will not be shipped to P.O. Boxes.  I will ship overseas.  I will ship promptly, but please allow sufficient time for delivery, especially overseas, in case of delays with holiday mail. (Your contact information will only be used solely for this contest and will not be given, distributed or published to anyone.  It can only be seen by the site administrator.)

Prizes: There are three prize groups which I have listed below.  Each group contains a surprise gift. The winners will be informed of which prizes they have won upon notification.

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1st Prize Group:  

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Man In The Music – By Joel Vogel 

Michael Jackson: The Life of An Icon (DVD)

Surprise Bonus Gift:

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2nd Prize Group:

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You Are Not Alone Michael:Through A Brother’s Eye’s – By Jermaine Jackson

Michael Jackson: The Life of An Icon (DVD)

Surprise Bonus Gift:

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3rd Prize Group

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Earth Song (Paperback) – By Joel Vogel

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Surprise Bonus Gift:

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MAY THE CORRECT ANSWERS WIN!!!

Answers:

1) “I Wanna Eat You Up”

2) “One More Chance” (Jackson 5′s ABC Album and on Michael Jackson’s Number One Album)

3) “The Dude”

Coming Soon: “All Things Michael’s” First Contest and Other Updates

October marks the one year anniversary of “All Things Michael.” My intention was to have a contest to celebrate this milestone during this month, but in the light of the trial, I didn’t feel it is appropriate nor do I feel very celebratory at this time.  Earlier this year,  I stated on a blog update that I planned to have a contest. After the trial is over, I will have the contest in November.  The details and prizes will be announced soon so please stay tuned for details.

Also, I want to thank you for your patience with some of menu updates such as the fanfic stories, poems and the fashion icon page.  All that will be forthcoming. I haven’t felt much inspiration to write at this time, so I have only posted news stories and topics about Michael. I have posted updates to Ingrid’s story “How Different His Life Could Have Been” since it was written previously.

I thank you for your continued support of this site. It was created in love to express the real truth and the inspiration of Michael Jackson. May his sweet compassion, beautiful music and astounding legacy continue to last forever.

Much love,

Cutie Pie ♥